Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London
Dec 1375 - Nov 1375 (nos 547-597)

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'Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London: Dec 1375 - Nov 1375 (nos 547-597)', The church in London 1375-1392 (1977), pp. 78-84. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36046 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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ACTA OF WILLIAM COURTENAY, BISHOP OF LONDON, 1375–81

547. Memorandum that on 1 December 1375 William bishop of London appeared in person before William bishop of Winchester in his manor of Esher, Winchester diocese, and showed the bishop of Winchester his bull of translation, dated 13 September 1375, addressed to the bishops of Winchester and Rochester ordering them to receive the oath of obedience of the new bishop of London in order to spare him the journey to the curia. Thereupon the new bishop took the oath of obedience to the holy see in the form prescribed in the bull. [Reg. Wykeham i f.68v]

548. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 3 December 1375, for the exchange between John Burleye vicar of Stepney (Stebenhithe), London diocese, and Nicholas Dene rector of Harpole (Horpole), Lincoln diocese. Sealed with 'the seal which we used in the diocese of Hereford', Barnes (Mawode Bernes iuxta London) 5 December 1375. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f.202]

549. Certificate of Adam Mottrum vicar-general of William bishop of London in his absence, of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 6 February 1376, for the exchange between John de Burton rector of Dunton Waylett (Dunton), London diocese, and Simon de Legh rector of Grafham (Grofham), Lincoln diocese. London 10 February 1376, 'under the seal of the officiality which is to hand.' [Ibid. f. 311v]

550. Certificate of mr Adam Mottrum, vicar-general in spirituals in the absence of William bishop of London, of execution of the commission of Ralph bishop of Salisbury, dated 10 February 1376, for the exchange between Adam de Hertyngdon canon of Salisbury and prebendary of Netheravon (Netheravene), and John de Bisshoppeston rector, chaplain, or warden of the chapel of Sheering (Shyryng), London diocese. Given under the seal of the officiality of London 13 February 1376. [Salisbury diocesan record office, Reg. Erghum ff. 16v–17]

551. Certificate of Adam Mottrum vicar-general in the absence of William bishop of London, of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 20 February 1376, for the exchange between William Dale vicar of Rushden (Rushenden), Lincoln diocese, and Thomas le Skynnere chaplain of the perpetual chantry of Puckeridge, London diocese. London 25 February 1376. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 311–311v]

552. Certificate of Adam Mottrum vicar-general in spirituals during the absence of William bishop of London, of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 7 March 1376, for the exchange between Adam Hargrave rector of a moiety of Danbury, London diocese, and Hugh Knyght rector of Oving (Ovyng), Lincoln diocese. London 19 March 1376. [Ibid. f. 438v]

553. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to execute the summons of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 3 May 1376, to a meeting of convocation of the clergy of the southern province in St Paul's cathedral on 9 June 1376. London 5 May 1376. [Reg. Wykeham ii if. 138v–139v]

554. Mandate to Thomas bishop of Ely to collect l½d in the mark on all benefices as procurations for Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, William archbishop of Rouen and mr Giles Sanctii Munionis provost of Valencia papal nuncios to England and Flanders, and their notaries, the money to be paid before 7 July 1376 to Robert rector of St Gregory, London, along with any arrears of procurations imposed during the time of Simon archbishop of Canterbury. London 7 May 1376. [Reg. Arundel (Ely) f. 16]

555. Signification that mr Nicholas Chaddesden, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. London 29 May 1376. [C85/122 no. 1]

556. Commission to Henry bishop of Worcester to effect the exchange between Roger de Beauchamp rector of Minchinhampton, Worcester diocese, and William Potyn rector of High Ongar, London diocese. London 8 June 1376. [Reg. Wakefeld no. 31]

557. Commission to Henry bishop of Worcester to effect the exchange between William Goldsmyth vicar of Ampney Crucis, Worcester diocese, and Reginald Sperner custodian of St Mary's chantry in the church of St Michael le Querne, London. London 21 June 1376. [Ibid. no. 35]

558. a. Exchequer writ of venire faciatis, dated 26 May 1376, returnable on 25 June against John Capel rector of Dunmow an executor of the will of Lionel duke of Clarence and an occupier of the manor of la Doos in the town of Standon, Herts., to answer the crown and Bartholomew Pyket kt another of the duke's executors and occupiers of the manor for the profits of the manor from 15 August 1369 to 15 August 1370.

b. [face] Return to the exchequer barons of the annexed writ certifying that the bishop has caused John Capel rector of Dunmow to be warned to appear before them on the day named in the writ and to do what it demands. London 25 June 1376. [dorse] Note that John Capel appeared in the exchequer on the day named. [E202/60 pt 1 file 1 top pile bundle 2 no. 2]

559. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 20 June 1376, for the exchange between William Cudy rector of St Mary Somerset, London, and Simon Tuk' rector of Morborne, Lincoln diocese. London 26 June 1376. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 312v]

560. Signification that John Fannewright of Writtle (Wrytele), London diocese, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. London 10 July 1376. [C85/122 no. 2]

561. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 12 July 1376, for the exchange between John Coupere rector of Chickney (Chikeneye), London diocese, and William de Wetherfeld vicar of Great Gransden (Grantesden Magna), Lincoln diocese, and that William has been put into possession of Great Gransden in the person of his proctor mr John de Potton bachelor of canon law, rector of Hatley St George (Hattele St George), Ely diocese. Stepney 20 July 1376. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 313]

562. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 22 October 1376, for the exchange between mr Roger Sutton rector of Glatton, Lincoln diocese, and William Rysyng rector of Black Notley (Nigra Nottele), London diocese. London palace 23 October 1376. [Ibid. f. 313v]

563. Signification that John Fitzrauf of London diocese, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. London 27 October 1376. [C85/122 no. 3]

564. William bishop of London acting on a commission of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 24 October 1376, effected the exchange between Nicholas Foraham perpetual vicar of Herne, Canterbury diocese, and mr Roger Sutton rector of Black Notley (Nigra Notlee), London diocese. London palace 27 October 1376. [Reg. Sudbury (Cant.) f. 119v]

565. Certificate of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 31 October 1376, for the exchange between Hugh de Woketon rector of St Margaret Pattens, London diocese, and John Houghton of Swineshead (Swyneshened) rector of Long Ditton (Longeditton) Winchester diocese. London palace 2 November 1376. [Reg. Wykeham i f. 79]

566. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to execute the order of Simon archbishop of Canterbury dated 27 October 1376, for prayers for peace to be said throughout the diocese, with a grant of forty days' indulgence to those present. London 2 November 1376. [Reg. Wykeham ii f. 147v]

567. Commission to Thomas bishop of Exeter to effect the exchange between John Stephyn chaplain of the chantry in the free chapel of St Michael in the cemetery of St Austell (St Austol), Exeter diocese, and Philip Roger vicar of Great Bentley (Bentley Magna), London diocese. London palace 5 November 1376. [Reg. Brantingham ii f. 45]

568. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to execute the summons of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 17 December 1376, to a meeting of convocation of the clergy of the southern province in St Paul's cathedral on 3 February 1377. Wickham manor 23 December 1376. [Reg. Wykeham ii ff. 148v–149]

569. Letter to a cardinal (fn. 1) informing him that through the action of certain enemies the bishop of Winchester has, by process of a secular court, been deprived of his possessions and manors; and begging the cardinal to take a stand against these detractors if they should malign the bishop at the curia. [Undated] [John Lydford's Book no. 178]

570. Another letter on the same subject. London 7 January 1377. [Ibid. no; 179]

571. Signification that Ralph Taillor dwelling in the parish of St Thomas the Apostle and William Scrivener staying in the parish of St Sepulchre in our jurisdiction, London, excommunicated for their contumacies in not coming before the president of our consistory of London, have remained obdurate for forty days and more. London 20 January 1377. [C85/122 no. 4]

572. Signification that Ralph Daventry, clerk, of London diocese, excommunicated for contumacy in not coming before the president of our consistory, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. London palace 4 February 1377. [Ibid. no. 5]

573. Signification that Ralph Daventry, clerk, of London diocese, excommunicated for contumacy in not coming before the president of our consistory, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. London palace 8 February 1377. [Ibid. no. 6]

574. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between William Trufford rector of Wymington (Wymyngton), Lincoln diocese, and Robert Lamborne (or Lambourne) rector of Wimbish (Wymbissh), London diocese. London palace 9 February 1377. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 394–394v]

575. Commission to Ralph bishop of Salisbury to effect the exchange between Robert Marr rector of West Kington (Westkyngton), Salisbury diocese, and John Wyke rector of South Hanningfield (Southunyngfeld), London diocese. London 22 February 1377. [Salisbury diocesan record office, Reg. Erghum f. 24v]

576. Mandate to Thomas bishop of Ely to execute the order of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 4 March 1377, for the collection of arrears of procurations to William archbishop of Rouen, Pileus archbishop of Ravenna and mr Giles Munionis provost of Valencia, the money to be paid to Henry Wylowes rector of St [Nicholas] Olave, London and the bishop to certify to the collector by letters patent the actions he had taken in this matter. London palace 6 March 1377. [Reg. Arundel (Ely) ff. 82–82v]

577. Mr John Codeford doctor of laws vicar-general in spirituals of William bishop of London who is outside his diocese, acting on a commission of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 5 May 1377, effected the exchange between Edmund Harendenne vicar of Bethersden (Beatrichisdenne), Canterbury diocese, and Richard Kynet vicar of Walthamstow (Welcoumstowe), London diocese. 9 May 1377. [Reg. Sudbury (Cant.) f. 121v]

578. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to execute the order of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 23 May 1377, to collect 1d in the £ on all benefices as procuration for mr Giles provost of Valencia at the rate of six florins a day, and five florins a day for his notary, the money to be paid to the collector Henry Wylows rector of St [Nicholas] Olave London by 29 September. London 14 June 1377. [Reg. Wykeham ii ff. 153v–55]

579. Signification that Richard Bronde staying in the parish of St Swithin, London, in our jurisdiction, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. London 30 June 1377. [C85/122 no. 7]

580. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between Stephen Percy rector of Manby, Lincoln diocese, and Walter de Gretham rector of Dengie (Dengay), London diocese. London 25 July 1377. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 86v]

581. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between William Risyng rector of Glatton, Lincoln diocese, and Richard Depedale rector of Ingatestone (Gynge ad Petram, Gynge atte Stone), London diocese. London 7 August 1377. [Ibid. f. 316]

582. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to execute the summons of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 4 October 1377, to a meeting of convocation of the clergy of the southern province in St Paul's cathedral on 9 November 1377. London 10 October 1377. [Reg. Wykeham ii ff. 157v–158]

583. Signification that John Bilney of London diocese, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. Fulham 10 October 1377. [C85/122 no. 8]

584. Notification that William bishop of London has appointed Nicholas Hilderston and Thomas Payne as his attorneys to receive on his behalf two acres of land in the parish of Datchworth (Thachworth) in the field called 'Pynpeford', in Hertfordshire, along with the advowson of North Mimms (Northmymmes) church in the same county, which two acres and advowson he and Richard II lately purchased from Nicholas de Thornton and Thomas Bedewyn clerks, to hold to themselves and their heirs according to the force, form and effect of a certain charter made for them by the said Nicholas de Thornton and Thomas Bedewyn. London 3 November 1377. [L.R. 2/61 ff. 153–153v]

585. Certificate of execution of the mandate of Simon archbishop of Canterbury [dated 4 October 1377] to summon the clergy of the southern province to a meeting of convocation, with the names of those cited in the diocese of London contained on an annexed schedule. Fulham 9 November 1377. [Reg. Sudbury (Cant.) f. 44 without schedule]

586. Commission to Thomas bishop of Durham to effect the exchange between John Bowryng chaplain, canon and prebendary of Medomsley (Medmeslee) in Lanchester college, Durham diocese, and John Brokeman warden of the free chapel of St Margaret Chelmsford, London diocese. Fulham manor 9 December 1377. [Durham, Prior's Kitchen, Reg. Hatfield f. 127v]

587. Certificate of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 1 December 1377, for the exchange between Peter Chekyn chaplain of the perpetual chantry in All Hallows Barking (Berkyngchurch), London, and Richard Gretton perpetual vicar of Carshalton (Kersalton), and of receipt of an oath from Peter Chekyn that he would reside according to the constitutions of Otho and Ottobon. Fulham manor 11 December 1377. [Reg. Wykeham i ff. 89v–90]

588. Notification that William bishop of London and Richard Warmyngton clerk have appointed Thomas Payne and Thomas Veal as their attorneys to receive on their behalf seisin of two acres of land with appurtenances in Great Staughton (Stokton Magna), Huntingdonshire, together with the advowson of Staughton which Thomas de Welle of Norfolk by a charter gave to Richard II and themselves. London 16 December 1377. [W.A.M. no. 5092]

589. Quitclaim by William Curteney bishop of London to Richard II his heirs and assigns of all his rights in two acres of land in the parish of Datchworth in the field called 'Parva Pynkeford', in Hertfordshire, along with the advowson of North Mimms church with all rights and appurtenances, which he and the king purchased from Nicholas de Thornton and Thomas Bedewynd clerks. [No place] 2 January 1378. [L.R. 2/61 f. 153v]

590. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 2 December 1377, for the exchange between Peter Wynestede vicar of Ware, London diocese, and Philip Herteford rector of Aspenden (Aspeden), Lincoln diocese. Fulham manor 9 January 1378. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 317v]

591. Certificate of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 27 January 1378, for the exchange between William Boyle perpetual vicar of Bedfont (Bedfunt), London diocese, and Alan de Shutyntone perpetual vicar of Ashtead (Ashtede), Winchester diocese. Fulham manor 31 January 1378. [Reg. Wykeham i ff. 92–92v]

592. Signification that John Hilhale layman of our diocese, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. Fulham manor 5 February 1378. [C85/122 no. 9]

593. Licence to Thomas bishop of Exeter to celebrate both major and minor orders in the diocese of London when and where he chooses, both in his chapels and elsewhere, and to dedicate high altars and last sacraments (altar' maiora ac viatica), and, in his absence, for divine service to be celebrated for his household by suitable chaplains. Fulham manor 18 February 1378. [Reg. Brantingham ii f. 47v second sequence]

594. Commission to William bishop of Winchester to effect the exchange between John de Waltham rector of Bradwell [near the Sea], London diocese, and Peter de Burton clerk prebendary of Leckford church in the monastery of St Mary Winchester. Fulham manor 2 July 1378. [Reg. Wykeham ii f. 95]

595. Mandate to Thomas bishop of Ely to publish the letter of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 23 August 1378, denouncing those persons unknown who violated the sanctuary of Westminster on 11 August last. London 28 August 1378. [Reg. Arundel (Ely) f. 86]

596. Certificate of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 23 September 1378, for the exchange between John Colyn rector of All Hallows London Wall, London diocese, and William Bakere perpetual vicar of Battersea (Batricheseye). London 26 September 1378. [Reg. Wykeham i if. 96v–97]

597. William bishop of London acting on a commission of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 29 November 1378, effected the exchange between Richard Calle priest of Salisbury diocese rector of Mersham (Merseham), Canterbury diocese, and John de Cressyngham rector of [Bishop's] Wickham, London diocese. London 29 November 1378. [Reg. Sudbury (Cant.) f. 127v]

Footnotes

1 Probably Simon Langham, to whom Lydford's previous letter was addressed.