Lateran Regesta 69
1399

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'Lateran Regesta 69: 1399', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 238-249. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104124 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXIX.

De Exhibitis.

1399.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46d.)
To the bishop of Perugia, the abbot of Conoway, in the diocese of St. Asaph, and the archdeacon of Anglesey. Mandate to collate and assign to Jev[a]n ap Gronow, priest, of the diocese of Bangor, the second (altera) portion, value not exceeding 40 marks, of the parish church, with four rectors, of Kelennok Vawr, which portion he obtained on presentation by king Richard, as patron for that turn only, and institution by the bishop, on its voidance by reason that Hoell Vaghan ap Tudir, clerk, of the said diocese, held it for two years and more without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation. Jev[a]n now doubts whether the presentation and institution hold good. Vite ac morum.
1399.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 47d.)
To the archdeacon of Anglesey. Mandate to collate and assign to Walter Swaffham, priest, of the diocese of Norwich, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the still void archdeaconry of Bangor, a non-elective dignity with cure, not major, value not exceeding 40 marks, which he obtained on presentation by king Richard as patron for that turn only, and institution by the archbishop of Canterbury, on its voidance by reason that Jor [werth] Effeiriat, priest, held it for more than a year together with the chapel of Nobin or Pullhely, in the same diocese, which has cure. Walter now doubts, as above. Exhibita siquidem nobis.
13 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 52.)
To Bertrand, bishop of Gubbio, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate, if he find what is asserted below to be true, to collate and assign to Thomas Bawdewyn, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, the still void parish church of Dunnesby [by Ryppynghall, (see f. 85)] in that diocese, value not exceeding 40 marks. His recent petition contained that he obtained the said church on its voidance by the death of Henry Drury, by presentation to and institution by bishop John, which Ralph Owdeby, clerk, of the said diocese, opposed. The cause, lawfully introduced to the apostolic see on Bawdewyn's appeal, was committed to the above bishop, then chaplain and auditor, before whom it was proceeding when it was asserted that neither of the two had any right. Vite ac morum.

De Diversis Formis.

Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 80.)
To Griffin Yonge, rector of [L] lannynys, in the diocese of Bangor, bachelor of canon and civil law. Extension motu proprio of successive dispensations as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman— (i) to be promoted to all, even holy, orders, and hold two benefices even if one had cure, after which he was ordained priest and obtained the canonry and prebend of Gertprynge in Abergwyly, and the church of Flamynys (sic); (ii) to hold any benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, compatible with one another and with the above, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus, perpetual administrations and offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as seemed good for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, with grant that his illegitimacy needed not to be mentioned in future graces [Reg. Lat. XXVII. f. 62d];—so that he may hold for life, together with his said parish church, one other benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus, administration or office in a metropolitan, etc. church, and may exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Litterarum sciencia, rite ac morum. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 81.)
To the bishop of Tuy, the prior of St. Mary's, Kells, in the diocese of Ossory, and the dean of Ferns. Mandate to proceed to the execution, as against the present or any other intruders, of the sentence of a certain papal auditor obtained against bishop Richard, John Milton and other canons, and the chapter of Ossory by Nicholas Alhart, rector of St. Mary's chapel, Benetisbirg, in the diocese of Ossory. Provision had been ordered to be made to him by papal authority of the said chapel, and Milton, who unlawfully detained possession, was condemned in costs and fruits received. Upon Milton's resignation, Michael de Lafeld, dean of Ossory, while the suit has been pending, has intruded himself. Exhibita nobis. (Pro Deo.)
15 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 85.)
To the precentor of Lincoln. Mandate to warn, under pain of excommunication, to desist from their usurpation, Robert Brond, John Well, and John's mother, Margaret, who, as the recent petition of Thomas Bawdewyn, rector of Dunnesby by Kyppynghall (sic), in the said diocese, contained, have usurped and taken possession of edifices built upon the walls (super muros) of the church, while Robert keeps a public tavern contiguous to the wall of the churchyard, where tumults, blasphemies, and other insolences are perpetrated, and in which there is a door through the said walls for customers to go in and out, while John and Margaret have another door on their land by which they can get to their house. Justis et honestis. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 85d.)
To Thomas Baudewy[n], priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. Absolution from the guilt of homicide, and dispensation on account of irregularity, with rehabilitation, so that he may hold any compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if elective dignities with cure, major or principal respectively, personatus, or offices or canonries and prebends in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches. One day the officer, called the constable, of Pykeworth in the diocese of Lincoln, and a layman had a wordy quarrel, upon which the constable's wife asked Thomas, who was standing by, to separate them, which he did, handing the layman's arms to the constable and leading him away with him. Two other laymen then came up and attacked them, and Thomas drew a knife (cultellum) called a ‘baselard’ (baslardum), and with the hilt struck the man who wounded him, but fearing him took to flight. As Thomas ran he found a stick tipped with iron at both ends, and turning beat his aggressor about the body with it, while his companion hit the man on the head so that he straightway died, for which Thomas is very sorry, and has abstained from divine offices. He is uncertain from whose blows the man died. Vite ac morum. [Cancelled with strokes, and in margin: Cancellata quia de anno septimo aliter registrata est in libro primo de Exhibitis fol. ccxcviiii., N. de Ben [even] to.]
Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 87d.)
Revocation of the pope's late grant [Reg. Lat. LIX. f. 100] to the Cluniac prior and convent of Wangforth, value not exceeding 80 (sic) marks, to have, on their voidance, the perpetual vicarages, value not exceeding 60 marks, of Northalis and Reyden, of their patronage and formerly appropriated to them, and likewise the chapel of Soutwold, annexed to the vicarage of Reynden (sic), served by secular priests appointed and removed by the prior. The recent petition of the parishioners contains that the values far exceed the sums named, that the grant was obtained by concealing the truth, and that it is to the lessening of divine worship and to the danger of their souls. Ad fut. rei mem. Ex proridencia.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92d.)
To John Tuchet, rector of Skyrbech in the diocese of Lincoln, licentiate in civil law. Dispensation motu proprio to hold for ten years one other benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church or an elective dignity with cure, major or principal and united respectively, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Within the said term he is to exchange one of the two for a benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise his said parish church or the first benefice so obtained is to be resigned. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum.
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 93.)
To John de Oudeby, B.C.L., rector of Berughby in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation motu proprio to hold for life one other incompatible benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus, perpetual administration or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and exchange both as above. [Litterarum sciencia,] vite etc. (De mandato.) (Marginal note: Can[cella]ria quoad correctionem. There is one verbal marginal correction).
Ibid.
(f. 93d.)
To Philip Rosse, rector of St. Swithin's, London. The like. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 94.)
To William Norton, rector of Drokenesford, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation for ten years to him—who holds Drokenesford, value not exceeding 100 marks, and has lately had provision from the present pope of canonries of Wells and Salisbury, with expectation of prebends and of a dignity, personatus or office in Wells [see above, p. 183], and of a benefice for seculars, value not exceeding 100 marks with cure or 18 without, in the common or several gift of the bishop and the prior and chapter of Winchester [Reg. Lat. XXII, f. 83]—to hold with his said church one other benefice with cure, even if a dignity, personatus or office with cure, or a parish church or perpetual vicarage, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar benefices. Within the said term he is to exchange one of the two for a benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise his said church is to be resigned. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 94d.)
To Thomas Derfeld, rector of Lemygton Hastang in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to hold for ten years together with Lemygton, value not exceeding 80 marks, one other benefice, etc. as in the preceding, as far as the end. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
8 Id. May.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 95.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the dedication, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of St. Mary's chapel by Ripi (sic), situate on the bridge commonly called Bisschoptonbryg, in the diocese of York. If similar indulgence, not yet expired, have been granted by the present pope, except that of three years and three quadragene, the present letters shall be of no effect. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98.)
Perpetual indulgence and remission of sins, such as those gain who every seven years on St. Margaret's feast in July, visit the church of St. Mary, Aachen, in the diocese of Liège, to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Benedictine monastery of St. John, Colchester. Univ. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Walsyngham. Mandate, if the charges against John Tytesale, rector of St. Peter's, Heydon, in the diocese of Norwich,—of fornication with certain women of his parish, to whom he had even administered the sacrament of Eucharist; contempt of the bishop's censures and excommunication, by celebrating or rather profaning mass and other divine offices, whereby he has also contracted irregularity; and dilapidation of the goods of his church,—be found to be true, to remove him. Ad audienciam nostram.
13 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109d.)
To the same. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, if Tytesale be deprived, to collate and assign the church to William Gerard, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Vite ac morum. (Cancelled, and in margin: Cancellata quia, propter sui nimiam correctionem, alibi aliter [viz. Reg. LXX, f. 157] registrata est. Jac[obus de Teramo].)
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113d.)
To John Haget, rector of Nymeton Regis in the diocese of Exeter. Validation of his recent acceptance—under the pope's letters dated 14 Kal. Dec. anno 1, ordering provision to be made to him of a benefice without cure value not exceeding 18 marks in the gift of the bishop of Exeter—of a canonry and prebend of St. Thomas the Martyr, Glasney, in Cornwall, void by the death of John Bray, which he accepted within the lawful time, but of which he did not cause provision to be made to him within a month from his acceptance; notwithstanding the pope's ordinance to the contrary, dated 4 Kal. May anno 5 [Ottenthal, Reg. Canc. Apost. Bon. IX, No. 48.] Vite ac morum.
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115.)
To Robert de Oxton, rector of Ouston in the diocese of York, B.C.L. Dispensation motu proprio to hold for life one other benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage or parish church or elective dignity, major and with cure or principal and united respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange it and his said church as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115.)
To John Alwent, rector of Midelham in the diocese of York. The like, also motu proprio. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120d.)
To the inhabitants of the town of Cutheworthe in the diocese of York. Indult to have mass and other divine offices celebrated in the chapel of St. Swithin in their town. Sincere devocionis.
18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who, from the first to the second vespers of the feast of the Exaltation of Holy Cross and the two following days, visit and give alms for the conservation of the Benedictine church of Coventry (Conuentren.); with indult that the prior and eight other priests, secular or religious, to be chosen by the same abbot (sic), may hear their confessions and grant absolution. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
2 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137d.)
To Guy le Zouche, archdeacon of Huntingdon. Indult for ten years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy and receive in ready money the usual procurations. Vite ac morum.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacons of London, Ely and Sudbury in Norwich. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
3 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138.)
To John Ikelington, archdeacon of Wells. Dispensation motu proprio, as above f. 115, mut. mut. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the dedication and the Visitation of St. Mary the Virgin, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Spalding in Holand, in the diocese of Lincoln. All their oblations are to be devoted to the conservation and repair of the church. Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
Ibid. The like for the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Qwappelode, in the same diocese. Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum etc. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146.)
Relaxation of a hundred days (corrected in margin from one year and one quadragena) of enjoined penance to penitents who visit on Sundays, and are present in, the chapel of the brethren of the congregation of Holy Trinity, Spalding, in which every Sunday an antiphon of the Holy Trinity is solemnly sung. Univ. Christifid. etc. Etsi cuncte orbis. (De mandato.)
2 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene in the cemetery of St. Padern (Sancte Paterne) in the Desert, in the diocese of St. Davids. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152.)
Relaxation of five and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of St. Nicholas, Lopham, in the diocese of Norwich. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 152d.)
To John Cardely, rector of Braham alias Brantham, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who holds Brantham, value not exceeding 100 marks, to hold for life any other benefice, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, in a cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 153.)
To William Carleton, rector of Blyklyng, in the diocese of Norwich, J.U.D. The like. The value of Blyklyng does not exceed 50 marks. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154.)
Grant that the rector or perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Kelshale, in the diocese of Norwich—for which church the pope has this day granted the indulgence [Reg. Lat. LXXI, f. 136] of the Portiuncula to penitents who, from the first to the second vespers of the Nativity of St. John Baptist and two following days, visit and give alms for the conservation of his chapel in the said church —may choose six priests, secular and religious, to hear the confessions. Ad fut. rei mem. Cum nos hodie. (De mandato.)
6 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154.)
To the abbot of Rameseye. Mandate to absolve all persons, living or dead, who incurred sentences of excommunication and other penalties for contumacy in the cause committed by Innocent VI to the late Aymeric Hugenis, then papal chaplain and auditor, at the instance of Thomas Lyle, then bishop of Ely, against persons charged with injuring him and members of his household. Collata ligandi. (De mandato.)
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome,
(f. 162d.)
To William Huwet, perpetual vicar of Spene, in the diocese of Salisbury. Extension of successive dispensations as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman—(i) to be promoted to all, even holy, orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted and held the perpetual vicarage of Stawnton in the said diocese; (ii) to exchange Stawnton, and subsequently the perpetual vicarage of Stoke in the same diocese, which he had obtained in exchange for Stawnton, for a similar or dissimilar benefice, after which last dispensation he exchanged Stoke for Spene—so that he may hold two other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends or elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, in cathedral or collegiate churches, and may exchange them and his vicarage as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Vite ac morum.
8 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of SS. Philip and James, St. Jerome, St. Nidan and B. Kawrda, confessors, and St. Michael the Archangel, and on All Saints, and the octaves of certain of them; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves visit and give alms for the repair of the church of the Augustinian priory of Valley (Vallis) St. Mary, Bethkelert, in the diocese of Bangor, whose house, as well as its church, is in need of repair. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
3 Id. May.
S Peter's, Rome.
(f. 178d.)
To Alan Akenay, of Weston in Marisco, perpetual vicar of Glentham, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold for life two benefices with cure, even if perpetual vicarages or parish churches or elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
15 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180d.)
Inhibition, under pain of the greater excommunication not to be removed by other than the pope except in the hour of death, from interfering with the execution of the will of John Bar [n] staple of Bristol, who has founded and built a hospital of Holy Trinity at Laffordisgate by Bristol for the sick poor, and who proposes to endow it by will. Ad fut. rei mem. Romani pontificis.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 181d.)
To John archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland, Richard elect of Bangor, and the abbot of St. Mary's, Oseney. Mandate to them, or two of them, to examine witnesses in England about the life and miracles of Richard [Fitz-Ralph], archbishop of Armagh. Urban VI, upon the matter being set forth before him in consistory at Rome, considering that he had already been asked several times to cause inquiry to be made, appointed a commission of cardinals, among them the present pope, who, upon the matter being similarly set forth before him as pope, ordered the above archbishop John, Alexander bishop of Meath, and Peter bishop of Limerick to make such enquiry. Bishop Peter lawfully excusing himself, the other two have examined some witnesses in Ireland and sent their report, but on account of the distance and expense, they pray the pope to transfer to others the examination of witnesses in England, where, especially in Lichfield, of which the said Richard was dean, and where he resided several years, and in London and Oxford, where he long dwelt, many witnesses can testify to his merits and miracles. Oraculo digne laudis.
1399.
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183.)
To Richard Kymmour, priest, of the diocese of Dublin. Dispensation to him, who is litigating in the apostolic palace about the rectory of Clinnore or Clumore in the diocese of Armagh, value not exceeding 15 marks, to hold for seven years one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible therewith, even an elective dignity, major or principal and united respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. One of the two he is to exchange within the said term for another compatible with the remaining one; otherwise the one first obtained is to be resigned. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183d.)
To the abbot of Mellifont, in the diocese of Armagh, Mandate to grant dispensation to Nicholas Fanut and Alice Tykill, relict of John Yong, of the diocese of Armagh, to whom the archbishop is suspect, to remain in the marriage which they contracted in ignorance that John had been godfather to an illegitimate son of Nicholas, and to declare their past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis.
10 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 195.)
Confirmation motu proprio of the appropriation to William de Gyppewico, Benedictine prior, and the convent of St. Mary's Hurle, in the diocese of Salisbury, by bishop Richard, of the church of Warfelde in the same diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 60 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 1,000, to be served by a perpetual vicar presented to and instituted by the bishop; which appropriation, by reason of omission of legal formalities, is said not to hold good. The bishop's letters—Univ. sancte etc. Primi parentis, exemplification of which is given, are dated in the chapel of his manor of Remmesbury, on October 30, 1397, the 3rd year of his translation, indiction 6 (sic), 8 Boniface IX., in the presence of Master Henry Chic [h] ele, archdeacon of Dorset, Robert Bussh, rector of St. Stephen's in Walbrok, London, and other witnesses, and are attested by William de Speldewick, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, public notary. They state that king Richard, by word of mouth, prayed the bishop to appropriate the church to prior William and the convent, with the condition of their celebrating his yearly obit after his death, and that of his late queen Anne; and give exemplification of the king's letters patent, which, sealed with his great seal and dated at Westminster 29 March anno 20 [1397], contain licence for the prior and convent, and express the above condition and the further one of a yearly distribution of money to the poor of the parish. The appropriation was to take effect on the resignation or death of the then rector Nicholas Bixton; and yearly pensions were reserved of 40d. to the bishop on the Nativity of St. John Baptist, 2s. to the dean and chapter on the Annunciation, and 16d. to the archdeacon of Berks on the Nativity of St. John Baptist. The prior and convent were further bound to distribute from the fruits of the church 5s. a year at Easter to the poor of the parish by the view (per visum) of the vicar and six parishioners. The consent of the dean and chapter is dated in their chapter-house, and that of John de Southam, archdeacon of Berks, at Salisbury, both on 3 November, 1397; that of prior William and the convent, consenting to the conditions, in their chapter-house, on 31 October, 1397. Ad fut. rei mem. Magne devocionis. (De mandato.) [9½ pp.]
4 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 200.)
To John Leem, Augustinian prior, and the convent of Michelham in the diocese of Chichester. Confirmation motu proprio of the appropriation—in aid of the repair of their buildings, some of which had fallen to ruin, of the loss, probably for good, of some of their arable lands, meadows, etc. through floods of the sea, of their heavy burden of debt, of their daily expenses in respect of the sea shore and the due custody of their places near thereto, and of hospitality necessary through their situation near the king's highway—made to them by bishop Robert of the churches of Fletchyng and Alfryston, of their patronage, value together not exceeding 160 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 1,500; as they doubt whether, on account of the omission of legal formalities, it holds good. The bishop's letters— Univ. sancte, etc. Pastoralis officii, exemplification of which is given, are dated in the chapel of his manor of Catham, 9 November 1398, the 2nd year of his translation. They except the vicarage of Fletchyng and the portion hitherto assigned thereto; impose the burden of sustaining a fit chaplain in Alfryston, until a certain portion of the rectory and manse of that church and a certain canonical portion of the fruits for the manse and sustentation of the future perpetual vicar or chaplain shall have been assigned by the bishop; and provide for the taking effect of the appropriations on the resignation or death of the then rectors, and for the presentation and institution of a perpetual vicar of Fletchyng. Yearly pensions are to be paid of 20s. to the bishop, 13s. 4d. to the dean and chapter, and 5s. to the archdeacon of Lewes, within fifteen days after Easter under pain of sequestration. The consent of the dean and chapter is dated in their chapter-house, 10 November, 1398, and that of John Bampton, archdeacon of Lewes, in the treasury of Chichester, 27 November, 1398; and attestation is made by John Blounham, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, public notary, in the presence of William Roede (sic), chancellor of Chichester, Master Walter Roberti, John Fechere, and John Westlond, public notaries, Sirs Simon Northow, John Brocton, chaplains, and Thomas Cessingham, literate, of the diocese, and other witnesses not here named. Vota fidelium. (De mandato.) [8½ pp.]
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 207d.)
To John Haget, canon of Exeter. Grant to him—to whom the pope has recently made provision of canonries of Exeter and St. Cross, C[r]eyditon, with expectation of a prebend in each and of a dignity, not major, personatus or office with or without cure in Exeter, with the anteferri clause; and who fears that, on account of the multitude of expectants with the like clause, his letters may have no effect or may do so very late—that no one of such expectants, whether preceding or following him in order of date, even though they have the like clause, shall have precedence in respect of his said letters. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
3 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210.)
To John del Croft, and Denise de Calton, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to marry notwithstanding that Catherine de Baukwell, deceased, John's former wife, was related to Denise in the third degree of kindred. Romani pontificis.
2 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210.)
Appropriation to the sacristan and canons of the collegiate church of St. Mary de Castro, Leicester, of the church of Hathern, of their patronage, value not exceeding 20 marks, that of St. Mary's not exceeding 100. They may have Hathern served by a secular priest removable by the sacristan. Ad perp. rei mem. In supreme. (De mandato.)
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223.)
Decree motu proprio declaring null and void the reduction from a rectory to a perpetual vicarage of the church of Lemengton Hastang, as also the pope's recent confirmation thereof. The pope recapitulates his confirmation etc. (as above Reg. Lat. LIX. f. 154, with slight variants, e.g. Lemengton Hastang, and Donmouwe in each case). The present decree is made because, as the pope has learned, for many years after the pretended reduction and ordinance the church was, with knowledge of the dean and chapter, archdeacon and prior and convent, held not as a perpetual vicarage but as a rectory; that the rectors paid them no such pretended cess; that William Dunmouwe obtained in the apostolic palace three sentences against the dean and chapter and one against the archdeacon and prior and convent and John Dalton, by which the church was adjudged to him not as vicar but as rector; that Thomas Derfeld, in the court of Canterbury, not by papal delegation, obtained a sentence against Thomas Borstall (sic), to whom the church had been collated by the bishop as such pretended vicarage, by which sentence the church was adjudged to him not as a vicarage but as a rectory; and that afterwards Derfeld obtained three sentences against Borstall in the apostolic palace; of which facts, through the fraud or negligence of the dean and chapter and others, insufficient mention was made in the pope's said confirmation. Further, the dean and chapter and prior and convent have sufficient means, whereas the church has not, its yearly value not exceeding 80 marks. Ad perp. rei mem. Exquisiti juris. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246.)
To Master Thomas Polton, archdeacon of Taunton, papal chaplain. Licence to resign to any ordinaries for purpose of exchange any of his benefices as often as he pleases, any papal reservations general or special notwithstanding. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
1399.
3 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248.)
To Catherine Kelsey, of the diocese of London. Indult to leave the place near St. Peter's, Rome, where she is now and has for some time been enclosed, and, accompanied by a woman of her own tongue, to go on pilgrimage or visit her relatives and friends and return, and to use her goods; her vow to remain in the said place for life and to live on alms only, notwithstanding. Sincere devocionis.
8 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 260d.)
To the bishops of London and Tuy, and the archdeacon of London. Mandate to proceed to the execution, against the present or any other intruder, of the sentence obtained in the papal palace by Richard de Whaddon, rector of Ovynge, in the diocese of Lincoln, against Robert Tyndale, priest, of the same diocese, about the said rectory, the manner of whose voidance was uncertain and which was so long void that by the Lateran Statutes it had lapsed to the court of Canterbury. Richard obtained it by authority of the ordinary, and was despoiled by Robert who took the fruits and who, while the suit was pending, resigned it, whereupon William Sulgrave, priest, of the same diocese, has intruded himself. Exhibita siquidem nobis. (Pro Deo.)