Lateran Regesta 145
1410-1412

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'Lateran Regesta 145: 1410-1412', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 6: 1404-1415 (1904), pp. 205-212. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104228 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CXLV (fn. 1)

I John XXIII (contd.)

De Diversis Formis

1410.
19 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 1d.)
To John Foxholes, rector of Streton in the diocese of York. 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, after which he was ordained priest and obtained Streton—to hold one, two or three other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if they be canonries and prebends and dignities, not major nor principal respectively, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and such dignities etc. be elective, and to resign them and Streton as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Vite ac morum.
1411.
6 Id. March.
Bologna.
(f. 9.)
To Richard Betty, rector of Stalbrige in the diocese of Salisbury, B.C.L. Dispensation to him, who is in minor orders only, not to be obliged for three years to be promoted to the subdiaconate and other holy orders on account of the said church. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1410.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 9.)
To Walter Kebbyll, rector of Llancoddok alias Llangottok by Grughoell in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him— who is in minor orders only, and who recently, namely in January, 1409[-10], obtained Llancaddok (sic) alias Llangattok (sic), but, on account of the dire wars and dissensions which, long before he obtained it, raged in those parts of Wales, and still rage there, fearing that he will not be able to retain it in peace, has not yet been promoted to any holy order—not to be obliged for three years to be promoted to any holy order on account of the said or any other parish church which he may meanwhile obtain. Vite etc.
1411.
3 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome (sic).
(f. 32d.)
To Henry Gardiner, rector of Yate in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to him—who holds Yate, value not exceeding 60 marks, the canonry and prebend of Tauntton in Wells, value not exceeding 6, and those of Blainporth and Llansaudfreyd in Llandewybrewy and Abergwyly, in the diocese of St. Davids, value not exceeding 20 marks—to hold for two years with Yate, one other benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity, personatus or office in a cathedral or collegiate church, even if such dignity be unique and elective, but be not major in a cathedral nor principal in a collegiate church. Within the two years he is to exchange Yate or such incompatible benefice for another compatible with the remaining one; otherwise Yate is to be resigned. Vite etc. [Registered as anno1.? an error for anno 2.]
12 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 62.)
To Robert de Appilton, rector of Stretton in le Clay in the diocese of York. Dispensation, as below. Boniface IX dispensed him, then holding the parish church of Hugate in the diocese of York, to hold for ten years two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if both or one of them were a dignity, major or principal and unique respectively, and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, or were a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as seemed good to him. Afterwards Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, at the petition of Robert—setting forth that he had resigned Hugate and later also St. Wilfrid's, York, of which latter he had obtained collation, and had obtained and was then holding the churches of Stretton and Bethome in the above diocese—prolonged by five years the said dispensation for ten years, the end of which was at hand. The pope hereby dispenses him—who is within the said five years and holds the said two churches and the canonry and prebend of Bilton in York; to whom provision was lately ordered to be made by papal authority of the canonry and prebend of Brampton in Lincoln, of which he is not yet in possession; and to whom the present pope has ordered provision to be made of canonries with expectations of prebends of Beverley and Southwell—to hold Stretton and Bethome together for life or, if he resign them, two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and to resign them, as often as seems good to him, simply or for exchange. Vite etc. (De mandato.) [See above, pp. 116, 117 and 135.]

2 John XXIII

Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 66d.)
To Thomas Holwell, rector of Macworth in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him—who holds Macworth and the provostship of the collegiate church of Holyhead (de Castro Kubii) in the diocese of Bangor, a benefice without cure—to hold for seven years with Macworth any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity, elective, and major or principal respectively, personatus or office with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign them as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. During the said term he is to retain one and exchange the other for a benefice compatible with the one retained; otherwise such other benefice is to be resigned. Vite etc.
1412.
Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67.)
To Robert Stirkeland, perpetual vicar of Crosthuayt in the diocese of Carlisle. The like, mutatis mutandis, for ten years.Vite etc.
10 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67d.)
To Brian Fairfax, precentor of York, D.C.L. The like, also for ten years, to him who holds the said precentorship, a dignity with cure. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.

1 John XXIII (contd.)

1411.
6 Non. March.
Bologna.
(f. 73.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate—the pope having heard that in almost all the churches of England, and especially in his diocese, it has hitherto been the laudable and immemorial custom for the greater part of the parishioners in the diocese and other devout faithful to offer on a number of Sundays and other days to their rectors and perpetual vicars and other priests exercising cure, for the welfare of the souls of their friends and benefactors deceased, a penny of English money, with a request to such rectors etc. to exhort their parishioners and the faithful to pray for the said souls, and themselves, for a week, month or year, to celebrate mass; that, further, they have been wont to give to the said rectors etc. a penny or pence in order that on anniversaries and at trentals (trigintariis) and at burials of their said friends etc. there may be masses and prayers; that nevertheless a number of persons in those parts, pining (tabescentes) with envy, strive to draw back the parishioners and other faithful, to the injury of the rectors etc., asserting and not fearing publicly to dogmatize that such rectors etc. are bound to pray and to celebrate such masses for the dead for nothing, so that they receive their pence unjustly, commit thereby mortal sin, and are bound to make restitution; whence arise scandals among parishioners and faithful, and no small loss to the said rectors etc.—to admonish those who thus strive, that they desist therefrom and from their perverse dogmas, compelling by ecclesiastical censure without appeal. Ad audienciam nostram.
1410.
7 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 94.)
To John, bishop of St. Asaph. Reservation, to be held by him in commendam—seeing that from his said church, over which he has been for several years, he does not receive the fruits, on account of divers troubles in those parts, and has no hope of soon receiving them—of one, two, three, four or more benefices in the province of Reims, with or without cure, secular or regular, to a value not exceeding 600 gold francs. Personam tuam.
1410. Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Saint-Pol-de-Léon (Leonen.), the abbot of S. Rictrude (Sancti Kictrudis), Marchiennes (de Marchiennis), in the diocese of Arras (Atrebaten.), and the prior of St. Martin-des-Champs, Paris. Personam venerabilis.
5 Id. Dec.
Bologna.
(f. 100d.)
To John Rikynghale, rector of a moiety of Fresyngfeld, in the diocese of Norwich, S.T.M. Dispensation to him—who holds the archdeaconry of Northumberland in Durham, a non-major dignity with cure, the above moiety, the deanery of the church of [St. Mary] in the Fields (de Campis), Norwich, a dignity without cure and compatible with any other benefice, and the chancellorship of York, a dignity requiring personal residence, values not exceeding 60, 30, 100 and 60 marks respectively; and who lately received papal dispensation to hold for life the said moiety and one other benefice incompatible therewith or with any other benefice, even if it were a dignity, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity were major or principal respectively and elective, and to resign both as often as seemed good to him, for exchange or simply—to hold for ten years the said chancellorship together with the said archdeaconry or wish any other dignity, or to hold two incompatible dignities; with grant not to be bound to reside in his chancellorship. He is meanwhile to exchange the said moiety for another benefice compatible with the said benefices or dignities; otherwise it is to be resigned. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Kal. Nov.
Castel San Pietro, near Bologna. (fn. 1)
(f. 110.)
Appropriation anew—at the recent petition of Master Richard Derham, dean of the free chapel royal of St. Martin-le-Grand, London, papal notary, and of the chapter, containing that formerly John, bishop of Ely, considering that the said chapel and its bell-tower and some of its houses and buildings had in times past been ruined from the foundations by great storms, and that others of its houses and buildings needed repair; that its arable lands had remained uncultivated or less fertile than usual on account of a lack of cultivators caused by epidemics; that its ancient rents and possessions were insufficient for its repair and for the sustentation of the dean and canons and other ministers, appropriated to it, with consent of the prior and chapter of Ely, the parish church of Bassyngbourne in his diocese, the advowson of which had been given to it by king Richard, on condition of the dean and chapter celebrating his anniversary after his death, and that of his deceased queen Anne, which gift was approved by king Henry; that dean Richard and the chapter, by virtue of the said appropriation, have taken possession on the death of the rector, Robert Whitby, and that they doubt, for certain reasons, whether the appropriation holds good, and desire it to be made anew—of the said church, value not exceeding 160 marks, to the said chapel, value not exceeding 400, so that the dean and chapter may retain it in perpetuity. Ad fut. rei mem. Humilibus supplicum.
1411.
6 Non. March.
Bologna.
(f. 134.)
Confirmation of (i) Innocent VII's mandate (above, p. 27, here recapitulated at length), granted at the petition of John Warde, clerk, and Gerard Braybrok, knight, Thomas Pevre, John Hervi, Edmund Hampeden and John Herteshorn, laymen, of the dioceses of Lincoln and London, ordering the abbot of St. Mary's, Warden, to erect into a collegiate church the parish church of St. Mary, North Yeville, etc.; (ii) Gregory XII's confirmation (above, p. 131, here briefly recapitulated) of the erection by William, archdeacon of Rochester, acting under commission from the above abbot, of the said parish into a collegiate church; (iii) Gregory XII's ordinance (above, p. 137, here recapitulated at length) that the rector of the collegiate church shall be called warden or master, that he shall be elected by the chaplains, that the bishop and the archdeacon of Bedford may take the fruits at each voidance, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Illa que pro divini. [32/3 pp.]
1410.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 136.)
To Master Nicholas de Ryssheton, canon of Salisbury, papal chaplain. Decree giving retrospective force to, and sufficing as proof of, the indult granted by Alexander V—who died before his letters were drawn up—on 4 Non. Aug. anno 1 [1409] to him, then as now an auditor of causes of the apostolic palace, to resign to any ordinaries [without requiring licence of the apostolic see] all his benefices, present and future, as often as he pleased, without the Roman court, and to such ordinaries to make collation and provision thereof. The ordinaries were to see that there was no simony, and were to certify the camera or its collector in those parts as to names and dates.Racioni congruit.
Ibid.
(f. 138d.)
To Thomas de Lyes, canon of Lincoln. A like decree, and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted by Alexander V on Non. July anno 1 [1409] to him—who had had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two compatible benefices, even if one had cure or were a canonry and prebend or a dignity, major or principal respectively, with cure and elective, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign them as often as he pleased, for exchange or otherwise, after which he was ordained priest and obtained the parish church of Stifford in the diocese of London, freely resigned it and obtained that of Blechele in the diocese of Lincoln, afterwards obtained the canonry and prebend of Witton in St. Andrew's, Aukland, subsequently resigned it, and, for purpose of exchange, Blechele, and obtained the canonries and prebends of South Scarle in Lincoln and Urparth in Chester le Street—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends [or] dignities, elective, but not major nor principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange. Racioni congruit.
11 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 139d.)
To Walter Schirington, rector of Harlaxton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is a subdeacon and a clerk of king Henry's secret seal, not to be bound for seven years to be promoted to higher orders on account of Harlaxton or any other benefices which he may obtain, with cure or otherwise requiring holy orders. Vite etc.
Ibid.
(f. 140.)
To the same (here Shirington). Dispensation to him—who is a clerk of king Henry's secret seal, and holds the canonries and prebends of Gevendale in York, Combe in Wells and Copenhale in Pencrich, the parish church of Harlaxton and the wardenship, a benefice without cure, of the free chapel of Marchomley, in the dioceses of Lincoln and Lichfield; and to whom the pope lately made provision of canonries of Lincoln and Lichfield with expectations of prebends, and of a dignity, personatus or office, with or without cure, even if elective, in one of them—to hold for life with Harlaxton such dignity, personatus or office, with cure or any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with Harlaxton, even if another parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices.Vite etc.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 142d.)
To Master Richard Derham, canon of Salisbury, S.T.M., papal notary. Decree, as above, f. 136, and for the same reason, in regard to the indult granted to him on Non. Feb. anno 1 [1410] by Alexander V to resign as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange, all his benefices, present and future, to any ordinaries without requiring licence of the apostolic see, and to such ordinaries to receive his resignations and those of other persons and to carry out the desired exchanges. The ordinaries were to certify the camera or its collector in respect of names and dates. Racioni congruit. (Pro notario.)
1411.
3 Id. April.
Bologna.
(f. 181d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate, if he find to be true the statement made in the recent petition of Philip de Seint Martyn, clerk, of the diocese of Coutances (Constancien.) —namely that the late Simon de Seint Martyn, and the late Gillota Malcovenant contracted espousals, followed by copulation, but that before they proceeded to the solemnisation of the marriage before the church and before Philip was born, Simon died, wherefore Philip, who on account of the wars in those parts cannot with safety go to the ordinary, doubts whether an impediment of illegitimacy may not in future be brought against him—and if he find that there was no canonical impediment existing between Simon and Gillota at the time of the said espousals and copulation, or making it impossible for the marriage, had Simon lived, to be solemnised before the church, to declare Philip legitimate and to have been procreated from a lawful marriage. Justis et honestis.
1410.
6 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 184d.)
To John Macworth, archdeacon of Dorset (Dorcetie) in Salisbury. Dispensation motu proprio to him—whom Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, dispensed to hold for five years two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities, major and elective, personatus or offices, in metropolitan or cathedral churches; who holds, amongst other things, the archdeaconry of Dorset and is litigating in the apostolic palace about that of Norfolk, of which he is in possession—to hold for life the archdeaconry of Norfolk, if he win it, and that of Dorset, which archdeaconries have cure and are non-major dignities, or to hold with one of them any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity, major or principal and unique respectively, personatus or office, even with cure and elective, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange, whichever archdeaconry he retains and such benefice, and to hold instead two incompatible benefices. Upon obtaining such benefice he is to resign whichever of the two archdeaconries he prefers; otherwise he is to give up his suit and right in respect of the archdeaconry of Norfolk. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
7 Kal. Aug.
Bologna.
(f. 214.)
To Thomas Wogan, canon of Ferns. Grant that the collation and provision made to him by the present pope of the canonry and prebend of Fythard in Ferns, value not exceeding 24 marks —which were held by the late Peter, archbishop of Cashel, at the time of his promotion by Urban VI to his said see, and became void and reserved to that pope, who died without disposing thereof, by Peter's said promotion and by his consecration performed by order of the same pope; pope Urban's reservation of which was continued by Boniface IX, who, as likewise Innocent VII, Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, and Alexander V, did not dispose thereof—shall hold good from the present date even though they became void, as is asserted, not as above, but by the deprivation or free resignation or marriage of their holder. Vite etc.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 245d.)
To Robert Savage, canon of Sath (sic) Mallyng in the diocese of Chichester. Decree as above, f. 136, and for the same reason, in regard to the rehabilitation, etc. granted to him by Alexander V on 4 Kal. Sept. anno 1 [1409]. Robert had had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two benefices even if one had cure, after which he was made a clerk and obtained the parish church of Leukenore in the diocese of Lincoln, was afterwards promoted to all holy orders and obtained a canonry and prebend of Sath Mallyng, subsequently freely resigned the said parish church and, without obtaining any other dispensation and in ignorance of the law, obtained and held for seven years and more, and was still holding, the parish church of Bukstede in the diocese of Chichester by collation of Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, to whom by ancient custom the collation belongs, on its voidance by the free resignation of William Lullyngton. Besides rehabilitating him, pope Alexander required him to resign Bukstede, and dispensed him to receive and hold it together with the said canonry and prebend, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two compatible benefices. Racioni congruit.
Ibid.
(f. 247d)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the prior of Canterbury and the treasurer of Lincoln. Decree as in the preceding— recapitulating Alexander V's rehabilitation, requirement and dispensation, and, in addition, the same pope's collation, on the same date as in the preceding, of Bukstede, value not exceeding 65 marks, to the above Robert; with mandate to carry out the collation. Racioni congruit.
11 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 250.)
To Thomas Barton, canon of Exeter. Licence to him—who is of advanced age and for several years has resided in his canonry and prebend of Exeter, keeping decent hospitality, feeding the poor and doing other pious works: whose strength is beginning to fail, and who fears that his superiors will depute for him tutors or curators not accepted by him, who will govern him and his goods in such a way as to shorten his life —to choose when and as often as is expedient a coadjutor who may honestly rule and govern him and his goods, dwell with him, and administer in his name his said canonry and prebend and his other benefices. Vite etc.

Footnotes

1 Described on the back as Liber 9 of the Register of John XXIII.
2 Datum apud Castrum Sancti Petri Bononiensis diocesis.