Vatican Regesta 462
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'Vatican Regesta 462: 1458', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 165-185. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103679 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Vatican Regesta. Vol. CCCCLXII. (fn. 1)

Secrete.

3 Calixtus III.

1457[–8].
12 Kal. March.
(18 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4d.)
To Roger Radclyff, rector of Eltesley in the diocese of Ely, doctor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, any two incompatible benefices, or without it or them any three incompatible benefices, even if one of such two be a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or two of such three be parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, chantries or hospitals, or such three or one of them be dignities etc., even if major or principal dignities, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three incompatible benefices, provided that they be not three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1½pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 5d.)
To John Perch, a canon of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of William bishop of Winchester, to receive and retain for life any two 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. (M. FerrariiFebruarii, as in the preceding. [1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 6.)
To Thomas Hawky[n]s (cf. f. 107 below), rector of Segysbarew in the diocese of Worcester, B.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24 marks sterling, [any one other benefice], or, he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two dignities etc., even major or principal, or one of each, or two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, 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. 1⅓ pp.]
1457[–8].
5 Kal. March.
(25 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 34d.)
To John Corned, rector of All Saints, Hollysle, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble birth and is a chaplain of John duke of Norfolk, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 16l. of English money, any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Vulterris. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 35.)
To Thomas Mannyng, dean of the chapel royal within the castle of Windsor (de Windesora) in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is a secretary of Henry king of England, at his own petition and that of the said king, to take and to grant to farm, rent, demise and let to any persons, even laymen, the fruits of the said deanery and all his other benefices as if personally resident therein, whilst residing in the Roman court or in an university, or engaged in the service of the said king or other prince; with mandate executory hereby to the abbots of Westminster and St. Albans. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Jo. de Vulterris. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Februarii. 2 pp.]
1457[–8].
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37.)
To Richard Martini, rector of St. Peter's [near Paul's Wharf] (Sancti Petri Parvi), London, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to him (who is a chaplain of John earl of Worcester, a kinsman of Henry king of England, and holds the said church, the value of whose fruits etc. does not exceed 20 marks sterling, and to whom provision was lately made by authority of the ordinary of the parish church of St. Laurence, Chedel, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, of which he is not in peaceable possession, and the value of whose fruits etc. also (sic) does not exceed 20l. sterling (fn. 2) ) to receive and retain for life with the said church of St. Peter that of St. Laurence, if he obtain it peaceably, or, without them and if he resign them any two other benefices, or with one of them any other benefice, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., even if major or principal dignities, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; with grant and indult hereby to rent, let or give or grant to farm or yearly pension the said fruits etc. to any persons, even laymen. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lvi. A. Lumpe. S. Crusiliati.) [In the margin: Decembris. 2 pp.]
1457.
18 Kal. Dec.
(14 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50.)
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 Shermon (sic) 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 (wherefrom, and from other things then expressed, he is said to have appealed to the apostolic see), 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. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin:Februarii. 1⅓ p. See above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXI, f. 120, with a different date and other differences.]
1457[–8].
4 Non. March.
(4 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51.)
To Nicholas Mayn (or Mayu), rector of St. Mary's, Kyrketon, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of John duke of Norfolk, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. of English money, any one other benefice etc., as above, f. 34d., mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxxv. Jo. de Vulterris. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Februarii. 12/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 52.)
To Thomas Wynterburn', rector of Weston’ sub Egg’ in the diocese of Worcester, doctor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain with the said church, value not exceeding 50 marks of English money, any one other benefice etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Vulterris. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Februarii. 12/3 pp.]
1457[–8].
Ibid.
(f. 53.)
To Robert Mason, archdeacon of Northumberland (Northunbrie) in the church of Durham, doctor of laws. Grant, as below. The present pope under date 8 Id. May anno 1 (8 May, 1455) dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconry any one other benefice, or if he resigned the archdeaconry any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities etc. or one of each, with power to resign and exchange; and subsequently, without the apostolic letters in the matter of the said grace having been drawn up, the pope dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the archdeaconry any other benefice, or if he resigned the archdeaconry any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities etc., or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased; and afterwards dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the said two incompatible benefices any third benefice, or, if he resigned them any three other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, with the like power of exchanging. At his recent petition (containing that some allege that the latter dispensation and the letters drawn up in regard thereto are surreptitious because they do not mention the said prior dispensation, the letters in regard to which were not drawn up) the pope hereby grants that each of the said grants and letters of dispensation, and their consequences, all of which he hereby confirms and approves, shall hold good from the date of all of them, and that in virtue of the said letters he may receive and retain for life three benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, as above, in accordance with the said letters, as if in each of the said letters full mention had been made of the said prior dispensation. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xv. Jo. de Vulterris. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin. Februarii. 2¼ pp. See above, pp. 87 and 130.]
1457[–8].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 81.)
To Henry Sharp, master or warden of the college of the chapel of Corpus Christi situate by the church of St. Laurence Pultenei, London, doctor of laws. Dispensation to him (whom Eugenius IV dispensed to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages etc.; and who, being a chamberlain of Nicholas V, dwelt for several years in the Roman court) to receive and retain for life with such two incompatible benefices any one other benefice, or, without them any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two of them be parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or three major or principal dignities, or such mixed (fn. 3) ; with grant and indult hereby to take for life the fruits of all his benefices whilst dwelling in the Roman court or in an university, or engaged in the service of Henry king of England or his metropolitan or diocesan, and to rent or grant them to farm or yearly pension to any persons, ecclesiastical or secular. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lx. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Cichinis.) [3 pp.]
1458.
4 Kal. April.
(29 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 87.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Faculty to confer the office of a notary public on Richard Gooderyk, clerk, married to one wife, a virgin, of the diocese of Lincoln. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc. Ne contractuum memoria deperiret inventum est officium tabellionatus etc. Officium tabellionatus in forma, pro Ricardo Gooderyk clerico cum unica et virgine coniugato Lincolnien. dioc. sub data Rome … (M. Ferrarii. | xvi. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Martii.]
1457[–8].
12 Kal. April.
(21 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 107.)
To Thomas Hawkyns, rector of St. Giles's, Bredon’ alias Breden', in the diocese of Worcester, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any one other benefice etc. as above, f. 34d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Vulterris. D. de Luca.) [1⅓ pp. See above, f. 6.]
1458.
5 Kal. April.
(28 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109d.)
To Edward Cheyne, clerk, of the diocese of Canterbury. [Dispensation] to him, who is by both parents of knightly birth (fn. 4) and has not yet attained his twentieth year, that as soon as he has attained that year, even if he be not then in holy orders, he may receive and retain for life one, and after he has attained his twenty-third year may receive and retain for life therewith one other, or without them any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, (fn. 5) even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities, etc., or such mixed, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; with grant and indult hereby not to be bound for seven years from the obtaining of such benefice or benefices with cure, whilst engaged in the study of letters at an university or residing in the Roman court, to have himself promoted to any holy order, and during the same period to take, whilst residing in such university or the said court, the fruits of all his benefices, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside in them. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lxx. Jo. de Vulterris. Constantinus.) [3 pp.]
1457[–8].
10 Kal. April.
(23 March.)
(f. 112.)
To John May, rector of Speldehyrst in the diocese of Rochester. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, net value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one other benefice, or without that church any two benefies, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not dignities. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p. +.]
Ibid.
(f. 112d.)
To Thomas Grene (or Greue), perpetual chaplain called chantor, at the altar of St. Mary called a chantry situate in the parish church of St. Clement in the East, London. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that in the foundation of the said perpetual chaplaincy called a chantry at the altar of St. Mary in the said parish church, net value not exceeding 13l. sterling, it is expressly provided that the holder shall be bound to reside thereat continually, and shall not be able to hold any other benefice requiring similar residence) to receive and retain for life with the said chaplaincy any one other, or without it any two benefices, with cure or otherwise, even according to the said foundation, incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not two dignities, notwithstanding the said foundation etc. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1½ pp.]
1458.
13 (fn. 6) Kal. May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113d.)
To Philip Wenteworth, knight, nobleman, of the diocese of Norwich, and Marjory (Marione rectius Mariorie) baroness de Roos, lady of the castle (castelli) de Hamelake, his mother, and their children of both sexes. Indult that the confessor of their choice may absolve them from all their vows, except only irregularly professed vows of chastity and vows of Jerusalem, St. James in Compostela and the shrines of the apostles [Peter and Paul, Rome] (fn. 7) ; may, after hearing their confessions, grant them absolution for their crimes, sins and excesses, in cases reserved to the apostolic see once only, in other cases as often as opportune, and enjoin penance; may commute the said vows into other works of piety; and may grant them, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all their sins, likewise once only, in the hour of death, with the usual clauses requiring the making of satisfaction to whom it is due, against abuse of the present indult, requiring either fasting on Friday or other day of the week or the giving of a meal to five poor persons, etc. Devocionis vestre sinceritas. (M. Ferrarii. | xv. Constantinus. A. de Hirspaco.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1 p.]
1457[–8].
6 Non. March.
(2 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 116d.)
To the bishops of London, Hereford and Sidon. Mandate as below. The pope has recently heard that the Augustinian monastery of Holy Cross, Baltheim (rectius Valtheim, i.e. Waltham) in the diocese of London, which is alleged to be of the patronage of Henry king of England and to be exempt both from the ordinary of the place and the superiors of the said order, and to be immediately subject to the apostolic see, on account of divers defects therein and the demerits and excesses of its inmates, suffers great hurt in divine worship and temporal goods, and, more that that, over and above the dilapidations and losses of its goods, perjury and other enormities etc. are very often committed therein, (fn. 8) to the diminution of its worship, the peril of souls, the shame of the apostolic see and of the said order, and the scandal of many. The pope therefore orders the above three, or two or one of them, associating to themselves other prelates or religious and god-fearing men, so that they be not fewer than three, to repair in person to the said monastery, and visit and reform it in head and members and correct the inmates thereof, for this turn and once a year in future for a period of ten years inclusive, and moreover, in case of need, and if it seem to them expedient and their demerits require it, proceeding summarily and simply etc., deprive and remove the abbot and such of the monks as shall be useless or otherwise criminous or incorrigible, and substitute others in the place of such monks, etc. In the event of the abbot being deprived and removed by them, none of them is to presume to meddle with the provision of the monastery, which provision the pope specially reserves to himself and the apostolic see. Dum virge debitum. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxv. Jo. de Vulterris. A. de Panigaliis.) [In the margin: Martii. 1¾ pp.]
1457.
Prid. Kal. Oct.
(30 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138.)
To William Rugg, rector of Saynt Marydown in the diocese of Exeter, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, which has cure [value not stated], any one other benefice, or, without the said church or them any two benefices, with cure and (et) incompatible, even if two dignities etc., as above, f. 6. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris.) [2 pp.]

4 Calixtus III.

1458.
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 149d.)
To Thomas Blaclawe, perpetual vicar of Chollyrton’ in the diocese of Durham, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage [value not stated] any one other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. H. de Vuna. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1½ pp.]

3 Calixtus III.

1458.
5 Kal. April.
(28 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 155d.)
To James Kelday, rector of Dodbroke in the diocese of Exeter, of noble birth by both parents. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any one other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | —. L. de Cosciaris. In the margin ‘Sine taxa.’) [2pp.]

4 Calixtus III.

1458.
3 Kal. May.
(29 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 163d.)
To Richard, bishop of Dromore. Grant and indult to him (to whom, after making him provision of the church of Dromore, the pope lately granted, on account of the insufficiency of the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa, that he, who is a Carmelite friar, might retain in commendam, even after his consecration or the lapse of the canonical time for consecration, the perpetual vicarage of the parish church in Colwich, in the diocese of Coventry, value not exceeding 12 gold florins of the camera, which he was by papal grant and dispensation holding at the time of the said provision), the fruits etc. of the said church of Dromore and vicarage, the value of which the pope holds sufficiently expressed by these presents, being insufficient, to receive and retain with the said vicarage any one other benefice, or without that vicarage any two other benefices, with or without cure, secular or regular, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or priories or provostships, not conventual, etc., of any tax or value, and to retain them in commendam with the said church of Dromore, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Sincere devocionis affectus. (M. [Ferrarii.] | l. Constantinus. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 12/3 pp.]

1 Calixtus III.

1455.
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164d.)
To Henry Liberton, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews. Reservation, motu proprio, to the pope's gift, for collation to him, who is of noble birth, of one or two benefices wont to be assigned to secular clerks, even if one have cure or be a rural deanery or archpriestship (which is reputed to be a dignity, even with cure, but without a cathedral church), or a dignity or personatus, etc., of any tax or value, in the collation etc. of the bishops and the deans, archdeacons etc. and chapters etc. of St. Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dunkeld. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Oloron, the archdeacon of Glasgow and the chancellor of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio. (M. Ferrarii | xiii. xi. Constantinus. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 3⅓ pp. Beneath the subscriptions at the end is: ‘Expedita tercio Kal. Maii anno quarto, M. Jornet.’ See below, f. 470d.]

3 Calixtus III.

1458.
Prid. Kal. April.
(31 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 169.)
To Richard Kelsy, rector of Hamelden’ in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any one other benefices, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, etc. as above, f. 6, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Vulterris. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Martii. 1½ pp.]

4 Calixtus III.

1458.
Prid. Id. May.
(14 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 189.)
To Nicholas Strangman, rector of Langham in the diocese of London, of noble birth. Dispensation to him, who is studying theology at Oxford, (fn. 9) to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 6, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Je. de Sala.) [2 pp.]
17 Kal. June.
(16 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 229d.)
To all to whom the present letters shall come. Requesting safe-conduct during two years for Robert and Thomas Garnet and Robert Allerton, donsels, Englishmen, who have come with their servants and at their own expense, and propose to fight against the Turks in accordance with a vow which they took in England (in partibus), wherefore, as also for their own business, they have to go to divers parts of the world. (fn. 10) Cum dilecti filii. (M. Ferrarii. | Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin is ‘Gratis.’ ⅓ p.]
1458.
6 Kal. June.
(27 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 238.)
To Robert Ballard, rector of Merstham in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who is master of the household and a continual commensal chaplain of the bishop of London, to receive and retain for life with the said church, which is immediately subject to the jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury and has cure [value not stated], any one other benefice, or, without that church or them any two other benefices, with cure and (et) incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 6, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1½ pp.]
14 Kal. June.
(19 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246.)
To John Suthwell, rector of All Saints, Warham, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be major or principal dignities, etc., provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
4 Kal. June.
(29 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255.)
To Rory (Rouorico), bishop of Killala (Aladen.). Absolution etc., as below. His recent petition contained that, on the voidance of the parish church of Bukalond Fyllye (also miswritten ‘Syllye’) in the diocese of Exeter by the resignation of John Soby to the late E[d]mund [Lacy] bishop of Exeter, that bishop granted it by his ordinary authority in commendam for life to the said Rory, already (eciam tunc) a bishop and an Augustinian friar, without any dispensation having been obtained; and that he, under pretext of the said commenda, obtained possession, taking the fruits. The pope, having learned that he has in the Roman court before notary public and witnesses resigned the said commenda and all right arising therefrom in or to the said church, hereby rehabilitates him, and dispenses him (who is of a race of barons and earls, and who, on account of the contentions and enmities which he has with certain enemies, cannot reside in his city and diocese of Killala, and take the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa) to receive and retain in commendam for life, with the said church of Killala and any other etc., the said parish church and therewith any other benefice, or without that parish church any two other benefices, with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks or regulars of any order, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Personam tuam. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Februarii. (fn. 11) Je. de Sala.) [2¼ pp.]
1458.
15 Kal. June.
(18 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257d.)
To William Thoresby, perpetual chaplain of a chantry founded in the cathedral church of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with his perpetual chantry founded in the cathedral church of Lincoln for the soul of Hugh Wellys, bishop of Lincoln [1209–1235], value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, if he resign the said chantry any two other benefices, with cure etc., as above, f. 6, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
6 Id. June.
(8 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 262d.)
To Thomas Hawkyns, rector of Sedenston’ in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any one other benefice, [or], if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities, etc., provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [2 pp.]
3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 277d.)
To John Marschall, rector of Redemyle in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Confirmation etc., as below. His recent petition contained that the late John de Obizis, an auditor of causes of the apostolic palace, then papal nuncio in England, Scotland and Ireland (who had a special faculty from Eugenius IV to dispense [twelve] persons of the said realms and island at his discretion, on account of illegitimacy as the sons of unmarried parents or any other kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain two compatible benefices with or without cure, even if one were a canonry and prebend in a collegiate church, and to resign them for purpose of exchange (fn. 12) [see Cal. Papal Lett. vol. VIII, p. 304]) dispensed him, who is a native of England and was the third of twelve such persons, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted as above and to receive and retain two benefices as above, and resign them for purpose of exchange as above, and that, after having been made a clerk, he obtained the said church of Redemyle. (fn. 13) The pope hereby confirms the said dispensation, and dispenses the said John, who is a student in theology, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24 marks sterling, any one other benefice, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or, without the said church any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or hospitals or free chapels, or such mixed, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 2½ pp.]
12 Kal. June.
(21 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279.)
To Thomas Robys, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Denys [near Southampton] in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him (who lately entered the said monastery and made his profession therein, and afterwards caused himself to be ordained priest, and is illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents) to receive any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by canons of the said monastery, even if a priory, dignity etc., and such priory be conventual, etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, and have voice in chapter and give votes in elections, etc. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xx. Constantinus. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Maii. 1 p. +.]
3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 280.)
To Reginald Mise, perpetual vicar of St Andrew's, Pershor, in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure etc., as above, f. 6, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 281d.)
To Thomas Foller, perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Ivyngho, in the diocese of Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any one other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. (L. Dathus. | xxxxv. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1½ pp.]

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1457 (fn. 14) [–8].
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 308.)
To John Morton, rector of St. Cross, Mayden Newton, in the diocese of Salisbury, doctor of laws. Dispensation, out of consideration for Edward prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, whose chancellor he is, to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any two other benefices, or, if he resign that church any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two of such three be parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such two incompatible benefices be dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or such mixed, and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 12/3 pp.]

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1458.
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 310d.)
To William Poteman, rector of Stanlake in the diocese of Lincoln, licentiate in laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 25l. sterling, any one other benefice, or, without that church or them any two benefices, with cure and incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or two parish churches or their principal vicarages, or chantries or hospitals, or such mixed, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 1½ pp.]
6 Id. June.
(8 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 321.)
To Dermit Obruochayn alias Ohanly, a Friar Preacher professed of the house of Rabrany in the diocese of Killala (Aladen.) Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that the parts of Ireland in which the said house is situate have been reduced by wars and other disasters to such destruction, poverty and misery that the alms etc. of the faithful who dwell in those parts are lacking, wherefore, oppressed with many dangers to their persons, he and the brethren, neglecting divine worship, are obliged to exercise rural occupations, to the no small peril of their souls (fn. 15) ) so that he, who desires to study theology, may receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and even if of lay patronage, and may resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Palmierius. | xxx. Jo. de Vulterris. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Marcii. 11/5 pp.]
18 Kal. July.
(14 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 326.)
To John Stoode, rector of Epworth in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling (besides which he holds a prebend in the church of Lincoln, value not exceeding 12l. sterling) any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities, etc., provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxxx. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 1½ pp.]
1458.
Id. June.
(13 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 326d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate etc. in regard to Reginald, bishop of Chichester, as above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLIII, f. 261d. (Apostolice sedis indefessa clementia. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Constantinus. P. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Junii. (fn. 16) 3½ pp.]
9 Kal. July. (fn. 17)
(23 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 354d.)
To Thomas Oscancayn (rectius Oseancayn) alias Scolan, dean of Limerick, bachelor of decrees. Declaration, as below. Nicholas V dispensed him to retain together for life the perpetual vicarage of Donaghomor (sic) in the diocese of Limerick (in the event of its being collated to him in virtue of certain papal letters) and the deanery of Limerick, a major elective dignity with cure, which he was then holding as now, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and to receive and retain for life two other incompatible benefices, provided that they were not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. At his recent petition (containing that in virtue of the said letters he obtained the said vicarage, and has held and possessed it and the said deanery for some years, and that it is questioned by some whether, if he resign the vicarage he can receive and retain with the deanery another incompatible dignity, or whether, if he resign both the vicarage and the deanery he can receive and retain together two incompatible dignities, in virtue of the said dispensation, wherefore he fears litigation in future) that he can in virtue of the said dispensation, if he resign the vicarage receive and retain for life together with the deanery another incompatible dignity, or, if he resign the vicarage and the deanery any two other incompatible dignities, in cathedral even metropolitan or collegiate churches, provided that they be not major in such cathedral or metropolitan nor principal in such collegiate churches. (fn. 18) Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. (fn. 19) | xx. Constantinus. T. de Treuio.) [1¼ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 433.]
Ibid.
(f. 355.)
To William Sumner, rector of Little Cheverell in the diocese of Salisbury, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is also a scholar of theology, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 14l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or principal dignity, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Jo. Baptista. | l. Constantinus. S. de Spada.) [12/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 356.)
To John Yeus, priest, rector of Wythiam in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. S. de Spada.) [12/3 pp.]
8 Id. July.
(8 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 359.)
To John Smyth, priest, archdeacon of St. Davids, (fn. 20) M.A. Indult to have a portable altar. Registered briefly, with ‘Calistus etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Sincere devocionis affectus etc. altare portatile in forma, pro eodem Johanne, sub data Romeanno quarto. (M. Ferrarii. | x. Constantinus. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Junii.]
Ibid. To David Housbonde, a canon of Chichester, I.U.B. Dispensation to him, who holds a canonry in the church of Chichester and the prebend of Hauefild therein, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, to receive and retain for life any two incompatible benefices with cure or without cure, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities, etc., or such mixed, etc. and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Junii. 1⅓ pp.]
16 Kal. July.
(16 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 362d.)
To the archbishop of York, the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and the abbot of Darley in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Henry Rolston, layman, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, contained that although he and Isabel Shrygley of the said diocese spontaneously and freely contracted marriage per verba legittime (sic) de presenti, nevertheless she, falsely alleging that she had been ravished for the purpose by the said Henry, and that the said contract had been extorted from her by force and against her will, (fn. 21) brought [the said Henry] before John Stokes, clerk, doctor of laws, deputed by Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, legatus natus of the apostolic see in the province of Canterbury, by authority of his legation, to take cognisance of the said cause; and that the said judge, wrongfully proceeding, promulgated an unjust definitive sentence by which he declared the marriage to have been null, condemning Henry in costs, from which sentence he has appealed to the said see, and has petitioned the pope to commit the cause of the appeal and that of the principal matter to judges in those parts. The pope hereby orders the above three to summon Isabel and others concerned, take cognisance of the said sentence and of the principal matter, and decree what is canonical without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus supplicum votis. (M. Ferrarii. | xvi. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p.]

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1457[–8].
14 Kal. March.
(16 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 366.)
To James de Levynton, treasurer of Dunkeld, M.A. Dispensation, as below. The present pope lately dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the perpetual vicarage of Lesuad in the diocese of St. Andrews, which he was then holding, any one other benefice, or, if he resigned that vicarage any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities, etc., or one of such incompatible benefices were a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and to receive and retain instead for life two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, provided that they were not two major or principal dignities or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed. The pope hereby, holding all his benefices and their values sufficiently expressed by these presents, dispenses him (who is by both parents of noble and baronial race, and who after the said dispensation obtained the said treasurership, which is a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, and has held it for some time with the said vicarage) to receive [together with] the said treasurership and vicarage any one other benefice, or, if he resign them three other benefices etc., (fn. 22) even if of such three two be parish churches or perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities, even with cure and elective, or such mixed, and to retain them, for seven years only if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages or such mixed, or for life if three other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not two parish churches [or their perpetual vicarages] or as many major or principal dignities, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxv. Constantinus. C. Fidelis.) [2 pp.]

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1458.
Prid. Kal. July.
(30 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 372.)
To John, bishop of Kilfenora (Insulen.). Indult, as below. Nicholas V. (upon its being set forth to him on his behalf that he had not been able to obtain peaceable possession of the rule and administration of the church of Kilfenora (Insulen.), provision of which had lately been made to him by papal authority, and at which very many men-at-arms (gentes armorum) were living, enemies of him and of Henry king of England, and that from the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa he was receiving little or nothing on account of wars and other misfortunes) granted that he might receive and retain for life in commendam with the said church any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular or regular persons, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a chantry or a free chapel, even if of lay patronage and of any tax or yearly value, and to resign such commenda and hold another benefice in commendam instead. At his recent petition (containing that he, who in virtue of the said grant obtained, canonically collated to him, the perpetual vicarage of Gamechestre in the diocese of Lincoln, the value of whose fruits etc. does not exceed 15l. sterling, cannot decently maintain therewith his pontifical dignity), the pope hereby grants to him indult to receive and retain in commendam for life, together with the said church of Kilfenora and vicarage any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular persons or by regular persons of any order, even if it be a conventual priorship or provostship of the order of St. Augustine, of which he has made his profession, even if it be elective and have cure, or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry or a free chapel, and be of lay patronage, and its fruits etc. be of any tax or yearly value, and to resign such benefice, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, or resign such commenda, and hold instead another benefice for life in commendam with the said church of Kilfenora and vicarage, etc., notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, sometime legates in England, etc. Personam tuam. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Constantinus. S. de Spada.) [12/3pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 296.]
Ibid.
(f. 374)
To Robert Welburn, rector of Oswaldkirke in the diocese of York. Dispensation not to be bound for seven years, by reason of the said church [value not expressed], or, if he resign it simply or for exchange, by reason of any other benefice with cure, whilst engaged in the study of letters at an university or in the service of Henry king of England, to have himself promoted to any holy orders, provided that within a year he be ordained subdeacon. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]
1458.
Prid. Id. July.
(14 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 375.)
To William Pedwell, rector of Votton Fi[t]zpayn in the diocese of Salisbury, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, without that church or them any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as above, f. 6, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [12/3 pp.]
Id. July.
(15 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 375d.)
To Edmund Menskipp', rector of All Saints on the Pavement, York, M.A. and a scholar in theology. (fn. 23) Dispensation to him, who is M.A. and a scholar of theology, (fn. 24) to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a major or principal dignity, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. 1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 376d.)
To Richard Wyxe, rector of Musbery in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, without that church and them any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., provided that they be not two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxxx. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 404.)
To Andrew Hel (?rectius ‘Bel’) a canon of Glasgow, bachelor in decrees. Collation and provision, motu proprio, out of consideration for James king of Scots, of whom he is a continual commensal member of the household, and who has petitioned on Andrew's behalf, of a canonry of Glasgow and another of Aberdeen, with reservation of prebends of those churches and of a dignity etc. of one of them, even if (fn. 25) such dignity etc. be elective and have cure, provided that it be not a major dignity; with grant, in order that these presents may the more quickly take effect, of the enjoyment of the same privileges in respect of priority etc. in regard to obtaining possession of such prebends and dignity etc. as the pope granted on 1 Oct. anno 1 [1455] to certain old continual members of his household, (fn. 26) amongst whom the late Peter Clementis had the first place, and on 12 Kal. May (20 April) anno 1 [1455], as if Andrew were himself one of the said old members; with mandate executory hereby to the provost of Cambrai (Cameracen.) and the officials of Glasgow and Aberdeen. Litterarum etc. (Jo. Baptista. | xxxx. Constantinus. P. de Bonitate.) [2½ pp.]
Prid. Kal. July.
(30 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 408.)
To William Belingham, priest, rector of Bradford in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., as above, f. 375d., mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Jo. Baptista. | l. Constantinus. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Junii. 12/3 pp.]
Ibid. To Thomas Kyrkgate, rector of Luthburgh in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 22l. sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without that church any two other benefices incompatible or with cure, (fn. 27) even if etc., as above, f. 6, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. D. de Luca.) [1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 409d.)
To John Wygrym, rector of Visee in the diocese of Salisbury, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is subdean of the chapel royal within the lodging (infra hospicium) of Henry king of England, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without that church any two [other] benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Constantinus. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Junii. 1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 410.)
To John Barucham, a monk of the Cluniac monastery of St. Saviour's, Bermundseye, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who is of illegitimate birth, to receive any benefice, dignity etc. wont to be governed by monks of the order of Cluny, even if such dignity be abbatial etc. or a conventual priorship, even of a cathedral church, or a claustral office, and even if such dignity etc. be elective and have cure, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, and to have voice in chapter and votes in elections; notwithstanding the said defect of birth, even if he be the son of a priest and a nun professed of any order, or howsoever he be illegitimate. Religionis zelus, etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xx. Constantinus. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]
1458.
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 422d.)
To Nicnolas Carent, dean of Wells, licentiate in laws. Grant, etc., as below. Nicholas V dispensed him to receive and retain for ten years with the said deanery and with the parish church of Symondesburgh, which he was then by papal dispensation holding together, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or principal dignity, etc.; after which, having resigned the said church, he obtained two parish churches and held them, in virtue of the said dispensation, together with the deanery, as he still does. The pope hereby grants to him, who is of noble birth and is within the said ten years, and holds the said deanery, which is a major dignity with cure, together with the two parish churches of Honespil and Shepton Malet in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value not exceeding 500, 100 and 40 marks sterling respectively, at his own petition and that of Margaret queen of England, whose secretary he is, an extension and amplification of the said dispensation and ten years; and dispenses him, pro tuciori tutela, to retain, after the lapse of the said ten years, the said two parish churches together with the deanery, and to do so for life, or, if he resign them, any three benefices with cure and incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, and one such dignity etc., or such mixed, etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and receive instead three other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not three major or principal dignities etc., or three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Constantinus. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Maii. 1¾ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 43.]
3 Kal. May.
(29 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 470d.)
To Henry Liberton, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews. Grant, as below. Lately, namely under date 12 Kal. May (20 April) anno 1 [1455], the present pope made provision to him of one or two benefices, even if one of them had cure or were a rural deanery [of any tax or value] in the collation etc. of the bishops and the deans, archdeacons etc. and chapters etc. of St. Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dunkeld [above, f. 164d.]; and subsequently made a decree and ordinance [recapitulated] in favour of the followers of the Roman court, with a certain preference in the obtaining of reserved benefices to those resident in the said court; and afterwards decreed and ordained, under date 1 Oct. anno 1 [1455] a certain preference over all other persons, except cardinals, to a number of continual commensal members of his household, then named, in regard to the obtaining of any canonries and prebends, dignities etc. which they should accept etc. in virtue of expectative graces made to them under date Kal. May [anno 1, 1455], etc. etc. The pope hereby, motu proprio, grants to him, who is of noble birth, that he shall in the obtaining of the benefices comprehended in the said letters granted to him, enjoy the same preferences as granted above to those who are present in the said court and have followed it and to the said members of the pope's household, as if he had continually followed the said court, even at the time of the voidance of such benefices and for six months before such voidance, and were one of the said members of his household etc. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | —. (fn. 28) ) [3½ pp.]

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Prid. Id. April.
(12 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 480d.)
To John Barton, rector of St. Nicholas's in the Shambles (ad Macellas), in the diocese of London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities, etc., or such mixed, 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. | xxxx. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1¼ pp.]
Id. April.
(13 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 481.)
To John Sesby, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Robertsbridge (de Ponteroberti), in the diocese of Chichester. 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 a chantry, chaplaincy, parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and if of lay patronage and with cure, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxiiii. Constantinus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. ½ p.]
Ibid. To Thomas Herby (? rectius Hervy), an Augustinian canon, S.T.P., (fn. 29) of the diocese of London. Dispensation to him, who is a S.T.M., (fn. 30) to receive and retain for life any benefice etc., as in the preceding. Religionis. [½ p.], as ibid.

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Calixt. iii. Secreta. L. ix. A. iii. iv. Tom. xxvii.’ Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘Liber ultimus domini Calisti pape iii.’ and ‘M. Ferrarii,’ and two or three unimportant contemporary notes, such as ‘bulla reductionis beneficiorum in provinciis Terraconen. et Cesaraugustan. fo. x,’ ‘Vidit Ph.’ etc. The ‘Rubricelle’ are headed ‘Secuntur Rubricelle ultimi libri anni tercii et principio (sic) quarti sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii. bullarum expeditarum per dominum M. Ferrarii ejusdem sanctissimi domini nostri pape secretarium et apud eum registratarum. Fuit inceptus de mense Januarii mcccclviii°.’ The rubricator has only done the ‘Rubricelle’ as far as f. lxxiii, another hand has carried them as far as lxxviiii, and there they stop with the exception of the rubrication of two letters belonging to the latter part of the volume. There are vcxviii. (i.e. 518) pp. of text, and at the end is ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 quicapellanus existis et parrochialem ecclesiam sancti Petri Parvi London. cuius viginti marcharum obtines, ac dudum tibi de parrochiali ecclesis sancti Laurencii de Chedel Conventren. et Lichfelden. dioc. tunc certo modo vacante fuit auctoritate ordinaria provisum, quam non pacifice possides, et cuius eciam viginti librarum (sic) sterlingorum fructus redditus et proventus secundum communem extimacionem valorem annuum non excedunt, nostra fuit auctoritate provisum. There is evidently a defect in this text.
3 dummodo tres parrochiales ecclesie aut earum perpetue vicarie seu tres in cathedralibus post pontificales maiores aut collegiatis ecclesiis huiusmodi principales dignitates, seu tales mixtim, insimul non sint, recipere et insimul quoad vixeris retinere libere et licite valeasdispensamus. The words ‘seu tales mixtim’ are cancelled with a thick stroke of the pen, and in the margin opposite is the note: ‘deleta de mandato domini nostri pape Pii ii.’
4 qui ut asseris ex utroque parente de militari genere procreatus existis.
5 ut quamprimum vicesimum etiam si in sacris ordinibus tunc constitutus non fueris unum, et deinde postquam vicesimum tertium etatis tue annos attigeris cum predicto unum aliud, seu absque illis quecunque due curata aut alias invicem incompatibilia beneficia ecclesiasticareciperevaleas.
6 The text had ‘Sextodecimo’; ‘Sexto’ is cancelled and ‘Tercio’ written above it.
7 vos ab omnibus et singulis votis emissis, castitate irregulariter professa Jerosolimitano sancti Jacobi in Compostela et liminum apostolorum duntaxat exceptis, absolvere.
8 propter diversos inibi defectus tam in divino cultu et bonis temporalibus quam eciam personarum illius demerita et excessus detrimentum non modicum patitur quin ymo ultra dilapidaciones et damna bonorum eiusdem, in eo periuria et alia nephanda et enormia excessus atque delicta, malorum satore procurante, sepius committuntur.
9 qui ut asseris litterarum studio theologie Oxonie insistis.
10 Cum dilecti filii nobiles viri Robertus et Thomas Garnet ac Robertus Allerton domicelli Anglici, pro fide Christiana ardentes, relictis parentibus et amicis, infideles et crudelissimos Turcos Christiani nominis inimicos, iuxta votum per eos prius in partibus ex magno dovocionis fervore emissum, eciam cum familiaribus suis et propriis eorum expensis adierint, totisque viribus eosdem infideles debellare et persequi proponant, et propterea contingat eosdem eciam pro aliis suis expediendis negociis ad diversas mundi partes personaliter se conferre, nos cupientes etc., littera passus in forma, duratura per duos annos, sub data Romeanno quarto.
11 The placing of the month thus, instead of in the margin, is very unusual.
12 The word ‘simpliciter’ is cancelled.
13 The scribe has rather written ‘Redemyld,’ which he had already tended to do in the address.
14 mcccclvii, corrected by cancellation from ‘mcccclviii.’
15 peticio continebat quod partes Ybernie in quibus domus de Rabrany ordinis fratrum predicatorum Aladensis diocesis consistit et cuius expresse professus existis, ad tantam propter guerrarum turbines et alios sinistros eventus qui inibi hactenus viguerunt destruccionem paupertatem et miseriam devenerunt quod Christifidelium in illis habitancium elemosine et pia suffragia erga te et alios fratres dicte domus deficere noscuntur, et propterea plerisque personarum discriminibus oppressi tu et fratres huiusmodi neglecto cultu divino ruralia cogamini negocia exercere, in non modicum animarum vestrarum periculum.
16 The tax and subscriptions and the marginal date at the end of the letter are, it will be observed, different from those in Reg. Vat. CCCCLIII, f. 261d. The few variants between the two texts are noted above, under Reg. CCCCLIII.
17 Originally ‘Junii.’ The ‘n’ has been altered to ‘l,’ making ’Julii.’
18 Nos tuis in hac parte supplicationibus inclinati ad huiusmodi ambiguitatis tollendum dubium, a[u]ctoritate apostolica tenore presentium declaramus ut, prefata vicaria dimissa unacum dicto decanatu aliam dignitatem, seu ipsis vicaria et decanatu per te simul vel successive dimissis quasvis duas alias dignitates ecclesiasticas insimul [more usually ‘invicem’] incompatibiles in cathedralibus etiam metropolitanis [aut collegiatis ecclesiis, dummodo in huiusmodi cathedralibus etiam metropolitanis ecclesiis post pontificales] maiores seu in collegiatis ecclesiis huiusmodi principales insimul non existant, si tibi conferantur aut eligaris vel assumaris ad illas ut prefertur, premisse dispensationis vigore recipere et insimul quoad vixeris retinere libere et licits possis et valeas … The text evidently needs restoration in some such way as shown by the brackets.
19 Subscribed beneath ‘Jo. Baptista,’ which is cancelled.
20 John Smyth is not in the list of archdeacons of St. Davids in Le Neve, Fasti, ed. Hardy, I, p. 309, where there is, in fact, nothing between the collation to William Thame, 30 June, 1434, and the resignation of John Hunden, 28 July, 1482.
21 minus veraciter pretendens se ab eodem Henrico propterea raptam et huiusmodi contractum ab ea vi et contra ejus voluntatem extortum fuisse.
22 tecum ut [unacum] thesauraria et vicaria predictis quodcunque aliud, seu illis simul vel successive per te dimissis tria alia beneficia ecclesiastica curata seu alias invicem incompatibilia, etiam si dignitates
23 scolari in sacra theologia.
24 scolaris sacre theologie.
25 earundem ecclesiarum, et (rectius ‘etiam si.’)
26 nonnulli nostri antiqui familiares continui co[m]mensales. Cf. Reg. Vat. CCCCLXI, f. 209d., above, p. 159 note.
27 quecumque duo alia incompatibilia seu curata beneficia, a variant for the more usual ‘curata seu alias incompatibilia.’ Cf. the next following dispensation.
28 Without the usual subscription and tax beneath the date at the end.
29 ordinis canonicorum sancti Augustini ac sacre theologic professori.
30 in theologia magister.