Regesta 264
1372

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'Regesta 264: 1372', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 100-105. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96381 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXIV.

2 Gregory XI.

Littere De Curia… Per Nicolaum De Auximo.

1372.
19 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 2d.)
To Arnold Garini (Garnerii), canon of Châlons, licentiate of civil law, papal nuncio and collector in England. Mandate to assing to Rayner Dominici, Bartholus Johannis, Peter Marchi, and Nicholas Johannis, merchants of Florence, Proctors and factors in London of Nicholas Jacobi, knight, and Benedict Nerotii, of the ancient Alberti of Florence, 6000 gold florins or frances of good weight from the sums collected or to be collected up to 1 June next for the papal camera; the said Rayner, Bartholus, Peter, and Nicholas having power to receive and give acquittance for the same, and Thomas Monis, merchant of Florence, Proctor and factor at the Roman court of the said Nicholas Jacobi and Benedict Nerotii, having bound himself to assign the same to the camera. The nuncio is to draw up two public instruments, sending one to the persons concerned, and the other to the camera. [As below, Reg. cclxxv. f. 1.]
19 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 3.)
To Rayner Dominici and others named above. Power to receive and give acquittance to Arnold Garnerii for the said sum informing thereof the said Thomas Monis and the officials of the camera. [Ibid. f. 1d.]
Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 37d.)
To the bishops of St. Andrews, Whitehern, Dunkeld, Dunblane, Brechin, Aberdeen, Moray, Ross, Caithness, and Lismore. Mandate to levy and exact each in his diocese, except from benefices held or to be held by cardinals, a tenth for one year of church revenues for the recovery and preservation of the lands of the Roman church, to be paid one half next Easter, and the other at Michaelmas and assigned within a month after each of the said days to Benedict Nerotii, citizen of Florence, and his fellow merchants at Bruges, who have power to receive and give acquittance for the same. Faculty is given to enforce payment by citation to the Roman court, and to grant absolution, after satisfaction given, to those of their number and to others who shall incur sentence of excommunication for failing to exact or pay. [Ibid. f. 88.]
Ibid.
(f. 39d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans. The like. [See Reg. cclxv. f. 102.]
Ibid.
(f. 41d.)
To the same. Mandate to pay, if they prefer, in order to alleviate them and to have more quickly the much-needed help, in place of the said tenth, a subsidy of 100,000 gold florins, as was done in the time of Innocent VI. in the like case, for the help of the pope and the Roman church. It is to be assigned as directed above.
Ibid.
(f. 42d.)
To the archbishop of York and his suffragans. The like.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Canterbury. The like mandate in brief, with formal clauses omitted. It is added that if they elect to pay the subsidy, the enclosed mandate to levy the tenth becomes thereby null and void; otherwise it will be enforced. Further, the archbishop is informed that the said tenth or subsidy is not imposed on him and his fellow prelates alone, but is almost universal.
Ibid
(f. 43.)
To the archbishop of York. The like.

Per Guillermum Baronis, Secretarium.

4 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 95d.)
To William, bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Faculty to confer forty benefices, with or without cure of souls, reserved or not to the pope, which may fall vacant during his mission to France or England. One of such, provided its value do not in France exceed, according to the diccese, 7l. 10s. or 15l. Tournois, and in England 7 marks, he may give to persons already holding one or two other benefices: but such latter benefice, if it have cure of souls, must be resigned in case that conferred in virtue of the present faculty have also cure of souls. [For other faculties see Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 2d. seq.]
Non. March.
Avignon.
(f. 96.)
To John [d'Artois], count of Eu (Aguti, Augusti in Rubrice). Desiring him to use his influence with the king of France in favour of [William] bishop of Carpentras, and William [Roger III.], viscount of Turenne, the pope's brother, sent to the kings of France and England and to Calais with special instructions touching the treaty of peace which is being made by cardinals Simon and John, who have met or are shortly to meet at Calais the said kings’ envoys. [See Reg. cclxviii. f. 115d.]
8 Id. March.
Avignon.
(f. 103.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate to admit Peter, cardinal of St. Eustace's, to the canonry and prebend of York, of which he has papal provision, they being void by the death of William de Dalton. If this is not done in a fortnight from the receipt of these presents, sentence of excommunication will be incurred by the archbishop.
16 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 109d.)
To the prior of St. Martin-des-Champs, Paris, and the officials of Avignon and London. Mandate to cause to be provided until Kal. July next to Bertrand de Vayraco, donsel, member of the papal household, by prelates and other clergy, secular and regular, 2 gold florins a day and a safe-conduct for him of his envoy to or from the pope, the former similar mandate holding good only until Kal. June. [As below Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 237d.;see cclxviii. f. 5d.]
14 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 110.)
To prelates and other clergy, secular and regular, of England. Mandate to provide liberally the procurations already ordered for the cardinals Simon and John as necessary expenses of their mission, under pain of sentence against those who resist payment. In a previous mandate the pope fixed the amount at two-thirds of the procurations for a legate a latere; but as within the memory of man no such legate has been sent to England, some hesitate to pay. The pope therefore fixes the amount at two-thirds of the procurations which were provided for the late Talleyrand, bishop of Albano, and the late Nicholas, bishop of Tusculum, then cardinal priest of St. Peter's ad Vincula (sic).
Ibid.
(f. 110d.)
To the same. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 111.)
To John, cardinal of Sancti Quatuor Coronati, papal nuncio. Faculty to absolve a hundred persons in France and England who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on clerks in minor orders, due satisfaction and public penance being made and done.
Ibid. To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 111d.)
To cardinal John. Faculty to absolve thirty persons in France and England who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on priests, due satisfaction and public penance being made and done.
Ibid. To cardinal Simon. The like.
Ibid. To cardinal John. Faculty to absolve, a wholesome penance being imposed, priests, clerks, and other ecclesiastics, secular and regular, in France and England, as well as lay persons of both sexes, who have has dealings with, and incurred the excommunication promulgated by Urban V. against, the armed companies which, like bandits, overran the realm of France.
Ibid.
(f. 112d.)
To cardinal Simon. The like.
Ibid To cardinal John. Faculty to absolve thirty persons in France and England who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on deacons or subdeacons, due satisfaction and public penance being made and done.
Ibid. To cardinal Simon. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 113d.)
To the same. Faculty to commute the vow [of pilgrimage] to Santiago, of fifty men aged sixty, or women of any age, in France and England; the cost of the journey being spent in honour of St. James.
Ibid. To cardinal John. The like.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to absolve twenty persons in France and England who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on priests, due satisfaction and public penance being made and done.
Ibid.
(f. 114.)
To cardinal Simon. The like.
Ibid. To cardinal John. Faculty to absolve a hundred persons (as above, f. III). [For these faculties see Milman, Lat. Christ., 3rd ed. viii. 24 note. See Reg. cclxxxii. f. 192, seq.]
5 Non. May.
Avignon.
(f. 118d.)
To James, cardinal of St. George's in Velabro. Provision of one benefice, with or without cure of souls, in each of the dioceses of Canterbury, Lincoln, Wells, Bath, Chichester, London, Rochester, and Carlisle, the value of all which, together with that of similar benefices in the dioceses of Aquileia, Grado and Mainz, granted by previous letters of provision, is not to exceed 4000 gold florins.
Ibid.
(f. 121d.)
To William, cardinal of St. Angelo's. Provision of one benefice, with or without cure of souls, in each of the dioceses of Norwich, Worcester, and Winchester, the value of all which, together with that of similar benefices in the dioceses of Bourges and Arles, granted by previous letters of provision, is not to exceed 4000 gold florins.
4 Non. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 142.)
To William de Grenlaw, archdeacon of St. Andrews, papal nuncio. Mandate to assign to Nicholas Luce, Luke Aldobrandini, Rayner Dominici, Bartholus Johannis, Matthew Johannis, Bernard Nicolai, Talentus Andree, and Peter Marci, merchants of Florence, proctors and factors at Bruges of Nicholas Jacobi, knight, and Benedict Nerotii, merchants of Florence, of the ancient Alberti of Florence, all sums collected and to be collected by him for a year from the present date; the said Nicholas Luce and others having power to receive and give acquittance for the same, and James Vannis and Thomas Monis, proctors and factors at the Roman court of the said Nicholas and Benedict, having bound themselves to assign the same to the papal camera within two months. The nuncio is to draw up the usual two instruments. [See Reg. cclxxv. f. 111d.] [Theiner, 349.]
Ibid. To Nicholas Luce and others named above. Power to receive and give acquittances to William de Grenlaw for the said sums. [Ibid. f. 112.]
5 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 145.)
To William, bishop of Carpentras. Faculty, during his mission to France and England, to confer the office of notary on fifteen clerks, of whom seven may be married or in holy orders; enclosing the usual form of oath.
7 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 166.)
To prelates secular and regular. Mandate to provide William, bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio to France and England, with 15 gold florins a day, beyond the period of four months ordered by a previous mandate [Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 239]. The Sum was in the first instance fixed at 12 florins, and was afterwards increased by the said mandate to 15, payable during the said four months (from the issue of the same). [See Reg. cclxvi. f. 87.]
13 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 170.)
To John Doncan, archdeacon of Down, papal nuncio. Appointing him nuncio and collector in Ireland, with faculty to issue and enforce ecclesiastical sentences and to give acquittances, and ordering him to render and account to the papal camera every two years. [See Reg. cclxxv. f. 8d.]

De Curia Extraordinarie [Per Guillermum Baronis] Date.

14 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 194d.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio to France and England. Faculty to absolve a hundred persons (as above, f. 111: here written out in full).
5 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 196.)
To William, bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Power to grant dispensations to twelve men and as many women in France and England who have married in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. [As below, Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 110d.]
6 (sic) Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 196d.)
To the same. Faculty to commute vows of persons in France and England, those of religion, continence, and pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Rome, and Santiago excepted. [As below, Ibid.]
3 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 210a, d.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to use his influence with King Robert in behalf of Margaret, queen of Scotland, whom the pope is writing [to commend] to that king. [See Reg. cclxiii. f.304.] [Cancelled.]
Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 210γ, d.)
To Edward, king of England. Requiring him to suffer Hugh, cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, to obtain possession of the archdeaconry of Meath, about which he has had a suit in the Roman court with Matthew Compare (Crumpe) of Ireland, who has set at nought the amicable concord touching the same which he swore to observe, and refuses to give up the archdeaconry or to restore fruits received. The pope requests the king to write to William de Windesore, knight, his lieutenant in Ireland, ordering him to assist the said cardinal. [See Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 170; cclxxxiv. f. 127d.] [Cancelled.]
Ibid
(f. 210s.)
To the earl of Arundel. The like, mutatis mutandis. [Cancelled.] [Cancelled.]
Ibid To William de Windesore, knight, the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Requesting him to assist the said cardinal. (fn. 1)
[Cancelled.]
17 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 218.)
To William de Grenlaw, archdeacon of St. Andrews, papal nuncio in Scotland. Faculty to exercise ecclesiastical censure against, and if necessary to cite before the pope, all persons clerical and lay, who injure or hinder him or his sun-collectors, and invade the rights of the papal camera, and to enforce thereby due payment and satisfaction to the same. [As below, Reg. cclxxvi. f. 65.] [Theiner, 348.]

Footnotes

1 Between f. 210d. and f. 211 are four complete folios, here denominated 210a, 210β, 210y, 210§ containing, as a marginal note indicates, secrete [Johannis] de Sancto Martino for the months of January, February, March, and April, anno 2. These letters are all cancelled, and do not appear in the Rubrice. They occur below, Reg. cclxviii. ff. 314–316. The littere de curia of John de Sancto Martino begin on f. 211, and fill the rest of the volume.


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