Regesta 45
1290-1291

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1893

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'Regesta 45: 1290-1291', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 512-527. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96039 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. XLV.

3 Nicholas IV.

1290.
3 Non. Mar.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 3d.)
Indult at the request of H[ugh of Evesham], cardinal of St. Laurence's in Lucina, to his proctor and chaplain John Blondel, canon of Limerick, to hold his canonry and a prebend, besides the church of Niddefeld, in the diocese of Worcester.
Non. Mar.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 3d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to those penitents who visit Westminster Abbey on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, and on that of St. Edward, king and confessor, whose body lies there.
Id. Mar.
Ibid.
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to those penitents who visit the church of All Saints, Kingorn in the diocese of St. Andrews, on the feasts of All Saints, the Assumption, and St. Leonard, in their octaves, and on the anniversary of the dedication of the church.
Ibid. Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to those penitents who visit the church of Jeddewrt, in the diocese of Glasgow, on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin and of St. Catherine the Martyr, in their octaves, and on the anniversary of the dedication of the church.
Non. Mar.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 4.)
Indult to Isabella de Marchia, lady of Chantotey, in the diocese of Angers, aunt of the king of England, to visit thrice a year, with six matrons, the monastery of sisters of St. Clare at Gliesche, in the diocese of Chartres, which she has endowed.
Kal. Mar.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 5d.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Carlisle to make enquiry and grant a dispensation to Thomas called ‘Brethon,’ of Appelby, and Helen, daughter of John de Berewys of his diocese, who intermarried in ignorance that there was some degree of kindred between them, to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring their offspring, past and future, legitimate.
10 Kal. April.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 16.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the Augustinian monastery of Kenilworth on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and of St. Augustine in whose honour the church is built.
10 Kal. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 17d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to confer the chapel or sacristy in his city held by the late Percival de Lavania, brother of pope Adrian, who died at Rome, on some Englishman of legitimate birth, either master of theology, doctor of canon or civil law, with the obligation of residence.
Ibid. The like to the bishop of Lincoln touching the archdeaconry of Buckingham and the canonry and prebend of Lincoln, held by the late Percival de Lavania, but the prebend is to be divided into two.
7 Id. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 18.)
Mandate to the bishops of Angouléme and Perigueux to ascertain whether the amicable composition made between the king of England and the bishop and chapter of Bazas, about the temporal right over that city, is of use to that church, and to send a written report to the pope.
2 Kal. Mar.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 18d.)
Commission to the bishop of Coventry to grant a dispensation to Richard de Brunesgrave, priest, canon of the Augustinian monastery of Kenilworth, in his diocese, of illegitimate birth, so that he may minister in the orders he has received, and accept the office of prior or any other administration of his order.
Ibid. The like on behalf of Thomas Rockesden, priest, canon of the said monastery.
Ibid. The like on behalf of Roger de Saltford, priest, canon of the said monastery.
8 Kal. April.
(f. 20d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the Carmelite friars in London on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin and in their octaves.
3 Id. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 26.)
Dispensation to Simon de Janvilla (Geynville) and Joan called ‘Leonem,’ of the diocese of Meath, to intermarry. Simon's father Geoffrey having petitioned, that whereas the land of Ireland and its inhabitants did not, as they are bound, obey either the pope or the king, but, as if unbridled, strayed over the plain of licence, king Henry, by the pope's desire, entered the land with an army and reduced it and its inhabitants to obedience to the apostolic see, and to himself and his successors, appointing men of another nation to continue there the said obedience, among whom Geoffrey, having married a noble lady of those parts, and obtained a large estate, has constantly endeavoured to keep the peace and retain the inhabitants in obedience: to that end he requires many kinsmen and friends by marriages, who cannot be easily obtained, except with the great folk of those parts, many of whom are related to his sons in a prohibited degree; he prays therefore for a dispensation for the said Simon and Joan, being in the fourth degree of kindred. [Theiner, 151.]
5 Id. May.
Rome.
(f. 26d.)
Mandate, on the petition of queen Eleanor, to the abbot of St. Edmunds, in the diocese of Norwich, to appropriate to the prioress and Cistercian convent of Marham the church of Stowbidon, in the said diocese, with consent of the bishop and chapter.
15 Kal. July.
Orvieto.
(f. 26d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of Holy Cross monastery, Waltham, on the feasts of the Invention and Exaltation of the Cross.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the church of St. Albans on the feasts of that saint.
Ibid The like to those who visit the church of St. Mary, Coventry, on the feasts of her purification, assumption, annunciation, and nativity.
Non. Mar.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 31.)
Mandate to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, on petition of the prior and convent of Kenilworth, that on visiting that monastery he is not to bring seculars into the enclosure, and no more than two or three of his canons in fitting habit.
2 Non. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 32.)
Commission and mandate at the request of queen Eleanor, to the bishop of London, to make inquiry and grant a dispensation to Robert de Kirkested and Matilda de Cantilupo of his diocese, who intermarried in ignorance that John de Cantilupo, her former husband, was related to Robert in the third degree of kindred, to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring their offspring legitimate, they having several sons.
Non. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 33d.)
Inhibition, addressed to the prior and chapter of Worcester, forbidding the archbishop of Canterbury, when visiting their monastery, to introduce seculars into their chapter or enclosure, and allowing only religious of their or some other monastery to accompany him at such times, as prejudice may arise to them from the revelation of what needs correction to such persons.
Id. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 34.)
Dispensation to Master Rayner de Vitio, priest, to retain the rectory of Hese, in the diocese of London, with fruits received, as well as that of Herringswell, in the diocese of Norwich, value 17 marks sterling, which he previously held, on condition of resigning Herringswell within a year; he having neglected to be ordained priest within a year, as he should have been, according to the constitutions of the council of Lyons; he is also to apply some portion of the fruits received to the said churches.
5 Id. June.
Orvieto.
(f. 35.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Stowe to grant the place held by the Friars of Penitence of Jesus Christ, which they are about to leave, to the master and brethren of Sempingham, who often send members of their order to study at the castle of Cambridge, and need a house there, in which they intend to have a canonry; a rair price being paid for the said place, which is to be deposited in safety for the Holy Land subsidy, or some other purpose, as pleases the pope.
10 Kal. Aug.
[The date has been altered.]
Orvieto.
(f. 39d.)
Faculty to the archbishop elect of Cashel to grant a dispensation to William Patricii, priest of his diocese, already dispensed by Gregory X. on account of illegitimacy, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, to Le promoted to any dignity, but he is not to receive pontifical dignity without licence.
13 Kal. June.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 42.)
Dispensation to Thomas de Goldebornh (or Goldeborch), who is under twenty-one years of age, to retain the rectory of Kirketon, in the diocese of Lincoln, which he acquired since the council of Lyons, although he has not been ordained within the year; a portion of the fruits received is to be applied to the said church.
Ibid. The like to Antony de Goldborch, rector of the church of Goldeborch, in the diocese of York.
Id. Mar.
St. Mary's Major.
(f. 42.)
Faculty to the bishop of Durham to grant the office of notary public to three fit persons, receiving their oath according to a form quoted.
Kal. July.
Orvieto.
(f. 43.)
R. papal chaplain, abbot, and the Benedictine convent of Croyland, are freed from the payment of a pension of 80 marks sterling, charged on the parish church of Quappelade, in the diocese of Lincoln, granted to their uses, hitherto held by Francis de Foliano, canon of Reggio (in Emilia), between whom a question had arisen, the said canon having died at Rome, so that the church may be held entirely to their uses.
Non. July.
Orvieto.
(f. 49d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Worcester to grant leave to the abbot and convent of Winchecumbe to wear caps of black skin, which are to be removed at the gospel and the elevation.
15 Kal. Aug.
Orvieto.
(f. 51.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Davids to grant a dispensation to Richard de Stakepol and Lucy de Rannvilla, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage they have contracted, they being related in the fourth degree of kindred; the marriage having been made in order to put an end to the enmities which have long subsisted between the two families.
Ibid.
(f. 52.)
Commission to the same to grant a dispensation to Hewel called ‘Vechan,’ son of Hewel Abrisgrit and Eva Kemraes, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage they have contracted, they being related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. They are to make oath that at the time of their marriage they were ignorant of the impediment.
15 Kal. Aug.
Orvieto.
(f. 57d.)
Mandate, on the queen's petition, to the bishop of Winchester, the abbot of Westminster, and the dean of Bayeux, to appoint one of her clerks to a canonry and prebend of Dublin, inducting and defending him in possession of the same, provided that he does not hold more benefices with cure of souls.
Ibid.
(f. 58.)
The like on the queen's petition, to the same, in the church of London.
Ibid. The like on the queen's petition, to the same, in the church of Lichfield.
4 Non. Aug.
Orvieto.
(f. 63.)
Indult to Master Robert de Pickeringe, D.C.L., rector of Bilton, in the diocese of York to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Ibid. Indult to Master William de Pikeringe, doctor of canon law, to hold the archdeaconry of Nottingham, offered to him by the archbishop of York, which has no house of residence, besides the rectories of Torpenhow, in the diocese of Carlisle, and that of Birstal, in the diocese of York, which he holds by papal dispensation. Torpenhow, however, is to be resigned as soon as he begins to receive the fruits of the archdeaconry.
12 Kal. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 64d.)
Confirmation of the election of Stephen, as archbishop of Cashel, on the death of David. The dean of Cashel, Master Geoffrey, treasurer of Cork, and Nicholas Maclin, canons of Cashel, having been empowered to elect, chose Stephen, then archdeacon of Glendalough, in Dublin, canon of Cashel. He has been consecrated by the pope, and the pallium has been given him by three cardinals.
Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter, to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese, to all vassals of the see, to the suffragans, and to Edward I. [Theiner, 151.]
Ibid. Relaxation of a hundred days of enjoined penance to those penitents who visit the church of St. Giles, Wilton, in the diocese of York, on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin, St. Peter, and St. Bertha, and in their octaves.
5 Id. Aug.
Orvieto.
(f. 65d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the Friar Minors at Oxford, on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin, St. Francis, and St. Anthony.
16 Kal. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 66d.)
Relaxation of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, at Wrictebaud, in the diocese of Lincoln, on her four feasts.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr, in the Marsh of Holand in the diocese of Lincoln, on the feast of that saint, and in the octave.
Ibid. Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the monastery of Sempingham, built in honour of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Andrew, on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin and those of St. Andrew and of St. Gilbert, whose body lies there.
Kal. Sept.
Ibid.
The like to penitents who visit the church of the Friars Minors at Doncaster, in the diocese of York.
14 Kal. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 71d.)
Licence to the prior and brethren of St. Gilbert of Sempingham to have within their house a discreet and learned doctor of theology to teach those of the brethren who desire to study that science.
5 Id. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 74.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin to appoint some fit Irishman, of legitimate birth, and doctor of theology, or of canon or civil law, to the archdeaconry of Glendalough, in the diocese of Dublin, void by the promotion and consecration of Stephen, archbishop of Cashel, at Rome, and assign to him a stall in choir and place in chapter. Residence is to be enforced.
[Theiner, 152.]
Non. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 75.)
Indult to William de Ameldon (Hamelton), at the request of the king, whom he has served in the chancery for no short time, to retain the archdeaconry of York, in addition to the churches of Embleton, Micheldever, and Sawbridgeworth, and the moiety of Kirkebi in Kendale, in the dioceses of Durham, Winchester, London, and York, which he has held without papal dispensation, remitting to him fruits received, but requiring him to spend a fitting sum of money on the archdeaconry.
2 Id. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 80.)
Commission and mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to grant a dispensation to John de Ecde and Joan, daughter of Ralph de Sancto Leodegareto, of his diocese, who intermarried in ignorance that John's former wife Emma was related to Joan in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring their past and future offspring legitimate.
5 Id. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 80.)
Commission and mandate to the archbishop of Cashel to grant a dispensation to Walter called ‘Letyng,’ and Dionisia, daughter of David called ‘Machatwyl,’ of his diocese, who intermarried in ignorance that they were connected in the third degree of affinity, to remain in the marriage so contracted.
[Theiner, 152.]
17 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 82.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to require the dean and chapter, as enjoined, within fifteen days to exhibit to him their papal indult by which, as they assert they are exempt from the archbishop's visitation, and to give him an accurate copy of it; if they do not do this, the archbishop is empowered to force them to admit him to visit them, and to correct and reform whatever needs it in their churches and chapels.
Concurrent mandate to the dean and chapter of York, in whose churches and chapels grave excesses and neglect of divine worship are asserted to exist.
17 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 83d.)
To William Brunell, who, being under age after the council of Lyons, accepted the provostship of Wells, and afterwards the church of Westerham, in the diocese of Rochester, and was not ordained priest within a year, and, at the request of Odo de Grandison, in his twenty-third year, obtained a papal dispensation enabling him to retain the same, together with canonries and prebends of Lichfield, Salisbury, Llandaff, St. Davids, and St. Omer. Indult to him to accept the church of Donton, in the diocese of Salisbury, on resigning that of Westerham, and to retain his other benefices with a canonry and prebend of York, which he has obtained since the above dispensation, the cure of souls not being neglected.
5 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 84d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the monastery of St. Mary de Pratis, Leicester, on her four feasts and in their octaves.
Id. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 85.)
To Master Roger called ‘Brun,’ clerk, doctor of canon and civil law, of the diocese of Lincoln, whose churches of Ketering and Limpsfeld, in the dioceses of Lincoln and Winchester, together with the modest prebend of Northon, in that of Durham, are not more than enough to support him as chancellor of the university of Oxford, and auditor of causes in the province of Canterbury. Indult to him to retain the said benefices, and, on resigning Limpsfeld, to accept another with a dignity, the cure of souls not being neglected.
10 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 85.)
Dispensation to Master Roger de Wesenham, who, when rector of Reynham, value 17l., in the diocese of Norwich, accepted the archdeaconry of Rochester, offered to him by the bishop of that diocese, and held them for a year and more, to retain the same and their fruits received; a fitting sum of money is to be spent by him on the said archdeaconry and church.
15 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 86d.)
To Edward I. in answer to his letters sent by John de Burne, knight, and William de Lincolnia, skilled in the law, begging him not to take it ill that the pope, at the instance of M. cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, has conferred one prebend of York and another of Lincoln on the basilica of St. Peter and the hospital of the Holy Ghost in Saxia, about which a great stir has been made in England as an example of alienation that will bring injury to divine worship and to the maintenance of the poor in the realm. The pope points out that the basilica of St. Peter and the hospital of the Holy Ghost, to which a multitude of sick and poor flow, are legitimate objects of such donation as has been made.
5 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 87.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Argyle to make enquiry and grant a dispensation to Molmore, son of Lagmann knight, and Christiana, daughter of Alexander called ‘de Ergadia,’ knight, who intermarried in ignorance that they were connected in the fourth degree of affinity, to remain in the marriage so contracted.
8 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 87d.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Lismore to grant a dispensation to Lovis (or Lobis) Onel and Derworgul, daughter of Mahilwin Osegyth, of his diocese, who intermarried thirty years ago, in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred, to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring their offspring legitimate. [Theiner, 154.]
Ibid. Commission and mandate to the bishop of Ardfert to make enquiry and grant a dispensation to Donchurch Juvenis called ‘Marbarchy,’ and Eve, daughter of Thomas son of David, of his diocese, who intermarried before it was discovered that the late Sathin, daughter of Reginald called ‘Oneyl,’ whom Donchurch had carnally known, was related to Eve in the fourth degree of kindred, to remain in the marriage so contracted.
[Theiner, 154.]
6 Id. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 88.)
Dispensation at the request of Edward I. to his clerk Walter de Languethon, who having by papal dispensation obtained the rectories of St. Michael-on-Wyre, in the diocese of York, and Croston, in that of Coventry, afterwards accepted the church of Wallop in that of Winchester, without dispensation, and on resigning either to accept another benefice, to retain the others on resigning Wallop, and spending on it fruits received from it, together with the prebend of Turrok in Hastinges; the cure of souls not being neglected.
4 Non. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f.88d.)
Commission to the archbishop of Canterbury to make enquiry and grant a dispensation, if it can be done without scandal, to John Everard of Faversham, clerk, whose brother Thomas, a layman, at his instigation, accused before the king's justices Lora de Edingbroke and her daughter Lucy of procuring the murder of his sister John. But as Thomas was under age, the justices pronounced his accusation to be null, and afterwards themselves proceeded against the said women, found them guilty, and sentenced them to death. The said clerk therefore prays that, as he had no hand in the inquisition to which the said women were subjected, he may be dispensed so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, and this is done. [Langlois, 530.]
8 Id. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 90.)
Dispensation to Geoffrey de Viluby, priest, to retain the rectory of Clegh, in the diocese of Norwich, which he obtained since the council of Lyons, although he was not ordained priest until a few days after the lapse of the appointed time of a year.
16 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 90d.)
Appointment of William de Hothum, bishop elect of Llandaff, to that see, void by the death of William de Brequesie (Breuse). Robert, archdeacon of Llandaff, John de Radenore, Master Philip de Stanton, Henry de Brane, Ralph de Pilia, Walter de Landeforde, and other canons, elected Philip, but on the election being presented to the archbishop of Canterbury for confirmation, Bogo de Clara, chancellor, Master Geoffrey Griffin, treasurer, and David Legranbit, canon, opposed it, and appealed to the pope, which appeal the archbishop himself presented; and on the pope's appointing J. cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata, to hear the cause, Philip, not appearing, lost his right in the election, on which the pope makes the appointment as above.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of Llandaff, to the clergy and to the people of the diocese, to all vassals of the see, and to the king.
5 Id. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 91d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents, who visit the church of the monastery of St. Mary, York, on her four feasts.
8 Id. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 91d.)
The like to those who visit the church of St. Margaret, Dunfermelin, on her feast.
16 Kal. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 92.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, two or three other bishops being associated with him, to consecrate William de Hothum, bishop elect of Llandaff.
Non. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f.92d.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Andrews to make enquiry and correct and reform the Benedictine monastery of Avirbrech, (Aberbrothoc) of his diocese; Richard de Balergus and Robert de Werdal, monks of the same, having represented that Hentry, who has been abbot for five years, has so afflicted the monks that they cannot bear his tyranny, and many have left, and others intend to do so, and that the abbot has given goods of the monastery to his relations, dowering his sisters and nieces, buying for them houses and possessions, to the injury of the monastery, and committing other specified irregularities and alienations. [Theiner, 155.]
5 Id. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 93.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of Thelchuche, in the diocese of London, on All Saint's Day, to whom it is dedicated, and on the anniversary of its dedication.
8 Id. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 93.)
The like to those who visit the church of St. Andrews in Scotland, on the feasts of St. Andrew and St. Mary the Virgin, in their octaves, and on the anniversary of the dedication of the church.
Non. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 93d.)
The like to those who visit the chapel of the House of God at Berwick, in the diocese of St. Andrews, on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, and the feasts of St. Andrews, St. John Baptist, and St. John the Evangelist, and their octaves.
5 Non. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 96d.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, in accordance with letters of Innocent IV., that they shall not be summoned by papal or legatine letters more than two days’ journey from their monastery, without special papal mandate making mention of this indult.
Id. Sept.
Orvieto.
(f. 97.)
Decree, with exemplification, addressed to the abbot and convent of Lindores, in the diocese of St. Andrews, that the letters of pope Celestine [III.], dated Lateran, 8 Id. March, in his 4th year, which are wearing out with age, have their full force, and that the privileges thereby conveyed continue. The lands and possessions confirmed to the monastery are as follows: the site of their monastery, granted by earl David, brother of William, king of Scotland; a free court on their land; the church of the town of Lindores with its land, with other lands in the same town, as set forth in the earl's charter; the easements of the island called Redinche; a fishery in the Tay, near the said island; the mill of Lindores; the church of Dundee; a toft in the same burgh, free from all service; beyond Muneth, Fintreth, and its church; and in Garviah, Ledhgauel and Malind, and the church of Rothaet, with its chapels, namely, Inverurin and Munkegin; the churches of Durnach, Prame, Radinuriel, Ingemabanin, and Culsamaiel; in the bishopric of Lincoln the churches of Cunigtun, Kelalemund, with their chapels, lands, and tithes; a toft in the burgh of Inverthurin free from service; and tithes of all the earl's gains, and of the pleas within his land and without beyond Muneth, which he held when he made this gift; of all his gains from the gains of the king in the whole kingdom, and of all the property of himself and heirs beyond Muneth; by gift of the king, tofis in the burghs of Berewic, Strivelin, Karel, Pert, Forfare, Munros and Aberden; by gift of Robert de Lundres, the king's son, a toft in the burgh of Inverkethin. [Theiner, 153.]
Id. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 98.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the Friars Minors of Scardeburg, in the diocese of york, on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and those of St Francis, St. Anthony, and St. Clare.
4 Non. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 99.)
The like to penitents who visit the church of the monastery of St. Helen, London, on her feast, and those of Holy Cross.
Non. Oct.
Orvieto.
(f. 105.)
Mandate to the abbot of St. Albans and the prior of St. Andrew's Northampton, to hear, and, within six months, decide the cause between the abbot and convent of St. Martin, Marmoutier lez Tours, and the bishop of Lincoln, about his visitation of the priory of Newport Peynel, to which prior Simon de Beda admitted him, while the monks, having refused him admittance, were excommunicated by him, the said priory being immediately subject to the monastery at Tours. If this cannot be done, the cause is to be remitted to the pope.
5 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 109d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the Friars Minors at Graham, in the diocese of Lincoln, on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and those of St. Francis, St. Anthony, and St. Clare.
8 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 110d.)
Faculty to Stephen, archbishop of Cashel, to grant the office of notary public to three fit persons, receiving their oath of fealty.
5 Id. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 112.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the cathedral church of Hereford on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, those of St. Ethelbert and Holy Cross, and in their octaves.
15 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 112d.)
Faculty to John, archbishop of Dublin, to relax sentence of suspension incurred by certain prelates and clerks of his diocese who have verbally excommunicated and interdicated others, and to grant dispensations for irregularity.
10 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 112d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of Rowelle, in the diocese of Lincoln, on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin and in their octaves.
13 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 113.)
The like to those who visit the churches of the Friars Minors at London and York, on the feasts of St. Francis, St. Antony, and St. Clare, and in their octaves.
10 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 113.)
The like to those who visit the church of Ketteringe, in the diocese of Lincoln, on the feasts of SS. Peter and Paul, and the Assumption, and in their octaves.
12 Kal. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 118.)
Faculty to Blanche, wife of Edmund, earl of Leicester, to visit, accompanied by twelve matrons, the monastery of Provins in the diocese of Sens, and with eight matrons any monastery in France of England of the order of St. Clare, but they are not to eat, or spend the night with the sisters.
10 Kal. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 120.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Davids, to make enquiry and grant a dispensation to Geoffrey de Rannvile and Joan de Herefort to remain in the marriage so contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred: declaring their future offspring legitimate.
8 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 121.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Ardagh to make inquiry and grant a dispensation to John called ‘de Lamare,’ and Joan Legrosse, who intermarried in ignorance that a woman carnally known by John before his marriage was related in the third degree of kindred to the said Joan, to remain in the marriage so contracted; declaring their present and future offspring legitimate. [Theiner, 155.]
4 Kal. Dec.
Orvieto.
(f. 123.)
Mandate to the bishop of Aberdeen, the abbot of Scone, and the prior of St. Andrews, to compel Robert, bishop of Ross, to make full satisfaction to the dean and chapter in regard to the benefices, tithes, lands and rents belonging to the chapter and their vicars, which he has applied to his own uses, destroying their houses, and sequestrating their prebends, benefices, and taking their other property, seizing the goods of rectors and perpetual vicars on their death, and the first fruits, and the lands and share of fines allotted for the fabric of Ross cathedral, depriving vicars, conferring two vicarages in the cathedral on one person, extorting illegal procurations performing service in the church after his entry was forbidden, granting church possessions and goods to his kinsmen and friends, without consent of the chapter.
4 Non. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f.127.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of the monastery of St. Margaret, Marleberge, of the order of Sempingham, in the diocese of Salisbury, on the feasts of St. Margaret and St. Gilbert, and on the anniversary of the dedication.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the church of the monastery of St. Catherine, Lincoln, on the feasts of St. Catherine and St. Gilbert.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the church of the monastery of Bullington, in the diocese of Lincoln, on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and that of St. Gilbert.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the chapel of St. Helen, Wintringham, in the diocese of Lincoln, on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and those of Holy Cross and St. Gilbert.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the chapel of St. James, within the monastery of St. Catharine, Lincoln, on the feast of that saint.
Id. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 129.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to make inquiry and grant a dispensation to Matthew Rogeri and Isabella Johannis de Endredeby, of his diocese, who intermarried, and have sons, in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kinship, to remain in the marriage so contracted; declaring their past and future offspring legitimate.
Id. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 130.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of St. Giles, Desbourg, in the diocese of Lincoln, on the feasts of that saint and of the Assumption.
4 Non. Jan.
Ibid.
The like to those whose visit the church of St. Andrew, York, of the order of Sempingham, on the feasts of St. Andrew, St. Gilbert, and the dedication of the church.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the church of St. Mary, Malton, on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and those of St. Gilbert and the dedication of the church.
Id. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 130d.)
Faculty to William, bishop of Salisbury, to grant the office of notary public to two fit persons, receiving their oath of fealty.
Ibid. Licence to the same to absolve certain clerks and laymen of his diocese who, being excommunicated for laying violent hands on clerks, have been ordained and celebrated divine offices, on their giving satisfaction to those injured. If the offence is very grave, absolution must be sought at the apostolic see. In the case of clerks ignorant of the law or forgetful of the fact, he may dispense with them for irregularity, first imposing a salutary penance. Those knowingly guilty are to be suspended at his discretion.
Ibid. Licence to the same and his chaplain to celebrate privately divine offices in time of a general interdict.
14 Kal. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 131.)
Indult to William de Tylloel, precentor of Dunkeld, to hold one other benefice with cure of souls, not being a precentorship, as well as a prebend of Dunkeld.
Id. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 131d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the church of All Saints, Brede Strete, London, on the feast of All Saints and the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and in their octaves.
2 Id. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 132d.)
Licence to Master Thomas de Corbrighe, master of theology, canon of York, to whom the archbishop of York, under papal permission, gave the chapel or sacristy in York, void by the death of Perceval de Lavania, brother of pope Adrian, that he shall be considered as resident in the said chapel, if residing there the greater part of the year, or in York minister, near to which the said chapel is situated, or if absent on business of the minister or the sacristy.
13 Kal. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 133.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to acquiesce in the provision made to the above Master Thomas, and not to require him to resign the chancellorship of York before he obtains possession of the said chapel (the archbishop having, as it is said, given the chancellorship to another), and so revoke the sentence of excommunication issued against him after he had started for Rome to appeal. If the archbishop does not do this, the bishop of Durham and Master John de Luco, canon of London, have orders to compel him. The pope does not intend Master Thomas to hold both the chancellorship and chapel, but if he cannot obtain peaceful possession of the latter, he is to continue to hold the former.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Durham and Master John de Luco as above.
3 Non. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 142d.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to grant a dispensation to Master Gilbert de Segrave, rector of Harlestone, in his diocese, who has long studied in arts and theology, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
4 Non. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 143.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who visit the chapel of St. John the Evangelist, within the monastery of Sempingham, on the feasts of that saint, in their octaves and on that of the dedication of the church.
Ibid. The like to those who visit the chapels of St. Stephen and St. Catherine, within the said monastery, as above.
5 Id. Jan.
Orvieto.
(f. 143d.)
Dispensation to Walter de Dorcestria, D.C.L., who, before the council of Lyons, held, in commendam, the church of Ringstede, in the diocese of Salisbury, and afterwards that of Cattestoke, in the same diocese, the fruits of both being 10 marks sterling a year, and subsequently the subdeanery of Salisbury without papal dispensation, to retain the same; three years’ fruits of the above benefices being applied to them.
Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 146.)
Indult to Joan, countess of Gloucester and Hertford, to enter Cistercian monasteries accompanied by eight honest matrons.
10 Kal. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 146.)
Indult to William Burnell, rector of Dunton, in the diocese of Salisbury, to enjoy the fruits of that benefice for five years without residing or being ordained priest, while engaged in his studies; a vicar being appointed.
Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 146d.)
Dispensation to John de Osmele, priest, papal chaplain, archdeacon of Ely, to retain the church of Balisham, which he received without papal dispensation; a fitting portion of the fruits received being applied to the said benefice.
Ibid. Dispensation to Nicholas de Lovetot, deacon, canon of London, to retain the churches of Bowdene and Adelingflet, in the diocese of Lincoln and York, which he received without papal dispensation, and also a prebend of London; a fitting portion of fruits received applied to the said benefices.
Ibid. Dispensation to Richard de Haveringe, rector of Wemme, in the diocese of Lichfield, to retain the church of Highclere (Alta Clera), in the diocese of Winchester, which he obtained without papal dispensation; and on resigning one or both, to accept one or two other benefices; a fitting portion of fruits received being applied to the said benefices.
Non. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 146d.)
Dispensation to Ralph, rector of Tademortan, in the diocese of Lincoln, said to be learned in divers sciences, to hold also the church of Fifielde (or Filide), in the diocese of Salisbury, granted to him in commendum by the bishop of Salisbury after the council of Lyons.
Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 147.)
Dispensation to William Burnell, rector of Harwode, in the diocese of York, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
10 Kal. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 147d.)
Indult at the king's request, to William de Germenym, subdeacon, to hold the rectory of Marteshale, in the diocese of Norwich, which he accepted since the council of Lyons without being ordained priest within a year; a fitting portion of fruits received being applied to that church.
Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 147d.)
Indult to Walter de Langeton to retain for five years the rectories of St. Michael-on-Wyre and St. Michael, Croston, in the dioceses of York and Coventry and Lichfield, which he holds by papal dispensation without residing thereon or being ordained priest, whilst engaged in the king's service; the said churches being served by vicars.
4 Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 147d.)
Dispensation to John called ‘Crimbal,’ who, when under twenty-five years of age, obtained the rectory of Bramford, in the diocese of Norwich, and held it for many years without papal dispensation, to retain the same, he now being seventeen years of age; a fitting portion being applied to the said church.
Ibid. Indult to the dean and chapter of London to have their church reconciled as often as necessary by a priest in the absence of a bishop.
10 Kal. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 147d.)
Relaxation of one year and forty days to penitents who visit the cathedral of London on the feasts of SS. Peter and Paul, the Ascension, and that of the dedication of the church.
10 Kal. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 148.)
Indult to Edmund, son of Henry [III.], to enter once a year the monasteries of St. Clare and of the sisters living according to the institutes of the Friars Preachers [and] of St. Augustine in England, with eight companions, but neither to spend the night nor to eat there.
Ibid. The like to Blanche, Edmund's wife, accompanied by five or six honest matrons.
10 Kal. Mar.
Orvieto.
(f. 148.)
Dispensation to Master John de Sancto Claro, clerk, of the diocese of Canterbury, already dispensed by Nicholas III. on account of illegitimacy so as to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls, to be promoted to any dignity on condition of residence.
4 Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 148.)
Dispensation to Robert de Greswelle (or Creswell), priest, professor of logic, rector of Lakeford, in the diocese of Norwich, to retain also the moiety of Fressingfeld, the cure of souls not being neglected, and a fitting portion of fruits received being applied to the said churches.
Id. Feb.
Orvieto.
(f. 151.)
Dispensation at the king's request, to John de Langeton, to retain the rectories of Burgh under Stanmore, in the diocese of Carlisle, and Brideshale, in that of Coventry and Lichfield, which he has held without papal dispensation; a fitting portion of fruits received being applied to the said churches.

Curial Letters.

1290.
13 Kal. June.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 164d.)
To Edward I., urging him to correct and amend what has been done in the realm against the liberty of the church, as the pope has heard from William de Heudon, a Friar Preacher; the points principally complained of are the interference of secular courts in ecclesiastical affairs, the overriding of papal letters by the king's writ, and the imprisonment of church folk which amount to an usurpation of jurisdiction. If the king does not remedy this state of things, the pope will take such steps as justice requires. B[artholomew], bishop of Grosseto, the bearer of this letter, will speak to the king on the matter.
2 Id. May.
St. Mary. Major's.
(f. 165.)
To the same. The collectors of the tenth are to observe the declarations hitherto observed by the collectors of the tenth of church revenues imposed for six years by Gregory X. at the council of Lyons. Lazar-houses and hospitals are exempt, as set forth in the register of the second year of pope Nicholas. Secular clergy whose income does not exceed 6 marks are not to contribute; exemptions of military orders are therein set forth.
16 Kal. June.
St. Mary. Major's.
(f. 165d.)
To the same, touching the king's purpose in regard to the Holy Land as announced to popes Martin and Honorius, and the petitions presented by his envoys, to which the pope replied; and the points in those replies, which the king wishes to be altered, as he has signified by his envoys, Geoffrey de Janville and Masters William de Guinfolt and Thomas; and by letters of which they were the bearers. The pope has extended the time for the general passage to the Nativity of St. John Baptist, 1293, when the king has accepted, by his letters patent, the contents of this letter, and orders the tenth for six years to be assigned to the king, one-half on St. John's Day, 1291, and the other half on the same day in the following year, caution being given that if the king does not set out, the money is to be dealt with according to the terms of a deed, of which the form is given, to be signed by the king before next Candlemas. If the conditions are not carried out, the money is to revert to the Roman church.
5 Kal. July.
Orvieto.
(f. 166.)
To the same, recapitulating the letter of 13 Kal. June, and urging him to correct and amend the abuse of which the pope has heard in regard to the prohibition of appeals to the pope, and of ecclesiastical censure by those having ordinary jurisdiction in the realm. The obligation insisted that prelates and clerks are to answer before a secular judge in regard to lands and possessions not feudal which belong to their churches; and also the detention of clerks and prelates for taking game in the king's preserves. B. bishop of Grosseto is the bearer.