Lateran Regesta 120
1404-1405

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'Lateran Regesta 120: 1404-1405', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 6: 1404-1415 (1904), pp. 22-35. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104193 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CXX

Innocent VI

De Diversis Formis

1405.
3 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the feast of St. Anne, visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel, called the chantry, of St. Anne in the church of St. Saviour's, York. Licet is.
11 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1d.)
To William Reresby, scholar, of York. Dispensation to him, who is in his twentieth year, after having received the tonsure, to hold a benefice with cure, even if it be an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, or be a personatus or an office, in a cathedral or a collegiate church, and to resign it, for purpose of exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Vite ac morum.
Ibid. To the abbot of Croyland. Mandate, at the petition of John, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, son of the late Thomas Rosson of Quapplod, and other kinsmen of the same Thomas—who suffered a three months’ sickness, became of unsound mind and killed himself, and whose body was buried in the chapel of the poor hospital of St. John Baptist near Boston—to license the said persons to cause the body to be exhumed and buried in the parish church of St. Mary Quapplod, of which Thomas was a parishioner. Humilibus et honestis.
13 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25.)
Relaxation of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Martin, from the first to the second vespers, visit the parish church of St. Martin without the walls of Canterbury, whither every year a multitude of people is wont to resort. Splendor paterne.
6 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25d.)
To Philip Morgan, rector of Aberedwy, in the diocese of St. Davids, doctor of canon and civil law. Dispensation anew to him—who, when already holding Aberedwy, obtained from the late Peter, bishop of Dax, when nuncio from Boniface IX to England and other parts, dispensation to receive and hold together for life two mutually [in] compatible benefices, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities, major in metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in collegiate churches, and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, and of any value; who afterwards obtained the parish church of St. Manganus in the said diocese, value not exceeding 30 marks, which he still holds together with Aberedwy, value not exceeding 20; and who now doubts whether the said dispensation holds good—to hold the said churches together for life, and to resign them and any other benefices which he may obtain, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, for, and to hold for life, two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities, major in metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in collegiate churches, and elective, personatus or offices. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 31.)
To the bishop of Kildare. Mandate to dispense Richard, donsel, son of Gerald Fitzmoris, earl of Kildare, and Joan Castelmartyn, damsel, who is dwelling in the diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third degree of affinity. Oblate nobis.
14 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
To Thomas Okeallaygh Obroggy, perpetual vicar of Tuaymfynilacha, in the diocese of Killaloe. Dispensation to him—who is a priest and has studied canon law for several years; who lately obtained papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure; to whom the pope recently [below, Reg. CXXI, f. 33d] ordered provision to be made of the parish church, called the rectory, of Kyllchurnayn in the diocese of Limerick, at the same time dispensing him to hold it for life with his said vicarage; and to whom the pope has this day [below, Reg. CXXII, f. 175] ordered provision to be made of the void canonry and prebend of Donmachmor in Limerick—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, major or principal or unique respectively, and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign the same, for exchange or simply, as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 34.)
To Thomas, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, son of John de Stanley, knight. Dispensation to him, who is in his eighteenth year, to hold a benefice or office with cure, or a dignity, even if major or principal respectively, and elective, or a personatus, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign it, for purpose of exchange, and hold instead another benefice or office or dignity or personatus. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
3 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43.)
Confirmation of the liberation and manumission from the yoke of serfdom (servitutis) and the burden of bondage (nativitatis) and villeinage, made by the late Robert, archbishop of York, with the consent of the chapter and the customary ratification of the late king Richard, of William de Burton, citizen of York, then a born serf or bondman (scrvus originarius seu nativus) of the archiepiscopal mensa and church of York, his children (sequela) begotten and to be begotten, and all his goods and chattels: and of the archbishop's perpetual quit-claim of the said William, his children and goods, in respect of his manor of Burton by Beverlay. Ad fut. rei mem. Sincere decocionis.
1404.
16 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45.)
To Thomas, archbishop of Dublin. Faculty to reserve, for this time only, and to collate and assign to six persons of his choice, even already holding one, two, three or more other benefices, six benefices with or without cure in the gift of the archbishop, even if two of them be canonries and prebends of a cathedral church or churches; and to inhibit his successors from disposing thereof, unless such persons refuse to accept. Such persons are to resign benefices incompatible with those to be thus collated to them, and the archbishop is to certify the camera or its collector in those parts as to names and dates. Personam tuam.
1405.
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 54.)
To Thomas More, perpetual vicar of Holy Cross, Solop, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him—who is a priest and who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he, having been so promoted, obtained his said vicarage—to hold any other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if some of them be canonries and prebends and dignities, even elective, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them for purpose of exchange as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who at Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension day and Corpus Domini, Whitsuntide, and the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, 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, on the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Tiriotus near Chepstowe, in the diocese of Hereford, to which, situate on the river Severne between England and Wales, resorts a multitude both of English and Welsh. Univ. etc. Licet is.
2 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 73.)
Declaration as below. Boniface IX—upon learning that near the town of Newton in the diocese of Ely, in a place called Saltmarsh, had been founded of old a parish church which, through storms of the sea and flooding tides, had been devastated and abandoned and transferred to a place more remote from the sea, and that there was left in the said place an ancient chapel in memory of the place and of the bodies anciently buried there, in which chapel wonders (nonnullorum miraculorum genera) and shining lights (coruscaciones luminum) had appeared of old and still appeared at night; that John Colvyle, knight, of the said diocese, in consideration of the said wonders (miraculis) and shining lights and of the fact that the place had been consecrated of old, with his own goods and the help of a number of the faithful had caused to be built there a new chapel in honour of St. Mary the Virgin, with the necessary houses for one or more priests and for poor to the number of twelve or more, to be appointed and removed at the pleasure of himself and his heirs, and was proposing to endow it for one perpetual priest or more priests and to assign yearly rents for the said priests and poor—confirmed, motu proprio, by certain letters the said building and proposal, exempted the chapel, priests, poor etc. from all jurisdiction etc. of ordinaries, and took the same under the protection of St. Peter and his own, decreeing further, also motu proprio, that the chapel's oblations and emoluments should be wholly converted to the use of itself and those dwelling therein, and that any revocation or modification which might be made by him or by his authority of any privileges granted by him should in no wise apply to his said letters, unless it contained them word for word. Afterwards, namely on 11 Kal. Jan. anno 14 [1402], he annulled all perpetual exemptions granted by him to monasteries, churches etc. [Ottenthal, Reg. Canc. Apost. Bon. IX, No. 76]. Subsequently, in consequence of assertions that the said annulment ought not to apply, because it contained no mention of the said chapel, he declared by other letters that it did. The present pope has recently learned that—although the then rector of the said church, before the date of the said first letters, was wont to govern the said chapel, which is situate within the bounds of the parish church and was and is dependent on it, by himself or a chaplain at pleasure, and to take its fruits, emoluments and oblations—nevertheless many persons, on the ground that the aforesaid annulment did not expressly annul nor mention the said first letters, still doubt whether the said first letters were comprised in the annulment. He therefore declares that the said first letters were and are comprised in the said annulment, and that the rector for the time being of the said church can govern the chapel by himself or a chaplain at his pleasure, and take its fruits etc. as though the said annulment contained express mention of the said first letters, or as though they had been expressly annulled therein. Ad fut. rei mem. Cum de commissionibus.
1404.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 74.)
To the bishops of London and Chichester. Mandate to receive and send to the pope the usual oath of fealty, according to the form enclosed, from Richard bishop of Rochester, translated from Bangor by Boniface IX, who died before the letters of translation and appointment were made out. Cum dudum felicis.
1405.
2 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76.)
Declaration of the validity of the collation and provision to Robert Thirsk of the perpetual vicarage of St. Nicholas's, Newcastle-on-Tyne, made by the prior of Bridelyngton, under Boniface IX's mandate to that prior, to carry out the exchange desired by Robert of his parish church of Yelvertoft in the diocese of Lincoln and Nicholas Ryse of the said vicarage. The petition of Robert to the present pope contained that the prior, obtaining the consent of the lay patrons of Yelvertoft, duly carried out the exchange during the lifetime of pope Boniface. As the pope has learned that it is asserted—on the ground that in the exchange of the said vicarage no consent was forthcoming from William bishop of Carlisle or any other to whose gift it perhaps belongs—that the prior's collation to Robert does not hold good, he hereby declares that it did and does hold good, notwithstanding the absence of such consent. Ad fut. rei mem. Cum circa ea.
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 81.)
To Malachy Oflannagan, dean of Elphin. Dispensation to him, a priest—who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure; and to whom Boniface IX ordered provision to be made of the said deanery, dispensing him to hold it, being an elective major dignity with cure—to be elected and appointed to even abbatial or pontifical dignities. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
4 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 87.)
To Nicholas Macconmara, rector of Kyllfyntanayn, in the diocese of Limerick. Dispensation to him—who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he obtained the said parish church; and to whom the pope has recently ordered provision to be made of the parish churches of Bonrate and Kwnky in the diocese of Killaloe, dispensing him to hold them together for life, and requiring him upon obtaining them to resign Kyllfyntanayn—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends or dignities, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or simply, as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
10 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100d.)
To Thomas Haxey, canon of Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of Thomas Brake, rector of Oundell in the diocese of Lincoln—recapitulating the former mandate addressed to Haxey by Boniface IX [above, Cal. Lett. V, p. 608], ordering him to annul the amicable concord arrived at between Brake's predecessor as rector, the late Richard de Treton, and the abbot and convent of Peterborough, about the rector's right to cut coppice or under-wood in forests belonging to the monastery and situate in the parish—to proceed to the execution of the said letters of Boniface IX, as though they had been presented to him and as though he had begun to proceed before that pope's death. Dudum pro parte.
Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 104d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Warden, in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate at the recent petition of John Warde, clerk, and Gerard Braybrok, knight, Thomas Pevre, John Hervi, Edmund Hampoden, and John Herteshorn, laymen and patrons of the parish church of St. Mary, North Yevelle, in the said diocese—containing that they, for the welfare of the souls of the late John Traylly, knight, and the late Reginald his son, donsel, and of all faithful departed, desire the said church to be erected into a collegiate church for a master or warden and four or more chaplains, who shall be supported from the resources of the said church and the pious offerings of the said patrons and other faithful, and observe certain ordinances to be put forth by the said patrons, and receive from the said patrons the patronage of the said church, whose value does not exceed 80 marks; and adding that the assent of king Henry has been obtained—if and after the said patronage has been given, and if, in the event of the said resources being insufficient, the said patrons augment them, to make the erection, to decree that the said ordinances shall be observed, and to grant that the master and chaplains may, upon the resignation or death of the present rector, take possession of the church and have it served by one of themselves, who shall have cure of souls of the parishioners. Honestis supplicum votis.
17 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 108d.)
Relaxation of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, from the first to the second vespers, visit the [collegiate] church of St. Mary Magdalene, Cobham, in the diocese of Rochester, recently founded in her honour and name by John lord of Cobham, knight, of the said diocese. Univ. Christifid. etc. Splendor paterne. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 119d.)
To Thomas Wellis alias atte Welle, rector of Lydgate, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him—who lately, when already holding Lydgate, value not exceeding 30 marks, obtained papal dispensation to hold for five years one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if an elective dignity, major in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal and unique in a collegiate church, personatus or office, even with cure, and to resign both as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, after which he obtained the parish church of Iwestoke alias Ippestoke in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 60 marks; and whose recent petition added that the said five years have not yet elapsed—upon his so resigning the said two churches, to receive and hold for two years from the end of the said five years two other benefices with cure, even if dignities, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them as often as he pleases for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite etc.
1404.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120.)
To William Lovell, clerk, of York. Decree as below. On 2 Non. Aug. anno 15 [1404] Boniface IX—upon its being set forth to him that William had received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he had received the tonsure—dispensed him to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus, administrations or offices, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, as often as he pleased, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, and granted that his illegitimacy needed not to be mentioned in future graces. The pope hereby decrees that the said dispensation and grant shall hold good from the said day, notwithstanding that through the death of pope Boniface his letters were not made out; and that these presents shall be sufficient proof. Racioni congruit.
1405.
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the same feasts as above, Reg. CXX, f. 63d, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who, on the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms for the repair of the parish church of Hementon in the diocese of Bath, which is threatened with very great ruin and is in need of repair, for which the means of the rector and parishioners are insufficient. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125.)
To John Taylore, rector of Hementon in the diocese of Bath. Dispensation to hold for one year with Hementon, one other benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity, major in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal and unique in a collegiate church, personatus or office. He is meanwhile to exchange one of them for another benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise, he is to resign his said church or such benefice. Vite etc.
7 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126d.)
Confirmation, as below. Urban VI—upon its being set forth by John de Cobeham, knight, then (tunc) lord of Cobeham in the diocese of Rochester, that he had formerly founded, endowed and built in the parish church of Cobeham, where his progenitors were buried, a college or perpetual chantry for a master and a certain number of chaplains or priests, clerks and choristers, and had put forth certain statutes and ordinances which were afterwards approved by papal authority; and that he proposed to augment the said chaplains or priests, first by two, and then by two others, and to that end had given to the said college or chantry, for purpose of appropriation, his patronage of the parish churches of Rolvenden and Tyllebury in the dioceses of Canterbury and London—ordered the bishop of Rochester, by successive letters, to appropriate the said two churches, so that on the resignation or death of the rectors the said master and chaplains or priests might take possession, portions for perpetual vicars being reserved. The recent petition to the present pope of the master and chaplains or priests and of the said John contained that the bishop made the appropriations during the life of the said pope, and reserved the said portions, and that the master and chaplains or priests took possession on resignation of the rectors, also during the said pope's life, which possession they still hold. Subsequently on 11 Kal. Jan. anno 14 [1402, see Cal. Lett. V, p. 599] Boniface IX, the immediate successor of the said pope, annulled all appropriations, made by himself or Urban VI, which had not yet taken effect, and also those which had taken effect otherwise than by the death of the holders, and it is asserted that the above two churches were and are comprised in the said annulment. The pope therefore confirms the appropriation to the said college or chantry, whose value does not exceed 200 marks, of the said two churches of Rolvenden and Tyllebury, whose values, after deducting the said portions, do not exceed 30 marks each. Ad. fut. rei mem. Ut vacantes divino. [See Reg. Lat. XIV, f. 67, in Cal. Lett. IV, p. 389.]
4 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127d.)
To the bishop of Worcester. Mandate to license those of the parishioners of the church of Bromhisgrowe, in his diocese, who dwell hard by the town of Kyngis Norton, in the same diocese, and whose petition contained that the said church is so distant that especially for old men and pregnant women and other weak persons access at certain times of the year on account of the said distance and floods is impossible without danger, to have mass and other divine offices celebrated by fit priests and ecclesiastical sacraments administered in the nearer and more convenient chapel of St. Mary, Mosseloy, within the bounds of the said church. Humilibus et honestis.
1404.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 129.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate to execute the mandate addressed to him on 3 Id. April anno 15 [1404] by Boniface IX—notwithstanding that that pope died before his letters were made out—to dispense John de Vohetelay, scholar, of the diocese of York, notwithstanding his defect of age, being then in or about his eighteenth year, and his illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any [mutually compatible] benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if dignities, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus and offices, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleased, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, and to grant that his illegitimacy needed not to be mentioned in future graces. Racioni congruit.
1405.
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133d.)
Relaxation of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the same feasts as above, Reg. CXX, f. 63d. as far as SS. Peter and Paul, the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross, St. Peter ad Vincula, the translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 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, on the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the church of the Benedictine monastery of St. Saviour Faversham, in the diocese of Canterbury, which is in need of no small repair. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Tuy and London. Mandate as below. The recent petition of John de Schepeye, dean of Lincoln, contained that a cause arose between the late Anthony Boek (Boeck on f. 139d, Boek on f. 142d), dean of Lincoln and his successor the late William de Norwico, of the one part, and the chapter and canons, perpetual vicars and clerks beneficed in the said church and its ministers, of the other part, because the said Anthony and William claimed that the right of superiority over the said chapter, canons etc, and the exaction of canonical obedience from the said canons etc, spiritual jurisdiction and its exercise over the said chapter, canons etc, visitation and correction of the said canons etc, convocation of the said chapter for the purpose of such visitation, the hearing of appeals made by the said canons to the dean, admission to possession of the said canons and vicars, wholly and solely belonged to the dean, especially when present and not negligent, as was contained in the register of the said church; and that the said chapter, canons etc. had de facto despoiled first Anthony and then William of their rights; the said chapter and canons denying the above and asserting that the said jurisdiction etc. belonged to the dean and chapter conjointly. The cause, lawfully introduced to the apostolic see, was committed by Benedict XII to the late Peter de Talliata, papal chaplain and auditor, who gave definitive sentence in favour of Anthony and William, and condemned the chapter, canons etc. in costs. The appeal of the latter was committed by pope Benedict to the late Peter Fabri, papal chaplain and auditor, who declared the appeal good in so far as Talliata had given an absolute judgment in favour of the dean. Whilst decreeing, like Talliata, that the above rights belonged to the dean and to him alone, Fabri added several saving clauses, e.g. that in the event of the absence of the dean during three successive days from the city and diocese, or of his manifest neglect, the jurisdiction of correction and punishment of the said canons etc. should belong to the chapter, etc. At the above dean Schepeye's appeal for the confirmation of Fabri's sentence, which was duly accepted by both parties, the pope orders the above three to cause it to be observed by the said chapter, canons etc., invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm, etc. Exhibita nobis. [3½ pp.] [See Cal. Lett. II, pp. 520, 529.]
Ibid.
(f. 139d.)
Annulment of certain letters of Boniface IX, as below. The recent petition of John de Schepeye etc, as in the preceding as far as correction and punishment of the said canons etc. should belong to the chapter etc. The said petition added that the above chapter, canons etc. have, under pretext of certain letters of Boniface IX, despoiled Schepeye of the rights adjudged to the dean by the above Fabri, and have brought him before the ordinary and before divers others judges in England, which said letters of pope Boniface fraudulently omit mention of the above sentences, and are otherwise injurious to Schepeye and the deanery. Seeing that the said letters (Quanto propensius, dated 8 Id. Dec. anno 12, i.e. 1400), which have been found in the register of pope Boniface, and which the pope has caused to be diligently inspected in his chancery, and exemplification of which is here given, do, as stated by Schepeye, omit mention of the said sentences and are otherwise faulty in construction, and probably, therefore, did not emanate with pope Boniface's certain knowledge, the pope hereby annuls them. [See the letter in Reg. XCVII, f. 256 (Cal. Lett. V, p. 460), where it is duly cancelled.] Ad fut. rei mem. Justis et honestis.
Ibid.
(f. 142d.)
To Master Bartholomew Francisci, provost of St. Stephen's, Prato, in the diocese of Pistoia, papal notary. Mandate—exemplifying the preceding letters Ad fut. rei mem. Justis et honestis—to him, who is regent of the chancery of the holy Roman church, to cause the above letters of Boniface IX to be cancelled from the register, to cause the original letters themselves to be sent to him by the above chapter, canons, etc. or others in whose possession they be found, and to destroy them, invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm, etc. Hodie dilecto filio.
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150d.)
To Thomas de Moston, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield. Rehabilitation on account of his having obtained and detained, as he still does, the canonry and prebend of Rikall in York, which became void by Boniface IX's promotion of Henry [now] bishop of Winchester, to the see of Lincoln and by his consecration; which had been previously reserved to the apostolic see; provision of which was made to Henry [now] cardinal bishop of Tusculum, then cardinal priest of St. Anastasia's [Cal. Lett. V, p. 112]; and provision of which Richard archbishop of York, perhaps in ignorance of the reservation, made by his ordinary authority to the said Thomas, also ignorant. He is to resign. Sedes apostolica. [See below, Reg. CXXII, f. 181.]
1404.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153d.)
To John Worton (i.e. Wotton), rector of Iwern Courteney alias Schryveton in the diocese of Salisbury. Decree as below. On 2 Id. March anno 13 [1402] Boniface IX dispensed him—who held the above church and the free chapel of Asserton in the same diocese, a canonry and bursal (Burselem) prebend in Bangor, and lands, tithes of sheaves and the mill of the demesne of Asteley in the diocese of Worcester, value altogether not exceeding 70 marks—to hold for life, with his said church, one other benefice with cure, even if a dignity, major in a cathedral or metropolitan, or principal in a collegiate church, and elective, personatus or office, or a perpetual vicarage requiring continual residence, and to resign both for exchange or simply, as often as seemed good to him, and hold instead two mutually incompatible benefices. The pope hereby decrees that the dispensation shall hold good from the said date, notwithstanding that on account of the death of pope Boniface the letters were not made out, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof. Racioni congruit.
3 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 155.)
To Richard Grafton, rector of Hamewell in the diocese of London, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, a subdeacon, for five years not to be bound to have himself promoted to higher orders on account of his said church or any other benefice with cure which he may obtain. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
3 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164.)
To Llewellyn (Leolino) ap Maurik, clerk, of the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him—who formerly received dispensation by authority of the ordinary, as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to minor orders only and hold a benefice without cure, after which he received the tonsure—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if they be canonries and prebends and one of them be a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, 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 etc.
8 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 165.)
To John Whyte, perpetual vicar of St. Philip's, Bristol, in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to him—who formerly, without mentioning his illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, caused himself to be made a clerk, and was dispensed by Simon, cardinal priest of St. Sixtus's, nuncio in England, to act as such and to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was ordained priest and obtained his said vicarage—to hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if one be a canonry and prebend in a metropolitan or cathedral church, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
13 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 174d.)
To the prior of the monastery of Monaincha (de Insula Vivencium) in the diocese of Killaloe. Mandate, as below. Lately Boniface IX, on its being set forth to him on behalf of Donald Obanayn, priest, of the said diocese, that the perpetual vicarage of Fyndglasse and the chapels, dependent on that church, of Dunkaeryn and Anach, in the same diocese, had been so long void that the mode of voidance was unknown and the collation lapsed to the apostolic see, ordered certain judges to collate and assign the same to him. The recent petition of Dermit Odublany, perpetual vicar of Dunkaeryn in the said diocese, contained that although there never was any parish church named Fyndglasse, but only a certain chapel so called, annexed to the prebend of Balelochakyn in Killaloe, and that although the said church of Dunkaeryn depends on no other parish church and is not a chapel within the bounds of another parish church, but has been from time immemorial a parish church with a rector and a perpetual vicar who has the cure of souls, nevertheless the said Donald, under pretext of the said letters, unjustly vexes Dermit and puts him to expense with respect to his said perpetual vicarage. The pope therefore orders the prior to summon Donald and others concerned, to inform himself, and if he find the facts to be as stated, to declare the said letters null. Justis et honestis.
7 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175d.)
To the prior of the monastery of St. Augustine, Monaincha (de Insula Vivencium), in the diocese of Killaloe. Mandate as below. Lately Boniface IX, upon learning that the parish church of Baleincayssleayn and Ara in the said diocese was void because Cornelius Omlampaylls, its sometime rector, had held it for a year and more without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, ordered certain judges to collate and assign it to Donald Ogradi, clerk, of the said diocese. The recent petition of the said Cornelius contained that he has never held and does not hold, and that neither within the memory of man nor at present has there been, nor is there, a parish church so called; that he holds a certain chapel without cure so called within the bounds of the parish church of Inyskealtra in the said diocese, the patronage of which belongs to a layman; and that he fears molestation by Donald under pretext of the said letters with respect to his said chapel. The pope therefore orders the prior to summon and inform himself as in the preceding, and to declare that the said letters do not apply to the said chapel. Justis et honestis.
Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177d.)
To Master Thomas Walkyngton, rector of Howghton in the diocese of Durham, papal chaplain and auditor. Faculty to dispose of his personal property by will. Quia presentis vite.
6 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185.)
To Michael Ler[c]edekne, rector, called archpriest, of the parish church of Haccombe in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him—who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was promoted to all minor orders and obtained the said parish church—to hold any other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or simply, as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
1404.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185d.)
To John Bedeford, clerk, of the diocese of London. Decree as below. On 7 Id. Oct. anno 14 [1403] Boniface IX—upon its being set forth to him on John's behalf that formerly, in ignorance of his illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, he caused himself to be made a clerk, and that upon the voidance of the poor hospital of St. Bartholomew near the town (villam) of La Rye in the diocese of Chichester, of the patronage of the king for the time being, and by its foundation ordinances given to secular clerks as a perpetual benefice, he was presented by the late king Richard and instituted by the bishop; and that afterwards the said bishop, having power from Henry bishop of Norwich, carried out an exchange between John and his said hospital and Josep[h] Stonyll and his parish church of Leyham in the diocese of Norwich—rehabilitated him, requiring him to resign Leyham, dispensed him to minister as a clerk, be promoted to all holy orders and hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if dignities, major in metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in collegiate churches, and elective, personatus and offices, even with or without cure, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleased, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, and granted that in future graces his illegitimacy needed not to be mentioned. The pope hereby decrees that the said letters shall hold good from the said date, notwithstanding that on account of the death of pope Boniface they were not made out, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof. Racioni congruit
Ibid.
(f. 186d.)
To the prior of St. Bartholomew's by Smethefeld without the walls, London. Mandate for the same reason—again recapitulating the above dispensation and grant by Boniface IX, and also his mandate to a certain judge, under the same date 7 Id. Oct. anno 14 [1403], to collate and assign to Bedeford the above church of Leyham, void by Stonyll's resignation, and value not exceeding 40 marks,—if he find Bedeford to be fit in Latin, and after his resignation as required by pope Boniface, to collate and assign to him the said church. Racioni congruit.
1405.
13 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188.)
To William Aghton, rector of St. Peter's on Cornyll, London. Dispensation to hold with St. Peter's for one year one other benefice with cure. Within the said year he is to resign one or other for another benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise the said church is to be resigned. Vite etc.

De Exhibitis

16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244d.)
To the bishops of Tuy, Ferns and Limerick. Mandate to collate and assign to Maurice Coggran, canon of Lismore, the still void parish church of Dungarvan, called a rectory or plebania, in the diocese of Lismore, value not exceeding 30 marks, to which, on its voidance by the death of Gerald Fitz Morice, its rector or plebanus, he was presented by the patron king Henry and instituted by bishop Thomas. He doubts whether the presentation and institution hold good. The mandate is issued notwithstanding that he holds the canonries and prebends of Glasmore ab infra in Lismore, Esterlawran in Emly, and Tillaghbrek in Limerick, value altogether not exceeding 12 marks. Vite etc.
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246.)
To the bishops of Tuy and Kildare and the archdeacon of Meath. Mandate to collate and assign to Maurice Okynnedy, priest, of the diocese of Meath, the still void parish church of St. Mary, Lochseudie, in the said diocese, value not exceeding 16 marks, of which, on its voidance by the death of John Okayssy, he received collation and provision from the late Alexander, bishop of Meath. He doubts whether the said collation and provision hold good. Vite etc.
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 259d.)
To Master Adam Usk, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Dermit Machinnirlegenn, clerk, of the diocese of Elphin, contained that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Drumcliab in the said diocese because the late John Oconel held it for a year and more without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, he received provision of it from Boniface IX, which provision Cornelius Oconel, priest, of the same diocese, claiming the vicarage, opposed and prevented from taking effect, himself taking possession, which he still holds; that Dermit caused himself to be summoned before the late Thomas bishop of Ossory, who had been deputed, without mention of his name, as executor of the said pope's letters in favour of Dermit; that from the bishop's definitive sentence, which absolved Cornelius, Dermit appealed to the apostolic see and impetrated letters directed to the abbot of Boyle (de Buellio) in the said diocese, his name not being expressed; that he caused Cornelius to be summoned before the abbot who, after proceeding short of a conclusion, in the presence of both parties remitted the cause to the apostolic see. Seeing that, as the said petition added, some persons assert that neither Dermit nor Cornelius has a right, the pope hereby orders the above auditor to take up the cause where it was left by the said abbot, to hear and decide it, and, if he find that neither has a right, to collate and assign the vicarage, value not exceeding 14 marks, to Dermit. Vite etc. [See Cal. Lett. V, p. 593.]