Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London
Dec 1378 - Oct 1381 (nos 598-652)

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'Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London: Dec 1378 - Oct 1381 (nos 598-652)', The church in London 1375-1392 (1977), pp. 84-92. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36047 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Dec 1378 - Oct 1381 (nos 598-652)

598. William bishop of London effected the exchange between John Stanesfeld priest, represented by his proctor John Brocman, rector of Bocking (Bockyng), in the immediate jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury, and Thomas Grocer priest [rector] of Sible Hedingham (Sibile Hedyngham), London diocese. London 6 December 1378. [Ibid. f. 127v]

599. Commission to William bishop of Winchester to effect the exchange between Thomas de Henyngham, priest, rector of Belchamp Otton (Belchamp Otto), London diocese, and John Spenser of Misterton, clerk, rector of Widley (Wydelegh), Winchester diocese. Wickham manor 16 December 1378. [Reg. Wykeham i if. 97v–98]

600. Certificate of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 18 January 1379, for the exchange between John Felet perpetual chaplain of a certain chantry in St Dunstan in the West, London diocese, and John de Staunton rector of Woodmansterne (Wodemerston), Winchester diocese. Wickham manor 20 January 1379. [Ibid. S. 98v–99]

601. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between Thomas Kymbelle rector of All Saints Broughton, Lincoln diocese, and John Amy rector of St Olave Old Jewry with the annexed chapel of St Stephen Coleman Street, London diocese. Wickham 28 January 1379. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 319]

602. William bishop of London acting on a commission of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 21 February 1379, effected the exchange between John Draycote vicar of Orpington (Orpynton), in the immediate jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury, and William Amory priest [rector] of Chignall St James (Chickenhale Jamys), London diocese. Fulham manor 24 February 1379. [Reg. Sudbury (Cant.) f. 128]

603. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between John Petyt rector of Tewin (Tuwyng), Lincoln diocese, and John Herthill rector of Little Birch (Brich Parva), London diocese. London palace 8 March 1379 [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 319v–320]

604. Commission to William bishop of Winchester to effect the exchange between William Jolyf rector of Little Laver (Laufare Parva), London diocese, and John Lord rector of North Waltham, Winchester diocese. Fulham manor 12 March 1379. [Reg. Wykeham i f. 99v]

605. Commission to Thomas bishop of Exeter to effect the exchange between Henry Pak perpetual chaplain of the chapel of St Michael in the cemetery of St Austell in Cornwall, Exeter diocese, and Richard Whitefote rector of the parish church of St Leonard, Beaumont (Bellemount), London diocese. Fulham manor 29 March 1379. [Reg. Brantingham ii ff. 56v–57]

606. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to execute the summons of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 21 March 1379, to a meeting of convocation of the clergy of the southern province in St Paul's cathedral on 9 May 1379. Fulham manor 31 March 1379. [Reg. Wykeham ii ff. 174v–175]

607. Mandate to Thomas bishop of Exeter to execute the order of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 30 May 1379, to bring to the notice of all the faithful the bull of Urban VI 'Nuper cum Vinea' denouncing the antipope Robert of Geneva and his adherents, issued 6 November 1378. Fulham manor 4 May 1379. Present: mr Adam Mottrum and Thomas de Neylonde clerks of Lichfield and Norwich dioceses. Attested by John Prophete clerk of St Davids diocese, public and apostolic notary. [Reg. Brantingham ii ff. 27v–29 second sequence]

608. Signification that Alice Pykot wife of John Pykot of Halstead (Halsted), staying in Colchester, excommunicated for contumacy in not appearing before our commissary, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. Fulham manor 16 May 1379. [C85/122 no. 11]

609. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 19 May 1379, for the exchange between Nicholas Deene (or Dene) vicar of Stepney, London diocese, and Gilbert Drayton rector of Warkton (Werketon), Lincoln diocese. London palace 20 May 1379. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 212v]

610. Certificate of execution of the commission of Henry bishop of Norwich, dated 16 May 1379, for the exchange between John Hened of Haslingfield (Haselyngfeld) rector of Sandon, London diocese, and William Batayle rector of Worlington (Wrydelyngton), Norwich diocese. London palace 23 May 1379. [Bodl. Libr. MS Film 651 ff. 63v–64]

611. Signification that John Balle chaplain, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. Fulham manor 22 June 1379. [C85/122 no. 10]

612. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between Thomas de Wetewang rector of Tyringham (Tiryngham), Lincoln diocese, and John Baroun rector of Doddinghurst (Doddynghurst), London diocese. London 1 July 1379. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 447v]

613. Signification that Hugh Grymhull of Great Bentley (Benteley Magna) in our diocese, excommunicated for contumacy in not appearing before us, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. Wickham manor 6 July 1379. [C85/122 no. 12]

614. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 6 July 1379, for the exchange between Robert Catour rector of Fryerning (Yeng Hospitalis), London diocese, and John Duffeld keeper of the free chapel of St John Baptist of Colne (Colneye), Lincoln diocese. Wickham manor 10 July 1379. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 322v–323]

615. Return to a writ of 'enquiretis de bastardia' in accordance with which William Robetot named in the writ and others were called and diligent enquiry made for the truth; it was found that John Hauchach named in the writ is not a bastard but was and is the legitimate son of Thomas Hauchach and Margaret his wife whose marriage was solemnized in church. Wickham manor 27 July 1379. [El35/7/8]

616. Commission to John bishop of Hereford to effect the exchange between John Worteley rector of Winforton (Wynfreton), Hereford diocese, and William Mody rector of Stock (Herewardestoke), London diocese. London palace 4 September 1379. [Hereford diocesan registry, Reg. Gilbert f. 5v]

617. Rescript, addressed to Henry bishop of Worcester, of the reissue of the constitution 'Effrenata' by Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 6 September 1379, by which the maximum wage for priests without cure of souls was fixed at 7 marks per annum, and for priests with cure of souls at 8 marks per annum. Fulham manor 18 September 1379. [Reg. Wakefeld no. 841. The constitution is printed in full in several places, for example, D. Wilkins, Concilia, iii (1737), 135, wrongly dated.]

618. Commission to Robert bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to effect the exchange between Hugh de Piriton rector of Bonsall (Bondeshale), Coventry and Lichfield diocese, and Thomas Nichol rector of Woodham Walter (Wodeham Water), London diocese. Wickham manor 10 November 1379. [The First Register of Robert de Stretton, ed. R. A. Wilson (William Salt Archaeological Society, N.S., x, pt. 2,1907), 96]

619. Mandate to Henry bishop of Worcester to execute the summons of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 3 December 1379, to a meeting of convocation of the clergy of the southern province in St Paul's cathedral on 4 February 1380. Wickham 12 December 1379. [Reg. Wakefeldno. 842]

620. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 19 December 1379, for the exchange between Richard Daventre vicar of South Mimms (Southmymmes), London diocese, and Thomas Wylford vicar of Hemel Hempstead (Hemalhemstead), Lincoln diocese. Wickham manor 23 December 1379. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 323v–324]

621. Certificate of execution of the mandate of Simon archbishop of Canterbury [dated 3 December 1379], received 7 December 1379, 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 manor 31 December 1379. [Reg. Sudbury (Cant.) f. 60 without schedule]

622. Licence to Thomas bishop of Exeter to proceed anywhere in the city or diocese of London in the business of the election to Plympton priory, of the order of St Augustine, vacant by the death of bro Ralph Persoun the last prior; to enquire into, and to confirm or invalidate (infirmare) the election of bro John Shaldon priest and professed canon of the house. Fulham manor 3 February 1380. [Reg. Brantingham ii f. 59v]

623. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between William Jacob vicar of Stantonbury (Stonton Barry), Lincoln diocese, and William Beverache vicar of Willingale Spain (Wylynghale Andrew), London diocese. Fulham 12 February 1380. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 448]

624. Licence to John bishop of Hereford to celebrate both major and minor orders on Ember Saturday in Chelsea (Chelchiche) parish church or in his London house (manso vestro). Fulham manor 17 February 1380. [Hereford diocesan registry, Reg. Gilbert f. 4]

625. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 27 February 1380, for the exchange between Thomas Lygh perpetual vicar of Sawbridgeworth (Sabrichworth), London diocese, and John de Brunne rector of Higham Gobion (Hygham Gobyon), Lincoln diocese. Fulham manor 5 March 1380. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 398v]

626. Ratification and confirmation of a charter of Simon bishop of London, (fn. 1) dated 10 December 1374, establishing a chapel on the island of Foulness with provision for daily celebrations for the souls of William Bohun once earl of Northampton, Humphrey his son late earl of Hereford, and all their progenitors and successors, and Simon de Sudberia bishop of London; the chaplain to have the power to hear confessions and impose penances, to baptise infants, bury the dead, perform marriages and the purification of women; and to be paid from the oblations and tithes by the inhabitants of the island. Fulham manor 16 March 1380. Copyed out of ye old Register-Booke in ye possession of Michael Harland vicar of Hockley 12 July 1708 per me Carolum Tyrells. [Essex Record Office D/DU 610 pp. 274–6]

627. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between Richard Porter rector of Quinton (Quynton), Lincoln diocese, and William Furnays rector of Little Ilford (Parva Ilford), London diocese. London 20 March 1380. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 217–217v]

628. Return, to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, of the writ of 6 March 1380, ordering collection of a subsidy of 16d in the mark on all assessed benefices, 16d in the mark on two-thirds of the value of nonassessed benefices, and 2s 0d each from all other priests, advocates, proctors, registrars and notaries public, whose terms are 3 May and 24 June, the names of collectors to be certified by 12 March. Certification that he has appointed as collector from the dean and chapter and other ecclesiastical persons of the cathedral Richard Pyryton archdeacon of Colchester; as collectors in the city and archdeaconry of London the rectors of St Bride Fleet and St Dunstan in the West Fleet Street; and as collectors in the archdeaconries of Essex, Middlesex and Colchester the abbot of Stratford Langthorne (Stratteford), the prior of Dunmow (Dunmowe) and the prior of Royston (Roystone). London 10 April 1380. [E179/67/15]

629. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to execute the order of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 12 April 1380, to make prayers and processions on solemn and festal days, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a grant of forty days' indulgence to those present, on behalf of an expedition going abroad for the good and defence of the realm. London 21 April 1380. [Reg. Wykeham ii f. 185v]

630. Certificate of John Codeford, doctor of laws, vicar-general in the absence of William bishop of London, of execution of the commission of Henry bishop of Norwich, dated 7 March 1380, for the exchange between Robert de Hull rector of Toppesfield (Toppesfeld), London diocese, and John de Roldeston rector of Butley (Betele), Norwich diocese. Given under the seal of the officiality which was to hand. London 11 May 1380. [Bodl. Libr. MS Film 651 f. 69]

631. Certificate of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 31 July 1380, for the exchange between Nicholas Salesbury rector of Stanford Rivers (Stanforde Ryvers), London diocese, and mr John Wylton rector of Stratfield Saye (Stratfeld Say), Winchester diocese. London 4 August 1380. [Reg. Wykeham i ff. 107v–108]

632. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 2 August 1380, for the exchange between Richard Coggeshale vicar of Arkesden, London diocese, and Nicholas de Burray master of Tolethorpe (Tolthorp) college, Lincoln diocese. Fulham manor 10 August 1380. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 219v–220]

633. Signification that John Rauff rector of West Thurrock parish church in our diocese, excommunicated for contumacy, has remained obdurate for forty days and more. London 6 September 1380. [C85/122 no. 13]

634. Signification that the persons whose names appear on the annexed schedule [now lost], excommunicated for contumacy, have remained obdurate for forty days and more. London 6 September 1380. [Ibid. no. 14]

635. Certificate of mr John Codeford doctor of laws, vicar-general in spirituals during the absence of William bishop of London, of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 17 September 1380, for the exchange between Thomas Aument rector of Beaumont, London diocese, and Thomas Draper rector of Headley (Hedele), Winchester diocese. Given under the seal of the bishop. London 25 September 1380. [Reg. Wykeham i f. 108v]

636. Quitclaim by William bishop of London, John de Cobeham kt lord of Cobham (Cobeham), William de Walworth citizen of London, and Richard Warmyngton clerk, to Richard II of all their rights or titles in the manor of Pancras, with all the lands, tenements, rents, services and other appurtenances which should fall to them and to the king after the death of Robert de Knolles kt and Constance his wife in the parishes of Islington (Iseldon), Kentish Town (Kentysshtoun') and St Giles of the Lepers. London 30 September 1380. [L.R.2/61 f. 132v]

637. Mandate to John bishop of Lincoln to execute the summons of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, dated 4 October 1380, to a meeting of the convocation of the clergy of the southern province in All Saints church Northampton on 1 December 1380. London 18 October 1380. [L.A.O. Reg. 12 ff. 212v–213]

638. Certificate of execution of the commission of William bishop of Winchester, dated 9 November 1380, for the exchange between Stephen Pope rector of Little Laver, London diocese, and Robert de Barton rector of Ovington (Ovyngton), Winchester diocese. Northampton 27 November 1380. [Reg. Wykeham i ff. 111–111v]

639. Certificate of execution of the mandate of Simon archbishop of Canterbury [dated 8 October 1380] to summon the clergy of the southern province to a meeting of convocation. Northampton 30 November 1380. [Reg. Sudbury (Cant.) ff. 72–72v]

640. Commission to William Coleyn canon of [St Paul's] cathedral, in execution of a writ of 20 December 1380 ordering collection of a tax voted in All Saints church Northampton, whose terms are 22 February and 24 June 1381, which is to be levied at two rates, 6s 8d on all ecclesiastical persons over the age of sixteen, and 1s 0d on deacons, subdeacons, acolytes, those under the age of sixteen, and the notoriously poor, with the order to appoint collectors and to certify their names to the exchequer before 2 February 1381. He is to act as collector of this tax within the cathedral and the peculiar jurisdiction of the dean and chapter. Langley (Langeley) 11 January 1381. [E135/10/14]

641. Licence to Thomas bishop of Exeter to proceed to the confirming or quashing (cassacionis) in his chapel in the suburbs of the city of London or elsewhere in the diocese, of the election of dom Thomas Cullyng' to the abbacy of Tavistock, of the order of St Benedict. London 10 February 1381. [Reg. Brantingham ii f. 64]

642. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 3 March 1381, for the exchange between John Albon rector of Laindon (Leyndon), London diocese, and Roger Gerveys rector of Eton (Eton iuxta Wyndesore), Lincoln diocese. Fulham manor 5 March 1381. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 ff. 448v–449]

643. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 20 February 1381, for the exchange between John Wayte rector of Abberton (Adburton), London diocese, and Henry Everdon rector of Quarrington (Queryngton), Lincoln diocese. London 6 March 1381. [Ibid. f. 112v]

644. Inspeximus of an agreement between the vicar of Great Bardfield (Berdefeld Magna) parish church, on one side, and William Ponde, Walter Wolpet, Adam Bersle, Thomas Pollard, John Draper and John Elyn clerk of Bardfield Saling (Berdefeld Salyng), parishioners of Bardfield Saling chapel within the jurisdiction of Great Bardfield, on the other, that the chapel should be dedicated and free burial had there and all other things as in places dedicated by a bishop; in return the parishioners of Bardfield Saling will come in procession with oblations to Great Bardfield on Ascension day, instead of All Saints' day as formerly; they will offer oblations on the feast of the dedication of Great Bardfield church; and they will pay a third of a third, less a quarter, of its upkeep. Should the parishioners of Bardfield Saling default on their obligations to Great Bardfield their chapel and cemetery will be placed under interdict. London 8 March 1381. [Guildhall Library MS 9531/3 (Reg. Braybrooke) f. 282v; see also C.P.R. 1396–9, 444–5]

645. Letter patent signifying that the bishop of London has caused to be dedicated the chapel of SS Peter and Paul, Bardfield Saling within the parish of Great Bardfield on 12 March 1381, and the cemetery of the same chapel on 21 March 1381, by bishop William 'Pisenensis'. London 21 March 1381, [C.P.R. 1396–9, 445]

646. Certificate of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 25 April 1381, for the exchange between Roger Slaytbourne vicar of Hackney, London diocese, and William Fourneys rector of Quinton, Lincoln diocese. London 2 May 1381. [L.A.O. Reg. 10 f. 223v]

647. Certificate by John Codeford doctor of laws, vicar in spirituals of William bishop of London who is outside his diocese, of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 1 May 1381, for the exchange between Hugh Sourdenalle chaplain of the perpetual chantry for the soul of Nicholas Crane late citizen and butcher of London in St Nicholas Shambles church, and John de Bereford vicar of Marston St Lawrence (Merssheton Laurence), Lincoln diocese. 'Given under the bishop's seal which is to hand' 18 May 1381 [Ibid. ff. 223v–224]

648. Certificate of Adam Mottrum vicar-general of William bishop of London who is absent, of execution of the commission of John bishop of Lincoln, dated 31 May 1381, for the exchange between John Neuton rector of Loughton (Lughton), London diocese, and William Salmont of Birdbrook rector of Welwyn, Lincoln diocese. 7 June 1381, 'sealed with the seal of William bishop of London which is to hand'. [Ibid. ff. 330–330v]

649. Commission to John bishop of Lincoln to effect the exchange between William Danvers rector of Horsepath (Horspathe), Lincoln diocese, and John Duffeld rector of Fryerning (Yenghospitale), London diocese. London 18 August 1381. [Ibid. ff. 375–375v]

650. Mandate to William bishop of Winchester to publish in all the churches of his diocese the sentence of excommunication, dated 1 September 1381, pronounced by John prior of Christ Church Canterbury against those who killed Simon late archbishop of Canterbury, sons of damnation who violently entered the palace and other manors of the archbishop against his wish and the wishes of his ministers, drank his wine and seized his goods; they broke into his prison at Maidstone (Maidenston), seized the prisoners and compelled them to depart; broke into his chase known as 'le Bruyl' in Chichester diocese and the adjacent parks; hunted, killed and took away the wild beasts there; not content with this they entered the Tower of London, beat and wounded the archbishop and finally took him outside the Tower and decapitated him, and carried his head, to which his episcopal hat was affixed by a nail in the brain, through the city shouting, 'Here is the predator's head'; then they placed it on London bridge. For all this these persons have manifestly incurred the sentence of greater excommunication. London 16 September 1381. [Reg. Wykeham ii if. 189– 189v]

651. Commission to Thomas bishop of Exeter to effect the exchange between Hugh Thornham parochial vicar of Fowey, Exeter diocese, and John Stephyn vicar of Broxbourne (Brokesbourne), London diocese. London 3 October 1381. [Reg. Brantingham ii f. 68v]

652. Signification that the persons whose names appear on the annexed schedule, excommunicated [no reason given], have remained obdurate for forty days and more. Hospice of the bishop of Worcester outside Temple Bar, London, 19 October 1381.

John vicar of Mountnessing (Gyngmounteney), John Bekyngham vicar of Writtle (Writel), Walter prior of Bedeman's Berg (Berwes), Robert rector of Creeksea (Crixhethe), Peter rector of North Shoebury (Parva Shobury), Peter rector of Great Stambridge (Magna Stanbregg), Thomas rector of Doddinghurst (Dodynghurst), William rector of Longdon Hills (Langedon), John rector of Leyton (Lutton), John vicar of Walthamstow (Welcomstowe), Robert rector of Abbess Roding (Rothyng Abbass), Hugh rector of Chipping Ongar (Aungre ad Castrum), Henry rector of Stapleford Tawney (Stapilford Tany). [C85/122 no. 15]

Footnotes

1 Not entered in his register.