Register of Bishop Robert Mascall

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The Canterbury and York Society.
GENERAL EDITOR: REV F. N. DAVIES.

DIOCESE OF HEREFORD.

CANTERBURY AND YORK SERIES.- VOL. XXI.

Registrum Roberti Mascall,
EPISCOPI HEREFORDENSIS.

A.D. MCCCCIV-MCCCCXVI.

TRANSCRIBED BY JOSEPH H. PARRY, M.A., Barrister-at-Law,

WITH AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE BY CHARLES JOHNSON, M.A.

London: ISSUED FOR THE CANTERBURY AND YORK SOCIETY, AT 124, CHANCERY LANE. MDCCCCXVII.

INTRODUCTION.

THE Register of Robert Mascall is contained in a volume (inscribed on the cover Lib. 3) in which are included also the registers of Lewis Charltone and John Gilbert. [1] Most of Mascall's Register is written in the same handwriting, small but exquisitely clear and distinct; only ff. 49-61, and a small portion of the Ordination Lists, are in another and far less readable hand. Ff. 3-4, 5-6, 9-16, and 49-61, are badly faded in places; the rest are fairly well preserved.

The original numbering is retained, and the very complete Index (which corresponds throughout to this numbering), is apparently in the same hand as the bulk of the Register.

The materials for the life of Bishop Mascall are scanty. He is said to have been born at Ludlow, [2] to have entered the Carmelite order young and to have studied first Philosophy, and afterwards Theology at Oxford. On the 24th December, 1400, being then described as a Carmelite friar and the King's Confessor, he received a grant of the temporalities of the see of Meath, in the King's hands owing to the death (10 Nov., 1400) of Alexander de Balscot, the last bishop. On the 25th January, 1401, he was given licence to reside out of Ireland, notwithstanding this grant. [3] Three days previously he had licence to appoint two attorneys to represent him in Ireland. [4]

On Nov. 6 he had a grant of livery as the King's confessor for the support of himself and his staff, to the annual value of £69 10s. 6d., corresponding with the allowance made to the confessor of Edward III. [5] He still held this office on May 8, 1402, when he attested, at the Tower of London, the proxy for the marriage of Henry, the king's son, with Katherine, sister of Eric VIII of Denmark, and is described as a Doctor of Divinity


[1] It appears that they were bound up from loose quires by Bishop Booth (1516-1535). His note on the subject is unhappily omitted in our edition of Gilbert's Register, on f. 87 of which it occurs. See Registrum Ludowici de Charltone, p. i.
[2] Pits, De illustribus Angliae scriptoribus, p. 597.
[3] Rymer, viii, 175.
[4] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1399-1401, p. 22.
[5] Rymer, viii, 231.

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(Satre Pagine Professor). [1] Some time in this or the following year he was succeeded in his office by Robert Kendal. [2] On the death of John Trefnant, bishop of Hereford (Apr. 6, 1404), [3] the king issued his conge d'elire (Apr. 12), [4] but the election, if made, never took effect, for the Pope, after proposing to provide the chronicler, Adam of Usk, to the see, [5] ultimately conferred it on Mascall on July 2, 1404. [6] Mascall was then in Rome, we do not know on what business; he may have been charged by Henry IV to oppose the intended provision to Adam. He was consecrated at Rome on July 6, and set out for home. He reached Middelburg and sailed for England, but his ship was captured by Flemish pirates, and he himself taken to Dunkirk and held to ransom. This must have been known in England by Sep. 10, since on that date Henry IV wrote to Margaret, duchess of Burgundy, demanding redress, and the English ambassadors were still pressing the demand as late as Oct. 17. [7] In the meantime the ransom must have been paid, for on Sep. 25 the bishop did fealty, making the usual renunciation of any privileges in his Bulls contrary to the king's prerogative, and received restitution of the temporalities. [8] On the 28th he made his profession of obedience to Archbishop Arundel at Coventry. [9] On Oct. 4 he was in London, where he appointed a Vicar-General, a Commissary and a Suffragan, who seem to have relieved him of the bulk of his duties as diocesan for the first few years of his episcopate. On Feb. 27, 1406, he received £10 from the Exchequer to make good damage done by the Welsh to the property of the see. [10] On June 7 he was present in Parliament at Westminster and assented to the settlement of the Crown. [11] On June 28 he was appointed a commissioner in the counties of Gloucester and Hereford to enquire into cases of peculation by the king's ministers, and also to borrow money for the king on the


[1] Rymer, p. 257.
[2] Wylie, History of England under Henry IV, iv, p. 204.
[3] Wilkins, Concilia, iii, p. 278.
[4] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1401-1405, p. 385.
[5] Chronicon (ed. 1904), p. 85.
[6] Cal. of Papal Letters, v, 583.
[7] Royal Letters, Henry IV (Rolls Series), i, 310, 316, 346, 349, 356, 389, 391.
[8] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1401-1405, p. 421.
[9] Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae (ed. Hardy), i, 462, from Reg. Arundel, pt. i, f. 28.
[10] Wylie, op. cit., ii, 6, n.
[11] Rot. Parl., iii, 576. Rymer, viii, 462.

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security of taxes not yet collected. [1] He was appointed a Trier of Petitions from England, Wales, and Scotland, in the Parliament held at Gloucester on Oct. 20, 1407. [2] On June 14, 1410, he was again commissioned to borrow money for the king in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. [3] His name has been connected with the proceedings against Sir John Oldcastle because Archbishop Arundel's letters of Oct. 10, 1413, have been printed from his publication of them dated Nov. 27, [4] but there is no evidence that he was otherwise concerned in the matter. He was again a Trier of Petitions, this time for Gascony and other places out of the realm, in the Parliament held at Westminster Nov. 12, 1414, and had the same charge the following year, Nov. 4, 1410. [5] The Council of Constance held its first sitting in Nov., 1414, and Walsingham, of whose chronicle Capgrave's is at this point a mere translation, asserts that Mascall accompanied Robert Hallam, bishop of Salisbury, and Nicholas Bubwith, bishop of Bath and Wells, as one of the English delegates. [6] This is clearly false, and may result from a confusion between John Catrik, bishop of St. Davids, who was the third delegate, and Mascall. The latter had a general pardon from the king on June 3, 1415, [7] and on the 16th lent him £100, which was not repaid till Feb. 23, 1424. [8] He appears as one of the guarantors of a loan in a Parliamentary proceeding on Oct. 19, 1416. [9] On the 27th he obtained a pardon for the steward of his household, Thomas Berkeley, canon of Hereford, who had been indicted of murder. [10] His last illness must have been somewhat protracted, since he made his will at his London house on Nov. 23, added a codicil Dec. 16, and died Dec. 22, 1416. [11] His will was proved Jan. 17, 1417, [12] and the conge d'elire for his successor issued Jan. 21. [13] The custody of the temporalities had


[1] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1405-1408, pp. 154, 200.
[2] Rot Parl., iii, 609.
[3] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1408-1413, p. 204.
[4] Fasciculus Zizaniorum (Rolls Series), pp. 433-450.
[5] Rot. Parl., iv, 34, 63.
[6] Walsingham, Hist. Anglicana (Rolls Series), ii, 302; Capgrave, Cron. of England (Rolls Series), p. 308.
[7] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1413-1416, p. 331.
[8] Ibid, p. 338; Rymer, ix, 269; Wylie, Reign of Henry V,i, 472.
[9] Rot. Parl., iv, 96.
[10] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1416-1422, p. 46.
[11] Le Neve, op. cit., i, 463.
[12] Ibid.
[13] Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1416-1422, p. 56.

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already been granted on Jan. 4 to Edmund Lacy, whose election received the Royal assent on Feb. 17. [1]

The "Liber Martyrologii ecclesiae Herefordensis", quoted by Leland, [2] gives the following account:-

Robertus Maschal, episcopus Herefordensis, ante Carmelita. Hic aedificavit chorum fratrum Carmelitarum et presbiterium apud Londonias. [3] AEdificavit ibidem campanile ecclesiae Carmelitarum et multa oratoria eidem ecclesiae contulit, et ibidem in lapide alabastrite est sepultus.

He is credited with the following works [4]:-

Sermones coram Rege; Sermones Vulgares; Ad Herefordenses et Salopienses; De Legationibus suis. It may be suggested that the third of these is the publication, already referred to, of the process against Oldcastle. The others are unidentified.

The contents of the Register are less detailed than those of some of earlier date. The most interesting entries are the allusions to the existence of earlier Registers (Courtenay, p. 14, Orleton, Trillek, Courtenay, Trefnant, p. 48), and the reference forward to that of Spofforth (p. 92) presumably added in Bishop Booth's time; the suppression of the "holy well" at Turnastone (p. 76); the appropriation of Westbury to the cathedral (p. 77); the attempt of the parson of St. Mary Mounthaw to quarter himself on the bishop's establishment (p. 92); and the quarrel between the city and church of Hereford about the "dagger of the Prince of Wales" (p. 96).

C.J.


[1] Ibid, pp. 56, 65; Rymer, ix, 422.
[2] Itinerary (ed. Hearne, 1744), viii, 40.
[3] It has been suggested that this is a mistake for "Ludlow", where Pits (wrongly) says Mascall died.
[4] Pits, loc. cit.

Introduction. v

WILL OF BISHOP MASCALL. [1]

[From Lambeth Palace Library, Reg. Chichele, pt. 1, fo. 300.]

TESTAMENTUM DOMINI ROBERTI MASCALL' EPISCOPI HERFORDENSIS.

In dei nomine, Amen. xxiij° die mensis Novembris anno domini millesimo cccc° xvj° ego Robertus Mascall', episcopus Herfordensis, compos mentis licet eger corpore, [Fo. 300v.] ignorans quid parit futura dies, condo testamentum meum in hunc modum. In primis lego animam meam deo omnipotenti et beate Marie et omnibus sanctis ejus, et corpus meum sepeliendum in arcu ecclesie fratrum Carmelitarum Ludlowye. Item lego cuilibet servienti meo in familia mea existenti secundum ipsius statum gradum et merita, solitum et completum suum salarium anuale post annum subsequenter quo me mori contingat. Item lego Willelmo Gase, consanguineo meo, viginti libras. Item lego Johanni Corbet centum solidos. Item lego Johanni Whytelsham, marescallo meo, centum solidos. Residuum vero bonorum meorum superius non legatorum do et lego executoribus meis infrascriptis, ut ipsi ordinent et disponant de eisdem secundum quod respondere voluerint coram summo judice. Et ad hanc meam ultimam voluntatem modo premisso fideliter exequendam ordino, facio, et constituo meos executores, videlicet magistros Johannem Brydbroke, cancellarium meum, Johannem Stanewey, Thomam Berkeley, ecclesie cathedralis Herfordensis canonicos, et Willelmum Aumenet, in legibus bacallarium. Datum in hospicio meo Londoniis, die et anno domini supradictis: presentibus meo signeto consignatis.

CODICILLUS EJUSDEM TESTAMENTI.

Insuper ego Robertus Mascall', episcopus Herfordensis, mente sanus, xvj° die mensis Decembris, anno domini millesimo cccc° xvj° testamento meo alias xxiij° die mensis Novembris immediate precedentis anno domini supradicto legitime confecto more codicillorum adicio que sequuntur. In primis lego magistro Johanni, coco meo, supra id quod ei relinquitur in testamento meo xx solidos. Item lego Johanni Chambur, puero de camera mea xl. s. Item lego Galfrido Castell, eciam puero de camera mea xl.s. Item lego cuilibet executorum meorum, testamento meo ut premittitur nominato et discripto, onus administracionis bonorum meorum in se suscipienti, pro labore suo decem libras. Et hos codicillos volo valere signeto meo eciam consignatos.


[1] I am indebted to Miss Rose Graham for this transcript.

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FOREIGN DOCUMENTS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTER.

LETTERS OF ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY.

Thomas Arundel.

1407, July 20.- Headstone (Hogestone). " Rex pacificus, omnis creature opifex" (Wilkins, iii, 304, 305).
1408, June 26.- Lambeth. "Vox in excelso audita est" (Ibid. 306, 308).
" Aug. 10.- Lambeth. "Terribilis in consiliis" (Ibid. 310).
1407, Oct. 31.- Gloucester. "Ex injuncto pastoralis officii debito" Henry Chicheley.
1414, Oct. 22.- Croydon. "Cum vos ceterique prelati".
[ " " 23.- "] "Cum ex eo quod laici et clerici" (Ibid., 370).

PAPAL BULLS. Gregory XIX.

1407, July 1.- St. Peter's, Rome, "Justis et honestis supplicum votis" (Reg. Lat., tom. 128. f. 20d).
1406, Dec. 19.- St. Peter's, Rome. "Racioni congruit et convenit honestati".

Royal writs have not been noticed as they are, when not purely formal, enrolled in Chancery. Commissions, etc., will be found in the Calendar of Patent Rolls.

SIGNIFICATIONS OF EXCOMMUNICATION.

(Public Record Office, Chancery), File 92.

1408, 27 July.- London. William Halle, of Hampton.
1409, 30 Apr.- Cleobury North. William Felde and Margery Brecon, at suit of William Richardes.
1410, 13 Feb.- London. Richard Kyng, of Possewyk.
" 22 Sep.- Wormsley. Walter Caunterbury.
1411, 13 Mar.- London. Jevan Goowhe.
" 23 May.- Whitbourne. John ap Howell, of Lanllandy.
" 5 Aug.- Whitbourne. John Whitney, of Sutton.
1412, 27 Mar.- Hereford. William Monemouth, John Love and Rose his wife.
1414, 9 Apr.- Whitbourne. William Podmor, of Madeley.
" 13 Nov.- London. Baldwin Pennebrugge, of co. Hereford.
1415, 28 Mar.- London. William Browhton, of Bishop's Castle.
" 30 Mar.- London. Nicholas Huchins.
1416, 30 May.- London. William Wayte, the elder.
" 13 Nov.- London. Edmund Broun, of Yarpole.

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ITINERARY OF BISHOP MASCALL.

The references, when not otherwise stated, are to the pages of this edition.

1404.

July 6.- Rome. Consecration.
Aug.-Sep.- Middleburg. Royal Lett., i, 310.
" Dunkirk. " "
Sep. 28.- Coventry. Reg. Arundel, f. 28.
Oct. 4.- London. p. 2.
Nov. 15.- " p. 3.

1405.

Feb. 1.- " pp. 5. 6.
20.- " p. 6.
Dec. 1.- " p. 11.
18.- " p. 9.
" 19.- Bromyard (?). p. 129.

1406.
Jan. 16.- London. p. 12.
Feb. 11.- " p. 15.
" 22.- " p. 15.
May 18.- " p. 23.
27.- " p. 24.
June 7.- Westminster. Rot. Parl., iii, 576.
" 21.- London. p. 26.
July 9.- " p. 27.
Aug. 24.- Prestbury. p. 27.
Nov. 4.- " p. 28.
" 16.- London. p. 28.
" 23.- " p. 31.

1407.

Jan. 12.- Prestbury. p. 32.
Feb. 15.- " p. 33.
" 16.- " p. 35.
Mar. 1.- " p. 36.
Apr. 2.- p. 37-
" 25.- London. p. 38.
July 8.- Prestbury. p. 46.
" 9.- pp. 47. 49.
" 14.- pp. 40, 50.
Aug. 1.- " p. 52.
Oct. 20.- Gloucester. Rot. Parl., iii, 609.
Nov. 3.- " p. 106.
" 10.- " p. 54.
" 14.- " p. 57.
" 18.- " p. 56.

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1408.

Jan. 14.- Prestbury. p. 108.
26.- " p. 111.
Apr. 4.- Hereford. p. 137.
June 1.- Whitbourne p. 58.
" 9.- Bromyard. p. 138.
27.- Whitbourne. p. 59.
July 20.- " p. 65.
" 27.- London. p. 65, Sig. Exc.
Sep. 5.- Whitbourne. p. 68.
" 27.- Bromyard. p. 139.
Oct. 2.- Hereford. p. 69.
Dec. 22.- Bromyard. p. 140.

1409.

Mar. 2.- Whitbourne. p. 141.
" 22.- Ross. p. 141.
Apr. 3.- Cleobury North. Sig. Exc.
June 1.- Whitbourne. pp. 70, 142.
Sep. 21.- " p. 143.
Dec. 8.- " p. 71.
Dec. 21.- " p. 144.

1410.

Feb. 13.- London. Sig. Exc.
May 17.- Whitbourne. p. 145.
Sep. 5.- Prestbury. p. 74.
" 20.- Whitbourne. p. 145.
" 22.- Wormsley. p. 75, Sig. Exc.
Oct. 3.- Whitbourne. pp. 111, 112.
20.- Westminster. p. 113.
Dec. 20.- Whitbourne. p. 147.

1411.

Feb. 26.- Whitbourne. p. 151.
Mar. 13.- London. Sig. Exc.
" 28.- Whitbourne. p. 148.
May 23.- " Sig. Exc.
June 6.- " p. 149.
Aug. 5.- " Sig. Exc.
Sep. 19.- " p. 150.
Dec. 24.- " p. 76.

1412.

Jan. 27.- Whitbourne. p. 81.
Feb. 25.- Hereford. p. 81.
Mar. 27.- " Sig. Exc.
Apr. 2.- " p. 152.
May 28.- Whitbourne. p. 153.
Oct. 6.- London. p. 115.
Dec. 17.- Whitbourne. p. 154.

1413.

Mar. 23.- Whitbourne. p. 116.
" 25.- " p. 159.

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Sep. 23.- Whitbourne. p. 156.
Nov. 18.- London. p. 155.
" 27.- " p. 116, Fasc. Zizan, p. 450.
Dec. 23.- Whitbourne. p. 157.

1414.

Mar. 3.- Whitbourne. p. 158.
Apr. 9.- " Sig. Exc.
" 23.- " p. 160.
June 2.- p. 159.
Nov. 6.- London. p. 119.
" 12.- Westminster. Rot. Parl., iv, 34.
" 13.- London. p. 64, Sig. Exc.
Dec. 22.- Whitbourne. p. 159.
" 26.- " p. 122.

1415.

Mar. 28.- London. Sig. Exc.
" 30.- " Sig. Exc.
Sep. 21.- Whitbourne. p. 162.
Nov. 4.- London. Rot. Parl., iv, 63.
Dec. 21.- Bromyard. p. 164.

1416.

Jan. 30.- Whitbourne. pp. 88, 89.
Mar. 7.- London p. 89.
May 25.- " p. 90.
" 30.- " Sig. Exc.
June 12.- Whitbourne. p. 165.
July 30.- " p. 91.
Sep. 19.- Bromyard. p. 166.
Nov. 23.- London. Will.
Dec. 16.- " Codicil.
" 22.- " Died, Le Neve, i, 463.

Registrum Roberti Mascall, Episcopi Herefordensis, A.D. 1404-1417.

REGISTRUM REVERENDI IN CHRISTO PATRIS ET DOMINI, DOMINI ROBERTI, DEI GRACIA HEREFORDENSIS EPISCOPI, ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCC QUARTO ET CONSECRACIONIS DICTI VENERABILIS PATRIS PRIMO.

A.D. 1404. Oct. 4.- The bishop, contemplating absence from the diocese, appoints John Cateby his vicar general.

{Fol. 1} Robertus, etc., dilecto in Christo filio, magistro Johanni Cateby, licenciato in legibus, canonico et confratri nostro ecclesie nostre Herefordensis, salutem graciam et benediccionem. Quia nos certis causis nos et ecclesiam concernentibus a diocese nostra predicta absentare ad tempus proponimus, ac volentes subditorum nostrorum parcere laboribus et expensis ne ipsi pro negociis suis expedientes se transferant ad remota, ad cognoscendum igitur et procedendum in causis ad nostram jurisdiccionem spectantibus, ad corigendum puniendum et debite reformandum crimina et excessus quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum ad forum ecclesiasticum spectancia, et pro huiusmodi criminibus et excessibus penas canonicas transgressoribus debite infligendum, ad inquirendum et inquiri demandandum super vacacionibus beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum vacancium et vacaturorum aliisque articulis consuetis et debitis in hac parte, ac presentatos et presentandos ad beneficia ecclesiastica dictarum civitatis et diocesis quorum admissio et institucio ad nos pertinere dinoscitur admittendum et canonice instituendum in eisdem ac in possessionem corporalem eorundem demandandum et faciendum induci, reservata nobis continue collacione beneficiorum ad nostram collacionem spectancium, ac eciam ad recipiendum obediencie juramentum et obedienciam canonicam a quibuscumque subditis nostris qui nobis ad juramenti huiusmodi prestacionem vel obedienciam astringi debeant quovismodo, necnon ad inquirendum et per alium vel alios per vos deputandum vel deputandos inquiri faciendum super quorumcumque criminibus culpis et excessibus seu delictis quibuscumque commissis seu

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A.D. 1404. committendis quorum inquisicio correcio et punicio ad forum ecclesiasticum et ad nos de jure et consuetudine poterint pertinere, et ea reperta et detecta corigendum et canonice puniendum, negociaque permutacionum de beneficiis ecclesiasticis in nostris civitate et diocese predictis faciendum audiendum et discuciendum earumque causas approbandum, et permutaciones huiusmodi quascumque auctorizandum et negocia permutacionum huiusmodi cum suis emergentibus dependentibus et connexis finaliter expediendum, prout vobis videbitur expedire, ceteraque omnia et singula faciendum exercendum et expediendum que in premissis seu eorum aliquo aut que ad officium vicariatus huiusmodi necessaria fuerint seu aliqualiter opportuna, vobis de cuius fidelitate circumspeccione et industria multipliciter approbatis in Domino fiduciam reportamus committimus vices nostras cum cuiuslibet cohercionis canonice potestate, ac vos in vicarium nostrum in spiritualibus generalem deputamus et preficimus per presentes. In cuius testimonium sigillum nostrum presentibus est appensum. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, quarto die Octobris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quarto et nostre consecracionis primo.

He also commissions a suffragan bishop.

Robertus, etc., venerabili in Christo fratri nostro, Nicholao, Dei gracia Dunkeldensi episcopo, salutem et fraternam in Domino caritatem. Ad celebrandum ordines quoscumque, tam minores quam maiores infra nostras civitatem et diocesem statutis a jure temporibus, ac ordines huiusmodi quibuscumque personis ydoneis, subditis nostris et aliorum litteras dimissorias ordinariorum suorum sufficienter exhibentibus ipsisque primitus examinatis diligenter, prefatis temporibus conferendum, ac eciam ad confirmandum pueros in nostris civitate et diocese predictis, necnon ad consecrandum et dedicandum sive reconciliandum ecclesias capellas altaria necnon cimiteria claustra et alia loca infra nostras civitatem et diocesem polluta ceteraque omnia, etc., vobis tenore presencium committimus vices nostras cum, etc.

William Levyot is appointed the bishop's commissary.

Robertus, etc., dilecto in Christo filio nostro, magistro Willelmo Levyot, baculario in decretis et rectori de Kenersle, nostre diocesis,

Episcopi Herefordensis. 3

A.D. 1404. salutem, etc. Ad corrigendum et puniendum ac debite reformandum crimina et excessus quorumcumque subditorum nostre diocesis, etc., ad forum ecclesiasticum spectancia, et pro huiusmodi criminibus et excessibus penas canonicas transgressoribus debite infligendum, et ad probandum necnon insinuandum testamenta et ultimas voluntates defunctorum committendumque administracionem bonorum huiusmodi defunctorum et aliorum ab intestato decedencium in dicta diocesi illis quibus de jure seu consuetudine fuerit committenda, et ad sequestrandum fructus et proventus ac cetera bona subditorum nostrorum in casibus a jure premissis, et omnia, et singula, etc., tibi de cuius fidelitate et industria plane confidimus tenore presencium committimus vices nostras cum, etc., et te in commissarium nostrum in dicta nostra diocese quoad premissa preficimus per presentes, donec easdem nobis duxerimus revocandas. In cuius, etc.

Nov. 15.- The bishop certifies the archbishop that he has summoned his clergy to attend convocation.

{Fol. lb} Reverendissimo, etc., Thome, Dei gracia Cantuarensi archiepiscopo, tocius Anglia primati et apostolice sedis legato, Robertus, etc., reverenciam obedienciam et honores debitos tanto patri. Litteras reverendi, etc., Henrici, episcopi Lincolniensis, mandatum vestrum reverendum continentes sexto die presentis mensis recipimus in hec verba:- Reverendo, etc. Quarum quidem auctoritate ac mandati viri reverendi decanum et capitulum ecclesie nostre predicte, archidiaconosque abbates et priores exemptos et non exemptos, et clerum nostre diocesis quorum nomina in quadam cedula presentibus annexa continentur citavimus peremptorie et premunivimus quod iidem decanus ac ceteri ecclesiarum prelati personaliter, ac capitulum dicte ecclesie nostre per unum clerusque per duos sufficientes procuratores compareant coram vobis aut vestris in hac parte locum tenentibus seu commissariis dictis die et loco in mandato vestro contentis ad tractandum vobiscum cum prorogacione et continuacione dierum tunc sequencium et locorum, et cetera faciendum et recipiendum prout vestrum mandatum reverendum exigit et requirit. Et sic mandatum vestrum cum reverencia qua decuit in omnibus, quatenus ad nos pertinet, sumus humiliter executi. In cuius, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xv die mensis Novembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC° quarto, etc.

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A.D. 1404. Oct. 1.- William Walwyn is appointed seneschal and William Harper receiver general.

Item lettre de garant a William Walewayn pur estre seneschall de toutz les terres a lonourable piere en Dieu levesque de Hereford appurtenants et pour governer mesme loffice tanque a mesme le seignour plerra del date le prime jour doctober, lan du roi vi.

Item lettre de garant a William Harper pur estre receyvour general de mesme le date comme avant, et pour avoir et gouverner le dit office tanque le dit seignour plerra.

Oct.- John Cateby and others are commissioned to treat with the executors of the late bishop in regard to the dilapidations and waste for which they are liable.

Item commissio facta magistro Johanni Cateby, canonico Herefordensi, Johanni Desford, Willelmo Walewayn, et Willelmo Harper ad tractandum cum executoribus testamenti bone memorie Johannis Trevenant, nuper Herefordensis episcopi, de et super reparacione defectuum in diversis locis et maneriis ad dictam sedem pertinentibus quos mortis sue tempore incorrectos dimisit ac super devastacionibus silvarum factis per eundem venerabilem patrem dum vixit cum plena potestate ad hoc habendum ratum et gratum, de dato Octobris, anno regni regis Henrici sexto.

Sept. 8.- Thomas Marchall is made chief apparitor of the diocese.

Item officium submonitoris principalis in diocese Herefordensi concessum per dominum Thome Marchall, servienti suo, octavo die Septembris, quamdiu domino placuerit.

Oct. 4.- Mandate to the rector of Culmington to sequestrate the portion in Holgate held by Lewis Whittone, a Welsh rebel.

Item eisdem die et anno mandatum directum rectori de Colmintone ad sequestrandum fructus, etc., prebende sive porcionis in ecclesia de Holkot quam Lodowicus de Whittone, Wallicus et rebellis, ut dicitur, occupavit.

{Fol. 2} Dec. 10.- Licence to John Lochard of Seveton to have an oratory.

Item decimo die Decembris concessa fuit licencia Johanni Lochard de Sevetone ad faciendum celebrari missam et alia divina

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A.D. 1404. officia in oratorio suo apud Sevetone predictam absque prejudicio matricis ecclesie quamdiu domino placuerit.

Feb. 1.- A commission to John Burley and others to appoint a seneschal and other officers for Bishop's Castle.

Robert, par divine suffrance evesque de Hereford, a toutz yceux qui testes nos lettres verront ou orront salutz. Sachez que nous avons ordeignez nos treschiers et tresbienamez John Burley, Thomas Walewayn, William Walewayn, meistre John Deshford, et William Harper, nos attornes et deputes, et avons done as eux plein poair et sufficiant pur ordeigner pour la garde et governance de notre chastell appelle Bisshopescastell ovesque toutz les appurtenances, et avons donez et grauntez as mesmes nos attornes pleyn poair et sufficient quils ou deux de eux purront ordeigner un seneschall illocques pour tenier les courtes et garder les fraunchises et toutes autres choses qui serront bosoignables defaire en notre noun si biendeins mesme le chastell comme debors et en chescon lyeu deyns mesme notre seignurie illocques, et quils purront remuer officers illocques et autres ordeigner come lour volunte serra. Et nous avons ferme et estable tout ceo quils ou dieux de eux ferront touchant cesties matiers en notre noun. En tesmorgnance de quelle chose a ycestes nous avons mys notre seal. Done a notre hostiell a Loundres, le primer jour de Feverer, lan du reigne Henri quarte puis le conquest sisme.

Feb. 1.- Grant to John Wolfe of the office of woodward of the bishop's woods at Ross.

A toutz, etc., Robert, etc., salutz. Sachez nous avoir ordeignez notre chier et bien ame John Wolffe gardein de toutz nos boys {Fol. 2b} deins notre seignurie de Rosse pur les ditz boys savement garder a notre oeps sauns gaste ou destruccion ent faire. Et le dit John ferra carboiler toutz les subboys et braunches de mesme le bois et aux ferra toutz les attachementz de mesme le bois et toutz autres profites comma a loffice de woodwardie resonablement appertient. Issynt que le dit John soit tenuz de nous rendre accompt de temps en temps de toutz les issues profitez et revenuz des boys avantditz devant nos auditours qui a cele accompt prendre serrount par nous assignetz prenant par lan les fees et gages a dit

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A.D. 1404. office duez et custumez. En tesmoignance, etc. Don a notre hostiell a Loundres, le primer jour le Feverer, lan du regne Henri quarte puis le conquest sisme.

A.D. 1405. Feb. 20.- Commission to the dean and others to receive criminous clerks from the civil authorities and commit them to the bishop's prison.

Robertus, etc., venerabilibus fratribus nostris, decano et archidiaconis ecclesie nostre Herefordensis et Salopschire in eadem necnon precentori et penitenciario eiusdem ecclesie nostre ac domino Johanni Chaloner, capellano capelle beate Marie Magdalene, salutem, etc. Cum sacri canones ac jura regni Anglie et eius laudabiles constituciones dictant libertatem ecclesiasticam inviolabiliter observari et clericos, si qui coram judicibus secularibus super criminibus aut delictis convincantur, eorum ordinariis seu ordinariorum vicariis aut commissariis mortem evitando liberandos esse pariter et tradendos, unde vobis et vestrum cuilibet committimus et mandamus quatinus huiusmodi clericos, si qui sint convicti aut in futurum infra nostram diocesem prefatam fuerint convincendi super quibuscumque criminibus aut delictis coram quibuscumque judicibus, eosdem a morte liberandos ut clericos auctoritate nostra vindicetis et eosdem nomine nostro recipiatis et juxta libertates ecclesie ipsos tractare et ad carceres nostros ducere curare velitis. Ad que, etc. In cuius, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xx die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC° quinto et consecracionis nostre prime.

{Fol. 3} REGISTRUM EIUSDEM VENERABILIS PATRIS DE ANNO CONSECRACIONIS SUE SECUNDO ET DE ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCC° QUINTO.

Sept. 8.- Mandate from the archbishop to make processions twice a week for the success of the king's expedition against Duke Aurelian and the Welsh.

Item vii die Septembris, anno Domini ut supra receptum mandatum domini Thome, Dei gracia Cantuariensis archiepiscopi ad faciendum prossessionem singulis quartis et sextis feriis pro expedicione domini regis et exercitus sui contra ducem Aurelianum qui cum cxliiii navibus armatorum in portu de Milford applicuit in consolamen et refugium rebellium parcium Wallie.

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A.D. 1405. Sept. 21.- Mandate from the archbishop to levy half a tenth from the clergy.

Item xxi die Septembris eiusdem anni recepit dominus litteras domini Cantuariensis ad levandum medietatem unius decime domino regi concessam in convocacione post parliamentum suum tentum apud Coventre. Et eodem die fuerunt dicte littere transmisse Johanni Cateby, vicario dicti patris in spiritualibus generalis, ad faciendum execucionem earundem in partibus, etc.

Oct. 1.- John Desford is appointed the bishop's commissary.

Item primo die Octobris commissio pro magistro Johanne Desford, commissario, sub eodem tenore qui in primo anno dicti patris inscribitur pro magistro Willelmo Levyot.

Oct. 8.- Warrant to John Burley to be seneschal of Bishop's Castle.

Item le viii jour doctobre une letter de garant a Johan Burle pur estre seneschall de chastell appelle Bysshopescastel, pur avoir et governier le dit office tanque a mesme le seignour plerra.

A.D. 1404. Sept. 26.- The king demands from the bishop on his creation a suitable pension for his clerk, William Benet, till he can provide him with a benefice.

{Fol. 3b} Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum vos racione nove creacionis vestre teneamini uni de clericis nostris quem vobis nominamus in quadam annua pensione de episcopatu predicto percipienda quousque per vos provisum sit de beneficio ecclesiastico competenti, ac nos promocionem dilecti nostri clerici, Willelmi Benet, clerici closeti nostri, suis exigentibus meritis, affectantes, ipsum ad huiusmodi pensionem de episcopatu predicto percipiandam duximus nominandum, vobis igitur mandamus quatinus eidem Willelmo talem pensionem in episcopatu predicto in forma predicta percipiendam qua dantes deceat percipientemque forcius obligatum se reddere debeat concedatis, litteras vestras patentes eidem Willelmo super hoc fieri facientes. Et quid inde duxeritis faciendum nobis sine dilacione aliqua rescribatis. Teste meipso apud Castrum de Tuttebury, xxvi die Septembris, anno regni nostro quinto. Per breve de privato sigillo. Clerk.

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A.D. 1404. Oct. 30.- The bishop directs the excommunication of the slanderers of Margery Constable to be published.

Item penultimo die Octobris, anno Domini ut supra, littera directa decano de Lodelowe et Ricardo Bent, capellano, ad denunciandum omnes excommunicatos qui quandam Margeriam Constable super crimine furti nuper nequiter diffamarunt.

John Machoun, bailiff of Prestbury, is empowered to collect certain rents.

Omnibus fidelibus, etc. Sciatis quod nos de industria et fidelitate dilecti nobis in Christo Johannis Machoun, ballivi nostri de Prestebury, confidantes, assignavimus dictum Johannem collectotem redditus nostri de Estone in comitatu Wildesie [1] dantes eidem potestatem - [2] tam pro arreragiis ante datam presencium quam pro redditibus de cetero colligendis et omnia alia faciendi qua ad officium ballivi pertinent in hac parte. [2]

A.D. 1405. Dec. 15.- The king formally assents to the election of John Borrey, abbot of Wigmore.

{Fol. 4} Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Sciatis quod eleccioni nuper facte in ecclesia conventuali monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wigemore, vestre diocesis, de dilecto nobis in Christo fratre, Johanne Borry, canonico eiusdem domus, in abbatem loci illius regium assensum adhibuimus et favorem. Et hoc vobis tenore presencium significamus ut quod vestrum est in hac parte exequamini. In cuius, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xv die Decembris, anno regni nostri septimo. Ganstede.

Dec. 18.- Commission to the bishop of Dunkeld and the official to ratify the election of the abbot of Wigmore and induct him. The former on December 29th bestowed the episcopal blessing.

Robertus, etc., venerabilibus et discretis viris, domino Nicholao, Dei gracia Dunkeldensi episcopo, et magistro J. Cateby, officiali nostro Herefordensi, confratribus nostris carissimis, salutem. Cum nuper, monasterio sancti Jacobi de Wiggemore, ordinis sancti Augustini, per mortem fratris Thome Astlick, nuper abbatis ibidem, pastoris solacio destituto, canonici eiusdem loci, ut intelleximus, discretum virum fratrem Johannem Borey, eiusdem


[1] Sic.
[2] Line almost obliterated.

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A.D. 1405. loci canonicum, in abbatem unanimiter elegerunt, ad examinandum igitur dictam eleccionem diligenter in forma, juris, servatis servandis que in hac parte de jure vel consuetudine requiruntur, ceteraque omnia et singula que circa examinacionem huiusmodi necessaria fuerint faciendum et expediendum committimus vices nostras. Et si per examinacionem vestram inveneritis dictam eleccionem rite et canonice factam et aliud canonicum non obsistat circa personam dicti Johannis sic electi aut mores quominus huiusmodi eleccio merite debeat confirmari, vobis, reverende pater episcope, ad confirmandum auctorizandum et approbandum vice et auctoritate nostris ipsam eleccionem rite et canonice factam ipsumque fratrem Johannem preficiendum in abbatem dicti loci et pastorem, munusque benediccionis in ecclesia nostra Herefordensi vel in ecclesia nostra collegiata de Bromyord certo die ad hoc per vos limitando impendendum, professionem eiusdem admittendum et recipiendum auctoritate nostra pontificali, regimenque et gubernacionem eiusdem monasterii tam in secularibus quam in temporalibus, curamque et administracionem eiusdem monasterii cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis eidem committendum, necnon ad inducendum seu induci mandandum eundem in corporalem possessionem dicti monasterii cum, etc., itemque, ut monis est, solempniter installandum, ceteraque omnia, et singula, etc., tenore presencium committimus vices nostras, rogantes quatinus, dicto negocio expedito, quid feceritis in premissis nos velitis reddere cerciores per litteras vestras patentes harum seriem et professionis ipsius continentes sigillo vestro consignatas. In cuius, etc. Datum Londoniis, xviii die Decembris, anno Domini MCCCCv, etc.

Et venerabilis pater, Dunkuldensis episcopus predictus, dictum abbatem benedixit et professionem recepit vice domini in die sancti Thome, martiris, eodem anno assistentibus sibi juribus pariter, ceteraque peregit que in hac parte requirebantur.

Dec. 6.- The bishop grants to William Benet, clerk of the closet, a pension of 60s. in accordance with the king's demand on his creation.

Universis, etc., Robertus, etc., salutem. Sciatis quod nos ob reverenciam domini nostri regis et secundum tenorem brevis dicti domini regis nobis inde directi racione nove creacionis nostre in

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A.D. 1405. episcopum in sede Herefordensi predicta concessimus per presentes dilecto nobis in Christo Willelmo Benet, clerico closeti dicti domini nostri regis, annuam pensionem lx s. legalis monete solvende eidem Willelmo ad duos anni terminos, videlicet ad festa sancti Michaelis, archangeli, et Pasche per equales porciones singulis annis, quousque sibi provideatur per nos de aliquo beneficio ecclesiastico competenti. In cuius, etc. Datum vith die mensis Decembris.

A commission to the rector of Pembridge and Master John Andrew to admit John - to the church et Westbury. [1]

Dec. 14.- Commission to the dean of Frome to assess the dilapidations for which the estate of the late rector of Ullingswick is liable, and to sequestrate it till they are made good.

Dilecto, etc., decano nostro de Frome, salutem, etc. Cum dilecto, etc., Willelmo Benet, clerico, ecclesiam de Ullyngwyk, nostrarum collacionis et diocesis, vacantem contulimus ipsumque rectorom instituimus canonice in eadem, idemque Willelmus nobis instanter supplicavit quod, cum bone memorie Rogerus, quondam rector ecclesie predicte, predecessor sues super defunctus, in cancello libris et vestimentis dicte ecclesie ac edificiis rectorie eiusdem ac aliis pertinentibus ad eandem quamplures evidentes defectus mortis sue tempore incorrectos dimiserit, quorum reparacio dum vixit de jure et consuetudine pertinuit ad eundem, quatinus in hac parte dignaremur sibi de opportuno remedio providere, et nos volentes eidem Willelmo in hac parte justicie debitum exhibere, vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus ad dictam ecclesiam personaliter accedentes et defectus huiusmodi visui vestro supponentes de eisdem per viros fidedignos in forma juris juratos, premissorum noticiam plenins optinentes, executoribus dicti defuncti, si quos fecerit, et aliis in hac parte de jure vocandis ad hoc legitime primitus evocatis, inquiratis diligenter eosque faciatis estimari fideliter et taxari, ac bona ecclesiastica dicti defuncti, si que infra nostram diocesem reperiri valeant, usque ad estimacionem defeccuum huiusmodi auctoritate nostra sequestretis seu sequestrari faciatis et salvo custodiri sequestro quousque per eos ad quos pertinet de reparacione defeccuum huiusmodi sive per viam


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A.D. 1405. composicionis sive alias sufficienter caveatur. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum, etc., xiiii° die Decembris, anno Domini ut supra.

Dec. 11.- Richard Auger, prior of the Carmelites et Ludlow, is empowered to hear confessions within the diocese.

Robertus, etc., venerabili et religioso viro ac in Christo filio nostro predilecto, Ricardo Auger, priori fratrum Carmelitarum de Lodolowe, salutem, etc. De tuis discrecione et sinceritate zeli quas ad salutem animarum obtinere dinosceris confidentes, ad audiendum igitur nomine nostro viceque et auctoritate nostris confessiones quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum diocesis predicte tibi confiteri volencium, necnon ad absolvendum penitenciasque salutares secundum canonicas smcciones injungendum eisdem, et quantum ad to attinet rite et canonice dispensandum cum eisdem junta tuam conscienciam, quadri super premissis tenore presencium oneramus, eciam in casibus nobis a jure reservatis, fraccione parcorum nostrorum et warenne nostro ac piscacionibus stagnorum nostrorum, violacione jurium et libertatum ecclesie Herefordensis, homicidiis eciana voluntariis, perjuriis in assisis, et accusatorum purgacionibus ubi exheredacio dumtaxat exemptis, quos casus nobis ex certa sciencia reservamus, tibi vices nostras committimus per presentee ad nostrum boneplacitum duraturas. In cuius, etc. Datum Londoniis, xi die Decembris, anno Domini ut supra.

{Fol. 5} Jan. 9.- The bishop instructs the official to summon the clergy to attend a parliament which the king intends to hold et Coventry on February 15. [2]

{Fol. 5b} Jan. 1.- Writ from the king altering the place of meeting of parliament from Coventry to Gloucester to support the expedition of the Prince of Wales against the Welsh.

Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc. Licet nuper pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus negociis nos statum et defensionem regni nostri Anglie ac ecclesie Anglicane concernentibus quoddam parliamentum nostrum apud Coventre, xv die Februarii proximo futuro, teneri ordinaveritnus et ibidem vobiscum ac cum ceteris prelatis magnatibus et proceribus dicti regni nostri colloquium


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[2] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1405. habere et tractatum, quia tamen assignavimus carissimum filium nostrum, principem Wallie, ad proficiscendum infra breve cum certo posse et numero ligeorum nostrorum in comitiva sua versus partes Wallie ad rebelles nostros inibi guerrandos et puniendos ac finaliter conquestandos, si velit Deus, et speramus indubie quod tanto prefato filio nostro in premissis agendis successus prosperior arridebit quanto nos cum consilio posse et sufficiencia dominorum procerum et magnatum ac communitatis dicti regni nostri eiusdem filii nostri gubernacioni et presidio fuerimus propiores, idem parliamentum apud villam Gloucestrie in marchia parcium predictarum, ut satis constat, situatam dicto xv die Februarii de avisamento consilii nostri teneri ordinavimus et haberi, vobis in fide et dileccione quibus nobis tenemini firmiter injungendo mandamus quod, consideratis dictorum negociorum arduitate et periculis imminentibus, cessante quacumque excusacione, apud dictam villam Gloucestrie, dicto xv die Februarii personaliter intersitis nobiscum et ceteris prelatis, etc., premunientes decanum, etc., alio brevi nostro vobis prius directo non obstante. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, primo die Januarii, anno regni nostro septimo.

Jan. 6.- The official is requested to inform the clergy of the change.

Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Cateby, officiali nostro Herefordensi, salutem, etc. Breve illustrissimi domini nostri regis xvi die Januarii hora vespertina recepimus in hec verba:- Henricus, etc. Quocirca vos rogamus quatinus premuniatis nomine nostro decanum et capitulum ecclesie nostre predicte, archidiaconos nostros, totumque clerum nostre diocesis predicte quod iidem decanus et archidiaconi in propriis personis suis ac dictum capitulum per unum idemque clerus per duos procuratores plenam et sufficientem potestatem ab ipsis capitulo et clero divisim habentes apud dictam villam Gloucestrie, xv die Februarii personaliter intersint ad consentiendum hiis que tunc ibidem de communi consilio ipsius regni, divina favente clemencia, contigerint ordinari, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xvi die Januarii supradicti, anno Domini ut supra.

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A.D. 1405. Feb. 9.- The king, in consequence of a French attack on the shipping et the mouth of the Thames, defers his proposed parliament till the Monday in the first week in Lent et Westminster. The bishop again directs his clergy to attend.

{Fol. 6} Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc. Licet nuper quibusdam arduis negociis, etc., et presertim pro eo quod nobis videbatur quod carissimo filio nostro, principi Wallie, versus partes Wallie tanto successus, etc., parliamentum nostrum apud villam Gloucestrie, xv die Februarii, teneri ordinaverimus et haberi, quia tamen sufficienter informamur quod nonnulli inimici nostri Francie et alii sibi adherentes cum nonmodica armata navium et grandi posse hominum ad arma super mare in ore Thamisie existunt et quamplures naves ligeorum nostrorum de die in diem insecuntur quasdam earundem hostiliter capiendo et fugando et indies capere et fugare non desistendo, ac eciam ligeos et amicos nostros de partibus Vasconie cum eorum navibus vinis bonis et mercandisis jam venientes aliosque ligeos et amicos nostros in aliis partibus externis cum eorum bonis et mercandisis existentes quominus ipsi idem regnum nostrum cum huiusmodi navibus bonis et mercandisis suis ingredi, quam alios ligeos nostros in eodem regno nostro existentes ne ipsi extra idem regnum nostrum cum navibus bonis et mercandisis ad commodum suum faciendum egredi valeant impediunt et perturbant perperam et inique, ac tam regno nostro Anglia quam ville et marchiis Calesie mala que poterunt, nisi eorum malicie celerius resistatur, inferre et facere proponunt et intendunt, unde ex parte mercatorum dicti regni nostri nobis est cum maxima instancia requisitum ut pro eorum defensione et succursu in hac parte, ne ipsi finaliter pereant et destruantur, velimus celeritor providere, Nos premissa, debite ponderantes et considerantes dampna et pericula que per absenciam et elongacionem proprie persona nostre ac dominorum et magnatum dicti regni nostri a partibus istis verisimiliter evenire possent, quod absit, et insuper qualiter prudens filius noster cum eius retinencia, ac posse comitatuum dictis partibus Wallie adjacencium, de quorum fidelitate plenam fiduciam obtinemus, ad dictos rebelles nostros Wallie castigandos puniendos et, favente Domino, conquestandos satis suffultus et munitus existit volentesque pro salvacione ac defensione regni nostri predicti et ligeorum et amicorum nostrorum contra maliciam inimicorum nostrorum circumquaque providere, ac pro eo quod tam nobis quam prelatis magnatibus et aliis de consilio nostro nobis

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A.D. 1405. assistentibus videtur quod pro premissis agendis et pro commodo nostro et regni nostri nullus locus pro parliamento nostro ista vice tenendo quam apud Westmonasterium, ubi quacumquaque tam victualia quam alia necessaria pre aliis locis magis habundant et optinentur, melior seu apcior reperitur, maxime cum nos ad resistendum malicie inimicorum nostrorum predictorum in propria persona nostra intendimus proficisci, idem parliamentum nostrum ex causis predictis in diem lune in prima septimana quadragesime proxime futura de avisamento consilii nostri duximus prorogandum et idem parliamentum nostrum apud Westmonasterium eodem die lune teneri volumus et haberi. Et ideo vobis, etc., quod intersitis, etc., premunientes decanum etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xi die Februarii, anno regni nostri septimo. Gyffard.

Et emanavit commissio xi die Februarii, magistro Johanni Cateby directa, ad premuniendum decanum et capitulum, archidiaconos, et clerum dicte diocesis quod iidem decanus et archidiaconi in propriis personis suis, ac dictum capitulum per unum idemque clerus per duos procuratores idoneos apud Westmonasterium, die Lune in prima septimana quadragesime, personaliter intersint ad consentiendum, etc.

Feb. 11.- Certificate from the bishop that the registers of the see record the promotion of William Ryell to all the sacred orders.

{Fol. 6b} Universis, etc., Robertus, etc. Vestris noticiis deducimus per presentes quod scrutato registro bone memorie ac reverendi in Christo patris et domini, domini Willelmi, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, predecessoris nostri, invenimus quod die xxii mensis Maii, videlicet in vigilia sancte Trinitatis, anno Domini MCCClxxii, et consecracionis eiusdem patris anno iii, dilectus nobis in Christo Willelmus Ryell nostre diocesis, ab eodem venerabili patre in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi sacros ordines celebrante in subdiaconum ad titulum decani et capituli ecclesie Herefordensis fuit rite et canonice ordinatus. Subsequenter vero in eodem registro invenimus quod vi die Junii videlicet in vigilia S. Trinitatis, anno Domini CCClxxiii, etc., idem W. Ryell ab eodem venerabili patre in ecclesia omnium Sanctorum, Herefordie, ad titulum eiusdem decani et capituli in diaconum fuit rite et canonice ordinatus.

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A.D. 1405. Et consequenter in eodem registro invenimus quod die Sabbati quattuor temporum, videlicet xvii die Decembris, anno Domini MCCClxxiii, etc., de licencia venerabilis et religiosi viri, Walteri, prioris ecclesie cathedralis Wygorniensis, auctoritate curie Cantuariensis officialis et administratoris spiritualium in civitate et diocese Wygorniensi, ipsa sede vacante, dictus Willelmus Ryell ab eodem venerabili patre in ecclesia parochiali de Cheltenham, dicte Wygorniensis diocesis, sacros ordines ibidem celebrante ad titulum decani et capituli antedictorum in presbiterum erat rite et canonice ordinatus. In quorum, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xi die Februarii, anno Domini MCCCC quinto, etc.

Feb. 22.- Commission to the bishop of Dunkeld and another to hold visitations in the diocese.

Robertus, etc., venerabili in Christo patri ac confratri nostro, Nicholao, Dei gracia Dunkuldensi episcopo, et magistro T. D., baccalaureo in decretis salutem, etc. Quia ex officii nostri debito pastoralis et secundum consuetudinem laudabilem hactenus usitatam diocesem nostram statutis a jure temporibus visitare tenemur, et quia in visitacione huiusmodi hac vice, aliis diversis negociis arduis prepediti continue, personaliter non poterimus interesse, ad visitandum vice et nomine nostris dictam nostram diocesem, ac eciam ad reformandum of corrigendum mores et defectus subditorum nostrorum quorumcumque, ac procuraciones racione visitacionis nostre nobis debitas, et quecumque alia racione jurisdiccionis nostre spiritualis qualitercumque proveniencia recipere, [1] necnon omnia alia et singula faciendum, etc., de quorum fidelitate circumspeccione et industria plenam fiduciam obtinemus in Domino, committimus vices nostras cum cuiuslibet cohercionis canonice potestate per presentes donec ipsas ad nos duxerimus revocandas. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xxii die Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinto, etc.

March 3.- An indulgence is promised to all who visit the church of Llanwarne in honour of S. John of Bridlington and contribute to its funds.

Universis, etc., Robertus, etc., salutem. Gratum obsequium Deo et pium tociens impendere opinamur quociens mentes fidelium


[1] Sic for recipiendum.

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A.D. 1405. per allectiva, indulgenciarum munera ad pietatis et caritatis opera propensius excitamus. De Dei igitur omnipotentis misericordia, beatissime virginis Matris sue, beatorum apostolorum Petri et Pauli, sancti Ethelberti, martyris, beati Thome, confessoris et pontificis, patronorum nostrorum, et omnium sanctorum meritis et precibus confidentes, cunctis subditis et parochianis nostris et aliis quorum diocesani has nostras indulgencias ratas habuerint pariter et acceptas de peccatis suis vere penitentibus et confessis qui ecclesiam parochialem de Llanwarin, nostre diocesis, devote visitaverint et aliquid caritatis gratum subsidium de bonis eis a Deo collatis eidem ecclesie ob devocionem gloriosi confessoris Johannis de Bridlyntone, in cuius honore ... [1] sancti ymago in eadem ecclesia fabricatur, contulerint legaverint seu quovis alio modo assignaverint, quadraginta dierum indulgencias tociens quociens concedimus per presentes. Datum iii die Marcii.

A.D. 1406. April 3.- Mandate to the official, John Cateby, to summon the clergy to a meeting of Convocation on April 26th, the {Fol. 7} Monday in the quindene of Easter, at the cathedral church of St. Paul's. [In the usual form.]

A.D. 1405. Dec. 6.- Mandate to the bishop to appoint collectors of the tenth and half-tenth granted to the king by Convocation on Nov. 24th.

{Fol. 8} Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum vos ceterique confratres vestri et alii prelati et clerus Cantuariensis provincie in ultima convocacione prelatorum et cleri in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, xxiiii die mensis Novembris ultimo preterito incepta et usque ad vicesimum octavum diem eiusdem mensis continuata, concesseritis et concesserint nobis pro defensione regni nostri et ecclesie Anglicane de quibuscumque beneficiis ecclesiasticis dicta provincie, exemptis et non exemptis, taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis, beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum ac beneficiis in partibus Wallie et marchiis eiusdem ac aliis per guerras et mare destructis, de quibus stetur certificatoriis ordinariorum locorum, dumtaxat exceptis, unam decimam et dimidiam terminis subscriptis, videlicet in festo Purificacionis beate Marie, virginis, proximo futuro unam decimam, in festo natalis Domini extunc proxiine sequenti medietatem decime fideliter persolvendam,


[1] Badly faded: ? ipsius.

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A.D. 1405. ita quod vos ac confratres vestri seu prelati et clerus predicti solucione cuiuscumque alterius subsidii sive oneris interim non gravemini seu graventur nec ad parliamenta vel consilia aut aliunde contra vestram et eorum voluntatem medio tempore vexemini quoquo modo seu vexentur et quod nullus dictarum decimarum [et] medietatis decime collector deputandus per privilegia concessa vel concedenda a colleccione earundem excusetur, ac eciam volueritis dictique prelati et clerus voluerint quod concessio medietatis unius decime primo die mensis Maii proximo futuro persolvende in suo robore permaneat, vobis mandamus quod aliquos viros fidedignos de clero vestre diocesis pro quibus respondere volueritis ad decimam et medietatem decime predicte in diocese vestra juxta formam concessionis predicte levandam et colligendam, prout moris est, assignari et deputari faciatis, ita quod nobis de decima et mediatate decime predictis ad eadem festa in forma predicta respondeatur, thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario nostro de nominibus illorum quos ad hoc deputaveritis citra festum natalis Domini proximo futurum ad ultimum distincte et aparte certificantes. Et hoc sicut, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, vi die Decembris, anno regni nostro sexto.

Possessions of poor nuns and hospitallers which are exempt from payment of the tenth.

{Fol. 8b} In compoto prioris de Wenlok et sociorum suorum, collectorum unius decime et medietatis unius decime regi a clero anno secundo [concessarum] in diocesi Herefordensi continetur. Inter ceteras allocaciones eisdem collectoribus allocatas continetur sic:- Et non debent summam de x li. viii s. iiii d. ob. de quibus onerantur in rotulo de particulis compoti predicti de eadem decima pro spiritualibus et temporalibus diversarum monialium, videlicet iiii li. viis. ii d. pro temporalibus priorisse de Acornebury, xii s. pro ecclesia de Wulfrelawe, xvi s. pro ecclesia de Bruges Solers, xxviii s. pro ecclesia, de Malmeshulle, que quidem ecclesie appropriantur eisdem monialibus, xv s. iiii d. pro temporalibus monialium de Lyngebrok, xvi s. pro ecclesia de Stoltesay, xiii s. iiii d. pro ecclesia de Cliftone, que quidem ecclesie appropriantur eisdem monialibus, viii s. i d. ob. pro temporalibus priorisse de Cokhulle, ii s. ii d. pro temporalibus albarum monialimn de Brewode, viii s. viii d. pro ecclesia de Bolde que quidem ecclesia, appropriatur eisdem monialibus, et de xix d. pro temporalibus nigrarum monialium

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A.D. 1405. de Brewode, eo quod eedem priorisse et moniales pauperes sunt et quarum beneficia excipiuntur in concessione medietatum predictarum sicut continetur in quadam certificacione episcopi predicti thesaurario et baronibus directa in custodia rememoratoris regis existenti.

Prior et fratres hospitalis sancti Johannis Jerusolimitani in Anglia tenet de spiritualibus in diocesi Herefordensi subscripta, videlicet:-

ECCLESIAS.

de Garewy in proprios usus que videlicet juxta veram taxam viii marcas

de Neweton " " " eandem taxam vi marcas

de Suttone sancti Michaelis " " " v marcas de Carditone " " " xx marcas

de Clia sancte Margarete, de Calowe, et de Wormbrugge in proprios usus que non taxantur propter exilitatem earum que vix, prout per informacionem legitimam recepimus, sufficiunt ad sustentacionem presbiterorum deserviencium in eisdem.

Habent eciam quandam capellam in civitate Herefordie que hospitale vulgariter appellatur, que eciam propter sui exilitatem non taxatur quo vix sufficit pro uno capellano divina celebrante in eadem et sustentacione degencium inibi infirmorum.

Percipiunt insuper iidem prior et fratres annuam pensionem ii s. in ecclesia, de Witthche, item aliam annuam pensionem xx s. in ecclesia de Bromptone Brian, ac eciam aliam annuam pensionem ii s. de abbate et conventu de Wyggemor per decimas de Tothulle in parochia de Lydebury. Premissa vero omnia dicti prior et fratres titulo possessionis diuturne, sicuti ex informacione legitima dedicimus, obtinuerunt et obtinent in presenti.

Hospitale sancti Bartholomei Gloucestrie habet ecclesiam de Newneham cum capella de parva Dene in decanatu de Foresta.

Hospitale de Ledbury habet ecclesiam de Westone in decanatu de Westone, item ecclesiam de Yarkhulle in decanatu de Frome, item ecclesiam de Kempley in decanatu de Foresta, temporalia eiusdem apud Ledbury.

Feb. 12.- Writ to the bishop to make a return of the benefices exempt from the payment of the aid granted to the king.

Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum prelati et clerus Cantuariensis provincie in quadam convocacione per nos in ecclesia

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A.D. 1405. sancti Pauli, Londoniis, xxi die Aprilis, anno regni nostri quinto facta concesserunt nobis quoddam subsidium, videlicet de quibuslibet viginti solidos duos solidos de beneficiis et officiis quibus spiritualia vel temporalia annectuntur ecclesiasticis quibuscumque provincie predicte non taxatis net ad decimam solvere consuetis summam C solidorum excedentibus juxta veram estimacionem valoris annui fiendam per episcopos locorum in quibus beneficia et officia predicta situata existunt, ac eciam unam decimam de quibuscumque beneficiis ecclesiasticis taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis, beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum ac beneficiis in Wallia et Marchiis eiusdem ac aliis per guerras vel mare destructis de quibus staretur certificatoriis ordinariorum dumtaxat exceptis, ac pro eo quod per venerabilem in Christo patrem, Thomam, archiepiscopum Cantuariensem, tocius Anglie primatem et apostolice sedis legatum, ad quem omnis et omnimoda jurisdiccio diocesis vestre, sede ibidem vacante, dinoscitur notorie pertinere, seu Reginaldum de Wolftone, canonicum Herefordensem, nuper custodem spiritualitatis eiusdem diocesis et vicarium in spiritualibus generalem, illa vice, de nominibus aliquorum beneficiorum sive officiorum non taxatorum alii de aliquibus beneficiis pauperum monialium seu aliis per guerras et mare destructis in litteris suis thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario nostro nuper missis nondum est certificatum, propter quod idem thesaurarius et barones finalem compotum subsidii et decime predictorum de collectoribus eorundem subsidii et decime in vestra diocese admittere non possunt in nostrum damnum et compoti predicti retardacionem manifestam, vobis mandamus quod dictos thesaurarum et barones de huiusmodi beneficiis et officiis necnon beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum ac aliis per guerras vel mare destructis, si que sint, citra mensem Pasche proxime futurum seu in eodem ad ultimum certificetis una cum hoc brevi. Teste J. Cokayn, apud Westmonasterium, xii die Februarii, anno vii.

Memorandum quod sexto die mensis Julii, videlicet in octabis apostolorum Petri of Pauli, mutatur annus consecracionis venerabilis in Christo domini, domini Roberti, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi.

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A.D. 1406. May 6.- The bishop acknowledges the receipt of a summons to convocation {Fol. 9} at St. Paul's, prorogued from April 26th to May 10th, from Philip, bishop of Lincoln. The latter has been instructed by the archbishop, during the vacancy of the see of London and the absence abroad of the bishop of Winchester, to issue the mandates for attendance. [1]

Return by the bishop to the exchequer of benefices which owing to losses in the war or the poverty of poor nuns and hospitallers are exempt from paying the king's aid.

{Fol. 9b} Venerabilibus et discretis viris, dominis thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis, Robertus, etc., salutem. Breve dicti domini regis nobis directum recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, etc., de verbo in verbum ut in fine folii proximo precedentis. Vestris igitur reverenciis intimamus per presentes quod venerabiles et religiosos viros, abbatem Salopiensem, priorem prioratus de Lanthonia juxta Gloucestriam, et priorem de Bromfeld, collectores unius decime et medietatis decime domino regi in convocacione cleri in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, iiii die Novembris, anno regni sui sexto concessarum, deputavimus ad levandum et colligendum easdem secundum vim et effectum brevis supradicti. Et ulterius eisdem vestris reverenciis significamus per presentes quod archidiaconatus Herefordie taxatus ad xv li. qui stat per procuraciones que non possunt haberi de beneficiis sic destructis, ad valorem tercie partis, videlicet v marcarum pejoratur; archidiaconatus Salopschire in ecclesia Herefordensi taxatus ad x li. qui eciam in procuracionibus consistit destruitur ad valorem tercie partis. Temporalia episcopi Herefordensis apud Castrum episcopi destruunter. Item temporalia eiusdem apud Lydbury North. Item temporalia eiusdem apud Bysshopeswer. Item manerium eiusdem apud Bertone vastatur per soldarios et logers [ad valorem vi li.] [2] Item manerium eiusdem de Toupesley vastatur per logers et soldarios ad valorem x marcarum ... [3] habent infra diocesim. Temporalia capituli Herefordensis destruntur apud ... [3] In decanatu Herefordie ecclesia de Kyngestone cum porcionibus in eadem destruitur, item ecclesia de Madley cum porcione vicarii in eadem destruitur. Item in decanatu de Hirchenfield destruitur ecclesia de ... [3] item ecclesia de Llanrothal, item ecclesia de Dukestone, item ecclesia de Henteland, item ecclesia sancti Weonardi, item ecclesia de


[1] In the usual form.
[2] Faded and doubtful.
[3] Folio 9b is hopelessly faded in places.

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A.D. 1406. Llangaran, item ecclesia sancti Dubricii, item ecclesia sancti Kenedrici, item ecclesia de Monemouth. In decanatu de Weblee destruitur ecclesia de Clifford, item ecclesia de Cousshop, item ecclesia de Durstone cum porcione in eadem, item ecclesia sancti Petri in Stradell, item ecclesia de Fowchirche cum capella castri de Snodulle, item ecclesia de Bakatone, item ecclesia de Mokkas cum porcione in eadem, item ecclesia de Bredwardyn, item ecclesia de Wheteney, item ecclesia de Wynfortone, item ecclesia de Erdesley, item ecclesia de Lyonhalle cum porcione in eadem, item ecclesia de Kyngtone cum porcione in eadem. In decanatu Leominstrie destruitur ecclesia de Prestmede cum porcione vicarii in eadem. Item ecclesia de Buytone. Item ecclesia de Radenore nova. Item ecclesia de Radenore veteri. Item ecclesia de Tyttelay. In decanatu de Clone destruitur ecclesia de Clone cum porcione vicarii in eadem. Item ecclesia de Ashtone. Item ecclesia de Wentnore. Item ecclesia de Leodone. Item ecclesia de Stowe cum capella adjacente. Item ecclesia de Moore. Item ecclesia de Wantenovere. Item ecclesia de Bromptone. Item ecclesia de Castro episcopi cum porcione vicarii in eadem. Item ecclesia de Leedbury North cum porcione vicarii {Fol. 10} in eadem. Item ecclesia de Bokenhulle. In decanatu de Pontesbury destruitur ecclesia de Montgomery. Item ecclesia de Worthyn. Item ecclesia de Westbury. Item ecclesia de Pullerbache. Item ecclesia de Shrawardyne. Item ecclesia de Pontesbury cum porcione in eadem. Item ecclesia de Alburbury cum porcione vicarii in eadem. Item ecclesia de Hawode. Item ecclesia de Meolebracy cum porcione vicarii in eadem. Item ecclesia de Ford. Item ecclesia de Chirbury cum porcione precentoris de Wenlock in eadem. Item temporalia prioris de Alburbury et mobilia apud Alburbury. Temporalia abbatis de Wygmor apud Newtone. Pauperes moniales de Lygnebrok habent in diocese Herefordensi ecclesiam de Stoke blis, [1] ecclesiam de Clyftone ac temporalia earundem. Moniales de Acornebury habent in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Wolverlowe, ecclesiam de Brugge solers, et ecclesiam de Malmeshulle lacy cum temporalibus earundem. Priorissa de Cokhulle habet temporalia, apud Westhide. Albe moniales de Brewode habent in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Bolde et temporalia apud Huggeley earundem. Nigre moniales de Brewode habent in dicta diocese temporalia apud Chettyntone. Hospitalarii de


[1] Stokesay is first written and corrected.

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A.D. 1406. Dunemore habent in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Suttone sancti Michaelis et ecclesiam de Cardytone. Et pro brevitate temporis plenius pro tunc non certificatum. Sed postea dominus scripsit commissario suo ad inquirendum plenius de beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum, qui certificavit de beneficiis subscriptis, videlicet quod prior et fratres sancti Johannis Jerusolimitani habent in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Garewy, item ecclesiam de Newetone, item ecclesiam de Clya sancte Margarete, de Callowe, et de Wombrugge [1] eis appropriates. Item hospitale sancti Bartholomei Gloucestrie habet ecclesiam de Newenham cum capella de parva Dene. Item hospitale de Ledbury habet in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Westone, item ecclesiam de Yarkhulle, item ecclesiam de Kempley in proprios usus.

Mandate to the Dean of the Forest to relax the sentence of suspension still in force against the churches of Newent and Dymock.

{Fol. 10b} Robertus, etc., dilecto in Christo fllio, decano de Foresta nostre diocesis, salutem, etc. Cum nuper ex certis causis legitimis in ecclesias de Newent et Dymmok sentencia suspensionis lata fuerit per commissarios nostros in hac parte, vobis mandamus quatinus vice et auctoritate nostris huius suspensionis sentenciam relaxetis et per nos ipsam relaxatam esse publice nuncietis. In cuius, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro Londoniis.

May -.- Mandate to the parish clergy of the deanery of Ludlow to publicly threaten with excommunication the unknown persons who wrongfully detain from Margaret and Joan Mason the title deeds of their lands.

Robertus, etc., dilectis, etc., rectoribus, vicariis, et capellanis parochialibus decanatus de Lodlowe salutem. Querelam dilectarum in Christo filiarum M. Mason et Johanne, filie sue, nostre diocesis, gravem recepimus continentem quod quedam carte et munimenta terras et tenementa concernencia que dictis Margarete et Johanne jure hereditario pertinerent a quibusdam iniquitatis filiis, quorum nomina ignorantur pariter et persone, injuste detinentur ad grave dampnum ipsarum et periculum exheredacionis verisimiliter in futurum. Quocirca vobis mandamus quatinus omnes et singulos huiusmodi detentores, occupatores, concelatores eisque dantes


[1] Sic. Wormbridge above.

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A.D. 1406. auxilium consilium vel assensum, diebus dominicis et festivis inter missarum solempnia, cum major populi affuerit multitudo, publice et in genere moneatis et efficaciter inducatis quod cartas et munimenta huiusmodi infra decem dies post monicionem huiusmodi sic factam sine dolo et fraude prefatis Margarete et Johanne restituant et liberent cum effectu ac quicquid in hac parte sciverint nuncient et revelent absque mora sub pena excommunicacionis maioris quam in omnes et singulos huiusmodi cartarum et tenementorum detentores, predicta monicione precedente, nunc prout extunc fecimus in hiis scriptis. Contradictores vero et reclamantes seu rebelles in hac parte, si qui fuerint, citetis seu citari faciatis peremptorie quod compareant coram presidente consistorii nostri Herefordie certo die juridico post citacionem eis factam per vos limitando ostensuri facturi et recepturi quod justicia suadebit. Datum die Maii, anno Domini ut supra.

May 18.- Licence to Sir John Greyndre to choose his own confessor et Monmouth.

{Fol. 11} Robertus, etc., venerabili et nobili in Christo filio, domino Johanni Greyndre, militi, nostre diocesis, salutem, etc. Ad eligendum unum presbiterum idoneum in confessorem tuum et familie tue et stipendiariorum tuorum in villa de Monemouth et partibus convicinis qui tibi et ipsis super peccatis sibi per vos confessis de debite absolucionis beneficio provideat et penitenciam salutarem quociens opus fuerit injungat a data presencium usque festum natalis Domini proxime sequens licenciam concedimus specialem. In cuius, etc. Datum Londoniis, xviii die Maii, anno Domini ut supra.

May 27.- Sequestration of the revenues of the chapel of S. Cirioc [1] till the suit respecting them has been decided.

Vicesimo septimo die Maii, anno Domini ut supra, interpositum fuit sequestrum in fructibus et proventibus libere capelle sancti Cirioci, Herefordensis diocesis, quousque discussum fuerit juridice ad quem spectare debeant.


[1] On a rock at the confluence of the Wye and Severn. The name is now corrupted to Treacle. William of Worcester notices this chapel as that of S. Siriacus the anchorite.

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A.D. 1406. May 27.- The clergy are instructed to assist the proctors of the hospital of S. Mary of Bethlehem without Bishopsgate when they collect alms, and an indulgence is granted to contributors.

Robertus, etc., abbatibus, prioribus, archidiaconis, officialibus, commissariis, decanis, rectoribus, vicariis, et capellanis ecclesiarum parochialium per nostras civitatem et diocesem constitutis salutem in Domino sempiternam. Cum infirmorum et pauperum Christi multitudo ad domum sive hospitale vulgariter nuncupatam sancte Marie de Bethlem extra Bysshopesgate, Londoniis, pro sustentacione sua frequenter confluit, ubi pie infirmi et debiles recipiuntur, ut informamur, ac de bonis eiusdem domus sive hospitalis sustentantur, ac quia ad tot pauperum illuc tociens confluencium sustentacionem dicti hospitalis proprie facultates non suppetunt, nos illorum inopie ac paupertati pio conpacientes affectu vos omnes et singulos rogamus et hortamur in Domino quatinus, cum veri procuratores sive nuncii, dicti hospitalis ad vos seu loca vestra venerint devotorum elemosinas petituri, ob reverenciam beatissime virginis, Dei gentricis, Marie, illos recipiatis benigne ipsorumque negocia promoveatis verbo pariter et exemplo ac de bonis largitate divina collatis grata erogari subsidia, procuretis, huiusmodi erogatam devocionem seu largitatem eisdem procuratoribus sive nunciis liberantes et ad usum et profectum dicti hospitalis recipere et habere libere permittentes. Et ut efficacius ista fiant vobis omnibus et singulis supradictis cunctisque Christicolis per nostras civitatem et diocesem ubilibet constitutis et aliis quorum diocesani hanc nostram indulgenciam ratam habuerint pariter et acceptam de peccatis suis penitentibus et confessis qui de bonis sibi a Deo collatis hospitali succurrerint supradicto, xl dies indulgencie concedimus per presentes per unum annum tantummodo duraturas. In cuius, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londiniis, xxvii die Maii, anno Domini ut supra.

June 16.- Commission to the priors of S. Guthlac and Wenlock to collect 6s. 8d. each from chaplains of all kinds and the beneficed clergy hitherto exempt for the king's subsidy.

Robertus, etc., priori prioratus sancti Guthlaci nostre civitatis Herefordie et priori prioratus de Wenlok, salutem, etc. Breve regium xix die mensis Junii recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc. Cum vos ceterique

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A.D. 1406. confratres etc., in ultima convocacione prelatorum et cleri in {Fol. 11b} ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, x die mensis Maii proxime preterito incepta et usque xvi diem Junii tunc proxime sequentem de diebus in dies continuata concesseritis nobis unam decimam, etc., [1] persolvendam terminis subscriptis, videlicet unam medietatem inde in quindena sancti Martini in yeme proxime futura et aliam medietatem inde in festo Annunciacionis beate Marie extunc proxime sequenti, proviso semper quod vos aut dicti confratres nullatenus oneremini,, etc., vosque ac alii prelati et clerus predictus in convocacione predicta concesseritis de quolibet capellano, seculari sive religiose eciam de ordine mendicancium, stipendiario, sive conducticio seu stipendium aut solarium capiente, ac quolibet capellano sive custode cantariarum et quocumque alio beneficiato aliorum quorumcumque beneficiorum personatuum sive officiorum ad decimam sive decimas hactenus nobis concessas solvere minime consuetis, necnon de quibuscumque vicariis sive aliis beneficiatis in ecclesiis cathedralibus et collegiatis, ac rectoribus et vicariis ecclesiarum quibuscumque ad huiusmodi decimam similiter solvere non consuetis sex solidos et octo denarios in quindena sancti Johannis Baptiste proxime futura solvendos, ita semper quod collectores huiusmodi vi s. et viii d. similiter deputandi vigore sive colore huiusmodi immunitatum libertatum sive privilegiorum regiorum concessorum a collectione eorundem vi s. et viii d. in forma predicta colligendorum minime exonerentur sive excusentur et quod tam dicta decima quam vi s. et viii d. predicti circa defensionem predictam per avisamentum et deliberacionem consilii nostri integre expendantur et applicentur et quod presens concessio vi s. et viii d. in forma predicta facta nullatenus de cetero trahatur in consequenciam et quod collectores huiusmodi ad solucionem premissorum in scaccario nostro faciendam ante terminos suprascriptos minime compellantur, vobis mandamus quod aliquos viros fidedignos de clero etc., tam ad decimam predictam quam ad predictos vi s. et viii d. de quolibet capellano, etc., in diocese vestra juxta formam concessionis predicte levandos et colligendos assignari et deputari faciatis, ita quod nobis de dicta decima ad quindenam sancti Martini et festum predictum necnon de predictis vi s. viii d. ad quindenam sancti Johannis in forma predicta respondeatur. Thesaurarium, etc. Et hoc sicut, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xvii die Junii anno


[1] Ut supra.

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A.D. 1406. regni nostri septimo. Volentes igitur, etc., ad colligendum et levandum prefatos vi s. viii d. de singulis capellanis vos collectores {Fol. 12} tenore presencium assignamus et eciam deputamus, vobis in virtute obediencie mandantes, etc., et ad premissa, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xxi die Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCCvi., etc.

June 21.- Mandate to the archdeacons to furnish the collectors and the bishop with a list of the chaplains and other clergy liable to pay the 6s. 8d. tax.

Robertus, etc., archidiaconis nostris Herefordensi et Salopschire vel eorum officialibus graciam, etc. Breve regium pridem recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, etc., ut supra. Nos itaque volentes huiusmodi breve regium et contenta in eodem, quantum in nobis est, execucioni debite demandare, vobis tenore presencium committimus et firmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus melioribus modo et forma quibus poteritis de et super nominibus et cognominibus singulorum capellanorum, secularium et religiosorum eciam de ordine mendicancium, stipendiariorum seu conducticiorum seu salarium seu stipendium capiencium, ac cuiuslibet capellani sive custodis cantariarum, et aliorum beneficiatorum quorumcumque aliorum beneficiorum, personatuum sive officiorum ad decimas domino nostro regi hactenus concessas solvere minime consuetorum, necnou quorumcumque vicariorum et aliorum beneficiatorum in ecclesia nostra Herefordensi et aliis ecclesiis collegiatis, ac eciam singulorum rectorum et vicariorum ecclesiarum ad huiusmodi decimas de consuetudine hactenus minime solvencium nostrarum civitatis et diocesis diligenter et fideliter inquiratis ac primo dilectos filios priorem prioratus sancti Guthlaci, nostre civitatis Herefordie, et priorem prioratus de Wenlok, nostre diocesis, quos ad huiusmodi sex solidos et octo denarios de singulis rectoribus vicariis custodibus cantariarum et aliis beneficia vel officia, ut premittitur, obtinentibus, ac capellanis salarium et stipendium percipientibus levandos et colligendos deputavimus, et nos deinde citra octabas sancti Johannis Baptiste proxime futuras de nominibus et cognominibus capellanorum, etc., distincte et aperte certificare curetis prout domino nostro regi in scaccario suo in nostri et collectorum exoneracionem in hac parte, si oportet ac volueritis respondere. Datum Londoniis, die et anno supradictis.

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A.D. 1406. July 1.- The bishop informs the Exchequer that he has directed the priors of S. Guthlac's and Wenlock to collect the tax of 6s. 8d. from the chaplains and other clergy liable. [1]

{Fol 12b} Sexto die Julii mutatur annus consecracionis domini Roberti, Herefordensis episcopi.

July 9.- Mandate to the official to enforce the bishop's sequestration of the revenues of the nuns of Aconbury.

Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Cateby, officiali nostro Herefordensi, et Willelmo Wallewayn, seneschallo terrarum nostrarum, salutem, etc. Cum nuper ex certis causis legitimis fructus et proventus ac alia bona ad prioratum monialium do Acornebury spectancia duximus sequestranda, vobis, de quorum fidelitate, etc., committimus et mandamus quatinus fructus et proventus ac alia bona huiusmodi prioratus predicti sic per nos fuisse et esse sequestrata publice denunciari faciatis eaque sic sequestrata sub arta et salva custodia teneatis et fideliter conservetis donec aliud a nobis habueritis in mandatis. In cuius, etc. Datum ix die Julii, anno Domini MCCCCvi, etc.

{Fol. 14} Aug. 24.- Commission to the abbots and convents of Wigmore and Tintern and the prior and convent of Great Malvern to collect the tenth demanded by the king's writ to the bishop, dated June 16th. [1]

Aug. 24.- Certificate to the Exchequer from the bishop that he has appointed the above-named collectors. Dated Prestbury. [1]

Nov. 4.- Commission to the official and others to administer for the good of the house the sequestrated property of Aconbury priory, which is in danger of destruction from the dilapidation of the buildings.

{Fol. 15} Robertus, etc., magistris Johanni Cateby et Rogero Hore, dominis Johanni Prat et Hugoni Harper, canonicis ecclesie nostre Herefordensis, et priori de Llanthonia prima salutem, etc. Cum nuper ex certis causis legitimis fructus et proventus ac alia bona ad prioratum monialium do Acornebury, nostre diocesis spectancia


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1406. duximus sequestranda eaque sic sequestrata sub arta et salva custodia detineri mandavimus et fideliter conservari, sed quia, ut informamur, evidenter per dilapidacionem ... [1] quod dolendum est, bona ipsius domus depereunt et indies inutiliter consumuntur, adeo quod nisi celeri occurratur remedio dicta domus verisimiliter, quod absit, detrimentum importabile pacietur, vobis igitur, de quorum fidelitate, etc., adminstracionem bonorum huiusmodi ad dictam domum spectancium committimus, firmiter injungentes quatinus huiusmodi bona ad utilitatem dicte domus et profectum administrare pro viribus studeatis seu per alios viros ydoneos {Fol. 15b} administrari debite faciatis, contradictores, si qui fuerint, canonice compescendo. Ad que, etc. In cuius rei, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, iiii die Novembris.

Nov. 16.- Mandate to the dean of Bromyard to sequestrate the revenues of the church of Stoke Lacy.

Robertus, etc., decano nostro de Bromyord, salutem, etc. Quia de certis causis legitimis nos moventibus fructus et proventus ecclesie parochialis de Stoke Lacy, nostre diocesis, duximus sequestrandos, vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus fructus et proventus huiusmodi sine dilacione sequestretis seu sequestrari faciatis easque sub arta et salva custodia conservari faciatis donec aliud a nobis habueritis in mandatis. Ad que, etc. In cuius, etc. Datum Londoniis, xvi die Novembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexto.

Nov. 23.- A formal instrument recording the appointment of six proctors to represent the bishop et the Roman Court.

{Fol. 16} In Dei nomine, Amen. Per presens publicum instrumentum cunctis appareat evidenter quod anno ab incarnacione Domini secundum cursum et computacionem ecclesie Anglicane millesimo CCCC sexto, indiccione xv, poutificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini, domini nostri Innocencii, divina providencia pape septimi, anno tercio, mensis Novembris xxiii, in capella infra hospicium reverendi etc., Roberti, Dei gracia episcopi Herefordensis, in parochia beate Marie de Mont en haut, Londoniis, situatum, in mei, notarii publici, et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter


[1] Faded.

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A.D. 1406. constitutus Robertus, etc., episcopus supradictus, dilectos sibi in Christo, magistros Ricardum Derham, decanum sancti Martini magni, Londoniis, Johannem Fraunseys, bacallarium decretorum, Johannem Haget, thesaurarium ecclesie Lincolniensis, Willelmum Lovell, Willelmum Swan, in legibus bacallarios, et Johannem Cresset, clericum, suos veros et legitimos fecit ordinavit et constituit procuratores, actores, factores, et negociorum gestores et nuncios speciales conjunctim et divisim et quemlibet eorum per se et insolidum ita quod non sit melior condicio occupantis sed quod unus eorum inceperit alius persequi mediare valeat et finire. Deditque et concessit dictus reverendus pater constitutus eisdem procuratoribus suis conjunctim et di visim potestatem generalem et mandatum speciale nomine suo et pro ipso ac ecclesia sua predicta in Romana curia limina apostolorum Petri et Pauli visitandi personalemque absenciam dicti reverendi patris excusandi, causas absencie allegandi proponendi ac probandi, si opus fuerit, debitumque sermonem venerabili cetui et collegio cardinalium faciendi, ac juramentum quodcumque in hac parte necessarium utile seu opportunum in nomine dicti reverendi patris prestandi, et litteras tam simplices quam legendas, graciam seu communem justiciam continentes, impetrandi, ac quibuscumque litteris contra ipsum reverendum patrem impetratis seu impetrandis contradicendi, aliquem seu aliquos procuratorem seu procuratores loco eorum et cuilibet eorum substituendi, substitutum seu substitutos ab eisdem vel eorum aliquo revocandi procuratorisque officium in se reassumendi quocies et quando ipsis seu eorum alicui videbitur expedire, et generaliter omnia alia et singula faciendi expediendi et exercendi que in premissis aut circa ea necessaria fuerint seu opportuna. Idemque reverendus pater quamcumque potestatem quibuscumque procuratoribus suis et eorum substituto seu substitutis in prefata curia Romana ante datam presentis publici instrumenti per eundem reverendum patrem attributam seu concessam tenore presentis publici instrumenti revocavit et revocat. Et promisit dictus reverendus pater constituens mihi notario publico stipulanti et recipienti se ratum et gratum habiturum quicquid dicti procuratores aut aliquis eorum, substituti seu substituendi ab eis seu eorum aliquo, fecerint seu fecerit in premissis seu aliquo premissorum et sub hypotheca et obligacione omnium bonorum suorum exposuit cauciones. Acta sunt hec prout superscribuntur sub anno Domini, indiccione, pontificatu, mense,

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A.D. 1406. die et loco superscriptis. Presentibus tunc ibidem magistro Johanne Brugge et Henrico Myle, canonicis ecclesie Herefordensis et aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis et specialiter rogatis.

Jan. 12.- The bishop reports to the king's justices that his commissioners have heard the case of bastardy referred to him by writ, and find that Alice Drayton has proved her legitimacy and her claim to land in Staunton by Pembridge against Roger Bayly.

Robertus, etc., magistris Johanni Cateby, Reginaldo de Wolstone, et Rogero Hore ac domino Hugoni Harper, canonicis ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, magistro Philippo Grym, bacallario in legibus, ac domino Waltero, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Pembrugge, salutem, etc. Breve domini nostri regis xxii die instantis mensis Novembris recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc. Cum Alicia de Draytone in curia nostra coram justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium petit versus Rogerum Bayley de Stauntone juxta Pembrugge unum messuagium unam virgatam terre cum pertinenciis in Stauntone ut jus et hereditatem suam de seisina Matilde de Draytone, matris ipsius Alicie, cuius heredem propinquiorem {Fol. 16b} eadem Alicia se esse asserebat, idem Rogerus postea venit in eadem curia nostra et objecit predicte Alicie quod ipsa nulla heres esse potest, quia dixit quod eadem Alicia bastarda est, et illud paratus fuit verificare ubi et quando et prout curia nostra considerat. Ad quod eadem Alicia in eadem curia nostra replicando dixit quod ipsa legitima est et non bastarda prout predictus Rogerus superius ei objecit et illud similiter parata fuit verificare ubi et quando et prout curia nostra considerat, et quia huiusmodi casus cognicio ad forum spectat ecclesiasticum, vobis mandamus, sicut alias mandavimus, quod, convocatis coram vobis in hac parte convocandis, rei veritatem super premissis diligenter inquiratis. Et quid inde inquisieritis constare faciatis justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium in octabis sancti Hilarii per litteras vestras patentes sigillatas et clausas et habeatis ibi hoc breve. Teste W. Thyrnyng apud Westmonasterium, xxv die Octobris, anno regni nostri octavo. Cuius quidem brevis auctoritate et nostra vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus, convocatis coram vobis in hac parte convocandis in ecclesia nostra cathedrali Herefordensi, certo die per vos limitando rei veritatem super

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A.D. 1406. premissis diligenter inquiratis juxta dicti brevis tenorem in omnibus et effectum. Et ad huiusmodi inquisicionem efficacius faciendam, etc., committimus vices nostras, etc. Et quid feceritis nos etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xxiii die mensis Novembris, anno Domini MCCCCvi, etc. Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate dicti commissarii prefatum Rogerum Bayly et Aliciam Draytone coram eis in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, xxx die Decembris tunc sequenti, fecerunt legitime evocari, quibus die et loco, dictis partibus coram eisdem commissariis comparentibus, dictus Rogerus allegavit bastardiam sive illegitimacionem sed nullo modo eam probavit seu fundavit, et Alicia predicta se legitimam allegavit et legitimacionem suam per testium deposiciones et alia legitima documenta sufficienter probavit, et sic predicti commissarii certificarunt dominum per litteras suas patentes sigillo officialitatis Herefordensis consignatas. Et postea xii die Januarii emanarunt littere sub sigillo domini ad certificandum justiciarios de communi banco de execucione dicti brevis secundum vim et effectum eiusdem brevis quarum litterarum tenor sequitur in hiis verbis:- Venerabilibus et discretis viris, dominis justiciariis domini nostri regis, Robertus etc., salutem, etc. Breve vero regium xxii die mensis Novembris ultimo preterito recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, etc., ut supra. Cuius quidem brevis quia execucioni eiusdem protunc personaliter certis de causis interesse non potuimus, venerabiles et discretos viros magistros Johannem Gateby, etc. [ut supra] deputavimus per litteras nostras et eisdem vices nostras commisimus ad inquirendum et ad faciendum execucionem dicti brevis, etc., qui quidem commissarii antedicti virtute litterarum nostrarum patencium inde eis directarum et auctoritate eiusdem brevis Rogerum Bayley et Aliciam Draytone de quibus in supradicto brevi superius fit mencio coram eis in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, xxx die mensis Decembris ultimo elapso, fecerunt legitime evocari quibus die et loco dictis partibus coram commissariis predictis personaliter dictus Rogerus allegavit bastardiam sive illegitimacionem predicte Alicie sed eam nullo modo probavit seu fundavit, dictaque Alicia se legitimam allegavit et legitimacionem suam per testium deposiciones et alia documenta legitima coram eisdem commissariis tunc ibidem producta et exhibita per eosdem examinata sufficienter probavit, sicque de veritate premissorum inquisicionem fieri fecimus diligentem in forma juris et mandatum predictum in quantum potuimus

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A.D. 1406-7. in omnibus et per omnia sumus humiliter executi. In quorum, etc. Datum quoad sigilli apposicionem apud Prestebury, xii die mensis Januarii, anno Domini MCCCCvi, etc. Sed non fuit certificatum justiciariis quod dominus fuit informatus de collusione et fraude.

Feb. 15.- The bishop directs the clergy to promulgate his sentence of excommunication against persons who have abstracted the property of the cathedral, and against others who, meeting in illegal conventicles, have joined in plots prejudicial to the church.

{Fol 18} Robertus, etc., presidenti et capitulo ecclesie nostre Herefordensis ac universis et singulis rectoribus vicariis et capellanis, curatis et non curatis, per nostras civitatem et diocesim ubilibet constitutis salutem, etc. Cum omnes et singuli qui ecclesiam, sponsam Christi, maliciose suo jure privare nituntur aut qui libertates eiusdem infirmare aut perturbare presumunt necnon omnes et singuli qui de domibus maneriis grangiis vel aliis locis quibuscumque ad archiepiscopos, episcopos, abbates, priores vel alias personas ecclesiasticas seu ad ipsarum ecclesias pertinentibus quicquid preter et contra voluntatem dominorum vel eorum qui sunt huiusmodi rerum custodiis deputati consumere auferre vel contractare aut eisdem violenciam inferre presumpserint, sunt ipso facto cum eorum fautoribus, etc., juxta sacrorum canonum instituta maioris excommunicacionis sentencia involuti, quidam tamen filii iniquitatis, prout nobis extitit graviter intimatum, Deum pre oculis non habentes, quod dolendum est, nuper ad ecclesiam nostram predictam accesserunt ac diversa bona ibidem inventa ausu sacrilego contra voluntatem omnium quorum interest in hac parte abstulerunt temere ab eadem, tam contra canonicas sancciones quam contra composicionem inter dictam ecclesiam et cives eiusdem civitatis tempore bone memorie Petri, dudum ipsius ecclesie episcopi, editam, in ecclesiastice libertatis notoriam lesionem, etc., sentenciam majoris excommunicacionis, etc., incurrendo. Quidam eciam, ut informamur, evidenter Dei timore postposito, in conventiculis suis a jure prohibitis conspiraciones illicitas in prejudicium ecclesie facere non verentur et per alios fieri procurant ut devocionem populi in hiis in quibus Deus in personis ministrorum suorum hactenus solebat laudabiliter oblacionum libamine a Christi fidelibus honorari refrenare possint et rostringere, et quantum in

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A.D. 1406. se est, penitus subtrahere moliuntur, in grande animarum suarum periculum et perniciosum exemplum aliorum, quique [1] eciam omnes instigatores excitatores nec impeditores huiusmodi in suis nephandis machinacionibus sunt similiter majoris excommunicacionis sentencia a sanctis patribus provide lata dampnabiliter innodati. Quocirca vobis et cuilibet vestrum in virtute sancte obediencie firmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus prefatos omnes et singulos malefactores huiusmodi et libertatum ecclesiasticarum violatores cum suis fautoribus et auctoribus in predictam maioris ex communicacionis sentenciam occasione premissorum incidisse et excommunicatos fuisse et esse in ecclesiis vestris in diebus dominicis, etc., publice et in genere denuncietis, etc., a denunciacione huiusmodi non cessantes donec malefactores huiusmodi ad gremium sancte matris ecclesie redierint absolucionisque beneficium, quod nobismet ipsis ex certis causis in hiis casibus specialiter reservamus, satisfaccione condigna meruerint obtinere penitenciam condignam pro suis demeritis recepturi, a quibuscumque penitenciariis nostris potestatem absolvendi malefactores predictos in aliquo premissorum hac vice penitus revocantes. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, xv die Februarii, anno Domini MCCCCvi.

Feb. 16.- As the vigil of the Annunciation of the B.V.M. falls on the day called Cena Domini, the bishop, according to precedent, permits a relaxation of the fast and substitutes other good works.

Robertus, etc., presidenti et capitulo ecclesie nostre Herefordensis ac universis et singulis rectoribus vicariis ac capellanis, curatis et non curatis, per nostras civitatem et diocesim constitutis salutem, etc. Cum transiturus de hoc mundo ad Patrem salvator noster, cum tempus sue passionis instaret, sumpta cena cum discipulis suis, in memoria preciosissime sue mortis instituit summum et salvificum sui corporis et sanguinis sacramentum, dignissime igitur hoc memoriale sacratissimum hoc tempore singulis annorum curriculis est a cunctis Christi fidelibus adorandum et solempniter recolendum. Sed quamvis in die cene specialiter salvator hoc sacramentum instituit quando singulis annis solet Christianus populus communiter exultare et de hiis que Deus largitus eis fuerit letari, in die tamen cene proxime jam instante vigilia Annunciacionis beate virginis Marie continget in qua sicut


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1406. in aliis ipsius virginis festivitatum vigiliis multi solent in pane et aqua devotissime jejunare, quod in hiis qui bene possunt multum commendabile reputamus. In registris tamen venerabilium patrum, predecessorum nostrorum, invenimus quod ipsi cum suis subditi a voto vel penitencia astrictis de dicto jejunio taliter suis temporibus accidente dispensarunt. Venerabilis namque pater, Adam, predecessor noster, pro eo quod vigilia Annunciacionis predicte in ebdomada Pasche suo tempore contingebat, huiusmodi jejunium illa vice in alia pia opera commutavit, ac bone memorie Johannes Trillek, dudum Herefordensis episcopus, pro eo quod vigilia Annunciacionis in Sabbato sancto Pasche suo tempore contingebat, cum suis subditis dispensavit ut in vigilia illa vice cibis et potibus quadragesimalibus solitis uti possint, ipsorum vota et penitencias injunctas in alia pietatis opera commutando. Et nos nostrorum venerabilium patrum, predecessorum nostrorum vestigia sequentes, {Fol. 18b} ut valemus, ne aliqui parochianorum nostrorum necessaria indiscrete eorum corporibus subtrahentes per immoderatam affliccionem corporum holocaustum Deo de rapina videantur offerre, presertim cum in crastino die scilicet parasseuhes, [1] ob reverenciam passionis Christi juxta generalem populi consuetudinem sit in pane et aqua a fidelibus jejunandum, et ne sic duobus diebus continuatum huiusmodi jejunium observantes plerosque per [1] obstinenciam quadragesimalem previam nimis maceratos afficeret et, quod magis veremur, verisimiliter posset accidere quod quidam pro debilitate ad sacri Domini corporis sumpsionem haberentur inhabiles et sic premio tam sacre tamque salvifice communionis in hoc sacro festo redderent se indignos, parochianis igitur nostris et subditis de peccatis suis vere contritis et confessis quantum ex Dei permissione possumus benigne dispensamus vota nostrorum et penitencias hac vice tantummodo taliter permutantes, ut hii qui ad huiusmodi jejunium voto aut penitencia sunt astricti, si eorum facultates ad hoc suppetant, uni pauperi Christi in alimentis necessariis in ipsa vigilia debeant providere et eadem vigilia tria psalteria beate virginis in propria persona dicere in compensacionem jejunii supradicti et ipsi hac vice cibis et potibus quadragesimalibus solitis utantur si velint, alii vero quos plene inopia excusat ad dicendum tria psalteria beate virginis in compensacionem supradicti jejunii astringantur et sic aliis piis operibus Deo satisfaciant et amodo in aliis reddant Altissimo vota sua. Speramus etenim


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1406. summo dispensatori qui caritatem jejunio censuit preferendam hanc commutacionem esse placidam et acceptam. Premissa vero volumus dictis parochianis nostris et subditis intimari. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, xvi die Februarii, anno Domini MCCCCvi, etc.

March 1.- Certificate to the Exchequer of benefices belonging to poor nuns which are exempt from payment of the tenth.

Venerabilibus et discretis viris, dominis thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis, Robertus, etc., salutem in eo qui est sempiterna salus. Breve dicti domini nostri regis nobis directum recepimus ultimo die Januarii sub eo qui sequitur verborum:- Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc. Cum prelati ac clerus, etc., vicesimo primo die Octobris, anno regni nostri quarto, nobis concesserint unam decimam et medietatem unius decime, etc., beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum de quibus litteris ordinariorum locorum huiusmodi in scaccario nostro plena fides adhiberetur dumtaxat exceptis, et nos per breve nostrum sub magno sigillo nostro datum secundo die Februarii predicti, anno regni nostri quarto, mandaverimus Johanni, nuper episcopo Herefordensi, predecessori vestro immediato jam defuncto, quod aliquos viros fidedignos, etc., ad decimam et medietatem decime predictas, etc., levandas et colligendas assignari et deputari faceret ac thesaurarium et barones de dicto scaccario nostro de nominibus illorum quos ad hoc deputaret distincte et aperte certificaret, et idem nuper episcopus dictos thesaurarium et barones de nominibus huiusmodi collectorum decime, etc., per litteras suas patentes certificavit nullam faciendo mencionem in eisdem litteris de nominibus aliquorum pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum in diocese predicta juxta formam concessionis predicte, propter quod dicti thesaurarius et barones ad finalem compotum ipsorum collectorum procedere non potuerunt, nec adhuc possunt, in nostrum damnum et dicti compoti retardacionem manifestam; et [1] ideo vobis mandamus quod dictos thesaurarium et barones de nominibus huiusmodi pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum quamcicius poteritis et tandem a die Pasche in xv dies aperte et distincte reddatis cerciores una cum hoc brevi. Teste Johanne Cokayne, apud Westmonasterium, xxix die Januarii, anno regni nostri viii. Cuius quidem brevis


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1406. auctoritate vos certificamus quod priorissa et conventus monialium {Fol. 19} de Acornebury habent ecclesiam de Woffrelowe, item ecclesiam de Brugge solers et ecclesiam de Malmeshullacy eis appropriatas infra nostram diocesem predictam. Item moniales de Lyngebrok habent in eadem diocese ecclesiam de Stokesay et ecclesiam de Clyftone eis appropriatas. Item albe moniales de Brewode habent in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Bolde eis appropriatam. Item hospitalarii de Dunmor habent in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Suttone sancti Michaelis in proprios usus, item ecclesiam de Cardytone. Item prior et fratres sancti Johannis Jerusolimitani habent in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Garewy, item ecclesiam de Newetone, item ecclesiam de Clya sancte Margarete, de Calowe, et de Wombrugge [1] eis appropriatas. Item hospitale sancti Bartholomei Gloucestrie habet ecclesiam de Newenham cum capella de parva Dene. Item hospitale de Ledbury habet in dicta diocese ecclesiam de Westone, item ecclesiam de Kempley in proprios usus. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio de Prestbury, primo die Marcii, anno Domini MCCCCvi, etc.

A.D. 1407. April 2.- Commission to the vicar of Tenbury to assess the dilapidations of the vicarage of Cleobury Mortimer and sequestrate the estate of Hugh Cheyne, the late vicar, till they are made good.

{Fol. 19b} Robertus, etc., domino Johanni, vicario perpetuo de Themedebury, nostre diocesis, salutem, etc. Quia ex informacione quorumdam accepimus quod dominus Hugo Cheyne, nuper vicarius de Cleobury Mortimer, jam defunctus, nonnullos defectus in edificiis et aliis ad dictam vicariam pertinentibus evidentes mortis sue tempore incorrectos dimisit, quorum reparacio dum vixit de jure et consuetudine pertinuit ad eundem, tibi de cuius fidelitate, etc., committimus et mandamus quatinus, cum post induccionem domini Willelmi Eggetone in corporalem possessionem eiusdem vicarie per eundem Willelmum fueris congrue requisitus, ad dictam vicariam personaliter accedas et defectus huiusmodi visui supponens de eisdem per viros fidedignos, in forma juris juratos, premissorum noticiam obtinentes, executoribus dicti defuncti, si quos fecerit, et aliis in hac parte vocandis ad hoc legitime primitus evocatis, diligenter inquiras eosque facias estimari fideliter et taxari, ac bona ecclesiastica dicti defuncti, si que infra diocesem nostram reperiri


[1] Sic, but certainly Wormbrugge.

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A.D. 1407. valeant, usque ad estimacionem defectuum huiusmodi auctoritate nostra legitime sequestres, etc., quousque per eos ad quos pertinet de reparacione huiusmodi defectuum, sive per viam composicionis sive aliter, sufficienter caveatur. Et quid feceris etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro apud Prestbury, secundo die Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCC septimo.

April 12.- Certificate to the Exchequer of the untaxed benefices in the diocese of which the annual income is more than £5.

Robertus, etc., thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis. Breve dicti domini regis recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, etc., ut in fine ultimi folii primi quaterni istius registri ad tale signum. [1] Cuius quidem brevis auctoritate, pro eo quod alias per litteras nostras vos de beneficiis destructis in nostra diocese ac de beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum certificavimus et de beneficiis non taxatis nec ad decimam solvere consuetis summam C s. excedentibus juxta veram estimacionem valoris annui eorum non certificavimus pro eo quod tunc de huiusmodi beneficiis nobis constare non potuit, jamque [2] nos de eisdem beneficiis cerciores effecti vos certificamus per presentes quod beneficia subscripta non taxantur et secundum estimacionem summam C s. annuatim excedunt; videlicet in decanatu de Webley vicaria de Yasour que estimatur ad valorem annuum Ciii s. iiii d., et vicaria de Erdesley que estimatur, etc., ad viii marcas. In decanatu de Leominstre vicaria de Shobdon Ciii s. iiii. d. In decanatu de Westone vicaria de Tatyntone x marcas. In decanatu de Frome vicaria de Cowarne magna x marcas. In decanatu de Rosse vicaria de Newlond x marcas, ecclesia de Hope Malosell Ciii s. iiii d., et cantaria beati Thome, martiris, in ecclesia parochiali de Rosse viii marcas. In decanatu de Foresta vicaria de Newent x marcas, vicaria de Dymmok x marcas, ecclesia de Hunteley viii marcas, ecclesia de Abynhale viii marcas, et vicaria de Wolastone viii marcas. In decanatu de Wenlok ecclesia de Hanlye Ciii s. iiii d., ecclesia de Abbetone Ciii s. et iiii d. et vicaria de Cardyntone Ciii s. iiii d. In decanatu de Lodelowe, vicaria de Bromfeld viii marcas. In decanatu de Boreford ecclesia de Ribbesford Ciii s. iiii d. In cuius, etc. Datum Londoniis, xii die Aprilis, anno Domini ut supra.


[1] A hand.
[2] Sic.

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A.D. 1407. April 25.- The abbot of Wigmore is authorised to receive into his own custody Richard Wodeward, a convicted clerk now in the dungeon of Wigmore Castle, and, if he can purge his innocence, release him.

Robertus, etc., abbati monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wygemor, salutem, etc. Cum sacri canones ac jura regni Anglie dictant libertatem ecclesiasticam inviolabiliter observari et clericos, si qui coram judicibus secularibus convinctantur, oorum ordinariis seu commissariis eorundem liberandos esse pariter et tradendos, et quia ut accepimus quidam Ricardus Wodeward de Atfortone, capellanus, coram justiciariis domini nostri regis nuper convictus in castro de Wygemor in carceribus detincetur, vobis de cuius fidelitate plene confidimus vices nostras committimus ad petendum vendicandum et recipiendum nomine et auctoritate nostris ac ad carceres ducendum seu liberandum predictum Ricardum, ac ad procedendum super purgacione ipsius et indicendum eidem purgacionem ecclesiasticam, facta primitus publica proclamacione, ut est monis, in locis ad hoc congruis, servatis in hac parte omnibus de jure observandis ac vocatis vocandis in hac parte, et, si in eventu super [crimine] sibi imposito, ut premittitur, canonice se purgaverit juxta juris exigenciam, plene liberandum eundem omniaque alia, etc. Ad que, etc. In cuius, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xxv die Aprilis, anno Domini ut supra.

May 22.- The dean of Wenlock reports that the jury summoned to enquire as to the vacancy of the church of Munslow have been terrorized and refuse to answer, and ultimately the bishop appoints by lapse.

{Fol. 20b} Item xxii die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC septimo, emanavit commissio decano de Wenlok ad inquirendum super vacacione et jure patronatus ecclesie parochialis de Monslowe et aliis articulis ut in forma, et si huiusmodi inquisicio sufficienter fuerit pro presentante et presentato ad admittendum Hugonem Clerc, capellanum, ad eandem ad quam per nobilem virum dominum Willelmum Beauchamp, dominum de Bergevenny, domino presentatus existit, et rectorem ecclesie instituendum. Qui quidem decanus verbotenus certificavit quod inquisicionem fecit per rectores et vicarios eiusdem decanatus, qui inquisitores timentes unum Johannem Boerley, dominum eiusdem ville, pretendentem se dicte ecclesie, licet non fuerit, esse patronum, responsum non dederunt

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A.D. 1407. sed abierunt dicentes ita susceptum eis esse patriam relinquere sicut veritatem in isto casu proferre, et postea ix die Julii, anno ut supra, dominus recepit breve regium de non admittendo, ut patet in xxvi folio istius registri, et sic dicta ecclesia stetit vacans usque secundum diem Januarii quo die dominus episcopus, jure sibi devoluto, eandem ecclesiam Johanni Suttone, suo registrario, contulit ut patet in xxxi folio eiusdem registri.

{Fol. 21} REGISTRUM MAGISTRI JOHANNIS CATEBY, LICENCIATI IN LEGIBUS ET CANONICI ECCLESIE HEREFORDENSIS, VENERABILIS IN CHRISTO PATRIS, DOMINI ROBERTI, DEI GRACIA HEREFORDENSI EPISCOPI, VICARII IN SPIRITUALIBUS GENERALIS, A FESTO SANCTI MICHAELIS ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCC QUARTO PRO TEMPORE QUO IDEM OFFICIUM OCCUPAVIT.

A.D. 1404. Dec. 4.- The clergy are requested to publish the absolution of Richard Boye, of Castle Frome, from the excommunication he has incurred by an assault on David Keniset, a chaplain.

Item iiii die mensis Decembris, anno Domini supradicto, emanarunt littere sub sigillo officialitatis Herefordensis rectoribus vicariis et capellanis, curatis et non curatis, per diocesem ubilibet constitutis ad denunciandum Ricardum Boye de Fruma Castri absolutum a sentencia excommunicacionis maioris quam occasione injeccionis manuum violentarum in quemdam dominum David Keniset, capellanum, absque mutilacione seu enormi lesione ipsius merebat, etc.

{Fol. 21b} Dec. 28.- London. Mandate from the bishop to the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury and the priors of Llanthony by Gloucester and Bromfield to collect the tenth and half-tenth granted to the king by the clergy. [1]

Nov. 29.- Roger Somnour of Ludlow, the apparitor, is instructed to cite certain debtors of the Apostolic See to appear in the cathedral before January 8th.

Item penultimo die mensis Novembris, anno Domini supradicto, emanarunt littere Rogero Somnour de Lodelowe, apparitori, ad premuniendum personas subscriptas ad comparendum in ecclesia Herefordensi citra viii diem mensis Jauuarii, etc., ad instanciam


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1404. domini Lodowyci, Dei gracia Ulterani episcopi, collectoris domini pape et nuncii apostolici, pro quibusdam pecuniarum summis ab ipsis dicta camere apostolice debitis, etc.

{Fol. 22} Feb. 5.- Commission to the dean of Archenfield to assess the dilapidations for which the executors of Philip ap Rees, late rector of Llanwarne with Ballingham, are liable.

Item v die Februarii, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit commissio decano de Irchenfield ad inquirendum de et super defectibus cancellorum et aliorum quorum reparacio ad executores domini Philippi ap Rees, ultimi porcionarii ecclesie parochialis de Llanwaran cum capella de Ballyngham, pertinet et reparaciones huiusmodi taxandum, vocatis dictis executoribus et omnibus quorum interest, etc., ut in forma.

March 1.- The vicar general acknowledges the receipt of the papal collector's letters.

{Fol. 22b} Item primo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, certificatorium dedit Johannes Cateby, vicarius supradictus, collectori domini pape de litteris per eundem collectorem sibi directis.

March 10.- Appointment of John Odyskyn to be scribe and registrar to the vicar general.

Item x die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, ordinavit et constituit vicarius generalis supradictus magistrum Johannem Odyskyn, notarium publicum, scribam suum et registrarium ad omnia et singula officium vicariatus sui concernencia, officio scribe causarum consistorii Herefordie dumtaxat excepto.

March 13.- Commission to John Harper and John Hereford to hear and decide cases of all kinds within the jurisdiction of the see of Hereford.

Item xiii die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit commissio discretis viris dominis Hugoni Harper, penitenciario, et Johanni Hereford, canonicis ecclesie Herefordensis, ad audiendum procedendum et cognoscendum in omnibus causis et negociis eciam matrimonialibus et devorcii, meris mixtis civilibus seu

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A.D. 1407. criminalibus et aliis quibuscumque ad forum ecclesiasticum et jurisdiccionem episcopalem Herefordensem spectantibus etc., sentenciis diffinitivis causarum consistorii dumtaxat exceptis, quousque idem Johannes Cateby, vicarius supradictus, duxerit revocandas etc.

March 21.- Sir Thomas, vicar of Clifford, is to be cited to shew cause why he should not be removed from the benefice for continued absence.

Item xxi die mensis Marcii, anno supradicto, commissio directa rectoribus ecclesiarum parochialium de Wynfertone, Wylardesleye, et Wytteneye ad citandum dominum Thomam, vicarium ecclesie parochialis de Clifford, ad comparendum coram dicto vicario vel alio consistorii Herefordensis presidente xx die post monicionem sibi factam, si dies juridicus fuerit, etc., ad dicendum quare a dicta vicaria sua amoveri non debet et eidem ecclesie de alio curatore provideri, pro eo quod dictus Thomas juramentum de residencia continua et corporali in admissione sua prestitum temere violavit.

March 21.- The unknown detainers of the deeds of William Howtone are to be publicly threatened by the clergy with excommunication.

Item eisdem die et anno emanavit commissio rectoribus ecclesiarum de Stoke Edith et Pencombe ac vicario de Bromyord ac omnibus aliis et singulis rectoribus vicariis et capellanis per diocesem Herefordensem ubilibet constitutis ad monendum omnes et singulos cartarum et munimentorum occupatores et concelatores cuiusdam Willelmi Howtone, filii et heredis cuiusdam Johannis Howtone de la Marche, quod dictas cartas et munimenta dicto Willelmo infra viii dies proximos post monicionem eis factam integraliter restituant, alioquin lapsis dictis octo diebus omnes et singulos huiusmodi detentores fautoresque et consiliarios in hac parte in maioris excommunicacionis sentenciam etc., incidisse denuncient.

A.D. 1405. May 9.- The rector of Mitcheldean is directed to give public notice of the date of the purgation of Thomas Winter in the cathedral.

{Fol. 23} Item eisdom die et anno emanavit commissio rectori ecclesie parochialis de Magna Dene vel eius parochiali capellano ad publicandum

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A.D. 1905. purgacionem cuiusdam Thome Wynter dicte parochie de Dene, super crimine furti diffamati, fieri coram dicto vicario generali die Jovis proximo tunc sequenti in ecclesia cathedrali cum suis convicinis in numero competenti.

May 12.- A commission to the rector of Kinnersley to inform the bishop, after due inquiry, of the benefices that have been ruined in the Welsh March and of those that belong to poor nuns and hospitalers, that he may acquaint the Exchequer.

Item xii die mensis Maii, anno Domini suprascripto, emanavit commissio magistro Willelmo Levyot, rectori de Kenersley, ad inquirendum de beneficiis in Marchia Wallie destructis, ac de beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum, et ad certificandum domino episcopo, ut per hoc possit dictus dominus episcopus barones de scaccario domini nostri regis certificare, ut in solucione decime possit fieri allocacio.

May 28.- Commission to the rector of Teynton to allow John Phillipes to purge himself of the charge that he hired a certain groom to burn the premises of one Kynchet.

Item die mense et anno supradictis emanavit commissio domino Thome, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Teyntone in decanatu de Foresta, ad admittendum purgacionem cuiusdam Johannis Phylippes, eiusdem parochie, cum suis convicinis in numero sufficienti, de eo quod quidam iniquitatis filii ipsum maliciose diffamarunt imponentes eidem quod ipse quemdam garcionem conduxisset ad conburendum domos cuiusdam Kynchet, etc.

March 30.- Confession of John Sompnour in the consistory that he had forged deeds and so dispossessed William Howtone and Jueta his wife.

{Fol. 23b} Item penultimo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, confessio Johannis Sompnour publice facta in consistorio Herefordie de cartis fabricatis false et maliciose ad exheredacionem cuiusdam Willelmi Howtone et Juete, uxoris sue, etc.

July 8.- Commission to the dean of Clun to assess the dilapidations of the rectory of Clungunford.

Item viii die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit commissio decano de Clone ad inquirendum in forma juris de et

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A.D 1405. super defectibus in cancello ecclesie parochialis de Clongonford et rectoria eiusdem ac aliis locis eidem ecclesie pertinentibus et taxandum eosdem defectus, vocatis ad hoc vocandis et aliis in forma juris observatis.

July 14.- The rector of Byford and other clergy are directed to publish in their churches the date on which a certain Humphrey of South Norton proposes to clear himself of the charge of theft before the vicar general.

Item xiii die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto, directa rectoribus ecclesiarum de Byford, Standone, Lettone, ac vicario de Malmeshulle ad publicandum in ecclesiis predictis purgacionem cuiusdam Humfredi de South Nortone fiendam coram vicario generali super crimine furti, de quo extitit diffamatus, xxiv die instantis mensis Julii tunc proxime futuro in ecclesia cathedrali, et premuniendum publice si quis dicte purgacioni velit opponere.

July 15.- Mandate to the rectors of Aston Botterell and Wheathill to cite Richard Sutour and others to appear and answer charges of infringing ecclesiastical rights of the warden of the leper hospital at Bridgnorth.

Item xv die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit mandatum rectoribus ecclesiarum parochialium de Astone Boterell et Whetehulle ad citandum seu citari faciendum Ricardum Suytour, Isabellam Suytour de parochia de Astone Boterell predicta et Ricardum Totteneye de parochia de Chetitone ad comparendum coram dicto vicario generali in ecclesia Herefordensi, Johanni Overtone, capellano, custodi hospitalis leprosorum sancti Jacobi de Bruggenorth, in causa subtraccionis jurium ecclesiasticorum quam contra eos movere intendit de justicia responsuros, etc.

July 15.- Commission to the dean of Burford to sequestrate the goods of the late rector of Abberley till his dilapidations are made good.

Item eisdem die et anno emanavit commissio decano de Boreford ad sequestrandum omnia bona cuiusdam Johannis Forde, defuncti, nuper rectoris ecclesie parochialis de Abbotesleye, quousque defectus in cancello et domibus rectorie predicte et aliis ornamentis ecclesie predicte debite reparentur vel alias pro eisdem fuerit congrue satisfactum.

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A.D. 1405. Aug. 4.- Commission to William Broun, chaplain of Ashford Bowdler, to publish the sequestration of the fruits of the chapelry till the rector, the prior of Bromfield, makes good the dilapidations.

Item iiii die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit commissio domino Willelmo Broun, capellano parochiali de Asford Bowdlers, ad publicandum sequestrum interpositum per dictum vicarium generalem in omnibus fructibus et proventibus pertinentibus ad capellam de Asford predictam pro eo quod nonnulli defectus in cancello et aliis rebus dicte capelle, quorum reparacio ad priorem de Bromfeld, rectorem eiusdem, noscitur pertinere, reperiuntur etc., quousque dicti defectus debite reparentur aut congrue fuerit satisfactum pro eisdem, etc.

Aug. 24.- Commission to the dean of Wenlock to sequestrate the goods of Roger Hay, late rector of Rushbury, till his executors make good the dilapidations.

{Fol. 24} Item xxiiii die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit commissio decano de Wenlok ad inquirendum de et super defectibus in cancello manso et aliis locis ad ecclesiam de Russhebury spectantibus, quorum reparacio ad executores testamenti domini Rogeri Hay, ultimi rectoris ibidem, pertinere dinoscitur, ac ad sequestrandum omnia bona que fuerunt dicti Rogeri tempore mortis sue et sub arto sequestro custodiendum donec dicti defectus debite reparentur, etc.

Nov. 5.- Commission to the rector of Mordiford to permit the purgation of Richard Mynton from a charge of theft, and if he clear himself to excommunicate his defamers.

{Fol. 24b} Item v die mensis Novembris, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit commissio domino Ricardo Myntone, rectori ecclesie de Mordeford, ad admittendum purgacionem Rogeri Coly de crimine furti ei imposito per viros fidedignos, suos convicinos meliorem noticiam sue conversacionis habentes in numero sufficienti, in ecclesia parochiali de Mordeford predicta die dominica tunc proxima inter missarum solempnia in presencia parochianorum tunc ibidem, qua quidem purgacione sic admissa ad denunciandum omnes et singulos defamatores huiusmodi cum cruce erecta, candelis accensis pariter et extinctis, cum aliis solempnitatibus debitis in hac parte fuisse et esse excommunicatos.

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A.D. 1405. Hic finiuntur expedita per magistrum Johannem Cateby tempore quo erat vicarius domini in spiritualibus generalis.

Extracts from the great Roll shewing the payments of tenths by the bishop.

In magno Rotulo de anno vi regis Henrici quarto, in Hereford:-

Episcopus Herefordensis reddit cornpotum de xlvii ii. v s. ii d. de prima et secunda medietatibus unius decime regi a clero xxi die Aprils, anno v, concesse in diocese Herefordensi pro spiritualibus et temporalibus suis, et lxx li. xvii s. ix d. de decima et medietate unius decime regi a clero xxiiii die Novembris, anno vi, concessis in diocese Herefordensi pro spiritualibus et temporalibus suis; summa Cxviii li. ii s. xi d. In thesaurario Cxviii li. iii s. i d. in iiii talliis. Et habet de superplusagio ii d. quos remittit regi. Et quietus est. ANNUS CONSECRACIONIS QUARTUS.

A.D. 1407. July 8.- Commission to John Cateby and others to assess the dilapidations of the prebend of Wellington and to sequestrate the goods of the late prebendary, Walter Rammesbury, till they are made good.

{Fol. 25b} Robertus, etc., Johanni Cateby, Rogero Hore, Johanni Hereford, et Hugoni Harpere, canonicis ecclesie nostre Herefordensi, salutem, etc. Ex parte dilecti filii et confratris nostri, domini Henrici Myle, precentoris ecclesie nostre predicte et prebendarii prebende de Welyntone in eadem, fuit humiliter supplicatum quod, cum bone memorie magister Walterus Rammesbury, precentor dicte ecclesie et prebendarius prebende predicte, predecesssor suus nuper defunctus, in cancellis et edificiis ac aliis ad easdem precentoriam et prebendam pertinentibus quamplures evidentes defectus mortis sue tempore incorrectos dimiserit quorum reparacio dum vixit de jure et consuetudine pertinuit ad eundem, sibi in hac parte dignaremini de opportuno remedio provideri. Nos igitur volentes eidem Henrico, quantum in nobis est, in hac parte justicie debitum exhibere, vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus ad dictas precentoriam et prebendam et loca pertinencia ad easdem personaliter accedentes et defectus huiusmodi visui superponentes de eisdem per viros fidedignos in forma juris juratos, premissorum

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A.D. 1407. noticiam menus obtinentes, diligenter inquiratis eosque faciatis estimari fideliter et singillatim ac taxari, ac bona ecclesiastica dicti defuncti, si que infra nostram diocesim valeant reperiri, usque ad estimacionem defectuum huiusmodi sequestretis seu sequestrari faciatis et salvo custodiri taliter sequestrata, quousque per ens ad quos pertinet de reparacione defectuum huiusmodi sive per viam composicionis sive alias sufficienter caveatur. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, viii die Julii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC° septimo, etc.

July 27.- John Cateby and other commissioners appointed by the bishop report that Richard Chamberleyn, a clerk convicted of robbing a church by a lay court, has purged himself of the charge and been liberated by them.

Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Cateby, Ricardo Talbot, et Johanni Hereford, canonicis ecclesie nostre Herefordensis, salutem, etc. Cum sacri canones et nostra regni Anglie consuetudo laudabiliter dictant libertatem ecclesiasticam inviolabiliter observari et clericos, si qui coram judicibus secularibus convincantur, eorum ordinariis seu commissariis eorundem liberandos esse pariter et tradendos, et quia, ut accepimus, quidam Ricardus Chamberleyn, bacallarius in legibus, coram justiciariis domini nostri regis nuper convictus de spoliacione cuiusdam ecclesie nostris carceribus Herefordie detinetur ac ex parte eiusdem fuit humiliter supplicatum quatinus super huiusmodi crimine sibi imposito purgacionem ecclesiasticam quam se prestare posse asserit dignaremur indicere et ulterius in forma juris ad ipsius liberacionem procedere curaremus, vobis de quorum fidelitate, etc., conimittimus per presentes quatinus faciatis primitus proclamacionem in hac parte consuetam in ecclesiis et mercatibus ac aliis locis ubi dictus Ricardus fuit {Fol. 25} conversatus et presertim ubi dictum crimen sibi impositum extiterat, ut est moris, ad procedendum super purgacione ipsius et indi cendum eidem purgacionem canonicam, servatis in hac parte omnibus de jure observandis et vocatis vocandis in hac parte, et, si in eventu de huiusmodi crimine sic sibi imposito, ut premittitur, canonice se purgaverit juxta juris exigenciam, plene liberandum eundem omniaque alia, etc., ad que omnia et singula facienda sub tenore presencium [vobis] seu duobus vestrum committimus vices nostras cum cuiuslibet cohercionis canonice potestate. Et

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D 1407. nos certificetis, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro in manerio nostro de Prestbury, ix die Julii, anno Domini millesimo CCCCvii, etc.

Et xxvii die mensis Julii dicti commissarii per litteras suas patentes, sigillo officialitatis Herefordensis signatas, certificarunt quod proclamaciones publicas in ecclesiis et mercatibus et aliis locis ubi dictus Ricardus fuerat conversatus et presertim ubi dictum crimen sibi impositum extiterat, ut moris est, fieri fecerunt omnibusque aliis servatis, etc., dictus Ricardus de dictis criminibus omnibus et singulis sibi impositis cum viris fidedignis predictis et clericis in numero sufficienti juxta juris exigenciam coram illis laudabiliter se purgavit, quibus sic actis et expeditis predictum Ricardum a carceribus nostris liberandum decreverunt per decretum, etc.

June 28.- Writ forbidding the bishop to admit a parson to Munslow till the suit pending in regard to the patronage has been decided.

Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Prohibemus vobis ne admittatis personam ad ecclesiam de Mounslowe que vacat, ut dicitur, et de cuius advocacione contencio mota est in curia nostra inter Walterum Beauchamp, dominum Bergevenny, et vos ac Johannem Boerley et Walterum Carpenter, capellanum, donec discussum fuerit in eadem curia utrum ad predictum Willelmum an ad vos ac predictos Johannem et Walterum pertineat eadem advocacio. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xxviii die Junii, anno regni nostri octavo.

July 9.- The bishop, in obedience to a writ from the king, reports various entries in his predecessor's registers of institutions to Munslow.

{Fol. 26b} Excellentissimo Henrico, regi, etc., vester humilis orator et devotus Robertus, etc., quicquid potest obsequii vel honoris cum devotis oracionum suffragiis. Breve vestrum regium nuper recepimus cum omni reverencia qua potuimus sub forma qua sequitur:- Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Volentes certis de causis cerciorari que et quot persone ad ecclesiam de Monslowe admisse fuerunt et institute et inducte in eadem ab anno regni domini Edwardi, nuper regis Anglie, avi nostri, primo, et ad quorum vel cuius presentacionem seu presentaciones, et qualiter et quomodo, vobis mandamus quod, scrutatis registris vestris et predecessorum

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A.D. 1407. vestrorum de tempore predicto, de eo quod inde inveneritis nos in cancellaria nostra sub sigillo vestro distincte et aperte sine dilacione reddatis cerciores, hoc breve nobis remittentes. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xx die Junii, anno regni nostri viii. Et nos, volentes in omnibus quantum sufficimus mandatis vestris regiis obedire humiliter, ut tenemur, excellenciam vestram regiam certificamus per presentes quod registra predecessorum nostrorum de tempore in dicto brevi contento scrutari fecimus diligenter, invenimusque contineri in eisdem quod xxvi die Junii, anno Domini MCCCxxiiii, tempore domini Ade, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, predecessoris nostri, admissus fuit ad ecclesiam de Monslowe predictam institutus et inductus canonice in eadem ad presentacionem nobilis viri, domim Johannis Hastynges, militis, magister Willelmus de Lodelowe, clericus; et postea xxii die mensis Julii, anno Domini MCCCxlix tempore Johannis Trillek, episcopi, etc., admissus fuit Adam de Hoptone, clericus, ad ecclesiam de Monslowe per mortem magistri Willelmi de Lodelowe, ultimi rectoris tunc eiusdem, vacantem, ad presentacionem domini regis Edwardi, etc., racione custodie terrarum et heredis domini Laurencii de Hastinges, nuper comitis Penbrokie, defuncti, in manibus suis existentis, et institutus et inductus in eadem; ulteriusque invenimus in registro venerabilis etc., Willelmi Courteney, episcopi, etc., contineri quod tercia die mensis Octobris, anno Domini MCCClxxi admissus fuit ad ecclesiam parochialem de Monslowe ac institutus et canonice inductus in eadem Willelmus Richardyn, presbyter, ad presentacionem nobilis viri domini Johannis de Hastynges, comitis Penbrokie, domini de Wesford et de Burgevenny. Postea vero in registro venerabilis Johannis Trevenant, etc., invenimus quod viii die mensis Decembris, anno Domini MCCClxxxvi, admissus fuit dominus Willelmus Cachepolle ad ecclesiam parochialem de Monslowe predictam, per resignacionem domini Willelmi Richardyn vacantem, ad presentacionem domini Willelmi de Beauchamp, domini de Burgevenny, et institutus canonice et inductus in eadem. Et subsequenter in registro eiusdem venerabilis patris invenimus quod x die mensis Maii, anno Domini MCCCC, dominus Ricardus Lentwardyn admissus fuit ad ecclesiam de Monslowe vacantem per resignacionem domini Willelmi Cachepolle et institutus et inductus in eadem ad presentacionem nobilis viri, domini Willelmi Beauchamp supradicti. Plures vero personas ad ecclesiam de Monslowe predictam admissas institutas et inductas

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A.D. 1407. in eadem non invenimus in registris nostris aut predecessorum nostrorum in predicto tempore in dicto brevi contento et sic dictum breve quantum possumus sumus cum omni reverencia executi. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, ix die Julii, anno Domini MCCCCvii et anno regni vestri octavo, etc.

July 12.- Certificate to the Exchequer of poor benefices in the diocese of Hereford.

{Fol. 27} Item xii Julii, anno Domini ut supra, emanarunt littere certificatorie sub sigillo thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis ad certificandum de beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum ac beneficiis in partibus Wallie et marchiis eiusdem et aliis infra diocesem Herefordensem per mare vel guerras destructis, etc., ut in forma consueta secundum tenorem brevis regii inde domino directi prout in xi folio istius registri plenius continentur ac formam certificatorii de beneficiis destructis in ix folio reperies.

July 14.- The bishop suspends the churches of Tidenham, English Bicknor, Ross, Much Marcle, and Bodenham for non-payment of procuration.

Robertus, etc., decanis nostris de Foresta, Rosse, et Westone, salutem, etc. Cum ecclesias parochiales de Tudenham, Bykenore Anglicana, Rosse, Marcle magna, et Bodenbam, propter non solucionem procuracionum nobis racione visitacionis nostre triennalis nuper exercite in eisdem duxerimus suspendendas, vobis in virtute obediencie firmiter injungendo committimus et mandamus quatinus dictas ecclesias sic per nos fuisse et esse suspensas publice et solempniter denuncietis donec de eisdem procuracionibus debite satisfiat. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, xiiii die Julii, anno Domini ut supra.

July 14.- The sequestration of the goods of John Skyle, late vicar of Dilwyn, is directed, till the dilapidations are made good.

Item xiiii die Julii, anno Domini ut supra, emanavit commissio decano decanatus de Westone ad sequestrandum bona que fuerunt Johannis Skyle, nuper vicarii de Dylwe, et ea sub arto sequestro castodiri [faciendum] quousque domino Willelmi Taylour,

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A.D. 1407. jam vicario dicte vicarie, pro quampluribus defectibus tam in libris et ornamentis dicte ecclesie quam in domibus edificiis muris tecturis et clausuris ad dictam vicariam pertinentibus reparacione necessaria indigentibus debite satisfactum fuerit, etc., ut in forma consueta.

July 14.- Mandate to the dean of Wenlock and others to sequestrate the revenues of the church of Munslow.

Robertus, etc., decano de Wenlok, rectori de Abbetone, rectori de Culmyntone, et vicario de Dudlebury, salutem, etc. Ad sequestrandum fructus et proventus qualescumque ad ecclesiam de Monslowe, nostre diocesis, pertinentes et eosdem sub arto custodiendum sequestro et de eisdem ad profectum nostrum libere disponendum vobis conjunctim et divisim tenore presencium committimus nostras vices, donec ipsas duxerimus revocandas, nichilominus tamen mandantes quatinus diligenciam vestram fideliter adhibeatis in premissis sicut nobis imposterum volueritis respondere. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, xiiii die Julii, anno Domini millesimo CCCCvii, etc.

Aug. 1.- Mandate to the dean and archdeacons to direct processions to be made in the parishes of the diocese to implore the divine mercy to avert the threatened outbreak of plague, and to grant peace and unity in church and state. The archbishop's mandate with his promise of indulgences to the obedient is included.

{Fol 27b} Robertus, etc., decano ecclesie nostre ac archidiaconis nostris Herefordie [1] et Salopschire, salutem, etc. Litteras venerabilis in Christo patris et domini, domini Nicholai, Dei gracia, Londoniensis episcopi, sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Reverendo, etc., Roberto, etc., Nicholaus, etc., salutem et sinceram in Domino caritatem. Mandatum venerabilis, etc., Thome, Dei gracia, Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, totius Anglie primatis et apostolice sedis legati, nuper recepimus in hec verba:- Thomas, etc., Nicholao, etc., salutem et fraterne dileccionis incrementum. Rex pacificus, omnis creature opifex, ingratitudinis vicio quoque racionabilis facture quam ad similitudinem suam formaverat exigente, immissiones multas et malas ac tribulaciones varias et diversas, scisma in ecclesia sua, ac stragem pestilenciam et ypedemicam ac mortem


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1407. quasi subitam, que nulli parcit seu miseretur, in hac valle miserie ex aeris intemperiis propter immanitatem peccaminum et populi indevocionem plus solito transmittit in orbem, ut sui memoriam habeant creatoris, suorum beneficiorum immemores quos sibi constituit fore gratos humiles obsequiosos et devotos. Quamobrem, exigentibus populi demeritis, seva dissensionis materia, turbaciones graves, strages, pestilencie, et scismata dilisa mundi regna, lamentabiliter perlustrarunt, indiesque perlustrant multipliciter et invadunt, ac presertim inclitum regnum Anglie quod pacis pulchritudine gaudere consuevit, ad tantam turbacionis et dissensionis miseriam, pacis emulo procurante, modernis temporibus deducitur quod, pacis quidem tranquillitate prorsus exultata, ut videtur, ipsum regnum inimicis undique insidiantibus, talibus periculis est subjectum quod ipsius desolacio terribilis verisimiliter obventura a pluribus formidatur nisi misericordie Dominus, populo suo compaciens, mantis suas adjutrices ab excelso dignetur apponere et viam pacis in regno Anglie misericorditer inspirare. Nos enim, attendentes quod devote preces fidelium furorem mitigant redemptoris et misericordiam provocant salvatoris, processiones per nostram provinciam Cantuariensem pro tranquillitate universalis ecclesie, regis, et regni Anglie ordinavimus et decrevimus devocius faciendas. Quocirca fraternitati vestre tenore presencium committimus et mandamus quatinus omnibus et singulis fratribus nostris, coepiscopis nostre Cantuariensis provincie suffraganeis, vice et auctoritate nostris cum omni celeritate possibili qua poteritis, vestris litteris harum seriem continentibus injungatis quod ipsorum singuli in ecclesiis suis cathedralibus et aliis ecclesiis conventualibus et collegiatis, tam regularibus quam secularibus, necnon parochialibus ecclesiis suarum civitatum et diocesium, diebus dominicis et festivis, subditos suos, clericos et laicos, efficaciter moneant et inducant, seu moneri faciant et induci, ut Christus redemptor, omnis plasmator humani generis, pro sua magna pietate, que sua immensa misericordia mediante excellit omnia opera eius, suam manum dextram extendat super nos plebeque sua iram retrahat et vindictam, ac pestilenciam stragem sive mortem de sua habundanti gracia mitiget et refrenet, pro pace regis et regni Anglie, tranquillitate et unitate ecclesie, cum omni cordis humilitate processiones solempnes singulis quartis et sextis feriis cum decantacione letanie et misse, si fieri poterit, vel eciam specialis collecte pro pace tranquillitate et ypidimica in eorum ecclesiis vel circa eas, faciant,

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A.D. 1407. ut est moris. Vos autem, frater carissime, premissa in ecclesia vestra cathedrali et ecclesiis, etc., modo simili faciatis et demandetis effectualiter observari. Et ut fidelium mentes ad devociones huiusmodi propensius excitemus, de Dei igitur immensa misericordia et beatissime Marie, virginis, matris eiusdem, beatorum Petri et Pauli, apostolorum, necnon sanctorum, Alphegi et Thome, martirum, patronorum nostrorum, omniumque sanctorum meritis et precibus confidentes, quibuscumque fidelibus, etc., qui in processionibus predictis presentes fuerint et devote oracionibus institerint, sacerdotibusque et clero ac populo qui missarum huiusmodi celebracionibus expedicionem de qua prefertur devote Deo commendaverint pro singulis processionibus quibus sic interfuerint quadraginta dies indulgencie concedimus per presentes, vos et alios confratres nostros et suffraganeos nostros predictos ut indulgencias ad devocionem populi excitandam favorabiliter, prout vobis et eis divinitus fuerit inspiratum, concedatis et concedant similiter exortantes, ab huiusmodi processionibus et missis non cessantes quousque aliud a nobis habueritis in mandatis. Datum sub sigillo nostro in manerio nostro de Hogestone, xx die mensis Julii, anno Domini MCCCC septimo et nostre translacionis anno vi. Cuius auctoritate mandati vobis, venerabilis pater, cum ea qua decet reverencia firmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus omnia et singula, in mandato prelibato contenta, quatenus vos civitatem et diocesim vestras aut personas earundem concernunt, juxta formam et tenorem eiusdem mandati execucioni plenarie demandetis et faciatis effectualiter demandari. Datum sub sigillo nostro in hospicio habitacionis nostre in parochia ecclesie sancti Clementis Dacorum extra barram novi templi civitatis nostre Londoniarum situato, die vicesima tercia mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto et nostre consecracionis anno primo. Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus vos circa execucionem dictarum litterarum debitam diligenciam adhibeatis, vos, domine decane, in hiis locis qui vestre jurisdiccionis sunt, ac vos, archidiaconi, in omnibus locis et singulis infra archidiaconatus vestros, de quibus in dictis litteris memoratur subditos nostros moneatis et inducatis quatinus cum omni humilitate, etc., [ut supra]. Ad que omnia, etc. Et ad fidelium mentes, etc., quadraginta dies indulgencie per presentes concedimus. Datum sub sigillo nostro in manerio nostro de Prestbury, primo die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto, etc.

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A.D. 1407. Aug. 24.- Commission to the dean of Wenlock to sequestrate the goods of the late rector of Abdon till the dilapidations are made good.

{Fol. 28} Item xxiiii die eiusdem mensis, ibidem, anno Domini ut supra, emanavit commissio decano de Wenlok ad sequestrandum bona ecclesiastica que fuerunt rectoris ecclesie de Abbedone, Herefordensis diocesis, quousque Willelmo Attyngham, jam rectori eiusdem ecclesie, pro certis defectibus in cancello libris domibus et aliis ad dictam ecclesiam pertinentibus debite fuerit satisfactum, etc., ut in forma.

Oct. 28.- Commission to sequestrate the goods of John Wele, late rector of Pixley, till the dilapidations are provided for.

{Fol. 29b} Vicesimo viii die mensis eiusdem emanavit commissio rectori de Markhulle parva et vicario de Wolerhope ad sequestrandum bona ecclesiastica que fuerunt Johannis Wele, quandam rectoris ecclesie parochialis de Pykesley, quousque Johanni Brace, jam rectori eiusdem, pro certis defectibus in cancello libris domibus muris tecturis et aliis ad eandem ecclesiam pertinentibus debite fuerit satisfactum.

Nov. 10.- The bishop, in obedience to letters from Pope Gregory XII, grants a dispensation to Walter and Sibyl Spicere, who have married although cousins in the third degree.

{Fol. 30} Universis, etc., Robertus, etc., salutem. Noverit universitas vestra nos litteras sanctissimi patris ac domini, domini Gregorii, divina providencia papa sexti, eius vera bulla signatas, non rasas, non abolitas, nec in aliqua parte suspectas, cum reverencia qua decet recepisse quarum tenor sequitur in hec verba:- Gregorius, episcopus, servus servorum Dei, venerabili fratri, episcopo Herefordensi, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem. Justis et honestis supplicum votis libenter annuimus illaque favoribus prosequimur opportunis. Dudum siquidem pro parte dilecti filii Walteri Spicere, laici, et dilecte in Christo filie Sibille Spicere, mulieris tue diocesis, felicis recordacionis Bonifacio, pape viii, predecessori nostro, exposito quod olim ipsi, ignorantes aliquod impedimentum inter eos existere quominus possent invicem matrimonialiter copulari, matrimonium invicem facie ecclesie, bannis editis, contraxerant per verba legitime de presenti, carnali copula inter eos eciam

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A.D. 1407. subsecuta, et prolem exinde procrearant, et quod postmodum ad eorum perveniebat noticiam quod ipsi Walterus et Sibilla tercio gradu affinitatis invicem erant conjuncti, propter quod in huiusmodi matrimonio sic contracto remanere nequiebant, dispensacione super hoc apostolica non obtenta, et pro parte dictorum Walteri et Sibille eidem predecessori humiliter supplicato ut eis super hoc de opportune dispensacionis gracia provideri dignaretur, dictus predecessor huiusmodi supplicacionibus inclinatus episcopo Wygorniensi, eius proprio nomine non expresso, cum ecclesia Herefordensis tunc pastore careret, per suas litteras commisit et mandavit ut, si esset ita dictaque Sibilla propter hoc rapta non foret, cum eisdem Waltero et Sibilla ut, impedimento quod ex huiusmodi affinitate provenit non obstante, in huiusmodi matrimonio sic contracto remanere libere et licite valerent dispensaret, prolem ex huiusmodi matrimonio susceptam et suscipiendam legitimam decernendo, prout in dictis litteris plenius continetur. Cum autem, sicut exhibita nobis nuper pro parte dictorum Walteri et Sibille peticio continebat, ipsius venerabilis fratris nostri, Ricardi, Londoniensis tunc Wygorniensis episcopi nequiverit adesse presencia, pro parte dictorum Walteri et Sibille nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut eis super hoc opportune providere de benignitate apostolica dignaremur. Nos igitur huiusmodi supplicacionibus inclinati fraternitati tue per apostolica scripta mandamus quatinus, premissis non obstantibus, ad execucionem dictarum litterarum procedere auctoritate nostra procures. Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, kal. Julii, pontificatus nostri anno primo. Post quarum quidem litterarum apostolicarum presentacionem et recepcionem fuimus pro parte dictorum Walteri et Sibille cum instancia requisiti ut ad earumdem litterarum apostolicarum execucionem procedere dignaremur. Nos igitur considerantes huiusmodi requisicionem fore justam et consonam racioni, visis eisdem litteris apostolicis et plenarie intellectis, considerataque suggestione in ipsis contenta ac recepta inforrnacione plenaria, reperimus per indaginem juridicam suggescionem huiusmodi fore veram. Igitur cum dictis Waltero et Sibilla, servatis in hac parte servandis, auctoritate premissa, non obstante impedimento predicto, duximus dispensandum et dispensavimus intuitu caritatis, prolem ex matrimonio predicto suceptam et suscipiendam auctoritate predicta legitimam decernentes. Datum Gloucestrie, x die mensis Novembris, anno Domini MCCCCvii, etc.

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Nov. 18.- A similar dispensation to Richard During and Agnes Pote, whose marriage is invalid because Richard's first wife, Joan Cole, and Agnes were cousins in the fourth and third degree.

{Fol. 30b} Universis, etc., Robertus, etc., salutem. Noverit universitas vestra nos litteras venerabilis in Christo patris, Antonii, miseracione divina tituli sancte Praxedis presbiteri cardinalis, recepisse sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi vel eius vicario in spiritualibus Antonius, etc., salutem. Ex parte Ricardi Duryng, laici, et Agnetis Fote, mulieris, conjugum vestre diocesis, nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi olim ignorantes aliquod impedimentum quominus, etc., matrimonium inter se per verba de presenti, bannis editis, in facie ecclesie contraxerunt, etc., et prolem exinde procrearunt, postmodum vero ad eorum pervenit noticiam quod quondam Johanna Cole, prima dicti Ricardi uxor dum vivebat, prefate Agneti, nunc eius uxori, quarto sanguinitatis gradu extitit conjuncta, sed quia, si divorcium fieret inter eos, gravia exinde scandala et pericula inter eorum parentes et amicos verisimiliter possent exoriri, supplicari fecerunt humiliter iidem conjuges eis super hiis per sedem apostolicam de opportuno remedio nunc provideri. Nos igitur cupientes ipsorum conjugum animarum providere saluti et huiusmodi scandalis et periculis obviare, auctoritate domini papa cuius penitenciarie in absentia reverendi in Christo patris, domini Anthonii, divina miseracione episcopi Penestrinensis, maioris dicti domini pape penitenciarii, ad presens curam regimus et de ipsius domini pape speciali mandato super hoc viva vocis oraculo nobis facto circumspeccioni vestre committimus quatinus, si est ita et ex eorum divorcio, si fieret, scandala et pericula possent exoriri, ut prefertur, dictaque Agnes super hoc ab aliquo rapta non fuerit, cum ipsis conjugibus quod impedimento affinitatis huiusmodi quod ex consanguinitate predicta provenit non obstante in eorum sic contracto matrimonio licite valeant remanere misericorditer disponsetis, prolem susceptam et suscipiendum exinde legitimam decernentes. Datum Viterbii sub sigillo dicti maioris penitenciarii viii kal. Septembris, pontificatus domini Gregorii, pape xii, anno primo. Post quarum quidem litterarum presentacionem et recepcionem fuimus pro parte dictorum Ricardi et Agnetis cum instancia requisiti ut ad earundem litterarum execucionem procedere dignaremur. Nos igitur considerantes, etc., reperimus per indaginem juridicam suggescionem huiusmodi fore veram. Igitur cum dictis Ricardo et Aguete,

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A.D. 1407. servatis, etc., non obstante impedimenta predicto, duximus dispensandum et dispensamus intuitu caritatis, prolem, etc. Datum Gloucestrie, xviii die mensis Novembris, auno Domini et consecracionis ut supra. Eisdem die, etc., ex parte dictorum Ricardi et Agnetis dicti venerabilis patris recepimus litteras sub hac forma verborum:- Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi, etc., Antonius, etc., salutem. Ex parte Ricardi During, laici, et Agnetis Fote, etc., nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi olim quasdam litteras in certa et solita forma commissionis vobis directas a sede apostolica obtinuerunt continentes quod, non obstante quod quondam Johanna Cole, prima dicti Ricardi uxor dum vivebat, dicte Agneti quartum consanguinitatis gradum attinebat, [ut] possent in contracto inter eos matrimonio licete remanere dispensaretis misericorditer cum eisdem, tamen ipsi timentes litteras huiusmodi ex eo fore subrepticias et invalidas quod una ipsarum mulierum tercio, altera vero quarto, gradibus a communi stipite distabant et quod altera ipsarum distaret tercio in ipsis litteris aliqua mencio non fuit, supplicari fecerunt eisdem in hac parte per sedem apostolicam provideri. Nos igitur attendentes quod felicis recordacionis dominus Clemens, papa vi, quaslibet dispensaciones in casu simili ab eadem sede obtentas et obtinendas, omissione mencionis de distancia tercii gradus predicti a communi stipite non facte in dispensacionibus ipsis nequaquam obstante, validas et sufficientes existere et roborem {Fol. 31} plenarie firmitatis habere auctoritate apostolica declaravit, auctoritate domini pape cuius penitenciarie in absentia domini Anthonii, etc., circumspeccioni vestre committimus quatinus juxta huiusmodi apostolicam declaracionem predictas commissionis litteras sufficientes decernatis et validas proinde existere ac si in eisdem de distancia tercii gradus predicti mencio facta foret. Datum Viterbii sub sigillo majoris penitenciarii vi kal. Septembris, pontificatus domini Gregorii, pape xii anno prima. Quibus litteris visis et intellectis dominus cum Ricardo et Agnete auctoritate sibi commissa, licet altera dictarum mulierum tercium gradum affinitatis attinebat, misericorditer dispensavit.

Nov. 14.- A similar dispensation to Richard Jevans and Juliana Dyer, whose marriage is invalid because the latter's first husband, Richard Bromptone, had been related to Richard Jevans in the fourth degree.

Universis, etc., Robertus, etc. Litteras venerabilis Antonii, etc., cardinalis, nos vestra universitas noverit recepisse quarum

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A.D. 1407. tenor sequitur in hec verba:- Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi, Antonius, etc., salutem. Ex parte Ricardi Jevans, laici, et Juliane Dyer, mulieris, conjugum vestre diocesis, nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi olim ignorantes aliquod impedimentum inter eos existere quominus possent invicem matrimonialiter copulari, matrimonium inter se per verba legitime de presenti, bannis editis in facie ecclesie, juxta morem patrie publice contraxerunt illudque carnali copula consumarunt, postmodum vero ad eorum pervenit noticiam quod quondam Ricardus Bromptone, primus dicte Juliane maritus dum vivebat, et Ricardus prefatus quarto et quarto consanguinitatis gradibus invicem erant conjuncti. Verum quia si divorcium fieret inter eos, gravia exinde scandala et pericula inter eorum parentes et amicos verisimiliter possent exoriri, supplicari fecerunt humiliter iidem conjuges eis per apostolicam sedem de opportuno remedio nunc provideri. Nos igitur cupientes ipsorum conjugum animarum providere saluti et huiusmodi scandalis et periculis obviare auctoritate domini pape cuius penitenciarii in absentia reverendi, etc., Anthonii, episcopi Penestrinensis, majoris dicti domini penitenciarii ad presens curam regimus, et de ipsius domini pape speciali mandato super hoc vive vocis oraculo nobis facto circumspeccioni vestre committimus et mandamus quatinus, si est ita et ex eorum divorcio si fieret, scandala et pericula possent exoriri ut prefertur, dictaque Juliana propter hoc ab aliquo rapta non fuerit, cum ipsis conjugibus quod, impedimento affinitatis huiusmodi quod ex consanguinitate predicta provenit non obstante, in eorum sic contracto matrimonio licite valeant remanere misericorditer dispensetis, prolem susceptam si qua sit et suscipiendam exinde legitimam decernentes. Datum Viterbii sub sigillo dicti majoris penitenciarii viii kal. Septembris, pontificatus Gregorii, pape xii anno primo. Post quarum quidem litterarum presentacionem et recepcionem fuimus pro parte dictorum Ricardi et Juliane cum instancia requisiti ut ad earundem litterarum execucionem procedere dignaremur, nos igitur considerantes huiusmodi requisicionem fore justam et consonam racioni, visis eciam litteris et intellectis, etc., igitur cum dictis Ricardo et Juliana, non obstante impedimento predicto, duximus dispensandum et dispensavimus intuitu caritatis, prolem etc. Datum Gloucestrie, xiiii die mensis Novembris, anno Domini MCCCC septimo, etc.

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A.D. 1408. June 1.- John Colbache is appointed the bishop's receiver at Bishop's Castle and Lydbury North.

{Fol. 33} Robert, etc., a tous yceux qui cestes nos lettres verrount ou orront salutz. Sachez que pur lentier affiaunce quavons en notre chier fitz Johan Colbache luy avons faitz et ordeignez notre receyvour des nos seignuries de Byshopescastell et Lydburynorth, pur lever et receyver pur nous et notre oeps et profit tous nos rentes et autres deniers queconques des nos diz seignuries a nous desore en avant loyalment estre renduz et paietz et pur tous autres choses disposer exercer et ordeigner qual office de receyvour sount ou serrount par droit regardauntz, cestes lettres a notre volunte adurers. Done subz notre seall en notre manoir de Whytbourne le prime jour de Jun lan de roy ix.

June 27.- Commission to the official and others to receive the purgation of Richard Talbot, a clerk arraigned before the justices on charges of burglaries at Pipe and Credenhill.

Robertus, etc., magistris Johanni Cateby, officiali nostro, Rogero Hore et Edmundo Ryall, canonicis ecclesie nostre Herefordensis, salutem, etc. Ad recipiendum purgacionem canonicam Ricardi Talbot, goldsmyth, clerici diffamati indictati et coram justiciariis domini regis ad pacem conservandam assignatis impetiti de eo quod ipse simul cum aliis die lune proximo post festum sancti Vincencii, martiris, anno regni domini nostri regis nunc viii, venit apud Pypechurch et ibidem felonice fregit dictam ecclesiam et abinde felonice cepit et asportavit unum missale, duo paria vestimentorum, unum calicem, tria manutergia ad valenciam xx marcarum de bonis et catallis Willelmi Whew et Henrici Staure, procuratorum omnium parochianorum de Luyde Mochegros, Luyde prioris, et Luyde de Arundell, et de eo quod ipse simul cum aliis die et anno supradictis venit apud Pypechurch predictam et ibidem felonice fregit diversas domos rectoris et ibidem robbavit et spoliavit Johannem {Fol. 33b} Davyes, capellanum, de iii coopertoriis, quinque linthiaminibus, [1] uno portiforio, [2] et aliis bonis et catallis eiusdem Johannis Davyes ad valenciam C s., et de eo quod ipse simul cum aliis die Mercurii proximo post festum sancti Valentini, martiris, venit apud Credenhulle et ibidem felonice fregit diversas domos rectoris et felonice robbavit et dispoliavit Johannem Preyndergest, clericum, de xx


[1] Coverlets and sheets.
[2] Breviary.

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A.D. 1408. marcis argenti in pecunia numerata, uno cooperatorio lecti, xv paribus linthiaminum, et una mappa, uno manutergio, vi coclearibus [1] argenti, i masero argento ligato, duobus zonis de serico argento stipatis, uno basilardo [2] argento harnisiato, duobus paribus de paternostris de lambre, duobus firmaculis [3] argenti, duobus anulis argenti, et aliis diversis bonis et catallis predicti Johannis Preyndergyst ad valenciam xx marcarum, et de eo quod ipse simul cum aliis die loco et anno supradictis felonice depredavit Aliciam Dene, servientem dicti Johannis Preyndergest, de duobus solidis argenti in pecunia numerata, de sua bursa, et de aliis bonis et catallis eiusdem Alicie, ad valenciam xx s. et de eo quod est ipse communis latro, insidiator viarum, et depopulator agrorum et populi domini regis, etc., et per eosdem juxta consuetudinem laudabilem Anglie, tanquam clericus convictus, nobis deliberati ac carceri nostro Herefordie mancipati, uno modo vel alio per nos judicandi, facta primitus proclamacione in ea parte solita et consueta vocatisque de jure vocandis, si se in hac parte purgare poterit, et, si in eventu de huiusmodi criminibus sic, ut premittitur, legitime se purgaverit, ad pronunciandum ipsum legitime fore purgatum ipsumque bone fame sue pristine restituendum ac juxta juris exigenciam eundem a nostro carcere ex causa premissa plene liberandum omniaque alia, etc., vobis de quorum fidelitate, etc., conjunctim et divisim ad instanciam illustrissimi principis, domini Henrici, Dei gracia principis Wallie, multorumque nobilium et magnatum committimus vices nostras per presentes cum cuiuslibet cohercionis canonice potestate. De omni eo quod feceritis, etc. Datum apud Whitburne, xxvii die Junii, anno Domini ut supra.

Master John Hereford is appointed the official.

Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Hereford, in legibus bacallario, ac ecclesie nostre Herefordensis canonico, etc. Ad cognoscendum, et procedendum in omnibus causis et negociis, litibus et querelis in consistorio nostro Herefordensi motis vel movendis, et huiusmodi causas lites et querelas fine debito terminandum omniaque alia et singula faciendum et exercendum que ad officium officialitatis quomodolibet spectant, eciam si sint talia que mandatum exigant speciale, vobis, de cuius fidelitate, etc., committimus vices nostras cum, etc., vosque in officialem nostrum preficimus per presentes. Scriptum, etc.


[1] Spoons.
[2] A poinard.
[3] Buckles

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A.D. 1408. July 20.- The bishop acknowledges the receipt of a mandate to attend a convocation in St. Paul's on July 23rd, in which it is proposed to discuss the measures taken to promote the unity of the Church and to end the papal schism.

Reverendissimo, etc., Thome, archiepiscopo Cantuariensi, etc. Robertus, etc., obedienciam, etc. Litteras reverendi Ricardi, Dei gracia Londoniensis episcopi, octavo die instantis mensis Julii mandatum vestrum reverendum in se continentes post nonam horam diei recepimus tenorem qui sequitur in se continentes:- Reverendo, etc., Roberto, etc., Ricardus, etc., salutem et fraternam in Domino caritatem. Litteras reverendissimi, etc., Thome, etc., vicesimo quinto die mensis Junii infrascripti post horam vesperarum reverenter recepimus in hec verba:- Thomas, etc., venerabili Ricardo, etc., salutem. Vox in excelso audita est lamentacionis fletus et luctus, Rachel et sancte matris, ecclesie, plorantis filios suos, Christiani nominis fideles athletas, sed lacryme sue diuturne fletu siccantur in maxillis quia non est qui consoletur eam ex omnibus curis eius. Luget namque mortem milium, dum unice columbe Dei, militantis ecclesie, secundum caput monstruose appositum membra, queque alteri capiti adherencia et si in se salva aspercione sanguinis monstruosi bona et utilia tanquam infructuosa suspendit, tanquam mala abscindit et putridit, ac tanquam maledicta, excommunicacionis censura percellit, interdicit regna sibi adversancia, ecclesiarum suspendit organa, reges et prelates disternit privatos officio, clerum populum et vulgus excommunicacionis muerone condempnat, sic ut vix sciat ovis erronea ubi veri pastoris caulas inveniet. Cuius queso musica, hiis solide ponderatis, non vertetur in luctum ? Sod ve et prothdolor ! lacrime vidue ascendunt in excelsum sed Dominus, exauditor, non delectatur {Fol. 34} in illis que sunt, ecclesia cum lacrymis penitencie locum, sed jam per triginta annos et ultra clamans non invenit eum scismate perdurato, spesque pulcherrima de et super unione matris, ecclesie, per dominum nostrum papam et suos cardinales in sua creacione premissa juramentisque ac votis eorundem firmata jam redit ad frustra, posteriorque pestis supervenit priori deterior, nam etsi omnes aque, dominus scilicet papa et cardinales, congregate sint in locum unum, civitatem Lucanam, terra tamen apparet avida eo quod os putei aquas recipientis lapide grandi, utinam non vane glorie cupidine ! stat obtrusum nec supervenit Jacob aut alius quisquam celesti dono imbutus qui lapidem amoveat ab

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A.D. 1408. ore putei ut fluminis impetus letificet civitatem Dei. Scribunt namque cardinales domino nostro, regi, ac nobis of certis confratribus nostris suffraganeis quod dominus noster papa contra formam in voto juramento ac diversis tractatibus expressam et ipsis cardinalibus inconsultis, quin verius expresse reclamantibus, novos creavit cardinales ipsisque antiquis cardinalibus mandata et injuncciones tam importabilia indixit ut ipsi omnes et singuli ab eisdem mandatis et injuncionibus, ab ipsoque papa irracionabiliter et secundum non veram informacionem decernente ad ipsummet secundum veram racionem et melius informatam decreturum, item ab ipso papa, vicario Christi in terris, ad Dominum nostrum, Jesum Christum, qui judicaturus est vivos et mortuos et seculum per ignem, item ad generale concilium a quo et in quo solent gesta summorum pontificum quecumque judicari possunt decerni et judicari, item ad pontificem futurum cuius est gesta inordinata sui predecessoris in melius reformare, appellarunt ac metu majoris mali quidam eorum pedestres et rebus omnibus spoliati, quidam vero equestres, novem videlicet in numero, de civitate Lucana et provincia domini nostri pape usque in civitatem Pisanam recesserunt de unitate ecclesie, nisi aut divinitus aut sagacitate humana graciosius provideatur, dissisi. Supplicant igitur iidem cardinales, collegium videlicet antiquum, tam domino nostro regi quam nobis et suffraganeis nostris de bona assistencia in facto unionis quia ipsi, collegium cardinalium, ad hoc effectualiter laborarunt juxta vires, dominusque noster, rex, per nos aditus et consultus, tanquam Christianissimus pugil et athleta ecclesie, suum ad hoc auxilium consilium et favorem in omnibus pollicetur animo satis prompto et ultra quam dicendum est ad presens preparato. Nos igitur considerantes quod hoc maledictum scisma ultra omnia anteriora diucius noscitur perdurasse, quodque mala infinita que hic causa brevitatis recitare non expedit exinde pervenerunt, nos tamen de regno Anglie, quod tamen dolenter referimus, modicum hucusque circa unionem laborare curavimus, cuius pretextu Anglicani nominis fama noscitur diminuta. Volentes igitur quod antea segniter egimus provida emendacione corrigere, et ut eo sagacius fiat que plurimorum firmetur discreto concilio, ad hanc causam tamen et non ob aliam prelatos et clerum nostre Cantuariensis provincie ad certos diem et locum infrascriptos duximus convocandos de et super hac sacra et salubri materia unionis sancte matris, ecclesie, tractaturos suaque sana consilia et consensum impensuros

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A.D. 1408. ulteriusque facturos quod ipsius materie arduitas exigit et requirit. Quocirca fraternitati vestre committimus et mandamus quatinus omnes et singulos dicte nostre Cantuariensis ecclesie suffraganeos infra dictam nostram Cantuariensem provinciam constitutos et absencium episcoporum huiusmodi, si qui fuerint, vicarios in spiritualibus generales citetis peremptorie et per eos decanos et priores ecclesiarum cathedralium ac singula capitula earundem, archidiaconos, abbates [et] priores conventus sub se habentes et alios ecclesiarum prelatos exemptos et non exemptos necnon ceteros magne literature viros providos pariter ac juraturos uniuscumque diocesis quos ipsi suffraganei nostri in eorum diocesibus ad interessendum tractatui materie unionis predicte necessarios censerint, clerumque cuiuslibet diocesis provincie antedicte quod compareant coram nobis aut nostris in hac parte locum tenentibus vel commissariis si nos, quod absit, tunc impediri contigerit, in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, vicesimo tercio die mensis Julii proxime futuro cum continuacione et prorogacione dierum tunc sequencium et locorum, omnes videlicet venerabiles fratres nostri, episcopi suffraganei, ceterique prelati personaliter et meliori quo poterint suffulti consilio, sicut super hoc Deo in die extrema judicii nobisque et regi et regno Anglie in eventu voluerint respondere, capitula vero ecclesiarum cathedralium per unum ad minus fidedignum sufficienter litteratum providum et discretum, clerusque cuiusque diocesis per duos consimiles pariter et potentes qui suis sumptibus et expensis absque pauperis cleri dispendio poterint interesse, ad tractandum super materia unionis ecclesie supradicte ipsis tunc ibidem plenius exponende suaque sana consilia et auxilia super ea impensuri, et ad consenciendum hiis quo ibidem ex deliberacione communi ad honorem Dei et ecclesie contigerint concorditer ordinari facturique ulterius et recepturi quod justum fuerit et predicti negocii qualitas exigit et requirit, denunciantes eisdem quod nostros aut eorum aliquem hac vice nullo modo habebimus excusatos aut excusatum, immo in casu quo non comparuerint modo supradicto acriori modo quo poterimus absentes puniemus et eo gravius et fervencius quo nos et Deum, cuius causa agitur, ibidem in non veniendo duxerint contempnendos. Tenore eciam presencium peremptorie vos citamus quod eisdem die et loco coram nobis, etc., personaliter compareatis super dicto negocio una cum aliis suffraganeis nostris tractaturi, facturique et recepturi quatenus ad vos attinet, etc. Prelatis quoque ecclesiarum

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A.D. 1408. exemptarum, non mendicantibus, vestre et aliorum venerabilium fratrum nostrorum coepiscorum dicte provincie diocesum, cuiuscumque fuerint ordinis, per vos et confratres vestros, prout unum quemque vestrum concernit, volumus intimari ut prefatis die et loco absque prejudicio privilegorium suarum in hac parte, quibus per hoc derogari nolumus, nobiscum intersint facturi et recepturi quod superius est expressum. Vobis eciam ut supra injungimus et mandamus quod omnibus et singulis venerabilibus fratribus, nostris coepiscopis et vicariis huiusmodi, injungatis seu faciatis injungi ut singuli eorum singultatim de facto suo, quatenus pertinet ad eosdem, nos seu locum nostrum tenentes vel commissarios dictis die et loco per litteras suas patentes citalorum nomina continentes distincte certificent et aperte, vosque pari forma nos, etc., certificetis. Insuper quia non modicum, immo permaximum, et ex ipsis verum argumentum probatissimum, sortiri solet effectum deprecacio justi assidua, ac difficile immo verius impossible sit ut non impetretur quod multorum unanimi ac assidua peticione, non ad cuiusquam commodum temporale sed ad Dei laudem ac prosperacionem sue militantis ecclesie, juste postulatur, dicente Domino in Evangelio quicquid orantes petitis credite et fiet vobis, fraternitati vestre committimus et mandamus quatinus omnibus et singulis coepiscopis et suffraganeis nostris antedictis vice et auctoritate nostris cum omni celeritate qua poteritis vestris litteris denuncietis et eisdem injungatis ut eorum singuli in ecclesiis suis cathedralibus et aliis ecclesiis conventualibus et collegiatis tam regularibus quam secularibus necnon parochialibus ecclesiis suarum civitatum et diocesum diebus dominicis et festivis suos subditos clericos et laicos efficaciter moneant et inducant, {fol. 34b} seu moneri faciant et induci, quod ipsi universi et singuli omnipotenti Deo, in cuius manu corda sunt regum, ut Christianissimum regem nostrum zelo unionis ecclesie, ut premittitur, beatissime accensum in eo firmissime stabiliret ipsumque sic stabilitum [ad] tam sanctum tamque salubre propositum exequendum dirigere et conservare dignetur ac nobis ac clero nostro ad sui nominis gloriam congregandis medius existere nostrisque sensibus sciencie sue lumen in hac ecclesie sue causa summe necessarium infundere sicque dona gracie sue nobis et unicuique nostrum dividere, ut ea que sibi placita sunt et ad enervacionem prefati horrendi scismatis, tamdiu, prothdolor ! continuati, tendere valeant, decernere pariter et ordinare possimus, in missarum solempniis, sermonibus publicis,

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A.D. 1408. et processionibus consuetis, quas propterea singulis quartis et sextis feriis eo fervencius et solercius quo poterit fieri volumus, et mandamus, oraciones devotas jejuniis elemosinis et aliis caritatis operibus vallatas et ornatas effundant et faciant a suis subditis et parochianis effendi. Vos autem, venerabilis frater, premissa in ecclesia vestra cathedrali et ecclesiis, etc., vestrarum civitatis et diocesis modo simili faciatis et demandetis observari. Et ut fidelium mentes ad huiusmodi opera devocionis propensius excitemus, de Dei etc., ipsis fidelibus quibuscumque per nostram provinciam antedictam ubilibet constitutis de peccatis, etc., premissa ut predicitur facientibus quadraginta dies indulgencie concedimus per presentes, et a vobis ceterisque confratribus nostris et suffraganeis similes indulgencias petimus elargiri. Datum in manerio nostro de Lambhithe, xxv die mensis Junii, anno Domino millesimo CCCCviii et nostre translacionis anno duodecimo. Quarum auctoritate litterarum vos, reverends pater, cum ea qua decet reverencia tenore presencium peremptorie citamus quatinus in eadem ecclesia sancti Pauli dicto xxiii die mensis Julii, etc., coram prefato reverendo patre, etc., personaliter compareatis. Vobis eciam omnia et singula in eisdem litteris contenta paternitati vestre intimanda et denuncianda harum serie intimamus et denunciamus, vobisque nichilominus auctoritate predicta injungimus et mandamus quatinus omnia et singula in prefatis litteris contenta, quatenus vos ac civitatem et diocesam vestras necnon personas earundem concernunt, juxta vim formam et effectum earundem litterarum execucioni plenarie demandetis et faciatis una cum petitis ab eodem reverendo patre indulgenciis, prout ad vos attinet in hac parte, efficaciter demandari certificantes eundem reverendum patrem, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro in palacio nostro Londoniis, xxv die mensis Junii, anno Domini supradicto, et nostre translacionis anno primo, Quarum auctoritate litterarum decanum ecclesie nostre cathedralis, archidiaconos, etc., moneri et citari fecimus quod compareant coram vobis, etc., modo et forma ac die et loco in dictis litteris limitatis facturi et recepturi, etc., omniaque alia et singula in dictis litteris contenta quantum ad nos attinet peregimus et per alios fieri mandavimus. Et sic mandatum vestrum reverendum in dictis litteris contentum quantum in nobis est sumus reverenter executi. Hec sunt nomina citatorum, decanus ecclesie Herefordensis, archidiaconus Herefordensis, archidiaconus Salopschire, abbas de Dore, abbas de Flaxley, abbas de

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A.D. 1408. Grace Dieu, prior de Herefordia, prior de Wormesley, prior de Monemouth, prior de Lempstre, abbas de Wygmor, prior de Bromfeld, prior de Chirbury, prior de Wenlok, prior de Momburfeld. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitburne, xx die Julii, anno ut supra.

July 27.- The bishop petitions the king to employ the secular arm against William Halle, who continues to be contumacious forty days after excommunication.

Excellentissimo principi, domino suo, Henrico, regi, etc. Robertus, etc., salutem in eo per quem reges regnant et principes dominantur. Vestre regie majestati tenore presencium intimamus quod Willelmus Halle de Hamptone, nostre dioceses, fuit et est proper ipsius contumacias pariter et offensas manifestas excommunicacionis sentencia auctoritate nostra ordinaria legitime innodatum in qua per quadraginta dies et amplius perstitit et adhuc persistit animo indurato claves ecclesie dampnabiliter contempnendo. Cum igitur ecclesia non habeat quid ultra faciat in hac parte, vestre excellencie supplicamus quatinus ad ipsius Willelmi Halle rebellionem salubrius reprimendam pro eius capcione dignetur scribere vestra regia altitudo, ut quem Dei timor a malo non revocat saltem coherceat auxilium bracchii secularis. Vigeat et valeat excellencia vestra regia per tempora diuturna. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xxvii die Julii, anno Domini MCCCCviii, etc.

Aug. 21.- Memorandum that John Revell, the new rector of Evesbach, has secured six marks from Robert Esbache, the patron, for the benefit of the benefice, to be handed on from rector to rector.

{Fol. 35} Memorandum quod xxi die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCCviii, dominus Robertus Esbache, dominus et patronus ecclesie parochialis de Esbache, Johanni Revell, rectori de Esbache supradicta, sex marcas sterlingorum pro implemento sue dicte ecclesie liberavit quas idem Johannes suo successori dimittet et sic dicte sex marce pro implemento dicte ecclesie de rectore ad rectorem continue permanebunt quocienscumque ecclesia predicta, vacaverit sive per resignacionem permutacionem aut mortem. [Margin, iii quarteria frumenti et vi quarteria avenarum.]

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A.D. 1408. Aug. 23.- Writ prohibiting the bishop from admitting any person to Sidbury till the suit as to the patronage between John Talbot and Henry Seyntgeorge and others is decided.

Quarto die mensis Septembris, anno Domini prenotato, apud Whitburne dominus recepit breve regium in hec verba:- Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Prohibemus vobis ut admittatis personam ad ecclesiam de Sudbury, que vacat, ut dicitur, et de cuius advocacione contencio mota est in curia nostra inter Johannem Talbot, dominum de Furnivalle, et Henricum Seintgeorge et Borgiam, uxorem eius, et Willelmum Wallesbache, capellanum, donec discussum fuerit in eadem curia utrum ad prefatum Johannem an ad predictos Henricum, Borgeam, et Willelmum pertinet eiusdem ecclesie advocacio. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xxiii die Augusti, anno regni nostri nono. Sheltone.

Sept. 5.- Mandate to the archdeacons to collect the subsidy of a penny farthing in the pound voted by Convocation to pay the expenses of the embassy to be sent to the pope to urge the ending of the schism.

Robertus, etc., archidiacono nostro Herefordensi, salutem, etc. Litteras reverendi in Christo patris et domini, Ricardi, Dei gracia Londoniensis episcopi, quinto [die] mensis Septembris, anno Domini infrascripto, reverenter recepimus in hec verba:- Roberto, etc., Ricardus, etc., salutem et fraternam in Domino caritatem. Litteras reverendi, etc., Thome, Dei gracia Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., xiii die mensis Augusti, anno Domini infrascripto, reverenter recepimus in hec verba:- Thomas, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Terribilis in consiliis super filios hominum Dominus noster, Jesus Christus, Rex regum et Dominus dominancium, qui aufert spiritum principum, qui respicit terram et facit eam tremere et cetera queque firmiora flatu oris sui ad instar pulveris quem projicit ventus a facie terre a sua stabilita disposicione elidit, ascensurus ad patrem unum virum perfectum, electum ex milibus, vices suas gesturum in terris, habentem potestatem animas hominum ligandi atque solvendi in terris et in celo, benigne tanquam vicarium limitavit inter homines per secula quodam successorio jure remansurum, quem profecto virum esse perfectum unicum justum et electum interest cuiuslibet Christiani, et si quemlibet Christianum in nos, id est nobis scientibus, peccantem juxta, veritatem evangelicam corripere tenemur, multo magis ipsum dominum nostrum,

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A.D. 1408. papam, ex cuius disciplina doctrina et exemplo salus universorum dependet a via morum errantem cum humilitate reverencia atque caritate tenemur, prout nobis possibile fuerit, revocare. Sane, quod dolenter referimus, scisma presens quod [existit] inter dictum dominum patrem nostrum, papam, et adversarium qui loco secundi capitis in unico corpore militantis ecclesie per viam monstri se adjungit, tam racione diurnitatis temporis quam fortitudinis parcium sibi adherencium aliorumque periculorum innumerabilium circa id emergencium, que omnia ad presens recitare non expedit nec possent de facili scripti serie comprehendi, tantas inconveniencias continuare videtur ut dilacionem ulteriorem capere non poterit neque debet. [1] Scitur namque a pluribus et quasi reperitur notorium quod dominus noster, papa modernus, ante eleccionem suam in ipsa sua assumpcione, et post, promisit juravit et vovit Deo et toti mundo quod unionem in ecclesia Dei quam cite posset per viam tunc expressam perficeret juxta vires, prout super hiis bullas suas direxit tocius mundi principibus; jam tamen, ut scribunt cardinales asseruntque nonnulli, ab ipsa via desistit nolens perficere quod promisit. Nos igitur timentes ne, cum Deus, rex terribilis, cultores vinee visitabit, ut quisque prout gessit reddat racionem, si nos in talento nobis tradito reperiat segniter laborasse, acrius reprehendat, volentesque de pedibus nostris negligencie pulverem prudenter excutere, de consilio et assensu domini nostri, regis, pro remedio meliori in materia antedicta habendo confratres nostros, suffraganeos episcopos, ac ceteros prelatos eciam exemptos et clerum nostre Cantuariensis provincie ad certos diem et locum jam effluxos fecimus convocari ac ibidem deliberacione communi decrevimus, adhibito prius consensu domini nostri regis, quod idem dominus noster, rex, nomine suo omnium prelatorum et procerum, ac cleri et communitatis regni sui, transmittat ambassiatores solempnes ad requirendum dominum nostrum, papam, humiliter filialiter reverencialiter et caritative de adimplendo viam unionis ecclesie per ipsum assumptam pariter et electam cum aliquali caritativa comminacione recessus obediencie ab eodem in casu quo premissa non curaverit adimplere quodque omnia que creduntur continuacioni eiusdem scismatis incentiva interim suspendantur unite ecclesie pastori, prout ratio exigit, celeriter restituenda. Et quia nemo tenetur suis sumptibus militare, consimili deliberacione consensum est et concessum per prelatos et clerum ut predicti


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1408. ambassiatores habeant a prelatis et clero supradicto congruos sumptus suos et expensas, prout coram prelatis clero et populo ad crucem sancti Pauli in vulgari publicavimus. Et ad hunc finem concessimus et concedunt iidem prelati et clerus per viam subsidii de quibuscumque bonis et beneficiis ecclesiasticis ad decimam taxatis et solvere consuetis de qualibet libra taxe unum denarium cum obolo ad usum predictum celeriter colligendum. {Fol. 35b} Vobis igitur committimus et mandamus quatinus premissa primitus publicantes predictos denarium et obolum de bonis et beneficiis ecclesiasticis huiusmodi infra diocesem vestram Londoniensem existentibus citra festum Michaelis proxime futurum levari faciatis et pecuniam inde collectam magistro Ricardo Brynkley, decano nostro ecolesie beate Marie de Arcubus, Londoniis, sive magistro Johanni Perche, curie nostre Cantuariensis registrario, conjunctim et divisim Londoniis, omni dilacione postposita, persolvatis, ac omnibus et singulis suffraganeis nostris per nostram provinciam Cantuariensem constitutis premissa intimetis seu intimari faciatis, eisdem ex parte nostra mandantes, quibus eciam nos tenore presencium sic mandamus, ut contenta in litteris nostris supradictis per singulas dioceses publicari faciant et dictos denarium et obolum de libra quorumcumque beneficiorum et bonorum ecclesiasticorum in singulis diocesibus existencium levari consimiliter faciant infra dictum festum sancti Michaelis prefatis magistro Ricardo Brynkley sive magistro Johanni Perche fideliter persolvendos. Datum in manerio nostro de Lamhithe, x die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCCviii et nostre translacionis duodecimo. Quarum auctoritate litterarum premissa in eisdem contenta vestre paternitati intimanda harum serie intimamus. Vobis ex parte dicti reverendi patris mandamus quatinus contenta in litteris suis per diocesem vestram publicari, et dictos denarios, etc., levari faciatis, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro in manerio nostro de Fulham, xviii die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto. Quarum auctoritate litterarum premissa in eisdem litteris contenta vobis ac clero nostre diocesis intimanda intimamus vobis ex parte dicti reverendi patris ac nostra, committentes et firmiter injungendo mandantes quatinus contenta in litteris huiusmodi per archidiaconatum vestrum publicari ac dictos denarium et obolum de libra, etc., in vestro archidiaconatu levari faciatis citra dictum festum, etc. Datum apud Whitburne, quinto die mensis Septembris, anno Domini prenotato. Et eodem modo scriptum fuit decano Herefordensi

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A.D. 1408. et archidiacono Salopschire ad exercendum et expediendum mandatum supradictum in omnibus cum effectu.

Oct. 2.- The bishop empowers John Pavy to act as his commissary general.

{Fol. 36} Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Pavy, clerico, in legibus bacallario formato, ac cancellario nostro, salutem, etc. Ad audiendum, cognoscendum ac fine debito terminandum omnes et omnimodas causas ad commissariatus officium qualitercumque pertinentes, necnon ad corrigendum reformandum et canonice puniendum crimina et excessus quorumcumque delinquencium, cuiuscumque status gradus aut condicionis existant, quorum correccio seu punicio ad forum ecclesiasticum noscitur pertinere per totam diocesem nostram Herefordensem cum cohercione juris ecclesiastici ubicumque tenore presencium tibi concedimus potestatem teque in nostrum commissarium generalem admittimus et eciam deputamus per presentes. Datum loco [1] die et anno superius expressatis.

Oct. 2.- James Blount is appointed bailiff of Ledbury.

Robert par divine suffraunce evesque de Hereford a tous y ceux qui cestes nos lettres verrount on orrount salutz. Sachez nous pur lentier affiaunce quavons en notre chier et bien ame James Blount lui avons faitz et ordeignez bayleff de notre ville et seignourie de Ledbury notre volunte durant. Sur quoy mandons et chargeons tous nos tenants illosques que soient obeisantz aidantz favourantz et conseillantz au dit James en toutz maners poyntes qui sount a son office appurtenanzt ou regardauntz. Done subtz notre seall en notre paloys de Hereford le ii jour doctobre lan de notre Seignour Jesus, MCCCCviii.

A.D. 1409. May 17.- Monition to the rector of Cradley to reside in his parish.

{Fol. 37b} Robertus, etc., decano de Frome, etc. Cum omnes et singuli qui beneficia ecclesiastica obtineant quibus cura animarum est annexa teneantur in beneficiis suis huiusmodi residere et curam parochianis suis personaliter ministrare ac Mauricius Dewy


[1] Apud Herefordiam.

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A.D. 1409. ecclesiam parochialem de Cradley, nostrarum collacionis et diocesis, obtineat cui cura animarum est annexa, nec in ea resideat ut tenetur, tibi committimus et mandamus quatinus eundem Mauricium personaliter si apprehendi poterit, alioquin in loco beneficii sui, moneas, quem eciam nos tenore presencium monemus, quatinus infra quindecim dierum spacium a tempore monicionis tue huiusmodi, quin verius nostre, continue numerandum ad ecclesiam suam huiusmodi personaliter accedat curamque animarum parochianorum exerceat sub penis in hac parte a jure limitatis. Et que feceritis etc. Datum xvii die mensis Maii.

June 1.- Appointment of John Merbury to be the bishop's seneschal in the counties of Hereford and Gloucester.

{Fol. 38} Robert par la seoffraunce de Dieu, evesque de Hereford as chivalers, franctenauntz, et a tous nos autres foialx et loyalx qui cestres littres verront ou orront salutz en notre Seignour. Sachez nous avoir faitz ordeignez assignez et deputez notre chier et bien ame Johan Merbury, esquier, seneschall des nos terres et toutes autres choses temporels appurtenauntz ou regardantz a notre evesche de Hereford en les countes de Hereford et Gloucestre. Et pur ceo vous prions et maundons quen totes choses appurtenaunts al office dit seneschall lui soietz eidantz consaillantz entendantz et responantz en diew manere. En tesmoignance de quelle chose a ycestes lettres a notre volonte adurers nous avons mys notre seal. Escrit a Whitburne le premier jour de Jun lan x.

July 4.- Certificate that John Parsons was duly ordained subdeacon by Bishop Courteney.

Quarto die mensis Julii, anno Domini ut supra, Johannes Parsons habuit litteras testimoniales de ordine subdiaconatus recepto de Willelmo Curteney, episcopo Herefordensi, xxiii die mensis Septembris, anno Domini MCCClxxiiii in ecclesia parochiali de Bromyord ad titulum eiusdem patris.

Annus consecracionis domini sextus sexto die Julii incipit.

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A.D. 1409. Commission to the rector of Tenbury to absolve William atte Feld, who after undergoing excommunication and imprisonment has submitted to the church.

Robertus, etc., Johanni Lye, vicario do Temedebury, etc. Cum Willelmus atte Felde auctoritate non ordinaris, ad instanciam Willelmi Richardes propter suas manifestas offensas fuerit maioris excommunicacionis sentencia innodatus in qua per xl dies et amplius stetit animo indurato claves ecclesie contempnendo ac nos pro ipsius corporis capcione regie scripserimus majestati dictusque Willelmus Felde per breve regium in hac parte captus et incarceratus fuerit, volens jam, ut asseritur, ad gremium ecclesie quam offendit humiliter redire, ad absolvendum igitur in forma juris dictum Willelmum, vocato primitus Willelmo Richardes ad cuius instanciam excommunicatus fuit, et prius sibi satisfacto seu aliter cum ipso concordato, tibi de cuius fidelitate et industria plene confidimus tenore presencium committimus vices nostras. Et quid feceritis, etc.

Nov. 9.- Appointment of John Stanewey to be the bishop's commissary general.

{Fol. 38b} Nono die Novembris, anno Domini predicto, dominus in commissarium magistrum Johannem Staneway, legis peritum, prefecit generalern, sigillando eidem commissionem officii commissarii sub consueta, etc., ut in iii folio patet.

Nov. 22.- The king authorizes the bishop to administer the usual oath to John Smert, sheriff of Herefordshire, and to hand him the letters granting the office. On Dec. 9 this is done.

{Fol. 39} Item octavo die mensis Decembris, apud Whitbourne, septima hora post nonam, anno Domini subscripto, litteras regias sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum dominus honorifice et gratanter accepit:- Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc. Sciatis quod dedimus vobis potestatem recipiendi sacramentum dilecti nobis Johannis Smert, vicecomitis nostri in comitatu Herefordie de officio illo bene et fideliter faciendo juxta formam cuiusdam cedule presentibus intercluse. Et ideo vobis in fide et dileccione quibus vobis tenemini injungendo mandamus quatinus sacramentum predictum recipiatis et cum illud receperitis eidem Johanni nostras litteras patentes sibi de officio predicto factas quas vobis mittimus per latorem

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A.D. 1409. presencium liberetis, et nobis de sacramento illo cum sic captum fuerit in cancellariam nostram sub sigillo vestro distincte et apte constare faciatis, remittentes nobis hoc breve. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xxii die Novembris, anno regni nostri undecimo. Quarum litterarum auctoritate nono die Decembris, ad horam sextam in aurora, super missale dominus dictum Johannem Smert jurare fecit in hac forma:- Vous jurez que bien et loialment servirez au Roi en loffice de Viscount de Hereford et le pron le Roi frez en tous choses qui a vous appendent affair et selonc votre poair, et les droitures quiconque a la corone appent loialment garderez, ne nassantez a destres ne au concelement des droitures et des fraunchises le Roy, et par la ou vous saverez les droitz le Roi ou de la corone, soit en terres soit en rentes ou en fraunchises be Roi ou en suites, concelez ou sustretz, votre loyal poiar mettrez de ceo repeller et, si vous ne le poetz faire, vous dirrez au Roi ou a ceux de son conseil des quex vous soiez certeyn quils dirront au Roy, et les dettes le Roy pur donn ne pur favour ne respiterez par la ou vous les purrez sans tresgraund grevaunce de dettours lever, et que loialment et a droiture tretrez le people de votre baillie, et a checun frez droit auxibien as povres come as richez en ceo qui a vous appent affaire et que pur donne ne pur promesse ne pur favour ne pur hayour tort ne frez a nuli ne autri droiture ne desturberez, et que loialment acquiterez al eschequer les gens des quez vous averez rien rescieu des dettes le Roy, et que rien ne prendrez pour quoy le Roi perde ou par quoi droiture soit distourbe ou le dette le Roy delaye, et que loialment frez retourner et loialment server les brefs le Roy a votre sen et a votre poair et que vous remuerez les sutz viscontz et clers qui fuirent lan darreyn passe, et que vous ne prendrez nul baillif on votre service pur quoi vous ne voillez respondre et vous frez vos baillefs faire au tiel serement come a eux appent, et quo nul brif recevierez par vous ne par les voz ment enseale ne soutz seal des justices sorsque en eyr ou aures justices assignez on mesme le comitee ou justices de Newgate, et que vous mettrez voz baillefs de plus loyals de paiis, si Dieu vous aide et les seintz.

Jan. 4.- Appointment of John Baynham to be warden of Malvern chase and John Colbache to be warden of Asshewod.

A toutz cristianes qui testes lettres verrount ou orrount Robert, par divine seoffraunce evesque de Hereford, salutz. Sachez

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A.D. 1409. nous pur le graund amour et lentier affiaunce quavons a notre trescher en Dieu Johan Baynham luy avons fait et ordeignez garden de notre chas de Malverne et surveour de notre warein de Ledbury par testes lettres a notre volonte adurers. En tesmoignance de quel chose a ycestes lettres nous avons mys notre seal. Escript le xiiii jour de Janvrier lan du roi xi.

Item graunte fuist a Johan Colbache pur estre gardeyn de Asshcwode oue le fees a volonte adurers.

Anno consecracionis Domini mei, episcopi, septimo.

A.D. 1410. July 25.- Commission to the abbot of Wigmore and others to receive the purgation of Hugh Purce, a clerk arraigned before the seneschal of Wigmore for cattle stealing at Adforton. Hugh was finally found innocent and set free.

{Fol. 40b} Item xxv die mensis supradicti emanavit commissio abbati de Wygemor, magistro Johanni Cateby, juris canonici doctori, magistro Johanni Hereford, officiali domini, et Johanni Staneway, commissario domini generali, ad recipiendum purgacionem canonicam Hugonis Purce, clerici, coram Ricardo Wygemor, seneschallo de Wygemore, indictati de eo quod ipse die dominica proxima ante festum sancti Bartholomei, apostoli, anno regni Henrici iiii post conquestum x, apud Adfortone felonice furatus fuisset tres boves precii xxx s. de bonis ap Tudour de la Halcetre et Youkes dduy de Montgomery, facta proclamacione apud Wygemore et aliis locis in ea parte necessariis etc., ut xxxiii folio registri continetur. Quibus sic factis die purgacionis assignato, nullo oppositore seu contradicente aut accusatore comparente, dictum Hugonem officialis Herefordensis a carceribus domini liberavit et ipsum purgatum pronunciavit et bone fame seu pristine restituit.

July 10.- Appointment of John Vrynell to be coadjutor to Sir William, vicar of Newland, who is disabled by incurable disease.

Robertus, etc., domino Johanni Vrynell, capellano nostre diocesis, salutem, etc. Quia relacione accepimus fidedigna quod dominus Willelmus, perpetuus vicarius ecclesie parochialis de Nova terra morbo incurabili, prothdolor ! est percussus ac debilitate sui corporis adeo pergravatur quod vix verbum potest proferre, unde

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A.D. 1410. ad eiusdem vicarie regimen inutilis seu saltem insufficiens ea occasione redditur jam omnino, nos dicte vicarie sue animarumque cure in eadem imminenti ac dicti Willelmi, vicarii, sic graviter egrotantis, pastorali sollicitudine volentes providere, ut tenemur, te de cuius circumspeccionis industria ac vita et conversacione fiduciam obtinemus predicto domino Willelmo, vicario, coadjutorem deputamus et administracionem dicto vicarie tam in spiritualibus quam in temporalibus tibi in forma juris committimus per presentes. Datum x die Julii.

Sept. 5.- Note that Robert Nicholes, in the great chamber at Prestbury, before witnesses acknowledged himself a born bondman of the bishop, and besought his favour.

Memorandum quod v die Septembris, anno Domini MCCCCx, in magna camera reverendi patris Roberti, etc., apud Prestbury, Robertus Nicholes de Overtone fatebatur se esse nativum dicti reverendi patris et accipiens dictum reverendum patrem per manum, genulans, dicto reverendo patri de dominio gracioso humiliter supplicavit: Magistro Johanne Pavy, Johanne Gyffard, armigero, Roberto Coberley, domino Johanne Suttone, Johanne Chapman, Thoma Berkley, Philippo Hanfeld, Thoma Wottone, tunc ibidem presentibus in testimonium premissorum.

Sept. 22.- A warrant issued for the arrest of Walter Canterbury.

{Fol. 41} Item xxii die mensis Septembris emanavit "significavit" pro Waltero Caunterbury ad instanciam Joanne Broke, mulieris.

Sept. 22.- The bishop forbids the cult of a certain well and stone at Turnaston, and threatens the disobedient with excommunication.

Robertus, etc., decano ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis ac officiali nostro necnon omnibus et singulis curatis per nostras civitatem et diocesem ubilibet constitutis, salutem, etc. Licet divinis legibus ac sacris canonibus contineatur quod omnes illi qui lapidem, fontem, seu quamcumque aliam creaturam velut Deum adoraverint, idolatriam manifeste incurrunt, ex relacione plurium fidedignorum et quasi communi clamore populi ad nostrum pervenit auditum quod quamplures subditi nostri, quod dolenter

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A.D. 1410. referimus, in multitudine copiosa ad quosdam fontem et lapidem in parochia de Turnastone infra dictam nostram diocesem situata accedunt, ibidemque genibus flexis et cum diversarum rerum oblacionibus dictos fontem et lapidem indebite et sine auctoritate ecclesie, quasi idolatriam committentes, inconsulte adorant, partesque dictorum lapidis et fontis et, deficiente aqua, lutum eiusdem secum asportant et sicut reliquias custodiunt et conservant in grave suarum animarum periculum aliorumque exemplum perniciosum plurimorum. Unde nos dictos fontem et lapidem suspendimus ac sub pena maioris excommunicacionis omnibus nostris subditis prohibemus ne de cetero ad locum predictum causa fontis seu lapidis huiusmodi adorandi quovismodo accedant. Ac vobis omnibus et singulis committimus et in virtute sancte obediencie firmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus suspensionem nostram predictam publice et solempniter in vestris ecclesiis denuncietis ac parochianis vestris injungatis ne ad locum predictum ex causis premissis inposterum presumant accedere sub pena superius prelibata. Datum apud Wormesley dicto xxii die Septembris, anno Domini prenotato, etc.

{Fol. 41b} [Note in margin.] Memorandum quod emanavit "significavit" xxiii die mensis Maii pro Johanne ap Howell de Lanllaudy per commissarium.

A.D. 1411. June 1.- Appointment of Richard Longford to be the bishop's bailiff et Ledbury.

{Fol. 42} Premier jour de Joun Richard Longford avoit une lettre patent de office del baileff de Ledbury a volonte del seignour adurer solont la forme dune lettre fait pur James Blount en le xxxvi foil de ceste registre.

Anno consecracionis domini mei viii.

Item die mensis Augusti emanavit "significavit" pro capcione Johannis Whitney de Suttone.

Oct. 21.- The commissary general is empowered to absolve from excommunication the evildoers who broke open the bishop's prison at Ross and brought out Philip Singer, a prisoner waiting his trial for homicide, and killed him in the street.

{Fol. 42b} Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Stanewey, commissario nostre generali, salutem, etc. Licet omnes illi et singuli qui carcerem

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A.D. 1411. nostrum apud Rosse fregerunt et quemdam Philippum Syngere ibidem propter homicidium per ipsum, ut dicebatur, commissum incarceratum secundum jura regni uno modo vel alio judicandum extraxerunt et in strata publice absque judicio et auctoritate, pacem et tranquillitatem regis et regni perturbando, occiderunt, necnon qui eis auxilium consilium seu favorem ad hoc dederunt, fuerunt et sunt majoris excommunicacionis sentencia dampnabiliter involuti ac sic excommunicati per nos et ministros nostros publice et solempniter denunciati, quia tamen sancta mater, ecclesia, nemini claudit gremium ad ipsam sponte redeunti, ad absolvendum in forma juris omnes et singulos in ea parte culpabiles ad te venientes et peccata sua huiusmodi sponte confitentes et veniam petentes, necnon penitenciam salutarem pro qualitate et quantitate delicti eisdem injungendum, restitucione de dampno ibidem commisso prius facta, tibi de cuius fidelitate, etc., committimus vices nostras. Datum xxi die Octobris anno predicto.

Oct. 21.- Commission to the archdeacon of Shropshire to authorize and effect with due solemnity the inclusion of Margaret Shardlowe in a solitary dwelling apart from the world.

Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Hereford, archidiacono Salopschire, canonico ac confratri nostro Herefordensi ac officiali nostro, salutem, etc. Quia dilecta nostra in Christo filia, Margareta Shardlowe, Spiritu sancta, ut credimus, instigata, ut liberius Deo deserviret ac securius a peccatis et mundi huius miseriis se immaculatam custodiret desiderat a nobis se in domo separata a communione hominum in forma juris includi, et quia ad premissa aliunde occupati ad presens intendere non valemus, ad examinandum igitur in forma juris dictam Margaretam, si in eodem adhuc permaneat proposito, et, si sic, de causis inclusionis huiusmodi et aliis in ea parte de jure requisitis, quas si veras et legitimas inveneris, ad approbandum easdem ictamque Margaretam cum ea solempnitate que in hac parte de jure et consuetudine requiritur includendum tibi de cuius fidelitate, etc., committimus vices nostras. Datum ut supra.

Dec. 24.- The bishop confirms the election of John Bury to be abbot of Wigmore, and confers his blessing.

Xxiiii die Decembris, anno Domini prenotato, apud Whitbourne, examinata fuit eleccio fratris Johannis Bury, electi in

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A.D. 1411. abbatem monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wyggemor, per dominum et confirmata per eundem. Et eodem die in capella sua ibidem dictum fratrem Johannem solempniter benedixit, pro cuius installacione et possessionis corporalis induccione priori et subpriori eiusdem monasterii commissionis littere emanarunt prout in registro Trevenant, v et xlvi foliis, continetur.

Jan. 27.- The bishop appropriates the church of Westbury to the college of vicars choral at Hereford, provides for the support of a vicar, and lays down rules to regulate the payment to the vicars choral of the funds supplied from this source.

{Fol. 43} Robertus, etc., custodi collegii vicariorum in choro ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis necnon eiusdem collegii vicariis salutem, etc. Pastorale susceptum officium nos exitat et inducit ut in vinea Domini laborantes ac divino cultui nocte dieque intendentes graciosis favoribus persequamini et, ne mole paupertatis gravati ab opere incepto retroagentur, paterna sollicitudine nobis convenit providere. Sane peticio vestra nuper nobis exhibita continebat quod vestri labores nocturni et diurni vobis tam graves stipendiaque propter hoc vobis limitata tam exilia existunt quod vicarii eiusdem collegii de suis vicariis nequeunt congrue sustentari quodque, cedente aut decedende aliquo de collegio, pro predicto vix poterit alius competentis litterature ac conversacionis honeste reperiri qui velit in eius locum succedere oneraque eidem vicarie incumbencia, supportare, sicque cultus divinus in ecclesia nostra Herefordensi, ubi illum pre aliis et specialius ampliari optare debemus, indies diminuitur seu saltem verisimiliter diminui estimetur, nisi celerius provideatur de remedio opportune. Quare vobis humiliter supplicastis ut premissorum pretextu ad sustentacionem vestram et augmentacionem divini cultus in ecclesia, nostra Herefordensi predicta ecclesiam parochialem de Westbury, nostre diocesis, vestri patronatus, in cuius juris patronatus vel quasi existitis, cuius quidem ecclesie centum marcarum sterlingorum fructus reditus et proventus secundum communem estimacionem valorem annuum non excedunt, vobis et vestro collegio antedicto annectere iucorporare unire et in usus vestros proprios perpetuo possidendam concedere dignaremur. Nos igitur per inquisicionem quam super hiis fieri fecimus diligentem premissa omnia et singula per probaciones legitimas in forma juris admissas evidencia vera et notoria reperientes, optantes vestris necessitatibus in premissis

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A.D. 1411. subvenire, habito super hiis cum dilectis filiis, confratribus nostris, magistro Thoma Feld, legum doctore, decano; Ricardo Talbot, utriusque juris bacallario, precentore; Nicholao Hereford, sacre pagine professore, thesaurario; Johanne Hereford, in decretis bacallario, Salopschire, archidiacono; Henrico Buytone, Rogero Hoore, Edmundo Ryall, in legibus bacallariis; Reginaldo Wolstone, Johanne Prat, Willelmo Peion, Hugone Harpere, penitenciario; Johanne Parry, in legibus bacallario; Johanne Suttone et Henrico Myle, dicte ecclesie nostre canonicis, capitulariter congregatis, tractatu solemni et diligenti [habito] qui in huiusmodi perpetuis concessionibus et ecclesiasticis alienacionibus requiritur de jure, de consilio expresso consensu et unanimi assensu eorundem, coucurrentibus omnibus et singulis que ad solempnitatem et infrascriptorum effectum requiruntur de jure, aliisque omnibus a parte canonum in hiis requisitis rite et legitime observatis, predictam ecclesiam de Westbury vobis et successoribus vestris ac dicto collegio vestro pontificali auctoritate, vocatis primitus in hac parte vocandis, concedimus annectimus appropriamus unimus et incorporamus cum suis fructibus proventibus juribus et pertinenciis universis in proprios usus vestros perpetuo possidendam ad divini cultus augmentum an relevamen onerum predictorum, presertim quia subest pietas et evidens opportune subvencionis necessitas id poscit, sic quod, cedente vel decedente ipsius ecclesie rectore seu alias dictam ecclesiam quomodolibet dimittente, liceat vobis, nulla alia petita licencia, eiusdem ecclesie possessionem corporalem apprehendere et perpetuo licite retinere eiusdemque fructus redditus et proventus in usus vestros et successorum vestrorum ac dicti collegii vestri convertere utilitatem, juxta tamen et secundum nostram ordinacionem inferius plenius descriptam, solvendo nobis et successoribus nostris de triennio in triennium quattuor marcas nomine procuracionis ratione visitacionis triennalis ab antiquo de ecclesia predicta debitas omniaque onera a rectore eiusdem ecclesie antiquitus debite et consuete supportanda, reservata de fructibus eiusdem ecclesie vicario perpetuo qui nunc est et successoribus suis per vos et successores vestros nobis et successoribus nostris quum et quocies dicta vicaria vacaverit presentando, Domino in eadem ecclesia servituro, porcione antiquitus limitata et consueta quam approbamus et congruam reputamus ex qua valeant congrue sustentari et onera consueta sibi incumbencia supportare. Habitoque tractatu diligenti cum confratribus nostris predictis custodeque an vicariis dicti collegii vestri de

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A.D. 1411. ipsorum consilio consensu pariter et assensu de fructibus et proventibus predicte ecclesie de Westbury sic duximus ordinandum ac eciam statuendum. In primis ordinamus quod vii vicarie nimis exiles infrascripte et sub numero xxv vicariarum in choro predicto existencium singula earundem fructibus et proventibus dicte ecclesie de Westbury usque ad lx solidorum valorem annuum inclusive pro rata parte augmententur, videlicet vicaria de fundacione magistri Willelmi Banastre que valet per annum xl s., item vicaria de fundacione Philippi Hay que valet per annum quattuor marcas, item vicaria de fundacione Philippi Rous que valet per annum xx s., item duo vicarie de fundacione Simonis et Willelmi Radenour que valent per annum, contum solidos, item vicaria de fundacione {Fol. 43b} Absalonis, clerici, que valet per annum xl s., item vicaria de Grene que valet per annum xx s. Nostre intencionis eciam existit quod licet dicte septem vicarie seu alique earundem in suis redditibus aut proventibus per industriam vicariorum ipsas vicarias occupancium in futurum accrescant, nullominus ills solucio quo de fructibus et proventibus dicte ecclesie de Westbury fieret eisdem vicariis dum vixerint nullatenus subtrahatur, set si alio modo quam per huiusmodi industriam eorundem accreverint redditus aut proventus vicariarum illarum extunc solucio dicte augmentacionis pretextu fienda secundum maius vel minus, prout dictaverit racio, minuatur. Et ad declarandum singulis annis verum valorem reddituum et proventuum vicariarum illarum exilium occupatores earundum antequam eis fiat solucio dicte augmentacionis singuli teneantur corporale juramentum prestare cum ad hoc per partem dicti collegii fuerint requisiti. Item ordinamus quod vicarii dictarum xxv vicariarum qui pro tempore fuerint, si in dicta nostra ecclesia cathedrali matutinis de die personaliter, ut est moris, intersint, de dictis fructibus et proventibus singuli singulos obolos pro huiusmodi secta chori percipiant. Item ordinamus quod singuli dictorum vicariorum omni die quo in dicta nostra ecclesia cathedrali in missa maiori ac in una horarum illius dici personaliter interfuerint percipient obolum de fructibus et proventibus antedictis, proviso quod iidem vicarii massas [1] suas poterint celebrare tempore celebracionis maioris misse antedicte absque amissione percepcionis dicti oboli, dummodo quattuor vel quinque non concurrent in huiusmodi celebracione sua. Item quod singuli eorundem vicariorum, si in dicta nostra ecclesia vesperis de die et de beata Virgine aut


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1411. vesperis de beata Virgine et completorio de die personaliter intersint, de dictis fructibus et proventibus singulos quadrantes pro huiusmodi secta chori percipiant. Ordinamus eciam quod iidem vicarii percipiant huiusmodi quadrantes si interfuerint vesperis aut completorio de die quum vespere de beata Virgine in choro non dicuntur. Item ordinamus quod tociens quociens aliquis vicariorum illorum absens fuerit a matutinis beate Virginis per tres vices in una septimana et presens fuerit in matutinis de die solvet de propria bursa sua unum obolum de dicta distribucione sua levandum et communi errario dicti collegii applicandum. Item volumus et ordinamus quod duo diaconi et duo subdiaconi deservientes in dicta nostra cathedrali ecclesia qui de fructibus et proventibus de Duddlebury sunt dotati pro huiusmodi secta chori medietatem distribucionis huiusmodi predicte percipiant infuturum, et [si] defecerint a matutinis beate Virginis, ut predicitur, solvent quadrantem communi errario dicti collegii, ut prefertur, applicandum. Item volumus et ordinamus quod vicariis senibus, impotentibus, ac aliis qui tam gravi et notabili fuerint infirmitate detenti quod dictam cathedralem ecclesiam adire non poterunt, huiusmodi distribucio minime subtrahatur, dummodo de huiusmodi impedimento constare poterit evidenter. Et huiusmodi distribucio matutinalis in diebus ferialibus et festivis trium leccionum sine regimine chori a vicario missam celebrante ante lucem vel in aurora que vocatur missa sancti Nicholai minime subtrahatur. Item ordinamus quod in dicta ecclesia nostra singulis annis, ultimo die mensis Augusti, obitus seu anniversarius domini Ricardi, nuper regis Anglie, et domine Anne, consortis sue, et domini Henrici, untie regis Anglie, cum ab hac luce migraverit, ac eciam progenitorum suorum celebretur et dicto die anniversarii de dictis fructibus et proventibus viginti solidi distribuantur, videlicet decem solidi canonicis et decem solidi vicariis et clericis de choro predicto in dicto anniversario interessentibus. Ac eciam vicesimo die mensis Junii obitus bone memorie domini Lodowyci, dudum Herefordensis episcopi, necnon domini Ade Esger, nuper dicte Herefordensis ecclesie canonici, et Philippi de Anne, dicte ecclesie de Westbury quondam patronorum, necnon heredum ipsius Philippi, in dicta ecclesia Herefordensi celebretur, et dicto die anniversarii de dictis fructibus et proventibus viginti solidi distribuantur, videlicet x s. canonicis ac x s. vicariis et clericis de choro in dicto anniversario interessentibus. Volumus tamen et ordinamus quod postquam de hac luce

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A.D. 1411. migraverimus obitus seu anniversarius proxime jam dictus ad diem obitus nostri transferatur et tunc fiat pro nobis et illis de quibus in eodem fit mencio et sic pro perpetuo volumus observari. Ordinamus insuper de vestro beneplacito consensu pariter et assensu quod vos et successores vestri solvatis episcopo Herefordensi qui pro tempore fuerit, tociens quociens officium succentoris in choro dicta nostre cathedralis ecclesie vacaverit, sex solidos et octo denarios pro indemnitate nostre ecclesie prelibate perpetuis temporibus {Fol. 44} indilate. Item volumus et ordinamus quod duo de dictis vicariis annis singulis eligantur per custodem et vicarios antedictos qui dictorum vicariorum presenciam et absenciam fideliter intabulent aut conscribant vel intabulari faciant aut conscribi in absencia eorundem juxta, quorum intabulacionem seu informacionem huiusmodi distribucionem pro secta huiusmodi fieri volumus. Et percipient huiusmodi intabulatores pro labore suo prout dicti custos et vicarii cum eisdem poterint concordare, qui quidem duo vicarii sic electi juramentum prestabunt corporale quod circa hoc fideliter se habebunt. Item volumus et ordinamus quod, si ultra distribuciones et soluciones ut premittitur faciendas, predictis eciam omnibus supportatis, aliquid de dictis fructibus residuum esse contigerit, communi errario dictorum vicariorum applicetur ad eorum supportacionem. Preterea reservamus nobis et successoribus nostris potestatem premissa interpretandi et declarandi prout nobis aut eisdem successoribus nostris ad laudem Dei et honorem ecclesie nostre cathedralis antedicte magis videbitur expedire, jure ac dignitate nostris et successorum nostrorum et ecclesie nostre Herefordensis semper salvis. In cuius rei, etc. Datum apud Whitbourne, xxvii die Januarii, anno Domini MCCCCxi, etc.

Feb. 25.- A writ of significavit issued for the arrest of certain excommunicate persons.

Item ibidem emanavit significavit pro Johanne Lone et uxore eius de parochia Maurdyn et Willelmo Monmouth de parochia omnium sanctorum Herefordie ut ad gremium ecclesie possint redire per auxilium brachii secularis.

Feb. 25.- Dispensation to John Bodley to proceed to the orders of deacon and priest notwithstanding the loss of a finger.

Item apud Herefordiam predicti [1] auctoritate cum Johanne


[1] Anthony, the pope's penitenciary.

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A.D. 1411. Dodley alias dicto Philippes, subdiacono, cuius media pars digiti auricularis sue manus dextre est gladio amputata, dominus noster dispensavit ut, ipsa irregularitate non obstante, ad ordines diaconatus et presbiteratus possit permoveri.

{Fol. 45} Vi die Julii incipit annus consecracionis domini nonus.

July 11.- Appointment of John Plouden to be the bishop's warden of Asshewode.

Le xi jour de Julle graunt fuist le offys de Asshewode a Johan Plouden oue les fees a volonte le seigneur, autre graunt non obstante.

A.D. 1412. Nov. 1.- Appointment of William Wallewayn to be the bishop's seneschal in the counties of Hereford and Gloucester.

{Fol. 45b} Item primo die Novembris dominus fecit constituit et ordinavit Willelmum Wallewyn, seneschallum terrarum suarum in comitatibus Herefordie et Gloucestrie secundum tenorem cuiusdem commissionis istius registri folio xxxviii descripte.

A.D. 1413. March 1.- Peter Whitten resigns the rectory of English Bicknor from illheath and is assigned a pension for life from its revenues.

{Fol. 47b} Universis, etc., Robertus, etc. Ex parte dilecti filii Petri Whiten, rectoris ecclesie parochialis de Bykenore Englissh, oblata peticio continebat quod, cum ipse alias viribus corporis non culpa sua sed debilitate nature dumtaxat fuerat destitutus adeo quod ad regimen ecclesie predicte et curam animarum parochianorum eiusdem sibi tunc commissam insufficiens esset omnino effectus, non consciencia criminis nec timore future litis sed aliorum premissorum, tum eciam consciencie metus pretextu ad hoc excitatus, eligensque pocius miserande mendicitatis fortune se subjicere quam gregem Dominicum sibi commissum voracibus luporum dentibus exponere lacerandum, nobis de ecclesia sua predicta obtulit cessionem ac eandem cum suis juribus et pertinenciis pure sponte simpliciter et absolute in manus nostras resignavit reque et verbo dimisit. Quas quidem resignacionem et cessionem nos ex causis premissis admittentes dilectum nobis in Christo Johannem May, clericum, ad dictam ecclesiam de Bykenore, sic ut premittitur

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A.D. 1413. vacantem, per verum patrotium eiusdem presentatum admissimus et rectorem canonice instituimus in eadem cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis. Set post dictas cessionem resignacionem presentacionemque institucionem et admissionem rite et canonice expeditas idem dominus Petrus de Whyten nobis humiliter supplicavit sibi de aliquo sustentacionis congruo presidio per nos et nostrum officium misericorditer provideri. Nos igitur, Robertus, Herefordensis episcopus antedictus, considerantes quod dictus dominus Petrus de Whitten non habuerit de beneficiis ecclesiasticis nec de bonis patrimonialibus aliunde unde congrue valeat sustentari ac propter impotenciam corporalem predictam labore manuum sibi querere non poterit victum vel vestitum, propter quod eidem pio compacientes affectu et ne in obprobium cleri mendicitatis inopiam incurrere cogeretur, de voluntate unanimi et consensu expressis prefati Johannis May, nunc rectoris eiusdem ecclesie de Bykenore predicte ordinacioni nostre in hac parte se et successores suos, quantum in ipso est, submittentis, omnibus quorum interresse poterit ad hoc specialiter evocatis ac juris ordine in ea parte requisito in omnibus observato, auctoritate nostra ordinaria statuimus et ordinavimus quod prefatus dominus Petrus de Whitten habeat et percipiat de fructibus et proventibus dicta ecclesie de Bykenore, cuius curam diu et laudabiliter gessit, per jus prefati Johannis May, nunc rectoris ecclesie predicte seu eius successorum ibidem qui pro tempore fuerint, annis singulis ad totam vitam suam duodecim marcas sterlingorum in subsidium sustentacionis sue ad quattuor anni terminos, videlicet ad festa Pasche, natalis sancti Johannis Baptiste, sancti Michaelis, et natalis Domini annuatim per equales porciones. Ad quam quidem ordinacionem nostram versus predictum dominum Petrum de Whiten nunc resignantem bene et fideliter observandam prefatus Johannes May, tactis ab eodem sacrosanctis Dei evangeliis, nobis corporale prestitit juramentum. Et nos auctoritate nostra predicta decrevimus et ordinavimus quod, quandocumque et quocienscumque tempore nostro seu successorum nostrorum contigerit dictam annuam pensionem duodecim marcarum per quindecim dies post aliquem terminum supradictum in parte vel in toto fore non solutam apud mansum dicti domini Petri de Whiten, ubicumque in comitatibus Gloucestrie vel Herefordie moram traxerit, rector non solvens, quociens et quando sic non solverit, sentenciam maioris excommunicacionis auctoritate nostra incurrat ipso facto fructusque redditus et proventus

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A.D. 1413. ecclesie prelibate omnes et singuli eo ipso sint in manibus nostris et successorum sequestrati et sequestrati remaneant et execuciones debite fiant per nos et successores nostros aut alium vel alios vices nostras habentem vel habentes per quascumque censuras ecclesiasticas contra violatores sequestri antedicti usque ad plenam persolucionem pensionis antedicte, et donec nobis aut successoribus nostris constiterit per ipsas litteras acquietancias aut alias legitime pensionem eandem fore plenarie persolutam. Quam vero sentenciam excommunicacionis in personam rectoris huiusmodi cuiuscumque non solventis et decretum sequestracionis fructuum reddituum et proventuum dicte ecclesie de Bykenore in ipsos casum et eventum non solucionis pensionis premisse ut super memoratur, exnunc prout extunc mora et culpa rectoris huiusmodi precedentibus, proferimus in hiis scriptis. Ad que omnia et singula facienda nobis et successoribus nostris qui pro tempore fuerint potestatem liberam reservamus. In quorum, etc. Datum apud Whitbourne, primo die Marcii.

A.D. 1414. June & Nov.- Issue of writs of significavit for the arrest of certain contumacious persons.

[Margin.] Penultimo et ultimo diebus mensis Junii emanarunt duo significavit [1] pro capcione Walteri Tecce de comitatu Salopschire et Johannis Heynon de comitatu Gloucestrie et libertas commissario. Item xiii die mensis Novembris, anno Domini MCCCCxiiii, Londoniis, emanarunt duo significavit pro capcione Baldwyni Pennebrugge de comitatu Herefordie et Willelmi Broghtone et Alicie Baker, comitatus Salopschire.

April 9.- Issue of a writ of significavit for William Podmor.

{Fol. 48} [Margin.] Ix die Aprilis emanavit significavit pro Willelmo Podmore de parochia de Madleye.

April 16.- Grant of the office of warden of Ashwood to William Wygley.

Item xvi jour daprille le seignour dona et graunta a William Wygley loffys de gardeyn del Asshewode oue ses fees.


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1414. April 16.- The bishop authorizes the prior of Monmouth to receive ecclesiastical persons into his priory and to subject them to the rule of St. Benedict.

Robertus, etc., dilecto fratri nostro, Willelmo Eytone, priori de Monemuta ordinis sancti Benedicti, nostre diocesis, salutem, etc. Quia, ut accepimus, affectas recipere ad prioratum tuum nonnullas personas ecclesiasticas pronas et honestas ad proficiendum in eodem ad honorem Dei et cultum divini servicii ampliandum, tibi igitur ad recipiendum professiones earundem personarum quas duxeris acceptandas et ad faciendum disciplinam eiusdem ordinis circa easdem personas, prout dictus ordo exigit et requirit, tibi per presentes committimus vices nostras. Datum, etc., ut supra.

(1414. July). Annus consecracionis domini undecimus.

A.D. 1415. April 3.- Commission to hold visitations in the diocese.

{Fol. 49} Item die Aprilis, anno Domini MCCCCxv, emanavit commissio venerabili in Christo patri, domino Matheo, Dei gracia Ebronensi episcopo, et magistro Johanni Staneway, commissario generali, ad visitandum diocesem secundum tenorem cuiusdam commissionis folio vi istius registri.

Annus consecracionis domini Roberti, domini episcopi nostri, duodecimus.

Aug. 11.- Sequestration of the prebend of Colwall Barton.

Item undecimo die Augusti, anno Domini supradicto, directa fuerat commissio Johanni Walewayne, ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis canonico, et Thome, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Colewalle Barton, ad sequestrandum omnes fructus redditus et proventus ad prebendam de Colewalle antedicta quovismodo pertinentes qui sunt pro nunc domini Johannis Suttone, ecclesie cathedralis predicte canonici, quousque dictum sequestrum duxerimus revocandum ut in forma.

April 22.- The archbishop enjoins special devotions for the church, the king, and fair weather.

Vicesimo secundo Aprilis, anno Domini MCCCC quintodecimo, dominus recepit commissionem reverendi, etc., Henrici,

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A.D. 1415. Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., ad faciendum processiones solempnes singulis quartis et sextis feriis cum decantacione letanie et misse, si poterit fieri, alias specialium collectarum, unius scilicet pro pace ecclesia, alterius pro rege, et tercie pro serenitate aieris, in ecclesia sua cathedrali Herefordensi ac aliis ecclesiis conventualibus et collegiatis, tam secularibus quam regularibus, necnon parochialibus ecclesiis suarum civitatis et diocesis. Exindeque emanavit commissio commissario suo ad publicandum dicte commissionis tenorem in ecclesia sua cathedrali ac aliis ut supra, indulgencias in hac parte petitas similiter concedendo.

April 26.- The archbishop prohibits unauthorized collectors of alms.

Item vicesimo vi die eiusdem mensis, anno Domini supradicto, directa fuerat commissio domino nostro contra elemosinarum questores ne ulli de cetero, nisi apostolicas vel metropoliticas veras litteras exhibeat, ad colligendum seu recipiendum elemosinas huiusmodi quomodolibet admittantur, qualis fuerat jam tarde episcopus Pensatiensis, nuper in regno Anglie sedis apostolice nuncius ad publicandum quamdam indulgenciam papalem deputatus, potestatis in hac parte sibi attribute formam excedens, abusionibus suis reprobatus simplicum animos decipiens antecedenter, ab eisdem fallaci ingenio extorquens receptumque in usus proprios et prophanos absque auctoritate sedis apostolice seu eorum quorum interest convertens nequiter et consumens. Unde emanavit commissio commissario suo xxx die eiusdem mensis ad publicandum in suis civitate et diocese ne tales sine litteris superius expressatis quomodolibet admittantur.

June 30.- Further devotions are enjoined by the archbishop for Sigismund, king of the Romans, the king, and his adherents.

Tricesimo die Junii, anno Domini quo supra, dominus recepit aliam commissionem reverendi patris supradicti quam expediendam commisit commissario suo xxviii die Julii, anno Domini quo supra, pro processionibus fiendis et letaniis, ut alias mandatum fuerat, et principaliter pro tranquillitate christianissimi principis Sigismundi, Romanorum regis, ac eciam pro salubri statu metuendissimi principis et domini nostri, regis Anglie, ceterorumque omnium qui sibi suo jam salubri viagio subsidium adhibuerunt et juvamen.

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A.D. 1415. July 3.- The bishop informs the Chancery that he has held a muster of his clergy to prepare for resistance to the enemy as the king's writ directed.

{Fol 49b} Item vicesimo nono die Junii, anno supradicto, dominus recepit breve regium pro monstro faciendo cleri sue diocesis, tam regularibus quam secularibus, exemptis et non exemptis, uniendis et convocandis ac sufficienter araiari faciendis, prout eorum suppetant facultates, ita quod prompti sint et araiati ad resistendum protervie malicie et infestacioni inamicorum sancte matris, ecclesie, regisque eciam et regni sub forisfactura omnium queque forisfacere poterunt. Que omnia et singula juxta dicti brevis exigenciam fuerunt adimpleta. Et certificatum fuit ad cancellariam domini regis tercio die Julii.

Sept. 6.- Nicholas Boteler, a vicar choral, is appointed by the bishop his sub-penitentiary.

{Fol. 50} Eisdem autem die et anno dominus ordinavit dominum Nicholaum Boteler, vicarium chori ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, in suum subpenitenciarium ad audiendum confessiones quorumcumque sibi confiteri volencium, eciam penitencias salutares injungendum secundum canonicas sancciones, raptu virginum, violacione sanctarum monialium sibi specialiter reservatis, quos casus sibi ex certa sciencia voluit reservari.

Sept. 12.- The vicar of Bishop's Castle is appointed general receiver for the bishop, and September 20th David Holbach is made seneschal of Bishop's Castle.

{Fol. 50b.} Eodemque die dominus ordinavit vicarium perpetuum ecclesie parochialis de Byschopes Castell in suum receptorem generalem ad recipiendum omnes denarios sibi ab antiquo debitos et in futurum debendos, ut in forma communi.

Item vicesimo die mensis Septembris, anno quo supra, dominus ordinavit Davyd Holbach in suum seneschallum de Byschopes Castell et Lydebury ut in forma xxxviii folio huius registri.

Oct. 9.- Citation of the bishop and his clergy to attend Convocation in London on October 20. [In the usual form.]

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A.D. 1415. Oct. 14.- The bishop makes John Brugge and Richard Cok his bailiffs at Ross.

Item eodem die dominus ordinavit, ut per litteras patentes liquet manifeste, Johannem Brugge et Ricardum Cok de Rosse suos ballivos villa predicte ad suam voluntatem duraturos.

Jan. 31.- The bishop certifies that John Bodenham, the sheriff, has taken the usual oath before him.

{Fol. 51} Serenissimo principi ac invictissimo triumphatori Henrico, etc., Robertus, etc., salutem et post adversa votive prosperitatis suscipere jocunditatem. [1] Vestre regie majestati liqueat per presentes nos ix die mensis Januarii ultimo preterite breve vestrum regium accepisse cum reverencia prout decuit et honore, potestate nobis ex vestre regalis apice dignitatis specialiter attributa accipiendi sacramentum dilecti nostri in Christo filii Johannis Bodenham, vicecomitis vestri in comitatu Herefordie, de officio suo bene et fideliter faciendo juxta formam et tenorem nobis brevi vestro recluse cedule destinate. Cuius vestri brevis vigore reverendi ipsius Johannis antedicti sacramentum de suo officio faciendo, ut premittitur, sacramentum in futurum die supradicto in manerio nostro de Whyteborn recepimus, tactis ab eodem Johanne sacrosanctis evangeliis, de singulis cedula juramenti sui contentis juxta posse fideliter adimplendis. Et sic breve vestrum, quatenus in nobis est, sumus cum omni reverencia executi. Vestram regiam celsitudinem feliciter dirigat et custodiat in longevum qui de Maria nasci virgine dignabatur. Datum in manerio nostro de Whyteborne penultimo die mensis Januarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCCxv, etc.

Jan. 31.- The bishop gives notice that he has granted to John Gowmonde the cure of the chapelries of Cardeston and Wattlesborough, which have been neglected.

Universis, etc., Robertus, etc., salutem, etc. Ad nostrum, quod dolenter referimus, pervenit auditum quod capelle de Cardestone et Wattelesborowe infra parochiam de Alburbury diucius viduantur officiis et sacramentorum misteria non servantur in eisdem juridice quo deberent. Unde pastoralis cura sollicitudinis nobis ex alto divinitus attributa nos invigilare animarum nostrorum


[1] This entry is faded and very indistinct.

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A.D. 1415. remediis subjectorum earumque periculis obviare et scandala removere compellit. Quapropter domino Johanni Gowmonde, capellano, de cuius fidelitate et industria plenam in Domino fiduciam obtinemus, fructus proventus et oblaciones ad capellas predictas quovismodo pertinentes recipiendi, confessiones audiendi, et cetera divina sacramenta infra earundem cepta morantibus ministrandi, donec de eisdem aliter duxerimus ordinandum, licenciam tenore presencium concedimus plenam. In cuius etc. Datum in manerio de Whyteborne, ultimo die Januarii, anno Domini MCCCCxv, etc.

{Fol. 52} Feb. 26.- Nicholas Boteler, the sub-penitentiary, and the vicar of S. John's, Hereford, are empowered to receive clerks convicted by the secular judges and commit them to the bishop's prison. [1]

March 7.- Resignation of the precentorship by Robert Felton.

Vii die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCCxv, Robertus Feltone in hospicio domini, Londoniis, resignavit precentoriam ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis ex certis causis animum suum ad hoc moventibus in sacras manus domini Roberti, loci diocesani, pure sponte et absolute, testibus pro tunc presentibus magistro Johanne Bridbroke, cancellario domini; et Willelmo Aumenet, registrario. Quam quidem resignacionem, ipsius causis discussis et approbatis, dominus admisit.

Feb. 27.- The bishop receives and publishes a mandate from the archbishop enjoining the observance of the Feasts of St. David, St. George, St. Chad, and St. Winifred.

Penultimo die mensis Februarii, anno Domini supradicto, dominus recepit reverendi etc. Henrici, Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., commissionem continentem quod faceret festa sanctorum David, Cedde, Georgii, et sancte Winefrede, virginis, per suas civitatem et diocesim singulis annis solempniter celebrari. Unde dominus commisit commisario suo ad publicandum premisse commissionis effectum per suas civitatem et diocesem forma et modo in eisdem contentis et prefato reverendo patri certificavit


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1415. de expedicione sua primo die Aprilis, anno Domini predicto, una cum certificatorio commissionis directe pro convocacione cleri.

Feb. 22.- Writs of significavit issued for the arrest of William Browhton and Nicholas Huchins.

Item eodem die emanaverunt duo significavit, una pro Willelmo Browhtone de Castro episcopi et alia pro Nicholao Huchuns ad instanciam Jacobi Blont.

May 25.- The commissary receives instructions to decide the claim of the vicar of Tiddenham to receive a portion from the free chapel of St. Thirioc, amounting to 40s. a year.

{Fol. 54} Robertus, etc., Johanni Stanewey, nostro commissario, salutem, etc. Querelam domini Reginaldi Tylere, perpetui vicarii de Tydenham, nostre diocesis, recepimus continentem quod cum dicti Reginaldi predecessor et predecessores sui nomine dicte vicarie pro tempore existentes in possessione vel quasi jure recipiendi annuatim xl solidos nomine porcionis eidem vicarie debite extiterit vel extiterint de fructibus et proventibus libere capelle sancti Thirioci, nostre diocesis predicte, a tempore et per tempora cuius contraria memoria hominum non existit, persolvendos in diebus Veneris in septimana Pasche et Martis septimana Pentecoste ad ultimum, incumbens tamen dicta capelle qui nunc est prefatus querelatur ut non vicariam suam antedictam de prefatis xl s. sive porcione eorundem spoliari indebite moveretur, solucionem eorundem, licet sepius requisitus, eidem vicario vel vicarie sue predicte penitus denegandam. Quocirca indempnitati vicarie antedicte necnon vicario ipsius, nobis ut presentaliter querelatur, debite in hac parte providere volentes, ut tenemur, vobis mandamus quatinus advocatis coram vobis incumbente capelle antedicte qui nunc est vel eius procuratore nomine suo expositaque querela antedicta,
[et] si ita est ut suggeritur, prefatum incumbentem eiusque procuratorem nomine suo ad restitucionem porcionis xl solidorum superius expressatorum annuatim forma consueta vicario predicto solvende necnon ad restitucionem arreragiorum eorundem, si que invente fuerint, una cum dampnis expressis et interesse suis auctoritate nostri sine difficultate compellatis. Et ad premissa facienda vobis vices nostras committimus, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, xxv die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCCxvi et nostre consecracionis xii.

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A.D. 1416. June 2.- Writ of significavit issued for William Wayte.

{Fol. 54b} Item secundo die Junii, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit unum significavit pro quodam Willelmo Wayte, Herefordensis diocesis.

{Fol. 56} Annus consecracionis domini nostri Roberti xiii, vi die Julii.

July 29.- Commission to the rector of Colwall to sequestrate the goods and chattels of John Suttone, late canon and prebendary of Colwall, till the dilapidations of the property of the prebend are made good.

Robertus, etc., Thome Kelet, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Colewalle, nostre diocesis, salutem, etc. Cum nos omnia bona et catalla quecumque infra nostram diocesem ubicumque existencia et in quorumcumque manibus que dudum fuerunt domini Johannis Suttone, canonici ecclesie nostre Herefordensis et prebendarii de Bertone Colwalle in eadem dum vixit, propter varios defectus domibus edificiis et ceteris aliis prebende antedicte pertinentibus quos mortis sue tempore incorrectos dimisit et aliis de causis nos ad hoc moventibus sequestraverimus, prout tenore presencium sequestramus, vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus in ecclesia vestra antedicta sequestrum nostrum huiusmodi publicetis eademque bona et catalla per nos, ut premittitur, sequestrata salvo custodiatis sequestro donec aliud a nobis habueritis in mandatis, Datum in manerio nostro de Whiteburne, antepenultimo die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto.

Aug. 5.- The archdeacon of Shropshire and clergy are commissioned to give notice of the excommunication of certain persons who have driven of cattle from the demesne of Bishop's Castle.

{Fol. 56b} Item eodem die emanavit commissio magistro Johanni Hereford, archidiacono Salopschire, ac omnibus curatis Herefordensis diocesis ad denunciandum excommunicatos fuisse et esse Willelmum Knyt de Norbury, Johannem Fermour de Egydon, Johannem Fewtrere de Monslowe, Rogerum Aldone de Brastone, et Willelmum Kyntone de Cressege donec restituant boves et boviolos universos per eos injuste fugatos a dominio Castri episcopi, etc., contra voluntatem eorum quorum interest in hac parte et contra sacrorum canonum instituta.

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A.D. 1416. An indenture made between Roger Hore, prebendary of Warham, and the college of vicars choral, exchanging strips of land on which the grange of the latter is built with an acre of arable belonging to the former at Warham.

Robertus, etc., universis, etc., salutem. Indenturam inter magistrum Rogerum Hore, canonicum ecclesie nostre Herefordensis, ac prebendarium prebende de Werham in eadem, ex parte una, et custodem collegii vicariorum chori eiusdem ecclesie ac eosdem vicarios, ex altera parte, factam inspeximus tenorem qui sequitur continentem. Hec indentura facta inter magistrum Rogerum Hore, canonicum, etc., ex parte una, et custodem collegii vicariorum, etc., ex parte altera testatur quod cum ex tempore antiquo predicti custos et vicarii ex concessione predecessorum predicti Rogeri et eciam ex concessione dicti Rogeri in escambium habuerint et pacifice habuerunt et tenuerunt duas seliones terre jacentes in crofto inter curiam dicte prebende et curiam dicti custodis et vicariorum et super quas seliones pars grangie eiusdem curie custodis et vicariorum situatur et edificatur pro una acra terre arabilis trium selionum jacenti inter Werham et Wertham
[escrose], videlicet inter terram dicte prebende ex utraque parte et extendit se in uno capite usque ad alteram viam ducentem de Hereford versus Werham. Unde notum sit omnibus tam presentibus et futuris quod predictus Rogerus Hore concessit remisit relaxavit et imperpetuum quietum clamavit predicto custodi et vicariis ac successoribus suis, vicariis dicte ecclesie totum statum sive jus et clamium. [1]

Particulars of the litigation between the rector of S. Mary Monthalt and the bishop of Hereford. The former claimed an annuity of 40 shillings and a robe, and commons at the bishop's table, as a charge on the latter's residence in his parish, but though he set up a false inquisition, ultimately had to abandon his suit.

{Fol. 57} [Margin.] Nota processum consimilem attemptum per rectorem de Monte Alto, Londoniis, tempore venerabilis patris domini Thome Spofforth, episcopi Herefordensis, ut continetur in registro suo et sentencia data pro dicto episcopo contra dictum rectorem et ipsius falsum clamium.

Memorandum quod Johannes de Donyngtone, persona ecclesie


[1] The rest of the indenture is not given.

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A.D. 1416. beate Marie de Mont en haut, Londoniis, persequebatur versus venerabilem in Christo patrem Robertum, Dei gracia Herefordensem episcopum, pro quadraginta solidis et una roba precii xiii s. iiii d. et pro cibariis suis ad mensam dicti reverendi patris annuatim habendis de dicto patre et successoribus suis, dummodo dictus reverendus pater aut aliquis successorum suorum infra dictam civitatem Londoniarum moraretur, et fecit assisam attachiari versus eundem venerabilem patrem mense Julii, anno Domini MCCCvi, regni vero regis Henrici quarto post conquestum septimo, Johanne Wodecok, tunc maiore Londoniarum, et Henrico Bartone et Willelmo Crowmere, tunc vicecomitibus eiusdem civitatis. Querela in aula Guyhalde civitatis Londoniarum per dictum Johannem Donyngtone facta sequitur in hec verba:- In congregacione maioris et aldermanorum in camera Guyhalde civitatis Londoniarum die Lune proximo ante festum sancte Margarete, virginis, anno regni Henrici quarti post conquestum septimo, Johannes Donyngtone, persona ecclesie beate Marie de Mont en haut queritur de intrusione versus Robertum Marscalle, [1] episcopum Herefordensem, de libero tenemento suo in parochia beate Marie de Mont en haut in Londoniis. Et idem Johannes asseruit et informavit populum quod tempore vacacionis dicte sedis per mortem bone memorie domini Johannis Trevenant, dicti venerabilis patris Roberti predecessoris immediati, inquisicio fuit capta coram Willelmo Askham, maiore civitatis predicte et escaetore domini regis in eadem, in qua inquisicione, ut asseruit, per xii legales homines juratos compertum est quod hospicium dicti venerabilis patris in parochia beate Marie de Mont en haut oneratur annuatim de quodam annuali redditu, xl s. et una roba precii xiiis. iiii d. et de inveniendo cibaria ad tabulam sufficienter eiusdem episcopi et successorum suorum post eum dummodo in predicta civitate moram traxerint predicto Johanni rectori, et successoribus suis, rectoribus eiusdem ecclesie pro tempore existentibus. Et idem rector finxit quandam inquisicionem falsam et in diversis cedulis distribuit amicis suis false et maliciose ipsos contra dictum venerabilem patrem informans. Cuius quidem ficte et false inquisicionis sic pretense copia sequitur in hiis verbis:- Inquisicio capta coram Willelmo Askham, maiore civitatis Londoniarum et escaetore domini regis in eadem, anno regis Henrici quarti, etc., quinto, per sacramentum Johannis Gaytone, Johannis Babyn, Thome Kebbell, Johannis Howeche,


[1] Margin Marchalle.

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A.D. 1416. Willelmi Multone, Johannis Sparwe, Thome Dodyntone, Nicholai Hard, Johannis Esex, Johannis Frost, Johannis Clerc, et Thome Bury, proborum et legalium hominum civitatis predicte. Qui dicunt super sacramentum suum quod hospicium appendens ad episcopatum de Herefordia ut de recto eiusdem episcopatus in civitate Londoniarum in parochia beate Maria de Mont en haut, quod quondam fuit domini Johannis Trevenant, nuper episcopi de Herefordia predicta, ut de jure ecclesie sue de Herefordia, valet per annum C s. ultra onera et reprisas et non valet plus pro eo quod dictum hospicium oneratur annuatim de quodam annuali redditu quadraginta solidorum et de una roba precii viii s. et de iiii d. et de inveniendo cibaria ad tabulam sufficienter eiusdem episcopum tanquam familiari suo domestico, dum episcopus episcopatus predicti qui pro tempore fuerit infra dictam civitatem Londoniarum moratur, persona ecclesie beate Marie de Mont en haut et successoribus suis imperpetuum. De quibus quidem redditibus et oneribus omnes persona eiusdem ecclesie beate Marie predicte a tempore cuius contrarii memoria hominum non existit per manus episcoporum episcopatus predicti solute fuerunt, etc. Sed dictus venerabilis pater, verisimiliter credens quod nunquam fuisset talis inquisicio sic pretensa, fecit exemplificari in scaccario domini nostri, regis, sub sigillo eiusdem domini, regis, inquisicionem veram que de facto fuit capta, tempore vacacionis predicte coram Willelmo Askham, maiore predicto, cuius inquisicionis tenor sequitur in hiis verbis:- Inquisicio capta in civitate Londoniarum coram Willelmo Askham, maiore, etc., et escaetore domini regis xx die Octobris, anno regni Henrici quarti vi, ex officio domini escaetoris ad inquirendum quibus die et anno Johannes Trevenant, episcopus Herefordensis, obiit, et quas terras et que tenementa redditus et servicia idem episcopus habuit infra libertatem civitatis predicte die quo obiit, per sacramentum Johannis Gaytone et aliorum ut supra proborum et legalium hominum, qui dicunt super sacramentum suum quod predictus Johannes Trevenant, episcopus, obiit die Sabbati proximo post festum Annunciacionis beate Marie, virginis, anno predicto, et dicunt quod idem episcopus habuit dicto die quo obiit in parochia beate Marie de Mont en haut in warda de Quynhythe, Londoniis, unum hospicium quod, si locaretur, valet quiete ultra omnia onera et reprisas v marcas vi s. viii d. Item dicunt quod a tempore mortis dicti episcopi hucusque dictum hospicium stetit vacuum et non locatum et adhuc

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A.D. 1416. stat vacuum. Et dicunt quod idem episcopus habuit dicto die quo obiit in parochia et warda predictis unam shopam que est parcella eiusdem hospicii que valet quiete per annum ultra omnia onera et reprisas vi s. viii d. Et dicunt jurati predicti quod predictus episcopus non habuit plures terras seu tenementa, redditus, neque servicis, infra libertatem civitatis predicte dicto die quo obiit. In cuius rei testimonium jurati predicti huic inquisicioni sigilla sua apposuerunt. Datum Londoniis, xx die Maii, anno supradicto. Et dictus venerabilis pater fecit exhiberi dictam inquisicionem veram, sic sub sigillo magno exemplificatam, omnibus in assisa predicta nominatis pro pleniore informacione eisdem, qui perpendentes quod dictus Johannes, rector, informacionem quam eis sepius ante in cedulis monstravit, false et maliciose fabricavit, ab eodem Johanne, rectore, penitus declinarunt et parti venerabilis patris adheserunt, pro eo quod nichil pro parte dicti Johannis, rectoris, invenire sciverunt aut aliqualiter potuerunt. Et pro maiore declaracione veritatis discretus vir, magister Thomas Busshebury, {Fol. 57b} canonicus Herefordensis, venit Londonias et in aula Guyhalde ibidem in presencia Ricardi Wytyngtone, tunc maioris, Nicholai Wottone, tunc vicecomitis Londoniarum, Johannis Wodecok, Willelmi Walderne, Ricardi Merlowe, Willelmi Askham, Thome Knollys, Henrici Pontfret, aldermannorum, et Johannis Prestone, recordatoris civitatis predicte, in plena curia examinatus et in forma juris juratus dixit quod idem Thomas, protunc etatis lxxvii annorum, mansit cum diversis episcopis dicte sedis Herefordensis pro maiori parte temporis quo dicte sedi presidebant, scilicet cum venerabilibus patribus Ludowyco de Charletone, Willelmo de Courteney, Johanne Gilbert, et Johanne Tryvenant. Et dixit quod nunquam audivit de aliquo tali onere de dicto hospicio exeunte et multa alia dixit protunc ibidem faciencia pro jure dicti venerabilis patris, prout in quibusdam litteris testimonialibus sigillo officii maioris Londoniarum sigillatis plenius continetur. Nomina vero citatorum ad assisam predictam sunt hec:- Johannes Wyntone, Johannes Hille, Nicholaus Wolberwe, Willelmus Russell, Johannes Gaytone, Johannes Bury, Thomas Hogate, Willelmus Chambre, Thomas Garthorp, Jobn Lytlyngtone, Thomas Coffyn, Robertus Knotte, Ricardus Broune, Johannes Walpolle, Johannes Tewkesbury, Robertus Brendwode, Johannes Clerk, Petrus Parker, Thomas atte Wode, et Johannes Thressher. Et quia dictus Johannes, rector, videbat quod non potuit habere propositum suum, procuravit

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A.D. 1416. quantum potuit quod dicti citati ad assizam predictam non comparerent sed se subtraherent quantum possent. Et propterea pars dicti venerabilis patris prosequebatur ad habendum octo tales quorum nomina sunt hec:- Johannes Gane, Thomas Broun, Johannes Marchall, Robertus Lyttone, Robertus Muldenhale, Matheus Reede, Willelmus Pener, Willelmus Grantham. Et subsequenter xii die mensis Novembris, anno regis predicti viii, quando predicta assisa transisset in aula Guyhalde, predictus Johannes, rector, se subtraxit et ulterius non fuit prosecutus, videns quod non potuit in aliquo prevalere, Presentibus tunc in aula predicta Ricardo Whytyngtone, maiore, Johanne Prestone, recordatore, et aliis aldermannis diversis. Et sic per curiam dimissus fuit dictus venerabilis pater pro se et successoribus suis ab impeticione dicti rectoris quiete et in pace.

A.D. 1406. Dec. 14.- On this date Richard Barbour, sergeant of the mayor of Hereford, and John Orchard broke into a chamber in the cathedral and removed certain of the contents. An appeal to the mayor by the chapter and afterwards by the bishop failed to get redress. The bishop excommunicated the offenders, and when after much correspondence Richard Barbour still remained obdurate, the canons in a body went to London, where a great council was sitting, and ultimately the offenders submitted to the Church and made full restitution.

Memorandum quod xiiii die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexto, hora quasimeridiei quidam Ricardus Barbour, serviens Johannis Mey, tunc maioris civitatis Herefordie, et Johannes Orchard, laici eiusdem civitatis, nimis inconsulta et temeraria facilitate commoti, intrarunt violenter ecclesiam cathedralem Herefordensem ac infra eandem ecclesiam quamdam cameram subthesaurarii intraveruut et inde diversa bona sacrilege abstulerunt, quod quidem factum tam nepharium presidens protunc et capitulum ecclesie predicte moleste ferentes requiri fecerunt dictum Johannem Mey, maiorem, ut ipsam violenciam debite reformaret, qui breviter et proterve respondet et expresse hoc facere recusavit. Ac tunc dicti presidens et capitulum per litteras suas domino Roberto, Dei gracia tunc episcopo Herefordensi, apud Prestbury de toto facto intimabant et supplicabant quatinus ad reformacionem tanti sceleris manus apponeret adjutrices, qui quidem dominus episcopus, malens dictum maiorem et adios cives more pii patris pulchro modo allicere pocius quam rigore, litteras suas exbortatorias dicto maiori

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A.D. 1406. direxit, quibus quidem litteris per ipsum maiorem receptis et intellectis litteras suas responsivas dicto domino episcopo per Ricardum Barbour predictum direxit sub forma que sequitur:- Treshonure seignour et tresreverent piere en Dieu ieo me recomande a votre tresreverent seignourie et senctismo paternite come votre treshumble fitz. Et tresreverent piere vos honourables lettres ore tarde a moy envoyez iay rescue et bien entendu conteignantz deins ycelles tiele suggestion ment verrai, cest assavoir que Richard Barbour, sergeant, et Johan Orchard ount violentmont fait assaut en votre esglise de Hereford enfreignantz illocques la chambre de southtresorie et aut emportanz diversez biens et chatteuz encountre la commune ley et les fraunches et libertes de seinte esglise, comme appiert en vos dites lettres, lequelle suggescion en le manier suisdit fait et touz autres matiers comprises en votre dites lettres appendauntz a ycelle ne sount pas verraies ne furent faitez comme vos lettres querront rien enfreignantz ne attemptanz encountre les libertes de seinte esglise. Entendant treshonure seignour que ieo ne nulli de vos fitz deins la citie de Hereford ne voillont nentendont rein faire que soit prejudice a votre seignour ne a les libertes de seinte esglise. Et treshonure seignour ceo que iay fait devant ces heures en reverence de Dieu, seinte esglise, et de votre seignourie pur grand favour tieles faux suggestions serront moi sustreier et faire droit ley sanz favour en temps avenir, empriaunz a votre tresreverent seignourie que vous ni please doner foy ne credence a nulli an tieles males suggestions a vous faitz si bien de moy comme dautres vos filz del cite de Hereford en temps avenir. Treshonure seignour et tresreverent piere en Dieu le trespuissant Trinitie vous eit en sa tresdigne garde. Escrit a Hereford le iii jour de Janevrier. Et tunc dictus dominus episcopus ipsum Ricardum de toto facto diligenter examinavit, qui quidem Ricardus fatebatur quod cameram predictam intravit una cum Johanne Orchard absque licencia canonicorum et cuiuscumque alterius ad hoc habentis auctoritatem, ac tunc dominus consiluit sibi quod peniteat intimando sibi quod sentenciam excommunicacionis maioris ipso facto dampnabiliter incurrebat, sed dictus Ricardus tunc flecti noluit sed recessit animo indurato. Et post paucos dies dictus dominus iterum scripsit litteras suas exhortatorias dicto maiori sub hac forma:- Treschier et bien ame fitz en Dieu voilletz savoir que nous avonz resceuz vos lettres par Richard Barbour, sergeant, a nous envoyez et entenduz le

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A.D. 1406. matiers conteignez en ycelles. Et par relation de mesmes Richard {Fol. 58} nous avons pleinement conceuz que un Johan Orchard et mesme Richard entrerunt la chambre de subztresorie deins notre esglise de Hereford par votre commandement sanz licence de nous et nos confreres ou ascun membre ou ministre de mesme esglise qui a ceo avoit auctorite ou poair certeins biens et chateux emportantz encontre le comune by et les fraunchees et libertees de seinte esglise si bien come encountre les accordes faitz parentre nos predecessours et le chapitre de notre esglise dune parte et la mair et les citizens de notre cite de lautre. Et pur ceo la suggestion conteigne en nos autres lettres en touz autres comprisez en ycelles sount verriez comme nous semble, sur quoy vous prioms especialment derechief, comme nous ne desirons vous grever, que vous fatez tiel trespace amender et redresser et honour de Dieu et pur trauquillite parentre nous et vous, et accordez bonement ovesque nos confreres, chanons de mesme lieu. Et outre voillez sans delay nous certefier ceo qua vous purposez affaire touchante ceste matier, sachanz que nous desiroms tout dys peas et bon accord parentre nous et vous, mes si vous commencez envers nous autrement que la ley voet ne merveilez mie si nous defendons nous et notre esglise quanque nous purrons comme nous semblera par avis de notre conseil le melx affaire. Escrit, etc. Ac eciam dictus dominus litteras suas direxit presidenti et capitulo predictis sub hac forma:- In Christo filii dilectissimi et confratres, litteras vestras nuper nobis transmissas plene concepimus, sed quia experiencia familiaris presentis temporis nos edocet satis clare quot molestiis quantisque dispendiis et ruinis ecclesia Christi undique per orbem subjacet hiis diebus, abeo quod ipsa Petri navicula ubique pene invenire videtur naufragium, viri ecclesiastici maris fluctibus undique opprimentur, dum tanta immanitate in ipsam sponsam Christi secularium jugiter sevit malicia quod ut timemus Petrus, cuius regimini dudum est commissa, gladium cogetur educere et persecutorum studebit maliciam cohercere. In tribulacione namque ecclesie cepit origo, et hucusque ipsius persecucio perperam continuatur, ac jam plus solito, unde dolemus ex intimis, in eandem, heu indies, invalescit. Sed dextra Dei propicia vincet, speramus, cum leditur, tunc prevalebit cum ipsius libertatibus maliciose resistitur et violencia sic infertur. Abolim namque fidelium merito recolenda devocio ad divini cultus augmentum construxit ecclesias et ipsas privilegiis maximis communivit quas nunc

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A.D. 1406. filii degeneres destruere moliuntur. Et quia consideramus quod lites et dissensiones parant aditum pravis operibus et actibus sepe ausum prebent illicitis, optamus excessum huiusmodi, eo quod dies mali sunt, mansuetudine, si poterimus, temporare pocius quam vigore, presertim cum grave nimis existeret contra tantam civitatem contendere, saltem in nostris primordiis ac considerata mundi malicia hiis diebus. Sciatis veraciter, dilectissimi, quod in vestra tranquillitate quiescimus et vestra adversitate turbamur adeo quod si vires nostro desiderio responderent, nil esset nobis difficile quod vobis utile videretur. Ceterum, dilectissimi, quia venerabilis in Christo filius noster et confrater, decanus ecclesie nostre, ut a quibusdam audivimus, infra precinctum civitatis nostre certam habet jurisdiccionem, nollemus sibi in absencia sua, si ita sit, prejudicare in aliquo, sed magis differre in hiis que sibi possent cedere ad commodum vel honorem, statu nostro in omnibus semper salvo. Insuper nobis videtur, salvo judicio meliori, quod cum honestate non sunt malefactores huiusmodi trabendi ad Ledbury, ut optatur, nisi essemus ibidem personaliter. Sed, prout alias magistro J. Went retulimus et jam confratri nostro, magistro Johanni Hereford, referimus, possetis eosdem coram audiencia domini nostri Cantuariensis per viam querele multipliciter vexare et multo gravius quam alibi, ymmo importabilibus sibi laboribus et expensis, et hoc si videritis faciendum permitteremus libenter, et propterea per eundem confratrem nostrum dicto domino Cantuariensi litteras nostras dirigimus. Scribimus eciam maiori nostre civitatis iterato et huiusmodi litterarum copiam transmittimus una cum litteris eiusdem maioris quas alias nobis per dictum Ricardum Barbour direxit, ac informamur similiter quod quidam de consilio nostro cum dicto maiore et civibus tractavit amicabiliter in hac causa, unde speramus verisimiliter gratum finem, prout lator presencium vobis plenius referet viva voce cui in dicendo ex parte nostra fidem adhibere velitis. Scriptum, etc. Ac, ut magis vexarent ipsos et fatigarent laboribus et expensis, de consilio et permissione dicti domini episcopi dicti presidens et capitulum impetrarunt a domino Cantuariensi commissionem ad monendum dictos malefactores ad satisfaciendum infra certum terminum et si in eventum satisfacere recusarent ad citandum eosdem quod comparerent coram eodem domino Cantuariensi accepturi et facturi in huiusdem materia quod justicia suaderet. Quibus ad noticiam prefati Johannis Orchard deductis, statim penitencia ductus accessit ad dictos presidentem

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A.D. 1406. et capitulum in ecclesia cathedrali inter missarum solempnia previa dominica quadragesime, videlicet viii die mensis Februarii extunc proxime sequenti, et coram multitudine populi copiosa, qui illuc ad audiendum divina convenerant veniam humiliter petiit et devote promittens [1] se facturum penitenciam quamcumque sibi injungerent pro commissis, ad quod perficiendum fideliter et cum effectu, tactis sacrosanctis evangeliis, publice tunc ibidem corporale perstitit juramentum, et de stando mandatis ecclesie et se similia de cetero contra ecclesiam nullatenus attemptare. Quibus sic peractis dicti presidens et capitulum ipsum Johannem sic comparentem et humilitatum ad misericordiam et graciam receperunt, reservata sibi pena pro dicto scelere imposterum imponenda. Sed prefatus Ricardus Barbour adhuc in errore et obstinacione permanens animo indurato nequiter perstitit nec volebat aliqualiter delictum suum recognoscere nec in aliquo humiliare se voluit, quod audiens dictus dominus episcopus litteras suas iterum presidenti et capitulo direxit sub hac forma:- In Christo filii dilectissimi et confratres, satis novistis, ut credimus, quod quamdiu bene potuimus execucionem contra maiorem et cives nostre civitatis pro violencia ecclesie nostre illata et gravibus suis commissis in eandem nequiter perpetratis distulimus ad vitandum incomoda que ex dissensionibus insurgunt communiter si perdurent et que occasione earundem poterunt evenire, sumpta per experienciam de transactis conjectura {Fol. 58b} verisimiliter de futuro. Speravimus namque ipsos benigno modo inducere et more pii patris ad ovile Christi et ecclesie reduxisse et ad hoc sepius dicto maiori litteras nostras direximus, ut novistis. Adhuc quoque desideramus ex corde quod errata corrigant et emendent et sic ipsos efficaciter moneatis quod, si noluerint, ad corrigendum premissa manum curabimus apponere graviorem. Scimus etenim quod bonorum ecclesiasticorum et jurium et libertatum sancte matris, ecclesie, spoliacio eo redditur magis periculosa et in conspectu Altissimi dampnabilior judicatur quo diuturnior est nostrorum injusta detencio et pertinax perseverancia in delicto. Ac, ut audivimus, dictorum maioris et concivium suorum adhuc malicia perdurante et sic impellente pocius in pejora, hucusque redire ad gremium sancte matris ecclesie neglexerunt. Sed nos tot opprobia tamque enormia tam in prejudicium nostrum et vestrum quam sancte matris, ecclesie, diucius tolerare nolentes, sentenciam excomnaunicacionis contra eosdem cum suis fautoribus et auctoribus,


[1] Sic for promisit.

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A.D. 1406. nisi medio tempore resipiscant, transmittimus fulminandam, ut quos exhortacio nostra aut Dei timor a malo non revocat hos tandem coherceat severitas discipline. Et diu vigeat ut optamus prospere cetus vester. Scriptum, etc. Et tunc presidens et capitulum rescripserunt dicto domino episcopo sub hac forma:- Reverende pater et domino, debita recommendacione premissa de vestra sincera dileccione erga sponsam vestram, ecclesiam Herefordensem, juraque ac libertates ipsius, vestra atque nostra inviolabiliter observanda juxta privilegia et consuetudines hactenus laudabiliter observata et per Dei graciam, mediantibus vestris auxilio consilio et favore, imposterum observanda, reverencie vestre summe regraciamur de benigna, cordialique continuacione humiliter supplicantos presertim quo ad detestabilem violenciam noviter sponse vestre memorate, vobis et nobis ac libertatibus ecclesiasticis contra jura et privilegia nostra necnon composiciones a retroactis temporibus perinde habitas nimis improbe per Sathane satellites illatam, prout vestram reverendam paternitatem literatorie alias duximus veridice informandam. Et quia scripsistis maiori istius civitatis pro reformacione violencie prelibate, nos unanimi consensu fecimus sibi vestras litteras presentari, ipsum humiliter requirendo de aliquali responso ad easdem, qui dixit se velle dare nobis responsum cum deliberacione concivium suorum post festa Natalis, qui tamen adhuc quasi dampnabili pertinacia ductus nullo modo respondere curavit. Unde reverende pater, ne tam execrabile facinus transeat impunitum et ne transgressoribus detur audacia dampnabilis similia vel peiora de cetero perpetrandi, eidem reverencie vestre attencius supplicamus quatinus, consideratis istis et aliis peioribus fiendis que ex verisimilibus conjecturis previdemus, dignemini concedere citacionem personalem contra Ricardum Barbour et Johannem Orchard quod compareant personaliter coram vobis vel commissario vestro apud Ledbury octava die post execucionem huiusmodi citacionis audituri recepturi et facturi in huiusmodi causa quod justicia suadebit, et si placeat fiat commissio magistro Johanni Pavy de Wygornia. Vos conservet Altissimus in prosperitate votiva. Scriptum, etc. Et non valens dictus dominus episcopus tantam injuriam ac violenciam tam notoriam sibi et ecclesie sue taliter illatas diucius tolerare, sentenciam excommunicacionis maioris contra malefactores huiusmodi in genere cum suis fautoribus, etc., transmisit fulminandam sub forma que in secundo folio tercii quaterni istius registri ad tale signum [1] poterit reperiri. Sed sub spe tractatus et concordie dicti


[1] I.e. a pointed leaf.

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A.D. 1406. presidens et capitulum huiusmodi sentencie execucionem distulerunt et de concordia tractaverunt sed tamen pertunc non potuerunt concordari. Et interim procurarunt dicti maior et cives litteras nobilissimi principis Wallie, Henrici, primogeniti regis supradicti sub hac forma:- Reverent piere en Dieu, nous vous salvons souvent en vous signifiant que nous sumes enformez que leschanons et chapitre de votre esglise cathedrale de Hereford pursuent vexent et molestent maliciousement nous bien amez les mayr et citezeins de la ville de Hereford acause quils firent lour bon devoir et diligence de trouver certeins nos possessions que furent nadgairs embesiles deins le close de Hereford susdit dont nous merveillons. Si nous vous prioms trescherment que les ditz chanons et chapitre ne soient par vous sustenuz ne confortez de vexer pursuer ne deseaser en nul manier les ditz mair ne citezeins pur la cause susdite eins que vous vuilliez garner mesmes les chanons et chapitre dent cesser tanque a notre venu a la ville susdite quelle sera deins brief a laide de Dieu qui vous ait en sa seinte garde. Donne soubz notre signet a Loundres le xi jour le Feverer. Et statim post festum Pasche proximo tunc sequens rex Henricus quartus post conquestum, anno regni sui octavo, ordinavit consilium magnum Londoniis de diversis temporalibus et spiritualibus et mandavit dicto domino episcopo, sicud mandavit aliis, per litteras suas sub signeto ut in huiusmodi consilio interesset, et sic interfuit. Ac omnes canonici residentes Herefordie illa vice similiter Londonias accesserunt, videlicet magistri Johannes Cateby, Nicholaus Hereford, Reginaldus Wolstone, Rogerus Hore, Johannes Herford, Henricus Buytone, Johannes Prat, et Hugo Harpere, et alii canonici eiusdem loci pertunc non residentes, videlicet magistri Ricardus Talbot, Ricardus Dyer, Johannes Brugge, Johannes Kyngtone, Johannes Hertylpoll, et Johannes Chytterne, Londoniis in diversis tractatibus apud Predicatores Londoniis et alibi cum venerabli patre, episcopo predicto, ac venerabilibus viris magistro Johanne Prophet, custode privati sigilli regis, et Ricardo Kyngstone, decano de Wyndesore, canonicis similiter Herefordie, interfuerunt. Et Johannes Mey, maior, et alii cives predicte civitatis Herefordie ibidem interfuerunt, ac tandem Johannes Mey predictus juravit in presencia domini Cantuariensis predicti et multorum valencium quod nichil intendebat facere prejudiciale ecclesie Herefordensi aut alicui canonicorum eiusdem loci et sic hanc pertunc excusavit se et excusatus habebatur. Sed predictus Ricardus Barbour qui huiusmodi facinus perpetravit

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A.D. 1406. submisit se in omnibus et prestito corporali juramento promisit reportare illa qua a dicta ecclesia abstulit, et sic in festo sancte Trinitatis proxime sequenti in conspectu multitudinis populi tunc adstantis et ob illam causam pertunc convenientis reportavit {Fol. 59} dagardum quod asportavit, et in eodem festo in processione solempni canonicorum domino Hugoni Harpere, tunc ebdomadario, humiliter restituit, et petivit veniam humiliter de violencia per ipsum illata, et absolucionem genuflectendo. Ac tunc predictus magister Johannes Cateby, officialis predicti venerabilis patris, ipsum absolvit et injunxit eidem penitenciam salutarem, etc. Et sic, benedictus Deus, restituta, est ecclesia pristine libertati, etc.

A.D. 1412. Dec. 1.- Writ to the bishop and his clergy to attend parliament at Westminster on February 3rd. [1]

March 1.- The bishop informs the archbishop that he has received and executed his mandate to summon the clergy to a convocation to be held at S. Paul's within the octave of the Purification of the B.V.M.

A.D. 1406. {Fol. 60} Oct. 8.- The king deprecates the appointment of the prior of Great Malvern to collect half a tenth in the diocese of Hereford, as the bishop of Worcester has already made him collector in the diocese of Worcester.

Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Supplicavit nobis dilectus nobis in Christo prior prioratus de magna Malverne quod, licet predictus prioratus de et in diocese Wygorniensi et non de et in diocese vestra existat, idemque prior ad ultimam medietatem decime nobis per clerum Cantuariensis diocesis ultimo concesse in dicta diocese Wygorniensi levandam et colligendam per venerabilem patrem, episcopum Wygorniensem, sit assignatus, vos tamen, ad hoc consideracionem non habentes set prefatum priorem indebite pergravare machinantes, ipsum priorem racione certarum possessionum ecclesie sue in diocese vestra pertinencium ad totam decimam predictam in dicta diocese vestra levandam et colligendam assignastis minime juste in ipsius prioris dampnum non modicum et gravamen ac colleccionis et levacionis eiusdem medietatis decime in dicta diocese Wygorniensi manifestam retardacionem, velimus sibi de remedio in hac parte providere. Et quia nobis videtur injustum ac inconsonum racioni quod predictus prior ad levacionem


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1406. et collecionem huiusmodi in duabus diocesibus faciendam simul et semel assignaretur, quodque solucio eiusdem medietatis decime in dicta Wygorniensi diocese nobis ad tempus limitatum facienda, occasione assignacionis huiusmodi multipliciter retarderetur sic quod racione retardacionis illius nobis grave prejudicium de facili posset generari, et volentes perinde tam pro indempnitate nostra quam pro debita exoneracione ipsius prioris in hac parte prospicere, ut tenemur, vobis mandamus quod, si ita est, tunc premissis diligenter attentis ulterius pro celeriori levacione et collecione predicta in dicta diocese vestra ita provide et discrete vos habeatis quod nobis pro levacione et solucione eiusdem medietatis decime in dicta diocese Wigorniensi prejudicium nullatenus generetur, nobis de nomine collectoris decime predicta in diocese vestra predicti loco ipsius prioris per vos assignandi ad scaccarium nostrum sub sigillo vestro distincte et aperte sine dilatione certificantes. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, viii die Octobris, anno regni nostri octavo.

Nov. 15.- The king directs the bishop to appoint another collector of the tenth in his diocese in the place of the abbot of Tintern, who is already heavily in debt to the exchequer, and has been plundered by the Welsh.

Henricus, etc., Roberto, salutem. Supplicavit nobis dilectus nobis in Christo abbas de Tinterne in Wallia quod, licet abbacia sua predicta in diocese Landavensi et non in diocese vestra situata ac substancia eiusdem abbatis infra dictam diocesem Landavensem et non in vestra diocese existant, vos tamen, consideracionem ad hoc non habentes sed ipsum abbatem indebite pergravare machinantes, ipsum abbatem racione cuiusdam ecclesie valorem viginti marcarum per annum non excedentis quam idem abbas et eiusdem loci conventus in proprios usus infra diocesem vestram obtinent ad decimam nobis per clerum Cantuariensis provincie in ultima convocacione eiusdem concessam infra dictam diocesem vestram levandam et colligendam assignastis et deputastis in ipsius abbatis dampnum non modicum et gravamen, velimus indempnitati sue in hac parte prospicere generose. Nos attendentes abbaciam predictam et omnia bona eiusdem per rebelles nostros Wallie pro maiori parte destructam existere et consumptam, ac quod idem abbas erga nos in diversis et grandibus pecuniarum summis occasione assignacionum et colleccionum huiusmodi ante hec tempora in scaccario nostro oneratur, sicut per barones eiusdem

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A.D. 1406. scaccarii sufficienter sumus informati, quodque, si idem abbas ad levacionem et colleccionem decime predicte assignetur, idem abbas nobis ex hac causa plus debebit et sic dampnum et prejudicium nobis verisimiliter poterint generari, supplicacioni predicte annuentes et volentes indempnitati nostre in hac parte et ne abbacia predicta finaliter destruatur prospicere, ut tenemur, vobis mandamus quod pro levacione et colleccione decime predicte in dicta diocese vestra tam provide et discrete vos habeatis ne idem abbas per vos in hac parte indebite oneretur seu solucio eiusdem decime ad scaccarium nostrum ad diem solucionis eiusdem in vestri defectum aliqualiter retardetur seu dampnum aut prejudicium ob defectum solucionis eiusdem aliqualiter generetur, Thesaurario et Baronibus nostris de scaccario predicto de nominibus illorum quos ad hoc loco ipsius abbatis assignari contigerit sub sigillo vestro distincte et aperte certificantes. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xv die Novembris, anno regni nostri octavo.

Aug. 26.- Writ of summons to the bishop and his clergy to attend a Parliament to be held at Gloucester Oct. 20, 8 Henry IV. [1]

{Fol. 60b} Nov. 7.- The bishop directs the official to summon the clergy to attend the convocation which the archbishop has called to meet at Oxford on Nov. 28, to consider the situation caused by one man's heresies and errors.

Robertus, etc., magistro Johanni Cateby, officiali nostro Herefordensi, salutem, etc. Litteras reverendi, etc., Ricardi, episcopi Londoniensis, vi die Novembris, recepimus sub eo qui sequitur verborum:- Reverendo Roberto, etc., Ricardus, etc., salutem, etc. Litteras reverendi, etc., Thome, Dei gracia Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., ultimo die mensis Octobris proximo preterito recepimus in hec verba:- Thomas, etc., Ricardo, etc. Ex injuncto pastoralis officii debito, circa quod nostra suprema versari debet intencio, unicam electam et columbam Dei, sanctam matrem nostram, ecclesiam catholicam sub uno baptismo et una fide, in una sana doctrina a sanctis patribus tradita, juxta discrecionem a Deo creditam et potestatem ab eo qui claves gerit nobis commissam cum omni diligencia preservare tenemur, sicque sentire poterimus et ceteri poterint universi quam bonum sit et jocundum habitare fratres in unuw. Sed proth dolor ! inimicus homo et antiquus


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1406. sophista volens tunicam Domini inconsutilem subtiliter violare cissuris, in angelum lucis se transformans, vicia multociens mentitur esse virtutes, reperiensque personas per quas simplicium animas fallere potest sub quodam pretenso velamine sanctitatis ac pretensa equitatis fraterna statera set ficta per ipsas personas ad hoc per ipsum fallaciter prelectas vicia ipsa prodit in populo, nova zizannia hereses et errores seminat, ac sanctam et sanam doctrinam ecclesie in nostra Cantuariensi provincia ac universali ecclesia actenus approbatam indubium revocat, in modo uniendi atque docendi discordias suscitat, atque sub imagine pietatis et ovina pelle angeliceque conversacionis effigie gregem dominicum turbulenta et amara aqua marachi nititur adaquare, malum sub specie boni propinans in calice maledicto Babylonis. Ex premissis igitur et aliis causis veris et legitimis nostri animi motum ad hoc ducentibus ad instantemque peticionem domini nostri, regis, et aliorum procerum regni pro certis negociis statum defensionem et utilitatem ecclesie et regni Anglicani concernentibus cum prelatis et clero nostre Cantuariensis provincie opportunum ducimus communem habere tractatum quem in universitate Oxoniensi, ubi virorum litteratorum vigere debet sapiencia, disponimus ordinandum. Quocirca sanctitati vestre committimus quatenus omnes, etc., suffraganeos, etc., [1] citetis quod compareant coram nobis in ecclesia conventuali sancte Fredeswyde Oxonie, Lincolniensis diocesis, xxviii die mensis Novembris proxime futuro ad tractandum, etc. [1] Volumus insuper et mandamus quatinus intimetis provincie nostris coepiscopis, abbatibus, etc., quod eos a personali comparacione in huiusmodi congregacione excusatos habere non intendimus ista vice, nisi ex causa necessaria et tunc ibidem alleganda et probanda, sed eorum contumacia, si qui forsan absentes fuerint, secundum juris exigenciam canonice punietur et eo acrius quo in hac convocacione de fidei causis tractabitur in quo in visceribus Jesus Christi ipsos {Fol. 61} requirimus interesse. Ac insuper quod certificent, etc. Datum Gloucestrie ultimo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCCvii, etc. Quarum auctoritate omnia et singula, etc. [1] Datum Gloucestrie, predicto tercio die Novembris, anno Domini predicto, etc. Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus omnia et singula in dictis litteris contenta, etc., execucioni debite demandetis, etc., certificantes nos, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro, vii die Novembris, anno Domini ut supra.


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1407. Jan. 14.- The bishop acquaints the Exchequer with the names of the persons he has appointed to collect in his diocese the tenth and half-tenth granted to the king at Oxford.

Venerabilibus et discretis viris thesaurario et baronibus scaccarii domini nostri regis, Robertus, etc., salutem in eo qui est omnium vera salus. Breve dicti domini, nostri regis, quinto die mensis Januarii recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum vos ceterique confratres et clerus Cantuariensis provincie in ultima convocacione prelatorum et cleri in conventuali ecclesia sancte Fredeswyde Oxonie, octavo die mensis Novembris proximo preterite, incepta et usque decimum diem Decembris proximo tunc sequentem de diebus in dies continuatum pro defensione regni nostri Anglie et ecclesie Anglicane de quibuscumque beneficiis ecclesiasticis dicte provincie taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis, beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitaliorum de et super quibus stetur litteris ordinariorum locorum in quibus beneficia huiusmodi sita sunt, ac beneficiis in marchiis Wallie et alibi per guerras et inundaciones aquarum destructis dumtaxat exceptis, unam decimam et dimidiam terminis infrascriptis solvendas, videlicet in festo Pasche proxime futuro unam dimidiam decimam, in festo omnium sanctorum exnunc et extunc proxime futuro unam dimidiam decimam ac in festo Pasche extunc proxime sequenti unam dimidiam decimam, concesseritis et concesserint, proviso semper quod dicti prelati et clerus de aliquibus aliis decimis sive aliis oneribus exnunc usque ad festum annunciacionis beate Marie proxime futurum aut exinde usque ad biennium a dicto festo annunciacionis continue numerandum minima onerentur, nec interim per novam convocacionem ad hunc finem tendentem vexentur seu graventur, et quod ad solucionem predicte decime iidem prelati aut clerus extra terminos superius expressatos nullatenus compellentur, vobis mandamus quod aliquos viros fidedignos de clero vestre diocesis pro quibus respondere volueritis ad decimam et dimidiam predictas in eadem diocese vestra juxta formam concessionis levandam et colligendam, prout moris est, assignari et deputari faciatis. Itaque nobis de decima et dimidia predictis ad eadem festa in forma predicta respondeatis, tbesaurarium et barones de scaccario nostro de nominibus illorum quos ad hoc deputaveritis citra quindenium sancti Hillarii proxime futurum ad ultimum distincte et aperte certificantes. {Fol. 61b} Et hoc, sicut nos diligitis, etc. Teste meipso apud

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A.D. 140. Westmonasterium, xx die Decembris, anno regni nostri nono. Vestris igitur reverenciis intimamus per presentes quod discretos et reverendos viros, priorem et conventum de Wenlok, ordinis sancti Benedicti, et priorem et conventum de Wormesley, ordinis sancti Augustini, pro prima medietate decime, illa videlicet que solvi debet in festo Pasche proxime futuro, priorem et conventum de Monemouth, ordinis sancti Benedicti, et priorem et fratres hospitalis sancti Johannis de Lodelowe pro secunda medietate decime, illa videlicet que solvi debet in festo omnium sanctorum tunc proxime futuro, et abbatem et conventum de Doore, et priorem et conventum sancti Guthlaci de Herefordia, ordinis sancti Benedicti, pro tercia medietate, illa videlicet que solvi debet in festo Pasche quod erit in anno Domini MCCCCix, deputavimus et eciam assignavimus ad levandum et colligendum omnes denarios de dicta decima et dimidia a quibuscumque personis ecclesiasticis nostre diocesis provenientes, etc., firmiter iujungendo, etc. Et sic mandatum regium, etc. Datum apud Prestbury, xiiii die Januarii, anno Domini MCCCCvii, etc. Item v die mensis Octobris, anno Domini MCCCCviii certificatum fuit dictis thesaurario et baronibus de nominibus pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum prout in xviii folio istius registri plenius continetur quorum nomina ibidem sunt expressa.

Jan. 26.- The bishop, commissioned by the pope to decide whether there should be a burying ground at Claines or whether the dead should still be taken to Worcester, as the prior and chapter contend they should, deputes two of his canons to act for him in the matter.

Robertus, etc., magistris Johanni Cateby et Edmundo Ryall, canonicis ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, salutem, etc. Litteras sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini, domini Gregorii, pape eius vera bulla plumbea cum cordula canapis more Romane curie bullatis nuper recepimus tenorem qui sequitur continentes:- Gregorius episcopus, servus servorum Dei, venerabili fratri, episcopo Herefordensi, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem. Racioni congenit et convenit honestati ut ea que de Romani pontificis gracia processerunt, licet eius superveniente obitu littere apostolice confecte non fuerint super illis, suum consequantur effectum. Dudum siquidem pro parte dilectorum filiorum universorum parochianorum ecclesie de Claynes, Wygorniensis diocesis,

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A.D. 1407. felicis recordacionis Bonifacio, pape viii predecessori nostro, exposito quod ipsi communiter agricultores existerent et ab ecclesia Wygorniensi, ordinis sancti Benedicti, apud quam et eius cimiterium habebant propriam sepulturam, per duo miliaria Anglicana distare dinoscerentur, et propter tam longam distanciam et pluvias ventos inundaciones aquarum et alia viarum discrimina in deferendo corpora defunctorum ad sepulturam predictam magna oporteret eos detrimenta necnon circa yconomias et culturas agrorum damna incommoda et onera nocua subire, et pro parte ipsorum parochianorum dicto predecessori humiliter supplicato ut in hoc eis de opportuno remedio providere dignaretur, idem predecessor dictis supplicacionibus annuens per suas litteras eisdem parochianis fundandi et construendi in proprio fundo, in loco tamen circa eandem ecclesiam de Claines congruo et honesto, novum cimiterium sub decenti clausura pro defunctorum parochianorum dicta ecclesie de Claynes perpetua sepultura ipsumque cimiterium per aliquem catholicum antistitem graciam et communionem apostolice sedis habentem, postquam constructum et clausum foret, consecrari faciendi, alicuius in hiis licencia minima requisita, duxit indulgendum, [1] prout in ipsis litteris plenius continetur. Postmodum vero pro parte dilectorum filiorum, prioris et capituli eiusdem ecclesie pie memorie Innocencio, pape vii, dicti Bonefacii immediato successori, eciam predecessori nostro, significato quod a tempore cuius contrarii memoria non existit omnium parochianorum corpora ecclesie de Claynes predicta qui infra limites parochie eiusdem ecclesie de Claynes decederent apud eandem ecclesiam Wygorniensem sive ipsius cimiterium sepeliri et ex funeralibus eorundem decedencium pro tempore aliqua emolumenta ipsi ecclesie Wygorniensi provenire consueverant, et quod huiusmodi exposita per dictos parochianos eidem Bonifacio, predecessori, veritate carebant cum alique inundaciones aquarum dictos parochianos eciam ab eisdem temporibus non impedivissent quum juxta predictam veterem consuetudinem illorum qui pro tempore decesserunt potuissent, ac eciam eorum quos decedere contingeret in eadem villa parochianorum corpora possent absque {Fol. 62} periculo ad eandem ecclesiam Wigorniensem pro huiusmodi eorum sepultura deferri, sicut antequam dicte littere concesse fuerunt fieri consueverat, ac pro parte dictorum prioris et capituli dicto Innocencio, predecessori, humiliter supplicato ut, attento eciam quod predicte littere absque cause cognicione in ipsorum prioris


[1] For indulgenciam concedendam.

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A.D. 1407. et capituli prejudicium emanaverant, eis super hoc opportune providere de speciali gracia dignaretur, idem Innocencius, predecessor, eisdem supplicacionibus inclinatus, videlicet xii kal. Junii, pontificatus sui anno secundo, voluit et concessit tibi dari in mandatis ut, vocatis dictis parochianis et aliis qui forent evocandi super premissis auctoritate apostolica te diligenter informares et, si per eandem informacionem ita esse reperires, predictas litteras auctoritate prefata cassares et revocares ipsaque et inde secuta decreveres nullius existere firmitatis aut roboris vel momenti necnon eandem consuetudinem tam diu, ut profertur, observatam eciam in futuro faceres auctoritate predicta inviolabiliter observari, contradictores per censuram ecclesiasticam appellacione postposita compescendo, testes autem qui forent nominati, si se gracia odio vel timore subtraherent, compelleres veritati testimonium perhibere, non obstante quod inter priorem et capitulum ex una parte necnon parochianos prefatos occasione premissorum, ut dicebatur, in archiepiscopali curia Cantuariensi, loci metropolitica, introducta extiterat ac pendebat indecisa materia quescionis, necnon tam pie memorie Bonifacii, pape viii, eciam predecessoris nostri, ac de una et duabus dietis in consilio generali quam aliis constitucionibus apostolicis contrariis quibuscumque, seu si eisdem parochianis vel quibuscumque aliis communiter et divisim a sede prefata esset indultum quod interdici suspendi vel excommunicari non possent per litteras apostolicas non facientes plenam et expressam ac de verbo ad verbum de indulto huiusmodi mencionem. Ne autem, pro eo quod super voluntate et concessione predictis eiusdem Innocencii, predecessoris, superveniente obitu littere apostolice confecte non fuerunt, prefati prior et capitulum huiusmodi voluntatis et concessionis frustrentur effectu, fraternitati tue per apostolica scripta mandamus quatinus voluntatem et concessionem prefatas Innocencii, predecessoris, juxta earum formam et prout superius declarantur in omnibus et per omnia exequaris, non obstantibus eciam omnibus supradictis. Datum Rome, apud Sanctum Petrum, xiiii kal. Januarii, pontificatus nostri anno primo. Post quarum quidem litterarum apostolicarum recepcionem pro parte religiosorum virorum prioris et capituli Wigorniensium fuimus cum debita instancia requisiti quatinus ad execucionem earundem litterarum procedere dignaremur. Nos volentes mandatis apostolicis parere ac obedire reverenter, ut tenemur, necnon priori et capitulo justicie complementum in quantum possumus adhibere, aliis tamen arduis

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A.D. 1407. et urgentibus negociis ecclesie nostre Herefordensis prepediti quominus premissis personaliter intendere valeamus, ad cognoscendum igitur et procedendum in dicto negocio ac secundum juris exigenciam et omnem vim formam et effectum litterarum apostolicarum predictarum ipsum fine debito terminandum et quod in premissis decreveritis execucioni debite demandandum vobis, de quorum fidelitate, etc., committimus vices nostras cum, etc. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro in manerio nostro de Prestbury, xxvi die Januarii, anno Domini MCCCCvii, etc.

{Fol. 62b} Oct. 26.- Writ of summons to the bishop and his clergy to attend Parliament at Bristol on the quindene of St. Hilary. [1]

Dec. 10.- A similar writ changing the place of meeting to Westminster. [1]

Oct. 3.- In reply to the king's writ demanding the sequestration of the goods of the bishop of Llandaff within the diocese of Hereford to meet his arrears of tenths, the bishop states that none can be found, as the fruits of the rectory of Newland, his only benefice in the diocese, have already been sold.

Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Mandamus vobis quod de bonis et beneficiis ecclesiasticis episcopi Landavensis in diocese vestra levari faciatis xxx li. vi s. ii d. quos idem episcopus nobis debet de diversis decimis et medietatibus decimarum domino Ricardo, secundo nuper regi Anglie, annis regni sui vii, viii, ix, x, xi in diocese Landavensi concessis, ita quod denarios illos habeatis coram baronibus de scaccario nostro apud Westmonasterium a die sancti Michaelis in xv dies nobis per aliquem de vestris solvendos. Et remittatis ibi tunc hoc breve. Teste J. Cokayn, apud Westmonasterium, xvi Julii, anno regni nostri undecimo. Per rotulum memorandorum de anno xxi dicti nuper regis, Trinitate; visus compotus rotulis vi, vii, viii, ix, x, xi. Bank.

Tercio die Octobris, anno Domini MCCCCx emanavit certificatorium de brevi supradicto sub hac forma:- Venerabilibus et discretis viris, dominis thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis, Robertus, etc., salutem, etc. Breve domini nostri regis presentibus annexum xx die mensis Augusti ea


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1407. reverencia qua docuit recepimus. Vestris igitur reverenciis intimamus per presentes quod auctoritate brevis predicti inquisicionem fecimus diligentem per quam reperimus quod episcopus Llandavensis nulla beneficia ecclesiastica obtinet infra diocesem nostram nisi ecclesiam de Newlond que est eidem appropriata, cuius fructus diu ante recepcionem brevis supradicti vendite fuerunt, nec aliqua alia bona ecclesiastica in nostra diocese habet unde denarii in dicto brevi contenti levari possunt. Datum apud Whitbourne die et anno supradictis.

Oct. 20.- The bishop informs the Exchequer that he has duly appointed collectors of the tenth granted by the last convocation in St. Paul's.

Venerabilibus, etc., thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis salutem, etc. Breve dicti domini regis, viii die mensis Octobris, ad horam quartam post prandium recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum vos ceterique prelati et clerus in ultima convocacione in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, celebrata, concesseritis nobis de bonis et beneficiis ecclesiasticis, etc., beneficiis pauperum monialium, etc., et monasterio de Berlynge dumtaxat exceptis, unam decimam et dimidiam decimam in terminis subscriptis solvendas, videlicet in quindena sancti Michaelis proxime futura unam dimidiam decimam, et ad festum Nativitatis sancti Johannis Baptiste extunc proxime futurum unam dimidiam decimam, et ad festum Purificacionis beate Marie a dicto festo sancti Johannis proxime tunc futurum unam dimidiam decimam, dum tamen dicti prelati et clerus citra dictum festum Purificacionis aliqua nova concessione aut solucione non graventur quodque nulla dimidia decima subscripta ante terminos solucionis superius limitatos in parte vel in toto levetur, vobis mandamus quod aliquos fidedignos viros de clero vestre diocesis pro quibus, etc., ad decimam et dimidiam decimam predictas in eadem diocese vestra levandam et colligendam assignari et deputari faciatis, ita quod, etc. Et hoc sicut, etc. De nominibus, etc. Teste Johanne Cokayn, apud Westmonasterium, primo die Octobris, anno regni nostri duodecimo. Per rotulum memorandorum anno xii Michaelis recorda. Vestris igitur reverenciis intimamus per presentes quod discretos et religiosos viros abbatem et conventum monasterii de

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A.D. 1410. Tynterne, priorem et conventum prioratus de Clyfford, priorem et conventum prioratus Lanthonie prime conjunctim et divisim deputavimus et eciam assignavimus ad levandum et colligendum omnes {Fol. 63} denarios de dicta decima et dimidia a quibuscumque personis ecclesiasticis in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordensi provenientes, necnon abbatem et conventum monasterii de Hamond, priorem et conventum prioratus de Wenlock et dominum Edmundum de Lodelowe, rectorem ecclesie parochialis de Wystanstowe deputavimus, etc., ad levandum et colligendum omnes denarios, etc., in archidiaconatu de Salopshire provenientes, eisdem injungendo, etc. Et sic mandatum regium nobis in hoc parte directum summus quantum in nobis est cum omni reverencia executi. Datum apud Westmonasterium, xx die dicti mensis Octobris, anno Domini MCCCCx, etc.

A.D. 1412. July 24.- A similar return of the names of the clergy appointed to collect the half-tenth granted to the king by Convocation in the preceding December.

Xxiiii die mensis Julii emanavit commissio, anno Domini MCCCCxii, thesaurarii et baronum de scaccario domini regis de nominibus collectorum medietatis decime, cuius breve sic incipit:- Henricus, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum vos ceterique confratres ac prelati et clerus Cantuariensis provincie in ultima convocacione in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, primo die mensis Decembris proxime preterite incepta, et usque xix diem eiusdem mensis continuata nobis unam dimidiam decimam de bonis et beneficiis ecclesiasticis, etc., solvendam ad festum sancti Martini, episcopi, in yeme proxime futura concesseritis et concesserint persolvendam, proviso tamen quod eadem dimidia decima citra festum sancti Michaelis proximo futurum nullo modo levetur nec iidem prelati et clerus aliqua nova exaccione interim graventur nec pro bonis seu possessionibus suis aliquibus ad decimam solvere consuetis ad solucionem concessam in ultimo parliamento nostro per communitatem ab eisdem prelatis et clero aliquid exigatur, exceptis eciam bonis et beneficiis pauperum monialium, hospitalariorum, ac bonis et beneficiis ecclesiasticis per guerras seu inundacionem aquarum destructis seu nimium diminutis super quibus stetur litteris ordinariorum inde certificancium, ac in speciali monasteriis de Swyneshed, Lincolniensis diocesis, et de Stanley, Sarisburiensis diocesis, necnon beneficiis pauperum monialium sancti Sepulcri

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A.D. 1412. Cantuarie et de Davyntone, ac sororum hospitalis sancti Jacobi juxta Cantuariam, ecclesia parochiali de Stonor, Cantuariensis diocesis, ac prioratu monialium de Malling, Roffensis diocesis, nimium depauperatis, dumtaxat exceptis, vobis mandamus quod aliquos viros, etc., ad levandum et colligendum assignari et deputari faciatis, ita quod, etc., de nominibus, etc., et hoc sicut, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, secundo die Junii, anno regni nostri terciodecimo. Vestris igitur reverenciis intimamus per presentes quod discretos et reverendos viros priorem de Bromfeld in archidiaconatu Salopshire et priorem de Lanthonia juxta Gloucestriam in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordensi deputavimus et eciam assignavimus ad levandum et colligendum dictam dimidiam decimam a quibuscumque personis ecclesiasticis juxta dicti brevis exigenciam et tenorem, eisdem firmiter injungendo, etc. Et sic mandatum regium in hac parte directum sumus quantum in nobis est cum omni diligencia executi.

Sept. 7.- Receipt of directions to offer public prayer for the king, queen, and the army across the sea, and for protection against the plague.

Item vii die Septembris, anno Domini MCCCCxii, recepta commissio ad faciendum orare pro pace et tranquillitate, regis et regine ac eciam dominorum Anglie in partibus transmarinis existencium, ac eciam pro pestilencia in iiii et vi feriis cum vii psalmis et letania et aliis oracionibus devotis a clero et populo in processionibus fiendis, a processione huiusmodi non cessando donec aliud habuerint in mandatis.

Oct. 6.- Notice to the Exchequer that the bishop has substituted the prior and convent of St. Guthlac's for the prior and convent of Llanthony as collectors of the half-tenth granted to the king by the clergy 1st Dec., 1411.

Baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis Robertus, etc., salutem, etc. Vestris reverenciis intimamus per presentes. Quamvis alias priorem et conventum de Lanthonia juxta Gloucestriam, collectorem medietatis unius decime per clerum Cantuariensis provincie in ultima convocacione prelatorum et cleri huiusmodi in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, primo die mensis Decembris proxime preterito incepta et usque xix diem eiusdem

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A.D. 1412. continuata domino regi concesse, et ad festum sancti Martini in Yeme proxime futura, persolvende in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordensi deputaverimus prout in certificatorio nostro vobis inde alias directo plenius continetur, ex certis tamen causis nos ad hoc moventibus dictos priorem et conventum a colleccione huiusmodi quantum in nobis est exoneravimus ac priorem et conventum sancti Guthlaci, Herefordie, de eadem medietate in decanatu et archidiaconatu predictis deputavimus. Datum sub sigillo domini Londoniis, vi die Octobris, anno Domini predicto.

A.D. 1413. Oct. 23.- Certificate of the names of the collectors appointed for the tenth granted by the clergy on May 8th.

Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum vos ceterique confratres vestri, etc., in convocacione ultima prelatorum et cleri in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, vi die mensis Marcii ultimo preterito incepta et usque ad octavum diem Maii extunc proxime sequentem de diebus indies continuata nobis unam decimam solvendam in festo sancti Martini in yeme proxime futuro de beneficiis ecclesiasticis, etc., exceptis bonis pauperum monialium, etc., exceptis insuper monasteriis de Boxle, Cantuariensis, ac de Elnestowe, Lincolniensis, de Stanley, Sarisburiensis, et de Mallyng monialium, Roffensis diocesis, ac quattuor ecclesiis parochialibus civitatis Norwyci jam noviter cum suis parochiis casualiter combustis, concesseritis et concesserunt, sub istis tamen condicionibus quod {Fol. 63b} nullus pretextu alicuius privilegii aut exempcionis, eciam regie, concesse vel concedende, quominus ad colligendum decimam huiusmodi legitime deputetur et eandem colligat cum effectu, quomodolibet excusetur, quodque non levetur citra, terminum nec per brevia regia, et quod ob reverenciam Dei et ecclesie sue ministri nostri aut alterius cuiuscumque non ingrediantur mansiones grangias aut alia loca, ecclesiasticarum personarum pro rebus ibidem capiendis invitis dominis earundem, vobis mandamus quod aliquos fidedignos, etc., ad decimam predictam in eadem diocese vestra levandam et colligendam deputari et assignari faciatis, ita quod, etc., thesaurarium, etc., et hoc sicut, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xxvii die Septembris, anno regni nostro primo. Pro cuius colleccione decime in archidiaconatu Salopschire dominus deputavit collectores abbatem et conventum Salopie et priorem et conventum de Chirbury, et in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordie priorem subdecanum sive custodem et conventum de Leomynstre. Et sic

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A.D. 1413. certificatum fuit ad scaccarium xxiii die Octobris anno predicto. Et postea, xii die Novembris, abbas et conventus de Redyng, collectores deputati, fingunt quod dominus habuit eodem die breve regium ad disonerandum dictum subdecanum et conventum eo quod remotivi fuerunt et suis superioribus non consencientibus
[nec] onerari nec respondere potuerunt. Et sic certificatum fuit scaccario eodem die. Et postea xviii die Novembris, Londoniis, dicti abbbas et conventus a colleccione huiusmodi exonerati fuerunt et abbas et conventus de Dora et prior et conventus de Wormesley onerati.

Nov. 26.- The bishop, as commissioner of the archbishop, instructs the dean and archdeacons to proclaim Sir John Oldcastle a heretic and schismatic.

Xxii die mensis Novembris, anno Domini MCCCCxiii, dominus recepit commissionem reverendi patris et domini, domini Thome, Dei gracia Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., ad pronunciandum et publicandum dominum Johannem Oldcastel, militem, dominum de Cobham, hereticum et scismaticum. Et inde emanavit commissio xxvi die eiusdem mensis decano sive ebdamadario ecclesie cathedralis Herefordie ad publicandum, etc., in ecclesia cathedrali et decanatu Herefordie, ac archidiaconis Herefordie ac Salopschire ut singuli eorum in eorum archidiaconatu solempniter publicent cum omni juris solempnitate in locis principalibus eorundem et hoc cicius quo possint.

A.D. 1414. Nov. 6.- Appointment of collectors in the diocese of Hereford to levy the aid granted by the last provincial council to the archbishop for the expenses of the legates to the general council at Constance.

Robertus, etc., magistro Thome Felde, decano ecclesie nostre, magistris Johanni Loveney, archidiacono Herefordie, et Johanni Hereford, archidiacono Salopschire, canonicis in eadem et confratribus nostris, salutem, etc. Litteras reverendi, etc., domini Ricardi, Dei gracia Londoniensis episcopi, vi die istius mensis Novembris recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Reverendo, etc., Roberto Ricardus, etc., salutem et sincere dileccionis incrementum. Litteras reverendi, etc., Henrici, Dei gracia Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., xxv die presentis mensis Octobris cum ea qua

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A.D. 1414. decuit reverencia accepimus in hec verba:- Henricus, etc., Ricardo, etc. Cum vos ceterique prelati et clerus nostre Cantuariensis provincie in concilio nostro provinciali nuper in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, celebrato pro sumptibus et expensis nunciorum apostolicorum adtunc in civitate Londoniarum presencium aliorumque prelatorum dicta provincie ex communi deliberacione eiusdem concilii ad concilium generale in civitate Constancie ad reformacionem status universalis ecclesie in proximo per Dei graciam celebrandum transiturorum concesseritis ac dicti prelati et clerus concesserint subsidium infrascriptum, videlicet de quibuscumque beneficiis ecclesiasticis provincie antedicto taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis, exceptis beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitalariorum et aliorum in partibus Wallis et alibi per guerras destructis de quibus stetur certificatoriis ordinariorum in quorum diocesibus huiusmodi beneficia situata, existunt, de singulis libris beneficiorum huiusmodi duos denarios, necnon de quibuscumque dignitatibus, archidiaconatibus, personatibus, officiis perpetuis, ecclesiis prebendis, capellis liberis et aliis beneficiis ecclesiasticis dicte orovincie non taxatis nec ad decimam solvere consuetis, beneficiis curatis scilicet rectoriis et vicariis quorum verus valor annuus ad summam C s., se non extendit ac cantariis cuiuscumque valoris existant dumtaxat exceptis, de singulis marcis veri valoris eorundem estimandi per episcopos locorum, in quorum diocesibus dignitates, etc., situate existunt xii denarios, solvendos scilicet tam predictos ii d. de libris de beneficiis taxatis quam huiusmodi xii d. de marcis de dignitatibus, etc., non taxatis citra festum sancti Andree proxime futurum, vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus omnibus et singulis confratribus nostris ecclesie Cantuariensis suffraganeis et {Fol. 64} ipsorum qui forsan absentes fuerint vicariis generalibus auctoritate nostra mandare curetis, quibus et nos tenore presencium sic mandamus, quatinus ipsi omnes et singuli dictam concessionem per ipsorum civitates et dioceses absque more diffugio, ut convenit, publicantes, facta primitus per eosdem fideli estimacione et taxacione veri valoris beneficiorum de quibus prefertur non taxatorum nec alias ad decimam solvere consuetorum, dictos denarios, videlicet duos de libra et duodecim de marca secundum omnem vim formam et effectum concessionis predicte per archidiaconos locorum vel aliquos de clero suo pro quibus respondere voluerint citra festum sancti Andree predictum levari faciant ad idem festum magistro Johanni Kemp, decano nostro ecclesie beato Marie de

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A.D. 1414. Arcubus, Londoniis, et magistro Johanni Perche, curie nostre Cantuariensis registratori, receptoribus ad premissa per vos, prelatos et clerum, specialiter deputatis eorumve alteri fideliter persolvendos. Vosque omnia et singula premissa, quatenus personam civitatem et diocesem vestras concernunt, eciam absque more diffugio effectualiter per omnia et in omnibus publicari estimari taxari levari et solvi modo consimili faciatis. Et quos in hac parte collectores ad levandum subsidium predictum in dictis civitatibus et diocesibus vestris deputaveritis et que beneficia taxata a prestacione subsidii predicti exceperitis, necnon de nominibus dignitatum, etc., ut premittitur non taxatarum, infra civitatem et diocesem vestras existencium una cum estimacione veri valoris annui eorundem per vos fiende in quadam cedula litteris vestris certificatoriis harum tenorem habentibus annectanda conscriptis nobis citra octabas sancti Martini proxime futuras plenarie et autentice rescribatis, mandantes omnibus et singulis confratribus et suffraganeis nostris predictis ipsorumve vicariis generalibus quod eorum singuli, quatenus premissa in toto vel in parte suas civitates et dioceses concernunt, nobis citra festum sancti Lini, pape, proxime futurum modo consimili in omnibus et per omnia certificent et rescribant. Datum in manerio nostro de Croydone, xxii die mensis Octobris, anno Domini MCCCCxiiii, et nostre translacionis anno primo. Quarum auctoritate litterarum vobis, reverendo patri, cum ea qua decet reverencia mandamus quatinus dictam concessionem per diocesem et civitatem vestras publicantes, facta primitus estimacione, etc., dictos ii d. de libra et xii d. de marca, etc., per archidiaconos vel aliquos de clero vestros citra festum sancti Andree supradictum levari faciatis ad idem festum Johanni Kemp, etc., fideliter persolvendos. Et quos in hac parte collectores, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro in palacio nostro Londoniis, xxvi die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto, et nostre translacionis anno viii. Quarum auctoritate litterarum vobis conjunctim et divisim committimus et mandamus quatinus dictam concessionem per nostras civitatem et diocesem Herefordenses, videlicet tam duos denarios de libra de beneficiis taxatis quam huiusmodi xii d. de marca de dignitatibus non taxatis, etc., ante festum sancti Andree supradictum levari faciatis ad idem festum magistro Johanni Kemp et magistro Johanni Perche, etc., una cum porcione vos contingence Londoniis fideliter persolvendos, ad que omnia et singula levanda et solvenda vobis committimus vices

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A.D. 1414. nostras, etc. Datum Londoniis vi die Novembris, anno Domini supradicto. Super qua commissione in festo sancti Lini, pape, certificatum fuit reverendo, etc., Henrico, Dei gracia Cantuariensi archiepiscopo etc.:- Reverendo Henrico, etc., litteras recepimus, etc. Quarum litterarum auctoritate dictam concessionem per nostras civitatem et diocesem publicavimus, facta primitus estimacione, etc. Ad levandum dictos ii d. de libra et xii d. de marca secundum omnem vim formam et effectum concessionis magistros Thomam Felde, decanum, Johannem Hereford, Salopschire, et Johannem Loveney, nostros dicte ecclesie archidiaconos, conjunctim et divisim deputavimus ad dictum festum sancti Andree, magistris Johanni Kemp et Johanni Perche, etc., una cum portione eis contingente Londoniis fideliter persolvendos. Beneficia vero taxata et destructa necnon ad beneficia decimam solvere non consueta per nos taxata secundum veram estimacionem valoris annui eorundem hic subtus scribuntur. Et sic mandatum, etc.

Nomina beneficiorum non taxatorum infra diocesem Herefordensem, summam C s. excedencium. In decanatu de Webbeley: Vicaria de Yazour valet Ciii s. iiii d. Leomynstere: Vicaria de Shobdone Ciii s. iiii d. Westone: Vicaria de Tadyntone viii marcas. Frome: Vicaria de Cowarne Magna x marcas. Rosse: Vicaria de Nova Terra x li. Ecclesia de Hope Mayloselle Ciii s. iiii d. Foresta: Ecclesia de Newent x marcas. Ecclesia de Dymmock x marcas. Ecclesia de Hunteley viii marcas. Vicaria de Wolastone viii marcas. Wenlock: Ecclesia de Huleye Ciii s. iiii d. Ecclesia de Abetone Ciii s. iiii d. Vicaria de Cardyntone Ciii s. iiii d. Lodelowe: Vicaria de Bromfeld viii marcas. Boreford: Ecclesia de Ribbeford Ciiii s. iiii d. In decanatu Herefordie: Ecclesia sancti Nicholai, Herefordie, ix marcas.

Beneficia taxata que a predicti subsidii solucione isto tempore excipiuntur:-

Beneficia hospitalariorum de Dynmor: Item hospitalariorum de Ledbury. Item hospitalariorum sancti Bartholomei, Gloucestrie. Item pauperum monialium de Acornebury. Item monialium de Lyngebrook. Item monialium de Wroxhale. Item monialium de Cokehulle. Item monialium de Brewode.

Nomina bereficiorum per guerras Wallie in dicta diocese destructa.

120 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

A.D. 1414. In decanatu de Pontesbury: Ecclesia de Pontesbury. Ecclesia de Pullerbache. Ecclesia de Moelbrace. Ecclesia de Hanwode. Ecclesia de Foorde. Ecclesia de Westbury. Ecclesia de Shewardyn. Ecclesia de Montgomery. Ecclesia de Worthyn. Prioratus de Chirbury. Prioratus de Alberbury. Vicaria de Alberbury.

In decanatu de Clone:- Ecclesia de Clone cum capella. Ecclesia de Stowe cum capella. Ecclesia de Bokenhulle. Ecclesia de Wentnour. Ecclesia de Lydom. Ecclesia de Castro episcopi. Ecclesia de Lydbury North.

Decree of the archbishop and council forbidding married persons, whether laymen or clerks, to exercise functions of an ecclesiastical nature.

{Fol. 64b} Cum ex eo quod laici et clerici conjugati necnon bigami jurisdiccionem ecclesiasticam exercere, ac de criminibus et excessibus ad forum et cohercionem ecclesie pertinentibus, interdum suo interdum sub alieni nominis umbra seu velamine, investigare et inquirere, eaque punire et corrigere ac excommunicacionum litteras et suspensionum decernere presumunt ac negociorum correccionum huiusmodi scribe et registrarii et registrorum eorundem custodes existunt, non modicum paciatur ecclesia scandalum ac ecclesiastica vilescat auctoritas pariter et censura, nos igitur huiusmodi scandalo occurrere et ecclesiastice honestati decorique providere volentes, sacrorum imitando vestigia canonum presenti auctoritate concilii ordinamus et statuimus quod nullus laicus vel clericus conjugatus sive bigamus quovis exquisito colore sub suo vel alieno nomine infra nostram Cantuariensem provinciam decetero jurisdiccionem spiritualem exerceat qualemcumque nec in causis correccionum, scilicet cum ad correccionem anime vel ubi ex judicis officio proceditur, scribet seu registrarius aut registri correccionum custos quomodolibet existat, quodque quicumque ordinarius episcopo inferior, seu jurisdiccionem obtinens ecclesiasticam, laicum seu clericum conjugatum vel eciam bigamum ad premissa vel eorum aliquod assumere recipere vel post duorum mensium spacium a tempore publicacionis huiusmodi constitutum in officio huiusmodi tolerare scienter seu retinere presumpserit, et admissum vel imposterum admittendum realiter non amoverit, penam suspencionis ab exercicio jurisdiccionis huiusmodi necnon ab ingressu ecclesie incurrat ipso facto. Citaciones insuper, processus, sentencie actaque et gesta

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A.D. 1414. quecumque per eosdem laicos seu clericos conjugatos seu bigamos habita sive facia in premissis vel aliquo premissorum per modum superius expressatum sint nulla cassa et irrita ipso jure, iidemque clerici conjugati sive bigami premissis vel alicui eorundem contra presentes prohibiciones concilii se ingerentes sentenciam majoris excominunicacionis incurrant ipso facto.

Dec. 26.- Appointment of collectors of the tenths granted to the king by convocation in October.

Robertus, etc., priori et conventui de Lanthoni juxta Gloucestriam, rectoribus ecclesiarum parochialium de Aure et Kyngtone, nostre diocesis, ac priori et conventui de Clyfford, eiusdem diocesis, salutem, etc. Breve illustrissimi domini nostri regis nuper recepimus tenorem continens infrascriptum:- Henricus, rex, etc., Roberto, etc., salutem. Cum vos ceterique confratres vestri, etc., in ultima convocacione prelatorum et cleri huiusmodi in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, primo die mensis Octobris ultimo preterito incepta et usque xx diem eiusdem mensis de diebus indies continuata concesseritis et concesserint nobis duas decimas solvendas, videlicet unam decimam ad festum Purificacionis beate Marie proxime futurum et aliam ad festum Purificacionis beate Marie extunc ad annum proxime sequentem pro defensione regni nostri ac ecclesie Anglicane de quibuscumque beneficiis ecclesiasticis, etc., beneficiis pauperum monialium et hospitaliorum, monasterio de Stanley, Sarisburiensis diocesis, ac beneficiis in partibus Wallie et marchiis eiusdem et aliis per guerras et mare destructis de quibus stetur certificatoriis ordinariorum locorum dumtaxat exceptis, ita quod prelati et clerus predicti nullis aliis decimis imposicionibus sive oneribus infra biennium a tempore concessionis predicte solvende ullatenus ouerentur, nec quod prelati aut clerus predicti interim vexentur seu graventur, et quod nullus dictarum decimarum collectorum deputandorum per immunitatem libertatem sive privilegia regia concessa sive interim concedenda a colleccione dictarum decimarum excusetur sive exoneretur quovismodo, vobis mandamus quod aliquos viros fidedignos de clero vestre diocesis pro quibus respondere volueritis ad decimas predictas in eadem diocese, etc., levandas et colligendas assignari et deputari faciatis, ita quod nobis de dictis decimis ad predicta festa in forma predicta respondeatis, thesaurarium et barones de scaccario nostro de nominibus illorum quos ad hoc deputaveritis citra

122 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

A.D. 1414. festum Natalis Domini proxime futurum distincte et apte certificantes. Et hoc sicut, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xxiiii die Novembris, anno regni nostri secundo. Gaunstede. Et nos volentes in hac parte ulterius exsequi quod est nostrum, de vestris fidelitate, etc., ad colligendum levandum et exigendum omnes denarios de prima decima provenientes de quibuscumque beneficiis ecclesiasticis decanatus et archidiaconatus Herefordie ad decimam solvere consuetis, beneficiis hospitaliorum sancti Johannis Jerusolomitani, sancti Katerine de Ledbury, et sancti Bartholomei Gloucestrie, ac pauperum monialium Acornebury, de Lyngbrook, Wroxbale et Cokehulle dumtaxat exceptis, vos et quemlibet vestrum conjunctim et divisim collectores deputamus specialiter et assignamus districcius injungentes, etc. Ad que omnia et singula facienda et exequenda vobis conjunctim et divisim committimus vices nostras, etc. Datum apud Whitbourne, xxvi die mensis Decembris, anno Domini MCCCCxiiii, etc. Idem [1] commissio duplicata fuit proponendo priorem de Clyfford.

Item eodem tempore in archidiaconatu Salopschire pro dicta prima decima colligenda deputati fuerunt prior et conventus de Wenlock de quibuscumque beneficiis taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis, beneficiis hospitaliorum sancti Johannis ac pauperum monialium de Lyngbrok, albarum monialium de Brewode, nigrarum monialium de Brewode, necnon ecclesiis de Pontesbury, Pullerbache, Moelbrace, Hanwode, Forde, Westbury, Shrewardyn, Mongomery, Worthyn, Chirbury, Husyntone, Alberbury, Clone, Stowe cum capella, Bokenhulle, Wentnour, More, et Lydom in marchiis Wallie per guerras destructis dumtaxat exceptis.

Insuper vicesimo secundo die mensis Novembris, anno Domini MCCCCxv, in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordie pro secunda decima colligenda deputatus est prior cum conventu sancti Guthlaci juxta Herefordiam, et abbas et conventus de Wygmour deputati sunt pro secunda decima colligenda in archidiaconatu Salopschire, ut in forma brevis regii superius expressatur, et certificatum fuit scaccario regis eodem die.

A.D. 1416. April 1.- The bishop informs the archbishop that he has obeyed his mandate as to the Feasts of St. David and St. Chad.

{Fol. 65} Item primo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCCxvi, dominus certificavit reverendo in Christo Henrico,


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1416. Cantuariensi archiepiscopo, etc., quod testa sanctorum David et Cedde, etc. Vacat.

April 30.- Appointment of collectors of the aid of two pence in the pound to be paid to the receiver for Convocation.

Ultimo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini MCCCCxvi, dominus recepit litteras reverendi, etc., Henrici, permissione divina Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., pro subsidio colligendo in diocese Herefordensi, videlicet duorum denariorum de libra de omnibus bonis beneficiis et possessionibus ecclesiasticis taxatis et non taxatis, etc., et subsequenter dominus deputavit magistrum Johannem Hereford, archidiaconum Salopschire, in archidiaconatu suo collectorem specialem, et magistrum Johannem Loveney, archidiaconum Herefordie, in decanatu et archidecanatu suo Herefordie ad colligendum et levandum omnes denarios subsidii, ut premittitur, superius expressati, beneficiis in partibus Wallie et alibi per incursus hostiles destructis seu nimium depauperatis de quibus stetur certificatoriis ordinariorum
[exceptis], ita quod de dictis denariis sic per eos collectis magistro Johanni Estonet, receptori generali per convocacionem prelatorum et cleri assignato, citra festum sancti Johannis Baptiste ad ultimum respondeatur integraliter et de facto suo dominus certificavit reverendo patri supradicto octavo die mensis May, [1] anno Domini supradicto.

June 19.- A similar appointment of collectors.

Xix die mensis Junii, anno Domini supradicto, dominus recepit breve regium pro prima decima colligenda de quibuscumque beneficiis ecclesiasticis taxatis et non taxatis et decimam solvere consuetis, et solvendo plenarie de eadem citra festum sancti Johannis Baptiste proxime futurum cum nominibus eorum quos ad hoc duxerit disponendos, unde incontinenter dominus certificavit thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario quod deputaverat et ordinaverat venerabiles viros, priorem et conventum de Wenlock, ordinis sancti Benedicti, ad colligendum levandum et exigendum omnes denarios de dicta decima provenientos in archidiaconatu Salopschire de quibuscumque ecclesiasticis beneficiis, beneficiis hospitaliorum sancti Johannis ac pauperum monialium de Lynkebrok


[1] Sic.

124 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

A.D. 1416. et Brewode necnon ecclesiis de Pontesbury, Pullerbrach, [1] Foord, Moubrase, [1] Hanwode, Westbury, Schrewardine, Alburbury, Montgomery, Worthin, Chirbury, Husyngtone, Clone, Stowe cum capella, Bokynghulle, Wentnor, More, et Lydom in marchiis Wallie per guerras destructis dumtaxat exceptis. Et eodem die dominus deputavit et ordinavit abbatem et conventum monasterii de Flaxeley collectorem decime premisse de quibuscumque beneficiis {Fol. 65b} in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordie. Et in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordie excipiuntur beneficia pauperum monialium de Lynkebrok, Acornebury, Cokehulle, et Wroxale, et hospitaliorum de Dymock, Ledbury, et sancti Bartholomei, Gloucestrie.


[1] Sic.

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ORDINATION LISTS.

To economize space the Ordination Lists are much abbreviated. It should be noted that:

(1) Unless otherwise stated the bishop of Hereford ordained.

(2) The name of the diocese is omitted for Hereford. When the candidates came from elsewhere, the dimissory letters are indicated by (l. d.).

(3) The title is given at the end of each entry, thus: ti. pa. when private patrimony; ti. Hugh Chabenore, when a pension from a patron, the name of church, chantry, sacristan's office, or religious house which gave the title.

(4) Friars, with their different orders, are entered as Fr. Minor (Min.), Fr. Preacher (Pr.), Fr. Augustinian (Aust.), etc.

ORDINES CELEBRATI IN ECCLESIA HEREFORDENSI PER REVERENDUM IN CHRISTO PATREM, DOMINUM NICHOLAUM, DEI GRACIA DUNKELDENSEM EPISCOPUM, AUCTORITATE REVERENDI IN CHRISTO PATRIS ET DOMINI, DOMINI ROBERTI, DEI GRACIA HEREFORDENSIS EPISCOPI, DIE SABBATI QUATTUOR TEMPORUM, VIDELICET XX DIE MENSIS DECEMBRIS, ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCC QUARTO.

RELIGIOUS.-ACOLYTE.

Hugh Kenet, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Richard Walsshe, Maurice Jones, Walter Partriche, Henry Meysey, William Lone, Roger Jones.
John Carpynter, William Carpynter, Thomas Keen, Nicholas Coteler, John Bertesham, Walter Hyntone, John Kyngestone of the city of Hereford.

126 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

SUBDEACON.-RELIGIOUS.

Morgan Coydour, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SUBDEACONS.-SECULAR.

John Beo, S. Oswald's pr., Worcester.
Walter Partrich, ti. Hugh Chabbenore, armiger.
Richard Mortimer, of Weston super Trentam, Cov. et Lich. dioc. (l. d.), Stafford pr.
Richard Walssh, S. Guthlac's pr.
John Carpynter, dean and chapter.
Maurice Jones, Llanthony prima pr.
John Carpynter, John Kyngeston, of Hereford, dean and chapter.

RELIGIOUS.-DEACONS.

John More, John Bury, Fr. Aug., Worcester.
Gilbert Broun, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Richard Brugges, William Egedone, Llanthony by Gloucester pr.

PRIESTS.

Philip Groyn, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), dean and chapter.
Richard Porter, Wigmore abb.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH BY NICHOLAS, BISHOP OF DUNKELD, MARCH 14, 1404.

RELIGIOUS.-ACOLYTES.

John Castelmartyn, Fr. Cann., Gloucester.
John Benet, Thomas Worcedre, Ben. monks of Great Malvern.
Thomas ap David, Howel Yeyl, Fr. Pr., Brecon.

SECULAR.

William Hulle, Richard More, Hugh Lucas, Thomas Carpynter, John Colman, William Skynnere, Richard Cock, Reginald Turelle, Thomas Hulle, Thomas Walkere, Philip Sweyn, William Bakere, Thomas Webbe, John Bircheovere, John Chaunselle, Walter Thomy, Philip Lucas of city of Hereford.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 127

RELIGIOUS.-SUBDEACONS.

John Benet, Thomas Worcedere, Ben. monks of Great Malvern.
John Castelmartyn, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.

SECULAR.

William Hulle, S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.
John Sturmy, Thomas White, dean and chapter.
William Skynnere, Flaxley abb.
Richard Cocke, Hayles' abb.
Hugh Lucas, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Webbe, Little Malvern pr.
William Burre, London dioc. (l. d.), Little Malvern pr.

SECULAR.-DEACONS.

Richard Walsshe, S. Guthlac's, priory, Hereford.
John Carpynter, dean and chapter.
Walter Partrych, ti. Hugh Chabbenor, armiger.
Maurice Jones, Llanthony prima pr.
John Beo, S. Oswald's hosp. by Worcester.
John Carpynter, of Hereford, dean and chapter.
Richard Mortimer de Westone, Lich. dioc. (l. d.), pri. of S. Thomas, Stafford.
John Makworth, rector of Dunmow, Lond. dioc. (l. d.), his benefice.
John Balsame, rector of Rotherfield Grey, Linc. dioc. (l. d.), his benefice.

RELIGIOUS.-PRIESTS.

Richard Tauntone, Fr. Aug., Bristol.
James de Trafstone, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

Richard Bruge, William Egedone, Llanthony by Gloucester pr.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CATHEDRAL, BY NICHOLAS, BISHOP OF DUNKELD, JUNE 13, 1405.

RELIGIOUS.-ACOLYTES.

John Wyktofft, Fr. Aug.

128 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

SECULAR.

Robert Unet als Halyday, William Snowdone, John Wylkyns, Thomas Burgeys.

RELIGIOUS.-SUBDEACONS.

John Wyktofft, Fr. Aug.
Henry Wydbury, Robert Portelond, Fr. Min., Gloucester.
Thomas Harley, Fr. Aug., Ludlow, presented by Philip Lem - a brother of the same house.

SECULAR.

Thomas Cowynhope, sacristanship of Meol Brace.
Robert Unet als Halyday, Little Malvern pr.
William Bakere, Great Malvern pr.
John Ledwelle, Wyg. dioc. (l. d.), Westwood nunnery.

RELIGIOUS.-DEACONS.

John Newlond, Fr. Min., Gloucester.
John Benet, Thomas Worcestre, Ben. monks of Little Malvern.

SECULAR.

Thomas White, dean and chapter.
Hugh Lucas, Flaxley abb.
William Hulle, S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.
Richard Cook, Hales abb. (Ayles).
William Skynnere, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Brydeford, dean and chapter.

RELIGIOUS.-PRIESTS.

Fratres John Lowe, William Langwath, Guy Clyne, Augustin Chaddesley.
Robert Wanthyn, Fr. Aug., Ludlow.
Robert Russell, Fr. Min., Gloucester.
John Castelmartyn, Fr. Carm., Gloucester.

SECULAR.

Richard Mortimer de Westone, Cov. et Lich. dioc. (l. d.), priory of S. Thomas by Stafford.
Thomas Webbe, Little Malvern pr.
John Beo, S. Oswald's hosp., by Worcester.
William Burre, Lond. dioc. (l. d.), Little Malvern pr.

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ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH, DECEMBER 19, 1405.

ACOLYTE.-RELIGIOUS.

William Elmeley, Fr. Aug., Wiche.

SECULAR.

Roger Norman, John Belgard, Walter Combo, John Sertry, John Fox, David Hay, Simon Hulle, Lawrence Carpenter.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Elmeley, Fr. Aug., Wiche.

SECULAR.

Richard Marscalle, ti. Richard Flaxleye.
Thomas Burgeys, Flaxley abb.
Roger Normon, dean and chapter.
John Fox, priory of S. Giles of the Foregate (Foreyete), Shrewsbury.
John Belgard, hosp. of S. John Bapt., without the East gate of Oxford.
John Hogges, Wormesley pr.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Corstone, Fr. Aug., Ludlow.
Thomas de Couenhope, sacristanship of Meol Brace.
William Bakere, Great Malvern pr.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Philip Blakke, Fr. Pr., Worcester.
John Stoddeley, Fr. Min., Worcester.
Richard, Fr. Aug., Wiche.

SECULAR.

Robert Haliday als Unet, Little Malvern pr.
William Hulle, S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.
John Carpynter, Thomas Bridford, dean and chapter.
John Ledewelle, Worc. dioc. (l. d.) Westwood nunnery.

130 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

ORDINATION IN ROSS CHURCH BY NICHOLAS, BISHOP OF DUNKELD, THE SUFFRAGAN, ON SCICIENTES SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1406.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

John Huntyngdon, John Starky, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Thomas Davyes, John Bradley, Walter Toley, John Smyth.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Huntyngdone, John Starkey, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Thomas Carpynter, S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.
William Curteyse, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Thomas Davyes, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Thomas Carpynter, Little Malvern pr.
John Bradley, Buildwas abb.
Gilbert Thomas, Lland. dioc. (l. d.), dean and chapter.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Poywyk, John Fromtone, Adam Grene, Richard Stafford, Ben. monks of Gloucester.
Morgan Grono, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
John Kyngtone, Thomas Harley, Fr. Aug., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

John Fox, hosp. of S. Giles of Foryete.
Thomas Wottone, Sar. dioc. (l. d.), S. John's, Lechlade.
John Adams, Worc. dioc. (l. d.), Cokehill nunnery.
John Hogges, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Burgeys, Flaxley abb.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Henry Wolwey, Fr. Aug., Wodehouse.
William Grene, John Heyhamstede, Aug. canons of Llanthony by Gloucester.
John Bury, Aug. canon of Wigmore.

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SECULAR.

Thomas Covynhope, Wigmore abb.
William Bakere, Great Malvern pr.
John Smith, dean and chapter.
Thomas Chyritone, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), Cokehill nunnery.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN IN THE CATHEDRAL ON HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1406.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Folcher, William Hardyng, John Donwode, Thomas Londone.

SUBDEACONS.-SECULAR.

Richard Folcher.
William Hardyng, Wormesley pr.
John Donwode, ti. William Wortone.

DEACONS.

William Corteyse, S. Bath hosp., Gloucester.
Thomas Carpynter, S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.
Thomas Maskalde, ti. Richard Wygemore, layman.
Thomas Carpynter, Little Malvern pr.
Thomas Davyes, S. John's priory, Ludlow.
Gilbert Thomas, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), dean and chapter.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Burgeyse, Flaxley abb.
John Fox, hosp. of S. Giles of Foryete Monochorum.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN IN BROMYARD CHURCH, JUNE 5, 1406.

ACOLYTES.

John Lyncoln, Fr. Aug., Wodehouse.
Thomas Barham, Fr. Min., Worcester.
William Bastard, John Lye, Roger Barrey, Philip Esenbrugge, Fr. Clun, Wenlock.
Thomas Collwelle, - Worcestre, Fr. Ben., Worcester.
William Clytteword, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

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SUBDEACONS.

Matthew Lintone, Richard Atkyn, Wenlock pr.
John Wyllkyns, ti. John Prestone.
Thomas Londone, Ledbury hosp.

RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Banham, Fr. Min., Worcester.
William Bastard, John Lye, Roger Barrey, Philip Esenbruge, Fr. Clun. of Wenlock.
John Worcestre, Thomas Collewalle, Fr. Ben., Worcester.
John Clytteworthe, John Shelf, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

DEACONS.

Thomas Podewelle, Fr. Min., Worcester.

SECULAR.

John Bradeley, Buildwas abb.
John Stormy, dean and chapter.
Richard Fulcher, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Symond, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), Great Malvern pr.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Harley, Fr. Aug., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

Thomas Carpynter, S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.
William Corteyse, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
John Hogges, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Carpynter, Little Malvern pr.
Thomas Davyes, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Thomas Wottone, Sar. dioc. (l. d.), S. John's hosp., Lechlade.
Gilbert Thomas Lland. dioc. (l. d.), dean and chapter.

ORDINATION IN THE CONVENTUAL CHURCH OF LEOMINSTER BY THE SUFFRAGAN, SEPT. 18, 1406.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Burtone, monk of Evesham.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 133

SECULAR.

John Radenour, John Nebinon, John Jevan, John Chirbury, Henry Jones.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Actone, John Worcetre, Richard Burtone, Ben. monks of Evesham.

SECULAR.

Walter Combe, ti. pa.
John Jevan, John Chirbury, dean and chapter.
John Radenour, ti. Roger Sompnour.
John Carpynter, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Bastard, John Lye, Roger Barry, Philip Hesombruge, Clun. monks of Wenlock.
Robert Boytone, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
John Molteby, William Evesham, Thomas Brystowe, Ben. monks of Malmesbury.

SECULAR.

John Wylkyns, ti, John Prestone.
Richard Atkyns, Matthew Luctone, Wenlock pr.
John Dowwode, ti. William Wartone.
William Hardyng, ad ti.
Richard Meyre, Worcester dioc (l. d.), Studley pr.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Blythebury, Thomas [1] Evesham, Geoffrey [1] Brystowe, John Ryall, Ben. monks of Malmesbury.
John Benet, John Worcetore, Ben. monks of Great Malvern.

SECULAR.

John Bradeley, Buildwas abb.
Robert Folchere, Flaxley abb.
John Stormy, Robert Chirbury, dean and chapter.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN IN NEWENT CHURCH, SCICIENTES SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1406.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Peter Smale, Fr. Min., Gloncester.
John atte Wode, Fr. Aug., Bristol.


[1] Sic. See previous list of deacons.

134 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

SECULAR.

Robert Palmere, Roger Ullebrooke, Thomas Howtone.
Geoffrey ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.).
William Richardes, Thomas Vyncent, Worc. dioc.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Smale, Thomas Warde, Fr. Min., Gloucester.
Thomas Newent, Ben. monks of Flaxley.

SECULAR.

Thomas Hulle, Flaxley abb.
Clement ap Jon, Dore abb.
Reginald Tyrot, Great Malvern pr.
Thomas Howtone, Abergavenny pr.
Robert Palmere, Little Malvern pr.
Robert Ullebrok, Flaxley abb.
John Edeward, dean and chapter.
Robert Jon, Lland. dioc. (l. d.), Abergavenny pr.
Geoffrey ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), dean and chapter.
Thomas Vyncent, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Pecok, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

John Wylkyns, ti. John Prestone, armiger.
John Suttone, his benefice of Eton on Wye.
Thomas Londone, John Jevan, John Chirbury, dean and chapter.
John Radenour, ti. Roger Sompnour.
John Smyth, ti. Hugh Russel, arm.
John Kyngestone, dean and chapter.
John Warlowe, Worcester dioc., his benefice of Dodington, same dioc.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Robert Boytone, Fr. Caren., Ludlow.
Robert Bristowe, Fr. Min., Gloucester.
William Cotes, Fr. Aug., Bristol.

SECULAR.

Richard Atkyns, Wenlock pr.
William Hasultone, Worcester dioc. (l. d.).

Episcopi Herefordensis. 135

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN IN THE CATHEDRAL ON THE VIGIL OF EASTER, MARCH 26, 1407.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Alexander Cros, Fr. Aust., Wormesley.

SECULAR.

Richard Cooke, John Say.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Alexander Cros, John Madley, Fr. Aust., Wormesley.

SECULAR.

John Crateford, hosp. of S. James by Bridgnorth.
Hugh Comptone, ti. Sir Thomas fitz Nicholas, knt.
Richard Cook, S. Kath. hosp., Ledbury.
Thomas Kene, ti. John Mey, mayor of Hereford.
William Lone, dean and chapter.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Peter Smale, Thomas Warde, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Robert Palmere, Little Malvern pr.
Roger Ullebrok, Flaxley abb.
Walter Combe, ti. pa.
Thomas Hulle, Flaxley abb.
John Edward, dean and chapter.
Reginald Tyret, Little Malvern pr.
Clement ap John, Dore abb.
Thomas Howtone, Abergavenny pr.
Geoffrey ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), dean and chapter.
Robert John, Lland. dioc. (l. d.), Abergavenny pr.
Master Richard Talbot, canon of Hereford.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Pecok, Morgan [Grono], Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Fr. John Kyngtone.

SECULAR.

John Suttone, benefice of Eton on Wye.

136 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

John Radenour, ti. Roger Somnour.
John Jevan, John Chirbury, dean and chapter.
John Smyth, ti. Hugh Russell, armiger.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN IN LEDBURY CHURCH, DECEMBER 18, 1407.

ACOLYTES.-SECULAR.

Richard Hoggekyns, William Dobbys, John Westone.
Lewis ap Gwyllym, Howell ap Rees, S. David's dioc.

SUBDEACONS.- SECULAR.

William Person, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
John Westone, Clifford pr.
David Wrexham, his benefice of Wen tnor.
Edmund Bakere, ti. Sir Lawrence Merbury, knt.
Richard Moore, Philip Lucas, dean and chapter.
Richard Hoggekyns, Buildwas abb.
Richard Chaumbre, Bath and Wells dioc. (l. d.), Westwood nunnery.
Lewis ap Gwelym ap Howell, Howel ap Rees, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), ti. pa.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Clerk, Fr. Aug., Wiche.
John Madley, Fr. Aug., Wormesley.
Thomas Hertelbury, Fr. Pr., Worcester.

SECULAR.

John Crateford, S. James' hosp. by Bridgnorth.
William Lone, dean and chapter.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Chaddesley, Ben. monk of Evesham.
William Hay, Philip Overstone, Fr. Min., Worcester.
John Doget, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Thomas Newent, Ben. monk of Flaxley.

SECULAR.

Robert Palmere, Little Malvern pr.
Roger Ullebrok, Flaxley abb.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 137

John Edward, dean and chapter.
Clement ap John, Dore abb.
Matthew Luctone, Wenlock pr.
Thomas Hulle, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Howtone of Hereford city, Reginald John, Lland. dioc. (l. d.), Abergavenny pr.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL ON HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1408.

ACOLYTES.-SECULAR.

William Clerc, John Phelipes, John Berwe, John Berkley, Geoffrey Dun, John Donn, Maurice Jones, of the city of Hereford.

RELIGIOUS.

Robert James, Fr. Cann., Ludlow.
George Whitewell, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Thomas Dale, canon of Wigmore.
John Heremite, Lland. dioc. (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Lemstre, Fr. Carm.
Thomas Dale, canon of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

John Stanford de Stanford, Norw. dioc. (l. d.), S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Geoffrey Clone, S. Giles hosp., Shrewsbury.
Laurence Carpunter, ti. Isabel Donne, the lady of Collington.
John Taylour, Monmouth pr.
William Clerc, Grace Dieu abb.
William Carpnnter, ti. John Walewayn of Stoke Edith.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Alexander Cros, canon of Wormsley.

SECULAR.

Richard Hoggekyns, Buildwas abb.
William Person, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Hugh Camptone, ti. Sir Thomas fitz Nicholas, knt.

138 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

Philip Lucas, dean and chapter.
Edmund Bakere, ti. Sir Lawrence Merbury, knt.
Richard Moore, dean and chapter.
Thomas Kene, ti. John Mey, mayor of Hereford.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Newtone, Aug. canon of Wormesley.
John Moore, Aug. canon of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

John Alwyn, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), Dudley pr.
John Crateford, S. James' pr. by Bridgnorth.
Maurice Waterdene, dean and chapter.
John Dunwode, ti. William Wortone, layman.
David Wroxham, his benefice of Wentnor.
William Hardyng, Wormesley pr.
Lewis ap Gwillym, Hugh ap Rees, S. David's dioc. (l. d.).

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH, JUNE 9, 1408.

ACOLYTES.

Walter Palmere, Richard Dounton, Thomas Brugge.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Russhebury, Fr. Ang. of Wodehouse by Ludlow.

SECULAR.

Thomas Carpunter, the chantry of Winforton.
Maurice Jones of Hereford city, the dean and chapter.
David Hay, Flaxley abb.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Dale, Wigmore abb.
John Stanford de Stanford, Norw. dioc. (l. d.), S. John's hosp, Ludlow.
William Clerc, Grace Dieu abb.
Geoffrey Clone, S. Giles hosp., Shrewsbury.
John Taylour, Monmouth pr.
Lawrence Carpunter, ti. Isabel Donne, lady of Collington.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 139

William Carpunter, ti. John Walewayn of Stoke Edith.
John de Westone, Clifford pr.
William ap Jevan David, Lland. dioc. (l. d.), Grace Dieu abb.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Fr. Alexander Cros, Aug. canon of Wormesley.

SECULAR.

John ap Howell ap David, Lland. dioc. (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Caerleon.
Richard Hogekyns, Buildwas abb.
Hugh Camptone, ti. Sir Thomas fitz Nicholas, knt.
William Person, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Edmund Baker, ti. Sir Lawrence Merbury, knt.

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH, SEPTEMBER 27, 1408.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

John Hentone, Thomas Hungarford, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
John Thorppe, bro. of S. John's pr., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

Howell Porlloc, Geoffrey ap Jevan Doppa, John Whirlesby.

SUBDEACONS.

John Thorppe, bro. of S. John's, Ludlow.
Geoffrey Donne, Wigmore abb.
John Dun, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
John Berkle, ti. pa.
Richard Dountone, sacristanship of Morville.
Thomas Wylmere, Cov. et Lich. dioc. (l. d.), the church of Westfelton.
John Say of Hereford city, the dean and chapter.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Heytone, Fr. Cann., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

Maurice Jones of Hereford city, the dean and chapter.
Thomas Carpunter, the chantry of Winferton.

140 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

PRIESTS.

John Stanford of Stanford, Norw. dioc. (l. d.), hosp. of S. John Bapt. Ludlow.
William Clerc, Grace Dieu abb.
Laurence Carpunter, ti. Isabel Donne, lady of Collington.
Geoffrey Clone, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
William Carpuntier, ti. John Walewayn of Stoke Edith.
John Taylour, Monmouth pr.
Roger Jones of Hereford city, Philip Lucas, William Lane, the dean and chapter.
John Westone, Clifford pri.

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH, DECEMBER 22, 1408.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Bowles, John Wesbury, Ben. monks of Flaxley.

SECULAR.

John Prytfot, Hugh ap Jevan, Richard Turford.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Bowles, John Westbury, Ben. monks of Flaxley.

SECULAR.

Hugh Purthloke, Wenlock pr.
Geoffrey ap Jevan Doppa, Wigmore abb.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Thorpe, bro. of S. John's, Ludlow.

SECULAR.

John Dun, Cov. et Lich. dioc. (l. d.), S. Giles' pr., Shrewsbury.
Geoffrey Doon, Wigmore abb.
Richard Dountone, sacristanship of Morville.
John Berkley, ti. pa.
David Hay, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Flaxley abb.
Thomas Koyne, S. David's dioc., ti. pa.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 141

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

William York, pr. of S. John Ev., Brecon.

SECULAR.

Maurice Jones of Hereford city, the dean and chapter.
Richard Shermon, the Ludlow Guild.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE CHURCH MARCH 2, 1408.

ACOLYTES.

John Staneway, Worcester dioc. (l. d.) Richard Instice.

SUBDEACON.

John Staneway, rector or portioner of Kemenhale in Leigh church, Worcester dioc.

PRIESTS.

John Prestone, Eye vicarage.
David Hay, Flaxley abb.
Richard Ewyas, the Ludlow Guild.

ORDINATION AT ROSS, SCICIENTES SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1408.

ACOLYTES.

William Fydian, John Halle, John Walkere, Thomas Fyman, Stephen Miles, Nicholas Dredeles, William Russell of Hereford city.
John Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

Hugh ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
William Palmere, Winforton chantry.
William Fydian, Flaxley abb.
John Sertry.
John Phelip of Hereford city, ti. the patrimony of Robert de Calewe.
Henry Meysey.
John Rees, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), the collegiate church of Abergwily.

142 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DEACONS.

Geoffrey ap Jevan Duppa, Wigmore abb.
Hugh Purthloke, Wenlock pr.
John Dun, S. Giles' pr., Shrewsbury.
Geoffrey Dun, Wigmore abb.
Thomas Carpunter, Winforton chantry.
Richard Duntone, the sacristanship of Morville.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE THE EVE OF TRINITY, JUNE 1, 1409.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Hereford, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
John Brok, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

William Smethcote, John Hygon, Robert Alysaundre, Walter Busshe, John Herrys.
John Hentone, William James, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Walter Hyntone, John Brok, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

William Smethcote, S. Giles' pr., Shrewsbury.
Nicholas Dredeles, Little Malvern pr.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Hontytone, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

John Bole, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Carmarthen pr.
John Calveshulle, rector of Minsterworth.
Roger ap Adam, S, David's dioc. (l. d.), ti. pa. Henry Meysey, the dean and chapter.
John Sertri, the demesne of Mapenore.
William Palmere, Winforton chantry.
William Fidyan, Flaxley abb.
Hugh ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 143

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Thorpe, bro. of S. John's, Ludlow.
William Heytone, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Richard Burtone, Thomas Somervyle, Richard Boteller, Ben. monks of Evesham.

SECULAR.

Hugh Purthlock, Wenlock pr.
Geoffrey ap Jevan Duppa, Wigmore abb.
John Berkley, Thomas Kew, Walter Nicholl (l. d.), S. David's dioc.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1409.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Roger Deverose, Fr. Pr., Gloucester.

SECULAR.

Richard Chirbury.
Robert Swerd, York dioc. (l. d.).
John Gerald, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), John Wonewode, William Sparcheford.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Roger Deverose, Fr. Pr., Gloucester.

SECULAR.

John Persons.
S. Giles' "domus leprosorum", Shrewsbury.
John Harryes, certain lands in Hethe and Wontone granted him for life by James Delamere.
Stephen Myle, S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.
John Hugyns, sacristanship of Cleobury Mortimer.
John Gerald, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Ben. pr. of Abergavenny.
Robert Sward, York dioc. (l. d.), Clifford pr.
William Wyterbourne, Sar. dioc (l. d.), Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
William Smethcote, S. Giles' pr., Shrewsbury.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Bastard, John Lye, Roger Barrey, Ben. monks of Wenlock.

144 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

SECULAR.

John Taylour, York dioc. (l. d.), Dudstone pr., Worcester dioc.
Hugh ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
David Kevanllys, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), his benefice of Blethvach.
Henry Meysey, dean and chapter.
William Palmere, Winforton chantry.
Thomas Londone, dean and chapter.
Thomas Kene, ti. John Mey, mayor of Hereford.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE PARISH CHURCH, DECEMBER 21, 1409.

ACOLYTES.

John Jowkes, John Sholde, Thomas Mokhale, John Clement, John ap Jevan, John Chestre, John Hope.
William Suttone, Worc. dioc. (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Mortone, Ben. canon of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

John Whirlesby, sacristanship of Meol Brace.
John Sholde, Wenlock pr.
John Clement, Haughmond abb.
John ap Jevan, Wenlock pr.
Walter Russhe, S. Wulstan's hosp., in the suburbs of Worcester.
William Lovedene, Cov. et Lich. dioc. (l. d.), Hailes abb.
William Suttone, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), S. Oswald's pr., Worcester.
John Warre, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), Cold Norton. pr.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Bawdewyn, Fr. Pr., Worcester.
Richard Churchill, Fr. Aug., Wodehouse.

SECULAR.

Nicholas Dredeles, Great Malvern pr.
John Harryes, certain lands in Rothe and Wontone, granted for life by Sir James Delamare, knt.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 145

John Personas, S. Giles' leper honse, Shrewsbury.
John Smythe, Southwick pr.
Stephen Myle, S. Oswald's pr., Gloncester.
John Gerald, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), S. Mary's pr., Abergavenny.
John Staneway, rector or portioner of Kemenhale, Worc. dioc.
Robert Swerd, York dioc. (l. d.), Clifford pr.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Robert Marchall, Fr. Pr., Worcester.
Fr. Theodore de Holondia.
Nicholas de Colonia, Fr. Min., Worcester.
Thomas Dale, Fr. Aug. of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

Roger ap Adam, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), ti. pa.

ORDINATION ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, MAY 17, 1410, IN WHITBOURNE PARISH CHURCH.

ACOLYTES.

William ap Willy, William Hamptone, William Leyntalle, John Wormbruge, Richard Hare, Thomas Walcroft, Richard Collyng, John Barre, Walter Clone.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Moughale, lands in Willy and Road within the demesne of Stepulton, granted him for his title by Richard Cornwayle.
John Wormbrugge, Winforton chantry.
William Leyntale, the Ludlow Guild.
John Hopere, the dean and chapter.
Richard Turford, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
John Syligrove, S. James' abb., Wigmore.

DEACONS.

Richard Cook, S. Kalb. hosp., Ledbury.
John Whirlesby, the sacristanship of Meol Brace.
John Sholde, Wenlock pr.
John Clement, Haughrnond abb.
John ap Jevan, Wenlock pr.

146 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

John de Colonia, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

John Persone, S. Giles' leper house, Shrewsbury.
William Smethcote, S. Giles' pr., Shrewsbury.
John Harryes, lands in Hethe and Wontone, granted him for life as a title by Sir James Delamare.
John Stanewey, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), rector or portioner of Kemenhale in Leigh church.
Stephen Myle, S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.
Nicholas Dredeles, Little Malvern pr.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE PARISH CHURCH, SEPTEMBER 20, 1410.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

John Brugge, Fr. Aug., Wenlock.

SECULAR.

Richard Lye, John Gomond, John Graseley, William Yerford, John Stanford, John Stauntone, Richard Hawe, John Velet.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Brugge, Fr. Aug., Wenlock.

SECULAR.

John Graseley, ti. the whole heritage of John Hereford of Ludlow.
John Gomond, hosp. of S. Giles, the abbot, Shrewsbury.
William Coupere, sacristanship of Cleobury Mortimer.
William Yerdford, Flaxley abb.
Richard Hare, S. Oswald's hosp., in the suburbs of Worcester.
Richard Insteys of Leominster, a rent of 7 marks at Knighton, granted him as a title by John Leyntwardine of Knighton.
John Stauntone, a rent of 7 marks within the demesne of Leominster, granted by John Sainsbury.
Nicholas Coteller, the dean and chapter.
William Hamptone, Whiston nunnery.
Hugh Coly, Monmouth pr.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 147

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Lempstour, John Hentone, Robert James, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

John Hugyns, Lland. dioc., Abergavenny pr.
John Roper, dean and chapter.
Richard Turford, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
William Leynthall, the Ludlow Guild.
Thomas Mughale, lands in Willey and Rodd in the demesne of Stapilton granted him for life as a title by Richard Cornewayle.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Philip Eyunbrugge, Ben. monk of Wenlock.

SECULAR.

John Shaldo, Wenlock pr.
John Whirlesby, sacristanship of Meal Brace.
John Sertry demesne of Mappenor.
John ap Jevan, Wenlock pr.
John Clement, Haughmond abb.
Walter Russhe, S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE CHAPEL, DECEMBER 20, 1410.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Aleyn, Thomas Dedewene.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Burnell, William Galewey, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

William Whithed, his benefice of Eton on Wye. Richard Nayler, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Richard Lye, Wenlock pr.
Thomas Dedewene, the Ludlow Guild of Palmers.

148 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DEACONS.-SECULAR.

John Syligrove, S. James' abb., Wigmore.
William Hamptone, Whiston nunnery.
Richard Hare, S. Oswald's hosp. in the suburbs of Worcester.
William Yerdeford, Flaxley abb.
Nicholas Coteller, the dean and chapter.
Richard Instice, a rent of 6 marks at Knighton granted him by John Leyntwardine of Knighton.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Mughale, lands at Willey and Rodd granted him for life by Richard Cornwayl.
William Leyntall, the Ludlow Guild.
John Hopere, dean and chapter.
Richard Turford, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE CHURCH, SCICIENTES SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1411.

DEACON.

William Whitehed, his benefice of Eton on Wye.

PRIESTS.

William Yerdeford, Flaxley abb.
Richard Hare, S. Oswald's hosp., Worcester.
Nicholas Coteller, dean and chapter.
John Say, dean and chapter.
Hugh Coly, Monmouth pr.
John Wormbrugge, Winforton chantry.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE ON HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1411.

PRIESTS.

William Whithed, his benefice of Eton on Wye.
John Wormbrngge, Winforton chantry.
Hugh Coly, Monmouth pr.
Richard Cook, S. Kath. hosp., Ledbury.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 149

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE ON THE EVE OF TRINITY, JUNE 6, 1411.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Nicholas Keyme, John Lye, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Richard Pershore, Thomas Hales, Fr. Aug. of Evesham.

SECULAR.

John Parde, John Moore, John Hyre, Richard Taylour, John Hambury, Richard Cokkes.

SUBDEACONS.-SECULAR.

John Parde, Haughmond abb.
Henry Jonesone, Dudley pr.
Walter Toley, dean and chapter.
Richard Collynge, Worcester pr.
John Hyre, Winforton chantry.
Richard Taylour, a rent of 6 marks from the lands of Hugh Russell.
John Hambury, dean and chapter.
Thomas Gebon, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), a rent of 6 marks in the demesne of Sputall granted him as a title by John Eynon, armiger.

RELIGIOUS.

William Seggebarugh, Richard Pershore, Thomas Hales, Ben. monks of Evesham.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Galwey, John Burnell, Fr. Min., Hereford.
John Hugyns, Ben. monk of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

Richard Lye, Wenlock pr.
William Coupere, sacristanship of Cleobury Mortimer.
John Graseley, the whole inheritance of John Hereford.
John Stauntone, a rent of 6 marks within the demesne of Leominster granted him by John Salesbury.
Richard Naylor, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.

PRIESTS.-SECULAR.

William Fidian, Flaxley abb.
John Sylygrove, Wigmore abb.
John Say, dean and chapter.

150 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

RELIGIOUS.

John Hentone, Robert James, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Thomas Bowles, John Wesbury, monks of Flaxley.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 19, 1411.

ACOLYTES.

William Phelyppes, Philip Lee, Hugh Halseter, William Maxey, John Bodeman, Roger Mayyow, John Bregon.

SUBDEACONS.

Hugh Halseter, Thomas Brugge, Roger Mayyow, dean and chapter.
John Bodenham, Flaxley abb.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Mortone, Fr. Aug. of Wigmore.
John Brok, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Richard Collyng, Worcester pr.
John Pardy, abbey of S. John Ev., Haughmond.
Thomas Dodewene, the Palmers of Ludlow.
John Hyre, chantry of the B.V.M., Winforton.
Walter Toley, dean and chapter.
Richard Taylour, a rent of 6 marks from the lands of Hugh Rnssell.
Henry Jonnesone, Dudley (Dodeley) pr.
Roger Norman, dean and chapter.
Thomas Gebon, S, David's dioc. (l. d.), a rent of 6 marks granted from the demesne of Sputell by John Eynon.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Adam Newport, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Fr. Pr., Hereford.
John Brugge, Fr. Aug. of Wenlock.
John Hugyns, Fr. Aug. of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

William Coupere, sacristanship of Cleobury Mortimer.
Richard Instice, rent of 6 marks at Knighton granted by John Leyntwardyn.
Richard Lye, Wenlock pr.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 151

Richard Moore, dean and chapter.
John ap Eynon, pr. of S. John Bapt., Brecon.
John Prytfot, dean and chapter.
William Monemouth, Flaxley abb.
Griffin Sely, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), his vicarage in the choir of S. David.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE CHURCH, FEBRUARY 26, 1411. [1]

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Hereford, Edmund Homptone, John Florens, Fr. Aug., Llanthony.
Richard Copelond, Thomas Waltham, Cist. monks of Dore.

SECULAR.

Philip Moor, John ap Eynon, William Monemouth, Thomas Pury, John Smyth, Thomas Steventone, John Clerk als Furch, John Dora.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Hereford, Edmund Hamptone, John Florens, Fr. Aug., Llanthony.
Richard Copeland, Thomas Waltham, Cist. monks of Dore.

SECULAR.

William Phelyppes, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
John Prytfort, dean and chapter.
Philip Chirbury, Philip Moor, Chirbury pr.
John ap Eynon, pr. of S. John Bapt., Brecon.
Richard Aleyn, Wenlock pr.
William Monemouth, ti. Roger Bodenham, armiger, to that order only.
Thomas Pury, ti. a rent of 6 marks from the lands of Hugh Russell ti. to that order only.
William Makesey, Aconbury nunnery.
Richard Lye, dean and chapter.
Thomas Steventone, the Palmers of Ludlow.
John Clerc, alias Furche, Winforton chantry.

DEACON.-SECULAR.

Thomas Brugge, dean and chapter.


[1] The three following ordinations have been bound up at the end of the register by mistake.

152 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Brook, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

John Hyre, chantry of the B.V.M., Wynforton.
Richard Collynge, Worcester pr.
Richard Nayler, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
John Pardi, abbey of S. John Ev., Hanghmond.
Richard Taylour, a rent of 6 marks from Hugh Rnssell's lands.
Walter Toley, dean and chapter.
Memorandum that on March 19, 1411, Scicientes, his lordship ordained Richard Lye deacon, on the title of the Palmers of Ludlow.

ORDINATION AT HEREFORD ON HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1412.

SUBDEACONS. - SECULAR.

John de Dora, Dore abb.
Richard Carpenter, dean and chapter.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Copeland, Thomas Waltham, monks of Dore.
John Wenlok, Fr. Pr.

SECULAR.

William Monemouth, Flaxley abb.
William Philippes, S. Giles' pr., Shrewsbury.
Thomas Steventone, the Palmers of Ludlow.
John Prytfot, dean and chapter.
John Bodenham, Flaxley abb.
John ap Eynon, pr. of S. John Bapt., Brecon.
Philip Moore, Chirbury pr.
John Clerc, alias Forches, chantry of B.V.M., Winforton.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Moretone, Fr. Aug., Worcester.

SECULAR.

John Grazeley, the whole inheritance of John Hereford.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 153

Richard Lye, Thomas Burge, dean and chapter.
Hugh Cresenny, Lland. dioc. (l. d.), Grace Dieu abb.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, MAY 25, 1412.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Nasshe, Peter Hunt, Walter Broun, John Karles, Richard Willyes, Thomas Rolle, Richard Carpenter, Thomas Wynn.
David ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.).
William Pantrie, of the jurisdiction of Evesham (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

John Belet, Cov. et Lich. dioc. (l. d.), S. Wulstan's hosp., Worcester.
David ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley abb.
John Stanford, Little Malvern pr.
Peter Hunte, a rent of 100s. from the lands of Llewellyn Cornewaylle.
Walter Broun, the whole inheritance of John Romayn of Leominster.
Richard Carpenter, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
John Karles, Hailes abb.
John de Dore, Dore abb.
Richard Willyes, dean and chapter.
William Pantry of the jurisdiction of Evesham (l. d.), Cokehill nunnery.

DEACONS.- SECULAR.

Thomas Pury, Dynmore preceptory.
Richard Aleyn, Wenlock pr.
Philip Chirbury, Chirbury pr.
Howell ap Jevan Lloid, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), his own benefice.

RELIGIOUS.

William Seggebargh, Richard Pershore, Thomas Hayles, monks of Evesham.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Nicholas Hullo, Fr Aug., Wodehouse.

SECULAR.

John Bodenham, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Dydewene, Guild of Palmers, Ludlow.

154 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

William Philipps, S. Giles' pr., Shrewsbury.
Philip Moor, Chirbury pr.
John Clem, alias Furch, chantry of B.V.M., Winforton.
David Max, Fern. dioc. (l. d.), ti. John Gyffard, lord of Bekinnton.
Peter Russell, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), ti. pa.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, DECEMBER 17, 1412.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Edmund Peion, Thomas David, Fr. Min., Hereford.
John Deny, Fr. Aug. of Wormesley.

SECULAR.

John Clone, John Walle, Thomas Moore, Richard Shepherde, William Balle, William Shepherde, Thomas Barnet (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard de Hereford, Fr. Min., Ludlow.
Edmund Peion, Thomas David, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Thomas Deny, Fr. Aug., Wigmore.

SECULAR.

Thomas Moor, dean and chapter.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Nicholas de Saxonia, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

John Belet, Cov. et Lich. dioc. (l. d.), his benefice Newton on the Wold.
Walter Brown, the sacristanship of Bishop's Castle.
John Stanford, Little Malvern pr.
John Karles, Hailes abb.
Richard Carpunter, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
Peter Hunte, the sacristanship of Meol Brace.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Edmund Stafford, Fr. Min., Hereford.
John Wenlok, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 155

SECULAR.

John Stauntone, rent of six marks granted him by John Salesbury, armiger, within the demesne of Leominster.
Richard Aleyn, Wenlock pr.
Philip Chirbury, Chirbury pr.
Thomas Pury, Dynmore preceptory.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, MARCH 23, 1412.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Alan Lemster, Richard Lydeney, Ben. monks of Flaxley.

SECULAR.

John Veline, John Hemberew, John Geyffray, Symon Willys, William Stourtone, William Webbe, John Lewes.
Item John Lewes, S. David's dioc. (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Alan Lemster, Richard Lydney, Ben. monks of Flaxley.

SECULAR.

William Webbe, dean and chapter.
John Veline, S. Oswald's hosp., in the suburbs of Worcester.
John Hamberew, Flaxley abb.
John Geffray, Wenlock pr.
William Ayllewey, Flaxley abb.
John Don, Wenlock pr.
John Walla, ti. pa.
William Stourtone, Little Malvern pr.
John Lewes, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley abb.
John Lewes, S. David's dioc, (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.

DEACONS.-SECULAR.

David ap Jevan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley mon.
Thomas Moor, dean and chapter.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

William Burdon, Henry Coventre, Fr. Pr., Gloucester.

156 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

SECULAR.

John Stanford, Little Malvern pr.
John Carles, Hailes abb.
Richard Carpunter, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
William Makesey, Linc. dioc. (l. d.), Aconbury nunnery.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 23, 1413.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

Walter Baxster, John Etone, John Sukkeley, monks of the order of S. Victor of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

Geoffrey Pardy, Thomas Strettone, John Huys, William Rehous, John Mybbe, Walter Kyngeyn, Thomas Blethyn, Richard Carpenter, John Vir.
John Peyton, S. David's dioc. (l. d.).

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Walter Baxster, John Etone, John Sucley, Viet. monks of Wigmore.
Cornelius de Castro, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Thomas Barnet, clerk, Linc. dioc. (l. d.), dean and chapter.
Geoffrey Pardy, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Shibtone, Wenlock pr.
Thomas Wyn, Thomas Hulle, dean and chapter.
Walter Lyngen, Wormesley pr.
William Rehus, Wenlock pr.
Richard Carpenter, John Vir, ti. pa.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Alan Leomynstre, Richard Lydeney, monks of Flaxley.
John Dyny, Fr. of the order of S. Victor, Leominster.
William White, Fr. Pr.

SECULAR.

John Walle, ti. pa.
John Hennebarough, Flaxley abb.
John Doun, Wenlock pr.
John Geffray, Wenlock pr.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 157

William Ayllewy, Flaxley abb.
John Nelm, S. Oswald's hosp., Worcester.
William Stortone, Little Malvern pr.
William Webbe, dean and chapter.
John Lewes, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
Thomas Bray, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), precentorship of S. David's.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Nicholas de Colonia, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

John Belet, his benefice of Newton on the Wold.
Thomas Moore, dean and chapter.
Walter Broun, Flaxley abb.
Peter Hunte, dean and chapter.
John Lewis, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talky abb.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, DECEMBER 23, 1413.

ACOLYTES.

John Cleobury, John Cardyntone, John Lewis, Roger Mylleward, Lewis ap Roger, Walter Peytewyn Worcester dioc. (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

Walter Peytewyn, Worcester dioc. (l. d.), Flaxley abb.
Thomas Strettone, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
Thomas Blethyn, ti. Richard Rokhulle of Greete to that ord. only.
Thomas Wallecroft, S. Kath. hosp., Ledbury.
Roger Myleward, ti. Richard Delabere to that order only.

DEACONS.

William Rehous, Wenlock pr.
Walter Kyngeyn, Wormesley pr.
Richard Carpunter, dean and chapter.
Geoffrey Pardy, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Walli, Thomas Northfyld, Fr. Dom., Worcester.

158 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

SECULAR.

John Walle, ti. pa., with which he considers himself content.
John Nelme, S. Oswald's hosp., Worcester.
John Doune, Wenlock pr.
William Allewey, Flaxley abb.
William Webbe, dean and chapter.
John Lewes, Cwmhir abb.
William Stortone, Little Malvern pr.
John Geffray, Wenlock pr.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, MARCH 3, 1413.

ACOLYTES.

William Overe, his lordship's clerk.
John Rawlyns.

SUBDEACON.-RELIGIOUS.

William Kent, Richard Rowchestre, Cist. monks of Dore.

SECULAR.

John Rawlyns, his benefice, Wolstanton.
John Poterne, Clifford pr.
John Portone, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley abb.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Sapient, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Thomas Strettone, John Gomond, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
Thomas Hulle, dean and chapter.
Roger Milleward, Grace Dieu abb.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Jule, Martin Judei, John Welles, George Whitwell, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Thomas Waltham, Cist. monk of Dore.
John Dyny, canon of Wormesley.

SECULAR.

Richard'Carpunter, dean and chapter.
Walter Kyngeyn, Wormesley pr.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 159

Also on Scicientes Saturday, March 25, 1913, his lordship, in his chapel at Whitbourne, at the king's instance, ordained deacon Nicholas Sturgion, a subdeacon of Worcester diocese, on the title of Avening church, also Thomas Blatbyn, on the title of S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE CHURCH, ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, JUNE 2, 1414.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Brook, John May, William Forge, Richard Badlond.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Brook, Little Malvern pr.
John May, rector of English Bicknor.
John Cleobury, Little Malvern pr.
John Don, Richard Roos, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), ti. pa.

DEACONS.

John Vir, ti. pa.
David ap Henry, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), rector of Penederyn.
John Morgan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), succentorship of collegiate church of Abergwiley.
Thomas Wallecroft, S. Kath. hosp., Ledbury.
Walter Peytewyn, Worc. dioc. (l. d.), Flaxley abb.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Strettone, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
Geoffrey Pardy, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Gomond, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
Roger Milleward, Grace Dieu abb.
Thomas Hulle, dean and chapter.
Thomas Blethyn, S. Giles' pr. by Shrewsbury.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, DECEMBER 22, 1414.

ACOLYTES.

John Boreford, Richard Howell, Richard Lye, John Barbour, William Bayly.

160 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

John Clone, canon of Wigmore.
John Asshele, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
William Coberley, Fr. Pr., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

John Lye, Guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Boreford, William Bayly, William.Balle, dean and chapter.
John Berewe, his benefice of S. Owen's, Hereford.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Geoffrey Swalmon.
John Ollurtone, Fr. Pr., Worcester.
Henry Dryhurst, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Walter Baxter, John Etone, John Sukley, canons of Wigmore.

SECULAR.

John Rawlyns, church of Wolstanton.
John May, his benefice of English Bicknor.

PRIESTS.-SECULAR.

Thomas Steventone, Ludlow confraternity of Palmers.
Henry Jonnessone, Dudley pr.
John Vir, Wormesley pr.
John Hennebarrewe, Flaxley abb.

SECULAR.

Thomas Burtone, Fr. Min., Worcester.
John Comyn, Cornelius de Campo, Fr. Pr., Worcester.
William Bassett, Ben. monk of Gloucester.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE CHURCH, APRIL 23, 1414.

ACOLYTES.-RELIGIOUS.

William Morys, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Ralph Hoby, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Edward Wade, Richard Bastard, John Lovender.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 161

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Merchefeld, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

William Overe.
John Aderly, Wenlock pr.
Richard Boltone, Flaxley abb.

DEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Thomas David, Fr. Min., Hereford.

SECULAR.

Thomas Barnet, William Balle, dean and chapter.
John Lye, Guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Berew, his rectory of S. Owen's, Hereford.

PRIESTS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Hereford, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.

SECULAR.

John Rawlyns, his church of Wolstanston.
Also on the vigil of Easter, March 10, 1415, his lordship consecrated John Berewe, priest, on the title of his church of S. Owen's.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, 1415, BY THE BISHOP'S SUFFRAGAN, MATTHEW, BISHOP OF EBRON.

ACOLYTES.-SECULAR.

Roger Nevet, John Atkyns, John Revene, Thomas Howys, John Yonge, Richard Ilerdewyk, William Bodenham.

RELIGIOUS.

John Bosgaweyne Fr. Min., Hereford.
William Bromyerde, William Water, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

SUBDEACONS.-SECULAR.

William Restarde, John Atkyns, dean and chapter.
John Revene, Aconbury pr.

162 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

John Landere, S. Barth. pr., Gloucester.
John Mybbe, dean and chapter.
John Barbour, Cwmhir abb.
Roger Nevet, Wigmore abb.

RELIGIOUS.

Ralph Hoby, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Vincent Blommarde, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
William Brugge, Chun. monk of Wenlock.

DEACONS.-SECULAR.

John Aderley, Wenlock pr.
Richard de Baltone, Flaxley abb.
Adam ap Davyd ap Gryffeth, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Brecon pr.
William Bole, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley abb.

RELIGIOUS.

John Ascheley, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Richard de Marsschefeld, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Bernard Hort, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

PRIESTS.-SECULAR.

Jevan ap Jon, S. David's dioc., ti. John Clement.
William Balle, dean and chapter.

RELIGIOUS.

Walter Baxster, John Sugley, John Etone, Aug. canons of Wigmore.

ORDINATION AT WHITBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1415.

ACOLYTES.-SECULAR.

John Kett, Robert Wyt, Thomas Deye, John Balle, Thomas Goreway, John Morych, Richard Julians, Thomas Fowlere.

RELIGIOUS.

William Huntley, Cist. monk of Flaxley.
William Seynebury, John Brokamton, Thomas Traffeld, Thomas Abyndon, Ben. monks of Evesham.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 163

SUBDEACONS.-SECULAR.

John Balle, dean and chapter.
Simon Wylles John Llyns, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Nasche, Little Malvern pr.
David Carpenter, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Brecon pr.
John Aylewyne, Worcester dioc. and the jurisdiction of Evesham (l. d.) [Alteam] mon.

RELIGIOUS.

William Morys, John Lye, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
William Seynebury, John Brokhamptone, Thomas Traffeld, Thomas Abyndon, Ben. monks of Evesham.
William Huntley, Cist. monk of Flaxley.
John Clone, William Clone, Ben. monk of Wenlock.

DEACONS.-SECULAR.

John Atkins, dean and chapter.
Roger Nevet, Wigmore abb.
John Mybbe, Richard Restard, dean and chapter.
John Barbour, Cwmhir abb.
John Reven, Aconbury nunnery.

RELIGIOUS.

Henry Bouman, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Nicholas de Traiectp, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
William Brugge, Ben. monk of Wenlock.

PRIESTS.-SECULAR.

William Bole, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley abb.
John Lye, Guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Richard Boltone, Flaxley abb.
Adam ap Davyd ap Gruffyth, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Brecon mon.

RELIGIOUS.

Nicholas Scoty, Fr. Min., Hereford.
John Ascheley, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Bernard Hart, John Bromyard, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Alan Leotnestre, Gist, monk of Flaxley.

164 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

ORDINATION AT BROMYARD, DECEMBER 21, 1415.

ACOLYTES.-SECULAR.

John Carbynelle, S. Milburgb's pr., Wenlock.
John Phelippes, John Mordeford, John Halle, John Walkere, John Parkere.

SUBDEACONS.-RELIGIOUS.

Richard Grene, Aug. of Chirbury pr.

SECULAR.

John Kette.
John Carbynelle, Wenlock pr.
Thomas Goreway, Winforton chantry.
John Meryk, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley abb.
John Mordeford, dean and chapter.
John Walkere, ti. John Lillewalle, to that order only.
John Halle, ti. John Lonteley, to that order only.

RELIGIOUS.

Richard Grene, Aug. of Chirbury pr.

DEACON.-SECULAR.

Thomas Nasche, Little Malvern pr.
Symon Wylles, Flaxley abb.
John Landere, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
John Hyns, Flaxley abb.
John Balle, dean and chapter.

RELIGIOUS.

Herman de Saxonia, Fr. Min., Hereford.
William de Kent, Richard de Rouchestre, Cist. monks of Dore.

PRIESTS.-SECULAR.

John Barbour, Cwmhir abb.
John Busehe, Cov. and Lich. dioc. (l. d.), Lilleshulle abb.
John Mey, his benefice of English Bicknor.
John Revene, Aconbury pr.
Richard Restard, dean and chapter.
Roger Nevet, Wigmore abb.
William Londone, Cov. and Lich. dioc. (l. d.), Wombridge pr.
John Aderley, Wenlock pr.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 165

RELIGIOUS.

John Florens, Aug. of Llanthony prima.
Henry Bowman, Fr. Min., Hereford.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE CHURCH, JUNE 12, 1416.

ACOLYTES.-SECULAR.

John ap Welim, Hugh More, Hugh Westone, John Whelere, Thomas Thorpe, William ap David Meruk, Richard Praty, David Hay, Edward Whelere, John Stoke, Richard Baker, William Aumenet als Wattes.

RELIGIOUS.

John Domitone, canon of Chirbury.

SUBDEACONS.-SECULAR.

Richard Praty, the chapel " de Monte et Lleyrech ".
William Aumenet als Wattes, the prebend of Wodecote in S. Chad's, Shrewsbury.
Thomas Foulere, Little Malvern pr.
Richard Lye, ti. Dame Isabel Pembrugge to this order only.
John ap Welim, Monmouth pr.
Hugh More, S. Giles' pr. by Shrewsbury.
Hugh Westone, Cwathir abb.
Thomas Thorpe, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
John Phelip, Wormesley pr.
Richard Bakere, dean and chapter.
Richard Thurford, Wormesley pr.
Richard Badelond, Wigmore pr.
Henry Breretone, York dioc. (l. d.), Cold Norton pr.

RELIGIOUS.

John Dormitone, canon of Chirbury.
William Bromyard, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

DEACONS.-SECULAR.

Thomas Goreway, Wormesley pr.
John Kette, John Mordeford, dean and chapter.
John Carbonelle, Wenlock pr.
John Howell, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), S. Peter's abb., Gloucester.

166 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

RELIGIOUS.

Richard Grene, canon of Chirbury.

PRIESTS.-SECULAR.

John Balle, John Atkyns, dean and chapter.
John Landere, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Simon Willes, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Nasche, Little Malvern pr.
Richard Tuwe, Bath and Wells dioc. (l. d.), his benefice of Standerwick.

RELIGIOUS.

William Seynebury, John Brokhamptone, Thomas Trafford, Thomas Abyndone, Ben. monk of Evesham.

ORDINATION AT BROMYARD, SEPTEMBER 19, 1416.

ACOLYTES.-SECULAR.

William Grateford, William Mortemer, John Grene, Thomas Huchuns, John Smythes, John Dryvere, Walter Wottun.

RELIGIOUS.

John ap Meruk, Ben. monk of Monmouth.

SUBDEACONS.-SECULAR.

Robert Whitte, Monmouth pr.
Ro. Lewis ap Roger.
John Smythes, ti. John Hunt, domicellus, to this order only.
John Grene, S. Oswald's pr., Worcester.
Walter Wotton, Wormesley pr.
William Mortemer, Tonge college.
Thomas Huchuns, Wenlock pr.
John Dryvere, dean and chapter.

RELIGIOUS.

Thomas Densell, Clun. monk of Wenlock.
John ap Meruk, Ben. monk of Monmouth.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 167

DEACONS-SECULAR.

William Aumenett als Wattes, his prebend of Wodecote.
William Overe, dean and chapter.
Richard Broke, Little Malvern pr.
Hugh Weston, Cwmhir abb.
Richard Badelond, Wigmore abb.
Thomas Gorewey, Wormesley pr.
Hugh More, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury John ap Welym, Monmouth pr.
Richard Lye, Tonga college.
John Walkere, Richard Bakere, dean and chapter.
Thomas Fowlere, Little Malvern pr.
William Bayli, dean and chapter.
Richard Rufford, John Phelip, Wormesley pr.

RELIGIOUS.

John Dormitone, canon of Chirbury.
John Clone, William Clone, Clun. monks of Gloucester.
Richard Newman, Nicholas Sugley, monks of Gloucester.

PRIESTS.-SECULAR.

Thomas Goreway, Wormesley pr.
John Kette, his church of Stoke Lacy.
John Mordeforde, dean and chapter.
John Howell, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
John Carbynelle, Wenlock pr.
Roger Norman, dean and chapter.
John Cleobury, Little Malvern pr.
John Hyns, Flaxley abb.
John Wottun, Thomas Frensog, Stephen Bristow, Philip Bristow, monks of Malmesbury.
Roger Grene, Aug. canon of Chirbury.
William Brugge, Clun. monk of Wenlock.
Thomas Wottun, Adam Gloucetre, Ben. monks of Gloucester.

168 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

APPENDIX.

INSTITUTIONS AND COLLATIONS.

Unless otherwise described, the benefices are rectories, and the persons instituted priests. In most cases the rural deans are instructed to induct.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1404 Oct 8 Free chapel of S. Thyriac. [1] John Bremor. Thomas, earl marshall. Res. of John Chaundler, last warden.
1404 Nov 27 Hopesay. Wm. Gyllyng. Thomas, earl of Arundel.
1404 Nov 17 Canonry and prebend of Moreton and Whaddon. [2] John Brugge. The bishop. Death of Richd. Wynchcombe.
1404 Jan 22 Archdeaconry of Hereford. Master John Loveney. The bishop. Res. of Richard Kingestone.
1404 Mar 24 Tugford. Thos. Meddilton, clerk. The bishop. Res. of William Newton.
1404 Nov 8 [3] Blaisdon (Blechedon) vic. Wm. Carpenter, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of S. Mary's Flaxley.
1404 Nov 26 [3] Upton Bishop (vic.). John Netheway, chaplain. Dean and chapter. Res. of Thomas Lacy.
1404 Dec 8 Ullingswick. Wm. Benet, clerk of the King's closet. The bishop. Death of Sir Roger.
1404 Dec 8 [3] Easthope. William Dolfyn, chaplain. Edith, lady of Easthope. Res. of Richard Esthope.
1404 Jan 21 [3] S. Mary's, Ditton priors (vic.). (Doditone). William Weston, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wenlock. Death of Henry Warde.
1404 Jan 27 [3] Wentnor. William Paunteley, clerk. Joan, queen of England. Res. of Edmund Cleobury.
1404 Mar 11 Eton on Wye. John Hutton, the bishop's clerk. The bishop.
1404 Mar 16 [3] Munsley. Peter Bakere, chaplain. Sir John Eylysford, knt. Res. of Richard Newport.
1404 Mar 1 Portion in Holgate. William Lochard, chaplain. The bishop. Vacated by Lewis Whytton.
1406 Apr 30 [3] Dormington (vic.). John Graunger, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Resignation.


[1] The archdeacon or rural dean of Hereford to induct (v. f. xi).
[2] 1 Dec. The Bishop of Worcester is requested to induct him to the prebend which is in his diocese.
[3] Date of mandate for inquisition and institution.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 169

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1406 May 5 [1] Pudlestone. William Walle, chaplain. Richard Gowre, lord of Pudlestone.
1406 May 6 [1] Abdon. Richard Pusselowe, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury.
1406 May 18 Stoddesdon. John Gomond, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Shrewsbury. Res. of John Godfray.
1406 May 16 [1] Hope Bagot (Bagard). Wm. Knyghtone, chaplain. Edmund Cornwayle and Joan, his wife, lord and lady of Hulle. Res. of Nicholas de Heytone.
1406 Jul 22 Canonry and prebend of Warham. Master Thos. Felde, legum doctor. The bishop. Death of Lawrence Althorp.
1406 Jul 22 Canonry and prebend of Withington. John Baysham, clerk. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Felde.
1406 Jul 30 Canonry and prebend in Prato Minore. Thomas Shelford, clerk. The bishop. Res. of Master John Gorewelle.
1406 Sep 9 Canonry and prebend. John Desford, bac. in decretis. The bishop. Death of Master Thos. Chaundos.
1406 Sep 9 [1] Chapel of Snodhill. Hugh Harper. Sir John Chaundos, knt.
1406 Sep 10 [1] Stockton. John Vachell. Richd. Clodeshale, armiger.
1406 Sep 21 [1] Chantry of the altar of St. Mary in Ross church. [2] Thos. Asshe, chaplain. Hy. Moton, armiger, and Robt. Cartere of Ross.
1406 Oct 14 [1] Upton Bishop (vic.). Roger Poydras, chaplain. Dean and chapter. Res. of John Netheway.
1406 Oct 16 [1] Wellington (vic.). Wm. Knot, chaplain. Master Walter Ramesbury, canon and preb. of Wellington.
1406 Nov 6 [1] Dormington (vic.). Thomas Wyche, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Gloucester. Res. of John Graunger.
1406 Nov 17 [1] Welsh Newton (vic.). Hugh Dawe, chaplain. Walter Grendon, prior of the hospital of St. John, Jer.
1406 Nov 17 Precentorship and prebend of Wellington. Henry Myle [3], chaplain. The bishop. Death of Master Walter Ramesbury.
1406 Jan 25 St. George's, Clun (vic.). David Taty, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of Nicholas Burtone.
1406 Jan 27 Lower Sapey (Nethersapey). John Haukys, chaplain. Walter de Cokesay, armiger. Res. of John Hammond.


[1] Date of mandate for inquisition and institution.
[2] Founded in honour of S. Thomas the Martyr.
[3] Inducted 15th Dec. in the person of Henry Brygesley, his proctor.

170 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1406 Jan 31 Staunton (Weobley deanery). John Burghulle of Lugwardine, chaplain. John Brugge of Stanton. [2] Death of Adam Folford.
1406 Jan 28 [1] Bishop's Frome (vic.) John Crumpe, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Res. of John Wayte from old age and infirmity.
1406 Jan 25 [1] S. Mary's chantry, New Radnor. Wm. Tomkyns. Roger and Thos. Andrew.
1406 Jan 30 [1] Welsh Bicknor. Roger Monke, chaplain. Prior and conv. of St. Mary's, Monmouth. Res. of Henry Payn.
1406 Jan 31 [1] Lugwardine (vic.) Thomas Grene, chaplain. President and chap. of cathedral. Acceptance by John Burghulle of another benefice.
1406 Feb 24 Peterstow. John Adams, chaplain. The king. Res. of John Propre.
1407 Mar 25 [1] Cleobury Mortimer (vic.) William Eggetone, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1407 Apr 1 [3] Bromsberrow (Brymesberow). William Hooke, chaplain. Sir Hugh Waterton, knt. Res. of Peter Skenfryth.
1407 Apr 26 Portion in Ledbury church called Overhall. Master Richard Talbot. The bishop.
1407 Apr 28 [1] Dilwyn (Dylewe) (vic.) William Taylour. Prior and conv. of Wormesley.

REGISTER OF JOHN CATEBY, A.D. 1404 [4]

1404 Nov 29 Byford. John Partrich, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Brecon.
1404 Dec 19 Wellington (vic.) Robert Walkere, chaplain. Walter Ramesbury, prebendary of Wellington.
1404 Jan 16 [1] Nether Sapey. John Hammond, chaplain. Sir Walter Cokesey, knt.
1404 Jan 16 [1] Awre (vic.) John Ferthynghale of Payneswyk. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester.
1404 Jan 22 Bredenbury. John Reed, of dioc. of Sarum. John Helyon de la Castell, lord of Bredenbury.
1404 Jan 24 [1] Eastham. Robert Palmer. Sir John Cornwayle, knt., Wm. Lychfeld, and John Leye, chaplain.
1404 Jan 31 [1] Kington (vic.) John Delewyn. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester.


[1] Date of mandate for inquisition and institution.
[2] Vir venerabilis.
[3] Commission to the Dean of the Forest and Richard Houssom, rector of Abinghall.
[4] The vicar general's register begins here.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 171

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1404 Feb 12 [1] Stretton in the Dale. Wm. Corf, clerk. Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey.
1404 Feb 26 [1] Hopesay. Roger Capyteyn, clerk. Thomas, earl of Arundel.
1404 Feb 29 Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene in Ludlow Castle. William Lochard, clerk. The king. [2]
1404 Mar 7 Castle Frome. Lawrence Malet, chaplain. Sir Thos. Aston, knt.
1405 Apr 19 [1] Chap. of Middleton Priors and Deuxhill. William Dolfyn, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wenlock.
1405 May 3O [1] Yarkhill (vic.) Lewis Philips, chaplain. Master John Malverne, warden of S. Katherine's, Ledbury.
1405 Jun 2 [1] Abberley (Abboteslegh). William Overton, chaplain. Richard de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick.
1405 Jun 31 [1] Meole Brace (vic.) John Montgomery, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1405 Jul 25 [1] Rushbury. James de Strettone, chaplain. Sir Hugh Burnell, knt., of Holgate and Wyely.
1405 Sep 33 [1] Rudford(Roddeford). David Maylgue. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester.
1405 Dec 2O [3] Upton Bishop (vic.) John Netheway, chaplain. Dean and chapter of Hereford. Res. of Thomas Lacy.

THE BISHOP'S REGISTER.

1407 Jun 16 Wentnor. David Wrexam, clerk. Joan, queen of England. Res. of William Paunteley.
1407 Jun 16 Woolaston (vic.) Richard Taylour, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Tintern. Res. of John Leyre.
1407 Jun 21 Westbury (vic.) Richard Wodeford. Thomas Thourgreym, rector of Westbury.
1407 Jul 9 [4a] Canonical residence. Henry Myle, canon and prebendary of Wellington. The bishop. Res. of Master Richd. Talbot.
1407 Jul 11 [1] Lindridge (vic.) Robert Harper, chaplain. Prior and chapter of Worcester.
1407 Jul 11 [1] Priorship of Flanesford. John Worcestre, Augustinian canon. Sir Gilbert Talbot, lord of Goodrich Castle and Irchenfeld. Death of John Walkere.
1407 Aug 16 Abdon (Abbedone). Wm. Attyngham, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury. Death of Richd. Posselowe. [4]

[1] Date of mandate for inquisition and subsequent institution.
[2] On account of the minority of the Earl of March.
[3] Last entry of the vicar general's register.
[4] On the Saturday before the F. of S. Peter ad vincula. The church pays pensions of 2s. to the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury and 3s. 4d. to the church of Tugford.
[4a] John Bridport, the palace janitor, to induct.

172 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1407 Aug 23 [1] Abenhall. John ap David, chaplain. Sir John Greyndor, knt.
1407 Aug 24 Canonry and prebend of Moreton and Whaddon. John Baysham, chaplain. The bishop. Death of Master John Burgge.
1407 Aug 25 Canonry and prebend of Withington parva. John Loveney, archdeacon of Hereford. The bishop.
1407 Sep 3 [1] Cowarne Magna vic. Robert Brey, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Gloucester.
1407 Sep 15 [1] Stokesay vic. Thos. Attyngham, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of S. John Ev., Haughmond.
1407 Sep 29 Rudford. Geoffrey Melan, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of David Mailgone.
1407 Sep 29 Dewchurch vic. David Mailgone, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Geoffrey melan.
1407 Oct 1 Downton vic.[2] Roger Bacoun, chaplain. The bishop, by lapse.
1407 Oct 9 [1] Easthope. Richard Paniour, chaplain. Edith, lady of Easthope. Res. of William Dolfyn.
1407 Oct 9 [1] Chantry of S. Michael, Tillington (Tulyntone). William Swan, chaplain. Sir John Eynesford, knt. Res. of John Typpete.
1407 Oct 20 [1] Clun vic. John Merssh, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of David Taty.
1407 Oct 20 [1] S. Matthews, Cleobury North. David Taty, chaplain. Philippa, lady of Cleobury. Res. of John Merssh.
1407 Oct 22 [1] Pixley. John Brace, chaplain. John Amundesham, armiger. Death of John Wele.
1407 Oct 23 Stokesay vic. William Asturley, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Haughmond. Death of John Attyngham.
1407 Nov 21 Evesbatch (Esebache). Reginald Gulfeld, chaplain. Rober Esebache, clerk.
1407 Nov 22 Chantry of B.V.M. in church of Sutton St. Michael. Henry Coleman, chaplain. The bishop, by lapse.
1407 Nov 26 Priest's portion in Holgate church (Holgot). John Ingayne, chaplain. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Mordeford.
1407 Jan 2 Munslow. John Sutton, chaplain and registrar. The bishop, by lapse.
1407 Jan 11 Westbury rect. John Saundres, chaplain. Warden and vicars of the college of vicars choral of the cathedral. Death of Thos. Thurgrym.


[1] Date of mandate for inquisition and subsequent induction.
[2] The dean of Clun inducts on Oct llth.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 173

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1407 Aug 11 [1] Burwarton (Borewartone). David Driewe. Walter Hopton, lord of Burwarton.
1407 Aug 14 [1] La Park. Maurice Waterdene, clerk. Roger Hoore, of Munslow, lord of manor of La Park. Death of John Wele.
1407 Feb 1 [1] Holy Trinity, (Wenlock) vic. William Weston, chaplain. Prior and conv. of S. Milburgh's, Wenlock. Death of Roger de Leye.
1407 Feb 10 [1] S. Mary the Virgin, Ditton Priors (Dodytone). William Ostage, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of William Weston.
1407 Feb 10 [1] Chapels of Middleton and Deuxhill (Deukeshulle). William Graund, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Death of Wm. Dolfyn.
1407 Mar 18 Blaisdon (Blechedon). John ap Rees, chaplain. John Blakeneye, lord of a moiety of the manor of Blaisdon. [2] Death of Wm. Carpenter on Feb. 15th.
1408 Jan 18 Upton (deanery of Stotesdon). Hugh Carpenter. Margery, lady of Upton.
1408 May 26 Monmouth vic. [2] Philip Dygery, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Monmouth. Death of John Ferour.
1408 Jun 12 Eton on Wye. John Burweye, chaplain of Cov. and Lich. dioc. The bishop.
1408 Jun 19 [1] Westbury in the Forest. Hugh Harper. Richard Delamare and Isabella Bowlas, alias Eylesford, his wife. [4]
1408 July 6 [1] Sidbury (Sodbury). Wm. Walkebache. Hy Seyntgeorge.
1408 Jul 17 Diddlebury (vic.) William Tiley. Dean and chapter. Death of John Sutton.
1408 Jul 21 Shrawardine free chapel. Thomas Willmer. Thomas, earl of Arundel. Res. of Thomas Harlyng.
1408 Aug 15 Montgomery. [5] Richard Skynnere, chaplain. The king. Res. of Robert Moyle, May 25th.
1408 Aug 11 [1] Sidbury (Sudbury). Walter Laurens, chaplain. John Talbot, lord of Furnival and Sidbury.


[1] Date of mandate for inquisition and institution.
[2] The abbot of Flaxley, lord of the other moiety, presented last. The inquest was
attended by John Mulso, rector of Mitcheldean; Robert Hope, vicar of Newent; John Ecton,
vicar of Dymock; Geoffrey Melan, rector of Mudford; Thomas Crassewell, rector of Teynton;
William Hert, rector of Huntley; Richard Wodeford, rector of Westbury; William Hoke,
rector of Bromsberrow; Reginald Caerwent, chaplain of S. Mary's chantry, Newent; John
Byskyngton, chaplain of S. Mary's chantry, Westbury.
[3] Present at the inquest: Henry Wodestoke, rector of Stanton; Richard Dyer, rector of
Troy; Roger Monke, rector of Welch Bicknor; Griffin, rector of Ganarew; John ap Adam, vicar
of Llanrothal; Philip Wayte, vicar of Welsh Newton; Thomas ap Adam, chaplain, and John
Hochekyn, chaplain "de albo monasterio".
[4] John Saunders, who claims to be incumbent, is to have notice of the inquisition.
[5] Pays a pension of 30s. to Chirbury Priory.

174 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1408 Aug 16 Evesbatch (Esebache). John Revell, chaplain. JohnEsbach, lord of Evesbach. Res. of Reginald Gulfeld.
1408 Sep 13 Cardeston free chapel. Thomas Haseley, clerk. [1] Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Jolyf.
1408 Sep 22 Canonry and prebend of Pyonia. John Bosham, clerk of diocese of Winchester. The bishop. Res. of John Prophet. [2]
1408 Nov 1 Acton Scot. Richard Dobyn, chaplain. The earl of Arundel and Surrey. [3] Death of John Aleyn.
1408 Oct 5 Lydham (Ledum). John Ingwardyn, chaplain. John Fitzperes.
1408 Oct 16 Ledbury (vic.) Robert Unet, alias Haliday. Richard Talbot, prebendary of Overhall. Res. of John Clement on Oct l0th.
1408 Nov 10 Easthope. William Depmon. Edith, lady of Easthope.
1408 Dec 19 Welsh Newton vic. John Bassum, chaplain. Walter Greyndon, prior of the order of St. John of Jerusalem. Res. of Philip Waytes.
1408 Jan 4. Eye vic. John Prestone, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Reading.
1408 Jan 15 Bolde vic. John Janyns, chaplain. Joan Fillilode, prioress, and conv. of white nuns of Brewode. Res. of John Wilkyns.
1408 Mar 7 Greete (Greote). Wm. Grilleshulle, chaplain. Fulk de Pembridge. [4]
1408 Feb 27 Portion of Middlecourt in Bromyard church. Robert Thrysk. The bishop. Res. of Master Richd. Talbot.
1408 Mar 7 Cold Weston. John Pusselowe, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of St. Peter's, Shrewsbury.
1408 Mar 14 Badger chapel. William Newtone, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wenlock, on the nomination of Thos Savylle.
1409 Mar 31 Canonry and prebend of Cobultone. John Pavy, chancellor. The bishop. Death of Thos. Bussebury.
1409 Apr 10 Hope Bowdler. Thomas Chekvyll, chaplain. William, lord of la Zouch. Death of Roger Hundeslowe.
1409 Apr 7 Sidbury. Wm. Whitehead, clerk. The bishop.
1409 May 22 Beckbury chapel. John Wyghtwyk, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wenlock, on nomination of Edmund de la lowe. Res. of John de Pollesworth.


[1] By his proctor, William Bayly. The chapel pays a pension of 8s, to Wigmore Abbey.
[2] By his proctor, Richard Butiler, clerk, of diocese of Worcester.
[3] As guardian of Hugh Purcell, son of William Purcell, defunct.
[4] Richard Lochard and Agnes, his wife, presented Thomas Davyes, but the dean of Burford's inquisition decided against them.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 175

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1409 May 25 Dilwyn (vic.) (Dylewe). Walter Robyns, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Death of Wm. Taylour.
1409 Jun 22 [1] Chantry of St. Anne in Ledbury church. [2] Thomas Webbe, chaplain. Roger Parker. Death of Wm. Calwe, June 15th.
1409 Jul 27 Glazeley. Wm. Longefeld. John Wynnesbury, lord of Glazeley, son of Henry. [3]
1409 Jul 13 Stoke Bliss. Richard Benthale, chaplain. Prioress and conv. of Limebrook. Res. of Richard Auleyn.
1409 Aug 3 Mamble (vic.) (Momele). Rich. Newenham, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Harryes.
1409 Aug 14 Sidbury. Walter Lawrence, chaplain. John Talbot, lord of Furnivall and Sidbury. Res. of William Whitehed.
1409 Sep 3 Stanton (Staundone). [4] William Warde, chaplain. John Brugge, lord of Stanton. Res. of John Burghulle.
1409 Sep 5 Avenbury (vic.). Walter Pakker. Abbot and conv. of Dore on nom. of the bishop. Res. of Thomas Webbe. [5a]
1409 Sep 25 Linton (vic.). Reginald Tyler, chaplain. The king. Death of last vicar.
1409 Oct 5 Eye (vic.). Roger More, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Reading. Res. of John Preston.
1409 Dec 18 Burrington (vic.) (Boritone). Richard Cartere, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of last vicar.
1409 Dec 22 Eardisley (vic.). John Smyth, deacon. Prior and conv. of Llanthony Prima. Res. of William Warde.
1409 Jan 5 Second portion in Burford (Boreford). Peter Hulle, alias Wele. Richard Cornewayle, lord of Burford, and Cecilia, his wife. Res. of Nicholas Botyler.
1409 Jan 17 Lower Sapy. John Eccleshale, chaplain. John Philippes, lord of Cokesey. Res. of John Hawkys.
1409 Feb 11 Prebend of Morton Parva. Master John Catvyl. The bishop. Res. of Master John Kington.
1409 Mar 4 Prebend of Moreton. Henry Bowet, clerk. The bishop. Res. of John Catvyl, 28th Feb.
1409 Mar 17 Dorstone (vic.). Thomas Burgeys, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Clifford. Res. of Hugh Baldwyne.
1409 Mar 18 Sellack (vic.) (Sellac). Roger Heynes, chaplain. Dean and chapter of Hereford. Death of Hugh Willenhale.
1409 Mar 19 Canonry and prebend de prato minori. John Selowe, utriusque juris bac. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Shelford.
1410 Apr 7 Munslowe by Aston in Corvedale. John Sutton, bishop's registrar. John Boerley, Bromcroft. [5b] Res. of the same John Sutton, [6] April 5th.

[1] Date of mandate for inquisition and institution.
[2] The chaplain holds a piece of land on condition of distributing one noble on the day of the death of the donor, William Boyer.
[3] Richard de Leygtone last presented in right of his wife, Joan Wynnesbury.
[4] In deanery of Weobley.
[5a] On a pension of 40s. from the lands of the benefice.
[5b] Patron by grant of Sir William Heauchamp, lord of Abergavenny, witnessed by Walter de Hompton, Thomas de Yonge, Robert Lee of Roden, John Hodenet, and William Haighton.
[6] He had previously been collated by the bishop, patron by lapse, possibly informally.

176 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1410 Jun 6 Chantry of St. Mary the Virgin in Ludlow Church. Richard Ewyas, chaplain. The bishop, by lapse.
1410 Jun 19 Ledewich Chapel. Richard Ewyas. The bishop, by lapse.
1410 Sep 20 Portion of Asteley in Bromyard church. Master John Shutford, bachelor in law. The bishop. Res. of John Tyssebury.
1410 Oct 27 Archdeaconry of Shropshire. John Hereford, bach. in canon law. The bishop. Death of John Welles.
1410 Nov 7 Eaton Bishop (Etone super Wayam). William Whithed, clerk. The bishop.
1410 Jan 15 Willey free chapel (Wyllyley). Richard Talbot, bach. utriusque juris. Prior and conv. of Wenlock, on nomination of Joan de Harley, lady of Willey. Death of John Caysbo.
1410 Jan 30 Bishop's Castle (vic.). Roger Stedemon, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of James de la Venne.
1410 Feb 11 Canonry and prebend of Colwall called Barton. John Sutton, the bishop's registrar and household steward. The bishop. Death of Master John Catesby.
1410 Feb 18 Kingsland. Richard Talbot, bach utriusque juris. The king. [1] Death of John Catesby.
1410 Feb 9 Ledbury (vic.) John Fishlake, chaplain. Robt. Prees, prebendary of the lower prebend of Ledbury, hac vice. Res. of Robert Unet.
1411 Apr 17 Sollershope. John Harrys, chaplain. Robt. Whytyntone, armiger. Res. of Thomas Stanford.
1411 May 3 Eardisley (Erdesley) (vic.). Henry Wayte, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Res. of John Smyth.
1411 Jun 4 St. George's church, Clun (vic.). Gervase de Clone. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Death of John del Mersh.
1411 Jun 21 Monkland (Monkelone). Adam Skelton, chaplain. Joan, queen of England, hac vice. Death of Richd. Baker.
1411 Jun 25 Felton (vic.) Thomas Kyng, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of Wm. Stoke.
1411 Jul 24 Portion in Holgate. Edmund, son of John Boerley of Bromcroft. Hugh Burnell, lord of Holgate and Weoleigh. Death of John Onybury.
1411 Aug 19 Felton (vic.) Hugh Lucas, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Thomas Kyng.
1411 Aug 26 Upton (in Stottesdon deanery). Wm. Bekkebury, chaplain. Margaret, lady of Upton. Res. of Hugh Carpenter.


[1] During the minority of the earl of March.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 177

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1411 Aug 24 Canonry and prebend of ?. John Bayli, a clerk to the Prince. The bishop. Death of Reginald Wolaston.
1411 Sep 1 Worthin. John Shireokes, clerk. Joan, queen of England, hac, vice.
1411 Sep 10 Bishop's Castle (vic.). John ap David de Militone. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Roger Stedemon.
1411 Oct 18 Canon Frome (vic.) John Smith, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Llanthony Prima. Death of John Paunter.
1411 Jan 18 Canonical residence. John Pavy, preb. of Cobultone and Chancellor of the bishop's house. The bishop. Death of Reginald Wolaston.
1411 Feb 1 Aylton. John Ray, chaplain. John Warde, of Aylton.
1411 Feb 25 Stowe (vic.) [1] Matthew Sayr, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Great Malvern.
1411 Feb 25 Churcham (vic.) John Davy, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of John Stevenes.
1412 Apr 7 Coreley. Thomas Holand, chaplain. Philip Dod, lord of Overton. Res. of William Seintgeorge.
1412 Apr 8 Prebend of Moretone and Whaddon. Master Thos. Balding, preceptor of the hospital of S. Wolstan, Worcester. The bishop. Res. of John Baysham.
1412 Jun 3 Chantry of St. Mary, Ledbury. John Clement, chaplain. John Fishlake, vicar of Ledbury with the consent of the parishioners.
1412 Jun 20 Chantry in church of Cleobury Mortimer. Wm. Walkysbache, The king. [2] Death of Griffin Waterdene.
1412 Jun 22 Cardeston chapel. William Doget, clerk. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Thomas Hasyll.
1412 Jun 28 Willey chapel (Willeley). John Kingmon. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of Master Richd. Talbot.
1412 Jul 2 St. John the Baptist's Mamble (vic.) John Calden, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of William Walkysbache.
1412 Jul 12 Bedstone. John Gam, chaplain. Thomas Jay. Death of Walter Bedestone.
1412 Jul 15 Aylton. Thomas Lylling, chaplain. John Warde. Res. of John ray.
1412 Aug 3 Worthin. John Ayllestone, clerk. Joan, queen of England. Res. of Robert Shireoaks.
1412 Aug 17 Bromsberrow. John Berstone, chaplain. Dame Katherine Bromwich. Death of Geoffrey Brounne.
1412 Sep 13 Whitechurch. John Fayr, chaplain. [1a] Sir Gilbert, lord of Talbot. Death of Sir Alan.


[1] Date of mandate for inquisition.
[la] Promises on oath before John Sutton and William Capelle to resign if any question as to the patronage arises.
[2] On account of the minority of Edmund, son and heir of Roger de Mortimer, earl of March.

178 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1412 Sep 23 Canonry and prebend of Hunderton. John Wallewayn, clerk. The bishop. Death of Henry Buytone.
1412 Sep 25 Canonry and prebend of Hinton. Master Edm. Lacy, sac. pag. prefessor. The bishop. Death of John Bayley.
1412 Oct 23 Worthin. Thomas Berker, chaplain. The queen. Res. of John Aylestone.
1412 Oct 26 Precentorship in Cathedral. Fulk Stafford, bach. in law. The bishop. Res. of Richard Talbot.
1412 Jan 5 Lugwardine (vic.). John Kemmes, chaplain. The dean and chapter. Res. of John Grene.
1412 Jan 26 Bodenham (vic.) Lewis ap Howell. Prior and conv. of S. John Ev., Brecon. Death of Thomas Dyvour.
1412 Mar 3 Precentorship in Cathedral. Master Nicholas Colnet. The bishop. [2] Death of Master Ralf Stafford.
1412 Mar 20 Peterchurch (Sancti Petri in Stradell) (vic.). William Broun, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Great Malvern. Res. of Richard Carpuntre.
1413 May 27 Chantry of St. Mary in Ledbury church. Robert Palmere, chaplain. John Fisshelake, vicar of Ledbury. [3] Res. of John Clement.
1413 Jun 9 Portion of Middlecourt in Bromyard church. John Hereford, chaplain. The bishop. Res. of Richard Clifford.
1413 Jun 25 [1] Lancaut. William Glover, chaplain. John, earl marshal, earl of Nottingham, lord of Mowbray, Segrove and Gower.
1413 Jul 5 Stanton in deanery of Leominster. (vic.). Walter Weston, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of John Passy.
1413 Jul 15 Portion in Pontesbury church. John Carpunter, chaplain. Edward de Charleton, lord of Powys. Death of Thomas Rushbury, alias Bowlas.
1413 Jul 23 Pulverbatch. Thomas Cokayn, clerk. Philip Boteller. Death of Thomas Bowlas.
1413 Aug 15 Hopton Wafer. John Berkley, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Adamps. [4a]
1413 Sep 14 Welsh Bicknor. John Taylour, chaplain. Prior and conv. of Monmouth. Death of Roger Monk.
1413 Sep 25 Aston (aeris. alias Whetone). John de Wode, chaplain. Prior and conv. of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury. Res. of William Hunte.
1413 Oct 2 Birch S. Mary (Byrches). John ap Adam, chaplain. Prioress and conv. of Aconbury. Res. of Edward Chyld.
1413 Oct 3 Canonry and prebend of ? [4] Master William Corne, sac. pag. professor. The bishop. Death of John Chitterne.


[1] Date of mandate for inquisition.
[2] Ad instanciam principis.
[3] Patronum ad eleccionem parochianorum.
[4] Margin: Prebenda non erat vacans ut dicebatur.
[4a] A pension of 2½ marks is assigned to him.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 179

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1413 Dec 12 Precentorship. Robt. Felton, clerk of the king's closet. The bishop. Res. of Master Nich. Colnet.
1413 Dec 28 Prebend of Coldehall in Pontesbury. Master William Corne, sac. pag. professor. Edw. Charletone, lord of Powys. Res. of William Boerley.
1413 Feb 1 Priorship of Monmouth priory. [1] William Eytone, monk. The king, as duke of Lancaster. Death of Robert Warde.
1413 Feb 6 English Bicknor. John May, clerk. Margaret, domina de Ferrariis. Res. of Peter Whitten.
1413 Feb 20 Wollstaston. John Raulyns, clerk. Sir Hugh Burnell, knt., lord of Holgate and Willey.
1413 Mar 18 La Park. Richard Willyns, clerk. Roger Hoore, domicellus. Res. of John Hoore.
1414 Apr 3 Canonical residence. John Sutton, canon. The bishop. Death of Henry Buytone.
1414 Apr 14 Rock (Rook). Rowland Bland. The king. Res. of William Lamprey.
1414 Apr 13 Taynton. Roger Davy, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of Thos. Cartewryte.
1414 May 22 Prebend of Cublington. Master John Stanwey. The bishop. Death of Master John Pavy.
1414 May 23 Canonry and prebend of Moreton parva. Master Nicholas Mockyng, bach. in law. The bishop. Res. of Henry Bowet. [2]
1414 Jun 3 Canonical residence. Master Richard Talbot. The bishop. Death of John Pavy.
1414 Jun 9 Stoke Lacy. Richard Walshe, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of John Pavy.
1414 Jul 15 Eaton Bishop (Etone super Wyam). James Dyvour, chaplain. The bishop. Res. of William Whithed.
1414 Jul 29 Stoke Lacy. William Whithed, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Richard Walsshe.
1414 Jul 29 Second portion or prebend in Burford church. John Swan. [3] Richd. Cornewayle. Res. of Richard Davy.
1414 Sep 8 Aylton. John Roppesley, chaplain. Philip Warde. Res. of Thomas Lyllinge.
1414 Sep 8 Neen Savage (Nyene) (vic.). Thomas Sadeler, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Wm. Tyler.
1414 Sep 30 S. Andrew's, Evesbach. John Hadresham, chaplain. Robert Esebach. Res. of John ap Rees.
1414 Nov 19 Second portion in Burford church. Thomas Moghale, chaplain. Richd. Cornewayle, baron of Burford. Death of John Swanne.
1414 Dec 30 Mindtown (Menede). Richard Menede, chaplain. William Menede. Death of Sir Sampson.


[1] Per biretti nostri tuo capiti imposicionem.
[2] By his proctor Master Thomas Poltone.
[3] By Walter Bullok, vicar general of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield.

180 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1414 Jan 9 Parish church or chapel of Broseley (Burghwardesley). Thos. Yate, clerk. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. [1] Death of Robert Calle.
1414 Jan 26 Donnington. Thomas Walcroft, chaplain. William Holowy. Res. of Peter Hert.
1414 Feb 1 Mamble (Momele) (vic.). Thos. Fylson, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. John Brandon's acceptance of another benefice.
1414 Feb 2 Bishop's Castle (vic.). John Cradok. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of John Chustok.
1415 Apr 1 Sellack. Simon ap Philip. Dean and chapter.
1415 Apr 23 Rock (Rook). Robt Skinner, alias Mountgomery. The king. Res. of Rowland Bland.
1415 May 28 Aymestrey (Aylmondestreo)(vic.). Thomas Sadeler, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Sir Geoffrey.
1415 Jun 2 Neen Savage (Nyene) (vic.). John Sylygrove. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1415 Aug 17 Bishopstone. [3] Walter Wales. [4] Alice Edwards and Henry, her son, hac vice. [2] Res. of Hugh Harpere.
1415 Aug 31 Kingsland. William Batysford. Edmund earl of March, hac vice. Res. of John Lyngeyne. [5]
1415 Sep 2 Canonry and prebend of the penitentiary. Master John Castell. The bishop. Death of Hugh Harpere.
1415 Sep 2 Canonical Residence. Master John Stanewey, commissiary general. The bishop. Death of Hugh Harpere.
1415 Sep 6 Free chapel of Snodhill. Richard Taylour. Sir John Chaundos, knt. Death of Hugh Harpere. [6]
1415 Sep 12 Mansel Gamage (Malmeshulle) (vic.). Gilbert Taylour. [7] Abbot and conv. of Gloucester.
1415 Sep 24 Foy (vic.) Thomas Whyte. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of John Selyman.
1415 Oct 11 Hopton free chapel. [8] David Drewe, chaplain. Thos. Neuport, vir venerabilis. [9] Res. of John Hoptone (also called Byketone).
1415 Oct 14 Canonry and prebend of Moreton and Whaddon. John Baysham, rector of Hanslope. The bishop. Res. of Master Thos.Baldynge.


[1] Thomas Cruwe, armiger, afterwards presented Richard Etone, and the bishop directed an enquiry Feb 15th.
[2] The manor and advowson were held in four shares: first John Devorus presented John Pykeryng, who died;
secondly Joan, widow of of Thomas de Borghope, presented Hugh Harper; the third and fourth shares were undivided,
and belonged jointly to Alice Edwards and John Northfield, chaplain, and the latter conveyed his share to
Henry Edwards for life.
[3] Pays a portion of 5s. yearly to church of Hereford.
[4] Vicar of Trokleston (Thruxton) worth 100s.
[5] An annuity of £5 secured to him.
[6] His property to be sequestrated till the dilapidations are made good.
[7] By his proctor John Partrych.
[8] Clunbury takes the cure and receives every second sheaf of tithables.
[9] During the minority of Walter, son and heir of Walter Hopton.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 181

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1415 Oct 14 Hughley (Huley) free chapel. John Crateford. John Fitzperes and Petronilla his wife. Res. of Walter Whytyngeslowe. [1]
1415 Nov 21 Third portion in Holgate. John Kelle. The bishop. Res. of William Lochard.
1415 Jan 16 Stanton Lacy (vic.). William Bakon. Prior and conv. of Llanthony prima.
1415 Feb 11 Turnastone. John Smyth, chaplain. John ap Henry.
1415 Feb 19 Wigmore (vic.) David Gyllos. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Mocle. [2]
1415 Feb 19 Aston Botterell John Whirlesby, chaplain. John Boterell, domicellus. Res. of last rector. [3]
1415 Feb 23 Chantry of St. Mary, Bishopstone. Sir [John] Furches, chaplain. The bishop, by lapse.
1415 Apr 2 Canonical residence. Thos. Berkeley, canon. The bishop. Death of John Pratte, canon.
1415 Apr 23 Canonry and prebend of Gorwell. Robt. Feltone, clerk of the king's closet. The bishop. Death of John Pratte.
1415 Apr 23 Canonry and prebend of Moreton Magna. Thomas Waltone, in legibus bac. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Feelde.
1415 May 7 Hope Solers. Thomas Pery. Robt.Whittynton. Death of last rector.
1415 May 9 Winforton. Marmaduke Luney, clerk. Edmund, earl of March. Death of last rector. [4]
1415 May 12 Churcham (vic.). Thomas Lidiard, chaplain. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Nicholas Somerton.
1415 May 16 Portion of Overhall in Ledbury church. Robt. Dyke, clerk. The bishop. Res. of Richard Talbot.
1415 Jun 1 Hopton free chapel (Inq). ? ?
1415 Jun 12 Chirbury (vic.). Philip More. Prior and conv. of Chirbury.
1415 Jun 12 Canonry and prebend of Barton Colwall. Master John Bridbrok, the chancellor. The bishop. Death of John Suttone.


[1] Who is to receive a pension of 6 marks from the benefice.
[2] He receives an annuity of 4 marks.
[3] On a pension of 4 marks.
[4] A commission issued to sequestrate his goods for dilapidations.

182 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY,

1416 Jun 28 [1] Deacons portion in Holgate. Thomas Yate. John Whytesyde, William Blont, clerks, Robert Molyntone, Rd. Foxe, John de Bablake, Wm. Ludham, Wm. Poynour, and Nich. Wylkys. Res. of Edmund Burley.
1416 Jun 26 [2] Monnington. John Smythe of Byford. The king. [3] Death of Wm. Peek on June 12.
1416 Jun 30 Munslowe. William Phelipes, chaplain. William Burley, lord of Bromscroft. Death of John Suttone.
1416 Jul 1 Tenbury (vic.). Roger Housmon. Prior and conv. of St. John of Bethlehem at Sheen. Res. of John Lye.
1416 Jul 29 Stoke Lacy. John Kette, clerk. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of John Bridbroke. [4]
1416 Jul 29 The precentorship. Master John Bridbrok, lic. in law. The bishop. Res. of Robert Feltone.


[1] The jury were John, rector of Little Wenlock; Richard, vicar of Madeley; William
Phipmon, rector of Easthope; William Gryme, vicar of Eton; John Onnisbury, rector of Rushbury;
ohn Cratesford, rector of Hughley; Roger, vicar of LongStanton; Matthew, chaplain
of Borough; Richard Lye. chaplain of Linley; William Rude, chaplain of Broseley. Sir Hugh
Burnell presented last.
[2] The jury were William Warde, rector of Stanton; John Partrych, rector of Byford;
John Prendergest, rector of Credenhill; John Whytte, rector of Moccas; Richard Bend, rector
of Brockbury; Walter ap Ithel, vicar of Bridge; Roger Huchekockes, vicar of Mansel Lacy;
John Bredwardyn, vicar of Kenchester; Gilbert Taylour, vicar of Mansel Gamage; Thomas
Frene, vicar of Yazor; William Tynkere, vicar of Bredwardine; John Fourches, chaplain of
B.V.M. at Bishopstone.
[3] As guardian of James, son of John Touchet, lord Audley; Elizabeth, lady Audley, presented last.
[4] In the presence of William Aumenet, clerk, and John Bilet, rector of Newton on the Wold.

EXCHANGES.

DATE. BENEFICE. OTHER BENEFICE. NOTES.

1404 Dec 13 Master John Tyssebury, warden of Frisolk chapel. Thomas atte Neende, prebendary or portioner of Asteley in Bromyard church. To be effected by the vicar general of the diocese of Winchester.
1405 Jul 6 John Glentworth, vicar of Promhill, patrons the abbess and convent of Guisnes. John Rede, rector of Bredenbury, patron John Helyon of the Castle. On a commission from the archbishop of Canterbury.
1405 Sep 7 Hugh de Pontesbury, vicar of Monkland (Monkelane), patron the king. Richard Bakere, rector of Hampton Bishop, patron the bishop.
1406 Aug 18 Richard Feryngale, vicar of Clifton on Teme, patrons the prioress and convent of Limebrook. William Lorymer, vicar of Madley. Commission to Thomas Felde, dean of Hereford, to admit the former, dated from Prestbury.
1406 Aug 20 John Barbour, vicar of Clun, patrons the prior and convent of Wenlock. Nicholas de Burtone, vicar of S. Andrew's, Condover (Conodovere), patrons the abbot and convent of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury, on the commission of John, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 183

EXCHANGES.

DATE. BENEFICE. OTHER BENEFICE. NOTES.

1406 Feb 12 William Solly, chaplain of the chantry of S. Leonard, Peritone, in the deanery of the Forest, patron Thomas Berkeley, nobleman. John Walker, vicar of Cam (Camme), patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. On the commission of Richard, bishop of Worcester.
1406 Mar 12 John Doyle, rector of Leigh (Lye). John Ferthingale, vicar of Awre, patrons the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester. On the commission of R., bishop of Salisbury.
1407 May 4 Hugh Holbache, canon and prebendary of Inkberrow (Ingleberewe) in Hereford Cathedral. Thomas Staundone, canon and prebendary of Tymbrecombe, in the cathedral of Wells. On the commission of Henry, bishop of Bath and Wells. The bishop of Worcester is requested to induct Thomas Staundon to the body of the prebend of Inkberrow, which is in his diocese.
1404 Nov 19 John Leyre, rector of Upwaltham, in the diocese of Chichester, patroness Alice, widow of John de Altaripa, by his proctor John Leycester. John Wodecok, vicar of Woolaston, patrons the abbot and convent of Tintern. On the commission of Robert, bishop of Chichester.
1404 Feb 13 Thomas Hay, rector of Hampton Bishop. Richard Baker, vicar of Bromyard.
1405 Aug 26 Richard Baker, chaplain, rector of Hampton Bishop, patron the bishop. Hugh Pontesbury, chaplain, vicar of Monkland, patron the king.
1404 Aug 26 John Marssh (also March), vicar of Kinlet, patrons the abbot and convent of Wigmore. William Sharp, rector of Cleobury North, patroness Philippa Persale, hunesta matrona.
1407 Jun 16 Richard Tankard, vicar of Dymock, patron the king. John Ectone, rector of S. Michael s, Northampton. Effected by Philip, bishop of London.
1407 Jul 9 Richard Talbot, rector of S. Lawrence's, Ludlow, patron the king. Henry Myle, precentor of the cathedral, patron the bishop. The latter to be inducted in the person of his proctor, Henry Brygesley, clerk, by Hugh, prior of the hospital of S. John. Ludlow, and John Stowe, the parish chaplain.
1407 Aug 31 John Hereward, vicar of Woolford. John Doyle, vicar of Awre. On the commission of Richard, bishop of Worcester.
1407 Nov 8 Master John Prophete, prebendary of Moreton Magna. Thomas Felde, prebendary of Warham.
1407 Nov 16 John Prophete, prebendary of Warham. Roger Hore, prebendary of Pyonia.
1408 Jun 16 Richard Powle, rector of Donnington, patron Walter Richardes of Donnington. Roger Palmer, vicar of West Ilsley (Ildesley). Effected by Robert, bishop of Salisbury.
1408 Oct 16 Walter Wodewey, vicar of Mansel Gamage (Malmeshulle), patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. Griffin Shepherd, vicar of Hay. Effected by John Hyot, vicar general of Henry, bishop of S. David's.
1408 Oct 5 John Cleve, vicar of S. Peter s, Witton by Wyche, patrons the prior and convent of Stodley. William Lorymer, vicar of Clifton on Teme (Temede), patrons the prioress and convent of Limebrook. On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1408 Oct 14 William Salter, rector of S. Mary the Virgin, Wallingford. Thomas Middeltone, rector of Tugford, patron the bishop. Effected by Robert, bishop of Salisbury.
1408 Nov 3 Thomas Hay, vicar of Bromyard, patrons Richard Talbot, John Tyssebury, and John Rede. John Pavy, rector of S. Martin, Worcester, patrons the prior and chapter of Worcester Cathedral. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of Worcester.

184 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. OTHER BENEFICE. NOTES.

1408 Nov 11 John Brese, rector of Whitwell. John Whyte, vicar of Linton, patron the king. Effected by Philip, bishop of Lincoln.
1408 Dec 12 John Revell, rector of Evesbatch, patron Robert Esebache. Edward Honte, vicar of Badminton, patrons the abbot and convent of Lilleshall. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1408 Jan 8 Nicholas Boteler, rector of Cubberly (Coburley), patrons Nich. Mattesdone and Margeret his wife, and John Browning and Alice his wife, lords of Cubberly. William Lyngeyn, portioner of the collegiate church of Burford, patrons Richard Cornewayle, lord of Burford, and Cecilia his wife. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1408 Jan 19 Thomas Feld, rector of Ross. John Gardiner, rector of Blunham (Bloneham). Effected by Philip, bishop of Lincoln.
1409 Apr 15 Vincent, son of John Glentworth, rector of Bredenbury, patron John Helyon de la Castell. Richard Roselyn, subdeacon, rector of Pattesley. Effected by Alexander, bishop of Norwich. (Commission Jan. 24, 1408).
1408 Feb 7 Richard Bromptone, rector of S. Owen s, Bristol, patrons the abbot and convent of Tewkesbury. John Keole, vicar of S. Peter s, Ocle Pychard, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1409 Apr 22 John Taylour, vicar of Preston, on the jurisdiction of the dean of Hereford. John Hervy, vicar of Weston, patron John Malverne, warden or master of S. Katherine s hospital, Ledbury. Effected by the dean of Hereford.
1409 Sep 25 John Cleve, vicar of Clifton, patrons the prioress and convent of Limebrook. William Overton, rector of Abberley (Abbotesley), patron Richard de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick.
1409 Oct 28 David Taty, rector of Cleobury North, patron Philippa de Persale. Reginald Penmawe, vicar of Lydbury, patrons the abbey and convent of Wigmore.
1409 Nov 24 Roger Rees, rector of Kyre Wyard, patron the king. John Comber, vicar of Stone by Chattesley Corbet, patrons the dean and chapter of the collegiate church of S. Mary, Warwick. On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1410 Apr 13 [1] Geoffrey (also Griffin) Shephurd, vicar of Mansell Gamage (Malmeshulle), patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John ap Howell, vicar of Llanigon (sancti Egwyni juxta Hay). Effected by Henry, bishop of S. David's.
1410 Apr 22 [1] Edward Honte, rector of Evesbatch, patron Robert Esebache. Ralph Spurnere, vicar of Hankerton (Hankyntone). Effected by Robert, bishop of Salisbury.
1410 Apr 25 [1] John ap Howell, vicar of Mansell Gamage, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Clerc, rector of Aberedw (Aberdewy). Effected by Henry, bishop of S. David's.
1410 Jul 20 Thomas Kele, vicar of Felton, patrons the abbey and convent of Gloucester. William Stoke, vicar of Withington. Effected by the sub-dean for the dean of Hereford.
1410 Jul 14 Richard Benthale, vicar of Stoke Bliss, patrons the abbot and convent of Wigmore. Richard Newenham, vicar of Mamble (Momele), patrons the prioress and convent of Limebrook.
1410 Jul 21 William Kerry, rector of Edwin Ralph (Yeddefen Raffe), patron John Croft, lord of Croft and Edwyn. John Lewys, vicar of Dewsall (Deweschalle). Effected by the sub-dean of Hereford.
1410 Jul 24 John Brore, archdeacon of Salop. John Wells, rector of Eastington, patrons Edmund, bishop of Exeter, and Nicholas, bishop of Bath and Wells, and Nicholas Bradshawe. Thomas, bishop of Worcester, admitted John Brore to the latter benefice.


[1] Date of commission.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 185

DATE. BENEFICE. OTHER BENEFICE. NOTES.

1410 Aug 2 Richard Ewyas, rector of Stoke Lacy, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. William Prestone, rector of the church of S. Thomas the Apostle, London. Effected by the dean and chapter of S. Paul's.
1410 Sep 6 Roger Palmer, rector of Donington, patron William Hellewow. Thomas Kemele, vicar of Seagry (Segre). Effected by Robert, bishop of Salisbury.
1410 Sep 20 Reginald Penyraw, rector of North Cleobury, patron Philippa Persale. John Ingwarden, rector of Lydham (Ledom), patron John Fitz piers.
1410 Sep 20 William Overton, vicar of Clifton, patrons the prioress and convent of Limebrook. William Spark, rector of S James's, Stirchley, patrons the prior and convent of Wenlock. On a commission from John, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
1410 Oct 13 Richard Taylour, vicar of Wollastone, patrons the abbey and convent of Tintern. Henry Deye, chaplain of S. Mary's chantry in Todwick church, patron William Wastenays, domicellus. On the commission of Henry, archbishop of York.
1410 Oct 25 John Clerc, vicar of Mansel Gamage, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. Robert Grene, rector of Haseley (Hassele), patrons the prior and convent of S. Sepulchre s, Warwick. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1410 Nov 18 William Prestone, rector of Stoke Lacy, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Whytyng, rector of Alwalton. Effected by Philip, bishop of Lincoln.
1410 Nov 20 Geoffrey Melan, rector of Rudford, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. Thomas Vaaham, rector of Llanvihangel. Effected by John, bishop of Llandaff.
1410 Mar 16 Walter Treleweth, vicar of Tidenham, patron the king. Reginald Teyler, vicar of Linton, patron the king.
1411 Apr 9 John ap Rees, rector of Blaisdon (Blechesdone), patrons the abbot and convent of Flaxley. Walter Pakker, vicar of Avenbury, patrons the abbot and convent of Dore. On the bishop's nomination.
1411 May 12 William Hook, rector of Bromsberrow, patron Katherine Bromwich, late wife of Sir Hugh Waterton. Geoffrey Brunne, rector of Redmarley Abitot, patron the king, as guardian of the heir of On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1411 Aug 26 John Huwes, rector of Onibury, patron Sir Hugh Burnell, knt. James Stretton, rector of Rushbury, patron the same Sir Hugh.
1411 Sep 14 [1] John Whitynge, rector of Stoke Lacy, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Wykyngeston (by his proctor John Whyte), rector of Brailsford, patron the king. On a commission from John, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
1411 Sep 14 Nicholas Trilley, vicar of Lyonshall, patron the prior and convent of Wormesley. John Pyry, chaplain of the chantry of S. John the Baptist in S. Peter's, Hereford. Effected by the dean of Hereford.
1411 Nov 2 William Walkesbache, rector of Middleton, patron the king. Richard Benttale, vicar of Mamble (Momele), patrons the abbot and convent of Wigmore.
1411 Feb 14 John Smyth, rector of Whitney, patron Robert Whitney. John Clerc, rector of Stanton on the Wold, patron Sir Roger Swyllinton, knt. On the commission of Henry, archbishop of York.
1411 Feb 4 Stephen Braytoft, rector of Hope Mansel (Mailosell), patrons the prior and convent of Monmouth. John Hereward, vicar of Awre, patrons the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester.


[1] Date of commission.

186 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. OTHER BENEFICE. NOTES.

1412 Aug 7 Richard Bentale, rector of the free chapel of Middleton, patron the king hac vice. William Grelleshulle, rector of Greete (Greote), patron Isabella, widow of Sir Fulk de Pembridge, knt.
1412 Jun 21 Peter Hulle, portioner in Bnrford church, patron Richard Cornewayle. William Davy, vicar of Turkdean, patrons the abbot and convent of Oseney. On the commission of Richard, bishop of Worcester.
1412 Jul 16 Master Richard Talbot, rector of Kingsland (Kingslane). John Ingayn, rector of Old Radnor, patron of both rectories the king.
1412 Sep 11 John Cokkys, rector of Abberley (Abbotesleye), patron Richard, earl of Warwick. John Hamond, rector of Bagington (Bakintone), patrons the prior and convent of Kenilworth. On a commission from John, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
1412 Oct 12 Thomas Kenvile, rector of Donnington, patron Walter Richard of Donnington. Peter Hert, warden of the chapel of S. Leonard of Estaunden in the Isle of Wight (insula vecta), patron John Veer, domicellus. On the commission of Henry, bishop of Winchester.
1412 Oct 26 Thomas Thresk, canon and portioner of Middelcourt in Bromyard church, by his proctor William Kingham, patron the bishop. Richard Clifford, canon and prebendary in the royal chapel, Westminster.
1412 Dec 1 [1] John Whittard, rector of Martley. Hugh Pontesbury, rector of Hampton Bishop, patron the bishop of Hereford. To be effected by Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1412 Mar 1 Ralph Spurner, rector of Evesbatch, patron Robert Esebache. John ap Rees, vicar of Avenbury, patrons the abbey and convent of Dore. On the bishop's nomination.
1413 Apr 24 Master Richard Talbot, rector of Old Radnor, patron the king. Richard Cowdray, warden of the free chapel of Hentles. Effected by Henry, bishop of S. David's.
1413 Jun 8 Thomas Ayllewey, rector of Munsley, patron Sir John Eynesford, knt. John Ely, rector of Mathon (Matheme), patrons the abbot and convent of Pershore. On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1413 Jul 10 William Newton, rector of the free chapel of Badger (Baggesore), patrons the prior and convent of Wenlock, on the nomination of Thomas Savile. Thomas de Wrottesley, rector of Stockton, patron Sir Humphrey Stafford, knt. On a commission from John, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
1413 Jul 17 John Pacey, vicar of Bromyard, patrons John Hereford, John Shirford, and John Reade. John Wykyngestone, vicar of Stoke Lacy, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester.
1413 Aug 4 [1] Adam Skelton, vicar of Monkland, patron the king. William Potter, vicar of Glen Magna. To be effected by Philip, bishop of Lincoln.
1413 Sep 6 William Hynstone, rector of Sarnesfield, patron Geoffrey Arderne. Lewis ap Howell, vicar of Bodenham, patrons the prior and convent of St. John the Evangelist's, Brecon.
1413 Oct 10 [1] David Mailgone, vicar of Dewchurch, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. Peter Smythe, vicar of Glasbury. To be effected by the bishop of St. David's.
1413 Oct 10 [1] John Clerk, rector of Whitney, patron Sir Robert Whyteney, knt. John Halys, rector of Parley. To be effected by the bishop of Salisbury.
1413 Oct 30 Richard Brompton, vicar of Ocle Pychard, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Ely, rector of Munsley, patron Roger Hoore hac vice.


[1] Date of commission.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 187

DATE. BENEFICE. OTHER BENEFICE. NOTES.

1413 Dec 28 William Asturley, vicar of Stokesay, patrons the abbot and convent of Haughmond. William Brompton, vicar of Diddlebury (Dodelbury), patrons the dean and chapter.
1413 Jan 26 Master Maurice Waterden, rector of la Park, patron Roger Hore, domicellus. John Hoore, rector of Eastington, patron Sir Hugh Stafford. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1413 Feb 27 John Brandon, vicar of Toddington, patrons the abbot and convent of Hayles. John Calden, vicar of Mamble (Momele), patrons the abbot and convent of Wigmore. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1413 Mar 31 John Kemes, vicar of Lugwardine, patrons the dean and chapter. John Davyes, rector of Castovile. To be effected by Henry, bishop of St. David's.
1414 May 10 William Walkere, rector of Hope Bagot (Bagart), patrons Edmund Cornewayle and Joan his wife. John Drake, rector of Heyop. To be effected by Henry, Bishop of St. David's.
1414 Aug 14 John Davy, vicar of Churcham, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. Nicholas Bartone, alias Somertone, vicar of Southrop (Suthorp), patron Brother Walter Greyndon, prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1414 Sep 3 [1] William Tomkyns, precentor of the chantry of the B.V.M. in the chapel of St. Cross, New Radnor, patron Matilda lady of Bodilond. Thomas Irisch, vicar of Church Withington. To be effected by the dean of Hereford.
1414 Oct 10 John Wykyngestone, vicar of Bromyard, patrons John Shirford, John Reed, and John Hereford. John Webbe, vicar of Hawling (Hallyng), patrons the abbot and convent of Winchcomb. On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1414 Oct 10 John Harrys, rector of Sollershope, patron Sir Robert Whittington, knt. Richard Roeding, rector of Mereworth. To be effected by Richard, bishop of Rochester.
1414 Oct 12 Gilbert Stone, canon and prebendary of Eigne (Yeyne), patron the Bishop. John Clere of Codford, rector of the free chapel of Imber. Effected by Robert, bishop of Salisbury.
1414 Oct 28 Master Adam Uske, doctor of laws, rector of Mersham, patron the archbishop of Canterbury. Roger Capteyn, rector of Hopesay, patron Thomas, Earl of Arundel and Surrey. On a commission from the archbishop.
1414 Jan 4 Roger Heynes, vicar of Sellack, patrons the dean and chapter. Hugh Jonne, alias Kylfodes, vicar of Ashelworth, patrons the abbot and convent of St. Augustine, Bristol. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of Worcester.
1414 Mar 15 [1] William Rocbury, rector of Upton by Morville (Momerfield), patron Hugh Cresset. William Lawley, vicar of Seagry. To be effected by Robert, Bishop of Salisbury.
1415 Aug 1 Thomas Kennere, vicar of Bromfield, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. William Kynston, vicar of Bodenham, patrons the prior and convent of Brecon.
1415 Sep 27 John Ecton, vicar of Dymock, patrons John Bokeland, the master and the fellows of the college of Fothenngay (Fodrynghey). John Wylcher, vicar of Longdon. Effected by John, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
1415 Sep 6 John Lodeforde, rector of Loxbear, patron John Avenel. John Herward, rector of Hope Mansel (Maylosell), patrons the prior and convent of Monmouth. On the commission of Edmund, bishop of Exeter.


[1] Date of commission.

188 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

DATE. BENEFICE. OTHER BENEFICE. NOTES.

1415 Sep 27 [1] Thomas Kennere, vicar of Bodenham, patrons the prior and convent of Brecon. William Pyrbyn, vicar of Chebsey. To be effected by the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
1415 Nov 22 [1] Sir John, rector of Mordiford, patron the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Waturdene, rector of Garthorp (Gartthop). To be effected by Philip, bishop of Lincoln.
1415 Feb 27 William Batsford, rector of Berkeswell. William Coudray, rector of Old Radnor, patron Edmund, Earl of March. Effected by John, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
1416 May 4 John Smythes, vicar of Canon Frome. John Taylour, vicar of Weston.
1416 May 11 William Hert, rector or portioner of Llanwarne (Llanwaren). William Broke, rector of Huntley, patrons in both cases the prior and convent of Llanthony in Wales.
1416 May 24 [1] John Kemes, rector of Cascob. William Walle, rector of Puddlestone, patron John Town. Effected by Stephen, bishop of St. David's.
1416 May 28 John Elye, vicar of Ocle Pychard, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Keole, rector of Dinedor (Dynour). Effected by the dean.
1416 Jun 1 Robert Skinnere, rector of Rock (Rook), patrons the prior and convent of St. John of Bethlehem. William Coryngham, clerk, canon and prebendary of St. Stephen in St. Mary s collegiate church, Shrewsbury, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Effected by the dean and chapter of St. Mary's church, Shrewsbury.
1416 Jun 13 William Whitehed, rector of Stoke Lacy, patrons the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Bridbroke, rector of Swabey. Effected by Philip, bishop of Lincoln.
1416 Aug 5 Michael Inge, rector of Humber, patrons the prior and convent of Brecon. Master John Stonewey, rector of the portion of Kemenhale in Leigh (Lye). On the commission of Thomas, bishop of Worcester.


[1] Date of commission.

LETTERS DIMISSORY.

A.D. 1404. Jan. 30. Master Richard Talbot, canon of Hereford, to all the orders.
Feb. 29. Richard Lynton, clerk to all the orders.
A.D. 1405. Mar. 26. William Corve, rector of Stretton-in-the-Dale, at the instance of Sir William Forde, to all the orders.
Oct. 8. John Calverhulle, to all the sacred orders.
Mar. 2. John Belgard, subdeacon, to deacon's orders, on the title of the hospital of S. John the Baptist. outside the East gate of Oxford.
Mar. 3. Roger Jonis, acolyte, to all the orders.
A.D. 1406. Mar. 26. John Belgard, deacon, to priest's orders.
July 30. Thomas Huwysh, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
Dec. 10. Roger Capiteyn, subdeacon, rector of Hopesay, to all the sacred orders. Oxford.
Feb. 6. John Sutton, clerk, rector of Eton, to all the orders.
A.D. 1405. May 28. Thomas Muddeltone, acolyte, rector of Tugford, to all the sacred orders.
A.D. 1407. Mar. 7. David Wrorham [sic], rector of Wentnor, to deacon's orders.
Mar. 8. Maurice Waterdene, rector of la Park, to subdeacon's and deacon's orders.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 189

A.D. 1409. Aug. 16. John de Dene, to all the orders.
Sept. 3. John Smythe, clerk, of Yerdesley, to all the orders.
A.D. 1416. April 10. John Actone, clerk, of Hereford, to all the orders.

DISPENSATIONS FOR ILLEGITIMACY.

A.D. 1405. June 12. John Wilkyns, clerk, de soluto genitus et soluta, on letters from Francis, cardinal priest of S. Susanna, penitenciary.
A.D. 1408. Sept. 22. John Thorpe, scholar, de soluto genitus et soluta, on letters from Anthony, bishop of Penestry, penitenciary.
A.D. 1409. Nov. 29. David Smythe, als Prysse, clerk, de patre conjugato genitus et soluta, on letters from Peter, bishop of Tusculum.
A.D. 1411. Oct. 20. John Clerk, alias Fourcheys, clerk, de soluto genitus et soluta, on letters from Anthony, bishop of Porto.
Feb. 25. John Pritfot, clerk, de soluto genitus et soluta, on letters from the same.
A.D. 1413. May 13. William Bayly, clerk, de soluto genitus et soluta, on letters from Peter, bishop of Tusculum.

DISPENSATIONS FOR ABSENCE.

A.D. 1404. Jan. 24. Master Maurice Druy, rector of Cradley, for one year, to study.
" 24. Master Richard Talbot, rector of Ludlow, for one year, to study.
A.D. 1405. Oct. 23. John Calverhulle, rector of Minsterworth, for study. [1]
Nov. 17. Peter de Wolvten, rector of English Bicknor, for one year, to attend Edward de Charleton, lord of Powys.
Dec. 24. William Lamprey rector of Hooke, for one year, to attend Gilbert, lord of Talbot (sic), of Archenfield.
Jan. 20. Roger Capiteyne, rector of Hopesay, for one year, to study.
Feb. 10. William Corne, rector of Stretton in the Dale, for one year, to study.
A.D. 1406. April 2. Philip ap David, rector of Clungunford, for one year.
May 26. John Hamond, rector of Sapy, for one year.
Nov. 16. Peter de Wythen, rector of English Bicknor, for one year.
A.D. 1407. May 3. Philip David, rector of Clungunford, for one year.
A.D. 1405. 28. Thomas Middeltone, rector of Tugford, for three years, for education.
A.D. 1407. July 14. Roger Hundeslowe, rector of Hope Bowdlers, and of Badgerfree chapel, for three years, from one or other of his cures.
Aug. 6. John Typet, chaplain of the chantry of St. Michael, Tillington, till the Feast of All Saint's.
A.D. 1409. Feb. 9. Peter Wythen, rector of English Bicknor, for three years.
A.D. 1410. Sept. 18. William Levyot, rector of Kinnersley, for one year, to visit " limina apostolorum." John Bulch to serve the church.


[1] Not to be compelled to provide further than the subdiaconate during the term.

190 Registrum Roberti Mascall.

LICENCES FOR ORATORIES.

A.D. 1404. Dec. 10. John Lochard, at Seveton.
Feb. 10. William Kyrkelot, of Brynsope.
A.D. 1405. Aug. 5. John Meysey, armiger, wherever he may reside in the diocese.
Nov. 12. Matilda de Cheyne, wherever she may reside in the diocese.
Dec. 22. Richard Leyghton, domicellus, within the diocese till Michaelmas.
A.D. 1406. July 4. Elena Carrewe, of Ledbury, within her manor of Pesebrugge.
Oct. 20. Isabel, late wife of Richard Lyngeyne, anywhere in the diocese.
Dec. 2. Richard Luggore, anywhere in the diocese.
A.D. 1404. Feb. 4. Robert Hoke, vicar of Newent, in the chapel of S. Helenus in Newent.
A.D. 1407. May 30. Richard Walewayn, domicellus, anywhere within the diocese.
Dec. 1. Philip Davy, hermit, in the chapel of the Trinity and S. Katharine, at the end of the bridge by Whitney.
A.D. 1415. Jan. 3. Peter Hertlande, of Newent, in his own house.
Feb. 10. Margaret Vale, alias Chippenham, in her house at Hereford, till Michaelmas.
Feb. 19. Edmund Burley, in his house at Balcote.

INDULGENCES. [1]

A.D. 1404. Jan. 16. 40 days for contributions to S. Anthony's hospital, ad instanciam Marfeld.
" 18. 40 days for contributions to hospital of S. Thomas, the martyr, Rome.
A.D. 1405. July 8. 40 days for contributions to repairs to Mordiford bridge, ad instanciam Plowfeld.
Oct. 8. 40 days for contributions to S. Wulstan's hospital, Worcester.
Feb. 1. 40 days for contributions to hospital of the Trinity and S. Thomas, Rome.
Mar 3. 40 days for contributions to Llanwarne church. [1]
A.D. 1406. May 10. 40 days for contributions to repair of S. Anthony's hospital.
Sept. 3. 40 days for contributions to repair of Teme bridge, Ludlow, and S. Katharine's chapel thereon, and kind reception of Thomas Shelve, the hermit, who has charge of them.
Mar. 18. 40 days for contributions to renewal of the public pavement before S. Margaret's hospital, Gloucester.
A.D. 1407. June 1. 40 days for contributions to restoration of Knightford bridge in diocese of Worcester.
June 10. 40 days for contributions to repairing of the bells at Cardington.
Aug. 23. 40 days for contributions to repair of Teme bridge and chapel at Ludlow.
Oct. 16. 40 days for contributions to support of S. Anthony's hospital.
Oct. 28. 40 days for contributions to the leper house of S. Mary Magdalene at Dudston by Gloucester.
Dec. 1. 40 days for contributions to repair of the great bridge at Gloucester.
Mar 4. 40 days for contributions to John Warewick, a hermit, of Radstane, for the repair of the chapel of S. John the Baptist, in the diocese of Worcester.


[1] For the full form see folio 6b.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 191

A.D. 1409. June 1. 40 days for contributions to the bell tower of Leach.
Mar 24. 40 days for contributions to repair of St. Oswald's chapel, Clifford.
Oct. 27. 40 days for contributions to chapel of S. James, Barton.
June 7. 40 days for contributions to the roadway of Lugg bridge.
A.D. 1411. Sept. 2. 40 days for contributions to the repair of the bells of the hospital of S. John Baptist, Ludlow.
A.D. 1413. Jan. 26. 40 days for contributions to Wye bridge.
A.D. 1415. Aug. 16. 40 days for contributions to support of the poor in "Bedelem chapel", outside the west gate of Hereford.
Nov. 20. 40 days for contributions to repair of the chapel of S. Giles', Shrewsbury.
A.D. 1416. July 15. 40 days for contributions to repair of the public road between Ludlow and Tenbury, commonly called "Marineres Lane".

ERRATA.

Page 40, read "Hugh" for "John" Harper.
Page 92, read "Spoffard" for "Spofforth".
Page 134, read "Roger" for "Robert" Ullebrok.
Page 134, read "Peter" for "Thomas" Smale.
Page 173, read "Rudford" for "Mudford".

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