Vatican Regesta 498
1458-1459

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'Vatican Regesta 498: 1458-1459', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 512-525. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103754 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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

Secrete.

1 Pius II.

1458.
Id. Nov.
(13 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 2d.)
To John Walsyng[h]am, a Benedictine monk of St. Edmunds Bury in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation, as below. His recent petition contained that he contracted marriage per verba de presenti with a certain woman, without the presence of witnesses, that, without having been known by him, she was publicly married to another, and that, inasmuch as he could not prove the marriage which he had thus contracted, he rashly had himself promoted to all holy orders and ministered therein for about seven years, after which he entered the said monastery, made his profession therein, and has similarly ministered in holy orders for about four years. (fn. 2) Seeing that, as the said petition added, although the said contract was and is secret, he fears that on account of the Extravagant beginning ‘Antique concertationi’ he cannot without papal dispensation remain in the said monastery and order and minister in the said orders, but is bound to profess some mendicant order, the pope hereby dispenses him to remain in the said order of St. Benedict, and minister in his orders or migrate to a like or a stricter order, mendicant or non-mendicant, and receive and retain any benefices wont to be governed etc. by the religious of such orders. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xx. Ja. Bouron. S. de Spada.) [In the margin:Septembris. 1¼ pp.]
1458.
14 Kal. Dec.
(18 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4d.)
To Robert Mason, archdeacon of Northumberland (Northumbrie) in the church of Durham, doctor of laws. Indult to have a portable altar. Sincere devotionis. (Ja. Lucen. | x. Fabricius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [⅓ p. Registered in full, except the final clauses. Of the marginal date only ‘t’ has escaped the binder's knife, representing thus ‘Martii,’ ‘Augusti,’ ‘Septembris’ or ‘Octobris.’]
7 Kal. Dec.
(25 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5d.)
To William Norgate, a Benedictine monk of St. Augustine's without the walls of the city of Canterbury. Indult to choose a secular or regular priest as his confessor, who may as often as is opportune grant to him, after hearing his confession, absolution and enjoin penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. The confessor may also convert his vows of abstinence into other works of piety. Benigno sunt illa tibi. (Ja. Lucen. | x. Fabricius. A. Lumpe.) [⅓ p. In the margin: Octobris. Registered in full, except the final clauses.]
Ibid. To Thomas Standerwyke, professed of the Augustinian house or monastery of SS. Mary and Catherine and All Saints, commonly called [the house or monastery] of the Bonshommes of God at Edyngton in the diocese of Salisbury. (fn. 3) Dispensation to him, who has made his open profession of the order of St. Augustine, to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, of any tax or yearly value, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry or chaplaincy or annual salary wont to be given to priests in England, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Fabricius. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1 p.]
3 Id. Dec.
(11 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 22.)
To Thomas Wale, (fn. 4) abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Louth Park (de Parco Lude) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life in titulum or in commendam together with the said monastery (which is in many ways burdened (fn. 5) by reason of various misfortunes, on account of hospitality and the reception of travellers and by fire and floods) any other secular benefice with cure, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, of any value, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, or, if he resign the monastery, to do so together with any other similar or dissimilar benefice, and to resign the said monastery without consulting the ordinary. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | lx. Fabricius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1¼ pp.]
1458.
14 Kal. Jan.
(19 Dec.)
[St. Peter's,] Rome.
(f. 33d.)
To Matthew Dewe, perpetual chaplain of St. Stephen in the church of St. Sepulchre without Newgate, London. Indult to have a portable altar [on which he may celebrate or cause to be celebrated masses and other divine offices] in the presence of two or three faithful of both sexes chosen by him; without the ‘before daybreak’ clause. Registered briefly: Similis (fn. 6) littera altaris portatilis conceditur dilecto filii Matheo Dewe perpetuo capellano sancti Stefani in ecclesia sancti Sepu[l]chri extra novam portam Londonien., in presentia duorum vel trium utriusque sexus christifidelium per se eligendorum, absque clausula ante diem, alias in forma. Datum Rome etc. (i.e. apud sanctum Petrum) anno etc. mcccclviii. quartodecimo Kal. Jan. anno primo. ([G. Lollius, as in the margin opposite the first of the four indults; see the footnote.] | x. Fabricius. S. de Spada.) [In the margin:Decembris.]
Ibid.
(f. 34r.)
To Richard Molyneus, nobleman, lord of divers places in the diocese of Lichfield, and Elisabet his wife. The like. Also registered briefly: Similis littera altaris portatilis dilecto filio nobili viro Ricardo Molyneus (fn. 7) domino diversorum locorum Lichefeldensis diocesis et dilecte in Christo filie Elisabet eius uxori, sine clausula ante diem, alias in forma. Datum ut supra. ([G. Lollius, as in the preceding.] | xii. Fabricius. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: D(ecembris). This is the last of the four briefly registered indults.]
9 Kal. Jan.
(24 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42d.)
To Richard Carleton of Newerk and Elizabeth his wife, of the diocese of York. Indult that they may choose as their confessor any fit priest, secular or regular, who, after hearing their confession may grant them absolution for their sins etc. once in their life in cases reserved to the apostolic see, in non-reserved cases as often as opportune, and enjoin penance; that the said confessor or other of their choice may grant them, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all their sins, once only, in the hour of death; with the usual clauses requiring the making of satisfaction to whom it is due, providing against abuse of the present indult, requiring fasting for a year on Friday or other day etc., and faculty for their confessor to commute such fasting into other works of piety. Provenit ex vestre devotionis affectu. (——. (fn. 8) | xxxvi. Fabritius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1½pp. Registered in full, except the final clauses.]
1458.
Ibid.
(f. 43.)
To Thomas Usburn, a priest and brother of the poor hospital of St. Leonard alias St. Peter, York. Dispensation to him, who is a priest and wears the habit of the brethren of the said hospital, which belongs to no order, and who has made his profession of no other order, (fn. 9) to receive and retain for life with the said hospital (fn. 10) any benefice with or without cure, even if a major or principal dignity etc., or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a hospital or a chantry, etc. and to resign it (i.e. such benefice) simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. Fabritius. Jo. de Vulteris.) [In the margin. Decembris. 1 p. +.]
Ibid.
(f. 44.)
To Thomas Eslak, rector of Rysindon in the diocese of Worcester, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice, or, without that church or them, any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Fabritius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Decembris. 12/3 pp.]
9 [Kal.] Jan.
(24 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62.)
To Henry White, rector of Castelcome in the diocese of Salisbury. The like to him, who is of noble birth, mutatis mutandis, e.g. the value of the said church, which has cure, is not expressed. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Fabritius. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Decembris. 2⅓ pp.]
16 Kal. Nov.
(17 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 69d.)
Relaxation, in perpetuity, of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to those who, being penitent and having confessed, on Tuesdays from Quinquagesima to the octaves of Easter, and on the four days immediately before Easter, and on the days within the octaves of the feasts of the Passion and Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, visit or make an offering to the house or hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr of Acre in the city of London, of the order of the Cruciferi living under the rule of St. Augustine, (fn. 11) in which there is great devotion and works of charity etc., because the said St. Thomas was born on the spot where the church of the said house or hospital was built, set out on his journey to Rome (sic) on a Tuesday, on his return home from the apostolic see landed in England on a Tuesday, and because on a Tuesday our Lord appeared to him at Pontigny in the diocese of Sens with the words ‘In thy blood shall my Church be glorified,’ because the princes sat down against him on a Tuesday and on a Tuesday he suffered martyrdom, and because a Tuesday was the day of his translation. Universis Christifidelibus presentes litteras inspecturis. Ante thorum (rectius thronum) divine majestatis. (Ja. Lucen. | lx. Fabricius. (Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1¾ pp.]
1458[–9].
3 Id. Jan.
(11 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76d.)
To Nicholas Perisson, rector of Bekynton in the diocese of Bath, bachelor in laws. Grant, as below. Nicholas V dispensed him, who alleged that he was of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church 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 both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. At his recent petition, containing that he is not of noble birth, and that he fears that the said letters may therefore be held surreptitious, the pope hereby grants that the said dispensation and letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if such mention of his noble birth had not been made. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xvi. Fabricius. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1¾ pp. The dispensation by Nicholas V is not in his surviving Registers analysed in Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. X.]
1458.
8 Kal. Dec.
(24 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113.)
To William Forbes, a canon of Glasgow, M.A. Collation and provision to him, who is related to James king of Scots in the second and third degree[s] of kindred, of a canonry of Glasgow and another of Moray, with reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, of a canonry of each and of a dignity etc. of one of them, etc. Preclari generis nobilitas, litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. A. de Moncia. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Martii. 1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 114.)
To the bishops of Arras and St. Andrews and the abbot of Lindores. Mandate to cause the above William to be received as a canon of each of the above churches, and to collate and assign to him the said prebends and dignity, etc. Hodie dilecto filio. (Ja. Lucen. | xvi. A. de Moncia. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Martii. 1 p.]
1458.
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 116.)
To Thomas Wylford (written above ‘Eylford’ cancelled), perpetual vicar of the parish church of Collesburi (recte Tollesburi) in the diocese of London, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to him, who as he states holds the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Collesbury (sic) in the diocese of London, to receive and retain for life with the said parish church or its perpetual vicarage (fn. 12) [value not expressed] any other benefice, or without it (fn. 13) or them (absque illa vel illis) any two other benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 44, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxxv. Fabricius. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Octobris. 12/3 pp.]
Ibid. To Edmund Menskipp, rector of All Saints, Pavement, York, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is studying theology in the university of Oxford, (fn. 14) 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 dignity etc., even a major or principal dignity, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxxv. Fabritius. A. de Sala.) [In the margin: Octobris. 12/3 pp.]
4 Id. Nov.
(10 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 121d.)
To John Whalsgrave, a Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Meaux (de Melsa), in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held and governed by regulars of his order, even if it be a chantry, chaplaincy or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a free chapel, and be of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxiiii. Fabricius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [½ p.]
9 Kal. Dec.
(23 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126.)
To Master Robert Flemming, dean of Lincoln, S.T.B., a papal notary. Indult to him, who is of noble birth and holds the said deanery, a major dignity, to visit by deputy for seven years the churches, monasteries, prebends and other ecclesiastical places thereof, and their persons, and receive the procurations in money, provided that they be not more than 30 silver [gros deniers] tournois a day, twelve to the gold florin of Florence. Grata devotionis obsequia. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxvi. Fabricius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 126d.)
To Thomas Overay, rector of Chedon in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor in laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 25l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., as above, f. 116, to Edmund Menskipp, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1 p. +.]
3 Non. Dec.
(3 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133.)
To James Stanley, rector of the parish church of St. Mary [Walton] on the Hill of Chester (sic), in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. 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. in cathedral even metropolitan or collegiate churches [even if such dignities were] major [in such cathedral even metropolitan] or principal [in collegiate churches]; who holds inter cetera the parish church of St. Mary [Walton] on the Hill of Chester, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, and is on his mother's side of royal blood, and the names of whose other benefices and the values thereof and of the said church and the tenour of the said dispensation the pope holds to be sufficiently expressed by these presents) to receive and retain for life with the said two incompatible benefices any one other benefice, or without them any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be dignities etc. in cathedral even metropolitan or collegiate churches, and such dignities be major in such cathedral even metropolitan or principal in collegiate churches, or with one of them two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, etc., and to resign them all, 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 such major or principal dignities. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. Fabritius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [2 pp. See above, p. 372.]
Ibid.
(f. 134.)
To Thomas Paslh, rector of Methley in the diocese of York, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any other benefice, or if he resign that church (fn. 15) any two other benefices, with cure etc. as above, f. 44, to Thomas Eslak. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Fabritius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Novembris. 12/3 pp.]
9 Kal. Jan.
(24 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183.)
To John Bayly, a canon regular of the monastery of Christchurch, Twynham, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to receive and retain any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, of any tax or yearly value, even if etc. as above, f. 5d., to Thomas Standerwyke. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Fabricius. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Decembris. 2/3 p.]

1 Pius II.

1458.
Ibid.
To Edmund Hampden, knight, chamberlain (camerario) of Edward prince of Wales, lord of the place of Dudyngton in the diocese of Lincoln, and Anne his wife. Indult to them and each of them to have a portable altar, on which they may have mass and other divine offices celebrated in presence of themselves and the members of their household. Sincere devocionis. (Ja. Lucen. | xii. Fabricius. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Decembris. ⅓ p. See below, f. 260d.]
Ibid. To the bishop of Bath and Wells. Faculty to confer the office of a notary public on John Beel, clerk, of the diocese of Bath and Wells, married to one wife, a virgin, if he have completed his twenty-fifth year and be found fit after examination, first receiving his oath of fealty according to the form appended. Ne contractuum. (Ja. Lucen. | xvi. Fabricius. Jo. de Buccabellis.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1p.]
8 Kal. Dec.
(24 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192d.)
To Alexander Preston, a canon of Glasgow. Motu proprio collation and provision to him (who has been engaged for about a year with 12 archers and more in fighting against the Infidels, and who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a married baron and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, and to resign them simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) of a canonry of Glasgow and another of Aberdeen, with reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, of a prebend and dignity etc. of one of those churches, and like reservation also of a benefice with or without cure in the presentation etc. of the bishop and the dean etc. and chapter of Dunkeld, even if it be a canonry and prebend, dignity etc. in a cathedral or a collegiate church, and even if such dignities etc. be elective and have cure, provided that one of such dignities be not major in the church of Glasgow or Aberdeen or other cathedral church or principal in a collegiate church, the value of the said benefice not exceeding 25 marks of silver if it have cure or be a dignity or a personatus, or 18 if not. As soon as he has obtained a prebend or a dignity etc. in one of the said churches of Glasgow and Aberdeen, he is to cease to be a canon in the other, and the present letters and their consequences shall be null and void as far as regards the prebend which he is expecting in such other church; and as soon as he has in virtue of these presents obtained a dignity etc. or such benefice with or without cure, the said letters shall be null and void as far only as regards another benefice incompatible therewith. Vite etc. (G. Lollius. | Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape, A. de Moncia. L. de Lynardo.) [In the margin: Martii. 32/3 pp. See above, p. 158.]
Ibid.
(f. 194.)
To the bishop of Spoleto, the abbot of Melrios in the diocese of Glasgow and the archdeacon of Dunblane. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to execute it. Hodie dilecto filio. (G. LolliusMartii, as ibid.) [1 p.]
1458[–9].
12 Kal. Feb.
(fn. 16)
(21 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258.)
To John Stanford, a Carmelite friar. Dispensation to him, who is also a priest, has made his profession of the said order, and is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, of any tax or yearly 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 sciencia, (fn. 17) vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Fabritius. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1¼ pp.]
Ibid. (fn. 18)
(f. 259.)
To Robert Tonard, a Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Swynneshed, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who has made his profession of the said order, to receive etc. as in the preceding. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Ja. … Constantinus, as ibid.) [In the margin: Januarii. Registered briefly with the formula ‘tecum ut quodcunque beneficium etc. in forma, ut in proxima.’]
Ibid. (fn. 19)
(f. 259.)
To the bishop of Bath and Wells. Faculty to confer the office of a notary public on Thomas Smyth, clerk, of the diocese of Bath and Wells, married to one wife, a virgin, if he have completed his twenty-fifth year and be found fit after examination, first receiving from him his oath of fealty according to the form appended. Ne contractuum. (Ja. Lucen. | xvi. Fabritius. Jo. de Buccabellis.) [In the margin: Januarii. ¾ p.]
Ibid. To Edmund Grai, lord de Ruthyn, nobleman, and Katherine his wife, noblewoman, of the diocese of Lincoln. Indult that they may choose as their confessor any fit priest, secular or regular, who. … enjoin penance as above, f. 42d; may commute into other works of piety their vows of pilgrimage and abstinence and any others, except vows of pilgrimage to the Lord's Sepulchre, SS. Peter and Paul's [Rome] and St. James in Compostella, and vows of religion, and may absolve them from all sentences of excommunication etc.; and that the said confessor or other of their choice may grant them … commute such fast into other works of piety, as ibid. Provenit ex vestre devotionis affectu. (Ja. Lucen. | xxv. Fabritius. Jo. de Buccabellis.) [In the margin: Januarii. 2 pp. +.]
1458[–9].
Ibid.
(f. 260d.)
To Edmund Hampden, lord of the place of Dudyngton, nobleman, and Anne his wife, noblewoman, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like. (Ja. Lucen. … Januarii, as in the preceding.) [Registered briefly, with: ‘Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Provenit ex vestre devotionis affectu etc. in forma, prout in proxima superius registrata. Datum …’ See above, f. 183.]
Ibid.
(f. 261.)
To William Asshendoy (rectius Asshendon), abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Abingdon (de Abendon’), in the diocese of Salisbury. The like, mutatis mutandis. Provenit etc. (Ja. Lucen. … Januarii, as in the preceding.) [Registered almost in full. 1¼ pp.]
1458[–9].
4 Non. March.
(4 March.)
St. Mary's,
Siena. (fn. 20)
(f. 267d.)
To William Shirwod, rector of the parish church of St. Michael the Archangel in Oxford, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is a member of the household of Henry king of England and master of the children of the lords of his court, (fn. 21) to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice, or without that church (absque ea) any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible etc. as above, f. 44. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1½ pp.]
1458[–9].
5 Id. March.
(11 March.)
Siena.
(f. 268d.)
To William Crosse, master of the hospital of SS. Mary and Thomas the Martyr in Suthwerk, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, and has made his profession under the rule of St. Augustine, to receive and retain for life with the said hospital or without it any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a chantry, and even if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p.—].
Ibid.
(f. 271.)
To John Chedworth, archdeacon of Northampton in the church of Lincoln. Dispensation to him (who is a subdeacon and a nephew of John bishop of Lincoln, and who was lately dispensed by papal authority to [receive and] retain as soon as he attained his eighteenth year any benefice with cure, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity, major or principal or elective etc., with the power of exchanging) to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconry [value not expressed] which has cure, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without the archdeaconry or them (absque illo vel illis) any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 44. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p. +. See above, pp. 26 and 371.]
1458[–9].
14 Kal. April.
(19 March.)
Siena.
(f. 321.)
To John Suthill, rector of Thormondby in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is of gentle birth (generosus existis), to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any other benefice, or without that church (absque illa) any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as above, f. 44. Vite etc. (G. Lollius. | l. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: [M]ar[tii]. 1½ pp.]
1458[–9].
10 Kal. April.
(23 March.)
Siena.
(f. 323d.)
To John Kerre, (fn. 22) rector of Oxburgh in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any other benefice, or without that church (absque illa) 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 etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxv. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Martii. 12/3 pp.]
1458[–9].
12 Kal. April.
(21 March.)
Siena.
(f. 324d.)
To Robert Bedyll, rector of St. Martin's in Oxford, in the diocese of Lincoln. The like, the value of St. Martin's not being expressed. (Ja. Lucen. … Martii, as in the preceding.) [Registered briefly: ‘Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Vite ac morum honestas etcetera ut in precedenti and litteram Datum ut supra, Duodecimo Kal. Aprilis. … anno primo.]
1459.
Prid. Kal. April.
(31 March.)
Siena.
(f. 324d.)
To Walter Osborn, perpetual vicar of Frome in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The like, the value of the vicarage not exceeding 40 marks sterling, with the clause to hold even two parish churches etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Martii. Registered briefly, with: ‘Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Vite ac morum honestas aliaque etcetera ut in superiori ad litteram Volentes te, qui ut asseris perpetuam vicariam parrochialis ecclesie de Frome Bathoniensis et Vellensis dioceseis, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marcharum sterlingorum etc. ut supra, seu due parrochiales ecclesie etc. ut supra. Datum Senisanno primo.]
Ibid. To John Lyght, rector of Eynesbury in the diocese of Lincoln. The like, the value of the said church not exceeding 24l. sterling. (Ja. Lucen. | l. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Martii. Registered briefly, with: ’Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Vite ac morum ut supra ad litteram Volentes te, qui ut asseris parrochialem. … cuius fructus etc. xxiiiior. librarum sterlingorum etc., favore prosequi gratioso, tuis in hac parte supplicationibus inclinati etc. Datum Senisanno primo.’ The amount of the tax shows that the ‘even two parish churches etc.’ clause is intended.]
Ibid.
(f. 325.)
To Ralph Carvile, rector of Chylton Cantelope in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor in decrees. The like, the value of the said church not exceeding 40 marks sterling. (Ja. Lucen. | l. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Martii. Registered briefly, with: ‘Pius etc.,’ address and ‘salutem etc. Litterarum scientia vite ac morum honestas aliaque ut supra qui ut asseris parrochialem ecclesiam de Chylton Cantelopediocesis, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marcharum sterlingorum secundum etc. (i.e. secundum communem extimacionem) [prosequi] gratioso, tuisque in hac parte supplicationibus inclinati etc., seu due parrochiales etc., et animarum cura [in]incompatibilibus beneficiis si qua illis immineat ac parrochiali ecclesia predictis nullatenus etc. (i.e. negligatur, i.e. the clause requiring him not to neglect the cure of souls, if any, in the said incompatible benefices, and in the said parish church). Datum Senisanno primo.]
1459 (rectius1458[–9]). (fn. 23)
9 Kal. April.
(24 March.)
Siena.
(f. 325.)
To John Dyghton, rector of Holand, wont to be governed by two rectors, in the diocese of York. The like, the value of the said [moiety] not exceeding 10 marks sterling. (Ja. … Martii, as in the preceding.) [Registered briefly, with: ‘Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Vite ac morum honestas aliaque etc. ut supra, cuius fructus etc. decem marcharum sterlingorum etc. prosequi gratioso, tuis in hac parte supplicationibus etc., aut due parrochiales etc. Datum Senis anno etc. millesimo cccc. mo . lix. nono Kal. Apris pont. nostri anno primo.]
1459.
Kal. April.
(1 April.)
Siena. (f. 325.)
To Richard Nores, rector of Stretton in Ledale (i.e. le Dale), in the diocese of Hereford, bachelor in decrees. The like, the value of the rectory not exceeding 24 marks sterling. (Ja. … Martii, as in the preceding.) [Registered briefly, with: ‘Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Litterarum sciencia vite ac morum honestas etc. ut supra, volentes te qui asseris parrochialem ecclesiam de Stretton in Ledale Herforden. dioc. cuius fructus etc. xxiiii or . marcharum sterlingorum etc., prosequi gratioso, tuis in hac parte etc., aut due parrochiales. Datum ut supra Kal. (fn. 24) Aprilis pont. nostri anno primo.]
Ibid. To John Ehedworth (fn. 25) (rectius Chedworth) a canon of Lincoln. Dispensation to him (who is a nephew of John bishop of Lincoln, and whom the pope has dispensed to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, with the power of exchanging as often as he pleased [above, f. 271]) to receive and retain for life with the said two incompatible benefices any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with such two, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or principal dignity etc., and to resign them etc., provided that he do not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, or three major or principal dignities. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Martii. 1 p. +.]
1458.
Non. April.
(5 April.)
Siena.
(f. 328d.)
To John Cotyn alias Freskyd, (fn. 26) a canon regular of the order of St. Augustine, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who has made his open profession of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine (fn. 27) , to 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, or a chantry or an annual or a free chapel, and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus etc. ([G. Lollius.] (fn. 28) | l. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. ¾ p.]
Ibid.
(f. 329.)
To William Ledys alias Petsmyth, a canon regular of the Augustinian priory of SS. Mary and Nicholas, Ledes, in the diocese of Canterbury. The like. (G. Lollius. | xxx. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. Registered briefly, with: ‘Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Religionis zelus etc. ut supra, eadem data.’]
Ibid. To John Herford, a Benedictine monk of St. Martin's, Battle (de Bello), in the diocese of Chichester. The like. (G. Lollius. | l. … Aprilis, as in the preceding.) [Registered briefly, with ‘Pius etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Religionis zelus etc. [beneficium etc. si] instituaris in eo recipere et unacum juribus et privilegiis dicti monasterii quoad vixeris retinere, illudque et quodcunque aliud per te imposterum vigore presentium assequendum beneficium simpliciter vel ex causa etc. ut supra.]
1458[–9].
7 Id. Jan. (fn. 29)
(7 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 329.)
To the brethren and sisters of the poor hospital of Holy Trinity and St. Thomas the Martyr, Rome, called the hospital of the English. (fn. 30) Indult for them, the present members, and for those who become members during three years from the date of these presents, and for each of them, to choose as often as needful fit priests, secular or regular, as their confessors, who may, after hearing their confessions, grant them absolution for their sins, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin penance, and may grant to them, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all their sins, once only, in the hour of death; with the usual clauses requiring satisfaction to be made to whom it is due, and providing against the abuse of the present indult, etc. Benigno sunt illa. (G. Lollius. | xxxx. Fabricius. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Januarii. ¾ p.]
1458[–9].
8 Kal. April.
(25 March.)
Siena.
(f. 329d.)
To the dean of Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of Hugh Tapton, chancellor of Lincoln, and of John bishop of the same, to confirm the separation from the chancellorship, made with the consent and at the petition of the said Hugh, their last holder, of the canonry and prebend of Sutton in the Marsh (in Maresco), and the union to the chancellorship in their stead of the canonry and prebend of Stoke. Pia devotione. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Martii. 1. p. +].

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ’Pii ii, Secret. Lib. i. T. xxxi.’ Inside the volume is half, but not the front half, of the original sheepskin binding, with unimportant notes. There are no Rubricelle. On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, hardly legible, apparently: ‘Liber primus secretarum Pii pape ii.’ There are i-ccclv. ff. of text, at the end of which is ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 petitio continebat quod postquam tu alias cum quadam muliere et absque testium presentia matrimonium per verba de presenti contraxeras, et ipsa mulier a te minime cognita ad alia vota convolasset et alio viro publice fuisset matri monialiter copulata, tu hoc intelligens et attendens te non posse matrimonium quod cum muliere huiusmodi contraxeras probare, inconsulte ad omnes sacros ordines te fecisti alias rite promoveri, et in eisdem per septem annos vel circa, ac demum spiritu ut credebas meliori ductus monasterium sancti Edmundi prefatum [ingressus es], in quo, professione dicti ordinis per te emissa, per annos quatuor vel circa in sacris ordinibus similiter ministrasti.
3 professo domus sive monasterii beate Marie ac sancte Catherine et omnium sanctorum bonorum virorum dei de Edyngtoncommuniter nun cupati ordinis sancti Augustini Saresburiensis diocesis.
4 The second letter in the surname is obscure
5 multiformiter pregravatum.
6 The reference is to the first of four briefly registered indults ‘de altaribus portatilibus’ on ff. 33d and 34r, of which this is the third. The first is registered thus: ‘Pius etc’ address and ‘salutem etc. Sincere devotionis affectus etc. Conceditur altare portatile cum clausula ante diem, alias in forma. Nulli ergo etc. nostre concessionis etc. Datum
7 The scribe has written the last two letters in such a vague way that he has avoided committing himself. The spelling which he found difficult to reproduce was apparently ‘Molyneus,’ i.e. ‘Molyneux,’ the ancestor of the earls of Sefton.
8 i.e. without the usual marginal subscription at the beginning.
9 Hinc est quod nos volentes te, qui ut asseris presbyter existis ac habitum confratrum dicti hospitalis sancti Leonardi alias sancti Petri Eboracensis geris, quod hospitale nullius ordinis esse dinoscitur dinosceris, nec tu alium ordinem professus existis. The word ‘dinoscitur ‘is added in the margin, and ‘dinosceris’ ought evidently to have been cancelled.
10 unacum prefato hospitali. This is the only indication that he holds the hospital, the address and the rest of the text hardly suggesting more than membership of it.
11 Cum itaque sicut accepimus domus sive hospitale sancti Thome martiris de Aconia in civitate Londoniensi in Anglia, ordinis cruciferorum sub regula sancti Augustini degencium, pro eo quod idem sanctus Thomas loco quo nunc dicte domus sive hospitalis ecclesia structa est sui ortus prima novit auspicia, dieque martis religatus ad almam urbem Romanam (sic) arripuit iter, a sede apostolicaque reversus ad propria martis die regionis littora applicuit, et etiam martis die apud Pontiniacum Sananensis (sic) diocesis dominus sibi apparuit inquiensIn sanguine tuo glorificabitur ecclesia mea,’ ac die martis sederunt principes adversus eum, dieque martis martirium passus fuit et martis dies fuit sue translations, in dictisque domo sive hospitali magna devotione habetur et sua contemplatione laudis non solum divina officia congrue dietim celebrantur sed quamplura virtutum et caritatis opera ibi fiunt et exercitantur, dictaque ecclesia christifidelibus plurimum frequentata veneratur. Nos igitur. …
12 una cum dicta parrochiali ecclesia seu illius perpetua vicaria.
13 i.e. the parish church or its perpetual vicarage.
14 actu in theologia in studio Exonien. (rectius Oxonien.)studes.
15 seu illa per te dimissa.
16 Martii’ is cancelled and ‘Februarii’ substituted in the margin.
17 The words ‘litterarum sciencia’ imply that he had an academic degree, but it is not explicitly mentioned.
18 A correction has been made in the date from ‘Martii’ to ‘Februarii,’ as in the preceeding.
19 Here and in the following three letters the text itself has ‘Februarii.’
20 Datum Senis apud sanctam Mariam.
21 qui ut asseris carissimi in Christo filii nostri Henrici regis Anglie illustris familiaris a (? rectius ac or et) natorum dominorum curie dicti regis magister existis.
22 A bad ‘K,’ but the same as in the ‘Kal.’ of the date in this and the following letters.
23 Unless the date is intended to be 1459, Kal. April, the ‘nono’ being in that case a mistaken repetition due to the influence of the ‘ix.’ which precedes it. Cf. the date of the next following dispensation.
24 Cf. the preceding note.
25 Very ill written.
26 Another bad ‘k,’ like the ‘K’ already noted.
27 His monastery is thus not mentioned.
28 Or [Ja. Lucen], the usual name in the margin at the beginning being in this case omitted.
29 Aprilis’ is cancelled and ‘Januarii’ written above it.
30 dilectis filiis ac dilectis in Christo filiabus universis confratribus et consororibus hospitalis pauperum sancte Trinitatis et sancti Thome martyris de urbe Anglicorum nuncupati.