Volume XXXIX
2 Urban V

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'Volume XXXIX: 2 Urban V', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 465-481. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92395 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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2 Urban V

(f. 1d.)
Whereas Clement VI. gave faculty to the prior provincial and friars of the order of hermits of St. Augustine in England, of acquiring a place in the diocese of Exeter, by virtue of which they got and expended money and labour on a place in Barnstaple, and the Cluniac prior and convent in that town, pretending that by a papal indult no one without licence of the abbot of Cluny could build a church or oratory in their parish, would not allow them to remain there, the pope is prayed to grant faculty, according to the grant of Clement VI. to the said brethren to accept and inhabit the said place. They are ready to pay to the prior and convent and mother church an annual rent, equal to the tithe of the place they occupy.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
(f. 2.)
David, king of Scots. On behalf of his kinsman, John de Bothuil, already dispensed as the son of a sub-deacon and a married woman, for a further dispensation that he may accept a cathedral dignity.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
1363.Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the same, for reservation of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Andrews. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 2d.)
Edmund de Wodestoke, earl of Cambridge, the King's son. For a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 4d.)
John de Hastang, earl of Pembroke, the king's kinsman. For a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 5d.)
Peter de Belgrave, B.C.L. For the canonry and prebend of Llannarth in Landewybrevy, value 40 marks, void by the death of Richard Wrote, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Norton, in the diocese of Durham, value 12 marks.
Granted, if no other has a claim to it, provided that he obtained his bachelor's degree after the pope's accession. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
(f. 7.)
Lionel, the king's second son, duke of Clarence, earl of Ulster, and lieutenant of Ireland. For confirmation of the grant made to himself and his wife by Innocent VI. of plenary remission at the hour of death; also for a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. That his chaplain and clerks of his chapel may receive oblations and profits given and offered to the said chapel, and convert them to their need, notwithstanding the rights of the rector of the parish or any other.
Granted. After being registered it was cancelled by order of the pope.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the archbishop of Dublin, for faculty to create two notaries public. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That he and Elizabeth his wife may choose their confessor during five years. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 8d.)
John de Moubray, baron, the king's kinsman. For a portable altar for himself and Elizabeth his wife.
Granted for six years. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary remission for himself and his wife at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 12.)
Robert de Overe, of the household of the cardinal of Urgel. Whereas in his petition for the church of Elkesle, in the diocese of York, it was said that it was void by the death of John Lambok, and that its value was 40 marks, and it was void by reason that John (sic) de Chesterfeld, by authority of the ordinary, obtained the church of Flintham, in the same diocese, and he did not say that he had a grant of a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, he prays the pope to order these defects to be supplied and corrected.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Nov.
(f. 15.)
David Bossher. For confirmation of his election by the canons and chapter to the priory of St. Catherine's, Waterford, void by the death of Andrew Edward. Granted. Avignon, 6Id. Nov.
(f. 21d.)
Richard Cauton, B.C.L. For the church of St. Leonard, Eastchepe, London, value 7½ marks, although it is occupied by another, seeing that John Tanner of Lichfield has obtained the church of Bromlee, in the diocese of Rochester, notwithstanding that Richard has the church of St. Benarch-on-Taf, in the diocese of St. Davids, value 10 marks, and expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Worcester, both of which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. Nov.
(f. 25d.)
James de Audele, knight, and councillor of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales. On behalf of his clerk, William Bell, B.A. and scholar of civil law for four years, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stanford, in the diocese of Salisbury. Granted. Avignon, Id. Nov.
(f. 28d.)
Walter de Egglisham. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary, 18 July 1363, of the church of Lilleschef, in the diocese of Glasgow, value 50 marks, notwithstanding that Hugh Raa, who is not a priest, has unlawfully held the same for two years.
Granted. Avignon, prid. Id. Nov.
(f. 33.)
The archbishop of Dublin. For relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to those who lend a helping hand to the repair of the church of St. Patrick, Dublin, which by negligence and fire has so greatly suffered that the tower and bells are destroyed.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Dec.
(f. 37.)
Roll of Clerks of Ireland:—
Whereas by reason of pestilence and wars in those parts, there is a great lack of clerks, and the value of benefices is small, the pope is prayed to expedite the petitions for the underwritten persons, inasmuch as this is the first roll he has received from them, and he must not be surprised that the persons have no scholastic degrees, inasmuch as in all Ireland there is no university or place of study; nevertheless, the persons are not afraid of being rejected on examination, and the pope is informed that the churches of Ireland are not otherwise burdened by papal provisions; he is therefore prayed to expedite the said petitions, especially as the petitioners are from the ends of the earth.
Ibid.
Thomas Feogy, of the diocese of Meath. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Meath, value 80 gold florins with cure of souls, or 40 without.
Ibid.
John Heyne, of the diocese of Dublin. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of London, value 100 gold florins with cure of souls, or 40 without.
Ibid.
Maurice Okahyl, skilled in the law, of the diocese of Kilfenora. For the archdeaconry of Killaloe, value 50 gold florins, void by the consecration of Thomas, bishop of the see, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Kilmacduagh.
Ibid.
David Gower, of Ireland. For relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the White Chapel, in the diocese of London, which has suffered by tempest, on the seven feasts of Our Lord, the five of St. Mary the Virgin, to whom the chapel is dedicated, and on those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist and St. Catherine, and during their octaves.
Ibid.
Walter Valysch, of the diocese of Meath. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Meath, value 80 florins with cure of souls, or 40 without.
Ibid.
Patrick Mayllabuy, of the diocese of Down, S.C.L. For a canonry of Dromore, with expectation of a prebend, value 60 gold florins.
Ibid.
Thomas Mychyan, of the diocese of Cork. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Cork, value 60 gold florins with cure of souls, or 20 without.
(f. 38.)
Stephen Bareth, of the diocese of St. Davids. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Nicholas, Pembroke, value 60 gold florins with cure of souls, or 20 without.
Ibid.
For relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the chapel of St. Mary, Conal, in the diocese of Kildare, in the five feasts of St. Mary the Virgin, and during their octaves, and also lend a helping hand to the repair of the same.
Ibid.
David Gower, scholar of canon law, of the diocese of Limerick. For the canonry and prebend of Kyllaspowk Molane in Cork, value 32 gold florins, void by the death of William Epeworthe so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Mary Motfeloun, in the diocese of London, value 8 florins.
Ibid.
Thomas de Burgo, a poor priest, of the diocese of Emly. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ossory, value 80 gold florins with cure of souls, or 40 without.
(f. 38d.)
Richard de Valle, skilled in the law, of the diocese of Cork. For the treasurership of Limerick, value 60 gold florins, void by the death of Robert Godyn at the Roman court, especially as it has been long void, and by reason of its small value has not been given to anyone by the pope or by the ordinary.
Ibid.
Maurice Omolchonyry, of the diocese of Ardfert, scholar of canon law, for a canonry of Ardfert, with expectation of a prebend, in the gift of the bishop, value 16 gold florins, notwithstanding that he has the vicarage of Killonayn in the same diocese, value 2 gold florins, and a canonry or prebend of Ross, from which he gets nothing.
Ibid.
John Karok, of the diocese of Cashel, S.C.L. For a canonry of Cloyne, with expectation of a prebend, value 60 gold florins.
Ibid.
John Stonton, of the diocese of Emly, scholar of canon law. For a canonry of Ferns, with expectation of a prebend, value 80 gold florins, notwithstanding that he has a grant of the archdeaconry of Emly, value 23 gold florins.
(f. 39.)
Edmund Braynog, of the diocese of Emly, S.C.L. For the canonry and prebend of Dysirt Lauran, in Emly, value 38 gold florins, void by the consecration of David Foynlyn to that see, notwithstanding that he has the church of Achycarud, in the diocese of Cloyne, value 3 gold florins.
Ibid.
Odo Ohogan, of the diocese of Cashel, scholar of canon law. For a canonry of Killaloe, with expectation of a prebend, value 16 gold florins, notwithstanding that he has a grant of the rectory of Tiperary, value 30 florins, of which he has not yet obtained possession. On account of the slender value of benefices and the scarcity of fit persons, it is hardly possible to subsist on two benefices.
Ibid.
William Vomblard, of Southzevele, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Eynsham, value 60 gold florins with cure of souls, or 30 without.
Ibid.
Nicholas Venderal, a poor clerk, of the diocese of Meath. For a benefice in the gift of the archbishop and chapter of Dublin, value 80 gold florins.
Ibid.
Nicholas son of Abraham, Cistercian monk of [Ballyna] Chore (de choro benedicto) in the diocese of Cloyne, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy. For a further dispensation that he may be promoted to the dignity of abbot, seeing that there is in Ireland a very great lack of fit persons for such dignities.
Granted for all the above. Avignon, prid. Id. Nov.
(f. 43d.)
Philippa, queen of England. On behalf of her clerk, John de Saunford, scholar of arts, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and holding a canonry and prebend of London, for a further dispensation to exchange any of his benefices.
Granted for one benefice, which he may exchange as often as he will. Avignon, 16 Kal. Dec.
(f. 48.)
William Tinchull. For supply and correction of an omission and an error in the roll of the university of Cambridge of a grant to him of a canonry and prebend of Wells. No mention was made of his canonry and prebend of St. Carentoce, and instead of the church of Rippelle, that of Bisshopesbourne should be expressed.
Granted, if done without his knowledge, and in that case the grant is to be made under the first date; if not, under a new date; and he is to resign the benefice of which no mention was made Avignon, 11 Kal. Dec.
(f. 51.)
Thomas de Baketon, B.C.L. For correction of errors in the roll of the bishop of London, in which the church of St. George, Sudbury, should be St. Gregory, and the value 25l. instead of 30l. and for addition of the following:—“notwithstanding that it is occupied by another, and that he has papal provision of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Norwich.”
Granted, if it is clear that there was no equivocation; if not, it is to be made out under a new date, and the clause added—“if no one else has a right to it.Avignon, 2 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
Thomas de Paxton, papal chaplain, D.C.L. auditor of the papal palace. For the canonry and prebend of Wilton, on their voidance by the consecration of Thomas Trillek, bishop elect of Chichester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Hakeney, in the diocese of London, and the canonry and prebend of Cropperdy in Lincoln, and that he is litigating in the papal palace with the occupier of the deanery of Wells, of which he has a grant if no other has a right to it.
Granted, and resign one of the said benefices. Avignon, 7 Kal. Dec.
(f. 52.)
Robert de Stratton, D.C.L. auditor of the papal palace. For the canonry and prebend of Wells, on their voidance by the consecration of Thomas de Trillek, bishop elect and confirmed of Chichester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stretham, in the diocese of Ely, and has papal provision of a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, and of a canonry and prebend of Auckland, of which he has not yet got possession.
Granted, and resign the prebend of Auckland. Avignon, 7 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
To John, cardinal of St. Mark's, is ordered to be made provision, motu proprio, of the church of Edburgbury, in the diocese of Lincoln, on its voidance by the consecration of Thomas, bishop elect of Chichester.
Avignon, 6 Kal. Dec.
(f. 52d.)
Simon, archbishop of Canterbury. On behalf of his clerk, Master Nicholas de Chaddesden, D.C.L. his chancellor, for the canonry and prebend of Hereford, on their voidance by the consecration of Thomas, bishop elect of Chichester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Cherring, in the diocese of Canterbury, and a canonry and prebend of Lichfield. Granted, and resign the prebend. Avignon, 7 Kal. Dec.
(f. 55.)
The same. On behalf of the same, for a canonry of York, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding (as above).
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The queen. On behalf of her clerk, John de Saunford (as above, f. 43d.), for a further dispensation that he may accept a canonry and prebend in a cathedral, and may exchange them and others, notwithstanding that he is over twelve and under fourteen years of age.
Granted for one benefice, even if a cathedral prebend, and for exchange. Avignon, 6 Kal. Dec.
(f. 56d.)
Robert de Stowe, monk of Bruerne. He, on the part of his monastery, obtained the office of proctor in a cause of spoliation against John de Donsterre, formerly abbot, who has been restored to possession of the monastery by the cardinal de Boulogne, auditor of the cause. Robert, fearing John's hatred and that of his complices, prays for leave to transfer himself to the monastery of Beaulieu, in the diocese of Winchester. Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. Dec.
(f. 57d.)
John de Tonirgayth, bachelor of canon law, chaplain of the king of Scots, already dispensed as the son of a priest, so as to hold a canonry and prebend of Glasgow, together with the church of Drunok, in the same diocese. For a further dispensation to accept a cathedral dignity or office, and to exchange the same.
Granted for one cathedral benefice with cure of souls. Avignon, 5 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
Whereas the pope, viva voce, on 14 Kal. Nov. granted to James de Audele, knight, lord of Stratton, councillor of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales, on behalf of his chaplain and secretary, William Bell, B.A. S.C.L. a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stanford, in the diocese of Salisbury, which he is ready to resign, the pope is prayed to sign this petition.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Dec.
(f. 58.)
James de Audele (as above). On behalf of William Bell (as above), for the canonry and prebend of Hereford, on their voidance by the consecration of Thomas, bishop elect of Chichester, notwithstanding (as above). Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Dec.
(f. 59d.)
William Spinee, esquire of Thomas, earl of Warwick, marshal of England, and Alice his wife. For a plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Dec.
(f. 63.)
Margaret de Boslingthorp. Whereas between her and Roger Hannsard, knight, arose a question touching divorce from pretended espousal and marriage, and the cause was carried to the Roman court, where it now pends, and whereas Roger meanwhile seized her personal property, lands, and possessions, of inheritance and of dower alike, to the value of 400 marks, and holds them, and has destroyed fair manors and buildings, and has thrown down the stones, tiles, and timber of the said manors, and has sold her lands and possessions, alienating and transferring them to her adversaries, and has committed dilapidations of her goods and hereditaments, the pope is prayed to order the bishop of Lincoln to sequestrate the said lands, possessions, and manors, and to cause a fair proportion to be allowed from them to the said Roger for his sustentation pending the suit.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Dec.
(f. 64.)
John de Bellocampo, knight, kinsman of the earl of Warwick, and Elizabeth his wife. For an extension of the licence for six years to religious to eat meat at their table.
Granted, for the said John in perpetuity. Avignon, 4 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. For extension of the faculty to choose their confessors for ten years to their life. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same knight. On behalf of John Denis, for the church of Newton St. Cyrick, in the diocese of Exeter, value 8l. which on its resignation by John Lynham was so long void that it lapsed, as was stated to Innocent VI. to the apostolic see, although the prior and convent of Plympton, and their vicar William de Molton, unlawfully detain it. Innocent VI. made provision of it to John Uphulle, who already held, and still holds, the church of Havant, in the diocese of Winchester. Denis expects a benefice in forma pauperum in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Dec.
(f. 65.)
William de Neuton, regent master of arts for three years in Cambridge, now at the papal court, obtained on 4 Kal. Dec. a grant of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, but on returning to England found that the value of the benefice was not enough to keep him at the university, wherefore, returning, much harassed, to the papal court, he prays the pope to make him a grant, under the above date, of a benefice in the gift of the said bishop, value 30l. with cure of souls, or to the value in the former grant without.
Granted, for a benefice of those which the bishop gives within his diocese, but with no augmentation of value, for you allege nothing new or reasonable why it should be augmented; but work hard and steadily in the university, and at a future time We will do you a good turn, and you may rest in hope if you do well. Avignon, Kal. Dec.
(f. 68.)
John de Appelby, D.C.L. advocate in the Roman court. For reservation of the deanery of London, on its voidance by the consecration of Thomas Trillek to the see of Chichester, notwithstanding that John has the church of Whitebern, in the diocese of Durham, and provision of the poor hospital of Kipier, and of the church of Routhebury, about which he is litigating in the papal palace; also a grant of a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend, which he is ready to resign.
Granted, even for the canonry, with expectation of a prebend, and resign the rest, and leave the Roman court, and reside. Avignon, 3 Non. Dec.
(f. 70d.)
William Todeworth, B.C.L. For the church of Essewater, in the diocese of Exeter, value 12l. void by the death of Master Richard Giffard, the collation having lapsed to the apostolic see.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
(f. 72d.)
Whereas the archbishop of York, primate of England and papal legate, has only two suffragans, and whereas Clement VI. exempted Thomas, bishop of Durham, from jurisdiction of the metropolitan, the said Thomas, who has no degree in science, and fears not the rod of discipline, inasmuch as his bishopric is in remote parts on the Scotch border, and far from the papal court, and has abundant rents, greater than those of the archbishop and of the bishop of Carlisle together, lives a dissolute life, to the scandal of the church, the danger of souls, and wastes the goods of the see: the pope is prayed to revoke the said exemption.
Let it be committed to the archbishop of Canterbury, who, if the statement is accurate, is to revoke the exemption. Avignon, Non. Dec.
(f. 79.)
William Wasselyn, B.C.L. For a benefice, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 20 without, in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Dec.
Ibid.
John de Derlington, bachelor of canon law, who, being bound by oath, has continuously lectured in the university of Oxford, and has therefore been unable to share in the papal grants. For a benefice, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 20 without, in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Winchester. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Andrew de Burwell, M.A. For a benefice of like value, in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Norwich, notwithstanding that he has the church of Rishanger, in the diocese of Norwich, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 79d.)
Whereas on the petition of William de Hos, knight of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales, a papal grant was made to Gilbert Fawne called ‘de Sancto Botulpho,’ rector for ten years in the grammar schools, of a benefice with cure of souls, in the gift of the prior and convent of Spalding, in which petition the said knight, being ignorant, had already obtained a grant of a benefice with or without cure, in the gift of the same, made no mention of it, the pope is prayed to validate the aforesaid grant. Granted. Avignon, Non. Dec.
(f. 80.)
John Digge, who has studied and heard lectures in civil law for many years. For the church of Bishopsbourn, in the diocese of Canterbury, value 50 marks, void by reason that William Thingull has lately obtained another incompatible benefice in the church of Wells, notwithstanding that John has the church of Solihull, and a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, Non. Dec.
(f. 80d.)
King Edward. For faculty to the bishops of Ely and Worcester, to dispense two of his clerks, on account of irregularities incurred by them in writing informations and taking depositions touching capital crimes, and other like matters in cases in which sentence is followed by execution, so that the said clerks may minister in orders received, and retain their benefices.
Granted for those in minor orders, and for one benefice or dignity without cure of souls. Avignon, 5 Id. Dec.
(f. 86d.)
John Vine, or Vynne, M.A. scholar of theology. For a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Laufare Magdalen, in the same diocese, value 10 marks.
Granted, and resign the church. Avignon, 5 Id. Dec.
(f. 89.)
Duplicate of the above.
(f. 93d.)
Whereas in the university of Cambridge there is a house or college called Clare Hall, founded and endowed for masters and scholars of theology, canon and civil law, medicine, philosophy, and other faculties lawful and honest, and for the teaching of ten boys, and all the masters and scholars are or desire to be priests, and to have a chapel within their walls, the pope is prayed to grant leave for the same, without prejudice to the parish church, its tithes, oblations, burial or other rights. Granted. Avignon, prid. Id. Dec.
(f. 94.)
Robert de Muskham, already dispensed as the son of a priest, and holding the church of Colby, in the diocese of Norwich, and a canonry of Ripon, with expectation of a prebend, and further dispensed so as to resign or exchange the said benefices. That in obtaining other grants he shall not be bound to make mention of the said defect of birth.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Dec.
(f. 94d.)
Walter de Multon. For the canonry and prebend of Wilton on their voidance by the consecration of Thomas, bishop elect of Chichester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Chevele, in the diocese of Norwich, which he is ready to resign, and a canonry and prebend of Chichester. Granted, and resign the church. Avignon, 6 Id. Dec.
(f. 97d.)
Richard de Winchcombe, clerk of the bishop of Lincoln. For the church of Whitebern, in the diocese of Durham, on its voidance by Master John de Appelby obtaining the deanery of London, notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Mary, Calais, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 19 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
Reginald de Spalding. For reservation of the church of St. Mary, Calais, on its voidance by Richard de Winchcombe obtaining that of Whitebern, notwithstanding that he has reservation of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham.
Granted, and resign the expectation. Dated as above.
(f. 102d.)
William Mugge, warden of the king's chapel of Windsor, already dispensed so as to hold an additional benefice. For dispensation to absent himself from the said chapel for sixty days in the year.
Granted, provided that you do not receive procurations from places which you visit during your absence. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
The bishop of Winchester. That the examination of his clerk, Walter de Sevenhampton, may be held in those parts, notwithstanding the pope's order that he should come to be examined.
Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
[Marginal note.] Registered Anno 1. part 4. f. 192. [See above, p. 444.]
(f. 105.)
Isabella, the king's daughter, who has a portable altar. For faculty to have a free chapel, and that the dean or master of her chapel may minister the sacraments to her and her household.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
(f. 107d.)
The cardinal de Sancto Marciale. On behalf of his clerk, Master Adam Owen, bachelor of canon law, for a canonry of Dublin, with expectation of a prebend in the gift of the archbishop, dean, and chapter, notwithstanding that he has the deanery of Limerick, about which he is litigating in the Roman court. Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Jan.
(f. 108d.)
William de Arderne, M.A. For the church of Bishops Wermow (Wearmouth), in the diocese of Durham, void by reason that William Newport has unlawfully held it for two years, together with that of Spofford, in the diocese of York, notwithstanding that Arderne has a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend, and the church of Chesterton, in the diocese of Lincoln, which last he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Jan.
(f. 114.)
Master Thomas de Farmilawe, master of theology in the university of Oxford, who has a papal grant of a canonry and prebend of York, notwithstanding that he has the vicarage of Emeldon (Embleton), in the diocese of Durham, which he stated was of the value of 20l. and which he offered to resign. Now whereas he pays the tenth on a third part of the value of the said church, namely on 40l. the church being taxed on the value of 120l. he prays that the words in his petition touching the value of the vicarage be removed from it, and not expressed in the papal letters.
Granted, after you offer to resign the said vicarage. Avignon, 4 Kal. Jan.
1364(f. 126d.)
Whereas in the churches of London, York, Lincoln, and to some extent of Salisbury, there is the abuse that canons who hold prebends are not admitted to reside with the resident canons, or share the rights of canons, namely, to receive oblations and daily distributions, unless they have first for a whole year provided sumptuous and voluptuous commons, for which each was bound to spend 7000 or 8000 florins, and nevertheless at the end of the year any of the vicars of the said churches could say that it was not well done, whereby the new canon would have to incur the expense over again, so that only very few and very rich men reside, and others able and fit to rule those cathedrals are, on account of the cost, totally withheld from residence: the pope is prayed to provide a remedy.
Let the cardinal of Tusculum ascertain the facts, and report. n.d.
(f. 130d.)
David, king of Scots. On behalf of his chaplain, John de Thonirgayth, bachelor of canon law, dispensed as the son of a priest, to whom the pope made a grant of a canonry of Glasgow, with expectation of a prebend, and allowed him to hold it together with the church of Drunok, for further dispensation to hold the canonry and prebend [of Glasgow, void by the death of William de Corry last September or August].
Let him be dispensed so as to hold two compatible benefices either together or successively. Avignon, 3 Non. Jan.
[The portion in brackets is cancelled.]
(f. 132d.)
The same. Whereas Robert de Erskyn, knight and chamberlain of the realm, gave to the abbot and convent of Cambuskeneth all his lands of Kyntolowrth and the patronage of the church of Kynhowl, for the repair of the monastery, which has suffered formerly by wars, and now by fire and lightning, which gift the king ratified, and afterwards the bishop of St. Andrews appropriated the said church to the religious, the king prays the pope to confirm the same.
Let it be exhibited in the chancery and granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. For renewal of the grant by Innocent VI. to Master Thomas de Harkars, M.A. and licentiate in canon law, of a canonry of Moray, with expectation of a prebend, and to remove the clause in which he was ordered to resign something.
You will not deceive me in the matter of plurality, but resign as was ordered. Dated as above.
Ibid.
On behalf of his chaplain, Andrew Ox, scholar of canon law, for a canonry of Bosten, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Inverarity, of small value.
Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
(f. 133.)
For the bishop of Whiteherne:—
Bishop Adam prays for faculty to dispense twenty secular clerks and as many religious, in their twentieth year, so as to be ordained and minister in their orders, the pestilence having caused a great lack of priests.
Granted for twenty in their twenty-second year. Avignon, 4 Non. Jan.
The same. For faculty to create six notaries.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
The same. For faculty to dispense religious at his table that they may eat flesh-meat on lawful days.
Granted, if they come in by hap, and not with fraud or for daintiness. Dated as above.
(f. 134.)
David, king of Scotland, prays—
For a dispensation to Fergus Makduell, and Margaret, daughter of William de Coningham, the said king's knight, who intermarried, in ignorance of the law, Fergus having cohabited with a kinswoman of Margaret related to her in the fourth degree, that they may remain in the marriage contracted, declaring their present and future offspring legitimate. Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Jan.
Ibid.
For a dispensation to John Waleys and Elizabeth de Eglinton, who have intermarried, although related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, that they may remain in the marriage contracted, declaring their present and future offspring legitimate.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
For confirmation of the foundation and endowment by Roger de Aulton of a perpetual chantry in the church of St. James, Roxburg.
Let it be exhibited in the chancery and granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
For confirmation of the presentation, institution, and induction to his chaplain, Patrick de Infirmiterio, monk of Aberbrotoch, of the priory of Fyvyn (Fyvie), in the diocese of Aberdeen, void by the resignation of John Fenyr, monk of the same monastery.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
On behalf of his clerk, Andrew Ox, scholar of canon law, for reservation of a benefice, value 40l. in the gift of the bishop of St. Andrews. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 134d.)
The bishop of Salisbury. On behalf of his clerk, Nicholas Domerham, B.C.L. rector of Tollepudele, for a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted if you did not get your degree since our accession, and resign the church. Avignon, 3 Non. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John da Broddene, B.C.L. for a benefice, value 40 marks, in the gift of the prior and convent of Bradenstok.
Granted as in the next above. Dated as above.
(f. 138d.)
Thomas de Tetforth, scholar of canon and civil law. For the church of Hagworthingham, value 18 marks, void by reason that John de Swinesheved obtained the church of Wethringsete, in the diocese of Norwich, from Innocent VI. notwithstanding that it is now unlawfully detained by another, and that he has a canonry and prebend of St. Maurice Aberwyly, value 2½ marks.
Granted. Avignon, prid. Non. Jan.
(f. 142.)
Thomas de Paxton, papal chaplain and auditor. On behalf of Master Thomas de Wormenhale, M.A. licentiate in canon and civil law, for the church of Hakeney, in the diocese of London, void by reason that Paxton has obtained the deanery of Wells, notwithstanding that Wormenhale has a grant of a canonry of Chichester, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Jan.
(f. 144.)
Richard, Earl of Arundell and Surrey. Whereas the archbishop of Canterbury asserts that to him belongs of custom, in all in his province, the proving of wills of nobles and the right of granting commission to the executors to administer goods, and of compelling them to render account, and some of his suffragans assert their right to the same in regard to goods in their dioceses, whereby the goods of nobles bequeathed are ill-administered and often wasted: the pope is prayed to order that the proving of the will of the said earl shall belong to the archbishop, and also the right of commissioning the executors to administer the same, and to render account, in whatever diocese they may be, and that none of the suffragans shall hinder the same. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Jan.
(f. 145.)
Richard de Tisho, bachelor of canon law. For the church of East Lemington, or Lemington Hastings, in the diocese of Lichfield, value 10 marks, void by the death of the last rector so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, and the church of Hertelegh (Hartley), in the diocese of Rochester, value 8l. which last he is ready to resign. Granted, and resign all the rest. Avignon, 4 Id. Jan.
(f. 145d.)
Richard de Thorncombe, of the diocese of Winchester. For a prebend or portion in the church of Holegode (Holdgate), in the diocese of Hereford, value 8l. on its voidance by the consecration of Thomas de Trillek to the see of Chichester, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids.
Granted, and resign the expectation. Avignon, 5 Id. Jan.
(f. 153.)
Whereas John de Hastyngs, vicar of Charlbury, in the diocese of Lincoln, and Robert Frankeleyn, vicar of Offyton, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same. Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Jan.
(f. 154d.)
Isabella, the king's only daughter, and the university of Oxford. On behalf of Thomas de Stretford, M.A. licentiate in civil law, and bachelor of canon law, for a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Gloucester, value 46 marks, and a canonry of Llandaff, with expectation of a prebend. Granted, and resign all the rest. Avignon, 3 Id. Jan.
(f. 158.)
Magnus, king of Sweden, and Haquin his son, king of Norway. Whereas the noble lady Herdis called ‘Torwaldoter’ of the diocese of Orkney, in her last moments assigned all her inherited goods and others to build and found and endow a Cistercian monastery, the said goods otherwise coming to the said kings, they pray for faculty to build and found, and with the said goods to endow such monastery, in order to promote divine worship, and to carry out the desire of the said lady, and for the good of their and her souls.
Granted. Avignon, 19 Kal. Feb.
(f. 162.)
Henry Witfield, M.A. bachelor of medicine and licensed to the degree of doctor in theology. For a canonry of Exeter, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wilton.
Granted, and resign the expectation. Avignon, 18 Kal. Feb.
(f. 163.)
William de Denby, M.A. who has studied theology for three years, and intends to go on, and is rector of Peniston, in the diocese of York, having been dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and afterwards had papal provision of a canonry of Howden, with expectation of a prebend, but without dispensation. For further dispensation to hold the same. Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Feb.
(f. 165.)
The abbot of Whalley, in the diocese of Lichfield. Whereas the faculty granted him on the petition sent by the cardinal of Cluny to create notaries Gilbert Laysing of Assheton and John Henry, scholars of canon law, and John de Thelwall, cannot be found, the pope is prayed to expedite the same.
Granted for the first two named. Avignon, 13 Kal. Feb.
(f. 168.)
Nicholas Damory, knight, the king's ambassador. On behalf of his brother-in-law, John de Cotesford, M.A. for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted at the collation of the bishop and chapter. Avignon, 11 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Michel, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Bath. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his wife Joan, for plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 170.)
Thomas de Folneby, or Fulnethby, knight, the king's ambassador. Whereas the pope granted his brother-in-law, William Wasselyn, B.C.L. a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, and then augmented the value by 3 and 2 marks respectively, the pope is prayed to further augment the value to 40 marks with cure, and 25 without.
Let the sum be augmented beyond the common value. Avignon, 11 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Thoresby, D.C.L. who after his doctorate lectured in civil and canon law in the university of Oxford, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham, notwithstanding that he has the church of Lilleford, and a canonry and prebend of Lichfield. Granted. Dated an above.
(f. 172.)
The abbot of Whalley (as above, f. 165).
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
(f. 187.)
John de Schipedham. He has litigated for fourteen years about the canonry and prebend of St. Catherine's altar in Beverley, value 10 marks, and has spent much toil and money, both his own and his friends', which he cannot hope to make up for many years. He therefore prays for dispensation to remain for five years in some university, or in his parish church, receiving the fruits of his prebend except the daily distributions.
Granted for two years at an university. Avignon, 3 Kal. Feb.
(f. 187d.)
Thomas de Folnetby, knight, and the king's ambassador. On behalf of Richard Poger, a connexion of his, for the canonry and prebend of Abergwyly, value 10l. void by the resignation of Philip de Bellocampo.
Granted, if he is twenty years old, and declare the quality of the petitioner. Avignon, prid. Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, Adam de Knaresburgh, for a canonry of Wilton, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a portion in the church of Fletchergate, in the diocese of Lincoln. Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
(f. 189d.)
The provost, masters, chaplains, and college of Queen's Hall in the university of Oxford. For leave, for the convenience of students, to build a chapel in honour of God, His blessed Mother, and All Saints, and to have divine offices celebrated in it by the said provost, masters, and chaplains, and other honest priests, in public and private, even on the greater feasts, without prejudice to the rights of the parish church.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Feb.
(f. 191d.)
Thomas de Stretford, M.A. licentiate in civil law, and bachelor of canon law, archdeacon of Gloucester, and clerk of Isabella, the king's daughter. For plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, prid. Non. Feb.
(f. 196d.)
Edward, prince of Wales. On behalf of his knight and fellow commoner, Bernard de Cedelitz, knight, of the diocese of Breslau, for indults out of England. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Feb.
(f. 198.)
The king and queen of Scots. On behalf of their clerk, Adam de Tiningham, papal sub-collector in Scotland, for the canonry and prebend of Glasgow, void by the death of William de Curry, notwithstanding that he is litigating about the deanery of Aberdeen, and has provision of a canonry of Moray, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted, and resign one of the benefices. Avignon, prid. Non. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of their clerk and secretary, William de Calabre, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, for a further dispensation that he may be promoted to any elective dignity, and having cure of souls. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 260.)
The abbots of Waltham and Leicester, and the prior of Giseburn, presidents of the Augustinians of England. Whereas by reason of the pestilence there is a great lack of chaplains in the order, they pray for licence to dispense forty persons, twenty years old,so as to be ordained and celebrate divine offices.
Granted for twelve aged twenty-two. Avignon, 6 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to each of them to create two notaries.
Granted for one apiece. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For letters conservatory. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Charles, king of Navarre, and Edward, prince of Wales. On behalf of persons not in England. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Feb.
(f. 204.)
John, duke of Lancaster, third son of the king. On behalf of John de Lincolnia, the son of a priest, for dispensation to be ordained, and hold a benefice or dignity, and exchange or resign the same and accept another. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Nicholas Damory, knight, the king's ambassador. Whereas he lately petitioned on behalf of his kinsman, John Gotesford, M.A. for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, to which the pope answered that it was to be in the gift of the bishop and chapter, but it was not expressed whether it was to be with or without cure, or in the gift of the bishop and chapter jointly or severally, the pope is prayed to order these words to be added. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. Feb.
(f. 214.)
Robert, perpetual vicar of Berquey, in the diocese of London. Whereas certain clerks regular, living in the suburb of Colchester, by some pretended privilege, which they say they had from pope Paschal, touching the remission of a third part of [sins] confessed by those who help to complete their house, which at the time of the pretended grant they had not begun, and whereas all such privileges were revoked in the council of Vienne, and the said house does not exist, he prays the pope to commission the archbishop of Canterbury to declare the said privilege to be null in his province.
Let a commission be issued to the archbishop to order the privilege to be exhibited, given up, and sent to the papal court. Avignon, prid. Id. Feb.
(f. 222.)
John Sarrok and David Sarwell, poor clerks of the diocese of Cashel. On 17 Kal. Sept. the pope granted to them a benefice apiece in the gift of the archbishop of Cashel and the bishop of Lismore, which grants are useless by reason that the clause ‘or without cure’ was omitted. They therefore pray the pope to order the defect to be supplied. Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Mar.
(f. 224.)
King Edward. On behalf of William de Manton, dean of Lichfield, constantly occupied in the king's service, and by reason of the destruction of the deanery by tempest, unable to reside in it, for dispensation to be non-resident for three years.
Granted for two. Avignon, 13 Kal. Mar.
(f. 225.)
Whereas John de Dounton, asserting himself to be canon of Chichester and curate of Bourn, whom bishop William excommunicated for offences and contempt, obtained from the pope that the cause should be committed to the cardinal of Dax, now bishop of Albano; and when the pope had translated bishop William to the see of London, John obtained, as is said, from the pope, a, commission to the said cardinal, as though Thomas Trillek, as bishop elect, had consented to absolve John from the said sentence of excommunication, and Thomas, appearing before the said cardinal, did, in a certain way, as is said, consent; whereupon the said cardinal, without calling bishop William or his proctor, absolved John. But as the translation of William and the provision of Thomas have not taken place, and William is still bishop of Chichester, Thomas cannot prejudice the rights of the church and bishop. The pope is therefore prayed to declare that the commission and power to absolve John with consent of the said Thomas as though he was bishop elect of Chichester is of no effect, unless the provision of Thomas takes place, and to issue a commission to annul what has been done in consequence of the same.
We replace John in the state in which he was before the pretended commission and absolution, and will that the processes against him should hold good as if the commission and absolution had not been issued. Avignon, 13 Kal. Mar.
(f. 236d.)
Henry de Wodestoke, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Rewley, Oxford. For dispensation, as the illegitimate son of a married man, to be promoted to all administrations and dignities of his order.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Kal. Mar.
(f. 240d.)
Walter de Chiltenham, professed canon of St. Augustine's, Bristol, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy. For a further dispensation to be promoted to any degree of his order.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Kal. Mar.