Vatican Regesta 506
1461-1462

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'Vatican Regesta 506: 1461-1462', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 605-621. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103762 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DVI. (fn. 2)

Secrete.

4 Pius II.

1461.
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41.)
To John Lontburgh (rectius Loutburgh) alias Wyllemot, priest, [a canon] of the monastery of St. Augustine, Derley, of the order of the same Saint, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation 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 chaplaincy or chantry or annual service, and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. Jo. de Cremonensibus.) [In the margin: Septembris. 4/5 p.]
4 Kal. Nov.
(29 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42.)
To Thomas Hervy, a canon of the Augustinian monastery or priory of St. Mary, Suthwerk, in the diocese of Winchester. A like dispensation, mutatis mutandis. (fn. 3) ReligionisNepe, as in the preceding. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin:Octobris. 4/5 p.]
1461[–2].
12 Kal. April.
(21 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
To John Crampeslei, perpetual chaplain of the perpetual chantry founded in the parish church of Langton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, a priest, to receive and retain for life with the said chantry, with cure and value not exceeding 14l. sterling, any other benefice, or without the said chantry any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc. or with one of them a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry, or such mixed, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. A. de Reate. L. Therunda.) [1½ pp.]
1462.

St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 4)
(f. 100d.)
To the master and brethren (confratribus) of the fraternity of the chapel of Holy Cross, situate in the church of St. Chad (Sancte [sic] Cede) in the town de Wybbynbury, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Indult (seeing that the pope has recently granted relaxation of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of St. Chad and the Exaltation of Holy Cross and Whitsun Monday visited and gave alms for the conservation of the said chapel (fn. 5) and the maintenance of the priests who celebrate divine offices therein, and for its decoration etc.) that the said master and the master for the time being may, in person or by deputy, hear the confessions of all those of both sexes who visit the said chapel for the sake of pilgrimage and gaining the indulgence and give such alms, and may grant them absolution, except in cases reserved to the bishop and the apostolic see, and may enjoin penance. Tunc digne officium. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. A. de Reate. S. Crusiliati. L. de Banchis.) [In the margin:Aprilis. 1 p. See below, Reg. Vat, DVII, f. 189d.]
1461 (rectius
1462).
7 Kal. April.
(26 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 122.)
To John Newton, rector or warden of the free chapel of Luhelpeley [sic] in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult to him, who holds the said chapel of Luhelpeley [sic] (which is in the manor or habitation of a nobleman where rarely or never does any one inhabit, has no parish, and the value of which does not exceed 6 marks of silver) not to be bound for seven years to be promoted to any holy orders on account of the said chapel, whilst engaged in the study of letters at an university or anywhere in the service of Gilbert Kymer, dean of Salisbury or other prelate, but to retain the said chapel whilst remaining in minor orders only. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. A. de Reate. S. Crusiliati. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Februari. 11/5 pp.]
1462.
3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
Viterbo.
(f. 153d.)
To Thady Othonyr, priest, of the diocese of Achonry (Akaden.). Reservation to the pope's gift, by these presents (which the pope wills to hold good as if they had been granted under date 8 Kal. Dec. anno 1 [24 Nov. 1458], for collation to him, who is a priest, of a benefice with or without cure, even if a canonry and prebend or a dignity etc. in a cathedral church, or a rectory or a perpetual vicarage, not being a major dignity, value not exceeding 25 marks sterling if with cure or a dignity or personatus, or 18 if not, in the collation etc. of the bishop and the dean and chapter etc. of Achonry; notwithstanding that he is litigating in Ireland (in partibus) about the perpetual vicarage of Killm[i]ctayd in the said diocese, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, provision of which the pope ordered to be made to him, and which he is, as he has offered, to resign if he win it, or all right in or to it. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis pro deo, et juravit. G. de Porris pro Reate. B. Lunensis.) [In the margin: Junii. 2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 154.)
To the abbot of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Ballysadare (de Hasdara), in the diocese of Achonry, and John Ohara and Dermit Ofloynn, canons of Achonry. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding (here with the spelling ‘Othomyr’), to collate and assign in due course a benefice reserved as ibid. Hodie dilecto filio Tatheo. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis pro deo, et juravit. G. de Porris pro Reate. B. Lunensis.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]

5 Pius II.

4 Non. Nov.
(29 Oct.)
Petriolo in the
diocese of Siena.
(f. 184.)
To all Christ's faithful etc. Relaxation of one year of enjoined penance to all penitents who give alms for the support, as long as he lives, of John Hintheth, layman, of the diocese of Canterbury, who when on his way from England to Rome, in order to obtain indulgences, was captured by divers armed men and plundered of his goods and beaten, so that he, who is old and poor and infirm, has no means of support. (fn. 6) Etsi sedis apostolice. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis etc. A. de Reate. Jo. de Veneriis.) [2/3 p.]
1463.
4 Kal. April.
(29 March.)
St. [Peter's],
Rome. (fn. 7)
(f. 194.)
To Robert, prior of the Benedictine monastery of St. Martin of the New Work at Dover (nove [sic] operis Dovorie) in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that the said priory or monastery is near the seaport, and that on account of the repelling of enemies for the defence of the said port of Dover many people often come, on account of which the said priory or monastery is often burdened with hospitality (fn. 8) ) to receive and retain in commendam for life with the said priory, the value of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, in order the better to maintain his estate and such hospitality etc., a benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or regulars of any order, even if a parish church … pleases, as above, f. 41, mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. G. de Spada. L. de Banchis.) [In the margin: Martii. 1 p.]
Ibid. To Nicholas Bertym, a monk of the same. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. ReligionisBanchis), as ibid. [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p.]

4 Pius II.

1461[–2].
7 Kal. Feb.
(26 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205.)
Confirmation etc., as below. The petition of the present prior and convent of the Augustinian monastery or priory of St. Bartholomew the Apostle in West Smythfeld in the suburbs of the city of London contained that less than a hundred years ago (fn. 9) (upon a grave dissension a rising between the then prior and convent of the said monastery or priory and the then master and brethren of the hospital, also of St. Bartholomew, in the said suburbs, of the said order, about the celebration of the election of the master of the said hospital and the confirmation thereof, the reception of the brethren and sisters, the making of preachings [for the collection of alms] by the brethren of the said hospital, the correction of the brethren thereof, the alienation of its goods in accordance with the sacred canons, processions and the mode of making procession, (fn. 10) offertories, keeping an image (fn. 11) of St. Bartholomew, the celebration of feasts, having cemeteries and choosing burials, and many other articles or discords and differences) the said then prior and convent and master and brethren had recourse to the late Simon bishop of London as arbitrator, who promulgated his award about the said differences; after which, as the said petition added, upon certain differences arising afresh about the foregoing and many other articles, between the present prior and convent and master and brethren, they mutually consented that three laymen (fn. 12) skilled in the laws of the realm of England should compose the differences about the said articles, modifying, changing, ordaining etc. as they should think fit, which said laymen (fn. 13) made a number of such modifications, changes and ordinances, etc.: all which things are more fully contained in the authentic letters of the said bishop Simon and laymen, a copy (fn. 14) of which letters, subscribed by a notary and fortified with the seal of the official of the episcopal court of London, the pope has caused to be diligently inspected and examined and inserted in these presents. The pope therefore, at the petition of the present prior and convent of the said monastery or priory (who allege that the said award has been approved (fn. 15) , and that both they and the said master and brethren, solemnly binding themselves to abide by the said arbitrament or composition of the said laymen, have set or allowed to be set to the letters thereof their authentic seals, as a sign of ratification and confirmation) hereby approves and confirms both the award of the said bishop and the arbitrament or composition of the said laymen, and all things contained in the said copy, and the consequences thereof, and makes good all defects both of law and of fact, even proceeding from the persons of the said laymen or otherwise, and orders the abbots of St. Albans and St. Peter's, Westminster, and the official of Canterbury to cause the said award and arbitrament and composition, and all things contained in the letters of the said bishop Simon and laymen, or in the said copy thereof, to be by both the said parties inviolably observed. The pope exemplifies the tenour of the said copy, as follows:—
Universis sancte matris ecclesie filiis etc., of John Druell, I.U.D., official of the bishop's consistory of London, certifying that in his presence, sitting as a tribunal in the chapter-house of the monastery or priory of St. Bartholomew the Apostle in West Smythfeld in the suburbs of the city of London, sir Reginald, prior of the said monastery or priory, has appeared in person and exhibited and presented and delivered to the said official three sealed letters on behalf of the said prior and his convent, bearing all the marks of genuineness, the tenours of which are written below (namely, (i) indented letters about a certain ordinance or amicable composition made between the prior and convent of the said monastery or priory of St. Bartholomew, of the one part, and the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Bartholomew, London, of the other part, by the late Simon bishop of London, sealed with his oblong seal in red wax, the common seal of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London, in green wax, and the common seal of the said hospital in red wax, and signed and fortified with the sign [-manual] and subscription of the late Thomas de Baketon, (fn. 16) clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, notary public by papal authority; (ii) an obligation and a certain condition written on the back thereof, made by Sir John Glakbeed (rectius Blakberd, cf. below), master of the said hospital and the brethren thereof, to the aforesaid sir Reginald, prior of the said priory, (fn. 17) and sealed with the common seal of the said master and brethren; (iii) letters indented about a certain arbitrament, ordinance or award delivered between the said present prior and convent, of the one part, and the master and brethren, of the other part, by John Maerkham, serjeant-at-law, Nicholas Assheton and Thomas Burgon, arbitrators, sealed with their seals and with the common seal of the said master and brethren in red wax), and has petitioned the said official, inasmuch as prior Reginald and his convent had need to present and exhibit and use the said three sealed letters, of which they had not duplicates, in the Roman court and divers other parts, and inasmuch as the said prior feared lest they should perish whilst travelling about for the purpose of such presentation etc., to inspect and examine them, and, if he found them to be in no respect suspect, to order them to be by the under-written notary copied, exemplified, transcribed and drawn up in public form, so that the same credence shall be given to such copy as to the said original three sealed letters, the tenours of which are as follows:—
(i) the letters Universis sancte matris ecclesie filiisBonum pacis et concordie of Simon bishop of London, dated in his palace at London, 11 April, 1373, the 12th year of his consecration, in the presence of Thomas de Bakecon (ill written, rectius Baketon), clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, notary public by papal authority, together with brother Andrew de Axolstede (ill written, rectius Halstede), sub-prior of the said house of St. Bartholomew, brother John Langdich, a canon of the same place, brother Richard (Ricon, rectius Ricardo) Mewell (rectius Orewell) and brother Richard (here Ricon, rectius Ricardo) de Sutton, of the said hospital of St. Bartholomew, etc., as in Cal. Papal Lett., vol. x, pp. 642–646 (fn. 18) ;
(ii) an obligation by John Blahberd (rectius Blakberd), master of the house or hospital of St. Bartholomew in West Smythfeld, London, and the brethren thereof to pay 100l. sterling on the next feast of St. Peter in Vincoli to Reginald Colyer (cf. below), prior of the priory of St. Bartholomew in West Smythfeld, London, or to his successors, sealed with the common seal of the said master and brethren and dated in their chapter-house on the last day of June in the 20th year of Henry VI (1442); the condition of the said obligation being as follows:—that if the below-written master and brethren and their successors shall abide by and obey the arbitrament, ordinance and judgment of John Markham, serjeant-at-law, Nicholas Assheton and Thomas Burgon, arbitrators chosen on behalf alike of the said master and brethren and of the below-written prior and convent, in the matter of all actions etc. between the said master and prior, and if the said master and brethren and their successors shall in all respects fulfil the same (provided that the said arbitrament etc. be made and rendered in writing under the seals of the said arbitrators before 7 July next to come), the present obligation shall be null, but if not, it shall remain in all its force;
(iii) letters indented, addressed openly and dated on 5 July in the below-named year (20 Henry VI), of John Markham, serjeant-at-law, Nicholas Aysshton and Thomas Burgon, arbitrators between Reginald, prior, and the convent of the priory of St. Bartholomew in West Smythfeld, London, of the one part, and John, master, and the brethren [and sisters] of the house or hospital of St. Bartholomew in West Smythfeld, London, of the patronage of the said present prior and his predecessors, of the other part, about certain articles contained in a composition made between the predecessors of the said parties by the late Simon bishop of London, and about a certain modification thereof made [by the late] Richard, late bishop of London, the said letters setting forth that each party has bound itself by an obligation under their common seals, dated on the last day of June in the 20th year of Henry VI (1442) to abide by and obey the arbitrament, ordinance and judgement of the said arbitrators, which arbitrament etc. is as follows, viz.:—That inasmuch as a contention and dissension has arisen between the said parties about the guardianship of the said hospital, then void, and about the creation, election, presentation and induction of a new master thereof, … at each voidance of the hospital, as in Cal. Papal Lett., IX, pp. 712–713. As regards the oath of obedience and fealty of the master and of fealty of his brethren and sisters, as specified in the said composition of bishop Simon, they award, ordain and judge that the same shall be in all respects observed as in the said composition. They award, ordain and judge that every year in future on the feast of St. Bartholomew, namely on 24 Aug., two brethren of the hospital shall meet in the choir at the conventual church of the priory, and when the procession begins shall walk with the prior and convent, wearing silk cappas from the vestments of the prior and convent or their own, as may seem good to the prior for the time being, in the following manner, namely, that whilst the procession lasts one of the said two brethren shall walk on one side of it, and the other on the other side, immediately before the first priest canons of the procession if the said brethren be priests, and if they be not priests they shall walk in the procession according to the discretion of the prior and his successors, that likewise two boys of the hospital, chosen by the master and wearing surplices, shall carry in the procession two wax candles of the weight of two pounds each, at the cost of the hospital, which boys shall walk in the procession near the cross, along with other persons who bring candles to the prior, and that at the end of the procession in the choir the same two brethren shall at once take the said two candles from the hands of the said boys, bear them to the high altar and devoutly offer them there to God and St. Bartholomew, which things having been done and ended they may return home at their pleasure. (fn. 19) As to the guardianship of the hospital during voidance they award etc. that as often as the hospital is without a master the prior of the priory, or in case of voidance of the priory the sub-prior, shall repair to the hospital and commit the guardianship and administration of its goods to the more approved (probabiliori) and discreet brother thereof, according to the discretion of the said prior or sub-prior, to guard and govern the hospital well and faithfully, etc., without any other claim etc. being made by the said prior or sub-prior during such voidance. And as regards all other articles specified in the composition of the said Simon and not recited in the present (in isto) indented writing, they award etc. that there shall be observed in all respects as is contained in the said composition. Further, they award etc. that the master and brethren shall for themselves and their successors renounce and cancel the said letters of modification made by the said Richard, late bishop of London, and the papal letters or bulls impetrated in the matter thereof, and all remedies at law etc. arising from the said episcopal or the said papal letters and bulls. Moreover, the said prior and convent shall remit and quit-claim, for themselves and their successors, all manner of personal actions and demands had before the date of the said obligations, which they could have had or recovered against the said master, brethren [and] their servants, proctors, factors etc., specially to the following persons, namely, John Blakbord alias Wakeryng, clerk, Richard Mannyng’, clerk, John Kermardyn, clerk, Richard Hadelsey, notary, and John Lord, notary, and the said master and brethren shall remit and quit-claim, for themselves and their successors, all manner of personal actions and demands had before the date of the said obligations, which [they could have had or recovered] against the said prior and convent and their servants, specially to the following persons, namely, William West and Robert Barley. And for the good and faithful fulfilment of all the aforesaid, on the part of both the prior and convent and their successors and the master and brethren and their successors, they mutually bind themselves, for themselves and their successors, the one party to the other, by these presents. In witness whereof alike the aforesaid arbitrators have set their seals, and the said prior and convent and master and brethren have set their common seals, alternately, to the present indentures, dated at London, 5 July, 20 Henry VI.
The above-named official John Druell, therefore, having, at the said petition of prior Reginald and his convent, inspected and examined in the presence of the abovewritten notary public and witnesses the foregoing three sealed letters, exhibited to him as above, and having found them free from any suspicion, has published them and ordered and caused them to be by the below-written notary public copied, transcribed and drawn up and exemplified in public form, and signed with the customary sign[-manual] and name of the same notary, to which copy and the present public instrument he has decreed and decrees that full credence shall everywhere be given as to the said original three sealed letters. In testimony whereof he has set to the present public instrument, in addition to the setting thereto of the customary sign[-manual] of the said notary, the seal of his own office. Dated and done, as above-written in the above-said chapter house, on 12 Feb. in the year of the Lord, according to the computation of the English church, 1460[–1], indiction 9, the third year of Pius II, in the presence of the following witnesses: Master John Wardale, doctor of laws, advocate of the court of Canterbury, Robert Oscbārū (? rectius Osebarū) esquire (armigero), William Taylard, gentleman (generoso), John Barket, Thomas Deb(e)nham, John Boton and John Ludlowe, literates, of the dioceses of Coventry and Lichfield, Lincoln, Norwich and Hereford; and attested by John Lord, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, notary public by apostolic and imperial authority, who also certifies the authenticity of several corrections and erasures in the said public instrument.
Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Quoniam in pacis observantia. (G. de Piccolominibus. | lxxxx. A. de Reate. S. Crusiliati. P. de Spinosis.) [In the margin: Januarii. 16¾ pp.]

5 Pius II.

1462.
3 Kal. Oct.
(29 Sept.)
Pienza.
(f. 222d.)
To Roger Cheshire, rector of St. Mary's Wolnoth, London. (fn. 20) Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 25 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without that church any two benefices with cure and 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; provided that [the fruits etc.] of one of such parish churches do not exceed 100 dueats of gold of the camera. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | A. de Reate. Jo. de Salas.) [2 pp. —.]

4 Pius II.

19 Kal. Sept.
(14 Aug.)
Pienza.
(f. 257.)
To the bishop of Norwich and Vincent Clementis, archdeacon of Salisbury. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of the abbots, priors etc. [canons] etc. and the [abbesses], prioresses, nuns and convents of the Premonstratensian order contained that Alexander V exempted them and all their members etc. and possessions, and the persons dwelling therein, etc. and [parish] churches and other places depending on their monasteries, from all jurisdiction and visitation etc. of any diocesans or other ordinaries, with the following modification, namely, without prejudice to the diocesans or others as regarded the procurations wont to be received in the places or churches of the said monasteries and members, and as regarded jurisdiction in the same parish churches in the matter of the cure of souls, even if such cure had been wont to be exercised by canons of the said order; that afterwards (inasmuch as some persons, disputing about the said modification, alleged that the said diocesans had jurisdiction etc. not only over canons of the order who exercise cure and govern the said churches or places, in the matter of such cure, but also that the abbots, priors etc., canons etc. and [abbesses], prioresses, nuns etc., monasteries, churches and places of the order were subject to the said diocesans as far as regarded procurations and other things jurisdictional, the said exemption notwithstanding) the same pope Alexander declared that canons exercising cure and governing such churches or places were subject to the diocesans and other ordinaries, as regarded only the exercise of such cure, and bound to pay the episcopal rights and bear the burdens of such churches, but that the said abbots etc. were exempt from the payment of procurations and from all other things jurisdictional, and from the said jurisdiction etc. At the said petition, adding that the said abbots, priors etc., canons etc., and abbesses, prioresses, nuns, etc. in divers parts of the world are in many ways molested etc. by archbishops, bishops, archdeacons and prelates against the said exemption etc., not without contempt of the apostolic see, the pope hereby orders the above two, if they find the said exemption etc. lawful, to inhibit the said archbishops etc. and other molestors to molest etc. or interfere with the said abbots, priors etc., canons etc. and abbesses, prioresses, nuns etc., except only canons as far as regards the exercise of the said cure of souls, proceeding by ecclesiastical censure without appeal, and invoking if necessary the said of the secular arm, but not against the persons of archbishops or bishops; notwithstanding the constitution of Otto and Ottobon, sometime papal legates in England, etc. Etsi cunctis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. A. de Reate. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Augusti. 2¼ pp.]
6 Kal. April.
(27 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 278d.)
To the bishop and the chapter and clergy of the church of Caithness (Cathanensis). Statute etc., as below. Their petition contained that in the wild coast and mountainous parts of Scotland (in which parts is situate the said church, wherein are preserved the relics of St. Gilbert, bishop and confessor, the founder of the said church and of its college, and of other saints) lawlessness and ambushes by savages are prevalent, so much so that, on account of the frequency of their ferocity and depredations, not only are the prelates and clergy of the said church driven away and prevented from residing therein, but also the inhabitants of those parts are plundered and sometimes burned with their wives and little ones, and are put to death by the sword; and that therefore Honorius IV, at the personal instance of the said founder, willed that all the lands of the said church should, under very grave pains, enjoy a special immunity. (fn. 21) At the said petition, which added that on account of the wide extent of the said lands etc. the said immunity is neglected and has for a long time not been observed, the pope hereby, at the petition also of John Kemiocheson (rectius Kennocheson), precentor of the said church, makes statute and ordinance that no one shall within the bounds of three Italian or Scots miles round about the said church, to be marked by the above bishop on every side with crosses, commit arson, rob, mutilate, slay or steal, or carry off any goods which come for refuge within the said bounds on account of the said immunity, or are situate within the same bounds and belong to the said church and its chapter and clergy and other persons of the city and diocese, etc., or aid and abet the same, under pain of the greater excommunication, interdict, suspension and anathema etc., which are to be incurred ipso facto, and absolution from which can be given by the apostolic see alone, except in the hour of death, and then by the bishop or his vicar, and after restitution; he who presumes to grant to contraveners absolution from such censures being declared eo ipso excommunicate and anathematised, etc. Super universas orbis ecclesias. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxvi. Spinosis pro Reate. S. Crusiliati. C. de Narnia.) [In the margin: Martii. 2 pp. Cf. above, p. 288.]
4 Id. April.
(10 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282.)
To Thomas, bishop of Aberdeen. Motu proprio faculty to make collation and provision of all benefices, with and without cure, secular and regular, belonging to his collation, etc., which become void in the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, as if there were no papal reservations, even special, etc. Personam tuam. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. Spinosis pro Reate. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: Martii. 1¼ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., p. 437, No. 816, from ‘Reg. Tom. XXXIX, fol. 282,’ i.e. the present Register. Cf. above, p. 593.]
3 Non. April.
(3 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 288d.)
To John Lauwedre, perpetual vicar of Canlochgeyle (sic) in the diocese of Lismore. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that he was formerly dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried nobleman and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain a benefice even with cure, in virtue of which he was so promoted and obtained the perpetual vicarage of Canlochgoyle in the diocese of Lismore) to receive any other benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another, even if canonries and prebends, major or principal dignities etc., and to receive together with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 6l. sterling, any other benefice, or without that vicarage any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages [or dignities etc., even if such dignities be major or principal], or such dignities etc. be elective and have cure, and to retain them together for seven years if they be two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, and for life if they be other benefices, even incompatible, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and receive and retain other such benefices, only two of them being incompatible. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. Spinosis pro Reate. A. de Collis.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1¾ pp.]

St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 22)
(f. 296.)
To all Christ's faithful who shall see the present letters. The recent petition of the present rector of the parish church of St. Mary, Baldok, in the diocese of Lincoln, and the master and wardens (gardianorum) and brethren and sisters of the fraternity or gild begun (incepte) in the name of Jesus in the said church contained that the said church was formerly solemnly built in honour of the glorious Virgin, and still exists there, and that its parishioners, both merchants and tillers of the soil, were so numerous that the then rectors could, alike from the predial and also from the personal tithes, (fn. 23) and from other fruits etc. keep up becoming hospitality, but that the said town of Baldok and rectory have sunk to such poverty, and have so few parishioners, (fn. 24) and that the fruits etc. of the said church have so much diminished, that the said present rector can keep up hardly any hospitality, (fn. 25) and that the parishioners cannot repair or maintain the said parish church; wherefore, in order that the rector's hospitality may not utterly perish and the church suffer too much ruin, the rector and parishioners of the said church and town, have, for the conservation of hospitality and of the rector and the maintenance and repair of the said church, newly begun (de novoinchoarunt) a fraternity or gild to the praise of the name of Jesus, in which the master and wardens (gardiani) and brethren and sisters propose to meet together at certain times of the year for exercising certain pious works. The pope therefore grants to all penitents who on the Sunday immediately following the feast of Relies visit the said church from the first to the second vespers, and give aught for the repair and conservation of the said church and fraternity, relaxation in perpetuity of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance; and grants that the said brethren and sisters may on the Friday and Saturday immediately preceding the said Sunday confess their sins to their own priests, and that such priests may for five years after the present date absolve the said brethren and sisters, their own parishioners, in all things except cases reserved to the apostolic see. Benigna clementia. (F. de Piccolominibus. | lxx. A. de Montia. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1½ pp.]

1 Pius II.

1458.
8 Kal. Dec.
(24 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 311d.)
To William Obugy, clerk, of the diocese of Raphoe. Reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him (who, notwithstanding his illegitimacy, being the son of a priest and an unmarried woman related in the second and third degrees of affinity, has been made a clerk), of a benefice with or without cure, even if a canonry and prebend, administration or office in a cathedral church, value not exceeding 25 marks sterling if with cure, or 18 if without, in the collation etc. of the bishop and the chapter [etc.] of Raphoe, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and to be promoted to all even holy orders. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis pro deo, et juravit. G. de Porris pro Rescribendario. A. de Collis.) [In the margin: Octobris. 2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 312d.)
To the archbishop of Tuam, the abbot of St. Mary's, Assaroe (de Samerya), in the diocese of Raphoe, and the official of Raphoe. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding reservation, to collate and assign such reserved benefice, if void or when void. Hodie dilecto filio. (G. de Piccolominibus. | GratisCollis), as in the preceding. [In the margin:Octobris. 1 pp.]

4 Pius II.

1462.
3 Kal. April.
(30 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 330d.)
To William Baret, a canon of Killala (Aladen.). Mandate, at the recent petition of Patrick Odubthyg, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Achros, in the diocese of Killala or (alias) of Inysmureii in the diocese of Elphin, (containing that the number of canons in the said monastery has so much increased that [on account of] the lack of food and raiment and other necessaries of life they cannot commodiously live and becomingly engage in divine offices; and asking to be transferred thence to the monastery of St. Mary, Cong, of the said order, in the diocese of Tuam), inasmuch as from fear of the power of the said abbot of Cong Patrick has no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Tuam, to inform himself, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to transfer Patrick, who has made his open profession and is a priest, from the said monastery of Archros (sic), with licence, however, of his superior, to that of Cong, provided that it be not burdened thereby, and cause him to be received as a canon there, etc. Religionis zelus etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | x. L. Therunda. Jo. de Camerino. P. de Rubeis.) [In the margin: Maii. 12/3 pp.]
1461[–2].
10 Kal. March.
(20 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 366d.)
To John West, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to him, who is of a noble race of barons, and has obtained licence from his superior to hold a benefice, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or regulars etc., as to Nicholas Bertym above, f. 194, mutatis mutandis. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (fn. 26) (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. A. de Reate. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p. +.]
Ibid.
(f. 367d.)
To William Hyell, prior of the Augustinian priory or monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, Plympton, [in the diocese of Exeter]. Dispensation, at his recent petition, containing that the said priory or monastery is often burdened every year on account of hospitality and the reception of travellers, to receive and retain for life in titulum or in commendam with the said priory, the value of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, in order the better to maintain his estate and such hospitality etc., any other benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. A. de Reate. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 368.)
To Robert Wanfleet, priest, professed of the monastery or house of St. Botolph, in the town of Colchester, of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him, who has obtained licence from his superior to hold a benefice, to receive and retain for life a benefice with or without cure wont to be governed etc., as to Nicholas Bertym above, f. 194, mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. A. de Reate. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1⅓ pp.]
1461[–2].
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 379.)
To Robert Bubbewyth, prior of the Benedictine monastery or priory of St. Mary Blyth (de Blida), in the diocese of York. Dispensation at his recent petition, containing as above, 367d., to receive and retain in titulum or [in] commendam etc., as ibid. mutatis mutandis. (fn. 27) Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. A. de Reate. S. Crusiliati. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 380d.)
To William Bukett, clerk, of the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to him, who is in his nineteenth year, to receive and retain for life forthwith (ex nunc) any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or an elective dignity etc., even with cure, in a cathedral or a collegiate church, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. A. de Reate. S. Crusiliati. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p.+.]
Ibid.
(f. 381.)
To William Bate, a monk of the Cluniac priory or monastery of Holy Trinity, Lenton, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed etc., as to Nicholas Bertym above, f. 194, mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. A. de Reate. L. de Banchis.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p. +.]

Footnotes

2 On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ‘Pii ii. Secret. Lib. ix. T. xxxix.,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is: ‘P. Liber primus anni iiii. Pii. viiii.’ Inside the volume is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary description: ‘Primus anni iiii. G. de Piccolominibus, a Jan. usque ad Julium.’ There is also the contemporary: ‘viiii R’ and the sixteenth century: ‘Vis(um) V(ictorius) Cl(ementinus).’ There are no Rubricelle, and the text contains i. to ccccoxxiiii. ff., at the end of the text of the last folio being the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’ In the top margin of f. i. is: ‘Infra sunt expectative rotuli regine Hispanie,’ the reference being to f. 6r, where the series begins, here headed: ‘Expectative rotuli regine Castelle, vii. Aug.,’ i.e. evidently the date of the Registration.
3 e.g. here ‘libera capella’ instead of the ‘capellania’ of f. 41.
4 Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum anno etc. dominice mcccclxii°. [space] pontificatus nostri anno quarto, a space having been thus left for the day of the month.
5 Here in the text occurs the spelling ‘Wybbynburg.’
6 per nonnullos armigeros captus et bonis spoliatus ac adeo v[er]beribus cessus (sic) fuerit quod ipse, etate provectus ac in paupertate et infirmitate constitutus existens, non habet unde valeat sustentari.
7 Datum Rome apud sanctum anno etc …, i.e. ‘Petrum’ is evidently omitted. It occurs in the date of the next following dispensation.
8 Cum itaque sicut exhibita nobis nuper pro parte tua petitio continebat prioratus sive monasterium sancti Martini Dovarie (sic) ordinis sancti Benedicti dicte diocesis prope portum maris situatum ex(ist)it [? rectius ex(ist)at], et propter propulsationem inimicorum pro defensione portus Dovorie huiusmodi sepe multi de natione confluunt (? rectius confluant), propter quod prioratus seu monasterium tuum in hospitalitate sepe gravatur
9 dudum a centum annis citra.
10 ac processibus (rectius processionibus) et modo procedendi.
11 imagine.
12 tres viri seculares.
13 ipsique laici.
14 quarum transumptum manu publica subscriptum.
15 emologatum.
16 Rather than ‘Balreton,’ as in Cal. Papal Lett., IX, p. 646, although the spelling is here, too, ambiguous.
17 atque alias secundas litteras videlicet obligatorias cum quadam condicione in dorso ipsarum litterarum obligatoriarum scripta per dominum Johannem Glakbeed magistrum dicti hospitalis sancti Bartholomei et eiusdem loci confratres prefato domino Reginaldo priori prioratus predicti factas, ac sigillo communi eorundem magistri et fratrum sigillatas.
18 There are a few variants between the present text and that in Reg. Lat. CCCCLXXXVI, analysed in Cal. Papal Lett., X, pp. 642 sqq.; e.g. the present text has ‘Magister vero et fratres eiusdem loci victum perpetuum cuicunque vel quibuscunque prout eis videbitur littere (sic) confesse (sic) valebunt …’; ‘prior vero sancti Bartholomei et successores sui custodie (cf. loc. cit., p. 644, note 1) sigilli predicti hospitalis, quod sub tribus clavibus solet custodiri, de cetero nullatenus se debeant inmiscere,’ i.e. a better text; ‘die pasce floridi et die ascensionis domini, die siquidem sancti Bartholomei duo de fratribus sepedicti hospitalis duos ceros de suo (cf. ibid., note 2) quatuor libre (sic) nomine magistri et fratrum suorum ad processionem deferent’; ‘unacum omnibus et singulis infra septa (cf. ibid., note 3) predicti hospitalis decedentibus’; ‘infra septa prioratus’ (cf. ibid., note 4); ‘magistri vero et fratres pretaxati vel (cf. ibid., p. 645, note 1) successores sui de cetero non petent (cf. ibid.) nec quovismodo habebunt de priore et conventu ecclesie sepedicte nec de eorum successoribus quibuscunque imperpetuum panis sui decimation(em) canonicorum et fratrum panis potus pischium (cf. ibid.) et carnium (cf. ibid.) reliquias, nec eciam prior(is) (cf. ibid.) nec canonicorum (cf. ibid.) anniversar(ia) (cf. ibid.) que hactenus de dicto prioratu habere et percipere consueverunt, verum ne hospitalitas infirmorum q(ue) hactenus solebat honeste ibi observari.’; ‘difficiles se redderint’ (sic; cf. ibid., note 2); ‘in crastino cinerum’ (cf. ibid., note 3); ‘aliquot’ (cf. ibid., note 4, and p. 646, note 2).
19 Arbitramur ordinamus ac etiam judicamus quod futuris temporibus duraturis in festo sancti Bartholomei videlicet vicesimo quarto die mensis Augusti duo fratres hospitalis predicti singulis annis ad ecclesiam conventualem dicti prioratus in choro convenient, et in processione prioratus predicti ibidem incipien(te) cum priore et conventu eiusdem prioratus capis cericis (rectius sericis) de suis vel habitibus suis propriis induci (rectius induti) prout melius magistro pro tempore existenti videatur inceden(t) (inceden), videlicet modo et forma sequent(ibus)quod unus dictorum duorum fratrum ex una parte processionis predicte et alius ex altra ante primos canonicos presbyteros eiusdem processionis si predicti fratres presbyteri fuerint immediat(e) transibunt tempore processionis predicts durant(e), et si predicti fratres presbyteri non fuerint tunc secundum discretionem predicti prioris et successorum suorum in processione transibunt, ac etiam duo pueri hospitalis predicti per ordinationem et assignationem magistri dicti hospitalis pro tempore existentis in supperelliciis (sic) in processione predicta duos cereos cere utriusque eorum ponderis duarum librarum de sumptibus dicti hospitalis deferent, quiquidem pueri in processione predicta cum aliis personis cereos priori dicti prioratus pro tempore existenti adtunc portant(ibus) iuxta crucem incedant (? rectius incedent), finitaque in choro processione prioratus predicti iidem duo fratres dictos duos cereos de manibus puerorum predictorum immediate recipient, et sic ad summum altare eosdem cereos deferent, et deo ac beato Bartholomeo devote ibidem offerent, factis hiisque finitis ad eorum libitum ad propria redeant
20 The Register had both here in the address and in the text ‘Londoniensis diocesis,’ but ‘diocesis’ is cancelled in both places.
21 Sane peticionem vestram accepimus continentem quod in partibus silvestribus maritimis et montanis regni Scocie in quibus ecclesia Cathanensis, in qua reliquie beati Gilberti episcopi et confessoris eiusdem ecclesie ac illius collegii fundatoris et aliorum sanctorum honorifice recondite sunt, situata existit plurimum silvestrium lascivia et insidie vigent et exercentur, adeo quod propter illorum ferocitatis et depredationum frequentiam nedum prelati et clerus ecclesie anterdicte a residendo in illa effugantur et in ea residere impediantur (sic), verum etiam habitatores et incole partium illarum bonis propriis spoliantur, ac interdum cum uxoribus et parvulis igni consumuntur et feroci gladio vita privantur humana, et propterea, ut accepimus, felicis recordationis Honorius pope iiii. predecessor noster instante personaliter fundatore predicto universas predicte ecclesie terras sub gravissimis censurum penis late sentencie speciali immunitate gaudere voluit, prout in litteris eiusdem predecessoris asseritur plenius contineri.
22 Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum anno etc. mcccclxii. [blank] pontificatus nostri anno quarto, i.e. a space has been left for the day of the month.
23 tunc (rectius tum) ex predialibus tum ex personalibus decimis.
24 ad tantam devenerunt inopiam et tam paucos habe[n]t parrochianos.
25 quod prefatus modernus rector hospitalitatem solitam vel quasi nullam tencre potest.
26 i.e. the incipit does not express his nobility of birth. Cf. above, Reg. Vat. DV, f. 180.
27 e.g. here ‘even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, chantry or free chapel or hospital.’