Regesta 123
1337

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'Regesta 123: 1337', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: 1305-1342 (1895), pp. 537-541. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96132 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CXXIII.

3 Benedict XII.

9 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 3d.)
To Peter, cardinal of St. Praxed's, and Bertrand, cardinal of St. Mary's in Aquiro, nuncios. Mandate to carry out their mission to the kings of France and England, and faculty to do whatever may promote peace between those realms.
Ibid.
(f. 4.)
To the same. Directing them to require and warn the said kings to make peace or truce, and to give the nuncios and their agents free passage.
Ibid.
(f. 4d.)
To the same. Power to issue ecclesiastical censures against any clergy or laymen who oppose or hinder their mission, to lay lands under interdict, and to deprive clerks of their benefices.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to enforce by public sentences whatever measure they may take to foster peace.
Ibid.
(f. 5.)
To the same. Faculty to relax the aforesaid penalties when due satisfaction has been made.
Ibid. To the archbishops and other prelates of France and England. Mandate to receive the said nuncios, and assist them in their mission.
Ibid. The like to all nobles and governors of cities, castles, and other places in France and England.
Ibid. To the said nuncios. Full power and jurisdiction to carry out the orders given them.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to forbid all persons, clerical or lay, to invade the realm of France.
Ibid.
(f. 5d.)
The like in regard to England.
Ibid. To the said nuncios. Power to summon all prelates, secular and regular, to assist them, and to compel them by papal authority.
1337.
Ibid.
To the same. Power to impose censures and penalties on religious who preach or say or do anything against the peace.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to lay before the king of France the grievances and oppressions which churches and ecclesiastics suffer at his hands, and those of his officials, and to require him and them to abstain from the same.
Ibid.
(f. 6d.)
To the same. The like in regard to the king of England.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to expose further grievances and oppressions, namely, the spoliation of cardinals and others of their benefices in England; the king's insistance on his right to appoint to benefices in a diocese during the voidance of the see; citations before church courts not allowed to be carried out; papal delegates and ordinaries hindered by the king's officers in the discharge of their commissions and duties; ecclesiastics attached and fined by the said officers; clerks made to appear with bare feet and heads uncovered before the said officers, and, in disregard of the ordinary's demand, condemned and hung, or beheaded; the admission of twelve laymen as witnesses in causes against clerks, and the condemnation of clerks on their evidence, they thereby incurring excommunication; the property of prelates and churches received and diverted by the said officers; during the voidance of sees, religious houses, and other benefices, the dilapidation and devastation of their buildings and lands; the violation of ecclesiastical rights and liberties generally.
Ibid.
(f. 7d.)
To the same. Mandate to compel the said officers by ecclesiastical censures to desist from the said violence and oppression.
Ibid. To the king. Desiring him to cause his officers to cease from their violence and oppression, and to listen to the nuncios, bearers of this letter.
Ibid.
(f. 8.)
To the said nuncios. Giving them leave to hold communication with excommunicate persons.
Ibid. To archbishops, and all prelates, secular and regular. Mandate to receive, give safe conduct to, and provide with necessaries the said nuncios.
Ibid. To the said nuncios. Faculty to receive from all ecclesiastics in France the customary procurations.
Ibid. To the same. The like in regard to England.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to compel ecclesiastics to provide the said procurations.
Ibid.
(f. 8d.)
To the same. Faculty to grant a relaxation of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who hear sermons preached at solemn masses by or before the said nuncios.
1337.
Ibid.
To the same. The like in regard to penitents who hear sermons preached by the nuncios, or by others in their presence, at other public assemblies.
Ibid. To the said nuncios. Indult to celebrate divine offices in places lying under an interdict.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to celebrate mass or have it celebrated before daybreak.
Ibid.
(f. 9.)
To the same. Indult to choose their confessors.
Ibid. To the same. The like for those in their service.
2 Id. July.
Avignon.
(f. 9.)
To the same. Power to grant plenary remission to those in their service, who are penitent, at the hour of death.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to give benefices, void by the death or resignation of their chaplains, to fit persons of their choice.
Ibid. To cardinal Bertrand, papal nuncio. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on four persons.
Ibid.
(f. 9d.)
To cardinal Peter. The like.
Ibid. To the said nuncios. Faculty to visit with ecclesiastical censures those who injure them or those in their service, and make no satisfaction.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to absolve those who have laid violent hands on clerks in France and England.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to commute vows for other works of piety; those of religion, continence, and pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Rome, and Santiago [de Compostella] excepted.
Ibid.
(f. 10.)
To the same. Mandate to punish forgers of papal letters.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant dispensations to a hundred clerks of illegitimate birth in France and England to be ordained and hold one benefice apiece.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant dispensations to ten persons in the said realms who have contracted marriage in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, and to declare their offspring legitimate.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant dispensations to ecclesiastics who inadvertently have been ordained while excommunicate by sentence of archbishops or bishops.
Ibid. To the same. The like in regard to seculars and regulars who knowingly have been ordained while excommunicate.
1337.
9 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 10.)
To the same. Power to grant dispensations to prelates and other ecclesiastics, who have, during the mission of the nuncios, issued verbal sentences of excommunication contrary to the constitution of Innocent IV.
2 Id. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 11d.)
To Simon, bishop of Ely. Translating him from Worcester to Ely, void by the death of John; the appointment having been reserved to the pope.
Concurrent letters to the chapter, to the clergy, and to the people of the city and diocese, to vassals of that church, to the archbishop of Canterbury, and to the king.
13 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 13.)
To John, bishop of Glasgow. Confirmation of his election to that see, void by the death of John, made by Gilbert de Southeyk, chancellor, Robert de Strathern, treasurer, Richard Small, Nigel de Carrothorys, and Malcolm Kennedy, canons.
Concurrent letters to the chapter, to the clergy, and to the people of the city and diocese, to vassals of that church, and to David, king of Scots. [Theiner, 272.]
8 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 90.)
To Master Robert de Turre de Adria. Provision, at the request of the king, whose clerk he is, and of queen Philippa, of a canonry of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend; notwithstanding that papal provision has been made to him of benefices out of England, which he is to resign.
Concurrent mandate to the dean of St. Paul's, London, and two others named.
8 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 96d.)
To the bishop of Winchester. Mandate to give, at queen Philippa's request, to James, son of the late Raimund de Controno, of the diocese of Lucca, a canonry of Lincoln, and to reserve to him a prebend of the same.
8 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 97.)
To the same. Mandate, at the request of the king and queen Philippa, to give to their clerk William, son of the late Geoffrey de Scrope, knight, of the diocese of York, a canonry of Beverley, and to reserve to him a prebend of the same.
11 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 120.)
To John Alexandri de Bokham, of the diocese of Canterbury. Conferring on him the office of notary public.
8 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 128d.)
To Thomas de Stokeneylond, of the diocese of Norwich. The like.
Id. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 146d.)
To the archbishop of Rouen. Mandate to absolve abbot William and the Benedictine convent and prior of St. Wandregisil from the penalties which they have incurred by selling, without papal licence, to John Walteri, the yearly pension of 110s. hitherto received by the priory of Uphaven, subject to them, from the parishes of Bouketon (Boughton) and Multon, in the diocese of Lincoln.
1337.
17 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 152d.)
To the bishop of Winchester. Mandate to do justice touching the dean and chapter of York, who, having appointed Henry de Baghton to a moiety of the church of Tyreswell, presented him to the archbishop, who refused the presentation, and gave the said moiety to John de Castesden, who, in spite of an appeal to the pope, held it by violence, and cut off the tails of the horses of the chapter, and of those of Henry's proctor and notary, whom they so evilly entreated that they hardly escaped with life.
3 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 157.)
To the archbishop of Dublin. Mandate to bring to an end the cause between John Cerney, a poor clerk of his diocese, and Ralph son of Stephen, touching the vicarage of Baliscadan, to which both say that they were presented by the lawful patrons. [Theiner, 273.]