Volume XXVI
3 Innocent VI

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'Volume XXVI: 3 Innocent VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 269-290. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92379 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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1355.(f. 2.)
Walter de Bintre, of the diocese of Norwich. For a portable altar.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Feb.
(f. 8.)
Simon Simeon, chamberlain of the duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas de Langeton, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Feb.
(f. 8d.)
Thomas de Waverton. Signification that on the late voidance of the deanery of Ossory by the resignation made by Adam de Guillek to the bishop, the precentor, chancellor, treasurer, archdeacon, and other canons elected him, and he was placed by the bishop in possession of the deanery. But, fearing that the deanery may have been reserved to the apostolic see, he prays for confirmation of the said election.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
John de Insula, knight and baron, lord of Rougemont (de Rubiomonte.) On behalf of Edmund de Grantesete, of the diocese of Ely, for a canonry of Beverley, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The duke of Lancaster, and the earl of Arundel, the king's ambassadors. That their servants, clerical and lay, while engaged in their service may not be summoned or arrested in the Roman court or otherwise hindered, but may be treated as though not present therein, and that this indult may be enforced against any attempt made by auditors or judges of the Roman Court. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
(f.9.)
The warden or master of St. Giles without the Bar of the Old Temple, London, and the brethren and sisters of the order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, in the diocese of London. Signification that the said hospital was founded for a warden and three brethren and two sisters of the said order, and two secular chaplains, according to the disposition of the master of Burton St. Lazarus, master of the order in England, of the diocese of Lincoln, and for fourteen lepers on the nomination of the mayor and council of the city of London, and that the said hospital has suffered loss by fire and is burdened by debts, and that the lands which they used to cultivate and those let to farm to seculars are, by reason of the horrible mortality, now uncultivated, so that they are unable to maintain the fourteen lepers. Wherefore William de Cornewayle, serjeant-at-arms of the king and of Henry, duke of Lancaster, prays the pope to grant an indulgence of five years and five quadragene to those who visit the hospital and give alms for the maintenance of the poor therein.
Granted for one year and forty days; to hold good for ten years. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same William de Cornewayle. For confirmation to the said poor of the hospital of all indulgences and privileges made by the pope's predecessors to the said hospital and order in England.
Let the privileges be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, confirmed. Dated as above.
(f. 9d.)
Robert de Grene, chamberlain of the duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his kinsman, Ralph de Ulnhale, of the diocese of Worcester, for the church of Melcheburn in that of Lincoln, void by the death of Bartholomew de Drayton at the Roman court.
Granted, if no other has a claim to it. Avignon, 6 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Bernard de Broquasio (Brocas), knight of Henry, duke of Lancaster. Whereas William the hermit, chaplain of St. Leonard, Loffold, in Windsor forest, lives a solitary life, and serves God alone, and whereas a multitude of people flock to the chapel, the pope is prayed to grant an indulgence to those who visit the said chapel yearly at Whitsuntide and the Assumption, and give alms to the fabric.
Granted for one year and forty days. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
William de Driffield, clerk and treasurer of Henry, duke of Lancaster. For the archdeaconry of Coventry, void by the death of William de Cruce, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stikeney, in the diocese of Lincoln, and expects a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wilton. Granted. Avignon, 8 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas de Madefray, clerk of the prince of Wales, for the canonry and prebend of Lincoln, value 10 marks, void by death of Henry de Chaddesden, archdeacon of Leicester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bradnench, in the diocese of Exeter, and a canonry of the royal chapel in Windsor castle.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 11.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. For a relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the chapel or hospital of lepers of St. Mary Magdalen in Aumondernesse, in the diocese of York, of which he is patron, on the four feasts of Easter, the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and on those of SS. Peter and Paul, St. Mary Magdalen, and St. Thomas of Canterbury.
Granted for one year and forty days. Avignon, 5 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Lancastria, M.A. bachelor of theology, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Carting, in the diocese of Canterbury, value 80 marks.
Lincoln is too much burdened, but it is granted for Salisbury. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk and secretary, John de Welburne, that the papal provision made to him of the canonry of Lincoln and prebend of Asgardby, about the reservation of which there is a doubt, may hold good, notwithstanding that he has two benefices with cure of souls, and two canonries and prebends to be named in the chancery.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Auncel, S.C.L. brother of Alexander Auncel, the duke's knight, for the church of Stikeney, on its voidance by the promotion of William de Driffield to the archdeaconry of Coventry. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas Clement VI. gave Robert de la Mare, knight, the duke's steward, a portable altar, he prays for the like for his wife Matilda, who by reason of her frequent pregnancy cannot conveniently come to the parish church. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Walter Power, for a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, value 5 marks, and the church of Leek, value 50l. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Robert de Walkinton, M.A. canon of York, for confirmation to him of the prebend of Fenton, which he obtained by papal provision on the duke's petition, and has held it for eight years, notwithstanding that the said prebend may be reserved in the Roman court, or that he has canonries and prebends of Lincoln and Lichfield, and a church in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Dated as above.
(f.11d.)
The Fame. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas de Kimbelle, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Malmesbury.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that he began to build a chapel in the place where the noble earl, Sir Thomas of Lancaster, his uncle, died, and in which were to be placed two or three monks from the Cluniac monastery of St. John the Evangelist, Pontefract; and as the place is in the parish of Pontefract, of whose church the prior and convent are rectors, he intends, with the pope's licence, to increase the portion for the said monks. He prays therefore for licence to do what he intends, (fn. 1) and to appropriate to the said monks the church of Slantburne, of the patronage of the said prior and convent, value 24 marks 6½d. a perpetual vicar's portion being reserved.
Granted, subject to the goodwill of the abbot or prior. Avignon, 5 Kal Feb.
(f. 12.)
John de Kirkeby, rector of Horncaster. Signification that he obtained that church by authority of the ordinary, and has held it for four years. Fearing that it may be reserved, he prays for confirmation of the same, notwithstanding that he is litigating about a canonry of Lincoln and the prebend of Scarle.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Bartholomew de Burghassh, baron. On behalf of Lubert de Dale, for a canonry and prebend of Soest, in the diocese of Cologne, notwithstanding that he has the church of Dale, in the said diocese, and a canonry of Munster, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William de Brodewindesore, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William de Sutton, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and brethren of St. John of Jerusalem, in England.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Theodoric, son of the late Robin de Starkenbergh, for a benefice in the gift of the provost, dean, and chapter of the Apostles' church, Cologne.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas Theodric de Dale, usher of the prince of Wales, has the patronage of the church of St. Martin, Dale, in the diocese of Cologne, has a special devotion to the said church, the pope is prayed to relax four years and four quadragene of enjoined penance to those who visit the church on the feast of the patron, those of St. Mary, Holy Cross, and St. Katherine, and other four principal feasts, or lend a helping hand to the fabric of the same.
Granted for one year and forty days, to hold good for ten years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Henry, duke of Lancaster, and John, duke of Brabant. On behalf of John Amelii, of Schonow, scholar, of the diocese of Liége, the son of a deacon, for a dispensation to be ordained and hold two benefices.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
(f. 13.)
Andrew Loterel, knight, John Newmarche, and John de Rythur, esquires of Henry, duke of Lancaster. For licence to visit the Holy Sepulchre, each accompanied by twelve horsemen and their attendants.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Thomas de Naunton, esquire of the said duke. For the like, and Geoffrey de Steyvecle, the king's knight, for the like, each accompanied by ten horsemen. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Hugh de Camoys, knight, of the diocese of Salisbury. For the like.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Henry, duke of Lancaster. Signification that John, bishop of Lincoln, by special papal commission erected into a collegiate church the chapel of the hospital founded by Henry, the duke's father, in the town of Leicester near his castle, and endowed for a dean, twelve secular canons, thirteen perpetual vicars, three clerks, and six choristers, with ordinances set forth in the bishop's instrument. The duke therefore prays for confirmation of the said erection and ordinances. The wonted hospitality is not a little increased in the said hospital.
To be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, confirmed. Avignon, 5 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. For renewal of the indulgences granted to those who visit the said chapel, and to the master of the hospital, now the dean of the church. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For confirmation of the privileges granted to the master of the hospital.
To be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, granted. Dated as above.
(f. 13d.)
The same. For an indulgence to penitents who visit the said collegiate church at Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Whitsunday, Michaelmas, and feasts of the blessed Virgin, the Apostles, and the nativity of St. John Baptist, and give alms, and say an ‘Our Father’ and a ‘Hail Mary’ for the souls of Henry and Matilda, the duke's father and mother, and for his good estate while alive, and for his soul when dead.
Granted for a year and forty days. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the dean, canons, and vicars of the said church may obtain other benefices without obligation of residence.
Granted for five years. Dated as above. [Marginal note.] The clause touching the dean is cancelled.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to the dean to absolve and dispense the canons, vicars, choristers, and otheis of the said church who may incur excommunication or irregularity by laying violent hands on ecclesiastics, provided that the injury falls short of death or mutilation.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the dean, canons, and vicars may celebrate divine offices privately in time of a general interdic.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the dean and canons may have their church reconciled by a priest when necessary.
Granted for five years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas there were anciently five chaplains of the hospital, that on their death five others may succeed them as canons.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 14.)
The same. For faculty to the dean to absolve and enjoin penance to all persons who come to him to confession.
Granted for the persons of the church.
Ibid.
The same. That the duke's chaplains, when engaged in his service, may not be compelled to reside in their other benefices.
Granted for five years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Whereas Clement VI. gave exemption from ordinary jurisdiction to the monastery of St. Werburg, Chester, the abbot William alone petitioning, without consent of the convent, so that he might the more freely give himself up to dissolute living, and whereas the assent of the prince of Wales, earl of Chester, patron of the monastery, was not obtained, nor that of the king, from whom the county of Chester is held in fee, nor that of others concerned, some of the elder monks, seeing that they could not lay their complaints before the bishop, and in view of the great injury and scandal to religion, betook themselves to other monasteries, they thereby suffering in various ways, the said prince and earl, and father Richard de Seynesburi, now abbot, the convent and lay brothers desiring that the monastery should be under the jurisdiction of the ordinary, pray the pope to issue a commission to some cardinal to inform him of the facts, and on mature consideration of the same to revoke the said exemption.
Let it be done by the vice-chancellor. Avignon, 2 Kal. Feb.
(f. 15.)
Francho de Hale, baron, and councillor of the duke of Lancaster. For plenary remission to himself and six persons to be named in the chancery. Granted. Avignon, 7 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Elisabeth, daughter of the late Albertinus Rotarius, receiver of the prince and count of Flanders, for the patronage of a chaplaincy, value 30 gold florins, which she desires to found in the church of St. Mary, Dam, in the diocese of Tournay.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Feb.
Ibid
Robert de Wissingsete, chaplain of the bishop of Norwich. For the office of notary. Granted. Avignon 6 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Roger de Wineston. For the same. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 15d.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his clerk, William de Lughburgh, D.C.L. for a canonry of Chichester, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Lewes, and a canonry and the prebend called ‘Bursal,’ value 6 marks, in St. Cross, Crediton. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his physician, Master Pascal de Bononia, who obtained from Clement VI. a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend, and has spent no little money in fruitlessly prosecuting his claim to the same, notwithstanding that he has the church of Patenhulle, value 25l. and the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen, Preston, value 5s. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of hip secretary, Roger de Burton, for the canonry and prebend of St. Martin in Lincoln, value 10 marks, void by the death of Henry de Chaddesden, notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Gregory, Sudbury.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, Nicholas de Croxhale, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham, notwithstanding that he has papal provision of a canonry and prebend of Ripon.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his almoner, William de Grenburgh, for the archdeaconry of Stafford, papal reservation of which was made to Roger de Dorking, who died before obtaining possession, although Richard de Birmingham first, and then John de Marisco, held it for six years in exchange for the deanery of St. John's. Chester, notwithstanding that William has the church of Kingsley, value 10 marks, with a house of residence in the said archdeaconry, which the archdeaconry has not.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Avignon, 2 Kal. Feb.
(f. 16.)
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, Thomas de Shifford, for a canonry of Hereford, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Knolle, in the diocese of Salisbury, value 10 marks. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Panetria, of the diocese of Lichfield, for a benefice in the gift of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William de Tuttebury, of the diocese of Lichfield, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Chester. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For his clerk, William de Dale, of the diocese of York, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For his clerk, Elias de Bridewisle, of the diocese of Lichfield, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Fetherstonhalgh, of the diocese of Durham, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Marton, S.C.L., of the diocese of York, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John Owayn, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Robert de Cressewelle, of the diocese of Lichfield, for a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of York. Granted in Wells. Dated as above.
(f. 17.)
John Trivet, knight, companion of Guy de Briene, baron, the King's ambassador. On behalf of his brother, Edmund de Gournay, S.C.L. for the precentorship, with the canonry and prebend, of Wells, void by the death of William de Littelton. Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Feb.
(f. 17d.)
Alexander de Dalby. For the deanery of St. John's, Chester, void by reason that Hugh de Trekingham has obtained the church of Mold (de Monte Alto), in the diocese of St. Asaph.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Blanche Wake, lady of Lydell, daughter of Henry, earl of Lancaster. On behalf of her clerk, John de Trippelowe, for a prebend of St. John's, Beverley. Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. Feb.
(f. 19d.)
Thomas, bishop elect of Norwich, sub-deacon. For licence to be ordained deacon and priest, and to be consecrated by any catholic bishop. Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Mar.
(f. 20d.)
Ernald de Duroforti, knight, Vicecomes Laburth. Signification that William de Lardo obtained provision of the canonry and prebend of Rammesbury, void by the consecration of Simon de Monteacuto, bishop of Worcester, but died before getting possession. Wherefore, on behalf of his clerk, John de Stretle, M.A. and D.C.L. Ernald prays for provision of the said canonry and prebend, notwithstanding that he expects an office in the same cathedral church.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Feb.
(f. 21.)
The household of William, bishop of Norwich, who died at the Roman court. They have crossed the sea in the service of their lord who came to treat for peace between the kings, and being destitute in remote parts pray for the underwritten favours:—
To Master Thomas de Lexham, chamberlain, and master of the household of the said bishop, and to Agnes his mother, plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
To Robert de Sutton, of the diocese of Norwich, D.C.L. a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely. Granted. Dated as above.
To Laurence de Litelton, B.C.L. a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Norwich. Granted. Dated as above.
To Roger de Sutton, of the diocese of Lincoln, licentiate in civil law, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough.
Granted. Dated as above.
To Robert de Walton, of the diocese of Norwich, a canonry of Beverley, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Thornegg, value 10 marks.
Granted. Dated, as above.
To Robert de Wissingsete, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bury [St. Edmunds], notwithstanding that he has the church of Bittering Parva, in the diocese of Norwich, value 3 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
To Roger de Wineston, of the diocese of Norwich, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hulme. Granted. Dated as above.
To Stephen de Cressingham, of the diocese of Norwich, a canonry and prebend of Southwell, notwithstanding that he has the church of Belton. Granted. Dated as above.
To Walter de Baketon, M.A. bachelor of canon law, a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, notwithstanding that he has the rural deanery of Humelyerd, value 50s.
Granted. Dated as above.

To Walter de Aldeby, bachelor of canon law, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey, notwithstanding that he has the rural deanery of Ipswich, value 30s.
Granted. Dated as above.

To Roger de Freton, B.C.L. of the diocese of Norwich, a canonry of Bromyard, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Rothesden. Granted. Dated as above.
To John de Tefford, a canonry of Llandewybrevy with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Heigham, value 8 marks, and a canonry of Shaftesbury, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
To Thomas de Hemenhale, of the diocese of Norwich, the office of notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
To John de Ixworth, of the diocese of Norwich, a benefice in the gift of the dean of Lincoln, notwithstanding that he has the rural deanery of Wainford, value 20s. Granted. Dated as above.
To the domestics and donsels of the said bishop deceased, plenary indulgence at the hour of death for fifty persons to be named in the chancery. Granted. Dated as above.
To Nicholas Haukyn of Feltewell, a canonry of Howden, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 22.)
Thomas, earl of Warwick, marshal of England. On behalf of his clerk, Robert de Whalton, for benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham. Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Blanche Wake, lady of Lidell, daughter of Henry, earl of Lancaster. On behalf of her clerk, John de Langholm, for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, notwithstanding that he has the church of Brethenham, value 16 marks.
Granted for the church of St John, Chester. Dated as above.
(f. 25.)
The earl of Arundell, the king's ambassador. On behalf of the underwritten members of his household:—
To John Sprot, rector of Stretton, a canonry of Hereford, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
To John Vincent, rector of Sutton, in the diocese of Chichester, and canon and prebendary of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, a canonry of South Mailing, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
To Hugh le Yonge, rector of More, in the diocese of Hereford, and canon and prebendary of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, a canonry of St. Asaph, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
To John de Midelton, rector of Nuns Hampton, in the diocese of Winchester, a canonry of Wingham, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
To Hugh Betoyne, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Leicester. Granted. Dated as above.
To his clerk, William de Strode, a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wherwell. Granted. Dated as above.
To John de Melburne, provision anew of the church of Witherdale, he having obtained the same when in his twenty-third year, with rehabilitation on account of irregularity.
Granted. Dated as above.
To John Harald, of the diocese of Hereford, the canonry and prebend of St. Asaph, provision of which had been made to Richard de Midelton, who died at the Roman court.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Dated as above.
To his clerk, John de Derby, the church of Horncastle, provision of which had been made to Hugh Pelegrini, who afterwards obtained the church of Maidstone, notwithstanding that John has provision of a chaplaincy.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Dated as above.
To his clerk, Simon Fust, of the diocese of Chichester, a, benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury.
Granted. Dated as above.
To Theoderic Geraldi, formerly called ‘Maesmain,’ of the diocese of Maestricht, a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of St. Peter's, Maestricht. Granted. Dated as above.
To Richard de Tinebury, otherwise called ‘de Tunyburgh’ M.A. bachelor of canon and civil law, a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has one church, and is litigating about another.
Granted. Dated as above.
To his clerk, Richard de Bromden, a canonry of Wilton, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
To John de Fyfhyde, in his tenth year, a dispensation to hold a sinecure benefice. Granted. Dated as above.
To his clerk, William de Gatesby, in his tenth year, a like dispensation. Granted. Dated as above.
To his clerk, Ralph de Hernesthorp, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Thornton. Granted. Dated as above.
To the dean of Chichester, faculty to create six notaries nominated by the earl.
Granted for three to be named in the chancery. Dated as above.
(f. 25d.)
The same Richard, earl of Arundell. On behalf of his clerk, Master Simon de Bredon, M.A. doctor of medicine, for a canonry and prebend of Chichester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Grenstede.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the dean of Chichester (as above).
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John Woderoue, the king's confessor. On behalf of his servant, Bertrand de Changrue, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Tours. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
(f. 26.)
Guy de Briene, baron. On behalf of his clerk, William de Dalton, for the canonry and prebend of Hereford, void by the death of Sir Stephen de Ledbury, dean of Hereford, notwithstanding that Master William Wroth has occupied them for a year, and that Dalton has the church of Houghton, and canonries and prebends of Lincoln, Auckland, and Bridgenorth. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his brother, John de Briene, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the churches of Hatfield and Bledow, and canonries and prebends of Lichfield, St. Davids, Exeter, St. Patrick's Dublin, Westbury, and Wolverhampton. Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John Gogh, for a canonry of Exeter, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bingham, the archdeaconry of St. Davids, and canonries and prebends of St. Davids, Lincoln, Salisbury, Aberwili, and Llandewybrevi.
Granted on condition of his resigning a prebend. Avignon. 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John Ceys, for a canonry of Llandewybrevi, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the churches of Hanneye and Tynebeye, and canonries and prebends of St. Davids, Aberwili, and Salisbury.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Philip de Caunton, for a canonry of Aberwili, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Merthirkeler. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William de Osbreston, for a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stanford, and canonries and prebends of Wimborne, Wherwell, and Hastings. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John Cok, for a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the treasurership, and a canonry and prebend of London.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William Hugate, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham, notwithstanding that he has the church of Barton, which he is ready to resign, and canonries and prebends of Lincoln, Southwell, and the royal chapel of Pencrich.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, John de Williamscot, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his married clerk, Simon de Chinner, for the office of notary, and for plenary remission to twenty persons to be named in the chancery. Granted, Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
(f. 27.)
The same. Signification that Clement VI. made provision to Sir John de Harwill of the archdeaconry of Cornwall, on its voidance by the consecration of Sir John de Sancto Paulo, archbishop elect of Dublin, but, since John obtained the archdeaconry of Worcester, that of Cornwall is in the gift of the pope. Guy therefore prays for it on behalf of his secretary, Thomas David of Teignmouth, S.C.L. although William de Cusance occupies it, notwithstanding that Thomas has canonries and prebends of Chichester, Exeter, St. Tethe, Crediton, and Aberwili, value together 22l. and the church of Schaldeflete, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Richard, earl of Arundell. On behalf of his kinsman, Humphrey de Charleton, son of the late John de Charleton, baron, M.A. licentiate in theology, for a canonry and prebend of York, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Hereford, Exeter, and of the chapel of Totenhale, and a moiety of the church of Malpas, and a portion in Ledbury, value together 60l.
Granted on condition of his resigning one of his benefices. Avignon
, 3 Non. Feb.
(f. 27d.)
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Lewis de Charleton, son of the same baron, M.A. bachelor of theology, for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Hereford, St. Asaph, of the chapel of Totenhale, and Pontesbury, and the rectory of Meivot, and the free chapel of Pole, value together 80l.
Granted on condition of his resigning one of his benefices. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, William de Charleton, son of the same baron, S.C.L. for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Hereford and Pontesbury, value together 50 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Griffin de Charleton, son of the same baron, for a canonry and prebend of Wells, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Hereford, value 20s.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, John de Charleton, baron, for a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 28.)
Richard, earl of Arundell. Whereas honour is due to St. Augustine the apostle of England, who converted the English race to the Christian religion, and gave it the catholic faith, and first erected the English church, the pope is prayed to order the archbishops of Canterbury and York to cause the feast of that saint to be celebrated as a double in all churches of the realm, and servile work to cease thereon.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of a year and forty days to those who visit the church of St. Augustine's monastery, Canterbury, on the saint's feast. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 29d.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of Gerald de Podio, justice of greater Gascony for the king of England, for the canonry and prebend of St. Severin, Bordeaux, void by the death of Ancelinus de Maneriis, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend and the sacristy of Bordeaux. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Richard de Norwico, the king's secretary. For confirmation of the collation of the canonry of London and prebend of Mapesbury made to him by authority of the ordinary, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Salisbury, Kilkenny, and St. Mary's Winchester, and the church of Adesham.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
John de Wellewik, the king's notary, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of London (value 4 marks) and Ripon, and is litigating about the church of Forneset, in the diocese of Norwich. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 30d.)
John Strainge, the king's serjeant-at-arms, deputed for the service of the bishop of Norwich in his present embassy, and now with him at the Roman court. On behalf of his son, Geoffrey Strainge, S.C.L. in the king's college or hall of scholars at Cambridge, in his sixteenth year, for a benefice with cure of souls, to be held by him when nineteen years of age, with the necessary dispensation.
Granted, when he is in his twenty-third year. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
(f. 33.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of Thomas de Bulton, D.C.L. official of York. For a canonry and prebend, or office, in York, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Wells, and expects a benefice with cure of souls, value 40 marks, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York; or for the like in Wells.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Henry de Bellomonte, nephew and donsel of the duke of Lancaster. On behalf of John Willecok, John Baron, Walter de Fontaynes, and William Vincent, for a plenary indulgence at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Henry, duke of Lancaster. Whereas his clerk and treasurer, Nicholas de Colshulle, accepted a prebend of Lincoln, by authority of Clement VI. and afterwards, on the ground of its being reserved to the pope, resigned it, the pope is prayed to make provision to him of a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the churches of Colingbourn and Stoke, and a canonry and prebend of Wells, value 8 marks. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Edward, prince of Wales. On behalf of Walter Hanlo, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The abbot and convent of Reading. Whereas by reason of the recent epidemic many of the monks have died, they pray for faculty to have thirty monks, in their twentieth year, ordained priests by any catholic bishop, for the service of their monastery and places subject to it. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 33d.)
Edward, king of Scotland (sic.) For indulgence at the hour of death to himself and twelve persons to be named in the chancery.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Walter de Moynton, abbot of Glastonbury. On behalf of his clerk, Walter Moreyn, M.A. scholar of theology, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Feb.
(f. 33d.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his clerk, Henry de Walton, for the canonry and prebend of Chichester, about to be void by the consecration of the bishop elect of Norwich, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Richmond and the church of Preston, and canonries and prebends of Lincoln, Salisbury, Exeter, and Wells, and expects a canonry and prebend of York.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William de Lugheburgh, D.C.L. for the canonry and prebend of Chester le Street, about to be void by the consecration of the bishop elect of Norwich, notwithstanding that he has the arch leaconry of Lewes and a canonry and prebend of Crediton, value 6 marks, and has had papal provision made to him under expectation of the deanery and a prebend of Chichester.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
John de Grey, lord of Codenore, baron, companion of the duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his natural son, Nicholas de Grey, for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, or of Southwell.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Walter de Rosse, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Chester.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to choose his confessor.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 34.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of Bernard Brokas, M.A. uncle of Bernard Brokas, knight, for a canonry of Exeter, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Guildeford, and canonries and prebends of Wells and Chichester.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Thomas, bishop of Ely. On behalf of his nephew, Richard Michel, rector of Elin, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of London.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
William Harald, donsel of the earl of Arundel. On behalf of his son Thomas, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Feb.
(f. 35.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his chaplain, John de Kinmersford, for a benefice in the gift of the Augustinian abbot and convent of Leicester, notwithstanding that he has provision of a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Richard Bernard, of the diocese of Winchester, for the office of notary. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, Thomas de Oxwyk, of the diocese of Norwich, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John Maskerel, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, Simon de Thingdon, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the prioress and convent of Wilton. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, John de Knighton, of the diocese of Hereford, for a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, Robert Hardgray of Willekesby, for a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Romsey.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, John de Burton, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, William de Hotham, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Launde. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William de Berkwey, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey, notwithstanding that he has the church of Burton, in the diocese of Lichfield.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 36d.)
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and constable of England. On behalf of his kinsman, William de Courtenay, for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, or St. Asaph. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Richard called ‘Deakne’ of Waleden, for a canonry and prebend of St. Paul's. London, or of Abergwili, notwithstanding that he has the church of Great Sutton, value 15 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Richard atte Lane of Walton, for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, or of Ripon, notwithstanding that he has the church of Rochford, in the diocese of London, value 15 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 38d.)
John Trivet, knight, companion of Guy de Briene, the king's ambassador. For plenary indulgence at the hour of death to himself, his wife, and eight persons to be named in the chancery.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Mar.
(f. 39.)
William de Loughteburgh, D.C.L. archdeacon of Lewes. For power to create two notaries.
Granted, and to be named in the chancery. Avignon, 13 Kal. Mar.
(f. 40.)
William de Tirington, the king's clerk. Whereas papal provision has been made to him of a sinecure benefice in the gift of the archbishop of York, whose sinecure benefices are of larger value than the sum named, he prays for an augmentation of it to 40l. notwithstanding that he has the church of Multon, and a hospital in Derby.
Granted to the value of 30l. Avignon, 16 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The king. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas de Oldington, for a canonry of Ripon, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a church to be named in the chancery, and a canonry and prebend of York.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 40d.)
John Woderoue, the king's confessor. On behalf of his brother William, for the canonry of Lincoln and prebend of Farndon, void by the death of Francis de Ursinis, notary of the Roman court, notwithstanding that he has the church of Berton, in the diocese of Norwich, and a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Mar.
(f. 41d.)
Thomas, bishop elect of Norwich. For licence to choose his confessor. Granted for ten years. Avignon, 16 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to celebrate mass, or have it celebrated before him in places under an interdict, and before dawn.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For conservators for ten years.
Granted for five. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create six notaries.
Granted for four to be named in the chancery. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master William de Blith, M.A. scholar of theology, his master and teacher, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bretilby, value 8l.
Lincoln is overburdened, let it be granted in Chichester. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas Bundy, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds, notwithstanding that he has a perpetual chaplaincy in Chichester cathedral church.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Bithendene, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a canonry of Beverley, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 52.)
Thomas Ringstede, papal penitentiary, and master of theology. On behalf of his kinsman, Thomas Danvers, for a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
J. bishop of Exeter. Signification that his clerk, William de Penbrugg, rector of Kingston, in the diocese of Hereford, obtained that church in exchange by means of promises and gifts, not believing that he was thereby guilty of simony. The bishop now prays the pope to grant the necessary dispensation to William, on his resigning Kingston and making satisfaction for fruits received, to obtain another benefice.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 53d.)
The prior of St. Pancras, Lewes, papal chaplain. For confirmation of the appropriation of the church of Walpol, made to the priory by the bishop of Norwich. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Mar.
The same. For a portable altar to be used in the divers manors, which he has to visit, distant from parish churches.
Granted, without prejudice to anyone. Dated as above.
(f. 66d.)
The university of Oxford. On behalf of Thomas Brouwen, chancellor, M.A. and S.T.P. for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Gregory de Southleigh, M.A. doctor of medicine, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Adam Wleisthawe, M.A. doctor of medicine, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Walter Moryn, M.A. scholar of theology, present at the Roman court as proctor for these petitions of the university, for a canonry and prebend of Wells.
Granted for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Wells. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William de Stikchurch, M.A. and proctor of the university at the Roman court, for a canonry and prebend of Exeter, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury.
Granted for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter. Dated as above.
(f. 67d.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of Thomas Madefray, domestic chaplain of the prince of Wales, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bradeweye, in the diocese of Exeter, and a canonry and prebend of Windsor. Granted. Avignon, Id. Mar.
(f. 73.)
John de Gray, baron. On behalf of William de Denby, B.A. for a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of Lichfield.
Granted. Avignon, Id. Mar.
(f. 74)
John de Grey, of Codenore, baron, companion of the duke of Lancaster. For relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to those who visit the Carmelites' church of Eylesford, in the diocese of Rochester, of which he is the founder, and wherein he has chosen his tomb, at Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday, Holy Trinity, both feasts of Holy Cross, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and Michaelmas.
Granted, and for those who lend helping hands, to hold good for ten years. Avignon, Id. Mar.
(f. 74d.)
Robert de Erskine, knight, and Christiana de Keth, kinswoman of David, king of Scotland, of St. Andrews. Signification that whereas discords have arisen between him and the relations of Christiana, and he has wounded and imprisoned Walter de Meneteth and his brother, Christiana's kinsmen, some being killed when the capture was made, a marriage has been arranged, with king David's consent and that of the relations and friends of the parties, between Robert and Christiana, who is related to Robert's first wife, Beatrix de Lindsay, in the fourth degree of kindred, so that a dispensation is necessary, which in the time of Clement VI. was applied for by a clerk who had other business at the Roman court, and who wrote saying that his business was completed. On this general statement the parties were married, and begot offspring; but on the clerk's return they heard that Clement VI. had died before expediting the dispensation. They now therefore pray for this and for all necessary dispensations and declarations. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Mar.
(f. 75.)
John Thurstayn, bachelor of canon and civil law. Signification that seven years ago Clement VI. made provision to him of the canonry and prebend of Salisbury, value 20 marks, void by the death of Bernard de Cutman, papal chaplain, and that he exchanged the same, by authority of the ordinary, with Thomas de Brembre for canonries and prebends of Chichester and Abergwili. But as he has heard that the canonry and prebend of Salisbury were void, not by the death of Bernard, but by his resignation, he prays for confirmation of the said exchange, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bishopsbourn and a canonry and prebend of Wells.
Granted. Avignon, Id. Mar.
(f. 85d.)
Joan de Barro Ducis (Bar le Duc), countess of Warenne. On behalf of her chaplain, Garner Bertrandi, goldsmith, of Verdun, for a canonry of Verdun, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Weston Collvile, in the diocese of Ely.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas she, while at sea between England and France, vowed not to return to England until she visited Santiago [de Compostella], and afterwards on hearing of her husband's death returned to look after his property in England without fulfilling her vow, she prays for dispensation to put off the fulfilment of it for three years.
Granted for a year and a half, or the vow may he commuted for a work of piety by the Great Penitentiary, who may absolve her and enjoin a salutary penance. Avignon, 16 Kal. April.
(f. 94d.)
(Seef. 115d.)
Laurence Breton, present at the Roman court. Signification that in his twenty-third year he obtained by his proctor the church of Bokenhille, value 10l. and on reaching the canonical age was ordained priest, and has held the church for five years. Wherefore he prays for rehabilitation, and remission of fruits received, and for provision of the church anew.
Granted, on restoration of the fruits. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Id. April.
(f. 96.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of Nicholas de Drayton, B.C.L. for a benefice, value 30 marks with cure of souls, or 20 without, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Non. May.
(f. 96d.)
Richard, archbishop of Armagh. For faculty to create six notaries.
Granted for four to be named in the chancery. Avignon, 2 Kal. June.
(f. 97d.)
Robert Steward of Scotland, the king's lieutenant, and Eufemia, countess of Moray, relict of John, earl of Moray. Signification that on account of the discords between Robert and the earl of Ross, Eufemia's brother, a marriage should be arranged, for which a dispensation is necessary, as Robert and Eufemia are related in the fourth degree of kindred, and the third degree of affinity, and Robert and John were related in the third degree of kindred. They therefore pray that as Robert, on account of the intermarriage of his relations, cannot find a wife of equal birth, they may have a dispensation to intermarry.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Non. May.
(f. 112.)
John Gate, proctor of the archbishop and chapter of Dublin at the Roman court. Signification that Alexander, late archbishop, when under sentence of excommunication, gave him, not knowing this, the treasurership of St. Patrick's, value 7l. 7s. papal confirmation of it being afterwards granted, and that the fact was brought to light by report of jealous persons who boast that they can disturb him in his office. He therefore prays for confirmation of the same, which he has held for six years.
Granted anew, if no other has a claim. Avignon, Id. May.
(f. 115d.)
Laurence Breton (as above, f. 94d.).
Granted as above. Avignon, 11 Kal. June.
(f. 126d.)
John Gate (as above, f. 112).
Granted as above. Avignon, 11 Kal. June.
(f. 127d.)
John de Wellewyk, B G.L. clerk of the king's privy seal, and his special notary. For the portion in Ledbury, void by the marriage of Itherius de Conquereto, formerly papal nuncio, who is said to have become a soldier, notwithstanding fiat he is litigating about the church of Fornessete, and has canonries and prebends of London and Ripon, and expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, or that Nicholas de Heth occupies the said portion.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Avignon, 5 Id. Jane.
Ibid.
Whereas the privileges granted by Clement VI. to the king for his chapel of Westminster, five of which were sealed during the pope's life, have not had their effect by reason of his death, although Innocent VI. ordered them to be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, confirmed, the pope is prayed to order them to be sealed anew in his name, and the other two to be expedited and sealed if they are reasonable. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
(f. 129d.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas de Brichet, dean of his chapel, for a canonry of Where well, notwithstanding that he has the church of Castelford, in the diocese of York.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Ralph de Claybrok, for a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Wilstoke, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas, on his petition, the pope granted to Master John de Lancastria, bachelor of theology, a canonry of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend, and the like in Chichester to Master William de Loutteburgh, D.C.L. and whereas the Roman chancery restricts grants of this sort to canonries and prebends alone, and whereas there are many who expect prebends in the said cathedrals, so that the grants are useless, he prays the pope to enlarge them so as to include a dignity or office. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
(f. 133.)
Adam de Thorneton, rector of Rudstan, in the diocese of York. For confirmation to him of the same, since he fears it may have been specially reserved. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
(f, 173d.)
Guy de Briene, baron. For confirmation of the exchange made by authority of the ordinary between William de Dalton and William Hugate, of canonries and prebends of Lincoln, notwithstanding that Dalton has the church of Houghton and canonries and prebends of Auckland, Bridgnorth, and Lichfield, and that Hugate has the church of Barton and canonries and prebends of Southwell, Pencrich, and Lichfield, and expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Dublin. Granted, Avignon, 4 Kal. Aug.
(f. 177d.)
John de Lychton, M.A. licentiate in civil law. For a canonry of Glasgow, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Inchebriok, in the diocese of St. Andrews.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Non. Aug.
(f. 228.)
John de Torksseye, B.C.L. For the chapel of Stanford, in the diocese of London, of slender value, void by the death of Edmund de Grimmesby at the Roman court.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Oct.
(f. 232d.)
The bishop of Hereford. Whereas he gave to William Wroth, D.C.L. the canonry of Hereford and prebend of Bolingehap, void by the death of Stephen de Ledbury, they being reserved to the pope, he prays for confirmation of the same, notwithstanding that Wroth has the church of Tacle, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted. Avignon Id. Oct.
(f. 233.)
The same. For licence to dispense two beneficed clerks of illegitimate birth to exchange their benefices.
Granted for one only. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Wroth, for a plenary absolution.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 233d.)
Nicholas, cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata. On behalf of his chaplain, William de Fores., advanced in canon law, for the canonry and archdeaconry of Caithness void by the death of John Tod, and reserved by the pope, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and sub-deanery or prebend of Brechin, and the church of Lethnote, in the diocese of Brechin, all which he is ready to resign, and a canonry and prebend of Moray.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Oct.
(f. 246d.)
J. de M. papal chaplain. Signification that he has the church of W. in the diocese of Lincoln, and had a papal dispensation for being under age; but on making composition with the treasurer of the papal camera for fruits received, he was reminded that he got the church somewhat simoniacally; he therefore prays for a dispensation to retain the same, inasmuch as what was left out in his first petition was not left out by trick or fraud. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
(f. 254.)
William de Sunderlond, of the diocese of St. Asaph, for some time student in civil law. Signification that he has had the church of Denbigh and chapel of the town, value 10 marks, for a year and more, without dispensation for not being ordained priest, so that the church is void; he prays therefore for provision of the same, notwithstanding that he has papal provision in forma pauperum of the church of Kilkeyn in the said diocese, but secular power causes the provision to be without effect, so that he ought to litigate about it in the Roman court; this church he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
(f. 259.)
John Macguanyn, of the diocese of Clonfert, at the Roman court. For the perpetual vicarage of Dinideyre, in the said diocese, void by the resignation of Maurice Ychathil, who obtained it simoniacally.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
(f. 274.)
Transmontanus Raymbaudi, papal secretary. Signification that the papal provision made to him of a canonry and prebend of Aix is useless; he prays therefore for the canonry and prebend of Wells, void by the death of Gilbert de Bruera, dean of London, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Bazas, Toledo, and Pisa.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Dec.
(f. 286d.)
John Pray, of the diocese of Carlisle. Signification that Clement VI gave him a benefice in forma pauperum, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, but that the pope's death cancelled the provision; John, not knowing this, accepted the vicarage of St. Laurence, Appelby; he therefore prays for confirmation of the same.
Granted if no other has a claim. Avignon, 14 Kal. Jan.
(f. 289.)
William de Neuhawe of Baketon. For the church of St. Bernach (Llanvyrnach) on Tafe, in the diocese of St. Davids, value 10 marks, void by the death of John de Caunton at the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in forma pauperum, in the gift of the prior and convent of Cokeford. Granted. Avignon, 19 Kal. Jan.
(f. 290d.)
Thomas de Ringstede, S.T.P., papal penitentiary. On behalf of Robert de Coventry, B.C.L. for a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, notwithstanding that he has a pension of 20l. from the abbot and convent of Neeth, in the diocese of Llandaff.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Jan.

Footnotes

1 The part of the petition touching the appropriation is cancelled.