Lateran Regesta 73
1399-1400

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1904

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'Lateran Regesta 73: 1399-1400', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 274-283. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104128 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXXIII.

11 Boniface IX.

De Diversis Formis.

1400.
3 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8d.)
To William Lytstere, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult to him, who is in his twenty-fourth year and in priest's orders, to celebrate mass. Vite ac morum.
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13.)
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 during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of St. Nicholas Wylle of Bristol, and the chapels of St. John the Evangelist in the cemetery of the said church, and St. Mary on Bristol Bridge. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
17 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14d.)
To Gruffin ap Rys, priest, of the diocese of Llandaff. Rehabilitation—he having received successive 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 was ordained priest and obtained the parish church of St. Lethian; (ii) to resign that church for purpose of exchange or otherwise, and to receive in its place a similar or dissimilar benefice, which he did by exchange with Lewis ap David for the parish church of Salsburi, both in the said diocese, the resignations being made to bishop John—and having afterwards exchanged Salsburi with Gilbert Beteys for the chantry of St. Mary in the church of Llandaff, value not exceeding 7 marks, the resignations being similarly made. He has hereby dispensation to hold the said chantry and any mutually compatible benefices with and without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, personatus and offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange it and them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Sedes apostolica.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16d.)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Cong, in the diocese of Tuam. Confirmation of all liberties and immunities granted to them by popes, and of liberties [and] exemptions from secular exactions granted to them by kings, princes and others, as also of their possessions, namely the church of St. Mary, Cong, with its tithes and appurtenances, the church of St. Colman de Sruthayr, with appurtenances, Druymsil with its archiepiscopal fourth, Kyllgoynd with the like, Collyn Osnanayd, with appurtenances, the fourth of the tithes of Balyloch Mugybron, the parsonage of Conmaicni Mara, the rectory called Ceathrama Rebach, with appurtenances. Cum a nobis petitur.
8 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of the Assumption, St. John the Evangelist, the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross, and St. John Baptist, and the octaves of the Assumption [and] St. John the Evangelist; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit and give alms for the fabric and conservation of the conventual church of St. John the Evangelist, of the Augustinian monastery of Haghmon in the diocese of Lichfield. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.

(f. 17d.)
To Henry Haselbech, priest, of the diocese of Canterbury. Salutation and preamble—Humilibus et honestis supplicum votis, … with the first four words only of the narration— Cum itaque sicut accep[imus]. Cancelled, by strokes, without note.
2 Id. April.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 17d.)
Confirmation of the foundation and construction by the inhabitants of the town of Stoke Michael in the parish of Dultyng, in the diocese of Bath, of the chapel of St. Michael in the said town, of its endowment for one chaplain, of the dedication by Nicholas, bishop of Christopolis (Christopolitan.), suffragan of the late John, bishop of Bath, and of bishop John's order and injunction to the inhabitants to keep the feast of the dedication of the chapel, and not that of the church of Dultyng. Ad perp. rei mem. Hiis que pro divini.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 19.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of John Russell, perpetual vicar of St. Nicholas's Abendon, of certain statutes and ordinances made by the late Ralph, bishop of Salisbury. The bishop's ordinances—Univ. sancte etc. Cum nos nuper, which are the result of a recent visitation, and of which exemplification is given, are dated at the bishop's park of Remmesbur[y], 7 May, 1386, the eleventh year of his consecration. They state, on the report of the archdeacon of Berks, the bishop's official, that the vicarage has been wont to consist of all the oblations and obventions of the altar of the said church, of tithes of lambs, wool, linen, flax, whether in the gardens of the parishioners or in the fields, of milk, cheese, and honey, of artificers’ work (negociacionis) and of calves, geese, pigeons, eggs, apples, and of certain small tithes of the whole parish, with a corrody in the abbey of Abendon, all which barely amounts to 100s. a year, which is insufficient. Thereto, in order to avoid suits and discords between the rector and vicar, are added, with consent of Richard of Lichfield, proctor of Richard Clavile, rector, and that of John Gray, vicar, portions of the great tithes of wheat and hay of the whole township (villata) of Suggeworth, situate within the said parish of St. Nicholas. Moreover, the vicar and his successors shall have for their habitation, as they have been wont, a hall (aulam) contiguous to the said church, with two adjacent rooms and a kitchen, which houses (domorum) they shall henceforward be bound to repair, and the rector and his successors shall bear all charges for repair of the chancel, the payment of a pension of 14s. to the hospital of St. John, opposite the said church, the payment of the royal tenth, whenever granted, and all other charges touching the said church. The right of the bishop and his successors to augment, diminish or change the vicarage is reserved. Ad perp. rei mem. Iis que pro ecclesiarum.
5 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33.)
To Turibius, bishop of Tuy, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate, at the petition of Richard Lymyng, Trinitarian friar of Motyndenne, in the diocese of Canterbury, who is at present in the Roman court, to absolve him from sentences incurred, and to dispense him on account of consequent irregularity, if any, contracted, he having unlawfully left his order and betaken himself to the Cistercian monastery of Boxle, where he was admitted by the abbot and made his profession, and whence he returned to Motyndenne several years ago. Sedes apostolica.
2 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 40d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Peter ad Vincula and the dedication, 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 the parish church of St. Peter at St. Albans, in the diocese of Lincoln. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
4 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 47d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Christmas, Easter and Corpus Domini, and their octaves, and the feast of St. Denis; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Denis in Kybour, in the diocese of Llandaff. Univ. etc. Licet is.
5 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 58d.)
The like 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 during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair or fabric of the parish church of SS. Michael and Stephen, Theydon Mount (ad Montem), in the diocese of London. Univ. etc. Licet is.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75.)
Indulgence during five years of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the Annunciation visit and give alms for the conservation, repair or fabric of the church of the Premonstratensian monastery of St. Mary, Tupholyn, in the diocese of Lincoln; with faculty to the abbot and convent to appoint six priests, secular or religious, to hear confessions during the said time and three days before it. Such alms are to be wholly converted to the use of the said church and monastery. Univ. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
To the men and inhabitants of the town of Brygham and manor of Fisholme, in the diocese of York. Indult to have masses and other divine offices celebrated in the chapels, founded out of reverence for St. Mary the Virgin, of the said town and manor, which are distant about two English miles from their parish church of Foston. Sincere devocionis.
3 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 108.)
To John Bathe, rector of Gravelee, in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation for seven years to him, who is subdeacon, from the obligation of being promoted to higher orders on account of his holding the said or any other parish church, or benefice with cure. Vite ac morum.
1399.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. James, the five feasts of St. Mary the Virgin, and that of the dedication, and their octaves, visit and give alms for the conservation or repair of the church of St. James, Grymesby, in the diocese of Lincoln, which is in need of repair. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138.)
To the bishop of Wells. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to conditionally (ad cautelam) absolve John Leche, priest, of his diocese, from the excommunication which he fears that he may have incurred by leaving, with licence of his superiors, within the year of probation, on account of infirmities which, as he feared, disabled him from keeping the rule, a certain Carthusian monastery in the said diocese. Justis petencium.
1400.
10 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138d.)
To Lewis ap Meredudd, perpetual vicar of Bugeilde in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation as the son of a married man 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 mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, with cure and elective, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and may exchange them, as well as his said vicarage, 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 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 141d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of our Lord, Whitsun day, St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, St. Margaret, St. Catherine, Virgin, St. Mary Magdalen and the dedication, 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 for the conservation of the church of Chyddyngley in the diocese of Chichester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 142d.)
Relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Epiphany, Easter, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, and St Peter ad Vincula, and the octaves of Easter and St. John Baptist; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit and give alms for the sustentation of the lights about the Body and Sepulchre of our Lord on Good Friday and Holy Saturday, and for the fabric and conservation of the church of St. Peter, Hambro, in the diocese of Lincoln. Univ. etc. Licet is.
1400.
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153.)
To the prior of St. Nicholas's, Pembroke, in the diocese of St. Davids. Mandate, if he find to be as stated the facts set forth in the recent petition of Richard Clement, priest, of the said diocese, to absolve him and dispense him on account of irregularity, if any, contracted. Richard states that he was hired by an honest citizen and dwelt in his house, and that a certain kinswoman of the citizen's wife, belonging to the family of the citizen himself, at the repeated instigation of a married man left the house with him for the purpose of fornication. Richard followed them with sword and bow to bring her back, and when he reached the place where he believed them to be, he was met by William Wellys, a servant (famulus) of the married man, with his bow strung after the fashion of the English, ready to resist. Afraid of William's bow, but ashamed to flee, Richard went up to take William's bow from him, who thus unable to use his bow drew his sword and wounded Richard in two of his fingers, upon which Richard, provoked to anger, likewise drew his sword and totally cut off (amputavit) William's right hand. Richard has since become reconciled to William. Humilibus et honestis.
17 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 155.)
Confirmation of the grants, pledge etc. as below, made in favour of the chapel of St. Mary, Wolavyngton, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The petition of Thomas Cadecote, Thomas Moy and Thomas Perys, the three perpetual chaplains by whom it is served, states that formerly the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John, Burggewatir, and the Cistercian abbot and convent of Cleyve, in the said diocese, made certain grants to the chapel and its chaplains, as a pledge for the observance of which the abbot and convent placed the church of Cammel, which they held to their uses, at the disposition of the diocesan. The letters—Omnibus Christifid. etc. Attendentes affectuosas, of Gilbert, master, and the brethren and sisters of the hospital of St. John Baptist, Brugge, dated at Brugge, the Monday next after the Conversion of St. Paul 1285, of which exemplification is given, state that in return for the collations made to them and their house by Sir Gilbert de Wollavyngton, rector of Hounspull, they at his instance give in frankalmoin from their goods to Roger de Cornubia and his successors, chaplains of St. Mary's chapel, built by the said Gilbert in the cemetery of Wollavyngton, the yearly sum of 33s. 4d. and eight quarters of good and clean corn, of eight bushels each; that is to say 8s. 4d. on the second day of Christmas, 8s. 4d. on Easter Monday, 8s. 4d. on the Nativity of St. John Baptist, and 8s. 4d. at Michaelmas; four quarters of corn on the morrow of Michaelmas, two on the morrow of the Purification and two on Easter Monday, by way of corrody for Roger and his successors, serving the said chapel and celebrating divine offices for the souls of king Edward [I], Robert Burnell, bishop of Bath and Wells, and his successors, Master Walter de Haselschaue, archdeacon of Wells, and his successors, the said Gilbert, his parents, friends and benefactors, and all faithful departed; binding themselves to submit, in case of default, to the censure of the bishop of Bath or his official, and reserving to Roger and his successors their resort to common law (quod eis per curiam regiam competit seu competere possit). If Gilbert and his heirs do not present a chaplain within 40 days after voidance the bishop shall have the collation for that turn. The Letters—Univ. sancte etc. Cum Gilbertus, of abbot Henry and the convent of Clyve, sealed and dated in their chapter 4 Nov. 1297, and witnessed by Sirs John de Cogan, Robert Martyn, William Tryvet, Robert de Sancto Claro, Gilbert de Bere, knights, Richard Pyke, Richard de Avel, Thomas Trivet, Hugh Maundevil, Hugh de Wales and others, and of which exemplification is also given, state that whereas Gilbert de Wolavyngton desires, for the benefit of their house, two secular priests to be constituted and sustained by them in the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, built by him in the cemetery of the church of Wollavyngton for the celebration of divine offices therein, and also two monks, priests, to do the like in their monastery, they, at his instance, grant to Sirs Robert de Wildem[er]sse and John de Sapwicke, secular chaplains, and their successors, to be received through the monk-porter, 10 marks a year for their sustentation, and 1 a year for lights and repairs of the chapel, that is, 5½ at Michaelmas, and the like on SS. Philip and James; the said secular chaplains being bound to say daily the Placebo, Dirige, Commendacio, matins, and other canonical hours in the said chapel, for the souls of the said Gilbert and his parents, of the kings of England and the bishops of Bath and Wells, of all benefactors of the said Gilbert, and all faithful departed. If payment be wholly or partly in arrear the said chaplains or their envoys, with three horses and three servants, shall be honourably entertained in the abbey until full satisfaction be made. They shall have their recovery by novel disseisin, unless the whole of the money be restored to them within three days. The abbot and convent bind themselves to add, in memory of the said Gilbert, two to their number of twenty-six monks, and to pay to their said monk-porter yearly on the octave of Easter 60s. to buy cloth (pannum escnialem or estivalem) for the cowls (cucullis) of fifteen monks, and on Lady Day 1 mark for the pittance of the convent, and 10s. to be distributed in bread to the poor. For the carrying out of the above they appoint the said monk-porter, assign to his office their church of Cammel as a guarantee, placing it under the control of the bishop, who shall compel observance by ecelesiastical censure. Ad perp. rei mem. Hiis que pro divini. (De mandato.)
13 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177.)
To Thomas de Dalbi, archdeacon of Richmond. Indult for ten years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy and to receive procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver [gros] Tournois, twelve to the gold florin of Florence. Personam tuam.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Durham and the treasurer of York. Personam dilecti. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180d.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, those of St. Ethelburga the Virgin, and the Exaltation and Invention of Holy Cross, 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 the cross preserved in the oratory called ‘Rodlofte’ on the walls of the cemetery of the church of the Benedictine monastery of Berkyng in the diocese of London. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
2 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182d.)
To John, elect of Rochester. Faculty to him, who has recently received provision from the pope [Reg. LXXV. f. 47], to be consecrated by any catholic bishop of his choice in communion with the apostolic see, assisted by two or three other like bishops. The consecrator is to receive his oath of fealty and send it under John's sealed letters patent to the pope. No prejudice to the archbishop of Canterbury is to be generated. Cum nuper ecclesie.(De mandato.)
9 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 193.)
To the bishop of Ely. Mandate, at the petition of John Carleyl, perpetual vicar, and the parishioners of Trompyngton in his diocese, if the facts be as stated, to augment the vicarage of the said church, whose value does not exceed 50 marks, and which is held to their uses by the Augustinian prioress and convent of Halywell in the diocese of London, the value of the vicarage not exceeding 5 marks, which is insufficient. Hiis per que status.
1399.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205.)
To Richard Gabriel, rector of St. Maunan in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is only a clerk, not to be bound for seven years to be promoted to higher orders on account of his said or other parish church, or any other benefice with cure. Vite ac morum.
1400.
6 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206d.)
To John Dynham, knight, of the diocese of Exeter. Indult that his confessor may dispense him, who suffers from a bloody flux, to eat meat during Lent, and on other abstinence days. Sincere devocionis.
17 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 208d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the dedication and St. Mary Magdalen, 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 for the repair or the fabric and conservation of the chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, alias the Lazar-house, by Athnaracgh, in the diocese of Tuam. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome,
(f. 217.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and those of St. Andrew and the dedication, 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 church of St. Andrew, Kyrkeby Bedon, in the diocese of Norwich. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
2 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217d.)
To William de Caltorch, knight, of the diocese of Norwich Indult to him and his successors to have masses and other divine offices celebrated in the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Petronilla, in his manor of Brunhamthorp. Sincere devocionis.
4 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 218.)
Exemption from the jurisdiction of the abbot and convent of Colchester, at the petition of Isabella, countess of Suffolk, of the Benedictine priory of Snape, in the diocese of Norwich, founded by the late William Mactel (i.e. Martel) and Albreda his wife. The said founders gave their manors of Snape and Aldeborugh to the monastery of Colchester on condition that the abbot —who should hold a visitation twice a year—and convent should keep in the priory a prior and monks, who should pay them yearly a pension of half a mark, and pray for the souls of the founders, their ancestors and successors. The petition of the countess, who has the patronage of the priory, added that although its means are enough for a prior and several monks, for a long time past the prior alone has resided, although some monks have been sent by the abbot, not to reside permanently however, but only temporarily, so that divine worship is neglected, and the founders’ intention defeated. The pope therefore places the priory under the diocesan, wills that the prior shall admit to profession and residence as many monks as is possible under the provision made by the founders, and grants faculty to such monks to elect their prior, the election being afterwards confirmed by the diocesan. The said pension is to be continued. Ad perp. rei mem. Ex superne.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Norwich and Telese, and the prior of Eye. Ex superne. (De mandato.) [Fædera.]
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223d.)
To David Gele, rector of Llanykyl, in the diocese of St. Asaph. Dispensation to him, who is only in minor orders, not to be bound to be promoted to higher orders for five years on account of his said church. Vite ac morum.
3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to erect into a parish church the chapel of St. John Baptist in the town of Nawenton in his diocese; the said town being so far from their parish church of Browton that in time of winter floods the inhabitants cannot without great danger and difficulty get there, and the said church so abounding in revenues that its minister and his clerk can do without the income from the said town. The inhabitants are ready to contribute towards the sustentation of a parish priest and a clerk. Justis et honestis.
Ibid.
(f. 224d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to dispense Geoffrey de Trafford, donsel, and Marion Parker, damsel, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they clandestinely contracted in ignorance that Thomas Trafford, related to Geoffrey in the third degree of kindred, had cohabited with Marion. Past and future offspring is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228.)
To the bishop of Ardagh, the abbot of Granard in the diocese of Ardagh, and the archdeacon of Ardagh. Mandate to admit Peter Mecallaignaich, priest, of the same diocese, if he be fit, and there be no other canonical impediment, as a canon in the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary Inchmore (Insula Magna), in the said diocese. Cupientes vitam.
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228d.)
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, 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 chapel of St. Mary, Apeldurham, in the diocese of Chichester, dedicated to the Assumption. Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa.
6 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 235.)
To Donatus, elect of Killaloe. Faculty to him, who has received provision from the pope, to be consecrated etc. as above, f. 182d. mutatis mutandis. Cum nos pridem.
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 237.)
To Thomas Bemound, rector of Abberfro, in the diocese of Bangor. Dispensation to him—who has received papal dispensation as the illegitimate son of a married man and a married woman to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure—so that he may hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if dignities, major or principal respectively and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, or canonries and prebends, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and may exchange them and his said church as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
4 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 243.)
To the bishop of St. Davids. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to absolve David ap Gethynt and Eva, daughter of LI[ewelyn], of his diocese, from excommunication incurred by marrying, knowing that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred; to enjoin a salutary penance and, after separating them for a time, to dispense them to contract marriage anew, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (De mandato.)