Lateran Regesta 71
1398-1399

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'Lateran Regesta 71: 1398-1399', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 251-265. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104126 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXXI.

De Diversis Formis.

1399.
8 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43d.)
Confirmation of the composition made by Simon, bishop of London, between Hugh, perpetual vicar of Teye Magna, and his parishioners in regard to the charges for a chaplain in the chapel of Pontesbryght, situate within the parish and dependent on the said church. The bishop's ordinance, of which exemplification is given, is dated at Wykham, 18 Kal. July, 1366, the 5th year of his consecration, and provides that Hugh and his successors shall maintain the chaplain at their expense; that he shall live in the priest's manse, which is to be kept in repair by the parishioners; and that he shall celebrate divine offices and administer sacraments and sacramentals to them in the said chapel. Ad perp. rei mem. Ea que judicio.

(f. 60d.)
To Thomas, prior of Winchester, ‘salutem, etc. Sincere devocionis affectus quem crga nos et Romanam geris ecclesiam non (sic) inducunt (sic) ut personam tuam [prerogativa favoris ac gracie prosequamur], i.e. the incipit of Reg. LXVI, f. 129d. Cancelled without note.
1398.
4 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60d.)
To John Lydeford, archdeacon of Totness. Indult for seven years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and to receive procurations in money to the daily amount of 30 silver [gros] Tournois, 12 to the gold florin of the camera. Sincere devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Bath, and the deans of Salisbury and Exeter. Sincere etc.
1399.
5 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61d.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents, who on the feasts of Christmas, the Assumption, Whitsun Day, St. Mary Magdalen, and the dedication of the altar, visit and give alms to the altar of St. Mary Magdalen in the church of Kyword in the diocese of York. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
15 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication of the chapel, 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 to the chapel of St. John Baptist in St. Paul's, London. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 70d.)
To Simon MeGowand, clerk, of the diocese of Armagh. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of an Augustinian canon and nun, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure—so that he may hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends or elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and 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.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76d.)
To the prior of Caldwell in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate to commute into other works of piety the vow to enter the order of Friars Minors made by John Morteyn, clerk, of the said diocese, who entered their house at Bedford (Betfordie) and left it within the year of probation, returning to the world, where he wishes to remain. Honestis petencium. (De mandato.) (Cancellata, quia propter sui nimiam correctionem post, eodem libro fol. [c]cxl, de novo registrata est, N de Ben [exen] to. See also f. 228d.)
1398.
16 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98d.)
To the bishop of Ardagh. Mandate to grant dispensation to Malachy, donsel, son of the late Bernard Mequiernan, and Lassyrma, damsel, daughter of the late Fergall Mequiernan, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of kindred, and that Malachy has cohabited with and begotten offspring by Lassyrma, declaring their past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis.
10 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99.)
To Henry de Halsale, rector of Halsale, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to remain in his subdeacon's orders for seven years, and to enjoy the fruits of Halsale, value not exceeding 80 marks, while studying letters at an university, or engaged in the service of Henry de Torbok, donsel, of the said diocese, or dwelling in the Roman court or on one of his benefices. Vite ac morum.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99.)
To John de Holand, priest, of the diocese of Lichfield. Indult to discharge the duties of both his chantries, situate one in each of the two chapels of Blakerode and Hagh in the said diocese, while in either of the said chapels, and not to be compelled to reside in both. Sincere devocionis.
1398.
3 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Nicholas 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 to the altar of St. Mary the Virgin in the priory of Ledys, in the diocese of Canterbury. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross and the dedication, the octaves, etc. as above, visit and give alms to the church of the Cistercian monastery of Boxle, in the diocese of Canterbury. Unix. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Ibid.
(f. 105d.)
The like to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Edward and the dedication of the altar, the octaves etc. as above, visit and give alms to the altar of St. Mary and St. Edward the Confessor, in the collegiate church of Fodryngeye. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. [See p. 262.]
Ibid.
(f. 106.)
The like to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Martin and the dedication, the octaves etc. as above, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Benedictine monastery of Battle in the diocese of Chichester. Unix. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 110.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the five feasts of St. Mary the Virgin, the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross and SS. Simon and Jude, and on the octaves of the Nativity and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves visit and give alms for the fabric and conservation of the church of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Robertsbridge, in the diocese of Chichester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
3 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111.)
To the bishop of Killala. Mandate to dispense John Ohamuti, scholar, of his diocese, the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, if found fit, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice, even if it have cure, and even if his father was the latest possessor (immediate possederit), and to exchange it as often as seems good to him for a similar or dissimilar benefice; and to further grant that his illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Ex parte dilecti.
7 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Patrick and the octave visit and give alms for the repair or conservation of his church of Killala. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
5 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 112.)
The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Kyarany and the octave visit and give alms for the repair or conservation of his parish church at Adrogoyl, in the diocese of Killala. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
1398.
14 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.113.)
Confirmation of the grant and donation for life by Thomas, bishop of Dromore, then bishop of Killala, to Alan Ohamuthy, perpetual vicar of Balleassakiri (also written Bellassakiry), in the diocese of Killala, of the portion called the episcopal fourth in the said parish, reserving to the bishop one mark and the tithe of fish called salmon (salmonum); it having been asserted that the said grant expires with the cession or death of bishop Thomas. The present letters are to be null after the death or resignation of Alan. Ad fut rei mem. Sincere dilectionis.
16 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 118d.)
To the archbishop of Armagh. Mandate to cause the archbishop of Tuam to desist from favouring the Cistercian abbot and convent of Knockmoy (Collis Victorie) in the diocese of Tuam, and to order the latter under pain of ecclesiastical censure, and with the aid, if necessary, of the secular arm, to make satisfaction as below; with faculty, if the abbot and convent do not obey, to deprive them of their benefices, render them unable to hold others, and sequestrate the fruits of the monastery. The petition of John Lange, perpetual vicar of St. Nicholas, Galuy, in the diocese of Tuam, contained that in his cause against the abbot and convent about the said vicarage, of which they despoiled him, he obtained in the apostolic palace two sentences, by which they were condemned in fruits and costs, and of which the execution was committed to the patriarch of Grado, the archbishop of Cashel, and the bishop of Kilfenora; that Peter, patriarch of Grado and Patrick, bishop of Kilfenora, proceeded in execution of the sentences, but that the abbot and convent, protected by Maurice, archbishop of Tuam, have refused to make satisfaction in respect of the said fruits and costs, and have incurred the penalties and sentences under the said proceedings.Exhibita nobis.
15 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120d.)
To the prior of Watton in the diocese of York. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to declare that John Braubi, perpetual vicar in the [cathedral] church of York, has not incurred irregularity by having, when in his eighth year, accidentally chopped off with an axe a joint of one of the fingers of his sister Be[a]trice, then under two years of age.Justis petencium.
1399.
2 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the dedication and St. Michael, 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. Michael the Archangel, Querlii, in the diocese of Winchester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Giles and the dedication, the octaves, etc. as above, visit and give alms to the church of St. Giles without the walls, York. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
1399.
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132d.)
Grant of the indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the feast of Whitsun Day and the four following days visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary by the gate on the wall of the monastery of St. Mary's, York, or of the said monastery; with indult for the abbot and nine other priests, secular or religious, appointed by him, to hear their confessions. If similar indulgence, not yet expired, have been granted by the present pope, except that dated 2 Non. April, anno 6 [1395, Reg. Lat. XXXVI, f. 248—Cal. Lett. iv, p. 511], the present letters shall have no force. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.) (Cancelled with marginal note; Cancellata quia propter sui nimiam correctionem de novo registrata est in libro quarto de diversis formis [viz. Reg. LXVII, above] fol. xxxvii, Jac[obus de Teramo])
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on Christmas, Easter, Whitsun Day, the Annunciation, the Nativity of St. John Baptist and at Michaelmas, the octaves of Christmas, Easter and the Nativity of St. John Baptist 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 fabric and conservation of the chapel of St. Mary in the Gilbertine monastery of Nun Ormesby, in the diocese of Lincoln. Unic. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136.)
Grant of the indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers on the feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, and on the two following days, visit and give alms for the conservation of his chapel in the parish church of St. Mary, Kelshale, in the diocese of Norwich. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.) [See Reg. Lat. LXIX, f. 154.]
3 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.147d.)
To the bishop of Ardfert. Mandate to dispense Maurice, donsel, son of the late John de Geraldinis, knight, and Joan Mauricii, damsel, to marry notwithstanding that they are related on both sides in the third and fourth degrees of kindred and in several stated degrees of affinity, and that they have committed fornication together and have begotten offspring. Past and future offspring are to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148.)
To Nicholas Daniel, archdeacon of Winchester. Indult to visit his archdeacon by deputy, and receive procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver [gros]Tournois, 12 to the gold florin of Florence. Devocionis tue.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminster, and the priors of St. Bartholomew's, London, and Christchurch, Canterbury. Devocionis sinceritas. (De mandato.)
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 149.)
To Robert Wembol, perpetual vicar of St. Laurence's, London, S.T.B. Indult for life to hear the confessions of and give absolution to any of his parishioners at St. Laurence's or any other church which he may hold, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
1399.
3 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150.)
To Henry Hamerton, rector of Bydyngdon, in the diocese of Canterbury. The like. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 157d.)
To the Benedictine abbot and convent of St. John's, Colchester. Indult for the abbot and his successors—the abbot for the time having already papal indult to use the ring, pastoral staff and other pontifical insignia— to use also the pontifical mitre, and in the monastery, its subject priories and churches belonging to it, to give solemn benediction after mass and vespers, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit vestre. (De mandato.)
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160.)
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 octave and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of Holy Trinity, Redyng, in the diocese of Canterbury. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
12 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 163.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene to penitents who visit as above and give alms for the repair and conservation of All Saints', Holbeche, in the diocese of Lincoln. All the oblations are to be wholly converted to such conservation and repair. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
7 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 167d.)
To Thomas Spret, rector of Burwell, in the diocese of Norwich, B.C.L. Dispensation motu proprio to hold one other benefice with cure, even if a dignity, major or principal and united respectively, personatus, administration 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. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 168.)
Grant for seven years of the indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers on the Assumption and Annunciation visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Carthusian priory of the Mother of God, near London; for which purpose women may enter the church and its choir and the cloister of the priory. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
1398.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 174.)
To John de Bradshagh, rector of Aghton in the diocese of Lichfield. Grant that he shall not be bound to exhibit to any legate or ordinary, or their commissary or official, the letters by which the late Robert, bishop of Lichfield granted him, then in minor orders, dispensation to hold the said church, provided that he were ordained subdeacon in a year; which letters John, who before the end of the said year was ordained subdeacon and deacon and afterwards priest, has lost. Vite ac morum.
3 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and those of the saint and the dedication of the altar, 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 altar of St. William the Martyr [of Perth and Rochester] in the church of Rochester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 186d.)
To Walter Bullok, rector of Addryngton in the diocese of Exeter, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who holds, besides Addryngton, the canonry and prebend of Langdon in Lichfield, value altogether not exceeding 100 marks—to hold for life one other benefice with cure incompatible with Addryngton, even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, or an elective dignity, major or principal 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. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum. (De mandato.) (The text originally mentioned Addryngton alone, with value not exceeding 60 marks. The canonry and prebend of Langdon have been added in the margin by the corrector, who has corrected 60 to 100.)
Ibid.
(f. 187.)
To Thomas Redman, rector of Ken in the same diocese. The like mutatis mutandis, the value of Ken, his canonry and bursal prebend in Exeter, and his canonry and chancellorship of the collegiate church of South Mallyng in the diocese of Chichester, not exceeding 150 marks. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 188.)
To Ralph Canon, rector of Hyghamme, in the diocese of Wells. The like, the value of Hyghamme and of his canonry and prebend of Harpetre in Wells not exceeding 140 marks. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
4 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 197d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of the Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Bartholomew, and the octave of the said Nativity; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octave visit and give alms for the fabric and conservation of the chapel of Queryndon in the parish of Barwe, in the diocese of Lincoln. The oblations are to be wholly devoted to such conservation and repair. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199.)
To Thomas Hyne, rector of Legh, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation as above, f. 186d., mutatis mutandis. The value of Legh does not exceed 120 marks. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 201.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Easter, [St.] Laurence, the Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, and the dedication, and the six days of Easter week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said days visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church of Dowles, in the diocese of Hereford. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
17 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 201d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the dedication and relics, 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 fabric or conservation of the Benedictine conventual church of St. Mary, Monmouth, in the diocese of Hereford, in which are relics of the Holy Cross, Sepulchre, Winding-sheet (syndonis) and other garments of our Lord, as well as of many saints. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 203d.)
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, visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. John Baptist in the Wood called ‘Kyngeswod’ in the parish of Charefelde, in the diocese of Worcester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Ibid. To the abbot of Lanternan, in the diocese of Llandaff. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to reserve a fit portion for the perpetual vicar of Chepstow (Strugullia) in the said diocese, the fruits of which do not exceed 60 marks. The recent petition of the vicar John Davi contained that the resignation by the late Nicholas was accepted by the late John bishop of Llandaff who, learning that contentions had arisen between the vicars and the priors of Chepstow about the fruits of the church, which church the priors and convent held, as they asserted, to their own uses, ordered that the vicar for the time being should dwell day and night and have a room in the priory, be treated as one of the monks, and have a groom (garcioncm) (that the pope may use their expression) to wait on him at the prior's expense, a yearly stipend from the prior of 40s., and carriage (recturam) when needed for purposes of the vicarage, the rest of the fruits etc. to belong to the priory. The petition adds that inasmuch as the prior and convent have not for four years and more been resident in the priory the bishop's ordinance has no force. Hiis que ecclesiaticarum.
Ibid.
(f. 204d.)
To the abbot of Flaxeley, in the diocese of Hereford. Mandate to decree what is canonical touching the petition of Thomas Gayner, layman, of the diocese of Hereford, who states that when under marriageable age he contracted marriage per verba de presenti with Joan Cybbe alias Gayner, who was also under age, and that on coming to lawful age he repudiated and still repudiates the marriage. Justis et honestis.
12 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 209.)
To John Morteyn, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Rehabilitation on account of his having formerly, concealing his illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman and having no dispensation, had himself tonsured; with dispensation to minister in orders received, be promoted to all holy orders and hold any compatible benefices of any number and kind with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends, and elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices in cathedral or collegiate churches, and exchange them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Sedes apostolica.
5 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213.)
To Robert Fraun[c]eys, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation, being in his twenty-first year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity, personatus, administration or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity be principal and united in a collegiate church, and to exchange it as often as he will. Vite ac morum.
4 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, 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 chapel of St. Mary the Virgin situate within the bounds of the parish church of Legh in the diocese of Lichfield. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
2 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213d.)
To Thomas de Anlaby, rector of Petteworth, in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to him—who has had papal 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 obtained the church of Scoreburgh, in the diocese of York; (ii) to hold one other benefice compatible therewith, and to exchange both for two mutually compatible benefices, even if one of them had cure, after which he exchanged Scoreburgh for Kyrkeby Oreblawers, it for the perpetual vicarage of Werkeworth, and it for Petteworth in the dioceses of Chichester and Durham—so that he may hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, 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 may 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.
1399.
3 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
To John Gudlak, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to him and his successors, perpetual chaplains of the chapel called a chantry newly founded for the souls of the late William Thorp, knight, and Grace his wife, in the church of Marram, in the diocese of Lincoln, to celebrate mass and other divine offices therein, without requiring licence of the diocesan or other. Humilibus et honestis.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226.)
Confirmation motu proprio of the excommunication promulgated —against violators of the statutes and ordinances issued, as the pope has learned, by king Richard in royal parliaments and other congregations, with consent of the prelates and nobles, magnates, cities and other commons (communium) of the realm, at London, Shrewsbury and Coventry, in the twenty-first and twenty-second years of his reign [1397 and 1398]—by the archbishops and bishops of the realm, at the king's instance, by their ordinary authority, as afterwards also by Peter, bishop of Dax, by his authority as papal nuncio. Ad fut. rei mem. Dum in archanis. (De mandato.)
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226d.)
To the abbots of Westminster and Waltham, and the prior of St. Bartholomew's in Smethfeld, without the walls of London. Mandate, recapitulating the above confirmation, to publish the same, causing to be observed the said excommunication; with power to aggravate the same and to invoke, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm. Nuper per nos. (De mandato.)
7 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228d.)
To John Morteyn, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Absolution from the observance of his vow to enter the order of Friars Minors, he having for a time taken the habit in their house at Bedford in the said diocese, which habit and order he left within the year of probation. Humilibus et honestis. [Without the usual subscription. See f. 76d.]
1398.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome,
(f. 229d.)
To Thomas Pays, rector of Sufflere (sic), in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold the said church, value not exceeding 80 marks, minister in his orders, hold any other benefices compatible therewith, and to exchange them and his said church for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, even if elective dignities, major in cathedral or principal in collegiate churches, personatus or offices, with or without cure. Formerly he obtained licence from his diocesan, under letters dimissory, to be ordained by any catholic bishop, after which, when dwelling in the diocese of Canterbury, he obtained, under the feigned assertion that he was of that diocese, the tonsure from a certain archbishop of Canterbury. He was subsequently instituted by the ordinary, on presentation by the patron, to Sufflete, during the year following which he received all minor orders and the subdiaconate in one day, and then, but after despite all diligence the said year had elapsed, was on one day ordained deacon and priest, without examination for the said three holy orders, and without having had instruction in singing, which he has still not had. He is to learn to sing within two years. Vite ac morum.
1399.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 240d.)
To the prior of Caldwell. Mandate as above, f. 76d. with verbal differences. See f. 228d. Exhibita siquidem nobis.
1398.
16 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241.)
To the warden called master, and the chaplains of the college, called the chantry, of St. Mary, Metingham, in the diocese of Norwich. Confirmation of the translations, consecration and dedication of the said college, and of the rights previously enjoyed by it. It was lately set forth to the pope on their behalf that the late John de Norwico, knight, founded their college for eight chaplains, one being master, called warden, in the church of Ravenyngham in the diocese of Norwich, endowing the same insufficiently; that in his will he directed his body to be buried in the church of Norton, partly built by him, and, with consent of bishop Thomas, the college to be transferred to that church; that after this, the late John [son] of Walter de Norwico, knight, with the desire of adding to the number of the chaplains, further endowed them, directing his body and those of his ancestors to be transferred to the castle of Metyngham and there buried; that afterwards bishop Henry, at the instance of the executors of the wills of the said knights, and of the master and chaplains, and in accordance with the will of John de Norwico, transferred the college to Norton; that at Norton there was great insufficiency of offices, as also lack of good water, it being marshy and unhealthy; that in the said castle, situate within the bounds of the church of Metyngham, which was held to their uses by the Benedictine prioress and convent of Bungeye, to whom the master and chaplains were ready to make indemnity, there were sufficient offices, etc.; and that by far the larger part of the endowment of the college was given by the said John [son] of Walter, who directed it to be transferred to the said castle. The pope thereupon granted licence for the translation and for the building of an oratory with bells, the college to be thenceforth called the chantry of St. Mary of Metyngham. Their recent petition contained that the college was afterwards transferred to the castle; that they caused to be built an oratory or church with bells, cemetery, dwellings and offices, under the name of St. Mary, Metyngham, the oratory to be consecrated and the cemetery dedicated by the diocesan; and that it is asserted that on account of the successive translations and the changes of name from Ravenyngham to Norton and thence to the said castle, their possessions and their appropriated churches of Ravenyngham and Norton cannot be held by them under the title of St. Mary of Metingham, and that the bodies of their founders ought not to be transferred to the said oratory. Exigit vestre devocionis. (De mandato.)
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244d.)
To the archbishop of Cashel. Mandate to separate for a time, absolve from excommunication incurred, a wholesome penance being enjoined, and dispense to contract marriage (matrimonium) anew William le Bottiler, donsel, and Elya, damsel, daughter of Nicholas Poer, donsel, of the dioceses of Cashel and Waterford, who, knowing that they were related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred and affinity, and by another line in the third and fourth degrees of affinity, clandestinely contracted marriage (sponsalia per verba de futuro) and consummated the same. Their past, if any, and future offspring is to be declared legitimate, and the survivor of the marriage is to remain perpetually unwed. Oblate nobis.
Ibid.
(f. 246.)
Faculty to the members of the household and ministers of William Gilloth and his successors, masters of the chantry of St. Mary de Dogys in the parish of the church of St. Paul without the walls, Canterbury, to pensioners and persons of either sex dwelling in their buildings, and to tillers and labourers of their fields and lands, to hear masses and other divine offices in the said chantry, even on principal and other feasts and celebrations, holy and non-holy days; and to William and his successors to hear their confessions and enjoin penance, only in cases granted by law to the vicar of the said church, minister sacraments to them in the chantry, and take and apply to their own uses the oblations; with exemption of William and his successors from all exaction of oblations and other charges of the said church. Ad fut. rei mem. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f 246.)
To the bishop of Carlisle. Mandate to dispense Richard and John Skelton, scholars, brothers, of his diocese, the sons of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, if otherwise fit, to be promoted to all, even holy, orders and 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 exchange them as often as they will for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices; and to grant that their illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Ex parte dilectorum. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 246d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the dedication of the altar, and on All Saints, 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 to the high altar of All Saints in the church of All Saints, Lyde, in the diocese of Canterbury. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 247.)
The like, mutatis mutandis, for the chapel of the chantry of St. Mary de Dogys, in the parish of St. Paul without the walls, Canterbury. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the feast of the Annunciation visit and give alms for the conservation of the collegiate church of the Annunciation and St. Edward the Confessor, situate in the castle of Fodryngeye, within the parish of that name, in the diocese of Lincoln. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To the dean of the collegiate church in the castle of Fodryngeye. Indult, recapitulating the above, to him and his successors to depute four or six priests, secular or regular, to hear the confessions. Cum nos hodie. (De mandato.) [See p. 253.]
Ibid.
(f. 251d.)
To James Ograda, canon of Killaloe. Dispensation to him— who has had papal dispensation as the son of a deacon and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, even holy, orders and hold a benefice even with cure—so that he may hold any dignities, even elective, and even episcopal or archiepiscopal. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces Nobilitas generis, vite ac morum.
7 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 256d.)
To Master John Leche, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, papal chaplain. Faculty to dispose of his personal property by will, and from his moveables to make moderate provision for his servants and kinsmen; his debts and the cost of repairs of his churches rendered necessary by his negligence having been first deducted. Quia presentis vite.
Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of Whitsun day and four following days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the church of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Kyngeswod, in the diocese of Worcester; with indult for the abbot and four priests, religious or secular, of his choice, to hear the confessions. Univ. Christifid etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261d.)
To the dean of Cloyne. Mandate, at the petition of Richard Went, perpetual vicar of Kynsale in the diocese of Cork, to forbid his parishioners, who gain their living by sea-fishing, to pay tithe of their catch to rectors and vicars of churches near the shore or other places without Kynsale, whither they repair for refreshment, whether eating or drinking, or are driven by stress of weather or other causes, but with the intention of returning home; and to forbid such rectors and vicars, who allege a prescriptive custom, which is rather an abuse, to exact it. Exhibita nobis.
6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 262.)
Indult, at the petition of John Malvern, rector, master or warden of the poor hospital of St. Catherine, Ledburi, in the diocese of Hereford—in whose chapel, with consent of the two portionaries of the parish church, masses and other divine offices are celebrated, which are sometimes obliged to be delayed until those in the parish church are finished—to have a bell, which may be sounded at hours convenient for the celebration of divine offices, even before the celebration in the church, and to have mass and other divine offices celebrated in the chapel, even solemnly and alta voce. The oblations in chapel and hospital may be converted to the use of the hospital and its poor, a fourth being reserved to the parish church. Ad fut. rci mem. Iis que Christifidelium.
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 262d.)
To the Benedictine prior and convent of Gondwel, in the diocese of Lichfield. Appropriation of a moiety, value not exceeding 15 marks, of their patronage, of the church of Eselborgh in the diocese of Lincoln, the value of the priory not exceeding 100 marks. They may have it served, on the resignation or death of the rector, by a secular priest or one of the monks appointed by the prior. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 263.)
To William Selby, rector of Phillack (Sancte Felicitatis), in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to hold for life together with Phillack, value not exceeding 80 marks, one other incompatible benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, or an elective dignity, major or principal 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. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 263d.)
To Walter Frost, rector of St. Ewin's (Andoeni), London. The like, mutatis mutandis. The value of St. Ewin's does not exceed 25 marks. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 264.)
To Thomas Thame, rector of Aldeburi, in the diocese of Lincoln. The like, mutatis mutandis. The value of Aldeburi does not exceed 25 marks. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
8 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270.)
To Nicholas Hambury, priest, of the diocese of Worcester. Rehabilitation, recapitulating as above, Reg. LXV, f. 205d, his three former dispensations; requirement to resign Newynton; and dispensation as above, ibid, as far as the end, and to resign Newynton and such benefices, for purpose of exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases, for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy and dispensations need not be mentioned in future graces. Sedes apostolica.
Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 271.)
To Nicholas de Sancto Mauro, clerk, of the diocese of Wells. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble birth, and in his twelfth year, to hold an elective benefice with cure, even if it be a dignity, personatus, administration or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity be principal and united in a collegiate church, and to exchange it as often as he will for a similar or dissimilar benefice; provided that he be duly ordained on reaching the lawful age. Nobilitas generis, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To Thomas de Sancto Mauro, clerk, of the diocese of Wells. The like. He is in his eleventh year. Nobilitas etc. (De mandato.)
1399.
5 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 280d.)
To Thomas Tyberay, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who has had 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 even with cure, after which he was so promoted and obtained the church of St. Nicholas, Bouden Parva, in the said diocese—so that he may hold two other benefices, each compatible therewith, even if one be a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church or an elective dignity, major in a cathedral or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office, with or without cure, and may exchange them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Laudabilia probitatis.
7 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 281d.)
To the bishop of London, the abbot of Cerne in the diocese of Salisbury, and the dean of Exeter. Mandate to aggravate the processes made by the dean, as below, and to invoke, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm. The petition of John Cheyny, canon of Salisbury, states that he obtained three sentences in his long cause in the apostolic palace against William Glym, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, about the canonry and prebend of Cherdestoke in Salisbury, John's peaceful possession of which, collated to him by the ordinary, William prevented. They were adjudged to John, William was condemned in costs, and letters executory were issued to the said dean and two others, by virtue of which the dean warned William to pay, and upon his refusal has declared him to have incurred excommunication, suspension and interdict. Exhibita nobis.
1399.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 283d.)
To the abbot of Sulby in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to licence the inhabitants of the village (villule) of Radeclyff in the parish of Schepey, in the said diocese, to have, on account of the distance to the parish church and of floods, a cemetery by their chapel of St. Leonard, in which by ancient custom they have the Eucharist and other sacraments, with free burial, and to have the said chapel and cemetery consecrated by any catholic bishop. Ex immerito nobis.
18 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 285.)
To John, archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland. Confirmation motu proprio of king Richard's donation, for purpose of appropriation, to the archiepiscopal mensa, value not exceeding 500 marks, of his patronage in the rectory, value not exceeding 100, of St. James's Athboy, in the diocese of Meath, which church has a perpetual rector and vicar, who have cure of souls of the parishioners; with appropriation to the said mensa of the rectory with all its chapels. Sicut ex injuncto. (De mandato.)
3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 288.)
To the master, chaplains and clerks of the college of Maydenston, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation for the master of the said college—which was created and founded from the parish church under papal authority by archbishop William, and to which the pope lately granted that the master might retain, after his appointment, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, held by him at the time thereof, being resident in the college—to exchange a parish church or dignity, personatus or office, thus previously held or collated to him afterwards, for another elective benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church or a dignity, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to hold the same for life together with his mastership. Ad hoc quod ea. (De mandato.)