Lateran Regesta 231
1422-1423

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'Lateran Regesta 231: 1422-1423', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 7: 1417-1431 (1906), pp. 249-262. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104342 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta Vol. CCXXXI (fn. 1) .

6 Martin V

[De Diversis Formis.]

1423.
Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 11.)
To Thomas Bekynton, rector of Sutton Courtenay in the diocese of Salisbury, D.C.L. Dispensation to him (who is chancellor of Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and holds, besides Sutton Courtenay, value not exceeding 60 marks, the canonry and prebend of Morehall in Gnowsale in the diocese of Lichfield, value not exceeding 10 marks) to hold for life any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with Sutton Courtenay, even if it be a parish church etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc.
1422.
16 Kal. Jan.
S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
(f. 14d.)
Relaxation of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Ronan visit and give alms for the repair or fabric of the parish church of St. Ronan de Land in the diocese of Dromore, whose buildings are much collapsed. Univ. etc. Licet is.
1423.
Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14d.)
To John Ykynean, rector of St. Mary's, Lochseudi, in the diocese of Meath. Absolution etc., at his recent petition containing that after receiving 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 he, by virtue thereof, obtained the rectory of Magmora in the diocese of Meath, and that, resigning Magmora to the ordinary he, without having any other dispensation, obtained by authority of the ordinary St. Mary's, on its voidance by the death of John Ykathasayd; and adding that before obtaining St. Mary's, and in order to do so, he promised to pay to a certain priest, who had no right in St. Mary's, a yearly pension, and to a certain layman of those parts a sum of money, in order that they might favour him and defend him against his adversaries, and also promised to make a present to a certain other person. The pope absolves him from sentences and pains incurred, rehabilitates him, grants that the collation and provision made to him by authority of the ordinary shall hold good from the present date in whatsoever way St. Mary's, whose value does not exceed 40 marks, became void. He has hereby the necessary dispensation. Vite etc. (Ja. xxx. Decimo Kal. Februarii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
2 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17.)
To William de Glendonwyne, rector of Glencarne in the diocese of Glasgow, licentiate of civil law. Dispensation to him (who is licentiate of civil law by examination, M.A., and bachelor of canon law, and is of noble birth, and holds besides Glencarne, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, canonries and prebends of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Tours, value altogether not exceeding 80l. sterling) to hold for life together with the said church any other benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 11, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
6 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 26.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to dispense David de Guthry, donsel, and Janet (Joneta) Lyndesay, damsel, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from Janet's father having been godfather at David's baptism. Oblate nobis.
14 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45.)
To Patrick de Wardlau, perpetual vicar of Wardlau in the diocese of Moray. Dispensation to him (who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc. as above, f. 14d, after which he was so promoted and obtained the above vicarage, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, and who is chaplain to Alexander, earl of Mar) to hold, at his own petition and that of the said earl, five other mutually compatible benefices with and without cure. Vite etc.
14 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45d.)
To John de Lichton, clerk, of the diocese of Aberdeen. Dispensation to him (who formerly received papal dispensation, as in the preceding, after which he was made a clerk) to hold, at his own petition and that of Alexander, earl of Mar, whose cousin he is, any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure. Vite etc.

De Diversis Formis

13 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts and octaves, as usual, and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the sustentation and repair of the chapel of the poor hospital of St. Mary the Virgin, Rouncevall (de Ranciuallis) in the diocese of London, whose buildings are in need of no small repair. Univ. ChristifidDum precelsa.
6 Kal. April.
St. Peter s, Rome.
(f. 65d.)
To John Elwalde, rector of Kyrkandres in the diocese of Whitehern, licentiate of theology. Grant as below. Lately the pope ordered provision to be made to him of a canonry with reservation of a prebend and dignity etc. of Glasgow and of a benefice with or without cure in the gift of the bishop and the prior and chapter of St. Andrews, and dispensed him to hold for five years such dignity etc. together with the perpetual vicarage, which he then held, of Selkyrke Regis in the diocese of Glasgow, or with such benefice with cure. His recent petition contained that he obtained the parish church of Markyniche (sic) in the diocese of St. Andrews by virtue of the said provision, held it for more than a year with the above vicarage, resigned both, and obtained Kyrkandres. In order that he may not be deprived of the effect of the above provision as far as regards a dignity etc. the pope grants to him (who is M.A., still holds Kyrkandres, and also holds in commendam by authority of the ordinary Markeniche (sic), value not exceeding 30 and 20 marks sterling respectively) that the letters of provision shall hold good from the present date as far as regards such dignity etc. Litterarum etc. (Ja. xxxv. Quintodecimo Kal. Maii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68d.)
To the bishop of Dunblane. Mandate to dispense Archibald de Douglas, donsel, and Eufemia de Graham, damsel, of the dioceses of Glasgow and Dunblane, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of kindred on one side and the double fourth on another, arising from divers stocks. Oblate nobis. [See below, f. 131.]
1423.
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 77.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on Passion Sunday or one of the two following days visit and give alms for the building and conservation of the chapel of St. Mary Magdalen which the late Henry, king of England, began to found and build in the place called ‘Batelfelde’ in the diocese of Lichfield, where very many died in battle and were buried. Univ. Christifid. … Licet is.
7 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 82d.)
To John Stafford, archdeacon of Salisbury, D.C.L. Dispensation as below. His recent petition contained that he formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman (i) to be promoted etc. as above, f. 14d, (ii) after having been made a subdeacon and obtained a certain perpetual benefice called a portion in the church of St. Teath (Tecla) in the diocese of Exeter (Oxonien.), to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, (iii) after he had obtained the archdeaconry of Salisbury, a non-major dignity, value not exceeding 120 marks, and the canonry and prebend of Barton in Wells, value not exceeding 20, and a canonry and prebend of Exeter (Oxonien.), value not exceeding 6 marks, to hold for life two, and during five years a third, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible with one another, and to resign such incompatible benefices, for exchange or otherwise, by virtue of which last dispensation he has obtained two benefices with cure [names etc. not given]. At his said petition the pope dispenses him, who is keeper of king Henry's secret seal, to have in choirs and chapters etc. voice, place and capacity to elect, propose etc., as if he were of lawful birth, and to be able to be elected and appointed to, and to receive, all pontifical dignities and honours, with further grant that in future privileges and graces impetrated from the apostolic see no mention of his said illegitimacy and dispensation need be made. Quanto tue probitatis.
1422.
2 Non. Dec.
S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
To William Derby, rector of Turygton in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who hold, besides the said church, value not exceeding 100 marks, a canonry and prebend of Wells, value not exceeding 10, at his own petition and that of John, bishop of Ely, whose treasurer he is, to hold for life with Turygton any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc.
1423.
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
To Malcolm (Macolmo) Johannis, clerk, of the diocese of Dunblane. Rehabilitation as below. Formerly he obtained (after having received 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 and were in a cathedral church) the perpetual vicarage of Kyppan in the diocese of Dunblane. Subsequently, on the voidance of the canonry and prebend of Kyppan in Dunblane, Robert, duke of Albany, their lay patron, presented Malcolm to bishop William, who instituted him, and, without having obtained any other dispensation, Malcolm, under pretext of the said presentation and institution, took possession of the canonry and prebend and, having resigned the said vicarage, still detains them. He is rehabilitated, and is to resign. Sedes apostolica, pia mater.
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 97.)
To the abbot of Balmurinach in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign to the above Malcolm, upon his resigning, the above canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, whether they became void as above, or by the resignation of John Roleris, or otherwise. He has hereby the necessary dispensation. Dignum etc. (Ja. xxii. Septimo Id. Marcii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
9 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98d.)
To Thomas Macgillavanach, acolyte, of the diocese of Kilmacduagh. Rehabilitation on account of his having (after having received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman related in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred, to be promoted etc. as above, f. 14d, and having obtained by authority of the ordinary the perpetual vicarage of Kylyle in the above diocese) held the said vicarage, which he has since resigned, for more than four years without having himself ordained priest, and without dispensation. Sedes etc.
1422.
Non. Dec.
S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
(f. 100.)
To John Beton, clerk, of the diocese of Aberdeen, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc. as in the preceding, and subsequently, after he had been promoted to all minor orders, to hold one other compatible benefice, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, once only; and who is the secretary of Thomas (sic), bishop of Caithness) to hold one other benefice with or without cure, compatible with the above others, and to resign it and the said others simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Ja. xvi. Decimoseptimo Kal. Aprilis Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
1423.
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 112d.)
To Edmund Boson, clerk, of the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him (who was formerly tonsured by authority of the ordinary notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman) to be promoted to all other, even holy orders and hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with and without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc.
Ibid. To Richard Chichestre, rector of Crofton in the diocese of Wells. Dispensation to him, who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc. as above, f. 14d, after which he was so promoted and obtained the above church, to hold any etc. as in the preceding, as far as the end. Vite etc.
1423.
15 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125.)
To John Ixwo[r]th, archdeacon of Worcester, D.C.L. Indult to him, who is in or about his seventieth year and is a papal referendary, to visit by deputy for life his said archdeaconry or any other which he may obtain, and receive procurations in ready money. Meruit deuocionis tue.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Winchester, London and Alet. Meruit deuocionis dilecti filii. [Here Ixworth.]
2 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127d.)
To Richard Row, clerk, of the diocese of Meath (Minden.). Dispensation to him, who is in or about his twenty-second year, and has studied civil law for five years at Oxford, to hold any benefice with cure. Vite etc.

5 Martin V

1422.
9 Kal. Sept.
Vicovaro.
(f. 129d.)
To John Plomer, perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Oxford, M.A. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice with cure [or otherwise] incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc.

6 Martin V

1423.
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 131.)
To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate to dispense Archibald de Douglas, donsel, and Eufemia de Graham, damsel, of the dioceses of Glasgow and Dunblane, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of kindred on one side and the double fourth on another, arising from divers stocks. Oblate nobis. [See above, f. 68d.]
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137d.)
To the bishop of Achonry. Mandate to dispense Thady Yhagra, donsel, and Fynngnoland ingein Meicdonnchaid, damsel, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of kindred, and the third and triple fourth degrees of affinity, arising from divers stocks, and have more than once committed fornication with one another. Offspring, past, if any, and future, is to be declared legitimate. Oblate etc.
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 142.)
To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate to dispense John Scot and Hawuis Turrnbiole, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of kindred. Oblate etc.
1422.
18 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154d.)
To Columba, elect of Moray. Faculty for him, to whom the pope has made provision of the said see, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop, assisted by two or three like bishops. The consecrator is to send Columba's oath of fealty, as usual. Cum nos pridem.
1423.
2 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 155.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of four years and four quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, visit and give alms for the repair of the church of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Trym, in the diocese of Meath, in which by the merits of the same Virgin the Lord works many miracles. Univ. Christifid. … Dum precelsa.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 171d.)
To Thomas, bishop of Chichester. Indult for him, who is engaged at the Roman court in the service of the pope and the Roman church, to visit by deputy his church of Chichester or other, provision of which may be made to him, and their cities and dioceses, as long as he remains in the said court, and to receive procurations in ready money, etc. Deuocionis tue.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Winchester, Exeter, and Évreux. Deuocionis venerabilis fratris. (Subscribed: Ja. xxxv. xxxvii. de Cerretanis. Marginal note: Iste littere de mandato domini nostri pape, facto mihi Ja. de Cerretanis registratori per dominum Dominicum de Crapanica (sic) clericum camere apostolice, fuerunt restitute parti absque eo quod portarentur ad cameram.)
16 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Morgan, in the diocese of Llandaff. Mandate at the information of Thomas Leison, clerk, of the diocese of St. Davids (to the effect that John ap Moryc, priest, rector of Lannedy in the diocese of St. Davids, promised to pay to Geoffrey ap Nicolas, donsel, 10l. and to two laymen of the said diocese, the patrons of the said church, 100s. and 20s. sterling respectively, on condition that Geoffrey should, the said church being void by the death of David, procure its collation to him or his presentation to it etc., and that the said patrons should present him and no other; that, presented by the said patrons to bishop Benedict, and instituted thereby, by his ordinary authority, he obtained and has held possession for more than a year), if Thomas will accuse John, to summon John and others concerned, and if he find the above to be true, to declare the said presentation, institution and obtaining possession to have been and to be null, and to remove John, and in the event of his doing so, to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, to Thomas. Vite etc. (Ja. xxvi. Non Julii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192d.)
To Robert FytzHugh, archdeacon of Northampton in Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to him (who is also M.A., is of baronial race, and is chancellor of the university of Cambridge, holds the above archdeaconry, a non-major dignity, the canonries and prebends of Aylesbery in Lincoln, Grendone in York, and Hundesacre in Lichfield, and the rectorship without cure called the mastership of the hospital of St. Leonard, York, value not exceeding 200, 60, 30, 20, and 150 marks respectively) to hold for life together with the said archdeaconry two other benefices with or without cure or otherwise incompatible with one another, and to resign them simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three incompatible benefices. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
1423.
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198d.)
To John Forest, archdeacon of Surrey in Winchester. Dispensation to hold for life with the above archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity, even if it be elective and have cure, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two incompatible benefices. Vite etc.
11 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202.)
To the bishop of Meath. Mandate to dispense to marry Herbert de Almar, donsel, of his diocese, and Grany Nyergayll (sic), damsel, of the diocese of Ardagh, who is living in the diocese of Meath, who formerly committed fornication with one another and had offspring, not being ignorant that they were related in the second and third and likewise in the double third and also the fourth degrees of affinity, because Herbert committed fornication with a woman who was related to Grany in the second and third degrees of kindred, and with another who was related to her in the double third, and with another who was related to her in the fourth degrees; and also that they were related in the triple fourth degree of kindred arising from divers stocks. Offspring, past and future, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate nobis.
9 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206d.)
To George de Penykuk, perpetual vicar of Kilconkar in the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (who is of barcnial race, and holds the above vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, receives a yearly pension, reserved to him by papal authority, of 24 marks sterling upon the fruits etc. of the archdeaconry of Lothian (Laudonie) in St. Andrews, and to whom the pope lately made provision of a canonry with reservation of a prebend and dignity, not major, personatus or office of Glasgow, and of a benefice with or without cure, wont to be assigned to secular clerks, in the gift of the Benedictine abbot and convent of Dunfermlyn in the said diocese) to hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
3 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 216d.)
To John [Cliderow], elect of Bangor. Dispensation to him (who is of noble birth and to whom, then a clerk of the papal camera, the pope recently made provision of the see of Bangor; who has alienated a great part of his patrimony in order to redeem himself from the hands of certain of his enemies into which he had fallen; and who cannot decently support his episcopal estate from the fruits of his episcopal mensa, which are taxed in the papal camera at only 126 gold florins of the camera) to retain, even after his consecration or after the lapse of the canonical time for consecration, or after he has obtained possession of the rule and administration of the temporalities, during the pleasure of the apostolic see, the parish church of Eard in the diocese of Rochester, value not exceeding 40 marks, of the patronage of laymen, which he held at the time of his said provision and still holds. Exigentibus meritis. [See above, pp. 79, 84.]
1423.
3 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231.)
To Robert Mauberd, rector of Mynterad in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is in subdeacon's orders, and is in his twenty-second year only, to be promoted to deacon's and priest's orders, even extra tempora, and to minister therein. Vite etc.
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239d.)
To Master Poggio de Florencia, rector of Drokenesford in the diocese of Winchester, papal writer and member of the pope's household. Dispensation to him, who is also an abbreviator of papal letters, and is in minor orders only, not to be bound for a year from the present date to have himself promoted to any holy order on account of the said church, which he holds, and of which he has not yet had a year's peaceable possession. Grata deuocionis. (Ja. Gratis pro socio. de Cerretanis.)
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 240d.)
To the bishops of Hereford and Lichfield. Mandate to receive from William, bishop of Carlisle, recently translated thither by the pope from Bangor, in order to save him the labour and expense of coming to the Roman court, the usual oath of fealty, according to the form enclosed, and send it to the pope as usual. Cum nos nuper.
12 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241.)
To Patrick de Huyston, perpetual vicar of Lynlithqw in the diocese of St. Andrews, I.U.B. Dispensation to him (who holds the above vicarage and a canonry and prebend of Glasgow, value not exceeding 30l. and 50l. sterling respectively, and to whom the pope lately ordered provision to be made of a benefice with or without cure, wont to be assigned to secular clerks, in the common or several gift of the Cluniac abbot and convent of Paisley (de Passeleto) and the Benedictine abbot and convent of Kilwynnyne in the diocese of Glasgow, with the condition that upon obtaining such benefice with cure he was to resign the said vicarage) to hold for five years together with the said vicarage any other benefice with cure [or otherwise] incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, once only. Litterarum etc.
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249d.)
To Edward Lawedre, canon of Glasgow, M.A. Dispensation as below. Lately, namely on 4 Kal. Feb. anno 1 [1418], the pope granted him provision of a canonry of Glasgow and of another of Dunkeld with reservation of as many prebends and of a dignity, not major, personatus, etc. of one of them. Subsequently the pope ordained in favour of the university of Paris that, for that time only, doctors of theology and canon law, masters of medicine and arts inscribed in the principal roll of the said university and bona fide resident and having taken their degrees there, should, in obtaining the benefices which they were expecting in virtue of graces made to them by the pope in the said roll, have preference before all other expectants, with certain exceptions. At Edward's recent petition containing that although he has taken his degree of M.A. in the said university, he was absent therefrom and is not named in the said roll, the pope grants to him (who is a priest and a licentiate of theology, and who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc. as above, f. 14d, afterwards to hold therewith two other mutually compatible benefices with and without cure, and subsequently any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleased; to whom the pope lately ordered provision to be made of a canonry and prebend of St. Andrews and the archdeaconry of Lothian (Loudonie) therein, a dignity with cure, about which canonry and prebend and archdeaconry he is litigating, and of the provostship, which was then to be created as a principal dignity with cure, in the church, to be erected into a collegiate church, of St. Giles, Edinburg [above, pp. 136, 137], and granted provision of a canonry and prebend of Moray, value altogether not exceeding 200l. sterling; and whom the pope dispensed to hold together for five years the parish church of Schuthak in the diocese of Glasgow and the above archdeaconry, further dispensing him, before the expiry of the said period, to hold them together during the pleasure of the apostolic see, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, etc.) that in obtaining the above prebends and dignity etc., in virtue of the said first grant, he may and shall use and enjoy the said privilege. Litterarum etc. (Ja. xxx. Quartodecimo Kal. Junii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
14 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 253.)
To David de Hamylton, rector of Cunnok in the diocese of Glasgow, M.A. Dispensation to him (who has taken his M.A. at Paris, has studied theology for seven years, and is a bachelor of canon law; who is of a race of great nobles of the realm of Scotland, and a kinsman of Murdac, duke of Albany, governor of the said realm, and of John Stewart, earl of Buchan; who holds the parish church of Cunnok and the chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr in the above diocese, which is of the patronage of laymen, value not exceeding 40l. and 10l. sterling respectively; to whom the pope lately ordered provision to be made of the deanery of Glasgow, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 100l., about which he has after long litigation obtained a definitive sentence in his favour, and to whom he granted provision of the hospital of Rothfen, wont to be assigned to secular clerks as a perpetual benefice, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, in the diocese of Aberdeen, and of a canonry and prebend of Brechin, value not exceeding 15l. sterling) to hold together for life the said deanery and parish church, or the deanery and any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, not being a major or principal dignity, and to resign both, simply or for exchange. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Ja. xxx. Quintodecimo Kal. Junii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.) [See above, pp. 241, 242.]
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 259.)
To William Pellison, archdeacon of Clyvelande in York. Indult during ten years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy and to receive procurations in ready money. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of London and Chichester, and the abbot of St. Mary's without the walls of York. Vite etc.
6 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 266d.)
To John FitzEdward, scholar, of the diocese of St. Asaph. Dispensation to him, the son of an unmarried man, of a race of earls and barons, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold four compatible benefices with or without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Illegitime genitos. (Subscribed: Franciscus. xxv. de Agello. Correcta et reportata decimoseptimo Kal. Aprilis Anno Sexto. Franciscus de Agello. Besides four minor corrections in the margin, which are subscribed ‘Cassata et correcta de mandato, Franciscus de Agello,’ the date has been corrected, also by Franciscus de Agello, from Rome apud Sanctam Mariam Maiorem Quarto Kal. Decembris Anno Sexto to Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Sexto Non. Marcii Anno Sexto.)
1422.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 267d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to dispense John Duncalf, scholar, of the diocese of Coventry, as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted … pleases, as in the preceding. Ex parte dilecti filii.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to grant the like dispensation to Matthew Laccheford, scholar, of the diocese of Coventry, the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. Ex parte etc.
Ibid.
(f. 268.)
To the same. Mandate to dispense John Asshton, knight, and Margaret Gray, of the dioceses of Lichfield and York, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the fourth degree of affinity. Oblate nobis.
9 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270d.)
To David, Cistercian abbot of Neubotill in the diocese of St. Andrews. Faculty to him, to whom the pope recently made provision of the said abbey, to be blessed by any catholic bishop, who shall afterwards receive from him and send to the pope the usual oath of fealty; without prejudice to the bishop of St. Andrews, to whom the abbey is subject. Cum nuper monasterio.
1423.
16 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282.)
To the bishop of Argyll. Mandate to dispense Duncan Cambell, temporal lord of the place of Lochawa, and Margaret, daughter of John Stewarte of Acchyngowan, donsel, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the second and third degrees of affinity and the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Oblate nobis.
1422.
18 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282d.)
To the bishops of Dunblane and Dunkeld. Mandate to receive from Henry, bishop of Aberdeen, whom the pope has recently translated thither from Moray, in order to spare him the labour and expense of coming to the Roman court, the usual oath of fealty, and to send it to the pope. Cum nos nuper. [See above, p. 248.]
1423.
2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 295d.)
To the archdeacon of Wells. Mandate to absolve from perjury etc. John Swyft, canon of Dublin, who, although bound by oath to obey the dean, publicly insulted him, disregarded his monitions and mandates and, although suspended by the dean from entering the church of Dublin and from divine offices, publicly celebrated mass and other divine offices even in the said church. A salutary penance is to be imposed on John, who is also to be rehabilitated and dispensed on account of irregularity, after he has made satisfaction to the dean and the said church and to others to whom it is due. Sedes apostolica, pia mater.
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 296.)
To the bishop of Dunkeld. Mandate to dispense David de Lyndesay, donsel, of the diocese of Brechin, and Marjory Ogilby, damsel, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double fourth degrees of kindred arising from their parents. Oblate nobis.
13 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 296d.)
To Edward Prentys, precentor of Salisbury, B.C.L. Grant, as below. John XXIII dispensed him to hold for seven years with the archdeaconry of Essex, a dignity with cure, which he then held, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, with the usual exchange or resignation condition [Cal. Lett. VI, p. 287], after which, as his recent petition contained, he resigned the said archdeaconry and obtained the above precentorship, a nonmajor dignity with cure, value not exceeding 120 marks, the parish church of Stokenham in the diocese of Exeter, value not exceeding 100l., and the canonry and prebend of Stratforde in Salisbury [cf. ibid.], value not exceeding 10 marks, all which he holds at present. The pope hereby grants to him, who has to keep personal residence at the church of Salisbury on account of the precentorship and hospitality to guests and pilgrims, a prolongation of three years from the end of the above term, which is not yet expired, with the usual exchange or resignation clause in respect of the said precentorship and parish church. Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 297d)
To Alexander Sparwe, alias Herbard, rector of Maydyn Newton in the diocese of Salisbury, I.U.B. Dispensation to him (who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and unmarried woman (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice with or without cure, (ii) after having been so promoted and obtained the parish church of Bukenhull in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold one other benefice without cure [above, p. 56]; who, after having resigned Bukenhull and obtained the parish church of Brynkeworth in the diocese of Salisbury, was dispensed by Henry, bishop of Winchester, under special faculty from the present pope, to hold one or two mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold four mutually compatible benefices, after which he received dispensation from the present pope to hold any other mutually compatible benefices with and without cure, of any number and kind, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased; and who holds, besides the above church of Maydyn Newton, a canonry and the prebend called ‘cursal’ in St. Davids, value not exceeding 40l. and 6 marks respectively) to hold for three years together with Maydyn Newton any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, with the usual condition of exchanging, or afterwards resigning Maydyn Newton. Litterarum etc. (Ja. xxv. Decimoseptimo Kal. Aprilis Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.) [See above, pp. 56, 176.]
1422.
2 Non. Dec.
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 299d.)
To the bishop of Ardfert. Mandate to dispense Gilbert Yhullebayn and Catherine called Yhullebayn, of the dioceses of Ardfert and Ross (the latter of which sees is void), who formerly, in ignorance that they were related in any degree of affinity, committed fornication with one another and had offspring, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third and double fourth degrees of affinity, because Gilbert has committed fornication with a certain woman related to Catherine in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, and a certain layman, related to Gilbert in the fourth degree of kindred, has committed fornication with Catherine. Offspring, past and future, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate nobis.
1423.
2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 302d.)
To Peter, bishop of Alet, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate, at the petition of Cornelius Macsearraith, clerk, of the diocese of Achonry, to whom the pope has this day ordered provision to be made of the rectory of Offhicari and Beannfada, which has no defined (certa) church, in the said diocese, if the defect (macula) which he has in his left eye be not so great as to give rise to scandal, to dispense him to hold the said rectory and any other benefices, and have himself promoted to all, even holy orders. Vite etc. [See above, pp. 46, 109, and below, p. 270.]
7 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 303d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the dedication, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation and repair of the church of the Friars Preachers’ house at Karliford in the diocese of Armagh, the roof and walls of which are disfigured by age and the incursions of enemies and robbers. Univ. Christifid.… Licet is.
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 304.)
To the abbot of Sybeton in the diocese of Norwich. Mandate (at the recent petition of the inhabitants of the town or hamlet of Walberswyk in the parish of Blyburgh in the diocese of Norwich, containing that there was for a long time a chapel of St. Andrew the Apostle in their said town, in which they had masses and other divine offices and all sacraments and sacramentals, but not burial, and in which the Augustinian prior and convent of Blyburgh in the said diocese, to which Blyburgh parish church is annexed, were. bound to keep at their own expense a fit priest for the purpose; that the floods having completely desolated the said chapel, the said inhabitants have, with consent and licence of the ordinary and of the said prior and convent, built in a suitable place a new chapel of St. Andrew with a cemetery contiguous to it, in which they have, with consent and licence of the ordinary and of the prior and convent, all that they had in the destroyed chapel), if he find the facts to be as stated, to confirm the building of the said new chapel, to grant that the said inhabitants may have chapel and cemetery consecrated by a catholic bishop, that in the new chapel, when consecrated, they may have everything which they had in the old one, and therein and in the said cemetery the right of burial, saving the right of the said parish church and of any other. Sincere deuocionis.
1422.
2 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 306d.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. (fn. 2) Mandate, as below. Recently the pope made provision to Nicholas Tunok, dean of Aberdeen, M.A., of the said deanery, a major dignity with cure, then void, and previously specially reserved, and granted reservation to Edward de Lawrede, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, licentiate of theology, during the pleasure of the apostolic see, of a yearly pension of 20l. of old sterlings [from] the fruits etc. of the said deanery, to be paid by Nicholas, after obtaining possession of the deanery, and by his successors, in the church of St. Giles, Edenborch, half at Whitsuntide and half at Martinmas. Seeing that the said Edward, the pope's letters about the said grant not having been drawn up, proposes to resign the said reservation, the pope orders the above bishop to receive Edward's resignation, and to reserve and assign the said pension to Ingram Lyndesay, priest, perpetual vicar of Monkton in the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor of canon law, of baronial race, to be paid twice a year, as above, in the castle of Dunde in the diocese of Brechin, penalties being assigned for default in payment, extending to deprivation of the deanery; notwithstanding that Ingram (who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried baron knight and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted etc. as above, f. 14d, (ii) to hold three other mutually compatible benefices, (iii) to hold any mutually compatible benefices, with and without cure, of any number and kind), holds the above vicarage, value not exceeding 10l. of old sterlings. The bishop is to see that there be no simony on the part of Edward and Ingram. [Nobilitas generis], Litterarum etc. (Ja. xxv. Sexto Kal. Aprilis Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis. Correcta et reportata Non. Maii Anno Sexto. Franciscus de Agello.) [See above, p. 243.]

Footnotes

1 On the back is the usual modern ‘Lib. 1.’ On the top and bottom edges is the contemporary description: Primus de diuersis formis anno vi to
2 Substituted in the margin for ‘John, bishop of Ostia, vice-chancellor of the holy Roman church,’ which is cancelled with note:—Cassatum et correctum de mandato Franciscus de Agello.