Lateran Regesta 81
1399-1401

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'Lateran Regesta 81: 1399-1401', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 321-337. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104136 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXXXI.

11 Boniface IX.

De Regularibus.

1400.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 2.)
Appropriation motu proprio to the Augustinian prior and convent of Berdene in the diocese of London, value not exceeding 20 marks, of the parish church, value also not exceeding 20 marks, of St. Nicholas, Berdene, of their patronage. On the resignation or death of the rector they may have it served by one of their canons or a secular priest, appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
1399.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 26.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to absolve, imposing a salutary penance, to dispense on account of irregularity contracted, if any, first suspending for a time, and to rehabilitate, William Darker, Augustinian canon of Maxtoke, in the diocese of Lichfield. His recent petition contained that William Athirston, canon of the same, charged him with theft and publicly defamed him; and that he cleared himself before prior John, who several times chided Athirston for continuing the defamation. Indignant at this, and conceiving anger and rancour against Darker, Athirston attacked him with a knife in the cloister, chased him round three sides (ad tres partes… insequebatur) of it, until Darker, seeing no way of escape, turned and killed Athirston with a knife, for which he, who is a priest, is deeply sorry. Sedes apostolica.
1400.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28.)
Appropriation to the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of Tupholm, value not exceeding 300 marks, in the diocese of Lincoln, of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 8, of the parish church, which they hold to their uses, of Burreth, in the same diocese. On the resignation or death of the vicar they may have it served by one of their canons or a secular priest, appointed and removed by the abbot and convent. They may also compound for the vicar's resignation in consideration of a yearly pension. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
9 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28d.)
To Edmund Normanton, an Augustinian friar. Dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to hold any benefices with and without cure, secular and regular. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 35.)
To the bishop of Concordia, the abbot of St. Mary's Granard, in the diocese of Ardagh, and the archdeacon of Ardagh. Mandate to collate and assign to Gillibert Omoran, canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Macchail Manchan in the diocese of Ardagh, the said priory, value not exceeding 20 marks, void by the death of John Ochany. Religionis zelus etc.
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37d.)
To the bishop of Monopoli, the abbot of [St. Mary's] Granard, and the official of Ardagh. Mandate to collate and assign to Patrick Magayga, monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Kilbeggan (de Flumine Dei), in the diocese of Meath —who before he assumed the habit of his order received papal dispensation as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure—the priorship and sacristanship, value not exceeding 3 marks, of St. Mary's, one having cure and the other not, void by the resignation of Raymund, monk thereof. Patrick has hereby dispensation to hold the said offices, the holders of which are wont to be removed at the sole pleasure of the abbot; with grant not to be so removed from the priorship without reasonable cause. Religionis zelus etc. (Pro Deo.)
1400.
2 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42.)
To John de Lyegh, Augustinian canon of Hamon, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation from all sentences which he may have incurred of excommunication, suspension, and interdict; dispensation on account of consequent irregularity, and rehabilitation. Sincere devocionis.
2 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43d.)
To Robert Whyte, prior of the priory of Ireland of St. John of Jerusalem. Confirmation of his appointment as prior of Ireland by Bartholomew de Carafa of Naples, prior of Rome, deputed as acting master of the Hospital by the apostolic see. Exemplification is given of Bartholomew's letters—Digne agere credimus, addressed to the said Robert, and dated at Rome in the apostolic palace, 1400, indiction 8, Feb. 7, the 11th year of Boniface IX. They state that on the said date Peter Holt, late prior of Ireland, has been removed for not making satisfaction to the treasurer for pensions (responsionibus) due and for other negligences; confer on Robert the said priory for ten years, and in addition the four camera wont to be held by priors of Ireland, and a fifth camera pro mortuariis to be chosen by him, or, in place of such camere, preceptories or houses at his choice, the whole to be subject to the wonted yearly pension of 200 gold ducats, to be paid in the Roman court on the Nativity of St. John Baptist; and state that supplication has been made on his behalf by Richard Whyt, Robert Blackebornn, John Harcher, Edmund Vale, John Fiztgerot (sic), Richard de Burgo, Peter Powere, Richard Brouen, preceptors belonging to the said priory, William Fowle, subprior of the conventual church of Kilmaynan, and Richard Felde, chaplain of the said Hospital. Religionis zelus.
9 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46d.)
To the Benedictine abbess and convent of Elnestowe, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to let to farm to laymen or clerks their manors, stipends (prestimonia), pensions, churches, chapels and possessions, without requiring licence of the ordinaries. Quociens illud. (De mandato.)
9 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of the priors and Friars Preachers of Ireland, of the ordinances, grants and statutes made on their behalf by letters of Berengarius, master-general, dated in the chapter-general held in London in 1314. The said letters, of which exemplification is given, are addressed to the priors, subpriors and other brethren in Ireland, and grant that the priors conventual of Ireland, the preachers general and the associates (socii) of the said priors, elected for the purpose by each convent, shall nominate three friars of the Irish nation, and that the prior-provincial of England shall be bound to appoint one of the three as his vicar in Ireland, who shall have the full power of the said prior-provincial except when the latter shall be personally present in Ireland, whose power shall not expire with the death or removal of the said prior-provincial, and who may yearly convoke in a convent of the said land a chapter, etc., etc. The said Berengarius further grants, among other things, that the friars of Ireland may have two students in the convent at Oxford, two in that at Cambridge, one at Paris, two at London, and others in other universities; that in the studia particularia (in studiis vero parcialibus, sic; corrected in Ripoll) of philosophy in England some apt youths shall be assigned, etc., etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.) [Ripoll, Bullarium Pracdicatorum, VII. p. 74; whence Burke, Hibernia Dominicana, pp. 49 and 58.]
9 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53.)
To the archbishops of Dublin and Cashel and the bishop of Kildare. Mandate to cause to be observed in Ireland pope John XXII.'s constitution Vas electionis [Extrav. commun. V. iii. 2], of which exemplification is given, about confessions to Friars Preachers and Friars Minors. Super egenum. (De mandato.) [Ripoll, op. cit. II. 414, with wrong folio, viz. 54, and wrong date, viz. anno duodecimo, in which he is followed by Burke, op. cit. p. 64. For like mandate concerning England see Reg. Lat. XXXVI. f. 265 (Cal. Lett. IV. p. 512).]
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 54.)
To the bishop of Killaloe, and the abbots of St. Mary's and Parva Cella (Sella parva), in the dioceses of Dublin and Tuam. Mandate to cause restoration to the Augustinian abbots and convents of St. Mary's Cong (de Cunga) and St. Patrick's Ballintober (de Villafontis), in the dioceses of Tuam and Mayo, of moneys extorted from them by way of visitations and procurations by various ordinaries, especially the archbishop of Tuam and the bishops of Elphin and Killala, and by the archdeacons of Tuam, Elphin and Killala, they not being bound to give any money, but only victuals. They are to have absolution from excommunication, and relaxation of interdict. Exhibita nobis.
2 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary the Virgin's without the walls, Dublin. Mandate to tax anew, for the procurations of the ordinaries, etc., in accordance with their diminished value, the parish church of St. Peter, Dounboyngr, in the diocese of Meath —held to their uses from time immemorial by the Augustinian prior and convent of the ‘House of God’ (Domus Dei), Molynger, in the said diocese—and its perpetual vicarage; their value having been reduced by a third and more through incursions of robbers, the mortalities of parishioners, and other calamities. Humilibus et honestis.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 66.)
To the prior of Wenlok, in the diocese of Hereford. Mandate to licence William de Longedon, Augustinian canon of [St.] Mary's, Lilleshull, in the diocese of Lichfield, to study letters for ten years in the university of Oxford or Cambridge, and to cause a fitting portion to be made to him, as to a canon of the said monastery in priest's orders. Justis et honestis.
2 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75.)
Appropriation to the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of Tupholm, in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 340 marks, of the perpetual vicarages, value not exceeding 30, of the churches which they hold to their uses, of Randeby, Market Staynton and Midelrasyn, in the said diocese. On the resignation or death of the present vicars they may have them served by three of their canons or by secular priests, appointed and removed at their pleasure. They may compound with the present vicars for their resignations under life pensions. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Kal. April.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76.)
Appropriation to the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of Barlynges, in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 800 marks, of the parish church of Refham, in the said diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 40. On the resignation, etc., as above, mut. mut. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 77.)
To Richard Ludelowe, Cluniac monk of St. Saviour's, Bermundesey, papal chaplain. Dispensation to him, who formerly, being then, as now, monk of St. Saviour's and in priest's orders, received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to minister in his said orders and to hold all administrations and offices of his order, below the abbatial dignity—to exercise also the abbatial dignity and conventual priorships, and to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, even wont to be served by secular clerks, and resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases, and hold in their stead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Grata tue devocionis. (De mandato.)
3 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 80.)
Confirmation of the present pope's late indult—Pro reverencia [above, p. 161], of which exemplification is given, addressed to all Cistercian abbots and convents in England, and dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 3 Non. August, anno 9 [1398], granting that from their lands, meadows, tenements, possessions, woods, animals, and other things, from which, while remaining in their hands, they have been exempted by the apostolic see from paying tithes, they shall not be compelled to pay such tithes, even if they let the same at an annual farm, nor shall the farmers. Ad fut. rei mem. Dudum dilectis filiis. (De mandato.)
Prid. Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 81.)
To the abbot of St. Mary the Virgin's without the walls, Dublin. Mandate to tax anew, for the procurations of the ordinaries, etc., in accordance with their diminished value, the various parish churches which have been held to their uses from time immemorial in divers dioceses of Ireland by the abbot and convent of St. Thomas the Martyr's without the walls, Dublin—some of the said churches having been depopulated through hostile incursions, rapines, fires, and slayings of the parishioners, pestilences and other misfortunes, and others so much impoverished that in the said monastery, in which there were formerly thirty-six canons, at present scarcely sixteen can be sustained; in disregard of all which, some ordinaries endeavour to extort their procurations in full, as of old. Humilibus et honestis.
1400.
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100.)
Confirmation of letters patent of Ralph, bishop of Bath, absolving from future inquisition by himself and his successors the Augustinian prior and convent of Bruton, they having exhibited to him, on visitation, their original titles, papal and other, to their appropriated churches and chapels and to certain pensions, etc. as below; with further grant hereby that they shall not be compelled to exhibit the said original letters on occasion of episcopal visitations, but that the said bishop's letters shall suffice. Exemplification is given of the said letters of bishop Ralph, consisting of an inspeximus and renewal of the letters of dimission granted by bishop John Harewell, upon inquisition and proof made before him when on visitation. Bishop Harewell's letters detail their possessions: the parish church of Bruton, which is conventual, with annexed chapels of Bruton, Bruham, Pedecomb and Radelyssch; the churches of Milton, Schepton Montague, Cherlton Adam, Chilterne, Swell and South Pedurton with its annexed chapels of Sev [e]nhampton [St.] Mar[y's], Baryngton, Lopene and Chelyton; the church of Mynhed and that of Codecomb with its annexed chapel of Lullokysbury; the church of Banewell with its annexed chapels of Churchehulle and Pokeryston; the church of Westbury with annexed chapel of Pridye; pensions of 21s. from the church and rector of Meryet, 4 pounds of wax from the free chapel in South Pedurton, 8s. from the prebendaria and church of [St.] Decuman, 20s. from the vicar of Banewell, 8s. from the church and rector of Chrycheston; the right to have the said church of Bruton served by one of their canons or by a secular chaplain removable at the pleasure of the prior, and the freedom of the prior and such chaplain from holding the office of rural dean on account of the said church. Bishop Harewell's letters also give exemplification of the articulus addressed by him to the said prior and convent, reciting their claims, as above, and declaring his intention of pronouncing thereupon. Upon receipt of which article the prior and convent replied by their proctor Thomas Compton, one of their canons, who stated that they had held the said churches, pensions etc. for forty, fifty and sixty years more or less, and from time immemorial, with the knowledge and approbation of the bishops of Bath and Wells, and required the bishop's definitive sentence in their favour, which, upon due production by the said proctor of witnesses, letters and public instruments, the bishop gives, absolving (dimittimus et absolrimus) the prior and convent from future examination by himself and his successors. The bishop adds exemplification of Compton's proctorial commission from prior Richard de Cokkyng and the convent, dated in their chapter-house 17 Aug. 1372. Bishop Harewell's letters, dated in his manor of Evercryche, 5 June, 1374, the 8th year of his consecration, receive the consent and ratification, saving the right of the prebend of Aysschull in Wells, of Thomas de Sudburia, dean, William Cammell, precentor, Thomas de Byngham, subdean, and Thomas Bockyng, John Wareyn, Thomas Mount, John Hope, Walter Wyncaulton, Gregory Butleygh, John Upton and Thomas Alston, canons of Wells, in chapter assembled, in their chapter-house, 15 May 1384. The same were drawn up and attested in the above year, 1374, indiction 12, 4 Greg. XI, 5 June, in the chapel of the said manor of Evercryche, by William de Wolley, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury, public notary, the bishop's scribe, and witnessed by Masters Thomas Spert, D.C.L., Robert Sloo and Thomas Mount, canons of Wells, William Whyte, subdean, Sirs John Wyttok, rector of West Lydeford, Walter Edward, perpetual vicar of Evercryche, and others. Bishop Ralph's inspeximus and renewal of the said letters of dimission bears the marks (signis) and subscriptions of Masters Gilbert de Stone, his registrar, and Thomas Polton, notaries, and is dated in the chapel of his manor of Evercryche, 1394, indiction 2, 5 Boniface IX, 30 May, and is witnessed by Sirs William Caf[e] and Robert Somerford, rectors of Yevelton and Cheleworth, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Ad fut. rei mem. Iis que pro statu. (De mandato.) [11¼ pp.]
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125d.)
To John, Premonstratensian abbot of Durforde, in the diocese of Chichester. Indult to retain for life and to convert to his uses, even if he resign or renounce the rule of his said monastery, the grange or manor of Weston, united to the monastery, and value not exceeding 20 marks. Sacre religionis.

De Diversis Formis.

10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 151.)
Confirmation of the statutes, privileges, etc., granted by bishops Robert, Reginald, Roger and Walter, to the chapter of Wells, as above, Reg. LXXX. f. 283d. Ad perp. rei. mem. Romani pontificis providencia. (De mandato.) [5½ pp. Uncancelled. Marginal note: Alibi, de diversis formis anno undecimo, registrata est de verbo ad verbum.]

De Regularibus.

Ibid.
(f. 154.)
Confirmation motu proprio of the appropriation by John Chaundeler, treasurer of Salisbury, under commission from bishop Richard, to the Augustinian abbess and convent of Lacok, value not exceeding 300 marks, of the parish church, of their patronage, value not exceeding 40 marks, of Clyve Pypard, and of a piece of land in that town; of his induction of the abbess and convent, and of his ordinances, as below; with grant hereby, also motu proprio, that they shall not be compelled to exhibit the original letters of appropriation on episcopal visitations, etc., but that the present letters shall suffice. Exemplification is given of Chaundeler's public instrument, which contains exemplification of the commission addressed to him by bishop Richard, and dated in his park of Remmesbury, 8 May, 1399, the 4th year of his translation. The commission gives exemplification of the petition of the abbess and convent to the bishop, setting forth that as the net sum available from the fruits of the monastery does not exceed 10s. a year for the clothing of each nun, Master John de Maydenhith, dean of Chichester and canon of Salisbury, has recently given them, in aid thereof, half an acre of land with its appurtenances in Clyve Pypard, and the advowson of the church, with obligation of keeping, every October 1, the anniversary of his father and mother, Simon de Sherston and Matilda, deceased, and that of himself, after his death, on the same day, with a Placebo and a Dirige of nine lessons, and a solemn Requiem mass with music on the day immediately following; of distributing to the poor yearly at the same time 6s. 8d. in half-pence (in obolis, … obolatim); of causing their chaplains to pray specially for the above at their masses, and to say certain collects for them, namely at the masses of St. Mary and at the capitular mass the prayer Deus qui caritatis, during Maydenhith's life, and after his death the prayer Deus cui competit medicinam prestare post mortem, as also the chaplain who celebrates high mass to do the same, except only on double feasts and days on which he has to say other special collects; of distributing the net fruits of the church for the clothing of the abbess, prioress and other nuns, by the abbess and two nuns chosen by the convent, the abbess to have twice, and the prioress one and a half times as much as one nun, a full account for the year to be rendered every October 1 to the abbess, prioress, and convent, of the said fruits, etc. Maydenhith reserves to himself for his life, with consent of Henry Harburgh, canon of Salisbury, John Gowyn of Northyngton, and William Dunham, clerk, the nomination of the vicar, and the presentation to the vicarage at each voidance, which nomination and presentation shall, after his death, belong to the abbess and convent. At their petition, therefore, the bishop commits to his said commissary, Chaundeler, the making of the appropriation in his stead. Chaundeler, his said public instrument continues, having in pursuance of his commission summoned Sirs John Walcote and Roger att Cheyrne, rector and perpetual vicar of Clyve Pypard, and others concerned, makes the appropriation, saving a vicar's portion; gives exemplification of the said rector's resignation of the church; invests the abbess and convent therewith by livery of a cap (per birreti nostri tradicionem investimus), in the person of John Stone, their proctor; and inducts them into possession. He ordains yearly pensions, to be paid by them in the church of Salisbury, of 3s. 4d. to the bishop at Christmas, 3s. 4d. to the chapter at Candlemas, and 2s. 6d. to the archdeacon of Wilts on St. John Baptist's, and provides for the yearly reading of the present ordinance in the chapter of Lacok on the last day of September. The preceding public instrument is dated in the cathedral church of Salisbury, 1399, indiction 7, 10 Boniface IX., 29 July, in the presence of witnesses John Watton, rector of Shreueton, Thomas Wetherby, public notary, and Richard Cars, clerk, of the dioceses of Salisbury, Lichfield and Bath, and many others [not named], and is drawn up and attested by Master William de Spaldewyk, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, public notary. The consent of the dean and chapter of Salisbury is dated in their chapter-house 31 July; that of Master Nicholas Wykeham, archdeacon of Wilts, at Salisbury on the same day; and that of the abbess and convent in their chapter-house, 1 August, all in the above year. Ad perp. reimem. Sedis apostolice providencia. (De mandato.) [13¾ pp.]

13 Boniface IX.

1401.
16 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 161.)
To John Lugord (the surname is added in margin), a Friar Preacher. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to hold any benefice, office, or personatus, with or without cure, wont to be served by secular clerks, of any value, even if of lay patronage, provided it be not in a cathedral church, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as he will, and hold in its stead a similar benefice, office or personatus. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [The date is corrected in the margin from Id. Januarii anno undecimo to decimosexto Kal. Decembris anno terciodecimo; and the letter is cancelled by strokes, with marginal note: Cassata de mandato domini nostri, quia alibi de anno tertiodecimo registrata, Jac [obus de Teramo].]

11 Boniface IX.

1400.
16 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 161d.)
To Richard, Cistercian abbot of Jervaulx. Indult for him and his successors and for the monks, when they leave the monastery for a reasonable cause, to eat flesh, on lawful days only; with dispensation for the purpose, notwithstanding the statutes and customs of their order. Exigit tue magne.
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162.)
To John Stretton, an Augustinian Friar, papal chaplain. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold one benefice, with or without cure, wont to be served by secular clerks, of any value, even if of lay patronage, and resign it as often as he will and hold in its stead a similar benefice. Grata tue devocionis.
12 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162d.)
To John Grenlaw, a Friar Minor. The like. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
16 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162d.)
To Geoffrey, Cistercian abbot of Byland (Belalanda), in the diocese of York. Indult as above, f. 161d. Exigit tue magne.
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180d.)
To Thomas Purchas, Augustinian canon of St. Mary's priory, Selborne, in the diocese of Winchester. Licence to transfer himself to any monastery or other regular place of his order, at his choice, in England; and to receive a yearly stipend, as secular priests can, for celebrating divine [offices] for the souls of the faithful. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
1399.
4 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 194d.)
Confirmation of letters of the late John, bishop of Lincoln, declaring, in the matter of the oath cunningly and without the bishop's knowledge extorted (exorti) from John, abbot of Oseneye, by a number of the canons—(i) to reveal to the older and wiser (sanioribus) canons the names of all creditors of the monastery, with the sum due to them; (ii) never to burden the monastery with debt without the counsel and consent of the same; (iii) to reveal within a month the common goods of the monastery pledged of old by him in its name, in whose hands they were, and what obligations he had made; (iv) to appoint the [four] officiarii of the monastery, when necessary, with the same counsel and consent, and not to hinder the said officiarii in the exercising of their office; under pretext of which oath the said officiarii asserted that the abbot had no right, even for the relief of his monastery, to receive loans of money or to support (pascere) or remunerate friend and benefactor (amicum et benemeritum), or to remove the said four officiarii from their administration in temporals—that the abbot, the said oath notwithstanding, might as often as necessary for the utility of the monastery receive loans of money, remunerate the labours of his friends on its behalf, remove the said four officiarii and any other ministers of the monastery and of himself, as often as necessary, and substitute others, according to the ancient observance of the monastery. The pope further pronounces the abbot to have been and to be in no wise bound to observe the said oath, and restores him to the state in which he was before he took it. Ad fut. rei mem. Pro singulorum monasteriorum.
13 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 201d.)
Appropriation to the Benedictine abbot and convent of Peterborough of the parish churches, of their patronage, of Hundel and Keteryng, in the diocese of Lincoln. On the resignation or death of the present rectors they may have them served by their monks or by regular or secular priests appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. They may compound for the resignations of the rectors under annual pensions. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
1400.
7 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's. Rome.]
(f. 204.)
To the bishop of Telese, and the priors of Saints Island (de Insula Omnium Sanctorum) and Inchmore (de Insula Magna), in the diocese of Ardagh. Mandate [to collate and assign] to Nicholas Macmurchy, priest, etc., as below f. 239, as far as the present mandate goes. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [Unfinished and cancelled by strokes, without note.]
5 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206.)
To the Benedictine prior and convent of Eye, in the diocese of Norwich. Licence to let to farm to any persons, cleric or lay, the fruits, etc. of their parish churches of Dunwich (Denewico), Laxfelde, and Playforthe, in the said diocese. Humilibus supplicum.
13 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206.)
To Raymund Offergail, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Kilbeggan (de Flumine Dei), in the diocese of Meath. 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—to hold any dignities, even conventual or abbatial, benefices and offices of his order. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
1400.
16 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 209d.)
To Geoffrey, Cistercian abbot of Byland (Belalanda), in the diocese of York. As above, f. 162d. Exigit tue magne. [Uncancelled. Marginal note: Alibi iterum registrata est.]
[Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 210.)
To John Stretton, an Augustinian Friar, papal chaplain. Dispensation as above, f. 162. Grata tue devocionis. [Unfinished and uncancelled. Marginal note as in the preceding.]
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210d.)
To the bishop of Ardagh. Mandate to warn and order, under pain of excommunication, suspension, and interdict, the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's Granard, to receive as a monk, Maurice Olloran, now a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Lucy de Larea, in the diocese of Orvieto (Urbevetan.); notwithstanding their statutes, especially those which provide that none but an Englishman can be so received. The pope lately ordered them to receive Maurice, then a priest of the said diocese of Ardagh, and upon their neglect, ordered the above bishop to warn and induce them: if they still neglected, the bishop was to write back to the pope the reason. The pope has learned from the recent petition of Maurice and from the bishop's reply that although many times required by the bishop, they still refuse. Humilibus supplicum.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 211.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, York. Mandate to absolve from sentences of excommunication incurred, to dispense on account of consequent irregularity contracted, and to rehabilitate Richard de Thornton, who formerly, after making his profession therein, put off his habit, put on secular clothing and apostatized, and who has now returned. Sedes apostolica.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217.)
To Henry Nony, a Friar Preacher. Dispensation to him—to whom the pope lately made provision of the see of Ardagh, which was then believed to be void, but which, as the pope afterwards learned, was not so void, and who has caused himself to be consecrated—to hold in commendam or otherwise any benefice with or without cure, until provision be made to him of a cathedral church and he obtain administration of its goods. Personam tuam. [Nony does not appear in the lists of the bishops of Ardagh given by Ware ed. Harris (1739), Gams, and Eubel, but the bull of provision referred to, of Henry Nonii to Ardagh, is given by Ripoll, Bullar. Praedicat. II. 327, under date April 29, 1392, from one of the many Lateran Registers lost since he wrote (1780). It is reprinted from Ripoll by Burke, Hibernia Dominicana, p. 466.]
5 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 221.)
To the abbot of Welbek, in the diocese of York. Mandate to collate and assign to William Cloune, priest, Augustinian canon of Wyrkesop, in the said diocese, if found fit in Latin, and upon his resignation as below, the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 30 marks, of Walkryngham, in the same diocese. William obtained it on its voidance by the death of Richard Bronley, papal chaplain, on the presentation of the prior of Wyrkesop, to whom the same anciently belongs, and institution by archbishop Richard, which presentation and institution do not hold good, inasmuch as the vicarage, in accordance with the pope's general reservation, made long before, of benefices held by papal chaplains, was reserved, and is therefore still void. The pope has by other letters [f. 222] rehabilitated William, granted him remission of fruits received, and willed him to resign. Dignum arbitramur. (De mandato.)
Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 222.)
To John Carleton, priest, Augustinian canon of Wyrksop. Dispensation to hold [for life] a benefice with cure, even if wont to be served by secular clerks only, and to resign it for exchange as often as seems good to him, and hold in its stead a similar or dissimilar benefice, not in a cathedral or a collegiate church. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 222.)
To William Cloune, Augustinian canon of Wirkesop. Rehabilitation, remission and requirement to resign, as above, f. 221, with recapitulation of the circumstances there related. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223.)
To Alan Omolfading, Augustinian canon of St. Michael's Mount (de Rupe beati Michaelis) in the diocese of Ardfert. Confirmation, at the petition of him—who has lately had papal dispensation as the son of a religious and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice or office wont to be served by canons of his monastery, after which he was so promoted—of the convent's former postulation of him as prior, upon the voidance of the monastery, as though he had had at the time sufficient dispensation; with dispensation for life to rule the monastery. Exemplification is given of the letters of postulation, dated on the Monday after the octave of SS. Peter and Paul, 1390, in their chapter held on the north side of their greater church. The names of the postulating canons are Thomas Omolconn[er]e, Ymarus Omolcon[ner]e, Gilbert Omolfading, Thady Obugeayn, and Malachy Omolcon[ner]e. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224.)
To Henry Mounford, Benedictine monk of the monastery of Shrewsbury (Salopie), in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to hold for life a benefice, etc., as above, f. 222. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
7 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239.)
To the bishop of Telese and the priors of Saints Island (de Insula Omnium Sanctorum) and Inchmore (de Insula Magna), in the diocese of Ardagh. Mandate to collate and assign to Nicholas Macmu[r]chy, priest, Augustinian prior of St. Peter's, Derge, in the diocese of Ardagh, the said priory, value not exceeding 20 marks, which he formerly obtained on its voidance by the death of Cristan Igynechan, by election of the convent and confirmation thereof by bishop Gilbert. He doubts whether his election and confirmation to the priory which, as the pope has learned, is still void, as above, hold good. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [See f. 204.]
1400.
11 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 240.)
To the Benedictine abbess and convent of Berkyng, in the diocese of London. Indult to have mass and other divine offices celebrated by their own or other fit priests in the oratory called ‘Rodlofte,’ situate upon the walls of the cemetery of their church, in which oratory is a certain cross, and to which a great multitude of people resorts. Sincere devocionis. [See Reg. LXXIII, f. 180d.]
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 243.)
Indult for the abbot and his successors of the Augustinian monastery of SS. Peter and Paul and St. Osith, Virgin and Martyr, in Essey (i.e. Essex), in the diocese of London, to confer on the canons all minor orders, and those of subdeacon, deacon and priest. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.) Cancelled with strokes, and in margin: Cassa[ta] quia alibi registrata, folio [264d].
Ibid. Appropriation to the abbot and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Osith, Virgin, in Essey, in the diocese of London, value not exceeding 700 marks, of the parish church of Elmystede, in the said diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 20. On the resignation or death of the rector they may have it served by a priest, religious or secular, appointed or removed at the pleasure of the abbot. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
3 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245d.)
To William, abbot of St. Edmund's Bury. Faculty to dispense twelve of his monks, in their twenty-first year or thereabouts, to be promoted to all, even holy orders. Sincere devocionis.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.248.)
To the abbot of Malmesbury. Mandate, at the recent petition of the Cluniac prior and convent of Farley, in the diocese of Salisbury—containing that although they and their order are exempt from the jurisdiction of ordinaries and are immediately subject to the Roman church, the bishops of Salisbury presume to compel them to collect the tenths due to the king—to declare that they are in no wise bound in respect of such levying and collection, and cannot be compelled, and not to permit them to be molested. Sacre religionis.
10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 254.)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Patrick's, Ballintober (de Villafontis), in the diocese of Mayo (corrected in margin from St. Mary's, Cong, in the diocese of Tuam). Confirmation of all liberties and immunities granted to them by popes; of liberties and exemptions from secular exactions granted by kings, princes and others; and of their possessions and benefices, present and future, namely at present the rectory of Keara, the vicarage of Dryim, the cell of St. Mary, Cros, the priory of Crosrathig, the lands of Cluainair and Gortraratha, the mill of the above cell, and the lands of Kiltene (or Kilterie), in the dioceses of Mayo and Killala. Cum a nobis.
1400.
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 254d.)
Indult that the abbot and convent of St. Albans, immediately subject to the Roman church, and the priors and convents of its dependent priories and cells, shall not be bound to exhibit to archbishops, bishops or any ordinaries in visitation the privileges, letters, muniments or titles of those parish churches, portions, pensions or other possessions in England, which have been appropriated to them and possessed by them in peace for forty years and more: and that they may prove such possession and titles by witnesses or public fame, without any such exhibition. All processes and sentences which may be promulgated against the tenor of these presents are hereby declared null and void. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255.)
To the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of Welbek, in the diocese of York. Indult to let to farm to any, even lay, persons, their fruits, rents, possessions and other rights, without requiring the licence of the ordinaries; all processes etc., as above, f. 254d. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 255d.)
To the abbot of Welbek. Indult that whenever, for a reasonable cause, he resign the administration of Welbek, he may convert to his own use for life the fruits of the parish churches of Flyntham and Ouston, in the diocese of York, of which churches he has,during his rule of the monastery, procured the appropriation thereto. Sincere dilectionis. (De mandato.)
1399.
2 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f.256.)
Confirmation motu proprio of the election as abbot, made formerly by the convent, of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Cumbermere, of Thomas, who was a monk thereof, in priest's orders, confirmation of which election he obtained in the chapter-general, which had then been recently held, from John, abbot of Wardon, visitor and reformer of all monasteries of the order in the province of Canterbury, subject to schismatic father-abbots. As the pope had, before the said confirmation, revoked the intended chapter-general—although his revocation did not become known until afterwards—it is asserted that Thomas's election and confirmation and his obtaining the monastery do not hold good. Ad fut. rei mem. Solicite consideracionis. (De mandato.)
1400.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 264d.)
Indult for the abbot and his successors, of the Augustinian monastery of SS. Peter and Paul and St. Osith, Virgin and Martyr, in Essex, in the diocese of London, to confer on the canons all minor orders and those of subdeacon, deacon and priest [as above, f. 243] and for the canons, so ordained, to minister therein; with grant that the present indult shall in no wise be revoked or restricted by general or special revocations or restrictions of apostolic graces, indults or privileges granted to the said abbot and convent concerning such ordinations or other matter, unless full and express mention of it be made therein. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
1400.
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 272.)
To John, prior, and the convent of the Benedictine priory of St. John the Evangelist, Brecknock (Brechonic), in the diocese of St. Davids. Licence to let to farm to any persons, ecclesiastical or secular, any of their parish churches and their fruits. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
3 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273.)
To Thomas Ledbery, monk of Evesham. Confirmation to him—whose recent petition contained that as a reward for his services the abbot and convent have assigned to him a room or cell in the infirmary, and that he desires, in addition to his due common portion, the further portion wont to be enjoyed by a senior monk of the monastery called ‘A stagere’ (stagiary), and to receive honest friends in his said room and eat and drink with them—of the said assignment, which the pope renews to him for life; with mandate that the said extra portion be assigned to him, if it do not exceed 1½d. a day; and licence to eat and drink in his room with honest men and one of the monks, and to repair for two hours with an honest companion to honest places for recreation. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 274.)
Confirmation, at the petition of the Augustinian abbess and convent of Kilcreevanty (Castasilva), in the diocese of Tuam, of the conditional privileges and grants—made by F. sometime archbishop of Tuam, to the then abbess and convent, in order to end discord caused by a grant of privileges to the nuns by Honorius III—and of the other contents of a certain public instrument. Exemplification is given of the said instrument, which, drawn up and attested by Adam Cusyn, clerk, of the said diocese, public notary, and witnessed by Patrick, abbot, and Donald, canon, of Holy Trinity, Tuam, Patrick Odubthy, canon of Cong, and many others [not named], (i) attests that in 1399, indiction 7, 10 July, 10 Boniface IX, in presence of the said notary and witnesses, Any, warden (custos), and the sisters of Kilcreevanty postulated copies of certain letters of pope Honorius [III] which confirmed their temporalities and spiritualities; (ii) gives exemplification of the said letters—Prudentibus virginibus, addressed to Orata, abbess, and the sisters of Kilcreevanty, and undated. Pope Honorius [III] thereby takes their monastery under the protection of St. Peter and himself; ordains the perpetual observance, as then observed by them, of the rule of St. Augustine and the Aroasian (Airovacen.) institution; confirms their possessions, namely, the place where their monastery is situate, the churches, with their appurtenances, of St. Mary Cluayn Maccnoys, St. Mary Rosscomayn, St. Mary Doryn, with mill and other appurtenances, St. Mary Ardcarna, St. Mary Cluaynochkyll, St. Mary Eanchduyn, St. Mary Cluayn Feartabrenynd, St. Mary Kyllin with houses and other appurtenances, and St. Mary, Druymeliav; the tithes of the lands of Crichbeg and Crichmore, and the tithes of Mag[er] cassyledar and Bechach, Suactardroura, Bylyscathayn, Syatilcomayn, Camnach, Cormayn, Hestiic, Corthet, Loug Frych, Kelldeglan Cluaincelnaid, Ardnabyr, Danalym Ficlouatonn, Danaly Mugihmir, Baly Yuenne, Baly Ycollidy, Rosseach, Cluayngad, Balynyglayd, Brochscach, Leachraych, Raith Moechayn, Golwualy, Trybeth, Seanrayth, Rayth Achadallayn, Achraich; the lands of Cluayngad, Rosseach (or Rosscach), Urcludy, Ardfauir, Cloynmoyr, Ballayn Padryg, and Maddurad in Narmayl, Ardffassad and mill, and Tearmanduyamus, Druymalgath, Lysgeal, Lysintagat, and Eanach, Ochyllbeg, Leachat, Hyachareluana, Tamaynmayl, Druym Sulynd, Balynibealy; the church of St. Mary Eachaconori with its appurtenances, the tenement of Tuaym with its appurtenances, and the lands of Rossyn with their appurtenances. Pope Honorius further allows them to receive as sisters (ad conversacionem recipere), and retain, free persons fleeing from the world, and forbids any of the sisters, after making her profession, to depart without licence of the abbess, except to embrace a stricter rule (nisi artioris religionis obtentu). When there is a general interdict they may celebrate divine offices subpressa voce, with closed doors and without ringing bells. None shall be appointed as abbess except her whom the sisters elect. Burial in their place shall be free to all, except to the excommunicate and interdicted. Within their enclosures (clausuras) none shall commit rapine or theft, set (apponere) fire, shed blood, capture or slay man, or exercise any violence. All liberties and immunities granted to them by popes, as well as liberties and exemptions granted by kings, princes or others, are confirmed. The bull ends with the usual final clauses, Si qua igitur in futurum … eterne pacis inxeniat, Amen. (iii) Thereupon follows exemplification of the form of the peace—made by authority and counsel of D. bishop of Killaloe, judge delegate by the pope, the archdeacon of Limerick, sub-delegate and others—between F. archbishop of Tuam, and abbess Orlayth and the convent, in their controversy arising out of a bull of Honorius [III], which bull, the archbishop states, he has inspected, and which contains, among other things, that the abbess and nuns may take up the Cistercian order and rule and may change and relinquish the Aroasian (Arogacen.) habit and rule. The said peace is made by letters of archbishop F. drawn up with the counsel of the said [de] legate and with the assent of A. dean, and the chapter of Tuam. He thereby perpetually exempts abbess Orata and her successors and the nuns from all jurisdiction of the archbishops, except a personal triennial visitation of the abbess by the archbishop and the abbot of Cong; on account of which visitation the archbishops may take, as procuration, three capons and a sextarius of wine. The grant is conditional on their remaining perpetually in their present habit and vocation, namely, the rule of St. Augustine, and the abbess and her successors have, in consequence, renounced the privilege of exemption contained in the said bull of Honorius [III]. The archbishops may not interdict the monastery, nor suspend and excommunicate the nuns without special mandate of a superior. If any archbishops of Tuam act against the said form [of peace], the archbishops of Dublin and Cashel and the bishop of Killaloe, or one of them, may compel them, and may excommunicate them; and in such case the archbishop binds himself and his successors, their chapter and church, in the sum of 1,000l. to the king of England, and of 100l. each to the justiciary of Ireland and the justiciary of the Bench (de banco), of three tuns of wine and two, respectively, to the sheriffs of Dublin and Connaught (Cognati), and of 100s. to the king's serjeants. The foregoing letters [of concord] bear the seals of the bishop of Killaloe and of the two parties, and were made before the said delegate in the mother church of Tuaym, 12 Kal. July [1223], 7 Honorius [III], the 5th (sic) year of the archbishop's consecration. Ad perp. rei mem. Is que pro statu.