Vatican Regesta 460
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'Vatican Regesta 460: 1457', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 140-152. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103677 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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2 Calixtus III.

1456[–7].
9 Kal. April.
9 Kal. April.
(24 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 10d.)
To all the brethren and sisters in Ireland of the third order of St. Francis called [the order] of Penance. Appointment, grant and indult etc. as below. Their recent petition contained that there are in Ireland many religious houses in which persons of both sexes of their third order of St. Francis dwell under the regular habit and observance of the said order, and in which are religious men in the priesthood and learned in canon law, who could on account of their nearness exercise the visitation of the said persons more conveniently than any one of another order; but that, inasmuch as it is said to be provided in their rule that they shall have as visitor a priest of some (alicuius) approved order, they have been hitherto wont to be visited by other friars of mendicant orders, elected by them for the purpose. The said petition adds that, on account of the distance of places and the dangers of the roads, it is not convenient for them to be visited by friars of other orders, especially seeing that in their said order there are, as stated, friars sufficient and fit etc. to exercise such office of visitation, wherefore they desire to have a visitor of their order. At their said petition (for the appointment as visitor, for this first turn, of Thomas Oruayn, a priest professed of their said order, expert in canon law, the oldest of all the friars of the house of St. Mary de Cillanabrenaynd in the diocese of Tuam, the chief of all their houses in Ireland, in which house he made his profession, with full power to do all things pertaining to the office of visitation, and for the commission to him of the rule and administration etc. of the said house, of which place he is a native (fn. 2) ; for leave in perpetuity after the death of the said Thomas to elect as their visitor a priest of their own or other order; and for a grant that in future no place given to their order in perpetual alms may be transferred to another order without consent of the ordinary and of the visitor and of themselves) the pope hereby appoints the said Thomas as visitor of all the houses of their said order and of the persons of both sexes dwelling therein; with power to inquire, correct, punish and, if need be, excommunicate, and absolve (provided that the consent of the minister-general of the order of St. Francis be forthcoming), and do and execute other things belonging to the said office; commits to him for life the administration and government of the said house; and makes them grant and indult that they may depute and have, after the death of the said Thomas, as their visitor with the like powers, a fit priest of their choice of their own or other order, and that the places given to them by the faithful cannot without their consent and that of the ordinary be transferred to another order. Dispositione divina. (M. Ferrarii. | l. A. de Hirspaco. A. de Veneriis. [In the margin: Martii. 2 pp. Wadding, Annales Minorum, vol. XII. (Rome, 1735), p. 641, with the mis-reading ‘Cillavanabrenaynd.’]
1456[–7].
12 Kal. Feb.
(21 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 12.)
To James Goldewelle, rector of Heriettysham in the diocese of Canterbury, doctor of laws. Grant etc. as below. Nicholas V by certain letters dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the parish church of Chiryton in the diocese of Canterbury, which he was then holding, any one other benefice, or without that church any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and receive and retain two other benefices, provided that they were not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages; and the present pope (learning that his said predecessor had dispensed him in the said letters in regard also to two parish churches or as many [perpetual], vicarages (fn. 3) ), holding the tenour of the said letters and all the benefices which he was then holding and their values to be expressed, dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the above church of Herittyshan (sic), which, having resigned the other [i.e. Chiryton], he was then holding, and with any one other incompatible benefice, or without that church with any two other incompatible benefices, held by him under the said dispensation, any other third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a similar dignity etc. and to resign and exchange the same, etc., provided that he did not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages [above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLV, f. 289]. At his recent petition (containing that the said predecessor did not dispense him to retain together two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, and that the fruits etc. of the said church of Heriettysham are worth more [than he stated], although not more than 55l. sterling, wherefore he fears lest the present pope's said later letters be reputed surreptitious (fn. 4) ) the pope hereby grants and decrees that his said later letters shall hold good, as if etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrari. | xviii. A. de Hirspaco. S. de Spada.) [1½ pp.]
1456[–7].
5 Kal. March.
(25 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13d.)
To John Lancastre, rector of Harleston in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one other benefice, or if he 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 such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (—. (fn. 5) | l. A. de Hirspaco. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1½ pp.]

3 Calixtus III.

1457.
Prid. Non. May.
(6 May.)
St.Peter's, Rome.
(f. 15.)
To William Clopton, rector of Aldyrton in the diocese of Worcester, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 27l. sterling, any one other benefice [with cure] or otherwise incompatible, or without that church any two other benefices with cure and mutually incompatible, even if [two] dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or chantries or hospitals, or such mixed, and to resign them etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxviii. [sic]. G. de Puteo. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1½ pp.]
Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17d.)
Exemplification, at the recent petition of the prior-general and other priors and friars of the order of Augustinian friars, and especially of the friars of the said order in Ireland, of Nicholas V's renewal, ‘Sincere devotionis affectus,’ (addressed to the prior-general and priors-provincial and friars of the said order, and dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1450, prid. Kal. May [30 April] anno 4, registered in the Register of Littere communes of that pope, Book ii. of Regulars and void prebends in his fourth year, fol. 223), (fn. 6) of certain letters granted by popes Boniface VIII, Urban VI, Alexander IIII (? rectius V), Martin V and Eugenius IV to the prior-general and priors-provincial and friars of the above order and to the order itself. Besides exemplifying the said letters of Nicholas V, the pope decrees that his present exemplification shall have the same force as the original letters, and that the same credence shall be given thereto, in a court of justice or elsewhere, as to the said original letters. Ad fut. rei mem. Provisionis nostre. (M. Ferrarii. | l. A. de Hirspaco. Fabricius.) [In the margin: Marcii. 1 p. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., p. 402, No. 780, from ‘Reg. Secret. Tom. xxv. lib. vii. fol. 17,’ i.e. the present Register.]
1457.
Prid. Id. May.
(14 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20d.)
To John Wood, rector of St. Botolph's without Bys shopisgate in the diocese of London, S.T.B. Dispensatior to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 22l. sterling, any one other benefice with cure on otherwise incompatible etc., as above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 21d.)
To Thomas Stanes, rector of Peldon in the diocese of London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, whose value the pope holds expressed by these presents, any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., even major or principa dignities, provided that they be not two parish churches on their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc (M. Ferrarii. | xxxv. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris [In the margin: Maii.) 1½ pp.]

2 Calixtus III.

Id. April.
(13 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 29.)
To all the inhabitants of the town or hamlet of Wynnesley in the diocese of Salisbury. Grant at their recent petition (containing that they have been wont to receive al sacraments and sacramentals, but not burial, in a certain chapel within the bounds of the parish church of Braddford in the said diocese, but that on account of the distance the depth of the mud and the dangers of the road, especially in winter, it is difficult for them to convey their dead thithe for burial, the journey sometimes involving danger of deathy that in future they may cause the dead to be buried in the said chapel, the licence or assent of the diocesan of the place and of all others [concerned] having first been asked [even though not obtained]. (fn. 7) Exhibita siquidem nobis. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1 p.]

3 Calixtus III.

Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 29d.)
To William Gayton, prior of the monastery of Waton', of the order of St. Gilbert of Sempyngham, in the diocese of York, S.T.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life [in commendam] with the said priory any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by regulars of the said order, even if a chantry, chaplaincy or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and of lay patronage, and to resign such benefice and any other which he may obtain in virtue of these presents, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxiiii. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. ¾ p.]

2 Calixtus III.

14 Kal. May. (fn. 8) .
(18 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 32d.)
To Thomas Scrymjowr, a Friar Preacher, of the convent of the monastery of Wynstylsea (sic) in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him, who is of a race of barons, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if etc., as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. ¾ p.]
1456[–7].
5 Kal. March.
(25 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33d.)
To Thomas Richemunde, a Friar Minor, S.T.M. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis (e.g. the benefice may be as in the preceding, or an annual salary wont to be given to priests in England). Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. xxx. A. de Hirspaco. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin:Februarii. 1 p.]

3 Calixtus III.

1457. 5 Id. June.
(9 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39d.)
To Robert Kirkcham (rectius Kirkeham), dean of the free chapel royal, immediately subject to the apostolic see, of St. Stephen within the royal palace of Westminster. Dispensation, out of consideration for king Henry, whose chaplain he is and one of the masters of chancery and keeper of the hanaper, so that he (who was dispensed by Eugenius IV to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities, with power to exchange them [Cal. Papal Lett. VIII, p. 248], and all of whose benefices and their values and his dispensation the pope holds expressed by these presents) may receive and retain for life with the said two incompatible benefices, or, if he resign them, with two other incompatible benefices, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or principal dignity etc., and may resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other incompatible benefices, even if three major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 2 pp.]
1457.
4 Id. June.
(10 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41.) (fn. 9)
To all Christ's faithful who see the present letters. Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the feasts of our Lord, Corpus Domini, Whitsuntide and Holy Trinity, the feasts of St. Mary the Virgin and the Nativity and Decollation of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, St. Gregory the Pope and St. Leonard, the Apparition and Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel and the Dedication of the said church (fn. 10) , and on All Saints', the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsum week, visit and give alms for the fabric and the repair and conservation and for the increase of divine worship in the church of the Augustinian priory of Holy Trinity, Motesfont, in the diocese of Winchester, and of a hundred days to those who do so on the said octaves and six days; in which church are very many most precious relics of saints, including the finger of St. John Baptist with which he pointed to the Saviour of the human race, to which church on account of free quent miracles which the most High has often deigned to world there by the intercession of the said saints, a multitude of people resorts at times for the sake of pilgrimage and devotion and which church, as the result of an earthquake and other disasters with which those parts and especially the said church and its houses and habitations were previously shaken is greatly crushed and loosened and ruinous, and is in need of great and costly repair in respect of the said buildings which are going to ruin, for the making of which repar the priory's own resources are insufficient (fn. 11) with gran and indult for the prior for the time being to hear on the days of the said indulgences, by himself or by other fit pries or priests appointed by him, the confessions of all faithful who resort to the said church, and absolve them from all their sins, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin salutary penance. Licet is. (M. Ferrarii. | laG. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Mali. 12/3 pp.
12 Kal. June.
(20 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
To Robert Burwell, rector of Bullyngbroke in the dioces of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is actually studyin theology in the university of Cambridge, (fn. 12) to receive an retain for life with the said church, value not exceedin 15 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or if he resign that church any two [other] benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or a rural deanery or archpriestship, (fn. 13) or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, (fn. 14) vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lx. G. de Puteo. S. Crusiliati.) [1¼ pp.]
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 87.)
To John Sudbury alias Cralle, (fn. 15) rector of Wethresfeld in the diocese of London, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or, without that church any two etc., as above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Jo. Baptista. | l. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 12/3 pp.]
Ibid. To Thomas Rudde, perpetual vicar of Welton in the diocese of York, bachelor of decrees. The like, the value of Welton not exceeding 20l. sterling. Registered briefly: ‘Calistus etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum honestas, aliaque laudabilia etc. ut in alia. Hinc est etc., ut in alia, te qui ut asseris in decretis bacallarius existis ac vicariam parrochialis ecclesie de Welton Eboracensis diocesis inter cetera obtines, cuius fructus redditus et proventus ultra viginti librarum sterlingorum etc., ut in alia. Nulli etc., ut in alia. Datum’. … (JoJunii], as in the preceding.
Kal. May.
(1 May:)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99d.)
To John Galwey, a monk of [St. Dogmells, of] the order of Tiron, (fn. 16) of the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him, who has made his open profession of the said order, (fn. 17) to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by regulars of the said order, even if etc., as above, f. 29d. Religionis etc. (M. …Vulterris), as ibid. [In the margin: Maii. 2/3 p.]
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 112.)
To William Say, rector of Sucton Couetenei (rectius Sutton Courtenei) in the diocese of Salisbury, S.T.D. (fn. 18) Dispensation to him (who was dispensed by Eugenius IV to receive and retain with the said rectory any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a major or principal dignity etc.; and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as seemed good to him, and receive and retain for life instead two other incompatible benefices, provide that they were not two parish churches [Cal. Papal Lett. IX, p. 572]; and whose benefices and their values the pope holds sufficiently expressed by these presents) to receive and retain for life with the said rectory of Sucton (sic) an other secular benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign them, simple or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instea two other incompatible benefices, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (Jo. Baptista. | xxx. G. de Puteo. A. de Moncia.) [In the margin: Junii. 1⅓ pp.]

1 Calixtus III.

1455[–6].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137.)
To George Newellen (i.e. Neville), elect of Exeter Motu proprio dispensation to him, to whom the pope has this day made provision of the said church, to retain in commendam for life therewith, even after his consecration etc., his canonry of York and prebend of Masim and his canonry of Lincoln and prebend of Thame. Personam tuam (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. G. de Puteo. Fabritius.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p. +.]

3 Calixtus III.

1457.
17 Kal. Aug.
(16 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182d.)
To Thomas Mannyng, dean of the chapel royal within the castle of Windesore in the diocese of Salisbury, bacheld in [canon? ] law. (fn. 19) Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain [for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even in two major or principal dignities or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, with the power to exchange as often as he pleased) out of consideration for Henry king of England, whose secretary he is, to receive and retain for life with the said two incompatible benefices any other third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with them, even if a dignity etc., even a major or principal dignity, and to resign them (fn. 20) , simply or for exchange, a often as he pleases, and hold three incompatible benefices provided that only two of them be parish churches or per petual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxxviG. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. 1¼ pp.
10 Kal. July.
(22 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185d.)
To Stephen Sharpe, clerk, of the diocese of Durham Dispensation to him, who is in or about his twentieth year and has been studying in arts in the university of Oxford for three years (fn. 21) , to receive and retain for life any two benefice with or without cure, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and also to have himself, as soon as he has attained his twenty-fourth year, promoted by any catholic bishop at the statutory times to the order of priest. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1⅓ pp.]
6 Kal. Aug.
(27 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 208d.)
To Richard de la Hay, a Friar Preacher of the house of King's Langley in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is a kinsman of Henry king of England, to receive and retain for life a benefice with or without cure, secular or regular, of any order, even if a dignity etc. or a parish church or a portion or perpetual vicarage thereof, hospital or free chapel, even if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 221d.)
To John Meneley, priest, perpetual vicar of Holy Trinity, Coventry. Grant and indult, whilst studying letters at an university or being in the service of a prelate, to take for life and rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension, to any persons even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, and not to be bound to reside therein; with mandate executory hereby to the archbishop of York and the abbots of St. Peter's, Westminster and St. Albans. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. G. de Puteo. Je. de Sala.) [2 pp. +.]
16 Kal. Sept.
(17 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 225d.)
To John Norys, perpetual vicar of All Saints', Sowthlen', in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or if he resign that church any two other benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 21d. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxii. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. 1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 226.)
To Robert Boteler, a Crouched friar of Boston in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by regulars of his order etc., as above, f. 29d. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxiiii. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. 2/3 p.]
Ibid. To William London', a Benedietine monk of the monastery or priory of Snesale alias Sneshale in the diocese of Lincoln. The like. Registered briefly, with ‘Calistus etc,’ address and ‘salutem etc. Religionis zelus etc. de verbo ad verbum ut in immediate precedenti. Datum Rome ut in eadem immediate precedenti.’ (M. Ferrarii. … Julii], as in the preceding.
1457.
15 Kal. Oct.
(17 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233.)
To Richard Carnaby, rector of Butill in Compolande (? rectius Coupelande) in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church (here spelt ‘Caupolande’), value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc. as above, f. 15. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxxv. G. de Puteo. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1¾ pp.]
Prid. Kal. Oct.
(30 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 236.)
To Henry Sampson, rector of St. Gregorys, Tredyngton in the diocese of Worcester, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a student of theology, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 60l. sterling, and with the provostship of the king's college in the university of Oxford called ‘Criell (rectius Oriell) College,’ value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, any one other incompatible benefice, even if another 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 other incompatible benefices, even if two be parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or as many dignities etc., or such mixed. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx:G. de Puteo. G. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Septembris.pp.]
17 Kal. Sept.
(16 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248.)
To Thomas Thorp, a Carmelite of the city of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by regulars of the said order, etc., as above, f. 29d. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. (sic). G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 248d.)
To John Flayn, a canon regular of the house or priory of Ormysby, of the order of St. Gilbert, under the rule of St. Augustine, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxiiii. [corrected, apparently from ‘xxv’]. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. ¾ p.]
Ibid.
(f. 249.)
To Richard Lauerok, perpetual vicar of All Saints, Haselyngsleld (fn. 22) (rectius Haselyngfeld), in the diocese of Ely, doctor of laws. (fn. 23) Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage (here spelt ‘Haselyngseld’), value not exceeding 30l. sterling, any one other benefice, or, without that vicarage any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise mutually incompatible etc., as above, f. 13d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. G. de Puteo. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1 p. +.]
1457.
Ibid.
(f. 249d.)
To James Cade, rector of Soham Comitis in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of the duke of Norfolk, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices etc., as above, f. 21d. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxv. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 253.)
To Edward Ponynggys, rector of Westbo(ur)n and Crayford in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him, who is the son of a baron in the realm of England, and holds united by papal authority and dispensation the said parish churches of Westbo(ur)n and Crayford, and the names and values of all whose benefices and the tenour of the said dispensation the pope holds sufficiently expressed by these presents, to receive and retain for life with the said churches any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another 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 two other incompatible benefices. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxxv. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. 1⅓ pp.]
14 Kal. July.
(18 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 256.)
To John Selly, rector of Rederfelde (rectius Roderfelde) in the diocese of Chichester, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to receive with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or rectories, (fn. 24) or such mixed, and to retain them for seven years if they be parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or for life if other incompatible benefices, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Nicasius. | l. G. de Puteo. Jo. Orticius.) [In the margin: Julii. 1½ pp.]
3 Non. Sept.
(3 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
To the bishop of London and the confessor-general of the house of Syon, of the order of the brethren of St. Bridget, called [the order] of St. Saviour. (fn. 25) Mandate, at the recent petition of Richard Wyot, a brother of the said house of Syon, of the order of the brethren of St. Bridget, called [the order] of St. Saviour, under the rule of St. Augustine and the constitutions of St. Bridget, in the diocese of London, (fn. 26) (containing that he lately entered the said house and after a year's probation of the regular observance of the rule and the strictness of the order, made the wonted profession therein, and shortly afterwards took the habit, which he still wears; and adding that he, who is weak and delicate, has, when subjected to the said strictness, fallen often and gravely ill, so that he has no hope of remaining in the said monastery and strictness with bodily health and quiet of his mind) to dispense him to transfer himself from the said house and order to any other house or monastery or hospital, of any regular order and of like or milder (laxioris) observance, and make his profession therein, and remain in perpetuity under its regular habit and observance, and moreover to absolve him from all profession and observance by which he is bound to the said house and religion, etc. Votis domino sub regulari. (M. Ferrarii. | xx. G. de Puteo. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1 p.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Calix. iii. Secret. L. vii. A. i. ii. iii. Tom. xxv.’ Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary description ‘Liber primus de anno tercio sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii,’ below which is ‘M. Ferrarii,’ and other unimportant contemporary notes. The ‘Rubricelle,’ slightly more than 20 pp., are headed ‘Secuntur Rubricelle primi libri anni tercii sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti divina providentia pape tercii, qui fuit inceptus de fine mensis Aprilis mcccclvii, de bullis registratis apud M. Ferrarii dicti sanctissimi domini nostri pape secretarium.’ There are i. to cccxvii of text, with the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus’ at the end of the last page.
2 de cuius loco oriundus existit.
3 Nicolausper quasdam suas litteras dispensavit graciose. Et deinde accepto per nos quod idem predecessor etiam de duabus parrochialibus ecclesiis seu totidem earundem [perpetuis] vicariis tecum in eisdem litteris dispensasset, Nos
4 fructus quoque redditus et proventus dicte ecclesie de Heriettysham plus valeant, licet quinquaginta quinque librarum sterlingorum secundum co[m]munem extimationem valorem annuum non excedant, et propteren dubites posteriores nostras litteras antedictas posse de surrectione (rectius ‘surreptione’) notari.
5 i. e. the usual subscription in the margin is omitted.
6 regestrata de verbo ad verbum cum multis insertis in Reg(est)ro communi, in libro secundo de regularibus et de prebendis vacantibus anno quarto felicis recordacionis dicti Nicolai pape V folio 223, i.e. Reg. Lat. CCCCLXIV. The letters of Nicholas V are not analysed in Cal. Papal Lett. vol. X, pp. 497 sqq., as they concern the order of Augustinian friars in general, and therefore do not fall within the restricted scope of the Calendar.
7 diocesani loci et cuiuscumque alterius super hoc licencia vel assensu prius requisitis. The text is perhaps correct, but ‘minime requisitis’ might have been expected rather than ‘prius requisitis,’ or perhaps, still more probably, the text ought to be ‘prius requisitis licet non obtentis.’
8 The date was ‘mcccclviio. Non. Maii pontificatus nostri anno tercio.’ The ‘Non.’ is cancelled, and ‘Quartodecimo Kal.’ substituted in the margin; ‘tercio’ is similarly cancelled, and ‘secundo’ substituted in the blank space before it, the corrections being certified by the subscription ‘M. Jornet’ in the margin.
9 On ff. 81r to 83r is the usual bull of ‘In Cena domini,’ dated at S Peter's, Rome, 1457, 18 Kal. May, anno 2, comprising in its excommunicaton and anathema the sects of the ‘Wicleftste’ etc., as usual.
10 et nativitatis ac decollationis ipsius beati Johannis Ba[p]tiste eorundem Petri et Pauli apostolorum, necnon sancti Gregorii pape et same Leonardi, apparitionis et dedicationis sancti Michaelis Arcangeli, et dec cationis ipsius eccksie festivitatibus. …
11 causantibus terremotu et aliis sinistris eventibus quibus partes ille presertim ccehsia ipsa et illius domus et habitationes antea concusse fuerus in suis structuris et edificiis plurimum conquassata disiuncta dimembrata ruinosa existat, et magna ac sumptuosa in structuris et hedificiis (si huiusmodi que ad miserabilem tendunt ruinam reparatione indigeat, ad qua Jaciendam ipsius prioratus proprie non suppetunt facultates
12 qui ut asserts auctu (sic) in universitate studii Cantabrigie intheolog studes.
13 seu decanatus (substituted in the margin fordignitas,’ which is cancelled) vel archipresbyteratus ruralis.
14 In spite of this announcement there is no mention of his nobility in the text of the letter.
15 The beginning of this name, viz. the ‘Cr,’ is not clear.
16 monacho ordinis Turonensis (rectius Tironensis) Menevensis diocesis.
17 qui ut asseris ordinem Turonensem (sic) expresse professus existis.
18 sacre theologie doctori, the title ‘doctori’ being an unusual variant for ‘magistro’ or ‘professori.’
19 in jure bacallario, rectius ‘in jure canonico’ or ‘in utroque jure.’
20 illud, rectius illa.
21 ac in universitate studii Oxonien. sciencie liberalium arcium operam iam circa triennium impendisti, et adhuc in dies impendere non desistis.
22 The ‘leld’ is not cluar, the second ‘1’ being apparently crushed between the ‘e’ and the ‘d.’
23 legum doctori’ is added in the margin by M. [Ferrarii].
24 vel earum perpetue vicarie seu rectorie, an unusual phrase.
25 venerabili fratri episcopo Londoniensi ac dilecto filio confessori generali domus de Syon ordinis fratrum beate Brigitte sancti Salvatoris nuncupati [Londoniensis diocesis], salutem etc.
26 fratris domus de Syon ordinis fratrum beate Brigitte sancti Salvatoris nuncupati sub regula sancti Augustini et constitucionibus beate Brigitte prefate degentis Londoniensis diocesis.