Volume IX
4 Clement VI

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'Volume IX: 4 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 92-105. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92359 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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4 Clement VI

(f. 9.)
Gilbert Fleming, dean of Aberdeen, doctor of canon law. For provision of or dispensation to hold the church of Liston, in the diocese of St. Andrews, void by the death at the Roman court of Angus de Ergardia; notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Glasgow with expectation of a prebend, and a canonry of Caithness, and is litigating in the Roman court about a canonry and prebend of Moray.
Granted. n.d. Cancelled.
(f. 12.)
For the office of notary public [amongst others for]—
Henry Ladde, of the diocese of London;
Roger de Lanum, of that of York;
Simon Bernerii, of that of Rochester;
Peter Bernier de Floraham, of that of Winchester;
John Pike, of Kyggescleve, of that of Lincoln;
John called ‘Mathei’ de Dyfrincloyt, of that of Bangor; William Brademere, of Nottingham; John Guillelmi Parfey, of that of Lichfield;
John Turnour, of Northeton, of that of Bath;
John son of Pehol de Dyfrynollkot, of that of Bangor;
Thomas Danigate, of Lerme, of that of Norwich.
Granted, if they be found sufficient. n.d.
(f. 13.)
For dispensations on account of illegitimacy as sons of priests [amongst others for]—
Thomas de Chernebury, of the diocese of Exeter;
Robert Bonefaunt, of that of Lichfield.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. June.
(f. 18.)
William de Clinton, earl of Huntingdon. Whereas he founded and enclosed the priory of Maystoke for a prior and nineteen canons, and to increase their number has acquired the church of Filongley, value 16 marks; he prays the pope to appropriate the same to the prior and canons, to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector, a vicar being appointed with a fit portion.
Let it be done by the diocesan. Villeneuve by Avignon, Non. June.
Ibid.
The same. That the confessors of himself and Juliana his wife may give them plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Richard de Kinberle and William de Keytorp, ancient members of his household, that their confessors may give them plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
1345.Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Richard de Scholdon, of the diocese of Canterbury, for the office of notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Reynham, M.A. B.C.L. deacon of the diocese of Canterbury, for the office of notary public, notwithstanding that he holds the church of Demecherche, in the same diocese.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 28d.)
Edward king of England. On behalf of his clerk, Master Robert de Chikewelle, for the canonry of York, and prebend of Frdarthorp (Fridaythorpe), about to be void by the consecration of Thomas bishop elect of Durham, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Racolvelond in London, Lym in Salisbury, Schaldeford in Wells, and Typerkeuyn in Dublin, and the church of Hampton, in the diocese of Worcester, value together 66l. and is said to expect a prebend of Lincoln, and a church in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, value 50l.
Granted for the canonry, with expectation of a prebend. Villeneuve by Avignon
, 2 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas de Brambre, for the canonry of Aberwily and prebend of St. German, in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids, about to be void by the consecration of the aforesaid bishop elect of Durham, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Salisbury and prebend of Stratton, and the church of Bruynton, in the diocese of Lincoln, value together 110 marks.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Henry de Winwick, for the church of Walsokne, in the diocese of Norwich, in the gift of the bishop of Ely, about to be void by the consecration of the aforesaid bishop elect; notwithstanding that he has the church of Potterespurie, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 16 marks, which he will resign on obtaining the other. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Master William de Ludeford, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, first to be ordained and hold a benefice, and then to hold two benefices, for the canonry and prebend of St. Paul's, London, about to be void by the consecration of the aforesaid bishop elect; notwithstanding that he has the church of Mateshale, in the diocese of Norwich, value 19l.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 29d.)
William de Pecham, rector of Kinggesuode, in the diocese of Canterbury. For extension of a dispensation from his bishop to pursue his studies without receiving orders beyond the subdiacanate, to study civil law in a university for three years, and enjoy meanwhile the fruits of his benefice. Granted. Vitteneuve by Avignon, 2 Id. June.
(f. 43d.)
William de Romenee, abbot of Boxlee, John de Wormedale, abbot of Robertsbridge, Peter Semere, and Theophania his wife. For a plenary indulgence at the hour of death.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 13 Kal. July.
(f 52.)
John archbishop of Canterbury. Signification that when bishop of Winchester he built and endowed in his native town of Stretford [on Avon] a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas the Martyr, as is set forth in a letter of the bishop of Worcester, and placed therein five priests, two of whom, the warden and sub-warden, were appointed for life, and made divers ordinances, which were confirmed by Adam, bishop of Worcester. But afterwards Simon, bishop of Worcester, at the instance of the warden, sub-warden, chaplains, patrons of the said place of Stretford, appropriated to it the church of Stretford, and among other things willed that in the said chapel and church there should be eight priests for celebrating divine offices, for which the warden should have what was necessary according to the archbishop's ordnance, to be made with the consent of the bishop of Worcester; who, both touching the oath to be taken by the said priests, and other matters, ordered many things to be done as seemed to him expedient. After this, archbishop John, observing that he, in the above ordinance made by him, retained the power of correcting and altering the former ordinance, and that bishop Simon had ordered that there should be eight priests in the said chapel besides the five originally appointed, who, like the others, except the warden and sub-warden, could be removed at the will of the warden, and others put in their places, and that what was necessary should be provided them by the warden, made many fresh ordinances, and corrected those first made as seemed him good, which ordinances were confirmed by bishop Simon. Wherefore the archbishop prays the pope to confirm the aforesaid foundation, appropriation and ordinances, supplying any defect that there may be from the absence of mention of the consent of the bishop and chapter of Worcester. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 9 Kal. July.
(f. 54.)
Motu proprio, the pope makes reservation to Aymer, cardinal of St. Anastasia's, of benefices in the provinces of Canterbury to the value, together with those he has in the province of York, of 870 marks; the cardinal being archdeacon of the Eastriding, and having a canonry of York and prebend of Warehill, and the church of Axminster, in the diocese of Exeter, and the canonry and prebend St. Mary, in St. John's, Beverley, about which he is litigating in the apostolic palace. The cardinal is to have no more than one benefice in each city or diocese, and is to inform the pope in writing of the name and value of each benefice within six months of his accepting it.
Villeneuve by Avignon, 10 Kal. July.
(f. 62d.)
William Echeline, of the diocese of St. Andrews. For the perpetual vicarage of Inchemacbany, in the diocese of Aberdeen, void by reason that Duncan Thorphicheyn, who detains it, has not been ordained priest within due time, and by the negligence of the patron and ordinary to appoint a vicar.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Kal. July.
Ibid.
David Martin, B.C.L. of the diocese of St. Davids. For the church of Rodebarston, in the same diocese, in the gift of the master of Solebech of St. John of Jerusalem, in the same diocese; the last rector having entered the Carmelite order. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 64.)
The under written, who have no benefices nor expectations, petition for provision as follows; amongst others:—
John de Chelle, of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of the same.
Henry de Pinho, M.A. and bachelor of medecine, of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Norwich.
Richard Scholdon, of the diocese of Canterbury. For a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of the same.
John de Lustriaco, of the diocese of Lausanne. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter.
William de Lindrich, of the diocese of Hereford. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Adam Pullorn, of the diocese of Dunkeld. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of the same.
Robert called ‘Tailor,’ of Wich, chaplain, of the diocese of Worcester.
For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Hereford.
Granted for all to the value of 60l. with cure of souls, or 40l. without. Villeneuve by Arignon, 8 Kal. July.
(f. 65.)
The under-written petition as follows; amongst others:—
John de Waltham. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London.
John called ‘Brassour,’ of Eye, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of Norwich.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
(f. 66.)
The under-written petition, as follows; amongst others:—
William de Ideshale, B.C.L. of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury.
John Austin, of the diocese of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Tewkesbury.
John Symonis de Cold Ascheby. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Peter's de Pre, Leicester.
Henry Wyte, of Lenchwik. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Pershore.
John Lenchwike. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Gloucester.
John, son of the late William le Breustere, of Eye, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds.
John Poitel of Treurys, of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the Cistercian abbot and convent of Hayles.
Malcolm de Dombrok, an advanced scholar in arts. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Aberbrothoc.
Eugene Douf, of the diocese of St. Andrews. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Paisley.
Simon Juvenis, of the diocese of Aberdeen. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Lindores.
James de Bosco, of Paris. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Holywood, in the diocese of St. Andrews.
William, son of Henry Bate of Hapesburg, inceptor in civil and canon law, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hulme.
John de Melmorby. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
John de Wigeton, of the diocese of Carlisle. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough.
Henry called ‘Renne,’ of Winchcumbe. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Winchcumbe.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
(f. 67.)
The under-written petition as follows:—
Edmund, son of Richard Wynting of Hapesborg, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wilton. Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The under-written petition as follows; amongst others:—
William de Bilney. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes.
William de Barham. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Norwich.
Simon son of John de Marun, B.A. and scholar in canon law. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Spalding.
John Herdino, of the diocese of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Frideswide's.
Thomas Crosby, of the diocese of Carlisle. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Mathersay, of the order of Sempringham, in the diocese of York.
John de Marton, of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Durham.
William Echelyn. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of St. Andrews.
John son of Henry de Kent. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bolton in Craven.
William, son of Robert Drie, of Great Drifeld. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Kirkham.
John Chadeslay. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Worcester. Granted as above. Dated as above.
Amalric Riche of Liborn. For a benefice in the gift of the house of St. Augustine, Daventry.
Hugh Goscelin, of Colsteworye. For a benefice in the gift of the Augustinian house of Oselveston.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
(f. 67d.)
Petitions for dispensations on account of illegitimacy, that the petitioners may be ordained and hold a benefice apiece:—
John Fraunceys, of the diocese of Lincoln.
William and Robert called ‘Ghresk,’ of York.
John de Herteford, of the diocese of York.
John Tebay, of the diocese of York.
Peter Tebay, of the diocese of York.
Robert Banastre, of the diocese of Lichfield.
John and Robert called ‘Pedefer,’ of York. William, Robert, John, and Thomas called “de Hagthorp,” brothers, of York.
John son of John Fraunceys, of Barowe, of the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Kal. July.
(f. 68.)
Petitions for dispensations to those who, being illegitimate, have been tonsured, that they may be ordained and hold a benefice apiece:—
John Testard, of the diocese of Chichester.
Thomas Bromlye, of the diocese of Canterbury.
Simon de Wirethorp, of the diocese of York.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 68d.)
Petitions for the office of notary public:—
John de Clayton, M.A. of the diocese of York.
Thomas Den of Hay, S.C.L. of the diocese of St. Davids.
Thomas Tuggel, of Tiverton.
John, de Bereford, of the diocese of Lincoln.
John de Chalvecumbe, of the diocese of Exeter.
Roger Monchensy, of Edwardiston, of the diocese of Norwich.
John Stoke, of Henley.
John Fakus, of Eton (Eaton), of the diocese of York (bis.)
Peter de Biola, of the diocese of London.
Richard Norweye, of the diocese of Salisbury.
Richard de Horford, of the diocese of Exeter.
Thomas Bartre, of the diocese of St. Davids.
John Nykelyn, M.A. of the diocese of Exeter.
John Canoun, of the diocese of Salisbury.
Roger Stacheden of Litel Penele, of the diocese of Lincoln.
John de Luddre, of the diocese of Exeter.
John de Chelle, of the diocese of Lichfield.
Adam Daniel, of the diocese of Exeter.
Adam de Helay, of the diocese of York.
Nicholas called “de Burton,” of York.
Simon Reynerii, of the diocese of Rochester.
Richard, son of Geoffrey Scull, of Setrington, of the diocese of York.
John Gentilman, of Allerton, licentiate in arts, of the diocese of York.
John Remond, of Brigg, near Blibourgh, of the diocese of Norwich.
John Cance, of Gunwardby, of the diocese of Lincoln.
John de Diggeton, of the diocese of Carlisle.
Maurice son of John de Yarmouth, of Blofield.
Henry de Kirkestede, of the diocese of Norwich.
William called “de Tonthorp,” of York (bis).
Richard Burel, of Bonachmore, of the diocese of Meath.
William de Bilney.
William de Barham, of the diocese of Norwich.
Thomas de Brehulle, of Stratford-on-Avon.
John son of the late Thomas de Tregontros, of the diocese of Exeter.
John Pride, B.C.L. of the diocese of Lichfield.
Richard de Scholdon, of the diocese of Canterbury.
Granted, if they be found sufficient. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Kal. July.
(f. 88.)
Isabella, mother of the king of England. On behalf of William son of German Kay, of Wakefeld, of illegitimate birth, for a dispensation to hold a benefice besides the church of Wylingham, in the diocese of Norwich.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Non. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master Walter de Wodhous, rector of Kipax, in the diocese of York, student of canon law at Bologna, for a dispensation to study there for seven years, and to receive meanwhile the fruits of his benefices.
Granted for three years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Ralph de Southfeld, who in his twenty-second year obtained the church of Ardwyk, in the diocese of Norwich, value 8 marks, for a renewal of the collation of the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Roger le Ferreur, of Bedford, for the canonry and prebend of Werwell, in the diocese of Salisbury, value 20l. void by the death of Master Robert de Adria, to whom provision was made of the same in their voidance by the consecration of the bishop of Chichester; notwithstanding that Roger has a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramesey.
The pope believes that provision has been made, if not, the petition is granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of her chaplain, Robert atte Chuche of Guitthorp, of the diocese of York, for the church of St. Mary Magdalen, Milk Street, London, whose value is so small that it is not taxed for the tenth, on its voidance by the entry of Sir William Russel into the Carmelite order. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the following for a plenary indulgence at the hour of death:—
Baroness Matilda de Marmion, baron William la Zouche and Elizabeth his wife, Matilda Spyne, abbess of the Benedictine monastery, Winchester; baron Thomas de Berkele; William de Edyngton, the king's treasurer; Elizabeth, prioress of Hiham, in the diocese of Rochester; Isabella Waleys, of the diocese of Winchester; Robert de Burgh, of the diocese of Norwich; the lady of Lancaster, Nicholas Redyng, Constantine de Mortuomari and his wife and children. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the bishop of Norwich, for power to create two notaries. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 90d.) Henry, earl of Derby. Whereas his sister Isabella, prioress, and the convent of Ambresbury, in the diocese of Salisbury, of the order of Fontevraud, have expenses and debts which are greater than their means, for the appropriation of the church of Esgarston, in the said diocese, value 20 marks, which is served by a vicar, and is of their patronage by gift of Henry's father, the earl of Lancaster.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Non. July.
(f. 90d.)
The same. On behalf of Sir John de Withorn, priest, lord of Benedishe, who has many manors, for a portable altar.
Granted for his manors. Dated as above.
Ibid.
On behalf of his clerk, John de la Mare, son of Peter de la Mare, knight, aged nineteen, of approved learning in grammar, and bachelor in logic, for a dispensation to hold a benefice with cure of souls.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 92.)
Richard, earl of Arundel and Eleanor, daughter of Henry, earl of Lancaster, steward of England. Signification that they, on the last Saturday in Lent, contracted marriage in the king's chapel at Ditton, in presence of the king and queen, and at their instance, and consummated it, and that before this contract Richard had a son by Isabella de Dispencer, and that she, on her father's side, and Eleanor on her mother's side, were related in the second degree of kindred, and that Eleanor on her father's side, and Isabella on her mother's side, were related in the fourth and third degrees of kindred; and that thereupon Richard and Eleanor prayed for a dispensation to remain in the said marriage, and for the legitimation of their offspring present and future, and that the pope answered their petition, saying that if the facts were as stated the diocesan was to grant the required dispensation, they being first separated, and absolved from the sentence of excommunication, and that a penance should be enjoined them to found within a year three chaplaincies of the value of 10 marks in the parish church of the earl's principal place; dated 4 Non. Mar. an. 3. But as Richard and Eleanor are related in the fourth degree of kindred, though they did not know this at the time of their marriage, they pray the pope to enlarge the dispensation and to commit the matter to the bishops of Hereford and Chichester, in whose dioceses the earl has the greater part of his patrimony and his chief places. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Non. July.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to found the three chaplaincies in his principal castle of Arundel, where they intend to found other chaplaincies, outside the parish church. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 97.)
Hugh de Gebennis. On behalf of the prior and convent of Thornholm, for appropriation of the church of Scalby, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 20 marks. Granted. Avignon, Kal. 16 Aug.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Simon de Briselee, for the canonry and prebend of Westbury, in the diocese of Worcester, void by the promotion of John bishop of Hereford. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 98.)
King Edward and queen Philippa. On behalf of their secretary Master Robert de Chikewelle, rector of Hampton, in the diocese of Worcester, for leave to exchange that church with Nicholas Janini, of Bambert, for the canonry of Chichester and prebend of Henefelde; notwithstanding that Robert has canonries and prebends of London, Salisbury, Wells, and Dublin, which, with Hampton, amount to 66l. and also expects prebends in Lincoln and York, and a church in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, to the amount of 50l.
To be granted by Master R. Pelegrini, papal nuncio. Avignon
15 Kal. Aug.
(f. 98.)
The aforesaid king. On behalf of his clerk Master William de Ludeford, of illegitimate birth, already dispensed so as to be ordained and hold two benefices, for a further dispensation to accept other benefices, and be elected to a bishopric. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas, bishop elect of Durham. For faculty to choose his confessor, who shall give him absolution, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see.
Granted, for sentences not latæ, and in cases of irregularity, if death or mutilation have not followed. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That his confessor may give him plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to defer his consecration for three months beyond the due time, and meanwhile to hold the benefices he had at the time of his promotion. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to exact a charitable subsidy from all seculars and regulars of his diocese, to meet his past and present expenses.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 98d.)
The same. For licence to create five notaries public.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to grant dispensations to poor persons in the realm, and specially in the city and diocese of Durham, of illegitimate birth, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice.
Granted, for twelve born of unmarried persons, for six born or begotten of married persons, and for six sons of priests. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to grant dispensations to religious to eat flesh meat at his table. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that lately in the monastery of Ensham great discords have arisen between two competing abbots, who, raising armed bands, fought and caused bloodshed, so that John de Nony, monk of the same, wishing to avoid such dangers, fled to Glastonbury, whence indeed he came, and has stayed there more than six months, wherefore he prays the pope to absolve the said monk from the obedience and jurisdiction of the abbot of Ensham, and to allow him to remain for his life at Glastonbury. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 106.)
Thomas, bishop of Ely. For licence to exact a charitable subsidy from all seculars and regulars of his city and diocese, to meet his necessary expenses. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to reserve benefices in his gift to six clerks chosen by him. Granted for six benefices. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk and nephew Thomas Michaelis, of the diocese of Canterbury, for a dispensation, he being eighteen years of age, to obtain a dignity or office with or without cure of souls.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 106.)
The same. For licence to confer the office of notary public on six persons chosen by him. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to grant dispensation to poor persons and others of the realm, of illegitimate birth, to be ordained and hold benefices.
Granted for twelve born of unmarried persons, for six born or begotten of married persons, and for six sons of priests, deacons, or sub-deacons. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to grant dispensations to religious to eat meat at his table. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Sir John de la Rivere and Margaret his wife, of the diocese of Worcester, John Hamound and Agnes his wife of London, Master Thomas Powis, rector of Holte, in the diocese of Worcester, Robert Ludeford, priest, of the diocese of Wells, Robert Lymbermere and Cristina his wife, of Sherburn, in the diocese of Salisbury, Joan de Pecham relict of William de Pecham, of the diocese of Canterbury, and John de Wynwyk, of the diocese of Lichfield, and Thomas de Brembre, of that of Norwich, the king's secretaries, for a plenary indulgence.
Ibid.
The same. Signification on the part of Adam le Longe, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury, that when A. bishop of Tusculum was sent as nuncio to England and France power was given him, on reserving their resignation, to grant dispensations to clerks of those realms touching their benefices and fruits unlawfully received, and that Adam was so dispensed touching the church of Ditchampton, which he obtained when in his nineteenth year, and has held for twenty-six years, and that the fruits thereof, which were too small to be taxed for the tenth, were remitted to him. But as Adam has a prick of conscience because he made his resignation, not, as stated, to the cardinal nuncio, but, before his legation, to the ordinary of his diocese, the aforesaid bishop prays the pope to confirm what has been done, as if the resignation had been made to the cardinal. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 107.)
Thomas de Bellocampo, earl of Warwick. On behalf of his clerk, John de Bradewas, rector of Seggesbarwe, for dispensation to study civil law for seven years in some university without being obliged to reside in his benefice.
Granted for three years. Avignon, 7 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that his clerk, John de Chalveston, being dispensed on account of illegitimacy, obtained the church of Southtauton, in the diocese of Exeter. The earl therefore prays that the said clerk may be further dispensed so as to hold other benefices, and exchange or resign them successively.
Granted for two without cure of souls, and for one with it. Dated as above.
(f. 108.)
Simon Offinacha, a Friar Preacher of Ireland, of illegitimate birth, dispensed so as to hold any offices of his order short of that of provincial. For a further dispensation to hold any office whatsoever in his order, and be promoted to the episcopate.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. Aug.
(f. 110.)
Richard de Middleton, priest, of the diocese of Hereford, member of the household of the bishop of Ely. Signification that he, when formerly in the service of a certain lord, and walking with him, met an enemy of the same with others, who had despoiled the said lord of certain tenements and possessions, and struck one of them, who was a layman. No other blow having been given, they soon after came to words, and then to blows, when one of the said enemies, being a clerk, mortally wounded the said lord with a sword, on which the said Richard, in defence of his master, struck the aggressor, who followed and tried to kill him. Other members of the household of the said lord, believing that he was dead—and, indeed, he did die of his wound that night—followed up the said clerk, and, without Richard's knowledge or assistance, killed him. Although Richard had nothing to do with the death of the said clerk, seeing that at the time he was assisting his dying master, lie has, nevertheless, not approached the altar, and as he was only doing his duty, and has no other means of subsistence, he prays the pope to dispense him on account of the above related irregularity.
Granted, so that he can minister in minor orders and hold a benefice without cure of souls.
Avignon
, 7 Kal. Aug.
(f. 111.)
Humphrey and William, earls of Hereford and Northampton. Signification that when of old there was strife and slaughter among the common relations and friends of David Vichan and Alice, daughter of Howell Vichar, of the diocese of St. Davids, it fell out that the said David and Alice contracted marriage, clandestinely indeed, seeing that they were related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. On this the strife ceased, to the great consolation of the people and country. Wherefore the said earls pray for a dispensation that David and Alice may remain in the marriage so contracted.
To be done by the diocesan, they being first separated, and a penance is to be enjoined; the survivor in not to re-marry, and they are to found chaplaincies, or give money to the subsidy against the Turks, according to their means. Avignon, 4 Kal, Aug.
Ibid.
Lady Elizabeth do Burgo, the king's kinswoman and countess of Clare. That religious may eat flesh meat in her house.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Richard, earl of Arundel. On behalf of his brother Michael, a monk of St. Martin's, secretary, now bailif of Atherynton and administrator of the possessions of the said monastery in England, for commission to hold the said office for life. Cancelled.]
Ibid.
Nigel Loring, knight of the earl of Derby, sometime the king's ambassador to the pope. Whereas, on. behalf of his brother, John Loring, of the diocese of Lincoln, a petition was made for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramesey, value 100l. notwithstanding that he was in his seventeenth year, which was granted for a benefice, without cure of souls, to the value of 30 marks; and as the said grant is useless, the pope is prayed to grant a dispensation to the said John to hold benefices.
Granted to the amount of 50 marks with cure of souls, 30 without, Dated as above.
(f. 111d.)
The same, On behalf of John Pecok, rector of Tyngrie, in the diocese of Lincoln, dispensed on account of illegitimacy, for a further dispensation to hold three benefices. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 114.)
William Clavile. Whereas at the request of William de Norwico, then dean of Lincoln, now bishop of Norwich, papal provision was made to Clavile, who had laboured with him in his office, of a benefice value 35 marks with cure of souls, or 25 without, in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, which provision was useless because other provisions were made at the same time, when Clavile was absent on business of the said dean, and, as he has obtained no benefice, he prays for one, value 40l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Aug.
(f. 122d.)
John de Clifford. For the church of Kiusope, in the diocese of Hereford, value 6 marks, void by the resignation of Richard Clifford, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Hereford, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, Non. Aug.
Ibid.
Richard de Clifford. For the church of Dodeleston, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, value 8 marks, void by the resignation of Master John de Clifford, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Llandaff, with expectation of a prebend, and a canonry of Aberwily and prebend of Lanpeder, value together 10½ marks.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 128.)
Queen Philippa, Henry, earl of Lancaster and Leicester, steward of England, his son Henry, earl of Derby, Thomas, earl of Warwick, marshal of England, and Hugh Despenser, the king's kinsman, lord of Glomer and Morgan. Signification that although the master, priors, brethren, and sisters of the order of Sempringham, immediately subject to the Roman church, are exempt from ordinary or legatine authority, nevertheless certain ordinaries endeavour to enforce jurisdiction over them. The aforesaid persons therefore pray the pope to confirm the said privilege and exemption, and to declare the said order to be free from all ordinary jurisdiction for ever.
Granted full exemption to the master, priors, canons, lay-brethren, nuns and sisters present and future, and to the monasteries, in recognition of which one pound of gold is to be paid every two years to the papal camera. Avignon, Non. Aug.
(f. 125.)
Raymund, cardinal of New St. Mary's. Signification that his chaplain, John de Vienna, canon of Salisbury, borrowed from Richard de Thormerton at the Roman court 30 gold florins, and was sentenced under pain of excommunication to pay the same within a fixed term, and that John, returning to England, duly paid the same to an agent commonly called a bailiff in Richard's church of Bisschopeston, in the diocese of Salisbury, and received an acquittance, and that subsequently the pope made provision to John of a canonry of Salisbury, and prebend of Axford and Heydon in Salisbury, but John had a scruple touching the sentence of excommunication, inasmuch as the sum although paid in due time was not paid at the appointed place, and he was absolved from the said sentence. Wherefore the said cardinal prays the pope on behalf of the said John to validate the provision of the said canonry and prebend, whose value does not exceed 6l.
Provision is mode to him anew, and fruits received are remitted, and his stall in choir and place in chapter are to be retained by him. Avignon.
8 Id. Aug.
(f. 129d.)
John Paschal, Carmelite, bishop of Llandaff, vice-prior provincial of the said order in England. Whereas Gregory IX. made order touching oblations and alms offered at the altars of poor religious but some rectors litigate in regard to this, not allowing the friars to celebrate in chapels outside their principal oratory, nor to receive oblations therein, the pope is prayed to command that no rector, prelate, or any other shall presume to lay claim to oblations made at any altars wheresoever of the petitioners, or given into the priest's hand, or before the images of saints in places belonging to the petitioners, and that any attempt to do so shall be stopped, the same to apply to causes now in litigation.
They are to have under the pope's bull whatever the decretal of Gregory IX. gave them, but note is to be made in the papal chancery whether such decretal applies only to Friars Preachers and Friars Minors, or whether it extends to Carmelites; compositions and transactions already made touching the same are to be respected. Avignon, 5 Id. Aug.
(f. 136.)
John de Croindole, of the diocese of Dunkeld, kinsman of the king of Scotland, advanced in arts, and student in civil law, recommended by letters of the queen of Scotland. For the church of Torrech, in the diocese of Aberdeen, void because the lay patron appointed to it Michael called ‘Ramesay’ under twenty-four years of age, who was admitted by the bishop's vicar, notwithstanding that John has the church of Codlessey in the same diocese, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For a canonry of Ross with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 138d.)
Ralph, bishop of Bath and Wells. Signification that John XXII. seeing that the income of the see did not exceed 20l. ordered the archbishop of Canterbury to unite to it the church of Chiw, in the gift of the said bishop, value 50 marks, and Walter de Hulle, sub-dean of Wells, and John de Wambergh, canon of the same, to whom the archbishop committed the matter, carried out the said appropriation. The bishop therefore prays the pope to confirm what has been done by these sub-delegates. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Aug.
Ibid.
Whereas, by a mistake of the writer, the word ‘spirituality’ was left out of the above appropriation, the pope is prayed to order the correction of the same. Granted. n.d.
(f. 140d.)
W. bishop of Norwich. Signification that his predecessors were wont to receive the first fruits of void benefices in the city and diocese and although the archbishop of Canterbury, during the penultimate voidance of the see of Norwich, as keeper of the spirituality of the see, received the said first fruits, which amounted to 800 marks, thus tacitly approving the said custom, lie nevertheless molested and disquieted Anthony, the petitioner's immediate predecessor, touching the same. The bishop therefore prays the pope to inhibit the archbishops of Canterbury and any others from interfering with the bishops of Norwich touching the said custom, and to confirm it, appointing conservators according to the grant made by John XXII.
Conserrators are to be appointed for ten years, according to the form ordered in the council of Vienne. Avignon, 2 Non. Aug.
(f. 141.)
Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospitallers in England. For confirmation of the privileges granted to the master and brethren by Honorius III. 3 Non. Feb. an. 1, and the grant of conservators to the same made by John XXII. 7 Id. Oct., an. 4, according to the form “Jam ex vetustate consumi.
The privilege of Honorius is to be confirmed, omitting clauses containing the words “inhonestatem” or “injustitiam,” and those since corrected or revoked. Avignon, 2 Id. Aug.
(142d.)
Roger de Califordia, of the diocese of Exeter. For the church of Heghame, in the diocese of Wells, void by the death of Roger de Langelonde at the Roman court, John de Ferindone being removed from it, notwithstanding that Roger has a chaplaincy or vicarage in the cathedral of Wells without cure of souls.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Aug.
(f. 171d.)
William de Prestwold, canon of Sempringham, present at the Roman court. That his confessor and those of William Due and Agnes his wife, and of Robert, master of the said order, may absolve them at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Sept.
(f. 172d.)
Robert de Thresk, skilled in the law, of the diocese of York, who has laboured in the Roman court for twelve years. For the canonry of Howden, and prebend of Thorp, void by the death of Master Robert de Turre de Adria, who died at the Roman court when the late Ralph de Blaykeston was holding the prebend, notwithstanding that Thresk has a canonry of Salisbury with expectation of a prebend, and canonries and prebends of Heytesbury and Bangor.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Sept.