Lateran Regesta 147
1410-1411

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'Lateran Regesta 147: 1410-1411', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 6: 1404-1415 (1904), pp. 213-229. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104230 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CXLVII (fn. 1)

1 John XXIII (contd.)

De Diversis Formis

1410.
Id. Nov.
Castel San Pietro,
near Bologna. (fn. 2)
(f. 11.)
To John Gose, perpetual vicar of St. Peter's, St. Albans, in the diocese of Lincoln. 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 he was so promoted and obtained the said vicarage—to hold two other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends in collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases. Vite ac morum.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 16.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate to proceed to the execution of the faculty conferred on him by Alexander V, on 12 Kal. Feb. anno 1 [1410], at the petition of Richard Colholme, John Masham and John Beluas, clerks, of the diocese of York, and of Peter de Wynton, clerk, of the diocese of Carlisle, to grant to them, provided that they were not married and not in holy orders, the office of notary; pope Alexander having died before the archbishop proceeded to its execution. Justis et honestis.
4 Id. Sept.
San Michele, near Bologna. (fn. 3)
(f. 29.)
Relaxation of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the feasts of the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross, visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church of Caston in the diocese of Norwich.Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
1411.
2 Kal. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 37.)
To John Warde, rector of Zyvelden in the diocese of Lincoln. Prorogation for another five years to him, who is a septuagenarian, of the five years, shortly to come to an end, during which Innocent VII dispensed him to hold, together with his mastership, which has cure and is a dignity, of St. Mary's North Yevell, in the said diocese, one other benefice with cure, after which he obtained and held together with his said mastership, as he still does, the above parish church of Zyvelden. He is further dispensed to resign Zyvelden simply or for exchange. Vite etc.
1410.
17 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 37d.)
To John Symondesburgh, treasurer of London. Dispensation to him—who is B.C.L., and holds the said treasurership, a dignity with cure, value not exceeding 75 marks—to hold therewith for five years any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign both as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two incompatible benefices. Within the said five years, retaining one of them only, he is to exchange the remaining one for a benefice compatible with the one retained: otherwise such remaining one is to be resigned. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1411.
4 Id. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 38.)
To William Chichele, archdeacon of Brecknock (Brekonie) in St. Davids. Dispensation to him—who is a kinsman of bishop Henry, holds a canonry and prebend of Lichfield, value not exceeding 30 marks, and the said archdeaconry, value not exceeding 100, and is litigating in England (in partibus) about the chancellorship of Salisbury, of which he is in possession, value not exceeding 200 marks, which archdeaconry and chancellorship are non-major dignities with cure—to hold for five years together with the said archdeaconry the said chancellorship, after he has won it or, resigning it, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign etc., as in the preceding as far as the end. Vite etc.
1410.
18 Kal. Dec.
Castel San Pietro, near Bologna.
(f. 42d)
Confirmation, at the petition of John Prophete, dean of York, of the sealed letters of the chapter of York, dated in the chapter-house 19 Dec. 1409, setting forth his intention to repair certain buildings, habitations or manors situate within the bounds of the parish church, anciently appropriated to the deanery, of Pokelyngton, and ruined by the neglect of certain of his predecessors; and decreeing, after ocular enquiry by certain of the canons residentiary, that of the said buildings etc. one, namely the manor of Thornton, is and shall be sufficient and more suitable than the others for the habitation of the dean, and shall alone be repaired for that purpose, and that the others, being fit for rural and domestic purposes, shall be repaired for the storing of tithe fruits and for other farm purposes (administracionibus iconomicis exequendis) only. Ad fut. rei mem. Ea que pro commodo.
1411.
6 Id. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 45d.)
To Roger de Crakanthorp, clerk, of the diocese of Carlisle. Dispensation to him, who is studying in arts and is in his twentieth year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage. Vite etc.
1410.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 50.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate to proceed to the execution of the mandate addressed to him by Alexander V to dispense John Alman of Wynton and Heloise (Helwicia) of his diocese —who had married, after the custom of the country, with banns and publicly before the church, in ignorance that they were related in the third degree of affinity—to remain in the marriage, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Their recent petition contained that before the mandate was presented to the bishop pope Alexander died. Justis supplicum.
1411.
6 Non. March.
Bologna.
(f. 60.)
To John Markeby, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is in his fifteenth year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases.Vite etc.
Ibid. To William, clerk, of the diocese of York, son of the late Thomas de Remston, knight. Dispensation to him, who is in his fourteenth year, to hold etc. as above, Reg. CXLVI, f. 73d.Nobilitas etc.
7 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 63d.)
To Philip ap Reys, rector of Maynton in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him—who holds Maynton, value not exceeding 5 marks, and is litigating in [those] parts about the perpetual vicarage of Pembrym in the same diocese, value not exceeding 10 marks, of which he is in possession—to hold for five years together with Maynton the said vicarage after he wins it, or, resigning it, any other benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 36, as far as the end. Vite etc.
3 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 64d.)
To Richard Gabriel, rector of Ippleponne (sic) in the diocese of Exeter. Prorogation for five years to him, to whom the present pope has recently granted provision of a canonry with expectation of a prebend of Exeter, of the year during which Innocent VII dispensed him (who was then, as now, a clerk in the chancery of king Henry, and was holding the parish church of Pyeworth in the said diocese) to hold together with Pyeworth one other benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign both, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleased, provided that within the year he exchanged Pyeworth or such other benefice with cure for another benefice compatible with the remaining one, or, if not, resigned Pyeworth. He afterwards resigned Pyeworth and obtained Ippleponne and the canonry and prebend of Chudeham aliasParssheprouende in the free chapel royal of Besheam (sic) in the diocese of Chichester, value not exceeding 80 and 30 marks respectively. Vite etc.
7 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 65.)
To Thomas Wallebere, rector of Hadestocke in the diocese of London. 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, having been ordained priest, he obtained Hadestocke—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc.
3 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 65d.)
To Peter Schelton, rector of Todynham in the diocese of Norwich, B.C.L. Dispensation to him, who is M.A. and holds the said church, value not exceeding 36 marks, to hold therewith for five years any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and meanwhile to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Within the said term he is, retaining one of them, to exchange the other for another benefice compatible with the one retained; otherwise such other is to be resigned. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Ibid.
(f. 66.)
To John Rikedoun, rector of Illyngton in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation, as in the preceding, to him who holds the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks. Vite etc.
6 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 73.)
To John Irmynglond, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Rehabilitation on account of his having obtained and held for a year and more, as he still does, the parish church of St. John, Styvekey, in the said diocese, without having been ordained priest and without dispensation. He is to resign. Sedes apostolica.
1411.
Ibid.
To the prior of Bernewelle in the diocese of Ely. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign to the above John, if found fit in Latin, the above church, of the patronage of laymen and value not exceeding 36 marks, still void by his not having been ordained priest. Dignum [arbitramur].
Id. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 77.)
To the abbot of Westminster without the walls, London. Mandate—at the recent petition of the perpetual chaplains in the church of London, thirty and sometimes more in number, dwelling in a certain common hall or house situate within the cemetery of the said church, containing that at the said church, dedicated to St. Paul and situate about the centre of the city, there is, after the ninth hour and until two hours after vespers, a great concourse of advocates, proctors, lawyers (jurisperitorum) and (for the pope to use their words) of serjeants, apprentices and attorneys for divers law business: that sometimes, when they or some of them break out into words of mutual insult, mutilations of limbs and other deadly wounds are perpetrated, whereby the church is violated, so that until it is reconciled divine offices have to cease and the said chaplains and other perpetual chaplains and ministers in the church go to other churches of the city to celebrate masses and other divine offices, and are sometimes assailed with obloquy and other words of contumely by the inhabitants, wherefore such masses and divine offices are for the most part neglected by them, and many other scandals arise; and adding that in their said house they have a certain chapel (newly founded and) (fn. 4) built in a fit and honest place, in which, on occasion of such violation, masses and other divine offices could be conveniently and decently celebrated by the said chaplains and ministers—if the facts be so, and if it seems to the dean and chapter to be expedient and necessary, to grant licence to the said chaplains and ministers, on occasion of such violation and cessation, to celebrate and hear masses and divine offices in the said chapel, and also, to those of them who on account of infirmity or age do not presume to celebrate publicly before the people, to do likewise even when such violation has ceased.Humilibus et honestis.
3 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 81d.)
To Richard Jordan, perpetual vicar of Steynton in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, etc., as above, f. 65, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc.
4 Non. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 86.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of four years and four quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Corpus Christi, and Whitsunday, and the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, the dedication and St. Menganus, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of forty days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of St. Menganus within the bounds of the parish church of St. David, Bridell (de Bridellis), in the diocese of St. Davids (Men [ev] en.). Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
3 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92d.)
To the abbot of Swyneshed in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate—at the recent petition of John Grantham and Jolanus Buke of Swyneshed, laymen, of the said diocese, containing that they formerly, with licence of the late Richard (corrected in margin from of Henry), king of England, founded a perpetual chaplaincy, called a chantry, at a certain altar on the north side in the parish church of Swyneshed, endowed it sufficiently, and made certain ordinances for it—if he find the endowment sufficient, and the ordinances laudable and canonical, to confirm foundation, endowment and ordinances. Iis que pro animarum.
10 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 124.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines and of a hundred days, respectively, of enjoined penance to penitents who on the same feasts etc., as above, f. 86, omitting the feast of St. Menganus, visit the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Granard, in the diocese of Ardagh, and give alms for the conservation and repair of church and monastery, which monastery has part of its buildings threatening ruin and part of them collapsed, and is, on account of wars and other calamities which have long afflicted those parts, too impoverished to make such repair. Univ. etc. Licet is.
Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127.)
To Robert Manfeld, provost of St. John's, Beverley. Dispensation to him—whom Boniface IX dispensed for four years (corrected in margin from ten years) to hold together with his said provostship a benefice with cure, even if a dignity etc., after which he obtained by authority of the ordinary and held, as he still does, with his provostship, which is a principal dignity. the parish church of Stone in the diocese of Rochester; and who hold the canonries and prebends of St. James's altar in Beverley, Husthewayt in York, Brondesby alias Brondeswode in London, and Crestishall in the free chapel of St. Martin-leGrand, London, and also the free chapel without cure of St. Giles, Maldon, in the diocese of London, the value of all which, with that of his said provostship and parish church, does not exceed 600 marks—to hold together for life provostship and church, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead two incompatible benefices, even if one be a perpetual vicarage or otherwise have cure, or be a dignity etc.Vite etc.
1411.
2 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128.)
To Henry, archbishop of York. Mandate as below. Urban VI, at the petition of Ralph, baron of the barony of Graistok in the diocese of Carlisle—setting forth that the collegiate church of Graistok, formerly a parish church and of the said baron's patronage, was so opulent that it could support seven persons to celebrate divine offices; that it often happened that in the absence of the rector of the said church, of which the bounds extend twenty English miles in length and breadth, the parishioners, especially the infirm, were overmuch defrauded in the administration of the sacraments, and that the church was at times without divine offices—ordered the archbishop of York, his name not being expressed, if he found expedient, to erect the church into a collegiate church, to institute such a college [of seven], and to draw up statutes and ordinances. The recent petition of the said baron and of the master and perpetual chaplains contained that the late Alexander, archbishop, made the erection, instituted a college of a master and seven chaplains and other necessary ministers, and made certain statutes and ordinances. Their petition added that Alexander's statutes and letters of erection etc. are obscure and incapable of interpretation. The pope therefore orders archbishop Henry to inspect the statutes and to remove all ambiguity or obscurity, amend and change them, and make others, if necessary. Humilibus supplicum.
2 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132d.)
Confirmation, with the usual grant that these presents shall in future be held as sufficient proof of title without the production of the originals, of the following letters of dimission, of which exemplification is given, granted to the Benedictine abbot and convent of Wynchecombe in the diocese of Worcester:—(i) by the late John, bishop of Lincoln, on visitation, at Lydyngton, on 12 March, 1375 [-6], the 13th year of his consecration, in regard to their appropriated church of Enneston; (ii) by William, archbishop of Canterbury, on metropolitical visitation, at the monastery of Wynchecumbe, on 7 Nov. 1384, the 4th year of his translation, in regard to their appropriated churches of Wynchecumbe, Rowell, Schirborne, and Twenyng, in the diocese of Worcester, the last named newly (noviter), the others anciently, appropriated to them, and that of Enneston, as above, and their yearly portions, pensions and tithes, namely in and from the church of Bladynton 20s. and the tithes of their demesne lands there, 10s. from the church of Mukelton within the parish of the church of Que[y]nton, the tithes of their demesne lands at Staunton, two parts of the great tithes of the whole parish, the tithes of their demesne lands in Merston Sica, the tithes of their demesne lands at Hallyng, Haselton, Cherleton (sic) and Zanewerth (sic), and the tithes of their demesne lands at Kynewarton; (iii) by Richard, bishop of Worcester, on visitation, at his manor of Bloklee, on 16 Nov. 1404, the 4th year of his translation, in regard to their appropriated churches of Wynchecombe, Rowel, Schirburn, Twenyng and Bladynton, and their yearly portions etc., namely from the church of Bladynton 20s., from the church of Mukelton within the parish of the church of Queynton 10s., the tithes of their demesne lands at Bladynton, the tithes of their demesne lands at Adelmynton, the tithes of their demesne lands at Merston Sica, the tithes of their demesne lands in Staunton and Snoweshull, two parts of the great tithes of the whole of the aforesaid parish of Staunton, the tithes of their demesne lands at Alne in the parish of Kynewarton, and the tithes of their demesne lands at Chorleton, Hallyng, Haselton and Yaneworth, in the diocese of Worcester [Monasticon II, 311]. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
1410.
2 Id. Oct.
Castel San Pietro,
near Bologna.
(fn. 5)
(f. 136d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines, and of a hundred days, respectively, of enjoined penance to penitents who on the same feasts etc. as above, f. 86 (omitting the feast of St. Menganus), visit and give alms for the completion and conservation of the church of Carlisle, on the borders of England, of the order of St. Augustine, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, which has been begun to be repaired at great expense. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (Pro deo.)
1411.
15 Kal. April.
Bologna.
(f. 141.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate, at the petition of John Brook, priest, of his diocese—containing that when in his nineteenth year or thereabouts he, as though (tamquam) ignorant of the law, but otherwise duly (rite), caused himself to be promoted to all holy orders, including the priesthood, and has many times ministered in them—to rehabilitate him and, after suspending him for a time, to dispense him to minister in his said orders, and to hold any benefices with or without cure.Sedis (sic) apostolica.
1410.
7 Id. Dec.
Bologna.
(f. 145d.)
To Thomas Southam, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him—who is in his twenty-first year and is studying civil law—to hold a benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage, and to resign it as often as he thinks good, for exchange or otherwise. Vite etc.
18 Kal. Sept.
Bologna.
(f. 150.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of seven years and seven quarantines, and of a hundred days, respectively, of enjoined penance to penitents who on the same feasts as above, f. 86 (with Holy Trinity instead of St. Menganus), visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the chapel of Holy Trinity, Esham, in the diocese of Norwich. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
17 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 155d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the Assumption and Annunciation of St. Mary the Virgin, the Exaltation of Holy Cross and the Nativity of St. John Baptist visit the church, and give alms for the repair and conservation of the Augustinian friars’ house, of St. Mary, Ardnariad, in the diocese of Killala, which house has its buildings partly collapsed and partly threatening ruin. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet. [is].
1410.
8 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 157.)
To John Curke, rector of Foston in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who is a clerk only, and who, before obtaining Foston, studied civil law for some years at Oxford— not to be bound for five years to have himself promoted to subdeacon's or other holy orders, on account of his said church or any other benefice with cure which he may meanwhile obtain, whilst studying in civil law or in other lawful faculty at an university. Vite etc.
17 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 164d.)
To Richard Cassy, rector of Sapperton in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to him—who is B.C.L. and holds Sapperton and a canonry and prebend in St. Chad's, Shrewsbury (Sancti Ocdde Calopie), in the diocese of Lichfield, value together not exceeding 40 marks—to hold for five years together with Sapperton any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Within the five years he is to exchange etc. as usual. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1411.
6 Kal. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 165.)
To Thomas Kyngton, canon of Southwell. Dispensation to him—who is licentiate of civil law by examination, and 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 one or two compatible benefices, even if one were a canonry and prebend or a dignity etc., after which he was made a subdeacon and obtained the canonry and prebend of South Muskeham in Southwell and the parish church of Burton Noveray in the diocese of Lincoln—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with and without cure, and even if canonries and prebends and dignities etc., and to resign them etc., as usual. Litterarum etc.
10 Kal. March.
Bologna.
(f. 180d.)
Exhortation to all faithful to give alms to the chapel of St. Catherine, Virgin and Martyr, which has been newly founded by a confraternity in the conventual house of the Augustinian friars, York, the members of which confraternity cause mass to be said daily in the said chapel and other works of piety to be exercised, alike in the mending of roads as in the distribution of alms to the poor; with relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The pope strictly forbids the present letters to be sent by questuarii, and if this be done they are invalid.Univ. Christifid. etc. Ecclesiarum fabricis.
Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 191 )
To John Gorewell, rector of Wyke St. Mary in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter, bachelor of canon and civil law. Dispensation to hold for life any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with Wyke St. Mary, even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, or a dignity etc., and to resign both as often as he pleases, for exchange or otherwise.Litterarum etc.
1410.
12 Kal. Dec.
Castel San Pietro, near Bologna.
(f. 201.)
To Robert Newbi, rector of Wychechurche in the diocese of Lincoln. Prorogation for seven years of the ten years, not yet ended, during which Boniface IX dispensed him to hold together with his said church, value not exceeding 40 marks, one other benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity, personatus, administration or office with cure (curatum) and to resign both as usual, with the usual requirement to exchange or resign; after which he obtained and held together with Wychechurche, as he still does, the parish church of Gessyndon in the said diocese. Vite etc.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 206d.)
To John [de Crancewyk, i.e. Cranswick] bishop of Antaradus (or Tortosa, Ankoraden. i.e. Antaraden.) [in Syria]. Grant, giving retrospective force to, and sufficing as proof of, Innocent VII's dispensation on 7 Kal. Sept. anno 1 [1409]—he being S.T.B. and [a canon of St. Mary's, Malton] of the order of Sempyngham, receiving nothing from his said church, situate in the land of the infidels, and having, when pope Innocent transferred his court from Rome towards Viterbo, sustained very many tribulations and losses—to hold any benefice with cure, secular or religious; pope Innocent, as also Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, and Alexander V, having died without the letters being drawn up. Racioni congruit. [See Reg. Lat. LXXXVIII, f. 252, in Cal. Lett. V, p. 386.]
1411.
7 Id. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 207.)
To Nicholas Castell, clerk, dwelling in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is in his nineteenth year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange. Vite etc.
1410.
17 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 211d.)
To John Metforde, rector of Hardewordestote (sic) in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is B.C.L. and holds Horwordestede (sic), value not exceeding 40 marks, to hold for five years therewith any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; with the usual requirement to exchange or resign. Litterarum etc.
1411.
7 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 212.)
To William Aghton, archdeacon of Bedford in Lincoln. Dispensation to him—whom, holding then, as he still does, the said archdeaconry, a dignity, and the canonry and prebend of Halughton in Suthwell, value together not exceeding 180 marks, Innocent VII dispensed to hold for one year together with his archdeaconry one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc., with the condition of exchanging within the year one or other for a benefice compatible with the remaining one, or, if not, of resigning the archdeaconry; which year the present pope, after William had obtained and held for nearly a year together with his archdeaconry, under the said dispensation, the sacristship or deanery and annexed prebend entitled ‘A.’ [in] the church of St. Mary by the Castle, Leicester, prorogued for two more years; who is a clerk and officer of king Henry, and has resigned the said sacristship or deanery—to hold together with his archdeaconry, within the said two years and for five further years, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity, etc. and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Within the said five years he is to exchange or resign as usual. Vite etc.
2 Kal. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 213.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Mandate to proceed to the execution of the mandate addressed to him, as below, by Alexander V, to whom it was set forth on behalf of Henry, donsel, son of John Witberi, donsel, of his diocese, that when in his eleventh year his father, whose eldest son he is, with the intention, as he believed, of excluding him from the paternal inheritance, handed him over against his will to the Friars Minors in the suburb of Exeter; that, fearing his father's threats and punishment (m[i] nas et cruciatus paternos), before completing his said [eleventh] year he unwillingly assumed and wore the habit and tonsure of the said Friars, who, perceiving that he was in no wise disposed to remain in the order, and that he would take an opportunity to escape, and fearing that if he remained in one place of the order he would the more clearly learn the asperity of the order within the year of probation and would consequently flee from such place, straightway, after the lapse of a fortnight from his entrance into their said house, for more than six months led him about like a vagabond, in order to deceive him, to remote places, now secular, now belonging to the order, now through towns, cities and castles, and now through devious country parts of England; that at length they brought him, against his will, to Wales, and placed him in the Friars Minors’ house at Keyrmerthyn in the diocese of St. Davids, to prevent his escaping from the order; that, thus among unknown friars and in a foreign land, he vainly supplicated the guardian to restore his secular garments and give him leave to return to the world, or at least permit him to depart naked; that the guardian, a Welshman, moved with anger, caused him to be kept close and forbade his going forth before the end of the year from his said entry into the order; that at the end of the year the guardian caused him, then in or about his twelfth year, to be called before him and urged him to make his regular profession, which he would not do, expressly protesting that he would profess neither the Friars Minors’ nor any other religion, and repeating his request to be allowed to return to the world; that the guardian again refused and threatened him with formidable punishments (curciatibus) if he did not remain in the order, caused him to be kept more diligently, and strove by threats and terrors to extort by some means or other his said profession; that he handed the profession, written in Latin, to Henry to read, who did not then understand it and had not yet been instructed in the rule, and compelled him to read it; that the guardian and friars, cunningly assuming that he had thereby made his profession, subsequently, when in his fifteenth year, by formidable threats of prison and corporal punishment and various other penalties, compelled him to take the order of subdeacon and to occasionally minister therein, but he then and subsequently, as often as he dared, protested that he would not remain in the said religion and subdiaconate but seize an opportunity to return to the world, as he had before protested; and that he did so escape and never afterwards ministered in his subdeacon's orders. Pope Alexander ordered the above bishop, if he found the aforesaid to be true, to declare that it had been lawful for Henry to thus return to the world, and that he could contract marriage; but before the bishop proceeded to execution pope Alexander died. Dudum pro parte.
3 Kal. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 226d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines and of a hundred days, respectively, of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the same feasts as above, f. 86, omitting that of St. Menganus, visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of St. Meranus, Confessor, annexed to the parish church in Disert, in the diocese of Limerick, which chapel is greatly ruined by the frequent wars in those parts. Univ. Christifid. etc.Licet is.
5 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 230d.)
To Thomas Estbrok, perpetual vicar of Dulo in the diocese of Exeter, B.C.L. 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 he was so promoted and obtained the said vicarage—to hold two other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends, personatus or offices in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange.Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1410.
8 Kal. June.
Bologna.
(f. 244.)
Decree, giving retrospective force to, and sufficing as proof of, the letters of Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, dated 3 Kal. Aug.anno 2 [1408], whereby he annulled Innocent VII's translation of Gerald, bishop of Cloyne, to Elphin, wrongly believed to be void, remitted to him fruits received from his church and mensa of Cloyne, and ratified his administration thereof, alike in spiritualities and temporalities, after the said translation. Angelus was declared schismatic and a heretic in the Council of Pisa, and pope Alexander V died, both before the said letters were drawn up. Ad. fut. rei mem. Racioni congruit.
17 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 247d.)
To William de Waynfelt (sic), clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is in his eighteenth year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange. Vite ac morum.
Ibid.
(f. 248.)
To John de Waynfelt (sic), clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like to him, who is in his eighteenth year. Vite etc.
1410.
3 Kal. Nov.
Castel San Pietro, near Bologna.
(f. 250.)
Confirmation, at the petition of king Henry and Roger Yve of Leeton, rector of the chapel of St. John Baptist, Adbrighton Husee, in the county of Salop, of the king's letters, of which exemplification is given, Datum per manum nostram, at Westminster, 27 March anno 11 [1410], by writ of privy seal, Hertilpole, and witnessed by Th[omas] archbishop of Canterbury, G. [i.e. Edmund], R[ichard] and Th[omas], bishops of Exeter, London and Durham respectively, Henry prince of Wales, Edward duke of York, the king's cousin, Ralph earl of Westmoreland, Thomas earl of Arundel, Thomas Beaufort, the king's chancellor, Richard Grey of Codenore, Henry le Scrop, the king's treasurer, John Stanley, steward of the king's household, Master John Prophete, keeper of the king's privy seal, and others [not named]. They state that the king has granted, for himself and his heirs, to Roger Yve of Leeton, rector of the chapel of St. John Baptist, Adbrighton Husee, in the county of Salop, a piece of land with all its buildings, situate within the demesne of Adbrighton Husee by Shrewsbury, in the field called Hateleyfeld (sic), where he had the victory over Henry Percy, deceased, and certain rebels, which piece of land is enclosed by a ditch, and contains in length and breadth two acres, with two entries and exits, one of them extending in length from Hadenalleslone straight over the land of Richard Husee, lord of Adbrighton Husee, and the said piece of land, and containing in breadth 20 royal feet, and the other extending in length from Harlascotelone straight over the land of the said Richard, and containing in breadth 20 (sic) royal feet; which piece of land, thus described, the said Roger, for himself and his successors, rectors of the said chapel of St. John Baptist, recently, with royal licence, received by gift of the said Richard, for the purpose of building a chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, with himself and his successors as masters or wardens, who should choose five other chaplains to celebrate divine [offices] daily for the good estate of the king, during life, and of the benefactors of the chapel, and for the king's soul after death and for the souls of his progenitors, the ancestors of the said Richard and Isolda his wife and their heirs, those who had been slain in the said battle and been buried there, and all faithful departed; which said piece of land Roger gave to the king and his heirs, kings of England, who now gives it to Roger and his successors, rectors of the said chapel of St. John Baptist, for the purpose of the said celebration. Further, the king hereby erects the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, thus built, into a perpetual chantry of six chaplains, the said Roger and his successors, rectors of the chapel of St. John Baptist, being masters thereof, for such celebration. The king grants that the chantry shall be perpetually annexed and united to the said chapel of St. John Baptist, and that Roger and his successors shall be called masters or wardens of the chantry of St. Mary Magdalene by Shrewsbury; that Richard and his heirs shall be its patrons, and that the said master or warden and his successors shall be capable of acquiring any lands, tenements and other possessions. The king has also granted licence to the said master or warden to receive from him the advowson of the parish church of Michaeliskirke in the county of Lancaster, in the diocese of York, which advowson is part of his heritage of Lancaster, and which he has given by his letters patent under his seal of his duchy of Lancaster, and likewise the advowsons of the parish church of St. Andrew, Iddesale, [and the free chapel royal of St. Michael in Shrewsbury castle], and [its appurtenance] the chapel of St. Juliana, Shrewsbury, which advowsons are held from the king in chief, and which he intends to give. He has also granted licence to appropriate the said church of St. Andrew and chapel of St. Juliana, notwithstanding the Statute of Mortmain, etc. The king provides for the sufficient endowment of the vicar[ages] of the said churches, and for the distribution to the poor of the same churches of a competent sum from their fruits etc. He further grants to Roger aud his successors, masters or wardens of the said chantry, perpetual exemption, on account both of their spiritualities and their temporalities, from tenths, fifteenths, subsidies, tallages etc. from the clergy or the commonalty of the realm to the king. He likewise grants that they may have at their said chantry, a yearly fair on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, unless it be to the hurt of neighbouring fairs. The pope confirms the king's letters and their contents, with the exception of his grant of a fair at the chapel of St. Mary. Ad fut. rei mem. In supreme dignitatis. [See the royal licence in Monasticon VI, p. 1426.]
8 Kal. Aug.
Bologna.
(f. 252d.)
Exhortation to all faithful to give alms for the repair of the church of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Cluaintuaisgert, in the diocese of Elphin, and for the building of an infirmary for the sick, a hostel (hospitali) for its guests, and a refectory for its canons, all which it lacks, to which monastery, on account of continual wars in the neighbouring parts, access is unsafe; with relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who do so, and indult to the prior and convent, for the collection of such alms, to send their messengers (nuncios) once a year through the parts of Ireland only. Univ. Christifid. etc. Ecclesiarum et monasteriorum. (Pro deo.)
4 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 253 d.)
To Donatus Ogaband, priest, perpetual beneficiary in the parish church of St. Bridget, Disertfynchill, in the diocese of Kilmore. Validation, from the date of these presents, of the mandate of provision lately issued in his favour by the present pope upon his learning that the rectory, without cure and value not exceeding 16 marks, of St. Bridget's, of which church the cure was exercised by perpetual vicars thereof and of certain other parish churches in the diocese, had become void by the provision made at Rimini by Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, after the cardinals had left him and his court at Lucca, to the late David Ofarcheallaich, then rector, of the see of Kilmore, then void, as was pretended, and by David's consecration; notwithstanding that, as the recent petition of Donatus contained, the said church is not ruled by a rector, but that of old a certain perpetual benefice without cure, called a rectory, was by papal authority founded and erected therein, which benefice the said David held at the time of his said provision and consecration, and also that the said benefice, provision of which was duly made to Donatus by virtue of the pope's said mandate, became void, not as above, but by the recent death of David in the Roman court. Laudabilia probitatis. (Pro deo.)
1411.
7 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 254d.)
To John Halywell, rector of St. Peter's, Ingoldmeles, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who holds the above church and the canonry and prebend of Deynrei in Wells and the hospital of St. Leonard by Newark (the third benefice is added in the margin), value altogether not exceeding 100 (similarly corrected in the margin from 70) marks—to hold together with the said church for five years any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Within the said period he is to exchange etc., as usual. Vite etc.
8 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 257.)
To Reginald Welleslegh, rector of Talkern in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him—who is of baronial race, and 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, having been made a clerk, he obtained Talkern—to hold four other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and dignities etc., and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases.Vite etc.
1410.
10 Kal. Sept.
Bologna.
(f. 257d )
To the archbishop of York. Mandate, at the petition of John Prophete, dean of York—containing that on account of the neglect of his predecessors in the deanery, Edmund, bishop of Exeter, the late Roger (corrected in the margin from John) and Richard, bishops of London, and Thomas, bishop of Durham, or of their proctors, the dean's principal dwelling house in the city of York, and a number of other houses etc., churches etc., in the diocese, belonging to the deanery, are out of repair—to summon bishops Edmund, Richard and Thomas, and the executors of the will of bishop Roger (corrected as above from John), and, if he find the facts to be so, to compel them to make repairs according to the needs of the case and the custom of the realm, proceeding by ecclesiastical censure. Justis et honestis.
1411.
8 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 260d.)
To John Prens (or Preus), clerk, of the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, after attaining his twenty-second year, to hold any benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage. Vite etc.
1410.
9 Kal. Dec.
Castel San Pietro,
near Bologna.
(f. 270d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of seven years and seven quarantines, and of a hundred days, respectively, of enjoined penance to penitents who on the same feasts as above, f. 86, with St. Leonard instead of St. Menganus, visit and give alms for the fabric of the Benedictine monastery, and for the sustentation of the prioress and convent, of St. Leonard, Stratford atte Bowe, in the diocese of London, some of whose buildings, with divers animals and other goods, have been recently burned, and whose fruits etc., on account of floods, the barrenness of its lands and pestilences, are so diminished that the prioress and convent cannot make repairs, provide for their own needs, nor give alms. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
1411.
8 Kal. April.
Bologna.
(f. 271d.)
To Robert, elect of St. Asaph. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has recently made provision of the said see [above, p. 198], to be consecrated by any catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see, assisted by two or three like bishops. The consecrator is to send Robert's oath of fealty, as usual; without prejudice to the archbishop of Canterbury. Cum nuper ecclesie.
1410.
13 Kal. Dec.
Castel San Pietro,
near Bologna.
(f. 291.)
To Thomas Cornewayl, rector of St. Stephen's in Brannel (in Branellis), in Cornwall, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who has had successive papal dispensations (i) 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; (ii) after obtaining the parish church of Sampforde Courtenay in the diocese of Exeter, to hold one other benefice compatible therewith, and to resign both, once only, for exchange or otherwise, after which he resigned Sampforde Courtenay and obtained St. Stephen's—to hold two other benefices compatible with St. Stephen's, and to resign them and it, simply or for exchange, and hold instead three compatible benefices, even if one of them have cure. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1411.
8 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 292d.)
To William Chichele, chancellor of Salisbury. Dispensation to him—who is in minor orders only, and is a cousin of Henry, bishop of St. Davids—not to be bound for five years. whilst studying letters at an university, to be promoted to the subdiaconate or other holy orders, on account of his said chancellorship, a non-major dignity with cure, or of any other benefice with cure or otherwise requiring holy orders, even if a dignity etc. Laudabilia probitatis.
7 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 292d.)
To Nicholas Calton, rector of Horton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who holds besides Horton the canonry and prebend of Eston (sic) in St. Mary's, Swthwell, value altogether not exceeding 80 marks—to hold for five years with Horton any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Within the said period he is to exchange etc., as usual. Vite etc.
5 Kal. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 293.)
To Peter Hynewyk, rector of Upmystei (sic) in the diocese of London, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensations (i) 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 so promoted, he obtained Upmestei (sic); (ii) to hold one other compatible benefice, provided that it were not a dignity, personatus or office, or a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, and to resign both as often as he pleased, for exchange or otherwise—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if canonries and prebends or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. [See above, p. 51.]
Id. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 296d.)
To Henry Ricard (sic), rector of Lanreythyow, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is only a clerk, not to be bound for five years to have himself promoted to holy orders on account of the said church. Vite etc.
8 Id. Feb.
Bologna.
(f. 301d.)
To Thomas Pires, rector of Fitelton in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult to him—who is a subdeacon and to whom, already holding Fitelton, the ordinary granted that he might study civil law at an university, which he has for some time done—to study the same for five years from the date of these presents, lecture therein and take the doctorate. Vite etc.
1410.
17 Kal. Jan.
Bologna.
(f. 305d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate, if he find to be true the statement of the inhabitants of the town (villa) of Atteneston in his diocese—namely that their said town is about an English mile from the church of the Augustinian monastery of Assheby, which church is a parish church and within whose parish their town is situate; that, especially in winter, on account of floods and storms, it is inconvenient to convey thither infants for baptism and the dead for burial; and that in their town is a chapel of St. John Baptist, subject to the prior and convent, in which mass and other divine offices are celebrated and the sacrament of the Eucharist is administered to the said inhabitants, the cure of souls of whom belongs to the prior and convent— to license them to have a baptismal font erected in, and a cemetery consecrated near, the said chapel. Humilibus et honestis.

Footnotes

1 Described on back and on flyleaf as Liber 13 of the Register of John XXIII
2 Datum apud çastrum Sancti Petri Bononiensis diocesis.
3 Datum apud Sanctum Michaelem prope Bononiam.
4 The words de canonice fundatam acare cancelled by the corrector, Francis de Agello, bishop of Todi, who has written the following note: Franciscus, die Jovis, vicesimo tercio mensis Junii MCCCCXVIII, indictione XI, ego, Franciscus episcopus Tudertinus, cassavi et corressi (sic) de mandato domini vicecancellarii, de Agello.
5 Datum apud castrum Sancti Petri Bononiensis diocesis,