Regesta 9
1216-1218

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'Regesta 9: 1216-1218', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 40-57. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96002 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. IX.

1 Honorius III.

1216.
n.d.
Perugia.
(f. 1d.)
Letter to G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, acknowledging receipt of a letter from him, condoling with him on his labours and trials, and directing him to encourage king John, the pope's vassal, who has taken the cross.
3 Id. Aug.
Perugia.
(f. 2d.)
Restriction of a clause in a suit between the archbishops of Tuam and Armagh. In an audience granted by Innocent III. the archbishop of Tuam stated that the archbishop of Armagh had despoiled him by violence of the bishoprics of Ardagh and Kevan belonging to him as metropolitan, and of the churches of Kellmedoin, Kellbenoim, Craachpatric, Achadabain, Odun, and Turlacha, built and consecrated by his predecessors, and demanded restitution and compensation; the pope appointed Master Gregory, papal chaplain, to examine witnesses, who found it not proved that the archbishop of Armagh had despoiled the archbishop of Tuam of those bishoprics; the question of the proprietorship of the rest being reserved; but since it appeared that the archbishop of Tuam was in possession, the late pope prohibited the archbishop of Armagh from exercising episcopal rights over churches in the diocese of Tuam. It is now declared that the archbishop of Tuam has only episcopal rights, and that he is not to usurp any other in the said towns and churches. [Theiner, 2.]
[Aug.]
Civit, Castellana.
(f. 4.)
Letter to G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, concerning the election to the see of Hereford. T. the chancellor, and A. canon of Hereford, proctors of the dean and chapter have stated before the pope that, after obtaining from king John licence to elect, they elected the dean to be bishop in due form, but that the king refused his assent, and appealed to the pope. They therefore prayed for confirmation of the election. Hubert, archdeacon of Arennes (de Harenis), and R. the king's envoys, on the other hand stated that the chapter had incurred excommunication by favouring E. late bishop of Hereford, who had been excommunicated by N. bishop of Winchester and the bishop elect of Norwich. and that their election was consequently null. The proctors replied that the two prelates had only threatened the bishop with suspension if he did not make his peace with the king, and that he immediately returned to the king's grace, and died before reaching Hereford. They cited also, as evidence that the king did not consider them excommunicate, his letter to the chapter desiring them to elect a certain clerk of his. The pope orders his legate to make enquiries and to take measures for the confirmation of the election, if valid, or for a fresh election if necessary.
16 Kal. Oct.
Lateran.
(f. 6.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Bordeaux and his suffragans to urge the lieges of king John in their dioceses to hasten to England for his defence, and for the maintenance of peace throughout Christendom for four years; with further mandate to them to abstain from molesting the barons in their country.
Concurrent letters to the barons and lieges of the said king in Poitou and Gascony. [Bouquet, xix. 611.]
11 Kal. Oct.
Lateran.
(f. 7.)
Confirmation to Savaric de Maloleone, who has taken the cross, of the grant which J. king of England made to him of lands late of Geoffrey de Mandevill and Reginald de Cornehull, saving all rights of churches.
2 Kal. Oct.
Lateran.
(f. 7.)
Letter to G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, authorising him to do whatever may appear best for assisting the king and the realm of England. [Bouquet, xix. 612.]
4 Kal. Oct.
Lateran.
(f. 7d.)
Indult to the archbishop of Dublin to collect in some fit place the religious who dwell in different cells in his province, where for want of temporalities the lay brethren wander about, and discipline is not observed, and to compel the professed to return to their monasteries. [Theiner, 2.]
Non. Oct.
Lateran.
(f. 8d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester, the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury, and the prior of St. Swithin's Winchester, to protect S[avaric] de Maloleone, who has taken the cross, for the defence of England, a special fief of the papal see, from all molestations in his person, his lands, or his household, by apostolic censure in the dioceses of Canterbury, London, and Rochester.
3 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20.)
Mandate to G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, to protect the children of the late king of England, and to declare illegal the oaths taken by the barons to Lewis, eldest son of the king of France, and others against the late king. [Raynaldi, xx. 398.]
Concurrent letters to the bishop of Winchester, in so far as regards fealty to the king's sons;
Also to the bishop of Worcester, the bishop of Exeter, and the archbishop of Dublin;
Also, with necessary verbal alterations, to those barons of England who remain in fealty to the late king;
Also to the archbishop of Bordeaux, and to those barons beyond sea who remain in fealty to the king.
3 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21d.)
Mandate to W. earl of Pembroke, marshal of England, to remain in fealty to the late king's sons.
The like to Savaric de Maloleone, J. earl of Arundel, the earl of Warren, and Hubert de Burgo, justiciar of England.
6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21d.)
Indult to the prior and canons of St. Oswald's Nostle, on the death of the parsons of their parish churches, to place therein four or three of their number, one of whom shall be presented to the diocesan to receive from him the cure of souls.
October 15.
Lafford.
(f. 35.)
Letter from J. king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, count of Anjou, to Honorius, supreme pontiff. Mindful that his kingdom is the patrimony of St. Peter, and under the protection of the Roman church, and having convened the great men of the realm, he prays the pope to take the realm and the king's heir and successor under his protection, and to grant them absolution. [Raynaldi, xx. 397.]
1217.
Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 35d.)
Inhibition to the prior of St. Oswald's Nostle, on petition of the sub-prior and convent, to admit anyone as canon, or to dispose of any benefices, without the assent of the whole chapter, or a majority thereof.
4 Non. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 36.)
Mandate to the abbots of Cirencester and St. Augustine's, and the priors of Bristol and Stodley, in the diocese of Worcester, on petition of the prior of Lanton, concerning the discipline of his house. Whereas certain of the brethren abstained from eating flesh meat in the refectory, some taking it in secret and unbecoming places (in abditis receptaculis et conventiculis inhonestis), so that the common table was half deserted, and quarrels and breaches of the rule ensued, H. late archbishop of Canterbury, coming to visit the priory,ordered the brethren to conform to the rule of St. Augustine, and on certain days to eat flesh meat together in the refectory, but some of them grumbling, the old abuses returned in greater force than ever. The pope therefore orders the observance of the archbishop's decree.
1216.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39.)
Confirmation of an agreement, dated 2 September, 17 John, between queen Berengaria and king John, as to her dower and arrears of a thousand marks a year, a petition having been made by the late king to pope Innocent to confirm the same.
1217.
17 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 39d.)
Mandate to the bishops of London and Chichester to enforce the provisions of the agreement made between queen Berengaria and king John, and confirmed by the pope.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 40.)
Mandate to the archbishop, the dean, and the archdeacon of Tours, in favour of queen Berengaria.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 40.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Tours and the bishop and chapter of Le Mans not to excommunicate queen Berengaria.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 40d.)
Grant of faculties to G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate in England, in addition to those already granted, of interdicting, excommunicating, and degrading prelates and others whose rebellion deserves punishment, of disposing vacant sees and abbeys to persons faithful to the king and the Roman Church, of granting indults throughout England, Scotland, and Wales; and since some clerks still adhere to Lewis, who is excommunicate, of depriving and excommunicating them if within thirty days they do not withdraw themselves from him; and also of granting dispensations to those who have taken the cross, who are faithful to the king, to return until the kingdom is settled; also of annulling the oaths of those barons and knights of England which they have taken to Lewis; and of excommunicating the detainers of hostages faithful to the king, so that king Henry may be served and his kingdom established. [Bouquet, xix. 623.]
13 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 41.)
Letter fo condolence to king Henry on the death of king John, and congratulation on his own coronation; commending to him the cardinal legate, whose advice he will do well to follow. [Bouquet, xix. 626.]
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 41d.)
Monition to William king of Scotland and his abettors, to return to their allegiance and to disregard the oaths they have taken to Lewis.
The like to Robert de Ros and his abettors.
The like to Lewelin and his abettors.
The like to the barons of the Cinque Ports and their abettors.
The like to the earl of Warren.
The like to the earl of Clare.
The like to the earl of Arundel.
The like to the earl Roger Bigot. [Theiner, 2.]
14 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 42.)
Letter of monition and exhortation to W. earl of Pembroke, justiciar of England, urging him to defend the king and realm and follow the counsels of the cardinal legate, to whom plenary powers have been given.
The like to the castellan of Corfe (Corum).
The like to Robert de Veteri Ponte.
The like to the earl of Chester.
The like to the earl Ferrars.
The like to Geoffrey de Neville.
The like to the castellan of Dover.
The like to the barons of the Cinque Ports and their abettors.
The like to the castellan of Nottingham, and other castellans faithful to king Henry.
The like to the archbishop of York.
The like to the archbishop of Rouen.
The like to Fulk de Breaute.
The like to Richard de Marisco, chancellor of England. [Bouquet, xix. 625.]
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 43.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin to take measures to preserve to king Henry the fealty of his subjects in Ireland, and to recall those who have opposed him. [Theiner, 2.]
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 43d.)
Exhortation to the archbishop of Bordeaux, to urge those who detain lands and goods of the king of England and his mother, to restore them, no appeal being allowed.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 43d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Winchester and Chichester, and G. cardinal legate, the executors of king John's will, to restrain by ecclesiastical censures those who hinder its execution.
13 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 43d.)
Grant of protection to the widowed queen of king John.
14 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 43d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Chichester, Bath and Exeter, to restrain those who molest the widow of the late king as to her goods of whatever kind.
17 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 46d.)
Indult to the prior and brethren of the Hospital of Jerusalem in England, to convert to their own uses the revenues of churches in their patronage, when fit persons presented by them are not admitted by the bishops, on condition that the services be not omitted, and the bishops' canonical rights preserved.
14 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 71.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York, on complaint of the prior and canons of St. Oswald's Nostle, that, notwithstanding the prior's appeal to Rome, he despoiled them of the churches of Kirkeli and Tichehill, having broken the cross, and cast on the ground the host, which the canons and lay brothers held in their defence, expelled them from the churches, beating some of them, so that it is believed that one died of it, and that others are in danger of death, breaking down the altars and excommunicating the prior and canons, absolving clerks, vicars, and others from their fealty and from payment of their rents and pensions; to restore the said churches and possessions within fifteen days, make compensation before 1 October, and render an account to the prior and canons. Cancelled.
12 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 78.)
Exemplification and confirmation to the abbot and convent of St. Martin's de Monte, Viterbo, of a yearly grant of 30 marks, made by king John, out of his moiety of the church of Holcham, in the diocese of Norwich, formerly confirmed by the cardinal bishop of Tusculum, legate in England, when the see of Norwich was void, and by the archbishop of Canterbury, and approved by the prior and chapter of Norwich.
The witnesses to the king's charter are W. archbishop of Bordeaux, R. bishop of Perigueux, Master Richard de Marisco, archdeacon of Northumberland, R. earl of Chester, W., earl Ferrers, Robert de Mortuo Mari, John, constable of Chester, John son of Robert, Richard de Monichet, Ralph de Tony, Alan Martell, Brian de Insula. It is dated by Ralph de Nivelle at Partenay, 26 May, in the 16th year of the king's reign.
16 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 87d.)
Indult to the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury, to extend the term for delivery in the suit between him and the archbishop of Canterbury to next Michaelmas. When this suit was brought before pope Innocent by Master Richard, envoy of the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot asserting that he ought to receive benediction without having to make profession of obedience to the archbishop, according to the sentence of pope Alexander, which, however, Master Richard declared had been revoked by the same pope, it was decided by pope Innocent that the abbot should receive benediction without prejudice to the rights of the archbishop, appointing to each a term in the general council about to be held, in which, if the archbishop could show that the abbot ought to make to him the said profession, it would be made, if not, the abbot would be freed from the obligation. When the parties appeared before pope Innocent, the abbot petitioned him to proceed in the cause according to the form above noted, and the archbishop answered that he could not then proceed against the abbot, being hindered by other business, and not having full instructions; but the pope, being unwilling that the suit should be prolonged, said that he would either act as if the archbishop had appealed to Rome, or would confirm his predecessor's sentence, imposing perpetual silence on the archbishop. Whereupon the archbishop pleaded that the abbot was bound, by common right, to make profession to him, and prayed him to do so; on which the abbot answered that if he were bound by common right, by special right he was exempt, showing the privileges of the foundation of the church, and the sentence given by pope Alexander for the monastery; also reminding the archbishop that, contrary to the tenour of the privileges of the monastery, he had unlawfully excommunicated servants and clerks belonging thereto. [Cironius, 109.]
1216.
3 Non. Dec.
(f. 90d.)
Mandate to the chapter of York to restore to the prior and convent of St. Oswald's Nostle, the church of Bramcham, belonging to them by reason of the prebend which they hold in the church of York. Failing their compliance, the abbots of Burton and Derlei, and the archdeacon of Derbi, are to take necessary measures.
Mandate in pursuance to the abbots and archdeacon aforesaid.
1217.
14 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 90d.)
Mandate to G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, to enquire and report on a petition of the dean and chapter of Salisbury. They state that the cathedral, being within the line of defence, is subject to so many inconveniences, that the canons cannot live there without danger to life. Being in a raised place, the continual gusts of wind make such a noise that the clerks can hardly hear one another sing, and the place is so rheumatic by reason of the wind, that they very often suffer in health. The church, they say, is so shaken by wind and storm that it daily needs repair; and the site is without trees and grass, and being of chalk has such a glare that many of the clerks have lost their sight. Water, they say, is only to be got at a distance, and often at a price that, elsewhere, would buy enough for the whole district. If the clerks have occasion to go in and out on business, they cannot do so without leave of the castellan, so that on Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, and on synodal and ordination, and other solemn days, the faithful who wish to visit the church cannot do so, the keepers of the castle declaring that the defences would be endangered. Moreover, as many of the clerks have no dwellings there, they have to hire them from the soldiers, so that few are found willing or able to reside on the spot.
16 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 97d.)
Inhibition to anyone to suspend or excommunicate Eustace, canon of St. Andrews, without manifest and reasonable cause.
12 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 97d.)
Mandate to the bishop, Master J. de Hedun, and S. de Lindeseia, canons of Dunkeld, to remove any sentence of excommunication or suspension that may be issued against Eustace, canon of St. Andrews, and to make such orders as may be necessary.
12 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 98.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Great Malvern of the church of Longeney, granted by the bishop of Worcester, the churches of Stradel, Marchelcanoc, Quatte, Stowe, and Baudehale; also the patronage of the churches of Powke, Persore, Ekintune, Lecke, Stanford, Bertune, Adfeld, Dules, Norwde, Landespetit, Landretheric, Picechote, Elmeli, Chinttune, and Newland, with their chapels; the manors and towns of Baudehale, Newland, Poiwike, Langeney, Stradel, Landespetit, Stowe, Norwde, Dules, Adfeld, Quatte; estates (predia) in Hereford, Worcester, Brecekenioc; the use of making salt in the town of Wiche; the land which they have in a place called ‘Colcumbra,’ with appurtenances.
1217.
11 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 98.)
Monition to Philip king of France to withdraw Lewis his son from his expedition against England.
10 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 99.)
Mandate to the prior of Glastonbury and R. de Limisia, canon of Exeter, to induct Master M. de Summa, papal subdeacon, into the prebend of Chisengh, given to him by the pope on its voidance by the death of W. arch-priest of Milan.
5 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 103.)
Mandate to the bishop and to Master J. de Hedun and S. de Lindeseia, canons of Dunkeld, to go to Glasgow to examine the charges made against Eustace, canon of St. Andrews, and to hear what he had to say for himself, making a written report thereon to the pope, appointing a term within which the canon is to appear in person or by proxy (responsalem) before the pope. [Theiner, 3.]
3 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 102.)
Monition and mandate to the archbishop of Dublin, appointed papal legate, to fulfil his office faithfully and prudently in bringing about a peace between the Irish and the king. [Theiner, 4.]
2 Non. May.
Lateran.
(f. 105.)
Mandate to the abbots of Sibeton and Leiston, and the prior of Bliburg, in the diocese of Norwich, to examine and report to the pope about P. (fn. 1) archdeacon of Lincoln. The clergy of the archdeaconry submit that he is altogether unequal to the charge, and ought to make up for his insufficiency by a good life and works of piety; instead of this he has injured the archdeaconry and disgraced the clergy.
4 Non. May.
Lateran.
(f. 105.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Durham of the churches of Acle, Brandun, Brargkistun, and Hedyngham, and of the liberties, immunities, and customs of the church of Durham.
6 Non. May.
Lateran.
(f. 108.)
Protection to the prior and brethren of Durham, in accordance with a brief of pope Alexander, against unjust sentences of excommunication, giving them licence to elect to churches in their gift, and present to the bishops persons fit for the cure of souls; empowering them to apply to the relief of the poor and hospitality the churches of Norham, Alverton, Honedene, Heseldene, Elwete, Medesham, Acle, and Brandun, with free right of appeal to the pope in case they be molested or this protection be in any way infringed.
4 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 108d.)
Mandate to the prior and chapter of Durham to proceed to the election of a bishop.
5 Non. July.
Anagni.
(f. 119.)
Mandate to G. cardinal legate of St. Martin's, to depute faithful men for the guardianship and instruction of the king, with counsel of the prelates and great men in his fealty, causing the king to make a progress through his realm, and having made a seal, which is to be carefully kept, and seeing that the chancellor and other royal officers do their duty diligently.
2 Non. July.
Auagni.
(f. 119.)
Mandate to the same to examine and make necessary dispositions touching a matter about which the king, the archbishops of Dublin and York, and the bishops of London, Winchester, Bath, and Worcester have written to the pope, praying him to remove the canons regular of Carlisle, who have publicly communicated with the disturbers of the king and realm who were excommunicated by the pope and the legate, and have celebrated divine offices in places under an interdict, and have also voluntarily submitted themselves to the king of Scotland, who is fighting against his liege lord, and therefore excommunicate, and at his instance presumed to elect a bishop. He is to place these canons in other regular churches, to declare null the election attempted by them, to appoint to that church persons faithful to the king, to distribute the possessions and rents of the church between the bishops and canons to be appointed, the king and the said bishops attesting that such measures would tend to tranquillity, as the church of Carlisle, being on the border, exercises much influence either for or against the king and his realm.
8 Id. July.
Anagni.
(f. 119.)
Letter to the same, urging him to use the faculties granted to him in aid of the king and realm, and informing him that the pope has, on petition, added the earl of Chester as coadjutor to W. the marshal, on account of the great age of the latter. He is to do what he thinks best to prevent the said marshal from taking it ill. The pope also desires him take occasion for the advancement of R. de Marisco, the chancellor.
11 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 127.)
Mandate to the archbishop and chapter of York to induct Gimundus, kinsman of Aldebrandimus, cardinal of St. Eustace's, into the prebend of Riccall.

2 Honorius III.

6 Kal. Aug.
Ferentino.
(f. 137.)
Mandate to the abbot of Josaphat and the dean and chancellor of Chartres to compel restitution to queen Berengaria of the castle of Segrey, part of her dower.
6 Kal. Aug.
Ferentino.
(f. 137d.)
Permission to B[erengaria], sometime queen of England, to punish literates under her rule who put on and off the clerical dress and tonsure, as it may serve them, to escape punishment.
(In margin) Hoc c. est extra de privilegiis.
Kal. Aug.
Ferentino.
(f. 140.)
Mandate to the archbishop elect of Armagh to absolve T. priest of that diocese, on compurgation by seven priests, and receipt of security, he having been brought before the archbishop, when archdeacon, by Hel[ias] and others for homicide, four corrupt witnesses being produced, of whom three were minors, and ordered to purge himself by fifty-eight priests of that diocese and tongue, on which the priest appealed, on the ground that so many priests of that tongue could not be found; but the archdeacon, disregarding the appeal, suspended him, on which he petitioned the pope. [Theiner, 4.]
3 Non. Aug.
Ferentino.
(f. 144.)
Mandate to cardinal G. papal legate, to admonish king Henry to give effect to a grant of king John to R. servant of R. cardinal of St. Stephen's on the Cœlian, of 12l. yearly in land and rent, to be provided by the bishop of Winchester.
5 Id. Aug.
Ferentino.
(f. 149.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to admit Master Roffridus, clerk of the bishop of Ostia, who is devoted to the archbishop, to a canonry of York, and to give him a prebend.
2 Kal. Sept.
Ferentino.
(f. 150d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Wardun, the prior of Dunstaple and Master William Scotus, doctor of canon law, living at Oxford, to examine and adjudicate in the case of A. nun of the monastery of St. Edward, Shaftesbury, in the diocese of Salisbury, who, having been elected abbess, was, as she complains, forced by her electors to renounce, they electing another.
10 Kal. Oct.
Ferentino.
(f. 157d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester to carry out the donation made by the king to R. steward of R. cardinal of St. Stephen's on the Cœlian, of land and rent of the yearly value of 12l.
8 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 166d.)
Mandate to G. cardinal legate of St. Martin's, the archbishop of York, and the bishop of Salisbury, touching a petition of G. archdeacon of Norwich. He states that pope Innocent ordered the above named (the bishop of Salisbury being then bishop of Chichester) either to terminate the suit between himself and Master R. de Eboraco about the bishopric of Ely, or to remit it to Rome, but, on account of the troubles of the realm, this order could not be carried out, and the proctor of the said R. asserting that the archbishop was at such a distance from Ely that he could not, without heavy expense, take cognisance of the cause, cleverly contrived that the cause should be delegated to the abbot of Waltham and his colleagues, one of whom was at a distance of four days' journey from the rest. When the parties appeared before these judges, the same Master [R.], to put off the decision, propunded that he, having been despoiled, could not proceed in the cause. He, however, had not been despoiled by the archdeacon or anyone belonging to him, but by Falk, a knight, and other ministers of the king, who held Ely, and cast out of the church and city the aiders and abettors of Lewis. His return would injure the king and realm. The archdeacon has, therefore, prayed the pope to remit the cause to the above, and this he does, notwithstanding the letters to the contrary obtained by the said Master [R.].
8 Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 168d.)
Mandate to the master of the Knights Templars in England to pay over the proceeds of the benefices held by M[organ], sometime provost of Beverley, to those to whom they have been collated. Although the said proceeds were granted by the pope for three years to the crusade, on the provost's taking the cross, it appears from letters of the king and G. cardinal legate, and the chapter of York, that the provost made no testamentary disposition of such proceeds, as was suggested, but resigned his benefices before setting out, and, on taking the vow, went to Fountains Abbey, where he died as an oblate of the monastery.
8 Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 169.)
Letter to the archbishop of York, informing him of the attempts against his rights, mentioned in the letter next preceding, and of the pope's action in this regard. [Walbran, Mem. of Fountains Abbey.]
Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 171.)
Mandate to the dean, the chancellor, and the precentor of Lincoln, to determine a suit between the abbot and brethren of Croston, and the prior and canons of Newstead, in the diocese of York, touching the church of Hokennale, the proctors, P. and B., of either party having appeared at Rome. The pope ordered the cause to be heard by R. cardinal of St. Angelo.
Hoc capitulum est extra de appellationibus.
5 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 175.)
Mandate to the bishop of Clogher, the abbot of St. Mary's Kaevenos, in the diocese of Meath, and the archdeacon of Ardagh, to examine and report as to the state of the church of Mayo. [Theiner, 4.]
3 Non. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 178d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Westminster and the priors of Stokes and Heckfeld Pevrel, in the diocese of Norwich, to go to the monastery of Wallden, and make a papal visitation thereof, correcting and reforming what is amiss, the monks S. R. and W. having stated that the monastery is ruined spiritually and temporally by the neglect of the abbot.
1218.
3 Non. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 187.)
Confirmation to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Mary [the Holy Ghost] in Sassia of a grant dated 5 March, 5 John, of the church of Writtle.
Non. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 187d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Tuam and the bishops of Clonfert and Aghadoe, to enquire into the election of D. archdeacon of Killaloe, as bishop of that see, and, if canonical, to confirm it. Robert Travers, who has, by the influence of G. de Marisco, justiciary of Ireland, his uncle, been consecrated by the bishops of Waterford, Emly, and Limerick, should be removed, and his consecrators punished.
The like to the bishops of Clonfert, Annadown, and [Kilfenora], in regard to G. canon of Ardfert. [Theiner, 5.]
5 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 190.)
Inhibition to the abbess and convent of St. Eadward's to admit nuns beyond the number of a hundred, the monastery being unable to support more or to give alms to the poor.
5 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 190.)
Mandate to the bishop of Salisbury, the abbot of Theokesbiri, and the precentor of Salisbury, on the petition of the abbess and convent of St. Edward's, to enforce the restoration by them to its former state of the church of Tissebiri, of their advowson, formerly under one rector, but since divided into two portions, the rector of one of them being now deceased.
Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 199.)
Letter to Lewis, eldest son of the king of the French, annulling letters obtained against him from the pope, on condition of his keeping the peace with the king of England, and doing no injury to his realm, G. cardinal legate, having mediated between them. [Bouquet, xix. 647.]
Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 199d.)
Confirmation to the same of the peace so made. [Bouquet, xix. 648.]
3 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 203d.)
Grant of protection to the prior and brethren of Shelford, and especially of their churches of St. Peter Shelford, St. Mary Allwoldeston, Birton Muscamp, and Saxindale; the chapel of Okebire, a moiety of the proceeds of Rouceby, Levisengham, and Dirintona, the lands, meadows, pastures, men, rent, and possessions which Ralph de Bellafago, deceased, granted to them in the towns of Luham and Gunetorp; the meadows, pastures, lands, and all things given by Matilda de Chauz in the town and territory of Selford; the men and lands which Hugh, formerly knight of Lambecote gave to them in the town of Lambecote; the men and lands that William son of Robert and Robert de Aregrave gave to them in the town of Hailwodeston; the lands and possessions given by Richard de Biran and Ralph, son of Robert, with all that they have in Saxindale and its territory; land in Hoveringham, given by John de Leke; land in Karleton, given by Alice, late the wife of William Holwin, a meadow given by Adam de Sancta Maria, and a meadow above Hunipet; three parts of the wood of Karlewde, given by Robert de Laxenton; two tofts in the town of Rouceby, given by Ralph de Normanvilla; a windmill and land (cultura) called ‘Tokepit,’ given by Geoffrey Peronen in the territory of Solwucebi; lands with the homage of widow Gunild and Hugh, her son and successors, and pastures and meadows in the town of Crophil and its territory given by Walter, formerly knight of Stanton; lands and a meadow in the territory of Ailwoldeston, given by Alice de Kalfovere; a butt near the sheep-cote towards the west, given by Roger de Selford; land in the parish of Muscamp and the fishery of Stotfold with appurtenances given by William, son of the late Hervey. [Cf. Monasticon, vi. 578.]
4 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 211.)
Confirmation, with partial exemplification, to the prior and chapter of St. Oswald's Nostle, on their petition, of a grant made to them by king John of the advowson of the church of Bamburg witnessed by H. archbishop of Dublin, P. and W. bishops of Winchester and Coventry, Pandulf, papal sub-deacon, Geoffrey Luterel, W. de Aryton, John Russell, Richard, son of Hugh, Alexander de Dorset; dated by Richard de Marisco, the king's chancellor, Dover, 13 Sept., anno regni 17o.
2 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 211.)
Exemption to John, prior of St. Oswald's Nostle, on the petition of W. the sub-prior and the convent, from being obliged to receive anyone as canon, or to dispose of benefices granted to them for their support and that of the poor, without the consent of the chapter.
8 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 213d.)
Mandate to the archbishop and canons of York, in accordance with letters of popes Alexander and Innocent, not to presume to carry the cross of the see in the province of Canterbury.
2 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 219.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, London, of their possessions, and especially the church of Brackinges.
15 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 219d.)
Request and exhortation to king Henry, who has not yet come to the age of reason, to ratify and confirm the concession made by his father, king John, of the church of St. Mary Shrewsbury to the monastery of Lilleshul.
10 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 221d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Salisbury, who was promoted to that see during the absence of cardinal S. archbishop of Canterbury, to pay obedience and reverence to his metropolitan.
The like to the bishops of Chichester, Worcester, Hereford, and Winchester.
4 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 221d.)
Confirmation to Master Laurence de Sancto Nicolao, on the petition of G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, of the church of Tirindon in the diocese of Norwich, to which he was presented by the patron, the bishop of Ely, and at the prayers of Master R. official of P. bishop elect of Norwich, papal chamberlain, instituted by the said legate; notwithstanding that Gilibert de Lacu was by lay power thrust into the church.
4 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 221d.)
Confirmation to Master Azzoni, papal writer, of a dispensation granted to him by G. cardinal of St. Martin's papal legate, with regard to the churches of Winthgeham and Stanople.
2 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 222.)
Confirmation to Aaron, clerk, of a grant of protection made to him, and especially of the chapel of St. Nicholas Sevenach, as to which he had been dispensed by the archbishop of Canterbury.
5 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 222.)
Mandate to S. cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, on the petition of Master Aaron, papal chaplain and clerk, who, while holding the chapel of St. Nicolas, Sevenak, had another church given to him by the archbishop, to grant him such a dispensation as shall seem expedient.
2 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 225.)
Notification to the archbishop of Dublin, papal legate, in answer to his letter about the business of the sees of Ardfert and Killaloe, in which, after the election to them of the official of the archbishop of Cashel, he caused certain persons, thrust into those sees by lay power to be consecrated, that the pope has issued a commission in the matter. [Theiner, 5.]
4 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 237.)
Licence for the dean and chapter of Salisbury to transfer the church to a fit (oportunum) place; the account sent by them to the pope some time ago of the inconveniences and dangers of the site, its exposure to wind which tears off the roofs, of their having to buy water at a great price, of there being no access to the church without licence of the castellan, of their being obliged to hire laymen's houses, having been examined by G. cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, under a mandate from the pope, to whom a report was made, with the depositions of witnesses enclosed, which the pope has caused to be inspected by Master Gram', papal chaplain, who finds the facts sufficiently proved. [Register of St. Osmund, ii. 5.]
4 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 241d.)
Indult to B. sometime queen of England, to appeal to the apostolic see against the bishop, the dean, the archdeacon, and the chapter of Le Mans, who assert certain customs of their church in prejudice of her, and issue sentences of excommunication and interdict against her and her men.
5 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 242.)
Grant of protection to the same, with inhibition to anyone to issue sentences of excommunication or interdict against her or her chapel without special mandate of the pope.
5 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 242.)
Licence to the same, to exact services due from married men of her land who, after leaving off their tonsure and clerical dress, to marry and enter on secular business, resume their tonsure to defraud her of such services, on the pretext that they are clerks; the bishop, the dean, the archdeacon, and the chapter of Le Mans encouraging them. [Cironius.]
(In margin) Hoc capitulum est extra de clericis conjugatis.
4 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 242d.)
Mandate to the bishop, the dean, the archdeacon, and the chapter of Le Mans, not to interfere with the said queen insisting on her rights and receiving the services of these married clerks, on the pretext that they are tonsured. The pope is surprised and grieved that the bishop and his clergy should encourage those who, after resuming their tonsure continue to cohabit with their wives.
4 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 243d.)
Mandate to the abbots of Josaphat and St. Peter's and the prior of St. Peter's, Chartres, to summon, on the said queen's requisition, the bishop, the dean, the archdeacon, and the chapter of Le Mans, or any of them, to do justice to her in the matters she has against them.
2 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 243d.)
Indult to B[erengaria] sometime queen of England, to hear divine offices celebrated in time of interdict.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 247.)
Indult to Master Peter, provost (prepositi), rector of St. Germain de Corulo in the diocese of Le Mans, to have his church served by a vicar while he is non-resident, being engaged in the school or in the service of B. sometime queen of England.
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 250.)
Confirmation to the prior and canons of Giseburn of the grant to them of the church of Bridekirke in the diocese of Carlisle made by B. sometime bishop of Ragusa, when bishop of Carlisle, with the assent of his chapter and the consent of Al[ice], the patron.
Ibid. Confirmation to the same of a grant made to them by the same of the church of Deram in the diocese of Carlisle.
9 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 250.)
Confirmation of a grant by the abbot of Rievaux and his colleagues to the prior and canons of Guiseburn, of the church of Hesel.
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 250.)
Grant to the prior and convent of Merton of the church of Sutton in the diocese of York, of their patronage; to take effect on the death of the rector.
5 Id. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 251.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Rochester and Salisbury to warn and induce the bishop elect of Ely to make provision to Master James, papal writer, of some benefice.
The like to the bishop elect of Ely.
Id. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 253.)
Letter to the king, reminding him that the composition made by his father with queen Berengaria respecting her dowry has not been carried out.
The like to the bishop of Winchester, to W. the Marshal, and to the queen mother.
Id. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 253d.)
Mandate to the priors of Canterbury and St. Swithin's and the dean of Winchester to make enquiry and restore to the abbot and monks of St. Peter's, Couture, in the diocese of Le Mans, possession of the church of Todingduu with the manor of Wolsistun, which Master Hugh de Glocestria, formerly one of their monks, who had cast off the habit unlawfully obtained, ejecting therefrom one of their number, who is a priest. When the said Hugh was brought by the abbot and monks before the bishop of Tusculum, papal legate, he produced letters which he had fraudulently got from the pope, referring the cause to the dean of Lincoln and others, thus trying to escape from the legate's jurisdiction (judicium), but after inquisition made by the abbot and prior of Wiburn, he was declared apostate and excommunicate. A monk of Couture, returning from Rome to England with the papal bull and other documents relating to the matter, was drowned at sea, whereby the abbot and convent are without remedy.
2 Kal. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 260.)
Commission to the bishop of Worcester to grant a dispensation to Master Nicholas, bearer of this letter, who has for some time occupied a professorial chair in arts, to hold a plurality of benefices.
2 Kal. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 261.)
Faculty to Master Simon de Langeton, papal sub-deacon, to hold a prebend or other benefice in France, if such is offered him; and, notwithstanding his grievous sins, which he has confessed, restoration to the pope's favour. Concurrent letter to all whom it may concern.
(In margin) Also to Master Helyas ad mandatum ecclesie redeunti fuit injunctum sub debito juramenti ut de cetero contra Romanum ecclesiam, regem, vel regnum Anglie se non opponeret, et ut prefatum regnum sine licentia speciali summi pontificis non intraret. [See 7 Kal. Mar. 1219.]
9 June (sic).
St. Peter's.
(f. 263.)
Mandate to the abbots of Waltham and Coversham, and R. archdeacon of Huntingdon, either to remit to Rome or actively to proceed in the cause between G. archdeacon of Norwich, and Master R. de Eboraco, about the election to the see of Ely, lest the suits become interminable.
7 Id. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 263d.)
Notification to the bishop of St. Andrews and all bishops of Scotland that the pope has, on petition of the king of France, sent by Lewis his eldest son, absolved Master Robert de Sancto Germano, who had been excommunicated. [Theiner, 6.]
8 Id. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 264.)
Mandate to the chapter and clergy of Glasgow to recognise as their bishop and pastor the bishop of Glasgow, who in the time of the wars between England and Scotland, so acted as to be excommunicated, but has now been absolved by the pope.
8 Id. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 264d.)
Mandate to the archbishop (sic) of Bath and the convent of Glastonbury to settle the question of the union [of the sees] according to one of the forms enclosed in the bull, or some other sufficient one, before the feast of the Epiphany, or else to send proctors to the pope within two months after the said feast, when he will take care to bring the matter to an end.
8 Id. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 266.)
Absolution to Master Simon de Langeton, on condition that he do not oppose the Roman church, or the realra or king of England, or go to England without papal licence.
14 Kal. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 270.)
Mandate to the bishop of Orleans to absolve those clerks and laymen of his diocese who have been excommunicated for certain excesses, or because, in the service of John of Orleans, they crossed over to England with Lewis, eldest son of the king of France, their names being John of Orleans, John de Rubeo Monte, Herbert of Orleans, Oddo Uouer', Gerard de Poinville, William de Toriaco, Payn de Roncia, knights; John, canon of Pineren, John de Joiaco, Theobald Noverus, Jakelinus, his brother, Gerard Giliat, Stephen Barbos, Geoffrey de Mogi, Gilo Biliart, Peter de Giramuilla, Peter Rufus, Nicholas de Vileines, Reginald de Rouroi, William Meincarz, and William Anglicus.
7 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 274.)
Mandate to the bishop of Ferns to show himself ready to come to an agreement in the cause between him and W. marshal of England, now before the archbishop of Dublin and his fellow judges.
The like to W. marshal of England. [Theiner, 6.]
7 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 280d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin, papal legate, and his fellow judges, delegated by the apostolic see, in the cause between the bishop of Ferns and W. marshal of England, to do what they can to effect an agreement between the parties if possible. [Theiner, 6.]
4 Id. July.
Lateran.
(f. 284d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to examine and decide the following case:—Master Alexander resigned the church of Exiministre into the hands of S. papal chamberlain, whereupon the pope gave it to Master Pandulph, papal subdeacon and notary, by mandate addressed to Gualo, cardinal of St. Martin's, papal legate, and the bishop of Exeter; but Master Adam Aaron opposed the execution of this mandate, saying that he had been canonically instituted in the said church, and producing witnesses and deeds in his support, so that the bishop remitted the matter to the pope, enjoining Adam Aaron to appear before him, upon which the pope appointed as auditor Master P., his chaplain, before whom the said notary [Pandulph] demanded that Adam Aaron should be removed from the said church, and that it should be assigned to him who had acquired it by papal collation; but Adam Aaron answered that the resignation made into the hands of the said chamberlain was null as the church was not in the possession of the person who was said to have resigned it, but that Adam himself possessed it, and had possessed it lawfully for a time. To the reply which the adverse party made, that the cause was remitted to the pope, Adam answered that it was remitted without instructions, so that the said legate and bishop were [in fact] ordered not to take cognisance, but to execute, and his witnesses and deeds were produced, not that they as judges should take cognisance, but to show that they ought not to proceed in the execution of the said matter. To the rejoinder made by the adverse party, that the right in the church was acquired by papal collation, he answered that this was by no means true, since it was not likely that it was the pope's intention to collate to his prejudice a church that was not void, wherefore he prayed the pope to impose silence on the said subdeacon [Pandulph], and to place himself [Adam] in possession of the church.
6 Id. July.
Lateran.
(f. 285d.)
Mandate to the cardinal archbishop of Canterbury to make provision for Alexander, papal acolyte, in a suitable benefice, as soon as possible.
12 Kal. Aug.
Lateran.
(f. 285d.)
Licence for Isabella, relict of King John, to have divine offices celebrated by her chaplain during a general interdict.

Footnotes

1 Peter was archdeacon in 1202; Reymund in 1205 (Le Neve).