Regesta 21
1243-1247

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'Regesta 21: 1243-1247', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 198-249. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96014 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. XXI.

1 Innocent IV.

1243.
6 Id. July.
Anagni.
(f. 2d.)
Mandate to the abbot and prior of Roufford, in the diocese of York, to do justice to the proctors of G. cardinal of St. Mary's in Trastevere, who should not be obliged to come to Rome whenever any injustice is done to their employer in respect of his rights and revenues from benefices in England.
6 Kal. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 6d.)
Similar mandate to Master Peter de Arci, canon of St. Angelo, Ferentino, living in England, on behalf of the proctor of the archdeacon of Bologna, papal subdeacon and chaplain, rector of St. Mary's, Agmodesam, in the diocese of Lincoln, who is molested by clerks and laymen of the realm, in respect of the rights and revenues of his church.
3 Kal. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 7.)
Mandate to the archdeacon and the dean of Lothian, and the master of the schools of Berewic, in the diocese of St. Andrews, to bring to an end the examination of the suit between the abbot and Cistercian convent of Dundrannan and Nicholas de Culenes, knight, and Cicely his wife, of the diocese of Whitehern, touching her dower. [Theiner, 41.]
6 Kal. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 8.)
Extension of the papal indult granted to the abbot and convent of Rievaux, exempting them from payment of tithes to archbishops, bishops, and other prelates, to property acquired after the said indult, in regard to which they are molested by prelates and clerks of the diocese of York.
12 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 11d.)
Mandate to the dean of London, and Master Silvester, canon of St. John's, Anagni, living in England, to do justice to the proctors of Arnulf, papal chaplain, nephew of Gregory IX., in respect of his rights and revenues from benefices in England.
12 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 13d.)
Faculty to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to wear caps (pilleis) in choir, on account of the cold, provided that due reverence is observed at the gospel and the elevation.
10 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 13f.)
Grant to Andrew de Mevania, papal subdeacon, clerk of O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, rector of Sybedesdon (Sibson), in the diocese of Lincoln, to whom provision has been made of benefices by Gregory IX., of the wardenship of St. Angelo de Mevania, in the diocese of Spoleto, and prebends of Dublin and St. Galeric, Cambray.
15 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 18.)
Confirmation of the postulation of the bishop of Norwich to the see of Winchester. The postulation of the bishop of Chichester by the sub-prior and convent not having been admitted, and no election having been made within the prescribed time, Gregory IX. restored to them the faculty of electing to the see, with the advice of O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate; upon which they are said to have handed over to six of their college and an archdeacon the power of providing to the see; four of them postulating the bishop of Norwich, and three electing Boniface, archbishop elect of Canterbury, then proctor of Belley.
Concurrent letters to the sub-prior and convent of Winchester.
Concurrent letters to the clergy of the city and diocese.
Id. Sept.
Anagni.
Concurrent letters to the people of the city and diocese.
15 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 19.)
Confirmation, addressed to the prior and convent of Canterbury, of the election of Boniface, proctor of Belley, as archbishop, who was unanimously elected by a delegacy of seven of the electors, who sent Stephen, sub-prior, and two others to Rome to obtain confirmation of the election; one of these was taken and killed by pirates, and the other returning to England, the sub-prior came on to Rome and asked for the confirmation; afterwards, it being intimated that the prior and convent had fallen under a sentence of excommunication of the late archbishop, the sub-prior asserted that the sentence was passed after their appeal to the apostolic see, and that Gregory IX. had ordered precautionary absolution to be given them.
Concurrent letters to the suffragans of Canterbury.
Concurrent letters to the archbishop elect.
Concurrent letters to the king.
Concurrent letters to the clergy of the city and diocese.
Concurrent letters to the people of the city and diocese.
15 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 19d.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to be ordained deacon and priest by any of the suffragans of the see.
15 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 23.)
Relaxation of twenty days of penance to those who visit the church of SS. Augustine, Peter and Paul, Canterbury, on the feasts of those saints; the body of St. Augustine being buried there.
7 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 23d.)
Faculty to the prior and convent of Winchester to wear caps (pilleis) in choir on account of the cold, provided that due reverence is shown at the gospel and the elevation.
6 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 23d.)
Mandate to the priors of Rochester and Holy Trinity, London. The convent of Winchester complain that on the voidance of the priory, Andrew, a monk, by secular force and the assistance of the archdeacons of Winchester and Surrey intruded himself into the office of prior. He was therefore excommunicated by the late archbishop of Canterbury, but taking no account of this, with the aid of an armed band introduced at night into the cloister and conventual offices he ill-used, bound, and dragged off Master Richard de Triveri and many other monks, and sacrilegiously kept them in prison; sentences of excommunication and suspension at his instance being issued by the said archdeacon and his officials against the convent or some of its members. The said priors are to go to Winchester, relax provisionally the said sentences, and, if on examination the facts appear to be as above, to provide a prior by canonical election.
6 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 24.)
Faculty to the subprior and convent of Winchester to use their privileges, although they have not done so for a long time on account of their ignorance of the law, the disturbance of the realm, and the change of prelates of the see.
2 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 24d.)
Faculty to Stephen, subprior of Canterbury, proctor of the archbishop elect, to contract a loan of 540 marks in his name, on account of expenses incurred in Rome, giving personal security and that of the archiepiscopal goods.
5 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 26.)
Licence to the prior and brethren of Winchester, present and future, on their petition, to administer that church, with particulars of their property, rights, and privileges, namely, the manors of Berton, Littelton, Heton, Wordi,Lamartre, Crundel, Sutton, Michelmares, Hocton, Chilbolton, Husseburn, Witchirche, Wingston, Porland, Wick, Waymud, Hewell, Stocton, Heneford, Awalton, Pattenei, Fifid, Worfton, Hueton, wood and pasture of Silkeley, Silkested, Northberi, Avington, Henton, Exton, Drokenesford, Haweund, Nurseling, Millebroc, Westwod, Blendon, Wlrickeston, Wotton, Hanigton, Brandisbri, Alwarstok, Hodigton, Menes, Hamm, Cliva, and Cnoel, with their rights, tithes, and appurtenances; a moiety of the rents of the fishery of Brayneford; tithes of Chiltecumbe and Silkested; by gift of bishop Henry, the churches of Crundel, Drokeneford, and Haweund, to maintain the lights before the high altar; by gift of the same, the church of Helendon, to make books, and of Littelton, to receive guests; a yearly rent of 20l. in the fair of St. Giles, of 10 marks from St. Cross; pensions of all the chapels of the city; the Pentecostal oblation; rents of houses in the city and suburbs, and other possessions with meadows, &c.
[Cf. Monasticon, i. 211.]
Non. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 30.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester to grant a dispensation to three clerks in his service who have three benefices with cure of souls, on their resigning the two which they first obtained, &c.
3 Non. Nov.
(f. 36d.)
Lateran.
Indult to the bishop of Winchester to remove the holders of benefices which were resigned by their former holders, on condition that they should be given to their sons, nephews, or kinsfolk.
Non. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 36d.)
Faculty to the same, who is much occupied in affairs of state, to grant dispensations to hold an additional benefice apiece to those clerks whom he employs, by whose assistance he may be able to discharge the duties of his office.
Non. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 36d.)
Indult to the same that for five years no sentence of suspension, interdict, or excommunication shall be issued against him by an apostolic delegate without special mandate from the pope.
2 Id. Nov.
Lasteran.
(f. 37.)
Authority, at the request of the king and queen, to the bishop of Hereford to grant a dispensation to Guy de Roussillon the king's clerk and kinsman, to hold several additional benefices with cure of souls.
1243.
Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 37d.)
Authority to the same, at the request of the king and queen, to dispense with five of their clerks so that they may hold one additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
2 Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 37d.)
Mandate to the same and the priors of St. Denys and Mottesfont, in the diocese of Winchester, to proceed according to the privilege by which Gregory IX. ordered the aforesaid priors and Master William de Sancte Marie Ecclesia, sometime canon of London, to make provision of a suitable benefice in some church of the province of Canterbury to Richard de Novilla, the king's proctor, notwithstanding that he has since obtained a parish church. The canon being dead, the bishop of Hereford is put in his place.
Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 38.)
Licence, at the king's request, to the bishop of Hereford to grant a dispensation to John Mansel, chancellor of St. Paul's, London, clerk of the king's household, to hold an additional benefice, with cure of souls.
Ibid. The like to the same on behalf of the king's clerks Henry de Secusia, provost of Antinoë, and Peter called ‘Chaceporch,’ canon of Poitiers.
12 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 39.)
Faculty to Master Richard, canon of Lincoln, proctor of the dean and chapter, about to return to England, to contract a loan of 100 marks in their name, on account of his debts incurred during his long stay in Rome, and the difficulty of the journey.
10 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 39d.)
Dispensation, addressed to the dean, the precentor, the chancellor and the treasurer of Lincoln, who, during a suit between the bishop and the chapter, entered into a certain arrangement with the bishop without procuratorial letters from the chapter, which the chapter did not accept. The dispute being about the visitation of the chapter and other points, had been committed by Gregory IX. to the bishop of Worcester and others. The pope, seeing that they acted not in malice, but in simplicity, rehabilitates them.
9 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 40.)
Indult to the bishop of Hereford to retain, for the betterment of the episcopal table, the churches of Ledebury and Bosebury, which are of his patronage, when they become void.
3 Non. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 46.)
Faculty to the bishop of Beauvais to grant a dispensation to his nephew, Robert de Cressonessart, rector of Warden, in the diocese of Lincoln, and to another of his clerks, to hold an additional benefice or dignity apiece with cure of souls.
5 Id. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 48.)
Dispensation to John de Panormo, chaplain of R. cardinal of St. Angelo, to hold the church of Wandleswurth, in the diocese of Winchester, as well as that of St. Agapetus, Neroli, in the diocese of Sabina.
1243.
n.d.
(f. 50.)
Mandate to the bishop of Carlisle, the dean of London, and the archdeacon of Colchester, to inform the pope about the disputed election of the bishop of bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, and to order the parties to send proctors by a certain date. The dean and others postulated Richard, formerly abbot of Evesham; the rest elected William, a monk of Coventry. The abbot dying before presentation was made, and William being unable to take the bishopric contentiously, the dean and the precentor appealed to the apostolic see.
2 Id. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 50d.)
Indult to B. countess of Montford and her children, that no one shall issue sentences of excommunication or interdict against them without special papal mandate.
Ibid. Mandate to the bishop of Beauvais to see that the countess and her children are not molested touching the above indult.
17 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 52.)
Mandate to the archbishop elect of Canterbury to confirm, within fifteen days, the election of Fulk, dean of York, to the bishopric of London, made by fourteen out of twenty-three canons, the king, as well as the dean and chapter, having petitioned the pope to this effect.
Ibid. The like to the bishop of Worcester and the abbot of St. Edmunds, to be put in force if the archbishop neglect the above mandate.
17 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 54d.)
Mandate to Master Henry, canon of St. Stephen's in Brolio, Milan to hear the cause relating to Albert, canon of Milan, and Ralph de Egham, about a prebend of Salisbury. It is said that Albert, chancellor of Milan, stated to the pope that Gregory IX. ordered Martin de Summa, canon of Salisbury, and Peter Egyptii, canon of York, to make provision to him of a benefice in the province of Canterbury, value 40 marks; so that Martin gave him the prebend held by the late Master Adam de Exybi, canon of Salisbury; but the clergy, both of Salisbury and Lincoln, objected that he had despoiled Ralph de Egham of the prebend. If the matter cannot be decided the parties are to be cited to appear before the pope.
16 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 55d.)
Confirmation of the election of Thomas de Glovernia, monk of Evesham, to be abbot of that monastery, the late abbot having died in Gascony while in the king's service, although it is doubtful whether the election took place within the canonical time.
11 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 57d.)
Mandate to the priors of Ely and of Wartre in the diocese of York, and to the archdeacon of Rochester, as to the suit between the bishop and the dean and chapter of Lincoln. The bishop of Worcester and his colleagues having been appointed to hear the cause, the dean and chapter appealed from them to pope. If the bishop renounces the process since the appeal, the said priors are to relax provisionally the sentences against the chapter, and fix a term of three months for appearance at Rome. If the bishop refuses to renounce the process, the priors and archdeacon are to proceed according to the form sent to them.
1244.
Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 59d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Ely to bless Thomas de Glovernia, abbot elect of Evesham, and receive his oath.
5 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 61d.)
Dispensation to Master Robert de Norampton, sub-deacon, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 66.)
Mandate to the abbot of Pontigny and the dean and the archdeacon of Auxerre to enquire and report concerning the primacy of the archbishop of Armagh, which is disputed by the archbishops of Cashel, Tuam, and Dublin.
10 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 67.)
Indult to Master Robert de Teford of the diocese of Norwich to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
19 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 67d.)
Dispensation to John de Lamara, an English clerk, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls on condition that the income of the two does not exceed 60 marks.
10 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 67d.)
Dispensation to Robert de Notingham, canon of Salisbury, one of the king's clerks, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
8 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 72.)
Mandate to the prior and abbot of Waltham and the archdeacon of Westminster to induce the prior and convent of Canterbury, who contend that, in the voidance of that see, the metropolitical jurisdiction belongs to them, to relax provisionally the sentences of suspension and excommunication against those bishops of the province and others who oppose them; if they will not, the above abbot, prior, and archdeacon are ordered to do so, and to remit the cause to the pope.
2 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 73.)
Dispensation to Master Leonard, rector of Boby and Abbeketelby in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
2 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 74.)
Licence for a year to the archbishop of Armagh to use for the payment of the debts of that church the proceeds of those churches in the dioceses of Armagh, Meath, and Down which have been void for two years [Theiner, 42.]
3 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 74.)
Mandate to the prior of the Cluniac monastery of St. Andrew's Northampton, to annul whatever was done by the bishops and prelates of England, to the prejudice of the Cistercian monasteries during the voidance of the apostolic see.
5 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 75.)
Dispensation to Master Gerard to hold one church with cure of souls besides the vicarage of Suthon, in the diocese of Lincoln.
12 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 77.)
General inhibition to summon Cistercian abbots and convents in England, or persons of their monasteries, to synods or public assemblies (forenses conventus) save only pro fide, or to chapters or the penitential court, without special mandate of the apostolic see, even on account of crime; especially since any one of the abbots is ready to punish excesses according to the statutes of the order; and declaration that sentences presumptuously issued are null.
12 Kal. Mar.
(f. 77d.)
Dispensation to Thomas de Cantilupe, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides the rectory of Wintringeham in the diocese of Lincoln.
The like to Hugh de Cantilupe, rector of Skendeleby, in the diocese of Lincoln.
3 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 78.)
Confirmation of the election of the precentor of Salisbury to the bishopric of Bath. The election having been made by the prior and convent of Bath, and announced to the pope by the monks Thomas and Gilbert, the dean and chapter of Wells by their proctor contend that they have been deprived of their share in the election. That the church may not suffer, the pope confirms the election of the precentor, without prejudice to the church of Wells.
14 Kal. Mar. Concurrent letters to the clergy of the city and diocese of Bath.
Concurrent letters to the archbishop elect of Canterbury.
Concurrent letters to the people of the city and diocese of Bath.
Concurrent letters to the king, praying him to assign the temporalities of the see, and to cause the bishop to be inducted into possession of them.
4 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 78d.)
Inhibition addressed to abbots and convents of the Cistercian order in the provinces of Canterbury and York, forbidding prelates, bishop, or rectors to exact tithe on account of their animals' forage or pasture, or to issue against them or their benefactors on this account sentences of suspension or excommunication.
5 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 78d.)
Inhibition addressed to the abbots and convents of Cistercian monasteries in the provinces of Canterbury and York, forbidding anyone to exact tithes from them on account of their gardens, copses, meadows, pastures, groves, salt-pane, mills, fisheries, acquired before or after the council, or their forage, several prelates having done so under pretext that the papal indult granted to the order did not extend to property acquired since the indulgence was granted.
6 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 79.)
Confirmation to the same of the liberties and immunities granted to the Cistercians by popes, and of the liberties and exemptions from secular exactions granted by kings and others.
3 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 79.)
Inhibition, addressed to the same, forbidding the rectors of parishes in which Cistercians' sheep are pastured to take tithes of wool, milk, or lambs.
15 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 79.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York, on petition of the abbot and convent of Furness, to whom belongs the right of electing the bishop of Man, to confirm the election made with the consent of the archbishop of Throndhjem, if canonical, and to consecrate the bishop elect; the voyage to Throndhjem being long and dangerous.
6 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 79d.)
Indult to Conrad, canon and proctor of Ivrea, to hold three benefices, of which Felixkirk in the diocese of York has cure of souls.
3 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 79d.)
Confirmation, addressed to the dean and chapter of Wells, of the sentence given in another brief on the election of the precentor of Salisbury to the see of Bath, made by the prior and convent of Bath on the death of J. the late bishop, and opposed by the proctor of the dean and chapter.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 80d.)
Faculty to the bishop elect of Bath to grant dispensations to two clerks in attendance on him, each of whom has a benefice with cure of souls, to hold an additional benefice apiece.
Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 81.)
Dispensation to Robert de Hay, rector of Saundei, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold one benefice besides the two which the now has.
Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 81.)
The like to Ralph de Leycestria, rector of Bradefeld, in the diocese of Salisbury.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 81.)
Inhibition, addressed to Cistercian abbots and convents in the provinces of Canterbury and York, forbidding prelates to issue against their servants, benefactors, millers, bakers, or those who deal with them, sentences of excommunication in contravention of privileges granted them by the apostolic see.
3 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 81.)
Exhortation to the king to suffer the prelates of his realm to enjoy their spiritualities and temporalities in peace, and to give up to the bishop of Winchester castles, manors, and fruits received since his translation by the pope from the see of Norwich, which the king asserts to be invalid, and says that no postulation by the holy see can admitted in England.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 81d.)
Mandate to the archbishop elect of Canterbury to be diligent in urging the king to conform to the pope's request in the preceding letter.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 82)
The like to the bishops of Worcester and Hereford, and the archdeacon of Canterbury, telling them to warn the king that if he does not do what is asked of him the pope will take severe measures.
6 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 82.)
Indult to Raynar, provost of Ivrea, to retain two churches with cure of souls, one of them being in the diocese of Canterbury, the other in that of Ely.
6 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 82.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Armagh to order those who have to elect the bishop of Ossory to send two of their number to the pope with full power of providing to that see; but if they have proceeded to the election before the archbishop's inhibition, they are to be cited to appear before the pope in person or by proctor, within a given time. [Theiner, 42.]
5 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 84.)
Mandate to the bishop of Caithness and Master Martin, clerk of the papal camera, to make enquiry as to the election of the dean of Moray to that see, and, if canonical, to confirm it, and receive from the bishop elect his oath of fidelity; if not, to make provision by canonical election of some fit person.
2 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 85.)
Faculty to the bishop of Lincoln to grant dispensations to three clerks in attendance on him to hold an additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
2 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 86.)
Faculty to the archdeacon of Totnes (Totonie), in the diocese of Exeter, who has no house of his own in his archdeaconry, to hold an additional benefice therein with cure of souls.
Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 87d.)
Dispensation, at the request of the earl of Cornwall, to Gilbert de Clara, clerk, of the diocese of Worcester, to hold benefices with cure of souls to the yearly value of 300 silver marks.
3 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 87d.)
Confirmation, addressed to the prior and chapter of Down, of the decree of their metropolitan, the archbishop of Armagh, in the suit between them and the abbot of Bengor, in the diocese of Down, that their church should be the cathedral of the diocese, and that they should have the right of electing the bishop. [Theiner, 42.]
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 89d.)
Confirmation to the prioress of St. Sixtus, Rome, and her sisters present and future of their possessions and privileges in Tivoli, Bassi, the tower at Ponte Mammolo and elsewhere, including 50 marks from the proceeds of the church of Bamburg, which belongs to St. Oswald's, Nostle.
5 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 90d.)
Licence to Hugh, subdean of Wells, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Ibid. The like to Henry, treasurer of Wells.
10 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 91d.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to be consecrated by any of his suffragans.
Ibid. Notification of the above to the suffragans.
7 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 91d.)
Mandate to the archbishop elect of Canterbury to eject the archdeacon of Buckingham and restore to John de Vercelli, papal subdeacon, canon of Lincoln, the church of Buckingham, and cite the archdeacon to appear before the pope. John de Vercelli states that Gregory IX. had recalled to Rome the suit between him and the archdeacon, and committed it to [Giles] cardinal of SS. Cosmas and Damian, on account of whose absence it was committed to T. cardinal of St. Sabina's, and the archdeacon was compelled to restore the church to him and pay 100 marks. John was inducted by O[tho] cardinal legate of St. Nicholas; but the archdeacon, after the lapse of a year, is said to have gone to Rome and obtained that R. cardinal of St. Angelo should hear his objections to the sentence; but, whilst the suit was going on, he ordered the church to be occupied by his people, turning out, beating, and despoiling those who were there on the part of the said John.
Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 92.)
Confirmation, addressed to the prior and convent of Bath, of the precentor of Salisbury, bishop elect; and ordinance to establish the mode of electing the bishop of Bath and Wells. The precentor was elected by those of Bath, and the election was announced to the pope by the monks Thomas and Gilbert; and J. Sarraceni, papal chaplain and dean of Wells, objected to the confirmation on the ground that the rights of the chapter of Wells were slighted. The pope confirms the election; yet that there may be no more like delays, the pope orders that on a voidance of the see the monks of Bath and the chapter of Wells should meet to elect, and that though there may be more of one than of the other, the power of the parties shall be equal; saving rights in other matters, viz. that the celebration of the election and the installation belongs to Bath.
4 Non. April.
Lateran.
(f. 93d.)
Announcement to the archbishop elect of Canterbury that the pope is sending to him the pallium by Hugh, provincial of the Friars Preachers in France, and Hugh, sub-prior of Canterbury, papal chaplain, and that the bishop of Hereford with the above is to assign it to him.
4 Non. April.
Lateran.
(f. 94.)
Mandate to the bishop of Hereford to assign the pallium to the archbishop elect of Canterbury, and to receive his oath of fealty.
17 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 96d.)
Dispensation to John de Vercellis, papal subdeacon, to hold the churches of Roele and Langheton, in the diocese of Lincoln, and Meleuld, in the diocese of Norwich, which he has canonically ebtained, together with his prebends at Lincoln and Beauvais.
9 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 97d.)
Mandate to [the bishops of] London and Lincoln, at the request of the abbot and monks of Pontigny, to enquire concerning the virtues and the miracles of Eadmund, archbishop of Canterbury, of venerable memory, and to send the depositions of witnesses under seal to the pope.
9 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 98.)
The like to the archbishop of Armagh, the bishop of Senlis, and the dean of Paris.
15 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 98.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Armagh to examine, and, if it be regular, to confirm the election of archdeacon Gilo to the archbishopric of Sens.
5 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 99d.)
Indult to the bishop of Lincoln that no one shall issue against him sentence of suspension or excommunication, or against his chapel sentence of interdict, without special licence from the pope.
7 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 100.)
Confirmation, at the prayer of the king of England, of the agreement enforced by an oath made between him and the count of Provence.
7 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 100.)
Confirmation to the queen of England of the dower appointed to her by the king in certain cities, castles, towns and manors of the realm.
7 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 100.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Lincoln not to suffer the queen to be molested by any against the tenor of the foregoing confirmation.
7 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 100.)
Authority to Boniface, archbishop elect of Canterbury, for four years, to absolve king Henry in the case of his falling under the general sentence issued against those who lay violent hands on clerks, unless the matter be grave, when special licence from the pope must be obtained.
2 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 100d.)
Confirmation to the king of England, at his request, of the will made by him to secure the realm at his death.
n.d.
(f. 105.)
Indult exonerating the prior and convent of St. Oswald's, in the diocese of York, who pay a yearly sum of 50 marks to the monastery of St. Sixtus, Rome, and pensions to many Italian clerks, from the payment of future pensions unless special mention be made of this indult.
2 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 108d.)
Faculty to the bishop of Lincoln to take proceedings, at the request of their wives, against certain married men, who without reasonable cause put away their wives and betake themselves to monasteries.
12 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 112d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Armagh and Master Martin, clerk of the papal camera, to examine the election of Master John, rector of St. Bean Major, in the diocese of Lismore to that see, and if it be regular to confirm it.
10 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 113d.)
Monition to the suffragans of Christ Church, Canterbury, to preserve intact the rights of the church of Canterbury; if they do not, the pope will issue a mandate to the abbot and prior of Waltham and archdeacon of Westminster to compel them.
14 Kal. July.
Civita
Castellana.
(f. 117.)
Grant of letters testimonial to Walter, archdeacon of Norfolk, between whom and Master Simon Norman, papal chaplain, there had been a suit about the archdeaconry, which was carried to Rome, heard by S. cardinal of St. Mary's in Trastevere, and the archdeaconry adjudged to Walter.

2 Innocent IV.

4 Non. Nov.
Castle
Cortennglia.
(f. 121.)
Dispensation to Master William de Clara, archdeacon of Sudbury, in the diocese of Norwich, to hold two benefices besides those which he now has.
18 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 122d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester to receive the resignation of the bishop of Exeter.
19 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 122d.)
Dispensation to John called ‘Lefranceys,’ rector of Caldebec, in the diocese of Carlisle, to hold an additional benefice.
Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 125d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin to dispense ten priests and others in minor orders, on account of illegitimacy. [Theiner, 43.]
Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 126d.)
Indult to the same to be exempt from papal citations beyond Ireland in matters relating to that country; unless special mention be made of this indult. [Theiner, 43.]
Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 126d.)
Indult to the same to grant dispensations to two clerks of his province to hold an additional benefice apiece. [Theiner, 43.]
12 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 127.)
Dispensation to Master Robert de Forda, one of the king's clerks, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
10 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 127.)
Authority to the bishop of Winchester, at his request, to grant a dispensation to the archdeacon of Suffolk to hold besides the church of Rodehale, one other benefice with cure of souls.
11 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 127.)
Mandate to the same to appoint to the church of Winchester a prior taken from any Benedictine monastery in England.
12 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 127d.)
Indult to Stephen, rector of Keleshale, in the diocese of Norwich, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
12 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 127d.)
The like to Richard de Sutton, canon of Southwell.
12 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 127d.)
The like to Oliver Sutton, rector of Sehlifored (Shelford), in the diocese of Ely.
3 Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 128.)
The like to William de Lexinton, rector of Waddun, in the diocese of Ely.
3 Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 128d.)
The like to John de Waddenton, rector of Rulvidenn, in the diocese of Canterbury.
3 Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 128d.)
The like to William de Haverillis, canon of London.
7 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 138.)
The like to Th. de Stanford, rector of Langar, in the diocese of York.
2 Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 131.)
The like to W. de London, papal chaplain, archdeacon of Norfolk.
6 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 131d.)
Indult to the master and brethren of the order of Sempingham, that they shall not be compelled to make provision to any one of pensions of benefices, except by papal mandate making special mention of this indult.
6 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 131d.)
Mandate to the priors of Bredelinton, Lirneham (Kirkham), and Wartre, in the diocese of York, not to suffer the master and brethren of Sempingham to be molested in regard to the above indult.
5 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 132d.)
Revocation, in consideration of an indult granted to the king, of the citation addressed to the bishop elect of Exeter.
5 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 133.)
Licence to the prior and convent of St. Andrew's, Rochester, to wear caps (pilleis) in choir, provided that due reverence is observed at the gospel and the elevation.
Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 133.)
Indult to the prior of Ormesby, of the order of Sempingham, in the diocese of Lincoln, that he shall not be compelled to take cognisance of causes of litigants, unless special mention be made of this indult in the papal mandate.
15 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 134d.)
Indult to Ralph de Blonvilla, deacon, of the diocese of Norwich, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 135.)
Mandate to the prior provincial of the order of Preachers in England, on the petition of Robert de Fornvali, of noble birth, to grant him a dispensation to pass to the order of St. Augustine, as his health cannot stand the hardships of the former order.
Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 135.)
Faculty to the abbot and convent of St. Edward's [Netley], in the diocese of Winchester, of the king's foundation, to convert to their own uses, under certain conditions, the churches of Sire (Shere) and Wellewe, value 30l., in the diocese of Winchester, of their patronage.
8 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 138.)
Indult to Master William de Button, archdeacon of Wells, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
5 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 138d.)
The like to Master Walter de Sancto Quintino, archdeacon of Tanton.
5 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 138d.)
The like to Master Nicholas de Sancto Quintino, rector of Hal, in the diocese of Lincoln.
14 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 138d.)
Indult, at the request of the king, to William, provost of Beverley, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he holds by dispensation from O. bishop of Porto, formerly cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate.
8 Kal. Dec.
Aiguebelle.
(f. 138.)
Indult to Master Peter de Depham, clerk of the marshal of England, to hold an additional benetice with cure of souls.
3 Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 140.)
Settlement by the pope of the suit about the election of bishops, which has been pending for a long time, between the chapter of Wells and the convent of Bath; that the election be made in turns in the cathedrals of Bath and Wells, that the first installation be where the election was made, and that the bishop be styled of Bath and Wells.
5 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 143.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to wear the pallium outside his province, when he is invited to consecrations, dedications of churches, and other solemnities.
Non. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 144.)
Indult to Jeremias de Caxton, rector of Derham, in the diocese of Norwich, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
3 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 144.)
The like to Master Peter called ‘Dod,’ of Northampton, clerk of J. Sarraceni, papal chaplain.
4 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 146d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Annadown and Clonfert to restrain the archbishop of Cashel from molesting the bishop of Killaloe, reputed by him guilty of simony by reason that D. Carbrech, lord of Thomond (Tuadomonia), in that diocese, had, contrary to the bishop's inhibition, paid a sum of money to R. de Burgo, justiciary of Ireland, to restore the temporalities of the see. [Theiner, 43.]
2 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 147d.)
Confirmation to the abbot and Cistercian convent of St. Edward's [Netley], in the diocese of Winchester, of the privileges of not being compelled by bishops or others to attend synods or foreign assemblies (forenses conventus), save only pro fide, and of exemption from sentences of excommunication, suspension, or interdict.
Non. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 147d.)
Confirmation to Walter, archdeacon of Tanton, of the annexation made by J. late bishop of Bath, with consent of the chapter, of the church of Milverton, formerly a prebend of Wells, to the archdeaconry.
6 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 148d.)
Grant of protection, with confirmation of possessions and certain specified privileges to Robert, prior of St. Mary's, Sempingham, his successors, brethren, canons, and sisters. Signed by the pope and twelve cardinals.
13 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 150.)
Grant of protection to the master and chapter of the order of Sempingham of the places built and to be built by his predecessors and successors, together with other possessions, with exemption from tithes, aids, and unusual exactions.
13 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 150d.)
Confirmation to the master, canons, and nuns of the order of Sempingham, of the privileges granted by pope Clement, being exemption from tithes and from the exactions called ‘Sancte Johannecorin,’ in the diocese of York, and ‘Mariecorin,’ in the diocese of Lincoln.
13 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 150d.)
Indult to the master and brethren of Sempingham that they shall not be cited to a distance of more than two days' journey by letters from the apostolic see, unless special mention be made of this indult.
Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 150d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Winchester and Hereford to uphold a dispensation granted to R. provost and proctor of Aosta (Augusten).
Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 151.)
Dispensation to William, provost of Cumbe, to hold, besides the church of Chu (Chew), in the diocese of Bath, one other benefice with cure of souls.
12 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 151d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Worcester and Hereford to do justice to J. Sarraceni, papal chaplain, and his proctors, when molested in regard to his benefices in England, it being too much for his proctors to have recourse to Rome whenever his rights are threatened.
3 Non. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 151d.)
Indult to Martin de Lidebiri, clerk, of the diocese of Carlisle, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he now has.
3 Non. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 152.)
Indult to Robert de Stotindon, papal subdeacon, of the diocese of Canterbury, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he now has.
15 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 152.)
Indult to Master Roger, rector of St. Helen's, Abingdon, to hold an additional benefice.
3 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 155d.)
Mandate to John Sarraceni, papal subdeacon and chaplain, and dean of Wells, to remove Edward and any intruder, and to give to G. de Romania, papal chaplain, or his proctor, corporal possession of the church of Colebi, in the diocese of Lincoln, collated to him by O. bishop of Porto, then cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, and which the bishop of Lincoln conferred on Master Simon, now dead.
Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 156.)
Licence to Philip Onofrii de Ferentino to hold one benefice besides St. Mary's, Battecumbe, in the diocese of Bath, and St. Andrew's, Great Dunham, in the diocese of Norwich.
3 Non. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 157.)
Indult to Waldevus, clerk, son of earl Patrick, of the diocese of St. Andrews, rector of Dunbar, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
2 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 157d.)
Exemption of the prior and chapter of Canterbury from being responsible for debts contracted by the archbishop, or his proctors, after his confirmation.
2 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 158.)
Indult to Thomas de Wimundeham, precentor of Lichfield, to hold an additional benefice.
6 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 165d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Winchester and Worcester to cite before the pope those canons of Lichfield who oppose the election of William, monk of Coventry, to the see of Coventry and Lichfield, and also his electors, notwithstanding the process held by the bishop of Carlisle and his fellow judges.
7 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 165d.)
Mandate to Giles, cardinal of SS. Cosmas and Damian, to cite the abbot and convent of Jumièges, and Robert, formerly prior of Heling, their monk and proctor-general in England, to answer before the pope touching the cause between Nicholas de Ria, rector of Heling, and the late bishop of Winchester and others, about tithes and other matters, which had been heard by Master Simon de Esteland, papal subdeacon and chaplain, and by the dean of Cambridge, and decided in the rector's favour. The other party, however, brought the case before a secular court, and Nicholas was imprisoned until he acknowledged that he had no right in the said tithes and promised to be content with what his predecessor had, and pay a pension of 20s. to the said abbot, convent, and prior.
8 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 167.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to bestow on two of his clerks an additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
2 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 167.)
Indult to John called ‘Blundel,’ clerk, of the diocese of Canterbury, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
2 Non. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 167d.)
Indult to Master William de Droweda, rector of Strastun, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold an additional benefice.
5 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 169d.)
Indult to Gualfrid, rector of Molton, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
10 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 171d.)
Indult to Robert Passalewe, archdeacon of Lewes, to be elected to the honour of the episcopacy, notwithstanding the archbishop elect of Canterbury cancelled his election to the see of Chichester, and promoted R. rector of Cherringes to be bishop, which cancelling was also confirmed by the pope.
8 Id. April.
Lyons.
(f. 175.)
Indult to the prior and Augustinian convent of Dunstable that they shall not be compelled by the authority of the apostolic see or of legates to bestow pensions or benefices on any one without special papal mandate making mention of this indult.
2 Non. April.
Lyons.
(f. 176.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the composition made between the abbot and convent of St. Nicholas, Angers, and the prior and convent of Spalding, in the diocese of Lincoln, dated 4 Non., Jan. 1242, and witnessed by Master Eudo de Templo, official of Angers, Sir Robert Forel, Master Bernard de Sens, canon of St. Martin's, Angers, Stephen de Le Mans, Geoffrey Brito, Masters William de Lichfield, canon of London, Philip de Gildeford, canon of Wells, John de Cornwall, William de Dunton, William de Croyland, Sirs Hugh Bigot, Jukell de Saltfletebi, Richard de London, Alexander de Lichfield, John de Petinis; and by William de Roinage, Lewis de Langatrene, John de Bertreuile.
8 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 178.)
Faculty, at the request of the king of Scotland, to the abbot of Dunfermlin and his successors to wear the mitre and ring, and other pontificial insignia, and to grant the two minor orders, and bless priestly vestments. [Theiner, 44.]
8 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 178d.)
Licence to Master Gamelin, clerk of the king of Scotland, canon of Glasgow, to hold an additional benefice.
8 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 178d.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Dunfermlin that they shall not be compelled to bestow pensions and benefices on anyone without special papal mandate making mention of this indult.
8 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 178d.)
Indult to the same to wear caps (pileis) suited to their order, seeing that they live in a very cold country, due reverence being observed at the elevation and the gospel, and at other times in the divine offices.
5 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 178d.)
Indult to Robert de Mercinton, rector of Eketon, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
5 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 179.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Dunfermelin that they shall not incur the greater excommunication should they or their household have dealings with persons excommunicate unless they have shared in the crime, certain ecclesiastical judges having presumed to fulminate sentences against persons for such conduct.
2 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 179.)
Indult to the same that no papal delegates or other official shall issue against them sentences of excommunication, suspension, or interdict without special papal mandate making mention of this indult.
8 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 179d.)
Indult to John de Crakhale, clerk of the bishop of Lincoln, canon of Lincoln, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
5 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 179d.)
Indult to the bishop of Lincoln that he shall not be compelled to bestow pensions, prebends, or other benefices on any one, without special papal mandate.
Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 182.)
Mandate to the abbot of St. Mary's, Kenles, in the diocese of Meath, the prior of Mellifont, and the archdeacon of Armagh to enquire and report to the pope about the evil deeds of B. who claims to be bishop of Ardagh. [Theiner, 43.]
3 Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 182d.)
Indult to the king of Scotland to be free from the greater excommunication if by chance he or his household should have dealings with those excommunicated for disobedience to ecclesiastical judges.
The like to the queen of Scotland.
The like to Alexander the king's son.
3 Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 182d.)
Indult, for five years, to the abbot and convent of Dunfermelin that they shall not be cited beyond sea on account of their possessions in Scotland, unless special mention be made of this indult.
Concurrent letters to the bishop, the dean, and the treasurer of Glasgow
3 Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 183.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to the bishop and chapter of Salisbury of the concession of the prebend of Teyngton, made to them by W. bishop of Exeter.
Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 187d.)
Faculty to the bishop of Worcester to grant a dispensation to his clerk, Master John de Alvithechirche, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
2 Id. May.
Lyons.
(f. 187d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Bath and Wells that he shall be so styled, with directions to have the seal of the diocese so engraved; he having refused to obey the previous mandate.
Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 188d.)
Licence to Walter [de Ulvesby], archdeacon of Carlisle, to hold the church of Loudr, in that diocese.
Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 190d.)
Indult to the prior and convent of St. Oswald's, Nostle, that they shall not be cited by apostolic letters to a greater distance than two days' journey, unless special mention be made of this indult.
4 Non. June.
Lyons.
(f. 190d.)
Indult to Master Henry de Ho, clerk of the bishop of Ely, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
6 Non. June.
Lyons.
(f. 191d.)
The like to Robert Guiffard, clerk, of the diocese of Exeter.
12 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 197d.)
Confirmation to the dean and chapter of Exeter of the statute made by their predecessors, ordering bread, wine, and other proceeds and rents to be divided only among the resident canons and those prevented by canonical hindrance from residing.
5 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 197d.)
Mandate to the chancellor of Exeter and the archdeacon of Buckingham, and Master Sewal, canon of York, to proceed according to papal letters obtained by G. rector of Tappellawe in the suit between him and the abbot and convent of Messenden, in the diocese of Lincoln, who summoned G. late rector before the late archbishop of Canterbury. Concerning the church of Weston, the archbishop settled the matter by imposing a pension on Tapellawe church, wherein the abbot and convent had no rights, and they wrongfully exact it.
8 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 198d.)
Indult to Master Laurence, archdeacon of York, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
8 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 198d.)
Dispensation to William to hold the succentorship of York and one church in that diocese with cure of souls, and, on resigning either benefice, to accept another.
17 Kal. July
Lyons.
(f. 200.)
Dispensation to William de Burgo, chaplain of J. cardinal of St. Laurence's in Lucina, rector of Benag, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold one benefice besides the two which he now has.
13 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 200.)
Indult to Walter, son of Hugh Guifard, knight, of the diocese of Salisbury, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls; his father having shown diligence in taking care of the king's sons.
4 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 200d.)
Confirmation to the abbot and convent of Glastonbury of the archidiaconal rights and pensions granted to them by the late bishop R., and other bishops of Bath and Wells, with the assent of the chapters of Bath, in the church of St. John, Glastonbury, and in six other churches of their advowson.
4 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 200d.)
Mandate to the priors of Dover and St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to hear witnesses, and draw up a public instrument about certain goods and privileges belonging to the monks of Glastonbury, who state that the documents relating to them are destroyed by age, fire, and the incursions of enemies.
Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 200d.)
Faculty to the abbot and convent of Glastonbury to use all privileges and indults which, by neglect of their predecessors, have fallen into desuetude, provided that there exists against them no lawful prescription.

3 Innocent IV.

4 Non. July.
Lyons.
(f. 213.)
Exhortation and mandate to the prior and convent of Coventry that an election having been made to the see of Coventry and Lichfield, by the dean and some canons of Lichfield of Richard abbot of Evesham, and by some of the monks of Coventry of W. a monk of Coventry, and that as the first died and the second resigned, and the pope has promoted R. dean of Lincoln to the said see, they are to admit and pay obedience to the said bishop.
Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter of Lichfield, and to the clergy of the cities and dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry.
Concurrent letters to the king, begging him to restore the temporalities of the see.
Concurrent letters to the queen and to the earl of Cornwall.
Concurrent letters to the people of the cities and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry.
5 Non. July.
Lyons.
(f. 213d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Tuam, informing him that the pope has cancelled the election of the provost of Roscommon to the see of Elphin, and ordering him to appoint archdeacon John of illegitimate birth, postulated by dean Malachy, archdeacons John and Clare, and treasurer Gilbert, and to consecrate him.
[Theiner, 44.]
16 Kal. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 214d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Ossory to receive the resignation, on account of his age, of the bishop of Lismore, and to see that he is provided for out of the revenues of the see.
10 Kal. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 214d.)
Licence to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to dispense with Peter, archdeacon of Salop, that on resigning one of his benefices with cure of souls, he may accept another.
2 Kal. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 216d.)
Indult to Robert de Clanvill, clerk, kinsman of Arnulf de Munteni, baron of England, to hold an additional benefice.
Non. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 217.)
Confirmation, at the request of king Henry, to John Mansell, chancellor of St. Paul's, London, of the dispensation made to him by the bishop to hold also the churches of Houeden and Maydenstayn, in the dioceses of York and Canterbury.
Ibid. Mandate to the bishop of London not to suffer John Mansell to be molested in regard to any of his benefices.
2 Non. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 217d.)
Indult to Master Hugh, canon of Dunkeld, clerk of the bishop of Glasgow, who, learned in arts, has, as regent and scholar, for eighteen years studied and become proficient in canon and civil law, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls. [Theiner, 44.]
19 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 218d.)
Confirmation of the dispensation granted by the bishop of Winchester to the archdeacon of Surrey to hold three benefices with cure of souls.
5 Id. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 219d.)
Dispensation, at the request of J. Gaufridi, to Master Peter de Stokes, rector of Mothon, in the diocese of Exeter, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
12 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 225d.)
Dispensation, to the prior and convent of Coventry who, while under sentence of excommunication and interdict by their bishop, celebrated divine offices (the sentence being afterwards lessened by Gregory IX.), on account of irregularity incurred by such unlawful celebration.
8 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 227.)
Notification to the bishop of Lincoln of the definitive sentence that the pope had pronounced that he is to be admitted to visit the dean and chapter, canons, clerks choral, and ministers, the vicars of the churches of the chaplains, and their parishioners; and to correct abuses. The canons, however, are not bound to take an oath of obedience.
3 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 228.)
Grant to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, of the church of Geyneforde, in the diocese of Durham, of their advowson, to take effect on the death of resignation of Opitio de Sancto Vitali, the pope's nephew and chaplain, canon of Parma, to whom the pope gave it on the death of G. cardinal of St. Adrian's; a vicar's portion being assigned.
12 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 229.)
Indult to Peter de Ferentino, papal sub-deacon, canon of York, to hold additional benefices with cure of souls.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 229.)
Dispensation, at the request of the bishop of Lincoln, to the archdeacon of Rochester, to retain that benefice, together with the church of Frendebir.
10 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 229.)
Indult to Roger Rustreg, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, to retain two benefices, and, on resigning one, to accept another.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 229d.)
Dispensation, on account of irregularity, to the bishop of Lincoln, after absolving him from excommunications which he may have incurred.
8 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 230.)
Faculty, at the request of the king of Scotland, to the bishop of Glasgow to grant a dispensation to Master Reginald de Cyrwin, the king's clerk and envoy to the pope, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 232.)
Indult to William de Tregoz, to hold, besides the rectory of Savernestoke, in the diocese of Worcester, and other benefices, which are insufficient for his fit maintenance, one other benefice with cure of souls.
Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 233.)
Dispensation, at the instance of the queen of Scotland, to Master Richard Veirement, her chancellor, rector of Tanethes in the diocese of St. Andrews, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
13 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 233d.)
Dispensation to Ralph de Dunion, one of the king's clerks, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
14 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 233d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln, calling in, if need be, the secular arm, to cause to be paid to Gregory de Romaina, papal subdeacon and chaplain, the fruits of the church of Collevi in the diocese of Lincoln, since his collation thereto by the bishop of Porto, then cardinal of St. Nicholas, which has not been done, although J. Sarraceni, papal subdeacon and chaplain, has ejected Edward, a clerk of London diocese, the holder, and put it into the possession of Gregory's proctor; and to defend the proctor in his possession.
6 Id. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 234d.)
Indult to the bishop of Winchester that he shall not be bound by apostolic letters to provide anyone with benefices or pensions unless special mention be made of this indult.
6 Id. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 235.)
Faculty to the same to give dispensation to two of his clerks, to hold an additional benefice apiece.
6 Id. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 235.)
Indult to the same that he shall not be cited to a distance of more than — days' journey from his church by apostolic letters which make no mention of this indult.
2 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 235.)
Indult to the same that no delegate of the apostolic see or its legates is to issue sentence of excommunication, suspension, or interdict against him without special licence of the said see making mention of this indult.
2 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 235.)
Confirmation to Walter de Briche, rector of Westurgested, in the diocese of London, of the dispensation for illegitimacy granted to him by the bishop of Porto, then cardinal of St. Nicholas, and the licence granted to him by the bishop of Winchester, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
2 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 235.)
Indult, at the request of the bishop of Winchester, to John de Ingaldestorp, clerk of the diocese of Norwich, to hold au additional benefice with cure of souls.
13 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 235d.)
Confirmation of the dispensation given by the bishop of Winchester to Master G. de Feringis, one of his clerks, rector of Denham, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold three benefices with cure of souls.
13 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 235d.)
The like to Henry de Bratona, rector of Goseber[ton] de Scherrhe, in the diocese of Lincoln.
8 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 237.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the definitive sentence pronounced by Octavianus, cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata, in the suit between John de Vercellis, papal subdeacon and canon of Lincoln, and Matthew, archdeacon of Buckingham, whereby the church of SS. Peter and Paul in Buckingham is adjudged to belong to the prebend of Sutton, held by the said archdeacon, and the church of St. Margaret in Potteresgate (with St. Peter's in Eastgate) in Lincoln, to belong to the prebend of Walton, held by John. The sentence is dated 1245. 13 Kal. Oct., 3 Inn. IV. The bishop, of Cervia, Richard de Wisebech, William de Wells, canons of Lincoln, Master Ubaldus and Master Gerard, the cardinal's chaplains, and John de Placentia are witnesses.
8 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 238.)
Concurrent letter to Matthew, archdeacon of Buckingham.
n.d.
(f. 240.)
Indult to G. bishop elect of Bethleem, to continue to hold, at the pope's pleasure, the church of Lonchiecenton (Long Itchington), in the diocese of Coventry.
8 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 240d.)
Confirmation of the concession made by pope Gregory to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, because their provision for twelve clerks of the Roman church has reduced them to poverty, to convert to their use the church of Kirkebi in Lonesdale, of their advowson, whatever the archbishop of York or the archdeacon of Richemund may say to the contrary.
3 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 242d.)
Dispensation to Master Godfrey de Tostes, rector of Alreford, in the diocese of Winchester, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he now has.
6 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 242d.)
Indult to Thomas de Wimiandebam to hold one benefice besides the precentorship of Lichfield, the church of Ferneberg, and other benefices which he now has.
6 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 242d.)
Indult to Master Robert Pepin to hold one benefice besides the church of Kyrkeby in Kendale, in the diocese of York.
3 Id. Oct.
Lyons
(f. 243.)
Mandate to the bishop of Norwich to grant a dispensation to Thomas de Ingolestorp, rector of St. Mary's, Raynham, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
12 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 244.)
Indult to Master John Bacun, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
8 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 246d.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Richemund, in the diocese of York, to make provision of a benefice in some church in Scotland, value 20 marks, to Peter, a clerk, son of Ingibald, a Roman citizen.
2 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 247.)
Confirmation to the dean and canons of Hereford of their possessions and privileges, signed by the pope and ten cardinals. There are named the churches of Lideney, Upton, and Beysham, with the right of presenting vicars to them, the patronage of Duldeburi, land of Hammelacy, the manor of Little Pyone, and the towns of Hope, Preston, Norton, and Pyone.
7 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 247.)
Faculty to the chapter of Hereford to compel certain canons to contribute with the rest of the chapter to the expenses of that church.
5 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 249.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, in accordance with an indult of pope Gregory, that no one shall, without their consent, be instituted by letters apostolic, in which this indult is not mentioned, to churches of their patronage.
5 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 249.)
Indult to the same that they shall not be compelled by letters apostolic or legates to make provision of a pension to anyone.
15 Kal. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 250d.)
Indult to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, to use the mitre, ring, pastoral staff, sandals, and other pontifical insignia, with the faculty of blessing vestments and of giving solemn benediction when no bishop or legate is present.
8 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 250d.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, to use privileges and indults that have been disused.
Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 250d.)
Confirmation to the same of their privileges, liberties, and exemptions.
15 Kal. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 252.)
Indult to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, that he shall not be obliged to take cognisance of causes by papal letter unless special mention be made therein of this indult.
Non. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 253.)
Indult to Peter, son of the vicecomes of Aosta, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides the rectory of Castrech or Castrem, in the diocese of Lincoln.
12 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 253.)
Inhibition addressed to the prior and convent of Wartre, in the diocese of York, that no one shall oblige them to pay tithes of wool and milk, demanded contrary to apostolic privileges, to rectors of parishes in which the beasts of the monastery are pastured.
12 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 257.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, in accordance with that of pope Gregory, that they shall not be cited by letters obtained from Rome to a distance of more than two days' journey from that city in any cause concerning their property within that distance.
16 Kal. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 257d.)
Confirmation to the chapter of Hereford of the statute by which no canon is to share in the distribution called parva communia until he has at least once visited the church, and had assigned to him a stall in choir and place in chapter, been invested by the dean or hebdomadarius with spiritual and temporal goods taken the customary oath to observe the statutes and served for some time in the church.
3 Non. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 257d.)
Confirmation to the same of the statute by which it is provided that no canon can receive a portion of the commons until he has served for three years.
17 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 258.)
Confirmation to the same of the statute that the commons, which consist of tithes, rents, oblations, and lands be divided only among resident canons and those absent from reasonable cause.
14 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 258.)
Mandate, on petition of the chapter of Hereford, to John de Odelin, canon of Wells, not to compel the said chapter to apportion to Hugh, son of Peter Leo, papal subdeacon and chaplain, canon of Hereford, a portion of the commons which he demands, though they are only given to residents and those absent with reasonable cause or leave of the chapter. The commons consist of bread, beer, pence, and annona.
1246.
3 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 258.)
Mandate to the abbots of Evesham, Theokesbiri, and Persore not to suffer the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, to be molested contrary to their privileges and indults; but Opizo de Sancto Vitali, the pope's chaplain and nephew, is not to be meddled with in regard to the church of Geynesford, in which he has the parsonage, and the abbot and convent the patronage.
7 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 260d.)
Faculty to the bishop of London to grant dispensations to Thomas and Hugh, clerks, sons of William de Cantalupo, whose nobility, learning, and elegance of manners speak for them, to hold an additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
1245.
4 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 261.)
The like to the bishop of Lincoln to grant dispensations to two clerks in his service to hold an additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
1246.
8 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 261d.)
Mandate to the bishop-elect of Clogher, and to Eudo and Theodoric, canons of Armagh, to take care that the indult granted by the pope, as he informs them, to the late archbishop of Armagh, now archbishop of Pruscia, to provide five of his clerks with a benefice apiece in the province of Armagh, and to grant dispensations to others for plurality of benefices, is carried out.
10 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 262d.)
Confirmation to Guy de Rossellon, clerk, the king's kinsman, of the dispensation which the bishop of Hereford, by papal faculty, has granted to him, to hold additional benefices.
18 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 263d.)
Indult to David Basseth, clerk, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
7 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 268d.)
Request and exhortation to the archbishops, bishops, prelates, earls, barons, and knights of England to restore to the king towns, castles, manors, liberties, and other rights of old belonging to the realm, which they have procured to be granted to them by the king, although at his coronation he swore to keep intact the rights of the realm and the honour of the crown.
3 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 269d.)
Licence, by way of dispensation, to Master Robert de Bukingeham to retain, besides the rectory of Bideford, value 15 marks, in the diocese of Worcester, one other benefice with cure of souls.
Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 269d.)
Faculty to the bishop of Durham to grant dispensations to two clerks in his service, of legitimate birth, to hold an additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 269d.)
Faculty to the same to grant dispensations to ten clerks of his diocese being illegitimate, but neither of adulterous or incestuous birth, nor sons of regulars, to hold a benefice, and be ordained provided they are not imitators of their fathers' incontinence.
Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 270.)
Mandate to the official of Canterbury and the sacristan (capicerius) of Poitiers living in England to pay yearly to Ademar, son of the count of La Marche and Angoulême, 100 silver marks out of church revenues.
2 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 270.)
Indult to the prior and convent of Goldingham that they shall not be summoned by apostolic letters beyond the Scottish sea, unless special mention be made of this indult
11 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 270d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Nicosia and the bishop of Limassol (Limochien), on the petition of the master and brethren of the Hospital of Jerusalem, who took over from earl Richard, the king's brother, on the refusal of the others, the fortress of Ascalon, which he had fortified, to cause restitution of their expenses to be made by anyone into whose possession the said fortress may hereafter come.
6 Id. May.
Lyons.
(f. 271.)
Indult to the king, on his petition, to revoke certain alienations made by him of what belongs to his income and lordship, notwithstanding his unlawful oath not to revoke the same, his former oath to preserve the rights of the realm and the honour of the crown being lawful.
6 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 273d.)
Faculty to the bishop of Ely to grant dispensations to two of his clerks, of legitimate birth, to hold an additional benefice apiece.
10 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 275.)
Licence to Master Nicholas de Sancto Albano, one of the king's clerks, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
11 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 275.)
Mandate to the abbot of Dunfermlin, to whom John Romanus, archdeacon of Richmond, in Yorkshire, being commissioned by the pope to make provision of a benefice of 20 marks in Scotland to Peter son of Ingembald, a Roman citizen, had committed the business, to proceed in the matter without delay.
12 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 283.)
Confirmation to Peter, a clerk, son of Ingebald, of what has been done by the abbot and convent of Kelchou, in the diocese of St. Andrews, undertaking to make provision to him in some perpetual vicarage of their churches.
10 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 283d.)
Indult, at the queen's request, to Walter de Bradele, one of the king's clerks, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Ibid. The like to Master Ralph de Neketon, the queen's clerk and physician.
Id. May.
Lyons.
(f. 283d.)
Dispensation to Walter de Merton, chancellor of the bishop of Durham, to hold another benefice with cure of souls, on resigning one of those which he has.
13 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 284.)
Grant to the bishop of Lincoln not to permit anyone to teach in any faculty at Oxford, unless, as at Paris, he is examined and approved by the bishop or his deputies, several persons having presumed to do so.
15 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 284.)
Declaration to the bishop, the abbots, priors, and other prelates, and clerks of the diocese of Worcester, that no prejudice shall arise to them or their churches from the fact that, in the time of Gregory IX. they contributed more than others to the subsidy for the Roman Church, while many churches in England paid little or nothing. [Pertz, ii. 138.]
10 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 284d.)
Indult to the abbot of Westminster, in consideration of the reverence in which the king holds that monastery, which is near the royal palace, is immediately subject to the Roman church, and in which lies the body of the Blessed king Edward, to give espiscopal benediction at masses, vespers, and matins.
10 Kal. April.
Lyons.)
(f. 285.)
Indult, at the queen's request, to William Hardel, one of the king's clerks, to hold an additional benefice.
The like to Thomas de Wintonia, one of the king's clerks.
1245.
15 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 285d.)
Mandate to all archbishops, bishops, and prelates, and amongst them to those of England and Ireland, to restrain all persons from oppressing the Friars Preachers.
15 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 286.)
The like, including Scotland, with regard to the Friars Minors.
1246.
15 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 286d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to the prior and Carthusian convent of Witheham, in the diocese of Bath, of a charter by which Henry II. granted to them the house in his lordship of Witeham, which he had built and endowed in honour of the Blessed Virgin, St. John Baptist and All Saints, with certain lands, of which the boundaries are minutely described, dated at Marlborough; and of a confirmation thereof, dated 27 February, 14 Hen. III. [Monasticon, vol. iv. p. 1.]
Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 287d.)
Dispensation to Laurence, archdeacon of Man, in the diocese of Sodor, to minister in the orders he has received, to go to a higher order short of the episcopate, and hold a dignity, notwithstanding his illegitimacy.
10 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 288.)
Indult to Master Patrick, the king's clerk and physician, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
5 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 288d.)
Indult to the archbishops, bishops, abbots, and other prelates of England to appoint to benefices in their gift on their voidance by Italian incumbents, unless special mention be made of this indult in apostolic letters conferring them otherwise.
18 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 290d.)
Indult to William de Fescamp, one of the king's clerks, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
5 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 291.)
Dispensation, at the instance of earl Richard, the king's brother, to Philip de Lucy, clerk, of the diocese of Winchester, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
13 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 293.)
Mandate to the bishops, abbots, priors, archdeacons, deans, chapters, and other prelates of churches, and clerks of the province of Canterbury, to pay to the bishop of Hereford, who had been ordered by the pope to collect it, the first year's fruits of benefices of whatever patronage falling void for seven years in the said province, to the amount of 10,000 marks, in order to pay the debts of the church of Canterbury.
Ibid.
(f. 293d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Hereford to cause to be presented to the archbishop of Canterbury the above subsidy.
11 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 297d.)
Licence to Master Peter, canon of Roskild, chancellor of the king of Scotland, to hold additional benefices with cure of souls, up to the value of 100 silver marks.

Curial Letters.

Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 301.)
Letter to the king, in which the pope says that Bartholomew Pesce, the king's envoy, and brother Ralph, a Trinitarian, envoy of Richard, earl of Cornwall, had asked three things: first, that he should preserve their right in Provence; second, that he should send a legate to Charles of Anjou to prohibit him from continuing to occupy cities, towns, and castles of Provence, until his right is fully discussed before the pope, with the effect of a certain dispensation granted to him; third, that he should, for a certain time, place no faith in a certain testament of the count of Provence, which he had revoked.
The pope adds that Master Laurence, king Henry's envoy, had often before spoken before him about these matters. He answers that he will not at present proceed to the required prohibition, as no one has yet appeared on behalf of the king or his brother, but that he will induce king Lewis and Charles to freely offer to their sisters-in-law, the wives of king Henry and earl Richard, their rights in Provence. He does not see that the said dispensation affects the king's rights. It did not mention the woman whom he has married or any other. Will not believe the said testament further than is just.
The like to Richard earl of Cornwall.

4 Innocent IV.

12 Kal. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 311d.)
Licence and ordinance to the master and brethren of the hospital of the Holy Ghost in Saxia, Rome, in order that two or three of them may always be in the church of Wrytele in the diocese of London, to present one of their number, being a priest, to the bishop, to receive from him cure of souls, and celebrate divine offices therein.
14 Kal. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 312d.)
Mandate to the bishops of St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Dunkeld, to dispense Master Albin, precentor of Brechin, being illegitimate, and already dispensed by cardinal Otho to hold benefices; and, if his postulation to the bishopric of Brechin has been canonically made, to admit it, and consecrate him.
[Theiner, 45.]
16 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 319d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to provide William, precentor of Lausanne, son of the count of Gruyere, with a benefice in England, value 60 marks. [Pertz, ii. 179.]
Non. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 321d.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Andrews to make provision of any church of Scotland, those in the dioceses of Dumblane and St. Andrews excepted, to Francis, clerk, son of Peter Giles, a Roman citizen.
Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 327.)
Mandate to the official of Canterbury and Master Berard de Nimpha, papal writer, living in England, to make provision of a benefice in the province of Canterbury to Feter, clerk, son of Nicholas Sarraceni, a Roman citizen.
8 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 329.)
Mandate to the prior of the Friars Preachers of Drogheda (de Ponte) and the guardian of the Friars Minors of Dondale, in the diocese of Armagh, on the information of Master Andrew, archdeacon of Armagh, to cite Master M. chancellor of that church, and his abettors, together with German, bishop of Rathuil (Rathuoyd), whom they presumed to postulate to the church of Armagh, in the absence of the canons, and after appeal made. Bishop German is to appear in person, and his postulators by proctors, before next Lœtare Sunday, to receive the pope's decision as to the postulation; but, if they are unwilling to pursue the postulation, they are to send some of their fellow canons to receive the pope's award. [Theiner, 45.]
16 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 329d.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Whitehern to absolve Nicholas de Kerdeses, knight, and Cicely, his wife, from the sentences of excommunication which they have incurred, in that, having a suit with the convent of Dundraynan, about some possession, and being put in possession of them by the precentor of York and his co-judges, the other party being contumacious, they for one night blocked up the doors of a certain chapel which the monks had defended against them.
12 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 332d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the ordinance of W. bishop of Worcester, J. Mansell, chancellor of London, and Master Laurence de Sancto Martino, canon of Chichester, dated Wodestok, 10 Kal. Sept, 1246, by which, with the consent of the bishop and chapter of Salisbury, dated Saturday after the Assumption, they have terminated the suit between Marinus, vice-chancellor of the Roman church, canon of Salisbury, and R. de Carevilla, treasurer of the same. The treasurership is refused to Marinus, but he will be paid 100 marks yearly from the revenues thereof, at the New Temple at London, until he is provided with 200 marks yearly; the grant of the prebend of Graham to him remaining valid.
10 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 333d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Worcester ordering him not to suffer Master Marinus to be molested on account of the above confirmation.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to cause to be paid punctually to Master Marinus from the said treasurership, 100 marks a year, until a provision be made to him from church revenues of 200 marks a year.
8 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 341.)
Mandate to the bishop of Tusculum, papal legate, to cause the crusade to be preached in England, Germany, Scotland, Denmark, and Brabant.
7 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 341.)
Mandate to the bishops of Limerick and Killaloe to admit the postulation of the bishop of Cloyne to the see of Lismore, if it has been made unanimously and canonically. [Theiner, 45.]
6 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 342.)
Mandate to the bishop of Hereford to receive and keep redemptions of crusaders' vows in his diocese, and the twentieth, collected during three years for the Holy Land subsidy, the Templars and Hospitallers being excepted.
2 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 347d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to the bishop of Hereford, of the statutes published by him, dated July 1246, against non-resident canons, obliging them to reside for six months a year in those churches in which they have a prebend, unless on pilgrimage or at the university, and to take whatever orders their prebend requires, there being in the great church seven prebends for priests, seven for deacons, and seven for subdeacons.
2 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 348.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to enforce the statutes made by Peter, bishop of Hereford, against non-resident canons.
Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 349d.)
Indult to Amicus, who has taken the cross, clerk of St. Mary's of the Rotunda, Rome, rector of Seliapton, or Sclapton, in the diocese of Lincoln, to be non-resident until he has fulfilled his vow.
Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 350.)
Mandate to John Sarraceni, papal subdeacon and chaplain, and Master Berard de Nimpha, who lives in England, papal writers, not to suffer Amicus to be molested in regard to the above indult.
5 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 350d.)
Dispensation to Master James de Aqua Blanca to hold, together with a canonry of Hereford, other benefices, and obliging him to reside at Hereford, and put vicars into his other churches.
13 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 350d.)
Indult to the bishop of Hereford that he shall not be compelled to make provision to anyone by apostolic letters which do not make special mention of this indult.
17 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 351d.)
Licence to the same to revoke the conversion of churches, pensions, and tenths, by some religious of his diocese to their own use without consent of the chapter. The Hospitallers and Templars are not to be affected by this letter.
9 Kal. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 352.)
Relaxation of forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit in any year the church of St. Mary, York, on the feast of the Purification, including the octave.
5 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 352.)
The like to those who visit the above church in any year on the Annunciation and during the octave.
10 Kal. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 352.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, that no clerks or laymen, who hold from them lands, possessions, houses, or other goods in fee or under yearly cess or rent, shall presume to sell, give, or otherwise alienate them to any one without consent of the abbot and convent.
10 Kal. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 352.)
Indult to the abbot to absolve and receive any who wish to join the convent, who may have incurred a sentence of suspension, interdict, or excommunication.
15 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 358d.)
Mandate to the prior of Caldewelle and to the chancellor and the treasurer of Lincoln, to hear the cause between the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, and John, rector of Athelingflet, in the diocese of York, about tithes and other matters; the cause having been delegated by one set of judges to another, and proceedings taken after appeal to the pope.
1247.
15 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 361d.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of SS. Peter and Paul, Armagh, to receive persons under ecclesiastical censure who may wish to join them.
11 Kal. Mar.
(f. 363d.)
Indult to Peter to hold, besides the rectory of Sclaham, value 28 silver marks and a little more, another benefice of like value with cure of souls.
9 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 364.)
Mandate to the abbots of Byland and Rievaux not to suffer the brethren of Sempingham to be molested contrary to the following indult granted to them by the pope.
10 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 364.)
Indult to the master and brethren of Sempingham that they may charitably receive bishops or prelates without prejudice to them or their order.
10 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 364d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to exercise his office without fear against rectors of churches in his diocese who take the offices of justice, sheriff, or bailiff, or notary in secular courts.
Non. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 366d.)
Indult to the prior and convent of Bath to absolve those who wish to join them that may have incurred sentences of suspension, interdict, or excommunication; but where this has been for debt, then satisfaction must be made.
5 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 368.)
Indult to the Hospitallers of England to convert to their uses, when void, the church of Risley, in the diocese of Lincoln, of their patronage, the rights of the diocesan being preserved; and on condition that the value of the benefice does not exceed 35 marks.
Ibid. The like to the same in regard to the church of Stabbing, in the diocese of London, of their patronage.
7 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 369d.)
Indult to Master William de Luckheim, to hold, besides the rectory of Mitton, or Milton, in the diocese of York, another benefice with cure of souls.
7 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 369d.)
Mandate to John Sarraceni, papal subdeacon and chaplain, dean of Wells, and Philip de Luci, rector of Overton, in the diocese of Winchester, to make provision of a benefice in England to Matthew de Alperino, papal chaplain, who was appointed by papal mandate, by Sarraceni, to the church of Overton, which Luci asserted that he lawfully held, and the question was decided in favour of Philip by the decree of J. cardinal of St. Laurence's in Lucina.
3 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 375.)
Mandate to the bishops of Winchester and Norwich to make provision of a benefice in England to Anthony, canon of St. Antoninus, Piacenza, who lost the church of Hallreford, in the diocese of Winchester, by a decree of J. cardinal of St. Laurence's in Lucina, to whom a cause between him and Geoffrey de Toffetes, clerk of the bishop of Winchester, about the said church had been committed, it having been previously heard by J. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere.
15 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 376.)
Mandate, on the showing of the archbishop of Cashel, to the bishop, the dean, and the archdeacon of Derry, to compel the bishop of Limerick, who is simoniacal, illegitimate, and ignorant, to resign the see, he having refused to do so under letters addressed by pope Gregory to the bishop of Killaloe, alleging some special papal privilege, though he had asked pope Gregory to receive his resignation. [Theiner, 46.]
10 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 376d.)
Licence to the abbot of Hy (Yen'), in the diocese of Sodor, to use the ring and mitre, and give benediction, in the absence of any papal legate or bishop.
15 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 376d.)
Grant of protection to Duibgaldus, lord of the land of Macherummel in Kintyre, in the diocese of Lismore.
[Theiner, 46.]
10 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 377d.)
Mandate to the abbots of the order of St. Benedict in Scotland, on petition of the abbot and convent of Hy (Yen'), in the diocese of Sodor, in the realm of Norway, not to compel them to come to their general chapter, on the plea that they have possessions in Scotland. If not, the abbot of Russin and the archdeacon of Man, of the diocese of Sodor, are ordered to make them cease from molesting the said abbot and convent.
5 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 378.)
Relaxation of one year of enjoined penance to penitents who contribute to the fabric of the church of [St. John,] Lyons, with a letter specially addressed to the faithful in England.
5 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 378.)
Letter to the archbishops, bishops, and all prelates of England requesting them to receive with favour and assist the nuncios sent to get help towards the completion of the church of St. John, Lyons, the high altar whereof the pope intends to consecrate.
Id. April.
Lyons.
(f. 379d.)
Indult to the archbishop of York not to be compelled to make provision to any one of pensions or benefices by apostolic letters not specially addressed to him.
3 Id. May.
Lyons.
(f. 387d.)
Mandate to the bishops of St. Andrews, Dumblane, and Brechin, to enquire into the postulation of Master Peter de Ramesey, the son of a clerk, to the see of Aberdeen, and, if find it was made canonically, to admit it, and consecrate him after dispensing him on account of illegitimacy. [Theiner, 46.]
Id. May.
Lyons.
(f. 389d,)
Dispensation to Master James de Aqua Blanca, nephew of the bishop, canon of Hereford, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he now has.
5 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 396.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Tuam, on the information of P. dean, R. archdeacon, A. chancellor, and the chapter of Annadown, to examine the cause of Thomas, late Premonstratensian abbot of Cella Parva, who, being the son of a bishop and a nun, procured his election, not without simony, to the see of Annadown. [Theiner, 47.]
8 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 398.)
Grant to William called ‘Longespee’, who has taken the cross, of 1000l. collected from the redemption of the vows of those of the diocese of Lincoln, who are unable to take ship to the Holy Land.
8 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 398.)
Mandate to the bishop and dean of Lincoln to cause to be paid to William Longespee 1000l. of the amount collected by the bishops of Lincoln and Worcester for the Holy Land.
6 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 399.)
Indult to the archbishop of Cashel to bestow on fit persons certain benefices of his province, whose collation has devolved on him, notwithstanding the opposition of his suffragans, and allowing no appeal.
3 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 399d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln, on complaint of the Templars in England, who, although those going to the Holy Land are free from the Constantinople subvention, have money extorted from them for it. The pope forbids their being molested.
The like to the bishop of Hereford.
The like to the archbishop of Dublin.
The like to the bishop of St. Andrews.
Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 400.)
Faculty to the master of the order of Sempingham, on his petition, to apply to the uses of the monastery the church of Orbling, in the diocese of Lincoln, value scarcely exceeding 30 marks, which is now divided between two persons, of their patronage, there being 200 women living under their rule, who often need the necessaries of life.
Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 400.)
Mandate to the abbots of Rievaux and Byland, and the prior of Briluten, in the diocese of York, to see that the master and brethren of Sempingham are not molested in respect of the above concession.
7 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 400d.)
Dispensation, at the request of Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, to Simon de Cauda, knight of the said earl, to remain in matrimony with his wife Joan, by whom he has children, who are to be considered as legitimate, although related in the fourth degree of kindred.
Ibid. Similar dispensation to the said Joan, of the diocese of Paris.
Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 401.)
Indult to the bishop of Salisbury that no one, on the authority of apostolic letters, shall make provision to anyone of benefices in his gift.
2 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 401.)
Mandate to the bishop of Kilmore, to the abbot of SS. Peter and Paul, Armagh, and to the prior of Lwguede, in the same diocese, to bring back to Derry, its former place, the see of Rathlure, that town being almost inaccessible by reason of hills, woods, and swamps. [Theiner, 48.]
7 Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 402d.)
Indult to Raynald, clerk, of London, whose father is a deacon, to minister in the orders he has received, to receive higher orders, and to hold a benefice.
Non. June.
Lyons.
(f. 402d.)
Confirmation to the archbishop of Canterbury, of the mandate to the bishop of Hereford, to collect and apply to the payment of the debts of the see of Canterbury the first year's revenues of all benefices in the province that shall fall vacant within a given time, a certain portion being reserved. The pope adds that, as the archbishop complained that no profit has been derived from them, he has since ordered Master Antelmus, doctor of canon law, prior of St. Laurence's, Grenoble, to suspend and excommunicate those who impede this subvention; with exemplification of the act of Antelmus, the king, queen, and their children, the earl and countess of Cornwall, being excepted from the sentence dated at Canterbury Cathedral, 5 Id. May 1247, and witnessed by Hugh de Mortuomea (sic), official of Canterbury, Sir Peter de Cresiaco, Master Henry de Gantz, Master Stephen de Monteluelli, Master Walter de Farlesem, William de Wintonia, and Roger de Ditton, clerks.
10 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 404.)
Indult to Thomas Makerel, clerk of the diocese of Salisbury, at the request of William Longespee, whose clerk he is, to hold an additional benefice, the value of that which he has not exceeding 30 silver marks.
Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 404.)
Licence, at the request of William Longespe, to Valentine de Cestreton, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, to hold an additional benefice, the value of that which he has not exceeding 20 silver marks.
Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 404d.)
Indult to the bishop of Lincoln that he shall not be summoned to a distance of more than one day's journey from his diocese, which is said to be five days' journey in length, unleas special mention of this indult be made in the apostolic letters.
Ibid. Indult to the same not to be obliged to take congnisance of suits of litigants committed to him by the pope.
8 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 405d.)
Indult to the chapter of Derry, on the return of the see to that town from Rathlure, to use freely indults and privileges granted by the pope to Rathlure. [Theiner, 48.]
3 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 405d.)
Indult to Peter de Depham, canon of Salisbury, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he now has.
7 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 405d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Lincoln and Worcester to collect legacies, sums promised, and redemptions of vows for the Holy Land, and to distribute them among the crusaders, notwithstanding the inhibition of the bishop of Tusculum, papal legate, or any other.
3 Id. June.
Lyons.
(f. 406.)
Mandate to the bishop of Salisbury to institute perpetual vicars in those churches whose rectors do not reside.
Id. April.
Lyons.
(f. 409.)
Mandate to the bishop of Glasgow to make provision to Master Matthew, of Rome, clerk and papal writer, in some church of Scotland.
Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 409d.)
Mandate to Master Silvester and John, canons of Anagni, to see that the abbot and convent of St. Mary's de Gloria, Anagni, are not molested touching the profits of their churches of Liddes and Magor.
6 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 422.)
Indult, at the petition of the bishop of Worcester, that those who send men or money to the Holy Land shall not be compelled to submit to the judgement of anyone in the matter. Those who contribute to their utmost ability shall have plenary indulgence; others in proportion.
6 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 422.)
Indult, at the petition of the same, that none of England, Ireland, and Wales who have joined the crusade shall, if able to fight, be compelled to redeem their vows, or to be engaged against any but Saracens.
3 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 422.)
Mandate to the bishops of Worcester and Lincoln to collect monies promised for the Holy Land, and appoint fit persons to expend the same in the pay of native knights and soldiers, and other business of the crusade.
6 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 422.)
Concession to the bishop of Worcester, who is commissioned to preach the crusade in England and other parts, to appoint special conservators to those who take the cross in those parts, to preserve to them the liberties and immunities granted by the apostolic see.
6 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 422.)
Commission to the same and to others appointed by him to decide as to the fitness of soldiers sent to the Holy Land as substitutes.
2 Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 425.)
Mandate to the archbishops and bishops of England to explain the needs of the church to Italian clerks who have benefices or pensions in England, or to their proctors, and to induce them to give a quarter of their income if their benefices are worth 100 marks or less, or half if they are over that value; any privilege or indult notwithstanding.
The like to the archbishops of Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France, Gascony, Spain, Burgundy, Provence. [Pertz, ii. 255.]
3 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 426d.)
Mandate to the archbishops and bishops of Ireland to collect from Italian clerks out of their rents and pensions a subsidy for one year to the church; that is, a fourth part of incomes of 100 marks or less, and a moity of incomes beyond that amount.
The like to the bishops of Scotland, to the archbishops and bishops of England, and other countries.
[Theiner, 47; Pertz, ii. 276.]

5 Innocent IV.

2 Non. July.
Lyons.
(f. 439.)
Indult to Reginald, clerk, of London, at the request of the king, in whose service he is, to hold two benefices with cure of souls.
4 Id. July.
Lyons.
(f. 439d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Worcester, at the request of the king of England, to make provision to Master Marinus, vicechancellor of the Roman church, in one or two places in England to the value of 200 marks, the pope having already written to the archdeacon of Worcester about the same, and also obtained a long due provision of 100 instead of 200 marks from the proceeds of the treasury of Salisbury, from which burden that treasury will then be free.
6 Id. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 448d.)
Confirmation to Ralph, rector of Estwic, in the diocese of London, of the ordinance made by the bishop, that there should be there three priests, one to say daily the office of the Blessed Virgin, another that of the dead, and the third, that is, the rector in charge of the church and parish, to provide what is necessary for the others.
5 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 455.)
Indult to John called ‘Francigena,’ rector of Caldebec, in the diocese of Carlisle, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls in Scotland or Ireland.
10 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 455d.)
Indult to Master Nicholas, archdeacon of Wiltshire, to hold one benefice besides those which he now has.
5 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 461.)
Dispensation to Master Gilbert de Byham, chancellor of the university of Oxford, doctor of canon law, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Non. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 468.)
Indult to Gerard, of Rome, canon of Glasgow, to hold the church of St. Andrew, Kirkandres, together with that of Ranfri, belonging to his prebend of Glasgow. This is granted out of consideration for James his late uncle, penitentiary of Pope H[onorius].
5 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 469.)
Indult to Nicholas, rector of Wistanton, or Wlstaton, kinsman of James de Audizoloie, to hold an additional benefice.
4 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 470.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Cashel and the bishops of Killaloe and Lismore to enquire into the postulation made by the chapter of Daniel, a Friar Minor, to the see of Cloyne, and if he is a fit person to admit it, and consecrate him, he being first absolved from his obedience. [Theiner, 48.]
2 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 470d.)
Mandate to Master P. de Arce, canon of St. Angelo's, Ferentino, living in England, by consent of both parties, to examine witnesses in the suit between the bishop of Winchester and Master Angelo, canon of St. Laurence's in Damaso, Rome, who demands to be provided to some church of the bishop's collation. The evidence is to be sent under seal to the auditor, P. cardinal of St. Marcellus, by February 1, and the parties are to appear before the pope either personally or by proctors before March 1.
Non. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 470d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's de Gloria, Anagni, of the order of Flora, of the grant made to them of the church of Lyddes, in the diocese of Canterbury, value 50 marks, by St. Eadmund, archbishop of Canterbury, accepted by the prior and convent, and confirmed by pope Gregory, a yearly grant of 50 marks having been previously made by archbishop Richard from his manor of Wengeham, until some church was assigned to them, a vicar's portion being reserved. Pope Gregory's confirmation is dated at the Lateran 4 Non. May in the fifth year of his pontificate; the confirmation by the prior and convent is dated Saturday after the octave of Holy Trinity, June 1241.
Non. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 471.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's de Monte Mirteto, of the order of Flora in the diocese of Velletri, of the grant of the advowson of the church of Litleburn, made to them by Robert abbot, and the convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, at the request of John de Ferentino, archdeacon of Norwich, and Deodatus, a monk sent by the pope, a vicar's portion being reserved, and on its voidance confirmed by Gregory IX.; the grant is dated 4 Kal. Feb. in the eleventh year of his pontificate.
14 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 472d.)
Faculty to the bishop of Lincoln to grant dispensation to five clerks of illegitimate birth of his city or diocese to be ordained and to receive benefices; but if any one of them is elected to a bishopric, he must obtain special licence of the pope.
7 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 473d.)
Indult at the request of the king of Scotland, to Master Adam, rector of Gatesden or Gadesden, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold one benefice in Scotland besides those which he now has.
10 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 474.)
Concession to the archbishop of Canterbury that he shall not be held to the payment of his predecessors' debts, unless the creditors can bring legal and documentary proof that the money has been spent for the good of his church.
Ibid. Mandate to the prior of St. Laurence's, Grenoble, not to suffer the archbishop of Canterbury to be molested on account of the above concession.
Ibid. Mandate to the dean of Belley, living in England, to compel some of the suffragans of Canterbury to desist from hindering the provision made by order of the pope on the first year's proceeds of void benefices to pay the debts of the church of Canterbury.
15 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 474d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the charter by which Gillebert the Marshal of England, earl of Pembroke, made over his right of patronage in the church of St. Leonard, Magor, in the diocese of Llandaff, to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's de Gloria, Anagni, of the order of Flora, dated Strigull, 7 Kal. Mar., 1238; also of the confirmation of Gregory IX., dated Anagni, 17 Kal. Oct., in the thirteenth year of his pontificate, on the resignation of Alan de Sancta Fide, the rector; also of the charter of Helias, bishop of Llandaff, dated Waltham, 13 Kal. June, 1239, placing Deodatus, monk and proctor of the said convent, in possession thereof by Nicholas de Sancta Brigida, dean of Lower Gwent, and of the certificate by Otto, cardinal of St. Nicholas, dated 3 Kal. May, 13 Gregory IX., that Alan de Sancta Fide has resigned.
10 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 475.)
Mandate to the bishop of Dumblane (Dublinensi) to collect in Scotland, and keep a twentieth of church revenues, the redemptions of vows, offerings, and legacies for the Holy Land, and to transmit 3000 pounds of Tours to certain crusaders.
[Theiner, 48.]
10 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 475.)
Mandate to the bishops, abbots, and other prelates of Scotland to enforce the orders which the bishop of Dumblane (Dublinen) may issue for the collection of the Holy Land subsidy.
3 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 477.)
Mandate to the dean of Belley, living in England, to publish a sentence of excommunication against those who have received benefices in the province of Canterbury, and have not paid the first year's proceeds to the archbishop's collectors, according to the provision made by the pope.
3 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 477.)
Mandate to the suffragan bishops of Canterbury to notify to anyone to all whom they may institute to benefices in their respective dioceses the sentence of excommunication, published as above, by the dean of Belley.
6 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 477d.)
Dispensation to Master John de Offenton, papal chaplain, already dispensed by Gregory IX. on account of illegitimacy so as to be ordained and obtain a dignity, to receive also a bishopric.
Non. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 478.)
Indult to Master Hugh de Mortuo Mari, official of the archbishop of Canterbury, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
5 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 478.)
Grant to the archbishop of Canterbury, who has incurred great expense by the papal provision [for the diocesan debts] which, on account of cavils and delays has not had its effect, to collect from the proceeds of benefices when void, besides the 10,000 marks authorised by the pope's letter, a further sum of 2000 marks to repay expenses incurred.
5 Id. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 478.)
Mandate to the dean of Belley to appoint fit collectors of the proceeds of void benefices in the province of Canterbury, to be employed according to the papal provision in paying the debts of that church; it being inconvenient that they should be collected by strangers and unknown persons.
2 Non. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 478d.)
Indult to Master William de Kilkenni to hold, besides the archdeaconry of Coventry and other benefices, one other with cure of souls.
Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 486d.)
Dispensation to Master Payn, rector of Litlingeton, in the diocese of Lincoln, clerk of the papal chamber, to hold an additional benefice.
5 Kal. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 487.)
Indult to Peter de Arce, rector of Stallham, in the diocese of Norwich, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Ibid. Indult to Alexander de Ferentino, rector of Palesgrave, in the diocese of Norwich, to hold one benefice besides the two which he now has.
2 Non. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 489d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to cause to be paid to Robert de Melkelega, rector of Clahaule, in his diocese, the proceeds of that church, he being desirous to betake himself to the schools of the theological faculty, provided he is teachable and apt to study.
4 Non. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 490d.)
Mandate to the dean of Belley to issue a sentence of excommunication against those who, since the sentence published by the prior of St. Laurence's, Grenoble, the pope's deputed executor, have received benefices in the province of Canterbury, and have not paid to the archbishop's collectors the amount due from the fruits of the first year towards the liquidation of the debts of that church.
16 Kal. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 491.)
Mandate to the bishops of Lincoln and Worcester to assign to Robert de Kenci, kinsman of Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, who has taken the cross, the redemptions of crusaders’ vows, and other sums given or bequeathed to the Holy Land subsidy, in the lands, lordships, and fees of the said Robert, and of the earl of Winchester, and of William de Ferrers, son in law of the said earl, provided that these lastnamed are not crusaders, and that no prejudice arise to their vassals who are crusaders, notwithstanding letters or indults obtained from the pope.
5 Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 493.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, that no delegate or other agent of the apostolic see shall publish against them any sentence of suspension, excommunication, or interdict, without special mandate of the said see making mention of this indult.
Ibid. Indult to the same, that by general papal letters and the clause in them, ‘quidam alii,’ they shall not be summoned by anyone without special papal mandate.
Non. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 493d.)
Indult to Clement de Rasing, rector of Crundale, in the diocese of Canterbury, at the request of his kinsman Walo de Buris to hold one benefice in Scotland besides those which he has, whose value amounts to hardly more than 20 marks.
Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 493d.)
Indult to Roger, rector of Farnam in the diocese of London. to whom O. bishop of Porto, then cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, had granted in commendam a benefice in the said diocese of London, to hold it as well as the church of Merwinecherche.
10 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 494.)
Mandate to Master Silvester, canon of St. John's de Duce, Anagni, living in London, to order Alan de Sancta Fide, clerk, to restore the church of Ledenam, in the diocese of Lincoln, which he holds unlawfully and by violence, together with fruits received and satisfaction made, or within two months to appear before the pope, notwithstanding the indults granted to Englishmen exempting them from citation. Bartholomew de Roiata has stated that when Alan took from him the church of Ledenam, the prior of Melton and his colleague, to whom pope Gregory had committed the provision of Bartholomew, issued a sentence of excommunication against Alan. Bartholomew then sued Alan before John, canon of St. Andrew's, Anagm, living in England, by whom Alan was sentenced to restore the church and pay a sum of money, and on his refusing to obey, and beating the officer who brought the summons until he destroyed it, was excommunicated. Not content with this, he cut off the left hand of an officer sent by Bartholomew to take possession of the church on the judge's order, and caught and illtreated another sent by the same judge, cutting off the tails of his horses and robbing him of the papal letters and other things. Finally, although John, canon of St. Mary's, Piperco, living in England, confirmed the process of the said judge, Alan still holds the church.
14 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 494.)
Mandate to brother Ralph Anglicus, of the order of Friars Minors, to grant a dispensation to Master Henry de Bathonia, rector of Timbresbarewe, in the diocese of Bath, to hold one benefice besides the two benefices with cure of souls which he has.
14 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 494d.)
Mandate to William de Haverull, canon of London, and the archdeacon of Sudburi, to make provision to Master Reginald, clerk, the king's proctor and chaplain of the bishop of Porto, in some church of England which is not burdened by a papal mandate.
2 Kal. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 497.)
Mandate to John Sarraceni, papal sub-deacon and chaplain, dean of Wells, and to Master Berard de Nimpha, papal writer, living in England, to proceed according to the mandate of Gregory IX. to the bishop of Porto, then cardinal legate, and to his own letters from time to time directing them to assign to the earl of Cornwall legacies to the Holy Land and monies coming from the twentieth or thirtieth, or from the redemption of Crusaders’ vows; and, the earl having magnificently fulfilled his vow, to assign to him on his return from beyond the seas the remainder of the monies collected up to that time, an oath being taken by collectors and holders of the money that the balance may be ascertained, notwithstanding papal indults to the contrary, and letters addressed to the bishops of Worcester and Lincoln about legacies and promises to the Holy Land subsidy and the redemption of vows.
1248.
4 Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 497.)
Confirmation to the abbot and Cistercian convent of Hayles, in the diocese of Worcester, of the grant of the churches of Hales and Hagelee, in the dioceses of Norwich and Worcester, made to them by the earl of Cornwall, who had the patronage thereof, and who built their monastery, and by the bishops of the said dioceses.
4 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 497.)
Indult to Master Berard de Nimpha. papal writer, to hold one benefice besides the two which he now has.
5 Id. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 497.)
Dispensation to Henry, canon of Orkney, at the request of the bishop of Sabina, papal legate, the archbishop of Throndhjem and his suffragans, and of the king of Norway, to accept the bishopric of Orkney, to which he has been postulated by the chapter, notwithstanding his illegitimacy.
1248.
4 Non. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 497d.)
Dispensation, at the request of the earl of Cornwall, to Master John, learned in physical science, clerk of Exeter, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he now has.
1247.
2 Id. Oct.
Lyons.
(f. 501d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to Peter Sarraceni, a Roman knight, of a charter of Richard, bishop of Durham, the king's chancellor, by which a yearly rent of 40l. was granted to him; dated London, 4 November, in the second year of the pontificate of that bishop, witnessed by Robert de Nivillis, Master Thomas de Lichefelde, Master Alexander Nolanus, Master Simon de Talviton, William de Royng, William de Stolxel, Peter de Bathonia.
1248.
3 Non. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 502d.)
Dispensation to Walter de Sancto Severo to hold both the rectory of Marturin, in the diocese of Meath, and the prebend of St. Probus in that of Exeter, value 4 marks.
9 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 503.)
Dispensation at the request of John Sarraceni, papal subdeacon and chaplain, dean of Wells, to Nicholas de Cunctavilla, to hold both the rectory of Halverton, value 40s., and the church of Stokes, in the diocese of Wells.
10 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 504.)
Ratification to the bishop of Lincoln of the sequestration made by him, on the mandate of John, canon of St. Mary's, Piperno, of the church of Ladenham, with its fruits, in the cause between Master Alan de Sancta Fide, and Bartholomew de Roiata, kinsman of the late Master John de Campania, papal notary, Alan having been cited before the pope.
7 Kal. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 504.)
Ratification to the bishop of Hereford of the sequestration made by him, on the mandate of John, canon of St. Mary's, Piperno, of the church of Aura, whereof Alan de Sancta Fide was rector.
6 Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 504.)
Indult to John de Piperno not to be obliged to reside on his rectory of Huwicanton, in the diocese of Norwich, for three years.
2 Kal. Nov.
Lyons.
(f. 504d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to cause the proceeds of the archdeaconry of Buckingham to be paid to archdeacon M., who desires to betake himself to the schools of the theological faculty.
10 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 510d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to confirm the election of the dean of St. Asaph to that see, notwithstanding the exception made by the king that his consent was necessary to the election, which he failed to prove before the official of Canterbury and Armannus, a Friar Preacher.
Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 510d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Armagh to make provision to Master Tedisius de Lavania, clerk, papal writer, in some church of his province. [Theiner, 49.]
8 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 511.)
Mandate to the archbishop, the prior of Holy Trinity, and the archdeacon of Dublin, to enquire and report to the pope about transferring the see of Leighlin to a central, safe, and fit place in the diocese. [Theiner, 49.]
8 Kal. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 512.)
Indult to Guy de Rossilian, dean of St. Martin's, London, to put vicars into his benefices with cure of souls, and in the meantime that he shall not be obliged to take holy orders.
The official of Canterbury is appointed conservator.
4 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 512.)
Commission to the archbishop of Canterbury to give a dispensation to the abbot and convent of Glastonbury to wear caps (pileos) in choir, as their monastery is in a cold place.
17 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 514.)
Indult, at the request of the king and queen, to Henry de Langelee, son of G. of the same place, the king's marshal, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides those which he now has.
16 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 514d.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Teverton, in the diocese of Exeter, and to the precentor of Dublin, to relax the sentence of excommunication pronounced by the bishop of Bath and Wells and his official, Master Adam de Giffiz, on the prior, subprior, chamberlain, sacristan, and all obedientiaries and certain monks of Glastonbury, in disregard of their appeal against the official's refusal to admit their exception to him, being excommunicate, as deputy visitor for the bishop.
14 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 514d.)
Concession to William called ‘Longespee,’ crusader, of 2000 marks from the redemption of crusaders’ vows in England, or other monies assigned to the subsidy of the Holy Land.
14 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 514d.)
Mandate to the bishop of London and the archdeacon of Berkshire to cause the bishops of Worcester and Lincoln collectors of money due to the Holy Land, to pay over without delay to William called ‘Longespee’ 2000 marks, notwithstanding the apostolic letters concerning 1000l. addressed to the bishop of London and the dean of Lincoln at the instance of the same William, which it is said have been of no service.
7 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 516.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester to order Philip de Asceles, clerk, who holds the church of Lonkeincenton, in the diocese of Coventry, reserved to the bishop elect of Bethleem, to restore the same and make satisfaction, or appear before the pope within two months, he having beaten the bishop's proctor, who came to demand restitution, and broken two of his ribs, cut off his horse's tail, and tied his servant and the horse to a stall; also, when the dean of Wells, commissioned by the pope, would proceed in the affair, Philip procured his detention by the king's bailiffs until he promised to take no further steps, and then, getting the bishop's proctors into his bands, he kept them until they promised, under a caution of 200 marks, not to prosecute the affair.
Ibid. Mandate to John Sarraceni, dean of Wells, to cause provision to be made to Deodatus de Prefectis, clerk, nephew of the bishop elect of Bethleem, of a benefice of 30 or even 50 marks.
2 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 516d.)
Indult to the king of Scotland, in accordance with an indult granted to his father W. that no one should exercise the office of legate in his kingdom, unless sent by special letters de latere of the Roman pontiff, that he shall suffer no prejudice by his recent reception of William de Batinches, a Friar Minor, sent by John, a Friar Minor, papal collector of the Holy Land subsidy in England, Scotland, and Ireland. [Theiner, 49.]
13 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 517.)
Indult to Master Abel, canon of Glasgow, clerk of the king of Scotland, at whose instance he has been already dispensed, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides the church of Smalham, which he has on presentation of the patron to the bishop of St. Andrews, and other benefices which he already has. [Theiner, 50.]
2 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 517d.)
Indult to the king of Scotland, by advice of his confessor and physicians, to eat eggs, butter, cheese, and flesh meat, in Lent. [Theiner, 49.]
2 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 518.)
Mandate to the bishops of St. Andrews and Glasgow to collect and distribute to those who personally set out, the redemptions of crusaders’ vows and legacies and gifts for the Holy Land. [Theiner, 50.]
2 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 518.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Andrews to make orders concerning certain churches of his diocese in the hands of religious who apply them to their own uses, provided they have no papal grant of them.
2 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 518.)
Mandate to the abbot of Dunfermelin not to give pontifical benediction in the mass according to the custom of Scotland and elsewhere to the people, when a bishop is present, or to give the two minor orders to persons not of his jurisdiction: notwithstanding the indult which he claims to have received. [Theiner, 50.]
3 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 518d.)
Indult, at the petition of the archbishop elect of Lyons, to Philip, son of the earl of Cornwall, clerk to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
3 Non. April.
Lyons.
(f. 519.)
Mandate to John Sarraceni, papal chaplain, dean of Wells, to make provision to Thomas, clerk of Philip called ‘Pappazura,’ of some benefice in England, with cure of souls, value from 20 to 30 marks; nothwithstanding the statute of the churches of the realm about a certain number of canons, or any papal indult.
2 Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 519.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Bardenay that they shall not be summoned to a court more than two day's journey distant from their monastery, without special mention of this indult in the apostolic letters.
Kal. April.
Lyons.
(f. 520.)
Indult to Robert de Napton, rector of Hanewell, in the diocese of Lincoln, according to the constitution of Honorius III., to study for five years in the theological faculty, notwithstanding the indult granted by the pope to the bishop of Lincoln to compel beneficed clerks to reside.
Id. Feb.
Lyons.
(f. 520d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Salisbury to make provision to Guy de Foliano, canon of Terouanne, son of the late William de Folliano, the pope's kinsman, of some prebend or other benefice in his diocese, a similar mandate to the late bishop having been of no effect.
7 Id. Mar.
Lyons.
(f. 521d.)
Dispensation, at the request of Thomas de Normanvilla, a crusader, baron of the king of Scotland, to Walter de Albamara, rector of Skillegate, in the diocese of Bath, to hold one benefice in Scotland, besides the two which he now has, value 20 marks.
16 Kal. May.
Lyons.
(f. 524d.)
Indult to Master Abel, papal chaplain, canon of Glasgow, to be ordained priest and be elected bishop, but not confirmed or consecrated without papal mandate, notwithstanding that he is son of a priest.
5 Kal. Apr.
Lyons.
(f. 525.)
Revocation of whatever has been attempted to the prejudice of the bishop of Lincoln by certain executors, who suspended him from the collation of prebends, notwithstanding indults before granted.
2 Id. April.
Lyons.
(f. 525.)
Indult to the bishops of Lincoln and Worcester to proceed, according to the pope's earlier letter, in the collection and distribution of redemptions of crusaders’ vows and legacies, or promises to the Holy Land subsidy, notwithstanding the later letter directing them to consign, and not distribute the money collected among the crusaders of England.
3 Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 528d.)
Dispensation to Master Abel, papal chaplain, canon of Glasgow, to administer any diocese of which he may be elected bishop, under hope of confirmation and consearation by the pope.
3 Id. April.
Lyons.
(f. 531.)
Confirmation, with exemplifications, of the sentence given 20 March 1248, in the suit between the bishop of St. Andrews and Andrew, a canon of Florence, son of Spillati, a citizen of the same, about the church of Potin, which Andrew said had been given by the bishop to Master Abel, canon of Glasgow, who is not to be disturbed in it, silence being imposed on Andrew. The letter of the bishop of St. Andrews is dated January 6, 1248, and that of Andrew appointing his proctor is dated Sunday after the Purification, 1248. Among the witnesses are John, canon of St. Andrews, Master Thomas de Norham, Master W. de Wischard, and John Bell, notary.
13 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 534.)
Faculty to the sister of the king of Scotland to enter two or three times a year, with six matrons, the Cistercian monastery of Doberan, in the diocese of Schwerin, of which B. de Rozstoc, her husband, is the founder. [Theiner, 50.]
6 Non. May.
Lyons.
(f. 534d.)
Licence to Master Stephen, rector of Pamaling or Pamabiling in the diocese of Lincoln, value 10 marks or a little more, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
4 Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 535.)
Mandate to Master Abel, papal chaplain, canon of Glasgow, to make order concerning the churches which some religious of the diocese of St. Andrews hold and apply to their own use. [Theiner, 50.]
3 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 535d.)
Confirmation of the postulation of the archdeacon of Wells to the bishopric by the dean and chapter, who by their proctors John Odoline and Philip de Sideham, canons of Wells, presented him to the pope [for confirmation]; in which, after examination in conjunction with the prior and convent of Bath, a compromise was come to by the two churches as to the concurrent election of the said bishop elect of Bath and Wells.
Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 536.)
Licence to Master John de Stokes, rector of Offele, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
17 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 538.)
Indult to Master Palmerius, clerk of the pope's chamber, to hold the rectory of Hertroph in the diocese of Worcester, besides canouries or prebends and pensions, and one other benefice with cure of souls, with leave to exchange it.
13 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 538.)
Grant of protection to the prior and brethren of St. Andrews, with their possessions and privileges, as specified: signed by the pope and six cardinals. [Theiner, 50.]
16 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
Indult to William de Harecurt to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
12 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
Licence to Philip de Sydeham, canon of Wells, to hold also other benefices with cure of souls.
13 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
Indult to John de Button, or Buttoyn, canon of Wells, brother of the bishop of Bath and Wells, to hold an additional benefice.
13 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
The like to Jordan Cortile rector of Kington, in the diocese of Salisbury.
15 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
Indult to the bishop of Bath and Wells that no delegate, subdelegate, executor, or conservator shall publish a sentence of excommunication, suspension, or interdict against him, without special mandate of the pope making mention of this indult.
15 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
Indult to the same not to be compelled to make provision of pensions or benefices; and benefices belonging to his advowson or collation are not to be conferred by papal or legatine letters, even if they contain the clause non obstante.
The bishop of St. Davids is appointed conservator.
15 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
Indult for three years to the dean and chapter of Wells that no delegate, or any other, shall publish ecclesiastical sentences against them.
The like to the prior and convent of Bath.
15 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539.)
Indult to the bishop and chapters of Wells and Bath that they shall not be compelled to receive anyone or assign a stall in choir and place in chapter, unless such place and stall be vacant, without special mention of this indult in the papal mandate.
12 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 539d.)
Licence to Nicholas de Gaufrido, clerk of the bishop of Bath and Wells, to hold two benefices with cure of souls.
Ibid. The like to Samuel de Molins, clerk of the said bishop.
13 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 541.)
Mandate to the dean and chapter of Wells to receive their bishop as canonically elected in the person of the archdeacon of Wells, whose postulation, made by way of compromise, and presented to the pope by their proctors and fellow canons, Master J. Odolin and Philip de Sidehan, has been examined by him.
Concurrent letter to the prior and convent of Bath who have made the postulation in conjunction with the dean and chapter of Wells.
Ibid. Monition and mandate to the bishop of Bath and Wells to govern faithfully and prudently the churches committed to him.
8 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 541d.)
Indult to Master Roger Rubeus, clerk of the bishop of Bath and Wells, rector of Cyston, in the diocese of Worcester, to hold an additional benefice.
13 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 542.)
Indult to Master John Odolin, papal subdeacon, to hold a benefice with cure of souls besides a canonry and prebend of Wells.
7 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 542d.)
Indult to the bishop of Bath and Wells that, if he or his household happen to associate with persons excommunicate, they shall not be bound by the greater excommunication.
5 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 543.)
Indult to the same to celebrate divine offices with his household, during a general interdict, in a low voice, with doors shut, and without bells, excommunicate and interdicted persons being shut out, provided that he and his household did not specifically incur the sentence.
Ibid. Faculty to the same to grant dispensations to forty persons of illegitimate birth, so that they may be ordained and obtain any benefice short of a bishopric, unless their parents were guilty of adultery or incest.
5 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 543.)
Indult to the same that he shall not be compelled by apostolic or legatine letters to make provision to any one, unless such letters make special mention of this indult, of his person, and of the churches of Bath and Wells.
5 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 543.)
Indult to Robert de Bello Campo, of the diocese of Wells, at the request of the bishop, to hear divine offices during a general interdict, with his wife and children, in places where they are celebrated by papal indult, with the usual limitations.
5 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 543.)
Faculty to the bishop of Bath and Wells to force certain rectors in his cities and dioceses to take orders and reside, notwithstanding any indult to the contrary.
7 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 543d.)
Mandate to the same to remove certain sons of priests and other illegitimate persons who hold parsonages or other benefices with cure of souls in his cities and dioceses.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to warn certain clerks of his diocese, who hold a plurality of benefices without papal dispensation, to resign some of them; the bishop is to give benefices so void to fit persons.
Ibid. Indult to the same to hold the benefices which he had before his election was confirmed, for a year from next Michaelmas, notwithstanding any collation or postulation attempted or made by anyone.
8 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 546d.)
Mandate to the prior of Holy Trinity, London, to compel certain collectors for the church of Bethleem, who detain alms collected in the name of that church, to restore the same to the bishop elect or his envoy, and to prevent anyone from interfering with the bishop's agents in England.
15 Kal. July.
Lyons.
(f. 547.)
Relaxation, addressed to all prelates and the faithful in England, of a year and forty days, for ten years, of enjoined penances to those who help to repair the church of Bethleem, now almost entirely destroyed by those who know not the way of God, urging them to receive the agents sent, and advising the archbishops and bishops to grant indulgences so that the church may be repaired by the people's alms.
Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 547.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to make provision to Robert, clerk, son of John count of Burgundy, lord of Salins, who is a kinsman of the archbishop, in some benefice in his province, value 200 marks, to the collation of whomsoever it may belong.
Kal. June.
Lyons.
(f. 547.)
Mandate to the same to make provision to the precentor of Besançon, papal chaplain, in some benefice of his province, value 50 marks, as above.
7 Id. July.
Lyons.
(f. 547d.)
Indult to Master William to hold the church of Winterton, in the diocese of Norwich, besides two other benefices with cure of souls.
2 Non. Dec.
Lyons.
(f. 547d.)
Indult, at the request of Robert de Quenci, to William de Warneford to hold the rectory of Charletun Makerel, in the diocese of Bath, besides two benefices with cure of souls, value 20 marks.

Curial Letters.

1247.
3 Kal. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 551d.)
Letter to the king of England, who has asked that the passage of the crusaders of England might be put off until a year after that of those of France, and that Guy de Lexiniaco, his brother, son of the count of La Marche, who is subject of the king of France, should lead them, though he is bound by oath to sail with the French. The pope cannot do this, but writes to the king of France asking him to consent, and also to B. queen of France, begging her to induce her son to do so. That king's further request that legacies to the Holy Land and redemption of vows should also be granted him, the pope cannot entertain, as these monies have, at the instance of his ambassadors, and of the prelates, been granted to the bishops of Lincoln and Worcester, the collectors, to be distributed to needy crusaders and inhabitants of the realm at the time of the general passage; but the pope writes to the said bishops, telling them to give the king what they can, but not to the injury of the people of the realm.
Ibid.
(f. 551d.)
Letter to the bishops of Lincoln and Worcester, informing them of the pope's reply to the king of England.
6 Id. Aug.
Lyons.
(f. 552.)
Exhortation to Lewis IX. to do what he can to meet the wishes of the king of England, as expressed above.
Ibid. The like to Queen Blanche.
3 Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 554d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Lincoln and Worcester to deposit in certain places, in the name of the Roman church, all sums collected for the Holy Land subsidy from legacies, promises, and redemption of vows, except what is assigned to R. earl of Cornwall, sending an account of the amount to the pope, so that he may dispose of it.
Id. Jan.
Lyons.
(f. 554d.)
Mandate to John Sarraceni, papal subdeacon and chaplain, dean of Wells, and Master Berard de Nimpha, papal writer, living in England, to have forgers of papal letters and bulls caught and kept in a close prison, and to take proceedings against those prelates and officials who have neglected to prosecute the said forgers.