Lateran Regesta 88
1400-1401

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'Lateran Regesta 88: 1400-1401', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 378-388. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104143 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXXXVIII.

12 Boniface IX.

De Diversis Formis.

1401.
Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3d)
To Robert, bishop of Meath. Faculty to dispense ten persons of his choice, on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure; provided that it be not in a cathedral church. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
1401.
Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 10.)
Exhortation to give alms for the repair of the bridge of Staverton on Avon (Abonam) in the diocese of Salisbury, which John Wolf, nobleman, of that diocese, has begun to build, and whose completion and repair require no small expense; with relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to those who do so. Ad constructionem.
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13d.)
To Robert de Hallum, archdeacon of Canterbury. Indult for seven years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and to receive procurations in ready money. Vite ac morum.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of St. Davids, and the dean and Walter Kook, canon, of St. Paul's. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
2 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14d.)
To William de Newerk, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to hold with his church of Colstrewoeth in the diocese of Lincoln—obtained under a 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—three other mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends or 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 simply, as well as his said church, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
Ibid.
(f. 15.)
To John Dene, canon of St. Peter's, Ripon. Confirmation of his canonry and prebend and other benefices, and of his papal letters, notwithstanding defects in them, as below. He obtained from [Urban] VI (i) dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure, after which, having been ordained priest, he obtained the perpetual vicarage without cure, called a chantry, at St. Mary's altar in St. Peter's, Ripon; (ii) mandate of provision, making no mention of (i), of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's without the walls, York; (iii) mandate of provision, making the said mention, of a like benefice in the like gift of the Augustinian prior and convent of Newborch, in the same diocese, with dispensation to hold it; (iv) dispensation to hold three mutually compatible benefices, and to exchange them as often as he wished, with grant that in future graces his said illegitimacy needed not to be mentioned; after which he resigned, simply and not for exchange, his said vicarage or chantry, obtained the church of Brandesby in the said diocese, and exchanged it for the canonry and prebend of Stayncwigges in St. Peter's. His petition adds that because in his second dispensation his vicarage was described as without cure, being in fact with cure, and because, even before his first dispensation he had, without mention of his illegitimacy, had himself made a clerk, he fears lest the above letters may be reputed surreptitious. He is hereby further dispensed to hold three other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends, elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to exchange them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices; and also to hold one benefice with cure together with his said canonry and prebend, to which is annexed residence and rule (regiminis) of the choir. His said illegitimacy and dispensations need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
10 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16.)
To John Sage, rector of Covenay, in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if canonries and prebends or elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, as well as his said church, simply or for exchange as often as he pleases and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Laudabilia probitatis. (De mandato.)
Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 56d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Augustine and the dedication, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit the church of the Augustinian monastery of Doren in the diocese of Elphin, and give alms for the repair of the monastery, which, with its ecclesiastical ornaments and books, was formerly by chance almost totally burned and destroyed. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet [is].
Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64d)
To the bishop of Tuy and the abbots of St. Albans and Derham, in the dioceses of Lincoln and Norwich. Mandate, motu proprio, in the causes between bishop Henry and the prior and chapter of Norwich—which the pope called up to himself and, upon the bishop's none the less obtaining a pretended sentence in England, called up again, imposing silence on both parties pending his appointment of another commissioner to hear them in the Roman court—to inhibit the metropolitan, the archbishop of Canterbury (who is said to support the bishop), and the bishop from visiting, under pain of excommunication, the chapter while the suit is pending, and to defend the prior and chapter whenever called upon, not permitting them, until the suit is terminated, to be so visited or molested by the said archbishop or bishop or their successors. Olim cum inter. (De mandato.) [See Cal. Papal Lett. IV. p. 525, and above, pp. 11, 12, 273, 274, 318, 319.]
1401.
Kal. May.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 87d)
To William de Aslaby, clerk, of the diocese of Durham. Dispensation to him, in or about his fourteenth year, to hold any benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or an elective dignity, major or principal and united respectively, personatus, administration or office with or without cure in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
To John Parker, rector of Snaves, in the diocese of Canterbury. Absolution from the guilt of homicide, rehabilitation on account of irregularity contracted, and dispensation to minister in his priest's orders. Riding on business, accompanied by a servant lent by one of his friends, he wished to leave the inn where he had at first put up in order to go to another, and ordered the servant to bring out the horses. The servant, taking this ill, mounted one and led the other by the hand, and in going out of the stable door, some arrows which, after the manner of the English, he carried in (sub) his belt, were partly broken and partly destroyed. Wishing, as his friend had begged him on account of the servant's bad temper (severum), to correct (corripere) him, John chided him for not leaving the in on foot, and dragged him from his horse by the arm, without any notable hurt, whereupon the servant struck him in the face with the arrows. John snatched them out of his hands, and smote him somewhat with his fist, whereupon the servant, seizing a small bag in which John had put a pair of shoes (sotularium) and two knives unsheathed, hit him with it. Somewhat angered, on account of the bystanders and his friends, John seized the bag and, remembering his friend's words, but forgetting the knives, beat the servant several times so that he was wounded by the knives in the head and died a week afterwards, for which John is extremely sorry. He has already had absolution by authority of the ordinary from the guilt of homicide, and has therefore taken part in divine offices. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the dedication, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair, conservation or fabric of the church of St. John Baptist, Byford, in the diocese of Hereford, and the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin therein, which are in great part destroyed; with indult for the rector and three other priests, secular or religious, chosen by him, to hear the confessions on Christmas and Whitsun days only, and the two days immediately preceding. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
3 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 93.)
Declaration etc. motuproprio as below. On Id. Aug.anno 8 [1397, above, p. 70] the pope dispensed John de Godemerston, chancellor of London, to hold one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with his chancellorship, a non-elective dignity with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office with or without cure in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church. Subsequently, learning that the church of Roos in the diocese of Hereford had become void by Godemerston obtaining the said chancellorship from the ordinary, he granted provision of it to Lewis Byfordi, rector of Byford in the said diocese, bachelor of canon law, son of the late John Suw, layman, reserving, on 8 Kal. Nov. in the said year [1397], the said church to himself. Lewis afterwards set forth that he had not caused the papal letters to be expedited within the time appointed by an ordinance of the pope, so that they could not take effect, and as the pope learned that the church was still void, he again ordered provision to be made to him. The pope has recently learned that Godemerston, before obtaining his said dispensation, fraudulently resigned Roos, procuring collation from John, bishop of Hereford, with the object of his continuing to take the fruits, to the late William Panther, rector of Lampeter in Melynyth, in the diocese of St. Davids, a member of his household, and that the two unduly occupied it until Godemerston obtained his said dispensation. As meantime bishop John, perhaps in ignorance of the said reservation, had made collation of Roos, void, as he said, in a certain way, to John ap Howel, rector of Llanwryn, in the diocese of St. Asaph, Godemerston, having obtained his dispensation, caused the said William to be summoned to the court of the late king Richard, from whom he obtained order to compel the bishop to admit himself to possession of Roos; and when the bishop would have defended his jurisdiction, the king had him cited before him and compelled him to admit Godemerston. Having been admitted, Godemerston bound himself to pay a yearly pension of 10 marks to John ap Howel. and so, contrary to the said reservation, took possession of and detained, as he still does, the said church. The pope therefore, motu proprio, declares the said dispensation to have been and to be invalid and null as far as regards Roos; provisionally (ad cautelam) cancels and revokes it as far as regards Roos, as well as the collations made to John ap Howel and William Panther; and decrees that the letters granted to Lewis should have taken, and shall take effect as if such dispensation had not emanated from the pope. Ad fut. rei mem. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
5 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133.)
To Anthony Ciccharelli of San Elpidio (de Sancto Elpidio) in the diocese of Fermo, an Augustinian friar. Confirmation to him—who lately obtained leave from the pope to go to Paris and Bruges, live there, celebrate mass and other divine offices, and in the university of Paris incept and receive the mastership in theology; who at Paris and Bruges has publicly attacked schismatics, and has therefore been expelled from the said town of Bruges and university; who is bachelor of theology and desires the mastership, and has recently obtained leave from his prior-general to incept and complete his course of theology in the university of Oxford (Exoniarum)—of the said two grants; with grant to dwell and live in the said university of Paris (sic), and to receive the mastership. Further, seeing that by his preachings he has won over and intends to win over schismatics, the pope grants him, who is a priest, and one companion of his order, indult to celebrate mass etc. and preach at Paris, in the town of Bruges and at London and in their dioceses, and to absolve any catholics, even in episcopal cases. Devocionis tue. (De mandato.) [See above, p. 159.]
5 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred and to dispense to remain in their marriage Robert de Pylkynton, donsel, nobleman, and Catherine, damsel, noblewoman, daughter of John off Aynesworth de Peke, nobleman, of his diocese, who married knowing that Robert had carnally known the late Alice [daughter] of Adam de Hilton, related to Catherine in the fourth and second degrees of kindred. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 140.)
To the bishop of Ardfert. Mandate to dispense to marry Donald Ycaym and Borgayll [daughter] of Denis Ysullevayn, of his diocese, notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of affinity, and that Donald has committed fornication with Borgayll. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis. (De mandato.)

11 Boniface IX.

1400.
4 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 158d.)
To Robert Blundell, priest, of the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensations as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted and obtained the parish church of Farneberg in the diocese of Winchester; (ii) to hold one other compatible benefice, and resign both for exchange or otherwise, once only, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar compatible benefices, even if one had cure, after which he freely resigned Farneberg and obtained Wermouthe in the diocese of Durham—to resign Wermouthe for exchange or simply, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice, even if in a cathedral church. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum. (Without terminal subscription, cancelled by strokes, and marginal note in the hand of the copyist himself: Registrata est de anno XIo)

12 Boniface IX.

1401.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159d.)
To Ralph, Premonstratensian abbot of Nubo, in the diocese of Lincoln. Faculty, motu proprio, to dispense twelve persons, secular or regular, on account of any kind of illegitimacy, even as sons of bishops or religious, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold one, two or three mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, even if major or principal respectively, and even if abbatial and elective, personatus, administrations or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them for exchange or simply as often as they please and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices; granting them that such illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Personam tham. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the Annunciation and Assumption and two following days visit and give alms for the conservation and repair of the church of St. Mary of the monastery of Nubo; with indult that the abbot may choose six priests, secular or regular, as the confessors, and the clause in favour of the sick, as above Reg. LXXXVII, f. 79d. Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
Appropriation motu proprio to the college called Holy Trinity Hall, Cambridge—which was founded for students in canon and civil law, and whose fruits are so slender that they cannot be conveniently sustained—of the parish church (corrected in margin from perpetual vicarage) of Swenyngton, in the diocese of Norwich, of the patronage of the college, value not exceeding 24 marks, that of the college not exceeding 120 (similarly corrected from 80). On the resignation or death of the rector they may have the church served by one of the students or other fit priest appointed and removed by the warden and students. Ad perp. rei mem. Pastoralis officii. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
Indulgence of the church of St. Mark, Venice, to penitents who on Passion Sunday and three days preceding and as many following, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Cluniac monastery of Bromholm in the diocese of Norwich; with indult for six priests, secular or religious, chosen by the prior, to hear the confessions. Univ. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
18 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199d.)
To the bishop of Ardfert. Mandate to dispense to marry Gullauanaem Ymulchota, donsel, and Nyam daughter of Ychwoma, of his diocese, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and third degree of kindred. Oblate nobis.
8 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
Confirmation motu proprio of the pope's late grant of the indulgence of the Portiuncula [Reg. LXXX, f. 129] to penitents who on the Annunciation and four following days visited and gave alms for the conservation of the church of the house of the Friars Preachers, Droghda, and the chapel of St. Mary the Mother of God almost contiguous to the said church, and of his indult for the prior and lector, and three or more of the friars deputed yearly by the prior and friars, to hear the confessions; a number of clerks of the diocese of Armagh having in their sermons asserted the indulgence to be invalid and to have been extorted by fraud, thereby dissuading a very great multitude from their proposed visits. The said clerks and any other persons, ecclesiastical and mundane, secular and regular, of any, even the pontifical dignity, are hereby inhibited from so doing under pain of excommunication not to be removed, except in the article of death, by other than the pope. Ad fut. rei mem. Romanus pontifex. (Marginal note in the hand of the corrector Jacobus de Teramo: Cassetur alia [cf. Reg. XCIII, f. 165d.] si reperitur, quia peristam corrigitur.)
14 Kal. April.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 217d.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to go in person with Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, to the monastery of nuns of St. Clare near the Tower of London, living under the rule and according to the institutes of the Friars Minors, and to examine Isabella, daughter of the late Thomas duke of Gloucester, who, as the archbishop's recent petition contained, was in infancy placed in the monastery and clad in the monastic habit, has never expressly made her profession, and all of whose brothers and sisters are dead. At the archbishop's petition, lest the duke's inheritance devolve to strangers (ad extraneos), the bishop and archbishop are to withdraw Isabella, whose mother is the archbishop's niece, place her beyond the jurisdiction of the said friars and nuns, examine her upon her wish to remain in or leave the monastery, and in the latter case to license her to do so; otherwise, to put her back in the monastery. The aid of the secular arm is, if necessary, to be invoked. Justis et honestis. (De mandato.) Cf. f. 255d.
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 236.)
Faculty as below, upon plenary information that exempt and non-exempt abbots, priors, archdeacons and other prelates, as well as canons, of St. Davids and other churches, monasteries, priories, and places of the city and diocese, to whom or to whose dignities, personatus, offices, chapters, convents or prebends, parish churches of the said diocese are united, incorporated or annexed; that prelates, chapters and convents, or single persone holding parish churches to their own uses; and that rectors and perpetual vicars and other beneficiaries of other parish churches have obtained papal letters, indults and privileges allowing them, contrary to the foundation and endowment statutes and ordinances and the expressed wills of the founders and endowers, to absent themselves from their monasteries, priories, dignities, etc., and other benefices, for the study of letters at universities and divers other purposes, and take and let to farm, to clerks or laymen, the fruits, etc. of such dignities, etc. and benefices; that under pretext thereof the houses, habitations, chancels, buildings and roofs of the said benefices are threatened with ruin, and in some cases have utterly fallen to the ground; that some of such prelates, etc. neglecting the cure of souls and under pretext of such study, go about the courts of princes and magnates and secular persons, or the world's snares, so that hospitality and wonted aid for the poor of Christ are withdrawn, and Christ's inheritance is deputed to lay hands and profane uses, the worship also of the divine name and the devotion of the peoples in those parts is failing daily; on account of which things it often happens that the bishop when on visitation cannot for the most part lodge with his retinue elsewhere than under the roofs (umbraculis) of laymen or in destroyed buildings or desert places. Motu proprio faculty is therefore hereby given for the bishop of St. Davids and his successors to compel all abbots, etc., rectors and vicars and any others holding any such benefices to keep personal residence in their monasteries, etc., vicarages, churches and other benefices, in accordance with the said statutes and wills, and the need and nature of such benefices and churches; and to compel them to make due repairs and conservations of the said houses, etc., of monasteries, dignities, priories, churches, and other benefices as above united, annexed and incorporated, and of any others, even by the deduction of a certain quota of the fruits, etc.; with inhibition to any conservators, executors or sub-executors, deputed under such letters, indults and privileges, from acting against the ordinance which the bishop shall make about the aforesaid, or from proceeding to execution against such ordinance. Ad fut. rei mem. Ex provisione. (De mandato.)
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 250.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, imposing a salutary penance, John Segrym of Haverill, of the diocese of Norwich (sic), and Matilda Fryton alias Godelak, of the bishop's diocese, and to dispense them to remain in the marriage which they contracted not in ignorance that John's mother had held Matilda under the hands of her (sui) bishop at her confirmation. Past and future offspring is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis. (De mandato.)

[De Provisionibus]

Ibid.
(f. 252.)
Provision to John de Crancewyk, canon of St. Mary's. Mallton, of the order of St. Gilbert, Semphengham, in priest's orders, of the see of Antaradus (Ankoraden.) in the patriarchate of Antioch, void by the death of bishop Anthony, during whose lifetime it was reserved to the pope. He is not to minister in pontificals outside his diocese, without licence of the apostolic see. Apostolatus officium. (De mandato.)

De Diversis Formis.

2 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 253.)
Absolution motu proprio from the guilt of perjury, and rehabilitation, of Tideman bishop of Worcester who, as the pope has, not without great displeasure, recently heard, has, contrary to his oath against alienations from his mensa, granted, sold and otherwise alienated to clerks and laymen yearly cesses and rents, patronages and other rights and goods, moveable and immoveable, of his said mensa and church, by his letters patent, and with approbation and confirmation, at least (saltem) in some cases, of the chapter; which grants etc. are hereby annulled. Ad fut. rei mem. Tune debitum.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Wynchecumbe and Perschore, and the prior of Worcester. Tune etc. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 253d.)
To John Warner, clerk, of London. Dispensation to him, who is studying civil law at Oxford and is in or about his eighteenth year, to hold any benefice with cure, even if a dignity, personatus or office with cure in a cathedral or collegiate church; take the fruits for ten years while residing in the said or any other university of England; let them to farm to clerks or laymen; and not be compelled, during the said ten years, on account of such benefice, to be promoted to any holy orders except the subdiaconate. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London. Mandate to go in person to the monastery etc. as above, f. 217d. as far as Gloucester, who, as the pope has learned, was in infancy etc. as above, ibid., as far as all of whose brothers and sisters, with the exception of one sister, have died. Upon the petition of some persons for a remedy lest the duke's inheritance devolve to strangers, the bishop and archbishop are etc. as above, ibid., omitting ‘whose mother is the archbishop's niece.’ Justis et honestis. (De mandato.) (In margin: Cancelletur alia si reperiatur, quia per istam corrigitur. Jac [obus de Teramo].)

[De Exhibitis.]

2 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 265.)
To James, bishop of Aquila, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate as below in the cause which, as the recent petition of Thomas Brake, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, contained, lately arose between him and John Boor, canon of Salisbury, about the church of Oundell in the said diocese, upon whose voidance by the death [cf. Reg. LXXXVI, f. 204d.] of Richard Treton, Thomas asserted that he had collation from the ordinary and that he held possession for some time, which possession John unjustly opposed and hindered; John asserting that he canonically obtained the church and was violently despoiled by Thomas. The cause, although not lawfully devolved to the Roman court was, at Thomas's instance, committed by the pope to the above bishop, then papal chaplain and auditor, who has proceeded short of a conclusion. Seeing that, as the petition added, John suspended the petitorium which both parties had begun, and protested that the cause should be proceeded with in possessorio only; and seeing that, as the pope has learned, Thomas was in possession of the church almost two years before John, and that John has had Thomas bound over under penalty of 500 marks English not to prosecute the cause without the realm, in which realm Thomas has not been able, on account of the power of John and his adherents, to obtain justice, the pope at the said petition, wishing to spare both parties labour and expense, orders the bishop, who still holds the place of an auditor, if he find the non-right of John to be clear, to resume the said petitorium as it remained at the time of the suspension, to proceed alike in petitorio and in possessorio, and to terminate both by one and the same sentence. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.) [See Reg. XCIIII, f. 181.]

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

4 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268.)
To the bishop of St. Asaph. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, imposing a salutary penance, John David Twinok, and Lleuq were Madoe, of the diocese of Lichfield, and to dispense them, after separation for a time, to contract marriage anew and remain therein; they having married not in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of affinity. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
3 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
To the same. Mandate to dispense David ap Howel ap Griffut and Angharet werch Richard, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of affinity. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
5 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270.)
To the bishops of Hereford, Volterra and Bangor. Mandate to grant in commendam to John, bishop of St. Asaph, for life or while bishop of that see, the parish church of Meyvot with its annexed chapels of Welshpool (Pola) and Kegitva, in his diocese, value not exceeding 200 marks, void by the death of John Carp or otherwise, even if lapsed by the Lateran Statutes, or reserved, to the apostolic see; he being unable to maintain his episcopal state from the fruits of his church of St. Asaph, which has recently suffered very great loss on account of wars and tribulations in those parts. Personam venerabilis fratris. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 281d.)
To John Bremor, rector of Hecham, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who has only the tonsure, not to be bound for seven years, on account of Hecham or other parish church or benefice with cure, to have himself promoted to higher orders. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.) [Seep. 338.]
Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286.)
[Indulgence of the Portiuncula] during ten years to penitents who on the feast of [St. Giles] and three following days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the parish church of St. Giles, Abbot and Confessor, Hoghton, in the diocese of Norwich; with indult for the vicar and—priests, secular or religious, chosen by him, to hear the confessions and grant absolution except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and with the clause enabling the infirm who send their alms to gain the indulgence. All oblations arising from the indulgence are to be devoted by the vicar and the wardens (custodes) of the goods and fabric of the church to the said purpose. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.) [The middle portion of the indulgence, viz. part of f. 286, is torn out.]