Volume XL
2 Urban V

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'Volume XL: 2 Urban V', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 481-503. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92396 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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(f. 3)
Hugh Carles. For confirmation of his acceptation of the canonry and prebend of Langevaylaugh in Abergwily, void by the death of William H. so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, on the collation of the bishop of St. Davids under a papal grant of a benefice in the gift of the said bishop, notwithstanding that he has the church of Egemundon (Edgmond) and a canonry and prebend of Gnowsale, in the diocese of Lichfield, value together 18l.
Granted, and resign one of the benefices. Avignon
, 7 Kal. March.
1364.(f. 17d.)
James de Audele, knight, counsellor of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales. On behalf of his secretary, William Bell, S.C.L. for the church of Sneterle (Blakeney), in the diocese of Norwich, value 50 marks, void by the death of Walter Mayner of Tilney, so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stanford, in the diocese of Salisbury, value 50 marks, and papal provision of a canonry and prebend of Hereford.
Granted, and reside, and resign all the rest Avignon, 5 Non. March.
(f. 20d.)
Thomas de Sutham, licentiate in civil law, bachelor of canon law. For a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, prid. Non. March.
(f. 25.)
William Denbi, or Dinbi, M.A. scholar of theology. Whereas in the roll of the university of Oxford, under date 8 Kal. Dec. anno 1. grant was made to him of a canonry and prebend of Howden, notwithstanding that he had the church of Peniston, but no mention was made of his having been dispensed on account of illegitimacy, the pope is prayed to validate the said grant. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. March.
(f. 36d.)
Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. On behalf of John de Crauncewyk, a member of the Queen's household, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Ely.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. March.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Nicholas Schirburn, the queen's clerk, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Robert de Caldewell, the queen's clerk, for a benefice, value 60 marks with cure of souls, or 40 without, in the gift of the bishop, dean, and chapter of Lichfield.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Robert de Usseflet, member of the queen's household, for a like benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, notwithstanding that he has the church of Everesholt, value 11 marks, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 45.)
John de Thoresby, D.C.L. who after his doctorate has lectured in civil and canon law for some years in the university of Oxford. For the church of Brantingham, void by reason that William Strode did not cause himself to be ordained priest; notwithstanding that archbishop John, who has power to reserve certain benefices, has nominated him for one of them, and that he has a canonry and prebend of Lichfield, and the church of Lilleford, which last he is ready to resign.
Granted, and resign the prebend on obtaining the expected benefice. Avignon, 16 Kal. April
(f. 46.)
Robert de Warchopp, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and successively rector of Distington, in the diocese of York, and of Speghtbury (Spetisbury) in that of Salisbury, which by authority of the ordinary he exchanged for Wessington (Washington) in that of Durham. For confirmation of the said collation on exchange, and for dispensation to resign or exchange the same.
Granted. Avignon, Id. March.
(f. 52d.)
Reginald de Malyns, steward of the household of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales. For a portable altar for himself and Eleanor his wife. Granted for three years. Avignon, 11 Kal. April.
(f. 53d.)
Whereas John Hastyngs, vicar of Cherlobury (Charlbury), and Robert Fraunkelenn, vicar of Offington, in the diocese of Salisbury, resigned their perpetual vicarages in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. April.
(f. 54d.)
The abbot and convent of Kingswode, in the diocese of Worcester. For confirmation to them, who are come to poverty, and have to go about begging, of the oblations and obventions made in a chapel of the Blessed Virgin, built within the two gates of the monastery, which they have enjoyed for sixty years.
Let a commission be issued in those parts. Avignon, 11 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. For relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the said chapel, and give alms, on the seven feasts of our Lord, the five of St. Mary the Virgin, those of the apostles, St. John Baptist, and St. Nicholas, and during their octaves. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For power to dispense twelve professed monks, aged twenty, to be ordained priests.
Granted for those aged twenty-two. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The said abbot. For plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 60.)
Baldwin de Berford, knight of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales. For leave for himself and Philippa his wife to choose their confessor, who shall give them absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar.
Granted for six years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to choose their confessor, who shall absolve them from all their sins. Granted for six years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas a chapel was founded by the progenitors of William Flambard, knight, in honour of St. Helen in the parish of Wykes, in the diocese of London, they pray for an indulgence of three years and three quadragene to those who visit the same.
Granted for a year and forty days. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The aforesaid knights and Thomas Maurdyn, esquire of the said prince. For leave to visit the sepulchre of Jesus Christ, accompanied by a hundred persons. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The said knights. Whereas in a suit pending in the papal palace between Richard de Derby, for whom the said prince has petitioned, and John de Brinkele about the archdeaconry of Nottingham, John has obtained three sentences, and Richard one, from which John has appealed and has obtained a sentence in his favour, from which Richard has appealed, and has spent much money in prosecuting the cause, and has, after provision made to him of the archdeaconry, been ordained priest; the knights pray the pope to order the auditor of the cause, if John cannot establish his right in the archdeaconry, to adjudge the same, whose value is 18l. to Richard, notwithstanding objections made against him, or that he has a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 66d.)
Mary la Straunge, lady of Corfham, widow, and sister of the earl of Arundell. For plenary remission at the hour of death.
To be granted on receiving information of her life. Avignon, 5 Id. April.
(f. 73.)
Nigel de Loreyne, chamberlain of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales. For a portable altar.
Granted for three years. Avignon, 3 Non. April.
Ibid.
Thomas de Felton, seneschal of Aquitaine. For the like.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Walter de Bray, esquire of the said prince. For leave to choose a confessor at the hour of death.
Granted for four years. Dated as above.
(f. 76.)
John de Alvecrome, bachelor of canon law. For the archdeaconry of Tevidale, void by the death of Henry de Smalham, notwithstanding that he has the church of Yetham, in the diocese of Glasgow, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, Non. April.
(f. 79.)
Roll of the English:—
Thomas de Useburn. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter, sacristan, and the several canons of York.
Richard Dirland. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Durham.
William Parent. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury.
William Clerk, of Skelton in Clifaud. For a benefice in the gift of the provost of St. John's, Beverley.
Thomas, son of Hugh. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and brethren of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland.
Robert Lucas. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lenton.
Adam de Fenrother. For the chaplaincy or hospital of St. Edmund the King in Gateshed, void by the death of Walter Fawconberge, value 20 marks.
John Coln. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde, notwithstanding that he has a chantry in the chapel of St. Faith in the cemetery of Chichester cathedral, value 50s. which he is ready to resign.
Gaudynus Pateman, of Fenny Compton. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Evroul in Normandy, among those in England to which their proctor, the prior of Ware, is used to present.
Thomas Page. For a canonry of Aberwyly, with expectation of a prebend.
John Balrington. For a benefice in the gift of the prior of Bodmin.
Adam Vynour, of Campsale. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Selby.
John de Parsemor. For the church of Werington (Warrington), in the diocese of Lichfield, value 20 marks, void by the death of John de Stamfordham, so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that it is unlawfully held by another.
(f. 80.)
John de Kirkeby. For a canonry of Howden, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Smeaton, in the same diocese, value 10l.
Richard, son of Adam Joce of Alesby. For a benefice in the gift of the chapter of York.
Stephen Colman. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bridlington. John de Difford, of the diocese of Carlisle, dispensed on account of illegitimacy. For a benefice in the gift of the prior of Ware, proctor of the abbot and convent of St. Evroul in Normandy.
William Wodeman. For a benefice in the gift of the Benedictine prioress and nuns of Polslo, in the diocese of Exeter.
Hugh de Horton. For a canonry of Howden, with expectation of a prebend, in the gift of the prior and chapter of Durham.
John Lony. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of Hereford. Granted for all the above. Avignon, Non. April.
(f. 81.)
Roll of the English:—
The under-written poor clerks of divers nations, present in the papal court, who have no benefice, and with great labours, pains, and expenses, and in great dangers, have come in the hope of obtaining grants:—
John Birkenheved, of the diocese of York. For a, benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Martin, Seez, in France.
William Wombelard, of South Revele (Raveley). For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Mary Overe, in Surrey.
Philip Loyd, alias Priton. For the church of Langladewen (Llanglydwen), in the diocese of St. Davids, value 8 marks, void by the death of John Sampson at the Roman court.
Robert Waram, of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Barking, in the diocese of London.
Thomas Belle, of Burton Fleming. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of York.
John Cleyney, of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes.
John ap Clocheht, of the diocese of St. Davids. For a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wilton.
Thomas de Foseton. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Marton.
Geoffrey de Norwico. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Selby.
Thomas Cokin. For the canonry and prebend of Byres in Auckland, value 15 marks, void by the death of Roger de la Blamy[re] at the Roman court.
Nicholas Vendeval, of the diocese of Meath. For a canonry of St. Patrick's, Dublin, with expectation of a prebend.
Henry Treworgy, of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Eynsham.
John More. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Muchelney, or of the prior and convent of Montacute.
John Philippi Clerk. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Pembroke, notwithstanding that he has the church of Treffylan in the same diocese, value 32d. which he is ready to resign.
(f. 82.)
Richard de Topclif, of the diocese of York, scholar of canon law. For a benefice in England in the gift of the prior of Ware, proctor of the abbot and convent of St. Evroul, in the diocese of Lisieux.
John Apeldore, of the diocese of Salisbury. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bath.
William de Cokthorp, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and brethren of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
Geoffrey de Setrington, of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Northampton.
Thomas son of Hugh. For a benefice in the gift of the archbishop dean, and chapter of Dublin.
Ralph Fyn, of Lodingthon, companion of Sir Thomas de Paxton, auditor. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Launde, value 30 marks, the pope having made him a grant of a benefice in the gift of the same, value 20l.
William de Brixstok. For a benefice in the gift of the Augustinian prior and convent of Norton.
Simon Abot, of the diocese of Norwich, scholar of canon law for three years. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Mary's, Southwark.
John Blaunchard, B.A. scholar of canon law at Oxford. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
Thomas, son of Robert Bolling of Sandwich. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. John's, Beverley.
Thomas de Wetewange, of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde.
John de Cherlton. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester.
John Litlington, of Turvoy. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and brethren of St. John of Jerusalem in the province of Canterbury.
Thomas de Chernebury. Whereas in the roll of the English, under date 4 Id. June anno 1, provision was made to him of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bonelegh (Bondley), and lest on account of the number of concurrents the grant be useless, he prays for a grant of the same with the clause ‘notwithstanding the concurrents,’ and that his church may be described as of the diocese and not of the city of Exeter.
(f. 83.)
John Carnelek. For the like reformation of the grant made to him under the same date.
William Wasselyn, B.C.L. For the church of Feriby, in the diocese of York, value 33l. 6s. 8d. void by the death of Robert de Bridlington, or otherwise, so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that it is unlawfully held by another.
William Russell. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Pembroke.
Gaudinus Pateman, of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Cirencester.
William Warwyk, of the diocese of Meath. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Thomas the Martyr, Dublin.
Thomas Russell. For supply of the word ‘presentation’ in the grant made to him in the roll of the English, 4 Id. June of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Milton.
Henry Wake, of the diocese of Durham. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Gisburn.
John de Hanvngfeld. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Preterwelle (Prittlewell).
Granted for all the above. Avignon, prid. Non. April.
(f. 92.)
On the part of sister Matilda, late countess of Ulster, canoness of Campsey. Whereas in childhood she purposed to enter the order of Minoresses, but after the death of her last husband she was professed at Campsey, where she finds she cannot stay with peace of her soul, the pope is prayed to grant her licence to betake herself to the Minoresses. Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. April.
Ibid.
On the part of Lionel, second son of the king, and duke of Clarence. For indult to found in the manor of Brusierd, in the diocese of Norwich, a monastery of Minoresses, to the number of thirteen or more, with dwellings, church, cemetery, bell tower, bell, and other necessary offices, which he is ready to endow; and also to grant privileges and immunities as to other monasteries of the said order, and that the minister provincial of England may transfer thither thirteen sisters from Deney, in the diocese of Ely, or others, notwithstanding privileges granted to Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke. This petition is also supported by John, king of France. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 96.)
Roll of the English:—
John Skiret, B.C.L. For a canonry of St. Davids, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Great Horwod, value 15 marks.
William Atte Kirke of Great Boudon (Bowden). For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bermondsey.
John Crane, of Hexham. For a benefice in the gift of the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of Beauport, in Brittany, which their proctor, the prior of Ravensdale, has to dispose of in England.
John de Suethorp, B.A. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Abingdon.
David Chepman, of the diocese of St. Davids. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Tewkesbury.
John Lithum, of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and brethren of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
William Carpentarh, of Hothorp. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Coventry, notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of Watford, of small value, which he is ready to resign.
John Martin. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of St. Andrew's, Northampton.
William Stonhard. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury.
John de Troubrigge, scholar of canon law. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter, and canons severally, of London.
William de Morley, of Elmham. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Albans, or of the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury.
Robert Hamslape. For a benefice in the gift of the abbess and nuns of Wilton, notwithstanding that he has the church of Tortheworth, in the diocese of Worcester, value 100s. which he is ready to resign.
(f. 97.)
John de Cokfeld. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Durham.
John de Croshill. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Abrebrokhok, notwithstanding that he has the vicarage of Aufford, in the diocese of Aberdeen, value 5 marks.
Granted for all, and to the amount which is given to poor clerks. Avignon, 4 Id. April.
(f. 98d.)
Thomas de Ufford, knight, eldest son of Robert, earl of Suffolk. For a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, prid. Id. April.
Ibid.
The same. That the master of his chapel may minister to him the sacraments. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to choose his confessor.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 99d.)
Thomas Grey, son of Thomas Grey, knight, of the diocese of Norwich, who has studied civil law for five years. For a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, prid. Id. April.
(f. 106.)
The master and scholars of the college of Balliol, in the university of Oxford. Whereas they, on certain days, are bound by statute to be present at mass and canonical hours in their chapel, and to cause divine offices to be celebrated daily by their chaplains, they and their chaplains pray for licence to celebrate divine offices publicly and privately, in a high and low voice, even on the greater feasts in the said chapel, without prejudice to the rights of the parish church.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. May.
(f. 106d.)
Nicholas de Luda, the king's treasurer in Ponthieu and Mosterol, canon of Salisbury. Whereas the pope confirmed to him the prebend of Horton, and in his petition no mention was made of his canonry and prebend of St. Asaph, his church of Cotingham, in the diocese of York, or that he had papal provision of a canonry of St. John's, Beverley, with expectation of a prebend, he prays that this omission may be supplied, and is ready to resign the prebend of St. Asaph and the grant in Beverley.
Granted, and resign because you were silent. Avignon, 14 Kal. May.
(f. 109d.)
Fulk de Pembrigg, donsel. For plenary remission at the hour of death for himself and Margaret his wife.
Granted, if, dimissis societatibus, you go in person to the help of the Holy Land. Avignon, 11 Kal. May.
(f. 113.)
Thomas de Albertin, the kings donsel. He purposes to go with the king against the infidels, and prays for a portable altar.
Granted on taking the cross, and until you return. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission at the hour of death for himself and Mary his wife.
Granted when you have set out. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to choose his confessor.
Granted as above, and for eight years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Matilda, countess of Oxford. For an indult to herself and her son, earl Thomas, that religious may eat meat at their table on lawful days. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 113d.)
Thomas Ufford, knight, eldest son of Robert Ufford, earl of Suffolk. Whereas in the grant of a portable altar the pope cancelled the clause ‘in places under an interdict,’ he prays that it may stand.
Granted, except in England. Avignon, 11 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas in the grant made that the master of his chapel might minister to him the sacraments, the pope cancelled the clause ‘and to his household and servants,’ he prays that it may stand.
Granted, while he is in the crusade, and until his return. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Wesenham, S.C.L. For a canonry of St. Mary's, Southwell, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his secretary, Adam Pope, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Ely.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas de Naunton, knight, and Margery his wife. For a plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas Grey, son of Thomas Grey, knight, who has studied civil law for five years. For a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend. Granted, if he is eighteen. Dated as above.
(f. 114d.)
Whereas on the voidance of the archdeaconry of Llandaff, by the death of the archdeacon, Roger, bishop of Waterford, who was translated to Llandaff, gave the archdeaconry to his chaplain, Thomas de Eltesle, bachelor of canon and civil law, rector of Bletchley, and secretly inducted him into the archidiaconal stall; but, before the said translation, Edward, prince of Wales, gave the archdeaconry, jure regalie, to his kinsman, Henry Despensers, B.C.L. then a minor, wherefore the said Thomas never entered upon the archdeaconry, and retained his church for four months and a half after his momentary possession of the archdeaconry, and afterwards by will of the ordinary resigned it at the Roman court. Henry therefore prays for rehabilitation and dispensation to retain the same, together with a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, and the church of Elliworth (Elsworth), in the diocese of Ely.
Granted, and let him be content to hold two benefices and resign the rest Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 115d.)
Robert de Wodehous, donsel, envoy of the society of church (pro ecclesia) men-at-arms of Lombardy. On behalf of his kinsman, Nicholas de Calton, for a canonry of Southwell, with reservation of a prebend. Granted, Avignon, 11 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his connexion, William de Tamworth, S.C.L. for three years, for a canonry of Dublin, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Wolverhampton, value 12l.
Granted, and resign the other prebends. Dated as above.
(f. 119.)
For Sir Hugh de Stafford:—
Hugh de Stafford, knight, eldest son of Ralph, earl of Stafford. For a portable altar for himself and Philippa his wife.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same, and his wife. For plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to choose their confessors.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his brother, Thomas de Stafford, S.C.L. for five years, the illegitimate son of a married man, for dispensation to be ordained and hold a benefice. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the said Thomas, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely. Granted, Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Walter Freland, for a canonry of Wingham, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Bletchingley, in the diocese of Winchester.
Granted, and resign the church.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, John May, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury, value 30 marks with cure of souls, or 20 without, notwithstanding that he has the church of Brethenham, in the diocese of Norwich. Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
(f. 127.)
John Sudeley. For plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to choose his confessor.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 127d.)
John Sully, knight. For faculty to himself and Isabella his wife to choose their confessors. Granted for six years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Sir John Wye, for a canonry of Bosham, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Deverhill Longbridge, in the diocese of Salisbury.
Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
(f. 129d.)
The university of Paris. On behalf of John de Trebrona, M.A. of the Scottish nation, for the canonry and prebend of Inchemacgrany in Dunkeld, value 6 marks, void by the death of Robert de Den, notwithstanding that he has provision of the church of Glenkaryn, in the diocese of Glasgow, of which he has not yet got possession.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. May.
Ibid.
Whereas in England there are many cities and considerable towns in which the Augustinian hermits have no place, and many faithful desire to found places for them, they pray for licence to accept the same, and to build oratories with bell towers, and necessary offices, in which they shall enjoy their privileges, immunities, and indulgences.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. May.
(f. 136d.)
John de Cobeham, baron, of the diocese of Rochester. Whereas the parish church of Cobeham, in which his progenitors are buried, is appropriated to the prior and convent of Bermondesey, and the vicar's portion is so small that no one will or can serve it, he has founded and endowed five chantries for five priests to be nominated by him and his successors, lords of the town of Cobham, and by the said religious, jointly or severally, to be presented to the ordinary, and instituted by him as to a college, of which, on the death of the vicar of the church, one of the priests was to be master or president; and the baron, finding the church and the buildings in a ruinous state, has repaired them, and furnished them with books and ornaments, and freed the religious from the payment of a considerable pension, and from all other debts of the church, with the consent of the bishop and chapter of Rochester and of the religious, as is set forth in the letters to be exhibited in the papal chancery. The pope is therefore prayed to confirm the said foundation, endowment, and other acts.
Let the instrument of foundation and endowment be exhibited in the chancery, and the prayer of the petitioner granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same baron. For an indulgence of five years and five quadragene to those who visit the church of Cobham on the feasts of our Lord and His Mother, and those of Pentecost, St. Mary Magdalen, St. John Baptist, the Apostles, St. Margaret, St. Catherine, and All Saints, and during their octaves, and on Good Friday, and the dedication of the church.
Granted for one year and forty days. Dated as above.
(f. 139d.)
Whereas the pope would have confirmed to Nicholas de Luda, the king's treasurer in Ponthieu and Mosterol, canon of Salisbury, the prebend of Horton in the same, and in his petition no mention was made of his canonry and prebend of St. Asaph and church of Cottingham, in the diocese of York, and papal provision of a canonry of St. John's, Beverley, with expectation of a prebend, the pope is prayed to order the letters of confirmation to be expedited. Nicholas is ready to resign the prebend of St. Asaph, and the provision to Beverley. [See above, f. 106d.] Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. May.
(f. 141d.)
William de Bellocampo, son of Thomas, earl of Warwick. For a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, Non. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas de Southam, licentiate in civil and bachelor of canon law, for a dignity or office in Wells cathedral, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of the same, with expectation of a prebend. Granted, and resign the expectation. Dated as above.
(f. 143.)
William de la Pole, baron, lord of Castle Assheby. For an indulgence of three years and three quadragene to those who visit on the usual feasts, and help to repair the church and bell-tower of St. Mary's, Shottisham, in the diocese of Norwich.
Granted for a year and forty days. Avignon, 5 Non. May.
Ibid.
The same. For the like to those who visit and help to repair the church of St. Michael in Conesford, in Norwich.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Caly of Asschele, scholar of canon law, for reservation of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Norwich.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 143d.)
John de Bellocampo, knight, kinsman of the earl of Warwick. That he and Elizabeth his wife, and their household, may have the sacraments administered to them by any fit priest, and in any decent place.
Granted for him and his wife. Avignon, 3 Non. May.
(f. 144d.)
Donald de Haselrigg, donsel, of the diocese of Durham, and Joan his wife. For a portable altar; for leave to choose their confessors; and for plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. May.
Ibid.
Whereas at the request of Joan, princess of Aquitaine and Wales, the pope granted to John de Stene, rector of Paston, a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend, and afterwards prince Edward asked, on behalf of the said John, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, not knowing of the former grant, he prays the pope to allow John to enjoy both grants. The church of Paston is valued at 9 marks, and has to pay a pension of 1 mark.
Granted, and resign that of which you made no mention. Avignon, 3 Non. May.
(f. 145.)
Roll of the earl of Warwick:—
Whereas the progenitors of Thomas de Bellocampo, earl of Warwick, founded and endowed a college of a dean and seven canons in the church of St. Mary, Warwick, he prays, etc. [Cancelled.]
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to the bishop of Worcester, with concurrence of the earl, his heirs and executors, to make statutes and ordinances touching the portions of the dean and canons, and their prebends created or to be created in the said college, according to the constitutions and statutes of the same. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. That the sacraments may be administered to him and Katherine his wife by any fit priest, in any of their places, without prejudice of the parish churches. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For an enlargement of the licence granted them to choose their confessors for ten years, so that it may be in perpetuity. Granted.
Ibid.
The same earl. For an enlargement of the plenary remission to him at the hour of death, while in his journey beyond the sea, that it may hold good at all times when he is in danger of death, and that he may choose his confessor, who shall impart the same.
If you are in danger, you may use this grant whenever the danger is imminent.
Ibid.
The same. That religious at his table may eat meat on lawful days.
Granted if they come by chance, and stay only one day.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary remission at the hour of death, to all who accompany him in his journey beyond the sea. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. That he may nominate twelve clerks to be created notaries by any bishop in England. Granted for four.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to a fit priest, who journeys with the earl, to hear the confessions of his household, and give them absolution.
Granted, so long as they prosecute their journey.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Alban del Fen, for a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Beketon, in the diocese of Norwich, and a canonry and prebend of Warwick, which last he is ready to resign.
Granted, and resign the church.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his treasurer, John Blake, who is to be with the earl on the journey beyond sea, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Grafton Fleford, in the diocese of Worcester, which he is ready to resign, and a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his steward, Robert Mile, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Chaddesly, in the diocese of Worcester, and a canonry and prebend of St. Mary's, Warwick, which last he is ready to resign. Granted, and resign all.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, William Salwarp, rector of Hamslape (Hanslope), for a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend. Granted, and resign the church.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his wife's treasurer, William de Morton, for a dispensation to hold the wardenship of the chantry in the castle of Elmele, to which the parish church is annexed, together with other benefices and the church of Holt, in the diocese of Worcester, which he held for a month before he knew that the church of Elmele was so annexed, when he resigned it. Granted.
(f. 146.)
The same. On behalf of the same William, for a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding (as above).
I habilitated you in the above grant touching the chantry.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his confessor, Walter de Estham, for a canonry of Hereford, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Craneleygh, in the diocese of Winchester. Cancelled.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Harwode, rector of Berkeswelle, in the diocese of Lichfield, for a canonry of Ripon, with expectation of a prebend. Cancelled.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Robert de Guntasthorp, rector of Newenton (Naunton), in the diocese of Worcester, for a canonry of St. Davids, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted, and resign the church.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas Oliver, rector of a moiety of Gamelinghey, in the diocese of Ely, which he is ready to resign, for a benefice, value 60 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Wynel of Wenlok, for augmentation of the value of a benefice granted to him by the pope in the gift of the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury, from 25 to 60 marks, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of London.
Granted an augmentation of 5 marks.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Geoffrey de Hay, to whom, on petition of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales, the pope granted a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester, value 40l. with cure of souls, or 30l. without, notwithstanding that he had the church of Stokcton, in the diocese of Norwich, which was altered in the papal chancery, according to rule, to 25 marks, for augmentation of the same to 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without.
Granted as in the preceding. Avignon, Non. May.
(f. 147.)
Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. On behalf of Richard de Stanhop, the younger, aged sixteen, a student at Oxford, for a canonry of Beverley, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, Non. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas de Stanhop, aged fifteen, for a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas, earl of Warwick. On behalf of Nigel Loring, knight, chamberlain of the prince of Aquitaine, for a portable altar.
Granted for eight years, and in perpetuity if you go beyond sea, as it seems you intend. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to the said knight to choose his confessor or confessors during his life. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the said knight may cross the sea with twenty men-at-arms against the infidels. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For absolution to the said knight of his vow to visit the Holy Sepulchre, provided he fights with his men against the infidels, although he does not cross the sea to the Holy Sepulchre.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same earl. On behalf of Laurence de Ibstok, B.C.L. for a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Barwell, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Ibid.
The same. For power to the official of London to create Thomas Forde, a married clerk, of the diocese of Bath, resident in London, a notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 147d.)
Ralph Basset, knight, who is about to cross the sea with the earl of Warwick. Whereas he has built and founded and endowed a chapel of the Blessed Virgin in the church of Sapcote, in the diocese of Lincoln, he prays for an indulgence of a year and forty days to those who visit the same on the feasts of St. Mary, or give alms of their goods to it, and especially on the vigils or feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and that the oblations offered may be for the use of the said chapel and chaplains. Granted. Avignon, Non. May.
(f. 148.)
The same, lord of Sapcote. For a portable altar.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. May.
(f. 156.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of John de Saunford, student in arts, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and having obtained a canonry and prebend of London, for further dispensation to accept other benefices, and exchange them. Granted. Avignon, Non. May.
Ibid.
Stephen de Bothe, who has obtained a papal grant of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without. For an augmentation of the value to 40 and 35 marks.
Granted an augmentation of 5 marks. Dated as above.
(f. 161d.)
John, duke of Lancaster, the king's third son. On behalf of a member of his household, John de Lincoln, the son of a priest, who has been ordained priest, and has obtained the chapel of Wykes, which belongs to the presentation of the said duke, earl of Richmond, and has held it for many years, for dispensation to minister in the orders he has received, and to be promoted, and to retain the said chapel, and accept a canonry and prebend; and for remission of the fruits received from the said chapel.
Granted for one benefice, even with cure of souls, which he may exchange. Avignon, 3 Id. May.
(f. 163.)
Roll of the clerks of Scotland:—
Thomas de Torreth, of the diocese of Aberdeen. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Dunfermeling, notwithstanding that he is already dispensed on account of illegitimacy so as to hold one benefice. Granted.
Ibid.
Hamo Johannis, of the diocese of Cornouvailles (Quimper), papal collector in Scotland. For the church of Newilac, value 55 pounds of Tours, void by reason that Alan de Insula has obtained the church of St. Gregory, in the diocese of Rennes, notwithstanding that he has u prebend of St. Venen, Tours, which he is ready to resign. Granted.
Ibid.
Richard de Thirneby, of the diocese of Carlisle. For the church of Wigton, value 36l. void by the death of Gilbert de Wigton so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that he has the vicarage of Neubury, in the diocese of Durham, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, prid. Id. May.
(f. 171.)
Thomas, earl of Warwick. Whereas Philip Torynton, a Friar Minor, dedicated himself from his youth, as is the custom of the order, to the study of theology, and studied for many years at Cambridge and Oxford, and lectured on the Sentences as Cursor and Bachelor, and on theology as chief lecturer in the principal convents of the province, and merited promotion to the degree of master (magisterium), so that Peter de Aragonia prayed the pope to promote him to the office of primarius for the English nation, at the instance of many able men thereof; the pope is now prayed to promote Philip to the said degree and honour, and to grant him the indulgences and immunities given by the apostolic see to masters in theology, so that he may enjoy the same either in Oxford or Paris. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. May.
Ibid.
The same. Touching the same, giving the name as Thoryton.
Granted him to have reverential honours, but not those ad onus. Avignon, 6 Id. May.
(f. 171d.)
Whereas at the instance of William Breton, donsel, and principal chamberlain of the earl of Warwick, an indulgence of a year and forty days was granted to those who pray on certain anniversaries for the souls of the said William, his father, mother, brother, and progenitors, who died in the catholic faith and communion, and whose bodies are buried in the chapel of St. Peter in the church of Wolfrecheston, in the diocese of Lichfield, and whereas the indulgence was limited to hold good for ten years, the pope is prayed to grant it without limit. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. May.
Ibid.
John Peyto, Beatrice his wife, and Isabella, daughter of Beatrice, for plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 174d.)
Thomas, earl of Warwick. Whereas a hospital has been founded and endowed out of the goods of the brethren and sisters of the confraternity of St. Cross in Stanford, in the diocese of Worcester, with the assent of the bishop, and therein a chaplaincy for one chaplain, with sacring bells, has been erected, but by wars and other haps the hospital and chapel have come to nought, the pope is prayed to confirm the said foundation and institution, so that the hospital and chapel may be re-built. Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. May.
(f. 175d.)
The same. Touching the same. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The princess of Aquitaine and Wales. Whereas Innocent VI. granted to Roger lord de la Warre, baron, a portable altar for the term of his life, the pope is prayed to grant the same to the said Roger and Eleanor his wife, niece of the said princess.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. May.
(f. 176.)
Edward de Courtenay, knight, son of Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon. For faculty that his chaplain may celebrate divine offices in presence of him and Emmeline his wife.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. May.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission at the hour of death to himself and his wife. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For the like to members of his household, and all who join him in his journey across the sea.
Granted in the usual form for crusaders. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Queen Philippa. Whereas Thomas de Aston, rector of St. James, Garlekhethe, London, had a papal grant of a benefice in the gift of the archbishop, dean, and chapter of York, which was ineffectual by reason of the small value, and the number of persons who stood before him for the said collation, the pope is prayed to enlarge the value to 50 marks with cure of souls, or 40 without.
Granted an augmentation of 5 marks. Avignon, 5 Id. May.
Ibid.
William de Bellocampo, son of Thomas earl of Warwick, marshal of England. Whereas Thomas Stretford, M.A. and B.C.L. had a papal grant of a canonry of Llandaff, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he had the archdeaconry of Gloucester, value 43 marks, but as the value of the same is 46 marks, the pope is prayed to order the correction, especially as Thomas, at the time of the petition, was not at the Roman court. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. May.
Ibid.
The same. For a verbal correction in the grant of an indulgence at the instance of Ralph Basset, knight, to those visiting or giving alms to a certain chapel, in which or should be and.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 176d.)
Thomas, earl of Warwick. For the alteration of an indulgence granted to those who visit and give alms to the college founded in the church of St. Mary, Warwick, that it may be extended to all the feasts of the Blessed Virgin, inasmuch as the earl believed it to be so granted before he left the Roman court.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Jwne.
Ibid.
The same. That the examination of all his clerks on his rolls in May may be committed to those parts. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 177.)
Roll of John de Bellocampo, kinsman of the earl of Warwick:—
On behalf of his kinsman, John de Bellocampo, of illegitimate birth, for a dispensation to be ordained and hold a benefice and dignities short of the episcopal. Granted.
Ibid.
On behalf of members of his household, John Janes and Christina his wife, William Eglis and Alice his wife, and John Peperwhyt the men being about to cross the sea with him, for plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted.
Ibid.
On behalf of William Foulere, Nicholas Adam and Isabella his wife, John Waymouthe and Juliana his wife, for the like. Granted.
Ibid.
On behalf of Margaret de Chelleseye, damsel of Lady Sibyl, wife of Roger de Bellocampo, knight, kinsman of the earl of Warwick, for the like. Granted.
Ibid.
On behalf of John Wike for a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Winchester, value 30 marks; for if it be less it will be ineffectual on account of the number who are waiting for the same collation. Granted, if he is present for examination.
Ibid.
Whereas the church of St. Peter, Berewedon (Barrowden), in the diocese of Lincoln, is ruinous, and the parishioners are unable to repair it, the pope is prayed to grant an indulgence to penitents who contribute to its reparation; the gifts they may send are not to be detained by the rector. Granted for a year and forty days.
f. 177d.)
For an indulgence to penitents who contribute to the repair of the church of the convent of Friars Preachers in Worcester, of which the said John and his progenitors were founders, and in which they have a place of burial. Granted for a year and forty days.
Ibid.
On behalf of his clerk, John de Clifford, S.C.L. rector of Hoton Bosscell, value 18 marks, for a canonry of Auckland, with expectation of a prebend. Granted.
Ibid.
John Butourt, knight, and baron of Weleye, and Gloriosa his wife, sister of the earl of Warwick. For plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar. Granted for six years.
Ibid.
John Butourt, knight, nephew of the earl of Warwick, and Matilda his wife. For a plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to choose their confessor for their lives.
Granted for eight years.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar. Granted for the same period.
Ibid.
Avice Grey of Retherfield, baroness, of the diocese of York. For a plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted.
(f. 178.)
William Breton, donsel, principal chamberlain of the earl of Warwick. For an indulgence of a year and forty days to those who say masses or the office of the dead for the souls of his parents, brothers, and progenitors who are buried in the chapel of St. Peter, in the church of Wolfrecheston, to the building of which they gave many alms, and for the souls of all faithful Christians, on certain anniversaries. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary remission at the hour of death to him and Joan his wife. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William de Audelee and Joan his wife, for the like. Granted.
Ibid.
Nicholas Golofre, lord of Batthesore, donsel, and steward of the household of the earl of Warwick, who is about to join him in his voyage across the sea. For a portable altar for himself and Elizabeth his wife. Granted for eight years.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of a year and forty days to those who say masses, or the office of the dead, for the souls of his parents who are buried in the church of Fiffide (Fifield), in the diocese of Salisbury, to the building of which they gave many alms, and for the souls of all faithful Christians, on certain anniversaries.
Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary remission to himself and Elizabeth his wife. Granted.
(f. 178d.)
William Thorp. On behalf of his connexion, Nicholas son of Richard de Ros, knight, B.C.L. for a canonry of St. John's, Beverley, with expectation of a prebend. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas the priors of Spalding have made ordinances and statutes touching the monks of the priory and their bodily rule, and have given alms in support of the same, the pope is prayed to confirm the said statutes, ordinances, and donations.
Let them be exhibited in the chancery.
Ibid.
John Durant, John Wylemer, Robert Tuchet, John Burnel, and John Torynton, donsels of the earl of Warwick, who are about to join him in his voyage across the sea. For plenary remission at the hour of death to them, their wives, and to Isabella Torrynton, mother of the said John. Granted.
Ibid.
John Meysy, donsel of William de Bellocampo, son of the earl of Warwick. On behalf of his kinsman, Walter Meysy, of illegitimate birth, for a dispensation to be ordained and hold benefices, and exchange the same. Granted.
(f. 179.)
The same. For an indulgence of a year and forty days to those who visit the church of St. John, Bokton, in which many miracles of healing are wrought. Granted.
Ibid.
John Butourt, the aforesaid knight, on behalf of Henry de Netheraven, B.C.L. for leave to lecture in civil law for three years, and to incept in the same, while receiving the fruits of his benefice being non-resident. Granted, but there must be no fraud.
Ibid.
John Wadbergh, Richard Monete, Roger Colet, John de Bayton, John Bourhulle, Roger Lamkyn, John de Waymouth, William Buley, John Colyn, Stephen de la Chambre, John Osthelee, Richard Sancton, Nicholas Mate, and Thomas Baker, members of the household of Thomas, earl of Warwick, who are about to cross the sea with him, for plenary remission at the hour of death to them and their wives, and to Richard Colet. Granted.
Ibid.
William Patric, priest, and Ralph Drayton, members of the household of William de Bellocampo, son of the earl of Warwick, who are about to cross the sea with him, for plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. May.
(f. 180d.)
Thomas de Bellocampo, earl of Warwick. For an indulgence to those who visit or contribute to the building of the college of St. Mary the Virgin, Warwick, founded by his ancestors for a dean and seven canons, by whose neglect the college has come to ruin, and has caused heavy expenses to the earl for its repair, and in which he intends to be buried. The days on which the indulgence is to be gained are those of Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, the five feasts of St. Mary the Virgin, All Saints, and on their vigils and octaves.
Granted for two years and two quadragene on the principal feast of the said church and other accustomed days.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary indulgence to thirty persons to be named by him. Granted for twenty, if they are named within eight days.
Ibid.
The same. That religious at his table may eat meat on lawful days.
Granted for one day at a time.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his treasurer, John Blake, rector of Grafton Fleford (Flyford), in the diocese of Worcester, who is about to cross the sea with the earl, and who has a papal grant of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, for an augmentation of the said value.
Granted for 5 marks.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the said John Blake, for plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. May.
(f. 184d.)
Whereas John de Heygham, rector of Denford, and Roger de Burton, rector of St. Gregory's, Sudbury, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, and papal provision was made to them of the same, and whereas John fears that at the time of the exchange he had no right to Dendeford, because without dispensation he was not ordained priest, he prays for confirmation of the provision to him of St. Gregory's.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. June.
(f. 188.)
Roll of the English:—
Robert de Grundeswell. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of Salisbury.
William de Ewode of Blackburn. For a benefice in the gift of the dean, chapter, and canons of Lichfield.
Adam Walshe. For a benefice in the gift of the Augustinian prior and convent of Kilnys, in the diocese of Ossory.
William de Horsley. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Malmesbury, notwithstanding that he has the chapel of Hakington, value 5 marks, which he is ready to resign.
John Waice. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury.
William de Salopia. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St Werburg's, Chester, notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of Clapham, in the diocese of York, value 100s. which he is ready to resign.
John Plummer. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Abingdon.
John, son of the late Richard Simonds of Wardington. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Canterbury, notwithstanding that he is litigating in the papal palace about the perpetual vicarage of St. Andrew, Hedingdon (Headington), in the diocese of Lincoln, value 5 marks, which he is ready to resign.
Granted for all the above. Avignon, 11 Kal. June.
(f. 189d.)
For an indulgence of a year and forty days to those who visit the church of Horton [Kirkby], in the diocese of Rochester, which is in need of repair. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. June.
(f. 190.)
William, bishop of Worcester. On behalf of the underwritten:—
Whereas he, on account of the number of those who expect benefices by papal authority, is unable to make provision to masters in theology, doctors, licentiates in canon and civil law, and others who serve him, he prays for faculty to give three dignities or other benefices in his gift to three persons, masters in theology or doctors of canon or civil law, one apiece.
Granted for three masters, doctors, or licentiates in the said faculties.
For faculty to dispense twelve persons of illegitimate birth, and six sons of priests or illegitimate sons of married men, so as to be ordained and hold one benefice apiece. Granted.
For faculty to create six notaries. Granted for two.
For an indulgence of a year and forty days to penitents who visit the cathedral of St. Mary, Worcester, on the seven feasts of our Lord, five of St. Mary, the nativity of St. John Baptist, of the twelve Apostles, the dedication of the church, St. Wolstan and St. Thomas of Canterbury, and during their octaves. Granted.
Whereas in the recent pestilence nearly all the elders and priests in divers monasteries and religious houses in England have died, and there is a great lack of chaplains to serve churches, so that divine worship is no little diminished, he prays for faculty to dispense forty persons regular and secular, aged twenty, so as to be ordained priests.
Granted for regulars, to the number of twelve, aged twenty-two. Avignon, 8 Kal. June.
(f. 190d.)
Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, foundress of the house of Minoresses of Denney, in the diocese of Ely. For leave to enter the said house and other houses of enclosed nuns with four honest women, and therein eat and sleep.
Granted if she and her companions are aged sixty. Avignon, 8 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Guiffard, for a canonry of Hastings, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 194.)
Whereas John de Stevenach, rector of Eastwell, value 12 marks, and Roger Judde, perpetual vicar of Eyton (Eaton), near Melton Mowbray, not taxed, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, they pray for provision of the same.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Kal. June.
(f. 197d.)
Godfrey de Brunek, baron, a member of the household of Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. On behalf of his wife Ann, for plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. July.
(f. 200.)
Philip Whyte, of the diocese of Meath, B.C.L. and scholar of canon law. Whereas the ordinary gave him the archdeaconry of Lismore, value 12 marks, void by the death of Thomas Walshe, alias Leynaff, he prays the pope to confirm the same, notwithstanding that he has papal provision of a canonry of St. Patrick's, Dublin, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. June.
(f. 211d.)
Thomas, earl of Warwick and marshal of England. On behalf of his secretary, William Wenlok, for the archdeaconry of Rochester, value 20 marks, void by the resignation of William Reed, notwithstanding that he has the church of Horton and canonries and prebends of London and the chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, Bridgnorth, and the chapel of St. John, Witlesford Bridge (Whittlesford), and the expectation of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, all which he is ready to resign except the canonry and prebend of London.
Granted. Avignon, Non. June.
(f. 218d.)
John Aldebury. For the church of St. Wereburge, Bristol, value 6½ marks, void by the resignation of Hugh de Penebrigg.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. June.
(f. 234d.)
John de Hingesdon, rector of High Rothing. For dispensation to retain the same, he having held it for a year without being ordained priest, and for remission to him of fruits received from that and other benefices. Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. July.