Lateran Regesta 89


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'Lateran Regesta 89: 1400-1401', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 389-396. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXXXIX.

12 Boniface IX.

De Diversis Formis.

15 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 18.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who on the feasts of the Assumption and Holy Trinity, and the two days following each, visit and give alms for the repair or conservation of the conventual church, and the chapel of Holy Trinity in the park of the Cistercian abbot and convent, of St. Mary's, Swynesheved in Holand, in the diocese of Lincoln; with power for the abbot and six priests, secular or religious, deputed by him, to hear the confessions and grant absolution, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see; mandate to all rectors, with or without cure, of parish churches, upon exhibition of these presents and when required by the abbot or his envoy (nuncium), to make intimation of the present indulgence to all the faithful during mass, under formidable pains and penalties; and the clause in favour of the infirm, as above, p. 388.—Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25.)
To Thomas Longley, archdeacon of Norfolk. Dispensation motu proprio to hold for life with his archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity with cure, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity with cure, major or principal and united respectively, personatus, administration or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
17 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25d.)
To Robert, elect of Meath. Dispensation to him, who has this day received provision of the see of Meath, to retain, even after his consecration and during the pope's pleasure, his parish church of Kyldalke in his diocese. Personam tuam. (De mandato.)
Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25d.)
To Robert, bishop of Meath. Faculty to reserve for ten persons of his choice one benefice apiece in the gift of the bishop, value not exceeding 25 marks with cure or 18 without, even if they hold one, two, three, four or more other benefices with or without cure. Benefices incompatible with those obtained under the present faculty are forthwith to be resigned. Of names and dates the camera or its collector in those parts is to be certified. Personam tuam. (De mandato.)
3 Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50.)
To John, clerk, of the diocese of Ardfert, son of Denis Ihullevayn. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which the pope ordered provision to be made to him of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 10 marks, of Kyllorochayn in the said diocese—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 simply or for exchange as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices; with dispensation not to be compelled to have himself promoted to higher orders during ten years on account of his said vicarage, of a parish church, and of a dignity, personatus or office, or any other benefice. His illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.) [See pp. 153, 250.]
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91.)
To John Osborn, rector of St. Ives in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who has only the tonsure, not to be compelled during five years to have himself promoted to higher orders on account of his said church or other parish church or any benefice with cure. Vite etc.
Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
Grant that Thomas Stowel, lord, and the community (universitas) and men of the township (villate) or hamlet of Cotheliston in the diocese of Bath and Wells, may have near their ancient chapel—in which they have had from of old masses and other divine offices—of St. John Baptist, daughter to the distant parish church of Kyngeston, where they have long been wont to be buried, a cemetery of their own, and may have it consecrated by any catholic bishop; saving the rights of the parish church. Ad. fut. rei mem. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
17 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98.)
To Philip Morgan, D.C.L. rector of Abedowy in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation motu proprio to him, a subdeacon, not to be compelled during ten years, on account of his said church and any other benefices with or without cure, to have himself ordained deacon and priest; and during the same period, while engaged in the study of letters at an university, or in the service of any bishop or other spiritual lord, or being in the courts of Rome, Canterbury or York, or residing on one of his benefices, to take and let to farm, to clerks or laymen, the fruits of Abedowy or other similar benefices, as if resident. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100.)
Revocation to the pope of an appeal of the dean and chapter of Prague against Henry, abbot of the Benedictine Scots monastery at Vienna. Ad fut. rei mem. Nuper nobis innotuit. (De mandato.)
3 Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 117.)
Exhortation to give alms for the repair of the king's highways (vie regie) commonly called ‘Worton Way’ and ‘Elbryg Way’ from Gloucester towards London; with relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. Univ. Christifid. etc. Ad reparacionem viarum. (De mandato.)
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126)
Relaxation of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who are present whenever the mass of St. Mary the Virgin is celebrated aloud and with music in, and who visit, the chapel of the fraternity of the brethren and sisters of the gild of St. Mary the Virgin, founded by Richard Frere, in the parish church of St. Botulph, Buston, in the diocese of Lincoln. Bonifacius etc. Ad futuram rei memoriam. Universis etc. Bonifacius episcopus, servus servorum Dei. Dum precelsa etc. Cupientes igitur ut capella (sic.) (De mandato.)
Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136.)
To John Goldesburgh, canon of the Augustinian priory of Marton, in the diocese of York. Dispensation as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, so that he, who is in priest's orders, may be capable of being elected and promoted to any dignities, even if priories, offices, and administrations of his order. Illegitime genitos.
Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
Annulment, motu proprio, of certain letters of the pope. Lately he appropriated, motu proprio, to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Stephen's, Lanceston, in the diocese of Exeter, the perpetual vicarages of the churches—which churches they held to their own uses—of St. Martin Leskyret, St. Thallan Thallon, and St. Melor Lankenhorn, all in the said diocese, and licensed them to have each vicarage, on the resignation or death of the then vicar, served by a canon of the priory or other secular priest, appointed and removed at their pleasure. Subsequently the pope, also motu proprio, annulled the appropriation, and restored the vicarages to their former condition. Afterwards, learning that Henry Frende, vicar of St. Martin's, had resigned his vicarage before the said annulment, and that, under pretext of the appropriation, they had taken possession, the pope ordered provision of the vicarage, void as above, to be made to John Waryn, clerk, of the said diocese. Later the pope, motu proprio, annulled both his said annulment and Waryn's letters of provision, even though he should have obtained possession thereunder and a suit be pending between him and the convent, and ratified the appropriation. The pope now, motu proprio, more fully informed, hereby annuls this last ratification of the appropriation, and confirms the letters by which he annulled the appropriation and those by which he ordered provision to be made to Waryn. Ad fut. rei. mem. Dudum per nos. (De mandato.) [See above, pp. 156, 357, 358.]
4 Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 189.)
To John Morhay, rector of Westerkele, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to hold for life with Westerkele, value not exceeding 100 marks, one other incompatible benefice, even if an elective dignity, major in a metropolitan or cathedral or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office with cure, and to resign both for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
3 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 191d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Dominic and St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Patrick (Patricii), Confessors, and [St.] Peter Martyr, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Bridget, and [St.] Sitha (Sithe, i.e. according to Ripoll, Lucie; but probably St. Osyth), Virgins, and the dedication and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of St. Mary Magdalene of the house of the Friars Preachers in Drochda (sic), in the diocese of Armagh. If similar letters, not yet expired, have been granted by the present pope, these presents shall have no force. ‘Universis etc. Salutem etc. Ante tronum divine elemencie etc. Cupientes igitur …’ (De mandato.) [Ripoll, Bullar. Prœdicat. II. p. 424, who omits the incipit ‘Ante tronum divine elemencie etc.’ and the final clause ‘If similar etc.,’ and has the spelling Birgittæ, and several other slight variants; whence Burke, Hibernia Dominicana p. 202. Ripoll has taken his text from Liber 124 (i.e. Reg. Lat. XCIIII below), f. 173.]
5 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 195d.)
To Reginald ap Jo[r]werth, rector of Llandyssul, in the diocese of St. Asaph. Dispensation to him, who is in minor orders only, not to be compelled for seven years, on account of his said church, to have himself promoted to higher orders. Vite ac morum.
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226.)
To John Elnestowe, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who formerly, being poor, for the sake of acquiring food and clothing, entered the service of secular judges, and dictated and wrote at divers times sentence of blood and death—to be promoted to all, even holy, orders and minister therein, and hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, and resign them for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.)
(f. 226d.)
Confirmation of the perpetual lease (locacio) granted by the late William, archbishop of Canterbury, to Richard Saltere and Alice his wife, of the immediate jurisdiction of Canterbury, and his heirs, of a messuage and three virgates of land in North Berstede. Exemplification is given of the letters of archbishop William, which, dated at his manor of Maideston, 20 Dec. 19 Richard II. [1395], state that the said messuage and land formerly belonged to William Rakton, and that a yearly cess of 30s., is to be paid at the manor of North Bersted on the four principal terms of the year, saving always suit (secta) of court at the archbishop's court of Aldewike, heriots and reliefs. The ratification by the prior and chapter is dated in their chapter-house 24 Jan. 1395 [-6]. Ad fut. rei mem. Iis que fide[li]bus. (De mandato.)
7 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York and the bishop of Telese. Mandate as below. Formerly, on its being set forth to the pope on behalf of the late Robert Belage, then rector of Chesterton in the diocese of Lincoln—that although the tithes of the grange or manor within the bounds of the said parish belonged by ancient and hitherto observed custom to the rector, and that he and his predecessors had taken them from time immemorial, nevertheless the Cistercian abbot and convent of Rewley (de loco Regali) claimed them and had him summoned before the archdeacon of the monastery of Westminster near London, who, under commission of the abbot thereof, by papal letters conservator of Rewley, excommunicated Robert as contumacious, who appealed to the apostolic see—the pope ordered the archbishop of Canterbury, without mention of his name, to hear and decide the cause. Afterwards, as the recent petition of Lewis Biford, rector of the said church, contained, Robert de Bradegare, canon of London, under commission from the late William, archbishop of Canterbury, gave a definitive sentence adjudging the tithes to the said church and rector, and condemning the abbot, etc. in costs. Subsequently the pope committed the abbot and convent's appeal from this sentence to John, bishop of St. Asaph, then papal chaplain and auditor, who condemned them in costs. Later still, a fresh suit arising between rector Robert and the abbot and convent about the said tithes, the pope, at the instance of the latter, committed it to Master John Preeue (sic), papal chaplain and auditor, who gave sentence for Robert, from which sentence the abbot and convent appealed to the apostolic see, which last appeal the pope committed to the late Master James Steube, papal chaplain and auditor. Upon the death of Robert, and the above Lewis becoming rector by papal authority, Steube proceeded in the cause and confirmed Preue's sentence, condemning the abbot and convent in costs. The said petition of Lewis adding that he has to be responsible for the greater part of the costs, even those which arose in the time of rector Robert, the pope confirms the above sentences, orders the above three to execute them, to tax the said costs and cause satisfaction to be made to Lewis therefrom, and to warn the abbot and convent, under pain of excommunication, etc. and 200 marks—half for the papal camera and half for Lewis—to make him such satisfaction within 20 days after the publication of these presents; notwithstanding papal constitutions and the style of the Roman court, and papal privileges, etc. to the said abbot and convent and order, especially the present pope's grant on 3 Non. Aug. anno 9 [1398] to all abbots and convents of the order in England, as above, p. 161. Justis et honestis. (De mandato.)
2 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 230.)
To Lewis Biford, rector of Biford, in the diocese of Hereford. Faculty to dispense twelve persons, on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure, not in a cathedral church. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
6 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 230.)
To the bishop of St. Davids. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, imposing a salutary penance, and, after separation for a time, to dispense to contract marriage anew and remain therein Rys ap Howel and Erdudwl (or Erdudvol), daughter of Gruffuth, of his diocese, who married not in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis. (De mandato.)
15 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 230d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Durham and the abbot of Westminster. Mandate motu proprio, as below. The pope having recently learned that although Robert de Appilton, clerk, of the diocese of York, was canonically presented to archbishop Richard by Thomas Pigoth, abbot, and the convent of St. Mary's, York, to whom the presentation anciently belongs, for institution to the parish church of Stretton in le Clay, in the said diocese, value not exceeding 120 marks of silver, void by the death of Roger Gaynton, the archbishop has, at the instance of Richard Conyngeston, canon of York, Thomas Haxhey, canon of Southwell, and Roger Marcaunt, priest, of the said diocese, refused to institute Robert, and has, with Richard, Thomas and Roger, hindered him from being instituted. The above judges are to summon the archbishop and the three others, and to hear and terminate the cause [which] Robert intends to bring against them, enforcing their decision by ecclesiastical censure. Moreover, if they find that the presentation was canonical, they are to institute Robert. Nuper nobis innotuit. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. Jan.
St Peter's, Rome
(f. 236d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the statute contained in the public instrument—Univ. Sancte etc. Cum secundum apostolum, of bishop Robert, and Thomas de Evere (corrected twice to Everi), dean, and the chapter of London reforming the expenses of canons residentiary. Each canon already installed or to be installed and wishing to reside shall not spend during his first year of residence more than 300 marks in meat and drink and other anciently customary expenses, except by licence of the bishop, dean and canons residentiary. During his first year of residence he shall, with two clerks having no other benefice in St. Paul's and being in holy orders, or one of them being in holy orders and the other apt therefor, assiduously frequent the choir at day and night hours—the word ‘assiduity’ being interpreted to mean not attendance at all the ecclesiastical hours on every day and night, but attendance when not hindered by bodily infirmity or debility—unless with regard to such assiduity he obtain a further grace from the dean and canons residentiary; the regulations at other times comprehended in the statutes, in excuse of canons resident in this respect, remaining in force. Each canon after beginning to reside shall receive yearly the fruits etc. and emoluments, whether they be manors, farms, hospices or graces, due to other canons prebendary in residence, and also during his first year commons and pittance (de communa et pitanciis) like other first year canons, special and entire reservation being made for life to Thomas dean, stagiary (stagiarius) and residentiary, and to Laurence Allerthorpe, likewise stagiary and residentiary, of their manors, etc. and graces, emoluments and appurtenances. Each residentiary, during such first residence, shall daily support (pascat) two minor canons, two priests bound to attend choir (ad sectam chori astrictos), two vicars, three choristers, three vergers (servientes virgas gestantes) and two bell-ringers (cum duobus garcionibus campanas pulsantes, sic), unless there be so many canons residing at the same time that this number cannot be had by each of them. All statutes and customs binding canons in their first year of residence to greater expenses or stricter attendance at choir or to costly banquets (conrivia) and voluptuous feasts (pastus) and other excessive expenses than as above, as also street dancing and singing (coreas et cantilenas per vicos et plateas), not to speak of other scurrilities; and the pretended statute put forth in the time of dean Ralph de Disseto about the support (pastum) of the ministers of St. Paul's, etc. except in so far as it agrees with, and all [statutes] contrary to, the present statute are annulled. Canons proposing to reside are to swear to observe it. The instrument is drawn up by Master Thomas Horstone alias Shapewyke, clerk, of London, notary public, and the statute is dated in the chapter-house 14 Nov. 1399, indiction 8 (sic), 11 Boniface IX, in presence of, as witnesses, Masters Thomas Stowe, D.C.L, and William Storteforde, archdeacons of London and Midd[lesex], and William Styuecle and Sirs John Dyfford and William de Wyteby, canons prebendary of London. [Sparrow Simpson, Registrum Statutorum et Cons. Eccl. Cath. S. Pauli, London. pp. 151-154.] Ad perp. rei mem. Iisque pro utilitate. (De mandato.) [4¼ pp. See below, Reg. CVIII. f. 66.]
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249)
To John [Weninghe], elect of Salmas (Samasten.). Indult to him—to whom the pope has recently made provision of the said see, requiring him, immediately upon the expedition of the letters of provision, to repair thither and reside in person, and not to exercise pontificals outside his city and diocese—seeing that the same is in the hands of the infidels, whereby residence is impossible, to exercise pontificals [without his city and diocese] as often as invited, with licence of ordinaries. Personam tuam. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249.)
Provision to John Weninghe, a Friar Preacher, in priest's orders, of the see of Salmas (Samasten.), void by reason that the provision made to Thomas [Merke], whom the pope translated from Carlisle to Salmas, does not hold good, because Thomas did not, in accordance with a certain ordinance of the pope, have the letters of translation made out within the appointed time. Immediately upon his letters of provision being expedited, he is to repair to the said church and personally reside, and is not to exercise pontificals without his said city and diocese. Apostolatus officium. (De mandato.) [See Reg. Lat. IX, f. 274.]
2 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 269d.)
To John Bathe, rector of Stapulford, in the diocese of Salisbury. Absolution of him, who is subdeacon, from excommunication and other sentences and pains and from the guilt of homicide, with dispensation on account of consequent irregularity, if any, dispensation to minister in his orders and to be promoted to all other holy orders, and rehabilitation. One day, when some officers of the city of London wanted to arrest William Ferby, priest, John, unaware that William would run danger of death, but aware that he would be imprisoned, pointed out where he was, whereby William was captured and imprisoned, and at length put to death. Sedes apostolica.
5 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, imposing a salutary penance, and to dispense to remain in the marriage contracted by them, James de Haryngton and Helen de Clyfton, of his diocese, who married not in ignorance that the late Robert de Clyfton, Helen's former husband, and the said James were related in the double third on the one side, and on the other in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
17 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273d.)
To Master Henry Bowet, archdeacon of Lincoln, papal chaplain. Licence to dispose by will of all his goods, even if arising from ecclesiastical sources; his debts being first deducted, and the amount necessary for the repairs of benefices deteriorated by his neglect. Cum nichil. (De mandato.)
15 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 280.)
To the treasurer of York. Revocation and annulment, at the prayer of John Pygot, who is at the apostolic see, rector of Rosse in Holdernesse and Wympole, in the dioceses of York and Ely, which churches he holds together by disposition of the apostolic see, of all proceedings begun to his prejudice by ordinary or ordinaries or their commissaries in respect of the said churches, from the time of his setting out to the said see for pilgrimage and for his affairs; with mandate not to permit him to be so molested, and to inhibit ordinaries and their commissaries from proceeding against him. Dilecti filii. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282d.)
To Master Henry Bowet, archdeacon of Lincoln, papal chaplain. Absolution motu proprio from excommunication and other sentences and pains incurred by taking part in warlike acts, or being present at homicides and mutilations, or, contrary to the disposition of the apostolic see, interfering with the administration (de ministracioneintromisisti) of the goods of the church of Wells and Bath, and converting them to his own uses; dispensation, also motu proprio, on account of consequent irregularity, if any, contracted, rehabilitation, and remission and grant of fruits taken. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)