Lateran Regesta 234


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'Lateran Regesta 234: 1422-1423', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 7: 1417-1431 (1906), pp. 289-292. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CCXXXIV (fn. 1)

6 Martin V

De Regularibus

13 Kal. Sept.
S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
(f. 11.)
To John Fulforde, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M. Dispensation to receive and hold for life any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc.
3 Id. Aug.
S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
(f. 13d.)
To the abbots of [St. Mary's] Graces (de Graciis) and Beaulieu (de Bellolocoregis) in the dioceses of London and Winchester. Mandate (at the petition of the Cistercian convent of Buckfast in the diocese of Exeter, containing that abbot William Beache has begotten children by divers women whom he keeps as concubines (quas in proprias retinet concubinas), has granted away to divers persons for life, without consent of the convent, a number of possessions and tenements and divers pensions of the monastery, has alienated certain of its precious moveables, and given them to the said women and children; and that by his negligence the monastery is greatly collapsed and certain of the monks have thrown off the observance of the rule of the order and wander forth, etc.) to go in person and visit the monastery in head and members, and correct and reform what is amiss, and cause the said alienated goods to be recovered. Further they are to inquire into the said abbot's alleged doings, and if they find the above to be true, they are to deprive him, or accept his resignation if he offers it and, in either case, to enjoin the convent to elect without delay a fit person as abbot. Apostolice sedis prouidencia.
4 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46d.)
To the Benedictine warden (gardiano) and monks of Canterbury college in the university of Oxford. Indult for them and for the monks of the church of Canterbury who are wont to go to Oxford in order to study theology and canon law and reside in the said college, on account of the dearth of good fish, to eat fleshmeat (carnibus et pinguibus vesci) on the days of Advent and on all Wednesdays on which other faithful are allowed to do so. Exigentibus devocionis vestre.
2 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 113d.)
To the official of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to Richard de Bothwil, Benedictine monk of Dunfermerlyn in the diocese of St. Andrews, the still void sacristship thereof, an office with cure, wont to be held by monks of the same, value not exceeding 50l. sterling, as he doubts the validity of his presentation thereto, in accordance with ancient custom, by William, abbot, and the convent, and of his institution by bishop Henry, the church of St. Andrews being of the said (sic) order, on its voidance by the death of William de Roston. Dignum etc. (Ja. xxii. Tercio Kal. Marcii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 117.)
To Thomas de Levyngston, Cistercian monk of Neubotil in the diocese of St. Andrews, S.T.B. Grant to him (who recently, on the voidance of Neubotil by the death of Thomas, was postulated by the convent, and who in order to obtain provision more quickly came to the Roman court, but found that the pope had made provision [above, p. 287] to abbot David; who is also M.A. and desires to study theology further), in order to compensate him for his labour and expense, and to enable him to so study, of a pension of 100 gold florins of the camera from the fruits etc. of the monastery, to be paid to him in Edinburgh by abbot David and his successors, half at Whitsuntide, half at Martinmas, during the pleasure of the apostolic see or until provision has been made to him of a benefice of equal value. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. [See above, pp. 214, 259.]
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Alet and the abbots of St. Mary's, Culros, and Inchcolm (Insula Sancti Columbe) in the dioceses of Dunblane and Dunkeld. Religionis etc. (Franciscus. xiii. xv. Sexto Kal. Aprilis Anno Sexto. de Agello.)
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120d.)
To John Clone, Augustinian canon of St. James's, Wygmore, in the diocese of Hereford. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold any benefice with cure, wont to be governed by Augustinian canons or by secular clerks, even if of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, as above, f. 11. Religionis etc.
11 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
Exemplification, at the petition of the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Morgan, in the diocese of Llandaff, from the register of Boniface IX, of that pope's letters—Ad fut. rei mem. Apostolice sedis, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 11 Kal. April anno 9 [1398], which themselves give, at the petition of the abbot and convent of La[n]ternan in the said diocese, exemplification of the letters of Alexander IV—Ex parte siquidem vestra, addressed to the abbot of Cîteaux and his co-abbots and convents of the Cistercian order, and dated at Viterbo Id. Nov. anno 3 [1257], granting them and their farmers etc. exemption from the jurisdiction of any ordinary, etc. as in Cal. Lett. V, p. 164. Ad fut. rei mem. Sincere devocionis affectus.

6 Martin V

2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
To the bishops of Dunkeld and Whiteherne. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Patrick Watirspon, Augustinian canon of Holyrood, Edinburgh, in the diocese of St. Andrews, that abbot Henry has alienated property of the said monastery, lately compelled by force his predecessor John to resign and, without having papal dispensation as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman to hold the abbatial dignity, and without consulting the apostolic see, got himself elected abbot by the convent), if Patrick will accuse Henry before them, to summon Henry and others concerned, and if he find the above or sufficient thereof to be true, to deprive and remove Henry. Ad audienciam nostram.
4 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 175d.)
To John Asscheby, monk of the Benedictine priory of Daventr’ in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with cure, wont to be held by monks of the said order or by canons regular or by secular clerks, even if of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, as above, f. 11. Religionis etc.
13 Kal. Aug.
S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
(f. 209.)
To Thomas Morw, Cluniac abbot of Paisley (de Pasleto) in the diocese of Glasgow. Confirmation etc. as below. Lately, on the voidance of Paisley, value not exceeding 1,000 marks of old sterlings, by the death of John, Peter de Luna, called Benedict XIII, made provision thereof, previously reserved by him, to Roland, then Cluniac abbot of Corscragiuer in the said diocese. Subsequently, on the voidance of the said abbey because Roland, without having had possession, resigned all right to the late Finlay, bishop of Dunblane, the said bishop, under mandate, as he asserted, of the said Peter, and during the Council of Constance, admitted the resignation and made provision to John de Lichev, monk of Paisley. Afterwards, during the obedience of the said Peter and during the said Council, Robert, abbot of Cluny, in accordance with the institutes of the order and ancient custom, and after the accession of the present pope in the said Council, made provision of Paisley, immediately dependent on Cluny, as being still void as above, to the above Thomas Morw, then a monk of Paisley, in priest's orders, bachelor of canon law, who has had himself blessed and has obtained possession, subsequently causing all the aforesaid to be set forth before the pope and asking for confirmation. The pope therefore confirms the said provision by the above abbot, setting aside those made by Peter de Luna and the above bishop, and himself makes provision to him by these presents. Summi disposicione. [See above, p. 141.]
Concurrent mandate to William, cardinal priest of St. Mark's, and the abbots of Dumfermlyng and Balmorynoch in the diocese of St. Andrews. Hodie siquidem dilecto filio. (Ja. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Cerretanis.)
2 Non. Dec.
S. Maria Maggiore, Rome.
(f. 219.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate—the pope having learned from the Augustinian canons of Inchaffray (Insula Missarum) and their proctor William Bel, canon of Scone, in the dioceses of Dunblane and St. Andrews, that Donald, abbot of Inchaffray, publicly keeps a certain woman as his concubine and dilapidates the goods of the monastery—to summon Donald and others concerned, make inquiry, and send the result to the pope. Ad ecclesiarum et monasteriorum.
3 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286.)
To the abbots of Balmurinach and Scone in the diocese of St. Andrews, and the official of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to Thomas de Camera, Augustinian canon of St. Andrews, the Augustinian priory of May in the diocese of St. Andrews, a non-conventual dignity with cure, value not exceeding 140l. sterling, in the gift of the bishop and the prior and chapter of St. Andrews, provision and possession of which he obtained on its voidance by the death of William Nory, under a papal mandate of provision of a benefice with or without cure, even if a priory, not being conventual, administration or office, wont to be governed by canons of St. Andrews or Holyrood, in the common or several gift of the bishop and the prior and chapter of St. Andrews and the abbot and convent of Holyrood; as he doubts whether the said provision of the said priory, which, as the pope has learned, is still void, holds good. Religionis etc. (Ja. xx. Secundo Non. Februarii Anno Sexto. de Cerretanis.)
5 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 288d.)
To the prior of St. Peter's, Newtown (de Noravilla) by Trym, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Trym, contained that Edmund de Mortuomari, earl of March and Ulster and lord of the lordship of Clare, Trym and Connaught (Connascie), granted to them in frank almoin, with consent of the late Henry, king of England and lord of Ireland, the patronage of the church, manor and town of Kyldalk in the said diocese, so that they might cause the said church to be appropriated to them, which was done by bishop Edward, the values of the said church and monastery not exceeding 40 and 60 marks respectively, by virtue of which appropriation they have taken possession and held it for some time. At the said petition the pope orders the above prior, if he find the preceding to be true, to confirm the said appropriation, and to grant that the abbot and convent may cause the said church to be served by one of their canons or by a secular priest appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. Sincere devocionis. [See above, p. 194.]


1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern Lib. 77, and on the top and bottom edges the contemporary description: Primus de Regularibus anno vio . On a flyleaf, in the usual modern hand, is Lib. LXXVII.