John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. Signification that they have built, in honour of the Holy Trinity, a college of thirteen chaplains in their town of Spillesby hard by the chapel, and for the souls of themselves and their ancestors propose to institute and endow the said college out of their goods to the amount of 80 marks a year. They, therefore, pray that the bishop of Carlisle, who lives near their manor of Eresby, may be allowed to institute in the town of Spillesby and dwelling aforesaid a college of twelve priests, and at their head a perpetual master, with full powers of correction, elected by the college and the ordinary at the presentation of the said John and his wife and their heirs; and that the bishop of Carlisle should confirm the statutes of the college made by its founders, that shall seem to him reasonable, according to which the master and chaplains are bound to serve their lord, and should incorporate and unite to the income of the college the churches of Spillesby, value 16 marks, Upper Toynton, value 25 marks, and Kirkeby, in the deanery of Bolingbroke, value 20 marks, of the patronage of the said John and his wife, so that the college may present to the ordinary a vicar to be instituted by him in each of the said churches with a stipend of 6 marks and a house of residence, to take effect on the death or resignation of the rectors of the said churches. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Sept.
The same. That members of mendicant and other orders may eat flesh-meat at their table.
Granted, if their superiors give leave. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of their kinsman, Thomas de Strubby, for a dispensation on account of illegitimacy, that he may hold one benefice with cure of souls, and two without. Granted. Dated as above.
Joan de Mortuomari, countess of March. On behalf of her clerk John Ketel, S.C.L. of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and covent of Laund, in the said diocese.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Sept.
The same. On behalf of John de Roderham for a benefice, value 40l. in the gift of the abbot and Augustinian convent of Leicester, notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Stretton, in the diocese of Lichfield, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of Richard atte Sea (ad Mare), for a benefice, value 50 marks, in the gift of the prior and convent of Alwyngham, of the order of Sempringham. Granted. Dated as above.
Richard Wachan, D.C.L. Whereas in the petition for collation to him by the pope of the archdeaconry of Surrey, it was not mentioned that cure of souls was attached to it, that the pope would confirm such collation, although he holds also canonries and prebends of London, and of Aberwyly, and a canonry of St. Davids, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Sept.
The same. For a dispentation to hold two benefices with cure of souls as well as the archdeaconry of Surrey, and other benefices as above. Granted. Dated as above.
John Wade. Signification that, at the request of Henry, earl of Derby, he has obtained from the pope the church of Keteryng, in the diocese of Lincoln, which church Alan de Setryngton is said to have accepted, who afterwards died at Rome. He therefore prays the pope to confer on him all the right that Alan had to the said church, he being ready to pay out of its fruits 200 florins to the subsidy against the Turks; notwithstanding that he has the deanery of the king's chapel at Hastings. Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. Sept.
John Thursteyn, B.C.L. clerk to Thomas, bishop of Ely, rector of Bishopsbourn, in the diocese of Canterbury. For the canonry and prebend of Salisbury, value 20 marks, void by the death of Bernard de Cuturiaco, papal chaplain, and held for a year and more by Thomas de Brembre. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Sept.
Alexander Steward ((Senescalli), licentiate in canon law, archdeacon of Ross, papal chaplain. For leave to make a will or dispose of his goods. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Sept.
Robert de Canley, of the diocese of Lincoln, for the canonry and prebend of Grantham Borealis, in the church of Salisbury, void by the death of Tido de Varesiis, papal chaplain.
Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Oct.
King Edward. Whereas the parish church of Hegthorn, in the diocese of Durham, has become void by the death of Maunsell Marmion (or Marimon), on which the king presented his secretary William de Dalton, to the bishop, who instituted him; and whereas it is asserted that Maunsell's benefices were before his death reserved to the pope, the king prays the pope to make provision to William of the said church; notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Hastings and Bridgnorth and the sacristy of Beverley, and, being canon of Lincoln, expects a prebend there.
Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Oct.
King Edward. On behalf of Thomas, sun of Bartholomew de Burghassh, knight, for a dispensation that he may accept a benefice, he being in his fifteenth year. Granted, Avignon, 15 Kal. Oct.
Raynold Orsini (de filiis Ursi), papal notary, dean of Salisbury. For licence during three years to visit his deanery by deputy.
Granted for two years. Avignon, 14 Kal. Oct.
James Bauford. For the deanery and prebend of Thorngate in the church of Lincoln, the value of the prebend being 50s. which are about to be void by the consecration of John de Thoresby, to whom the pope has made provision of the bishopric of St. Davids; notwithstanding that he has the church of Oundele, in the same diocese, and a canonry and the prebend of Stratton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Oct.
Henry, earl of Lancaster. On behalf of John de Burton, for the canonry and prebend of the collegiate church of Lanchester, in the diocese of Durham, void by the death of Maunsell Marmion, or Marimon; notwithstanding that John has one parish church.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Oct.
John Casse, M.A. of the diocese of Exeter. Signification that Gregory de Rudrit, of the diocese of Exeter, obtained in forma pauaperum, in the first year of Clement VI., papal provision of a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bodmin, and accepted the parish church of Withiel on its becoming void by the death of Ralph Nanspil, and petitioned that the said church should be conferred on him by the bishop of Exeter, who refused to do so; on which Gregory appealed to the pope, and obtained that the cause should be committed to Bernard de Requisen, papal auditor; and afterwards hearing that the bishop of Exeter had made provision of the said church to William Janne, of the said diocese, and had inducted him, again appealed to the pope against the said bishop and W. Janne; Gregory then died at the Roman court. Wherefore John Casse prays the pope to transfer to him whatever right Gregory had in the said church. Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Oct.
The abbot and convent of the Premonstratensian monastery of Croxton, in the diocese of Lincoln. Signification that their church and other buildings have been lately burned; and that the greater part of their possessions which are on the borders of York towards Scotland has become useless from being harried by the Scots; they therefore pray the pope to appropriate to them the parish church of Thyngden, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 40l., a vicar's portion of 15 marks being reserved, the sufficiency of the said portion to be determined by the bishop of Durham or of Carlisle.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Oct
Richard, earl of Arundell. On behalf of his brother, Edmund de Arundell, treasurer of Chichester, in his 28th year, for a dispensation that he may be elected bishop. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Oct.
The same. On behalf of Robert de Canley, of the diocese of Lincoln, for the canonry and prebend of Grantham Borealis, in the church of Salisbury, formerly held by Tido de Varesiis.
Granted. Dated as above.
King Edward. Whereas when the pope granted his petition for power to found three monasteries of the order of Friars Preachers, no answer was made to the prayer contained in the petition concerning the appropriation of churches to the said monasteries, the king prays that he and his successors may do what is asked above, and that the ordinaries of places in which there are churches of the king's patronage may be bound to incorporate them. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Oct.
The same. That the pope will remit the examination to Walter de Wetewang, William de Dalton, Simon de Brantingham, John de Dunelmia, and John called ‘Trim’ and will commission the vice-chancellor to correct the petition of Simon de Brantingham, in which a mistake was made as to the diocese, and another as to the surname of John, which was given as de cornu whereas it should have been Trim. Granted. Dated as above.
Queen Philippa. On behalf of Roger de Fulford, D.C.L. rector of Kaerwent, in the diocese of Llandaff, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, for a dispensation to hold other benefices.
Granted for one benefice with cure of souls, and two without. Avignon, 11 Kal. Oct.
The same. On behalf of John de Chidenton, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a like dispensation.
Granted for promotion to all orders, and for one benefice with cure of souls, and one without. Dated as above.
Richard Wachan, archdeacon of Surrey. For the church of Heryngeswelle, in the diocese of Norwich, value 21 marks, void by the resignation of Simon de Sudbury; notwithstanding that he holds the said archdeaconry and canonries and prebends in Aberwyly, in the diocese of St. Davids, and London.
Granted however it is void. Avignon, 11 Kal. Oct.
Gilbert de Yarwel, of England, and Nicholas de Combraxio, of Sicily, rectors of the university of scholars of canon and civil law at Bologna, and the university itself. On behalf of William de Brusatis of Morgengo, of the diocese of Novara, for the benefice of St. Martin's, Morgengo. Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Oct.
Richard Wachan, archdeacon of Surrey. The pope is asked to add to the provision made to him of the church of Heryngeswelle, under the same date or any other, the resignation of the church in the Roman court, or that in any other way it is there void; and to order his benefices and expectation to be entered in the chancery.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Kal. Oct.
Matthew de Briselee, of the diocese of Norwich, student of civil law, for the canonry and prebend of Grantham, commonly called ‘Northprovendre,’ in the diocese of Salisbury, void by the death of Tido de Varesio; notwithstanding that John de Langeborth detains them.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Aug. The date corrected by the pope's order from Kal. Oct.
Reginald de Bugwelle, rector of Wydecombe, in the diocese of Wells, skilled in the law. For a canonry of Exeter with expectation of a prebend; notwithstanding that provision has been made to him of a canonry and prebend of Suthwell.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Oct.
The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. On behalf of John son of John de Landaff, M.A. for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Gloucester; notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Martin without Westgate, Winchester.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Oct.
The same. On behalf of John Verdon, knight, and Agnes de Southdon, of the diocese of Exeter, for a plenary indulgence.
Granted. Dated as above.
John de Herlyng, usher of the king's chamber. For leave to have divine service celebrated by a chaplain, and sacraments and sacramentals ministered in the chapel of his manor, a long way from the parish church of Herlyng, in the diocese of Norwich.
Let him have a portable altar in the said place for his life. Avignon, 3 Kal. Oct.
Robert Steward (Senescallus) of Scotland, King David's lieutenant and nephew. On behalf of Adam Pullur, of the diocese of Dunkeld, student of canon law, of noble origin, for a canonry of Glasgow; notwithstanding that he has the vicarage of Stramyclok, in the diocese of Dunkeld. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Oct.
John, archbishop of Canterbury. Signification that in his palace at Canterbury, and in various places, manors, and possessions of the archbishopric are very many houses and spacious buildings built of old with great expense, most of which have been weakened by age or neglect of his precedessors, and their repairs are very costly. He therefore prays the pope to incorporate to the archiepiscopal income the church of Raculvre of his patronage, value 113l. 6s. 8d.
Granted; the rights of the archdeacon being preserved, and compensation made him. Avignon, 4 Non. Nov.