Vatican Regesta 461
1457

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'Vatican Regesta 461: 1457', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 152-164. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103678 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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

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3 Calixtus III.

1457.
Kal. Sept.
(1 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13d.)
To all Christ's faithful who shall see the present letters. Relaxation in perpetuity of ten years and ten quarantines of enjoined penance to all who, being penitent and having confessed, visit on each of the feasts of St. Mary the Virgin and SS. Christopher the Martyr and Martin the Confessor the parish church of St. Mary de Solomiac in the diocese of Lombez (Lombariensis diocesis) and the chapel dedicated to the said SS. Christopher and Martin which Gilbert Ranfrow, donsel, of the diocese of Aberdeen, dwelling in the realm of Charles king of France, has built in the said church, and who give alms for their repair etc., each time they do so; with further faculty to the chaplain of the said chapel to grant to the said Gilbert and those related to him in any degree of kindred or affinity, or his domestic servants, who visit the said church and chapel on the said days and give alms as above, after hearing their confessions, absolution from all their sins, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see [once only], and enjoin salutary penance, and in cases not so reserved to do so as often as opportune. (fn. 2) Pro humani generis. (M. Ferrarii. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. G. de Puteo. S. Crusiliati.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2½ pp.]
Prid. Kal. Oct. (fn. 3)
(30 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 18d.)
To John Baddesworth, priest, rector of Clyston (rectius Clyfton) upon Trent (super Trentham) in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not given] any one other benefice, or without that church any two other benefices, with or without cure or otherwise incompatible, even it 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. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. G. de Puteo. A. Lumpe.) [1½ pp.]
Prid. Id. Oct.
(14 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23).
To Thomas, bishop of Limerick. Grant to him, who is a doctor of decrees and has made his profession of the order of St. Augustine, and cannot, on account of wars etc. in those parts, obtain possession of the rule and administration of the said church, to receive any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order, even if a parish church etc. and of lay patronage, and retain it in commendam for life with the said church or until he obtain such possession. Personam tuam. (M. Ferrarii. | xxvi (perhaps corrected to ‘xxv’). G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Augusti. 1 p. +. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 404–405, No. 782, from ‘Reg. Tom. xxvi., fol. 23,’ i.e. the present Register.]
7 Kal. Oct.
(25 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25.)
To John Kyrkeby, rector of Langthon’ in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc.) at his own petition and that of Henry king of England, whose chaplain he is, to receive and retain for life with the above parish church [value not given] and such other incompatible benefice if he has obtained it and holds it at present, any other benefice, or without them any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other benefices, provided that they be not three parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or three such mixed. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. G. de Puteo. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 26.)
To John Woelpdale, a canon of Lichfield. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Margaret queen of England [whose chaplain he is? ], to receive and retain etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. G. de Puteo. S. de Monte.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2/3 p. Registered briefly, with the aid of the formula ‘ut in proxima,’ i.e. a reference to the preceding letter to John Kyrkeby.]
Ibid. To John Halse, archdeacon of Norfolk (Norffolchie), S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who is also M.A., at his own petition and that of Margaret queen of England, whose chaplain he is, to receive and retain etc., as in the two preceding letters, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lxvi. G. de Puteo. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1 p. Registered briefly with the help of ‘ut in prima’ and ‘ut in alia,’ i.e. references to the two foregoing letters to Kyrkeby and Woelpdale.]
Ibid.
(f. 27.)
To John Markande, rector of Charleton’ Makarel˙l’ in the diocese of Wells and Bath. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, any other benefice, or, without the said church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. G. de Puteo. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Septembris. ¾ p. Registered briefly.]
4 Kal. Nov.
(29 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41d.)
To John Dutton, a Friar Preacher. Dispensation to him who is confessor-general of the house of Margaret queen of England, out of consideration for the said queen and at his petition, to receive in titulam vel co[m]mendam and retair for life any one benefice (fn. 4) with or without cure wont to be held and governed by secular clerks or regulars of any order, even if it be a parish church or its perpetual vicarage and be of lay patronage, and to resign it [simply or for exchange] as often as he pleases etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxxi. A. Lumpe. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1 p.]
5 Kal. Nov.
(28 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45d.)
To John Corkesey (rectius Torkesey), prior of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisskoppisgate, of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine [in the diocese of London]. Dispensation to him (whom Nicholas V dispensed to receive and retain for life in titulum seu co[m]mendam with the priory of the hospital of St. Mary without Biscobigate (sic), of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine, in the diocese of London, any one other secular benefice, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, of any value, and to resign such benefice as often as he pleased etc.; who in virtue of the said dispensation holds together the said priory and the parish church of Marum in the diocese of Lincoln, the values of both of which benefices the pope holds expressed by these presents; and who is sub-collector of the papal camera in the diocese of London) at his own petition and that of Vincent Clementis, collector-general of the said camera in England, to renounce, without consulting the ordinary, the said priory and, after having resigned it, retain the said church in titulum seu commendam, and resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and retain instead for life another benefice wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. A. Lumpe. Jo. Ortitius.) [1½ pp. The above prior is not in the brief list of priors in Monasticon, VI., p. 623, but see Cal. Papal Lett., Vol X, p. 159.]
5 Kal. June.
(28 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62.)
To the chamberlains (camerariis) and governors and procurators of the hospital of Holy Trinity and St. Thomas the Martyr, Rome (de Urbe), called [the hospital] of the English. Confirmation, at their recent petition (containing that after the late William de Esculo, layman, serjeant-at-arms of Nicholas V, had made his will and instituted as his heirs universal Julian and John and James, and also Ciaccus and Dominic, [sons] of Melillus de Esculo and Ventura [daughter] of Angelus de Esculo, his nephews and nieces, (fn. 5) and had appointed certain executors, and the said heirs, after the said testator's death, had obtained possession of the said inheritance, they, for a certain price which has been paid, sold to the said hospital, with consent of Dominic cardinal [priest] of St. Cross in Jerusalem and other executors of the said will, a certain house in the rione Arenula, (fn. 6) Rome, which house on two sides borders on the said hospital of the English and at the back on the hospital of St. Bridget, in front being the public street, (fn. 7) in virtue of which sale they obtained and at present hold possession of the said house) of the said sale and purchase and their consequences, with imposition of perpetual silence on the said vendors, and decree that these presents shall be sufficient proof of the said sale and purchase etc. Humilibus et honestis. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris.) [In the margin: Julii. 12/3 pp.]
Prid. Non. Nov.
(4 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78.)
To John Lyng, a Celestine [monk] (professori ordinis Celestinorum), of the diocese of London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by regulars of the said order, even if it be a chantry, chaplaincy or free chapel, or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and be of lay patronage, etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxiiii. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Octobris. ¾ p.]
Non. Nov.
(5 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78.)
To Andrew Goste, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who holds a chantry or service (fn. 8) within the Benedictine monastery of Spaldyng in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 8 marks of silver, to receive and retain for life therewith any benefice with or without cure, provided that he do not hold two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. He shall take the fruits etc. of the said benefice only whilst actually resident therein or in the said chantry. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Vulterris.) [¾p.]
Prid. Id. Nov.
(12 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120.)
To Thomas archbishop of Canterbury. Faculty, as below. His recent petition contained that he excommunicated and caused to be publicly [proclaimed] excommunicate Thomas Baker alias Sherman of Lewis, layman, of the diocese of Chichester, because he, in a certain place subject to the archbishop's jurisdiction, violated a sequestration lawfully made by the archbishop of the goods of the late Amice Writher of Clive, immediately subject to the said jurisdiction, and removed the said goods from the said place, not only in contempt of the said jurisdiction, but to the prejudice of the liberty and rights of the church of Canterbury; and that the said Thomas, heedless of the said sentence, has not made satisfaction. At the archbishop's petition for faculty to proceed to heavier penalties against the said Thomas, the pope, hereby annulling any commissions and papal letters already made by the pope or papal legates or any others in the matter of the absolution of the said Thomas from the said sentence, or any such commissions etc. to be made in future which do not make full mention of these presents, as also all consequences thereof, except in so far as he gives satisfaction in respect of the foregoing, grants to the archbishop faculty to aggravate as often as expedient the processes made by him against the said Thomas, invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm, etc. Ad ea libenter. (M. Ferrarii. | xxviii. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1½ pp. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXII, f. 50, with a different date and other differences.]
13 Kal. Dec.
(19 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Towr(is? ), layman and Cristiana de Levinton, of his diocese (containing that formerly, not in ignorance that they were related in the second and third degrees of kindred and the fourth and fourth degrees of affinity, they committed fornication several times and incestuously had offspring; and adding that for the sake of the said offspring, and in order to avoid dissentions and great scandals between them and their parents, kinsmen, affinity and friends, they desire to marry etc.) to absolve them from the penalties of incest etc., enjoining penance etc., and thereafter dispense them to marry, notwithstanding the impediments arising from the said kindred and affinity; proclaiming legitimate the said offspring and the offspring to be born of the marriage. Oblate nobis. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. A. Lumpe. Fabritius.) [1 p. +. In the margin at the end is ‘Composuit cum domino datario.’]
4 Id. Dec.
(10 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 181d.)
To John Cody alias Corde (or Codde or Coode), (fn. 9) rector of Thorndon’ in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not given], which has cure, any other benefice, or without the said church or without them, any two benefices, with cure and incompatible with one another, even if they be dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or chantries or hospitals, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1¾ pp.]
1457[–8].
19 Kal. Feb.
(14 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192.)
To John Orachin, an Augustinian canon, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to him, who is a priest and has made his profession as a [canon] of the monastery of St. Mary's, Asdara, in the diocese of Achonry (Akaden.), of the order of St. Augustine, to receive and retain one benefice only with or without cure, of any value, wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a rural deanery or archpriestship, (fn. 10) and of lay patronage, provided that it be not in a cathedral or metropolitan or a collegiate church, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [1 p.—.] (fn. 11)
1457.
4 Id. Dec.
(10 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206d.)
To Denis (Dionisio) Freston, rector of St. Andrew's in the city of Worcester, M.A. and bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two dignities, etc., even major or principal dignities, or one of each, or two parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1¼ pp.]

1 Calixtus III.

1455.
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 207.)
To Alexander Preston', a canon of Glasgow. Collation and provision to him (who went lately with a notable company to the Holy Land to fight against the Infidels, and whose father and many others of his kinsmen have fought against the Infidels in the lands of the Infidels and been made knights; who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a nobleman, a married baron and an unmarried noblewoman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices of any number and kind with and without cure, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, after which he had himself so promoted; and all of whose benefices and their values and his dispensations the pope holds expressed by these presents) of a canonry of Glasgow and another of Aberdeen, with reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, of a prebend of each and of a dignity etc. of one of those churches, and [reservation of] a benefice with or without cure in the collation etc. of the bishop and the dean and chapter etc. of Brechin, even if it be a canonry and prebend, dignity etc., provided that none of such dignities be major or principal, the value of such benefice not to exceed, if with cure or a dignity or a personatus, 25 marks sterling, or 18 if not. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Torcello and Dunblane and the abbot of Melros in the diocese of Glasgow. Hodie dilecto filio Alexandro. (M. Ferrarii. | Adrianus.) [5⅓ pp. In the right margin at the end is ‘Sine taxa,’ and in the left margin at the end is ‘Expedita nono Kal. Januarii anno tercio, M. Jornet.’ Cf. the date of the next following letter.]

3 Calixtus III.

1457.
9 Kal. Jan.
(24 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 209d.)
To the same. Grant etc. to him (to whom the pope lately, namely under date 12 Kal. May anno 1, made provision of a canonry of Glasgow and another of Aberdeen, with reservation of as many prebends therein and of a dignity etc. of one of those churches, and also of a benefice with or without cure etc. as in the preceding, executors being appointed) that in the obtaining of the said canonries and prebends and dignities etc. and benefice he shall enjoy all preferences and privileges etc., notably those enjoyed by divers old continuous commensal members of the pope's household named in certain papal letters under date Kal. Oct. anno 1, the first named of whom was the late Peter Clementis, as if he were one of them and had been named in the said letters. (fn. 12) Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | Adrianus.) [2 pp. In the right margin at the end is ‘Sine taxa.’]
1457[–8].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 240.)
Grant, at the recent petition of the master and brethren of the hospital or God's house of Dover, commonly called the ‘Maison Dieu,’ of the order of St. Mary, in the diocese of Canterbury (containing that on account of an unwonted pestilence in the said hospital or house (fn. 13) and other misfortunes the number of brethren in priest's orders is diminished, and that on account of the fewness of priests divine worship is not held in the church of the said hospital or house as becomingly as is wont, and that there are sometimes brethren in the said house very fit [for promotion] to holy even priest's orders, who cannot be promoted thereto on account of defect of age) that the present master and his successors may, as often as seems to them expedient, present to the ordinary, [for promotion] to all holy orders, two brethren every year or three brethren every two years, even under age, provided that they have attained their twenty-third year; with dispensation hereby to all brethren thus presented to be promoted to all such holy orders and minister therein. Ad fut. rei mem. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxv. Jo. de Vulterris. L. de Cosciaris.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1 p.]
[post 10 Dec.,
1456.] (fn. 14)

(f. 260d.)
Annulment etc., as below. The pope repeats the contents of his late mandate to the archbishop of York [Reg. Vat. CCCCLIX, f. 157, above, p. 129], in regard to the cause between abbot John and the convent of St. Mary's, York, and Richard Hawkesworth (spelt ‘Haukesworth’ ibid.), vicar of St. Laurence's in the suburb of York, in the matter of their opposing claims to the tithes and oblations arising within the bounds of the parish church of St. Mary and the chapels of St. Olave and Fulford and especially of the place called ‘Grenedickes’ (cf. ibid.), viz. the commission of the cause by the pope to Robert bishop of Durham, and that bishop's sentence of excommunication against Richard; the recourse by Richard to Richard Tone (cf. ibid.), official of York; the said official's inhibition to bishop Robert to proceed further, his excommunication of a monk of St. Mary's, and his absolution of the said vicar Richard; the appeal of the said abbot and convent to the pope, and the pope's commission of the appeal etc. (notwithstanding the pope's previous commission of the said vicar's appeal to William bishop of Oloron, then holding the place of a papal auditor) to master Peter de Valle, a papal chaplain and auditor, with power to inhibit the said official, etc., which auditor is said to have proceeded short of a conclusion; and the pope's mandate to the above archbishop, at the petition of Henry king of England, to resume all the causes pending, hear them further and decide them in accordance with the customs of the realm, causing his decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure etc., notwithstanding etc. as above, loc. cit. The recent petition of the said abbot and convent contained that William archbishop of York proceeding wrongfully [in several ways described], promulgated an unjust definitive sentence, by which he condemned them to pay certain sums of money to the said vicar and official, from which they appealed to the apostolic see, but that the archbishop, in contempt not only of the said appeal (of which he was not ignorant, and for the prosecution of which the abbot and convent were well within the lawful time) but also of the inhibition made to him by letters of the said auditor Peter (to whom, at the instance of the said abbot and convent the pope, not being fully informed of the said sentence, had given a commission to proceed in the cause, notwithstanding the pope's above calling up of the cause and his commission of it to the archbishop), is said to be endeavouring to proceed to execution of his aforesaid null and unjust sentence, to the contempt of the pope and the apostolic see and the great prejudice and hurt of the abbot and convent. (fn. 15) The pope, therefore, absolving hereby the said abbot and all the monks etc. of the said monastery from sentences of excommunication etc. delivered by the said archbishop or his official etc., and from prosecution by the said vicar and official, (fn. 16) revokes and annuls the said sentence and all its consequences, and decrees it to have been and to be null and void, and monishes the said archbishop, vicar and official, and all others to whom the goods of the said monastery have come, to restore them within six days after these presents have been affixed to the doors of the church of York or other eminent place, and not to proceed further in the said cause or meddle with it, under pain, in case of disobedience, after the lapse of the said six days, in the case of the archbishop of suspension and interdict, in the case of the vicar and official etc. of sentences of excommunication. [Here the text in the Register ends, so that the letter is unfinished and therefore undated. The letter, which begins ‘Ad futuram rei memoriam. Ad Romani pontificis providentiam,’ is cancelled with strokes, without marginal note, the usual ‘M. Ferrarii’ in the margin at the beginning being also cancelled.] [2¾ pp. See also below, Reg. Lat. CCCCXCVIII, f. 6d.]
1457[–8].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 264.)
To the abbot of St. Augustine's without the walls of Canterbury. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on Thomas Levins, clerk, of the diocese of York, provided that he be not married nor in holy orders and that he have completed his twenty-fifth year, and if he be found fit after examination; first receiving from him his oath according to the form appended. Ne contractuum. (M. Ferrarii. | xvi. Jo. de Vulterris. L. de Cosciaris.) [In the margin: Januarii. ½ p. In the oath he is described as ‘Ego Thomas Levins clericus Cantuariensis diocesis.’]
Ibid. The like in the case of Richard Gutherst alias Mugg, clerk, of the diocese of Canterbury, in holy orders. (M. Ferrarii. | xvi. Jo. de Vulterris. M. de Sole.) [In the margin: Januarii. Registered briefly: ‘Similis littera pro Ricardo Gutherst alias Mugg clerico Cantuariensis diocesis in sacris ordinibus constituto, sub data Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc. mcccclviio pridie Non. Februarii pontificatus nostri anno tercio.’]
Ibid. To the abbot and convent of the above monastery of St. Augustine. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that it often happens that many of them are so old or ill with fevers or divers other infirmities that they cannot without great bodily injury go in person or even be carried, in order to hear divine offices, to the chapel provided for the purpose in the infirmary of the monastery) that they may have a portable altar on which they may, as often as seems good to the abbot or prior or sub-prior, have mass and other divine offices celebrated by their own or other fit priest, religious or secular, in the presence of the monks who are lying on a bed of sickness within the precincts of the monastery. (fn. 17) Sacre religionis. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Camerino.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 284.)
To Thomas Tylney, priest, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, of any value, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry or chaplaincy or a yearly salary wont to be given to priests in England, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Jo. de Vulterris. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1 p.]
Ibid. To Simon Watlok, perpetual vicar of Meer in the diocese of Salisbury, bachelor in decrees. Indult to him, who is a priest, for seven years to take and to rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension to any persons even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst studying letters at an university, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside in them. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris. S. de Spada.) [1½ p. Without the usual concurrent mandate.]

3 Calixtus III.

1457[–8].
4 Id. Feb.
(10 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286.)
To William Rath, rector of St. George's, Northampton (Northamtonie) in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation to him, who is a sub-collector of the papal camera in the diocese of Lincoln, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 18 marks sterling, any one other, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or as many 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. (—. (fn. 18) | xxxxvii. Jo. de Vulterris. A. de Montia.) [1½ pp.]
1457.
Prid. Non. Aug. (fn. 19)
(4 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 289d.)
To William Brande, archdeacon of Cliveland’ in the metropolitan church of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major non-elective dignity with cure [value not given], any one other, or, without the said archdeaconry or without them any two [other] benefices, with cure and incompatible with one another, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or chantries or hospitals, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. G. de Puteo. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin:Augusti. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 290d.)
To William Notte, rector of Broughton in the diocese of Salisbury. Confirmation (he having been dispensed by authority of letters of Eugenius IV. to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice with or without cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a dignity etc., provided that it were not a major or principal dignity, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased; in which letters he, through ignorance of the law, alleged himself to be of noble birth, whereas he is not noble, wherefore he doubts whether the said letters and their consequences hold good) of the said dispensation; with grant hereby to use and enjoy the said dispensation and letters, as if he had not made the said mention. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxviii. G. de Puteo. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Julii. 1 p. +. The dispensation by Eugenius IV does not occur in the surviving Registers of that pope analysed in Cal. Papal Lett., vols. VIII and IX.]
1457[–8].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 329d.)
To John Brownyng, rector of Symondesborgh in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church, the value of which the pope holds expressed by these presents, any one other benefice, or, without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two dignities etc., even if major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1¼ pp.]
1457[–8].
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 330.)
To Jasper Chircher, clerk, of the diocese of Winchester, M.A. Dispensation to him, who has studied for some time in theology and intends to continue therein, in order that he may do so the more easily and conveniently, to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if one be a dignity etc., and such dignity be major or principal, even if they be two parish churches of their perpetual vicarages, or one of each, and to resign them etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (M. Palmierus. (fn. 20) | xxxxii. Jo. de Vulterris. A. de Urbino.) [1⅓ pp.]
1457[–8].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 330d.)
To Edward Aschele, rector of Warneford in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 38l. sterling, any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a chantry or hospital or a dignity etc., even if a major or principal dignity, or one of each, and to resign them etc., as in the preceding. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris. S. de Spada.) [12/3 pp.]
1456 (rectius
1457).
16 Kal. July.
(16 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 331d.)
To all and singular to whom the present letters shall come. Requesting a safe conduct, to be valid during eight years only, for John Newport, knight, of England, the pope's commissary to Bosnia, Slavonia and Albania, and chamberlain (camerlengus) and counsellor of Alfonso king of Aragon, of the diocese of Winchester, who is going on business of the pope to divers parts of the world, and for fifteen companions, members of his household. Cum dilectus filius. (M. Ferrarii. | A. Lumpe.) [½ p. In the margin at the end is ‘Sine taxa.’ See above, p. 113.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Calix. iii. Secret. L. viii. A. ii. iii. Tom. xxvi.’Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘Liber secundus anni. tercii sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii.,’ ‘M. Ferrarii,’ etc. There are 20 pp. of ‘Rubricelle,’ headed ‘Secuntur Rubricelle secundi libri anni iii. sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii. bullarum per Cameram expeditarum per dominum Michaelem Ferrarii secretarium, incepti de mense Septembris anno 1457.’ There are ff. i. to cccxxxxiiii of text, at the end of which, on f. cccxxxxiiii., is the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 Et insuper, ut prefatus Gilbertus et sibi in quocumque gradu consanguinitatis vel affinitatis attingentes aut veri familiares domestici christifideles indulgencias huiusmodi uberius et salubrius consequi valeant, illeque fiant eis amplius fructuose, capellano dicte capelle pro tempore Gilberto et consanguineis ac veris familiaribus domesticis predictis ecclesiam et capellam predictas diebus antedictis visitantibus et manus adiutrices porrigentibus ut prefertur, eorumdem confessionibus diligenter auditis, pro co[m]missis quibuscumque, eciam si talia fuerint propter que sedes apostolica foret merito consulenda, necnon de non sedi apostolice reservatis tociens quociens fuerit opportunum, singulis diebus ferialibus aut festivis annuatim devote visitantibus ut prefertur, debitam absolucionem libere et licite impendendi ac penitenciam salutarem iniungendi, auctoritate apostolica facultatem concedimus per presentes. A ‘semel tantum’ has perhaps dropped out after ‘consulenda.’
3 Pridie’ is added in the margin by ‘M. Jornet.’
4 Hinc est quod nos volentes te, qui ut asseritur confessor generalis domu carissime in Christo filie nostre Catherine (‘Catherine’ is cancelled and re placed in the margin by ‘Margarite,’ with the note: ‘Correctum de mandat sanctissimi domini nostri pape, M. Jornet’) regine Anglia illustris, a ordinem fratrum predicatorum expresse professus existis, premissorur meritorum tuorum intuitu, necnon consideracione prefate regine Francie (sic favore prosequi gracioso, contemplacione dicte regine, tuisque in hac part supplicacionibus inclinati, tecum ut unum quodcumque beneficium
5 dilectos filios Julianum ac Johannem et Jacobum necnon Ciaccum et Dominicum Melilli de Esculo et Venturam Angeli eciam de Esculo nepotes suos universales ipsius instituerat heredes.
6 in regione Arenule.
7 que a duobus lateribus predictorum Anglicorum et retro sancte Brigide etiam de Urbe hospitalibus confinat, et ante est via publicai.e. the present Via Monserrato.
8 unam cantoriam sive seruicium nuncupatum.
9 Not clearly written.
10 seu decanatus vel archipresbyteratus ruralis.
11

In the Rubricelle at the beginning of the Register this dispensation is described thus:

Dispensatio. Johanni Orachin conceditur dispensatio ad beneficia obtinenda, fo. clxxxxii.

This shows, as has been already pointed out, how very inadequate the Rubricelle are, and how unsafe it would be to trust to them alone as a guide to the contents of the Register. It may be remarked that the writer of the Rubricelle is the same as the scribe who registered this Orachin dispensation.

12 Nos igitur, ut ex gratia et litteris tibi concessis huiusmodi celeriorem et uberiorem consequaris effectum providere teque premissorum meritorum tuorum intuitu gratioso favore prosequi volentes, volumus et apostolica tibi auctoritate concedimus ac decernimus statuimus et declaramus quod tu, in canonicatuum et prebendarum ac dignitatum personatuum administrationum vel officiorum ac beneficii, sub tibi concess(is) litteris predictis comprehensorum huiusmodi assecutione, omnibus et singulis ac illis prorsus similibus antelat[i]onibus prerogativis favoribus concessionibus exceptionibus declarationibus derogationibus privilegiis decretis statutis ordinationibus voluntatibus gratiis et indultis, quibus nonnulli antiqui veri familiares nostri continui commensales in quibusdam litteris apostolicis sub data Kal. Octobris eiusdem pontificatus anno primo descripti, et in quibus quondam Petrus Clementis primo loco descriptus fuit in simili assecutione beneficiorum que vigore gratiarum expectativarum eis per nos pro tempore concessarum expectant et expectabunt utuntur et gaudent seu uti et gaudere poterunt quomodolibet in futurum, tu quoque in omnibus et per omnia ad eorundem familiarium instar absque tamen eorum prejudicio utaris et gaudeas ac uti valeas et debeas pariter et gaudere, in omnibus et per omnia perinde ac si unus [ex] familiaribus et in dictis litteris descriptus fores ad similem effectum consequendum, non obstantibus premissis ac constitutionibus et ordinationibus apostolicis ceterisque contrariis quibuscumque. Nulli ergoCf. below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXII, f. 404, note.
13 epidemie morbo in hospitali seu domo huiusmodi plus solito invalescente.
14 i.e. after the date of the pope's mandate to the archbishop of York above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLIX, f. 157. As mentioned at the end of the above analysis of the present annulment, its date is not given.
15 sed idem archiepiscopus, non solum appellationem (rectius ‘appellatione’) huiusmodi, cuius non erat ignarus et infra cuius prosecutionis [tempus; a space has been left for the insertion of a word which is presumably ‘tempus’ or an equivalent word] de quo non modicum supererat ipsi abbas et conventus existebant, sed etiam inhibitione sibi per litteras dicti Petri auditoris, cui ad instanciam ipsorum abbatis et conventus de ipsa sentencia plenam tunc noticiam non habentes commisseramus (sic) ut advocatione et commissione archiepiscopi per nos facta huiusmodi non obstante in eadem sibi commissa causa procederet, omnino contemptis, ad executionem predicte sue nulle et inique sentencie ut dicitur procedere nititur, in nostrum et apostolice sedis contemptum ipso[rum]que abbatis et conventus non modicum prejudicium atque damnum.
16 ac etiam ab impetitione vicarii et officialis prefatorumabsolventes.
17 in illorum quos ex monachis infra precinctum prefati monasterii in lecto egritudinis pro tempore decumbere contigerit et cuiuslibet eorum presencia
18 i.e. the usual subscription in the margin is omitted.
19 In the date of this and the next letter the ‘Pridie Non. Augusti’ has been added in a paler ink, a space having been left for the purpose.
20 substituted below ‘M. Ferrarii,’ which is cancelled.