Regesta 17
1233-1235

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'Regesta 17: 1233-1235', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 132-144. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96010 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. XVII.

7 Gregory IX.

Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f.3.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin to receive the resignation of the archbishop of Tuam, who has begged, on account of age and infirmity, to be relieved of his charge, and to enjoin the chapter of Tuam to elect a fit successor: a pension is to be given to the said archbishop out of the income of the see.
[Theiner, 28.]
[13 Kal. May.]
[Lateran.]
(f.10.)
Mandate to the bishops of Winchester and Rochester to make Rufinus, nephew of G. cardinal of St. Martin's, content himself with benefices not having cure of souls to the value of 200 marks out of the multitude of benefices which he holds, and to cause the rest to be assigned by their patrons to fit persons who will serve them.
3 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f.16.)
Mandate to the abbot of Waltham and the priors of Sempingham and of Holy Trinity, London, on the signification of the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's Canterbury, that when the abbot of Boxle, the prior of Dover, and Master Th[omas de Frekeham], rector of Maydestan, came to visit the monastery, as they said, by papal commission, it was excepted by the abbot and convent that by papal indult they were exempt from visitation, except by a special legate a laters, and on this exception not being admitted, they appealed to the pope on the ground that although they did not wish to avoid the visitation, their privileges should not be overridden. Meanwhile, the said prior and rector being removed, other letters were issued to the abbots of Boxle and Beggeham and the precentor of Canterbury, ordering them to visit the monastery, upon which the abbot and convent repeated the above exception, adding that they ought not to proceed to the enquiry by letters which made no mention of the removal of the said prior and rector, and an appeal having been made to the pope by the abbot and convent; but since they attempted to do so, not admitting the exceptions, the abbot and convent appealed to the pope, on which the said abbots and precentor issued a sentence of excommunication and interdict against them, ordering it to be published in all the churches of the diocese; wherefore the pope is prayed to relieve them from so many and great grievances. The pope therefore directs the said abbots and precentor not to proceed to the visitation, and orders the above abbot and priors to annul the sentences of excommunication and interdict, and to correct and reform what is necessary in the monastery.
4 Non. May.
Lateran.
(f. 20.)
Licence to Master Abel, rector of Ket, in the diocese of St. Andrews, in consideration of his good life and literary eminence, to hold an additional benefice, with cure of souls.
5 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 23d.)
Mandate to the abbots of Boxle and Begeham and the precentor of Canterbury to revoke within eight days whatever they may have done to the prejudice of Westminster Abbey, and to cease from its visitation. They having disregarded the papal indult, and the appeal of the abbot and convent, and ordered an inhibition to be published by the dean of London in the churches of that diocese, that no one should go to their monastery to pray, or should make any offering to it, and perform the visitation according to the previous letters; otherwise the pope orders the bishop of Ely and the priors of Ely and Norwich to annul their proceedings.
(Ibid.)
(f. 24.)
Mandate to the bishop of Ely and the priors of Ely and Norwich [as above] to go to the said monastery, and make a visitation of it, without prejudice to its privileges; but if the above statements of the abbot and convent are untrue, then the visitation is to be carried out by those to whom it was at first committed.
Ibid. The like to the abbot of Waltham and the priors of Sem pingham, and Holy Trinity, London, for the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds.
4 Non. May.
Lateran.
(f. 24.)
Indult to J. Renger, clerk, of the diocese of London, in consideration of his father's services to the Roman church and the hospitality such as beneficed clergy exercise in those parts, to hold an additional benefice, he serving one church, and putting a vicar in the other.
3 Non. May.
Lateran.
(f. 24.)
Mandate to the bishop and chapter of Constance to turn out of the Benedictine monastery of the Scots in his diocese two monks who have intruded themselves therein, contrary to the order of the visitors, who had placed there seventy sisters of the same order.
2 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 25d.)
Monition to the king of France to make peace with the king of England, which the pope has ordered the archbishop of Sens and the bishops of Paris, Winchester, and Salisbury to promote.
(Ibid.) Concurrent letter to the king of England.
Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 26.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Sens and the said bishops to induce both the said kings to make peace, and if they do not succeed they are to write full particulars to the pope.
6 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 32d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Coventry, on the signification of Margaret de Lascy, that when she wished to build a house for religious women she got a site from the king, which, without consulting the diocesan, and without her husband William's knowledge, she put into the hands of the Hospitallers, at their request, believing that colleges of women could be established under their rule. Some women were brought by her into the house, and were professed and clothed by the brethren; but, on her considering that, at the order of the prior of the Hospitallers, they were bound to go to other places, and cross the seas, and that, in this case, her purpose would be frustrated, she went to the pope, and in her simplicity stated that the said women had professed the Augustinian rule, believing this to be so because they observed it in divine service, and she obtained letters to the bishop of Hereford, empowering them to leave the Hospitallers and live by that rule. But the said brethren put forward their indult, by which anyone who had taken the cross was prohibited from joining another order. Margaret therefore prays the pope to overlook her mistakes, and to allow the said women to profess the Augustinian rule. The bishop is ordered to carry out the mandate addressed to the bishop of Hereford; but if the place, by reason of the neighbourhood of the brethren, is suspected, then the elder women being left to take care of the poor and sick of the hospital, the rest are to be placed in other monasteries. The bishop, the prior, and the archdeacon of Worcester are ordered to assist him.
6 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 33.)
Licence for Jeremy, rector of Dranton, to accept an additional benefice.
6 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 33d.)
Mandate to the prior of Coventry and the archdeacons of Noramton and Bukingeham to hear the cause between the abbot and convent of Westminster and the abbot and convent of Persore about the obstruction of way, the closing of the cemetery of the monastery of Persore, tithes, rents, and other matters already heard before divers judges, and prolonged by appeals and exceptions for more than five years: the consent of both parties, however, is necessary; and if this is not given [the cause must be referred to the pope].
8 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 37.)
Licence for the bishop of Winchester to make over a fiftieth part of his rents to the abbot and convent of the Premonstratensian abbey of Ticheffeld founded by him.
Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 40.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the order made by Richard bishop of Durham, the king's chancellor, that Peter Sarraceni and his heirs shall receive for the homage and service done by him to the church of Durham 40l. a year until provision is made to him by the bishop or his successors of forty librates of land. The bishop's charter is dated London, 3 Nov. an. 2, and is witnessed by Robert de Nevill, Master Th. de Lichfield, Master Alexander Nolanus, Master Simon de Talviton, William de Roning, William de Stokel, Peter de Bath.
5 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 42d.)
Licence for the archbishop of York to build oratories and chapels, and appoint to them priests, in places so distant from the parish church that the people can with difficulty attend divine service, and the sick die before the priest can get to them to give them the last sacraments.
7 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 48.)
Mandate to the same, on petition of the Augustinian prior and canons of Cartmel, to declare invalid a custom that has grown up in their church, whereby, on the death of a prior, two persons are presented to their patron, that he may choose one of them, with the approval of the bishop of the diocese.
6 Id. June.
Lateran.
(f. 51.)
To Master John, called ‘Blund,’ canon of Chichester, declaring that the cancelling by the pope of his election to the see of Canterbury is not to be considered an obstacle to his being elected to a bishopric.
6 Id. June.
Lateran.
(f. 51.)
Restitution to the same of the church of Horsley in the diocese of Coventry, resigned by him because he was holding it and Bertun in the diocese of Ely without a dispensation; and licence to him to hold a prebend of Chichester as well as these churches.
3 Non. June.
Lateran.
(f. 51d.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's York, on their petition, that no one shall be instituted without their consent to churches of their patronage, unless special mention be made of this indult in the papal letters.
17 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 32d.)
Licence, on petition of the chancellor and scholars of Cambridge, for three years, for the bishop of Ely to give absolution to those scholars who, by laying hands on one another or other clerks, have fallen under the rule of reserved cases, and would have to intermit their studies or order to be absolved by the pope.
18 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 53.)
Indult to the chancellor and university of scholars, Cambridge, that no one, under pretext of the general clauses “quidam alii” and “rebus aliis,” shall summon scholars of their university, who are ready to appear before the chancellor or the bishop of Ely. to any court outside the diocese.
13 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 61d.)
Mandate, on the signification of W. de Lasci and his wife to the bishop, the prior, and the archdeacon of Worcester, to inhibit the prior of St. Albans and his colleagues from proceeding in the cause relating to the women of the monastery of Corneburi, founded by the said W. and his wife, in which, when she obtained papal letters to the bishop of Hereford against the Hospitallers in England to oblige the said women to put off the habit and sign of the Hospitallers, they obtained papal letters to the said prior and his colleagues against her, on which she was summoned to a distance of three or four days' journey beyond the diocese, and they attempted to have her fined 630l. By consent of the proctors of both parties, the cause is committed to the bishop of Coventry.
7 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 63.)
Mandate to the prior and convent of Canterbury, their late election having been cancelled, to provide a fit person to their church, by canonical election, within forty days.
11 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 63.)
Licence for Master J. of Limoges, rector of Woodhay (Wdai) in the diocese of Winchester, to put a vicar into that church, so that he himself may pursue his studies.
4 Non. July.
Lateran.
(f. 67d.)
Mandate to the bishop and chapter of Exeter not to hinder James son of John Gaietan, a Roman citizen, and Stephen Basset, canons of York, from presenting vicars to the church of Asseminster and chapel of Membri and other chapels belonging to two prebends of York held by them, on the ground that when Master Erard and Robert held them, Erard, when Robert was out of England, made a composition to the injury of the said prebends that Matthew nephew of a predecessor of the said bishop should have the church as vicar and pay the canons who had the prebend 24 marks a year, and that Luke his nephew should have the said chapel as vicar, paying Matthew a certain sum of money yearly. The vicars appointed by the canons are to have a competent portion, and the rest of the income is to be paid to the canons. If this is not done [by the bishop and chapter], the pope orders the prior of Holy Trinity, the archdeacon of Colchester, and the dean of St. Mary le Bow, London, to give free power to the said canons to do it.
13 Kal. Nov.
Auagni.
(f. 91d.)
Indult to the Augustinian prior and convent of Cartmel, in the diocese of York, that they shall not be summoned before judges to a distance of more than two days’ sail from the port at which they embark to get to their monastery, unless special mention of this indult be made in the papal letters.
1233.
[16 Kal. Nov.]
Anagui.
(f. 92d.)
Letter to the king of England, requesting him to release from prison H. de Burgo, sometime justiciar of the realm, who having taken the Cross is ready to go to the Holy Land, and his wife, who is his brother-in-law's sister.
Ibid.
(f. 98.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester to persuade the king to comply.
The like to the bishops of Lincoln and Coventry.
7 Kal. Nov.
Anagni.
(f. 97d.)
Mandate to the abbot of St. Albans to compel those who detain alms collected for the hospital of Altopascio (Altipassus) to give them up to the brethren, and to order those who seize or withhold the goods of the hospital, or who hinder their agents sent to England to collect alms, to desist from doing so. Also to exhort the archbishops and bishops of England to license the said agents to collect alms for the hospital.
6 Kal. Nov.
Anagni.
(f. 98d.)
Licence to the lepers of St. James's, Dunewich, in accordance with letters of pope Lucius, to receive legacies and trusts left for their use.
17 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 109d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Ely to impart benediction to the prior, now abbot elect, of St. Eadmunds, a literate man, whose election the pope confirms, on information received by letters and from Nicolas, John, and Peter, monks and envoys of the said monastery.
18 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 112d.)
Mandate to the archpriest of Rochelle in the diocese of Saintes to compel the seneschal of the son of the king of England and the son of the said seneschal, and men of Devon, to restore the money that they have extorted from certain citizens of Genoa, who had been driven by stress of weather into that port.
11 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 114d.)
Mandate to the suffragans of Canterbury to obey Master E. treasurer of Salisbury, archbishop elect, whose election by the chapter is confirmed by the pope without his coming to Rome. They are ordered to consecrate him.
The like to the chapter of Canterbury so far as relates to obedience.
Ibid. Letters to the king of England commendatory of the archbishop elect.
12 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 123.)
Prohibition, addressed to the abbot elect and convent of St. Eadmunds, to anyone to construct an oratory or chapel within a Roman mile from the altar of their church without their consent.
1234.
2 Non. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 125.)
Mandate to the bishop of Paris to absolve certain clerks and laymen, excommunicated by Walter cardinal of St. Martin's, for having joined the king of France when he invaded the realm of England.
10 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 135d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Certesei and the priors of Dovor and Ledes in the dioceses of Winchester and Canterbury, on the complaint of the abbot and convent of Battle in the diocese of Chichester, to annul the sentence of interdict issued against them by the bishop, in contempt of their appeal to the pope against the bishop's claim to visit them. He asserts that he has received papal letters ordering him to visit the monasteries subject to him and the secular churches in his diocese are subject to him, and has ordered the abbot of Begheham and the sub-prior of Robertsbridge, Sussex, and Master Reginald, archdeacon of Lewes, to visit them, notwithstanding an exception taken by them that their monastery was exempted from episcopal visitation by its founder, king William, with the consent of the diocesan bishops, their chapters, and the metropolitan.
3 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 137.)
Letter to Edmund, archbishop elect of Canterbury, stating that the pope has sent the pallium taken from the body of St. Peter by Simon de Leyrcestria, monk of Canterbury, Masters Henry Tessine, canon of Salisbury, and Nicolas de Bureford, to the bishops of London and Rochester who will give it to him.
Ibid. Mandate to the bishops of London and Rochester to assign the pallium to the said archbishop elect, and receive his oath of fealty.
5 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 142d.)
Confirmation to the abbot and convent of St. Albans of the appropriation to them by the bishop of Durham, with the consent of his chapter, of the church of Egelwingham (Eglingham) of their patronage, for the better keeping up their hospitality, a vicar's portion being reserved.
3 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f.143d.)
Indult to the convent of Battle in the diocese of Chichester, that the obedience promised to the bishop outside the limits of the monastery by abbot Richard and some of his predecessors without consent of the brethren, shall not stand in the way of their using their due liberty.
9 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 144d.)
Confirmation to the abbot and convent of Battle of the exemption of their monastery from episcopal jurisdiction as against Hilary, bishop of Chichester, who attempted to subject them to it, their exemption and other liberties having been afterwards recognised by the said bishop in the presence of the king, T. archbishop of Canterbury, papal legate, and many others.
3 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 145.)
Indult to the prioress and nuns of Ecton, of the order of Fontevraud, to hold for their uses, on its voidance, the church of Cau[n]ton of their patronage, value under 16 marks, provided that a vicar is appointed, and a portion reserved for episcopal and archidiaconal procurations.
4 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 146.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Holy Trinity, Dumfermelin, that they shall not be cited in a cause relating to their goods beyond the Scotch sea, unless special mention be made of this indult in the papal letters.
2 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 148d.)
To the king of France, asking for safe conduct of the bishops of Winchester and Exeter and others to come to him to treat of peace.
Ibid. The like to the king of England.
15 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 148d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Sens and the bishops of Paris, Winchester and Exeter to urge both kings to make peace.
2 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 149.)
Monition and mandate to the bishop of Winchester to assist the king on all occasions that may present themselves.
Letter to the archbishop elect of Canterbury to admonish the said bishop to the like effect.
5 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 149.)
Mandate to the prior and convent of Canterbury to protect the prior and convent of St. Martin's, Dover, who give hospitality to papal legates and envoys and others entering and leaving England, and to whom the pope has granted the church of Gutteston, of their patronage, on its voidance. The prior is not to be molested on account of his opposition to the election of the archbishop.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 149d.)
Mandate to the dean of Salisbury and the archdeacon of Berkshire to induct Master J. de Sancto Albano, who has resigned the deanery of St. Quintin, to the treasurership of Salisbury, with the prebend annexed thereto, lately held by the archbishop elect of Canterbury.
5 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 152d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Durham and Rochester to use papal authority, if necessary, in causing the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans to employ ecclesiastical censure in promoting the peace of the realm, as they have been enjoined by papal letters addressed to the bishop of Ely and J. archdeacon of Norwich. Proctors and ambassadors of the king have lately come to Rome describing the disturbed state of the realm. The suffragans of Canterbury, that see being then void, reputing these things to be trifling, excused themselves by saying that Lewelin was no parishioner of theirs, though it is known that he belongs to the province of Canterbury, while the bishop of Ely and Master Gentilis, acting in the place of the said archdeacon, declined to proceed against them.
4 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 155.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester, on petition of Master Simon de Estelande, the king's clerk, to grant to the same a dispensation to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls, that which he has, whose value does not exceed 30 marks, being not enough to keep up hospitality.
3 Non. April.
Lateran.
(f. 171.)
Mandate to the bishop of Ely to restrain by ecclesiastical censures foreigners who make war on the king and disturb the realm.
3 Non. April.
Lateran.
(f. 173.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to do all he can to promote the tranquillity of the king and realm, and especially to warn the English not to take it ill if foreigners obtain honours and benefices.
4 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 173d.)
Letter to the king, of whose improvident alienations the pope has heard, informing him that the archbishop of Canterbury has orders to enjoin the king to revoke such alienations, even though confirmed by oath, as being contrary to his coronation oath.
Concurrent letter to the archbishop of Canterbury.
4 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 176.)
Licence by way of dispensation to R. Despencer, rector of Ewelme, value not exceeding 25 marks, to hold an additional benefice.
7 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 177.)
Inhibition, addressed to the master and brethren of Sempingham, in accordance with letters of former popes, to any archbishop or bishop to issue against them sentences of excommunication or interdict, or to any official or papal visitor to exercise their office upon them.
6 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 177d.)
Mandate to the abbots of Kirkstede, Revesbi, and Barlinges, not to suffer the master and brethren of Sempingham to be molested contrary to the inhibition and indults as above.
2 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 183.)
Mandate to the bishop of London to make enquiry into the case of the pension of 60s. exacted by the dean and chapter of St. Martin's from Laurence, chaplain of St. Nicolas in the Shambles, London, who knowing the dean and chapter to be patrons of his church, took oath to pay the pension, but afterwards came to know that it had been most unduly increased, contrary to the decrees of the Lateran council. The bishop is ordered, if this is so, to compel the dean and chapter to remit the obligation, and be content with the original pension.
16 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 183.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Rochester to cite Rufinus, nephew of G[ualo], cardinal of St. Martin's, said to hold a multitude of benefices with cure of souls, and make him to be content with an income of 200 marks, causing the rest to be assigned by the partons to fit persons, any appeal or dispensation notwithstanding.
2 Kal. June.
Rieti.
(f. 185.)
Mandate to the abbot and prior of Stanlaw (de Parco Stanlege) in the diocese of Coventry to induct the prior and convent of Lenton into corporal possession of the church of St. Mary, Nottingham, granted to them by the pope on the resignation of Nicolas, his nephew, subdeacon and chaplain, a vicar's portion being reserved.
8 Id. June.
Rieti.
(f. 185.)
Licence to the bishop of Carlisle to grant dispensations to two clerks, learned and of good life, and not having any previous dispensation, to hold an additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
13 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 197d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Coventry, on petition of Walter de Lasci and his wife, to revoke a sentence and process of the prior of St. Albans and others by which the Hospitallers were put in possession of the monastery of Corneburi, founded by the said Walter and his wife who wish the sisters to drop the habit of the hospital and live according to the rule of St. Augustine. The proctor of the said wife not wishing, in the absence of the husband, to appear, the judges pronounced her contumacious. The bishop is to proceed in the matter according to the contents of the former letters addressed to the bishops of Hereford and Worcester.
10 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 218d.)
Mandate to the abbot of St. Mary's and the prior of St. John's, Dublin, to compel the bishop of Leighlin to relax the oath which he made the archdeacon of the same to take, that he would not obtain papal letters touching the matter between them, and to restore to him his archdeaconry and annexed prebend. [Theiner, 29.]
2 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 226.)
Mandate to the bishop of Worcester to proceed in the cause between the prior of Packinton and the prior and convent of Worcester touching certain lands and possessions, which was committed to him by the court of Canterbury, and has been extended over more than two years.
8 Id. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 227d.)
Exhortation to the king of France, whose father died in defence of the faith, to set out on the crusade, and to make peace or truce with the king of England.
The like to several French bishops and priors.
Concurrent letter to the king of England.
Monitions on the same to the bishop of Rochester and the chancellor of London.
5 Id. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 229d.)
Mandate to the prior of St. James's, Norhamton, and to the archdeacons of Norhamton and Worcester, to cite both parties in the cause between the bishop and the prior and convent of Coventry, about the bishop's visitation, to appear in person, or by proctors, before the pope, before next Michaelmas.
4 Id. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 231d.)
Mandate to the prior of Durham and John Romanus, subdeacon of York, not to make any visitation of Cistercian monasteries in the province of York under pretext of papal letters addressed to them and a former penitentiary of Durham in regard to the visitation of exempt monasteries.
8 Kal. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 234.)
Indult to the abbot and Cistercian convent of La Roche (de Rupe), in the diocese of York, that brethren shall be admitted as usual in causes and other business of the monastery, notwithstanding vexatious and astute objections made by the adverse party in regard to the insufficiency of letters with which the abbot and convent have furnished them under the seal of the abbot.
12 Kal. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 238d.)
Mandate, on petition of the abbot of Westminster, to the prior of Barnewell and the chancellor of Cambrige, to enforce the statutes made for the benefit of that monastery on occasion of its visitation by the bishop and the prior of Ely; that its seal should be kept under three keys by two monks and the abbot, in order to prevent unlawful alienations; and other ordinances for the reform of the order and observance of the rule.
10 Kal. Jan.
Perugia.
(f. 244.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the archbishop of Rochester to supersede, until further orders, the papal letter lately sent ordering Rufinus, nephew of G[ualo], cardinal of Saint Martin's, to be content with an income of 200 marks, and to assign the rest of his benefices to fit persons; and to write full details to the pope of the number of Rufinus's benefices, the amount of the income, and how many of them have cure of souls, the said R. having come to the pope, and besought him to take some action in the matter.
1235.
3 Non. Jan.
Perugia.
(f. 246.)
Exhortation to the king of Scotland, in the interests of peace, to observe the composition made between Henry, grandfather, and John, father of the king of England on one side, and William, king of Scotland, on the other. [Theiner, 29.]
Ibid. Mandate to the archbishop of York and the bishop of Carlisle to induce the king of Scotland to comply with the above exhortation. [Theiner, 29.]
Ibid. Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin to call before him the princes of either realm, and enquiring of them as to customs of Ireland.
A similar mandate was given by Pope H[onorius] to S. then legate, on petition of the archbishop of Cashel, who spoke of these customs as intolerable, to report to the pope, not permitting the king and his bailiffs to be molested meanwhile, but it was not acted on. [Theiner, 30.]
1234.
Non. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 248d.)
Mandate to the abbot of St. Albans, the prior of Dunstaple, and the archdeacon of Norhamton, on petition of Master R. rector of Clive, that when the officials of the archdeacon of Canterbury, during the voidance of that see, usurped archidiaconal rights in that church in which the archdeacon has no jurisdiction, the said rector objected, and on their refusal to admit his objection appealed to the pope; but the archdeacon got papal letters addressed to the abbot of Boxel and his cojudges, before whom the rector's proctor made exception that the letter had been obtained by a suppression of the truth, and on this exception being disallowed, renewed the appeal, which the judges treated with contempt, and excommunicated the rector, who in ignorance of the sentence on his appeal obtained letters to the dean of Chichester and his fellow judges, the other party excepting that he should not be heard, being excommunicate when the rescript was obtained. The judges, however, in the end decided that he should be heard, on which the adverse party put in an appeal, which the judges reputing to be vexatious inhibited the former judges from proceeding in the matter, until the appeal was discussed before them. But since the former judges in contempt of the inhibition proceeded in the business, the rector propounded against them that they, as he was prepared to show, being excommunicate, he was not bound to answer before them; and as they would not hear him on this count he appealed to the pope, on which they, in contempt of the appeal, excommunicated him and the said judges. Afterwards the archdeacon and officials, making no mention of these things, obtained papal letters to the abbot of Waltham and his colleagues, and others to the prior of Holy Trinity, London, and his fellow judges, by the authority of which they so molested him that he was compelled to desist from the prosecution of his rights. The cause has thus gone on for three years, and the rector has therefore petitioned the pope to provide that it does not become altogether immortal. The above abbot, prior, and archdeacon are ordered to examine the case, and if they find that the sentences of excommunication were issued after the rector's appeal to the pope they are to annul them; but if the sentences were reasonably inflicted then the rector is to be held to make satisfaction, and they are to hear, and with the consent of the parties, to decide the cause; if not it is to be remitted to the pope.
1235.
11 Kal. Feb.
Perugia.
(f. 254d.)
Mandate to the abbots of Croeland and Peterborough, on petition of the abbot and convent of St. Nicolas, Angers, that the priory of Spalding, in the diocese of Lincoln, being subject to them, the bishop made an ordinance limiting their rights over it. Matter for a cause having arisen between them, papal letters were obtained addressed to the subdean of York and his fellow-judges, and the matter, though it has gone on for five years, is not advanced. It is said also that it is not safe for the said abbot and convent to litigate in England, and their means are nearly exhausted. The above abbots are ordered to fix next Michaelmas as the term within which the prior and convent are to appear by proctors furnished with all the documents to receive the pope's decision.
15 Kal. Mar.
Perugia.
(f. 257.)
Monition and mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to fulfil the duties of his office so as not to fall short of the trust placed in his goodness and ability to benefit his long widowed church.
Ibid. Monition to the king to shew favour to the archbishop of Canterbury and the church.
6 Non. Mar.
Perugia.
(f. 257.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Bordeaux and the bishop of Bazas to compel the count of La Marche to restore to the king of England Castle Blania and Geoffrey Rudelle and his son, lieges of the said king, seized by him since peace was made.
Id. Feb.
Perugia.
(f. 257d.)
Indult to Master William de Kilkenni, clerk, to hold an additional benefice.
6 Non. Mar.
Perugia.
(f. 258d.)
Mandate to the prior of Lantoni by Gloucester and the archdeacon and dean of Gloucester on the signification of the abbot and convent of Teukesbyri that whereas they are bound to pay pensions to W. and other clerks until provision is made to them of richer benefices, these clerks and others in the dioceses of Worcester, London, and Lincoln, preferring the pensions, refuse the benefices when offered. The clerks are to be ordered to accept the benefices, and on their refusal the abbot and convent are to be freed from paying the pensions.
8 Id. Mar.
Perugia.
(f. 259d.)
Confirmation to the minister and poor of the hospital of Scots, Vercelli, of an ordinance of Master James the provost for letting the houses built for the hospital by Hugh bishop of Vercelli.
Id. Jan.
Perugia.
(f. 261d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Moray and the abbots of Aberbrouthoc and Schone, on the signification of the king of Scotland, that when Patrick, clerk, went to the pope on business of the bishop of Glasgow, then his chancellor, duplicate letters of credit were given him, on which he contracted a debt of 1,060 marks; which, when the king paid, the clerk kept the duplicate letters, refusing to give them up. The pope orders that, if any further debt is contracted at any time by means of the letters withheld, the king is not to be molested in regard to it.