Vatican Regesta 505
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'Vatican Regesta 505: 1461', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 595-605. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103761 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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

Secrete.

3 Pius II.

1461.
6 Id. July.
(10 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 6d.)
To Walter Wyndesore, rector of Grymston (fn. 2) in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 30l. (fn. 3) sterling, any other benefice, or without that church 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 chantries, or such mixed, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Papien. | l. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Julii. 14/5 pp.]

4 Pius II.

Prid. Id. Sept.
(4 Sept.)
Tivoli.
(f. 35d.)
To John Wolbrand, rector of Upton Escudemore in the diocese of Salisbury, bachelor in laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one benefice, or if he resign that church any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as to Walter Wyndesore above, f. 6d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Papien. | l. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. S. de Spada.) [At the end in the left-hand margin: Augusti, and in the right-hand margin: die ultima Decembris, 1462. 1½ pp.]

3 Pius II.

1460[–1].
3 Id. March.
(13 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50d.)
To William Orell, M.A., rector of Elington, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Indult, at the petition also of John earl of Worcester, to take for life, and to rent, let or give to farm or yearly pension to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, the value of which the pope holds to be sufficiently expressed [by these presents], whilst engaged in the study of letters [in an university], or residing in the Roman court or one of his benefices, or [engaged] in the service of any bishop, as if personally resident, and not to be bound to reside; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Tricarico (Tricarien.) and the officials of London and Exeter (Oxonien. rectius Exonien.). Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | lx. T. de Castello. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin at the beginning is: 24 Dec. 1461. 2 pp.]

1 Pius II.

1458.
8 Kal. Dec.
(24 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152d.)
To Simon Hatle, (fn. 4) clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. Motu proprio reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, of one or two benefices, even if one of them have cure or be a rural deanery or archpriestship, or a dignity or personatus or canonry and prebend [in a cathedral church], or each of them a canonry and prebend, administration or office in a collegiate church, and such dignity etc. be elective, and one of them have cure, provided that such dignity be not major in a cathedral or principal in a collegiate church, (fn. 5) value not exceeding 30 marks sterling if with cure or 20 if not, in the collation etc. of the bishops and the deans and chapters etc. of Glasgow and Dunkeld: with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Arras and the abbots of Dunfermlyn and Lindores in the diocese of St. Andrews. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxii. A. de Montia. Adrianus. L. de Mancinis.) [In the margin: Junii. 2½ pp. See above, Reg. Vat. DIV, f. 403d.]

[4 Pius II.] (fn. 6)

[1461.
6 Kal. Oct.
(26 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.] (fn. 6)
(f. 167.)
To the bishop and the dean of Leighlin and Patrick Obrinn, a canon of the same. [Mandate.] The pope has been informed by Dermit Odruffin, clerk, of Ferns, that Philip Nogul, priest, chancellor of Ferns, a notorious fornicator and open concubinary, is so ignorant of letters that he cannot speak Latin properly and does not intelligibly speak the language of the place. Seeing that, if the aforesaid be true, Philip [is unworthy to hold] the said c[hancellorship etc.] … (The text, which begins with the usual ‘Vite ac morum honestas,’ breaks off with the words ‘Attendentes quod veris existentibus premissis prefatus Philippus dicta C, i.e. evidently C[ancellaria …]. After the ‘C’ is the explanatory note: ‘remissa ad Cameram’ [sc. apostolicam] the reason doubtless being that which occasionally appears in these Registers, viz., ‘quia est cameralis.’ The letter has occurred in full, with slight differences, above, p. 430.)

3 Pius II.

1460 (rectius
1461).
Kal. June.
(1 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180.)
To William Hulle, a professed monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Fountains (de Fontibus), in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, religionis zelus, vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. M. Amici. G. de Porris.) [In the margin. Decembris. 1 p.—.]
1461.
13 Kal. Sept.
(20 Aug.)
Tivoli.
(f. 190.)
To John bishop of Arras, the pope's nuncio and orator to Louis king of France and others. Grant to him (who has proved his worth in the exercise of the office of referendary, and whom the pope is sending as his nuncio and orator to the realm of France and the other parts of Gaul, the realms of England and Scotland and the dominions of Philip duke of Burgundy) of the faculty and power of a legate de latere when in the said realms and dominions: with exhortation hereby to the kings of the said realms and to the said duke and other princes to whom the said faculty extends, and mandate to archbishops, bishops and other ecclesiastics, to give credence to what he shall say, and assist him in what he shall do on the pope's behalf. Universalis ecclesie regimini. (G. de Piccolominibus. | de Curia. L. de Lynardo.) [1¼ pp.]

4 Pius II.

Prid.Non. Nov.
(4 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223d.)
Annulment etc. as below. Eugenius IV, following the example of a number of his predecessors, inhibited ordinaries and their officials, commissaries and delegates and all others to proceed against officials of the apostolic see and any others coming to the said see to prosecute their causes or business, staying there during the prosecution of such causes or business, and returning thence, or to promulgate against them sentence of excommunication or interdict or deprivation of their offices and benefices, or any other sentence, the said pope declaring and decreeing null and void all processes and sentences contrary to the said inhibition, and their consequences, and moreover promulgating sentences of excommunication, suspension and interdict against all the said ordinaries, officials, commissaries and delegates who deprived such officials etc. of their dignities and benefices, or under pretext of any deprivation made collation to other persons, the said sentences applying both to the givers and the receivers of such benefices, and being incurred ipso facto, in such wise that they could not be absolved from the said sentence of excommunication except by the said pope or his deputies, save in the hour of death, the said sentences, moreover, being binding from the date of their being affixed to the doors of St. Peter's, Rome. Seeing therefore that, as the present pope has learned, Master John Lax, a secretary of the pope and the apostolic see and an abbreviator of apostolic letters, appealed, on 7 and 13 May, 1459, indiction 7, anno 1, to the pope and the said see directly, and by way of precaution to the court of Canterbury, on account of a number of grievances threatened and inflicted upon him and of attempts against him and certain of his benefices in England, protested that he would set out as soon as he conveniently could to the Roman court and, as soon as the dangers of the journey allowed, presented himself to the pope and has since stayed in the said court, and by the pope's order is still at present staying there, (fn. 7) the pope (decreeing and declaring that the said John enjoys the said privileges, not only because he was an official of the pope, but also because he appealed and protested that he would set out and come to the pope and the said see, and that he does so from the date thereof, etc.) annuls hereby, motu proprio, all things done and attempted and to be attempted in England against him on account of the said benefices, and against his spiritual and ecclesiastical rights, and the consequences thereof, and orders all archbishops, bishops and other ordinaries of the realm, and their officials, commissaries and delegates, and abbots, priors, deans, archdeacons etc. and all ecclesiastical persons whatsoever, and all others concerned, within the said realm and elsewhere, under the pains contained in the said letters, which by acting to the contrary they shall incur ipso facto, to publish the present letters as often as requested in churches and places apt for the purpose, declare null and void all the said attempts, present and future, and make execution, and to cause such publication, declaration and execution to be made, to the extent of making full restitution, restoration and satisfaction to the said John, in accordance with the said letters [of pope Eugenius] and these presents, constraining the rebellious by censure and the said penalties, with power and faculty to aggravate and re-aggravate them. Ad fut. rei mem. Etsi cunctis Christifidelibus. (G. de Piccolo- minibus. | xxxv. A. de Reate. G. de Porris.) [2½ pp.]
Kal. Oct.
(1 Oct.)
Tivoli.
(f. 252.)
To Malcolm (Malchomo), abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Abberbrothot in the diocese of St. Andrews. Licence to receive and admit the resignations of any persons, simply or for purpose of exchange, of any perpetual vicarages and parish churches belonging to his gift, provided that there be no simony etc., and to make provision thereof and institution therein, etc., without requiring licence of the ordinary or any other. He is to certify to the papal Camera or its collector or sub-collector in those parts the names of persons to whom he makes collation [and] the value of such vicarages. Exigit devotionis sinceritas. (G. de Piccolominibus. | lx. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. T. de Castello.) [In the margin: Septembris. 4/5 p.]

3 Pius II.

8 Kal. Sept.
(25 Aug.)
Tivoli.
(f. 252d.)
To Agapitus bishop of Ancona, residing in the Roman court. Mandate, as below. It was recently set forth to the pope by Richard Whalley, clerk, of the diocese of Le Mans, that in the time when the English possessed Normandy and other parts of the realm of France he was lawfully born in Normandy of Christopher Whalley, layman, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, (fn. 8) and the late Elizabeth his wife, of the said diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, (fn. 8) but that some of his enemies in England, where the said Christopher his father and others of his parents reside, and where the said Richard has his own domicile, desirous of blackening his reputation, falsely allege that he is illegitimate, and thereby gravely injure him in regard to his maternal succession and other things. At his petition (adding that it is difficult for him to prove himself legitimate, and that it is not safe for him to go to Normandy where the said Elizabeth died, because he is the son of one of the English expelled from Normandy as mortal enemies of the king of France and the said realm, (fn. 9) and that he has in the Roman court, where there are many Normans, sufficient witnesses to prove his legitimacy) to summon those who ought to be summoned, and if he find that the said access is unsafe, and that Richard is the legitimate son of the said Christopher and Elizabeth, to pronounce him to be legitimate and to be publicly reputed as such, and decree that he ought to enjoy in peace the right of his paternal and also of his maternal succession, according to the customs of England and Normandy. Justis et honestis. (—. (fn. 10) | Gratis. Jo. de Salas.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1½ pp.]
3 Non. May.
(5 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261.)
To Thomas Vaus, dean of Glasgow. Grant, as below. The pope recently ordered provision to be made to him of a canonry of Aberdeen and the prebend called Crouden therein, on their voidance by the resignation of James Lyndesay to Thomas bishop of Aberdeen. At his recent petition (containing that in the pope's letters, which have not yet begun to be executed, there is no mention of the fact that a certain William Lyndesay, clerk, who was under sentence of the greater excommunication for laying violent hands on the above Thomas in the Roman court, and was afterwards declared excommunicate, had under pretext of a collation and provision made to him by the said bishop of the said canonry and prebend, void as above or by reason of an exchange, taken possession thereof and has detained them, not yet for a year) the pope, in order that his said letters may not therefore be held surreptitious, hereby grants that the said letters and the collation and provision to be made to him in virtue thereof, etc. shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if special and express mention had been made therein of the said collation, provision, detention, etc. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. A. de Moncia. Adrianus. G. de Porris.) [In the margin:Maii. 12/3 pp. In the top left hand corner of f. cclxir, above the folio number, is the date: ‘die ultima Septembris.’]
1461 (rectius
1460).
Prid. Non. Sept.
(4 Sept.)
Tivoli.
(f. 287d.)
To David Kay, rector of Idvy in the diocese of St. Andrews, doctor of decrees. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of James bishop of St. Andrews, to receive with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one other benefice, or if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities etc., and to retain them for ten years only if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, and for life if other incompatible benefices, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1 p.]

4 Pius II.

1461.
8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 292.)
To William Vance, archdeacon of Worcester, I.U.B. 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 their perpetual vicarages etc., and all of whose benefices and their value etc. the pope holds to be expressed by these presents) to receive and retain for life with such two incompatible benefices any other benefice, or without them any three other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two of them be parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or major or principal dignities 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 such mixed, or three major or principal dignities. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxxv. L. de Lynardo. A. Trapezantius [sic]. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2 pp. The dispensation by Eugenius IV referred to does not occur in Cal. Papal Lett., Vols. VIII. and IX.]
Ibid.
(f. 294d.)
To Geoffrey Fayreclogh, rector of St. Helen's (Sancte Elene), Ypstouke, in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc. as to Walter Wyndesore, above, f. 6d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. [—. (fn. 11) | l. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Augusti. 14/5 pp.]
[1461.]
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
Tivoli. (fn. 12)
(f. 297.)
To David Kay, (fn. 13) priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, doctor of decrees. Motu proprio reservation to the pope's gift by these presents, which he wills to hold good as if they had been granted under date 8 Kal. Dec. anno 1 [24 Nov. 1458], for collation to the said David, who is a chaplain and member of the household of James bishop of St. Andrews, and is at present in the Roman court, of one or two benefices wont to be assigned to secular clerks, even if such one or one of such two have cure or be a dignity or a personatus in a cathedral or a collegiate church, or be a canonry and prebend in such cathedral church, or each of them be a canonry and prebend in a collegiate church or be an administration or office in the same churches, and such dignity etc. be elective, and one of them have cure, provided that such dignity be not major or principal accordingly, value not exceeding 25l. sterling if one of them have cure or be a dignity or a personatus, or 18 if not etc., in the gift of the bishops of St. Andrews and Dunkeld and the prior and archdeacon (fn. 14) of St. Andrews and the dean and canons of Dunkeld etc.; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of Brechin and Whiteherne and the archdeacon of Tréguier (or Troyes) (Treceren.). Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. (fn. 15) M. Amici. A. de Nepe. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Augusti. 2½ pp. See below, f. 306d.]
1461.
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
Tivoli.
(f. 304.)
To Thomas Menvyle, perpetual vicar of Wakering in the diocese of London, B.A. Dispensation to him, who is also a scholar in canon law, to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 13l. 6s. 8d. sterling, any one other benefice, or if he resign the said vicarage any two other benefices, with cure etc. as to Walter Wyndesore, above, f. 6d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Papien. | l. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1½ pp.]
Ibid. To John Cley, rector of Stoke Newton in the diocese of London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. 13s. 4d. sterling, any one other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Ja. Papien. | … Spada), as ibid. [In the margin: Augusti. 1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 306d.)
To David Kay, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews [doctor of decrees]. Motu proprio grant and decree, recapitulating the reservation made to him by the pope this day, above f. 297, in order that the said reservation may take effect as soon as possible, that in the obtaining of such benefice or benefices he may enjoy all the exemptions and preferences which are enjoyed by a number (fn. 16) of the continual commensal members of the pope's household, but not those enjoyed by those who are described in a certain book of the papal chancery, as if he were one of the said non-descript members. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Augusti. 1 p.]

3 Pius II.

6 Id. July.
(10 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 326.)
To Thomas Rotherham, priest, of the diocese of York, S.T.B., a chaplain of Edward king of England. Dispensation, at the petition also of the archbishop of Canterbury, to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or such mixed, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Papien. | l. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Julii. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 327.)
Inhibition etc. as below. The complaint of the abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Tavistoke and John Colishyl, nobleman, knight and lord of the isle of Sully in the diocese of Exeter, has very often disturbed the pope's ears and embittered his mind, to the effect that a number of pirates have, not without violence, captured and detained, imprisoned, tortured, beaten, wounded, slain and put to excessive ransom the clerks and ecclesiastical and lay persons and inhabitants of the said isle of Sully, the fishermen who fish near thereto, the faithful who go in great numbers to the chapel of St. Elidius, and persons who have suffered shipwreck or who have been otherwise driven by the force of the winds to the shores of the said isle or who in any way repair thither and take no part in warlike acts; that they have also broken, destroyed and burned the churches and other pious places, secular and regular, houses and granges and other buildings, plundered the said churches and places of their books, chalices, paraments and other ornaments, and seized, robbed and carried off (fn. 17) with violence the said books, chalices, paraments and ornaments, and also the fruits etc. of the said abbot and lord, and the goods and merchandise, situate both within and without the said isle, of the said abbot and lord and of the inhabitants, pilgrims, fishermen, persons shipwrecked or otherwise repairing to the said isle, and that they daily do so, on account of which the said abbot and lord and other persons have incurred divers inconveniences and are defrauded of the peaceful enjoyment of the said fruits and goods, the churches are defrauded of their due services, the faithful of the sacraments, and the poor and sick of hospitality and quiet and security; that some persons, who boast in their malice, receive safely in cities, castles etc. the perpetrators of the said crimes and the clerks, inhabitants, pilgrims, fishermen and others who go to the said island, captured by them, and also the goods carried off by them as booty, or order such things to be done, or have approved and do approve the things done or committed in their name or by their order, [and] that others have by themselves and by others aided and abetted the said perpetrators in committing the same. (fn. 18) The pope therefore inhibits all and singular to enter the said isle in future as pirates, attack, capture, detain, afflict [or] put to ransom the clerks, ecclesiastical [and lay] persons, inhabitants, fishermen, shipwrecked persons and any others who go to the said isle, to burn [and] despoil the said churches, (fn. 19) places, houses, granges and other buildings, take, seize, plunder or carry off as booty (fn. 20) such books, chalices, paraments, ornaments, fruits, animals, ships and goods within and without the said isle, molest the said abbot, lord and persons, or (fn. 21) the successors and heirs of the said abbot and lord, or receive in their cities (as above) the said perpetrators, captured clerks and persons and goods carried off, or order such things to be done, or ratify them when done or committed in their name or by their order, or aid or abet the doers thereof, publicly or privately, directly or indirectly, (fn. 22) under pain of ipso facto excommunication etc.; with mandate hereby to the bishops of Exeter and St. Malo (Maclovien.) to publish these presents as often as and when expedient, or when requested by the said abbot and lord, and excommunicate the said offenders, (fn. 23) compelling them to make satisfaction, etc. Further the pope, having learned that the said chapel of St. Elidius, which depends on the monastery of Tavistoke and has been wont to be governed by its monks, and to which a great multitude resorts, is greatly deteriorated in respect of its buildings, [chalices,] books and other ornaments, grants hereby in perpetuity to all penitents who visit it on the feasts of Christmas, the Nativity of St. John Baptist and the said St. Elidius, or (aut) give alms for the repair and conservation of its buildings, chalices, books and other ornaments, relaxation of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance. Ad perp. rei mem. Romanus pontifex Christi in terris vicarius. (Ja. Papien. | c. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Julii. 4¼ pp.]
Prid. Kal. July.
(30 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 369.)
To the bishops of Glasgow and Orte (Ortan.), and the provost of Kilmon in the diocese of Lismore. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Archibald [son] of Gilbert Eugenii, priest, of the diocese of Lismore, contained that on the voidance, by the resignation of David Rede to George bishop of Lismore, of the parish church of Duinune in the said diocese, of the patronage of the eldest son of the king of Scots by reason of a certain lordship in right of his primogeniture, the late James II, then king of Scots and tutor of James the present king, his eldest son and prince of the said lordship, granted, it is said, the said prince's patronage to the said bishop, who under pretext of such grant united the said church by his own authority to his episcopal mensa, and has unduly detained possession of it, as thus united, for about two years; and that on the death of James II and the accession of the said prince James he, the present king, understanding that the said grant was prejudicial to himself and succeeding princes, and considering that the church was void, inasmuch as the said bishop could not lawfully unite it to the said mensa, presented the said Archibald to the bishop for institution. Seeing that, as the said petition added, the bishop refuses to admit the presentation and to institute Archibald, and that the church is still void in accordance with the foregoing, the pope, at the petition also of the said present king, orders the above three to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, to Archibald; notwithstanding that, as he alleges, he has spontaneously given up the suit between him and David Rede, priest, which was then pending (fn. 24) without the said court before a certain judge by papal delegation, and all right belonging to him in or to the said church. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxii. M. Amici. Adrianus.) [In the margin: Julii. 2⅓ pp.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label with: ‘Pii ii. Secret. Lib. viii. T. xxxviii.,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, hardly legible: ‘ii. anni iii. iiii. (?) liber viii. Pii.’ Inside it is a virtually blank parchment flyleaf, apparently half of the original binding, but not the front half. There are no Rubricelle. The volume contains i. to ccclxxxxvi. ff., at the end of the last being the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 The ‘B’ of ‘Brymston,’ which was originally written, is cancelled and a ‘G’ substituted above it. In the margin is another ‘G,’ with the note: ‘de mandato domini Papien.’ In the text of the letter also the ‘B’ has been corrected to ‘G.’
3 viginti’ of the text is cancelled, and ‘triginta’ substituted in the margin.
4 Apparently corrected from ‘Hath.’ The inward curving tail of the second limb of the ‘h’ has been erased, and the rest of that limb used to make an ‘e,’ ‘Hath’ being thereby turned in to ‘Hatle.’
5 A comparison with Reg. Vat. DIV, f. 403d. above and with f. 297 below suggests that the present text is incomplete.
6 As above, p. 430.
7 Cum itaque sicut acceptmus dilectus filius Magister Johannes Lax ac (this word suggests an omission here) noster et apostolice sedis secretarius necnon litterarum apostolicarum abbreviator, propter nonnulla (this word is cancelled and immediately followed by ‘nulla,’ an evident error) comminata et illata sibi gravamina ac contra eum et certa sua beneficia ecclesiastica que in regno Anglie obtinet de facto attemptata, vii. et xiiio. diebus mensis Maii anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo nono, indictione septima, pontificatus nostri anno primo, ad nos et dictam sedem directe et tuitorie ad curiam Cantuariensem provocaverit et appellaverit, ac de iter ad Romanam curiam quamcito commode potuerit arripendo protestatus fuerit, et tandem sicuti viarum discrimina permiserunt nostro se conspectui presentavit, et in eadem curia extunc moram traxit prout nobis sic mandantibus trahit etiam de presenti.
8 Cistrensis diocesis’ in each case, i.e. ‘Cestriensis diocesis.’
9 Cum autem, sicut eadem peticio subiungebat, eidem Ricardo difficile sit probare se fore legitimum, et ad partes Normanie ubi dicta Elisabeth diem suum clausit extremum non pateat tutus accessus, ex eo quod prefato Ricardo altero ex Anglicis regis Francie et predicti regni inimicis capitalibus a Normania iam expulsis tunc ibidem genitus erat, et in Romana curia ubi copia Normanorum est
10 i.e. without the usual subscription in the margin at the beginning.
11 i.e. the usual subscription by ‘Ja. Papien.’ or other does not occur in the margin at the beginning.
12 Datum Tibure pridie Id. Septembris anno quarto, i.e. the year of the Incarnation is omitted.
13 Written above ‘Ray,’ which is cancelled.
14 archidiaconorum, rectius archidiaconi, as in the recapitulation on ff. 306d.–307r. below.
15 Or perhaps ‘xxii,’ as in the case of the similar reservation below, f. 152d., where, however, above the ‘x/x’ there are the usual two horizontal strokes, whereas in the present case there are two vertical strokes linked together in the manner of an ‘n.’
16 nulli,’ rectius ‘nonnulli.’
17 adducere (rectius abducere) seu asportare presumpserunt. Cf. the following notes.
18 quodque nonnulli qui in eorum malicia gloriantur huiusmodi criminum patratores [et] clericos personas habitantes incolas perigrinos piscatores et alias ad dictam insulam accedentes captos ab eis ac insuper bona et res huiusmodi per eos in predam adducta (rectius abducta) seu asportata secure in civitatibus castris villis fortaliciis terris et aliis locis [receptant, seu talia fieri mandant, aut] eorum nomine et mandato facta sive commissa rata habuerunt et habent, alii eisdem predictorum criminum patratoribus in committendis ipsis per se et alios prestiterunt auxilium consilium et favorem. The text is evidently defective; see the next note but three below.
19 clericos, rectius ecclesias.
20 recipere occupare depredari aut in predam adducere (rectius abducere) seu asportare.
21 ad, rectius seu or vel.
22 vel patratores captos clericos et personas antedictas ac abducta seu asportata res et bona huiusmodi (the scribe had again written ‘adducta.’ but this time the ‘d’ is cancelled and a ‘b’ substituted above it) in eorum civitatibus castris fortaliciis villis terris et aliis locis receptare, seu talia fieri mandare, aut eorum nomine seu mandato facta sive commissa rata habere, aut talia perpetrantibus consilium auxilium vel favorem publice vel occulte directe vel indirecte quovis quesito colore prestare seu exhibere presumant.
23 Here the scribe has for the first time the correct spelling ‘abductores.’
24 tuncpretendente, rectius ‘pendente.’