Lateran Regesta 330
1435-1436

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'Lateran Regesta 330: 1435-1436', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 8: 1427-1447 (1909), pp. 532-544. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104483 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CCCXXX (fn. 1)

5 Eugenius IV (cont.)

De Diversis Formis

1435.
15 Kal. Dec.
Florence.
(f. 5d.)
To Robert Gilbert, dean of York. Dispensation, at his recent petition—containing that he went to France with the late Henry, king of England, and, in the exercise of his office of dean of the said king's chapel, was several times present at battles etc., and that, although he did not bear arms, and although he killed or wounded nobody, he is troubled in conscience because he rejoiced when the said king's men had the victory, and lamented when they were defeated—on account of consequent irregularity, if any, and rehabilitation. Sincere devocionis affectus. (B. and A. de Camporegali. | B. xvi. Valven).
Kal. Sept.
Florence.
(f. 6.)
To Robert Thornton, perpetual vicar of St. Giles's without the gate ‘Crepelgate,’ London. Indult to him, a priest, during seven years to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst studying letters at an university or residing in the Roman court for the execution of his business, and not to be bound to dwell in them. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Rochester, the dean of Salisbury and John de Obizis, canon of York. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. Goyer, G. de Elten. | An. xiiii. xvi. de Adria.)
9 Kal. Dec.
Florence.
(f. 7.)
To Robert Gournay, rector of Herthyll (sic) in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation, at his recent petition, containing that on the voidance of Hethyll by the resignation of the late John Frodesham to bishop William, a certain layman, the patron, presented him to the said bishop, who instituted him; and adding that without his knowledge his father paid money and promised to pay more every year to divers persons in order that the said resignation and presentation might be made, wherefore he, who has meanwhile celebrated mass etc., is troubled in conscience—to continue to retain the said church. Ad ea ex apostolice. (An. and Ja. Goyer. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
1435[–6].
17 Kal. Feb.
Florence.
(f. 25d.)
To Alexander Faychar, rector of the chapel of Cuchilcurdy in the diocese of Ross [in Scotland], bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him—who was formerly 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, after which, having been promoted to all minor orders, he obtained the above chapel, collated to him by authority of the ordinary—to hold three other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the said chapel, and to resign all four, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Chri. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | Chri. xxv. Coronen., i.e. Christopher Garatoni, bishop of Coron in Greece, sometime a canon of Padua. See Eubel, Hicrarchia, ad. loc.)
1435.
9 Kal. Dec.
Florence.
(f. 26.)
To Patrick de Symonton, clerk, of the diocese of Whiteherne, I.U.B. Reservation to him, who is a leper, and who has given up his cause against David de Hamilton, dean of Aberdeen, a chamberlain of the pope, about the parish church called the rectory of Kyrkken[er] in the diocese of Whiteherne (of which provision was lately made to him by papal authority, and of which the said David is in possession) and has given up all right in or to the said church to the pope, who has surrogated the said David thereto—of a yearly pension, to which the said David has consented, from the fruits etc. of the said church, of 20l. of the money current in Scotland, to be paid in Scotland, or of 40 florins of gold of the camera, to be paid in the Roman court, wherever it may be, by the said David and his successors, rectors of the said church, under stated penalties, half at Martinmas and half at Whitsuntide. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Glenluce (de Vallclucis) and Tungland in the diocese of Whiteherne, and the archdeacon of Hainaut in Liège. Litterarum etc. (B. and Cyprianus, Ja. Goier. | B. Gratis pro deo. Valven.)
15 Kal. Dec.
Florance.
(f. 33.)
To John Lee, perpetual vicar of Wodhorn in the diocese of Durham. Indult for seven years to take, and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits of his benefices whilst studying letters at an university, and not to be bound to reside. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Lichfield, Lincoln and Carlisle. Vite etc. (An. and Pizolpassis, P. de Casatiis. | An. xvi. xviii. Quarto Id. Decembris Anno Quinto. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 34.)
To the prior of Hextildesham in the diocese of York. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Fayt, perpetual vicar of Akle in the diocese of Durham, M.A.—containing that he, who is about (attingit) his sixty-sixth year and is almost continually ill, cannot without danger to his life reside at the said church on account of the unwholesomeness of the climate (aeris intemperiem) and the lack of physicians and other necessaries—if he find the aforesaid to be true, to grant him licence that, as long as he is ill he may, wheresoever he resides, take and rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc., a good and sufficient vicar, with a fit portion, being provided, as usual. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | Ja. xxv. de Adria.)
1435.
9 Kal. Dec.
Florence.
(f. 72d.)
To John, bishop of Sodor. Dispensation to him, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M. (his said church having been so much impoverished by wars etc., that its rents are insufficient for his maintenance) to hold for life any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Personam tuam. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [The provision to John Feyre, a Friar Preacher, is printed in Ripoll, Bullarium Prædicatorum III, p. 218, under date Oct. 10, 1435, from ‘Arch. Apost. lib. lxx, fol. 236.’ Eubel, Hierarchia, vol. II, ad. loc., has the same date, but spells ‘Seyre,’ and does not mention that he was a Friar Preacher. Cf. Brady, I, 107.]
3 Non. Aug.
Florence.
(f. 78d.)
To John Pederton, perpetual vicar of South Pederton in the diocese of Bath, S.T.M. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold for life with Sout Pederton, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
Id. Aug.
Florence.
(f. 80.)
To William Foleford, rector of Norton by Taunton in the diocese of Bath, B.C.L. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of an unmarried nobleman and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which, having been tonsured, he obtained the above church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling) to hold for life therewith any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
12 Kal. April.
Florence.
(f. 80d.)
To Nicholas Bildeston, (fn. 2) archdeacon of Winchester, D.C.L. Dispensation as below. Martin V dispensed him (i) to hold for seven years with his parish church of Phillack (Sancte Felicitatis) in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 246], (ii) after he had resigned Phillack and had obtained the parish church of Bisshopton in the diocese of Salisbury and the archdeaconry of Winchester, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, to hold the said church and archdeaconry, even after the then not yet expired period of seven years, and to do so for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [above, p. 137]. At his petition and that of Henry, cardinal priest of St. Eusebius's, whose chancellor he is, and in whose service when papal legate in Bohemia and other parts against the heretics he underwent much labour, the pope dispenses him (who holds, besides the said archdeaconry and church, value not exceeding 100 and 60 marks respectively, the canonries and prebends of Bedwyn in Salisbury, Snedyng in London and Bedford Magna in Lincoln, value altogether not exceeding 90l.) to hold for five years, together with the said two incompatible benefices, one other dignity in a metropolitan, cathedral, or collegiate church, even if major or principal accordingly, and if elective and with cure. Litterarum etc. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. xxxxv. de Adria.)
Id. Aug.
Florence.
(f. 82.)
To John Warrene, rector of St. Mary's in Romney Marsh (in Marisco de Romynall), in the diocese of Canterbury, D.C.L. Exemplification, which shall have the force of the original, from the register of Martin V, of the accidentally destroyed letters of that pope Litterarum etc., addressed as above, and dated at the SS. Apostoli, Rome, 3 Kal. June, anno 13 [1430], dispensing him to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24 marks, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Provisionis nostre. (B. and Anselmus. | B. xxx. Valven.)
4 Kal. July.
Florence.
(f. 99.)
To William Hertland, rector of St. Swithun's, Worcester, B.C.L. Prolongation by ten years of the not yet expired period of five years during which Martin V dispensed him to hold with St. Swithun's one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, after which he obtained the perpetual vicarage of St. Clement's, Tyryngton, in the diocese of Norwich, and still holds it with St. Swithun's, value not exceeding 40l. and 10l. respectively; notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [above, p. 247], etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. xxxx. de Adria.) The recapitulation of the pope's ordinance against holding two parish churches etc. is inserted in the margin and is subscribed Correctum ut supra (that is de mandato domini B[lasii Molino, patriarche] Jerosolimitan., Cancellariam regentis) B. Abbas.
8 Id. Aug.
Florence.
(f. 101d.)
Decree, at the recent petition of Ingram [de] Lindesay, precentor of Moray, doctor of canon law—containing that although a public instrument, whose tenor is inserted verbatim in these presents [below], with the subscription of the notary, was made by way of a copy and was fortified with the seal of Henry, bishop of St. Andrews, even before the said Ingram began to litigate about the canonry and prebend of Borkouke in Glasgow and the parish church of Tannodes in the diocese of St. Andrews, nevertheless the said Ingram (between whom and divers adversaries causes have been instituted and a suit is pending about the said canonry and prebend and church, and who has had a definitive sentence against him, by which the said church has been judged away from him, and he condemned in its fruits and costs) fears lest the judges of the said causes, and other judges before whom the said instrument shall be judicially produced, will give it credence hardly or not at all—that to the said instrument and to the letters which it contains (the pope having caused the same to be inspected and examined in his chancery, and having caused the hand of the said notary and the said seal to be identified by trustworthy witnesses) shall everywhere be given the same credence as if the original letters themselves were exhibited.
Of the said instrument the tenour is as follows:—Universis sancte matris ecclesie, whereby Henry, bishop of St. Andrews, relates that before him, sitting as a tribunal at St. Andrews, appeared recently Master Ingram de Lyndesay, bachelor of canon law and perpetual vicar of Monyfuthe in his diocese, who exhibited and presented certain letters sealed with various and authentic seals, as follows:—
(i) The letters of Peter, cardinal priest of St. Peter's ad Vincula, beginning Exparte nobilis, addressed to the bishop of St. Andrews or his vicar in spirituals, and dated at Nice, on 15 Kal. March in the 11th year of Benedict XIII [1405], stating that Ingram de Lyndesay, scholar, of the diocese of St. Andrews, of baronial race, has petitioned the apostolic see to dispense him, on account of his illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried nobleman, a baron knight, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all orders and hold a benefice even if with cure of souls or if a canonry and prebend of a metropolitan or a cathedral church, and that the said cardinal, by authority of the pope, whose major penitentiary he is (fn. 3) , and from whom he has received special viva voce mandate, commissions the said bishop, if he find Ingram fit, to grant the desired dispensation, with the condition of being ordained at the lawful times, in accordance with the requirement of the benefice which he shall obtain after the said dispensation, and of personally residing therein, failing which the said dispensation shall be void as far as regards such benefice;
(ii) The letters (fn. 4) Universis sancte matris, of the said bishop Henry, stating that he has received letters of Peter, cardinal priest of St. Peter's ad Vincula, the pope's penitentiary, presented to him by Ingram de Lyndesay, scholar, of his diocese, the said letters beginning Ex parte nobilis, addressed to the bishop of St. Andrews or his vicar in spirituals, and dated at Nice, 15 Kal. March, in the 11th year of Benedict XIII [1405], i.e. verbatim the same letters as (i) above:
after the presentation and receipt of which letters the said Ingram requested the said bishop to proceed to execute them, who, having committed the inquiry in the matter to Master Patrick de Hebiston (rectius Hewston), canon of Glasgow, his secretary and domestic chaplain, (fn. 5) and having received from him a favourable report, dispenses the said Ingram by these presents, to which bishop Henry has set his seal at St. Andrews, June 10, A.D. 1408, the 5th year of his consecration:
(iii) The letters of Andrew, [bishop] elect, confirmed of the church of Barcelona, addressed to Ingram [de] Lyndesay, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor of canon law, beginning Illegitime genitos, and dated at Peñiscola in the diocese of Tortosa (Dertusen.), under the seal which he used before his election to the said church of Barcelona, on 2 Non. Jan., in the 22nd year of Benedict XIII [1416], whereby the said elect, acting by authority of the pope, whose major (fn. 6) penitentiary he is at present, and by his special viva voce mandate, dispenses the said Ingram (at his petition containing that he was lately dispensed by papal authority, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried nobleman [a baron knight] and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all orders and hold a benefice even with cure of souls, in virtue of which he has had himself made a clerk) to receive and hold three other benefices compatible with one another, even if one of them be a canonry and prebend, administration, office or dignity, not being major, in a cathedral church, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as expedient.
(iv) The letters of Andrew, bishop of Barcelona, addressed to Ingram [de] Lyndesay, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor of canon law, beginning Illegitime genitos, and dated at Peñiscola in the diocese of Tortosa, under the seal which he used before his promotion to the [said] church of Barcelona, on 12 Kal. Feb., in the 22nd year of Benedict XIII [1416], whereby the said bishop, acting by authority of the pope, whose major (fn. 6) penitentiary he is at present, and by his special viva voce mandate, dispenses the said Ingram (at his petition containing that he was lately successively dispensed by papal authority, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried noble, a baron knight and an unmarried woman, (α) to be promoted to all orders, (β) to hold three other benefices compatible with one another, even if one of them were a canonry and prebend, administration, office or dignity, not being major, in a cathedral church, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as was expedient, and that provision was recently ordered to be made to him by the said authority of the perpetual vicarage of Monkton in the said diocese [see Cal. Pet. I, pp. 604 and 606]) to hold any mutually compatible benefices, with and without cure, of any number and kind, even if they be canonries and prebends, dignities, personatus, administrations or offices in cathedral or collegiate churches, and such dignities be major or principal accordingly, and to be elected and appointed even to the pontifical dignity, and to resign such benefices, for exchange or otherwise, as often as expedient; which letters having been publicly read before bishop Henry, the said Master Ingram has petitioned him, inasmuch as they have to be sent to places beyond the sea where they may be lost, to cause them to be published and copied, wherefore the said bishop, having inspected and examined them in paper, writing and seals, and having found them in every way genuine, intact and free from suspicion, and sealed with authentic seals, has ordered them by the below-written notary to be copied and published, and fortified with the bishop's seal, the bishop's letters being dated at St. Andrews, June 19, A.D. 1424, indiction 2, the 7th year of Martin V, in the presence of Adam, abbot of Scone (de Scotia) in the said diocese, Master Robert de Lany, provost of the chapel royal of St. Andrews, and Sir Gilbert de Galbrathe, the bishop's secretary, notary public, and many others called as witnesses.
The attestation is added of William de Boyis, clerk, of the said diocese, and beadle of the university of St. Andrews, notary public by imperial authority, to the effect that he has seen, held, read and inspected the above-written letters, sealed with oblong and authentic seals, intact and free from suspicion, that he has collated the said originals with the present copy made from them by him, and found them to agree therewith syllable for syllable, word for word, and has therefore subscribed the said present copy of his making, so that full faith may everywhere be given thereto as to the said originals, in the matter of all which Master Ingram has requested the making of the present public instrument by way of a copy. The same has been done in the place, day, month, etc. as above, in the presence of the above witnesses, in attestation whereof he has set to the present copy, drawn up in this public form, his own usual seal, together with the seal of the said bishop, in presence of the said witnesses. Ad fut. rei mem. Humilibus supplicumvotis. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. lx. de Adria.) [6½ pp.]
6 Kal. Aug.
Florence.
(f. 105.)
To Robert Galyon, rector of St. Giles's, Tydde, in the diocese of Ely, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who holds besides St. Giles's a canonry and prebend of St. Mary's, Hastyng, in the diocese of Chichester, value altogether not exceeding 68 marks, to hold for life with St. Giles's one other, or if he resign St. Giles's, two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
6 Id. June.
Florence.
(f. 105d.)
To Richard Tone, rector of Aldyngton in the diocese of Canterbury, doctor of canon law. Indult to him, who is a chaplain of John, archbishop of York, for ten years to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst in the service of the said archbishop, or studying letters at an university, or in his said parish church, or in one of his other benefices, and not to be bound to reside in them. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the abbot of St. Albans in the diocese of Lincoln. Litterarum etc. (An. and Cyprianus, Ja Goyer. | An. xvi. xviii. de Adria.)
7 Id. June.
Florence.
(f. 107.)
To Thomas Wemme, priest, holding a perpetual benefice called a chantry in the collegiate church of St. John, Chester, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who was formerly 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) after he had been so promoted and had obtained a certain perpetual vicarage in the above church, to hold another benefice compatible with the said vicarage, even if with cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, once only, after which second dispensation he obtained the parish church of Waverton in the same diocese of Lichfield, and having resigned it and the said vicarage, obtained the above perpetual benefice, which is without cure, whose holder is bound to continual personal residence, and whose value does not exceed 12 marks—to hold for life the said perpetual benefice and one other benefice with cure, and any benefices, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the said perpetual benefice, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
10 Kal. Sept.
Florence.
(f. 115d.)
To Thomas Chaworth, rector of Hertylbery in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, to hold for five years with Hertylbery, value not exceeding 40 marks, any other benefice with cure and (fn. 7) incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Kal. Sept.
Florence.
(f. 116d.)
To William Stevenes, rector of Shepton Malet in the diocese of Bath. Dispensation to hold for five years with Shepton Malet, value not exceeding 50l., any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as in the preceding. Vite etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
10 Kal. Sept.
Florence.
(f. 117.)
To Walter Lyhert, provost of Oriel College, Oxford (collegii regii de Ryall nuncupati in universitate Oxonie), M.A. Dispensation to hold for five years with his parish church of Netylton in the diocese of Salisbury, value not exceeding 20l., any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
7 Kal. Sept.
Florence.
(f. 117d.)
To John Blounham, precentor of Chichester, B.C.L. Dispensation as below. Martin V (i) dispensed him to hold for five years with the said precentorship, which is a non-major dignity with cure, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, (ii) prolonged the said five years, which were not yet expired, by other three, he then holding also the parish church of Warneford in the diocese of Winchester [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 393], (iii) prolonged the said three years by seven more [above, p. 57], which are not yet expired. He is hereby dispensed to hold for life the said two benefices, value together not exceeding 100l., or with one of them one other, or otherwise any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 247], etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
18 Kal. Oct. (fn. 8)
Florence.
(f. 119.)
To John Stopyndon, archdeacon of Colchester in London. Dispensation to him—who is one of the masters in the chancery of king Henry, and whom Martin V dispensed to hold for ten years, which are not yet expired, together with his parish church of Wykeham Brewes in the diocese of Canterbury or, if he resigned it, with another parish church, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased (fn. 9) [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 222]—to hold for life the said church and archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity, value together not exceeding 155 marks (besides which he holds a canonry of Salisbury with the prebend of Yatmynstre, canonries and prebends of the churches of Wyngham and Wymbornmynstre and of the chapel royal of Westminster, and the deanery of the free chapel royal of Tetenhale, which, although a dignity, can be held with another benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, in the dioceses of Canterbury, Salisbury, London and Lichfield, and the poor hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, Canterbury, the value of all which does not exceed 160 marks) or, with one of them one other, or otherwise any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding as in the preceding. Vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
3 Non. Nov.
Florence.
(f. 128.)
To Robert Crosseland, warden of the chantry or altar of St. Laurence in the church of York. Indult to him, who is a priest, to hold for life with the said chantry, which is called a personatus, value not exceeding 10l., any other benefice with or without cure, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage and have cure, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding that by the statutes of the said church the holder of the said wardenship may not hold with it any other benefice. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
1435.
3 Non. Nov.
Florence.
(f. 128d.)
To John Sumpter, perpetual vicar of Meketh (rectius Melreth) in the diocese of Ely. Indult to him, a priest, to hold together for life the said vicarage and the chantry in Shelford Magna in the said diocese, which is called a free chapel and is of the patronage of laymen, value not exceeding 20 and 3 marks respectively, notwithstanding that by the foundation of the said chantry its holder is bound to make continual residence and cannot hold with it another benefice, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Subscribed as in the preceding.)
1435[–6].
17 Kal. Feb.
Florence.
(f. 144.)
To the precentor (cantori) of Aberdeen. Mandate as below. Alexander de Lychton, clerk, of the diocese of Aberdeen, M.A., has this day set forth to the pope that (after having been successively dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a deacon and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold two other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead three compatible benefices) on the voidance of the canonry and prebend of Duffoys in Moray by the death in the Roman court of John Benyng, Andrew de Keth, donsel, of the said diocese [of Aberdeen], to whom the patronage belongs by special papal privilege, presented him, who had obtained no other dispensation on account of the said defect, to the late Columba, bishop of Moray, who instituted him, under pretext of which presentation and institution he obtained and was still detaining possession; and that subsequently, on the voidance by the resignation made to bishop Henry by William Modroch, of the perpetual vicarage of Bothelne in the said diocese [of Aberdeen] William de Meldrun, layman, the patron, presented him to the said bishop, who instituted him, under pretext of which presentation and institution he obtained and was still detaining possession. The pope, who has by other letters rehabilitated him, requiring him to resign the said canonry and prebend and vicarage, hereby orders the above precentor to collate and assign to him, who is also a B.C.L., after he has duly resigned, the said canonry and prebend and vicarage, still void as aforesaid, value not exceeding 30l. and 10l. respectively; and specially dispenses him to hold the said canonry and prebend, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Dignum etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. xxxii. Secundo Kal. Februarii Anno Quinto. de Adria.)

De Regularibus

1435.
5 Kal. Oct.
Florence.
(f. 165.)
To James Blakdon, a Friar Preacher, S.T.P. Dispensation, at his petition and that of Henry, cardinal priest of St. Eusebius's, whose chaplain he is, that he may be presented to any, even a secular benefice, with or without cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or of lay patronage, and be instituted thereto, or that it may be collated to him, and that he may receive and hold it for life, and resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. Goyer. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
3 Id. July.
Florence.
(f. 204.)
To the bishop of Ardagh. Mandate—the pope having been informed by Cormac Magdonnchaid, canon of St. Mary's, Inchmacnerin (Insula Macneri), O.S.A., in the diocese of Elphin, that Cornelius, abbot of St. Mary's, Asdara, in the diocese of Achonry, O.S.A., has been guilty of dilapidation, and has violated an interdict imposed by authority of the ordinary and celebrated divine offices in contempt of the keys, and has committed perjury, if Cormac (who on account of Cornelius's power has no hope of obtaining justice in the city or diocese of Achonry) will accuse Cornelius before him, to summon Cornelius, and if he find the above, or enough thereof to be true, to deprive Cornelius, and in that event to make provision of the said abbey, value not exceeding 30 marks, to Cormac and to bless him or grant that he may be blessed by any catholic bishop; without prejudice to the bishop of Achonry, to whom the said abbey is by ordinary right subject. Solicite consideracionis. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. xxxx. Valven.)
Id. Sept.
Florence.
(f. 212.)
To William Lech, a Friar Preacher professed of the house of the town of Beverley in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is a priest and a continual chaplain of John, bishop of Bath, to receive and hold for life any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and be of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (B. and Poggius. | B. xxxvi. Valven.)
6 Id. Oct.
Florence.
(f. 216d.)
To the abbot of Abbeygormacan (Via nova) in the diocese of Clonfert, and the archdeacon and Thomas Ocormaccayn, canon, of Clonfert. Mandate to collate and assign to John Olorchayn, an Augustinian canon of St. Mary's de Portupuro in the diocese of Clonfert, priest, the perpetual vicarage, wont to be governed by a canon of St. Mary's, of Dunnanoctha in the said diocese, value not exceeding 2 marks, void at the apostolic see and therefore reserved by the death there of Dermit Maccuolachayn, summoning and removing Malachy Ohurayn, a canon of St. Mary's, who under pretext of a collation made by authority of the ordinary after the said reservation has for more than two years without any canonical title detained possession. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. Octavo Kal. Novembris Anno Quinto. de Adria.)
16 Kal. Oct.
Florence.
(f. 236.)
To Cornelius Ohywyr, canon of Limerick. Mandate to cause Philip Loring, rector of the poor hospital of St. Laurence without the walls of Limerick, priest, to be received as a brother of the house of the hospital of SS. Mary and Edward, alias Holy Cross, Limerick, of the order of St. Augustine, and to receive his regular profession. He is to resign his said hospital, wont to be assigned to secular clerks as a perpetual benefice, value not exceeding 2 marks. Cupientibus vitam. (An. and Franchomme. | An. xvi. de Adria.) [See above, p. 75.]
1435.
5 Kal. Nov.
Florence.
(f. 238d.)
To Richard Norman, a Benedictine monk of St. James's, Berkhede, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation as below. His recent petition contained that one night, when in about his fifteenth year, before he entered religion, a certain priest, an Augustinian friar, in whose service he was, after loading him with detestable insults in a certain confined room (in quadam arcta camera), unsheathed a knife and wounded him grievously on the head and was trying to strike him again, whereupon he, seeing no other means of escaping from the said priest's hands without danger of death, in self-defence and without intent to kill or mutilate the said priest, drew a small knife which he was wearing, and holding it out to ward off a deadly blow, accidentally wounded the priest in the throat, whence in a few days the priest died; and adding that he journeyed to Rome as a pilgrim, had himself absolved from excommunication and crime, has performed the penance which was imposed, and full of remorse has entered and made his regular profession as a monk of St. James's and, having been since promoted to all holy orders, has ministered therein for several years, and has laudably lived in the said monastery, and fervently desires to minister in the said orders, even in future. The pope therefore dispenses him on account of irregularity contracted, and dispenses him to minister in the said orders, and to receive and hold any benefices, with or without cure, wont to be governed by monks of his order, and to be elected and appointed to any dignities, even abbatial, etc., of his order, even if elective and with cure; with rehabilitation hereby. Solet sedis apostolice. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
Non. Nov.
Florence.
(f. 242d.)
To the abbots of Celso and Balmurino, in the diocese of St. Andrews, and John de Reate, canon of Florence. Mandate —recapitulating the letters [above, p. 524] by which the pope has this day ordered them to cause John Forest, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian hospital of Holy Trinity, Soltre, in the said diocese, and to receive his profession—to commit to him, to be held by him for life, after he has taken the habit and made his said profession, the mastership of the same, value not exceeding 60l. sterling, wont to be governed by canons thereof, void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved, by the death there of Stephen Flenym (rectius Flemyn): whether it be so void, or by the resignation of the said Stephen within or without the said court, or in any other way. Gerentes in desideriis. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
7 Id. Nov.
Florence.
(f. 243d.)
To the bishop of Moray, and the abbot of Kynlos in the diocese of Moray. Mandate—the pope having learned that the Cistercian monastery of Deere in the diocese of Aberdeen became and is still void by the resignation of Andrew Tyry [now] a monk, sometime abbot thereof, to William, abbot [now] of Cupar in the diocese of St. Andrews, then of Kynlos, the father-abbot of Deere, the resignation belonging to the abbot of Kynlos by ancient custom, although Arthur de Tulau, a monk of Kynlos, without obtaining any canonical dispensation on account of his illegitimacy, as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, has unduly detained possession of the said monastery for about seven years—to make provision to Andrew Symonis, prior of Pluscardy[n] in the diocese of Moray, of the order of Val-des-Choux, of which order he has made his profession, if found fit, of the said monastery of Deere, value not exceeding 100l. sterling, summoning and removing the said Arthur, on account of whose power Andrew has no hope of obtaining justice in the city or diocese of Aberdeen, and to grant to Andrew, in the event of their making provision to him, that he may be blessed by any catholic bishop. The pope wills that the said Andrew, as soon as he obtains possession of Deere, shall wear the same regular habit as is worn therein and conform to its institutes, and shall moreover resign the said priory, whose value does not exceed 40l. sterling. Ex suscepte servitutis. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. lv. de Adria.) [See above, p. 114.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual Italian description ‘Eugenio IV. 1435. Anno 5,’ and on the bottom edge is the hardly legible contemporary description ‘S[ecundus? ] de diversis formis, de regularibus Anno Quinto Eugenii pape iiii.’ There is no contemporary flyleaf. The heading of f. i, de diversis formis Anno V, has been almost cut off by the binder.
2 Not in the list of archdeacons of Winton or Winchester in Le Neve—Hardy, Fasti, III, p 26, but see above, pp. 137, 208, 278.
3 Cuius penitentiarie curam gerimus, i.e. the formula ordinarily applied to himself by the major penitentiary. Cf. below.
4 These second letters are copied in the Register out of their proper order, the right order being indicated by the letters ‘a’ and ‘b,’ as explained by the following note in the margin: Attende quod verbum sequens ubi stat pro signoadebet continuari immediate post precedentem (sic) usque ad verbumTenor,’ et tunc continua verbumPost quarumquidem.’ A. de Adria.
5 Clericus commensalis.
6 Cuius penitentiarie ad presens curam regimus, i.e. virtually the same conventional formula as that used above by the cardinal of St. Peter's in Vincoli. In the dearth of cardinals of Benedict XIII's obedience, the bishop of Barcelona was probably major penitentiary, not merely regent of the penitentiary.
7 et, instead of the usual seu alias.
8 Substituted in the margin for ‘Septimo Kal. Septembris,’ which is cancelled by A[ndrea]s, with note in the margin: Cassatum et correctum ut supra (i.e. de mandato domini B[lasii Molino, patriarche] Jerosolimitan., Cancellariam Regentis), An. de Adria.
9 The clause ‘as often as he pleases’ does not occur in the dispensation as registered in Reg. Lat. CCXXII, f. 123d. (Cal. Lett. VII, p. 222).