Vatican Regesta 501
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'Vatican Regesta 501: 1459', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 551-563. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103757 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DI. (fn. 3)

Secrete.

2 Pius II.

1459.
5 Id. Sept. (fn. 4)
(9 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 3d.)
To Andrew Holes, chancellor in the church of Salisbury. Indult to choose a fit priest secular or regular, as his confessor who may, after hearing his confession, grant him absolution for his sins, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, once only, and in other cases as often as opportune, and enjoin penance; and who, or other confessor of his choice, may grant him, being penitent and having confessed, plenary remission of all his sins, likewise once only, in the hour of death; with the usual clauses about making satisfaction to whom it is due, against abuse of the present indult, and fasting for a year on Friday or other day, which fasting his confessor may commute into other works of piety. Devotion is tue sinceritas. (Ja. Lucen. | xvi. B. de Brendis. D. de Luca.) [1 p.]
8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 4.)
To Richard bishop of Salisbury. Indult, at his recent petition (containing that he desires, in order that he may be able to cause divine offices to be celebrated in his chapel with as great or greater decency than he has hitherto been wont, to have some singers therein expert in music) that he may have for life in his said chapel four such singers of his diocese, even if they hold parish churches or perpetual vicarages or be of any orders, even friars mendicant, or such mixed, and may replace them by others as often as expedient, so that they cannot against their will be called away (extrahi vel evocari) by any, even by their superiors, and that those of them who hold parish churches or perpetual vicarages may take the fruits etc. thereof as if resident therein, provided that the cure of souls therein be not neglected. Sincere devotionis integritas. (G. Lollius. | l. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Septembris. ¾ p.]

1 Pius II.

3 Kal. Sept.
(30 Aug.)
Mantua.
(f. 14.)
To the bishop of Dunkeld. Indult to have a portable altar, on which he may celebrate or cause to be celebrated mass and other divine offices in presence of himself and his household servants. Sincere devotionis affectus. (G. Lollius. | x. M. Amici. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Augusti. ¼ p.]

2 Pius II.

16 Kal. Oct. (fn. 5)
(16 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 15.)
To William Paulyn, rector of St. Mary Major's, Exeter, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is a clerk of the exchequer of the cathedral church of Exeter, (fn. 6) to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice, or without that church (fn. 7) any two benefices, with cure and incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc. or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages etc., or such mixed, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. B. de Brendis. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Septembris. 12/3 pp. The academic degree implied by the incipitLitterarum sciencia’ is not mentioned in the address nor in the text.]
1459.
14 Kal. Oct. (fn. 8)
(18 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 16.)
To John Mall, perpetual vicar of St. Andrew's, Sherevenham (sic), in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage of St. Andrew's, Shrevenham [value not expressed], any other benefice, or if he resign the said vicarage (fn. 9) any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., provided that he do not hold 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. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxvi. M. Amici. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 17.)
To Richard Heyward, rector of Holy Trinity de Stanford juxta (?), in the diocese of Salisbury, (fn. 10) and perpetual fellow of the college of St. Mary of Winchester in Oxford, in the diocese of Lincoln. The like to him, who is I.U.B. and a licentiate in laws. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc. Vite ac morum honestas etc. ut supra ut asseris in utro (sic) jure bachalarius existis, ac in legibus licenciatus, quique parrochialem ecclesiam sancte Trinitatis de Stanford predictam ac perpetuitatem collegii antedicte beate Marie Wynton. in Oxonia inter cetera obtines, premissorum meritorum etc. ut supra. Datum ut supra. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxv. M. Amici. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris.) [In the margin: Augusti.]
12 Kal. Oct.
(20 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 18.)
To John Mace, a canon professed of the priory of St. Mary's, Kyme, of the order of the canons regular of St. Augustine, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular or regular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a chantry or chapel or annual salary or stipend wont to be given to priests in England, even if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. ¾ p.]
1459
(rectius 1460).
14 Kal. Sept.
(19 Aug.)
Mantua.
(f. 18d.)
To Roger Becansowe, (fn. 11) rector of Kilkehampton in the diocese of Exeter. Exemplification from the Register of Nicholas V of that pope's letters:—
Nicolaus episcopus servus servorum dei dilecto filio Rogerio Becansowe (fn. 11) rectori parrochialis ecclesie de Kilkehampton Exoniensis diocesis salutem etc. Vite ac morum honestas aliaque etc., registrata de verbo ad verbum in libro Nicolai pape V secundo anni septimi folio cccxxxii. [i.e. Reg. Vat. CCCXCIX, f. 332d., in Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 121]. Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum anno etc. mccccliii. Quarto Non. Julii pontificatus nostri anno septimo;’
with decree hereby that the said exemplification shall everywhere have the same force as the original letters. Provisionis nostre. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2/3 p.]
1459.
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 19.)
To the bishop of Bath and Wells, the bishop of Exeter and John Mourton, a canon of Salisbury. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed that John Lax, rector of Strete in the diocese of Bath and Wells (alleging that Calixtus III granted him an indult for three years from the date of that pope's letters not to be bound by reason of the said church and any other benefices with and without cure, present and future, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages etc., to be promoted to any holy orders) has unduly detained the said parish church and that of Dichesyate in the said diocese, the one for more than four years and the other for more than one year, without being even ordained subdeacon. The pope therefore orders the above three to summon John and others concerned, inform themselves summarily and without public forms of justice etc., (fn. 12) and if he do not within a term to be fixed by them show by authentic letters that he was ordained subdeacon within a year of obtaining possession of the said church of Strete, to declare that the said churches have become and are void by his non-promotion to the priesthood, and that the ordinary collators may dispose thereof. They are to certify without delay to the officers of the papal Camera, or its collector or sub-collector in those parts, the names of the persons to whom collations of the said churches shall be made and the dates of the collations. Ad Romani pontificis. (G. Lollius. | xxxv. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Je. de Sala.) [1⅓ pp. See p. 98 above.]
1459. (fn. 13)
Id. Sept.
(13 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 21.)
To George Percy, rector of Caldebek in the diocese of Carlisle. Grant etc., as below. Calixtus III dispensed him, then in his twenty-fifth year, as he alleged, to receive and retain any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or canonries and prebends, dignities, even major or principal, etc., namely for five years if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or for life if not, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. At his recent petition (containing that at the date of the said letters he was not yet in his twenty-fifth but in his twenty-third year or thereabouts, and that in virtue of the said dispensation he successively obtained, by a collation made by authority of the ordinary, the church of Caldebek before he reached the lawful age, and that of Rothebery in the diocese of Durham after attaining his twenty-fifth year, and still holds them, and that he fears lest the said letters may be held surreptitious for the said causes and also because he was called therein a clerk of the diocese of Chichester, whereas he was of the diocese of York) the pope, holding the values of the said church and of his other benefices to be expressed by these presents, grants to him, who is of royal stock, that the said dispensation and letters and the collation of the said churches, and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents, notwithstanding the foregoing; and furthermore dispenses him to retain the said two incompatible benefices, even if they be such parish churches or vicarages, even for life, and to receive and retain together with them, also for life, any other incompatible benefice, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity, even major or principal etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | lx. B. de Brendis. P. de Spinosis.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2½ pp.]

1 Pius II.

8 Kal. Sept.
(25 Aug.) (fn. 14)
Mantua.
(f. 22.)
To Edward Cheyne, rector of Deele in the diocese of Canterbury. Confirmation etc. as below. Calixtus III dispensed him, who alleged that he had not yet attained his twentieth year, to receive and retain as soon as he had attained the said year, even if he were not in holy orders, one benefice, and subsequently dispensed him, after he should have attained his twenty-third year, to receive and retain therewith for life one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without the said benefices any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and moreover not to be bound for seven years, from the obtaining of such benefice or benefices with cure, to be promoted to any holy order on account thereof, whilst engaged in the study of letters at an university or residing in the Roman court. At the recent petition of the said Edward, who is by both parents of knightly family, (fn. 15) containing that in virtue of the said letters he holds the above church of Deele, and has not yet reached his twenty-first year, the pope hereby confirms the collation which was made to him of the said church, even if he were not yet in the said age of twenty years, and, holding the values of his benefices etc. as being expressed by these presents, grants him dispensation that he may, as soon as he has attained his said twenty-first year, receive and retain with the said church such other incompatible benefice, and as soon as he has attained his said twentythird year, receive and retain with such two benefices any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a major or principal dignity, etc., even for life, and resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | lx. M. Amici. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Augusti. 2½ pp. See p. 169 above.]

2 Pius II.

Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 23d.)
To John Halse, elect of Coventry and Lichfield, the dean of St. Martin's-le-Grand, London, and Henry Sharp, a canon of Lichfield. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John, bishop of St. Davids, contained that he is very old and infirm, and becomes daily more unable to bear the cure of the pontifical office, especially in his diocese of St. Davids, which on account of the wildness of the country is full of uncivilised and rude men, (fn. 16) and that he desires a fit person to be substituted in his place by the apostolic see, especially John Morton, who is a canon of Salisbury, a doctor of laws, chancellor of Edward prince of Wales, eldest son of king Henry, and acceptable to the said king and to queen Margaret. The pope therefore orders the above three, if they find that such resignation is for the good of the said church and the people committed to bishop John, that the said John Morton is likely to be profitable to the said church, and that king Henry is likely to petition on his behalf, to treat between the said bishop and John for the bishop's resignation and for the assignment of a yearly pension to him for life, and to grant licence to the bishop to resign at the apostolic see only. They are in due course to send to the pope letters close sealed with the seal of the said bishop or of one of themselves, containing the relation of the said resignation etc., in order that the pope may be able to ratify and approve. Decet ex benigno. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1¾ pp.]
7 Id. Sept.
(7 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 24.)
To Henry Sharp, master or warden of the college of the chapel of Corpus Christi situate by the church of St. Laurence Pulteney, London, doctor of laws. Indult, as below. Eugenius IV dispensed him to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages etc.; and Calixtus III dispensed him to receive and retain therewith for life any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without the said two benefices any three benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two of them were parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities, etc., and also granted him indult for life to take and to rent or grant to farm or yearly pension to any persons, ecclesiastical or secular, the fruits etc. of all his benefices, whilst dwelling in the Roman court or engaged in the study of letters at an university or in the service of Henry king of England or his metropolitan or diocesan, and not to be bound to reside in his benefices. The pope hereby, confirming the said letters, grants to him, who has been sent to the pope as the envoy and orator of the said king, and is at present residing in the said court, indult to take for life the said fruits etc., as in the said letters of pope Calixtus, with the same faculty to rent, even whilst residing in one of his benefices present and future. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1¾ pp. See p. 168 above.]
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 25.) (fn. 17)
To the archdeacons of Lincoln and Northampton in the church of Lincoln, and Henry Sharp, a canon of Lichfield. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John bishop of Lincoln, contained that, inasmuch as in times past he has suffered from grave infirmities, and fears in future to suffer from even graver ones, and therefore to be unable to exercise the cure of the people committed to him, he has often contemplated in such event, or when overcome with old age etc., to resign with consent of the apostolic see, (fn. 18) in order that provision of a fit pastor may be made to his said church by the said see. At the said bishop's petition for licence to resign and treat for the assignment of a pension, the pope orders the above three, if they find that such resignation is for the good of the said church and people, and that the person in whose favour (cuius gratia) the said bishop wishes to resign is likely to be profitable to the said church, and that king Henry is likely to petition on his behalf, and the pope likely to appoint him to the said church, to treat between the said bishop and such person for the said resignation and assignment of a yearly life pension, etc. as above, f. 23d. Non indigne Romanum pontificem. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Cichinis.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1¾ pp.]
Kal. Oct.
(1 Oct.)
Mantua.
(f. 127.)
To John Bronley (sic), prior of St. Mary the Virgin's, Erdebury [of the order] of St. Augustus (sic), in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation, at his petition and that of queen Margaret, to receive any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a canonry and prebend in a cathedral or a collegiate church, even of lay patronage, namely, in titulum if it be a secular benefice or a regular benefice of the said order of St. Augustine, or in commendam if a regular benefice of another order, and to hold it for life with the said priory, or, if he resign the priory, with any other dignity, even that of abbot or prior, of the said or other order, or hold it without the same, and to resign such benefice, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Exigit tue devotionis. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1½ pp.]
Id. Oct.
(15 Oct.)
Mantua.
(f. 154.)
To John Salle, a canon regular of the house or priory of the church of St. Mary, Huntingdon, in the diocese of Lincoln, O.S.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a chantry, and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Octobris. 2/3 p.]
10 Kal. Oct.
(22 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 166d.)
To John Barneham, prior of the Cluniac monastery of St. Saviour, Bermundseye, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to receive in commendam and retain for life with or without the said priory any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a chantry or a free chapel, and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris, 1 p. —.]
14 Kal. Nov.
(19 Oct.)
Mantua.
(f. 173d.)
To Thomas Cauke, perpetual vicar of Stonley in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage [value not expressed] any other benefice, or if he resign the said vicarage (fn. 19) any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as to William Paulyn above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Octobris. 12/3 pp.]
5 Kal. Dec.
(27 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 233.)
To John Braas, rector of Haukrygge, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any other benefice, or if he resign the said church (fn. 20) any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as to William Paulyn, above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (G. Lollius. | l. B. de Brendis. A. de Urbino.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1¾ pp.]
Prid. Kal. Nov.
(31 Oct.)
Mantua.
(f. 253.)
To John bishop of Le Puy (Anicien.). Confirmation etc., as below. His recent petition contained that the diffinitores of the chapter-general held in 1458 in the monastery of Cluny, of which he is abbot by papal dispensation, (fn. 21) (considering that on account of the wars, mortalities and pestilences etc. which have long afflicted the realm of France the goods and rents of the said monastery had so much diminished that its burdens could hardly be supported, considering also the very many ruins of the order (fn. 22) and the great alienation of its obediences, and that sixty years and more had elapsed since the provinces of England, Spain, Scotland, Italy, Hungary and Poland had been visited, and that they could not be visited and reduced to the wonted obedience without great expense, which the said monastery for the said reasons could not bear) ordained (fn. 23) that the said bishop, in order to bear the cost of visiting the said provinces and reducing the members and benefices of the order therein to the obedience of the said monastery of Cluny, and of reforming them, might for ten years take, exact and levy the first fruits of all benefices and offices of the order mediately or immediately subject (fn. 24) to the said monastery, provided that they were not due to the papal Camera. The pope therefore confirms hereby the said statute, and orders the abbots of two monasteries [named] in the dioceses of Châlon-sur-Saône (Cabilonen.) and Lyon to cause it to be observed. Desiderantes ecclesiarum. (G. Lollius. | c. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Collis.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1½ pp.]
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
Mantua.
(f. 259.)
To Andrew Lyell, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor in decrees. Motu proprio reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, who is a continual commensal member of the household of James king of Scots, by these presents, which are to have value as if they had been granted on 8 Kal. Dec. anno 1 (24 Nov., 1458), of one or two benefices, even if one have cure or be a dignity etc., not being a major or a principal dignity, value not exceeding 40 marks of silver if with cure or a dignity or a personatus, in the presentation etc. of the bishops and the deans and chapters etc. of Moray and Aberdeen; with the usual anteferri clauses. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Whiteherne, the dean of St. Patroclus's, Soest (Susacien.), in the diocese of Cologne, and the official of Aberdeen. Hodie dilecto filio. (G. Lollius. | xxxxv. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Servatius.) [3¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 261.)
To Gregory Seherswod (sic), perpetual vicar of Drumfres (sic) in the diocese of Glasgow, M.A. Dispensation to him, (who has been dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and a married woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he obtained the above vicarage, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, and who is studying canon law in the university of Paris), not to be bound for seven years to be promoted to any holy orders, even that of subdeacon, on account of the said vicarage or any other parish church or benefice with cure or otherwise requiring holy orders, whilst studying letters in the said or any other university. Litterarum etc. (G. Lollius. | xxv. B. de Brendis. C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1 p.]
12 Kal. Dec.
(20 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 261d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of Eugenius IV's letters:—
Universis christifidelibus presentes litteras inspecturis, salutem et apostolicam benedictionem. Dum precelsa meritorum insignia, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1444, 5 Id. May (12 May) anno 14, granting certain indulgences for visits and alms to the collegiate church of the college of St. Mary, Eton, by Windsor, founded and endowed by Henry VI [Cal. Papal Lett., VIII, p. 271.]
Ad. fut. rei mem. Pastoris eterni. (Ja. Lucen. | lx. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [2¼ pp. In the left-hand margin at the end is the usual month ‘Novembris,’ and in the righthand margin is ‘rescripta per Jo. de Tartarinis,’ whilst below ‘Ja. Lucen.,’ in the left-hand margin at the beginning of the letter, is ‘Indulgentia Anglica.’]
Prid. Id. Nov.
(12 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 267.)
Relaxation, in perpetuity, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the Assumption and its octave visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the collegiate church of St. Mary the Virgin in the town of Dumglas, in the diocese of St. Andrews; with indult for the provost for the time being and two other priests chosen yearly by him to hear the confessions of such penitents, and grant them absolution, enjoining penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Etsi propheta. (G. Lollius. | xxxxv. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1 p.]
6 Kal. Dec.
(26 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 279.)
To John Curteys, rector of Steaunton’ (sic) Karecourt (rectius Harecourt) in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A., and bachelor in medicine. Dispensation to hold, receive and retain for life with the said church of Staunton’ Karecourt (sic), value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other benefice, or without that church (fn. 25) any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two major or principal dignities or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, etc., as to William Paulyn above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxv. (fn. 26) B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. ½ p. Registered briefly with the aid of four uses of ‘ut supra,’ the reference being to the last fully registered dispensation of the same type, which occurs on f. 278r.]
15 Kal. Dec.
(17 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 288d.)
To John Wylson, rector of Lachyngdon in the diocese of London and of the immediate jurisdiction of Christchurch, Canterbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any other benefice, or if he resign that church (fn. 27) any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as to William Paulyn above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (G. Lollius. | l. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1¾ pp.]
5 Kal. Dec.
(27 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 289d.)
To Richard Colsyll, a canon regular of the Augustinian priory of St. John the Evangelist, in the diocese of Lincoln. (fn. 28) Dispensation to him, a priest, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or regulars of any order, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a rural deanery or archpriestship or a chantry, hospital or annual for the departed, [even if of lay patronage], and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (G. Lollius. | xxx. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1 p.]
9 Kal. Dec.
(23 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 328.)
To William Langli, rector of Herlexton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any other benefice, or without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major dignities etc. as to William Paulyn, above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. B. de Brendis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1¼ pp.]
Prid. Kal. Dec.
(30 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 333.)
To John [son] of Henry de Argentina, rector of Whytchurche in the diocese of Lincoln, a Friar Minor. Dispensation to him, a chaplain and a continual commensal of Margaret queen of England, who has also petitioned on his behalf, to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any other benefice, or without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or chantries or free chapels or hospitals, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1¼ pp.]
Id. Dec.
(13 Dec.)
Mantua.
(f. 340.)
To Richard Whyte, rector of Pertenale in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. and I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any one [other] benefice, or if he resign that church (fn. 29) any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities or two parish churches etc. as to William Paulyn above, f. 15, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1 p. +.]
3 Kal. Dec.
(29 Nov.)
Mantua.
(f. 353d.)
To Sigismund duke of Austria, and Eleanor of Scotland his consort. (fn. 30) Indult that they and all the earls, barons, counsellors, knights, chaplains, esquires and members of their household, present in person with the said duke in the city of Mantua, may choose a secular or regular priest as their confessor, who may hear their confessions and grant them absolution for their sins etc., even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, once only, and enjoin penance; and 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 satisfaction to be made to whom it is due, providing against abuses of the present indulgence, and requiring Friday fasting for a year etc. Devotionis vestre sinceritas. (Ja. Lucen. | C. de Ranutiis.) [1 p.]
3 Id. Dec.
(11 Dec.)
Mantua.
(f. 360d.)
To Clement Argent, rector of Hemswell (de Hemswellis) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is studying canon law in the university of Cambridge and is trying to get the degree of doctor (fn. 31) therein, to receive and retain with the said church, value not exceeding 12l. sterling of the money of England, any one benefice, or without that church any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities, namely for ten years if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or for life if other incompatible benefices, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (G. Lollius. | xxxv. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. N. de Tongues.) [In the margin:Novembris. 1¼ pp.]
5 Kal. Oct.
(27 Sept.)
Mantua.
(f. 377.)
To Thomas Cok, a Friar Minor of the convent in Canterbury (de conventu in Cantuaria). Dispensation to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks etc. as to John Salle, above, f. 154, mutatis mutandis, and moreover to wear his habit under an honest mantle of decent colour. Religionis etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. B. de Brendis. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin:Septembris. ¾ p.]

Footnotes

3 On the back of the volume is the usual red leather label, with: ‘Pii ii. Secret. Lib. iv. T. xxxix. ‘On the bottom edge of the volume is the faintly visible contemporary description: ‘Primus de anno ii. Pii. … (a word illegible) pape. There is a parchment flyleaf, but no Rubricelle, the text following at once with f. i., in the top margin of which is: ‘Primus de anno ii, 1459,’ to which another hand has added: ‘licet multe bulle sint de anno primo,’ the same hand adding also ‘Mantue iii Sept., ‘i.e. the date of the first bull in the volume, which is dated ‘Mantue anno etc millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo nono, tercio non. Septembris anno secundo.’ There are i. to iiiicxlii. ff. of text, and at the end of the text on f. 442 is the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
4 The date was anno primo. The word primo is cancelled, and ‘secundo’ substituted in the margin.
5 In the date the same correction is made from ‘primo’ to ‘secundo,’ as above.
6 qui ut asseris clericum (sic) seaccarii (sic) cathedralis ecclesie Exoniensis existis.
7 absque illa.
8 The quartodecimo is added in the margin.
9 seu illa per te dimissa.
10 de Stanford iux Saresbiriensis diocesis.
11 There is thus a discrepancy between the twice-written ‘Rogerio Becansowe’ of the present exemplification and the ‘Roberto Becansew’ of Reg. Vat. CCCXCLX.
12 summarie simpliciter et de plano sine strepitu et figura judicii, sola facti veritate inspecta, absque aliqua terminorum sustantialium observations, informationem super premissis. …
13 The date is ‘Mantue moccccolxxo. (sic) Idus Septembris pontificatus nostri anno secundo,’ the ‘lxxo.’ being doubtless an error for ‘lixo,’
14 In the date, viz. ‘Datum Mantue anno etc. dominice mocccclixo. octavo Kal. Septembris pontificatus nostri anno secundo,’ the ‘secundo’ is cancelled, and ‘primo’ substituted in the margin.
15 qui ut asseris de militari genere ex utroque parente procreatus existis.
16 que ut plurimum propter loci asperitatem incultis rudibusque hominibus habundat.
17 From f. 31r. to f. 55r. is a series of bulls concerning the order of Citeaux. One of them, Ad perp. rei mem. Ex debito ministerii, dated at Mantua, 1459, 7 Kal. Aug. anno 1, and extending from ff. 40r.–51r., exemplifies a bull of Benedict XII, dated at Pont de Sorgues, in the diocese of Avignon, 3 Id. July anno 1 [13 July, 1335]. Amongst other matters dealt with in the above bull of pope Benedict, viz. on ff. 47r. and 48v. is that of the universities to which students of the various nationalities are to be sent, and it is provided that ‘Exoniam (sic) Anglici, Scotti, Wallen(ses) et Ibernici destinentur,’ whilst students of all nations without distinction may be sent to Paris.
18 consulta sede apostolica.
19 seu ipsa perpetual vicaria per te dimissa, an unusually explicit phrase; as also in the following note.
20 vel ipsa parrochiali ecclesia per te dimissa.
21 Sane pro parte tua nobis nuper exhibita peticio continebat quod dilecti filii diffinitores capituli generalis dudum videlicet de anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo octavo in monasterio Cluniacen. Matisconen. dioc. cui ex dispensatione sedis apostolice preesse dinosceris celebrati
22 considerantes etiam ipsius ordinis ruinas quamplurimas.
23 diffinierunt statuerunt et ordinarunt.
24 inmediate (sic) vel inmediate subiectorum.
25 absque illa.
26 There is no obvious reason for the smaller tax than usual, unless the briefly registered dispensation has omitted the ten years limit, as below, f. 360d. The dispensation on f. 278r does not mention it.
27 vel ipsa parrochiali ecclesia per te dimissa.
28 The place where the priory is situate is not mentioned.
29 seu illa per te dimissa.
30 et dilecte in Christo filie nobili mulieri Elionor nate de Scotia eius conthorali.
31 et ad gradum doctoratus in ipso jure acquirendum tendis.