Lateran Regesta 302
1431

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'Lateran Regesta 302: 1431', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 8: 1427-1447 (1909), pp. 321-334. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104455 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CCCII (fn. 1)

1 Eugenius IV

De Diversis Formis

1431.
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, (fn. 2) the bishop of Winchester and the dean of London. Mandate etc. as below. The pope recapitulates Martin V's confirmation, granted [on Feb. 21, 1430, above, p. 174] at the petition of the wardens and guardians of the art or mistery of barbers dwelling in the city of London, of the statute made by the late archbishop Thomas and suffragans in a provincial council against barbers who kept their houses and shops open on Sundays for the exercise of their art, and the mandate of the same pope for the execution of the said statute. At the recent petition of the said wardens and guardians, containing that some of the said art or mistery, dwelling within the bounds of churches and monasteries of the province of Canterbury and the city and diocese of London, especially of St. Martin's-le-Grand, London, and the monastery of Westminster, under pretext of the exemptions granted to them and to the said places by papal and royal authority, still keep their houses and shops open on Sundays, in contempt of the said statute and mandate, the pope hereby declares that such exempt persons and places are comprised in the said statute and mandate, and orders the above three to cause the said statute to be observed thereby and therein in accordance with his said predecessor's letters. Honestis supplicum votis. (An. and Jo. Rode. | (fn. 3) An. xxxv. de Adria.)
3 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to dispense William de Widenborne and Catherine de Grame, of his diocese, after absolution from excommunication incurred and after temporary separation, to contract anew and remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti, not in ignorance that they were related in the third degree of affinity; decreeing past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (An. and H. Raiscop. | An. xxvi. de Adria.) [Stuart, Gen.Hist. of the Stewarts, p. 460.]
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41d.)
To Robert Appulbi, rector of Staunton Johannis in the diocese of Lincoln, B.A. Dispensation to him, who is studying civil law, and holds, besides the said church, a canonry and prebend of the church of Holyhead (Castricubii) in the diocese of Bangor, value not exceeding 18 and 6 marks respectively, to receive and hold for two years with the said rectory one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (An. and Jo. de Crivell[is]. | An. xxii. de Adria.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 44d.)
To William Ayscogh, rector of Reyrsby in the diocese of Norwich, S.T.B. Decree as below. Martin V on 9 Kal. April anno 13 [1430] dispensed him, who was a completed (formatus) bachelor of theology and was holding, besides the above church, a canonry and prebend of the free chapel royal of Bruggenorth in the diocese of Lichfield, value not exceeding 50 and 15 marks respectively, to receive and hold for life with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Seeing that the letters of the said dispensation were not drawn up, by reason of the death of the said pope, the pope hereby decrees the present letters shall suffice as proof thereof.Racioni congruit. (B. and B. de Monte pro G. de Elten. | B.xxxxii. Valven.)
1431.
11 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53d.)
To Patrick Cardoni, clerk, of the diocese of Dunkeld. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a bishop and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was tonsured) to hold one other benefice with or without cure compatible with the said benefice, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he wishes. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elton. | An. xx. de Adria.)
7 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 56.)
To the abbots of Westminster and Coggyshale and the prior of St. Botolph's, Colchester, in the diocese of London. Mandate as below. The recent petition of John May, rector of the parish church of Staneweye, and of all the inhabitants of Little Staneweye in the said diocese, contained that a cause arose lately between them, and was brought before [the late] bishop Robert (fn. 4) [Braybrooke], not by papal delegation, the said inhabitants asserting that the rector for the time being was bound to depute at his expense a chaplain, to celebrate mass etc. daily in the chapel of the said place, which is a daughter chapel of the said church, and the said John asserting that the said inhabitants were bound to bear a share of the repair of the nave, which was collapsed, and of the belltower of the said church, as well as of the enclosure of its cemetery, and of certain other burdens; and that the said bishop by a definitive sentence declared the said John and the said inhabitants to be respectively bound, as above. At the said petition, adding that the said sentence has become res judicata, the pope hereby orders the above three to cause it to be observed, without appeal, invoking if necessary the aid of the secular arm, etc. Humilibus supplicum votis. (Pe. and H.Raiscop. | Pe. xxiiii. de Casatiis.)
1431 (rectius
1430[-1]).
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 56d.)
To Alexander Prouwet, rector of Hardewyk in the diocese of Ely, licentiate of canon law. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted by Martin V on 9 Kal. Feb. anno 14 [1431] to him, who was a licentiate of canon law by examination, to hold for five years with the said church, value not exceeding 150 gold florins of the camera, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he wished. Racioni etc. (Pe. and A. de Camporegali. | Pe.xxviii. de Casatiis.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 72.)
To Maurice Tournay, perpetual vicar of Suton in Holand [in the diocese of] Lincoln. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted by Martin V on 2 Kal. Aug. anno 13 [1430] to him, who was of noble birth and I.U.B., to hold for five years with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 50l., one other benefice with cure etc., as in the preceding. Racioni etc. (Pe. and H. Raiscop. Pe. xxvi. de Casatiis.)
1431.
15 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 72d.)
To Thomas Faukes, rector of St. Bride's (Sancte Brigide) without the walls of London. Grant as below. Martin V dispensed him, who was of noble birth and was holding the said rectory and a canonry and prebend of St. Davids, value [altogether] not exceeding 110 marks, to hold for life the said church and any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding, no mention being made that he had obtained and was holding a canonry of Heytosbirey in the diocese of Salisbury and the prebend of Swaleclyff, value not exceeding 10l. The pope hereby grants to him, who is still holding the said three benefices, that the said dispensation shall hold good from the date of these presents, notwithstanding the said omission. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Pe. and A. de Campo[rega]li. Pe. xx. de Casatiis.) [Cf. Cal. Lett. VII, p. 223.]
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75.)
Indulgence, to be valid during twenty years only, (fn. 5) of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of St. Gwythelan and the dedication, the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair of the parish church of St. Gwithelan de Llanwythelan in Kedewen, in the diocese of St. Asaph, which by reason of the wars which have long raged in those parts is threatened with ruin. Univ. ChristifidLicet is. (Pe. and [A.] de Luschis. | Pe. xx. de Casatiis.)
1430[-1].
9 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138.)
To Alexander Cok, perpetual vicar of Torpenhow in the diocese of Carlisle. Indult during five years, whilst studying letters at an university, to take the fruits etc. of the said vicarage and of the archdeaconry of Carlisle and of his other benefices, and not to be bound to reside, and to let, rent and grant to farm the said fruits etc. to any persons, even laymen.Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Adria and the archdeacons of Richmond and Cleveland. Vite etc. (An. and Jo.Rode, A. de Campo[rega]li. | An. xiiii. xvi. de Adria.)
1431.
7 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 151.)
To William Bothe, rector of Leght in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation etc. as below. Martin V dispensed him, who was holding the said church and the canonry and prebend of Consumpta-per-Mare in London, to hold for three years with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 459]; after which, as his recent petition contained, he, who is of noble birth, obtained and is holding with the said church, under the said dispensation, the archdeaconry of Middlesex in London, a non-major dignity. The pope hereby prolongs by two years the said three, which are not yet expired, and dispenses him to resign the said two benefices, simply or for exchange. Nobilitas etc. (An. and H. Raiscop. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
15 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154.)
To William Lewes, rector of St. Peter's supra Elley in the diocese of Llandaff. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents born of great nobles, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 7 marks, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange. Nobilitas etc. (Pe. and G. de Elten. | Pe. xxxx.de Casatiis.)
7 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154d.)
To Henry Penwortham, rector of Earde in the diocese of Rochester. Dispensation etc. as below. Formerly, in the hope that his agent in the Roman court had obtained or would shortly obtain for him a dispensation to hold two incompatible benefices, even if two parish churches, he consented to the collation, made to him by authority of the ordinary, of the parish church of Bisshoppesborne in the diocese of Canterbury, which, however, having had possession, he resigned upon learning that the said dispensation had not been obtained. The pope therefore, as far as is necessary restores him (who holds, besides Earde, the canonry and prebend of Combe Sexta in Wells, value together not exceeding 68 marks) to the said church of Earde and to his right therein, and dispenses him to hold for another year another parish church or a perpetual vicarage.Vite etc. (Pe. and H. Raiscop. | Pe. xxx. de Casatiis.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 157d.)
To the treasurer of Exeter. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to the mandate committed by Martin V on 4 Non. April anno 13 [1430] to a certain judge (at the petition of John Saerger, warden of the church of St. Mary, Otery, in the diocese of Exeter, M.A., setting forth that the fruits etc. of the said wardenship, not exceeding 20l., on account of which wardenship he had taken oath to keep personal residence at the said church, were insufficient for hospitality, episcopal dues, etc., and that he, who is a priest, doubted whether he could hold the said wardenship with another incompatible benefice, and who was holding a canonry and prebend of the church of St. Probus in the said diocese, value not exceeding 10 marks) to inform himself, and if he found the above to be true, to declare that the said wardenship was an office without cure (simplex officium), and that it could be held with any other benefice, howsoever incompatible. Racioni etc. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. xxxx. Valven. (fn. 6) Id. Maii Anno Primo. Valven.)
Ibid.
(f. 158d.)
To Nicholas Capron, rector of Witrisham in the diocese of Canterbury. Decree as below. Martin V dispensed him to hold for seven years with his parish church of Kyngion (sic) Magna in the diocese of Salisbury one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 285]. Subsequently, on Nicholas, who is of noble birth, setting forth to the said pope that after the said dispensation he obtained the church of Witrisham, value not exceeding 30 marks [see ibid., p. 403] and, after holding it for some time with Kyngion Magna, resigned the latter and obtained in its stead the church of Yden, value not exceeding 20, in the dioceses of Canterbury and Chichester, which last he was holding with Witrisham in virtue of the said dispensation, pope Martin, on 6 Kal. Aug. anno 13 [1430], prolonged the said seven years, which were about to expire, by other three. The present pope decrees as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason. Racioni etc. (B. and Jo.Rode. | B. xxx. Valven.)
1431.
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159d.)
Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Nicholas and the dedication, the usual octaves and six days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the parish church of St. Nicholas Oloff, London, whose buildings are threatened with ruin. Univ. etc. Licet is. (B. and A. de Luschis. | B. xxii. Valven.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 161d.)
To John Elyote, rector of Clo[n]mor in the diocese of Armagh, I.U.B. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to a dispensation granted by Martin V on 5 Kal. Sept. anno 13 [1430] to him, who was holding the said church, and to whom provision had previously been ordered to be made of the canonry and prebend of Tachmotan in Dublin, value not exceeding 12 and 15 marks respectively, to hold for seven years with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Racioni etc. (An. and H. Raiscop. | An. xxviii. de Adria.) [See above, p. 178.]
1431.
5 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 167d.)
To William Hendre, rector of St. Mewan in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter, bachelor of canon law. (fn. 7) Decree as in the preceding, and for the same reason, in regard to a dispensation granted by Martin V on 10 Kal. Feb. anno 14 [1431] to him, who was a bachelor of canon law by examination, (fn. 8) to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l., one other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Racioni etc. (B. and Jo. de Crivell[is]. | B. xxxx. Valven.)
13 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170.)
Relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to all who, being penitent and having confessed, visit on the feast of the Nativity of St. James and its vigil the parish church of St. James, Gerlekehithe in the Vintry (Venetria), London, and to the brethren and sisters of the fraternity of St. James in the said church as often as they visit the same on the said feast and vigil. The pope wills that the said indulgences shall not expire with the lapse of time, and adds the usual condition that if other indulgence, perpetual or temporary, have been granted by him, the present letters shall be null. Univ.etc. Splendor paterne. (An. and M. de Pisis. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184d.)
To John Attekyrk, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted by Martin V on 16 Kal. June anno 13 [1430] to him (who had been dispensed by papal authority, 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 tonsured) to hold four other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and the said benefice, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Racioni etc. (An and Ja. de Ugolinis. An. xxviii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 187d.)
To Ralph Wolman, rector of Cressingham Magna in the diocese of Norwich. Decree as in the preceding, and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted to him, who was of great noble race, by Martin V on 9 Kal. Aug. anno 13 [1430], to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 44 marks, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Racioni etc. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. | An.xxxx. de Adria.)
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188.)
To John Haller (sic), rector of St. Nicholas's in the Shambles (de Macella), London. Decree as in the preceding, and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted by Martin V on 9 Kal. Aug. anno 13 [1430] to him, who was of great noble race and was holding, besides the said church, the canonry and prebend of Aysshill in Wells, value not exceeding 60 and 30 marks respectively, to hold for life with the said church one other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Racioni etc. (Subscribed as ibid.)
1431.
17 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 191d.)
To Richard Hore, rector of Lagharn alias Tallagharn in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him—who holds, besides the said church, the precentorship, a compatible dignity without cure, in Abbergwylly, and the canonry and prebend of Nantbeudi in the collegiate church of Llanddewybrevy and a canonry and prebend in that of Crantock (Sancti Karentoci), in the dioceses of St. Davids and Exeter, value not exceeding 80, 40, 13 and 11 marks respectively—to hold for two years with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An.xxvi. de Adria.)
11 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192d.)
To the archdeacon of Buckingham (Bokynghamie) in Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of the Benedictine abbot and convent of St. Albans, immediately subject to the Roman church—containing that they formerly, on account of the uncertainty of the times and the instability of prosperity, decided that, with a view to the collection and keeping of certain fruits and emoluments for the needs of the monastery and its inmates, a certain chest should be perpetually kept in the monastery, and made divers statutes for meeting emergencies; that they instituted, moreover, for the repair and maintenance of the buildings of the church of the monastery and (fn. 9) the payment of moneys for the rooms of the brethren and the pittances, a certain office, under the name of the office of the works (officium operarie), whose possessor should be bound to maintain the said buildings and pay the moneys for the said rooms and pittances; and that they assigned to the said office certain goods for the support of the burdens which they had imposed on the said possessor on account of the said office, and willed that what remained every year after the said burdens had been deducted should be handed over by the said possessor to the keepers of the said chest, etc.—if he find the aforesaid reasonable, to approve and confirm the same. Apostolice sedis. (An. and Franchomme. | An. l. de Adria.) [See Monasticon II, p. 200.]
1431.
11. Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 193.)
To Maurice Macnab, rector of Weme in the diocese of Dunkeld. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a deacon 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 above rectory, value not exceeding 10l. sterling) to hold three other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and the said church, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
[1430(–1).] (fn. 10)
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 195.)
To William Gosselyn, rector of the parish church in [Field] Dalling (in Dalyngo), in the diocese of Norwich, licentiate of canon law. Decree as above, f. 44d., and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted by Martin V on 8 Kal. March anno 13 [1430] to him—who was of noble race, was a licentiate of canon law by examination, and had been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted etc, as in the preceding, in virtue of which he was so promoted and obtained the above church, value not exceeding 25 marks, (ii) to hold two other benefices with or without cure [compatible with one another and with the said church], and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [above, p. 19, cf. Cal. Lett. VII, p. 504]—to hold for five years with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he wished. Racioni etc. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
1431.
3 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 200.)
To the prior of Merton in the diocese of Winchester. Mandate, at the recent petition of Thomas Leuesham, priest, of the diocese of Chichester (containing that he obtained simoniacally the parish church of Herting in the said diocese, of the patronage of laymen, which he still detains, having taken, however, no fruits therefrom except the lesser tithes, which hardly suffice for the support of the burdens of the said church), after he has duly resigned the said church, to absolve him for excommunication etc. incurred, enjoining a salutory penance, rehabilitate him, and dispense him to hold any other benefice. Sedes apostolica. (Pe. and H. Raiscop. Pe. xxvi. de Casatiis.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 203.)
To John Painter the younger, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to Martin V's grant, on 9 Kal. July anno 13 [1430], of rehabilitation, with the requirement to resign, of the above John, then in or about his twenty-third year, on account of his having, when in or about his twenty-second year, obtained the perpetual vicarage of Kerimor in the diocese of St. Andrews, void by the death of John Painter the elder, on presentation by abbot Walter and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Thomas the Martyr, Abirbrothoc, in the said diocese, and institution by bishop Henry. Racioni etc. (Pe. and A. de Camporegali. | Pe. xviii. de Casatiis.)
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 203.)
To the treasurer of Brechin. A like decree in regard to a mandate of the said pope, to a certain executor, granted on the above date, recapitulating the above rehabilitation, to collate and assign to the said John, upon his duly resigning, the said vicarage (here with the spelling Kerymor), value not exceeding 20l. sterling, of which the said pope had otherwise made provision to him, as being void in the above way, at the same time dispensing him, on account of his defect of age, to hold it.Racioni etc. (An. and Jo. Rode. | An. xxxv. Decimo octavo Kal. Maii Anno Primo. de Adria.)
1431.
13 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Liugueadh, in the diocese of Armagh. Mandate to cause to be received as a canon of the Augustinian monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, Armagh, at present without an abbot, Maurice Olucherean, rector of Clonoe (de Clonideo) in the said diocese, priest (who has been dispensed by papal authority, 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), and to receive his profession. He is in due course to resign the said church.Cupientibus vitam. (Pe. and A. de Camporegali. | Pe. xvi. de Casatiis.)
Ibid.
(f. 207.)
To the same (here Liuguead). Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, after the above Maurice has made his profession, and if he be found fit, to make provision to him of the said monastery, value not exceeding 24 marks, void by the death of abbot Michael, summoning and removing Matthew Magrath, who obtained and detains it under pretext of papal letters which are null because they did not mention that he was then holding the Augustinian priory of Lochdearg in the diocese of Clogher. The above prior is further to cause Maurice, whom the pope hereby specially dispenses on account of the above defect, to be blessed by any catholic bishop, who shall receive and send to the pope his oath of fealty according to the form enclosed.Suscepti cura regiminis. (Pe. and G. de Elten. | Pe. xxx. de Casatiis.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212.)
To John Graffini (rectius Gruffini), rector of Nansannan, wont to be governed by two rectors, in the diocese of St. Asaph. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to Martin V's dispensation, granted on 2 Id. Oct. anno 13 [1430], to him, who had been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of an unmarried man, a great noble, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and who was holding the second portion of the said church, value not exceeding 6l. sterling, to hold four other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the [said portion of the] said church, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Racioni etc. (An. and H. Raiscop. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 221.)
To Dermit Macgaedagan, clerk, of the diocese of Elphin. A like decree, and for the same reason, in regard to the belowmentioned dated letters of Martin V. That pope ordered provision to be made to Dermit of the rural rectory, without cure, and value not exceeding 8 marks, of the rural lands of Druymeliab (rectius Druymcliab) in the said diocese, void by the death of Thomas Otarpa [above, p. 5]. Subsequently, namely on Non. Dec. anno 14 [1430], the said pope—on its being set forth to him by Dermit that he feared lest the said letters, in virtue of which he had obtained possession, should be impugned as surreptitious and invalid, because it was asserted by some that the said rectory at the time of the date thereof was void otherwise than in the way stated, and had been void so long that there was no certain knowledge of the true manner of voidance, that the fruits etc. exceeded the above value, although they were not worth more than 10 marks, and that the said rectory, although it was actually without cure, was to be deemed as habitually having cure (ipsamque rectoriam, licet ei actu cura non immineret animarum, habitu tamen curatam censendam fore)—granted to him (who asserted that he had not yet received any of the fruits on account of divers impediments of lay power, and to whom the said pope had lately [above, p. 117] made provision of a canonry of Achonry and another of Killala, with reservation of as many prebends) that the said first letters and their consequences should hold good from the said date, as if in them the said mode of voidance had been omitted and the rectory had been described as having been so long void etc.as above, as if the fruits etc. had been stated to not exceed 10 marks, and as if the rectory had been stated to have cure.Racioni etc. (An. and H. Raiscop. | An. Gratis pro deo.de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 228.)
To John Beaucob, rector of St. Mary's, Dewne, in the diocese of Exeter, M.A. Decree as above, f. 44d. and for the same reason, in regard to the dispensation granted by Martin V on 2 Non. Jan. anno 13 [1430] to him (who had been dispensed by papal authority, 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 above church) to hold four other benefices etc. as above, f. 212. Racioni etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 233.)
To the bishop of Rochester. Decree and mandate, as below. Upon its being set forth to Martin V by Henry, archbishop of Canterbury, that he desired to found within the parish of Hiegham Ferrers in the diocese of Lincoln a college of secular chaplains and clerks under the name of St. Mary and SS. Thomas the Martyr and Edward the Confessor, with a church, bell-tower, bells, houses, gardens etc., for the perpetual saying and celebration of masses and other divine offices, and to endow it for a master and seven or eight or more priests and other secular clerks, the said pope granted him licence to so found and endow and to make the needful statutes, and to reserve the patronage of the said college to the archbishops of Canterbury in perpetuity [see Cal. Lett. VII, p. 298]. Subsequently—upon its being set forth by archbishop Henry to the said pope that he had founded the said college within the said parish, in such wise that one of the said college should be called master or warden, that the mastership or wardenship should be considered to be an office without cure compatible with any other benefice, that the said master or warden should be presented to the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Hiegham Ferrers by the dean and chapter of the collegiate church, which was also a parish church, of St. Mary, Leicester, to which Hiegham Ferrers is appropriated (as had been ordained in a composition made between the said archbishop and the said dean and chapter), and that the said master or warden should be bound by oath to keep continual personal residence at the said collegiate and parish church of Hiegham Ferrers and exercise its cure of souls, etc.—the said pope, on Non. June anno 9 [1426], ordered a certain judge, if the facts were so, to confirm the aforesaid, and moreover to dispense John Smale, then rector of Sandrisch in the diocese of Rochester, who was the first to be instituted in the said wardenship, to hold together for life the said church of Sandrisch, the said vicarage (when he should be presented and instituted) and the said mastership or wardenship, value not exceeding 30, 24 and 40 (fn. 11) marks sterling respectively, or, after resigning Sandrisch, to hold for life (as in like manner his successors in the said mastership or wardenship), together with the said vicarage, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign such other benefice, simply or for exchange, as often as he and they pleased. At the said archbishop's recent petition, containing that, the said wardenship becoming void by the resignation made to him of the said John, he collated it to Elias Holcote, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, M.A., the pope, inasmuch as the said letters of Martin V in the matter of the said dispensation etc. were, by reason of his death, not drawn up, hereby decrees that the said dispensation etc. shall nevertheless hold good from the said date, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof, and orders the above bishop to inquire into the truth of and to confirm all the foregoing, and to dispense the said Elias and his successors in accordance with the will of pope Martin. Racioni etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. lxxx. de Adria. Ja. l. correcta et expedita decimo septimo Kal. Januarii Anno Secundo. Aprutin.) (In the margin is a number of corrections subscribed as in the footnote.) [See also Monasticon, VI, p. 1425.]
1431.
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Norton, in the diocese of Lichfield. Mandate as below. The petition of John, son of Gilbert de Alburgham, and Alice de Pynygton, of the diocese of Lichfield, contained that they formerly, in ignorance of the existence of any impediment, contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti and consummated it, and that, upon their afterwards learning that the said John had, before the said marriage was contracted and before its solemnization, carnally known a certain woman related to Alice in a forbidden degree of kindred, and that they therefore could not lawfully remain in the said marriage, the said John, with a view to obtain the dissolution of the said marriage, a divorce, and a separation (super hoc petendo matrimonium huiusmodi diuidendum fore et inter ipsos diuortium fieri ipsosque ab inuicem separandos fore), caused Alice to be cited for judgment before the official of the archdeacon of Chester (the cognisance of marriage cases between persons of the said diocese belonging to the said archdeacon), who promulgated a definitive sentence in favour of John and against Alice, condemning John to restore to Alice all goods received by him from her by reason of the said marriage. At the petition of the said John for papal confirmation of the said sentence, the pope orders the above abbot, if he find that it was justly delivered, to confirm it by papal authority. Justis et honestis. (B. and P. de Montella. | B.xx. Valven.)
1430[–1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 265.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to the mandate granted by Martin V on 6 Kal. Feb. anno 12 [1429] to a certain judge—at the petition of the community and men of the town (opidi) of Honyton in the diocese of Exeter, containing that they desired to have mass celebrated daily at dawn by a fit priest at their own expense in the chapel of All Saints, built with bell-tower and bells in the said town within the bounds of the parish church of St. Michael in the said diocese, which church is without and distant from the said town about three thousand yards, both on account of the perils of the roads, and on account of the floods of the waters which flow between the said church and town—if he found that it would not prejudice the rector of the said church or any other, to grant the desired licence to the said community and men, who were three hundred in number; with mandate hereby to the above bishop to summon the said rector and others concerned, and, if he find the facts to be as stated, to grant licence in accordance with the grant of the said pope. Racioni etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An.xxx. de Adria.)
1431.
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 267.)
To Hugh Maunsell, perpetual vicar of Ialmpton in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, 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 above vicarage) to hold three other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the said vicarage, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and Hubanto. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
1431.
2 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 280.)
To the bishops of Ely and Rochester. Mandate to receive and to send to the pope, from William, bishop of Lincoln, whom the pope has recently translated thither from London, in order to save him the labour and expense of coming in person to the Roman court, the usual oath of fealty. Cum nos nuper. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 291.)
To Andrew de Monro, priest, of the diocese of Ross, bachelor of canon law. Decree etc. as below. Upon its being set forth to Martin V on behalf of Andrew that, after he had been dispensed by papal authority, 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 one other benefice, even if a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, once only, and hold instead two compatible benefices, he exchanged with John de Inchemartyn, for the archdeaconry of Ross, a non-major dignity with cure, his canonry and prebend of Crey in Moray, the exchange being carried out by Henry, bishop [now] of Aberdeen, then of Moray, who had special power from John, bishop of Ross, and that under pretext thereof he, without dispensation for the purpose, obtained and had for about nine years detained, as he still did, the said archdeaconry, the said pope Martin, on 4 Kal. Jan. anno 14 [1430], rehabilitated him, requiring him to resign. The present pope therefore decrees etc. as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason. Racioni etc. (Pe. and A. de Camporegali. | Pe. xviii. de Casatiis.)
1431.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 296d.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Mandate to dispense William Cook and Agnes Orum, relict of Richard Orum, (fn. 12) of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they contracted per verba legitime de presenti, and which has not been consummated nor solemnized, in ignorance that, as they afterwards learned, the late Maud, the said William's wife, had been godmother at the baptism of a child of the said Agnes. Oblate nobis. (Pe. and P. de Montella. | Pe. xx. de Casatiis.)
4 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 298.)
Exemption, at the petition of William Croyser, archdeacon of Teviotdale and of Lothian, in the churches of Glasgow and St. Andrews, papal acolyte and member of the pope's household, whom the pope is employing on his business and on the business of the Roman church, from all jurisdiction etc. of all ordinaries etc., of the said archdeaconries and all the said William's benefices etc., and taking him and his said benefices etc. under the protection of the pope and the apostolic see.Ad. fut. rei mem. Sedis apostolice. (An. and Poggius. | An.Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.) [See above, pp. 233-235, 261, 281, 287, 288 and below, Reg. Lat. CCCIV, f. 250.]
Ibid. To the bishop of Adria, and the abbots of Kelkow and Balmurinach in the diocese of St. Andrews, and the archdeacon of Dunkeld. Mandate (the pope having taken under the protection of himself and the apostolic see the above William Croyser and all his benefices etc., and having caused certain processes to emanate against divers who contemn the authority of the Roman church and weaken the amplitude of the apostolic see) to publish, in the places of the said William's benefices and on the gates (in valvis) of Drumfres (sic), Louchmaban, Hawik and Jedworth, the said letters of protection and the processes in regard thereto and the other processes put forth by the pope, and afterwards to intimate the same to king James (after presenting to him the letters which the pope has addressed to him) and to the bishop of Glasgow and to other prelates and princes and others to whom it shall be necessary to do so; to protect the said William in accordance with the pope's said letters of exemption and protection; and to visit, in person or by deputy, the said archdeaconries, and exercise therein the archdeacon's jurisdiction, to exact as his proctors, the fruits etc., procurations etc. of the said William's benefices, even in ready money, and to send the proceeds for the maintenance of the said William, whom the pope is retaining at the Roman court in the service of himself and the apostolic see. Justum reputamus. (Subscribed as in the preceding.)
4 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 298.)
To the bishops of Paris and London. Faculty to confer on six persons, to be nominated by John, duke of Bedford, the office of notary public, provided that they be not married nor in holy orders; with the form of oath appended. Eximie devocionis. (Pe. and A. de Luschis. | Pe. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Casatiis.)
1430[-1].
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 302.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Decree as above, f. 44d, and for the same reason, in regard to the mandate issued by Martin V on 13 Kal. Feb. anno 14 [1431] to the above bishop to dispense Thomas Gibson and Janet (Joneta) Pebillis, of his diocese, after absolution, penance and temporary separation, to contract anew and to remain in, the marriage which they formerly contracted not in ignorance of an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the fact that Janet's father had been Thomas's godfather at his baptism; with mandate to execute the said pope's mandate, and to decree past and future offspring legitimate. Racioni etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An.xxvi. de Adria.)
1431.
17 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 315.)
To John Graystok, rector of Caldbeck in the diocese of Carlisle, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who holds, besides the said church, a canonry and the prebend in (rectius of) Lanbyhatigellytrarch, in the church of Ba[n]gor, value not exceeding 46l. and 20l. sterling respectively, and who has been sent to the Roman court as envoy of Catherine, queen of England, to hold for three years one other benefice with cure or [otherwise] incompatible with the said church, provided that it be not another parish church, etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VII, p. 276.]

Footnotes

1 A flyleaf has, in contemporary hands, (i) ‘liber primus’ (cancelled), (ii) ‘primus de diversis formis Anno Primo Eugenii pape iiiiti ’. (iii) ‘Erfordia Rubricauit Anno domini 1431, die 26 mensis Septembris,’ (iv) ‘B. Valuen.’, and other notes without importance. On the back of the volume is the usual Italian description ‘Eugenio IV, 1431, Anno 1, Lib. 1’ and ‘de diversis formis,’ and inside the volume is a loose slip of paper with ‘Eugenio IV, 1431, Anno 1, Lib. 107.’
2 From the address, viz. ‘Venerabilibus fratribus Thorne archiepiscopo Cantuarien. et episcopo …,’ the word ‘Thome’ has been cancelled by Ja[cobu]s [Aprutin.] The consequent corrections are made in the text of the letter, and are subscribed: Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini B. Graden. Regentis, Ja. Aprutin. The appointment for life of James, bishop of Teramo (Aprutin.) to the office of ‘litterarum apostolicarum Registrator’. which he has exercised and is exercising, occurs on f. 195d of the present Lateran Register CCCII, under date St. Peter's Rome, 12 Kal. April anno 1, i.e. March 21, 1431.
3 The vertical line is used, as before, to distinguish the subscriptions at the beginning of the letter from those at the end.
4 The register has ‘venerabili fratre’ in error for ‘bone memorie.’
5 The clause ‘presentibus post xx annos minime valituris’ is added in the margin by ‘Pe. [de Casatiis].’
6 The word Valven. is cancelled by B[artholomeu]s i.e. Bartholomæus de Vincio, bishop of Valve-Sulmona from 1427 to 1442 (Eubel, Hierarchia.).
7 Bacallario in decretis.
8 Qui in decretis cum rigore examinis in legibus (sic) bacallarius existebas….
9 a,’ rectiuset.’
10 In the date of this letter, as of several, which immediately follow in the Register, the usual year of the Incarnation is omitted, viz. ‘Millesimo quadringentesimo tricesimo.’
11 quadraginta, substituted in the margin for the cancelled ducentarum of the text, with the note:—’ Cassatum et correctum ut supra, Ja.’ i.e. ‘Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini B[lasii] Graden. [Cancellariam] Regentis, Ja.Aprutin.’
12 The words ‘relicte quondam Ric[ard]i Orum’ are added by Pe. [de Casatiis] in the margin.