Volume XXXVII
1 Urban V

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(f. 7d.)
Lewis, bishop of Hereford. For licence to make provision of a canonry of Hereford, with expectation of a prebend, to two of his clerks, being doctors or licentiates of theology, or canon or civil law; and for power to reserve two other benefices in his gift to fit persons.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Hymberforde, B.C.L. of the diocese of Bath and Wells, now in the Roman court, who for twelve years has lectured in civil and canon law, for dispensation on account of illegitimacy, so that he may be ordained and hold a benefice.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 10d.)
Thomas Canville. For the church of Boxele, in the diocese of Canterbury, value 26l. 13s. 4d. void by the death of Vitalis, [cardinal] of St. Martin's. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. May.
(f. 12d.)
The same. (With a verbal correction.)
(f. 14d.)
Robert Anstorp, of the diocese of York, licentiate in arts and law, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and rector of St. John's, Craneforth, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 8 marks, which he resigned in exchange for another benefice. For a benefice, value 40l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough. He is ready to resign the church he has. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. May.
(f. 16d.)
Whereas Mathama, abbess of Langley, has spent much money in carrying on a suit for her abbey during seven years, and has procured the union of the church of Dalby Parva, she prays for licence to apply the fruits of the said church to satisfy her creditors, who will not let her leave the place until they are paid.
Let it be committed, and if it appear that the expenses were incurred as stated, let the petition be granted. Avignon, 7 Id. May.
1363.(f. 17d.)
John, duke of Brittany. On behalf of Richard de Ellisworth, for a benefice, value 30l. with cure of souls, or 20l. without, in the gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Lambert de Trekingham, for a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Avesak, in the diocese of Nantes.
Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Weston, for a canonry of Ripon, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Weston, in the diocese of Lichfield.
Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
(f. 21.)
Edmund, earl of Cambridge, the king's son. On behalf of his clerk, Richard de Chesterfield, rector of'Flintham, in the diocese of York, for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of London and St. Stephen's, Westminster, value 3 marks each, which he is ready to resign.
Granted for a prebend value not more than 200 florins. Avignon, 6 Id. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Walter de Bury of Neuwerk, in the diocese of York, for a canonry and prebend of Lichfield.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 21d.)
Humphrey de Bohoun, earl of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton, constable of England. On behalf of his clerk, Henry de Wakefeld, for reservation of an office or dignity in St. Paul's, London, notwithstanding that he has therein a canonry and prebend.
Granted to the amount of 150 florins. Dated as above.
(f. 21d.)
Thomas Codeling of Grimsby. For the office of notary.
Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 17 Kal. June.
(f. 22d.)
John Harold, clerk, of the diocese of Kildare. For the office of notary.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 28d.)
William de Dighton, the king's secretary. He was dispensed as the son of a priest, and held successively the churches of Barking and Asshe, in the dioceses of Norwich and Rochester, and, after resigning Asshe, two other benefices, being duly dispensed, and then the church of Wyberton, and canonries and prebends of Tyngton Regis and Ruggemer in Salisbury and London. He therefore prays for dispensation to retain, instead of the church of Wyberton, another, by way of exchange or otherwise. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. May.
(f. 25.)
Adam Lytster, of Hecamdewik, of the diocese of York, for the office of notary. Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 17 Kal. June.
(f. 28d.)
Thomas de Middleton. Inasmuch as he fears he may be molested touching a canonry and prebend of St. Mary and the Angels, York, value 100s. given him by the archbishop under a faculty of Innocent VI. he prays for confirmation of the same, notwithstanding that he has the church of Arkeby in Cleveland, value 8l.
Granted. Avignon
, 7 Id. May.
(f. 30d.)
Richard de Cheshelm. For confirmation of the collation made to him by the ordinary of the church of Neveth, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 32d.)
Richard de Retford, skilled in the law. For confirmation of the church of Stretton, in the diocese of York, which may have been reserved by Clement VI. and which he obtained by exchange for Kedington in the diocese of Norwich, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Hereford. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 33.)
William Okeborn. Whereas he obtained by authority of the ordinary the canonry and prebend of Bishopton in Salisbury, and has held it for eight years, but one Arnald, pretending that it was granted to him by papal authority, brought a suit against him in the Roman court, and has since died, he prays for surrogation to the said Arnald in his right to the same. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 35d.)
Robert Cotes, B.C.L. and Richard Northe of Waldneuton. For the office of notary. Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 2 Id. May.
(f. 38.)
William Croke, B.C.L. He is dispensed as the son of a priest, and has obtained the church of Tintenhulle, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; he prays for dispensation to hold an additional benefice.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 39.)
Thomas Remer, S.C.L. of the diocese of Lincoln. For the office of notary. Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 17 Kal. June.
(f. 39d.)
Nicholas de Lovagne, knight. On behalf of Sir Robert de Stratton, D.C.L. auditor of the papal palace, and papal chaplain, for the canonry of Lichfield and prebend of Prees, which Peter, otherwise called John de Aleyston, held, void by his resignation made by his proctor, Thomas Palmer, notwithstanding that Robert has the church of Stretham, in the diocese of Ely, and provision of a canonry and prebend of Auckland. Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 16 Kal. June.
Ibid.
Robert de Cotes (as above, f. 35d.) Dated 17 Kal. June.
(f. 40d.)
John, bishop elect of Lincoln. For a portable altar.
Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 16 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same. That churches and cemeteries may be reconciled by his chaplain. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That he may put off his consecration for three months.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 41.)
Richard North, scholar of civil and canon law (as above, f. 35d.)
Dated, 17 Kal. June.
(f. 42.)
Nicholas de Aston, master of theology, rector of Stone, in the diocese of Rochester. For relaxation of three years and three guadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who visit his church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, wherein many miracles of healing take place, at Easter, Pentecost, the Assumption and Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin, and on the feasts of St. Anne, St. Michael, and St. Thomas the Martyr, and during their octaves, and who shall lend helping hands to the restoration of the said church, which has suffered by incursion of the sea, and by storms.
Granted for a year and a quadragena. Pont de Sorgue, 17 Kal. June.
Ibid.
David de Venys, of the diocese of Leighlin. For the office of notary.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Simon, bishop of Ely, chancellor of England. On behalf of his chancellor, Master John de Norton, D.C.L. chancellor of Salisbury, for faculty to hold this dignity for two years, being non-resident.
Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 16 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same. For confirmation to John Walkelyn, monk of Westminster, of the provision and induction by authority of the ordinary of the priory of Swavsey, in the diocese of Ely, wont to be ruled by a religious of the monastery of St. Sergius and Bacchus, in the diocese of Angers. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 45d.)
John Courthous, a poor clerk of the diocese of Norwich. For the office of notary. Granted. Pont de Sorgue, 15 Kal. June.
(f. 46d.)
John de Landreyn, M.A. and appositor in theology, rector of St. Maugan in Kerier. For licence to study theology for seven years, being non-resident. Granted for two. Pont de Sorgue, 14 Kal. June.
(f. 48d.)
Humfrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton, constable of England. For a portable altar for himself, his wife, and children. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. June.
(f. 49d.)
Richard de Luddebrok. For a canonry of Abergwily, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the vicarage of Newland, in the diocese of Hereford, about which he has been litigating for five years at a great expense.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. June.
(f. 52.)
Nicholas de Aston (as above, f. 42, adding in the dedication St. Anne, and to the feasts that of Holy Trinity). Dated 14 Kal. June.
(f. 54d.)
The abbot and convent of Evesham. For confirmation of their privilege by which their newly elected abbots may be blessed by any prelate of their choice. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal June.
(f. 55.)
John, duke of Lancaster, and Blanche his wife. That their chaplain may hear their confessions and those of their household, and minister to them the sacraments.
Granted; those of the household being commensales. Avignon, 9 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same. That religious may eat meat in their house or presence.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The said duke. On behalf of William de Horneby, receiver of his money in the duchy of Lancaster, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Ribchester. Granted, and resign the church. Dated, as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of their treasurer, John de Lincoln, for a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the free chapel of Wykes, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of their chancellor, William de Sutton, for a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Tyningham, in the diocese of Norwich.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 56d.)
Edward, prince of Wales, patron and founder of St. Werburg's, Chester, and the bishop of Lichfield, and the abbot and convent of the said monastery. Whereas William, late abbot, without consent of the convent, or knowledge of the prince, surreptitiously obtained from Clement VI. exemption of the monastery to the prejudice of the same, they pray for revocation of the said exemption.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. June.
(f. 57d.)
Michael de Ponynges, knight, of the diocese of Chichester. Whereas he gave the patronage of his church of Launsing to the minister and brethren of the hospital of Holy Trinity, Modyndenn, in the diocese of Canterbury, where are six priests, and whereas the fruits of the hospital amount to no more than 20 silver marks, he and the minister and brethren pray for appropriation of the said church, value 35 marks.
Granted for the patronage. Avignon, 5 Kal. June.
(f. 63.)
William de Ardern, M.A. scholar of civil law for four years, kinsman of the chancellor of the duchy of Aquitaine. For extension of the grant made to him in the roll of the university of Oxford of the canonry of St. John's, Beverley, with expectation of a prebend, to an office of the same, notwithstanding that by grant of pope Clement he had a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend, which he was bound to resign, and also the church of Chesterton, which last he is ready to resign.
Granted for the office, and resign the church and the expectation. Avignon, 4 Kal. June.
(f. 67.)
Arnald de Brocasiis, S.C.L. rector of Whippingham. For a canonry of Wherwell, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has also the canonry and prebend of Stone in Hastings, of so small value that it is not taxed. He is ready to resign the church.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Kal. June.
(f. 67d.)
The brethren of the hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem without Bishopsgate, London. Whereas their rents are only 33s. and they have lost many benefactors by the pestilence, and their buildings and trees have suffered by hurricanes, they pray for relaxation of enjoined penance of ten years and ten quadragene to benefactors who visit the hospital at Christmas, Epiphany, and the rive feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and on their vigils, and lend a helping hand for ten years to the restoration of the house.
Granted for one year and a quadragena. Avignon, 4 Non. June.
(f. 68.)
William de Irton. Whereas the perpetual vicarage of Sutton in Galtris, ordinarily held by a secular clerk of the king, was on its voidance by the death of Henry de Burton given, by the prior and convent of Marton, to the said William, who was a canon of the said priory, and was instituted thereto by the archbishop, and has held it for three years. He therefore prays for confirmation of the said institution. Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. June.
(f. 68d.)
Thomas de Eltesle, bachelor of canon and civil law. For the archdeaconry of Llandaff, void by his resignation of it under papal mandate, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, and reservation of the church of Elesworth, in the diocese of Ely, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. June.
(f. 73.)
Thomas, abbot of St. Werburg's, Chester. For confirmation of all privileges granted to his predecessors and the monastery by popes, kings, and others, as also gifts, tithes, pensions, and things and rights belonging to them. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. For relaxation of enjoined penance of one year and forty days to those who visit the monastery at Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and the feasts of the Blessed Virgin, St. John Baptist, and Holy Cross, and during their octaves, or who contribute by gift or legacy to the fabric of the church. Granted during ten years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create four notaries.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 75.)
Duplicate of the above petitions by the abbot of St. Werburg's.
(f. 78.)
John de Stretle, D.C.L. dean of Lincoln, and chancellor of Aquitaine. On behalf of his brother Robert, who has a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, value 200 florins, for an extension of the value by 50 florins more, notwithstanding that he has the church of Blechely, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 18 marks.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create four notaries.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, William de Ardern. For licence to study and lecture in civil law for seven years at an university, and to receive the fruits of his benefice, a portion being deducted for the priest who serves it. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
David, king of Scotland. On behalf of his chaplain, John de Thonirgayrth, scholar of canon law, for a canonry of Glasgow, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Drunnok, in the same diocese. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
(f. 78d.)
John de Berkyngg, priest. Whereas papal provision has been made to him of a canonry of St. Paul's, London, with expectation of a prebend, and whereas the name of the saint was omitted in the petition, whereby expedition of the letters was refused in the papal chancery, he prays the pope for a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Diss. And as the letters in which his examination was notified were stolen, he prays for remission of the examination.
Granted, if the prebend do not exceed 100 florins. Avignon, 7 Id. June.
Ibid.
Thomas, abbot of St. Albans. Whereas by reason of the epidemic, there is a great lack of priests in the monastery and its dependent cells, he prays for faculty to dispense twenty monks aged twenty, so as to be promoted to all holy orders. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 79.)
John de Cheveriston, knight, seneschal for the prince of Aquitaine, on behalf of William de Cortanay, aged twenty, for licence to be ordained priest, and to study law in the schools for five years.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
(f. 79d.)
John de Harewell, B.C.L constable of Bordeaux for the prince of Aquitaine and Wales, and formerly papal scholar, for a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Worcester, which he is ready to resign, and a prebend of St. Martin's, London.
Granted, if the dignity and prebend do not exceed 300 florins. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Roger de Slaiteburn, priest, formerly scholar in the Roman court. For the canonry and prebend of Byres, in Auckland, value 3 marks, void by the death of Roger de Blamier. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 80d.)
William Bula, of the diocese of Killaloe, skilled in medicine. For the deanery of Cork, value 10l. void by the consecration of George, archbishop of Cashel, notwithstanding that Innocent VI. gave it to Thomas Elyoth, who died before the letters were made out.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
(f. 83.)
H. de Percy, knight. On behalf of William de Neuport, rector of Wearmouth, in the diocese of Durham, for licence to exchange his church for another benefice, and that the abbot of Alnwick shall carry out the same. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. June.
(f. 110.)
Oddo Ohogan, of the diocese of Cashel, skilled in the law. For the rectory of Typararo, in the diocese of Emly, value 10 marks, void by the consecration of David Peulyn to that see.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
Ibid.
Thomas de Tetforth, student of canon law. For the canonry and prebend of St. Maurice in Aberwily, value 2½ marks, void by the resignation of John de Waltham, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in forma pauperum, in the gift of the archbishop of York, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Roger de Ulram. For the church of St. Helen in Sebynegat, York, value 10 marks, void by the promotion of John de Rotere.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 117d.)
Robert Amys of Brendbirgthon, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. For the church of West Ichenor, in the diocese of Chichester, taxed at 8 marks, and valued according to common estimation at 15, void by the death of Roger Lyndon, on his way to the Roman court.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. July.
(f. 121 to
f. 130.)
Roll of English graduates and Rome-seeking (Romipetarum) priests:—
John Digg, B.C.L. and B.A. For a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Solihull, value 20l.
Thomas Spert, B.C.L. For a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of St. Nicholas, Bristol, value 7 marks.
Llewelin de Brechonia, bachelor of canon law. For a canonry of St. Davids, with expectation of a prebend.
Henry de Netheravene, B.C.L. For a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Chilmark, value 20 marks, and a benefice in the gift of the bishop and chapter of Salisbury.
Robert Holewen of Brayles, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Laurence de Bermere, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Castelacre.
Madoc, son of Adam Goch, priest, bachelor of canon law, scholar of civil law for five years. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Asaph.
John de Nessebyt, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Langechester, value 10 marks.
Ibid.
Petitions of Rome-seeking chaplains:—
Thomas Clofron. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Lire, in the diocese of Evreux, notwithstanding that he has an office of small value in St. Edmund's, Salisbury.
John Blount, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Aulton Berners, value 7 marks, which he is ready to resign. He may not have one in the cathedral.
John Wytherik. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Merton.
Robert Seled, priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Benedict, Hulme.
John, son of Ralph atte Welle of Kelbi, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the rector of the prebendaries named of the prebend of Grantham in Salisbury, in the city or diocese of Lincoln.
He may not have one in the cathedral.
Roger son of Robert de Ulram, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bristol.
Thomas del Pechi, a poor priest of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the dean of Lincoln.
Richard de Waddon, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Abingdon.
Hugh de Halsham, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the sacristan of the chapel of St. Mary and the Angels, York.
(f. 122.)
John de Carleton by Thresk, a poor priest. For a benefice in the diocese of Durham, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
William Kylnese, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Wartre.
Walter, son of Hugh Gerveys, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. John the Evangelist, Brecon.
Nicholas Haukwode, a poor priest of the diocese of London. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Stoke by Clare, dependent on Bek Hayllwyn in Normandy.
Richard de Gonaldesten, a poor priest of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Leicester.
Richard de Barkeworth of Byllesfeld, a poor priest of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Carlisle.
Not in the cathedral.
John, son of Reginald Walger of Waterneuton, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Croyland.
William Hewylyf of Algerkirk, a poor priest of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of the cathedral of London.
David de Kylgorok, a poor priest of the diocese of Llandaff. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bristol.
Tudur Vap Madoc, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Bangor.
Thomas, son of John, son of Matilda Athaliata of Shirburn in Elmete, a poor priest. For the perpetual vicarage of Skipton in Craven, value 5 marks, void by the death of William de Draghton.
Robert Lord, of Luftewyk, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Thorney.
Thomas Westwere. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury.
John West, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester. Not in the cathedral.
Robert Amys of Brendbroghton, a poor priest of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Boxgrove.
Robert de Baltesburgh, a poor priest of the diocese of Wells. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Malmesbury.
John Scot of Leverton, a poor priest of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Waltham.
John, son of Simon de Tachewelldale, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bardenay.
(f. 123.)
David, son of Walter de Glasburia, a poor priest of the diocese of St. Davids. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester.
William de Hildesley, a poor priest of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Hunnington.
Simon Drew, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Gloucester.
David, son of David de Villa St. Brigida, a poor priest of the diocese of St. Davids. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Great Malvern.
Thomas Purnel, a poor priest of the diocese of St. Davids. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Pill (Pulla Tironencium).
John de Dokenhull, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. James, Wigmore.
Robert de Marton. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham, notwithstanding that he has the church of Tichwell, in the diocese of Norwich, about which he has a suit in the papal palace, which he is ready to resign. Not in the cathedral.
John de Clone, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Wenlok.
Philip Clehunger, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Monmouth.
Gervase Vab David, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Bangor, notwithstanding that he has the church of Landulas, in the diocese of St. Asaph, which he is ready to resign.
Not in the cathedral.
John Wynscote, a poor priest of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Cerne.
German, son of John German of Holm, a poor priest of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the said diocese, in the gift of the bishop of Durham.
Peter Hone of Honeworth, a poor priest, scholar of canon law. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Norwich.
Not in the cathedral.
Philip, son of Thomas le Techore of Hertford, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of the house of St. John Baptist, London, of the order of St. John of Jerusalem.
Richard Riand, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Wirsorpp.
John de Binglay, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior of St. Oswald's, Nostell.
William de Sutton, a poor priest. For a benefice in the diocese of York, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Fournes.
John, son of William Stite of Tetford, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Catherine's without Lincoln.
(f. 124.)
Hugh Payn, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Batcumbe, of small value, which he is ready to resign.
Not in the cathedral.
John, son of William Swane of Tenilby, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Soxil, of the order of Sempringham.
John Porter of Hexham, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
Adam son of Herbert de Beverlaco, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
Thomas Paynel, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Scrowesbery.
William de Bozolbhton, a poor priest of the diocese of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Hereford, notwithstanding that he has the church of SS. Philip and James, Bristol, value 50s. which he is ready to resign. Not in the cathedral.
William de Lench, a poor priest of the diocese of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of All Saints, Bristol, value 5 marks, which he is ready to resign, or that he has a like grant of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Hereford.
Not in the cathedral.
William Cok, of Herlington, a poor priest of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Newburgh.
Walter de Scherwell. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Worspring.
Richard Robias, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the diocese of York, in the gift of the bishop of Durham. Not in the cathedral.
William Jauffe, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wilton.
William Albon, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Farley.
John, son of Robert Colvel, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of York.
Not in the cathedral.
John Cole of Risley, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Huntingdon.
Stephen de Wymondham, S.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter. Not in the cathedral.
(f. 125.)
Hugh de Felton, a poor clerk, scholar in arts. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Horle.
William de Ripon, a poor clerk, scholar in arts. For a benefice in the diocese of York, in the gift of the bishop of Durham.
Not in the cathedral.
William Welibey, a poor clerk of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hales.
William de Holecumbe, a poor clerk of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the diocese of Lichfield, in the gift of the archbishop of Dublin.
John Toppin. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Evesham.
William Cadingdon. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Montacute.
Richard Rede, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John Baptist of Brygowater.
William de Kirkeby, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Durham.
John de Midulton of Chester, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield. Not in the cathedral.
John Courthous. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Norwich.
Thomas Reyner, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Walton Crouch (Waltham Cross).
Robert de Pdeber. (fn. 1) For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Winchcombe.
Thomas Rossal, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Mellton.
Stephen Hamelton, a poor clerk of the diocese of Armagh. For a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Dublin.
John Coling, a poor clerk of the diocese of London. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids.
Thomas Geffray, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Have[r]ford.
William de Sutton, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Wartre.
Walter de Crasseton. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Westminster, notwithstanding that he has the church of St. James, Shaftesbury, value 100s. and has to pay a pension of 6 marks, so that there remain to him only 20s. This church he is ready to resign.
(f. 126.)
John Hinton, a poor priest of the diocese of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Keynsham.
Thomas Baker of Shirburn in Elmet, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Pontefract.
Robert de Ullay, a poor priest of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Albans.
John de Erjom, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Gisburn in Cleveland.
John Passeward, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the Benedictine abbot and convent of Adeulegh (Athelney) in the diocese of Wells, notwithstanding that he has the church of Chinockbelli, value 5 marks.
Robert Dale, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Eye.
William Norman of Bonwelle, a poor priest. For a benefice in the city or diocese of Norwich, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
Robert de Howe, of Erpingham, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Norwich.
John de Kneton, a poor priest of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Salisbury.
Richard Hulle, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Cerne.
Robert de Waston, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Launde.
Henry Drocus of Braylys, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
John de Stanton, S.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Thorney, notwithstanding that he has the church of Rampton, in the diocese of Ely, which he is ready to resign.
John Walsham of Staunford, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bardenay.
(f. 127.)
Hugh de Bekyrton, a poor clerk of the diocese of Hereford. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Lire, in the diocese of Evreux.
John ap Traherne ab David, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids.
Simon Porte. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Tywardreth.
Nicholas Smith, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lofeld (Luffield).
Thomas Pleseden, a poor clerk of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Ivychurch (Ederose.)
John Carlek, a poor clerk of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester. Not in the cathedral.
John de Roldeston, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prioress and convent of Molsby.
Thomas de Sandall, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the diocese of York, in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes.
Robert de Folby, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bolton.
William de Almanbyri, a poor clerk of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Derley.
Thomas Chard, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Germans.
John de Biston, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Blythe.
William, son of Roger de Bramham, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Selby.
Traherne ap Jorwerth, a poor clerk of the diocese of Bangor. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids.
Not in the cathedral
John Dany, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Botulph's, Colchester.
Richard de Pulton, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Chester.
Walter Tannar, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury.
John Pollard, a poor clerk of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Reoulu (Rewley).
(f. 128.)
Walter de Appilby, a poor clerk of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Wells. Not in the cathedral.
John Gillot, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bath.
John Scheprig of Newcastle [under Lyne]. For a benefice in the diocese of Norwich, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey.
William Teyt, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Tutbury.
Thomas de Sancto Botulpho, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lincoln. Not in the cathedral.
Roger de Slatteburn, vicar of Kildewik, value 5 marks, and having a grant of a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. John's, Pontefract, which is useless, as their benefices exceed in value the sum to which those granted in forma pauperum are limited. He prays for an extension of the value to 5 marks, and is ready to resign the vicarage.
John Giles of the diocese of Winchester. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids. Not in the cathedral.
Oliver de Massingham. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of Lincoln.
William de Allerton, a poor clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and brethren of the Hospitallers in England.
John Randulf, a poor clerk of the diocese of Durham. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield. Not in the cathedral.
John Hyne of the diocese of Durham. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Boxgrove.
John de Cobbelen, a poor priest. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield. Not in the cathedral.
John Welde, a poor clerk of the diocese of Canterbury. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop and chapter of London.
Not in the cathedral.
Thomas Tot of the diocese of Salisbury. For a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Winchester.
Robert de Brompton, a poor priest. For the church of Kayngham (Keyingham), in the diocese of York, value 26 marks, void by the resignation of William de Brokeleby so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he has the sinecure office of clerk of “Berefell” in St. John's, Beverley, of small value.
(f. 129.)
William Person. For the church of Swindon, value 20 marks, void by the resignation of Master Nicholas Hauman so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see.
Peter de Castro, alias de Galoun. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham.
Walter Jabes. For the vicarage of Noruham (Norham), in the diocese of Durham, value 20 marks, void by the death of William de Elwick, and which has been unlawfully held for two years by Richard Cave, an apostate Cistercian, notwithstanding that Walter is litigating about the church of St. Mary in the Bailey, Durham, which he is ready to resign.
Adam de Felkirk. For a benefice in the gift of the provost of Beverley.
John de Roldeston. For the church of Misen (Misson), in the diocese of York, value 18 marks, void by the resignation of John de Sailthorp so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see.
William de Wythornwik. For the church of Manfield, in the diocese of York, value 30 marks, void by the death of one William so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see.
Roger de Neweton. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter, notwithstanding that he has the church of Silleys (Scilly) of the same diocese, of small value.
Thomas Boune, a poor clerk of the diocese of Salisbury. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Not in the cathedral.
William Duraunt. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London, notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Dubricius, diocese of Hereford, value 5 marks.
Martin de Neuton, a poor clerk of the diocese of Salisbury. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lantoni, in the diocese of Worcester.
Robert de Wadingham. For the church of Kaygham (Keyingham), in the diocese of York, value 26 marks, void by the resignation of William de Brockelesby so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see.
Thomas, son of Thomas de Horn, priest. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Gloucester, notwithstanding that he has a perpetual vicarage in the royal castle of Windsor, of small value, which he is ready to resign.
Thomas de Chernebury, priest. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bonelegh (Bondley), in the diocese of Exeter, value 6 marks, which he is ready to resign.
(f. 130.)
William de Ripon, scholar in law and arts. For the church of St. Martin in Mickelgate, York, value 7 marks, void by the death of Thomas de Bretby at the apostolic see.
Thomas Hesce, of the diocese of Chichester. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Lire in the diocese of Evreux.
Granted for all the above, saving additions and subtractions. Avignon, 4 Id. June.
Ibid.
Roll of the University of Cambridge:—
Thomas Sutton, S.T.P. late chancellor of the university. Whereas in the roll of the university it was omitted that John Bokingham had a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, the pope is prayed to make provision to him of a dignity in the same, notwithstanding that he has the church of Walesby in the same diocese.
Ibid.
Whereas in the same roll provision was made to William de Thinchull, doctor of canon and civil law, lately chancellor of the university, of a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Landebrevi, in the diocese of St. Davids, of small value, and it was omitted that he has a canonry and prebend of St. Carentoc, in the diocese of Exeter, the value of these together being 40s. and whereas there was another error in expressing that he had the church of Ryppelle (Ripple), in the diocese of Worcester, instead of Bishopsbourne in that of Canterbury, the pope is prayed to order the said defects to be supplied.
Ibid.
Whereas in the same roll provision was made to Roger Freton, D.C.L. of a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Bromwerd (Bromyard), in the diocese of Hereford, the pope is prayed to extend the grant to a dignity or office in the cathedral of London.
On accepting the dignity or office, resign the other which you have obtained.
(f. 130d.)
Whereas in the same roll provision was made to Adam de Wikemer, priest, M.A. bachelor of canon law, of a canonry of Ripon, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Hocwode (Hockwold), in the diocese of Norwich; inasmuch as the church of Ripon is overburdened, the pope is prayed to make provision to him of a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend.
Ibid.
Whereas in the same roll provision was made to Michael de Haynton, priest, licentiate of theology, of a benefice in the gift of the bishop and chapter of Lincoln, but not in the cathedral, notwithstanding that he has the church of Multon (Moulton), in the said diocese, the pope is prayed to make provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Ibid.
Whereas John Chaterys, M.A. to whom made provision of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Thorney, has a competitor (concurrentem) in the same roll, the pope is prayed to make provision to him of a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend.
Ibid.
Robert de Thorp, priest, M.A. left out of the roll. For a canonry of St. Davids, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Thurston, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid.
John Trunch, priest, M.A. left out of the roll. For a canonry of St. John's, Chester le Street, notwithstanding that he has the church of Reddegrave, with an annexed chapel, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid.
Robert Wyteby, priest, M.A. left out of the roll. For a canonry of South Mailing, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Barkingge, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid.
William Tudenham, priest, B.C.L. left out of the roll. For a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Brandonferie [co. Suffolk].
If the value of 200 florins is not exceeded.
Ibid.
Walter Vaketon (Baketon), priest, M.A. bachelor of canon law, left out of the roll. For a canonry of Beverley, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Wigtrosham (Wittersham), in the diocese of Canterbury, and a canonry and prebend of Chichester.
Resign the church or the prebend, so that the total value does not exceed 200 florins.
Ibid.
Henry Winterthon, B.C.L. left out of the roll. For a canonry of St. Asaph, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, and the rural deanery of Lenni (Lynne), in the diocese of Norwich, about which he is litigating. Resign the litigious deanery.
(f. 131.)
William Wisbeche, priest, bachelor of canon law, left out of the roll. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes.
Ibid.
Robert de Eltesle, B.C.L. left out of the roll. For a canonry of Llandaff, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Lolleworthe.
If the total value does not exceed 200 florins.
Ibid.
William Winterthon, B.C.L. left out of the roll. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Worcester, value 30l. with cure of souls, or 20l. without, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Hereford, value 8l. and the rural deanery of Sudbury, which last he is ready to resign.
Ibid.
Richard de Sawtre, bachelor of canon and civil law, M.A. left out of the roll. For a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Northwold, in the diocese of Norwich. If the total value does not exceed 200 florins.
Ibid.
William Herwardstok, B.C.L. left out of the roll. For a canonry of Aberghwely, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bonowelle (Bunwell), in the diocese of Norwich. As in the preceding.
Ibid.
Thomas de Erpingham, B.C.L. left out of the roll. For a canonry of Bangor, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Hilderclee (Hinderclay), in the diocese of Norwich.
Granted for all, saving additions and subtractions. Avignon, 6 Kal. July.
(f. 136.)
Thomas, bishop of Carlisle, for himself, his brother John de Appelby, and John de Horncastell, prior of Carlisle. A plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas, on account of the late pestilences, there is a lack of priests in his diocese, he prays for faculty to dispense forty persons, secular and regular, aged twenty, so that they may be promoted to all holy orders, and minister in the same.
Granted in the proportion of twenty regulars to twenty-two others until the above number is reached.
The same. For faculty to dispense twelve persons of illegitimate birth, and six others being sons of priests or illegitimate sons of married men, so that they may be ordained and hold a benefice apiece, with cure of souls. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For an indult to dispense ten vicars of parish churches so that they may study and lecture in canon law for seven years at an university, being non-resident. Granted.
Ibid.
The Same. For relaxation of three years and three quadragene of indulgence to penitents who visit the cathedral, which has been burned, on the five feasts of the Blessed Virgin, or who lend a helping hand to the fabric. Granted for one year and forty days, during ten years.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create eight notaries. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his brother, John de Appelby, B.C.L. for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of York, value 40l. with cure of souls, or 30l. without, notwithstanding that he has the church of Kirk Oswald, and a canonry and prebend of Norton, and two hospitals of St. Edmund, in the dioceses of Carlisle and Durham, which hospitals he is ready to resign. Granted, and resign all but the church.
(f. 136d.)
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Richard de Appelby, for a benefice value 40 marks, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. Granted.
The same. On behalf of John de Slegill, canon of Carlisle, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, for a further dispensation to be elected to any dignity short of the episcopal.
Granted, Avignon, 5 Kal. July.
(f. 150.)
Roll of the Bishop of Lismore and Waterford:—
Thomas, bishop. For a portable altar. Granted.
The same. For a relaxation of three years and three quadragene to penitents who visit and lend a helping hand to the restoration of the cathedrals of the said dioceses, which have suffered much in the wars. The visits are to be made on the seven feasts of our Lord, and on the five of St Mary the Virgin, and on that of St. Cartagius, to whom the cathedral of Lismore is dedicated, and that of the Holy Trinity, to whom that of Waterford is dedicated.
Granted for one year and forty days, during ten years.
Ibid.
The same. For power to create four notaries. Granted for two.
Ibid.
The same. For conservators for himself and his two churches, during seven years. Granted for five.
Ibid.
For power to further dispense two persons on account of illegitimacy, already dispensed so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, so that they may hold a cathedral benefice. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William Herwardstok, B.C.L. for a canonry of Wherwell, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bonewell in the diocese of Norwich. Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. July.
(f. 151d.)
Robert de Wurtham, licentiate in civil law. For a benefice value 40l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bresele, in the diocese of Norwich, value 16 marks. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
(f. 153d.)
Philip Blont, alias Whyt, of the dioceses of Meath and Kildare, B.C.L. and scholar of canon law, already dispensed as the son of a deacon. For a further dispensation to accept canonries and prebends.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 155d.)
David, king of Scotland. Whereas on his petition provision was made to his chaplain, John de Tourgayth, scholar of canon law, of a canonry of Glasgow, with expectation of a prebend, and it was doubted whether mention was made of his having been dispensed as the son of a priest, so as to hold a benefice, and a canonry and prebend of Glasgow, together with the church of Drumnok, the pope is prayed to validate what has been done. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. July.
(f. 157.)
Whereas the papal vice-chancellor refused to give up papal letters sealed on 2 Non. Dec. last past, by which grant was made to Robert Sumpter, D.C.L. envoy of the university of Oxford to the pope, of the canonry and prebend of Salisbury, void by the consecration of John, bishop of Lincoln, the pope is prayed to order the said letters to be given up, or, under the said date of 2 Non. Dec. to make provision motu proprio, to the said doctor of a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend. Granted, also motu proprio. Avignon, 10 Kal. July.
(f. 161.)
William de la Forde, rector of Ebrighton, in the diocese of Worcester, value 18 marks. For a canonry and prebend in the gift of the archbishop of York.
And for the like in the gift of the bishop of Lincoln.
Granted in the first cathedral. Avignon, 4 Non. July.
(f. 163.)
Whereas in the roll of the bishop of Tusculum the pope ordered the value to be expressed, as is now done, he is prayed to make the grants under date of the said roll.
Robert de Overe. For the church of Elkesley in the diocese of York, value 4 marks, void so long that it has lapsed to the apostolic see. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. July.
Roger de Wodenorton, scholar of canon law. For the church of Baddile, in the diocese of Lichfield, value 18 marks, void by the resignation of William de Hinkele. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 164d.)
The countess of Ormond (Ernonie) and John son of Raymund the younger (junioris), and other parishioners of Pendeford in the parish of Stanton Drew. Whereas by reason of the distance, bad weather, and abundance of waters, it is difficult even for robust persons to reach the parish church on Sundays and feast days, or for the young people to be instructed in the catholic faith, and in letters, and whereas children die unbaptized and women are not churched, they pray they that may fulfil their duties in a chapel which they have built at Pendiford, dedicated to St. Thomas the Martyr, and endowed for masses, on days when they cannot reach the pettish church, and also have their weakly children baptized therein. Commission touching the same may be given to the bishop of Lismore, now at the papal court.
Let it be committed to the said bishop. 2 Non. July.
(f. 167.)
Power granted John de Cabrespino:—
Whereas in England and Ireland, and other realms remote from the Roman court, there are not enough persons of legitimate birth otherwise fit to be ordained and hold benefices, the pope is prayed to grant power to the said John, who is going on business to those parts, to grant the necessary dispensations. Granted for sixty.
Also for illegitimate sons of married men. Granted for thirty.
Also to dispense those who have married, being related in the fourth degree of kindred. Granted for twenty-five.
Also to dispense on account of irregularity those who cannot come to the Roman court. Granted for sixty.
Also to create notaries, who are needed by the collectors and subcollectors. Granted for ten.
Also that with his household he may hear divine offices in places under an interdict. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. July.
(f. 169.)
Reformations:—
Robert Amys asked for the church of West Itchenor, in the diocese of Chichester, value 8 marks, whereas its value is 15 marks.
Roger de Wodenorton asked for the church of Baddyle, the value of which is 20 marks.
Robert de Marton asked for an untaxed benefice in St. John's Beverley, but it is worth 6 marks.
Robert de Pothow, or Pothoke, asked for the church of Aghton, which is rated at 40l.
John de Ulram asked for the church of All Saints, Usegate, York, which is rated at 15 marks.
Robert de Overe asked for the church of Elkesly, which is rated at 40 marks.
Adam de Thornton asked for the canonry and prebend of Munkton in Ripon, the value of which is 46l. 13s. 4d.
The aforesaid clerks present their reformed petitions:—
R[obert] Amys. For the church of West Ichore, in the diocese of Chichester, void by the death of Roger [Lyndon] so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see. Express the value.
(f. 170.)
J[ohn] Ulram. For the church of All Saints, Usegate, York, void by the death of Simon Ward, notwithstanding that he is litigating in the papal palace about the vicarage of Sitton, in the same diocese, which he is ready to resign.
Express the value of the church which he asks for.
R[obert] de Marton. For the office of benefice of the seventh clerk of the Belfellarii in St. John's, Beverley, void by the resignation of Nicholas de Romyngton, notwithstanding that he is litigating about the church of Tichewell, in the diocese of Norwich.
Express the value and quality of the office and church.
R[obert] son of the late Henry de Overe. For the church of Elvesley, in the diocese of York, void by the death or resignation of John Cambok so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see.
Express the value, and exactly how it is void.
R[oger] de Wodenorton. For the church of Baddile, void by the resignation of William de Hinkele so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see. Express the value.
R[obert] de Pothoke. For the church of Aughton, in the diocese of York, void by the resignation of Hugh de Rolton, of the diocese of Carlisle. Express the value.
A[dam] de Thornton. For the canonry and prebend of Munkton, in Ripon, void by the death of John de Winnewik, notwithstanding that it is occupied by another. Express the value.
(f. 171.)
Reformation of petitions presented by the cardinal of Tusculum:—
Whereas in the underwritten petitions the pope ordered the value to be expressed, which is now done, he is prayed to grant the same under date of the said rolls.
John de Ulram. For the church of All Saints, Usegate, York, value 10l. void by the death of Simon Warde, notwithstanding that he has a grant of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Whitby, which he is ready to resign. This petition was in the first roll of the said cardinal, dated 4 Kal. May.
Ibid.
Robert de Brompton. For the church of Kayngham, in the diocese of York, value 26 marks, void by the resignation of William de Brokelesby, and lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he has the benefice of a clerk of ‘Berefell’ in St. John's, Beverley, and expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Kirkham; both these be is ready to resign.
Ibid.
John de Otryngham. For the church of Cotom, in the diocese of York, value 20 marks, void by the resignation of Ralph de Yarwell, and lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of London, which he is ready to resign.
Granted for all the above-named. Avignon, 14 Kal. Aug.
(f. 171d.)
Reformation of the roll of the University of Cambridge:—
Whereas in the first roll, signed by the pope on 8 Kal. May, grants were made to Master Ralph de Langelee of a canonry and prebend or office in St. Davids, and to Master Roger de Sutton of the like in Hereford, and whereas in the papal chancery such letters can be expedited for canonries and prebends only, the pope is prayed to make order that the same be extended to an office, and that under the said date.
Ibid.
Also on behalf of Master John de Merton for the like in Lichfield, and on behalf of Master Nicholas de Gakethorp (Bagthorp) for the like in Exeter.
Ibid.
Also, whereas in the same roll grants were made to masters and bachelors therein named, and by inadvertence it was omitted to express whether the benefices were with or without cure of souls, the pope is prayed to extend the grant so as to include both.
Ibid.
Also, whereas in the same roll grants were made to Master Adam de Lakingham of a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes, and to Master Thomas de Gingham (Bingham) of a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Spalding, and to Master John Strete of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, all of the value of 30 marks, the pope is prayed to extend the value to 30l.
Ibid.
Also, whereas in the second roll the word ‘prebend’ was left out in the petition on behalf of Master Robert de Whitley for a canonry and prebend of South Mailing, and ‘Canterbury’ was written instead of ‘Chichester,’ the pope is prayed to order the necessary corrections to be made in the chancery.
Granted for all the above. Avignon, 14 Kal. Aug.
(f. 173d.)
The dauphin of Auvergne, and the lord of Coucy. On behalf of Thomas de Aston, rector of St. James Garlekhethe, London, who for many years has studied philosophy, medicine, and canon law at Oxford, for a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted at the collation of the archbishop, dean, and chapter, jointly or severally. Avignon, 5 Id. July.
(f. 177d.)
Whereas in the grant made to Adam Cradok of a canonry and prebend and the archdeaconry of Limerick, void by the death of the last archdeacon, Adam believed, and believes, that the same could not belong to the bishop, inasmuch as he was excommunicated, and doubts whether, if the excommunication be expressed, he may incur the rancour or enmity of the said bishop. He therefore prays that no mention of it may be made in the letters.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. July.
(f. 179d.)
John Randol, to whom in the roll of the English a grant was made of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield. Whereas like grants were made at the same time to John Cobeley and John Miles, the pope is prayed to order the clause pro concurrentibus to be added to the bull. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 180.)
John Torkesay, B.C.L. who petitioned for the church of Qwylay (Quixlay), in the diocese of York, and was ordered to express the value in another way, prays for provision of the same, whose value is 35 marks, and which is void by the death of Nicholas Sesay, notwithstanding that he has the parish chapel of Battle, which he is ready to resign, and a canonry of Auckland, with expectation of a prebend, and that the church of Qwylay is unlawfully occupied by another.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 182d.)
Thomas de Middelton. For confirmation of the collation by John, archbishop of York, of a canonry and prebend in the chapel of St. Mary and the Angels, York, value 100s. made by authority of Innocent VI. void by the death of Nicholas de Wyteby, notwithstanding that he has the church of Arkebi, in the diocese of York.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. July.
Ibid.
Richard de Cheshelm. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the church of Neuet, in the diocese of St. Andrews.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John Leche. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the church of Hauwyk, in the diocese of Glasgow, when he was not, as he now is, ordained priest, and about which he was litigating, although John Flemyng, a younger man than himself, and not a priest, held the church and contested it, saying the patronage belonged to him, and notwithstanding that Leche has a canonry of Glasgow, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John Baupyne. He was dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and held the church of Alwaldeby, in the diocese of Lincoln, which he resigned, and obtained that of Thirnescough, in the diocese of York, which he resigned, and got that of Ilkley since last September. He prays for the necessary dispensation and confirmation.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 183.)
Nicholas de Drayton, B.C.L. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of St. Martin's in the Vintry, London, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 184.)
Gerald Laweles. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the treasurership of Limerick, void by the death of Adam Hunte.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 187.)
William de Grenlaw, archdeacon of St. Andrews, and papal collector in Scotland. Whereas the cathedral has suffered by the action of the sea on the rock on which it stands, and is in danger of falling, and whereas the bishop united to it the church of Inchesthur, formerly belonging to the episcopal income, the archdeacon prays for confirmation of the said union. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. July.
(f. 187d.)
Whereas in Queen's Ferry (Portu) in Scotland, which by royal gift was made over to the abbot and convent of Dunfermeling, by some abuse it has come about that any clerk of whatever condition or dignity, immediately subject to the apostolic see, who crosses the port, even a papal nuncio, pays two pence for each horse, and every noble or his servant pays one penny, so that ecclesiastics of that realm, who are free, and not bound to pay anything, are compelled to pay more than others, contrary to the institutes of the holy fathers, the said ecclesiastics pray the pope to remedy this abuse, and to order discreet persons to compel the abbot and convent to observe the liberties of ecclesiastics.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 188.)
Whereas Martin de Neuton, canon and prebendary of Glausne, in the diocese of Exeter, and Henry de Stanton, rector of Kiltigan, in that of Llandaff, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. July.
(f. 188d.)
Whereas Roger de Slateburn, perpetual vicar of Kildewik, and William Glayne of Podington, perpetual vicar of Friskenay, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Whereas Adam Tebaud, rural dean of Lenni, in the diocese of Norwich, and Thomas, son of Robert Tebaud of Jevewic, chaplain of the free chapel of Chelmesford, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to confirm the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 190d.)
Thomas de Dayton. For the rural deanery of Rodenhall, in the diocese of Norwich, value 6 marks, void by the resignation of William Tamworth. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 192d.)
William, bishop of Winchester. Whereas during a suit in the papal palace between the late William de Farlegh and the late Andrew de Ufford, touching the canonry and prebend of Timberbury in Romsey, value 30l. which the bishop gave to William, the said Andrew died, the bishop, on the death of William, gave them to Walter de Sevenhampton, M.A. He therefore prays the pope to confirm this collation, and to place Walter in succession to William and Andrew in whatever right they had to the said canonry and prebend, notwithstanding that Walter has the church of Alresford, value 33l.
Granted, but he must come up for examination. Avignon, Id. July.
(f. 200d.)
John Chandos. On behalf of his chancellor and secretary, John de Ouletone, for a canonry of Beverley, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Suddebure.
Granted. Avignon, Id. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the same, that he may hold his archdeaconry for two years, being non-resident, especially as it has no house of residence or church annexed to it. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 210.)
William, bishop of Emly. For relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit his church, which has suffered by reason of wars and pestilence, on the seven feasts of Our Lord, the five of St. Mary the Virgin, and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and St. Elbeus.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For dispensation to persons of illegitimate birth that they may minister in orders received, and retain their benefices; there being a lack of clerks, by reason of mortality and wars.
Granted for eight. Dated as above.
Ibid.
For power to create four notaries. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 217.)
John, marquis of Montferrat. On behalf of Walter de Assh, for a benefice, value 40l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the abbess and nuns of Wilton. Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Aug.
(f. 219.)
Walter de Assh. He is ready to resign his expectation, and prays the pope to allow the amount asked for, since otherwise the grant would be of small effect. Granted from 5l. to the above-named sum.
(f. 223d.)
The abbot and convent of St. John's, Colchester. For relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit their church, which has suffered from flood, storm, and fire, on the seven feasts of Our Lord, the five of St. Mary the Virgin, those of the twelve Apostles, and St. John and Holy Cross, and during their octaves.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Aug.
(f. 230.)
Robert de Wurtham, licentiate in civil law. Having read civil law for one year ordinarily, another year extraordinarily, and for three more years, as is customary in the university of Cambridge, he prays for a benefice value 40l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bresele, in the diocese of Norwich, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 239.)
Nicholas, prior, and the convent of Norwich. For an indulgence of seven years and seven quadragene during ten years to penitents who lend helping hands to the restoration of their church, which has suffered by wind and storm.
Granted for a year and forty days. Avignon, 2 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For the like to penitents who visit their church and pray for its benefactors on the vigil and feast of Holy Trinity, and during the octaves and on the five feasts of St. Mary the Virgin, and of Christmas, Easter, and the Nativity of St. John Baptist.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to the prior to create eight notaries.
Granted for three. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Fox faculty to the prior to dispense twenty monks, so that in their twentieth year they may be ordained priests.
Granted for ten. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary remission to the prior at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 140d.)
Whereas in the petition by William Bula, M.D. of the diocese of Killaloe, for the deanery of Cork it was omitted that it was elective and had cure of souls, the pope is prayed to order the omission to be supplied. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 12 Kal. Oct.

Footnotes

1 Pdeber in rasura, non vicio sed errore. B.” [Marginal note.]