Lateran Regesta 85
1400-1401

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'Lateran Regesta 85: 1400-1401', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 345-363. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104140 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXXXV

12 Boniface IX.

De Regularibus.

1401.
2 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5.)
To the brethren and sisters of the hospital of Holy Trinity, Beverley, in the diocese of York. Indult for them and their successors to have a portable altar in the hospital chapel. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5.)
To Roger Haredon, Augustinian canon of St. Bartholomew's by Smythfeld without the walls of London. Dispensation to hold any mutually compatible benefices with and without cure, even if they be dignities, major in metropolitan or cathedral or principal in collegiate churches, and elective, personatus or offices, with cure, and be wont to be served by secular clerks, and to resign then as often as he pleases, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead similar or dissimilar benefices. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8.)
To Stephen Reche (sic), Cistercian abbot of St. Mary the Virgin's by Dublin. Absolution from all sentences of excommunication and from other censures and penalties which he may have incurred by uncleanness of the flesh, laying violent hands on clerks or ecclesiastical persons, wandering forth from his monastery without licence, and even without his regular habit, entering monasteries of nuns or other forbidden places, carrying prohibited arms, disobeying his superiors, conspiring against them or others, or visiting taverns; with dispensation on account of consequent irregularity, and rehabilitation. Exigit tue devocionis. [Cf. Reg. XCIII. f. 209.]
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27.)
Appropriation to the prior and convent of Augustinian canons regular of Holy Trinity, Dublin—who have suffered from the long wars in those parts, from fires and other great losses—of the parish church of Balygriffyn, in the diocese of Dublin, in their gift, value not exceeding 12 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 300. 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 by the prior.Pastoralis officii. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 30.)
Appropriation anew to the prior and brethren of the house of the hospital of St. John, Newtown (Noveville) by Trym, of the order of St. John of Jerusalem, in the diocese of Meath, of the church of Fynnour, in that diocese, value not exceeding 15 marks, that of the said house not exceeding 40, the patronage of which was given them for purpose of appropriation by Simon de Clyfford, knight, about 160 years ago. Although the church was duly appropriated to them by authority of the ordinary, they have been dispossessed under pretext of presentations made by Simon's successors, falsely asserting themselves to be the true patrons. On the resignation or death of the rector they may have the church served by secular or regular priests appointed and removed by the prior. Ad perp. rei mem. Cunctis orbis ecclesiis. (De mandato.)
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 31.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Oseneye by Oxford. Indult for them and their successors to celebrate and cause to be celebrated masses and other divine offices with and without music (nota) in any fit and honest manors, granges, and places of any of their appropriated benefices; with grant that their canons (corrected in margin from monks) may receive from any catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see minor and holy, including priest's, orders. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 31.)
To Robert Newton, Augustinian canon of the priory of Taunton, in the diocese of Wells. Dispensation to hold a benefice, even if a vicarage requiring continual residence, or any other with or without cure, even if wont to be served by secular clerks, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
4 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 32.)
To the bishop of Clonmacnoise. Mandate to licence Adam Margatyre, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's de Benedictione Dei, in the diocese of Meath, to transfer himself to the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary's Granard, in that of Ardagh; notwithstanding any of its statutes and constitutions, especially those which provide that none but an Englishman can be received therein. Religionis etc. (De mandato.)
Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 35d.)
To Ralph de Byker, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's Graces, in the diocese of London. Confirmation of his absolution, dispensation and rehabilitation by abbot William; with absolution and rehabilitation anew, and dispensation anew to hold dignities and honours of his order. Lately, upon his petition—containing that upon a visitation of his monastery of St. Mary, Swynesheved, in the diocese of Lincoln, by a certain abbot of St. Mary's, Furness (de Fornesio), in the diocese of York, the then abbot of Swynesheved accused him of having laid violent hands, short of effusion of blood, upon a certain other abbot of the same, of having stolen 8s. of English money, and of having goods of his own contrary to the rule of his order; that, upon his failing to clear himself, the visitor ordered him to be imprisoned; that he, being afraid, left his order and habit, fled by early morning, and entered St. Mary's Graces, made his profession there, celebrated divine offices, and desired to remain. The pope gave verbal commission to Francis, cardinal priest of St. Susanna's, papal penitentiary, to absolve him from excommunication incurred, after temporary suspension, to dispense him on account of his irregularity, to dispense him to remain in St. Mary's Graces, and to rehabilitate him, all which abbot William, delegated by the cardinal, has executed, as is contained in his letters patent. Iis que pro animarum.
Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53.)
Confirmation of the appropriation by William, sometime archbishop of York, to the Benedictine prioress and convent of Hevenynges, in the diocese of Lincoln, of the church of Wilmersleye, in his diocese. Exemplification is given of the archbishop's letters, Sacre religionis mundicia, written and attested by his scribe John Adefeldi, clerk, public notary, and dated in his manor of Cawode, 6 Aug. 1348, the seventh year of his pontificate. They recapitulate the petition of the prioress and convent—to the effect that the rents of their house, which is of the patronage of Sir John Darcy, knight, lord of Knayth, were notoriously insufficient at the beginning of its foundation by reason of the death of its founder; that afterwards they, on account of the barrenness of their lands, the number of guests, and the multiplication of divers men [who] have acquired corrodies in their house, and the unwonted exactions and tallages with which their house and the whole English church has been burdened, mortgaged (ypotheee obligastis) for no short time their possessions and rents, which thus remain irrecoverably pledged (obligati), have incurred various very heavy debts, and are much depressed and brought to great and manifest poverty. They appropriate to them the said church, of their patronage, impose a yearly cess of 13s. 4d. to the archbishop, and 6s. 8d. to the dean and chapter of York, to be paid half at Whitsuntide and half at Martinmas, and reserve a vicar's portion. Iis que pro augmento. (De mandato.) [See below, p. 361.]
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 56d.)
To John Stokes, lately (dudum) a professed monk of St. Mary's Eynesham by Oxford, papal chaplain. Indult to say the canonical hours according to the manner and use of Salisbury. Meruit tuc devocionis. (De mandato.) [See below,, p. 359.]
7 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 57.)
Exhortation to give alms for the repair and building of the Friars Preachers’ church of Lorrha (Lochoria), in the diocese of Killaloe; with relaxation during seven years of seven years and seven quadragenc of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The pope grants that these presents may be sent by William Bremegham and William Curteys, friars of the said order, or other pardoners (questiarii), together and singly, and wills that if any other indulgences have been granted for the fabric of the said church they shall hold good. Univ. Christifid. etc. Ecclesiarum fabricis. (De mandato.) (In margin. de divocionis formis.)
1401.
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 57d.)
To John Madeston, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's Boxele, in the diocese of Canterbury. Indult to him, who is of weak nature and constitution, and is a priest, to eat flesh meat on lawful days. Exigit tue magne. (De mandato.)
Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60.)
To the bishop of Elphin. Mandate, under pain of excommunication, to inhibit the canons, parishioners and subjects of the Augustinian priory of St. Coman, Rosscoman, in his diocese, from obeying or lending aid, counsel or favour, under pain of excommunication, to Thomas Macaedagan, who occupies the same by authority of the late Robert, cardinal priest of the Twelve Apostles (Clement VII); [to order them] to capture him if he come in their power, and assign him to the bishop, who shall guard him until the pope's further orders, and [to order them] to obey and be responsible for the fruits to Dermit Odulchaig, as true prior, who has set forth the above to the pope. Dilectus filius Dermitius. (De mandato.)
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.63.)
To the archdeacon of Armagh. Mandate to collate and assign to Richard Hill, canon of the Augustinian priory of Tristernach in the diocese of Meath, the said priory, dependent on no monastery or regular place, value not exceeding 40l., shortly to become void under other letters [f.64d], here recapitulated. Religionis zelus etc.
Ibid.
(f. 64d.)
To the same. Mandate to remove prior Richard Rouwe, who, as the pope has this day learned, has dilapidated the possessions, lands and goods, moveable and immoveable of the above priory, has carnally known a certain woman in a certain house constructed in the priory church, and kept her as his concubine, and has committed perjury. Ad audienciam nostram.
1400.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 73.)
To Thomas de Appilton, Augustinian canon of St. Oswald's, Nostell, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him—who is a priest and has had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to hold all administrations and offices of his order below a more principal dignity— to hold any benefice with or without cure, even if wont to be served by secular clerks, even if a hospital or chantry, and if a principal dignity in any monastery or priory of his order, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as seems good to him and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis etc. (De mandato.)
6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 90d.)
To John Catysby, Premonstratensian canon of St. John Baptist's, Lavenden, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to hold benefices with and without cure wont to be held by canons of his order, even if priories, provostships, dignities, personatus, and offices with cure and elective (curata et electiva), and to be elected and raised to all states, grades, pre-eminences and offices of the same or other approved order to which he may be transferred, even to the abbatial dignity. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis etc. (De mandato.)
1400.
6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.90d.)
To John Scotland, Premonstratension canon of St. Agatha's, in the diocese of York. The like dispensation as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman. Religionis etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f.91.)
To William Attessee of Stykkeford, Benedictine monk of Kardenay (sic), in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, as above, f. 90d. mut. mut. Religionis etc. (De mandato.)
Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91.)
Appropriation motu proprio to the abbot and convent of Kirkested of the parish church of Wyspington, in the same diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 30 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 400. On the resignation or death of the rector it may be served by a regular priest of their monastery or a secular priest appointed and removed by the abbot. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
7 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92.)
To the prior of St. John of Jerusalem, Newtown (Noverille) by Trimn, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate to collate and assign to Donatus Okassy, clerk, of the said diocese—upon his being duly received into the order of St. John of Jerusalem, in accordance with other letters to the above prior—the priory of St. John, Killeham, in the same diocese, value not exceeding 10 marks, void by the death of Thomas Okassaich at the apostolic see. Religionis etc. [See p. 306.]
1401.
9 Kal.April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.99.)
To the patriarch of Grado, and the abbots of St. Augustine's without the walls, Canterbury, and St. Mary's Graces by the Tower, London. Mandate to order the Cluniac convent of St. Saviour's, Bermundisoye, to continue to pay, under pain of excommunication etc., and until the cause pending be terminated, the pension which they assigned to their abbot John Attilburgih (sic), whose recent petition contained that he, who had long before been appointed by the present pope, being compelled by them, resigned through fear of death to archbishop' Thomas; that the archbishop admitted the resignation, although he could not do so seeing that the monastery is immediately subject to the apostolic see, and appointed the late Henry Tomstone, monk thereof, to be abbot; that Henry and the convent made him a voluntary grant of 40 marks a year for his food and clothing, and caused him unwillingly to swear before them, in presence of witnesses and a notary, to give sureties not to visit the Roman court to defend his right, after which he presented himself for that purpose before the pope, who committed his cause against Henry and the convent to Henry, cardinal priest of St. Anastasia's. His petition adds that he has not means to live and to prosecute his cause, because the convent refuse to pay his pension. Justis et honestis.
2 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103.)
Appropriation to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Ynysmore, in the diocese of Ardagh, of the vicarial tithes—in the townland (villata) of Myconlena, the half townland of Dinul, the half townland of Mytacida, the half townland of Calogarmaitor Liathdruym, the half fourth of Dyrychassen, the like of Crossabearych or Dirng, and the like or carucate of land of Balininultaych, the half carucate of land of Marchachbregy, in the said diocese—and of the chapel of St. Columba, situate by the cemetery of their house; all which the perpetual vicar of St. Patrick's, Granard, in the same diocese, holds and possesses, so that the said vicarage, which is at present wont to be served by a simple clerk, is so fat (pinguis) that the vicar can be sustained without the said tithes and chapel, the value of which tithes and chapel does not exceed 6 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 40. They may have the chapel served by a regular priest of their order or by another priest appointed and removed by the prior. Ad perp. rei mem. Pastoralis officii. (De mandato)
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 104.)
To John Abirford, Cluniac monk of the priory of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist, Pontefract, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to transfer himself to the order of St. Benedict or of St. Augustine, and to hold any dignities, even abbatial, priories, administrations, offices and benefices of any kind thereof, even if such dignities be principal or such offices or benefices and administrations be elective and be with or without cure. His years of standing in his present order are to count as if he had acquired them in such new order, and his transfer need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 121.)
Confirmation, with exemplifications, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury, of (i) the letters of dimission—Univ. Sancte etc. Nuper cum provinciam, of William, sometime archbishop of Canterbury, dated in his manor of Lamheth, 28 April, 1085 (sic), the fourth year of his translation, granted to them on the occasion of a recent visitation of his province upon documentary and other proof of their right to the following appropriated churches: in the diocese of Bath and Wells, Sowey, Doultyng, St. John's Glastonbury, served by a chaplain nominated by the sacristan, Est Pennard, Merlinche, Shapwyk, Est Brent, and Mere, with their chapels and other appurtenances; in the diocese of Salisbury, Domerham, Nyweton Sto[ur]mynstre, and two portions of Wynfreth, which [portions] the abbot and convent of Bynedon hold of them under a yearly cess of 40 marks: in the diocese of Llandaff, Basselake, Mahham, Bedewas, Mededyistelinn and Capynoil, with the chapels of Contarnon and Puldrude, and all their rights and appurtenances, which the bishop of Llandaff holds of them under a yearly cess of 35 marks; also the spiritual jurisdiction exercised by their archdeacon in the seven churches of St. John Glastonbury, Buddecle, Strete, Sowy, Merlynch, Shapwyk and Merc, and their annexed chapels, and their clergy and people; moreover, pensions of 4 marks from the church of Doultyng, from Shapwyk 20s., from Hamme 40s., from Wynescombe 13s. 4d., from St. Peter's, Jevulcestre 6s. 8d., from Strete 60s., from Camlerton 13s. 4d., from Middelton 10s., from Berghes 6s. 8d., from Merlynch 100s., from Wryngton 40s., from Dychesyate 40s., from Batecumbe 20s., from Est Penard 13s. 4d., from Melles 20s., from Buddeck 20s., from Monketon 26s. 8d., from Est Brent 13s., 4d., from Lhmplesham (Lympsham) 13s. 4d.; in the diocese of Salisbury from Marnhulle 20s.; in that of Worcester from Pokelchirch 50s., from St. Stephen's Bristol 26s. 8d.: (ii) the inspeximus and confirmation by Walter, bishop of Worcester, dated at Fladebury, 18 Kal.May, 1315, anno 2, and witnessed by Master William de Tunebrigia, Master Adam de Melnes, Master Arn’ de Bath, William de Quercu, Alexander Pastorellus, Walter Tallor, and many others [not here named], of the late bishop Henry's charter, granting to the infirmary of Glastonbury a yearly charge (pensionem, corrected to canonem) of 2 marks on the church of St. Stephen, Bristol; (iii) the letters of dimission dated at Hembury in Saltmarsh (in Salso Marisco) 6 July, 1342, the fourth year of his consecration, of Wulstan, sometime bishop of Worcester, granted on visitation, with respect to their right to a pension of 50s. in the parish church of Pukeleschirche. Ad perp. rei mem. Is que monasteriorum. (De mandato.)
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Abyndon, of the letters of dimission—Unix. Christifid. etc. Ad universitatis vestre, of William, sometime archbishop of Canterbury, dated at Abendon 8 Aug. 1390, the ninth year of his translation, granted to them on a recent visitation of the diocese, upon proof before him of their right to the following appropriated churches, etc.:— Comenore with the chapel[s] of Northengseye, Southengseye and Wotton; St. Helen's Abendon with the chapel[s] of Drayton, Radele, Santford and Schupene; Marcham with the chapel of Gareford; Chevele with the chapel[s] of Budene, Lekhamstede, Wynterborn and Ore; Offynton with the chapel[s] of Wolfrithton and Bacellyng; yearly pensions of 13s. 4d., 6d. and 10s. from the churches of Wyttenham Abbots, Middelton and the vicarage of Comenore respectively; 2lbs. of pepper and a quarter and 4 bushels of fine flour (siliginum) from the vicarage of Marcham, 4s. 6d. from the church of Worthe, 100s. and one tun (tonelli) of wine or 20s. from that of Boxore, 13s. 4d. and 100lbs. of wax from that of Welford, 14s. from the vicarage of St. Nicholas, Abendon, of all which churches they have of old been and still are the patrons; 6s. 8d. from the church of Est Hildesle in lieu of tithe of lambs’ wool and cheese on the demesne lands of the late Sewale (Scuabus) de Oselulle (sic), knight; 2s. 8d., 3s., 2s. ½d., and 2 quarters of fine flour (siliginis), 18d. from the churches of Kyngeston Bakepius, Legh, Tubbeneye, Appelton respectively; 3s. from the vicarage of Denkelworth; all ground tithes in lands, etc. held in bondage from the abbot and convent at Wyg[t]ham; two parts of the like tithes in the demesne or demesne lands of the lord of Wygtham; all like tithes in the lands, a hide or carucate and more, held formerly by William Calamound, and after him by John Marie, in Wygtham; two parts of the like tithes in Est Hanneye, in and from 10 hides or carucates and more, 6 of them held in bondage from the abbot and convent by servile, and 4 by free tenants; the whole tithe of hay from the meadows pertaining to the hides or carucates of land, except only the tithe of 3 acres of the said meadow, which land and meadows were formerly held by Robert Hemmyngin Est Hanneye; all tithes, great and small, from the demesne [lands] of Eton, formerly held by Peter de Etone, and after him by John de Evesham; yearly from each virgate of the tenants of the lord of Eton 12 sheaves of wheat and 12 of oats; yearly 1 acre of wheat and-another of oats from the demesne lands of the lord of Appelton, formerly held by Giles de la Mote and after him by Sir William de Schareshull the younger; from each virgate of the tenants of the said lord of Appelton in Eton Appelton and [Eton] on (apud) Thames (Camisiam,) 12 sheaves of wheat and 12 of oats; yearly from the demesne lands of the late William de Meriton in Appelton, formerly held by Richard Ricote, ½ acre of wheat and ½ [acre] of oats, and from each virgate of the tenants of the said Richard 12 sheaves of wheat and 12 of oats; from the land of the late Roger Quarel in Appelton ½ acre of wheat and 1 virgate of oats, and ½ acre of oats and 1 virgate of wheat in alternate years; all ground tithes in the lands, etc., held in bondage from the abbot and convent at Milton, and from 1 virgate recently held by Nicholas de la More and by the late William de Stevyngton, and from 1 virgate which Richard de Camera held in Myddelton, except only the tithe of sheaves from 5 half acres of each virgate (cujuslibet virgatis, sic) of the said lands, and from 5 roods (virgis) of each cotsettle and from 10 acres which two millers hold, and from the lands formerly held by three tenants, William son of Randus, Alexander son of the said William, and David, from another cotsettle of William Pennard; all ground tithes in the demesne or demesne lands of the lord of Legh, which are called ‘Bordlond’; all ground tithes in the lands, etc. of the late John de la Wyke on both sides of the great bridge towards Oxford; a moiety of all ground tithes in the lands which belonged to Robert Columbers in Faulore and Kyngeston; all ground tithes in 3 virgates recently held by Gregory Frankeleyn in Est Lakyng; two parts of the ground tithes in 28 virgates in the said Est Lakyng, recently held by Henry Hood, Walter Lollehod, Robert Benyamin, John Leminau, John Clerk, Walter Canon, Stephen Akerman, Geoffrey Canon, Roger Hood, William Smale, William Hood, John Erwaker, John Godman, Peter Richardi, Thomas Newman, Thomas Bryd, John le Smyth, John Boser, Richard atte Watere; two parts of all ground tithes in 3 virgates in Geng, recently held by John atte Halle and Richard Gregorii; all ground tithes in the demesne or demesne lands of the prior and convent of Poghele in Beterton; all like tithes in the demesne or demesne lands of the prior of Frompton in Est [H]enreth; all [tithes] of sheaves from a croft which Rayner (Rencrus) de Molendino recently held from the said prior, and also from 4 acres which John son of Alexander recently held, 2 of which lie in one field and 2 in another of the said Est Henreth; all ground tithes in 2 carucates, recently held by Simon Bassamor and Robert Danvers of Wynterbo[r]ne in lands etc. of Chilton, and also from 4 half acres formerly belonging to the demesne of the said Robert and lying in ‘le longer forlong’ outside on the north side; all like tithes in all lands etc. by Longeworth, which lie on the east side of the pasture of Worth, and on the south side of Draycote between the way called Brodstert (sic) and the meadow of Worthe, except only the demesne lands of the rector in Worth; all like tithes in the winter fields of the town of Cerneye, alike from lands of tenants of servile condition or born bondmen, as of free tenants, all which aforesaid lands are in the deanery of Abendon; two parts of like tithes in 20 virgates and one cotsettle in the fields etc. of Farnebegh, recently held by John Mertyn, Margery Dale, Robert South, William Benyamyn,—Walsche, John Frankelayn, Roger atte Boure, Thomas atte Thorne, John atte Dene, John Lollehod, William Hawes, John Hayward, John Brikenille, William Godefray, Robert Akerman, John atte Boure, Henry le Newe, John Tylegayn, Warin atte Hurne, John atte Burye, Thomas Churcheye, John Symond, John Syriak, John le Jonge, Thomas le Jonge, Richard le Smyth, John Chapman, John Waryn, Nicholas Stephenes, Thomas atte Mere, John Gilbard, William Cokeswell, Thomas Stephenes; all tithes of lambs’ wool and cheese in the demesne lands of the late Sewale de (Seualus et) Oseville, knight, in Wodehaye, said to be held at present by Sir Almar[i]cus de Sancto Amando, all which lands are in the deanery of Nubury; all tithes, great and small, from the demesnes and demesne lands of the late Stephen Cursun in West Lakyng and from a virgate which John Coppeshull held from him in West Lakyng; all like tithes from the lands, etc. formerly held by Richard Kyng and Henry Dyet, vicars of Lakyng, except only the tithes from 2 virgates of the said vicars which lie scattered (sparsim) in the fields; all tithes from 1 acre of corn and 1 of hay which the lady Amice formerly held from the said Stephen in West Lakyng; all ground tithes in any lands formerly belonging to the demesne of Simon Brian in Wantyng, except only the tithes of sheaves from 10 acres of the said demesne; all tithes of animals in a certain pasture called Sirecestre Doune, held by the late Alan Boch of Wantyng, and now said to have come into the hands of the lord of Wantyng; the parish church of Godesdon, in the diocese of Lincoln, and the tithes, great and little, from a hide of the late Sir Laurence de Soterio (?) and from another hide of the late John Adam, from certain land of the late Henry Leyer in the parish of Leukenor, and all tithes of two parts of the late Henry de Graue in the parish of Houlton, and all tithes of two parts of demesne lands of the town of Newenham, and also yearly pensions of 10s. from the church of Leukenor and 30s. from that of Newenham; yearly pensions of 5 marks 11s. 8d. from the church of Tadmorton, 30s. from St. Martin's, Oxford; 20s. from St. Aldate's, Oxford; and also the parish church of Kensyngton in the diocese of London; a yearly pension of 6s. 8d. from the church of Dombelton, in the diocese of Worcester, for the use of sick brethren of the said house; and two parts of the tithes of rustics of the same town belonging to the office of the precentorship (cantoric) of the monastery. Besides confirming the archbishop's letters the pope grants that on visitations or otherwise they need not exhibit the original letters, except by means of the archbishop's said letters or these presents. He further grants faculty for the abbot to reconcile, when necessary, the church of the monastery, the chapel of St. Helen, dependent on the said church, and the chapel of St. Nicholas, contiguous to the monastery, and their cemeteries, the water having been blessed by himself or some catholic bishop. Ad fut. rei mem. Is que pro statu. (De mandato.) [8½pp.]
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127d.)
Confirmation of the appropriation by John, sometime bishop of Salisbury, to the Trinitarian prior and convent of the house, hospital or priory of Estone, of the parish church of Tydecombe, of their patronage, value not exceeding 30 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 100; as they doubt whether, because in the letters witnesses are not written, and because they were not subscribed in the hand of a notary public, the appropriation holds good. Exemplification is given of bishop John's letters Univ. sanete matrisInter cetera, dated at his manor of Somyng, 2 January 1391[-2], the fourth year of his consecration, and stating that on account of the multitude of their guests, rich and poor, the very frequent barrenness of their possessions, the great mortality among their animals, and various and unwonted exactions, royal and other, in modern times, the house cannot sustain the statutory number, namely, a prior and seven priests of their order, that the buildings are so much collapsed that there is no house left in which to lay their heads, and that they have no resource, excepting begging, for necessary building: that William Dyones, clerk, has appeared as their proctor; that on the resignation or death of Master William Franke, rector of Tydecombe (value here stated as not exceeding 8 marks), they may have the church served by a stipendiary secular chaplain, removeable by them; and imposing a yearly pension of 6s. 8d. for the bishop, 2s. for the chapter, and 2s. for the archdeacon of Wilts, to be paid at Salisbury on Lady Day. The consent of the chapter is dated in their chapter-house, 4 Jan., that of Nicholas de Wykham, archdeacon of Wilts, at Bedewinde, 5 Jan., and that of the prior and convent in their chapter-house, 8 Jan., all in the above year. Ad perp. rei mem. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
1400.
2 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
To John de Ripon, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Fountains. Confirmation, with exemplification, of the letters—Considerantes diversos, of abbot Robert and the convent, dated at Fountains 20 April 1400, granting to him, for life, for his manifold services in foreign parts, the room annexed to the infirmary which was inhabited by the late William Gower, with fire and light; a clerk or other honest servingman (puerum) to wait on him, with the same food, clothing and wage as a like servant (servienti) of the abbot; exemption from choir, cloister—except from mass in choir—and chapter—except the abbot is present; leave to walk about (spaciari) as often as he wishes within the precincts (ambitum) of the monastery, and to talk to those he meets, where talking is not forbidden, and to drink with his visitors in his room, provided that he do not introduce other monks without leave; when ill in bed to have one of the monks, chosen by him, with the abbot's consent, to minister to him and stay and eat with him; to retain his office of forester of Nidirdall, etc. Is que benemeritis. (De mandato.)
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153.)
Appropriation to the Cistercian prioress and convent of Kyrkelees, in the diocese of York, of the parish church of Mirfeld, of their patronage, in the said diocese. On the resignation, etc., they may have it served by a secular or regular priest, appointed and removed by the prioress. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of the monastery or priory of Newburgh (de Novo Burgo), in the diocese of York. Indult for them and their successors to let to farm to any persons, clerks or laymen, the fruits and rents of their churches, manors, chapels, tithes, portions, pensions and other possessions. Quociens illud. (De mandato.)
Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159.)
To Cecily Batesford, Benedictine nun of Mallyng, in the diocese of Rochester. Mandate, at her petition, to the abbess and convent—seeing that a certain infirmity prevents her from being present at the canonical hours in choir and chapter without great affliction—to assign to her some honest room within the monastery precincts, and to depute one of the honest nuns thereof, chosen by her, to be her companion for life; with indult not to be present at the said hours. Exigit tue derocionis.
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164.)
To the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of St. Agatha's by Richmond (Bychmondiam). Faculty—seeing that, although from the original foundation of their order it was the custom for its members to wear linen rochets beneath white woollen capes, in course of time the said members have entirely put away such rochets—to wear within and without their cloister rochets beneath such capes, and also hoods and caps, according to the form, manner and institutes of Augustinian canons in England. Dum ad sacrarum. (De mandato.) [See below, Reg. Lat. CLVI, f. 201.]

[De Diversis Formis.]

3 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164.)
To John Roche, perpetual vicar of Methewold, in the diocese of Norwich. 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 mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with and 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 to resign them for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)

De Regularibus.

Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164d.)
To the abbot of Bardeney in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate, at the petition of the abbot and convent of Kirkestede, if he find it to their utility, to licence them to exchange their grange called Seryng grange, in the town of Toft, in the said diocese, for a certain possession called the croft of Fowles croft, by Whitall park, in the same diocese. Iis per que ecclesiarum. (De mandato.)
5 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 165.)
To the Cistercian abbot of Wardon, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult and dispensation for him and his successors and for the monks, when they go forth from the monastery, to eat flesh meat on lawful days. Exigit the magne.
1401.
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
To John Dygoun, Augustinian canon of Plympton, in the diocese of Exeter. Confirmation of the grants made to him by prior John and the convent: for life a room situate between the chapel of St. Mary and the upper room of the infirmary; for the daily food and drink of himself and his servant (famulo) two white conventual loaves and one white secondary loaf, three gallons (lagenas) of beer from the refectory, and wine at the same times and in like quantity as another canon, simnel [and] wastel and unleavened bread (cum symynellis wastellis et fowaciis) and flesh and fish such as another canon gets in the refectory, together with a daily pittance from the prior's kitchen, and a daily allowance (liberacionem) for his servant (famulo) like one of the prior's servingmen (gareionum); in case of illness, over and above the preceding, a quart (quartam) of wine daily from the prior's cellar (salario), except on days when the convent gets wine, and on those days as much as another canon; every year for his clothing four marks, paid quarterly, from the bailiff of their grange of Plympton, and from the prior's camera for his servant (servienti) a robe of the same suit as those of the prior's servingmen: every night from Michaelmas to Easter four candles from the cellarer; exoneration from any offices, freedom from attending choir for divine offices, except when convenient for him. Iis que pro commodo. [See Reg. XCIII, f. 95.]
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 174.)
To the bishops of Tuy and Clonfert, and Eugene Omaenachayn, canon of Killaloe. Mandate to collate and assign to Ymarus Oduyud, Cistercian abbot de Benedictione Dei in the diocese of Meath, the Benedictine priory, value not exceeding 40 marks, conventual, with cure and elective, of Glascarraig, in the diocese of Ferns. Upon his obtaining possession they are to transfer him from Benedictio Dei of which he is abbot under a provision which the pope recently ordered to be made to him, but of which he has not got possession, and which he is, as he has offered, to resign upon obtaining Glascarraig. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175d.)
To the prior and chapter of Norwich. Licence for the prior and his successors to grant dispensation to their monks who have attained their twentieth year to be promoted to the priesthood. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 176)
To Robert Wynchestre, Benedictine monk of Athelneye, in the diocese of Wells. Indult to retain for life the room formerly assigned to him by the abbot and still in his possession, and to dispose, without requiring licence of the abbot and convent or other, of goods acquired in the monastery from his offices and salary, or acquired without the same. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 176d.)
To Adam de Hilderston, a Friar Preacher. Licence to him, who is of little learning (parve litterature), to go to a studium [of the order] and to receive the habit which Friars Preachers in holy orders are wont to wear, and to be promoted to all, even holy orders. Exhibita nobis. (Pro Deo.)
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177.)
To Adam Wergrave, Augustinian prior of Bustelsham, in the diocese of Salisbury. Confirmation of his election made, on voidance by the death of John Presthon (or Preston, as in the bishop's letters below), by the convent and sub-prior, to whom it immemorially belongs, and of its confirmation by the ordinary. Exemplification is given of the letters of confirmation, dated at Bustelesham, 16 March, 1397[-8], and addressed to the above Adam Wergrave, canon regular of Bustelsham, by Henry de Corbigge, B.C.L., commissary of bishop Richard, which letters themselves give exemplification of the bishop's commission— Quia vacante, dated in his park at Remmbury, 14 March 1397[-8], the third year of his translation, ordering the abbot of Radyngg and Masters William Styuecle, B.C.L., and Henry de Corbigge, B.C.L., or one of them, to confirm the election, and adding that the prior and convent have obtained licence from the patron John de Montagu, earl of Salisbury. The said commissary has caused to be affixed to his letters the seal of the bishop's official, the archdeacon of Berks (sigillum officialis domini archiepiscopi Berkt). Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
[9 Nov. 1400—
8 Nov. 1401.
St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 178.)
Confirmation of the appropriation lately made motu proprio by the pope to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Stephen's, Lanceston, in the diocese of Exeter, of the perpetual vicara ges of their parish churches of St. Martin, Leskyret, St. Tallan, Tallon, and St. Melor, Lankenhorn, in the said diocese, so that on the resignation or death of the perpetual vicars the prior and convent might have them served by their canons or by secular priests appointed and removed by them; which appropriation the pope, also motu proprio, subsequently annulled. Afterwards, learning that Henry Frend, perpetual vicar of St. Martin's, had resigned his vicarage before the said annulment. and that the prior and convent, under pretext of the said appropriation, had taken possession, the pope ordered provision of it, thus still void, to be made to John Waryn, clerk, of the said diocese. He now motu proprio annuls his above annulment and mandate of provision, and confirms the original letters of appropriation. f. 179, which contains the conclusion of the letter, is missing.] Ad. fut. rei mem. Ad hoe Romanus pontifix.
1401.
11 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome,
(f. 182.)
To the Cistercian abbots of Waverley and Furness. Exempting the order in England and Wales, as long as the Schism lasts, from the jurisdiction of the pretended abbot of Citeaux, as an adherent of the late Robert, anti-pope. called Clement VII. and of Peter de Luna, now anti-pope. called Benedict XIII. and of any other abbot of the order without England and Wales; with mandate to the above to convoke a chapter-general of the order in England and Wales to a place in England and, together with four other abbots, to choose the diffinitores. the number of whom the pope leaves to the discretion of them and the said four abbots. Indult is given for the choice of two presidents who with the chapter-general—which is to assemble every three years or sooner, if necessary—shall have the same powers as a true abbot of Citeaux and chapter-general. Circa quorumlibet ordinum. (De mandato.)
1400.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199d.)
To Bartholomew de Cazis, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M. Mandate to confer, after the usual examination, the mastership of theology and the licence to teach on Anthony de Gisultis, a Friar Preacher. who has studied theology in England, Cologne (Collonia) and divers other studia and notable places of the said order. Viri sacre lectionis. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202)
To Clement, bishop of Telese, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate to absolve from excommunication, etc. John Lynchus alias Kydem [i]nster. Benedictine monk of Shrewsbury (Salopie). priest, who abandoned his habit and order, returned to the world and behaved as a secular clerk; and to dispense him on account of irregularity contracted by celebrating mass and other divine offices and holding the perpetual vicarage of Magna Markle. in the diocese of Hereford, value not exceeding 15 marks, which he obtained from the ordinary. John, who has reassumed his habit, is to be dispensed to retain his vicarage, and resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. He is also to be rehabilitated. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.)
1401.
12 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204d.)
Exemption of the Cluniac abbot and convent and of their monastery of St. Saviour's, Faversham, in the diocese of Canterbury, from all payment of tithes of lands, fields, enclosures (sepium), gardens, meadows and other possessions which they cultivate themselves, as also of mills and dovecotes which they have built on their territory, and of pigeons, rabbits(cuniculorum) and other animals or birds born in the same, for which from time immemorial they have not paid tithes. Virtutum Domino. (De mandato.)
8 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210.)
To John Stokes, late (dudum) Benedictine monk of St. Mary's, Eynesham by Oxford. Dispensation to him, a professed monk of the said monastery, to hold any benefice, with or without cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks only, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus. [See above p. 347, and below Reg. Lat. CLXI, f. 322d.]
3 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233d.)
To Clement, bishop of Telese, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate, if he find the facts to be as stated in the recent petition of Thomas, Augustinian prior of Molynger, in the diocese of Meath—namely, that although the prior and convent have from time immemorial held to their own uses the parish church of Dounboyng, in the said diocese, nevertheless lately, namely in 1399, John, archbishop of Armagh, during a metropolitical visitation, at the instance of one Thomas Wafre, layman of the same diocese, cited prior Thomas in a cause about the institution of a priest in the chapel of Kylbride, within the bounds of the said parish, to which chapel the archbishop (disregarding the plea that the cause was pending in his own court by the prior's appeal from the court of Meath, and that he ought not therefore to proceed or act), after finishing his visitation and leaving the diocese and again returning, instituted a perpetual chaplain, deputed to him an excessive portion from the fruits of Dounboyng, and promulgated sentences of excommunication etc., from all which the prior appealed to the pope—to annul the archbishop's undue proceedings, all causes and suits which have arisen out of the above circumstances, whether pending in the Roman court or elsewhere, being hereby called up to the pope. Pastoralis officii.
1400.
18 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244d.)
To the abbots of Evesham and Alcester (Alyncestrie), in the diocese of Worcester, and the archdeacon of Gloucester. Mandate, if they find the facts to be as stated in the recent petition of the Augustinian prior and convent of Stodeley, in the said diocese—namely, that although the late William de Cantilupo gave them the patronage of the parish church of Aston Cantelow, in the same diocese, together with its glebe, the appropriation being made by William, sometime bishop of Worcester, afterwards the Augustinian prior and convent of Maxstok, in the diocese of Lichfield, procured from the late William Clynton, donsel, of the latter diocese, whom they falsely pretended to be the patron, a grant of the said patronage, and, making no mention of the appropriation to Stodeley, obtained surreptitious confirmation by papal authority, and occupied the church for a certain time, but without the glebe, after which, in the course of litigation, Stodeley recovered possession, which it still holds —to confirm the original donation and appropriation to Stodeley, to annul the confirmation by the pope's predecessors [e.g. Clement VI] to Maxstok, and appropriate anew conditionally (ad cautelam) the said church, value not exceeding 60 marks, to Stodeley, value not exceeding 100, so that on the resignation or death of the vicar they may have it served by a canon, being a priest, of Stodeley, or other secular priest appointed and removed by the prior and convent. Decet supremum. (De mandato.) [See Cal. Lett. II. 285n.]
6 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 266.)
To Thomas Calne, Augustinian canon of Bradenestok, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to hold a benefice, with or without cure, wont to be held by secular clerks, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as seems good to him and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus. (De mandato.)
8 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270.)
Appropriation motu proprio to the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of St. Agatha's by Richmond, in the diocese of York, of the perpetual vicarages, value not exceeding 40 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 300, of the parish churches, which the abbot and convent have for many years held to their own uses, of Eseby and Manfeld, in the archdeaconry of Richmond. On the resignation or death of the perpetual vicars they may have them served by canons of their monastery or by secular priests. Ad. perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)

[De Diversis Formis.]

1401.
2 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year 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 parish church of All Saints, Stanforde, in the diocese of Norwich. Unix. Christifid. etc. Licet is. [Cancelled by strokes, with marginal note: De diversis formis est registrata.]

De Regularibus.

1400.
9 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 276.)
To the bishop of Tuy, the dean of Tuam, and the archdeacon of Emly. Mandate to collate and assign to William de Burgo, Augustinian canon of St. Stephen's Maurecamhee, in the diocese of Bordeaux, the priory, conventual, with cure, elective, dependent on no monastery or regular church, and value not exceeding 200 marks, of Athessel in the diocese of Emly (sic), void by the death of Martin Fuyt; Robert Macmagyn, who unduly detains it, being removed. Religionis zelus.
1401.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, at the recent petition off the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol: of the letters of dimission—Unix. sancte matris etc. Noverit universitas vestra, of William, sometime archbishop of Canterbury, dated at Winchester 6 Feb. 1392[-3], the twelfth year of his translation, granted to them on visitation of his province, upon proof of their right to the following appropriated churches etc: of St. Augustine the Less, St. Nicholas, All Saints, St. Leonard, all in Bristol, by virtue of the appropriations of which they, from of old, receive yearly pensions of 6 marks from the vicar of St Nicholas's and 2 parts of the Purification wax and candles, 40s. from the perpetual vicar of All Saints’, 2 marks from the perpetual vicar of St. Augustine's the Less, and a moiety of its Purification wax and candles, and a moiety of funeral wax; the church of Almundesbury with its chapels of Aylberton and Hortfeld, the church of Berkeley with its chapels, within its bounds, of Stone, Hull, Bradston and Newport, and the churches of Wappeley and Astelworth, in the diocese of Worcester; all tithes of corn and flax in the hamlet of Kynguswueston, and all tithes of corn of their tenants in the town of Filton, with a yearly pension of 12d. from the church of Fylton; all the great tithes of a certain land called ‘Bischepeslond’ lying in a certain field called ‘Boltheshey’ in the hamlet of North Wyke; tithes of the fishery (piscaria) of Rodeley at Herlyngham; a yearly portion of 6s. from the church of Tokynghton; the parish churches of Portbury, Tykenham, Clyvedon, Were and Poulet in the diocese of Bath and Wells; that of Halberton in that of Exeter; those of Rumeney with its chapel of St. Peter de More, St. Melan de Porttaske, and Pennart, with the chapel of Lavermarke in that of Llandaff. For all the above, the archbishop states that they have proved possession for 40, 50, 60 years and more and even from time immemorial, and that they have possessed for some time, as appropriated, the church of Meresfeld. The pope further grants that in future they need not exhibit, by way of proof, other than the archbishop's letters. Ad fut. rei mem. Is que pro statu. (De mandato.)
Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 281.)
To the Cluniac abbot and convent of Faversham, in the diocese of Canterbury. Confirmation, with exemplification, of Gregory IX's letters—Justis petencium, to them, dated at Perugia, 15 Kal. Feb. anno 3[1230] confirming to them the church of Ludeham with its appurtenances, the tithes of Kyngesnode, of their mills, pannages, and woods, and coppice-wood (silvisque ceduis) of Ferherst and Hokerigge; and their lands, possessions and rents, liberties and immunities granted by kings, bishops, and others. Is que pro utilitate. (De mandato.)
4 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282.)
Appropriation to the Benedictine prioress and convent of Hevenynges, in the diocese of Lincoln, of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 10 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 100, of the parish church, of their patronage, and long held to their uses, of Wilmersleye in the diocese of York. On the resignation or death of the present vicar they may have it served by a priest appointed and removed by the prioress and convent. Dexotum et sedulum. (De mandato.) [See above p. 347.]
1401.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282d.)
To John Cosyn, Benedictine prior of Horton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is also a monk of Schirborn, to hold another benefice even if it have cure or be a perpetual vicarage requiring continual residence, or be a dignity, personatus or office, even with or without cure, or a priory of the said or another order, and be elective and wont to be held by secular clerks, and resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Taunton in Wells, the chancellor of Wells, and the treasurer of Lichfield. Religionis etc. (De mandato.)
1400.
17 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 283.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, at the recent petition of the Augustinian prior and convent of Taunton, of the letters of dimission.—Univ. sancte etc. Ad universitatis vestre, dated at Wells, 23 Sept., 1400, of John de Maydenthith (sic) and Gilbert Stone, canons of Wells, the commissaries of Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, for visitation of the diocese, during voidance, of Bath and Wells, granted to them upon the usual proof, made by their proctor Ralph Matyn, of their right to the following appropriated churches, etc.:—the church of St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, the chapel of St. Peter of the Castle, the church of St. George, Wilton (de fonte), the chapels of St. Paul without the castle, St. James by the Canons’ gate, St. Michael Orchard, Ryscheton, Trendell, and the churches of Hulle, St. Mary Kynggeston with its chapels, St. Andrew Pytmynstre with its chapels, Aysch, Dulverton with its chapels, Thrulebeare (sic), Nynehide and Wythiel; yearly pensions of 26s. 8d. from the church of Lydieard St. Laurence, 5s. from the chapel of Orchard and its rector, 6 marks from the vicarage of Dulverton, and 40d. from the church of Legh. Ad. fut. rci mem. Is que pro statu. (De mandato.)
1401.
7 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 285.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, at the recent petition of the rector and convent of the house or monastery of Edyngdon, in the diocese of Salisbury, of the order of Grammont, of the letters of dimission—Univ. sancte etc. of the late William, archbishop of Canterbury, dated at Edyngdon, 6 Aug., 1390, the ninth year of his translation, granted to them on metropolitical visitation of the diocese, upon the usual proof of their right to the following, as appropriated to them:—the parish churches of Stupellavyngton, Boelond (sic), Colleshull, the prebendal church of Edyngdon and the vicarage of the same, with the chapel of Bradeleygh, all in the diocese of Salisbury, and the parish church of Neweton, in that of Winchester. The pope further grants that in oratories and other fit places within their rectories, manors, granges, etc., they may have portable altars. Ad. fut. rei mem. Is que pro statu. (De mandato.)
6 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286d.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Burcestre, in the diocese of Lincoln. Confirmation of the following letters, which are beginning to be consumed with age, and which the pope [has caused] to be diligently inspected and here exemplified:— (i) the undated letters—Religiosam vitam, of pope Alexander [III], to the prior of St. Egburga's (sic) Berencestre, and his brethren present and future, taking their church of St. Edburga under the protection of St. Peter and himself; ordaining that the rule of St. Augustine shall be perpetually observed therein; confirming their possessions present and future, notably the place where their church is situate, in the diocese of Lincoln the churches of Messenden [and] Ottindon, in that of Salisbury the churches of Campton and Perdinton, their lands, tithes and rents in the towns of Berencestria, Wrechewich, Langeton, Strarton (sic), Dadyngton, Caverfeld, Kerlynton, Sesterton, Wenlebur, Tackele, Stopeleston, Bannebur, Erdulff, Nouton, Oxenford, Waspenham, Pithelesporn, Wescote, Ermcote, Bensinton, with lands, meadows, vineyards, woods, customary payments (usuagiis) and pastures, etc.; granting that they may receive as brethren (ad conversionem recipere) and retain without let or hindrance clerks and free laymen fleeing from the world; forbidding any of the brethren, after his profession, to leave without licence of the prior, except for a stricter religion; granting that in time of general interdict they may, with closed doors and bells unrung, celebrate divine offices in a low voice, etc.; forbidding any one, without the assent of the diocesan and themselves, to build within the bounds of their parish a chapel or oratory; decreeing the freedom of burial in their said place; prohibiting rapine, theft, fire, bloodshed, manslaughter, etc.; confirming all liberties and immunities granted by former popes, and liberties and exemptions, from secular exactions, granted by kings, princes, etc. Pope Alexander's letters end with the usual clauses—Si qua igitur in futurumpremia eterne pacis inveniant, amen. (ii) The letters—Religiosorum votis, of Celestine [III], dated at the Lateran, 3 Id. March, anno 1 [1192], to the prior and brethren of Berencestria, confirming to them their churches of Erdyntona, Messendona and Comitona, which they have obtained by gift of G[ilbert] Basset, nobleman, and granting that they may, upon their voidance, convert them to their own uses. The pope further grants hereby that the prior and his successors may have their canons promoted to all, even holy orders, including the priesthood, by catholic bishops within the realm, and extends pope Alexander's prohibition of building a chapel or oratory within their parish to the making of burials within the same without their assent. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)