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'Regesta 37: 1272-1275', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 441-450. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. XXXVII.

1 Gregory X.

2 Kal. June.
(f. 10.)
To Henry, bishop of London. When the late pope Clement then bishop of Sabina, was legate in England, he issued sentences of interdict and excommunication against Simon, earl of Leicester, Hugh le Despenser, and others their accomplices, and against the citizens of London and inhabitants of the Cinque Ports and others, who hindered the bishops from coming to him, and in other ways gave help to the barons, even by the king's order, as the king was then in their hands, so that his acts were not valid; bishop Henry not obeying the legate's order or observing the said sentences, incurred excommunication; and being one of the nine counsellors elected by the barons without whom the king could do nothing, he shared their responsibility and penalty, yet during the interdict continued to celebrate divine offices; wherefore Ottobon, cardinal of St. Adrian's, papal legate, suspended him, and cited him to Rome; but now that the bishop has come to Rome, and shown his humility and devotion, and on petition of Edward, the king's son, that most gentle and forgiving of men the pope dispenses the bishop from irregularity, relaxes the suspension, and restores him to the exercise of his office in spirituals and temporals.
10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 14.)
Confirmation of the election of Hugh, bishop of Aberdeen, then chancellor of that church, made by the dean and chapter, and presented to the pope by Masters Roger de Castello and Thomas de Bennam, their proctors.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter; to the clergy and to the people of the diocese; and to the king of Scotland. [Theiner, 101.]
3 Id. July.
(f. 14d.)
Confirmation of the election of Nicholas, archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland, then a canon of that church, made and presented by the chapter. The bishop of Tusculum has consecrated him, and the palliumis given.
Ibid. Concurrent letter to the chapter, to the suffragans; to the people of his dioces; and to nobles; and to vassals of the see. [Theiner, 101.]
5 Id. July.
(f. 21.)
Licence to Henry, bishop of London, whose suspension has been relaxed, to make provision to fit persons of the prebends and benefices which Fulk, archdeacon of Colchester, and Godfrey de Sancto Dunstano, of the diocese of London, appointed by Ottobon, cardinal of St. Adrian's, to administer the diocese, have committed to the custody of divers clerks, who wrongfully detain them.
5 Id. Oct.
(f. 22.)
Appointment of Robert de Kilwardeby, a Friar Preacher, to be archbishop of Canterbury. The prior and convent having appointed seven monks to elect, the prior was elected, but on the king's opposition, he resigned all right in the election.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the prior and convent; to the clergy, and to the people of the city and diocese; and to the suffragan bishops.
8 Kal. Nov.
(f. 25.)
Declaration and definitive sentence by the pope in regard to the prebend of Warthill, in the church of York, held by Ancherus, cardinal of St. Praxed's, which pope Urban directed the bishop of Winchester to exchange for another of greater value, the said bishop mediating between the cardinal or his proctor, and the archbishop of York, and arranging that while the cardinal held the prebend of Warthill the archbishop and his successors should pay the cardinal a yearly pension of 80 marks until provision of a prebend of 100l. a year was made to him; and when a certain prebend became void by the death of MasterPeter called ‘Egiptius’ de Ferentino, which pope Urban had reserved, it was given to cardinal Ancherus on his resigning Warthill, the pension of 80 marks being ordered to be continued until provision was made to him of a prebend worth at least 100l.; and on a question arising between the cardinal and Master William, chancellor of York, who held Master Peter's prebend, contending that it belonged to him by the late archbishops collation, the matter was examined by Ottobon, cardinal of St. Adrian's, papal legate, who remitted the process to the pope, by whom it was committed to cardinal Ottobon, then returned to the papal court, who reported to the pope that on the day of Master Peter's death pope Urban reserved the prebend, and on the following day gave it to cardinal Ancherus; and though, on the other side, it was asserted that the archbishop's collation to the chancellor was made on the day of Peter's death, such allegation is absurd and impossible, as no notice from Viterbo, where Peter died, could come to England in a day; so that the genuineness of the archbishop's collation, to which the dean and chapter testify, cannot be proved. The pope therefore orders any detainer of the said prebend to be removed, and the cardinal to be put in possession of it, silence being imposed on the chancellor, and the pension due up to next Martinmas to be paid.
8 Kal. Nov.
(f. 25d.)
Concurrent mandate to the prior of Holy Trinity, London, and to the archdeacon of Rochester.
6 Kal. Dec.
(f. 27d.)
Dispensation to S. bishop of Chichester, who, in the late disturbances of the realm, disregarded the sentences of excommunication and interdict issued by the bishop of Sabina, papal legate, afterwards pope Clement, against those who took the part of Simon de Montfort and others, and being one of the counsellors of the realm, joined them in their deliberations, thereby incurring excommunication, and was suspended by Ottobon, cardinal of St. Adrian's, then legate, from office and benefice; but now, on his coming to the apostolic see with humility and devotion, the pope hoping that he will be constant to the king and his eldest son, absolution from the excommunication having been given, dispenses him on account of irregularity, and relaxes the suspension.
5 Kal. Jan.
(f. 35.)
Confirmation to Matthew, bishop of Ross, of his election to that see, made by the dean and chapter, who empowered Matthew, then succentor, the dean, the precentor, the chancellor and the treasurer, to choose their bishop. The pope has consecrated him, and orders him to govern the see over which he has been placed.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter; to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese. [Theiner, 102.]
18 Kal. Feb.
(f. 40.)
Provision to Master Jordan, papal chaplain, canon of York, brother of J[ohn], cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, of the prebend of Fentone, held by Peter, archbishop of Narbonne, papal chamberlain and notary, at the time of his promotion, notwithstanding that the pope had reserved the first void prebend to the chancellor, or any statute or indult to the contrary. The indult granted to him by pope Clement in regard to parish churches annexed to a prebend given him by the pope, and his other benefices, is to remain in force.
Ibid. Concurrent mandate to the bishop of London and to Master Raymund, papal chaplain, secular prior of St. Caprasius, Agen,

Curial Letters.

2 Kal. Oct.
(f. 56.)
Request to the bishop of Winchester to use his influence in obtaining from all the prelates of the realm the subvention to the crusade, lately joined by the king's sons Edward and Edmund, as the pope has directed in letters sent to the prelates by Master, Raymund de Nogeriis and Peter de Ausona, canon of St. Martin's, Tours.
Ibid. The like to the archbishop of York, the bishops of London, Norwich, Worcester, Exeter, and Durham, and to the abbots of St. Albans and Westminster.
3 Kal. Oct.
(f. 56.)
Mandate to Master Raymund de Nogeriis, papal chaplain and Peter de Aussona, canon of St. Martin's, Tours, to compel the bishop of Lismore or his executors to pay over the money collected by him from redemption of Holy Land vows, under order of Ottobon, cardinal of St. Adrian's, with power to give whatever quittance may be necessary. [Theiner, 102.]
Ibid. Mandate to the same, to compel the bishop of Lismore or his executors to pay money he has collected from the procurations due to the cardinal legate, which, together with the sums paid over under the above mandate, is to be applied to the Holy Land subsidy. [Theiner, 102.]
4 Kal. Oct.
(f. 56d.)
Mandate to Master Raymund de Nogeriis, papal nuncio, to examine the two wills made by B[oniface], late archbishop of Canterbury, and compel the executors to proceed according to either will, as shall appear effectual, and to pay over whatever sums have been left to the Holy Land subsidy and the Roman church.
Ibid. The like to the same and to Peter de Ausona, in regard to the will of John Mansel, papal chaplain.
Ibid. Mandate to the same, to compel Roger de Leyborne, of the diocese of Canterbury, who, on taking the cross and saying that he was ready to set out, received 1000 silver marks from Ottobon, cardinal of St. Adrian's, then papal legate, but kept the money and did not go, to pay over the whole sum, under pain of excommunication and interdict.
3 Non. Oct.
(f. 58.)
Mandate to the same, to cause the tenth of church revenues for two years to be collected as ordered from all prelates of the realm, Templars, Hospitallers, and Cistercians excepted, to meet the expenses incurred by the king's son Edward and his brother Edmund, on joining the crusade, to be deposited in the New Temple at London or elsewhere, and inform the pope of the amount and the place where it is deposited.
Kal. April.
(f. 69–73.)
[Letters relating to the citation of and sentence against, Guy de Montfort on the death of Henry of Almain.

2 Gregory X.

3 Kal. May.
(f. 80d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, on the statement of Payn de Chaourse and Robert de Tibetot of the dioceses of Worcester and Lincoln, that pope Clement ordered O[ttobon], cardinal of St. Adrian's, papal legate, to pay to each of them on their joining the crusade 600 silver marks from Holy Land redemptions and obventions collected by the provincials of the Friars Preachers and Minors; the said persons, together with the king, having spent much more than the above sum on fulfilling their vow, and hastening their journey, have received nothing. The archbishop is ordered, if the above statement is true, to make the provision ordered by the said cardinal.
Kal. April.
(f. 80d.)
Dispensation, at the queen's request, to her clerk, Henry de Widestoke, rector of Combe, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold other benetices to the total value of 100 marks sterling a year, and on resigning Combe to accept one or more benefices up to the same limit.
Non. May.
(f. 81d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Moray, Aberdeen, and Glasgow, to inquire into the learning and general fitness of Master Robert, dean of Dunkeld, who has been elected by the canons to that see, and on finding him to be fit to confirm the election, and to consecrate him, receiving his oath of fealty to the pope. [Theiner, 103.]
Id. Mar.
(f. 82.)
Mandate to the bishops of Moray, Aberdeen, and Argyle, to inquire into the life and general fitness of Master William, papal chaplain, archdeacon of St. Andrews, who has been elected by the prior and chapter to that see, void by the death of Gamelin, and if they find him fit, to confirm the election and consecrate him, receiving his oath of fealty to the pope. [Theiner, 103.]
3 Non. Dec.
(f. 87d.)
Mandate to Master Raymund de Nogeriis, papal chaplain and nuncio in England. The pope hears that Waltham Abbey is oppressed by debt since the election of Richard de Heregens, one of the canons, three years ago, who died at Bologna, on his way to the Holy See for benediction, and fears that the monastery may suffer on account of the voidance. If the prior and convent have elected an abbot before this letter reaches him, he is to confirm the election; if not, he is to fix a time for it, and then confirm it. If the election is not canonical, or an unfit person is elected, he is to annul it, and with the counsel and assent of the archbishop of Canterbury, the guardian of the Friars Minors, and John de Derlinton, a Friar Preacher, of London, or any two of them, to appoint a member of the monastery, if any be fit; if not, some one of the order, receiving from him the oath of fealty to the Roman church.
12 Kal. Jan.
(f. 88.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Winchester, and Master Raymund do Nogeriis, papal chaplain and nuncio in England. On the statement of the prior and convent of the Holy Cross, Waltham, that on the election of Richard de Heregens certain canons making opposition put the monastery to great expense, it was agreed by thirty-six of their number to nominate two of the canons, and to pray the pope to appoint one of them. When the votes were taken, the prior and thirty canons chose Reginald de Maydenethe the cellarer, and seventeen others Richard the sub-prior. The pope, knowing nothing of either of them, desires the above, or two of them, to choose one of those named, or if neither be fit, to appoint another of the convent or order.
2 Non. June.
(f. 92d.)
Faculty to the dean and chapter of Caithness to elect a fit person to be bishop, their election of Nicholas, abbot of Scone, in the diocese of St. Andrews, having, on its being presented to the pope by Master Henry de Nottingham, been cancelled on account of the abbot's intolerable lack of learning.

Curial Letters.

Id. April.
(f. 101d.)
Intimation of the council to be held at Lyons, and mandate to the archbishops of York, Canterbury, Dublin, Cashel, Tuam, Armagh, their suffragans, and other prelates to attend it.
Ibid. Letters to the kings of England, Scotland, and other countries, announcing the council, and inviting them to attend it.
3 Kal. Dec.
(f. 108d.)
To Edward I., informing him what the pope has done in regard to Guy de Montfort, and the penance performed by him; the pope has ordered cardinals R. of St. Angelo's and J[ohn] of St. Nicholas in Carcere to imprison the count in some castle in the States of the Roman church, and, as the pope is absent, to be guarded by C. king of Sicily and others. The pope desires credence for Gerard de Roscillon.
Kal. Dec.
(f. 109.)
To the same. The pope is surprised to hear that he has fixed his coronation at the same time as the general council, where his presence would be desirable on account of his knowledge of the Holy Land, and also that of the English prelates. He solicits him, therefore, to hasten or postpone his coronation.
2 Kal. Dec.
(f. 109.)
To the same, praying him to be favourable to his brother Edmund, earl of Leicester, in regard to the tenth granted by the prelates of the realm. It is better that what share his brother has may appear due to brotherly kindness than to justice. The pope desires credence for Gerard de Roscillon; congratulates him on his treatment of his mother.
Ibid. Exhortation to the queen [Eleanor] to use her influence to promote and preserve affection between her sons, the king and Edmund, especially in regard to the business of the tenth. The pope is sorry to hear that the king, on leaving Orvieto, fell sick.
To Edmund, earl of Leicester, informing him that the pope has written to the queen about the tenth granted by the prelates, and desiring him to discuss with faithful and discreet persons what Master John, the bearer of this letter, an old clerk of the pope's, tells him, and choose the method of proceeding that will be most useful and tend to peace.
11 Kal. Mar.
(f. 113d.)
Acquittance to Master Raymund de Nogeriis, papal nuncio, of a sum of 1160 marks 7s. 8d., collected by him as yearly Peter's pence in England, and paid over to Perrachius de Scovaloco and Raynald de Molendinis, Piacenza merchants.
[Marginal note.]— Cancelled because included elsewhere in a general receipt.

Holy Land Briefs.

4 Non. Mar.
(f. 117d.)
Mandate to Masters Peter de Auxonia, canon of St. Martin's, Tours, Pontius Sableri, canon of Valence, and Peter de Solario, canon of Vienne, to send to the pope by the archbishop of Corinth a copy of the will of the late archbishop of Canterbury, and to proceed cautiously in the execution of the same. They are not to be surprised that a bull without the pope's name is appended to this letter, as it is sent before his consecration.
2 Id. April.
(f. 120d.)
To Edward, son of the king of England; the pope writes on his promotion. Supposes Edward has heard how, on leaving the Holy Land with various winds, he came to Brindisi. He then set out for the Roman court, but was met in the kingdom of Sicily by ambassadors from Rome, who prayed him to turn aside to their city, which he did not do, but came to Viterbo where the court was. For eight days he put aside other business and gave his attention to the state of the Holy Land, which he had left in extreme necessity, finally determining to call a council. He has sent the archbishop of Corinth to the king of France to ask for an immediate subsidy of men and galleys; he urges Edward to do all he can for the protection and defence of the Holy Land; and has transferred the archbishop of Cosenza to the patriarchate of Jerusalem, and desires credence for him.
Ibid. The like to Edmund, the king's son, and to John, eldest son of the count of Brittany.

3 Gregory X.

10 Kal. Nov.
(f. 154d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, addressed to the abbot and convent of St. Martin's, Tours, of orders made and executed under papal mandate by Master Aymeric Guilloti, papal chaplain, appointed by the pope to hear the cause between the late Bartholomew and Aymo, monks of Tours, in regard to the priory of Holy Trinity, York, to which the abbot of Tours appointed Bartholomew, when Master Arditio, of Milan, having heard the cause, and removing Aymo, and imposing silence on him, condemned him to restore fruits received; and on appeal being made by the archbishop of York and Master Aymo, the cause was committed to Aymeric, who decided that the appeal was frivolous, and confirmed the sentence of Arditio. On the death of Clement IV. the cause was again heard under commission from Gregory X., and on Aymo and the archbishop being cited, and not appearing, they were condemned in costs, and sentence was pronounced at Lyons, 5 October, 1274.
Ibid. Concurrent mandate to the priors of Pontefract and Northampton.
Kal. Nov.
(f. 157.)
Mandate to the bishops of Moray, Aberdeen, and Argyle, to examine the merits of Archibald, archdeacon of Moray, in deacon's orders, bishop elect of Caithness. The dean and chapter, on the cancelling of the election of Nicholas, abbot of Scone, having empowered the dean, Patrick, the treasurer, and Master Roger de Castello, canon of Caithness, to choose a fit person; they elected Archebald, and presented the election to the pope by the hands of Master Roger, canon of Caithness, and Robert, perpetual vicar of Duffis, which election, having been examined by three cardinals was pronounced to be canonical, but as there was not sufficient evidence as to the fitness of the bishop elect, the pope issues this mandate, ordering the bishops, if they find him to be fit, to confirm the election, and first ordaining him priest, to consecrate him, receiving his oath of fealty to the pope. [Theiner, 104.]
12 Kal. Jan.
(f. 163d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the prior provincial of England, and John de Derlinton, of the order of Friars Preachers, to carry out the intentions of Matilda de Clara, countess of Gloucester and Hertford, who wishes to found a convent for forty enclosed nuns, under the rule of St. Augustine, and, in a place apart, for ten priests, of the order of Fontevraud, at Sandelford, in the diocese of Salisbury, where three canons of St. Augustine live without abbot or prior, and while imperfectly observing their rule have 100l. a year. The countess is prepared to augment the endowment to 200l. a year. One of the priests, with the assent of the abbots and nuns, is to preside over the others, the diocesan's rights being preserved, a fitting portion being assigned for the maintenance of the three existing canons, either there or in some place of their order.
10 Kal. Jan.
(f. 168d.)
Licence to the archbishop of Canterbury, on the death or resignation of Tedisius de Camilla, rector of Wingeham, which is in the archbishop's gift, to establish there a provost and college of secular canons, with certain prebends; the provost is to have charge of the parish, and he and the prebendal canons are to be priests; the others, either deacons or sub-deacons. The provost and canons are to receive nothing unless they reside.

Curial Letters.

15 Kal. Oct.
(f. 195.)
Commission to the archbishop of York, and the bishops of his province, in furtherance of the crusade, to apply indulgences and protect those who take the cross, ordering usurers to desist from exacting further interest, and in all cases to proceed with zeal and prudence. Where it can be done, a fifth part of tithes is to be remitted, and the remainder applied to the Holy Land subsidy. The hundredth of church revenues for the Holy Land, which in certain cases was remitted, is to be collected, and also legacies and obventions are to be deposited with those who have charge of the Holy Land subsidy. Vows may be commuted and redeemed. Those who within three years labour for this business are to enjoy the immunity and privileges granted to those who join the crusade.
The like to the archbishops of Canterbury, Cashel, Tuam, Dublin, Armagh, and the bishops of their provinces, and to other prelates in all parts of Europe.
12 Kal. Oct.
(f. 197d.)
Mandate to Master Baiamund de Vitia, canon of Asti, chaplain of Ubert, cardinal of St. Eustace's, to collect in Scotland the Holy Land tenth granted by the council of Lyons, for six years from the late feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, employing deputy collectors, who shall take an oath to receive and pay over what is due. 3s. a day are allowed for Baiamund's expenses.
The like to other collectors in various parts of Europe; and to Master Raymund de Nogeriis and John de Derlington, a Friar Preacher, in England; and to the bishop of Clonfert in Ireland.

4 Gregory X.

6 Id. April.
(f. 223.)
Commission and mandate to the bishops of St. Andrews and Aberdeen, to examine the life and morals of Master Robert de Syvin, archdeacon of Ross, elected by the dean and chapter to that see, void by the death of Matthew; the election having been presented to the pope by canons Duncan and Master William, and examined by three cardinals, and found to be canonical; but as there is not sufficient evidence of the fitness of the bishop elect, the pope issues this mandate. If the bishops find that he is a fit person they are to confirm the election, and, with another bishop, consecrate him, receiving his oath of fealty to the pope. If not, they are to cause another election to be made. [Theiner, 106.]
9 Kal. June.
(f. 280.)
Mandate to the bishops of St. Andrews and Dunkeld to examine the election of the bishop elect of Brechin, the see being void by the death of dean William, bishop elect, on which the dean and chapter appointed three of their number to take their votes, when William Cumyn, a Friar Preacher (professor of theology at Perth), was chosen, and Godfrey and Reginald, canons of Brechin, proctors for the chapter, presented the election to the pope for confirmation; but as the pope is unable to examine it, he issues this mandate, ordering them, if they find it canonically made, and if a fit person to confirm it, and consecrate the bishop elect, receiving his oath of fealty to the pope. [Theiner, 106.]
4 Kal. July.
(f. 231.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to do nothing further in regard to Tedisius de Camilla, rector of Wingham and Terringes, cousin of O[ttobon]. cardinal of St. Adrian's, until he hears further from the pope. The archbishop had insisted on his ordination and residence, and sequestrated his benefice. Commends him for his obedient answer to the letter of [Ubert] cardinal of St. Eustace's, bidding him desist from proceeding against the said rector. The pope reserves to himself the said churches and other benefices held by Tedisius, who is ready to obey the pope's orders promptly.
Id. July.
(f. 231.)
Mandate to the same to grant a dispensation at the king's request, setting forth that whereas enmity existed between himself and his father king Henry on one side, and Henry de Hastinges and his friends on the other, because he had opposed the king, the king and his brother William de Valentia, earl of Pembroke, their kinsmen and friends, purposed to make marriage between John son of Henry, and Isabella daughter of William, who were in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, for the purpose of settling this enmity. The necessary dispensation is therefore to be granted, if the said marriage will be conducive to peace in England.
16 Kal. Aug.
(f. 132.)
Mandate to the same, at the queen of England's request, to make provision to Master William de Alpibus, clerk, her physician, of some benefice in the diocese of Canterbury, and to induct and defend him in possession of the same, notwithstanding any papal indult to the contrary, or that he is precentor of [Cividale in] Friuli and holds the annexed church of Garcino.