Regesta 283
1372-1374

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'Regesta 283: 1372-1374', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 170-184. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96400 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXXXIII.

2 Gregory XI.

De Indultis, Privilegiis, Et Dispensationibus.

1372.
4 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 2d.)
To William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Grant (concedimus) to give solemn benediction during his mission to the realms of France and England.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant dispensations to forty men and forty women to intermarry, or to remain in marriages contracted within the fourth degree of kindred and affinity.
Ibid. To the same. Power to consecrate and cause to be consecrated churches and cemeteries by other catholic bishops (antistites) in communion with the apostolic see, and to reconcile and cause to be reconciled the same when necessary by fit priests, he or another bishop having blessed the water; without derogation to the constitution which requires such reconciliation to be made by bishops only.
Ibid.
(f. 3.)
To the same. Indult to choose his confessor.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to celebrate mass, or to cause it to be celebrated, before daybreak.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to celebrate divine offices privately in places under interdict.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense fifty persons of illegitimate birth, even the sons of priests and those born of adultery, to be ordained and hold a benefice apiece, even with cure of souls.
Ibid.
(f. 3d.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense seculars and regulars who have contracted irregularity by being ordained when excommunicate.
Ibid. To the same. Power to hear confessions in cases reserved to papal penitentiaries. [See f. 110d.]
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to relax sixty days of enjoined penance to penitents who hear the Word of God preached by or before him at mass.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant licence to religious at his table to eat meat on two days in the month.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to exercise, by himself or by deputy, ecclesiastical censure against all who oppose him or the members of his household (familiaribus) in the discharge of their mission, if after being warned they do not make satisfaction.
Ibid.
(f. 4.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense priests who have contracted irregularity by celebrating divine functions when suspended for blessing second marriages.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense prelates and others who have incurred irregularity by issuing verbal sentences of excommunication.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to absolve those who, having been excommunicated and having made satisfaction, cannot be absolved by reason that the judges who imposed the sentences are dead, and have no successors. [See Reg. cclxiv. f. 95d.]
9 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 7d.)
To the warden and college of the scholars and clerks (scolarium et clericorum) of Valence Marie Hall, Cambridge. Confirmation of the appropriations of three parish churches value 100l. made by virtue of letters of Clement VI. [Cal. Lett. iii. 306] addressed to the bishop of London in favour of their college, founded by Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, for poor clerks under a president (presidens) called a warden (custos). Ralph bishop of London appropriated to them Saxtorp, and his successor Michael appropriated to them Tylneye, whose successor Simon, the present bishop, has appropriated to them Weresleie, the three churches being in the dioceses of Norwich and Lichfield (sic), and vicars' portions being assigned. The appropriations of Saxtorp and Weresleie took effect before Urban V.'s revocation of appropriations was made [See f. 176]; and that of Til[n]eye has been confirmed by letters of the present pope, notwithstanding the said revocation. The present confirmation of the appropriations of all three churches is made on account of and notwithstanding the further fact, as contained in the petition, that their total revenues exceed 100l. by 6l. 13s. 4d. [See Reg. cclxxxii. f. 141d.]
Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 25d.)
To Robert Bastard, rector of Wyli, in the diocese of Salisbury. Confirmation to him of that church, which he obtained on its voidance by the death of William de Bathe, by virtue of a provision made to him by Urban V. under the form for poor clerks of a benefice with or without cure of souls in the gift of the abbess and convent of Welton (Wilton), and now doubts whether it was not specially reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the condition that William was not a member of the papal household.
5 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 26.)
To Henry Godebar (Godebaruni in Rubrice), canon of Ripon, licentiate of civil law. Confirmation to him, who holds also the church of Egremondo (Egremont) in the diocese of York, of his canonry and prebend, which he obtained on their voidance by the death of Nicholas de Burton, by virtue of a provision made to him by the present pope of a canonry with expectation of a prebend, personatus, or office, with or without cure of souls, and now doubts whether they were not reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the condition that Nicholas was not a member of the papal household.
14 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 30.)
To the precentor of Ardfert. Mandate to confirm to David Oconchour (O'Connor), subdeacon, the provision, if canonically made, which was granted to him by bishop John, of the chancellorship of Ardfert, void by the resignation of Patrick Offichillich (O'Feely).
4 Kal. June.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 40d.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Anne, the dedication and the consecration, on the octaves of certain of them, and of the six days of Whitsun week, annually visit and give alms to the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Anne, Stoke by Clare, in the diocese of Norwich.
1372.
8 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 41d.)
To [John de Calore] chancellor of Paris. Mandate, on petition of Charles king of the French, and of Robert king of Scotland, to confer on Gilbert Withman (or Wichman), Augustinian canon of St. Andrews, bachelor of canon law, who has studied canon law for six years at Paris, and there taken therein his degree of bachelor, the degree of licentiate in the said faculty if, after lecturing for two years only, he be found fit upon diligent examination by a doctor of the same.
[See Denifle and Chatelain, Chartularium Universitatis Parisiensis III. No. 1374.]
7 Kal. June.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 43.)
To Peter cardinal priest of St. Praxed's. Indult for five years from Christmas next, to visit by deputy churches, monasteries, and other ecclesiastical places in his archdeaconry of Northampton, and to receive procurations in ready money to a daily amount not exceeding 30 silver [gros] Tournoisat the rate of twelve to a gold florin of Florence.
Concurrent mandate to the dean of St. Agricolus, Avignon, and two other persons out of England.
7 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 48d.)
To John Tresnant, rector of Llanubryn, in the diocese of St. Asaph, B.C.L. Indult of non-residence for four years, while proceeding to his doctor's degree in civil law at an university, notwithstanding that he is in priest's orders.
4 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 50d.)
To Edmund Strete, rector of Merlaw, in the diocese of Lincoln, B.C.L. Further extension to 60 marks (a previous extension to 40 marks having been already granted) of the value of a benefice with cure of souls, under a provision by the present pope of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely, value 35 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, provided always he fulfil the condition. laid down in the original letters, of his satisfying the dean of London, appointed to examine him in reading, construing, singing, and speaking Latin; notwithstanding that he has the canonry and prebend of Walt[h]am in Chichester, value 100s. a canonry of Lincoln with expectation of a prebend, and the aforenamed church, which church is to be resigned upon his obtaining a benefice with cure of souls by virtue of these presents. [See Reg. cclxxxiv. f. 86d.]
11 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 57d.)
To Richard Apelderham, of Tangmere, canon of Chichester. Confirmation to him, who holds also the church of Estlevente (East Lavant) in the same diocese, of his institution by bishop William, on the king's presentation, to the canonry and prebend of Colwarth, on their voidance by the death of John Streteley, Richard now doubting whether they were not reserved to the pope, or lapsed by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council. The confirmation is subject to the condition that John was not a member of the papal household. [See Reg. cclxxxii. f. 85d.]
Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 62.)
To William Bide, D.C.L. rector of St. Nicholas, Gildeford. Dispensation to hold in addition to his parish church a dignity or personatus with or without cure of souls.
1372.
7 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 64.)
To the prior of Lanston (Launceston), in the diocese of Exeter. Mandate to confirm to William de la Haye, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the Benedictine priory of Tywardrayth, dependent on no monastery, and value 7l. of which he is canon, and which he obtained by collation of the bishop of Exeter on its voidance by the death of William Bouges, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope, or lapsed by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council. The confirmation is to be subject to the condition that William was not a member of the papal household.
3 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 66.)
To John Welle, a Friar Minor, S.T.M. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain.
[Wadding, Annales Minorum, viii. 533.]
2 Non. May.
Avignon.
(f. 69d.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents, who, on the principal feasts of the year, and the feast of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and six days, annually visit and give alms to the chapel of the Trinitarian hospital of Matyndenne, in the diocese of Canterbury.
Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 76d.)
To Master Roger de Freton, canon of Salisbury, D.C.L., papal chaplain. Confirmation to him—who is also a papal auditor, and has canonries and prebends of Wilton and York, the deanery of Chichester, and expectation of a dignity, personatus, or office with or without cure of souls in Salisbury—of the canonry and prebend of Salisbury which he obtained on their voidance by the death of John de Donton, under provision by the present pope of a canonry in that church with expectation of a prebend, and now doubts whether they were not reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the condition that John was not a member of the papal household.
5 Non. July.
Avignon.
(f. 77d.)
To Malachie Oconchvyn (O'Connor ?). Dispensation, he being scholar of canon law, and of princely and knightly birth (de nobili prosapia principum et militum partium Ibernie procreatus), canon of Elphin, and considering that his ancestors founded or endowed the greater part of the churches in the province of Tuam, to be promoted to any elective dignity short of the episcopal, in extension of successive dispensations on account of illegitimacy, (i) to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls; (ii) to hold two compatible benefices, one having cure of souls, and the other being a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, in virtue of which second dispensation he holds his canonry of Elphin with reservation of a prebend.
5 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 79.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and the feast of St. Bartholomew, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, annually visit and give alms to the church of St. Bartholomew, Breselee, in the diocese of Norwich.
1374.
4 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
Anno4.
(f. 80.)
To Richard de Burton, of the diocese of Lichfield. Extension of the value of a benefice, in the gift of the bishop of London, value 20 marks with cure of souls, or 15 without, to 30 and 17½ marks respectively, provision thereof having been made to him by the present pope under the form for poor clerks, by letters addressed to William de Tyrington, John Berking, and John Brynkelei, canons of London.
[Folios 80 and 81, anno 4, are wrongly bound here. Their contents, which are naturally not included in the Rubrice of the present Register, do not, however, appear in those of Reg. cclxxxv.]
1372.
2 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 87.)
To Edward prince of Aquitaine, king Edward's eldest son. Indult to choose his confessor.
17 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 90.)
To Nicholas de Chaddesden, canon of Lichfield. Mandate to confirm to Alan de Ditton, rector of St. Michael's, Stamford, if found fit after due examination in reading, construing, singing, and speaking Latin, the church of Audele, in the diocese of Lichfield, void by the death of Richard Compere. The preamble sums up the revocation by Urban V. Kal. Dec. anno 5 (1366), of all appropriations of priories and conventual dignities, of parish and rural churches and other benefices with or without cure of souls, made to cathedral churches and monasteries, and to episcopal and abbatial mense, which at the said date had not taken effect [See f. 176]. Nevertheless the Cistercian abbot and convent of Hulton in the same diocese, under pretext of an appropriation of the said church (which appropriation at the time of the said revocation had not yet taken effect), took possession of it, with consent of the bishop, by whom they caused a perpetual vicar to be instituted. Notwithstanding which, William archbishop of Canterbury, to whom by its long voidance the said church had lapsed according to the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council, gave it to Alan, who doubts whether it was not specially reserved to the pope, or lapsed to him by the said statutes. Alan has not yet obtained possession of St. Michael's, which, on obtaining Audele, he is bound to resign. The mandate is subject to the usual condition that Richard was not a member of the papal household.
9 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 92.)
To John Lithe, or Liche, canon of Glasgow. Rehabilitation on account of his not having been ordained priest within a year after obtaining possession of the church of Hauwik, in the same diocese. He is to resign the church.
14 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 92d.)
To Thomas, son of Ralph earl of Stafford, rector of Fordingbregghe, in the diocese of Winchester, D.C.L. Dispensation to hold in addition a dignity or personatus with or without cure of souls, and to exchange the same, as well as his church, for two other compatible benefices; the cure of souls being always provided for.
14 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 93.)
To Roger Dawe, or Dalbe, canon of Wells. Grant to retain, upon obtaining possession, together with his canonry and prebend of Wells, the church of Wely in the diocese of Salisbury, provision of which, then void, granted by the present pope, was declared null by the terms of a further provision also by the present pope of a benefice, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, in the common or, several gift of the bishop, dean, chapter, and each and singular of the canons of Salisbury. The benefice to be held along with the said church of Wely is to be without cure of souls. Roger is scholar of civil law.
4 Id. June.
1 ont de Sorgues.
(f. 99.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and six days, visit the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chester le Street (Cestrie in Strata), where the body of St. Cuthbert rested for over a hundred years.
8 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 105d.)
To the bishops of St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. Mandate to cause to be observed the pope's confirmation [Reg. cclxxxii. f. 139d.], dated Avignon, Kal. Jan. anno 1, of which exemplification is given, of the restoration to the bishops of Scotland by the late king David, with consent of his nephew Robert, now king of Scotland, then steward of the realm and earl of Strathearn (Strathne), and others, of their right to dispose of their personal property by will. [Reg. Episcop. Aberdon: Spalding Club, II. 122, with date Id. Jan. Theiner 346, from Avignon Reg. xv. f. 292; a brief analysis. See Reg. cclxxxvi. f. 39.]
9 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 107.)
To John Omachan, of the diocese of Achonry. Dispensation in extension of a former dispensation on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls, so that he may accept also an elective dignity short of the episcopal. John is by both his parents of noble race, and is scholar of canon and civil law.
5 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 110d.)
To William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Power, during his mission to France and England, to grant dispensations to twelve men and as many women who have married in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred and affinity, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. [As above, Reg. cclxiv. f. 196.]
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to commute vows, those of religion, continence, and pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Rome, and Santiago excepted. [As above, ibid. f. 196d.]
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to appoint a fit priest to hear confessions and give absolutions under the power granted to himself, but which, by reason of the business of his mission, he is unable to exercise, of hearing such confessions and giving such absolutions as may be heard and given by minor papal penitentiaries. [See f. 3d.]
Ibid.
(f. 111.)
To the same. Faculty to give the tonsure and to confirm persons during his mission in the said realms.
16 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 115.)
To William Hegchtredebury, canon of Chichester, master of theology. Confirmation to him of his canonry and prebend of Wygtheringe (Wittering), in the diocese of Chichester, tenable only by a master of theology, which he obtained by provision of bishop William on their voidance by the death of Simon de Bredon, and now doubts whether they were not reserved to the pope, or lapsed to him by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council. William, who is also master of arts, has in addition canonries and prebends of Salisbury and Wyngham, the church of Scham (Otham) in the diocese of Canterbury, and expectation under provision of the present pope of an elective dignity, personatus, or office, with or without cure of souls, in Salisbury. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Simon was not a member of the papal household. [See Reg. cclxxxiv. f. 121d.]
5 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 124d.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the feast of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, annually visit and give alms to the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Opusoye [Opusaye in Rubrice] (Hopesay), in the diocese of Hereford.
7 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 125.)
The like relaxation, with the additional relaxation of a hundred days in respect of the said octaves and six days, in favour of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin in the parish church of All Saints, Bekingham in the Clay [Bokyngham only, in Rubrice].
4 Non. July.
Avignon.
(f. 126.)
The like relaxation, as above, f. 124d, with the addition of the feast of St. Martin, in favour of the chapel of St. Martinle-Grand, London.
6 Non. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 128.)
To William Laing, vicar of Fiuin in the diocese of Aberdeen. Confirmation to him of the said vicarage, which on its voidance by the death of David de Amuco he obtained by collation of the abbot and convent of Aberbrothoch (Arbroath), by virtue of a provision by the present pope under the form for poor clerks of a benefice in their gift with or without cure of souls in the city or diocese of Aberdeen, and now doubts whether it was not specially reserved to the pope, or, by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council, lapsed to the bishop. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that David was not a member of the papal household.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 136.)
To Thomas, son of Richard earl of Arundel, archdeacon of Taunton in the church of Wells. Dispensation, at the petition also of Charles king of Navarre, enabling him (who is in his twentieth year or thereabouts, and holds by papal dispensation his archdeaconry of Taunton, and in addition canonries and prebends of Chichester, Hereford, and Shaftesbury, the free chapel of the castle of Exeter, and a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend and dignity; personatus, or office) to hold together with his archdeaconry another benefice incompatible therewith, even though with cure of souls, and even though a dignity or personatus in a metropolitan or cathedral church, and to exchange one or both of them for other and similarly incompatible benefices; provided always that the cure of souls therein be not neglected.
3 Non. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 136d.)
To James cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro. Indult for five years from the date of these presents to visit by deputy churches, monasteries, and other ecclesiastical places in his archdeaconry of Leicester, and to receive procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver gros Tournois at the rate of 12 to the gold florin of Florence. The pope's intention is that those whose means cannot support payment in full, and those who cannot pay at all, are not to be compelled.
Ibid.
(f. 137.)
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Mary's, Leicester, the dean of London, and another named, out of England.
9 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 142.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a hundred and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days, to those who on the said octaves and six days, in any year visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin over the north door of the church of Hereford. If similar indulgence, not yet expired, has been granted by the present pope, the present letters shall have no force.
2 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 142d.)
To Edward king of England. Indult to choose his confessor.
16 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 148.)
To Laurence Gra, clerk, of York, B.C.L. Further extension of the value of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham, value 25 marks with cure of souls or 18 without, to 40 and 30 marks respectively (an extension to 30 and 25 marks respectively having been already granted), provision thereof having been made to him by the present pope, as to which provision Laurence doubts whether, owing to the high taxation of the benefices in the said gift and to the multitude of expectants, it will not be useless. [See f. 156.]
4 Id. Aug.
Villencuve by
Avignon.
(f. 151d.)
To the abbot of Tintern, in the diocese of Llandaff. Mandate to confirm to Thomas de Braundeston, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the precentorship of Llandaff, a dignity with cure of souls, value 8 marks 7s. 8d. which he obtained by provision of bishop Roger, on its voidance by the death of Philip Euyas, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope, or lapsed to him by the statues of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council.
1372.
4 Non. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 156.)
To Laurence Gra, clerk, of York, B.C.L. Further extension, for the same reasons as before, from 40 and 30 marks by former letters (above, f. 148), of the value of his benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham to 60 and 40 marks respectively.
7 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 160.)
To the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of Kilwenyne (Kilwinning) in the diocese of Glasgow. Confirmation of the grant made to them under sealed letters patent by John de Menthet (Menteith) lord of Aran, of the patronage of St. Mary and St. Brigid, in that island, and by John Maxwell lord of Maxwell, of the patronage of Liberton, in the dioceses of Sodor and Glasgow respectively. [Theiner, 347.]
Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 162.)
To John de Brompton (Brampton in Rubrice), rector of St. Dunstan's West (Sancti Aunstani West in text, Sancti Dunstani West in Rubrice), London. Licence to retain the same, value 15 pounds petits Tournois, together with the additional benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, not being in a cathedral church, value 20 marks with cure of souls, or 15 without, which he is to receive by provision of the present pope under the form for poor clerks, notwithstanding that by the terms of that provision he was bound to resign his rectory.
7 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 169.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who give alms for the repair of the Premonstratensian monastery of St. Mary, Cokirsond (Cockersand), in the diocese of York, situated so near the sea that the walls built for the preservation of its buildings are being worn away and destroyed by the waves. The pope strictly forbids these letters to be sent by collectors; if this be attempted, they are invalid. Moreover, if similar indulgence, not yet expired, have been granted by the pope, the present letters shall have no force. [See Reg. ccxxiv. f. 105d.]
12 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 171.)
To Richard Northe of Waldneuton, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, B.C.L. Confirmation of the church of St. Mary, Wayneflete, which he obtained on its voidance by the death of William de Askobi, who, it is asserted, was a papal chaplain.
15 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 172.)
To Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales, and Joan his wife. Indult that their chaplains or other fit priests, regular and secular, whom they may choose, shall hear their confessions and those of their household.
Ibid. To Robert de Walscham (Walsham), canon of Salisbury Indult in extension of (i) the provision by Urban V. of a canonry of York with reservation of a prebend, he holding already a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, the deanery of the chapel of the castle of Wallingford, without cure of souls, and the parish church of Haselee, in the diocese of Lincoln, a condition of the provision being his resignation of this church upon obtaining the said canonry and prebend of York; (ii) the dispensation of the same pope to hold two benefices with cure of souls; (iii) the indult of the same pope to retain, notwithstanding the above condition, his church of Haselee upon obtaining the said canonry and prebend of York, which indult forbade him (as did already the letters of dispensation) to hold together with the said two benefices with cure of souls more than one other benefice, even though a canonry and prebend, and ordered him to resign all others. The present indult enables him to hold, together with the said two incompatible benefices and the said benefice without cure of souls, two other benefices without cure of souls.
[See Reg. cclii. f. 134.]
17 [Kal.] Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 174d.)
To John Marescalli, rector of Swepston, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, he being already dispensed on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls, so that he may now hold an additional compatible benefice, and exchange both. [Fædera.]
6 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 175.)
To Laurence Gra of York, B.C.L. Grant to him, who is, as he asserts, of the nobler blood (de nobiliori genere), of the whole city of York that the latest letters of extension (f. 156) shall apply to one of a number of principal dignities, with cure of souls, in certain collegiate churches, formerly parish churches, of which dignities there are a number in the gift of the bishop of Durham; provided the value do not exceed 60 marks.
15 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 176.)
Annotation (presentibus annotari fecimus) from the register of Urban V., with exemplification, of the revocation by that pope, under date Avignon, Kal. Dec. anno 5 (1366) [in Wilkins, Conc. III. 65], to the end that the cure of souls be not neglected nor divine worship diminished, of all unions and appropriations, which have not yet taken effect, and of all powers, faculties, and mandates to make such unions, of priories and conventual dignities, personatus, offices, parish and rural churches, and other benefices secular and regular, with or without cure of souls, exempt or not exempt, to cathedral churches, monasteries, episcopal and abbatial mense or other benefices whatsoever, by papal, ordinary, or other authority; with inhibition during ten years from the said date to ordinaries and others to make such unions and incorporations.
14 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 182.)
To the official of Canterbury. Mandate to confirm to John de Wodehult, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the church of Orpington, which he obtained by provision of archbishop William on its voidance by the death of Nicholas called 'Regestrator', and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope or lapsed by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council. The confirmation is to be subject to the usual condition that Nicholas was not a member of the papal household.
3 Kal. June.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 182d.)
To the official of Ely. The like mandate in regard to Stephen Roche, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, who exchanged a moiety of Bysele in that diocese with Roger de Wodenorton for Feny Ditton in the diocese of Ely, by authority of John bishop of Ely, who had power from William bishop of Worcester to receive the resignation of Bysele, Stephen now doubting whether Feny Ditton was not reserved to the pope.
4 Non. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 187.)
To John Godmaston, rector of Houghton, in the diocese of Winchester, B.C.L. Confirmation to him of that church, which he obtained under provision by the present pope of a benefice with or without cure of souls in the gift of the bishop, on its voidance by the death of John Wychforde, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope.
3 Id. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 187d.)
To Simon Bate, canon of Wilton in the diocese of Salisbury. Confirmation to him, who holds also the canonry and prebend of Cropperie (Cropredy) in Lincoln and the parish church of Peacham in the diocese of Chichester, of his canonry and prebend of Chalk in Wilton which be obtained by provision of the present pope upon their voidance by the death of John Blebuyrri, and now doubts whether they were not specially reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that John was not a member of the papal household.
9 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 188d.)
To Roger de Barneburgh (Bartneburgh in Rubrice), rector of Retyngdon, in the diocese of London. Extension to 40 marks of the value of a benefice in the common or several gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, value 30 marks with cure of souls, or 20 without, which he was to receive, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, under a mandate addressed by the present pope to the archbishop of Canterbury, by which mandate Roger has no hope of benefiting owing to the multitude of expectants and the excessive taxations of such benefices; notwithstanding that he has Retyngdon, and a canonry and prebend of All Saints, Derby. Retyngdon is to be resigned, as was also ordered by the original letters, on obtaining such benefice with cure of souls.
Non. June.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 196d.)
To Robert Bays, clerk, of the diocese of Wells. Dispensation (he being already dispensed on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls) to hold a benefice with cure of souls, notwithstanding that he is in his twenty-first year, and to exchange the same once, provided that the cure of souls be not neglected, but be exercised by a good and sufficient vicar, and that Robert be ordained as soon as he arrive at the lawful age. [See Reg. cclxxxvi. f. 189d.]
7 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 201.)
To Laurence Genevefe, canon of Exeter. Confirmation to him, who is scholar of canon law and holds the church of Lansant, in the same diocese, of his two successive letters of provision by the present pope, (i) of a benefice with or without cure of souls in the gift of the bishop of Exeter; (ii) of a canonry of Exeter with reservation of a prebend, the value of the canonries and prebends of which church does not by common estimation, as he asserts, exceed 40s.; notwithstanding that in the second letters it was ordered that by whichever of the two letters he should obtain such canonry and prebend, the remaining letters should be null and void.
4 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 205.)
To Duncan Petit, archdeacon of Whitehern. Indult of nonresidence for five years while studying and lecturing on civil law at an university, notwithstanding that he holds the said archdeaconry, and provided that its duties be not neglected.
3 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 205.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and the feast of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, annually visit and give alms for the restoration of the church of the Augustinian priory of Sinstede (Swinstead), in the diocese of Lincoln, which has been destroyed by fire.
13. Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 207d.)
To Joan princess of Wales. Indult (in extension of a former indult hereby annulled to enter once a month monasteries of enclosed nuns with twenty honest women, and to eat therein thrice a year) to enter the same with six honest and aged men and fourteen honest women, and to eat and drink, but not pass the night therein.
16 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 210d.)
To John de Cohutzt (Colyntz in Rubrice), clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Extension to 40 marks of the value of a benefice with cure of souls in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, provision of which was made to him, if found fit after examination, by mandate addressed to the bishop of London. John is scholar of theology.
Non. May.
Avignon.
(f. 214d.)
Modification of the indult granted by Innocent VI. to the late Robert master-general of the order of Sempryngham, immediately belonging to the pope and the Roman church, and to his successors, (i) to use at divine offices the mitre, pastoral staff, ring, sandals, and other pontifical insignia; (ii) after mass and vespers to give benediction to the people in priories and other places subject to the said master, provided that no bishop (antistes) or papal legate be present; (iii) to bless the nuns of the order in the said places. A dispute has arisen respecting pope Innocent's indult, which John bishop of Lincoln, has declared to be forged and surreptitiously obtained, but which William, Robert's successor, has asserted to be true and sealed by the true leaden bull of that pope. Upon the report therefore of an inquest committed to Peter cardinal priest of St. Anastasia's, and Peter cardinal deacon of St. Eustace's, whilst the two parties were at the Roman court, the pope now modifies the indult in certain of its headings (cupitulis): (i) William shall use the mitre, pastoral staff, ring, sandals, and other pontifical insignia during his life: his successors shall use the ring perpetually, and the other insignia only on certain principal feasts and that of St. Gilbert; (ii) the heading respecting the benediction of the nuns is revoked, but it is ordered that the diocesans when they come to monasteries of the order for that purpose at the request of the mastergeneral shall receive for each procuration due to them not more than a single meal or its value according to the constitution of Benedict XII. beginning Vas electionis [Wilkins, Conc. II. 578; Extrav. Com. iii. 10]; if the diocesans refuse to come when duly required the nuns may be blessed by another catholic bishop (antistitem) in communion with the Roman see.
16. Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 225d.)
To the bishop of Argyle. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, and if fitting, to grant a dispensation to Colin Cambel, donsel, and Mary Cambel, damsel, of his diocese—who, knowing that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred, intermarried, not in contempt of the keys, but in order to mitigate the discord between their families—to marry anew, after being separated for such a time as shall seem expedient, and to remain in the marriage so contracted. Their offspring, past and future, is to be declared legitimate. [See Reg. cclv. f. 36d.]
Ibid.
(f. 226.)
To the same. Mandate, following the precedent of a declaration by Clement VI. in a similar case of omission, to execute the above letters, although there is no mention in them that the said Colin and Mary were related, as stated in their petition, in the third as well as the fourth degree of kindred.
Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 232d.)
To Robert Braybrok, rector of Colmorth (Colmworth) in the diocese of Lincoln, B.C.L. Dispensation to him, who holds also a canonry and prebend of York, and has expectation, by provision of the pope, of a benefice with cure in the gift of the bishop of Ely, to hold together with his said parish church a dignity or personatus, even if with cure of souls and in a cathedral church; provided that the cure of souls in neither his parish church nor in such dignity or personatus be neglected.

De Curia.

16 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 237d.)
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 Veyraco, donsel, member of the pope's household, by prelates and other clergy, secular and regular, procurations of two gold florins a day for his mission, and safe-conduct for him or his envoy from and to the pope, the former mandate to them, to a similar effect, holding good only until Kal. June. [As above, Reg. cclxiv. f. 109d, with Veyraco for Vayraco.]
12 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 239.)
To prelates and other clergy, secular and regular. Mandate to provide during four months from these presents three gold florins of the cameraa day, in addition to the twelve ordered by a former mandate to be provided, for the purposes of his mission, which is not yet finished, to William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio to France and England. Not only the prelates and clergy of the places in which the nuncio may chance to be shall contribute, but also those of the neighbouring cities and dioceses, in order that the burden may be distributed and more easily supported. [See f. 253, and Reg. cclxiv. f. 166.]
1372.
4 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 252.)
To prelates and other clergy, secular and regular, at Paris. Mandate to assist with counsels and otherwise Raymund abbot of Conques and Giles Sancii Munionis, provost of Valencia, D.C.L. papal nuncios, who are being sent to those parts on a mission concerning ecclesiastical liberty, and to whom full credence may be given.
7 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 253.)
To prelates and other clergy, secular and regular. Mandate to continue the procurations of William bishop of Carpentras, (extended as above, f. 239) to fifteen florins of the camera, his mission being not yet finished.