Regesta 286
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'Regesta 286: 1375-1375', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 203-219. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96403 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXXXVI.

5 Gregory XI.

De Indultis, Privilegiis, Et Dispensationibus.

1375.
6 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 6d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to grant a dispensation to John Bilion (Bylien in Rubrice) and Isabella Cave to remain in the marriage which they contracted knowing that they were connected in the third degree of affinity, by reason that John had, before marriage, cohabited with a woman who was related to Isabella in the third degree of kindred, and to declare their past and future offspring legitimate.
4 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 8d.)
To Geoffrey Hornyngtoft of Honeworth, rector of Blundeston, in the diocese of Norwich. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain.
1375.
6 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 11.)
To John Olney, lord of Weston, and Denise (Dyonisie) his wife. Indult to have a portable altar.
Kal. April.
(f. 12d.)
To Nicholas abbot of Westminster. Faculty to dispose of his moveable property by will.
4 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 14d.)
To Reginald de Spaldying, rector of Greschche, London. Indult to choose his confessor.
5 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 14d.)
To John Barnet, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
Ibid. To John Bokenhull, monk of Westminster. The like.
6 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 15.)
To Hamo, abbot of Battle. Faculty to dispense three of his monks, who are in their twenty–third year, to be ordained priests.
8 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 16d.)
To William Lynchelade, citizen of London. Indult to choose his confessor.
Ibid. To Thomas Elys, donsel, and Margaret his wife, of the diocese of Canterbury. The like.
Ibid. To Robert Walsham, precentor of Salisbury. Indult to have a portable altar.
[The Rubrice wrongly add, under the name of Robert Walsham, indults to choose his confessor, to have mass celebrated before daybreak, and to have mass in places under an interdict. These should, as in the text, be given under the name of Alvarus de Albornoz, knight, of the diocese of Conques, omitted in the Rubrice.]
5 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 17d.)
To William Linchelade, citizen of London. Indult to have a portable altar.
Ibid. To William, abbot of St. Mary de Gratiis, London. Indult to choose his confessor. [Not in Rubrice.]
9 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 22.)
To John de Pecham, rector of St. Mildred's, Canterbury. The like.
Ibid. To John de Alyrthorpe, vicar of Gretham, in the diocese of Durham. The like.
Id. Aug.
Villenenve by Avignon.
(f. 22.)
To Nicholas Lydeard, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Niweham, in the diocese of Exeter. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain.
2 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 22d.)
To John James, donsel, and Cristiana his wife, of the diocese of Salisbury. Indult to have a portable altar.
Ibid. To Thomas Terel, knight, and Alice his wife, of the diocese of London. The like.
1375.
2 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 23.)
To Michael de Pecham, abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Indult to choose his confessor.
11 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 23.)
To John de Shilyngford, clerk, of the diocese of Exeter, D.C.L. Indult for ten years to have a portable altar.
7 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 23.)
To Nicholas Carreu, clerk, of the diocese of Winchester. Indult to have a portable altar.
11 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 23.)
To John de Aumery, donsel, of the diocese of York. The like for ten years.
Ibid. To Henry bishop elect of Worcester. Indults to celebrate mass before daybreak, and in places under an interdict.
12 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 25.)
To Robert Mercer, lord of Inirpery, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Confirmation, at the petition also of Charles king of the French, of the grant on lease made to him by letters patent of Robert [de Juillac], master of the Hospitallers, then prior of France and master elect (sealed with the seal of the said Robert as prior of France), of their property in Scotland for ten years, at a yearly rent (sub pensione) of 400 gold florins of Florence, to be paid at Paris on the feast of the Ascension. [Opposite a blank space of half a page reserved for the exemplification of the said letters patent is the marginal note: ‘In tercio folio secundi quinterni anni quinti Gregorii.’ The reference is to Reg. xxiii. of the Avignon Series, ff. 316d. and 317, from which Theiner (who reproduces the MS. reading Jiurpery) has printed both the present confirmation and the letters patent (which are in French) of Robert prior of France and master elect, dated at Paris, 24 June 1374.] [Theiner, 352. See Reg. cclxxi. f. 222.]
6 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 26.)
Relaxation of a year 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, annually visit and give alms to the church of the Cistercian monastery of Kyngeswode in the diocese of Worcester, which is in need of costly repair. If similar perpetual or temporary indulgence have been granted, and be not yet expired, the present letters shall have no force.
7 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 33.)
To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, papal nuncio. Faculty, during his mission to France and England, to dispense six men and as many women, who are related in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, to intermarry.
4 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 37.)
To Alexander archbishop of York. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to incorporate to the minister and brethren of the house of St. Robert by Knaresborough the church of Quixlay, of their patronage, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, value 15 marks according to the new taxation for the tenth, which was incorporated by archbishop John in the time of Innocent VI. to the said minister and brethren, then six in number, now eleven. The appropriation is to take effect on the resignation or death of the rector, a vicar's portion being reserved as before; notwithstanding the revocation by Urban V. of appropriations which had not yet taken effect. [See Reg. cclxxxiij. f. 176.]
14 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 39.)
Inhabition touching the moveable property of bishops of Scotland, which on their decease has, under pretext of a certain custom which should rather have been called an abuse (corruptela), been appropriated by some kings of that realm. Although the late king David abolished the said custom and king Robert has confirmed the abolition, nevertheless certain officials and others, in king Robert's name, have presumed to appropriate and still appropriate such property to the royal treasury or other uses. All of whatsoever rank, royal or otherwise, are now inhibited to usurp under pretext of the said detestable custom any property of bishops or prelates dying in the realm, under penalty of excommunication, from which they cannot be absolved except at the hour of death. [See Reg. cclxxi. f. 180d.; cclxxxiii. f. 105d.] [Theiner, 353.]
7 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 45.)
To William cardinal of St. Angelo's, vicar general in lands of Italy immediately subject to the Roman church. Mandate, in accordance with the pope's often-repeated order, to grant in fee for life without delay to John Haukewode, knight, captain of forces in Italy for the pope and the Roman church, a castle in the lands under his rule. The cardinal is to receive Haukewode's liege homage and the usual oath of fealty, as well as a fit guarantee that the castle shall, after his death, revert to the Roman church. [See f. 102d. and Reg. cclxxxi. ff. 142, 174.]
Ibid.
(f. 46d.)
To the same. The like in regard to John Tournaberi (Thornbury), knight. [See f. 102 and ibid. f. 142d.]
8 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 51d.)
To the bishops of Derry and Clogher, and the dean of Armagh. Mandate to further dispense Thomas Ocolman, a Friar Minor—who is already dispensed on account of illegitimacy to be capable of being appointed to all dignities, offices, and administrations of his order short of the dignity of minister-general, who is on both sides of noble and powerful relatives in Ireland, has for several years studied and disputed on theology in the universities (universitatum studiis) of Paris, Oxford, and Cambridge, has publicly disputed in some of them on the word of God, is reader of theology (lector sacre pagine) in the house (loco) of the order in the city of Armagh, and has on behalf of the rights and liberties of the churches of Ireland in time of war laboured with divers temporal lords to the frequent peril of his life—so that he may be eligible for the episcopal dignity. [Theiner, 353.]
10 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 51d.)
To Andrew de Ox, rector (rectori curato nuncupato) of St. Giles's, Edinburgh, bachelor of canon law. Confirmation to him (who is in priest's orders, and holds also the parish church of Inrarite in the same diocese) of the parish church of Edinburgh, which, on its voidance by the death of Brice de Dumblan, he obtained from the bishop, in whose gift it is, under provision by the present pope of a benefice with or without cure of souls in the common or several gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of St. Andrews, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope, or whether it was not void by the unlawful possession of one of his predecessors, or by the constitution of John XXII. beginning Execrabilis, or in some other way than in that stated, or whether it was not lapsed to the pope by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council. Inrarite is, as Andrew offers, and as was also ordered by the letters of provision, to be resigned upon his obtaining possession of St. Giles's. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Brice was not a member of the papal household.
8 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 59.)
To John Martyn of Dysse, canon of Cloyne. Extension to 40 marks of the value of a benefice value 25 marks with cure of souls or 18 without, reserved to him in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of Bury St. Edmunds, seeing that by reason of the great taxations of the benefices in their gift the provision is not likely to profit him. On obtaining such he is, as John offers, and as was also provided by the former letters, to resign his vicarage of Martre (Ballynamartra, Castle Martyr), in the diocese of Cloyne.
16 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 64.)
To Thomas de Brandon, subdean of York, licentiate of civil law. Confirmation to him of the subdeanery, a dignity with cure of souls, and requiring continual personal residence, which he obtained on the death of William Ratford, under papal provision of a canonry of York with expectation of a prebend and dignity, personatus, or office with or without cure of souls, and of which, although it was reserved to the pope, he has already obtained papal confirmation. The present confirmation to him of the subdeanery is made notwithstanding that it has been by papal letters granted to and accepted by Robert cardinal of the Twelve Apostles, and that it has become void by the cardinal's resignation of it at the apostolic see.
8 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 65d.)
To Edmund Overlonde, a Carmelite. Indult to remain in the place of his order at Santwicy (Sandwich) [Sandwicy in Rubrice), in the diocese of Canterbury, for the consolation of himself, his relatives, and friends.
2 Kal. June.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 65d.)
To Bartholomew Peyroni, proctor of the Carmelites, S.T.M. Mandate to confer on Roger Porilond, Carmelite, reader (lector) in theology—who has by lecturing in theology in certain universities (studiis generalibus) and exercising scholastic acts rendered himself worthy of the honour of mastership—if found fit on examination by himself and three others of the masters of theology who are to attend the chapter-general to be celebrated shortly, the degree of master and the licence to teach.
Non. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 92d.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to confirm the appropriation to the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of Midelton (which with the church, bell-tower, books, and various ornaments had been destroyed by fire, and whose revenues had diminished) of the church of Brode Sidelingg, value 22 marks sterling, in their patronage, of the same diocese, 20 silver marks being reserved as a portion for a vicar and certain other burdens, made by his predecessor Roger with consent of the archdeacon of Dorset (Dorstrestrie) and the chapter of Salisbury. The abbot and convent held possession of the said church for ten years before Urban V.'s revocation of appropriations. [See Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 176].
18 Kal. July.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 93.)
To William de Denbi, rector of Rempston, in the diocese of York. Indults to choose his confessor, and to have a portable altar.
3 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 94d.)
To Thomas Stowe, canon of Lincoln, D.C.L. Confirmation to him, who holds also the archdeaconry of Bedford in Lincoln, of the canonry and prebend of St. Cross in Lincoln, value 15 marks, which he obtained on the death of John Selby, under a provision by the present pope of a canonry of Lincoln with expectation of a prebend and dignity, personatus, or office with or without cure of souls, and now doubts whether they were not specially reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the usual conditions that John was not a member of the papal household, and that the prebend was his in due order.
5 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 95.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the appropriation made to the Augustinian prior and convent of Radeford (Radefordia), alias Wirkesop, in the diocese of York, improverished by the barrenness of the place and by the pestilence, of the church of Colston, alias Kercolston (Kerkolston in Rubrice), in the same diocese, of which church, notwithstanding that the appropritation thereof was made to them at the time of their foundation and confirmed to them by several popes, they had been violently dispossessed by magnates whom they could not resist. The appropriation—which was made by William sometime ‘archbishop of York, primate of England, legate of the apostolic see,’ and dated at the archiepiscopal manor of Burton by Beverley, 28th March 1349, in the seventh year of the archbishop's pontificate—added in addition to the circumstances briefly summed up as above by the pope, but without mention of the pestilence, that the prior and canons, on account of the unusually small crops, had to purchase every year the greater part of their wheat; that by reason of their position on the king's highway they were burdened by the meat and drink required for their guests, that they were reduced to penury by the various and almost daily exactions imposed in those days, beyond what was wont, on ecclesiastics and especially on religious, and that they were heavily burdened with debt; that they had formerly obtained the said church for their own uses, the grant of which received papal confirmation, and that nevertheless they had been violently dispossessed, as above. The archbishop provided for an annual cess or pension of 20s. to the church of York, of which 13s. 4d. was for the archbishop and 6s. 8d. for the dean and chapter, payable at Whitsuntide and Martinmas. The appropriation was ordered to take place on the resignation or death of the then rector, William de Duffeld, a fitting portion being reserved for a vicar to be appointed by the archbishop. The attestation by John de Wldefeld (Aldefeld), clerk, of the diocese of York, notary public, scribe (scriba) of the archbishop, with the following witnesses: Master Gilbert de Welton, D.C. L. canon and chancellor; Ralph de Jarwell (Yarwell), rector of Cotom, official of the archdeacon of Nottingham (Nothinghie); Roger de Stiendeby, rector of Brummun (Bramham); Master Nicholas de Whttreby (Whiteby), notary public, and others not named, was made on the same date and in the same place as above, indication 2, and the seventh year of pope Clement VI. The letters of consent and confirmation of the chapter in the absence of the dean, of which exemplification is also given, made in the chapter house of York, 2 April in the same year, were attested, on the same date and in the same place, indiction 2, and the seventh year of pope Gregory (sic for Clement) VI. by John Bryan, clerk, of the diocese of York, notary public, with the following witnesses: Walter de Caumpedon, Richard de Lydington, and Simon de Withorp, clerks, of the dioceses of York, Lincoln, and Worcester. [5¾ ff. Marginal note at the beginning:Quaternus V. (de Indultis anni 5 Gregorii). The reference is to the fifth quaternion of Vol. xxiii. of the Avignon Series of Gregory XI. f. 389 et seq. where the scribe wrote John de Wilde, crased it, and substituted Wldefeld, copied here in the Vatican Register. The error of Gregory for Clement VI. is not made in the Avignon volume.]
3 Id. June.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 101d.)
To Hugh de Middeldon, donsel, and Elisabeth his wife, of the diocese of Rochester (Rouchestronsis). Indult for ten years to have a portable altar.
4 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 102.)
To John Tournbery of England, knight. Grant of the castle of Montalto, in the province of Ancona, with its territory, rights, and appurtenances, subject to an annual cess of one gold florin, to be paid to the treasurer of the province. Before receiving possession he is to take the usual oath of fealty in person to William cardinal of St. Angelo's, vicar general. [See f. 46d.]
Ibid.
(f. 102d.)
To John Haukewode of England, knight. The like grant of the castle of Montefortino, in the same province, as above, Reg. cclxxviii. f. 79d. [See f. 45.]
7 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 104d.)
To William Noioun, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. Rehabilitation on account of his having obtained, by authority of the ordinary, without having obtained dispensation on account of illegitimacy, the church of Riseburgh, in the diocese of Lincoln, from which he has received no fruits, on its voidance by John Wodhull obtaining that of Cherring, in the diocese of Canterbury. Afterwards, upon his petition to the apostolic see, John Swineshed, canon of Lincoln, acting for the bishop, dispensed him to hold a benefice even with cure of souls; after which, the aforesaid church being void by the resignation of John Patenay, made to John bishop of Lincoln, he obtained collation of it from William late archbishop of Canterbury, in whose gift it was, and at present holds it, receiving the fruits. The church is to be resigned, but dispensation is granted him, notwithstanding the said illegitimacy and the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council, to accept it anew.
4 Non. March.
Avignon.
(f. 107d.)
To the bishop of Bologna. Mandate—in extension of a former mandate to dispense on account of illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried man Philip Tornebyri (Thornbury), scholar of Bologna, to receive the tonsure (clericali caractere insigniri), be promoted to all orders, and hold one, two, or three benefices, one of them having cure of souls [Reg. cclxxxv. f. 11]—to dispense him so that he may accept and hold together or successively, after having received the tonsure, any other benefices, of any number and kind (quecunque quotcunque et qualiacunque), even if [one be] a canonry and prebend, and one be with cure of souls, or a dignity, personatus, or office in metropolitan or other cathedral churches, even if such dignity be an elective major dignity in a cathedral after the pontifical, or a principal dignity in a collegiate church. Further, in future petitions respecting such benefices no mention need be made of his illegitimacy. [See Reg. cclxxxvii. f. 223d.]
Non Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 109.)
To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, papal nuncio. Faculties during his mission to France and England to dispense forty men and women, related or connected in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, to intermarry; and to dispense ecclesiastics secular and regular on account of irregularity contracted by receiving orders or ministering in the same (immiscuerint se illis) when excommunicate; power to absolve forty inhabitants of the said realms who have laid violent hands on ecclesiastics; and faculty to dispense forty persons of illegitimate birth, even the sons of priests, and those born in adultery, not being the sons of religious or of bishops or burn of incest, to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure of souls.
3 Id. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 119d.)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Trym, in the diocese of Meath. Undated annotation without marks and subscriptions (Presentibus absque signis et subscriptionibus predictis annotari fecimus), after inspection and examination, of the privilege, which is beginning to decay with age, granted by Celestine III. and which bore the subscriptions and marks of that pope and of a number of cardinals of the holy Roman church, to Elias abbot of St. Mary's Athrum, and to his brethren present and future. The said pope takes their church of St. Mary's under the papal protection, and orders that the rule of St. Augustine and the Arroasian (Aroensum fratrum) institution shall be perpetually observed therein. Those of their possessions named are:—The place where their church is situated with the appurtenances thereof, Achaduanbrad, Gardarabach, the grange of Chellfouche, Chaerebroch with waters and fisheries, that of Runaillad with mills, that of Chelnacatohudan, and the rent of the town (Balle) of Athrum, with the town (Balla) of St. Mary the Virgin. Among other privileges they may celebrate divine offices privately during a general interdict; no public assemblies (conventus) can be called in their monastery by archbishop, bishop, or other person unless by mandate of the pope or his legate; tithes which they have held for forty years are confirmed to them, etc. [Theiner, 354.]
4 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 122d.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to grant a dispensation to Robert Northmanyle, donsel, and Margaret de Lavynstor (Lavystor in Rubrice), damsel, to intermarry, notwithstanding that Johanneta de Graham, Robert's former wife, was related to Margaret in the fourth degree of kindred.
6 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 135d.)
To William de Denby, rector of Remeston, in the diocese of York, M.A. Grant that he shall not be obliged, in any future petitions, to make mention of the illegitimacy on account of which he has obtained the following dispensations:—(i) to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure of souls, by virtue of which he obtained the above-named church; (ii) to hold together with his church a canonry and prebend of Houden (Howden), of which he had papal provision, and to exchange the same as often as he thought fit for another benefice compatible with the said church, by virtue of which he obtained the said canonry and prebend, resigned them for the chapel of St. Radegund in London, and then likewise resigned that chapel for the mastership called the wardenship (custodiam) of the poor hospital of St. Mary's, Gretam, in the diocese of Durham, which he still holds; (iii) to hold the said mastership together with his parish church; (iv) to hold also a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church; (v) to exchange such canonry and prebend as well as his parish church and mastership for three other benefices mutually compatible—one of which might be a canonry and prebend, and another a dignity with cure of souls, personatus, or office in cathedral or collegiate churches, even if such dignity were a principal dignity in a collegiate church, or a major dignity below the pontifical in a cathedral—and to exchange all three as often as he pleased for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Since receiving the above dispensations he has obtained provision from the present pope of a benefice with or without cure of souls in the common or several gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, upon which the present grant is made.
4 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 136.)
Confirmation of an agreement between Peter bishop of Maguelonne and the provost and chapter, dated at Montpellier, 8 Nov. 1374. One of the witnesses is Galhardus de Balasaco, beneficiary in the church of London (Londoniensi).
1375.
9 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 138d.)
To the archdeacon of Stafford. Mandate to confirm to Robert de Stretton, archdeacon of Coventry, if found fit after examination, the deanery of St. Chad's Shrewsbury, in the diocese of Lichfield, a benefice without cure of souls, which he obtained by collation of bishop Robert on its voidance by the death of Richard de Swinerton, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope. Robert, who is in deacon's orders, holds in addition to his archdeaconry a canonry and prebend of Lichfield. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Richard was not a member of the papal household.
2 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 153.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to make order touching Beatrice, the prioress, and the majority of the nuns of the Benedictine monastery of North Berwick, who have petitioned for perpetual enclosure, they being much molested by the neighbourhood and visits of nobles and other secular persons. [Theiner, 355.]
10 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 164d.)
To the archbishop of York. Indult to visit the city and diocese of Durham, and to levy the usual procurations in full without first visiting his own city and diocese. The pope has already—upon learning that Thomas bishop of that see (venerabilis.. episcopus.. si venerabilis dici debet) had perpetrated many things worthy of correction under a certain personal [ex]emption which he is said to have obtained from the apostolic see, and that the archbishop proposed to visit his province—ordered him for that turn only to visit the said city and diocese of Durham, and to levy procurations, as though the bishop had obtained no such privilege of exemption. The present indult allows the archbishop to depart from the due order of visitation, notwithstanding the constitution of Innocent IV. and others.
5 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 169d.)
To Robert Bars (Bays in Rubrice), vicar of Yoville, in the diocese of Wells. Dispensation to him, who is priest and scholar of civil law—in extension of a former dispensation on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure of souls, by virtue of which he holds his vicarage—so that he may hold any other benetices of any number whatsoever (alia quecunque et quotcunque) provided they be compatible with one another (invicem), even if they be canonries and prebends, and one of them a dignity, personatus, or office, in cathedral or metropolitan churches; and even if such dignity be a major dignity below the pontifical in cathedral or metropolitan churches, or a principal dignity in a collegiate church, have cure of souls, and be elective. He may exchange the same as often as he please for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Further, in future petitions he is not bound to mention his illegitimacy. [See f. 192 and Reg. cclxxxiii. f. 196d.]
4 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 191.)
To Anglicus bishop of Albano. Confirmation to him—who holds priories, dignities, personatus, offices, canonries and prebends, churches and other benefices, secular and regular, with and without cure of souls, of any number and kind whatsoever (quotcunque et qualiacunque)—of his canonry and prebend of York which he obtained, under a provision by the present pope of a canonry thereof with expectation of a prebend, on their voidance by the death of Henry Iugelbi, and now doubts whether they were not specially reserved to the pope. The confirmation is made provided that the prebend was due in order and that Henry was not a member of the papal household.
10 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 192.)
To Robert Bays, priest, of the diocese of Bath. Rehabilitation, on account of his having obtained the vicarage of Yoville, void by the death of William Umfrey and value 7½ marks, when, having only the tonsure (clericali duntaxat caractere insignitus), he was not able to have himself ordained deacon at the following Ember season, whereby he was disabled from holding any benefice for three years, according to the [9th] constitution of Othobon, cardinal deacon of St. Adrian's, which, drawn up [in 1268] whilst he was legate in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, forbade anyone to hold a vicarage unless he were a priest or should have himself ordained deacon at the first Ember season (in primis quatuor temporibus). The vicarage is to be resigned. [See ff. 169d. and 261d.]
16 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 195.)
To John Martin, rector of Tenby (Tenebia), in the diocese of St. Davids. Confirmation to him, who holds also a canonry and prebend of Cloyne, of the above church, which he obtained by provision of the present pope on its voidance by the death at the Roman court of John Parchemin, and which had been previously reserved to the pope. The confirmation is made notwithstanding that John was a papal chaplain, of which no mention was made in the letters of provision; provided that he was not otherwise a member of the papal household.
4 Non. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 206.)
Grant—on the petition of the Benedictine warden and scholars of the college of monks of the house called ‘Canterbury Hall’, in the university of Oxford, containing that by a certain statute in that university no one there may take the honour of mastership in theology without having first been regent in arts, and that by an ancient, approved and hitherto observed custom in that university no religious of any order is admitted to be regent in arts there, on account of which the warden and scholars, although otherwise fit, are not admitted there to the said mastership—that the warden and scholars of the said college shall, if found fit upon due examination, and notwithstanding such statute and custom, be admitted to the said mastership, and to the licence to teach, even though they may not have been regents in arts.
2 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 206d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York, Mandate to cause to be celebrated as a double, in all the churches of the realm, exempt and not exempt, the feast of St. Augustine, who was sent by the apostolic see to the English, and to order all servile (mechanicis) and other forbidden work to cease thereon. [Spelman, Conc. 620; Wilkins, Conc. III. 33 and 106; Labbe, Conc. ed. 1671, XI. ii. col. 2038; ed. 1784, XXVI. col. 561.] [See Cal. Lett. III. 573.]
12 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 208d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate, on petition of the parishioners of Dunchirche dwelling in the town of Thurclastan (Thurlaston), in which town there is a chapel at a great distance from the parish church, to institute a chaplain in that chapel, the said parishioners having first provided, as they are prepared to do, a sufficient endowment. Divine offices shall be celebrated therein, and infants baptised.
Ibid.
(f. 209.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. The like, touching the chapel of St. James in the town of Heryche, in the parish of Bluntesham.
4 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 212d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate to appropriate to the Augustinian abbess and convent of Haleston (Haliston in Rubrice) (Holystone), alias Sacropetra (Sacrapetra in Rubrice), which was founded by the ancestors of Gilbert de Umfraville, earl of Angus, and which has suffered by the continual border forays between Scotland and England, the church of Alventon in Cokdale (Alwinton in Coquetdale), of the patronage of the earl, who has given it to them. The appropriation is to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector, a portion being assigned for a perpetual vicar to be appointed by the diocesan.
9 Kal. Sept.
Villieneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 216.)
To Thomas atte Welle of Bosyate, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Rehabilitation on account of his having accepted—under pretext of a provision of Urban V. by which he expected a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the Cluniac prior and convent of Prytwelle—the church of Raylegh, in the diocese of London, in the gift of the said prior and convent, on its voidance by the death of William atte Fen; all reservations by Urban V. having been revoked by the present pope, after whose accession atte Fen died. Thomas, who is to resign the church, has a provision from the pope under which he expects a benefice with or without cure in the gift of the Benedictine prioress (sic) and convent of St. Mary's Winchester.
2 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 222d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the letters of Walter bishop of Dunblane, reducing the number of canons of the collegiate church of Abernethi from ten to five. A petition of the secular prior and chapter for the confirmation lately (dudum) set forth that the church was founded by lay patrons for a prior and five canons: that upon the expressed desire of some of the patrons to augment its rents the number of canonos was upon such hope raised to ten; that the augmentation of rents did not take place, and that in consequence of wars, fires, and ruin the prior and chapter were brought to straits; wherefore bishop Walter, with the counsel and assent of the said patrons and of king David, reduced the number to the original five. The pope being petitioned as aforesaid to confirm the reduction, gave mandate to the bishop of St. Andrews to inquire, whose report—as a recent (nuper) petition of the said prior and chapter contains—finds that their revenues, after deducting the yearly pensions which they are bound to pay, do not exceed a yearly value of 200 gold florins, equivalent to 50 marks sterling, which sum would be insufficient for their sustenance if they did not add to it by their industry. Upon this further petition bishop Walter's reduction is now therefore confirmed, with annotation of his letters (quarum tenorem … presentibus.. fecimus annotari). They set forth the circumstances given above, adding that the church was founded in honour of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Bridget (Brigide), were dated at the collegiate church of Abbirnithy, 8 Feb. 1364, and were sealed with the bishop's seal and that of Margaret the elder, countess of Angus (de Anergus), patron of the church, lineal descendant of the original founders, lords of Abbirn[i]thy.
12 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 245.)
To the bishop of Dunblane, Mandate to dispense Thomas Stewart, scholar, of the diocese of Glasgow, the illegitimate son of a married man and an unmarried woman, at the petition of Charles king of the French, who asserts that Thomas is a son of Robert king of Scotland, to receive the tonsure (clericali caractere insignari, i.e. insigniri), be promoted to all orders, and receive any ecclesiastical benefices whatsoever, dignities with cure of souls, personatus, or offices, even if such dignities be elective and one of them be episcopal.
Ibid. To the same. The like on behalf of James Stewart, scholar of the diocese of Glasgow.
11 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 256d.)
To William de Saresbury, clerk, of London. Dispensation to hold a benefice with cure of souls, he being in his twenty-second year, provided that the cure of souls be not neglected, and that he cause himself to be ordained as soon as he reaches the proper age.
2 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 260.)
To Ralph bishop elect of Salisbury. Faculty to be consecrated by any catholic bishop (antistite) of his choice in communion with the apostolic see, assisted by two or three other like bishops (episcopis). The consecrating bishop (antistes) shall receive his oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, which Ralph is to send to the pope by his letters patent sealed with his seal. No prejudice is involved to the rights of the metropolitan.
8 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 260.)
To Nicholas Odrochyn (Odiochyn in Rubricel), priest, of the diocese of Ferns. Dispensation—in extension of a former dispensation granted to him as the son of a priest to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure of souls—so that he may hold an additional benefice, even a canonry and prebend or personatus in a cathedral church. Further, in future petitions concerning such benefices no mention need be made of the said illegitimacy or of the present dispensation.
1375.
6 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 261.)
To William Monesse, rector of Kingisnode, in the diocese of Canterbury. Indult to choose his confessor.
7 Id. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 261.)
To Simon de Multon, canon of York, D.C.L. Indult to have a portable altar.
Ibid.
(f. 261d.)
To the same. Indult to celebrate mass privately in places under an interdict.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to celebrate, or have celebrated, divine offices before daybreak.
5 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 261d.)
To Robert Bays, vicar of Yoville, in the diocese of Wells. Indult of non-residence for seven years, so that he, who is an advanced (provectus) scholar of civil law, may pursue his studies in the same at an university. [See. ff. 169d. and. 192.]
6 Non. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 262.)
To John Marays, rector of Monyngham (Mongeham), in the diocese of Canterbury. Confirmation of that church, which he obtained on the death of Thomas Tildesborw, under a provision of Urban V. by which he expected a benefice with or without cure in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury [See Cal. Pet. i. 388], and doubts whether Mongeham was not specially reserved to the pope.
9 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 262.)
To Robert [de Wikeford], archbishop elect of Dublin. Faculty as above, f. 260, without the final saving clause. [See Theiner, 355.]
10 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 265.)
To Walter bishop of Glasgow, dwelling at Avignon. Mandate to grant at the apostolic see to Thomas de Rossi, a Friar Minor, vicar-general of the order in Scotland, completed bachelor of theology of Paris (bacallarius Parisius formatus), if found fit on examination by himself and other masters, the honour of mastership and the licence to teech in the said faculty. Thomas, who more than a year ago lectured through (perlegit) the four books of the ‘Sentences’ at Paris, and responded to the masters and bachelors of theology in that university (universitate.. studii) concerning several questions, etc. is unable, on account of his office, his want of money (expensarum defectum), and the customs and statutes of the said university (studii) and order, to remain long enough at Paris to qualify for the licence and mastership. [Theiner, 356. See Bulaeus op. cit. IV. 448.; Reg. cclxxxij. f. 63.]
13 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 267.)
To John Olney, lord of Weston, donsel, and Denise (Dyonisie) his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to choose their confessor.
2 Id. March.
Avignon.
(f. 273d.)
To Margaret queen of Scotland and Norway. Indult to have mass and other divine offices in places under an interdict.
6 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 274.)
To John de Byrkenheved, priest, of the diocese of York. Dispensation, in extension of a former dispensation on account of illegitimacy—to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure of souls—so that he, who is scholar of canon law, has been in priest's orders for twelve years or thereabouts, and has a benefice, may accept and hold another compatible benefice, and exchange both as often as he please for mutually compatible benefices.
3 Non. Sept.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 277d.)
Reservation of the canonry and prebend of Bugthorp in York, now held by John Stok.
Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 278.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the appropriation by William late archbishop of York to the Cistercian abbot and convent of Meaux (Melsa), in the diocese of York, of the church of Esyngton, of their partonage by royal gift, in the same diocese, possessed by them for twenty-four years and more since the death of the rector. A fitting portion is, as was provided by the archbishop's appropriation, to be reserved for a vicar. The letters of William ‘archbishop of York, primate of England, legate of the apostolic see’—dated in the chapter house of York, 30 Jan. 1346[–7] after the style of the English church, and in the fifth year of his pontificate, attested by John de Aldefelde, clerk, public notary, the archbishop's scribe (scriba), under the same date, place, and day, indiction 15, and the fifth year of Clement VI. and witnessed by Masters Roderic Turvill, canon of Lichfield; Gilbert de Welton, D.C.L. canon of Southwell, the archbishop's chancellor; by Simon de Dekyngham (Bekyngham), clerk, skilled in the law, William de Fakenham, and John de Tyverington, public notaries, of the dioceses of York, Norwich, and York respectively—stated that their manors of Salteh Aghe, Tharlestorp, Frismersk, Weytefleth, Vymolton, and Baneue Ferodde (Raveneserodde) in Holdernesse, whose value at the time of the foundation of the monastery was 250l. yearly, being situate on the Humber and the seashore, were so destroyed by the waters which flood twice in a day and a night, that their value was reduced to barely 20l.; and that their manor of Miton and town of Kingston-on-Hull (super Hullis), value 200l. yearly, had come into the hands of the late and present kings Edward, in compensation for which the advowsons of Skipse, Esington, and Kayingham, in the diocese of York, had been given them by the present king. A cess or pension of 100s. from the fruits of Esington was reserved, viz. 66s. 8d. for the archbishop, and 33s. 4d. for the dean and chapter. The appropriation was to take effect on the resignation or death of Hugh de Glaunville, then rector. [See Chron. Monast. de Melsa, III. 6.]
Ibid.
(f. 279d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of a similar appropriation made by William late archbishop of York to the abbot and convent of Meaux (Melsa), in the diocese of York, of the church of Cayngham, of their patronage by royal gift, in the same diocese, possessed by them for twenty-four years and more since the death of the rector. The archbishop's letters—dated at his manor of Burton near Beverley, 7 April 1349 after the above style, and the seventh year of his pontificate, attested by John de Aldefeldi as above, under the same date of place and day, indiction 2, and the 7th year of Clement VI. and witnessed by Masters Gilbert de Welton, canon of York, D.C.L. the archbishop's chancellor; Simon de Bekingham, skilled in the law; Sir Roger de Stiendeby, rector of Brummun (Bramham); Master Nicholas de Wetteby, notary public; and Antekil Molore, esquire literate (armigero litterato), of the dioceses of York and Lincoln—make the same statements as above with respect to the manors on the Humber, giving them as follows:—Tharbestorp, Witheflete, Dynelton, and Ravoneserodde in Holdernesse; and with respect to the manor of Miton and town of Hugeston (Kingston) super Hull[is], and the advowsons of Esington and Kayngham; and they add also that the town of Raveneser, having been partially abandoned by its inhabitants on account of the desolation caused by the unwonted violence of the said inundations, the tithes and oblations arising from the chapel thereof, which depends on the recently appropriated church of Esington, have in large measure failed, and are likely before long to fail altogether. A cess or pension of 40s. from the fruits of Kayngham was reserved, of which 26s. 8d. was to be paid to the archbishop and 13s. 4d. to the dean and chapter. The appropriation was to take effect on the resignation or death of John Botheby, then rector.

Littere Curie.

Id. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 285.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York. Mandate to pay and to levy and exact, each in his city, diocese, and province, benefices of cardinals of the holy Roman church alone being exempt, a sum of 60,000 florins. Lately the pope, his resources being insufficient for the defence of the lands of the Roman church and its property and rights in Italy, imposed certain subsidies of a tenth upon the ecclesiastics of the realms of France and Spain, of Almain and other parts of the faithful, and upon the clergy of England a tenth for one year payable at two expressed terms, and was content that they should pay in place thereof a subsidy of 100,000 florins, at the same two terms. It has been lately agreed between the representatives (gentes) of the pope and of the said clergy at Bruges that a subsidy of 60,000 florins shall be paid in two portions of 30,000 florins, at All Saints next and St. John the Baptist's next following, with 40,000 more in the event of peace between kings Edward and Charles. The archbishops receive the usual powers to compel payment by ecclesiastical censure and sequestration, and to grant absolution, upon satisfaction being made, from sentences incurred by non-payment, and dispensations on account of consequent irregularity, if any. [As above, Reg. cclxvii. f. 78.]
8 Id. Sept.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 296.)
To Giles Sancii Munionis, provost of Valencia, D.C.L. papal nuncio. Power to prorogue until Easter next certain articles (already prorogued until Christmas) between the king of England and the Roman church (here with exemplification of the pope's letter to the three nuncios, dated Salon, 10 Kal. June,anno 4 [In Raynaldi Annales, 1374, § xxi. without the date.See Reg. cclxxxv. f. 167d.] which contains exemplification of the articles of concord dated and done at Avignon, 12 Kal. Jan.anno 3). [As above, Reg. cclxvii. f. 84d. except as to the exemplification.]
Ibid.
(f. 297.)
To the same. Power to him, whom the pope is sending to parts of England and Flanders for certain arduous matters, to publish in public places on the continent (locis cismarinis) monitions and citations against archbishops, bishops, and other prelates and ecclesiastics of the realm of England who refuse to pay the procurations granted him by the pope. Such monitions and citations shall be binding as though they were personally served. [As above, ibid. with one verbal difference.]
5 Id. Sept.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 297d.)
To the same. As the pope is sending him to England and Flanders on behalf of the liberties of the English church; as he has granted him certain procurations from the prelates and other ecclesiastics of the realm of England, as contained in the pope's letters; and as he has learned that it would be difficult for the nuncio to send to each diocesan of the realm, he wills and ordains that the archbishops of York and Canterbury shall be wholly answerable for the said procurations. The nuncio is to send to each of them, under his seal, a copy publicly drawn up of the said letters, which shall have the force of the original. The archbishops shall pay their own portion and exact the rest from those liable, compelling payment by ecclesiastical censure without appeal, faculty for which is by these presents granted to them. Faculty is likewise given to the nuncio to compel the archbishops by monitions and citations by public edicts posted in public places, which monitions and citations shall be binding as though personally served. [As above, ibid. f. 86, with slight verbal differences.]
8 Id. Sept.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 297d.)
To prelates and other clergy of the realm of England. Mandate to provide Giles Sancii Munionis with 6 gold florins of the camera a day for his expenses during his mission to the parts of England and Flanders, whither he is to be shortly sent. Such ordinaries who, as complaint has often been made to the pope, not only do not pay themselves, but exact more than is due from others, are declared excommunicate, the excommunication not to be removed except at the hour of death. [As above, ibid. f. 85.]