Lateran Regesta 838
1484-1485

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1960

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'Lateran Regesta 838: 1484-1485', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 14: 1484-1492 (1960), pp. 316-320. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=105319 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DCCCXXXVIII. (fn. 1)

De Diversis. (fn. 2)

1 Innocent VIII.

1484.
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1r.)
To Richard Rudell’, a canon of the priory of St. Mary, Dvmuowe (i.e. Dunmowe), O.S.A., in the diocese of London. Dispensation to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church, etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. [1 p.]
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 6r.)
To Robert Bischop, rector of the parish church of Woodham Water in the diocese of London, M.A. Decree, etc., as below. Sixtus IV dispensed him, under date 4 Id. Dec. anno 13 [1483], to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice and without it any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., or dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. The said pope having died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof. Rationi congruit. [1½ pp.]
8 Kal. Dec.
(24 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17r.)
To George Donstaple, a canon of the priory of St. Mary the Virgin, Buttley, O.S.A., in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church, etc., [and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases]. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [1 p.]
1484.
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 86v.) (fn. 3)
To Richard Martyn’, bishop in the universal church. Grant, as below. Sixtus IV, having learned that in the foundation of the parish church of Lydde, in the diocese of Canterbury, it was provided that its holder was bound to reside there, and before obtaining possession was bound to swear to do so in person, and that he, who was holding the said church in commendam by papal grant and dispensation, took the said oath at his admission to possession, but could not conveniently reside, granted him an indult, under date 7 Kal. June anno 13 [26 May, 1484], not to be bound to reside, notwithstanding the said foundation, etc., provided that the cure of souls were not neglected, etc. The said pope having died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby granted that [they shall hold good from the said date], and that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof. Rationi etc. [1⅓ pp.]
1484/5.
Prid. Non.
Jan.
(4 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88r.)
To Richard Burton, rector of the parish church of Wode Walton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and detain for life with the said church any one other benefice, or without it any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., or dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 89v.)
To Robert Male, rector of the parish church of Suthfeldi in the diocese of Norwich, bachelor in decrees. The like; with indult for seven years not to be bound to reside in any one of his benefices, whilst studying letters in a university. Litterarum etc. [1½ pp.]
Non. Jan.
(5 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103r.)
To William Vestegate, a canon of the monastery of St. Mary and All Saints, Vestacre, (fn. 4) O.S.A., in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain, etc., as above, f. 1r. Religionis etc. [1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 103v.)
To Henry Abraham, rector of the parish church of Harple in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life, etc., as above, f. 88r. Litterarum etc. [1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(104v.)
To John Lyndescy [sic], a canon of the monastery of St. Mary de Pratis by (iuxta) Crek, O.S.A., in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain, etc., as above, f. 1r. Religionis etc. [1⅓ pp.]
1484/5.

(f. 119v.)
Innocentius etc. dilecto filio locumtenenti maiori[s? ] et constabulario ac mercatoribus societatis mercatorum stapule nuncupate ville Calesij Morinensis diocesis impresentiarum existentibus, salutem etc. Fervens sinceraque vestra devotio quam ad nos et Romanam ecclesiam gerere comprobavimus nos inducunt ut illa vobis favorabiliter concedamus per que conscientie pacem et animarum vestrarum salutem (unfinished and cancelled).
1484.
17 Kal. Oct.
(15 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160r.)
To the bishops of Dunblane and Brechin, and the provost of St. Mary's at St. Andrews. Mandate to receive David Lithoun’, archdeacon of Ross, as a monk in the monastery of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Abirbrothot [sic], O.S.B., in the diocese of St. Andrews, give him the regular habit, and receive his profession. Cupientibus vitam. [1⅓ pp. See f. 273r., below.]
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 172r.)
To all Christ's faithful who shall inspect the present letters. Decree, etc., as below. Sixtus IV, having learned that the parish church of St. Helier (sancti Elerii) in the island of Garssny [sic], in the diocese of Coutances (Constantien.), of which John Binocti (?) was rector, and to the cemetery of which the sea was wont to flow in stormy weather, and destroy its walls, and wash away the corpses of the dead, (fn. 5) granted, under date 13 Kal. September (fn. 6) anno 12 [20 Aug., 1483], a relaxation of ten years and ten quarantines of enjoined penance to all faithful, being truly penitent and having confessed, who on Passion Sunday and Whitsun Monday (fn. 7) , and on the feast of the translation of St. Hilary (sancti Eligii [sic]) (fn. 8) , from the first vespers to sunset after the second vespers, visited annually the said church, and gave alms for the repair and conservation of the said walls, and for the furnishing of it with books, chalices, and other ecclesiastical ornaments. The said pope having died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that they shall hold good from the said date, and that the present letters, which shall hold good for ever, shall be sufficient proof thereof. Roman(orum) gesta pontificum. [2 pp. +.]
14 Kal. Nov.
(19 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184r.)
To Henry le Vet [sic], perpetual vicar of the parish church of St. John Baptist in the soke of Winchester (in Soka Wintonien.), bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, etc., as above, f. 88r. Litterarum etc. [2 pp. +.]
Prid. Id. Oct.
(14 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185v.)
To William Warde, perpetual chaplain, called the parson (persone nuncupato), at the altar of SS. Andrew and Cuthbert in the church of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., or dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. [1¾ pp.]
14 Kal. Nov.
(19 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 186v.)
To Richard Ferynden [sic], rector of the parish church of Ramysden’ Cray[s], in the diocese of London, bachelor in laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life, etc., as above, f. 88r. Litterarum etc. [2 pp.]
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 9)
(f. 187v.)
To Geoffrey ap Thomas (Galfrido Thome), rector of the parish church of St. Cynog (sancti Canoci), Pennederyen, (fn. 10) in the diocese of St. Davids (Meneven.), bachelor in decrees. The like. Litterarum etc. [1¾ pp.]
Id. Sept.
(13 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249r.) (fn. 11)
To the archbishop of Armagh, the abbot of Rosglasse alias de Rosa valle, in the diocese of Kildare (Daren.), and the archdeacon of Armagh. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Sayt, rector of the parish church of Clongell in the diocese of Meath (Miden.), contained that upon certain enemies (emulis) of his falsely and secretly reporting to John, bishop of Meath, that he had incurred perjury and irregularity, the said bishop summoned him and made inquiry, and that, inasmuch as the said bishop admitted the said enemies as both denouncers and witnesses, (fn. 12) he appealed to the apostolic see, but that the said bishop, in contempt of the said appeal, of which he was not ignorant, and whilst the said William was within the lawful time for prosecuting it, wrongfully proceeding further, deprived and removed him from the said church, and made collation of it to Richard Hone, clerk, his official, who took possession, wherefore the said William has appealed anew to the said see. The pope, therefore, at the said petition, hereby orders the above three to summon those concerned, absolve the said William conditionally (ad cautelam) from any sentence of excommunication incurred by reason of the foregoing, hear both sides, and decide what is just, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus etc. Exhibita siquidem nobis. [21/5 pp.]
17 Kal. Oct.
(15 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273r.)
To Davit [sic] Lithoun’, archdeacon of Ross. Motu proprio dispensation to him (to whom the pope intends this day to grant the monastery of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Abribrothot [sic], O.S.B., in the diocese of St. Andrews, in commendam for six months from the date of his obtaining peaceable possession of the rule and administration, etc., and thereafter to make him provision of the same), to receive the said rule, etc., and to be blessed, notwithstanding his illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman. Divina supereminens largitas. [1 p. +. See f. 160r., above.]
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 289v.)
To Richard Blodywell, rector of the parish church of St. Margaret, Aldecton [sic], in the diocese of Worcester, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life, etc., as above, f. 88r. Litterarum etc. [12/3 pp.]
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 308v.)
To John Hert, a canon of the church of Houeden in the diocese of York. Grant, as below. Sixtus IV at his petition united, etc., to his canonry and prebend of Houeden for his life the parish church of Everyngham in the diocese of York, which he was also holding, as is contained in the letters of the said pope; and, upon its being set forth to the said pope on his behalf that, inasmuch as it was stated in the said letters that the said churches are two miles apart, whereas they are seven miles from one another, although the bounds of his parishes were three miles apart, he doubted whether the said letters might not be held to be surreptitious, the said pope, under date 4 Kal. June anno 13 [29 May 1484], granted that they should hold good from the said date, as if it had been stated in them that the said churches were not two but seven miles apart, although their bounds were three miles distant from one another. The present pope, therefore, hereby grants that the said letters [which by reason of the said pope's death were not drawn up] shall hold good from the said date, as if they had been drawn up, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof. Rationi congruit. [2 pp.]
1484/5.
8 Kal. March.
(22 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 312v.)
To William Bekertim (recte Bekertun), a monk of the monastery of Peterborough (de Burgo sancti Petri), O.S.B., in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain, etc., as above, f. 1r. Religionis etc. [1 p. +.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is ‘Sisto iv. 1484. Anno xiii. Innocent. viii. 1484. Anno 1.’ On an end-paper at the beginning of the volume, in the hand of the late Mgr. Wenzel, Prefect of the Vatican Archives, is ‘Innocent. viii. An. 1. to. 1.’ There are i–cccxiiij ff. of text, including a few blank leaves at the end of some of the quinternions. At least one leaf is lost at the end of the volume, the text on f. 314v. being unfinished. On the bottom edge of the volume is the almost illegible contemporary description, ‘Secundus (?) de diversis (?) …’ The Lateran Registers are without ‘rubricelle.’
2 See below, f. 249r., note.
3 On ff. 55r. and 57r. are dispensations for Henry ap John, rector of Bekyngham, and William Beverley, dean of St. George's, Wyndesore, respectively. As they belong to the 13th year of Sixtus IV, May-June, 1484, they have been transferred to p. 863 at the end of Vol. XIII of the Calendar.
4 Also written ‘Westacre.’
5 et ad cuius cimiterium mare propter propinquitatem causantibus tempestatibus et innu(n)ddationibus [sic] confluere ipsiusque cimiterii muros qui in periculo maris existebant diruere et destruere, cadavera quoque mortuorum inibi sepulta auferre sepenumero consueverat.
6 Corrected, in the margin, from Decembris, cancelled.
7 qui in dominica prima Passionis domini nostri Jesu Christi ac feria secunda post Pentecosten.
8 Sanctus Eligius is St. Eloy, bishop of Noyon. The scribe seems to have written ‘sancti Eligii’ in error for ‘sancti Elerii,’ the spelling which he had already employed for the usual ‘sancti Hilarii,’ bishop of Poitiers.
9 Also written ‘Pennederyn.’
10 On f. 195v., under date 1494, 4 Id. Nov., anno 1 [10 Nov., 1484], is a mention of a moiety of the parish church of St. Mary de Loconeris [sic], in the diocese of Evreux (Ebroicen.), void per obitum quondam Johannis Anglici, i.e. Langlois.
11 In the top margin is ‘Diversorum [libro] primo.’
12 tamquam denuntiatores et tamquan testes.