Lateran Regesta 52
1398

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'Lateran Regesta 52: 1398', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 86-99. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104107 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LII.

9 Boniface IX.

De Diversis Formis.

1398.
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3.)
Faculty, at the recent petition of the warden and scholars of [St. Mary's] college [Oxford], who—since the dissolution by the present pope of the appropriation of a certain parish church and its chapels to a certain monastery or house, as adhering to the late antipope Clement VII., and its perpetual appropriation to the said college—have obtained possession thereof, that they may cause the same to be served, not by a perpetual vicar, as was provided by the said fresh appropriation, but, as before the said dissolution, by a temporary vicar and other stipendiary priests, appointed and removed by them, as formerly by the monastery. (De mandato.) [This, the latter part of the faculty, occurs on fol. 3, with which the volume now begins, and it does not contain the names of college, church or monastery.]
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3d.)
Declaration that Richard Malford, M.A., warden of the college founded at Oxford with licence of Urban VI. by William, bishop of Winchester, may hold together with the said office, his church of Haveryngdon alias West Wycombe in the diocese of Lincoln, and that he has contracted no disability by doing so. There being, among the statutes made by the bishop, one by which the warden was bound by oath to continual residence, the said pope at the bishop's petition granted dispensation to the warden so bound to hold one other benefice [even if a] dignity, personatusor office, with cure and requiring residence, without being bound to keep such residence; after which the above Richard then, as now, holding the said church, was admitted warden, believing that the said dispensation allowed him. It is doubted by many whether this is the case, and whether he has not contracted disability. Richard, who is studying theology, has hereby dispensation to hold both together, and to exchange the said church for another benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity, major in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office, without being bound to residence, if any. Ad fut. rei mem. Decens et congrnum. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4d.)
Faculty, at the petition of William, bishop of Winchester, that the warden for the time being and his successors of the college founded by him at Oxford, may let to farm to clerks and laymen its appropriated churches and possessions for successive periods of ten years; in extension of a former indult granted them also by the present pope, and also at the bishop's petition, to do so as often and for as long time as they should think good, his recent petition containing that in accordance with certain legatine and provincial constitutions in those parts the same cannot be done for periods of more than five years. Ad fut. rei mem. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 5d.)
Power, at the petition of the above named warden and scholars—to whom an indult was lately granted by the present pope at their petition and that of bishop William on account of the expense of having it done by the diocesan, that any of their chaplains, being priests, might reconcile their chapel and cemetery, the water having been blessed by the diocesan or other catholic bishop — to have the fit and honest place which has been deputed for their cemetery consecrated or dedicated by any catholic bishop of their choice in communion with the apostolic see. Ad perp. rei mem. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 6.)
To the warden and scholars present and future of the college instituted by William, bishop of Winchester, at Oxford. Validation, at the recent petition of bishop William and them, of the former of two letters of the present pope—in which he granted them, by the former letters indult to have a cemetery in a fit and honest place, wherein themselves and others might be buried, without licence of the parish priest or other, but saving the right of the parish church, and by the later letters indult to take the funeral oblations and other emoluments, also without licence of any—it being doubted by some whether the said former letters, as far as regards the saving of the right of the parish church, ought not to be considered as revoked by the later letters on the ground that no mention of them is made therein, or whether the later letters ought not to be reputed surreptitious. Indult is hereby specially granted to take all such oblations made in their college and chapel at the time of burying. Precipne devocionis. (De mandato.)
4 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7.)
To Robert Claydon, rector of Burton Noveray (sic) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is priest, to hold for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if one be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage with cure, elective dignity, major or principal and united respectively, personatusor office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar [in] compatible benefices. The value of Burton does not exceed 60 marks. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
8 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27.)
To Robert Yve, rector of Wyke Regis in the diocese of Salisbury, licentiate in civil law. Dispensation to hold for life one other benefice, even an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as seems good to him for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. The value of Wyke Regis does not exceed 60 marks. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
3 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27d.)
To the bishops of London and Carlisle. Mandate to receive and send to the pope from John, bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, recently translated from Llandaff, his oath of fealty to the pope and the Roman church. Cum nos nuper.
6 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27d.)
To the same. The like in regard to Thomas, bishop of Llandaff, recently translated from Leighlin. Cum nos nuper.
14 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33.)
To Thuribius, bishop of Tuy, dwelling at the Roman court. Mandate to absolve, etc. Richard Tyttesbury, priest, of the diocese of Exeter. When he had the tonsure only, he furnished divers persons with weapons of offence to the intent that they might fight therewith. Moreover, when travelling in England with some companions, he was met by some eight persons of either sex, whom he took to be robbers, and, after a short distance, being met by several men who asked if they had noticed any robbers by the way, he, imagining that these men were in pursuit of those gone before, answered that they had just met some eight persons who resembled robbers, and described their arms and dress; and inasmuch as certain robbers were about that time taken and beheaded or [otherwise] put to death, he doubts whether they were not those he pointed out. Moreover, when he was a student at Oxford, and a grave dissension arose, he, with drawn sword going together with the chancellor to appease the tumult, came to some lodgings (hospicia) or halls in which some of the ringleaders were said to live, who, fearing to be captured and evil entreated, shot from windows and arrow-slits (foramina), and one of the scholars who had gone with the chancellor was wounded, and died in a few days. Moreover, he, together with certain officials, or commissaries, received, against the canons, gifts from clergy and people of divers cities and dioceses of the realm undergoing visitation, and advised others to do the same. And when a certain clerk or priest who had a cause against one of Richard's friends in the Roman court about a benefice, which the friend at first possessed by royal title, but which, through his obtaining another benefice, he had resigned, Richard caused the said clerk, under pretext of a certain royal statute [Præmunire], to be arrested and imprisoned by the secular power, and at the instigation of Richard and his friend he was kept there until he gave a caution to the king's majesty that the cause should not be carried further within the said court or without; and another priest or clerk, on account of a similar cause with another of his friends was treated in a like way. Moreover, when Richard was a subdeacon, and studying at Oxford, he with good intent but without consulting the doctors, gave some food (cibaria) as medicine to a sick scholar, a friend of his, who thereafter died of his sickness. When in priest's orders, he hindered the passage of divers ecclesiastics going on their business from England to the Roman court; and also spoke certain words tending to reveal (sonancia in revelacionem) the confessions of a priest whose confessions he heard. When in minor and holy orders, he laid violent hands on ecclesiastics, even to the effusion of blood, and even, he fears, in consecrated places, but without mutilating or enormously hurting them. Although believing himself to have thereby incurred divers sentences and penalties, nevertheless for three years and more he held the church of Westebere, in the diocese of Canterbury, receiving meanwhile minor orders, and those of subdeacon, deacon and priest, of which orders he fears that he received deacon's simoniacally and priest's from a bishop simoniacally promoted. He has said mass for about five months in places unconsecrated, and in places consecrated but under interdict, afterwards leaving off celebrating mass and divine offices but very often taking part therein as he did before he became priest. Resigning the said church he held that of Farendon alias Faryngton, in the diocese of Winchester, which he held for more than a year, and then, on the king's presentation to Edmund bishop of Exeter, obtained the second moiety or portion of the church of Ermyngton, void by the death of its rector, William Falewell, Farendon being resigned. The mandatary is ordered to absolve him, on his making satisfaction within a year, from sentences incurred, and on hearing his confession to grant him, a salutary penance being enjoined, the necessary dispensation and rehabilitation. The said moiety is to be forthwith resigned, fruits received being remitted to him. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (De mandato.)
Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37d.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate to decree what is canonical between the inhabitants and Robert Pell, rector, called perpetual vicar, of Byriton (sic), in the diocese of York, whose petition states that the inhabitants of the town presumed formerly to seize against his will a certain place situate within the walls of the cemetery and belonging to the vicar for the time being and to the church, and to use it for a public market, traffic, pleas, etc., and to cause mutilations and homicides to be committed there. Exhibita nobis. (De mandato.)
1398.
8 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38.)
To Thomas Kyrkeby, rector of Bymbrock in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation for five years to him, who has received the tonsure only, from receiving holy or minor orders. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
7 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 44d.)
To John Septemnault, rector of St. Michael's, Canterbury. Extension of dispensation as the son of a priest, canon regular—to be ordained priest and hold a benefice even with cure—so that he may hold three other mutually compatible benefices with and without cure, even if canonries and prebends in cathedral, and principal elective dignities with cure, personatusor offices in collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
4 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 56d.)
To John (corrected in margin from Thomas) Moore, rector of Thorndon, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him who holds Thorndon and the free chapel of Sugenho, without cure, in the same diocese, value together not exceeding 70 marks, to hold for life one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even an elective dignity with cure, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, or a parish church, and to exchange [Thorndon and] such benefice as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum.
4 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 57.)
To Roger Burstode alias Heyward, rector of St. George's, London. Dispensation to him who is priest and holds St. George's, value not exceeding 30 marks, to hold for life two benefices with cure, etc., as above, f. 7. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 58.)
To Richard Cliford, keeper of the king's privy seal. Dispensation motu proprio to hold for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, and elective, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (De mandato.)
4 Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62.)
To Master Nicholas Ryssheton, doctor of canon and civil law, papal chaplain. Licence to him, who is also auditor of the apostolic palace, to dispose of his property of whatever kind by will; his debts and due repairs of buildings on his benefices being first paid and made. Cum nichil sit.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 73d.)
To John de Southam, archdeacon of Berkschir. Dispensation to him—who holds the said archdeaconry which has cure and is a dignity, not major, value not exceeding 100, and the canonry and prebend of Aschwardby in Lincoln, value not exceeding 26 marks—to hold for life, together with his archdeaconry, one other benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum.
7 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 74d.)
To Brian, son of Robert de Wylughby, baron, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation motu proprio to him, who is in his fifteenth year, and is studying at Cambridge, to hold two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, and elective, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 74d.)
To Margery de Tylney and Grace de Tylney, of the diocese of Lincoln, noble women. Indult for each of them to enter as often as they please, with six honest matrons, the monastery of enclosed nuns of the order of St. Clare, Denney, in the diocese of Ely. Devocionis vestre.
3 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75d.)
To Robert de Wetheryngsete, rector of Ocle Magna (corrected in margin from Ode) in the diocese of London. Dispensation to hold for life together with Ode Magna (sic) value not exceeding 40 marks, one other incompatible benefice, even if it have cure of souls, or be an elective dignity, major or principal, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as seems good to him for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ae morum. (De mandato.)
7 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96.)
Relaxation during ten years of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the principal feasts of the year and those of the saints named below, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who, during the said octaves and days, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, and St. Wenefreda, Shrewsbury. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
4 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 116d.)
Inhibition under pain of contracting co ipso the greater excommunication irremoveable, except in the article of death, by other than the pope, at the recent petition of Margaret, duchess and countess of Norfolk, to all persons of whatever degree, even episcopal or royal, from interfering in any way with the disposition of her property as set forth in her will and testament. Ad fut. rei mem. Romani pontifieis.
2 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136.)
To the abbot of St. Agatha's near Richmond (Easby), in the diocese of York. Mandate, after separating them for a time, to absolve William de Dent and Joan de Halnathby, from the sentence of excommunication which they have incurred by marrying with the knowledge that they were related in the third degree of affinity. A salutary penance is to be enjoined; and, if it seem expedient, the abbot is to grant them dispensation to contract marriage anew, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis.
1398.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 168.)
To Hugh de Gardeby, rector of West Hanyngfeld, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to hold for life together with Hany ngfeld, value not exceeding 20 marks, one other benefice with cure, etc. as above, f. 73d. Vite ac morum.
7 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 171d.)
To William, son of William de Wylughby, baron, scholar, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation motu proprio to him, who is in his ninth year, to hold, on receiving the tonsure, any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, even if one have cure of souls, or be a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure and elective, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church. Nobilitas generis, neenon laudabilia.
Ibid.
(f. 172d.)
To Roger, son of the same, scholar, of the same diocese. The like motu proprio to him who is in his sixth year. Nobilitas etc.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
To Roger Tayllor, rector of Mundeford, in the diocese of Norwich. Extension of dispensation to him as the son of a priest—to be ordained priest and hold a benefice even with cure—so that he may hold three other mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
2 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175d.)
To Thomas Barre, priest, of the diocese of Canterbury. Indult to him, who desires to study civil law, to hear and lecture on civil law for three years in an university. Vite ac morum.
Kal May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180d.)
To Peter, bishop of Dax, papal nuncio. Indult to him, whom the pope is sending to England, Aquitaine and other parts, to exercise, even after the business of his mission is finished, pontifical offices outside his own diocese, wherever he may be in the said realm and parts, and to give solemn benediction after mass, vespers, and matins, provided that no papal legate be present. Cum te ad regnum. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 181.)
To the same. Power, even after, etc. to hear the confessions of persons of the said realm and parts, and to absolve them even in all cases in which the minor penitentiaries residing in the Roman court can do so. Cum te etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To the same. Power, even after, etc. to commute into other works of piety, the vows of pilgrimage and abstinence, even those of pilgrimage to SS. Peter and Paul and Santiago [of Compostella], of two hundred such persons, the vow of continence alone being excepted. Cum te etc. (De mandato.)
1398.
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 181.)
To Peter, bishop of Dax, papal nuncio. Indult, even after etc. to relax two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to those of the said realm and parts who shall be present at the celebration of solemn [offices] by himself or in his presence, the preaching of the Word of God by himselfor in his presence, parliaments and convocations of prelates, kings, princes and others. Cum te etc. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183d.)
To William Lumley, rector of the hospital of St. Edmund the King, Gateshevyd, in the diocese of Durham. Extension to him, who is a clerk, of papal dispensation on account of illegitimacyto be promoted to all, even holy, orders and hold a benefice—so that he may hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, secular and regular, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities, principal in collegiate churches, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
10 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184.)
To Thomas Bakar, dean of Elham in the diocese of Canterbury. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy—to be ordained priest and hold two benefices even with cure—so that he may hold, etc., as in the preceding. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
Ibid.
(f. 186.)
To the bishop of Tuy, the abbot of Westminster and the official of London. Mandate to publish and to execute the sentences obtained by Thomas Overton, rector of Magna Crawle, in the diocese of Lincoln, against prior John and the convent of Tikford, in the same diocese. His recent petition contained that the said prior and convent, falsely asserting that certain tithes in Parva Crawle, in twelve virgates of land called ‘Wakesfee,’ and in other lands and places adjacent to Parva Crawle (which virgates, as well as the town of Parva Crawlee and the said adjacent lands and places, are all situate within the said parish), belonged to them, had constantly hindered from obtaining them the late Richard Dowe, in whose peaceful possession, as in that of his predecessors, rectors of the said church, they had constantly been. Richard, fearing their power in the city and diocese of Lincoln, obtained papal letters to the dean of London, who commissioned Robert Esbathe, canon of Lichfield (Licheforden.), then in London, to hear the cause, by whom the tithes were adjudged to Richard, and silence imposed on the prior and convent, who were condemned in costs. Their appeal to the dean was committed by him to Adam Holm, canon of London (the above Thomas having meanwhile succeeded Richard), who confirmed the former sentence, whereupon they appealed to the apostolic see. The present pope committed the appeal, although not lawfully devolved to the Roman court, to James, [now] bishop of Plock, then papal chaplain and auditor, before whom appeared Masters John Bremor and James de Subirago, as proctors of the prior and convent and Thomas respectively, and who, upon Bremor's contumacy, declared the appeal abandoned (interjectam fuisse et esse desertam) and condemned the prior and convent in costs, afterwards taxing them at 15 gold florins of the camera. Exhibita nobis.
2 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 189d.)
Licence, at the recent petition of some of the parishioners of Raycolver in the diocese of Canterbury, who dwell in that town, containing that the said place is distant about three English miles from the parish church, and that, especially in the winter, the roads between are too muddy for corpses to be conveyed to church without very great difficulty—to have a cemetery and free sepulture adjoining the fair (honesta) chapel, called the chapel of Hothe, existing in the said town, in which chapel is a baptismal font, and where the parishioners by apostolic licence hear masses and other divine offices and have sacraments administered to them by priests deputed by the rector. Ad perp. rei mem. Justis et honestis.
8 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 189d.)
To Arnold Broym, priest, of the diocese of Canterbury. Grant to serve any parish church or anniversary as well as his perpetual office without cure, called the chantry of Depedane, in the parish church of Petham in the said diocese, notwithstanding provincial constitutions forbidding the same. Vite ac morum.
16 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 193d.)
To Thomas Brake, rector of Chesterton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who holds Chesterton and Oundell, value together not exceeding 200 marks, to hold for life together with Chesterton the latter church, about which he is litigating in England, or one other benefice with cure, even an elective dignity with cure, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To Peter, bishop of Dax, papal nuncio. Power to him, whom the pope is sending to England, Aquitaine and other parts, to grant dispensation, even after his mission is finished, to thirty persons of the aforesaid realm and parts and of any other parts, to hold, provided that they have attained their fourteenth year, a benefice with cure, even a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church. Cum te ad regnum. (De mandato.)
5 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To the same. Faculty to grant, even after his mission is finished, to thirty such persons, namely to those of them who have been already ordained priests before attaining their twentyfifth year, dispensation to minister in their said and other orders, and to those who, being below the said age, desire to be similarly ordained priest, dispensation for the purpose and to similarly minister; provided that at the time of such dispensation they shall have attained their twentieth year. Cum etc. (De mandato.)
5 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199.)
To Peter, bishop of Dax, papal nuncio. Power to grant dispensation, even after his mission is finished, to twenty such persons—even to those who hold one, two, three, four or more benefices with or without cure, of any value, even if canonries and prebends or elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan or cathedral [or collegiate] churches—to hold for life two mutually incompatible benefices. Cum etc. (De mandato.)
3 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206d.)
To Thomas Scodier, rector of the free chapel of Bukenfeld in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him—who has already received papal dispensation as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, even holy, orders, and hold and exchange two mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, after which he obtained the church of Slyndon in the said diocese and exchanged it for the above chapel—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities with cure, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212d.)
To the archdeacon of London. Mandate to summon the prior and Friars Preachers of Lynn, in the diocese of Norwich, and to make order touching the canonical portion of the funeral fees of Reginald (Reynaldi) Hakebech, knight, and of Joan Hakebech, parishioners of Elm in the diocese of Ely, buried in the church of the said friars, which portion is due, as his recent petition contained, to the rector, William de Petteworth, and which the said friars refuse to produce. Humilibus supplicum.
5 Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 216.)
To Andrew Maccylruaig, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh. Dispensation to him—who has already received papal dispensation as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, even holy, orders and hold a benefice with cure, after which, but before becoming a clerk, he held the perpetual vicarage of St. Trenan's, Kilrenan, in the said diocese, resigning it after he was tonsured—so that he may hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices or canonries and prebends, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and exchange them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Vite ac morum.
1398.
5 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217.)
Confirmation of the erection by the late William, archbishop of Canterbury, under faculty from the present pope, of the parish church of Maidenston into a collegiate church; of his foundation and endowment of a college consisting of a master, with the cure of the parishioners, and 24 chaplains and clerks; and of the statutes made by him therefor, by which it was ordained, in accordance with the pope's decree, that the master might hold any other benefice, even a dignity, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, even requiring residence, and might take and let its fruits to farm whilst residing in his said collegiate church. The recent petition of Guy, bishop of St. David's, Thomas, prior of Canterbury, and Robert Hallom, canon of Salisbury, and other executors of the archbishop's will, contained that he made the said erection, appropriated the hospital of SS. Peter and Paul of the New Work (Nocioperis) Maidenston, of his patronage, with the advowsons of its annexed churches of Sutton, Lillington and Farleigh, appointed John Wotton to be master, added to the four clerks who previously served the parish church twelve chaplains and eight clerks, to say the day and night hours, and made statutes for them. The petition added that the master and chaplains doubt whether the appropriation of the said hospital and its churches, value altogether not exceeding 200 marks, to the said college, whose value does not exceed 300, holds good; that many doubt whether the master has the exercise of spiritual jurisdiction over the said clerks and parishioners, the archbishop having, it is said, committed the same to a certain rector before the erection; and whether one who, holding already a parish church or such other incompatible benefice as above, obtains the mastership, can, by virtue of the above letters of the pope hold both together. The pope, having been informed by Cosmatus, cardinal priest of St. Cross in Jerusalem, to whom he committed the matter, grants the present confirmation, wills that the said John and his successors shall exercise the said jurisdiction as the rectors formerly did, and declares that his intention was and is that even if he who obtains the mastership already holds another incompatible benefice, he may retain the same and hold both, residing in the college. Exemplification is given of archbishop William's letters—Miscrabilis condicionis, of appropriation only (those concerning the statutes being sufficiently expressed by these presents), subscribed and published by Master Henry Broun, notary public, dated in the parish church of Maidenston, 9 March, 1395 [-6], style of the English church, indiction 4, 7 Boniface IX, and witnessed by Sirs John Wotton and Philip Roggers, canons of Chichester and Wells, and by Thomas Scodier, Richard Gy, and William Peers, clerks, of the dioceses of St. Davids and Exeter. Ad fut. rei mem. Hiis que pro divini. (De mandato.) [10 pp.]
17 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to grant dispensation to John Wolfe, citizen, and Margaret Wastell, of Lincoln, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third degree of kindred. Oblate nobis.
1398.
10 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241.)
To Robert de Faryngton, rector of Dodyngton, in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to hold for life, together with Dodyngton, one other incompatible benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity with cure, major or principal respectively, personatus, perpetual administration or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar benefices, even with cure and incompatible. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248.)
To John de Hertylpole, rector of All Saints’, Weston, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who holds besides All Saints’ the wardenship of the free chapel of Skegby in the same diocese, value together not exceeding 60 marks, to hold for life together with All Saints’ one other benefice with cure, even a [perpetual] vicarage, elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum.
8 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 55d.)
To Denis Macedagan, subdeacon, of the diocese of Clonfert. Rehabilitation of him—who formerly received papal dispensation as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all orders and hold a benefice with cure—on account of his having thereafter, being ordained subdeacon, obtained and held for three years and more, without any other dispensation, the canonry and prebend of Fyndnor in Clonfert, the parish church of Magonnarla, and the perpetual vicarage of Fachy in the same diocese, value altogether not exceeding 4 marks, all of which he yesterday (pridie) voluntarily resigned. Fruits received are remitted. Sedes apostolica.
2 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 265.)
To John Iclington, archdeacon of Wells. Indult to visit his archdeaconry by deputy for seven years, and to receive procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver [gros] Tournois, 12 to the gold florin of Florence. Personam tuam.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Carlisle and Tuy and the abbot of Westminster. Personam dilecti filii. (De mandato.)
18 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 267.)
To John Brompton, rector of Althorp in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation motu proprio to hold two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even elective dignities—one of them major in a metropolitan or cathedral or principal in a collegiate church,—personatus or offices, even with cure, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 271.)
To Henry, earl of Northumberland. Indult that eight members of his household may, while engaged in his service, take the fruits of their benefices, not be bound meanwhile to reside, and let the said benefices to farm to clerks or laymen by periods of three years. Sincere devocionis.
Concurrent faculty to the abbot of Alnewyk in the diocese of Durham. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
Id. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 272.)
To the archbishop of Dublin. Mandate, if the facts be as stated below, to absolve Thomas de Everdon, dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, from sentences of excommunication etc. and to grant him dispensation on account of consequent irregularity, if any, contracted. The petition of John Okkarwill, rector of Killalon in the diocese of Meath, lately contained that a cause arose between him and John Asserby, priest, of the same diocese, about the said church, provision of which Okkarwill obtained under papal letters, but which Asserby unlawfully detained; that it was heard in the apostolic palace by divers auditors, who adjudged the church to Okkarwill; that while the cause was pending Asserby resigned, and Everdon intruded himself, upon which the pope ordered the sentence to be carried out against Everdon and any other intruders; that although Okkarwill thereby obtained possession and held it for thirty days, Everdon despoiled him and had him imprisoned for about six years; that when he had got out of prison, retaken possession and held it for about fifteen months, Everdon again despoiled him and had him again imprisoned; and that when he with great labour and expense got free and was re-inducted, Everdon obtained royal writs to have him arrested and imprisoned, as well as any executors of the above processes, and again despoiled him. The pope thereupon committed Okkarwill's cause, although not lawfully devolved to the Roman court, to James, bishop of Plock, then papal chaplain and auditor, with commission to order Everdon under pain of excommunication, deprivation and disability, to give up the church to Okkarwill. Afterwards, as Everdon's recent petition contained, Master James Steube, papal chaplain and auditor, declared, at Okkarwill's instance, Everdon to be deprived of his benefices, and unable to hold any others. Everdon, however, as his said petition added, had resigned a year and a half before lawful notice of the declaration reached him. Humilibus supplicum votis. (De mandato.)
2 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 274.)
To Thomas de Southam, archdeacon of Oxford in Lincoln. Indult as above. (f. 265) for his archdeaconry of Oxford. Personam tuam.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy, the abbot of Westminster and the archdeacon of Berks in Salisbury. Personam dilecti filii. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 274d.)
To John Oudeby, archdeacon of Derby. The like mut. mut. Personam etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy, and the abbots of St. Mary's Merevale (de Miravalle) and Gerolden, in the dioceses of Lichfield and Lincoln. Personam etc. (De mandato.)
7 Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279.)
To the dean of Lincoln. Mandate to summon Simon Tychemerch, perpetual vicar of Bottesford, papal chaplain, who, it has [this day, as mentioned in the following mandate] come to the pope's knowledge, has committed fornication with his two sisters (duas sorores suas carnales) and a parishioner, and by each has had offspring, and has perpetrated other crimes, and if the charge be true, to deprive him of his vicarage. Ad audienciam nostram. (De mandato.)
7 Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(279d.)
To the same. Mandate, if the above named Tychemerch be, in accordance with the pope's other letters, deprived of his vicarage, value not exceeding 40 marks, to collate and assign it to Thomas Prys, priest, of the diocese of Meath (Minden. sic). Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)