Volume XXX
7 Innocent VI

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'Volume XXX: 7 Innocent VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 337-350. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92386 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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7 Innocent VI

1359.(f. 8.)
John, son of the king, earl of Richmond. For a portable altar for himself and his wife and household. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to choose his confessor.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his treasurer, Walter de Campeden, rector of Somercotes, in the diocese of Lincoln, for a canonry of York, with, expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his envoy to the pope, Simon de Gouxhill, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Torre, in the diocese of Exeter. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 9.)
Edward III. For a dispensation to enable his son John, earl of Richmond, and the lady Blanche, daughter of Henry, duke of Lancaster, to intermarry, they being related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. For approval of the absolution given to his mother Isabella by her confessor, on her confession that she had not fulfilled a vow of visiting the Holy Sepulchre before she died, and for faculty to some prelate of England to give absolution.
Granted, and let the absolution be given by the diocesan. Dated as above.
(f. 9d.)
John de Winewyk, treasurer of York, and keeper of the king's privy seal. For a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 10d.)
William, archdeacon of Huntingdon, kinsman of the archbishop of Canterbury. On behalf of Roger Wye, for a benefice, value 40l. with cure of souls, or 30l. without, in the gift of the said archbishop.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Feb.
(f. 16.)
William de Thoraldby, canon regular of Kirkham, for the vicarage of Newerk, void by the death of Thomas de Siweston, notwithstanding that he has a suit in the apostolic palace touching the priory or cell of Carham, in the diocese of Durham.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Feb.
(f. 22d.)
For augmentation of the grant made to Roger Wy, up to the amount prayed for in the petition (f. 10d.) seeing that this proceeds from the will of the archbishop. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Feb.
(f. 23.)
Adam de Hilton, the king's clerk. For the provostship of Wells, void by the death of Andrew Offord, notwithstanding that he has the church of Glatton, value 21l. and a canonry and prebend of Aberwily.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Feb.
(f. 24d.)
George de Rupe, canon of Cork, skilled in the law. For the deanery of Cork, value 9 marks, void by the appointment of Gerald de Barry to the bishopric, notwithstanding that he has canonries without prebends of Lismore and Ardfert, and the rectory of Ga[r]othe in the diocese of Emly, value 3 marks, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Feb.
(f. 25.)
Hugh de Tesdale, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Feb.
(f. 30d.)
The same. For the treasurership of Dublin, void by the resignation of John Lyberd, proctor of John Gate.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Feb.
(f. 32.)
Simon, archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas on the death of Robert de Solbury, provost of Wingham, he gave that office to his auditor, John de Severley, M.A. and bachelor of canon and civil law, and afterwards heard that between Robert and Bernard Berardi of Montegazino there was a suit pending touching the same, he prays the pope to put John in the place of Robert, notwithstanding that John has a canonry and prebend of Chichester, and the church of Bokstede, which last he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Feb.
(f. 34.)
Arnald Amaneui de Lebreto. On behalf of John Corf, B.C.L. for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Cerne.
Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Roger Loring, aged nineteen, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 36.)
Philip, archbishop of Nicosia. On behalf of William de Granteriis, monk of St. Theodore's, in the diocese of Vienne, for the priory of Kirkebi, void by the papal provision made to Oliver de Desertis, of the priory of Vieux Belesme, in the diocese of Séez, about which he was litigating in the apostolic palace, notwithstanding that William has the priory of Gilion, in the diocese of Vienne, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Mar.
(f. 41d.)
Simon, archbishop of Canterbury. On behalf of his secretary, Walter Potyn, for the church of Bukstede, void by the appointment of John de Severley to the provostship of Wingham.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. April.
Ibid.
Nicholas, bishop of Kilmacduagh. On behalf of John Macgylla-keallygh, skilled in the law, for the deanery of Kilmacduagh, value 15 gold florins, void by the consecration of the said bishop, notwithstanding that John has the treasurership of the same, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. April.
Ibid.
William Jordarnis, S.T.P. a Friar Preacher. For plenary remission at the hour of death to ten persons of the realm, to be named in the papal chancery. Granted. Bated as above.
(f. 44d.)
David Gouuer, priest, of the diocese of Limerick. Whereas on the presentation of the patron he was instituted to the church of St. Mary Matfeloun in the diocese of London, void by the resignation made by John Gilling to the diocesan, and whereas it is asserted that John has previously resigned it at the apostolic see, he prays for provision of the same. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. April
Ibid. Robert de Conventriis, B.C.L. Whereas he had papal provision of a benefice value 30 marks with cure of souls, or 22 without, in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, and by reason of the smallness of the amount cannot hope to get anything by it, he prays for an augmentation to 40l. with cure of souls, or 30l. without, notwithstanding that he has a pension of 20l. from the abbot and convent of Neath.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 47.)
Hugh Pelegrini, nuncio and collector in England. On behalf of his kinsman, John de Vereriis, for a canonry of St. Wilfrid's, Ripon, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. April.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Robert de Conventriis (as above, f. 44d.).
Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. April.
(f. 53.)
Walter de Wardelau, S.T.P. Whereas he, then rector of Erol, obtained from the bishop of St. Andrews collation of the archdeaconry of Lothian on the death of Walter, who was papal sub-collector of the fruits of benefices in those parts, and therefore there is a doubt whether the archdeaconry was not reserved to the pope, he prays for confirmation of the same, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. May.
(f. 53d.)
John Tresilian, M.A. bachelor of theology. For succession to the right which David Maynard had in the canonry and prebend of St. Columba Minor in St. Karantoce, which he resigned into the hands of the bishop of Exeter, there being a suit between him and the late Richard de Wydeslas touching the same, notwithstanding that John has the church of Dulo in the same diocese.
Granted. Avignon, Non. May.
(f. 54d.)
K. (Charles) duke of Brittany. On behalf of his councillor, James de Albericis, to whom the pope lately made provision of a canonry of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend, for reservation of a dignity or office in the same church. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. May.
Ibid.
Simon de Sudbiria, auditor of the papal palace. Whereas his father and he founded and endowed a chapel for four chaplaincies in honour of the Blessed Virgin and St. Anne, in the church of St. Gregory, Sudbury, wherein the bodies of their relations are buried, and to which multitudes come out of devotion to St. Anne, he prays for an indulgence of a year and forty days to those who visit the said church or chapel on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin, St. Anne, and St. Gregory, and give alms for the augmentation of the chaplaincies.
Granted. Avignon, Non. May.
(f. 56.)
The abbess of Deneye, distant a league from Waterbeach, whence the monastery was transferred, prays that the bodies of those buried at Waterbeach, or at least a dozen of them, may be also transferred; or that licence may be given to the metropolitan to carry out what is desired. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. May.
[Marginal note.] By order of the pope the word ‘metropolitan’ was substituted for ‘ordinary.’
(f. 65d.)
Richard de Boule, B.C.L. a member of the household of Richard de Staford, knight, the king's ambassador, and now present in his embassy. For a benefice value 40l. in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Lichfield and St. John's, Chester. Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. June.
Ibid.
William de Burton, knight, the king's ambassador. On behalf of his secretary, Thomas de Burgo, for a benefice value 40l. with cure of souls, or 30l. without, in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Ely, notwithstanding that he has the church of King's Clive in the said diocese. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. June.
Ibid.
John, king of France. On behalf of Robert de Elkinton, for a canonry of Chester, with reservation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 67d.)
William de Burton, knight. Whereas he has lately rebuilt an ancient chapel near his manor of Tolthorp in the parish of Casterton, and, desiring to found therein a college for a master, priests, and ministers, has assigned portions for two chaplains, and intends to increase their number to five or more, he prays the pope to grant faculties to the bishops of Lincoln, London, and Rochester, to make the necessary ordinances touching the said college and its ministers, the patronage of the same being reserved to the said William, his heirs and successors.
Let a commission be issued to the diocesan to do what is expedient Avignon, 3 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same. That the said chapel may be consecrated by any catholic bishop. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That divine offices may be privately celebrated therein in time of an interdict. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of three years and three quadragene to those who visit the chapel on the five feasts of the Blessed Virgin and St. Anne, and who give alms of their goods.
Granted for one year and forty days. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the master and chaplains may receive and apply the oblations of the faithful to the uses of the said chapel, the rights of the parish church being preserved. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Whereas the said William purposes to fast on all days on which he does not hear mass, he prays that he may have a portable altar.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission to himself and his wife Eleanor at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 68.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. Whereas the bishop of Lincoln appropriated the churches of Higham Ferrers and Raundes, and the bishop of Salisbury that of Hanindon to the dean and chapter of the new collegiate church of St. Mary, Leicester, which the duke procured to be built, he prays for confirmation of the same, notwithstanding that with regard to the two first-named churches, no compensation was made to the archdeacon for the fruits received during their voidance, which, however, the dean and chapter intend to make, and that in the said appropriations the causes of their necessity were not expressly named.
Let the documents be exhibited in the chancery, a time being fixed for the said satisfaction to be made. Avignon, 3 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas the dean of St. Mary's has a papal indult to hear the confessions of pilgrims on the feast of St. Michael, and during eight days before and after it, he prays that on account of the numbers that flock there a deputy or deputies may act with him.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the dean may correct and punish the canons, vicars, and other persons of the said church when necessary.
Granted, without prejudice to the diocesan. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For renewal of some grants made to the said church, its dean and canons, under date of Avignon, Kal. Feb. in the third year of the pope's pontificate.
Let the grants be exhibited in the chancery, and bulls expedited. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas the principal chaplain had papal licence to hear the confessions of the duke, Isabella his wife, and their then children and household, he prays that it may extend to persons in the same relation to him, present and future.
Granted for the wife and children. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas papal licence was given him to enter the houses of religious men with a suite of twelve, he prays for an extension of the same to houses of religious women.
Granted, with a suite of six. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas his principal chaplain had a papal indult to hear the confessions of himself, his wife, children and household, he prays for an extension of the same to cases reserved to bishops.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 69.)
John, king of France. On behalf of John de Branketre, for a canonry of London, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Mary atte Stronde, in the suburb of London, of small value, and that of Greneford in the same diocese, value 9 marks, which he holds by papal dispensation, and provision of a canonry and prebend of Wherwell, of which he has not got possession.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. June.
(f. 71.)
R[ichard] de Stafford, kinsman and treasurer of R[alph], earl of Stafford. He, being already dispensed as the son of a sub-deacon, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, became rector of Bromeshill in the diocese of Lichfield, which he resigned, and then of Wortham in that of Hereford, and afterwards obtained a canonry and prebend of Pencrich in the diocese of Lichfield, which he exchanged for those of Wolvey in the same, value 10 marks. He now prays for dispensation to retain the same. Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. June.
(f. 72.)
John Fruth, chaplain of Richard de Staffordia, knight, the king's ambassador. For a benefice, value 21l. without cure of souls, in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has a moiety of Maginton in the said diocese. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. June.
(f. 74.)
John, archbishop of York. On behalf of his clerk and kinsman, Master John de Irford, who, by authority of the ordinary, obtained the church of Bolton Percy, and has held it for four years, for confirmation of the same.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William de Feriby, who, by authority of the ordinary, obtained the canonry and prebend of Donington in York, and has held them for three years, for confirmation of the same.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas he is old and infirm, that he may cause churches, cemeteries, and altars to be reconciled by a priest when necessary. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission to himself and eight persons to be named in the chancery by his clerk, Walter de Skirlawe.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 77.)
Walter de Burton, knight. On behalf of Thomas de Baiocis, son of Richard de Baiocis, knight, for a benefice, value 30l. with cure of souls, or 20l. without, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas John de Medbourne had a papal dispensation on account of illegitimacy, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, and thereupon obtained the church of Swanescombe in the diocese of Rochester, which he exchanged for Cosington in that of Lincoln, value 10l. he prays for a dispensation to hold the same together with an additional benefice. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 78.)
John Ograda, of the diocese of Killaloe, B.C.L. Whereas Ralph, archbishop of Cashel, gave him the archdeaconry of Cashel, value 16l. on its voidance by the consecration of Thomas Rayfd, bishop of Lismore; and whereas John has it on his conscience that it was reserved to the pope, he prays for provision of the same, together with the annexed canonry and prebend, value 40s. nowithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Cashel, Tuam, Cloyne and Ardfert.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 99d.)
Robert Pecke, B.C.L. for four years reader in civil law. For a benefice, value 30 marks, in the gift of the bishop of Norwich, notwithstanding that he has the rural deanery of Brisele, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Kal. July.
(f. 101d.)
Thomas Hamslape, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of canon law. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. July.
(f. 101d.)
John de Bleobury, clerk of the bishop of Winchester. For a canonry and prebend of Wells, notwithstanding that he has a parish church and a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, value 7l. and is litigating about a canonry and prebend of St. John's, Beverley.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 13 Kal. July.
(f. 111.)
John Uffard, canon of Salisbury. For confirmation of a prebend of same. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. July.
Ibid.
Stephen de Eyncheton. For confirmation of the church of Erkalwe Parva in the diocese of Lichfield.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. July.
(f. 111d.)
John de Medburn. (As above, f. 77.) Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 112.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. Whereas Thomas, bishop of St. Davids, appropriated the churches of Penbray and Landevaylok, with their chapels, to the new collegiate church of St. Mary, Leicester, erected by the said duke, he prays for confirmation of the same;
Ibid.
And also for licence and dispensation that the dean of the said collegiate church may hold also a church or other benefice, and that the canons may accept and exchange a church or other benefice apiece, without obligation of residence.
Granted for the canons. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Id. July.
(f. 112d.)
The prior provincial of the Friars Preachers. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas de Alton, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Oswald's, Nostle.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. Aug.
(f. 118.)
Richard Caninton, S.C.L. For the church of St. Bernach on Taf, in the diocese of St. Davids, void by the death of John de Caninton at the Roman court; the church having been for four years neglected on account of its slender value.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. July.
(f. 119d.)
Thomas de Burgo, secretary of William de Burton, knight, the king's ambassador. He, in the time of the pope's nunciature when he was cardinal ‘de Calesio,’ rode to Paris with Michael the king's secretary, with whom, while at Paris, he acted as the king's notary in receiving confirmation of the truce by order of the pope, and afterwards went to collect the procurations due to the said nuncio in England and Wales, exposing himself to many toils and perils. Wherefore he, prays for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of King's Clive in the diocese of Lincoln, and expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Ely; or else for the like in Exeter.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. July.
(f. 125.)
William de Lougteburgh, D.C.L. For confirmation of the exchange made with William de Rothwelle of a canonry and prebend of London for the canonry and prebend of Lomeley in Chester le Street, notwithstanding that he has the treasurership of Chichester, and canonries of Chichester and Crediton, with expectation of prebends.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. July.
Ibid.
John de Sulgrave, B.C.L. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the archdeaconry of Stafford, and canonry and prebend of Bishopshull in Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Gnosall. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Robert de Middelonde, M.A. S.T.P. For confirmation of the canonry and prebend of Exeter, void by the death of John de Reynham, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Wells and St. Davids, and the treasurership of Exeter, about which last a suit is pending.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Richard de Wanham. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the church of Eynesford, which he has held for many years. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 126.)
Robert Stacy. For confirmation of the perpetual vicarage of St. Cuthbert's, Wells. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid
Baldwin de Witenay, son of Eustace de Witenay, knight, rector of Pencombe. For confirmation of the prebend of Pratum in Hereford, void by the death of William de Fowhope, notwithstanding that he has the deanery of Tamworth. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas Clipston, D.C.L. For confirmation of the canonry and prebend of Nonwik in Ripon. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For confirmation of the canonry and prebend of Salisbury, void by the resignation of William Hale, about whose right to them there is a doubt. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 127.)
John de Vaughan. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the rectory of Eynesford in the diocese of Canterbury, which he has held for three years. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 128.)
John de Offord, of the diocese of Norwich. For confirmation of his acceptance of a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 129.)
John de Waltham, B.A. and B.C.L. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the sacristy of St. Mary and the Angels, York; his benefices amounting in all to the value of 30l.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Philip Euyas, M.A. scholar of canon and civil law, of the diocese of St. Davids. For confirmation of the collation by Nicholas, cardinal of St. Vitalis, who had faculty to grant benefices in England under 7 marks in value, of the precentorship of Llandaff, value 8 marks, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 130d.)
Thomas de Walton. He being already dispensed on account of illegitimacy and having obtained in succession the churches of St. James, Southam, and of East Bilney, prays for dispensation to retain the last. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 131.)
Richard de Boule. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the canonries and prebends of Lichfield and St. John's, Chester, which he obtained by exchange, notwithstanding that he has the church of Kimmesbury, value 10l. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 131d.)
Richard de Staffordia. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the canonry and prebend of Wulveye in Lichfield, which he obtained by exchange, notwithstanding that he has the church of Worthen, in the diocese of Worcester, value 20l.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 137.)
Nicholas de Mardefeld, B.C.L. He, having laboured in collecting the fruits of the apostolic camera when Hugh Pelegrini was nuncio, prays for a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the sub-deanery of Salisbury; or else for the like in Chichester. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. Aug.
(f. 138d.)
John de Appelby, D.C.L. For the canonry and prebend of Scarle in Lincoln, void by the resignation of William de Kirkeby, although they are occupied by a certain John de Kirkeby by virtue of an alleged provision, he being then in possession of two benefices with cure of souls; notwithstanding that Appelby has the church of Whitburn in the diocese of Durham.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Id. July.
Note.
—On f. 140 is a petition of Richard la Vache, knight, on behalf of his son Philip, for a benefice, value 30l. in the gift of the archbishop of York, which is cancelled as having been registered in the volume An. 6, f. 305. The same is repeated on f. 142, and is followed by—
(f. 142d.)
The same knight. On behalf of his clerk, Walter Lonce of Ledbury, public notary, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester or of the bishop of Lincoln. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Id. July.
(f. 144.)
John, archbishop of York. On behalf of his clerk, sir Henry de Warton, for a canonry and prebend of York, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bekeby in the diocese of Lincoln, value 20l. and a canonry and prebend of Wolverhampton.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Master Walter de Skirlagh, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, notwithstanding that he has the church of Preston, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 10 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 145d.)
William de Blithe, M.A. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the archdeaconry of Norfolk, void by the death of Master Robert de Usflete, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Chichester, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 146.)
Geoffrey de Brunham, called ‘de Botolston,’ licentiate in civil law, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Norwich.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 150d.)
Norman de Lessely, esquire and ambassador of the king of Scotland. On behalf of Thomas Bisset and Walter de Lessely, knights, and Simon de Balmelkin, esquire, for leave, under seal of the archbishop of Auch, to visit the Holy Sepulchre and other sacred places across the sea, with six esquires.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Id. Aug.
Ibid.
David and Joan, king and queen of Scotland. Whereas Clement VI. made provision to Gilbert Armstrong, licentiate in civil law, of a canonry of Glasgow, with expectation of a prebend, which was revoked by the present pope, they pray for provision of the same to the said Gilbert; notwithstanding that he has the church of Feheresauch (Fethirasch) in the diocese of St. Andrews, and a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, and a, canonry and prebend of Moray, about which last a suit is pending in the papal court. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Marr, honorary papal chaplain, kinsman of Thomas, earl of Marr, for a benefice with cure of souls, value 30l. the gift of the bishop of St. Andrews, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 157d.)
Roger de Braybroke. Whereas on the voidance of the archdeaconry of Cloyne, value 10 marks, by the death of Thomas Maccotyr, it was given by the bishop, John Brid, to the said Roger, who has held it for nine years, in ignorance that it was reserved to Clement VI. he prays for confirmation of the same.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Id. Aug.
(f. 159.)
John, king of France. On behalf of a member of his household, Walter de Heyworth, rector of Eydon, for a benefice value 45 marks, in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury, notwithstanding that by the pope's provision, made in the first year, he expects a benefice value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, which he is prepared to resign. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. Aug.
(f. 160.)
John Burel. For a benefice without cure of souls, value 30l. in the gift of the bishop of Exeter, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Plympton.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Id. Aug.
(f. 161.)
Robert de Erskin, knight, ambassador with Norman de Lessely, esquire of the king of Scotland. Whereas he has vowed to bear arms against the Saracens in the Holy Land, and to visit St. Catherine's [Sinai], and is, on account of the king's service, and the wars everywhere going on, unable to fulfil his vow, nor can he get leave from the king to go, he prays to be absolved from the same.
It cannot be granted, but if the vow was for a fixed time, it may be put off for a year. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Id. Aug.
Ibid.
The said ambassadors. For plenary remission at the hour of death to themselves, their wives, and twelve other persons and their wives of the realm of Scotland. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Lessely, rector of Flisk, in the diocese of St. Andrews, for a canonry of Moray, with reservation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Simon de Ketenis, M.A. scholar of canon law, and lately rector of the university of Paris, for a benefice with cure of souls, value 30l. in the gift of the bishop of St. Andrews.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Robert de Holme, S.C.L. for a canonry of Dunkeld, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Nicholas de Torbolton, vicar of Stirling, for a canonry of Aberdeen, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William de Fonte Rubeo, for confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the church of Inchebryok, in the diocese of St. Andrews, void by the death of Master John de Lython.
Granted, if no other has a claim. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Gregory Macenwugan, for the church of Penyggame, in the diocese of Whitehern, which he holds by collation of the ordinary, on its voidance by reason that James Boyd and Thomas Macdewyll held it successively for many years without being ordained priests, and without dispensation. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 175.)
R. archbishop of Armagh. On behalf of his clerk, John Galterim, doctor of medicine, for a canonry of Dublin, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Kiluuelahg, in the diocese of Meath, value 40s. which he is ready to resign, and papal provision of a canonry and prebend of Ferns, about which a suit is pending in the Roman court. Granted. Avignon, Non. Sept.
(f. 176.)
Raynald, cardinal of St. Adrian's. On behalf of Robert de Heppe, priest, of the diocese of Carlisle, for the vicarage of Neuton in Glendale, in the diocese of Durham, void by the death of Robert de Jarum, who died at Rome on his jubilee visit last year.
Granted. Avignon, Non. Sept.
(f. 183.)
The master and brethren of the Hospitallers. Whereas they in their general chapter gave to brother John de Anlaby, for his life, the administrations of Eycle, Beruerre, and Beverlee, and the churches of Asbaley, Whitekirke, Marnham, and Kelington, to be served by secular vicars, and also the manors of Fanflar, Foukebrigg, Alwarthon, and Westerdale, and the mills of Bracebrigg, in the dioceses of Lincoln and York; and thereupon John de Pavelino, then locum tenens of the master and brethren, now prior of the Hospitallers in England, and brother Robert de Hales opposed the grant, and despoiled John of the said administrations, churches, manors, and mills, wherefore divers causes were heard in the papal palace touching the matter in dispute, and the pope ordered John Castellanus, the prior of St. Giles, and the locum tenens, to put an end to the said causes, which was done. The pope is prayed to confirm the ordinance made by the said persons, and to order it to be executed.
Let it be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, confirmed. Avignon, 2 Id. Sept.
(f. 185d.)
The king. On behalf of his clerk, John de Boukinghem, dean of Lichfield, who is constantly employed in his service, for licence of nonresidence for a year. Granted. Avignon, Id. Sept.
(f. 188d.)
Edward, the king's eldest son. For relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of Holy Cross, Waltham, in which there is a crucifix and many relics of saints, at Easter, and on the feasts of the Invention and Exaltation of the Cross, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, St. Laurence, and of the dedication of the church, and of the said relics.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Oct.
Ibid.
Roger de Barneburgh. For a benefice in the gift of the archbishop and chapter of York, notwithstanding that he has the church of Smallbergh, in the diocese of Norwich. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 191d.)
John Wodeman. Whereas he obtained by the ordinary the church of Brixham, in the diocese of Exeter, value 7l. and has held it for seven years, but doubts whether, as it was so long void, it lapsed to the pope; he prays for confirmation of the same.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Oct.
(f. 193.)
John Clement, alias de Brolio, papal chaplain. On behalf of Hugh de Arlam, for the church of Whelpington, in the diocese of Durham, void by the death of John de Berington so long ago that it has lapsed to the pope; or else for the church of Kirkeland, in the diocese of Carlisle, value 30 marks, void by reason that John de Kirkeby held it, together with Ullesley, for a month without dispensation.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Nov.
(f. 200.)
John de Grandissono, bishop of Exeter. His elder brother, Peter, knight, and his father's heir, made a will, which when very near death was brought to him by some of those who assisted him as though he wished to alter it, inasmuch as when in health he often said and promised, seeing that he had neither wife nor children, that he would correct and alter it at his brother's counsel and assent, and would order everything according to his brother's judgment. Nevertheless he died without making any other will; whereupon John, bishop of Hereford, in whose diocese he died, sequestrated all his personal property. Although the said bishop was notoriously out of his mind, his official or commissary, and the archdeacon of Scrobury (Salop), by name Henry de Shipton, with William de Penbrugge and others, pronounced that his brother died intestate, and that the administration of his personal property lapsed to the said bishop. The bishop of Exeter prays the pope to issue a mandate of inquiry to some bishop or other indifferent person, who shall see that justice is done.
Let a commission be issued by the chancellor to some bishop above suspicion. Avignon, 7 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Guy de Ayschwille, a member of his household, for the church of Bridestowe, void by the death of Master William Beare so long ago that it has lapsed to the pope.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 209d.)
John Wolde. For the vicarage of Ledbury, value 8l. void by the death of John de Bewrley. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Nov.
(f. 218.)
John Sulgrave, B.C.L. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the archdeaconry of Stafford, and canonry and prebend of Bishopeshull in Lichfield. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Dec.
(f. 224d.)
William de Retford, sub-dean of York. Whereas he holds the said office, together with other benefices, and fears that some of them may have been reserved by Clement VI. he prays for confirmation of the institutions to the sub-deanery, and to canonries and prebends of Grantham in Salisbury, Rathmichel in Dublin, Clifton in Lincoln, Chiswik in London, and Rampton in Southwell, notwithstanding that he has the free chapel of Barglegh, in the diocese of Salisbury.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Dec.
(f. 234.)
William de Feriby. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of a canonry and prebend of York, which he has held for three years, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and a slender prebend in Osmunderley.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Dec.
(f. 234d.)
John Wodeman. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the perpetual vicarage of Brixham, in the diocese of Exeter.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 237.)
Nicholas Daubeny and William Yarvell. Having resigned respectively the perpetual vicarage of Walcringham and the church of Claworth, in order to exchange them, they pray for provision of the same. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 241.)
William de Lenne, auditor of the papal palace. On behalf of his familiar, Robert de Wyk, of the diocese of Chichester, for the chantry of Wentbrigg, in the diocese of York, value 10 marks, void by the death of Thomas atte More in the Roman court.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his familiar, William de Thrifford, of the diocese of Norwich, for a benefice value 30l. in the gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 248.)
John, archbishop of York. On behalf of his secretary, Walter de Skirlawe, who has studied canon and civil law for six years, for the archdeaconry of the East Riding, value 60l. void by reason that William de Walcote holds also a parish church, notwithstanding that Walter has the church of Preston, in the diocese of Lincoln, which he will resign, and expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Durham. Granted. Avignon, 2 Kal. Dec.
(f. 250.)
Walter de Baketon, M.A. bachelor of canon law. For a canonry of Chichester, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Wittrichesham, in the diocese of Canterbury.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Jan.
(f. 250d.)
Richard de Drax, D.C.L. advocate in the Roman court, canon and prebendary of Chichester. For the archdeaconry of Totues, so long void that it has lapsed to the pope, notwithstanding that he has a parish church, and a canonry and prebend of Beverley.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Jan.
[Note.—At the end of this volume are petitions granted by Clement VI. See above, p. 161.]