Regesta 115
1328-1330

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'Regesta 115: 1328-1330', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: 1305-1342 (1895), pp. 489-498. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96124 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CXV.

13 John XXII.

Secreta.

1329.
7 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 69.)
To the bishops and clergy, regular and secular, in Scotland. Touching the collection of first fruits of void benefices for three years, ordered to be made under date of 6 Id Dec. in the first year of this pontificate, in aid of the Roman church, which is burdened by the attacks of heretics and schismatics. All sums due are to be paid to Bertrand Cariti and Raymund de Quercu, papal nuncios, who have orders to collect the same.
Concurrent letter to the said collectors.
1329.
Ibid.
(f. 70.)
To the same. Touching the aforesaid collection; directing that the term of three years is to run from the date of these presents.
Concurrent letters to the collectors.
2 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 71.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans, and to the clergy regular and secular of that province. Touching the same. Itherius de Concoreto, canon of Salisbury, is appointed collector.
Concurrent letter to the said Itherius.
Ibid. To the archbishop of York and his suffragans, and others (as above).
Ibid. The like to the archbishops of Dublin, Cashel, Armagh, and Tuam, with concurrent letters to the said Itherius.
7 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 71.)
To the bishops and others (as above) in Scotland. Ordering them to pay the aforesaid tenth for three years from the present date on two appointed days in each year.
Concurrent letter to Bertrand Cariti and Raymund de Quercu, papal nuncios.
1328. 4 Id. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 131d.)
To the bishop of Worcester. Granting him faculty to admit two persons named by Itherius de Conquoreto to the office of notary public.
1329.
2 Non. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 131d.)
To Ralph, bishop of Down. Granting him faculty to contract a loan of 500 florins to meet the expenses incurred in the affairs of his church.
Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 131d.)
To the archbishops and bishops of England. Touching the processes instituted against Michael de Cesena, minister general of the Friars Minors, and his two accomplices, Bonagratia and an Englishman called ‘William Okam,’ who having betaken themselves to Lewis de Bavaria and Peter de Corbario, have been excommunicated for contumacy. It is reported that William has gone to England, wherefore he and his accomplices are to be taken and kept in custody.
Ibid.
(f. 132.)
The like to the bishop of Lincoln.
Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 132.)
To Bertrand Cariti and Raymund de Quercu, papal nuncios. Granting them faculty to exact Peter's pence from ecclesiastics and seculars in Scotland.
Ibid.
(f. 132d.)
To the same. Granting them the like faculty in regard to all persons in Scotland, seculars and regulars, exempt and non-exempt.
n.d.
(f. 132d.)
To Itherius de Conquoreto, canon of Salisbury, papal nuncio, and Peter de Preyssaco. Ordering them to present the pope's letters touching William Okam to the archbishops and bishops of the realm, and to require them to carry out the orders therein contained, invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm.
8 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 132d.)
To the bishop of Winchester. Giving him licence to come to the apostolic see.
2 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f 133.)
To Master Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio. Ordering him to ascertain the facts touching the church of Horthon, in the diocese of Durham, lately void by the papal provision made to Theobald de la Valle, of the church of Maidstone, in the diocese of Canterbury, and to collect the fruits of the same from the time of its voidance; it having been given by the pope to Anibaldus, cardinal of St. Laurence's in Lucina. Acquittance for the fruits so collected is to be given to those who duly assign them, and an account is to be rendered to the papal camera.
1328.
16 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 133.)
To the king. Exhorting him to cause Mary, niece of Mary lady of Biscay, who is detained by his officers, to be set at liberty.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. Exhorting her to urge the king to set the aforesaid Mary at liberty.
4 Non. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 133.)
To the archbishop of York. Requiring him to remove any impediment whereby Ursus, son of Neapolio Orsini, of Rome, has been hindered from taking possession of the sub-deanery of York and prebend of Nibald, provision of which was made to him by the pope on their voidance by the death of Pandulph Sabelli, papal notary, sub-dean and canon of York.
Ibid.
(f. 133d.)
The like to the bishop of Lincoln. Touching a canonry and prebend of Lincoln (Nicolinen).
1329.
15 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 133d.)
To queen Isabella, whose letters the pope has received. The pope is writing to her son the king, to the archbishop of Canterbury, to the bishop of Winchester, to Henry, earl of Lancaster, Edmund, earl of Kent, and Thomas, earl Marshal, touching the dissensions between the king and chief persons of the realm, which the pope begs the queen to endeavour to bring to an end. The pope is surprised at not having heard anything from the nuncios on this matter.
Ibid. To the king. Begging him to listen to the advice of the aforesaid prelates and nobles touching the dissensions in the realm.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Canterbury. Exhorting him to ascertain the causes of the said dissensions, and to apply such remedies as shall be fitting.
Ibid.
(f. 134.)
To the bishop of Winchester. The like.
Ibid. To Henry, earl of Lancaster, to the earl of Kent, and to the earl Marshal. The like.
1329.
Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 134.)
To the king. Requesting him to assist the prelates of the realm, whom the pope has ordered to seize William Okam and his accomplices if they come to England.
Ibid.
(f. 134d.)
To queen Isabella. The like.
6 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 134d.)
To the king, of whose good will Itherius de Concoreto has informed the pope, who is always ready to do whatever may further the prosperity of the realm.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. The like.
Ibid. To the bishop of Lincoln. Thanking him for his good will, and exhorting him to continue to assist the nuncio Itherius in his mission.
Ibid. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March. The like.
Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 134d.)
To the king. Commending to him the bishop of Winchester, who is coming to the pope.
16 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 134d.)
To the same. Exhorting him to cause restitution to be made to the Hospitallers of the property of the Templars in the realm, according to papal orders, which have hitherto not had their effect.
Ibid.
(f. 135.)
To queen Philippa. Requesting her to induce the king to listen to the aforesaid exhortation.
Ibid. To queen Isabella, and to Mary queen of Castile. The like.
10 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 135.)
To David, king of Scots, whose letters the pope has received announcing the death of king Robert, and his succession. The pope exhorts him to rule his kingdom well. [Theiner, 246.]
9 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 135d.)
To the king Requesting him to listen to the nuncio, Master Itherius, touching the extradition of Peter de Saxlingham and John de Hequinton, Friars Minors, denounced as heretics, and arrested in their house at Cambridge, and kept in custody, whom the pope has ordered to be sent to him.
Ibid. The like to the queen.
Ibid. To Master Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio. Directing him to make such use of the above letters as shall best serve their object.

14 John XXII.

Secreta.

Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 82d.) (fn. 1)
To Walter, bishop of Cork. Appointing him to the see of Cashel.
1329.
9 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 85.)
To David, king of Scots. Acknowledging the receipt of 2000l. (value 12,000 florins) promised by John, bishop of Moray; Adam, then bishop elect of Brechin (Brixinen); and James, the archdeacon of St. Andrew's, proctors of the late king Robert, of which 4000 florins was paid by the said proctors through Philip Boni and Nicholas Bindi Ferrucii, of the Society of the Bardi, of Florence, on the 9th of this present October, and 4000 florins on this day by the bishop of Moray, and Master Walter de Twinham, canon of Glasgow, and assigned to the papal camera. [Theiner, 247.]
1330.
7 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 85.)
To the king. Acknowledging the receipt of 1000 marks, being the yearly cess for England and Ireland, due last Michaelmas, and paid through Alexander Bardi, by William de Monte Acuto, and Bartholomew de Burghassch, the king's proctors. [Theiner, 250.]
6 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 115.)
To Philip, king of France. Exhorting him to offer and accept such terms as may make peace possible between him and the king of England.
Ibid.
(f. 115d.)
To the king of England. The like.
Ibid. To Jeanne, queen of France. Requesting her to induce the king, her husband, to make peace.
Ibid. To Isabella, queen of England. The like, mutatis mutandis.
n.d.
(f. 126.)
To William de Nothingam, minister of the Friars Minors in England. Ordering him to send in safe custody to the pope the friars Peter de Saxlingham, John de Hcquinton, Henry de Costeseye, and Thomas de Helmedon, denounced as heretics, and arrested by Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio, and handed over by him to Richard de Fakaham, vice-guardian at Cambridge, and Thomas de Camingis, of the same order.
n.d.
(f. 126.)
To the guardian, and to Richard de Fakaham, vice-guardian of the Friars Minors at Cambridge. Ordering them, together with Thomas de Camingis, to deliver up to the aforesaid William de Nothingam, the friars Peter, John, Henry, and Thomas, that they may be sent to the pope.
Ibid.
(f. 126d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln, and to Master Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio. Ordering them to see that the above mandates are carried out, and that the friars are sent to the pope within two months.
Ibid. A duplicate of the above, omitting the names of Henry de Costesie and Thomas de Helmedon.
1329.
Non. Oct.
(f. 126d.)
To Bertrand Cariti and Raymund de Quercu, papal nuncios. Granting them faculties touching their mission in Scotland, namely, to absolve those who hnave icurred ecclesiastical sentences for non-payment of tenth, or other dues, and to grant dispensations for irregularities incurred by clerks.
Ibid.
(f. 127.)
To the same. Granting them power to cite contumacious ecclesiastics before the pope.
Ibid. To the same. Granting them faculty to admit four persons to the office of notary public.
4 Id. Oct.
(f. 127.)
To the same. Assigning to each of them an allowance of 2 florins a day.
13 Kal. Nov.
(f. 127.)
To the same. Granting them faculty to commute the vows of those who purposed to visit Rome or Santiago [de Compostella], and are hindered by age or sickness, into a subsidy against the heretics in Italy.
Id. Nov.
(f. 127.)
To the same. Ordering them to pay over sums collected by them for the papal camera to members of the society of Bardi, of Florence, to be transmitted to the said camera.
Ibid. To the same. Granting them faculty to enforce the provisions of papal letters, and, if necessary, to call in the aid of the secular arm.
Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 128.)
To Bertrand Cariti and Raymund de Quercu, papal nuncios in Scotland. Granting them faculty to give absolution and dispensation, as may be required, to those who, under processes instituted against the late king Robert, incurred sentences of excommunication or other penalties.
Ibid. To the same. Granting them faculty to give dispensations to those nobles who, being related in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, have contracted marriage.
Ibid.
(f. 128d.)
To the same. Granting them faculty to commute the vows of those who from chronic ill-health are unable to visit Rome or Santiago [de Compostella] for a subsidy against heretics. The names of those whose vows are commuted are to be sent to the pope.
1330.
2 Non. Jan.
(f. 128d.)
To John, bishop of Winchester Licence to admit two persons to the office of notary public.
3 Non. Jan.
(f. 129.)
To archbishops, bishops, and all prelates, regular and secular, in England, Wales, and Ireland. Ordering them to pay a tenth of all their benefices for four years; one half being for the necessities of the Roman church and the other for the king, who has sent an urgent petition to the pope to that effect by his envoys, William de Monte Acuto and Bartholomew de [Burghassh], knights.
Non. Jan.
(f. 130.)
To the king. In answer to his petition sent by the abovenamed knights, setting forth the needs of the realm and the king's debts. The king, having promised to maintain the liberties of the church, grants him the half of a tenth of all benefices in England, Wales, and Ireland for four years. Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio and collector, is charged to carry out the provisions of this letter. The annual cess of 1000 marks, due to the Roman church, and now for thirty years unpaid, is partly remitted, and for the future a yearly sum of 500 marks is to be paid.
Kal. April.
(f. 131.)
To the masters of the faculty of theology at Cambridge. Whereas it has hitherto been permitted to no one to profess theology unless he has first taken out his regency in arts, or else has leave him by all resident masters of arts, which leave can be stopped by a single master, and also whereas a bachelor in the same faculty, however fit he may be, cannot be admitted to lecture on the Sentences or obtain the degree of master without the unanimous consent of the resident masters of the said faculty of theology; the pope makes a statute and ordinance whereby, whenever anyone purposes to lecture on the Sentences, being a bachelor in the said faculty and otherwise fit, though not a regent master of arts, he shall not be rejected by the vote of one or two.
3 Non. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 131d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans. Ordering them to pay the tenth of all benefices to the papal collectors for four years, payment to be made in each year at Midsummer and Martinmas. Half of the tenth is to be given to the pope and half to the king, according to the petition sent by his envoys above named.
Ibid. To the archbishops of York, Armagh, Dublin, Cashel, and Tuam, and to their suffragans respectively. The like.
1329.
Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 133.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans and all prelates regular and secular in the province of Canterbury. Whereas on 2 Kal. Sept. in the thirteenth year of this pontificate, the first year's fruits of all void benefices in the said province were ordered to be paid for three years to the Roman church. The same are now to be paid for one year more, in view of the continued and increasing attacks of heretics and schismatics. The aforesaid prelates are desired to pay the said fruits to the papal collectors, any privileges or indults to the contrary notwithstanding.
Ibid. To Itherius de Concoreto, canon of Salisbury, papal nuncio. Granting him faculty to collect and enforce the payment of the said first fruits.
Ibid.
(f. 133d.)
To the archbishops of York, Cashel, Dublin, Tuam, and Armagh, and their suffragans, and to the said nuncio respectively. The like.
1330.
Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 133d.)
To Master Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio, who has faculty to collect the tenth of all benefices for four years. Extending the time of the first payment to be exacted from the Nativity of St. John Baptist to Michaelmas:
2 Kal. July.
(f. 134.)
To the same. Ordering him, on receiving the aforesaid tenth, to retain half of it for the pope, and to pay over the other half to the king or to his order. Faculty is given to him to compel payment of the tenth, any indult to the contrary notwithstanding.
Ibid.
(f. 134d.)
To the same. Ordering him to carry out the papal ordinance touching the said tenth, and to excommunicate any one, of whatever dignity he may be, who shall lay unlawful hands on any fruits, rents, or profits of ecclesiastical benefices.
1329.
Non. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 135.)
To the same. Touching Peter de Saxlingham, John de Aquinton, Henry de Costeseye, and Thomas de Helmedon, Friars Minors, of whom it appears that Henry and Thomas are less guilty than the others, and therefore need not be summoned before the pope. The nuncio is directed to use the second form of citation sent by the pope, in which only the names of Peter and John appear. But if it is clear to the nuncio that Henry and Thomas are guilty, then the second form is to be suppressed and the first carried out, and the pope is to be informed of what is done. The letters touching this matter sent by Gerald Othonis, general of the order, accompany this, and have, under cover, the letters touching the reservation of the fruits of void benefices.
Non. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 135d.)
To David, king of Scotland. Commending to him Bertrand Cariti, archdeacon of Lavaur, and Raymond de Quercu, canon of Langres, papal nuncios.
Ibid. To Thomas Ranulphi, earl of Moray, to Patrick, earl of March, to James de Douglas, and to William, abbot of Melros. The like.
Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 135d.)
To the king of England. Commending to him the said nuncios, whom the pope is sending to Scotland.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. The like.
Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 135d.)
To the archbishop of York. Requesting him to choose mediators, who shall make an amicable composition between him and Lewis, bishop of Durham.
1330.
Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 136.)
To the king. Commending to him Arnald de Duroforti, lord of Fespode, who following the footsteps of his ancestors, has faithfully served the royal family.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. The like.
12 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 136.)
To the king. Repeating to him exhortation to protect the liberties of the church, and rejoicing that he has received the bishop of Winchester into favour.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. Touching the same, and desiring her to make sure that the reconciliation of the bishop of Winchester is complete.
1330.
Ibid.
(f. 136d.)
To John, bishop of Winchester. Rejoicing at his reconciliation to the king, and exhorting him to make it complete and certain.
Ibid. To the king. The pope has granted his petition sent by William de Monteacuto, and Bartholomew de Burghassh, as these envoys on their return will more fully lay before the king.
8 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 136d.)
To Simon, archbishop of Canterbury. Requiring him to put an end to the grievances complained of by the bishop of Lincoln, and to restrain his official from injuring that prelate.
2 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 136d.)
To Master Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio. Ordering him to publish and distribute to bishops, to the universities, and others, the book composed by the pope against the heresies of Michael de Cesena, formerly general of the Friars Minors, which the pope has sent under seal to the archbishop of Canterbury by Richard, abbot of Dereham.
4 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 136d.)
To Thomas, son of the late king Edward, earl marshal. Begging him to continue his favour to Arnald de Duroforti, lord of Fessepode.
Ibid.
(f. 137.)
The like to John, earl of Warrenne.
Ibid. To Henry, bishop of Lincoln, the king's chancellor. Begging him to use his influence with the king that the said Arnald de Duroforti may successfully prosecute his business with the king.
Ibid. The like to Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March.
14 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 137.)
To queen Philippa. Congratulating her on the birth of a son.
Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 137.)
To queen Isabella, whose letters the pope has received asking the pope to translate Roger, bishop of Conventry, to the see of Bath. The pope is unable to grant this request.
Kal. Sept.
(f. 137.)
To Master Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio. Ordering him to present to the king and to the two queens the letter which the pope has written to them, and of which he sends a copy, announcing the submission and abjuration made on August 25th by the antipope Peter de Corbario, a Friar Minor.

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1 A fresh foliation.