Regesta 42
1281-1284

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1893

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'Regesta 42: 1281-1284', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 475-479. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96036 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. XLII.

1 Martin IV.

1281.
12 Kal. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 9.)
Request to Edward I. to pay the yearly cess of 1000 marks, due for three years past, to Master Geoffrey, clerk of the papal camera.
Ibid. Mandate to the said clerk to present the above letter to the king, and, on receiving the money, to assign it to a firm of Sienese merchants.
Ibid. Faculty to the same to return to the king the four years cess as soon as satisfaction has been made.
Ibid. Injunction to the same not to reveal to anyone that he has the above faculty, and not to write letters about it unless the king, in need of the said return, puts off payment of the cess; but if he does not for such cause put it off, the said clerk is to cancel the pope's letter, and return it, under seal, by a faithful messenger.
1282.
10 Kal. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 25d.)
Faculty to Master Geoffrey de Veçano, canon of Cambray, clerk of the papal camera and nuncio, to exact and receive Peter's pence and other dues in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland with powers to compel debtors and detainers of the same.
Non. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 26.)
Mandate to the same to enquire into the way in which Peter's pence has been collected by archbishops, bishops, and other prelates in England, who, it is said, keep back part of it, and to apply such remedy as may be had without scandal.
Non. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 26.)
Mandate to the same to enquire and report to the pope as to the custom, mentioned in his letters, of some clerks and laymen of the realm to insert in contracts a certain penalty to be applied to the Roman church or the Holy Land, which suffer loss because no commission has been given to anyone in those parts to exact such penalties.
Id. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 26.)
To the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other prelates of England, informing them that Master Geoffrey is sent to collect the cess and other dues, and, that there may be no doubt about the items, they are here appended. In the diocese of Canterbury, the monastery of St. Saviour, Faversham, I silver mark; in that of London, the church called ‘Florecia,’ 1 gold piece; in that of Exeter, the church of Bodmin (Bomine), 1 malachin (fn. 1) ; in that of Winchester, the monastery of St. Peter, Chertsey, 4 gold pieces; in that of Salisbury, the monastery of St. Aldhelm [Malmesbury], 1 ounce of gold; in that of Coventry, the monastery of Bredon, 2 bezants; in that of Lincoln, the monastery of St. Albans, 1 ounce of gold marabuts; the monastery of Maluebien, 1 ounce of gold; the monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, Chauecumb, 1 obolus massubut; in the diocese of Norwich, the monastery of St. Edmund, 1 mark; in that of Ely, the hospital of Angleshei, 1 melachin; in that of York, the church of the canons regular of St. Mary, Carlisle, 1 silver mark, yearly; now it is the episcopal church; the Cistercian house has to pay for the church of Scadeborch each year 1 obolus massamutinus. In Scotland, in the diocese of St. Andrews, which belongs to the pope, the abbey of St. Thomas the Martyr, Aberbunchre, 2 bezants; the abbey of Lindores, 2 bezants; the abbey of Kelso, 1 mark sterling; in the diocese of Glasgow, which belongs to the pope, the [cathedral] church, 3 marks yearly; the abbey of St. Mary, Jeddewrth, 1 marabut and 1 campul; in the diocese of Aberdeen, which belongs to the pope, Willicrist, earl of Mar, 2s., which he ought to send by the Hospitallers, by order of cardinal J. de Salerno; the church of St. Mary, Mutimusth, 2s. In Ireland, in the diocese of Dundaleglas, the church of St. Patrick, Down, half an ounce of gold; in the church of St. Mary, Louth, 20s.; in Inniscathay (Insula Gathay), the hospital of St. John, Dublin, 2s.
Non. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 27.)
Appointment of Master Geoffrey de Veçano, clerk of the papal camera, to exact and receive in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, moneys promised to the Holy Land, redemptions of crusaders vows, legacies, or any other sums, except tenths, designated for the Holy Land; with powers to compel debtors and detainers, and faculty to apply ecclesiastical censures. Money so collected is to be placed in security, and vouchers sent to the pope.

3 Martin IV.

1283.
Non. July.
Orvieto.
(f. 33d.)
To Edward I., expressing surprise at his offering his daughter Eleanor in marriage to Alfonso eldest son of Peter late king of Aragon, whom the pope deprived of his kingdom, and urging him to revoke any treaty or other step he may have taken in the matter. Alfonso and Eleanor are related in the fourth degree of kindred, as the king must know that the countess of Provence, his mother's mother, was sister of Amadeus, count of Savoy, whose daughter, king Peter's wife, was the mother of Alfonso.
3 Non. July.
Orvieto.
(f. 58.)
To the same, reproving him for having laid hands on the tenth in aid of the Holy Land, for doing which his letters offer frivolous excuses; and urging him to restore the said money.
3 Non. July.
Orvieto.
(f. 59.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to go to the king and induce him to restore within one month the Holy Land tenth, and to report to the pope what he and the king have said.
1284.
Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 85.)
To Edward I., urging him to pay the annual cess of 1000 marks, two years of which were due last Michaelmas, to Master Geoffrey, clerk of the papal camera.
Ibid. Mandate to the said Master Geoffrey to present the above letter to the king, and insist on payment of the cess, which, when paid, he is to assign to members of firms of Florentine, Sienese, and Lucchese merchants resident in England; sending vouchers from the same to the pope.
Ibid. Faculty to the same to return to the king, on his giving full satisfaction, the two years cess due to the pope and the Roman church.
8 Id. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 88.)
Mandate and faculty to Berard, papal chamberlain, to take all necessary measures in regard to the collectors in England and Ireland of the Holy Land tenth, and the merchants to whom the sums collected have been consigned, so as to ensure integrity and accuracy in the accounts; and to protect the merchants and their heirs against undue claims. [Theiner, 127.]

4 Martin IV.

4 Non. April.
Orvieto.
(f. 91.)
To Boninus Philippi, of the firm of Circuli, citizen and merchant of Florence, who by order of Berard, papal chamberlain, has paid 3300 marks of the Holy Land tenth collected in England, to firms of Florence, Lucca, and Siena, giving him full receipt for the same, and securing him, his firm, their heirs and successors from future molestation in regard to the same.
Ibid. The like to Cieffus Bonisigna, of the firm of Scala, of Florence, touching a sum of 4300 marks.
Ibid. The like to Walter Angelocci, of the firm of Frescobaldi, of Florence, touching a sum of 3057 marks.
Ibid. The like to Bartolinus Pantasse, of the firm of Ghetti, of Florence, touching a sum of 300 marks.
7 Kal. June.
Orvieto.
(f. 97d.)
To Edward I. [A copy of the letter in Vol. 41, containing the pope's answers to the eight petitions of the king in regard to the tenth collected in the realm.]
Ibid.
(f. 98.)
To the same, rejoicing at what the pope has heard from the king's envoys in regard to his joining the crusade, and inciting him to carry out his purpose.
Ibid.
(f. 98d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Worcester and Bangor, to enquire into the matter laid before the pope by the king in regard to the homicides of regular and secular clergy and laymen, sacrileges, rapines, burnings, and violences committed during the disturbances between the late king Henry and Simon de Montfort, and king Edward and Llewelyn, calling himself prince of Wales, whereby a multitude of people are excommunicate. The pope orders the above bishops to enjoin and impose satisfaction and penances, and to give such absolution, and dispensation as they shall see fit and necessary.
Ibid.
(f. 99.)
Mandate to the bishop of Exeter, on petition of Matilda de Clara, countess of Gloucester and Hertford, patroness of the church of Legh, in which the order of St. Augustine is instituted, which by neglect of the canons has so suffered both spiritually and temporarily, that four of the seven canons have betaken themselves to other places, the other three remaining in a state of great indigence. The said countess wishing to restore the said church, proposes to place in it, including the abbess, forty canonesses of the same order, and is ready to endow it with 200l. a year. The pope orders the bishop to take such steps as are necessary to carry out the purpose of the countess.
Id. Aug.
Citta della Pieve.
(f. 104d.)
Receipt in full to Cieffus Bonisigna, of the firm of Scala, citizen and merchant of Florence, for the sum of 1514 marks 7s. 10d. of the Holy Land subsidy collected in England, and deposited with him, and now paid in through his firm.
Ibid.
(f. 106.)
Repeated mandate to Master Baiamond de Vitia, canon of Asti, collector of the tenth in Scotland, to pay over the whole of it to members of firms of Florence, Siena, and Lucca, and to cause all persons with whom any sums collected have been deposited, or to whom a loan has been made, to assign them in proportion to the said firms on behalf of the Roman church and the Holy Land within three months, any papal mandate ordering him to assign the same to other firms notwithstanding; with authority to apply ecclesiastical censures, and to call in the aid of the secular arm. Receipts in duplicate are to be taken, one of which is to be sent to the pope. If he neglect or is remiss in carrying out this order, Master Geoffrey, clerk of the papal camera, and John de Luco, canon of London, have orders to cite him, being deprived of his benefices, to appear before the pope within two months immediately following the limit of three months already allowed him in which to fulfil the pope's order.
8 Id. Aug.
Citta del la Pieve.
(f. 105d.)
Mandate to the above Master Geoffrey and John de Luco to carry out the above order, and on Baiamond's failing to obey the pope's mandate to fulfil it themselves.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to pay over to certain firms of merchants of Florence, Siena, and Lucca, in proportion, all the Holy Land tenth collected in England, wherever deposited, on behalf of the Roman church and the Holy Land, compelling depositaries, if necessary, by ecclesinstical censure, and taking duplicate receipts, one of which is to be sent to the pope; with power to compel the production of papers relating to the tenth.
4 Non. Sept.
Citta del la Pieve.
(f. 108.)
To Cambinus Forensis, of the firm of Falconeri, of Florence, giving him a receipt for a sum of 1840 marks 5s. 4d. of the Holy Land tenth collected in England, and paid over to firms of Florentine, Sienese, and Lucchese merchants.
Id. Oct.
Perugia.
(f. 110d.)
Mandate to J. cardinal of St. Cecilia's, papal legate, to compel the firms of Kardellini, Squarcialupi, and others, who have received sums from the collectors of the Holy Land tenth in England, Portugal, and Almain, to pay over the same, and to report to the pope what he has done.

Footnotes

1 A Hispauo-Saracenic coin.


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