Regesta 159
1343-1344

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'Regesta 159: 1343-1344', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 3: 1342-1362 (1897), pp. 108-117. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96264 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CLIX.

1344.
7 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 59d.)
To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, the archdeacon of Norwich, and Richard de Thormerton, canon of Exeter. Mandate to cause John de Redeni, layman, to be received into the hospital of St. Nicholas, Herbaldon, in which the inmates wear a distinct habit, and hear mass daily, and say the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary, and the canonical hours; and have a common dormitory, and eat separately, living on certain rents provided by the archbishop of Canterbury. [Cal. Pet. i. 39.]
1343.
13 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 71d.)
Letters of absolution at the hour of death:—
To Alice, relict of Gaudinus de Blanmostier, of the diocese of York. Indult to choose her confessor, who shall give her plenary remission at the hour of death, with the usual safeguards.
Ibid. To Ada, relict of John de Sancto Philiberto, knight, of the diocese of Norwich. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 66.]
6 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 72d.)
To Robert de Ufforde, knight, of the diocese of Norwich. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 69.]
Ibid. To John de Ufforde, knight, of the diocese of Norwich. The like.
Ibid. To Matilda de Lancaster, countess of Ulster. The like.
[Cal. Pet. i. 69.]
Ibid. To Ralph de Wforde (Ufford), knight, of the diocese of Norwich. The like.
9 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 81.)
To William de Monteacuto, earl, and Catherine, countess of Salisbury. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 25.]
8 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 82.)
To Simon Croyser, and Helen his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 26.]
11 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 82d.)
To John de Alveton, and Nicola his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 24.]
2 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 82d.)
To Alesia, countess of Lincoln. The like.
[See Cal. Pet. i. 82.]
11 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 82d.)
To Isabella Terry, of the diocese of Canterbury. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 24.]
Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 83d.)
To John de Prodhomme, donsel, and Sibyl his wife, of the diocese of Exeter. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 29.]
Ibid.
(f. 84.)
To John de Moulton, knight, and Isabella his wife; and to Richard de Stapeldon, knight, and Anne his wife, of the diocese of Exeter. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 29.]
7 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 84.)
To Elisabeth, countess of Northampton. The like.
[Cal. Pet. i. 27.]
14 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 86.)
To Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford. The like.
1344.
12 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 87d.)
To Philippa, queen of England. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 48.]
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 92.)
To Bartholomew de Stanhowe, citizen of London. The like.
[Cal. Pet. i. 35.]
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 92d.)
To Isabella, relict of Hamo Godchep, of the diocese of London. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 35.]
15 Kal. April.
(f. 93d.)
To William de Singulton, of the diocese of Canterbury. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 44.]
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 95.)
To Simon Islep, official of the court of Canterbury. The like.
[Cal. Pet. i. 35.]
16 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 96.)
To William Ademens (sic) Gobioun, rector of Foycho (Furtho), in the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
Ibid. To Henry Gobioun of Jerdeley (Yardley), layman, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
2 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 97.)
To Nicholas de la Beche, knight, and Margaret his wife, of the diocese of Salisbury. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 52.]
Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 100.)
To Beatrice and Benedicta de Shelvinge, of the diocese of Canterbury. The like.
2 Non. March.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 101d.)
To Thomas de Aldon, knight, of the diocese of Canterbury. The like.
4 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(ff. 101d, 102.)
To John de Ginewelle, prebendary of Salisbury [Cal. Pet. i. 46.], Peter de Wotton, rector of Edmerethorp [Cal. Pet. i. 47.], Simon Symeon, donsel, of the diocese of London [Cal. Pet. i. 46.], and Alice de Wraudon, of the diocese of London [Cal. Pet. i. 46.]. The like.
15 Kal. April.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 103.)
To Thomas de Weston, knight, of the diocese of London, William de Cusantia, knight, and William de Cusantia, canon of London. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 45.]
2 Kal. March.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 105.)
To John Grey of Codenore, and Alice his wife, William de Harencourt, knight, and Joan his wife, and Rose la Forestere of Ylleghe Monacorum. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 43.]
1343.
Non. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 109d.)
To Joan Hyne of Wendlingburgh, and Robert Hereward, archdeacon of Taunton. The like. [Cal. Pet. i. 28.].
1344.
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 133d.)
To William de Excestre, master of theology and of medicine, chancellor of Lincoln. Indult, at the request of queen Philippa, whose physician he is, to enjoy the fruits of his benefices for five years, while engaged in her service. [Cal. Pet. i. 34.]
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Norwich, and the abbot of Westminster.
1343. The office of notary is conferred on the underwritten persons;—
10 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 137d.)
Thomas de Lexham, of the diocese of Norwich, after due examination; with form of oath of fealty to St. Peter and the Roman church.
Id. July.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 138.)
Stephen de Martingho, alias de Cumbemartin.
[See Cal. Pet. i. 54.]
10 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 138.)
Richard son of William Leverton of Tylehull (Tickhill).
[See Cal. Pet. i. 54.]
8 Id. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 139d.)
Conrad Trowred of Kingeston-on-Hull. [See Cal. Pet. i. 54.]
4 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(ff. 140d, 141.)
John Atewille, of the diocese of Exeter, and Hugh de Horton, of the diocese of Lichfield.
3 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 141.)
Roger Fraunceys, of the diocese of Salisbury.
[See Cal. Pet. i. 54.]
2 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 142d.)
To the bishop of London. Faculty, after due examination, to confer the said office on two persons, to be nominated by Andrew de Offord, D.C.L.
13 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 142d.)
To John de Gaytone, of the diocese of Lincoln. The office of notary is conferred on him.
1344.
9 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 143.)
To William Ricardi de Welleton, subdeacon, of the diocese of York. The like.
1343.
13 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 143d.)
To William Rous, deacon, of the diocese of London. The like.
1344.
12. Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 143d.)
To Raimund Pelegrini. Faculty to confer the said office on one clerk to be nominated by Henry de Chaddesden, archdeacon of Stowe.
15 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 144d.)
To Nicholas Tobbe of Eadburbury. The office of notary is conferred on him.
2 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 145d.)
To Raimund Pelegrini. Faculty to confer the said office on Richard de Cresshall, of the diocese of London.
5 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 146.)
To the bishop of Aberdeen. Faculty to confer the said office on two persons to be nominated by Gilbert Flaming, dean of Aberdeen.
18 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 146d.)
To Peter Attehulle, of the diocese of Exeter. The office of notary is conferred on him.
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 148.)
To the bishop of Ely. Faculty to confer the said office on Richard Caltoft of Thorp-by-Waynflet.
2 Non. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 148.)
To Thomas, abbot of St. Mary's, York. Faculty to confer the said office on two fit clerks.
1343.
13 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 148d.)
To Hamo de Broke, of the diocese of Rochester. The office of notary is conferred on him.
5 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 148d.)
To William Bate of Wendingburgh. The like.
Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 196.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of Norwich and Avignon. Letters conservatory touching the benefices of Galhardus, cardinal of St. Lucy's in Silice.
15 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 199.)
To John, bishop of Porto. Indult to visit his archdeaconry of Northampton by deputy for six years, and receive procurations to the amount of 30 pounds of Tours.
Concurrent mandate to Bernard de Sistre, archdeacon of Canterbury, and two others named.
18 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 203.)
To Adam, bishop of Winchester. Mandate touching the appropriation of Froylle to the abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Winchester. [Cal. Pet. i. 56.]
Kal. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 204d.)
To the same. Indult that he, his officials, and servants, shall not be excommunicated or suspended by the metropolitan, or be placed under interdict, or have their goods sequestrated.
6 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 208d.)
To Ralph de Ufford, knight, and Matilda de Lancastria, his wife. Indult for a portable altar. [Cal. Pet. i. 69.]
Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 223d.)
To Aymar, cardinal of St. Anastasia's. Indult to visit his archdeaconry of the East Riding by deputy for five years, and receive procurations to the amount of 30 pounds of Tours.
Concurrent mandate to the dean of Lincoln, the archdeacon of Norwich, and another named.
7 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 236.)
Appropriation of the church of Crick (Creech) to the prior and convent of Montacute. [Cal. Pet. i. 42.]
11 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 239d.)
To Elisabeth de Burgo, lady of Clare. Licence to choose her confessor. [Cal. Pet. i. 22.]
Ibid. To the bishop of London. Mandate to allow the said Elisabeth to commute her vow of pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to Santiago de Compostella for other pious works. He is to forward to Santiago the oblation which she would have given.
[Cal. Pet. i. 22, 23.]
15 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 246d.)
To Master John Pictoris, skilled in the law, canon of Salisbury. Decree touching the canonry and prebend of Stratford in the same, void by the death of Nicholas de Lodelowe. The provision is to hold good, although the value was stated at 5 marks instead of 5l. [Cal. Pet. i. 20.]
1344.
16 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 254.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate to appropriate the church of Chevele to the chapel of St. Laurence, Candlewick Street. [Cal. Pet. i. 37.]
1343.
2 Non. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 262.)
To William de Doune. Dispensation to hold three compatible benefices, notwithstanding illegitimacy. [Cal. Pet. i. 63.]
1343.
10 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 280.)
To John de Reppes. He is appointed a papal chaplain.
[Cal. Pet. i. 25.]
Ibid. To the same. Licence to hear confessions throughout England. [Cal. Pet. i. 24.]
Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 284.)
To John de Prodhomme, donsel. Indult to have a portable altar in his manors of Prodhommehislegh, Woneforde, Oppetunne, and Lillisdoune, in the dioceses of Exeter and Wells.
[Cal. Pet. i. 28.]
7 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 284.)
To William de Bohun, and Elisabeth his wife. The like.
[Cal. Pet. i. 27.]
Id Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 284.)
To Richard de Stapeldon. Indult to have a portable altar in his manors of Hywisch, Herford, Stapeldon, and Rolliston, and Nonyngton, in the dioceses of Exeter and Wells.
[Cal. Pet. i. 28.]
Ibid.
(f. 284d.)
To John de Moulton. The like indult in his manors of Pynho and Gerberdiston, in the same dioceses. [Cal. Pet. i. 28.]
7 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 284d.)
To William de Bohun, and Elisabeth his wife. Indult that religious may eat flesh-meat at their table on lawful days.
[Cal. Pet. i. 27.]
Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 285d.)
To the abbot and convent of Barlings. Appropriation of the church of St. John Baptist, Staynton by Lanwatte, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 20l. 13s. 4d. a vicar's portion being reserved. [Cal. Pet. i. 29.]
2 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 289.)
To Thomas called ‘de Winchestre,’ of Mendlisham. Dispensation to study civil law for five years, retaining his precentorship of Hereford, with the annexed church of Walforde.
[Cal. Pet. i. 73.]
4 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 292.)
To queen Isabella. Indulgence for religious to eat flesh-meat at her table on lawful days. [Cal. Pet. i. 26.]
1344.
Id. Jan.
(f. 292d.)
To William de Ludeford, rector of Culmington. Dispensation to hold two benefices, notwithstanding illegitimacy.
[Cal. Pet. i. 37.]
2 Non. March.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 299d.)
To Edward de Kendale, knight, and Thomas de Aldon, knight. Indults to have portable altars.
Ibid.
(f. 300.)
To Elisabeth de Burgo, lady of Clare, relict of Roger d'Amory, baron of England. Indult to enter the houses of Minoresses with a suite, she having made a vow of chastity.
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 301.)
To Bartholomew de Borghersh, knight, of the diocese of Chichester. Indult to have a portable altar. [Cal. Pet. i. 35.]
2 Non. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 304d.)
To the bishops of Lausanne, Durham, and Carlisle. Mandate to confirm the exemption granted by John XXII. dated 3 Kal. June, anno 16, to John, bishop of Exeter, from the jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury. [Cal. Pet. i. 63.]
1344.
10 Kal. Feb.
(f. 308.)
Appropriation of the church of Rylington, near Malton, to the abbot and convent of Byland, it being of their patronage, and of the value of 30 marks according to the old taxation, but of 15 according to the new. The monastery has suffered by incursions of the Scots. [Cal. Pet. i. 18.]
9 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 315.)
To the master and chaplains of the chapel next. St. Laurence's church, Candlewick Street, London. Indult to adopt the Use of Salisbury in the said chapel and church, and appropriated churches. [Cal. Pet. i. 39.]
16 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 315d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to appropriate to the aforesaid chapel the church of Shenley, of the patronage of John de Pulteney. [Cal. Pet. i. 37.]
8 Kal. March.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 319d.)
Appropriation of the church of Penne, value 13l. 6s. 8d. to the prior and convent of Chaucumbe. [Cal. Pet. i. 42.]
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 320.)
To John Aunger. Indult to hold or exchange another benefice, even a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, notwithstanding illegitimacy. [Cal. Pet. i. 35.]
16 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 324.)
To John, bishop elect of Hereford. Faculty to put off his consecration until 1 September, and meanwhile to retain his benefices.
Ibid.
(f. 324d.)
To the same. Faculty to be consecrated by any catholic prelate of his choice, who shall receive his oath of fealty to the Roman church.
2 Non. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 328.)
To the chapter of St. Mary's Ottery, touching the reconciliation of that church by any suitable priest with water previously blessed by the bishop. [Cal. Pet. i. 63.]
Ibid. Confirmation of the appropriation of Ilsington to the same church, with exemplification of the bishop's letters, dated Exeter, 25 May 1338. [Cal. Pet. i. 63.]
2 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 330.)
To Nicholas de la Beche, knight. Indult to have a portable altar. [Cal. Pet. i. 52.]
1343.
6 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 335d.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Faculty to appropriate the church of Uffington, value 20l. to the monastery of Abingdon, which by reason of dissensions in those parts has been despoiled of 6000l. and reduced to want by fire therein and in their manors.
6 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 338d.)
To Bartholomew de Bourne, knight, of the diocese of Chichester. Indult to have mass celebrated before daybreak.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 339d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to reduce the taxation for the tenth of the monastery of Thornholm. [Cal. Pet. i. 50.]
2 Kal. March.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 340d.)
To William Key. Indult to accept a second benefice, notwithstanding illegitimacy. [Cal. Pet. i. 43.]
4 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 346d.)
To Henry, earl of Derby. Indult that his confessor may give leave to religious to eat flesh meat at his table or lodging on lawful days. [Cal. Pet. i. 47.]
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 350d.)
To William Shultone. Indult to minister in the orders he has received, notwithstanding that he obtained the church of Bathekyngton, value 7 marks, at twenty-one years of age and has held it twenty-nine years. A sixth part of the fruits is to be given to the subsidy against the Turks. [Cal. Pet. i. 35.]
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 350d.)
To the dean and chapter of Exeter. Indult that their church may be reconciled by deputy. [Cal. Pet. i. 63.]
4 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 363d.)
To Isaac Oculean. Indult to hold other benefices in addition to a canonry and prebend of Armagh, notwithstanding that he is the son of a subdeacon. [Cal. Pet. i. 40.]
1343.
16 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 366d.)
To John de Horncastre, son of a priest. Dispensation to hold one benefice with cure of souls, and one without.
[Cal. Pet. i. 65.]
1344.
Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 371.)
To John, earl of Warenne. Indult that his confessor shall give him plenary remission at the hour of death, with the usual conditions.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 377.)
To the dean and chapter of St. Asaph. Indult to elect a bishop, notwithstanding a reservation made on the death of bishop David, as the people of Wales are too savage to be governed by a foreigner. [Cal. Pet. i. 48.]
7 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 380.)
To Bartholomew de Borgheirse, knight. Licence to go on a crusade with eight knights and twenty esquires.
[Cal. Pet. i. 52.]
1343.
13 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 385.)
To William Bere, bachelor of canon and civil law, rector of Bridestowe, in the diocese of Exeter. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy, so as to hold an additional benefice.
1344.
2 Kal. Feb.
Avignon
(f. 385d.)
To John de Astone. Dispensation to be ordained and hold one benefice with cure of souls, notwithstanding illegitimacy.
[Cal. Pet. i. 42.]
15 Kal. April.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 402.)
Relaxation of one hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents visiting St. Peter's, Cornhill, on St. Peter's day and during the octave. [Cal. Pet. i. 45.]
5 Kal. March.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 403.)
To the bishop of Winchester. Mandate, at the request of Joan, queen of France, and Philippa, queen of England, to warn and compel John, earl of Warrenne, to receive and treat with marital affection his wife Joan de Barre, whom he married by virtue of a dispensation granted by Clement V. they being related in the fourth degree, and having lived together for thirty-two years, notwithstanding his pretence that the said dispensation was surreptitious, inasmuch as they are related respectively in the third and fourth degrees from a common stock.
1343.
14 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 416.)
To Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford. Indult that his confessor may give leave to religious to eat flesh-meat at his table on lawful days.
1344.
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 417.)
Confirmation of the appropriation of the church of North Walsham to St. Benedict's Hulme, with exemplification of letters dated Thornegge 9 Dec. 1338. [Cal. Pet. i. 36.]
13 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 422.)
To William, archbishop of York. Power to dispense six persons under age if they are aged twenty. [Cal. Pet. i. 46.]
1343.
Non. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 423.)
To the bishop of Worcester. Mandate to grant a dispensation to Richard de Crouham (Croome) and Alice de Crouham to remain in the marriage which they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred.
1344.
5 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 424.)
To Roger Hariel, prior of Lodre, and monk of St. Mary's, Montebourg, in the diocese of Coutances. Indult that he shall not be removed from the said priory without reasonable cause.
10 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 425.)
To John de Loughton, rector of Lopham, in the diocese of Norwich. Indult to retain the church of Lopham, which he accepted when in his twenty-first year. [Cal. Pet. i. 39.]
4 Non. May.
Avignon.
(f. 425.)
To Ralph Turvill and John la Zouche, canons of Lichfield, and William Feriby, canon of York. Mandate on petition of William, archbishop of York, to provide to him benefices to the value of 100l. yearly. [Cal. Pet. i. 53.]
9 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 426.)
Confirmation of the foundation of Maxtoke, with exemplification of letters dated Lichfield 12 Kal. March, and 17 and 15 Kal. August 1336, and 31 Dec. 1340. [Cal. Pet. i. 50.]
1343.
6 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 430d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Faculty to appropriate to the priory of Langley, which by reason of barren lands is burdened with debt, the church of Little Dalby, value 20l. a vicar's portion being reserved.
9. Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 433.)
To William de Tichill, rector of Stanhope, in the diocese of Durham. Reservation, notwithstanding illegitimacy, of a benefice in the gift of the bishop, value 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without, on obtaining which Stanhope is to be resigned. [Cal. Pet. i. 25.]
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Norwich and two others named.
8 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 436d.)
To the prior provincial of the Carmelites in England. Licence to accept sites to found four new houses to contain twelve brothers each. [Cal. Pet. i. 57.]
4 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 455.)
To the abbots of Tewkesbury, Pershore, and Alcester. Mandate to carry out the concessions made by Benedict XII. touching apostates, in regard to Robert de Coderugge, canon of St. Sepulchre's, Warwick, who broke out of the prison of the priory, and now desires to be reconciled.
1344.
16. Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 462.)
To the bishop and chapter of Lichfield. Mandate to revoke the statutes made by bishop Walter in his visitation in the time of the late dean, John de Derby, touching the deanery of Lichfield, whereby the present dean Richard, S.T.P. has been much harassed during his absence at the papal court, if they are unreasonable: as by them he is obliged to say mass in person on the greater double feasts or find a canon to do it for him, and if not present in person to entertain the ministers of the church in his house, and on the four principal feasts of the year to treat (convivare) the whole choir, inviting the canons separately, for eight days beforehand.