Regesta 7a
1207-1210

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'Regesta 7a: 1207-1210', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 27-35. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96000 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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Regesta, Volume VIIa.

10–12 Innocent III.

1207.
2 Kal. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 1.)
Mandate to the abbot of Evesham, concerning A., a monk, who made his profession at Chich, and left that monastery without leave, taking some money with him. Although excommunicate for this, he came to Evesham and put on the habit there. On his confession, the abbot of Evesham asked the abbot of Chich to absolve the man, but was refused. The abbot of Evesham then admitted him, and had him ordained priest; but, after a time, on there arising a quarrel between them, he suspended him, and afterwards, on making it up, sent him to Rome to get absolution and dispensation, which he had from J. cardinal of St. Stephen's. On his return, however, the abbot refused to receive him, and made him put off his habit. The abbot is now ordered to receive him, and let him keep his habit. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1103.]
1207.
4 Kal. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 4d.)
Grant of protection and confirmation of possessions and privileges to Helias, the abbot, and the Cluniac convent of Reading. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1115.]
(Ibid.) Licence for the same to revoke alienations made by former heads to the prejudice of the house. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1115.]
6 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 4d.)
Licence for the abbot of Reading to exercise his discretion, with consent of the chapter, in the administration of the monastery, its possessions and rents being managed by persons responsible to him and the chapter. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1115.]
10 Kal. April.
Indict 9.
Lateran.
(f. 7d.)
Grant of protection to Helias, abbot of Reading, and his brethren, present and future, in their possessions, namely, Reading, Chelsea, Leominster, with their churches, chapels, cemeteries, tithes, and oblations, &c., Thacheam, and the church of Weregrave, Wittelihe, Wiccheburi, Bleiburi, land in Henred, Estons with the church of the town, Rockenton, with the church of the town; the churches of Stanton, Haneborhhe, and Inglesfelt, Dudelesfaude, land in Hoctun, lands in Lingeborche, and that in Stretfeld, which belonged to Hugh de Mortuo Mari, and in Sebrichtesworde, lands and rents in London and Berchamstede, land acquired within the tenement of Hou, and the priory of Mai, and Lindegros, in Scotland. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1123.]
13 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 8d.)
Mandate to the bishop and H. abbot of Aberbruhot, Th. the prior, Ralph the archdeacon, and Master Laurence, official of St. Andrews, replying to four questions that had been raised, and ordering them to examine more fully, and decide, within two months, the cause between the abbot and canons of Cambuskinel, and the abbot and monks of Dunfermelin, touching certain tithes belonging to their church of Egles, begun before the bishop of Dublin (Dumblane) and the abbots of Cupar (de Cupro) and Scone, and the cause touching the chapel of Dunipast and its tithes, delegated by the pope to the prior of Holy Rood, the dean of Tiringham, and the official of St. Andrews. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1126.]
16 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 9.)
Mandate to the priors and brethren of Kirkeham, Giseburn, Bredlingtun, Newburgh, and others of the same order in the diocese of York, to meet and make ordinances for the reformation of their order. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1128.]
Non. April.
Lateran.
(f. 10.)
Intimation to the abbot and convent of Cambuschined that, in granting a certain privilege to the abbot and convent of Dunfermelin, in accordance with that of pope Lucius, about which a question has arisen between them, it was not intended to confer a new privilege, but only to preserve one already conferred. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1134.]
8 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 10d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Ely and Chichester to warn and induce G. son of Peter, justiciar of England, not to delay to carry out his crusader's vow, the causes which have hitherto hindered him from doing so being now removed. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1136.]
8 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 11.)
Answer to several questions put by the bishop of St. Andrews touching his rights and jurisdiction over religious houses and the parish churches belonging thereto. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1138.]
5 Kal. July.
Viterbo.
(f. 18d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Rochester to deprive J. the bearer of the present letter, of his benefice and compel him to live with his wife, whom, as he has publicly confessed, he married after being ordained subdeacon, and before being ordained deacon. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1179.]
n.d.
(5 Id. July,
Viterbo.)
(f. 19d.)
Mandate to the prior and convent of Kyrham to pay no attention to a claim for satisfaction made by the archbishop of York in regard to papal privileges enjoyed by them, or to observe any sentence issued by him against them, their clerks, or their churches. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1183.]
n.d.
(8 Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.)
(f. 24.)
Mandate to the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester to exhort and induce the king to treat the archbishop of Canterbury with honour and reverence; and, if he will not do so, to put the kingdom under an interdict. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1208.]
3 Non. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 26.)
Mandate to J. king of England, to make payment before next Epiphany to B. late queen of England of the dower assigned to her by his brother, king Richard. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1218.]
n.d.
(15 Kal. Oct.,
Viterbo.)
(f. 26d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Moray to direct the parties in the cause between the abbot and convent of Melros and the earl of Dunbar to appoint a colleague to the said bishop, with whom he may, after careful consideration, proceed in the hearing of the said cause formerly committed to the bishop of St. Andrews, and the archdeacons of St. Andrews and Lothian; and if they will not do so, the bishop is nevertheless to proceed in the matter, even if neither party appears. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1222.]
4 Non. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 28.)
Answer to the bishop of Ferns, that those clerks of his diocese ordained without titles by other bishops contrary to his inhibition, as well as those who ordained them, unless they did it in ignorance, are to be suspended. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1230.]
Id. Nov.
Sutri.
(f. 31d.)
Indult to W. bishop of St. Andrews, to put fit persons into churches belonging to religious, who wilfully neglect to present to him chaplains or clerks within the canonical limit of time. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1248.]
14 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's.
(f. 32.)
Monition and exhortation to all bishops of England and Wales to support the archbishop of Canterbury, and defend the liberties of the church. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1251.]
n.d.
St. Peter's.
(f. 32d.)
Monition and exhortation to the great men of England to urge the king not to interfere with the rights of the church, which the pope will not cease to defend. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1254.]
n.d.
St. Peter's.
(f. 32d.)
Mandate to the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester, to see that no exception is made in England, under pretext of liberties or privileges whether of seculars or regulars, to the sentence of interdict, including Wales, not mentioned in former letters. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1255.]
n.d.
(Id. Dec.
St. Peter's.)
(f. 33d.)
Inhibition in favour of the prior and convent of Durham to archbishops or bishops to issue sentence of excommunication or interdict against them or their churches without manifest and reasonable cause. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1259.]
15 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's.
(f. 34.)
Mandate to the bishops of Worcester, Ely, and Hereford, to present the pope's letters to the king, and to warn and induce him to make due satisfaction to the archbishop of York, whom he has grievously injured and refused to hear when he, with the bishop of Durham, petitioned the king; and if the king will do nothing, the above bishops are to put the province of York under an interdict. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1262.]
12 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's.
(f. 34d.)
Grant of protection to the bishop of St. Andrews and his successors, in accordance with letters of pope Alexander, and in particular of their possessions in Fifh-Kilrinnand, with the whole shire, Derveisin, Uhtredmunesin, the island Lochlevenoh, Munemel Teriveth Morcambus. Methkil, Kilcuncath, Muccard, Pethgobe, with the lands of the churches, Strathteihten, Roscolpin, Cas. Dulbrudot, Russin, Losse, and near Pert, Lungportin; in Maret-Buppan, Munemusch, Culsamuel, Elon, with the lands of their churches and all their appurtenances; in LothianListune, Egglesmanekin, Keldeleth, Raththen, Lessuade, Wedale, Clerkintun, Tiningham, Brocchesmuthe; possessions and rents in Can and Cunevet for the bishop's income, with their privileges. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1264.]
1208.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's.
(f. 41.)
Mandate to the bishops of Dunkeld and Brechin, and the abbot of Kelchou to examine the election of Adam, bishop elect of Aberdeen, and to confirm it if they find that he did not get ordained subdeacon in order to be made bishop, and that there is no other canonical hindrance. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1303.]
6 Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 57.)
Mandate to the bishops of London and Rochester and the dean of Lincoln, to warn and induce the king to restore within three months to the archbishop and churches of York what he has taken from them, and if he does not comply, to put that province under an interdict. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1403.]
6 Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 57d.)
Monition and exhortation to king John to fulfil his promise made to the abbot of Beaulieu to receive the cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, to restore to him and his clergy what had been taken from them, and to allow the monks of Canterbury to return to their church. The regalia which the king has placed in the pope's hands to be given by him as he thinks fit, are to be presented to the said archbishop either by the king, or if he is unwilling, by the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1406.]
6 Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 57d.)
Monition and mandate to the cardinal archbishop of Canterbury so to present himself to the king as shall be for the good of his see, and to obtain the king's favour. Intimation to him of what has been done about the regalia, as above. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1408.]
6 Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 58.)
Mandate to the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester, to carry out the order they have received touching the business of the church of Canterbury, and to relax the sentence of interdict on taking security (cautione) from the king. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1409.]
18 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 60.)
Answer to the bishops of Ely and London touching the business of the church of Canterbury, informing them that until the interdict is removed they are to use the old chrism in the baptism of infants, and to instruct dying persons to make a spiritual communion. Divine offices may be celebrated privately in religious houses according to their privileges. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1422.]
11 Kal. Sept.
Sora.
(f. 66d.)
Order to the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester, after explaining the tenor of the former mandate, to restrain the Cistercians from going beyond their privileges in celebrating divine offices during the interdict, and to warn and induce the king to carry out without delay his promises made to the abbot of Beaulieu. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1455.]
2 Id. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 77d.)
Mandate to the prior of Oseney and the sub-prior of St. Frideswide's, in a cause between J. a clerk, and the abbot and convent of Battle touching a rent of 10 or 15 marks which he was trying to exact from them, to impose silence on the said clerk, and free the abbot and monks from his demand. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1504.]
1209.
3 Non. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 81d.)
Confirmation to the prior and brethren of Tinemuahe of the possessions and liberties granted to them by king Richard and king John, of the churches and pensions confirmed to them by their metropolitan and their diocesan, and of the liberties and immunities granted to them by the monastery of St. Albans, of which their church is a cell. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1526.]
2 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 81d.)
Mandate to the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester to proceed without delay in the business of the church of Canterbury according to the form laid down in the pope's letter to the king, a copy of which is prefixed. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1526.]
Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 82.)
Mandate to the prior and convent of Coventry to proceed to the election of a bishop, notwithstanding the repeated prevarications of the king; if they do not, the pope will appoint one himself, and punish them for disobedience.
Concurrent letter to the king.
The like to the prior and convent of Durham.
The like to the dean and chapter of Chichester.
The like to the chapter of Exeter.
The like to the dean and chapter of Lincoln. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1528.]
2 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 82.)
Mandate to the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester, on the petition of the cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, to grant a licence to conventual churches to consecrate the eucharist once a week, notwithstanding the interdict. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1529.]
2 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 82.)
Mandate to the same to enquire and report to the pope touching F. de Cantolu and R. de Cormeille, excommunicated on account of the business of the church of Canterbury, with whom some clerks and laymen presume to communicate. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1530.]
Ibid. Licence to the cardinal archbishop of Canterbury to grant absolution to F. de Cantolu and R. de Cormeille, excommunicated for laying sacrilegious hands on the church of Canterbury, if they humbly implore it. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1530.]
Ibid. Licence to the same to have access to the king, if it should make for the peace of the church, and to have divine offices celebrated privately before himself and the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester, notwithstanding the interdict. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1531.]
Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 82.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester to carry out whatever he is ordered to do by the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester in the business of the church of Canterbury. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1531.]
10 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 83.)
Monition and injunction to the king to delay no longer in making satisfaction in the matter of the church of Canterbury. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1535.]
12 Kal Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 83d.)
Exhortation to the king, who has been urged during more than eight years, to make satisfaction in the matter of the dower of queen Berengaria within six months; if he does not comply, the pope decrees that in Somersetshire the manors of Ilchester (de Yvecestre) and Martock (de Meretoc), and the whole of Rutland, the manor of Keten with the whole soke, and Bradecroft, and Northpham, and in Berkshire the manor of Lamburn, and in Wiltshire, Westburi, Wilton, and Malmesburi, and in Sussex the town of Arundel with its honour, and the city of Chichester, and in Oxfordshire the town of Stanton, and in Northamptonshire, Rokingham and the town of Northampton, and in Devonshire the manor of Kemton and Lefton, the manor of Abrichescote with the town of Sloucumb, and Quenewke, and the city of Exeter; and in Southamptonshire the manor of Wlfinton, and in Hertfordshire Berchamsted with the whole honour, and in Essex the town of Waltham, and in London Queen's Eye, and in Lincolnshire Gra[nt]ham and the town of Stamford, and in Gloucestershire the honour of Berkelei with all other manors, towns, and castles belonging to the dower of the said queen, shall be subject to an interdict, which shall not be relaxed until satisfaction be made. The bishops of Rochester and Salisbury are to publish the above sentence. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1537.]
12 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 84.)
Order to the bishops of Rochester and Salisbury to inform the pope of their proceedings in the matter of the dower of queen Berengaria. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1539.]
n.d.
Lateran.
(f. 85d.)
Letter to the abbot of Citeaux, papal legate, touching the interdict placed by the bishop of London and his executors on Cistercian monasteries. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1547.]
2 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 86d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Ely to cause the precentor of London to hold that dignity in the church of London which other precentors have in their respective churches, and not to infringe the rights of the dean and others. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1552.]
9 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 88d.)
Mandate to all bishops in England to make enquiry into the matter of the interdict imposed in the matter of the church of Canterbury as it affects Cistercian monasteries, in which the monks have rung their bells, shouted their chants, and celebrated with open doors. The abbots and priors so offending are to be suspended, and made to observe the interdict issued by the bishop of London. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1563.]
9 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 89.)
Monition and exhortation to the abbot of Citeaux, papal legate, on the subject of the above letter, ordering him, since it seems that the acts of the Cistercian monks have been done by his advice, to pay attention to what the pope has directed, lest a heavier punishment fall on them. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1564.]
n.d.
(f. 93.)
Letter to the bishop of St. Andrews and the abbot of Berbore, T. the prior, R. the archdeacon, and Master L. official of St. Andrews, in answer to their queries touching a suit brought by the abbot and canons of Cambuskinel against the abbot and monks of Dunfermelin about certain tithes belonging to the church of Egres and losses and injuries sustained. [Opp. ed. Migne, ii. 1583.]

12 Innocent III.

[March.]
(f. 97d.)
Mandate to the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester to modify, as far as they can without giving scandal to others, the interdict affecting the Cistercian order. [Opp. ed. Migne, iii. 21.]
11 Kal. July.
Viterbo.
(f. 107.)
Mandate to S. cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, to examine at least three of the canons of Lincoln who took part in the election of Hugh, archdeacon of Wells, as bishop of Lincoln, and, if canonical, to confirm it by authority as metropolitan; if not, to report to the pope: also to enquire into the character of the bishop elect. [Opp. ed. Migne, iii. 62.]
11 Kal. July.
Viterbo.
(f. 107d.)
Mandate to the bishop and the abbot of St. Vedast's Arras, to publish, in concurrence with the bishops of London, Ely, and Worcester, at the request of Stephen, cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, the sentence of excommunication against king John. [Opp. ed. Migne, iii. 64.]
4 Kal. Aug.
Viterbo.
(f. 116d.)
Answer to Stephen, cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, as to the business of the bishop elect of Lincoln and the letters of royal assent. His purgation is to be accepted, if made with five persons of his rank; but if he will submit neither to enquiry nor purgation, his election is to be annulled. [Opp. ed. Migne, iii. 101.]
3 Non. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 119.)
Indult to the canons regular of St. Peter's Torgaton [in the diocese of York], in accordance with that of pope Alexander, to appoint four or three canons, one of whom is to be presented to the bishop to receive from him the cure of souls in void churches belonging to them. [Opp. ed. Migne, iii. 113.]
2 Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 126.)
Confirmation to Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, viscount of Beziers, of his cities and lands in France. [Opp. ed. Migne, iii. 151.]
3 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 131.)
Grant of protection to the prior of Hikelinge and his brethren, present and future, and confirmation of their possessions; namely the parish church of All Saints, Hikelinge, with St. Mary's chapel; St. Mary's church and St. Andrew's chapel, Pesham; All Saints’ church and chapel of Hachetun; the church of Hannewiche, and tithes of Ructon; the right they have in St. John Baptist's church, Wastonesham, in St. Margaret's Westwic Norwich; the patronage of St. Margaret's Palinge, the land they have of the fief of Palinge and Wastonesham, lands and rents in the city of Norwich and town of Gernemue, a yearly rent of 14 marks, which by gift of Hamon de Valenis is due to them from the monks of Gerwalle in the name of the town of Rocwic; with various privileges and exemptions. [Opp. ed. Migne, iii. 181.]