Regesta 109
1334

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1895

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'Regesta 109: 1334', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: 1305-1342 (1895), pp. 414-423. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96118 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CIX.

1, 2 John XXII.

Secreta.

n.d.
[Non. April.]
(f. 33d.)
To the king, exhorting him to venerate churches, honour priests, and hear divine offices with attention and reverence. Now that he has come to man's estate he is to hear the cause of the orphan, the widow, and the poor; he is to choose councillors fit to help him in the government of his realm, and judges who will not be venal. He is to have a prudent steward of his house, and to keep account of his expenses.
n. d.
[April]
(f. 38.)
To the king. Informing him that, for the support of the papal camera and the Roman church, it is necessary to demand the first year's fruits of all void benefices during three years, regular and secular, in the realms of England and Scotland, and provinces of Ireland and Wales, half of which is granted to the king.
Ibid. To Master Rigaud de Asserio, D.C.L. canon of Orleans. Mandate to hand over to the king half the first year's fruits of benefices collected by him during three years in the said realms and provinces.
8 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 40.)
To the king. Informing him that, at his request, Lewis de Bellomonte, treasurer of Salisbury, the king's kinsman, has been appointed to the see of Durham, on Wednesday before the conversion of St. Paul.
n.d.
(f. 41.)
To the queen. Informing her as above [the date of the appointment is given as the Wednesday after the conversion of St. Paul].
n.d.
(f. 41.)
To the bishop of Durham, on his promotion, made on Wednesday after the conversion of St. Paul, at the request of the kings and queens of England and France. Assuring him of the pope's assistance in ruling his diocese.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 42d.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. In answer to his letter on behalf of Master Thomas de Cobham, whom the pope has appointed to the see of Worcester.
Ibid. To the king. In answer to his letter about Master William de Melton archbishop elect of York, whose cause the pope has ordered to be heard by A. bishop of Albano. Justice requires that the cause should not be hurried, but such despatch as is possible shall be used.
4 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 42d.)
To the archbishops, bishops, and other collectors of the tenth in England for six years. Mandate to assign to the king or his agent the proceeds of the first year's collection.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 53d.)
To the king. Urging him to receive his kinsman, Thomas, earl of Lancaster, into his favour, and to punish or remove from court those who give reasonable cause of offence to the earl.
Ibid.
(f. 54.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster, whose duty, as the king's kinsman, is to promote the welfare of the king and realm, and to give his counsel and help, rejecting the suggestions of whisperers and double-tongued men. He is to punish or remove from his company those who are displeasing to the king, and to persevere faithfully in serving the king and realm.
Ibid.
(f. 54d.)
To Humphrey, earl of Hereford, whose counsels, as the pope is glad to hear, are pleasing to the king, his kinsman. Urging him to do all he can to pacify the realm, and cause royal lands occupied by enemies to be restored. The earl is enjoined to assist the king in promoting measures worthy of himself, and affording justice and clemency towards his subjects.
Ibid.
(f. 55.)
To the earl of Norfolk, to Edmund, son of the late king Edward, to Edmund, earl of Arundel, to William de Monte Acuto, steward of the king's household. The like.
Ibid. To Henry de Bellomonte, knight. Urging him to give counsel and help to the king in pacifying the realm and obtaining the restoration of lands occupied by the king's enemies.
Ibid.
(f. 55d.)
To Robert de Kendal, constable of Dover, to Hugh Dispenser the younger, knight, to Hugh Dispenser the elder, knight, to the earl of Surrey, to John, earl of Oxford. to William de la Souche, knight, to John de Sancto Johanne, knight, to William de Breuchuse, knight, to Hugh de Cu[r]teney, knight, to John de Hastings, knight, to Roger de Mortuo Mari the elder, knight, to Roger de Mortuo Mari the younger, knight, to John de Sumeri, knight, to Robert de Monte Alto, knight, to John de Grey, knight, to John de Claverigg, knight, to John de Moubray, knight, to John de Buttertourt, knight, to Robert son of Walter, knight, to William de Ros, knight, to Richard de Grey, knight. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 56.)
To the earl of Pembroke. Enjoining him to watch over and promote the peace of the king and realm.
Ibid. To Bartholomew de Badelesmere, knight, to the earl of Ulster, to the earl of Kildare, to Richard de Clare, to the earl of Karrich Maugrufin, to Maurice son of Thomas, knight, to Arnald de le Poer, to John de Barry. The like.
Ibid. To Henry de Lancastria, knight, as to his kinsman Thomas, earl of Lancaster whom he is to urge to comply with the injunctions of the pope's letter. (f. 54.)
Ibid.
(f. 56d.)
To Walter de Norwico, knight, the king's treasurer. Thanking him for what he has done for the Roman and other churches, and urging him to give his help in pacifying the realm, and restoring lands held by the king's enemies.
Ibid. To Robert de Holandia, knight. Desiring him to use his influence with Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and induce him to comply with the pope's injunctions.
Ibid.
(f. 57.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to direct the king in the way of divine laws, suggesting to him that justice and clemency bring forth peace, and bring tranquility.
Ibid. To the bishop of Norwich, to John, bishop of Ely, to the bishop of Exeter, to the bishop of Winchester, to the bishop of Chichester, to the bishop of Salisbury, to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to the bishop of St. Davids. The like.
4 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 57d.)
To the bishops of Norwich and Ely. Mandate to warn Robert de Brus, formerly, earl of Catrick who has broken his oath of fealty to the late king, as also the abettors of the said Robert, to desist from their invasion of the realm, and to restore the lands they have seized. If this monition be not obeyed, the offenders are to be excommunicated; those who have taken an oath of fealty to Robert are absolved from it, and all pacts, obligations, and confederations are dissolved. Compensation is to be made for injuries done to churches and ecclesiastics, regular and secular. [Theiner, 192.]
n.d.
(f. 58.)
To the king, whose envoys, the bishops of Norwich and Ely, Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke, Bartholomew dc Badelesmere, knight, and others, the pope has received. In consideration of the king's inability to fulfil his vow of the crusade by reason of the debts contracted by the late king, and the necessities of the realm, the amount of the first year's collection of the six years’ tenth is assigned to the king, and the collection of the rest is suspended for three years.
Ibid.
(f. 58d.)
To the bishops of Winchester and Exeter. Mandate to collect and assign to the king the tenth of ecclesiastical benefices for one year from next Michaelmas throughout the realm.
Ibid.
(f. 59.)
To all ecclesiastics in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Monition and exhortation to pay to the collectors of the tenth the sum due, which is to be assigned to the king.
4 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 59d.)
To judges not named. Mandate to warn certain mendicant friars, rectors, vicars, and chaplains in Ireland, under pain of excommunication, to desist from offering opposition to the king and inciting others to the same.
Ibid. To the king. Granting to him, at his request, a postponement for five years of the collection of the six years’ tenth imposed by the council of Vienne, desiring him to send letters patent to the pope setting forth his petition and the pope's grant in answer to it.
Ibid.
(f. 60.)
To judges not named. Mandate to publish throughout the realm, and specially in sea-ports, the sentence of excommunication against those who attack the king and invade Ireland, or in any way assist these disturbers of the peace.
n.d.
(f. 60.)
Publication of a truce for two years between the king and Robert Brus, acting as king of Scotland; with promulgation of sentence of excommunication against those who infringe the same.
n.d.
(f. 60d.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. Mandate concerning the yearly cess of 1000 marks. (As on p. 128 above.)
3 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 61.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Thanking him for the altar cloths, precious both as to texture and work, which he has sent by William, archdeacon of Chichester, papal chaplain. The pope exhorts him to urge the king to promote the peace and tranquility of the realm and the nobles.
Ibid.
(f. 61d.)
To John, bishop of Ely. Informing him that letters are sent to him under the papal seal by James de Florentia, archdeacon of Winchester.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 61d.)
To the king. Thanking him for the many and precious jewels he has sent, some of which are suitable for divine worship, and others for the pope's use.
Ibid. To the queen. The like.
12 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 67d.)
To the king. (As below, p. 434.)
n.d.
(f. 78.)
To Gaucelin, cardinal of SS. Marcellinus and Peter, and Luke, cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata. Mandate to summon those concerned, and cause to be restored certain houses and sites of mendicant orders reserved by Gregory X. for the Holy Land subsidy or the poor, which have been taken and occupied by nobles of the realm, so that they may be applied to the pious uses to which they were to be converted by the ordinaries of the places in which they existed.
8 Aug. (sic).
Avignon.
(f. 80d.)
To John de Grandisono, archdeacon of Nottingham. Thanking him for the book which the pope has accepted, and in which he finds much that is edifying collected in a compendious form.
Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 82.)
To the king. Commending to him the society of the Perusii and Bardi of Florence dwelling in England, whom the pope has empowered to receive moneys due to the papal camera.
Ibid. To Master Rigaud de Asserio. Directing him to pay over to the said society 1000 marks at a time, or a less sum, of moneys due to the papal camera, which he has collected.
18 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 88.)
To the king. Begging him to receive with favour the envoys sent by the city of Genoa, who are coming to claim compensation for injuries and loss sustained by John and Amadeus de Reto, who, under the king's safe-conduct, entered the port called ‘de Sanvis,’ (Sandwich) with a cog (choca) laden with merchandise, of which they were despoiled.
15 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 89d.)
To the king. Touching the domain of Caumont. William, lord of Caumont, states that the king granted him to re-acquire, or repayment of the purchase money, the moiety of Chateau Goutaud, in the diocese of Agen, which formerly belonged to India de Insula, his mother, and was bought by the late king Edward for 3000 pounds of Arnalds, and that in return the king was to have the part he has of Chateau Bouglon, in the diocese of Bazas by way of exchange, as is set forth in the king's letters. But as these were not sealed, the king, being then in France for the solemnisation of the knighthood (milicia) of Lewis, king of Navarre, and his kinsmen, execution of the grant was refused. The pope prays the king to have the grant duly drawn up and sealed.
Ibid. To the bishop of Winchester, the king's chancellor. Requisition to carry out the provisions of the grant as stated above.
(12 Kal. Nov.)
Avignon.
(f. 93.)
To the king. Complaining of the detestable wickedness practised against the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios, compensation indeed has been offered by the king, but no due punishment awarded to the malefactors, against whom, for the honour of the church, the pope orders temporal and spiritual proceedings to be taken.
12 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 93d.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Consoling them for the shameful treatment which they have received, and exhorting to take insults and loss of goods with patience. Proceedings are to be taken against the perpetrators, and letters giving full powers have been written to the archbishops of Canterbury, York, and Dublin. The pope has also written to the king, and to certain prelates and nobles of the realm. The cardinals are directed to be prompt, and to conduct the business with which they are accredited as occasion shall serve; they are blamed for delay, and for not having given the number and names of those who injured them, and for neglecting to tell the pope if they had the king's consent or refusal that the pope should write to Robert Bruce, as king of Scotland. As the pope sees that Robert takes this title, and as the suppression of it would hinder the treaty of peace, the pope has written to him in explanation, and also to the king of England, begging him not to be offended at Robert being styled king in papal letters. The presentation of these letters is left to the discretion of the cardinals.
12 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 94.)
To the king. Explaining that, as Robert Brus refused to receive letters not addressed to him as king, the pope has thought it well to give him that style and title, in order that the treaty of peace may not be delayed. The pope prays the king to acquiesce in what he has done.
Ibid.
(f. 94d.)
To Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke. Exhorting him to urge the king to punish those who have perpetrated such enormities against the cardinals, and to cause due satisfaction to be made.
Ibid. To Bartholomew de Badelesmer, knight, one of the king's councillors. The like.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Canterbury. The like.
Ibid. To the bishop of Ely, the king's treasurer. The like.
Ibid. To the bishop of Winchester, the king's chancellor. The like.
Ibid. To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. The like.
12 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 95.)
To Robert (de Brus), king of Scotland. Explaining the omission in former letters of the title of king. A copy of the constitution of Clement V. is sent, wherein is set forth that the title now given can take nothing from the king of England, nor add anything to the king of Scotland. The pope's letters, in which the title of king is now inserted, were to urge Robert Brus to make peace, and to put an end to the long-continued strife and slaughter, so that the realms of England and Scotland may enjoy quiet. To this end the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke are sent, and the pope hopes that both kings will listen to their counsels, and acquiesce in the peace proposed.
Ibid.
(f. 95d.)
To the same. Urging him to listen to the advice and counsel of the cardinals accredited to the realm of Scotland.
12 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 96.)
To the king. Intimating to him the division made by the pope of certain dioceses, in order that both their revenues and the labour of their overseers may be more nearly equalised, to the profit of the subjects of the same. The pope points out that by the multiplication of prelates the king and his successors will have more people to pray for him, and begs the king not to listen to those who may oppose the pope in this matter.
Ibid. To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Sending them a copy of the pope's ordinance touching the new division of dioceses, and desiring them to induce the king to acquiesce in it.
10 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 96d.)
To the same. Informing them of what the pope has done to make peace between the kings Robert of Sicily and Frederic of Trinacria, which is held out as an example of what is to be done by the cardinals for the peace between England and Scotland, As money is much needed, the pope has written to Master Rigaud de Asserio, ordering him to give 1000 florins to each of the eardinals out of the money collected for the papal camera.
4 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 101.)
To John, duke of Brittany. Exhorting him to carry out the provisions of the will made by his grandfather John, touching a legacy of 30,000 pounds of Tours to the Holy Land subsidy, about the payment of which there was a controversy between John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, the present duke's uncle, and the executors of his said grandfather's will.
Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 116.)
To Anthony Pisagni, knight, the king's seneschal of Gascony. Recommending to him Jordan de Insula.
13 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 119d.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. Enjoining them to reconcile the king and Thomas, earl of Lancaster, as a means to the making peace between England and Scotland. Mediators should be chosen, and among these Charles, count of Valois, son of the late king of France, is suggested.
n.d.
(f. 126.)
Promulgation of the truce between the kings of England and Scotland. [Letters from Northern Registers, p. 260.]
Ibid.
(f. 126d.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. Mandate to publish the said truce, and announce that those who break it incur excommunication.
15 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 128.)
To Master Rigaud de Asserio. Mandate to pay to Nicholas Trevirinus, a Friar Preacher, master of theology, a certain number of marks to meet his expenses incurred in composing a literary work.
4 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 138d.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. Mandate to pronounce sentence of excommunication against Robert Brus and his adherents who have broken the truce made with the king of England, thereby incurring the said sentence. The cardinals, on their way to Robert, had nearly reached Durham, and sent messengers to him. Their letters on the publication of the truce were torn up, and the two Friars Minors who carried them were treated with violence. Robert then took Berwick, and killed many of the inhabitants.
4 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 139d.)
To the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate to cause William Swyin of Bethfed, priest, to enjoy the canonry of Lichfield, papal provision of which was made to him at the request of Philip, king of France and Navarre, with reservation of a non-sacerdotal prebend; the same having been refused him by the bishop and dean and chapter pretending that the prebend which became void was a sacerdotal one.
Ibid.
(f. 140.)
To the dean and chapter of Lichfield. The like.
17 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 146.)
To the king. Requiring him to correct what has been done by his seneschal in Gascony against Jordan de Insula contrary to justice.
15 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 152.)
To Master Rigaud de Asserio, master of the schools at Orleans, papal chaplain and nuncio. Sending him, as requested, a list of benefices in England whose voidance the English prelates have notified to the pope, according to the papal constitution. Letters also are sent addressed to the earl of Lancaster.
8 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 152d.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Asking him to assist Master Rigaud de Asserio in the business on which the pope has sent him to England.
n.d.
(f. 156d.)
To the king, touching Jordan de Insula. The king's seneschal in Gascony, Anthony Pisaigne, knight, seized and imprisoned Jordan and compelled him to challenge Alexander de Cavomonte to a duel. He thereupon appealed to the court of France, but in his absence was condemned by the seneschal for declining the duel. The pope begs the king to excuse Jordan.
n.d.
(f. 157.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Begging him to intercede with the king on behalf of Jordan.
n.d.
(f. 157d.)
To Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke. The like.
8 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 157d.)
To the king of France. On behalf of Jordan de Insula, who has appealed to him from the seneschal of Gascony, and recommending Jordan to him.
14 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 159d.)
To the king. In answer to his letter touching William, bishop of St. Andrews, who was condemned to perpetual imprisonment as a traitor to England. Clement V. as the king says, gave the see to Thomas de Riveriis, a Friar Minor. Although William, on being released made oath that he would do nothing against the realm of England, he has, as the king asserts, constantly and openly sided with Robert de Brus. Wherefore the king has prayed the pope to depose him and restore Thomas to the see. But the pope can find no record of Thomas's appointment, which indeed could not have been made unless sentence had been given against William. The pope therefore is unable to depose the said bishop, or restore Thomas to the see. But if the king has papal letters or a record of the process, he is to send them to the pope, who will then proceed according to justice.
6 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 169.)
To the king. Requiring him to punish those who have injured and hindered ecclesiastics and papal nuncios in Gascony.
6 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 170.)
To Mary, queen of France. Condoling with her on the death of her daughter, the queen of England.
Non. July.
Avignon.
(f. 171.)
To the king. Requiring him to desist from certain injuries done against churches and ecclesiastics. The cess due to the Roman church, and the arrears solemnly promised have not been paid. Master Rigaud de Asserio, papal nuncio, has had difficulties put in his way, and has not been allowed to collect Peter's pence, royal letters to that effect having been issued. The pope has acceded to the king's request touching an episcopal appointment out of England.
5 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 188.)
To Philip, king of France and Navarre. Begging him to cause his officials to desist from oppressing the officials and subjects of the king of England in Gascony.
12 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 189d.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. Monition and mandate to assist Master Rigaud de Asserio in his collection of Peter's pence, and to cause the suffragans of the see to do the like.
Ibid.
(f. 190.)
To the archbishop of York. The like.
Ibid. To the bishops of Norwich, Ely, and Winchester. The like.
8 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 198d.)
To Anthony Pasagne, knight, the king's seneschal of Gascony. Requesting him to treat Jordan de Insula, the pope's nuncio with justice and reverence.
n.d.
(f. 198d.)
To Rigaud de Asserio. Touching certain doubts propounded by the prelates of England about the collection of the first year's fruits of void benefices. Priories, regular and conventional, are excepted unless expressly exempted. Vicarages and chaplaincies and other benefices whose value does not exceed 6 marks are to be free. Deaneries and archdeaconries, whose income is derived from visitations and fines alone, and other benefices not taxed for tithe are to pay half the average yearly income. The collector is to take care that payments are not exacted by persons taking advantage of his ignorance of the value of benefices. Procurations due to the collector may be received by the bishops, and account rendered by them to him, unless he thinks some other plan would be better.
n.d.
(f. 203.)
Promulgation of sentence of excommunication against disturbers of the king's peace and invaders of Ireland and their abettors. Absolution is not to be given except at the point of death. Prelates are ordered to publish this letter in seaports and other places.
12 [Kal.] Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 230.)
To the king. Congratulating him on his victory in Ireland, but grieving over those who have died under sentence of excommunication, and praying the king to protect churches and ministers in their liberties and rights.
6 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 230.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. In answer to his letters touching the king's affairs, and urging him to promote prosperity and peace. As to the canonisation of Robert, archbishop of Canterbury, an account of his life, merits, and miracles is to be sent to the pope, with a petition to be laid before the consistory.
12 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 230d.)
To the same. Congratulating him on the king's victory in Ireland (as above, to the king).
6 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 231.)
To the same, as above, of the same date. Cancelled.
12 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 231.)
To John, bishop of Winchester, as to the king, of the same date.
Ibid. To the king, repeating his request on behalf of churches and ministers.
Ibid.
(f. 231d.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. The like.
16 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 233d.)
To the king. Begging him not to listen to detractors asking him to take action against Nicholas Guischech (Wisbech), a Friar Preacher, who, at the pope's request, has nominated persons in the university of Cambridge as fit to have provision made to them of benefices.
Ibid.
(f. 234.)
To John Amelii, canon of Lichfield. Touching matters in the duchy of Spoleto.