Lateran Regesta 263
1424-1426

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'Lateran Regesta 263: 1424-1426', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 7: 1417-1431 (1906), pp. 464-476. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104373 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CCLXIII (fn. 1)

De Diversis Formis

9 Martin V (cont.)

1426.
2 Kal. Aug.
Genazzano.
(f. 10.)
To William, cardinal priest of St. Mark's. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Croyser, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A., contained that formerly Benedict de Guidalottis, regent of the office of chamberlain, at the instigation of certain enemies by whom William was denounced to the said regent in respect of certain crimes falsely alleged by them to have been committed by him in prejudice of the papal camera, warned William (who had been sent at the time to the pope and the Roman court by certain princes of Scotland), under pain of excommunication, deprivation and a fine of 1,000 ducats, to assign to him a certain mandate or proctorial power, and the decree of a certain election celebrated in those parts, and certain other muniments, and forbade him to leave the Roman court until he restored a certain copy (transumptum) which he had detained; that, although the said William appealed to the apostolic see, he took oath to appear on the following day before the said regent or, if not, to appoint the said regent as his proctor for purpose of resigning his benefices to the pope; that, being bound by the said oath, he appeared on the said day; that, being at length absolved by the above cardinal by papal authority from the aforesaid, he left the Roman court in good faith, but that afterwards the said regent, perhaps in ignorance of the said absolution, resigned the said benefices to the pope, who is said to have inadvertently admitted the resignation. At the said petition (which added that before the above cardinal and Alfonsus, cardinal deacon of St. Eustace's, William sufficiently cleared himself of the charges against him) and the petitions on William's behalf of James, king of Scotland and Alexander, earl of Mar, the pope orders the above cardinal, if he find the facts to be as stated, to annul the said resignation and admission, and consequent provisions etc., and to restore William to the archdeaconry of Teviotdale in Glasgow, a nonmajor dignity with cure, the canonry and prebend of Dunkeld, and the parish churches of Kirkgonzan and Fredessow in the dioceses of Glasgow and St. Andrews, value altogether not exceeding 160l. sterling, and to his right therein, as before the said resignation. Ad Romani pontificis prouidenciam. (Ja. xx. Duodecimo Kal. Septembris Anno Nono. de Cerretanis.)
8 Id. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 34.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to dispense Thomas Meldrom and Cristiana Phepyl, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that William Phepyl, Cristiana's father, was Thomas's godfather at baptism. Oblate nobis.
6 Id. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 46.)
To the abbot of Dunfermelyng in the diocese of St. Andrews, and Malcolm Maddugaylbyg and Duncan Doncani, canons of Lismore. Mandate to cause to be received as a monk of the Benedictine abbey of St. Columba, Iona (Y Insula), in the diocese of Sodor, Fyngonius Fyngonii, acolyte, of the said diocese, who is of noble birth, has studied canon law for some time, and whom abbot Dominic induced to swear that he would never as a monk enter the said monastery and make his profession therein to the prejudice of the said abbot, which oath is to be relaxed. Cupientibus vitam. [See above, p. 461.]
17 Kal. Aug.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 47.)
To John, elect of Glasgow. Faculty for him, to whom the pope recently [below, p. 478] made provision of the said see, immediately subject, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop. assisted by two or three others. The consecrator is to send John's oath of fealty, according to the form enclosed, as usual. Cum nuper ecclesie.
4 Kal. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 51.)
To Angus, elect of Sodor. Faculty for him, to whom the pope recently [below, p. 478] made provision of the said see, immediately subject, and who is a subdeacon, to be by any catholic bishop or bishops, on any Sundays or double feast days, even extra tempora, ordained deacon and priest, and by one of the said bishops or by another, assisted by two or three like bishops, consecrated. The consecrator is, etc. as in the preceding. Cum etc.
13 Kal. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 51d.)
To Angus de Insulis, rector of St. Columba's in the diocese of Argyll. Dispensation for him, to whom the pope intends this day to make provision of the see of Sodor, immediately subject, to receive and govern the said see, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman. Diuina supereminens. [See below, p. 478.]
Non. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 53d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of St. Asaph, 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 repair of the church of St. Asaph which, on account of wars and other calamities, has been burned and despoiled of its books, chalices, vestments and other ornaments, and of manors and habitations belonging to the bishop and the episcopal mensa, and whose costly repair has been begun by bishop Robert. Licet is. [See above, pp. 117, 177, 363.]
3 Non. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 58d.)
To Robert Penven, rector of Goudon (sic) in the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor of canon law. Grant etc. as below. The pope, under date 5 Kal. Feb. anno 1 [1418], ordered provision to be made to him of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the Benedictine abbot and convent of the monastery of Calkou and the Benedictine prior of the monastery of Coldinham, wont to be governed by a prior, in the diocese of St. Andrews, executors being deputed, and at the same time dispensed him to hold for three years such benefice with cure together with the perpetual vicarage, which he was then holding, of Malkarsten in the said diocese. At his recent petition—containing that he afterwards resigned, simply, the said vicarage, and obtained the above church of Goudon, and that in the said diocese of St. Andrews there is no monastery of Coldinham of the said order, but only the monastery of Durham wont in like manner to be governed by a prior—the pope, lest the said grace and letters be of no avail to Robert, who is a priest, holds the said church of Goudon, of the patronage of laymen, and the perpetual chaplaincy founded by the late Roger de Aldton in the parish church of St. James, Roxbuich (sic), in the diocese of Glasgow, value not exceeding 20 and 12 marks of old sterlings respectively, restores him to the said grace and letters, even as regards such benefice with cure, and restores the said grace and letters themselves, from the date thereof, to the force which they had before collation of Goudon was made to him; and grants that he may, alike under the said as of the present letters, accept such benefice with cure, even belonging to the gift of the prior of the said monastery of Durham, and that the said executors may and shall make provision thereof to him, as if he had not obtained Goudon, and as if in the said letters ‘Durham’ had been written instead of ‘Coldinham.’ He is hereby dispensed to receive and to hold for three years such benefice with cure together with Goudon. Litterarum etc. (Pe. xxvi. Septimo Id. Julii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.) [See above, p. 351.]
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61.)
To Miles (dilecto filio Mils) Trowtbeck, rector of Astbury in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him (who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, [even holy] orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was promoted to all minor orders and the subdiaconate and obtained the above church, value not exceeding 60l. sterling, and who is studying civil law) to hold four other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and the said church, provided that they be not canonries and prebends or dignities in cathedral churches, and to resign all, simply or for exchange. Vite etc.

[7 Martin V.]

[1424.
10 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98d.)
Martinus etc. dilecto filio Ricardo Eduardi alias Wodewarde decano ecclesie sancti Emiliani de Sanctæmiliano Burdegalen. dioc. salutem etc. Nobilitas generis, vite ac morum honestas, aliaque laudabilia probitatis et virtutum merita, super quibus apud nos fidedigno commendaris testimonio, nos inducunt ut te specialibus fauoribus et graciis prosequamur. Dudum,’i.e. address and preamble, agreeing verbatim with the text of the dispensation analysed above, p. 344. (Unfinished and cancelled, without note or the usual marginal subscriptions.)

9 Martin V (cont.)

1426.
4 Non. Aug.
Genazzano.
(f. 100.)
To Cormac, elect of Clonmacnoise. Faculty as above, f. 47, mutatis mutandis; without prejudice to the archbishop of Armagh. Cum nos nuper ecclesie. [See above, pp. 440, 460.]
3 Non. Aug.
Genazzano.
(f. 102.)
To John Wincestre, perpetual vicar of Alith in the diocese of Dunkeld, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who holds the said vicarage, and to whom provision was recently made by authority of the ordinary of the chancellorship of Dunkeld, a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 10l. and 20l. sterling respectively, at his own petition and that of James, king of Scots, whose secretary he is, to hold the said two benefices together for seven years, and to resign both, simply or for exchange. Litterarum etc.
2 Id. Aug.
Genazzano.
(f. 102d.)
To Thomas de Myrton, canon of the church of St. Baya (Sancti Baye), Donbar, in the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him—who was recently sent to the pope as ambassador of James, king of Scotland, holds the parish church of Torvet in the diocese of St. Andrews, which he has to resign in the event of his obtaining peaceable possession of the canonry and prebend of Kinkel in Aberdeen, provision of which, then about to become void, the pope recently ordered provision to be made to him, and of his obtaining peaceable possession of the deanery of Glasgow, of which he is in possession and about which he is litigating in the apostolic palace, the value of which (quorum) does not exceed 200l. sterling, and who also holds canonries and prebends, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, of Brechin and St. Baya (Sancte Baye), Donbar—to hold for life together with either the said parish church, in the event of his not so resigning it, or deanery, which is a major elective dignity with cure, if he win it, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or, if he resign both the said church and deanery, to hold any other two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc.
Id. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 109d.)
To the bishop of Glasgow (Glasuen.). Faculty, at the petition of James, king of Scots, to reserve, for collation to fifty persons to be nominated within a year from the present date by the said king, and to be inscribed in a roll, fifty benefices with or without cure, in the gift of any persons within the realm, of any value in the case of licentiates of theology or canon or civil law or masters of arts, but in the case of other than graduates or licentiates value not exceeding 25 marks of old sterlings if the benefices have cure, or 18 if they have not. Benefices incompatible with benefices obtained in virtue of the present faculty are to be resigned, and expectative graces in respect of similarly incompatible benefices are to be null as far as regards such incompatible benefices only. Of names of persons and dates of collations the camera or its collector in those parts is to be informed. Dum ad illam fidei constanciam. (Ja. cxx. Quarto Id. Septembris Anno Nono. de Cerretanis.)
2 Id. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 123.)
To William, elect of London. Faculty as above, f. 47, mutatis mutandis; without prejudice to the archbishop of Canterbury. Cum nos pridem Londoniensi ecclesie.
1425.
7 Id. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 123.)
To William Penerych (sic), archdeacon of St. Davids, bachelor of canon and civil law. Indult during five years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and receive procurations in ready money. Meruit tue deuocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Alet and St. Davids. Meruit dilecti filii.
1426.
4 Non. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 124.)
To Thomas de Monteacuto, earl of Salisbury. Indult that the archbishop of Rouen may commute into other works of piety his vow of pilgrimage to the Holy Land (votum ultramarinum), which he cannot fulfil on account of the dangers of the ways and personal risk. Votis tuis libenter annuimus. [See above, p. 439.]
7 Kal. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 146.)
To John Hulcote, rector of Leneneston in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold for five years together with Leneneston, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange. Vite etc.
1426.
7 Id. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 168.)
To the dean of St. Paul's, London. Mandate, at the recent petition of Thomas Morton, master or rector of the poor house or hospital of SS. James and John, Brakley, in the diocese of Lincoln, and William, lord of Lovell and Holland, its patron (containing that the said house was formerly decently built and founded and sufficiently endowed for the reception of pilgrims and sick and other miserable persons, and adorned with laudable statutes, and that by the negligence of the masters for the time being it had suffered so much both in governance and in means that it was feared to be on the point of ruin; and that Henry, archbishop of Canterbury, the see of Lincoln being then void, at the request of the said rector and patron, and on the report of Thomas Bronis, I.U.B., David Price, L.C.L., and Thomas Wattonis, B.C.L., whom he had appointed visitors for the purpose, made a number of statutes, which the said patron has ratified and approved), if he find the facts to be as stated, to confirm the said statutes. Illis que pro conseruacione. [See Cal. Lett. VI, p. 294.]
17 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
To James Baguley, rector of All Saints in North Strete, York, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for two years together with the said church, value not exceeding 15 marks sterling, any other benefice etc. as above, f. 146, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc.
11 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173d.)
To John de Lauuedre, perpetual vicar of Dudyngiston in the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all, [even holy] orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold a compatible benefice with or without cure, even if a canonry and prebend of a cathedral church or a perpetual chaplaincy, (iii) after having been so promoted and obtained the above vicarage and a perpetual chaplaincy at the altar of Holy Cross situate in the parish church of St. Giles, Edinburgh, to hold therewith a similarly compatible benefice, and to resign the three, simply or for exchange, once only) that he, who holds the said vicarage and chaplaincy, the value of both of which to a non-resident does not exceed 60l. of old sterlings, may hold therewith for life two other compatible benefices with or without cure, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead five compatible benefices. Litterarum etc.
4 Id. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 176.)
To John Okeandealagh, priest, of the diocese of Derry. Rehabilitation, he having (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) obtained by authority of the ordinary the parish church of Bothmeabha in the said diocese, and held it for more than a year without having himself ordained priest. He is to resign. Sedes apostolica, pia mater.
1425.
3 Kal. Jan.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 189d.)
To John Daleber [cf. above, p. 283], rector called warden of the parish church of Tormerton in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of canon law. Grant as below. The pope lately dispensed him to hold for three years with the said rectory or wardenship one other benefice with cure or otherwise incom- patible, after which he obtained, as his recent petition contained, the parish church of St. Martin, Oxford (Exonien.), in the diocese of Lincoln, and held it, as he still does, together with the said rectory, in virtue of the said dispensation. The end of the said period being at hand, the pope grants to John (who has undergone no little expense in repairing the houses belonging to the said churches, holds a canonry and prebend of Hereford, value not exceeding 24 marks, that of the said rectory and St. Martin's not exceeding 60 and 20 respectively, and is of noble birth) that even after the lapse of the said period he may continue to hold together the said two benefices and may do so for life, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
1426.
8 Id. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 190d.)
To the bishop of Hereford. Mandate (at the petition of Robert Godinogh, hermit, and Robert Courtoys and William Godinogh, laymen, of the diocese of York, who have built at their own expense a chapel of St. Mary the Virgin by the Benedictine nuns’ priory of Clementthorp without the walls of York) to license them to cause to be consecrated by any catholic bishop the said chapel and an altar which has been instituted therein, and mass to be celebrated thereon by any fit priest for the souls of the said founders, and of any other faithful slain of old near the place of the said chapel [? at Fulford, 1066]; without requiring licence of the ordinary and any other. Sedis apostolice circumspecta benignitas.
Ibid.
(f. 191.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during ten years, of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of 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 the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin without the walls of York, and give alms for the repair of the road leading thereto, which is muddy and bad and makes access difficult. Dum precelsa.
Non. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 209d.)
To William Barnet, rector of Kyngescliff in the diocese of Lincoln, B.C.L. 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. 176, after which he was so promoted and obtained the above, church, value not exceeding 20 marks) to hold four other compatible benefices with or without cure, and resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc.
1426.
4 Id. July. (fn. 2)
SS. Apostoli. Rome.
(f. 214d.)
To John Holborne, rector of St. Michael's le Querne (ad bladum), London. Dispensation to him—who is a priest, and holds besides St. Michael's a canonry and the prebend of Wodecote and Horton in St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, value altogether not exceeding 47 (corrected in the margin from 21) marks—to hold for five years any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with the said church, and resign both, simply or for exchange. Vite etc.
6 Kal. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 218d.)
To Thomas, bishop of Hereford. Indult, whenever he visits churches etc. of his city and diocese, to receive the procurations due to him therefrom in ready money, papal constitutions etc. to the contrary notwithstanding, such procurations being limited by the custom of the country and other diocesans. Deuocionis tue probata sinceritas.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Alet, Worcester and Lichfield. Deuocionis venerabilis fratris.
2 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 219.)
To Henry Penwortham, rector of Lymmynge in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Henry, archbishop of Canterbury, for him (who is a member of the household and registrar of the said archbishop, and holds, besides the said church, the canonry and prebend of Comba Sexta in Wells and the chapel without cure of Wytelesfordebrygge in the diocese of Ely, value not exceeding 90, 8 and 10 marks respectively) to hold for two years together with the said parish church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Vite etc. [See above, pp. 42 and 403.]
6 Id. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 219d)
To Thomas Chace, chancellor of London, S.T.M. Dispensation to him (who is also chancellor of the university of Oxford and holds, besides the said chancellorship of London, which is a non-major dignity with cure, the canonry and prebend of Kylardry in Cashel, the chapel without cure of Jessemouth alias Jessemond in the diocese of Durham, and the rectorships, masterships or wardenships of the hospitals of St. John Baptist, Huntingdon, in the diocese of Lincoln and St. Bartholomew, Rye, in the diocese of Chichester, value not exceeding 60, 8, 15, 9 and 9 marks respectively, and who receives from the fruits of the parish church of Bodyngton in the diocese of Lincoln a yearly pension of 15 marks assigned to him in perpetuity by authority of the ordinary on account of the consolidation of the second portion of the said church, the part whereof concerning him does not exceed 30 marks in value, that of the second part not exceeding 10) to hold for ten years together with the said chancellorship of London any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Litterarum etc.
1426.
6 Id. June.
SS. Apostoli. Rome.
(f. 220.)
To William Duffeld, rector of Cropford in the diocese of London, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of John, archbishop of York, to hold for three years together with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks, any other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc.
Non. June.
SS. Apostoli. Rome.
(f. 227.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to dispense Henry Bourgehier and Isabel, relict of the late Thomas Gray, knight, of the dioceses of London and Durham, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of kindred. Oblate nobis.
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 232d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to dispense John de Legh’ alias de Hagh’ and Catherine Kyngesley, of his diocese (who formerly contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti in ignorance of the existence of any impediment, and who afterwards, although they learned that Catherine had been godmother at the baptism of a son of John, solemnized the said marriage before the church and consummated it), notwithstanding the impediment arising from the said spiritual relationship, to remain in the said marriage, decreeing legitimate offspring past and future. Oblate nobis. [See above, p. 227.]
8 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 237.)
To the abbot of St. Columba's, Y, in the diocese of Sodor. Mandate, the see of Sodor being void, to dispense to marry John [son] of Murcardus Macgilleon and Anne [daughter] of William Macleoid, of the diocese of Sodor, who formerly, not being ignorant that they were related in the double second and third degrees of affinity and in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, committed fornication and begat offspring. A penance is to be imposed for the incest, and offspring past and future to be decreed legitimate. Oblate nobis.
15 Kal. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 239.)
To James, [abbot] of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Lindores (de Londoris) in the diocese of St. Andrews. Faculty to him, to whom the pope lately made provision of the said monastery, appointing him abbot, to be blessed by any catholic bishop, who shall receive and send to the pope James's oath of fealty, as usual; without prejudice to the bishop of St. Andrews, to whom the monastery is subject. Cum nos dudum.
1425.
3 Kal. Jan.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 239.)
To Simon Marcheford, rector of Harwe in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him (whom Boniface IX dispensed to hold for ten years two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, as often as he pleased, for exchange or simply, after which, as his recent petition contained, he obtained the said church of Harwe and that of Horton in the diocese of Lincoln, and has held them together, as he still does, and has undergone great expense for the repair of the said churches and the houses thereof, and who holds also a canonry and prebend of the collegiate chapel royal of Wyndsore, value not exceeding 3 marks), the end of the said period being at hand, to continue thereafter to hold the said two churches, value not exceeding 100 and 20 marks respectively, and to do so for life, and to resign them as above. Vite etc.
1426.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 250d.)
To Richard, elect of Lismore and Waterford. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has recently [below, p. 477] made provision of the said united sees, and who is a subdeacon, by any catholic bishop or bishops to be ordained deacon and priest on any Sundays or double feast-days, even extra tempora (eciam ante [sic] tempora ante [rectius a iure] statuta) and by one of the same or by another bishop to be consecrated. The consecrator is to receive and send Richard's oath of fealty, as usual; without prejudice to the archbishop of Cashel. Cum nos nuper. (The letter has not the usual terminal subscription, and is cancelled, without note.)
Ibid.
(f. 251d.)
To the same. Faculty, as in the preceding, as far as ‘any catholic bishop or bishops,’ assisted by two or three like bishops, to be ordained deacon and priest on any Sundays or double feast-days eciam extra tempora a jure statuta, and by one etc., as ibid. Cum etc. (Subscribed Pe. xx. de Casatiis.)
8 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 258d.)
To William Pelleson, archdeacon of Clyvelland in York, bachelor of canon law. Prolongation, as below. John XXIII dispensed him to hold for seven years with his parish church of Anderby in the diocese of Lincoln any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Subsequently, on his setting forth to the present pope that having resigned Anderby he had obtained by collation of the ordinary, had held for some time, and was still holding together with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity with cure, the parish church of St. Denys, York, the pope [above, p. 142] prolonged by three years the said period of seven, which was about to expire. At his recent petition (containing that he thereafter resigned, simply, St. Denys's, and obtained the parish church of Kyrkeby Misteron (sic) in the diocese of York, and is holding it with the said archdeaconry, value not exceeding 50 and 80 marks respectively, and has to support great expense for the repair of their houses etc. and great hospitality on account of his residence at the church of York, even in respect of the reception of the poor and pilgrims who daily resort thither) the pope prolongs by other seven the said period of three years, which is about to expire. During the said seven years he may resign the said church and archdeaconry, simply or for exchange. Litterarum etc.
3 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 278d.)
To the bishops of St. Andrews and Dunblane. Mandate (the pope having been informed by James, king of Scots, that Finlay, bishop of Argyll alias Lismore, has given counsel and aid to traitors and rebels, and has committed treason, and with the said traitors and rebels has fled the realm, abandoning his see, and that he is so much hated by clergy and laity that he cannot be tolerated in those parts without very great scandal) if Finlay be found in the city and diocese, to cite him in person, or if not, to cite him publicly in the church of Argyll at mass, and post the citation on the doors of that church, and, in respect of the charges, to make a formal inquiry and send the result to the pope. Further, if they find that the said bishop is absent from the city and diocese, they are, during his absence and during their inquiry, to commit the rule and administration of the said church, in spirituals and temporals, to some bishop or other fit person, until the pope has arrived at a decision. Credite nobis dispensacionis.
17 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279d.)
To Walter Collis, perpetual portionary of one of the three or four portions of the parish church of Crukenhorn in the diocese of Bath, I.U.B. Dispensation to him—who is of noble birth, and holds a canonry and prebend of Exeter, value not exceeding 6 marks, and one (alteram) with cure, namely the first, value not exceeding 100 marks, of the three or four portions, founded after the manner of a collegiate church, of the said parish church, which is wont to be governed by three or four curate portionaries—to hold for life together with the said portion one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign such benefice, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 283.)
Confirmation, as below The recent petition of Walter Honyngton (written Honynton in the bishop's letters mentioned below), perpetual vicar of St. Sepulchre's without Neugate in the suburbs of London, contained that the late Richard, bishop of London (considering that the said church had more than two thousand parishioners of both sexes, a long, wide and scattered parish, and that singlehanded neither the said Walter nor any other vicar could exercise the cure without the aid of a chaplain, that the oblations, tithes and other emoluments of the said church commonly amounted to 60l. a year of the money current in the realm, and that the vicarage had not been endowed with a sufficient portion), warned and required the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Bartholomew's in West Smythfeld’ in the said suburbs, to which priory the said church is annexed, to assign to the said Walter and his successors an adequate portion, and that upon the prior and convent neglecting to do so, the bishop himself, as the result of a visitation, assigned (by his sealed letters, dated in his manor of Fulham, 1 Feb. 1422 (sic), after the computation of the English church, the 14th year of his translation, which letters the pope has caused to be examined in his chancery, and which are here exemplified), a portion of 20l. of the said money, to be paid on behalf of the said prior and convent by the parish clerk or whoever else receives and collects the said obligations etc. The said petition adding that Walter has received the said pension for four years, without opposition on the part of the said prior and convent, the pope hereby confirms the said bishop's letters. Ad fut. rei mem. Que pro ecclesiarum. [6⅓ pp.]
1426.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286.)
Confirmation etc. as below. The recent petition of Thomas, bishop of Durham, John Henege, Nicholas Motte, Richard Lombard', Richard Fryth, co-lords of the manor of Mamcestre in the diocese of Lichfield, and of Thomas la Warre, rector of the parish church of St. Mary, contained that at the request of the said bishop and other co-lords (considering that the said church, of which they were and are the patrons, has a wide and very populous parish, and that from its fruits etc., worth 250 marks sterling a year, several ministers could be maintained; that although a great cure of souls was attached to the said church it had rarely happened that its own rector resided there, the said cure being exercised by other priests), William, bishop of Lichfield, in honour of the said Virgin Mary and SS. Denis and George, martyrs, with consent of the dean of Lichfield and the prior of Coventry, of the chapters of those united churches, and of the archdeacon of Chester, erected the said church into a collegiate church, with a college consisting of a master and eight chaplains and other ministers, on condition that the master should be presented to the said bishop William and his successors, or during voidance of the see of Lichfield to the guardian of the spiritualities, and by them be instituted, and, on the resignation or death of the said Thomas la Warre, should exercise the cure of the said chaplains and ministers and of the parishioners of St. Mary's. Bishop William further granted faculty to the said bishop Thomas and to Thomas le (sic) Warre to make statutes, subject to bishop William or his successor's confirmation, and reserved the following yearly pensions: 40s. of English money for the episcopal mensa of Lichfield, 20s. for the dean and chapter of Lichfield, and 20s. for the said archdeacon. At the said petition the pope hereby confirms bishop William's letters of erection etc., which he has caused to be examined in his chancery, and grants faculty to bishop Thomas as often as he pleases to put forth new statutes and ordinances for the said collegiate church, and to correct, interpret, amend or abolish alike such new statutes and those already made. Ad fut. rei mem. Hiis que pro diuini. [See Monasticon, VI, p. 1424.]
3 Non. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 296.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of 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 repair etc. of the parish church of St. Mary, Ardnariagh, in the diocese of Killala, which has been burned by sacrilegious and perverse men and robbers, and despoiled of its bells, chalice and other ecclesiastical ornaments, so that divine worship cannot be exercised therein nor the Body of our Lord be offered on the altar, and whose fruits etc. are so slender that a priest cannot be maintained therefrom. Dum precelsa meritorum insignia. (Pe. xx. Gratis pro deo in bulla et registro. de Casatiis.)
1426.
2 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 317d.)
To Ralph called FitzThomas, of South Elkington, rector of Wynthorp in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth and is a chaplain of Thomas, bishop of Durham, to hold for three years with Wynthorp, value not exceeding 40 marks, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.

Footnotes

1 On a flyleaf are the following contemporary notes: (i)Mota, (ii) Secundus de diuersis formis Anno Nono, non Rubricatus, (iii) Rubricatus est per me, Jo. de Mota, and, in the usual modern hand, Lib. CXXI … On the top and bottom edges of the volume is the contemporary description: Secundus de diuersis Anno Nono.
2 Corrected in the margin from 9 Kal. June, with note: ‘Cassatum et correctum ut suprai.e. ‘Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini F[rancisci, electi] Gebenensis, [Cancellariam] Regentis, Ja. de Cerretanis.’ There are six corrections in the margin of the present letter, all with the same note.