Vatican Regesta 455
1455-1456

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'Vatican Regesta 455: 1455-1456', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 81-91. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103672 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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

Secrete.

1 Calixtus III.

1455.
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 2.)
To Alan, cardinal priest of St. Praxed's, legate of the apostolic see to the realm of France and the other parts of the Gauls and parts adjacent thereto. (fn. 2) One of a long series of faculties and powers, extending from f. 1d to f. 47r, in connexion with the cardinal's mission to France to collect the papal tenth from the clergy and preach the crusade for the recovery of Constantinople; with extensions of the limits of his legation so as to include Flanders (f. 14), Brittany (f. 42) and Savoy etc. (ibid.). The first of the series, viz. Cum te ad regnum Francie, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1455[–6] 10 Kal. Feb. (23 Jan.) anno 1 is printed in Raynaldi Annales, an. 1456,§ 2, from ‘Lib. 20, p. 1,’i.e. f. 1 of the present Register. For the failure of his mission, owing to the French king's alleged fear of weakening his realm in the face of the English for the benefit of the crusade, the pope's letter of reproach dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1456, 7 Kal. Nov. (26 Oct.) anno 2, from ‘Lib. 10 brev. p. 38,’ and for king Charles's eventual consent to the collection of the tenth from the clergy, see Rinaldi, ibid.
— (fn. 3)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62.)
To all and singular to whom the pope's present letters shall come. Requesting etc. safe-conduct etc. for Christopher, Nicholas and Francis, vicars and envoys of the pope's hospital of S. Spirito in Saxia de Urbe, and also for Marinus their chancellor and scribe, who have been appointed by Peter Matheus, preceptor of the said hospital and mastergeneral of the whole order of S. Spirito (who has to visit the members of the hospital etc. throughout Italy and in the realms of the two Sicilies, France, England, Hungary and Poland, and throughout all Germany (Alamaniam) Upper and Lower, and the duchy of Bu[r]gundy, and in the realms and provinces of Castile, Leon, Ar[a]gon, Catalonia, Valencia, Portugal, Castile (again), Navarre, and in the whole realm of Majorca and Sardinia), to transact business of the hospital and order, and for their companions to the number of fifteen. Inter cetera hospitalia. (M. Fe[r]rarii. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. A. de Racaneto.) [1¾ pp.]
4 Kal. June.
(29 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 124.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, at the recent petition of the prior and convent of the Benedictine monastery or priory of the cathedral church of Coventry, of the following letters of William, then bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, appropriating thereto the parish church of Southam in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, which letters the pope has caused to be inspected in his chancery, and the tenour thereof to be appended, as follows, except only the seals and signs of authenticity, (fn. 4) namely:—
the letters ‘Universis sancte matris ecclesieEx parte venerabilium’ of William bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (dated in the principal chapel of his manor of Heywode, 15 July 1452. indiction 15, anno 6 Nicholas V., sealed with his seal and bearing the sign [manual] and subscription of Master William Brande, clerk, notary public, his scribe, witnessed by Master John Redhyll', I.U.B., canon of Lichfield, Sir Peter Bardeslay, chaplain, and others, and attested by the above William Brande, clerk, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, notary etc. as above) setting forth the petition of Richard Notyngham, prior, and the convent of the above cathedral church, which relates that its fruits etc. are much diminished [on account of] the barrenness of its lands, the dearth of cultivators and servants, and their immoderate wages, and other misfortunes, and that they are greatly burdened by hospitality, and appropriating to them in perpetuity the said church, of their advowson and patronage, the appropriation to take effect, and the prior and convent to have licence to take possession of the said church, upon its voidance by the death or resignation or cession of William Sugge, the present rector, or in any other way, and a perpetual vicar to be instituted with a yearly portion of 12 marks sterling in money, to be paid quarterly, namely, at Christmas, Lady Day, St. John Baptist and Michaelmas, beginning on the first of the said feasts next after the admission of such vicar (fn. 5) , and a manse for his habitation at the expense of the prior and convent; the bishop further reserving in perpetuity yearly pensions, to be paid at Michaelmas, of 2s. to himself and his successors and 20d. to the archdeacon of Coventry, and requiring the prior and convent to distribute yearly in perpetuity within a month after Lady Day 2s. to the poor. The bishop's letters exemplify:—
(a) the licence of Henry, king of England, granted by his letters patent witnessed by himself and dated at Westminster, 4 July anno 30 [1452, Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1446–1452, p. 564] and (b) the letters of procuration, sealed with their common seal and dated in their chapter-house at Coventry 20 April, 1452, of the above Richard Notyngham, prior of the cathedral church of St. Mary, Coventry, and its chapter or convent appointing Thomas Deram, monk and steward (seniscallus) of the said cathedral church, Master Thomas Lye, archdeacon of Salop, Master John Twysse, bachelor in laws, and Sir Robert Baguley, chaplain, to be their proctors for the matter of the said appropriation.
Ad perp. rei mem. Romana ecclesia quam dominus. (M. Ferrarii. | l. L. de Castiliono. Collationata per me A. de Baraxas. Jo. de Vulterris. [In the margin. Junii. 5½ pp.]
16 Kal. Dec.
(16 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 129.)
To Master Vincent Clementis, canon and provost of Valencia (Valentin.), a subdeacon of the pope. Power and faculty to dispense any ecclesiastical persons soever in England and any parts subject to Henry king of England on account of defect of age to be, after attaining their twentythird year, promoted to all holy orders, even the priesthood, and minister therein, and to hold a benefice with cure; and to dispense any persons related in the third or fourth degrees of kindred or affinity to contract marriage, and to dispense them and those who in ignorance of such relationship have contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti and consummated it, to remain in such marriage, declaring the offspring born and to be born thereof legitimate. Que ex fideli. (M. Ferrarii. | (Jo. Ortis.) [2/3 p.]
— (fn. 6)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 234.)
To the archdeacon of Cleveland in York. Faculty to grant the office of notary public to William Crofte, a married clerk, of the diocese of York, the husband of Margaret, a widow of the same diocese, if he have completed his twentyfifth year and be found fit after examination, first receiving from him his oath of fealty according to the from appended; with further grant and indult that he may act as notary notwithstanding that by synodal or provincial constitutions of Canterbury and York a married or bigamous clerk is forbidden to act as notary in spiritual causes [see Lyndwood, Provinciale, lib. III, tit. 3, cap. 2, on pp. 129–130 of the Oxford edition of 1679] etc. Ne contractuum. (—. (fn. 7) | xxiiii. Jo. de Collis. Je. de Sala.) [1 p. +.]
13 Kal. Jan.
(20 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 235.)
To Edward Marche, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury (Glastonia), in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Indult to choose his confessor, who as often as opportune to the said Edward, may hear his confessions and grant him absolution and enjoin penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Benigno sunt. (—. | x. Jo. de Collis. G. de Porris.) [⅓ p.]
Ibid. The like for Richard Wytby, a canon of Salisbury. Registered briefly: ‘Item similis littera pro Ricardo Wytby canonico Sarisberien. et sub eadem data.’ (—. | x. Jo. de Collis. G. de Porris.)
Ibid. To Thomas Lomley, knight, and Margaret his wife, and Beatrice Fyncham their household servant. Indult to choose their confessor etc. Registered briefly: ‘Confessionale pro semel in vita et semel in mortis articulo in forma cancellarie pro Thoma Lomley milite et Margareta eius uxore ac Beatrice Fyncham eorum domestica ac familiari sub data terciodecimo Kal. Januarii anno primo.’ (—. | xxxv. Jo. de Collis. G. de Porris.)
Ibid. The like for John Selvod, a Benedictine monk of St. Mary's, Glastonbury, as above. Registered briefly: ‘Item similem litteram et sub eadem data pro Johannediocesis.’ (—. | xxviii. Jo. de Collis. G. de Porris.)
Ibid. The like for Robert Nywton, a Benedictine monk of etc., as in the preceding. Similarly registered: ‘Item similem litteram et sub eadem data pro RobertoPorris’), as ibid.
Ibid. The like for John Wullyngton, a Benedictine monk of etc., as in the preceding. ‘Item similem litteram et sub eadem data pro JohannePorris’), as ibid.
Ibid. The like for John Allyn, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury. Registered briefly: ‘Item similem graciam et sub eadem data pro Johannediocesis,’ as in the preceding. (—. | xxviii. Jo. de Collis. C. de Branis.)
— (fn. 8)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 240.)
To Thomas Been, rector of Benangre in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor in arts and decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life together with the said church, value not exceeding 15l. sterling, any one other benefice, or if resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Jo. Lax. | xxxxv. Jo. de Collis. A. de Veneriis.) [1½ pp.]
3 Kal. Jan.
(30 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 242.)
To the abbot of Kynlos in the diocese of Moray, and the archdeacons of Ross and Sodor. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Basok, a canon of Moray, bachelor in decrees (containing that although John bishop of Moray collated to him a canonry of that church by his ordinary authority, and although the chapter received him as a canon, assigning to him his stall in choir and place in chapter, etc., and although he has long served there in divine offices, yet, although several years have now elapsed, the said bishop, to whom belongs the entire disposal of prebends in the said church, has not yet made him provision of a prebend) seeing that he who has been received as a canon ought not to remain long without a prebend, to compel the said bishop or his successor, by ecclesiastical censure without appeal, as soon as an opportunity occurs, to make provision of a prebend to the said John, who has been official principal of Moray for more than nine years. Annuere consuevit. (M. Ferrarii. | xx. Jo. de Collis. B. de Piscia.) [2/3p.]
11 Kal. Jan.
(22 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249d.)
To Philip Noreis, rector of St. Patrick's, Trym, in the diocese of Meath, S.T.D. Dispensation to receive and retain for five years together with the said church, value not exceeding 100 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or without it or them any two other benefices, with or without cure or otherwise incompatible with one another, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxvi. Fidelis. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1 p. +.]
1455[–6].
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 256d.)
To Thomas Hope, a canon of Constance (Constancien.), doctor of laws. Collation and provision of a canonry of the church of Constance and another of the church of SS. Felix and Regula in the provostship of Thuneen. in the diocese of Constance, (fn. 9) with reservation of a prebend of Constance and another of SS. Felix and Regula, and of a dignity etc. of one of the said churches, even if elective and with cure, provided that such dignity be not major in the church of Constance or principal in that of SS. Felix and Regula. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Spoleto and the abbots of Augia major and in Salem, of the orders of St. Benedict and Cîteaux, in the diocese of Constance. Hodie dilecto filio. (M. Ferrarii. | xiii. xi. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [2½ pp. See below, f. 258.]
[1455–6.]
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258.)
Indult for John Pope, a canon of Wells, S.T.M., to have a portable altar. Registered briefly: ‘Item una bulla altaris portatilis in forma pro Johanne Pope canonico Wellen. magistro in theologia sub data Pridie Kal. Februarii anno primo, scripta per A. Lumpe., (M. Ferrarii.’ | x. Fidelis.)
1455[–6].
Ibid.
To Richard [Clerk], bishop of Ross (Rossen.). Dispensation to him (who is a suffragan and coadjutor of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and by a dispensation of Eugenius IV. [Cal. Papal Lett., IX., p. 109] obtained and at present holds incompatible benefices, namely, the parish church of Sorham and the [perpetual] vicarage of Mungham in the diocese of Canterbury, their value not exceeding 50 marks sterling), at his petition and out of consideration for the said archbishop, who has also petitioned, to receive and retain for ten years together with the said incompatible benefices any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible therewith, even if a dignity etc., or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage etc., and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three incompatible benefices, even if three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc. Exigit devotionis tue. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p. —.]
Ibid. To Thomas Hope, rector of Brompton Raaff in the diocese of Bath and Wells, doctor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life together with the said church, value not exceeding 12l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., even if a major or principal dignity or, if he resign the said church, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p. See above, f. 256d.]
Ibid.
(f. 259.)
To Roger Keys', a canon of Exeter, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority in regard to holding two incompatible benefices, and who in virtue of the said dispensation holds two incompatible benefices, namely, the parish church of Stoke in the diocese of Exeter and the archdeaconry of Barnstaple (Barnastapolie) in Exeter, a non-major dignity with cure) at his petition, and out of consideration for Henry king of England, whose chaplain he is, to retain for ten years together with the said two incompatible benefices or, if he resign them, with two others, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., even a major or principal dignity, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three incompatible benefices, only two of which shall be parish churches or their perpetual vicarages and one a dignity, even major or principal, etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1⅓ pp.]
Ibid. To Roger Keys', archdeacon of Barnstaple in Exeter, bachelor of decrees. Indult to visit for life by deputy the churches, monasteries etc. in his said archdeaconry and the persons thereof, and to receive the procurations in money; with mandate executory hereby to the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Salisbury and the abbot of St. Albans. Devotionis tue. (M. Ferrarii. | lx. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p. +.]
1455.
— (fn. 10)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 263d.)
To Robert Mason, archdeacon of Northumberland (Northumbrie) in Durham, doctor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life together with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, any one other benefice, or without it or them any two benefices, with cure and incompatible with one another, even if dignities etc., or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or hospitals, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Fidelis. A. Lumpe.) [1 p. +.]
1455[–6].
4 Id. Feb.
(10 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 264d.)
To Edmund Bothe, rector of St. Mary's le Bow (de Arcubus), London. Dispensation to him, who is a nephew of the archbishop of York and the son of a knight, to receive and retain for life together with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any one other benefice, or without it or them any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. or two parish churches etc., as in the preceding. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Fidelis. A. Lumpe.) [1⅓ pp.]
1455[–6].
12 Kal. March. (fn. 11)
(19 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
To Thomas Heywod, canon of Lichfield, I.U.B. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to retain for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or one of each, with the power of exchanging, in virtue of which he obtained the parish churches of Baswarth and Rolleston in the diocese of Lincoln and Coventry and Lichfield, their value not exceeding 60l. sterling; who is of a race of barons, is a canon residentiary of Lichfield and holds a canonry and the prebend of Hondesacc[re] in that church, value not exceeding 14l. sterling) to hold for life together with the said parish churches or, if he resign them, with any other two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible or a dignity etc., provided it be not another parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 268 bis.)
To William Fullere, rector of St. Andrew's, Gunton', in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of the present bishop of Norwich, to receive and retain for life together with the said church, value not exceeding 6l. sterling, any one, or if he resign that church, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, or two dignities etc., provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p.]
Ibid. To John Rudyng, rector of St. Michael's in the town of Gloucester (Glouecstrie (fn. 12) ) in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of laws. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, and a canonry in the chapel royal of St. Mary in the castle of Hastinges and the prebend of Ewhurst and Holington therein, in the diocese of Chichester, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to receive and retain for life together with the said church any one etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 269.)
To William Albon', monk and claustral prior of the exempt monastery of St. Alban's, doctor of decrees. Confirmation to him, who is subject to great illnesses, of the said office, which is revocable at the pleasure of the abbot; with decree for his life that he cannot be removed by the present abbot or his successors. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. Fidelis. Jo. de Wulterris.) [½ p.]
12 Kal. March.
(19 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 296.)
To Nicholas Stanton (or Staunton) rector of Redenhale in the diocese of Norwich, I.U.B. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church with the chapel of Harlston, value not exceeding 27l. sterling, to receive and retain for life together with the said church any one other etc. as above, to William Fullere, f. 268bis, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Fidelis. Jo. de Wlterris [i.e. Vulterris].) [1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 270.)
To William, earl and lord of the place of Arundel in the diocese of Chichester, and Joan his wife. Indult that the confessor of their choice may grant them, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all their sins, once only, in the hour of death, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and in other cases grant them absolution as often as opportune, and enjoin penance, with the usual clauses requiring Friday fasting, etc.; and further indult to have a portable altar on which they may have mass celebrated by their own or other fit priest in presence of themselves and their household servants. Provenit ex vestre devotionis affectu. (M. Ferrarii. | xxviii. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p. +.]
Ibid. To Edward Ponynggys, rector of Westborn in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to him (who is of noble birth and is the son of a baron in the realm of England, and has suffered various tribulations on account of dissensions in the said realm, so that he cannot maintain his state according to the requirement of his nobility, (fn. 13) and holds annexed (fn. 14) by papal authority and dispensation the parish churches of Westborn and Crayford in the diocese of Canterbury) to receive and retain for life with the said united churches any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if such benefice be a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Nobilitas generis, litterarum sciencia, (fn. 15) vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 271.)
To John Smocke, rector of Bagburgh in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any one etc. as above, to William Fullere, f. 268bis, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum sciencia, (fn. 16) vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p. +.]
12 Kal. March.
(19 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 271.)
To John He(m)mynge (or Hemy(n)nge), perpetual vicar of Almunsbury in the diocese of Worcester, doctor of arts. (fn. 17) Dispensation to him, who holds the said vicarage and a chantry in the church of the hospital of the Kalendars Bristol (ac cantoriam in ecclesia Calendarum de Brystollye) in the diocese of Worcester, the value of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage any one other etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p.]
1455.
5 Kal. Dec.
(27 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 272d.)
To John Clone, rector of Colwall’ dic (sic) (fn. 18) in the diocese of Hereford, bachelor in decrees, commissary-general of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis (e.g. here with ‘even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages’). Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Collis. Jo. Ortitius.) [1 p.]
1455[–6].
9 Kal. Feb.
(24 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 278d.)
Indult to have a portable altar, with the clause to have mass celebrated before daybreak and mass and other divine offices in places under interdict, for Richard de Carnegy, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews. [Registered briefly, with:Item alia bulla altaris portatilis cum cl(ausul)a ante diem et in locis interdictis pro Ricardo de Carnegy presbytero Sanctiandree diocesis sub dataanno primo. (M. Ferrarii. | L. Therunda. Gratis etc.) See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLVI., f. 219. The slight differences between the two texts are as printed.]
1455[–6].
8 Id. Feb.
(6 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 289.)
To James Goldwell, rector of Heryettyshay (rectius Heryettysham, as in the text of the letter) in the diocese of Canterbury, doctor of laws. Dispensation, as below. Nicholas V dispensed him, who was commissary-general of the late John, [cardinal] bishop of St. Rufina's and by papal grant and dispensation ruling the church of Canterbury, (fn. 19) to receive and retain for life with the parish church of Chiriton in the diocese of Canterbury any one other, or without that church any two benefices, with cure [or otherwise] incompatible with one another, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or canonries and prebends and dignities etc.; after which, having resigned the said church, he obtained instead that of Heryettysham, value not exceeding 44l. sterling. which he at present holds. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain for life with the said church of Heryettysham and any other incompatible benefice or, without the said church, with any two other incompatible benefices held by him now or in future in virtue of the said dispensation, any other third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other incompatible benefices, even if three major or principal dignities, even with cure and elective, or such mixed, provided that they be not three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Fidelis. S. de Spada.) [In the margin. Februarii. 12/3 pp. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLX, f. 12.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Calix. iii. Secret. L. ii. A. i. Tom. xx.’ Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary description ‘Secundus liber sanctissimi domini nostri Calisti pape iii. de anno primo,’ and other more or less contemporary notes. After the usual modern flyleaf come 13 pages of ‘Rubricelle,’ headed ‘Secuntur Rubricelle secundi libri de anno primo sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti divina providentia pape tercii de bullis registratis apud dominum Michaelem Ferrarii dicti s. d. n. pape secretarium.’ At the end of these ‘Rubricelle,’ which embrace the contents of the first 288 ff. of the text, is: ‘Restant xxiii. folia rubricanda,’ beneath which is ‘Sunt rubricata infra, fo. cccxiio . The rest of the ‘Rubricelle’ occur in fact on ff. 312d and 313r. The text of the volume comprises ff. i. d to cccxii. r. Below the end of the text on f. cccxii. r is ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 ad regnum Francie et ceteras Galliarum et illis adiacentes partes.
3 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quinto, pontificatus nostri anno primo; i.e. the day of the month is omitted, and no space left therefor.
4 signis et caracteribus duntaxat exceptis.
5 ad quatuor anni terminos, videlicet ad festa Natalis Domini Annunciacionis beate Marie Virginis Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste et [Sancti] Michaelis Archangeli, primo termino solucionis incipiente in primo festo festorum predictorum proximo sequente admissionem vicarii vicarie ecclesie de Southam predicta. Cf. above, Reg. Vat. CCCCXLV., f. 186, and below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLIX., f. 301d.
6 A blank space has been left in the date for the day of the month.
7 In the case of this and several following letters the usual subscription in the margin at the beginning is omitted.
8 A blank space has been left for the day of the month.
9 unum Constancien. et alium sanctarum Felicis et Regule prepo(situ)re Thuncen. Constancien. dioc. ecclesiarum canonicatus.
10 A blank space has been left for the day of the month.
11 In the date of this, and of each of the following letters under the same date, the ‘Duodecimo Kal. Martii’ has been added in the blank space which had been left for the purpose.
12 In the text of the letter is the better spelling ‘Gloucestre.’
13 adeo quod statum tuum iuxta nobilitatis exigentiam commode sustentare non potest (rectius ‘potes.’).
14 insimul annexas obtines.
15 His academic degree, implied by this incipit, has apparently been inadvertently omitted in the address.
16 His academic degree, implied by this incipit, has apparently been inadvertently omitted in the address.
17 artium doctori, an unusual title.
18 The body of the dispensation also has ‘Colwall dic.’
19 ecclesiepresidentis.