Register of Bishop John Stanbury

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Registrum Johannis Stanbury

EPISCOPI HEREFORDENSIS.

A.D. MCCCCLIII-MCCCCLXXIV.

TRANSCRIBED BY THE LATE
JOSEPH H. PARRY,
Barrister-at-Law.

EDITED (WITH AN INTRODUCTION) BY
ARTHUR THOMAS BANNISTER, M.A.,
Canon Residentiary of Hereford Cathedral, and Master of St. Katherine's Hospital, Ledbury.

London:
ISSUED FOR THE CANTERBURY AND YORK SOCIETY,
AT 120, CHANCERY LANE.
MDCCCCXIX.

INTRODUCTION.

We may take it as fairly certain that John Stanbury was the son, probably the second son, of Walter Stanbury of Morwenstow, where the family had been established for at least three generations. [1] Fuller [2] says that the bishop was born "in the parish of Bratton or Broadtown, co. Devon". Prince [3] quotes against this a manuscript note of Dr. Knott: Ep. Stanberry natus erat in villa ejusdem nominis hand procul a Barnstaple. It is true that, in the parish of Pilton, adjoining Barnstaple, there was, in 1435, a place called Stanburgh. But in Morwenstow also there is a farm still bearing that name, and the statement of the "Visitation", that the bishop of Hereford was the son of Walter Stanbury of Morwenstow is rendered practically certain by the following passage from the bishop's will: Lego ecclesie mee baptismali de Morestow, Exon. dioc., unam crucem argenteam deauratam. [4] The confusion with Barnstaple is increased by the curious coincidence that a John Stanbury succeeded John Hardyng as perpetual vicar of Barnstaple on Nov. 9, 1451, and was still vicar in 1459 [5]; while, when John Loman, rector of Kilkhampton (the next parish to Morwenstow) died in 1448, the patron, William Grenville, appointed "John Stanbury" to succeed him. This latter, it is probable, and not the vicar of Barnstaple, is the future bishop. He was "provided" to Bangor on March 14, 1459, and presumably resigned, on this account, the rectory of Kilkhampton, to which Roger Bekansaw is instituted on March 13, 1450. [6]

Stanbury, say the notices of him, "entered the Carmelite order, and was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he took the degree of Doctor of Divinity". [7] But the Carmelites had a house in Oxford, [8] and it is most unlikely that a member of their


[1] Visitation of Cornwall, 1620 Marl. p. 313. The "Visitation", however, makes the name of the second son to be Richard, though it adds that he was bishop of Hereford. Robert Stanbury, the third son, is said to have married and lived at West Stanbury; but a Robert Stanbury is preferred by the bishop to the prebend of Colwall in 1462, and died two years later. The arms of Stanbury of Morewenstow, as given in the "Visitation", are not those on the tomb in the Stanbury chapel of the cathedral.
[2] Worthies, p. 253.
[3] Worthies of Devon, p. 719.
[4] See p. viii.
[5] J.R. Chanter, Memor. of Barnstaple, p. 93.
[6] The surname Stanbury is still fairly common in both Morwenstow and Kilkhampton, and also in and around Barnstaple.
[7] Dict. Nat. Biogr.
[8] The bishop left ten pounds to this Oxford house. See p. viii.

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Order should have been educated at Exeter or any other college. It is far more probable that the graduate at Exeter College [1] was the John Stanbury who became vicar of Barnstaple, and that the future bishop had his training entirely at the convent of the White Friars. In any case, he soon became famous at Oxford as a lecturer and preacher. [2] It is uncertain when he first attracted the attention of the king. Leland, who has been followed by Godwin and many others (including even James Gairdner) [3], says that Henry summoned him from his lectures at Oxford to be the first provost in his newly-formed College of Eton. [4] This would have been in or about 1440. But there would seem to be no justification for this statement. The documents connected with the foundation of Eton are given at length in Bekynton's Correspondence. [5] The commissioners for carrying out the scheme are William Ayscough, bishop of Salisbury, William Lyndwode, Thomas Bekynton, and Richard Andrew. The first provost was Henry Sever, [6] and Stanbury is not even one of the fellows or clerks. Sever was only in office for two years, and was succeeded by William Waynflete, [7] who remained provost until his election as bishop of Winchester in 1447; and the name of Stanbury nowhere occurs throughout the proceedings. [8] But it is clear that about this time, or shortly after, he was high in the favour of the king, who in 1445 wished to nominate him for the vacant bishopric of Norwich. The duke of Suffolk, however, secured from the pope the appointment of his chaplain, Walter le Hart, Stanbury within three years being papally provided to the see of Bangor. [9] He does not seem to have given much time to his diocese, [10] but remained in attendance on the king, to whom he was now confessor.


[1] Boase, Reg. Ex. Coll., lxix, 367, cf. C.S. Gilbert, Hist. Survey of Cornwall, II, 196, 268, 558. A "Master Nicholas Stanbury" was in 1462 Principal of S. Peter's Hall, juxta collegium Exonie (Mun. Acad. II, 688).
[2] Eam sibi famam et graciam illic legende et tredicando conciliavit, quam nec ulla invidorum obtrectatio dissolvere nec aliqua obliviose vetustatis caries abolere poterit. Bale apud Harl. MS., 3838.
[3] Three Fifteenth-Cent. Chron., p. 100, note.
[4] Advocavit illum Rex ab Oxoniensi lectura, ut suo noviter fundato prope Windsoram Etonensi Collegio praeesset primus. Leland, quoted by Godwin, De Pres., p. 492.
[5] Bek. Cor. (Rolls Ser.) II, 270-311.
[6] Ibid, p. 281.
[7] Waynflete is one of the bishop's executors. See p. ix.
[8] But see the list of the bishop's works on p. v.
[9] March 4, 1448; temps. restored May 15; consecrated by Archbishop Stafford, June 23.
[10] He can scarcely, perhaps, be blamed for this, since "before the reign of Henry VII, on account of the dispute between the two races, the Bangor bishops seldom resided". (Arch. Cambr., 4th Ser. Vol. 13, p. 160). Yet he remembered Bangor in his will, leaving xxx li. of lawful money of England to the cathedral church of Bangor, to be expended ad ejus tantummodo edificationem".

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In the spring of 1450, when the populace was brutally rejoicing at Suffolk's death, a political ballad got into circulation, in which the principal ecclesiastics and laymen round the king are introduced as taking part in the funeral rites of the murdered duke: and among these is "Frere Stanbury". [1]

In 1453 the bishop was translated to Hereford by papal bull. [2] He was enthroned in the cathedral on April 25, [3] but only remained in his new diocese for about a month; nor did he pay more than occasional visits to Hereford or Bosbury for the next ten years, [4] during which he appears to have been in more or less constant attendance upon the imbecile king. [5] Within six months of his translation to Hereford he appointed Richard Rudhale as his vicar-general [6]; and the vicar-general's separate register runs continuously from 1457 to 1464. [7]

At the battle of Northampton (July 10, 1460), Stanbury was with the king in his tent, trying in vain to make him understand what was going on. Half-a-dozen lords were slain close by, as they strove, in a last rally, to gain time for the king to flee. But Henry, shiftless as ever, failed to get away, and was captured, as was also his confessor. The latter was imprisoned in Warwick Castle, longo tempore, says Godwin, followed by later writers. [8] But the bishop was certainly at Bosbury on October 15. After this we know little of his movements until January, 1464, the diocesan work being done by the vicar-general. Stanbury may have gone with Henry to Scotland; or, in some Carmelite house, he may have given himself to literary work. [9] In any case the diocese, predominantly Yorkist, saw nothing of him through these years. Returning about Christmas, 1463, the bishop spent the whole of 1464 in the diocese, mainly at Bosbury. The entries


[1] "Levavi oculos meos, seyth Frere Stanbury". The poem is printed by Gairdner. Three Fifteenth-Cent. Chron., p.100; and by Wright. Pol. Songs and Poems, II, lix, 232.
[2] Dated Feb. 7; temps. restored March 26; prof. of obed., April 6.
[3] See p. 6.
[4] Yet Bale says of him: Vigilantissimus pastor gregem perhumane tutabat, subditorum animis virtutes inserendo, vitiaque prorsus extinguendo et eleminando. Marl. MS., 3838).
[5] Rex noster stupidus est et mente captus; regitur non regit, said Warwick to the papal nuncio.
[6] See p. 15.
[7] See p. 134 sq. Between 1453 and 1457 the bishop was frequently present at the Council. (H. Nicolas, Proc. and Ord. of Privy Council, Vol. 6, passim).
[8] De Presulibus, p. 492. I can find no contemporary record of this imprisonment. A Lambeth MS. transcribed by Gairdner (Three Fifteenth-Cent. Chron., p. 153) says that, after the battle of Northampton, episcopus Hertfordensis decapitatus!
[9] We know that at least one of his voluminous writings, the Expositio in symbolum fidei was completed in 1463.

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in the register for this one year fill thirteen closely written folios. Then for three years the entries are few and formal. But in 1468 the bishop entered upon the contest with heresy, which occupied him until his death.

The prosecution of the Lollards by bishops Trefnant and Mascall had not prevented the spread of heretical opinions in the diocese. The chief centre of the movement was now at Lydney, with its neighbouring villages of Aylburton and Woolaston. Here considerable numbers were accustomed to assemble occultis in conventiculis, to hear the Gospels read in English, together with quendam libellum in vulgari, communiter dictum libellum mandatorum, which I have not been able to identify. The heretical articles of belief, as formulated at Lydney, [1] follow in the main the ordinary Lollard teaching. One of the articles, however, is, so far as I know, without a parallel elsewhere: quod auctoritas veteris testamenti preferenda et melior est novo testamento. A leader of the heretics who often came to Lydney to "expound publicly the ten mandates and the twelve articles of belief" [2] was Thomas Packer, of Walford. In the summer of 1472, he abjured his heresies, and a public penance was assigned to him by the bishop. This he refused to carry out; and, after two years of disputing - by letters and proclamations, since the offender, in hiding, declined to appear unless a safe-conduct was given to him - the bishop publicly excommunicated him in the parish church of Ross, on April 5, 1474. [3] It is how the affair ended, since Stanbury died a few weeks later. His death must have been sudden and somewhat unexpected [4]; for he was actively at work through the whole of April, travelling to Presteign on the 30th and on May 11, in the Carmelite house at Ludlow, he died.

The bishop, we are told, was of striking appearance, pleasant and affable, a ready speaker, [5] and a voluminous writer. Bale [6] gives the following list of his writings:-


[1] Given in detail on p. 118.
[2] See p. 124.
[3] See p. 125 sq.
[4] Yet the bishop may have had some presentiment of the end approaching, since he had made his will at Bosbury on Feb. 25, 1473.
[5] Vir erat preter corporis decorem etiam non vulgari tum eloquii tum ingenii dexteritate conspicuus atque preter mores candidissimos, utriusque literature humane pariter et divine peritissimus. Bale ap. Hart. MS., 3838. Multam sane auctoritatem ei conciliavit corporis habitudo. Erat enim vultu decorus, statura procerus, habitu modestus, incessu gravis et compositus, in colloquio suavis et affabilis, acutus etiam ingenio, maturus judicio, lingua promptus et expeditus; in consultando prudens, in expediendo dexter. Pitseus. de Angl. scrip., p. 665. To the same effect, Godwin, p. 492.
[6] Harl. MS., 3838.

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De laboris universis premio. [1] De vario scripture sensu. [4]
Super fidei simbolo. [2] De regimine celebrancium.
De dote ecclesie. [3] De quatuor minimis.
De vigore Decretorum. Questiones theologise in collegio Etonensi habite et disputate.
De sancionibus ecclesiasticis. De potestate pontificia.
Sermones coram rege. De discrimine jurisdiccionum.
Sermones ad clerum. De prerogativa ecclesiastica.
Sermones ad populum. De vigore sacre scripture.
Lecture Oxonienses. Questiones ordinarie.
Indices quorundam doctorum. [5] De casu et fortuna.
In magistrum sentenciarum. [6] De fato et fortuitu.

Scripsit et alia preclara volumina, adds Bale. But of all the bishop's works none is known to be extant.

It has been generally held [7] that Stanbury built during his lifetime the chapel called by his name. But I have found in the archives of the cathedral a M.S., tattered, much discoloured, and in places almost illegible, dated August 10, 6 Henry VII., in which Robert Geffrey and Hugh Ragoun, canons of the cathedral and executors of bishop Stanbury, make over in trust certain houses and lands for the endowment of a chantry, "in a chapell newe bylded by the seyd Robert and Hugh by the tomb of the seyd late bysshope in the northe syde of the cathedrall churche of Hereforde." [8] This makes it clear that the Stanbury chapel was not built by the bishop, but by his executors some years after his death.

Concerning the bishop's gift of some two acres of his garden on which to build the College of Vicars Choral, no record exists in the archives of the chapter or of the college. But we learn from the Patent Rolls that on October 18, 1472, a licence was granted for the alienation in mortmain of certain property by the bishop to Richard Gardener, the warden, and the vicars of the college of the foundation of Richard II., because "their dwelling is so distant from


[1] De premio Christianis promisso. Tanner.
[2] Commentarii et auctuarium Ricardi Ulestorni in symbolum astrologorum. Hoc opus idem est ac illud quod supra de fidei simbolo. Viii. de S. Etienne, Bibl. Carmel. II, 103.
[3] An liceat clericis et Christi sacerdotibus vivere de possessionibus temporalibus et laboribus alienis.
[4] De sacre scripture sensibus distingui solet, quod aliquis sit literalis, a aliquis misticus.
[5] In ten volumes.
[6] In four volumes.
[7] As in the "Architectural History of Hereford Cathedral", in Archoeologia. Vol. xxvii, p. 77.
[8] See p. xi.

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the church that through fear of evildoers and the inclemency of the weather many of them cannot go to the church at midnight to celebrate divine service". The bishop made over to them the canonical mansion of the late canon John Grene, [1] and a vacant plot on which had stood the canonical mansion of the late canon Reginald Wolston, bounded on the west by the bishop's palace, on the east by the lane leading from Castle Street to the well of S. Ethelbert, on the north by the cemetery of the cathedral church, and on the south by the river.

In 1844, when it became necessary to strengthen the foundations of the Norman piers of the choir, the delicate and beautiful alabaster monument of bishop Stanbury was temporaraily moved, and a gold ring, containing a pure and perfect sapphire, was discovered in the tomb. [2]

As one would expect, from the bishop's long attendance at court, there is little in his register beyond formal entries connected with the routine work of the diocese. Indulgences and dispensations are on the increase, [3] as also are the "purgations" of the clergy, which seem now to have become little more than an assurance of immunity. [4] Two chantries are founded [5]; and Johanna Greyndour twice varies her foundation at Newland. [6] An undated entry [7] relates to an interesting bequest to the parish of Rock of a sum of money to be kept in a chest in the church, and lent out on terms to poor tenants in the parish.

The election of a new dean in 1462 was carried out in a manner so irregular as to call for intervention by the bishop. [8] The canons had decided to proceed with the election per formam scrutinii, and James Goldwell obtained a majority of votes. But when John Bayly, one of the scrutineers, was about to proclaim him dean, he was horribiliter impeditus per impressionem potencie laicalis per Ricardum Rudhale invocate; and John ap Richard per potenciam laicalem, ut premittitur, was led to the high altar and proclaimed


[1] This canonical house was a large one, with a "great hall"; and it was apparently sometimes used by the bishop as his residence. See p. 182.
[2] This ring is now in the Cathedral Library. It is described, with an illustration, in Havergal's Fasti, p. 117.
[3] See, for indulgences, pp. 4, 5, 19, 20, 68, 70, 89, 91, 92, 94, 99, 111, 112, 114, 122, 131, 132, 133; and, for dispensations, pp. 34, 86, 113, 114, 115, 117, 131.
[4] See pp. 33, 46, 50, 70, 100, 124, 134.
[5] See pp. 58, 100. The long entry concerning the Stourton chantry at Lugwardine is, in 1542, copied out in full, without any reason given, in the Shipp. Reg., fol. 36.
[6] See pp. 21, 105.
[7] See p. 136.
[8] See pp. 71-83.

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dean, nondum aliter quovismodo electus. This being proved, the bishop declared the election invalid; and, the presentation now lapsing to him, he collated Richard Pede to the deanery.

The Stanbury Register (13½in. by 9½in.) is bound up, in an old binding (now loose), with that of Milling, which follows. It consists of 134 folios, well written, and fairly well preserved throughout.

THE WILL OF JOHN STANBURY, BISHOP OF HEREFORD. [1]

TESTAMENTUM JOHANNIS STANBURY, EPISCOPI HEREFORDENSIS.- In Dei nomine, Amen. Vicesimo quinto die mensis Februarii et in crastino die post festum sancti Mathei, apostoli, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxxii, ego, Johannes Stanbury, divine miseracione Herefordensis episcopus, tam mentis quam corporis gaudens sanitate, mortem tamen quoad nemo evadere poterit et presertim subitaneam et improvisam in quantum possible fuerit precavere desiderans, dum vita sospes sit michi comes, testamentum meum condo in hunt modum: in primis lego animam meam Deo omnipotenti, creatori meo, beate Marie et omnibus sanctis, corpusque meum sepeliendum infra cancellum chore ecclesie nunc mee cathedralis Herefordensis ex alterutra parte summi altaris ibidem juxta discrecionem executorum meorum, videlicet, si contingat me infra diocesim meam de presente vita decedere. Item tunc volo et ordino quod xv pauperes vestiantur cum panno nigro vel ruseto qui portabunt et tenebunt xv torticeos in tempore exequiarum mearum misse atque sepulture, et cuilibet eorum xii d. in pecunia. Item lego cuilibet canonico dicte ecclesie interessenti hujusmodi exequiis misse et sepulture mee integraliter x s., et cuilibet vicario ac aliis singulis capellanis de gremio chori ibidem modo consimili interessenti v s., et cuilibet diacono atque subdiacono ecclesie mee predicte xx d., et cuilibet coriste ecclesie mee xii d. Item lego cuilibet curato ecclesiarum parochialium civitatis Herefordie meis exequiis misse et sepulture in ecclesia mea cathedrali interessenti ii s., et ceteris singulis sacerdotibus sic tunc presentibus xii d., et cuilibet clerico atque bajulo tunc ibidem presenti vi d. Item lego et ordino quod paxatorium rneum optimum argenteum et


[1] In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (16 Wattys).

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deauratum semper remaneat in dicta mea ecclesia Herefordie ad apponendum supra summum altare in diebus solemnibus unacum aliis jocalibus ibidem tunc apponi consuetis ad Dei laudem ac ipsius ecclesie honorem pariter et decorem, si in diocese mea decessero. Item lego fratribus ordinis minorum civitatis Herefordie exequias meas in ecclesia mea prefata celebrantibus ad eorum communitatem xl s., et ultra hoc cuilibet fratri loci ipsius xii d., et consimiliter pro omni communitate et personis conventus ordinis predicatorum in eadem civitate: si vero in ecclesia mea cathedrali sepultus non fuero, person predicte nichil habebunt. Item lego fratribus Carmelitanis de Lodelowe ad tenendum obitum meum in domo sua xl s.; item priorisse et monialibus de Acornebury xx s.; etiam priorisse ac monialibus de Lynebroke xx s. Item lego duas pelves meas deauratas ecclesie mee predicte Herefordie. Item lego ecclesie cathedrali Bangorensi ad ejus tantummodo edificacionem xxx li. in argento usualis monete regni Anglie expendendos, deputandos, et assignandos ab executoribus meis. Item lego mitram meam baculumque pastoralem conventui Carmelitarum, Londoniis; Item lego dicto conventui Carmelitarum, Londoniis, xx li. Item lego conventui Carmelitarum, Oxonie, x li. ad orandum pro anima mea et animabus parentum meorum atque benefactorum meorum, distribuendos personis conventus ipsius qui pro tempore fuerint secundum conscienciam et discrecionem magistri Walteri Hunte. Item lego conventui Carmelitarum de Suttone, Exoniensis diocesis, x li., et cuilibet fratri sacerdoti ejusdem loci vi s. viii d., et aliis junioribus fratribus ejusdem loci singillatim s. iiii d. Item lego priorisse de Lytelmore, Lincolniensis diocesis, et monialibus ejusdem xl s. Item lego ecclesie mee baptismali de Morestow, Exoniensis diocesis, unam crucem argenteam deauratam, honestam et convenientem ad standum super altare et portandum in processionibus fiendis. Item lego Johanni Stanbury, consanguineo meo x li. Item lego Thome Lye, consanguineo meo, pro regardis annorum et aliis xx li. Item lego singulis servientibus familiaribus meis qui a tempore in quo primo ipsos admisi ad servicium meum continuo mecum existentes usque ad exitum meum de vita ista servierunt, pro singulis annis sui servicii xiii s. iiii d. Item volo et ordino quod predicti servientes mei foveantur et sustententur simul in esculentis et poculentis infra domum per executores meos assignandam per spacium unius quarterii anni, recipiendo salaria sua consueta juxta ratam illius temporis post mortem

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meam. Hujus autem mei testamenti facio, ordino at constituo executores meos reverendum patrem at dominum, dominum Willelmum, Dei gracia Wintonensem episcopum, fratrem Walterum Hunte, sacre theologie professorem, magistrum Robertum Gefferey, ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis canonicum et archidiaconum Salopie, Hugonem Ragon, canonicum dicte mee ecclesie, et Ricardum Bromptone: et lego predicto domino episcopo Wintonensi unam bibliam meam valde bonam in duobus voluminibus quondam Lodovici, regis Francie, predicto magistro Waltero Hunt xx li., prefato magistro Roberto xx li., prescripto Hugoni xx li., necnon dicto Ricardo Brompton xx marc. ultra expensas necessarias pro suis laboribus eis ministrandas. Omnia alia bona mea relinquo et do prenominatis meis executoribus, ut ipsi distribuant illa pro anima mea veluti eis coram deo videbitur anime meo saluti melius expedire. Testibus in hujus testamenti mei factura magistro Willelmo Chapman et magistro Ricardo Jaxson, ecclesie mee predicte canonicis, per me ad hoc specialiter vocatis. Datum apud Whiteborn, die et anno Domini supradictis. In cujus rei testimonium presens testamentum meum manuali signo meo signavi, et nomen meum manu mea in Christo subscripsi, necnon et claudi feci, et cum signeto meo idem sigillavi, etc.

Probatum fuit apud Lamehith, vicesimo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCClxxiiii, ac approbatum, etc., et commissa fuit administracio, etc., fratri Waltero Hunt at Hugoni Ragon in persona magistri Roberti Gefferey, procuratoris sui, etc., necnon dicto magistro Roberto et Ricardo Brampton executoribus, etc., de bene et fideliter, etc., ac sub unanimi consensu, etc., ac de pleno inventario, etc., citra festum purificacionis beate Marie, virginis, etc., necnon de pleno compoto, etc. In debita forma, juratis, etc., reservata potestate, etc.

DEED OF ENDOWMENT OF THE STANBURY CHANTRY IN HEREFORD CATHEDRAL. [1]

Sciant presentes at futuri quod nos Robertus Geffrey et Hugo Ragoun, clerici, dimisimus, feoffavimus, liberavimus, et hac presenti carta nostra, indentata confirmavimus Thome Morton, Ricardo Jaqueson, Ricardo Judde, clericis ac canonicis residensiariis in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, Ricardo Glase, Triamori


[1] From the chapter archives.

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Ffleccher, Thome Smythe, Adam Fflewar, et Ricardo Mymme, vicariis in choro dicte ecclesie cathedrali, quattuor messuagia, centum et quadraginta acras terre, quatuordecim acras prati, viginti acras pasture, duodecim acras bosci, et viginti solidatas redditus cum pertinenciis in Herefordia, Netherbolyngehope, et Clehungre in comitatu Herefordensi, que nuper habuimus ex dimissione et feoffamento Ricardi Gardyner, capellani, et dicti Triamoris Ffleccher, capellani, per [cartam] [1] suam, cujus data est sexto die Augusti, anno regni domini regis nunc Henrici septimi post conquestum sexto. Dimisimus eciam, etc., eisdem Thome Morton, etc., unum messuagium et quadraginta acras terre in little hope in comitatu Herefordensi, ac omnia prata, pascuas, boscos et haias in Littlehope predicta, que quondam fuerunt Rogeri Abbott de Ffownehope, et postea Walteri Parker de Sufton, et que nuper habuimus ex dimissione et feoffamento Johannis Haywarde de Hereford, baker, et Johannis Sireld de eadem, smith, per cartam suam, cujus data est penultimo die Octobris, anno regni Ricardi tercii nuper de facto et non de jure regis Anglie post conquestum primo. Dimisimus ultra etc., prefatis Thome Morton, etc., omnia illa terras et tenementa nostra, prata, pascuas, pasturas, boscos, redditus, reversiones, et servicia cum omnibus eorum pertinenciis et accommoditatibus in Littlehope infra dominium de Ffownehope in comitatu Herefordensi, que nuper fuerunt Thome Smythe alias Dyndor et que nuper habuimus ex dono et feoffamento Walteri Ilywelyn, capellani, per cartam suam, cujus data est primo die Marcii, anno regni domini E. nuper regis Anglie quarti post conquestum quartodecimo. Dimisimus insuper, etc., predictis Thome Morton, etc., unum messuagium et unam clausuram cum pertinenciis vocatam Lawtiesclose, jacentem in Madley in comitatu Herefordensi, que nuper habuimus ex dimissione, etc. Wilhelmi Harper, filii et heredis Johannis Harpere, nuper de Welyngton, et Walteri Ragoun, per cartam suam, cujus data est secundo die Octobris, anno domini E., etc., sexto decimo. Ac eciam dimisimus, etc., tres pasturas jacentes infra parochiam de le park in comitatu Herefordensi, que nuper fuerunt Walteri Surveiour, et septem acras terre arabilis jacentes juxta le Erber in Erberfelde above Yene prope Herefordiam in comitatu Herefordensi, que nuper fuerunt dicti Walteri Ilywelyn, capellani; habendum et tenendum omnia supradicta messuagia, etc., prefato Thome Morton, etc., heredibus, etc., in perpetuum de


[1] MS torn.

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capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per servicia inde prius debita et consueta. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra apposuimus; hiis testibus Johanne Chippenham, armigero, majore civitatis Herefordie, Ricardo Delabere, milite, Thoma Hereford de Mordiford, Johanna Walwene, Humfrido Cromhale, Ricardo Surveiour, Ricardo Rydley, Willelmo Mattys de Hereford, Thoma Carwardine, et multis aliis. Datum apud Herefordiam, x die Augusti, anno regis Henrici septimi post conquestum sexto.

The entent of this feoffement is this, that where we the seyd Robert Geffrey and Hughe Ragon where ordenyd and made, with other nowe deceased, executours of the testament of the ryght reverend father in God, John Stanburi, late bysshop of the See of Hereford, of whose goddys we have purchesed all the seyd landes and tenementes with the appurtenences and all other premysses in this oure sede dede of feoffement specyfied, we wyll and ordeyne and declare that the seyd feffees shall soeffre the said Richarde Glase in the seyde ffeffement named, whyche nowe syngyth for the soule of the seyd late bysshope in a chapell newe bylded by us, the said Robert and Hugh, by the tombe of the seyd late bysshope in the northe syde of the cathedrall churche of Hereford, and all othere who shall succeede hyme for to singe there for the seyd soule, yerely to receive and have the rente and revenewes of all the seyd landes and tenements without interupcion or vexacon of the seyd feffees or eny of them, to this entent that the same Richarde Glass, and his successours perpetually thereof, yerely, as long as he or they or eny of them singethe for the seyde soule, shall every yere reteigne in hys owne hands iiii li. of the same rentes and revenewes to hys owne use for hys due by oure agrement for to synge for the seyd soule, and to be abydyng continually in the vycarege a mong the vycares of the quere of the seyd cathedrall churche at commones and loggyng, as we have ordeyned there for them with the goodes of the seyd testator, and to be and continually to observe and kepe all dyvyne service personaly in the seyd churche, lyke and in semblable wayse as every of the seyd vycares of the Quere doth, as we have ordeyned to do: and that the same Rychard and his successores for ever, with all resydue of the rentes and revenewes of the seyd landes and tenements over the seyd iiii li. to hyme selfe that so syngethe for the seyd sowle yerely reteygned

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for hys wage, as ys a bove seyd, every yere perpetually at convenyent season be tweene the ffest of the dedicacon of the seyd cathedrall churche and the xth day of June then next ensuyng, shall cause to be done and songen a solempne obite in the Quere of the said cathedrall churche for the seyd soule by all the chapter and vycares of the churche than beyng presente, and that the same Richard Glase and hys successors, duryng the tyme that he or they or ony of them shall synge for the seyd sowle, shall have the rewle and guydyng of all the seyd lands and tenements, and the puttyng oute to farme of the same for a terme of yeres and not other wyse: and that the same ffeffees and all other that here after shall be ffeffees of the seyd lands and tenements for ever, shall make leases and graunts by endenture and other wyse to suche persone and persons as the same Richard Glase and hys successors for ever, by the assent and agrement of the seyd dean and chapter, shall graunt the seyd landes and tenements and every parcell thereof, as ys a bove seyd, to the most avayle and profyte of the same with oute fraude or dysceyte entented by the seyd Rycharde and hys successours or eny of them, or he or they that shall so take yt or enye parcell there of; and also that the same ffeffees, and all they that here after shall be ffeffees of the seyd lands and tenements for ever, at such tyme as yet shall happen the most parte of them to be dedde, shall make and cause to be made a newe ffeffement of all the seyd lands and tenements to other most best dysposed chanons resydenseres and to vycars of the said cathedrall churche in lyke nombre as yt ye now made accordynge to the same entent perpetually with goddes grace to endure; and that the dean and chapter of the said cathedral churche and their successours for ever, after the decease of us, the seyd Roberte and Hughe, and the decesse or resignacon of the seyd Rycharde Glase, continualy for ever shall provyde and ordeyn an honest prest, of good conversacon and guydyng, to synge for the seyd soule in the seyd chapell, and to be abydyng in the seyd vycarage, and to do and to be at all dyvyne servyces in lyke maner and forme as the seyd Richard Glase is now ordenyd to be; and that to do, we woll that the seyd prest, so to be continualy ordenyd by the seyd deane and chapter, be sworne by them upon the holy evangelists to preserve and kepe, and he to have the rewle and guydyng of the seyd landes in licke maner, forme, and entente as the seyd Richarde

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Glase now hath, and truly to accompte yerely of the profites and revenewes of the same to the deane and chapter and there successours for ever, according to the entent above rehersyd; and that the same deane and chapter, and there successours for ever, shall cause and compelle the seyd prest, so by them, as is a bove seyd, to be provided and ordeynyd, to keep sufficient reparacons of the seyd landes and tenements, and of the seid chapell and the ornaments of the same, of the revenues and rentes by the oversight of suche one as the seyd deane and chapter thereto shall assigne.

Registrum reverendi in Christo patris et domini, domini Johannis Stanbury, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, qui septimo idus Februarii, anno Domini millesimo, quadringentissimo quinquagesimo secundo de ecclesia Bangorensi quam per quinque annos et ultra laudabiliter rexerat in officio pastorali, ad ecclesiam Herefordensem tunc vacantem per translacionem domini Reginaldi Boulers in episcopatum Coventrensem et Lichfeldensem [translatus fuit] et per illustrissimum principem, Henricum sextum, Dei gracia Anglie et Francie regem, ad temporalia sua admissus fuit in crastino Annunciacionis dominice anno Domini supradicto.

A.D. 1453. Feb. 7.- The pope translates John Stanbury from the see of Bangor to that of Hereford.

{Fol. 2} Nicholaus, episcopus, servus servorum Dei, venerabili fratri Johanni, episcopo Herefordensi, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem. Romani pontificis, quem pastor ille celestis et episcopus animarum potestatis sibi plenitudine tradita ecclesiis pretulit universis, plena vigiliis sollicitudo requirit ut ita cuiuslibet statum ecclesie sic vigilanter excogitet sicque prospiciat quod per eius prudenciam circumspectam nunc per simplicis provisionis officium, nunc per ministerium translacionis accomode, prout personarum, locorum et temporum qualitas exigit, et ecclesiarum utilitas persuadet, ecclesiis singulis pastor accedat ydoneus, et rector providus deputetur qui populum sibi commissum per suam circumspeccionem providam et prudenciam circumspectam salubriter dirigat et reformet, ac bona ecclesie sibi commisse non solum gubernet utiliter sed eciam multimodis afferet incrementum. Sane ecclesia Herefordensi ex eo pastoris solacio destituta, quod nos hodie venerabilem fratrem nostrum, Reynaldum, Coventrensem et Lichfeldensem tunc Herefordensem episcopum, a vinculo quo ipse Herefordensi ecclesie cui tunc preerat tenebatur de fratrum nostrorum consilio et apostolice potestatis plenitudine absolventes, ipsum ad Coventrensem et Lichfeldensem ecclesias invicem unitas, tunc vacantes, duximus auctoritate apostolica transferendum, ipsum preficiendo eisdem unitis ecclesiis in episcopum et pastorem, nos ad provisionem ipsius ecclesie Herefordensis

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A.D. 1453. celerem et felicem, ne longe vacacionis exponatur incommodis, paternis et solicitis studiis intendentes, post deliberacionem quam de preficiendo ipsi ecclesie Herefordensi personam utilem et eciam fructuosam cum fratribus nostris habuimus diligentem, demum ad te, Herefordensem tunc Bangorensem episcopum, consideratis grandium virtutum donis quibus personam tuam illorum largitor, Dominus, insignavit, et quod tu, qui ecclesie Bangorensi hactenus laudabiliter {Fol. 2b} prefuisti, scias et poteris eandem ecclesiam Herefordensem auctore Domino feliciter regere et salubriter gubernare, convertimus oculos mentis nostre. Intendentes igitur tam ipsi Herefordensi ecclesie quam eius gregi dominico salubriter providere, te a vinculo, quo ipsi ecclesie Bangorensi cui tunc preeras tenebaris, de ipsorum fratrum consilio et apostolice potestatis plenitudine absolventes, te ad eandem ecclesiam Herefordensem auctoritate apostolica transferimus, teque illi preficimus in episcopum et pastorem, curam et administracionem ipsius Herefordensis ecclesie tibi in spiritualibus et temporalibus plenarie committendo, liberamque tibi tribuendo licenciam ad ipsam Herefordensem ecclesiam transeundi, firma spe fiduciaque conceptis quod dirigente Domino actus tuos, prefata Herefordensis ecclesia per tue circumspeccionis industriam et studium fructuosum regetur utiliter et prospere dirigetur, ac grata in eisdem spiritualibus et temporalibus suscipiet incrementa. Quocirca fraternitati tue per apostolica, scripta mandamus quatinus impositum tibi a Domino onus regiminis dicte Herefordensis ecclesie suscipiens reverenter sic te in eius cura salubriter exercenda diligentem exhibeas et eciam fructuosum quod ipsa ecclesia Herefordensis gubernatori provido et fructuoso administratori se commissam gaudeat, tuque preter eterne retribucionis premium nostram dicteque sedis benediccionem et graciam valeas exinde uberius promereri. Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo secundo, septimo idus Februarii, pontificatus nostri anno sexto.

Feb. 7.- Pope Nicholas commands the clergy of the diocese to show due obedience to the new bishop.

Nicholaus, episcopus, servus servorum Dei, dilectis filiis, clero civitatis et diocesis Herefordensis, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem. Hodie venerabilem fratrem nostrum, Johannem, Herefordensem, tunc Bangorensem episcopum, a vinculo quo ecclesie Bangorensi cui tunc preerat tenebatur de fratrum nostrorum

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A.D. 1453. consilio et apostolice potestatis plenitudine absolventes, ipsum ad ecclesiam Herefordensem, tunc per translacionem venerabilis fratris nostri Reginaldi, etc., per nos eciam hodie factam pastore carentem, transtulimus, ipsumque eidem ecclesie Herefordensi in episcopum et pastorem preferimus, curam et administracionem dicte Herefordensis ecclesie sibi in spiritualibus et temporalibus plenarie committendo, prout in nostris super posteriori translacione confectis litteris plenius continetur. Quocirca discrecioni vestre per apostolica scripta mandamus quatinus eidem Johanni, episcopo, tanquam patri et pastori animarum vestrarum humiliter intendentes, et exhibentes sibi obedienciam et reverenciam debitas et devotas, eius salubria monita et mandata suscipiatis devote et efficaciter adimplere curetis. Alioquin sentenciam quam dictus Johannes, episcopus, rite tulerit in rebelles ratam habebimus, et faciemus auctore Domino usque ad satisfaccionem condignam inviolabiliter observari. Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentisimo quinquagesimo secundo, septimo idus Februarii, etc.

Apr. 5.- Appointment of John Assheby to be the bishop's commissary general. [1]

{Fol. 3} Johannes, permissione divina Herefordensis episcopus, dilecto nobis in Christo filio ac confratri nostro Johanni Assheby, thesaurario ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, salutem, graciam et benediccionem. Ad audiendum, procedendum et cognoscendum in omnibus et singulis causis et negociis eciam matrionialibus et divorcii quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum tocius nostre jurisdiccionis episcopalis, ita tamen quod huiusmodi causas divorcii seu cogniciones earundem alii aut aliis non committatis, ac eciam de et super quibuscumque causis meris et mixtis, civilibus et criminalibus, ad forum et cognicionem ecclesiasticam nosque et jurisdiccionem nostram spectantibus sive ex officio mero seu promoto, ac ad partis instanciam motis seu movendis, easque et ea cum suis emergentibus, incidentibus, dependentibus et connexis fine canonico terminandum et exequendum, necnon ad assignandum, prefigendum, citandum et citari faciendum quoscumque subditos nostros, tam ex officio mero et promoto quam ad partis instanciam, ad comparendum coram nostro officiali seu vicario in spiritualibus generali in ecclesia nostra cathedrali predicta, quociens et quando


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A.D. 1453. vobis visum fuerit expedire, ad inquirendum insuper, corrigendum, puniendum et debite reformandum crimina et excessus, eciam si adulteria fuerint vel incestus, quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum, ac penas, multas et penitencias salutares juxta juris exigenciam et consuetudinem laudabilem in hac parte debite injungendum et infligendum, ad insinuandum, probandum et approbandum et, si opus fuerit, reprobandum testamenta quarumcumque personarum utriusque sexus infra jurisdiccionem nostram antedictam decedencium, administracionemque bonorum huiusmodi ac eciam aliorum abintestato decedencium personis ydoneis committendum, executoresque sive bonorum huiusmodi administratores preficiendum et deputandum, compotumque, calculum, sive ratiocinium de et super administracione bonorum huiusmodi audiendum, et de eisdem acquietancias faciendum et finaliter dimittendum et liberandum, omniaque alia et singula que de jure et consuetudine laudabili ad jurisdiccionem nostram pertinent seu pertinere deberent faciendum, exercendum et expediendum, institucionibus, destitucionibus et beneficiorum collacionibus nobis specialiter reservatis, vobis de cuius fidelitate et discreccione, ac consciencie puritate plenam fidem in {Fol. 3b} Domino reportamus, quam eciam conscienciam in Domino oneramus, vices nostras cum cuiuslibet cohercionis et execucionis canonice potestate committimus, vosque commissarium nostrum generalem preficimus, ordinamus deputamus per presentes. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum ad causas presentibus duximus apponendum. Datum Londoniis, in domo fratrum Carmelitarum, quinto die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCCliii et nostre translacionis primo.

May 5.- Grant of an indulgence to benefactors of S. Bartholomew's hospital at Gloucester.

{Fol. 4} Quinto die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo tercio dominus concessit omnibus et singulis subditis suis qui ad subvencionem et sustentacionem pauperum et debilium degencium in hospitali sancti Bartholomei, Gloucestrie, Wygorniensis diocesis, subsidia contulerint caritatis quadraginta dies indulgencie tociens quociens, etc., et ad beneplacitum domini duraturas.

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A.D. 1453. May 8.- Licence to John Popryke to collect alms in the diocese for the building of the church of Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, which had been burnt.

Item viii die mensis et anni Domini supradictorum dominus concessit litteras suas cuidam Johanni Popryke petendum et colligendum Christi fidelium elemosinas per diocesim suam ad fabricam, construccionem seu edificacionem nove ecclesie in villa de Chipnam comitatu Cantebryggie nuper per subitum ignis infortunium combusta, etc., et per annum duraturas.

May 10.- The bailiff of Prestbury is instructed to take possession of the goods of William Reeve, the bishop's late bondman, at Wootton.

Item die, mense et anno supradictis emanavit commissio Johanni Teyntone, ballivo dominii de Prestbury, ad seisandum, arestandum, et custodiendum omnia et singula bona et catalla Willelmi Reve, nativi domini defuncti, apud Wottone in comitatu Gloucestrie.

May 13.- Grant of an indulgence to contributors to the building of Burford church.

Item xiii die mensis predicti dominus concessit quadraginta dies indulgencie quibuscumque subditis suis contribuentibus ad fabricam sive construccionem ecclesie de Burford, Herefordensis diocesis, per annum duraturas.

June 6.- Licence to Geoffrey Powys to preach in Latin or English and to hear the confessions of the parishioners of Ludlow.

{Fol. 4b} Johannes, etc., magistro Galfrido Powys, in theologia baccalario, salutem, etc. Litterarum sciencia, morum honestas, aliaque virtutum merita quibus apud nos fidedigno comprobaris testimonio merito nos inducunt ut personam tuam uberioris dono gracie favorabilius persequamur. Ad predicandum igitur sive proponendum verbum Dei publice sermone latino vel vulgari clero et populo in quibuscumque ecclesiis et aliis locis ad hoc congruis et honestis infra diocesim nostram quamdiu nobis placuerit et te laudabiliter gesseris in hac parte, necnon ad audiendum confessiones quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum utriusque sexus parochianorum ecclesie sancti Laurencii de Ludlowe, nostre diocesis, penitenciasque salutares

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A.D. 1453. eis injungendum, ac eos a quibuscumque censuris ecclesiasticis, peccatis, delictis, et commissis suis debite absolvendum, eciam in casibus a jure reservatis, oppressione prolium, perjurio voluntario in assisis sive duodenis, ac injuria ecclesie nostre Herefordensi nobis specialiter reservatis, vobis, de cuius consciencie puritate confidimus, committimus in Domino potestatem. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Bromfeld, vi die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo tercio, etc.

Apr. 17.- Thomas Chichele, archdeacon of Canterbury, being unable himself to induct and install the new bishop in his cathedral, commissions the abbot of Gloucester and others to act for him.

Thomas Chichele, decretorum doctor, sedisque apostolice prothonotarius, ac archidiaconus Cantuariensis, venerabilibus viris abbati monasterii beati Petri, Gloucestrie; Thome Yan, archidiacono Salopschire in ecclesia Herefordensi; et domino Johanni Parsones, arohidiacono Bangorensi, salutem, etc. Cum inducciones et installaciones quecumque omnium et singulorum episcoporum dicte Cantuariensis provincie ad nos jure archidiaconatus nostri predicti notorie pertinere dinoscuntur, ac nos de presenti variis et arduis negociis sumus multipliciter impediti quominus induccioni et installacioni venerabilis in Christo patris et domini, domini Johannis, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, quas in brevi fieri et expediri desiderat, intendere valeamus, ad inducendum igitur nomine nostro et pro nobis eundem reverendum patrem et dominum in realem et corporalem possessionem ecclesie Herefordensis ac ad instailandum seu intronizandum eundem in sedibus episcopalibus ecclesie predicte {Fol. 5} necnon ad cetera, etc., vobis conjunctim et cuilibet vestrum divisim, feodis nobis in huiusmodi actu antiquitus recipi consuetis reservatis, committimus vices nostras, et plenam in hac parte tenore presencium concedimus potestatem. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro decimo septimo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo tercio.

Apr. 25.- The bishop, after a solemn procession from S. Guthlac's to the Cathedral, is received by the dean and chapter, and having taken his oath to maintain the rights of the church of Hereford, is installed and enthroned by the abbot of Gloucester.

Vicesimo quinto die mensis et anni Domini supradictorum reverendus pater, episcopus antedictus, circa horam novenam discalciatus

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A.D. 1453. et aperto capite a prioratu sancti Guthlaci extra muros civitatis Herefordie versus ecclesiam suam cathedralem solempniter pergens et devote pro installacione sua in dicta ecclesia tunc fienda, ac a magistro Johanne Berewe, decano, Willelmo Middelham, precentore, Johanne Assheby, thesaurario, Johanne Dylewe, cancellario, Johanne Grene, Roberto Jordane, et Roberto Tarry, canonicis et residenciariis dicte ecclesie, cum ceteris vicariis et clericis eiusdem ad portam occidentalem cimiterii eiusdem ecclesie cum solempni processione more ibidem consueto honorifice receptus, tale prestitit juramentum prout sequitur:- Ego, Johannes, episcopus Herefordensis, ab hac hora in antea fidelis ero huic sacrosancte Herefordensi ecclesie, necnon jura, libertates, et consuetudines eiusdem, quatenus sunt a sede apostolica confirmata et me ac dignitatem meam concernunt, pro viribus observabo et ea manutenebo et defendam pro posse meo; sic me Deus adjuvet et hec sancta Dei evangelia. Et deinde reverendus pater antedictus cum decano, canonicis, vicariis, et clericis predictis in dictam ecclesiam cathedralem processionaliter progrediens, perlectisque ad summum altare eiusdem ecclesie per decanum predictum quibusdam oracionibus consuetis, subsequenter dictus reverendus pater, episcopus, per reverendum virum, dominum abbatem monasterii beati Petri, Gloucestrie, installatus fuit et intronizatus.

July 10.- Writ from the king requiring the bishop on his creation to grant a pension to Ranulph Byrd, chaplain, till he can provide him with a benefice.

{Fol. 5b} Henricus, Dei gracia rex Anglie et Francie et dominus Hibernie, venerabili, etc., Johanni, etc., salutem. Cum racione nove creacionis vestre vos, prefate episcope, teneamini uni de clericis nostris quem vobis duxerimus nominandum in quadam annua pensione de vobis percipienda, quousque per vos provisum sit ei de beneficio competenti, ac nos promocionem dilecti nobis Ranulphi Byrd, clerici, suis exigentibus meritis, affectantes, ipsum ad huiusmodi pensionem a vobis percipiendam duximus transmittendum, vobis igitur mandamus quatinus eidem Ranulpho talem pensionem de vobis in forma predicta percipiendam, qua dantes deceat percipientemque forcius obligatum reddere debeat, concedatis, litteras vestras patentes sigillo vestro signatas eidem Ranulpho super hoc fieri facientes. Et quid, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, x die Julii, anno nostri regni tricesimo primo.

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A.D. 1453. Apr. 16.- The bishop grants Ranulph Byrd a pension of 40s.

Omnibus Christi fidelibus, etc., salutem in eo qui est omnium vera salus. Noveritis nos dedisse et concessisse dilecto nobis in Christo, domino Ranulpho Byrd, capellano, annuam pensionem xl s. usualis monete Anglie percipiendam de nobis et successoribus nostris ad duos anni terminos, videlicet ad festa natalis Domini et Pentecoste per equales porciones, singulis annis quousque idem dominus Ranulphus Byrd per nos aut per aliquem successorum nostrorum ad aliquod beneficium ecclesiasticum competens quod duxerit acceptandum fuerit promotus. Ad cuius quidem annue pensionis solucionem sic faciendam obligamus nos et successores nostros necnon omnia bona et catalla nostra presencia et futura, ubicumque fuerint inventa, per presentes. In cuius rei, etc. Datum xvi die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini MCCCCliii et translacionis nostre primo.

Oct. 11.- Appointment of the abbot and convent of Wigmore to collect in the Hereford archdeaconry two tenths granted to the king by Convocation in March, 1453, with a schedule of persons and benefices exempt.

{Fol. 6} Johannes, etc., abbati et conventui de Wygmore, salutem, etc. Breve regium nuper recepimus in hec verba:- Henricus, rex., etc., Johanni, etc., salutem, etc. Cum vos ceterique prelati et clerus provincie Cantuariensis in ultima convocacione prelatorum et cleri in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, septimo die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo secundo inchoata et usque ad et in tercium diem mensis Marcii proxime extunc sequentem de diebus in dies continuata congregati, attendentes uberrimos favores et gracias nostros quos hactenus ex illa innata et eximia pietate nostra ecclesie et viris ecclesiasticis graciose impendimus, attendentes preterea, urgentes necessitates, illa insuper plurima et varia huic regno nostro imminencia pericula, concesseritis nobis ad defensionem huius regni nostri ecclesieque Anglicane ac in relevamine huiusmodi necessitatum sub modis, etc., infrascriptis duas integras decimas de bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus ecclesiasticis dicte provincie taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis ac de bonis, etc, non taxatis eiusdem provincie, solvendas et levandas ad quattuor terminos, videlicet primam medietatem dicte prime decime solvendam ad festum sancti Martini in yeme proxime

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A.D. 1453. futuro, quod erit anno Domini CCCCliii, et alteram medietatem ad idem festum quod erit anno Domini MCCCCiiii, et primam medietatem secunde decime eodem festo quod erit anuo Domini MCCCClv, et alteram medietatem dicte secunde decime illo eodem festo quod erit anno Domini MCCCClvi, proviso quod si modi, condiciones, etc., subscripte observate non fuerint, aut aliquis eorum non observatus fuerit, tunc dicta concessio pro nulla habeatur, etc., exceptis a concessione dictarum decimarum quibuscumque bonis, etc., pauperum monialium et pauperum hospitalariorum, necnon bonis, etc., religiosorum et aliorum ecclesiasticorum virorum per inundaciones aquarum, incendia, ruinas, guerras vel alios casus fortuitos destructis, nimium depauperatis sive diminutis, necnon {Fol. 6b} pauperibus beneficiis ecclesiasticis ob sui exilitatem inofficiatis existentibus, exceptis eciam beneficiis taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis, ac singulis beneficiis non taxatis quorum taxatorum et non taxatorum verus valor annuus modernis temporibus infra summam duodecim marcarum existit seu annuatim ad summam duodecim marcarum se extendit et non ultra, in quibus ipsorum beneficiorum rectores, vicarii aut alii quocumque nomine censeantur curati residenciam faciunt personalem, de quibus possessionibus pauperum monialium, etc., singuli episcopi in suis diocesibus nos vel thesaurarium et barones de scaccario nostro certificabunt, quorum litteris certificatoriis in ea parte faciendis stetur omnino et fides adhibeatur, sic quod nec ipsi ordinarii nec bona, etc., huiusmodi excepta aut persone ipsa occupantes aut collectores ipsarum decimarum per brevia nostra regia, aut alias quovismodo aut alio quesito colore ea occasione contra formam concessionis predicte excepcionum et certificatoriorum, ordinariorum vexentur et graventur, exceptis eciam a concessione, levacione et solucione dictarum decimarum bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus collegiorum nostrorum sancte Marie de Etone juxta Windesore, necnon sancte Marie et sancti Nicholai de Cantebrugge, ac eciam bonis, etc., collegiorum in Oxonia et prope Wyntoniam de fundacione Willelmi Wykham, quondam episcopi Wyntoniensis, existencium, ac quibuscumque bonis, etc., domus scholarium de Mertone, alias de Mertone Halle in Oxonia, ac bonis, etc., collegii animarum omnium fidelium defunctorum in Oxonia, exceptis eciam bonis, etc., religiosorum virorum domus Jesu de Bethlehem de Shene, ordinis Cartusiensis, ac religiosarum personarum domus sancti Salvatoris et sanctorum Marie et Brigitte de Syon, ordinis sancti Augustini, et domus

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A.D. 1453. salutacionis beate Marie in suburbio civitatis Londoniarum, ordinis Cartusiensis, et omnium aliorum religiosorum domorum quarumcumque eiusdem ordinis Cartusiensis infra dictam provinciam existencium, necnon bonis, etc., magistri et fratrum ordinis sancti {Fol. 7} Lazari Jerusolimitani in Anglia, exceptis eciam prebenda de Coryngham in ecclesia cathedrali Lincolniensi cuius prebende fructus et proventus in tantum devenerunt quod ad decimam antiquitus taxatam et alia onera eidem ecclesie incumbencia supportanda non sufficiunt. Voluerunt tamen prelati et clerus antedictus quod secundum valorem viginti librarum decima de eadem persolvatur, proviso nichilominus et excepto quod nulle persone ecclesiastice pro bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus eorumve fructibus et proventibus de quibus dicte decime solvi debeant, aut ipsarum firmarii pro bonis, etc., sibi ad firmam dimissis cum eisdem, cum laicis ad quintam decimam vel contribucionem seu imposicionem per viros seculares factam seu faciendam aut aliquam partem eiusdem solvere teneantur seu quomodolibet artentur seu vexentur, etc., quod si secus attemptatum fuerit, tunc huiusmodi persone a solucione dictarum duarum decimarum et cuiuslibet partis earundem excusentur, proviso insuper quod in eventu quo aliquis collector ad levandum dictas duas decimas deputandus nos seu thesaurarium et barones de scaccario nostro certificet per fidem et juramenta sua quod ipsas predictas decimas de bonis, etc., taxatis seu non taxatis quibuscumque, superius non exceptis in quarumcumque personarum manibus cuiuscumque sexus aut condicionis, eciam si in manibus nostris fuerint, etc., a tempore concessionis predicte et ante ultimam solucionem earundem levare non possit aut quomodolibet impeditus fuerit, quod collector ipse a levacione, collecione, et solucione dictarum decimarum, etc., de bonis talibus, etc., totaliter exoneretur, et in scaccario nostro penitus acquietetur, et levacio ac percepcio huiusmodi ad nos et ministros nostros pertineat, et collector, quicumque fuerit, in ea parte omnino sit quietus, sic eciam quod nos pro spiritualibus ecclesiarum cathedralium et conventualium regularium vel aliarum ecclesiarum quarumcumque in manibus nostris fortasse existencium collectoribus eisdem satisfaciemus vel aliter eosdem in scaccario nostro exonerabimus et acquietabimus exonerarive et acquietari faciemus taliter sine mora, et quod nullus succedens in eisdem cathedralibus seu aliis ecclesiis supradictis seu executores aut bonorum administratores predecessorum huiusmodi ad solucionem

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A.D. 1453. dictarum decimarum onerentur, etc., [cum] ad hoc insuper ut ecclesie Anglice et huius regni nostri necessitatibus plenius succurratur, sub modis, formis et excepcionibus subscriptis vos, prelati et clerus antedictus, concesseritis nobis de quibuscumque beneficiis et possessionibus omnium et singulorum religiosorum dicte provincie a collecione decime seu decimarum in diocese ubi eorum monasteria sunt sita exemptorum ultra dictas duas decimas nobis, ut premittitur, {Fol. 7b} concessas unam mediedatem decime secundum taxam in dicta provincia Cantuariensi usitatam, levandam et nobis in scaccario nostro in festo sancti Martini in yeme proxime futuro solvendam, proviso semper et excepto quod, si religiosi huiusmodi, sic a collecione decimarum exempti, suarum exempcionum litteris et effectui earundem extra festum assumpcionis beate Marie, virginis, proxime futurum expresse pro perpetuo renunciaverint et litteras huiusmodi exempcionum ibidem cancellari fecerint sicque eisdem vel aliis exempcionum litteris similibus de cetero non utantur, tunc nichil ultra duas decimas predictas solvere teneantur aut artentur, etc., vobis mandamus quatinus aliquos viros fidedignos de clero vestre diocesis pro quibus respondere volueritis tam ad dictas duas integras decimas de bonis, etc., predictis ad festa predicta solvendas quam ad dictam medietatem decime de beneficiis religiosorum dicte provincie, etc., exemptorum ultra dictas duas decimas nobis, ut premittitur, concessas, levandas et solvendas, prout juxta formam concessionum nobis solvi debent, prout moris est assignari et deputari faciatis, ita quod, etc., de nominibus, etc. Et hoc sicut, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, xiiii die Julii, anno regni nostri xxx primo. Nos igitur volentes in hac parte exequi ulterius quod est nostrum, ad exigendum, levandum et colligendum primam dictarum duarum decimarum et utramque partem eiusdem de bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus ecclesiasticis taxatis et ad decimam solvere consuetis, ac de bonis, etc., non taxatis infra archidiaconatum nostrum Herefordensem vos collectores ordinamus, deputamus et preficimus per presentes, vobisque ad fulminandum quascumque censuras ecclesiasticas contra personas et loca illorum quorumcumque qui dictam decimam aut aliquem partem eiusdem, prout ad unumquemque eorum attinet, vobis solvere recusaverint seu nimium distulerint, ipsasque personas ad solucionem huiusmodi canonice compellendum, ac omnia alia, etc., tenore presencium committimus vices nostras cum, etc.; vobis mandantes quatinus prefato domino regi de prima medietate dicte prime decime ad

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A.D. 1453. festum sancti Martini proximum post datam presencium, et de secunda medietate ad idem festum quod erit anno Domini MCCCCliiii fideliter respondeatis, ita tamen quod de locis, bonis, beneficiis, et possessionibus in cedula presentibus annexa specifice declaratis et expressis que a solucione dicte decime in sui concessione sunt exempta, prout nos per litteras nostras thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis inde certificamus, nichil penitus exigatis seu levetis, etc. Datum Londoniis in domo fratrum ordinis Carmelitarum, xi die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCCliii, etc.

Nomina pauperum religiosorum, pauperum monialium, hospitaliorum, et aliorum pauperum et piorum locorum archidiaconatus Herefordensis a solucione decimarum, unde in litteris certificatoriis huic cedule annexis fit mencio, et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem, omnia et singula bona spiritualia et temporalia eorundem contingencium, ob notoriam paupertatem eorundem juxta formam concessionis earundem decimarum merito excusandorum sequuntur et sunt hec:-

Spiritualia et temporalia prioris et conventus de Monemouth.
Spiritualia et temporalia priorisse et conventus de Lynbroke.
Spiritualia et temporalia prioris et conventus de Wormesley.
Spiritualia et temporalia prioris et conventus de Clyfford.
Spiritualia et temporalia hospitalis sancte Katerine de Ledbury.
Spiritualia et temporalia abbatis et conventus de Dora.
Spiritualia et temporalia priorisse et conventus de Acornebury.
Spiritualia et temporalia hospitalis sancti Bartholomei, Gloucestrie.

Nomina beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum dicte Herefordensis diocesis curatorum et taxatorum et ad decimam solvere consuetorum, non appropriatorum, quorum verus valor annuus modernis temporibus infra summam xii marcarum se extendit et non ultra, in quibus ipsorum beneficiorum rectores seu vicarii aut alii curati eorundem residenciam faciunt personaliter, a solucione dicta decime et utriusque medietatis eiusdem ea de causa juxta formam concessionis dicte decime merito excusandorum sequuntur et sunt hec:-

In decanatu Herefordensi.

Ecclesia de Etone. Ecclesia sancti Martini, Herefordie cum capella omnium sanctorum.
Ecclesia de Thruclestone. Vicaria eiusdem.
Ecclesia de Hamptone Episcopi, alias Hamptone. Ecclesia de Dyndure, alias Dunre.

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A.D. 1453.

Vicaria sancti Johannis Baptiste in ecclesia cathedrali. Vicaria sancti Petri, Herefordie.
Ecclesia sancti Nicholai, Herefordie. Vicaria de Nortone.
Ecclesia sancti Audoeni, Herefordie. Vicaria de Blakemere.
Ecclesia de Puttesley. Vicaria de Pionia canonicorum.
Vicaria de Breyntone. Vicaria de Hope Wolnythe.
Vicaria de Madley. Vicaria de Marden.
Capella de Wormesley.

In decanatu de Westone.

Ecclesia de sancti Nicholai de Suttone. Vicaria de Bodenham.
Vicaria de Wythyngtone. Vicaria de Suttone.
Vicaria de Dormytone. Vicaria de Burghulle.
Vicaria de Tadyngtone. Vicaria de Pionia Regis.
Vicaria de Westone. Vicaria de Dylewe.

In decanatu de Leoministria.

Ecclesia de Humbre. Ecclesia de Stratford.
Ecclesia de Sarnysfeld. Ecclesia de Putlestone.
Ecclesia de Hamptone. Vicaria de Leoministria.
Vicaria de Eya. Vicaria de Monkelone.
Vicaria de Presthemede. Vicaria de Aylmestre.
Vicaria de Eryslane. Vicaria de Wygmore.
Capella de Streta. Capella de Hatfeld parva.
Vicaria de Shobdone. Vicaria de Stauntone.
Ecclesia de Nortone. Ecclesia de Burley.
Ecclesia de Knylle. Ecclesia de Whylle.

In decanatu de Webbeley.

Ecclesia de Strettone. Ecclesia de Credenhyll.
Ecclesia de Byford. Ecclesia de Monyngtone.
Ecclesia de Mokkas. Ecclesia de Kewyshope.
Ecclesia de Whytney. Ecclesia de Lettone.
Ecclesia de Wynfretone. Ecclesia de Bysshopestone.
Ecclesia de Kynardesley. Capella de Snodhulle, cum porcionibus suis in Fownhope et Welyngtone.
Vicaria de Webbeley. Vicaria de Clyffard.
Vicaria sancti Petri de Straddell. Ecclesia de Turnestone.
Vicaria de Bactone. Vicaria de Bradwartone.
Vicaria de Erdesley. Ecclesia de Brokbury.

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A.D. 1453.

Vicaria de Kenchurche. [1] Vicaria de Leynthales.
Vicaria de Yazor. Ecclesia sancti Michaelis.
Vicaria de Malmeshulle Gamage. Ecclesia de Wylardesley.

In decanatu de Froma.

Ecclesia de Thornbury. Ecclesia de Yeddestone. [2]
Ecclesia de Sapye. Ecclesia de Marcle parva.
Ecclesia de Tedsterne lamare. - de Froma Castri.
Ecclesia de Whytborne. Vicaria de Ocle Pychard.
Ecclesia de Pencombe. Vicaria de Strettone et Ashpertone.
Ecclesia de Monnysley. Vicaria de Ledbury.
Ecclesia de Ullyngwyke. Vicaria de Bosebury.
Ecclesia de Cotyngtone. Ecclesia de Tedstone Wafre.
Ecclesia de Estenore. Ecclesia de Froma Episcopi.

In decanatu de Irchynfeld.

Ecclesia de Stauntone. Vicaria de Dewchurch reagua.
Ecclesia de sancta Keyna. Vicaria de Sellack, alias Baysham.
Ecclesia de Albo Monasterio. Ecclesia de Kenerewe.
Ecclesia de sancto Dubricio. Ecclesia de Becknore Wallicana.
Ecclesia de Peterstowe. Vicaria de Llanrotholl.
Vicaria de Dukestone. Ecclesia de Byrches magna.
Vicaria de Castro Godrici Ecclesia de Byrches parva.
Vicaria de Brydestowe. Vicaria de Foye.
Vicaria de Home Lacy.

In decanatu de Rosse.

Ecclesia de Mordyford. Vicaria de Marcle magna.
Ecclesia de Caple. Vicaria de Walford.
Ecclesia de Astone. Vicaria de Prestone.
Vicaria de Upton Episcopi. Ecclesie de Hope Solers.
Vicaria de Lyntone. Ecclesie de Hope Maloselle.

In decanatu de Foresta.

Ecclesia de Teyntone. Vicaria de Longhope.
Ecclesia de Tyburtone. Vicaria de Westbury.
Ecclesia de Westbury. Vicaria de Tudenham.
Ecclesia de Brymmesbarowe. Vicaria de Newent.
Ecclesia de Rudford cum capella de Wytledene. Vicaria de Wolastone.
Ecclesia de Lancante. - de Habynhalle.
Vicaria de Churcham cum capella de Bolay.


[1] Evidently a scribe's mistake for Kenchestre.
[2] Mistake for Yeddefen.

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A.D. 1453. {Fol. 9b} Oct. 11.- A similar mandate to the prior and convent of Wenlock to collect the above-mentioned tenths in the archdeaconry of Shropshire. [1] A schedule of excepted benefices said to be annexed is not given.

{Fol. 10} Aug. 9.- Appointment of Richard Rudhale, doctor of decretals, and William Middelham, precentor of the Cathedral, to be the bishop's vicars-general in his proposed absence. Dated from the palace, Hereford. [2]

A.D. 1455. Feb. 28.- Licence from the abbot of Gloucester to James Onybury, a monk of that monastery, to accept the office of prior of Monmouth.

{Fol. 13} Universis, etc., Thomas, permissione divina abbas monasterii sancti Petri, Gloucestrie, ordinis sancti Benedicti, Wygorniensis diocesis, salutem in omnium salvatore et fidem indubiam presentibus adhibere. Cum frater Jacobus Onybury, monachus monasterii predicti professus et in ordine sacerdotali constitutus, ad prioratum beate Marie, virginis, de Monemouth, dicti ordinis sancti Benedicti, Herefordensis diocesis, vacantem reverendo, etc., Johanni, dicta Herefordensis diocesis episcopo, sit presentatus, idemque frater Jacobus, velle non habeas neque nolle, se nostris in hac parte disposicioni submiserit et voluntati, nos, Thomas, abbas predictus, eiusdem fratris Jacobi habilitatem pie attendentes, eidem fratri Jacobo ad recipiendum et admittendum presentacionem predictam huiusmodique presentacionis negocium persequendum et se ad dictum prioratum admitti et in eodem canonice institui et realiter induci, administracionemque bonorum eiusdem prioratus tam in spiritualibus quam in temporalibus sibi committi petendum et obtinendum, et canonicam obedienciam dicto reverendo patri, loci ordinario, prestandum et faciendum licenciam concessimus et tenore presencium concedimus specialem, eundem fratrem Jacobum ab obediencia nobis prius facta penitus absolvendo. In cuius, etc. Datum in monasterio nostro predicto ultimo die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quarto.

Mar. 6.- Admission of James Onybury to the office of prior of Monmouth.

{Fol. 13b} Sexto die mensis Marcii, anno Domini suprascripto admissus fuit frater Jacobus Onybury, monachus ordinis sancti Benedicti,


[1] In the same form as above.
[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1455. monasterii beati Petri, Gloucestrie, ad prioratum de Monmouthe, vacantem per resignacionem fratris Ricardi Hortone, ultimi prioris ibidem, ad quam per illustrissimum principem et dominum, dominum Henricum, regem Anglie et Francie et dominum Hibernie, racionie ducatus sui Lancastrie patronum eiusdem, presentatus existit, et fuit canonice institutus in eodem cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis, et emanavit mandatum decano decanatus de Irchynfeld ad inducendum eundem in corporalem et realem possessionem, et certificandum, etc.

Mar. 6.- The bishop ordains that a pension of 10 marks be paid to Richard Horton, the late prior of Monmouth, with food and lodging for himself and servant, and the new prior formally assents.

Johannes, etc., Ricardo Hortone, monacho ordinis sancti Benedicti, nuper priori prioratus beate Marie de Monmouthe, nostre diocesis, salutem, etc. Cum nuper prioratum predictum quem nuper obtinuisti in manibus nostris eo quod senio confractus atque viribus corporis in tanto debilitatus existis quod cure et regimini ipsius prioratus spiritualiumque et temporalium eiusdem intendere, vacare et providere, prout ex huiusmodi officio tibi injuncto teneris, per aliquamdiu non potuisti nec potes in presenti, aliisque causis certis et legitimis ac expressis te moventibus, pure et sponte resignasti, et nos huismodi resignacionem ex premissis causis aliiisque legitimis coram nobis per te allegatis dictam resignacionem [1] puram et spontaneam sic ex causis legitimis nos moventibus per te factam ad tui instantem peticionem et requisicionem admittentes, fratrem Jacobum Onybury, monachum beati Petri, Gloucestrie, licenciam sufficientem et canonicam ad infrascripta admittendum obtinentem, ad prioratum predictum per liberam et tui spontaneam resignacionem vacantem, ad quod [1] per illustrissimum, etc., Henricum, regem, etc., nobis extiterat presentatus, admisimus, ipsumque fratrem Jacobum dicti prioratus, jurium et pertinencium suorum universorum priorem instituimus, nosque zelo pietatis et caritatis intuitu senectutem et impotenciam tui, fratris Ricardi, monachi predicti, paterno affectu pie considerantes, tueque imbecillitati providere cupientes, equo libramine commoti, auctoritate nostra pontificali et ordinaria, una cum consensu et assensu fratris Jacobi Onybury, prioris antedicti, expressis et aliorum quorum interest, te, fratrem Ricardum Hortone,


[1] Sic.

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A.D.1455. de una vera et annua pensione decem marcarum legalis monete de fructibus, redditibus, et proventibus dicti prioratus singulis annis durante vita tui, Ricardi Hortone, percipienda, et habenda et a prefato Jacobo Onybury, prioris, et ipsius successoribus aut successore, ad quattuor anni terminos, videlicet ad festa nativitatis {Fol. 14} sancti Johannis Baptiste, sancti Michaelis, nativitatis Domini nostri Jesu Christi, et anuunciacionis dominice annuatim per equales porciones, tibi, prefato Ricardo Hortone, tuove assignato seu procuratori fideliter et plenarie solvenda una cum victu et vestitu pro te et famulo tuo ac camera tibi convenienti infra dictum prioratum arbitrio nostro limitandis tenore presencium utilitate et necessitate hinc inde per nos visis, pensatis et cognicione premissa discussis, intitulamus. Et pro tuis victu et vestitu aliisque tibi necessariis pensionem huiusmodi decem marcarum una cum victu predicto tibi et famulo tuo convenienti modo et forma predictis quamdiu vixeris percipiendis et tibi solvendis auctoritate nostra ordinaria ex nostra certa sciencia ordinamus canonice atque rite. In quorum, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis, sexto die mensis Marcii, anno Domini, millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quarto, etc.

Et nos, prefatus Jacobus Onybury, prior prioratus beate Marie de Monmouthe et eiusdem loci conventus, supradicte pensionis taxacionem, assignacionem, et ordinacionem per reverendum, etc., Johannem, Herefordensem episcopum, sic ut premittitur factas, diesque ac modum et formam solucionis eiusdem una cum victu et camera predictis assignacione et limitacione pro nobis et successoribus nostris quantum in nobis est ratificamus, approbamus, auctorizamus et confirmamus per presentes. In quorum, etc. Datum quoad apposicionem sigilli nostri communis predicti in domo nostra capitulari decimo octavo die mensis predicti anno Domini supradicto.

Apr. 4.- Certificate by the dean of Archenfield of the induction of the new prior of Monmouth.

Reverendo, etc., Johanni, etc., dominus Thomas Moore, vicarius perpetuus ecclesie parochialis de Sellak, decanus decanatus de Irchynfeld, obedienciam et reverenciam omnimodam. Mandatum vestrum reverendum nuper recepi in hec verba:- Johannes, etc., decano decanatus de Irchytifeld, salutem, etc. Quia nos dilectum nobis

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A.D. 1455. in Christo fratrem, Jacobum Onybury, etc., ad prioratum de Monmouthe, etc., ad presentacionem Henrici, regis, etc., admisimus intuitu caritatis ac ipsum priorem ad observandam religionem ac bona et jura eiusdem prioratus conservanda, necnon ad obedienciam nobis successoribus nostris canonice intrantibus juratum canonice instituimus, etc., curamque animarum et regimen eiusdem prioratus commisimus eidem, tibi igitur committimus et mandamus firmiter injungentes quatenus prefatum fratrem Jacobum, etc., in realem et corporalem possessionem dicti prioratus cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis inducas et defendas inductum. Et quid feceris, etc. Datum in hospicio nostro Londoniis sub {Fol. 14b} sigillo nostro quarto die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo quarto, etc. Cuius quidem mandati vestri reverendi auctoritate prefatum fratrem Jacobum Onybury in realem et corporalem possessionem dicti prioratus de Monmouthe cum, etc., decimo septimo die mensis et anni Domini supradicti induxi, ipsumque inductum in pacifica possessione existentem dimisi, sicque mandatum vestrum reverendum in omnibus humiliter et obedienter sum executus. Que omnia et singula paternitati vestre reverende certifico per presentes. In quorum, etc. Datum quarto die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quinto.

May 31.- Commission to the prior and convent of S. Oswald's, Gloucester, to collect a tenth in the archdeaconry of Hereford.

Ultimo die mensis Maii anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quinto emanavit commissio priori et conventui sancti Oswaldi, Gloucestrie, ad levandum et colligendum unam integram decimam infra archidiaconatum Herefordensem solvendam, videlicet primam medietatem ad festum sancti Martini in yeme proximum extunc, et secundam medietatem idem festum sancti Martini quod erit anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo sexto.

Aug. 6.- The bishop assigns a pension of 26s. 8d. to Roger Ulbroke, lately vicar of Churcham, from the profits of the vicarage.

Sexto die mensis Augusti, anno Domini, supradicto, de voluntate, assensu, et consensu expressis domini Andree Rocheford, vicarii perpetui ecclesie parochialis de Churcham, dominus assignavit

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A.D. 1455. domino Rogero Ulbroke, nuper vicario ecclesie predicte, quamdam annuam pensionem viginti sex solidorum octo denariorum solvendam de fructibus et proventibus dicte vicarie per prefatum dominum Andream seu successores suos pro tempore existentes prefato domino Rogero suove procuratori seu assignato ad iiii terminos anni, videlicet ad festa sancti Michaelis, archangeli, nativitatis Domini, annunciacionis dominice, et nativitatis sancti Johannis Baptiste per equales porciones durante vita predicti Rogeri.

Nov. 5.- An indulgence granted to the subscribers to the repairing of Eastnor church.

{Fol. 16} Quinto die mensis Novembris, anno Domini supradicto emanarunt littere indulgenciales concesse quibuscumque contribuentibus ad fabricam, reparacionem, construccionem, seu refeccionem ecclesie parochialis de Estenore et campanilis eiusdem ecclesie per biennium durature.

Oct. 6.- Admission of Brother John Joys to be a confessor in the diocese.

Sexto die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto admissus fuit per dominum episcopum apud Bosebury frater Johannes Joys, ordinis fratrum minorum, Herefordie, ad audiendum confessiones per diocesim et ad absolvendum et dispensandum preter in casibus reservatis episcopo, etc.

Oct. 29.- An indulgence granted to contributors to the fabric of Clifton church.

Item vicesimo nono die mensis et anni supradicti dominus concessit indulgenciam contribuentibus ad fabricam ecclesie de Clyftone, Herefordensis diocesis, et emanarunt littere per aunum durature.

Nov. 2.- Licence to Richard Went to hear confessions in the diocese.

Secundo die mensis Novembris, anno Domini supradicto, admissus fuit per dominum apud Bosebury magister Ricardus Went, sacre theologie professor, ordinis predicatorum, Herefordie, ad audiendum confessiones quorumcumque subditorum domini sibi

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A.D. 1455. confiteri volencium per totam diocesim ac absolvendum et dispensandum in casibus reservatis episcopo, depredacione bonorum mobilium ac violacione jurium et libertatum sedis episcopalis et ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, homicidiis voluntariis, et perjuriis in assisis dumtaxat exceptis et domino reservatis.

Nov. 7.- William Cowley does homage to the bishop for 4 virgates of land at Colwall.

{Fol. 16b} Septimo die mensis Novembris, anno Domini supradicto, apud Bosebury, Willelmus Cowley de Colwalle fecit homagium reverendo, etc., Johanni, Dei gracia Herefordensi episcopo, pro quattuor virgatis terre libere, quas tenet apud Colwalle pro sexta parte feodi unius militis.

Nov. 8.- John Prioure does similar homage for a virgate of land in Ledbury.

Octavo die mensis et anni supradicti apud Bosebury Johannes Prioure fecit homagium domino episcopo pro una virgata terre quam tenet simul cum Thoma Nasshe in Ledbury foreyn per servicium militare.

Oct. 9.- An indulgence granted for the repair of the road called Stoke Cawsey in Stoke Edith.

Nono die mensis et anni Domini supradicti emanarunt littere indulgencie concesse ad reparacionem vie vulgariter nuncupate Stoke Cawsey subtus Stoke Edith per biennium durature.

Sept. 19.- Another indulgence for the repair of the West bridge by Gloucester.

Decimo nono die mensis Septembris, anno Domini supradicto emanarunt littere indulgencie concesse ad fabricam, reparacionem, seu refeccionem pontis vulgariter nuncupati West brugge juxta Gloucestriam per biennium durature.

July.- A fragment of a dispensation to hold two benefices in spite of some defect.

{Fol. 17} - existis prout apud nos fidedigno commendaris testimonio, nos, huiusmodi non obstante defectu, ut ad omnes sacros ordines promoveri et duo beneficia ecclesiastica cum cura vel sine cura


[1] A leaf or leaves which ought to be found between folios 16 and 17 are evidently missing.

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A.D. 1455. se invicem compaciencia, et si alterum ipsorum canonicatus vel prebenda in collegiata ecclesia fuerit, libere et licite recipere et retinere, si tibi alias canonice conferantur, illaque simul vel successive ex causa, permutacionis dimittere et loco dimissi vel dimissorum aliud vel alia, simile vel dissimile, aut similia vel dissimilia, beneficium seu beneficia ecclesiasticum vel ecclesiastica recipere et retinere valeas misericorditer dispensamus, et tibi plenam et liberam tenore presencium auctoritate apostolica concedimus facultatem, teque nonum de numero quinquaginta personarum huiusmodi nostre facultatis censendum fore declaramus. Datum Londoniis sub sigillo nostro rotundo quo in officio utimur, sexto die mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo tercio.

Oct. 12.- Joanna, widow of Robert Greyndoore, with the bishop's approval, alters the rules and regulations for the chantry and school she founded in 1445 in Newland, for the souls of her husband and his kindred.

Universis, etc., Johanna que fuit uxor Roberti Greyndoore, armigeri, salutem. Cum nuper per quamdam composicionem ac fundacionem cuiusdam cantarie per et inter me, prefatam Johannam, et Johannem Clyfford, capellanum, cuius data est apud Newlond, vicesimo [1] die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quadrigesimo quinto, anno vero regis Henrici sexti, etc., vicesimo quarto, cuius tenor dicte composicionis et fundacionis sequitur in hec verba:- Universis, etc., Johanna que fuit uxor Roberti Greyndoore, salutem, etc. Inter singula pietatis opera divineque majestati obsequia coruscant missarum solempnia ut Lucifer inter stellas, cum in hiis ad remissionem peccaminum patri immolatur filius, nostre redempcionis hostia salutaris, per quam non solum vivis meritum set ab Altissimo cui soli competit medicinam prestare post mortem impetrantur suffragia resolucionis. Hinc est quod ego, prefata Johanna, ingenti meditacione pensata, tam de licencia metuendissimi regis Henrici sexti, etc., quam de licencia reverendi, etc. Thome, episcopi Herefordensis, in honore summe et individue Trinitatis, Patris et Filii et sancti Spiritus, beatissimeque virginis Marie, sanctissimeque Anne, matris eiusdem Marie, et electorum Dei, ad cultus divini augmentum, animarumque parentum meorum suffragium perpetuum ac refrigerium et


[1] The date was March 21, See Reg. Spofford, p. 281 sq.

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A.D. 1455. quietem, cantariam perpetuam de uno capellano perpetuo honesto ac ydoneo, competenter erudito in arte sive in sciencia grammaticali cum uno clerico bone et sufficienter in dicta sciencia sive arte grammaticali, similiter erudito, quam cantariam cantariam Roberti Greyndoore cunctis temporibus pro futuro nuncupari volo, ad altare sancti Johannis Baptiste et sancti Nicholai in ecclesia parochiali {Fol. 17b} omnium sanctorum de Newlond in foresta de Deane in comitatu Gloucestrie infra diocesim Herefordensem de consensu personarum spiritualium ibidem in hac parte necessarie habito facio, erigo, fundo, et stabilio per presentes, ac Johannem Clifford, capellanum, qui ad sancta Dei evangelia sacramentum prestitit corporale ut singula omnia in hiis fundacione, ordinacione et statutis meis contenta, et que in futuro pro cantaria, predicta ordinabo et statuam pro posse suo perficiet, faciet et observabit, capellanum perpetuum eiusdem cantarie facio, erigo, et in eadem incorporo, qui in cantaria illa successionem habeat perpetuam, ipseque predictus Johannes Clifford, capellanus, et omnes successores sui, capellani cantarie Roberti Greyndoore, armigeri, ad predictum altare sancti Johannis, etc., nominentur et nuncupentur nomineque illo capaces existant, implacitare eciam valeant et implacitari, respondere et responderi, quibuscumque accionibus realibus, personalibus et mixtis, tam coram domino rege quam quibuscumque justiciariis et judicibus spiritualibus et secularibus, et in quibuscumque curiis et locis cunctis temporibus successivis, qui quidem predictus Johannes Clyfford et omnes successore sui, capellani cantarie predicte, invenient dictum clericum bene et sufficienter in dicta sciencia sive arte grammaticali eruditum sumptibus eorum propriis et expensis ad informandum, docendum, et gubernandum, sicut predictum est, omnes scolares ad dictam villam de Newlond venientes pro erudicione in predicta sciencia sive arte grammaticali [1] - dictam composicionem ac fundacionem corrigendi, declarandi, interpretandi, mutandi, eisdemque addendi, michi prefate Johanne, dum vixero, reservaverimus plenariam potestatem, prout in dicta composicione et fundacione plenius apparet, unde cum valde durum et onerosum sit alicui capellano in dicta cantaria, existenti tenorem dicte composicionis et fundacionis totaliter adimplere, hinc est quod ego, prefata Johanna, juxta dictam potestatem ut prefertur, reservatam volo quod Willelmus Coburley, nunc capellanus dicte cantarie et omnes successores sui invenient unum seolarem sive litteratum competenter


[1] The quotation from the document given in Spofford Reg., p. 281, ends here.

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A.D. 1455. in dicta sciencia grammaticali eruditum sumptibus eorum propriis ad informandum, etc., sicut predictum est, scolares ad dictam villam venientes pro erudicione, etc., de omnibus illis qui alphabeta, matutinas, et psalteria addiscant quattuor denarios ad majus et de omnibus aliis grammaticam addiscentibus octo denarios ad majus singulis anni terminis capiendo. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod regimen et doctrina dictarum scolarium nullo tempore congruo anni cessabunt nisi a sabbato ante dominicam in ramis palmarum usque ad octabas Pasche, et a vigilia Pentecostes usque in crastinum sancte Trinitatis, et a festo sancti Petri ad vincula usque in crastinum festi exaltacionis sancte crucis, et a festo sancti Thome, apostoli, usque in crastinum epiphanie pro perpetuo. Et quod idem Willelmus Coburley, capellanus, et omnes successores sui facient omnes scolares suos ad hoc ydoneos et scientes quolibet die septimanatim ante horam novenam et ante eorum exitum ad jantaculum dicere hunc psalmum, Deus misereatur, etc., cum oracione dominica in honore corporis domini nostri Jesu Christi cum salutacione angelica ad laudem beatissime virginis, matris sue, et pro anima predicti Roberti, nuper viri mei, et pro bono statu meo dum vixero et pro anima mea cum ab hac luce migravero et pro animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum. Et eciam facient {Fol. 18} scolares predictos quolibet die post nonam et ante eorum exitum ad cenam dicere genibus flexis hanc antiphonam, Sancta Maria, virgo, intercede, etc., cum psalmo, De profundis clamavi, etc., cum oracione et salutacione predictis, necnon collectam, Inclina aurem tuam, Domine, pro anima predicti Roberti et anima mea quando ab hac luce migravero et animabus omnium defunctorum. Et quandocumque predicta cantaria per mortem predicti Willelmi Coburley, capellani, aut alicuius successorum suorum seu alia de causa quacumque legitima seu per me presentibus statuta seu imposterum statuenda vacaverit in futurum, extunc infra tres menses post mortem illam aut noticiam de ceteris vacacionum causis predictis michi et heredibus meis subsequentibus factam ego, prefata Johanna, et post decessum meum Willelmus Wallewayne de Bykertone in comitatu Herefordie et heredes de corpora suo legitime procreati et huiusmodi exitu deficiente heredes mei, prefate Johanne, quicumque fuerint propinquiores, capellanum vite bone et conversacionis honeste, cantu et lectura ydoneum ac in sciencia sive arte grammaticali eruditum competenter ac morum honestate fulcitum, episcopo Herefordensi sede plena, et ea vacante

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A.D. 1455. decano et capitulo Herefordensi, ac in eius decani absencia presidenti et capitulo eiusdem, presentabo, presentabit, seu presentabunt. Qui sic presentatus, postquam bone vita ac in sciencia grammaticali eruditus, habita examinacione inde viis et modis quibus convenit per dictum episcopum seu eius decanum vel presidentem et capitulum primitus facta, repertus fuerit ac dicto episcopo Herefordensi, etc., nomine omnium et singulorum quorum interest obedienciam canonicam necnon de perficiendo, faciendo et observando, quantum ad se pertinebit, omnia et singula in presentibus contenta et statuta per me dum vixero pro cantaria predicta ad sancta Dei evangelia sacramentum prestiterit corporale, in quantum fragilitas humana permittet, et a dicto episcopo ad dictam cantariam sit admissus et institutus in eadem, per vicarium ecclesie paro- chialis predicte mandato eiusdem episcopi seu decani, etc., in corporalem possessionem dicte cantarie inducetur. Et si ego, prefata Johanna, et heredes mei et alii supradicti qui secundum dictam disposicionem meam ad predictam cantariam presentare deberent infra tres menses superius assignatos ad eaudem cantariam in futurum neglexero, neglexerit seu neglexerint presentare, extunc collacio cantarie illius priori et conventui de Lanthonia juxta Gloucestriam et successoribus suis, dummodo infra mensem extunc immediate sequentem capellano, prout superius expressatur, ydoneo cantariam illam conferant, competat illa vice, salvo tamen jure mei et heredum meorum predictorum, prout predicitur, presentare debentis, seu debencium, ad cantariam illam presentandi, cum eadem proximo, seu et quociens alias, vacare contigerit, in futurum. Preterea cum excellentissimus, etc., rex supradictus per suas predictas litteras patentes quibus licenciani antedictam michi {Fol. 18b} dederit hanc cantariam facere, fundare et stabilire de uberiori gracia sua michi concesserit et licenciam dederit [ut] terras, tenementa et redditus ad valenciam duodecim librarum per annum, que de ipso rege non tenentur in capite, dare possim et assignare capellano cantarie illius cum sic facta, fundata et stabilita, fuerit, habendum et tenendum prefato capellano et successoribus suis divina in ecclesia predicta pro salubri statu mei, prefate Johanne, et pro anima mea cum ab hac luce migravero et animabus predicti Roberti Greyndoore et domine Elizabethe, nuper comitisse Wygornie, filie dicti Roberti Greyndoore, Johannis Greyndoore, militis, patris, et Marione, matris eiusdem Roberti, ac Isabelle qua fuit uxor eiusdem Johannis, Thome Rugge, armigeri, patris, et Katerine,

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A.D. 1455. uxoris eius, matris mei, predicte Johanne, Reginaldi West, domini la Warre, Johannis Joce, nuper viri predicte Isabelle, Johannis Byttone, militis, senioris, et domine Hawisie quondam uxoris eius, Johannis Byttone, militis, avi predicte Johanne, et domine Isabelle uxoris eius, Alicie Scurye, Johannis Sergeaunt, Edmundi Forde et Johanne, uxoris eius, ac animabus consanguineorum, amicorum, et benefactorum eiusdem Roberti et Johanne uxoris eius, et animabus illorum qui manus adjutrices ad cantariam illam sustentendam aliquo modo porrexerint in futurum, necnon animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum, juxta ordinacionem meam in hac parte faciendam, singulis diebus celebraturis imperpetuum, prout in eisdem litteris patentibus plenius poterit apparere, ego, prefata Johanna, ordino et constituto per presentes quod supradictus Willelmus Coburley, capellanus, et omnes successores sui quolibet die cum primitus dictam ecclesiam introierit seu introierint mente devota ad monumentum predicti Roberti Greyndoore devote accedat seu accedant ibidem et dicat seu dicant hunc psalmum, De profundis, etc., cum collecta, Inclina, etc., pro anima eiusdem Roberti et animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum intenta voce, deindeque dicat, Anime Roberti Greyndoore, Johanne uxoris sue, et anime omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Jesu Christi in pace requiescant. Item statuo et ordino quod predictus Willelmus Coburley, capellanus, et omnes successores sui dicant cotidie missam per annum in capella predicta nisi infirmitate seu alia causa racionabili fuerint impediti, proviso quod in die sancti Edmundi, regis, quo die predictus Robertus Greyndoore, viam universi carnis fuerat ingressus, volo [1] quod predictus Willelmus Coburley, capellanus, et successores sui predicto die Sancti Edmundi ordinabunt, custodient et invenient annuatim sumptibus suis propriis et expensis duos cereos stantes ad monumentum predicti Roberti, et quod quilibet cereus ponderet duas libras vel maius, et quod teneant annivorsarium ipsius Roberti Greyndoore et Johanne uxoris sue et domini Johannis Greyndoore, militis, patris predicti Roberti et Elizabethe nuper comitisse Wygornie, filie dicti Roberti et pro animabus consanguineorum, etc., et illorum qui manus adjutrices, etc., cum totidem presbiteris de dicta ecclesia qui dicto anniversario duxerint interesse, et quod predicti cerei servient ad dictum altare quamdiu duraverint, et quod exequie illo die per notam cantentur et in crastina missa similiter, et quod quilibet


[1] Sic. Construction changed.

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A.D. 1455. capellanus predictus ibidem existens ad exequias et missam habeat pro suo labore quattuor denarios, et quod clericus parochialis dicte {Fol. 19} ecclesie de Newlond habeat pro suo labore illo die duos denarios, et orator sive precarius ibidem, Anglice the Bedeman de Newlond habeat pro suo labore duos denarios, et eciam predictus Willelmus Coburley, capellanus, et successores sui invenient homines illo die in dicta ecclesia pulsantes ad exequias et missam sumptibus suis propriis et expensis. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod predictus Willelmus Coburley et omnes successores sui in qualibet missa dicet pro vivis, Deus qui justificas impium, etc., in qua habebunt specialiter in recommendacionem me, prefatam Johannam, dum vixero, et heredes meos mihi succedentes qui pro tempore fuerint, cum ab hac luce migraverimus, necnon aliam collectam pro defunctis videlicet, Deus qui es nostra redempcio, etc., in qua habebunt specialiter in recommendacionem animas predicti Roberti ac domine Elizabethe nuper comitisse Wigornie, filie predicti Roberti, et Reginaldi West nuper domini la Warre, quondam viri sui, et aliorum supradictorum defunctorum. Item statuo et ordino quod predictus Willelmus Coburley, capellanus, et successores sui ante inchoacionem cuiuslibet misse sue dicant ibidem quolibet die hunc psalmum, De profundis, etc., dicant eciam die dominica missam vel memoriam de sancta, Trinitate et quolibet die Lune consimili modo missam vel memoriam de Angelis, die Martis, Salus populi, vel memoriam, die Mercurii memoriam de sancto Spiritu et missam de Requiem eternam, si festum principale illo die non fuerit, pro anima predicti Roberti et animabus supradictorum ac animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum, die Jovis memoriam vel missam de pace, die Veneris memoriam vel missam de sancta cruce, die Sabbati memoriam vel missam de sancta Maria. Volo insuper et ordino quod predictus Willelmus et omnes successores sui quolibet die in introitu misse sue ibidem in publica cleri et populi audiencia dicant voce submissa sub istis verbis:- For the good state of Johanne Greyndoore whyle she levyth and for here sowle when that she out of this world passyth, and specially for the sowle of Robert Greyndoore, esquiere, and dame Elizabeth, sometime countesse of Worcestre, his doughtor, John Greyndoore, knyght, Marione his wyfe, fader and moder of the seyd Robert, dame Isabelle, sometyme wyfe of the said John, Thomas Rigge and Katerine his wife, fader and moder of the seid Johanne, Reynold West, knyght, lord la Warre, John Joce, John Byttone, knyght, the elder, and

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A.D. 1455. dame Hawys his wife, John Byttone, knyght, the younger, and Isabelle his wife, grauntsire and grauntdame of the foresaid Johanne, dame Alice Scurye, John Sergeaunt, Edmond Forde and Johanne his wyfe, and for alle the sowlys of alle the kynred and {Fol. 19b} good frends of the said Johanna and Robert, and for alle the lyves aud sowles of the good helpers of the said chauntrey and for all crystien sowles, Pater noster and Ave Maria. Et deinde dicat capellanus supradictus et omnes successores sui hunc psalmum, De profundis, etc., cum hac collecta, Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam, etc., cum aliis in hac parte diei consuetis. Item ordino, volo, et constituo quod predictus Willelmus Coburley, capellanus, et omnes successores sui dicant septimanatim per annum quolibet die Mercurii et quolibet die Veneris septem psalmos penitenciales et quindecim psalmos graduales cum litania ac eciam Placebo et Dirige pro animabus supradictis, nisi impediatur causa infirmitatis vel alia causa racionabili. Item statuo, ordino, et constituo quod non liceat predicto Willelmo Coburley, capellano, nec alicui successorum suorum aliquod aliud beneficium, officium, servicium habens curam animarum seu residenciam personalem requirens ultra unam septimanam continuam vel unum mensem discontinuum in anno habendum admittere, recipere, habere seu occupare, quod si fecerit vel fecerint, extunc cantaria, predicta vacabit, idemque capellanus sic faciens eam amittat imperpetuum ipso facto, et tunc bene licebit michi et heredibus meis, cantarie illius patronis, eidem cantarie in forma superius limitata presentare. Item statuo et ordino quod predictus Willelmus Coburley et successores sui residenciam continuam et personalem facient imperpetuum in quodam messuagio edificato juxta ecclesiam predictam vocato Blackbroke et non alibi, et dictum messuagium et domos ac clausuras ibidem bene et competenter reparabunt et manutenebunt, et quod extra messuagium mansionis sue supradicte nullatenus pernoctent nisi infirmitate alliave causa racionabili excusentur, nec aliquas mulieres in mansione predicta de nocte nec die morari permittant, nisi ita sit quod mater, soror, aut aliqua propinqua dicto Willelmo vel successorum suorum a jure permissa non suspecta ibidem veniat causa eum visitandi, dum tamen in eadem mansione non moretur, quod si fecerit vel fecerint, et tunc cantaria predicta vacabit; quod quidem messuagium dedi prefato Johanni Clyfford, capellano, predecessori dicti Willelmi, et successoribus suis imperpetuum possidendum virtute licncie regie supradicte. Item volo quod liceat eidem

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A.D. 1455. Willelmo et successoribus suis per unum integrum mensem continuum vel discontinuum in anno de licencia mea vel heredum meorum cum presentes fuerimus, vel nobis absentibus quandocumque idem capellanus tempus predictum elegerit, si predicta cantaria et scola bene et fideliter gubernentur et custodiantur temporo absencie sue, dum tamen nullo festo principali se absentet, causa suos visitandi amicos vel alia causa quacumque honesta se absentare et abesse, ita tamen quod tempore absencie dicat pro animabus supradictis debita obsequia supradicta et absencie sue concernencia, si poterit. Volo tamen, statuo et ordino quod si predictus Willelmus aut aliquis capellanorum cantarie predicte ultra unum mensem {Fol. 20} in anno continue vel interpellate numerandum, licet de licencia mea vel heredum meorum a cantaria predicta se absentaverit, dummodo infirmitate vel alia urgente causa se invito ad hoc non sit compulsus, extunc cantaria predicta vacabit ac michi et heredibus meis immediate post mensem illum plenarie elapsum ad eandem cantariam jus competit presentandi. Item statuo et ordino quod idem Willelmus Coburley et omnes successores sui per episcopum Herefordensem qui pro tempore fuerit, quando res exigit, libere et visitentur et eorum crimina et defectus per eandem episcopum corrigantur et puniantur, eciam suis meritis exigentibus a cantaria illa amoveantur et priventur. Item statuo et ordino quod si predictus Willelmus aut aliquis successorum suorum super crimine incontinencie coram aliquo judice suo spirituali imposterum debite convincatur seu coram aliquo judice seculari pro crimine furti, latrocinii, homicidii voluntarii, raptus aut alterius felonie cuiuscumque ob quam vitam amittere deberet aut ordinarii sui mancipari carceribus modo legitimo, vel pro felonia utlegatus fuerit vel terram regis abjuraverit, vel si per ordinarium vel alium judicem sufficientem potestatem ad hoc habentem ab officio suo pro mense vel pro perpetuo suspensus vel degradatus fuerit, extunc cantaria predicta vacabit ipso jure et tunc bene liceat michi et heredibus meis ad cantariam alium ydoneum presentare. Item statuo et ordino quod predictus Willelmus et successores sui omnia vestimenta, libros, calices, et cetera ornamenta ibidem reperta, ac eciam omnes libros pro erudicione scolarium, ac omnia alia bona ibidem data sive imposterum danda ad usum et proficuum imperpetuum convertenda et per me et per heredes meos aut per aliquos alios prefato Willelmo et successoribus suis deliberanda honeste et pro posse conservabunt. Et, ut de premissis maior

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A.D. 1455. securitas habeatur, volo et ordino quod post cuiuscumque capellani induccionem in cantaria predicta fiant indenture inter me et heredes meos, ad tunc cantarie predicte patronos, seu vicarium eiusdem loci in absencia patroni, ex parte una, et predictum Willelmum et successores suos tunc inductos ex altera parte, continentes qualitatem et numerum vestimentorum, librorum et ceterorum ornamentorum ac predictorum bonorum predicto tempore induccionis sue ad cantariam illam spectancium. Item statuo et ordino quod immediate post mortem, cessionem, resignacionem vel privacionem, seu quamcumque aliam vacacionem predicti Willelmi et successorum suorum omnia, supradicta vestimenta, libri, calices, et cetera ornamenta, ac omnia alia bona proveniencia ac libri pro erudicione scolarium data seu in futurum danda ad sustentacionem cantarie {Fol 20b} predicte seu scolarium per procuratores, custodes, sive gardianos bonorum predicte ecclesie de Newlond salvo et secure custodiantur per visum vicarii et aliorum fide dignorum parochianorum. Et post induccionem cuiuscumque capellani in cantariam predictam omnia predicta vestimenta, etc., per predictos procuratores, custodes sive gardianos deliberentur per indenturas inter ipsos et capellanum dicte cantarie pro tunc ibidem existentem factas sive faciendas. Item statuo, ordino et constituo quod idem Willelmus et successores sui invenient et ordinabunt cistam in qua vestimenta, evidencie cantarie predicte, et cetera ornamenta superius specificata custodient et ipsam debite reparabunt et sustentabunt quociens et quando necessarie contigerit, ac eciam eam de novo faciant propriis eorum sumptibus et expensis. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod [si] predictus Willelmus et successores sui propter nimiam senectutem vel aliam causam absque suis demeritis emergentibus in propria sua persona dictos scolares sic venientes ad predictam villam erudire, docere et informare non poterit vel non poterint, nec alium loco suo ydoneum et honestum presbiterum vel non presbiterum sumptibus suis propriis et [expensis] ad faciendum inveniret, tunc regimine et statu suo supradicto cesset et ammoveatur, et alius ydoneus et honestus eruditus in predicta sciencia vel arte grammaticali presentetur, qui huiusmodi cessante seu ammoto durante vita sua sex marcas pro sustentacione sua annuatim impendere teneatur, solvendas ad duos anni terminos, videlicet ad festum Pasche et sancti Michaelis per equales porciones; proviso semper quod si aliquis heredum prefati Willelmi Wallewayne de corpore suo legitime procreatus vel, pro defectu huiusmodi heredum,

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A.D. 1455. aliquis heredum meorum, prefate Johanne, propinquorum aliquibus temporibus futuris racione minoris etatis in custodia domini regis vel heredum suorum aut alicuius alterius cuiuscumque
[existat], et eadem cantaria vacaverit, aliquo heredum predictorum in custodia domini regis sic existente seu in custodia alicuius alterius cuiuscumque, capellanus eiusdem cantarie per priorem de Llanthonia juxta Gloucestriam qui pro tempore fuerit seu eiusdem loci subpriorem eodem prioratu vacante ad dictam cantariam in forma supradicta absque aliqua difficultate presentetur, et quod dominus rex vel eius heredes aut alii eius deputati seu aliquis alius custos ad custodiam dicti heredis de presentacione huiusmodi capellani nullatenus se intromittat seu intromittant, nec quod huiusmodi herede sic in custodia domini regis existente seu alicuius alterius, ut prefertur, huiusmodi capellanum jus presentandi competere possit quomodolibet, quamdiu in custodia dicti domini regis seu alterius cuiuscumque sic existant, quousque ad plenam etatem suam pervenerint et liberacionem terrarum suarum extra manus regias seu alterius cuiuscumque obtinuerint. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod predictus Willelmus Coburley et successores sui omnimoda, scripta et evidencias, terras atque tenementa eidem cantarie concessa sive imposterum concedenda concernentes, cum quodam sigillo de cupro ferenti seu habenti in se ymagines sancti Johannis Baptiste et sancti Nicholai ac duo scuta annorum, quorum unum vocatur Greyndoores armes et aliud portat arma mei, prefate Johanne, et antecessorum meorum in eodem sigillo {Fol. 21} sculpta, eidem Willelmo Coburley, capellano, et successoribus suis deputato, vocato le chauntrys seale, et non aliquo alio sigillabit nec sigillabunt deinceps imperpetuum, et nullum statum faciet vel facient alicui vel aliquibus de serviciis tenementorum illorum qui de cantaria illa tenet vel tenebunt in futurum nisi sub sigillo predicto, et si contrarium inde fecerit vel fecerint, quod tunc huiusmodi status sit factus cassus et irritus ac ipso jure pro nullo habeatur. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod non liceat Willelmo Coburley et successoribus suis aliqua messuagia, terras, et tenementa sibi data sive in futurum danda, alicui vel aliquibus tradere, vendere, dimittere, vel alienare seu statum eorundem facere nisi solomodo ad terminum vite vel annorum terminum, aut alio modo quocumque dimittere ad redditus soliti diminucionem sine assensu et voluntate patroni sui qui pro tempore fuerit, in quibus tradicionibus, dimissionibus, seu donacionibus semper renovabitur verus

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A.D. 1455. valor predictorum messuagiorum, etc., prefato Willelmo Coburley et successoribus suis, et quod ille vel illi cui vel quibus tradiciones, etc., predicte facte fuerint, messuagia, etc., reparabit sive reparabunt, manutenebit sive manutenebunt et sustentabit vel sustentabunt sumptibus suis propriis et expensis. Et predictus Willelmus et successores sui non vastum facient in aliquibus terris, tenementis, pratis, pascuis, pasturis, et boscis nec in aliqua parcella eorundem, quod si fecerit vel fecerint, statim amoveatur vel amoveantur a cantaria predicta. Et quod nec predictus Willelmus Coburley, nec aliquis successorum suorum aliqua [1] libros, calices, et cetera ornamenta nec aliqua alia bona dicto Willelmo et successoribus suis inde proveniencia pro revelamine, supportacione, et juvamine cantarie predicte seu scolarium in dicta scola existencium dare, legare, vendere, alienare, vel impignorare valeat seu valeant, quod si fecerit vel fecerint, extunc cantaria predicta vacabit ipso facto. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod predictus Willelmus, nec aliquis successorum suorum corrodium aliquod vel liberacionem aliquam seu pensionem alicui vendat, donet, vel concedat, vel aliquod aliud onus eidem cantarie imponat, quod si fecerit vel fecerint, extunc cantaria ipsa vacabit ipso facto. Volo, ordino et constituo quod, vacante dicta cantaria per mortem, cessionem, resignacionem, seu privacionem seu quocumque alio modo capellani eiusdem, omnes eiusdem possessiones durante huiusmodi vacacione per dictos procuratores, custodes, seu gardianos et per supervisum vicarii eiusdem loci gubernentur, et quod de eisdem proventibus dictus scolaris sive litteratus eruditus in grammatica qui pro tempore fuerit in forma predicta sustentetur, et quod predictus {Fol. 21b} scolaris scolas regat quousque alius ydoneus presbyter et sufficiens ad dictas scolas regendas preficiatur. Et quicquid residuum fuerit de proventibus dicte cantarie provenientibus tempore vacacionis huiusmodi per fidelem et debitum compotum coram capellano ipsius qui pro tempore fuerit per dictos procuratores, gardianos, sive custodes bonorum ecclesie de Newlond et per visum vicarii predicti ibidem cum premuniti fuerint per capellanum, ut prefertur, pro tempore existentem, juxta disposicionem eiusdem capellani cantarie predicte in commodum et usum, ut supra, plene convertatur. Predicta autem statuta et ordinaciones meas corrigendi, declarandi, interpretandi, mutandi, eisdemque addendi michi, prefate Johanne, dum vixero potestatem plenariam reservo per presentes,


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1455. ac post mortem meam domino episcopo Herefordensi et successoribus suis qui pro tempore fuerint potestatem predictam plenarie committo. In quorum, etc. Datum apud Newlonde, duodecimo die Octobris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quarto et anno vero regis Henrici sexti post conquestum Anglie tricesimo tercio.

Et ego vero prefatus Willelmus Coburley, capellanus cantarie predicte, auditis et intellectis omnibus et singulis supradictis, plena eciam et matura deliberacione prehabita, omnibus et singulis que in hac parte requiruntur concurrentibus, omnia et singula quantum in me est ratifico, confirmo, et approbo, meque et successores meos ad observacionem omnium et singulorum obligo quantum in me est, et fateor teneri ad premissa. Volo insuper et concedo pro me et successoribus meis quod in illum eventum, quod absit, quod ego aut successores mei non tenuerimus, observaverimus, aut non perfecerimus omnia et singula supradicta seu in aliqua parte eorundem, cessante justo et legitimo impedimento, cessaverimus, quod quociens de premissis canonice convictus fuero vel convicti fuerint quod tociens sex solidos et octo denarios legalis monete Anglie episcopo Herefordensi et successoribus suis pro tempore existentibus solvere teneor, aut successores mei solvere teneantur. In cuius, etc. Datum die, anno, et loco supradictis.

Et ego vero, Ricardus Dobyns, vicarius ecclesie parochialis de Newlond, ad premissa consencio, eaque quantum in me est approbo, certifico, et confirmo per presentes, meque et omnes successores meos ad conservacionem eorundem quantum in me est obligo et teneri fateor per presentes. In cuius, etc. Datum die, anuo, et loco supradictis.

{Fol. 22} Nos igitur Johannes, permissione divina episcopus Herefordensis, laudabile propositum et pium desiderium predicte Johanne quoad fundacionem, dotacionem, ordinacionem, et reformacionem huiusmodi scolarium necnon cantarie, de quibus superius plenius fit mencio, merito commendantes, ipsas domum et cantariam ipsiusque fundacionem, etc., quantum in nobis est auctoritate nostra ordinaria approbamus, ratificamus et ex certa sciencia, nostra confirmamus, ipsasque fundacionem, ordinacionem, seu reformacionem reales facimus per presentes, inhibentes omnibus et singulis subditis nostris ne fundacionem, etc., aliquo modo infringant seu infringere procurent seu prefatum Willelmum Coburley vel aliquos successores

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A.D. 1455. suos suis juribus seu porcionibus percipiendis injuriando impediant seu perturbent sub pena, excommunicacionis sentencie maioris. In quorum, etc. Datum duodecimo die Octobris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quarto, etc.

The vicar-general, on the request of the proctors of Wigmore abbey, confirms the unanimous election of John Whittone to be abbot, and instructs the treasurer of the Cathedral and the dean of Clun to install him.

{Fol. 24} In Dei nomine, Amen. Ceram vobis, venerabili viro, magistro Ricardo Pede, decretorum egregio doctore, reverendi, etc., Johannis, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi in remotis agentis vicario in spiritualibus generali, nos, Johannes Bugyns et Ricardo Lentwardyne, concanonici et procuratores capituli seu conventus monasterii de Wigmore, ordinis sancti Victoris sub regula sancti Augustini, dicimus, allegamus et in jure proponimus quod dicto monasterio abbatis solacio destituto, volentes abbate ecclesie viduate providere, vocatis omnibus qui voluerint, debuerint, et potuerint commode interesse, omnibus in capitulo congregatis, omnes et singuli quasi Spiritu sancto ducti repente, nullo tractatu preeunte, in Johannem Wyttone, virum utique providum, honestum, litteratum, et de legitimo matrimonio procreatum, unanimiter consenserunt et confestim una voce simul abbatem dicti monasterii eligerunt. Quare petimus nos, procuratores antedicti, nomine procuratorio capituli sive conventus monasterii predicti dictam eleccionem per vos, honorande judex, divino spiramine celebratam pronunciari et confirmari, ceteraque peragere quo vestro incumbunt officio in hac parte graciose cum favore intuitu caritatis.

Ricardus Pede, etc., fratri Johanni Wyttone, canonico regulari monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wygmore, etc., expresse professo, salutem. Quia eleccionem in monasterio sive abbachia de Wigmore predicta de persone tua in abbatem eiusdem monasterii nuper factam per diligentem inquisicionem coram nobis juxta juris exigenciam, servatis in ea parte servandis, habitam invenimus rite et canonice fore celebratam, nihilque canonicum circa huiusmodi tuam personam aut mores quominus huiusmodi eleccio de te, ut premittitur, canonice facta debeat confirmari, te eidem monasterio preficimus in abbatem, regimenque et gubernacionem eiusdem monasterii tam in spiritualibus quam temporalibus cum suis

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A.D. 1455. {Fol. 24b} juribus et pertinenciis universis comittimus per presentes, dictam eleccionem de te, ut premittitur, canonice factam, quantum in nobis est, canonice confirmantes. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum officialitatis curie Herefordensis quo in officio nostro utimur presentibus apponi fecimus. Datum, etc.

Ricardus Pede, etc., venerabili confratri nostro, magistro Johanni Assheby, thesaurario ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, prefatique reverendi patris, episcopi, commissario generali, ac decano decanatus de Clone, salutem. Cum nos eleccionem de fratre Johanne Wyttone, canonico monasterii de Wigmore, etc., per canonicos ipsius monasterii in abbatem eiusdem tanquam rite et canonice celebratam confirmaverimus, justicia id poscente, vobis conjunctim et divisim committimus et mandamus quatinus circa installacionem eiusdem fratris Johannis faciatis quod juxta morem preteriti temporis de jure fuerit faciendum, confratribus et ceteris ipsius monasterii ministris vice nostra firmiter injungentes ut dicto fratri Johanni Wyttone tanquam abbati suo de cetero obediant et intendant. Datum, etc.

Apr. 24.- The vicar-general, by the authority of the papal penitentiary, grants a dispensation to Thomas Williamson Hygyns and Alice Henyng to continue matrimony, although cousins in the fourth degree.

Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi vel eius vicario in spiritualibus Emeritus, divina miseracione tituli sancte Crucis in Jerusalem presbiter cardinalis, salutem et sinceram in Domino caritatem. Ex parte Thome Williamsone Hygyns, laici, et Alicie Henyng de Newnam, mulieris, conjugum vestre diocesis, nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi olim ignorantes aliquod impedimentum inter eos existere quominus possint matrimonialiter copulari, matrimonium inter se per verba legitime de presenti invicem publice contraxerunt, illudque carnali copula confirmarunt, postmodum vero ad eorum pervenit noticiam quod quarto consanguinitatis gradu invicem sunt conjuncti, vorum quia, si divorcium fieret inter eos, gravia exinde scandala possint verisimiliter exoriri, supplicari fecerunt humiliter iidem conjuges eis super hiis per sedem apostolicam misericorditer provideri: nos igitur cupientes ipsorum conjugum animarum providere saluti et huiusmodi scandalis obviare, auctoritate pape, cuius penitenciarie curam gerimus, et de eius speciali mandato super hoc vive vocis oraculo nobis facto,

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A.D. 1455. circumspecioni vestre committimus quatinus, si est ita, cum ipsis conjugibus quod, impedimento consanguinitatis huiusmodi non obstante, in eorum sic contracto matrimonio valeant remanare misericorditer dispensetis, dummodo dicta Alicia propter hoc ab aliquo rapta non fuerit, prolem susceptam, si que sit, et suscipiendam {Fol. 25} exinde legitimam decernentes. Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, sub sigillo officii penitenciarie, viii kal. Maii, pontificatus domini Calisti, pape tercii anno primo. Et est sciendum quod magister Ricardus Pede, vicarius, etc., dispensavit cum predictis Thoma et Alicia juxta omnem vim, formam et commissionem predictam.

A.D 1456. Oct. 26.- Commission to Richard Pede to hear with a jury of twelve clerks the purgation of William Kemrych, a clerk of Worcester, who has been convicted of stealing two cows by secular judges and handed over to the bishop's keeping.

{Fol. 26} Johannes, etc., Ricardo Pede, decretorum doctori, canonico et residenciario in ecclesia nostra cathedrali, curieque sive consistorii nostri Herefordensis officiali, salutem, etc. Cum sacri canones et jura regni Anglie ac eius laudabiles consuetudines dictant libertatem ecclesiasticam inviolabiliter observari et clericos, si qui coram judicibus secularibus convincantur eorum ordinariis liberandos esse pariter et tradendos, et quia, ut accepimus, quidam Willelmus Kemryche nuper de Wygornia in comitatu Wigornie, Bochour, coram Ricardo Byngham, Milone Skulle, et Roberto Clyntone, justiciariis domini nostri regis de pace in comitatu Herefordie servanda, nuper convictus extiterat de eo quod idem Willelmus vicesimo secundo die Augusti, anno regni regis Henrici sexti post conquestum tricesimo secundo apud Leominstriam duas vaccas precii tresdecim solidorum et quattuor denariorum de bonis et catallis Walteri Newman tunc et ibidem inventas felonice furatus fuit, qui quidem Willelmus sic convictus libertatem ecclesiasticam vendicans, pro eo quod est clericus, carceribus nostris mancipatus fuerat et ibidem vinculatus detinetur, fuitque ex parte eiusdem Willelmi nobis cum instancia debita quamsepius humiliter supplicatum quatinus super huiusmodi crimine sibi imposito purgacionem canonicam, quam se prestare posse asserit, dignaremur indicere et ulterius in forma juris ad ipsius liberacionem procedere curaremus: unde nos dicti Willelmi incarceracioni pio compacientes affectu ipsiusque supplicacionem huiusmodi juri canonico, racionique et

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A.D. 1456. consuetudini laudabili ecclesie Anglicane consonam fore reputantes, ipsum Willelmum ad huiusmodi purgacionem cum duodecima manu clericorum et virorum proborum litteratorum admittendum fore decrevimus et decernimus per presentes. Ad cognoscendum igitur et procedendum ulterius in huiusmodi purgacionis negocio, factisque primitus proclamacionibus in hac parte debitis et consuetis in ecclesiis et mercatibus aliisque locis ubi dictus Willelmus fuerat conversatus et presertim ubi dictum crimen sibi impositum extiterat, vocatis vocandis, et observatis in hac parte omnibus de jure observandis, purgacionem huiusmodi recipiendum et admittendum, et in eventu quo dictus Willelmus de huiusmodi crimine canonice purgaverit, eundem Willelmum de carceribus nostris plene liberandum, omniaque alia, etc., vobis de cuius circumspeccione, etc., fiduciam plenam obtinemus committimus vices nostras cum, etc. Et quod, etc. Datum in palacio nostro Herefordie, xxvi die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo sexto et nostre translacionis anno quinto.

The commissioner instructs the dean of Leominster and the porter of the palace to give public notice of the date fixed for the purgation of William Kemrych in the Cathedral, and special private notice to Walter Newman.

{Fol. 26b} Ricardus Pede, etc., Johannis, Herefordensis episcopi, ad infrascripta commissarius sufficienter et legitime deputatus, decano decanatus de Leoministria, et Edwardo Jordane, janitor palacii episcopalis Herefordie, salutem. Cum per partem Willelmi Kemrych nuper de Wygornia, bochour, clerici super felonia, convicti et carceribus dicti reverendi patris Herefordie ea de causa mancipati predicto reverendo patri cum instancia quamsepius fuerit humiliter supplicatum quatinus prefatus reverendus pater dictum Willelmum ad purgacionem canonicam cum competenti numero clericorum et virorum litteratorum proborum dignaretur admittere graciose de et super eo quod predictus Willelmus falso, maliciose, et injuste, ut dixit, fuit et est coram Johanne Byngham, etc., indictatus de eo quod vicesimo secundo die Augusti, etc., duas vaccas de bonis Walteri Newman felonice furatus fuit, cumque dictus Willelmus coram dictis justiciariis ad barram Herefordie personaliter constitutus et per eosdem allocutus qualiter se velit inde acquietari, tunc dixit publice et expresse se inde nullo modo esse culpabilem, de eo tamen convictus extiterat, qui libertatem ecclesiasticam

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A.D. 1456. vendicans, pro eo quod est clericus, dictis carceribus fuit mancipatus: unde predictus reverendus pater predicti Willelmi incarceracioni compaciens ipsiusque supplicacionem juri canonico, etc., reputans fore consonam, dictum Willelmum ad huiusmodi purgacionem cum duodecima manu clericorum, etc., admittendum fore decrevit, ac ipsius Willelmi purgacionis huiusmodi admissionem et, ea canonice facta et admissa, eiusdem Willelmi a suis carceribus liberacionem nobis specialiter commisit. Quare vobis communiter et divisim committimus et mandamus quatinus in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi ac in ecclesia parochiali de Leominstria, necnon in publicis foris et mercatibus Herefordie et Leominstrie ac aliis locis convicinis quibus melius expedire videretur, huiusmodi purgacionem et liberacionem vicesimo quarto die instantis mensis Decembris in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi coram nobis et per nos auctoritate reverendi patris antedicti, si aliud canonicum non obsistat, admittendam et faciendam fore publicetis seu sic publicari facietis, monentes palam, publice et in genere omnes et singulos quorum interest seu interesse poterit in hac parte et presertim prefatum Willelmum Newman, si eum noveritis seu noscere eum citra poteritis, quod compareat coram
[nobis] dictis die et loco pro suo interesse, si sua in ea parte interesse putaverit, purgacioni et liberacioni objecturus, causamque racionabilem, si quam pro se habeat, quare huiusmodi purgacio et a caceribus liberacio fieri non debeant daturus et propositurus in forma juris. Et quid, etc. Datum apud Herefordiam, etc.

Dec. 24.- William Kemrych establishes his innocence. The names of the jury follow.

{Fol. 27} Vicesimo quarto die mensis Decembris, anno Domini supradicto, coram magistro Ricardo Pede, etc., commissario reverendi patris antedicti in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi pro tribunali sedente personaliter comparuit predictus Willelmus Kemrych, objectoque ad tunc eidem per prefatum magistrum Ricardum crimine autedicto, idem Willelmus predictum crimen constanter negavit, seque ad purgandum super eodem obtulit, factaque ibidem publica proclamacione, ut est moris, vocatisque vocandis et nullo contradictore sive oppositore comparente, prefatus Ricardus ad recepcionem purgacionis predicti Willelmi processit ac ipsam purgacionem canonice recepit, ipsamque Willelmum de et super crimine predicto canonice fore purgatum pronunciavit et declaravit, ac ipsum fame sue pristine restituit, necnon et eundem a carceribus dicti reverendi patris

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A.D. 1456. realiter liberavit et cum offectu. Nomina vero compurgatorum predicti Willelmi Kemrych sequuntur et sunt hac:- Dominus Johannes Isone, dominus Philippus Chalnere alias dictus Lessemon, dominus Hugo Lewys, dominus Walterus Turballe, dominus Johannes Freen, dominus Thomas Coryour alias dictus Brugge, capellani, Johannes Tylere, Ricardus Gardener, Willelmus Webbe, Ricardus Mayow, Johannes Meredith, Johannes Myntone, litterati.

Certificate of the palace porter that he has given public notice of the date of the purgation of William Kemrych, but has been unable to find William Newman.

Reverende discrecionis viro, magistro Ricardo Pede, etc., vester humilis Edwardus Jordane, reverenciam omnimodam, etc. Mandatum vestrum tenorem continens infrascriptum reverenter recipi, cuius quidem mandati vestri auctoritate tercio die in mercatu seu foro Leominstrie, quarto die in foro Herefordie, ac quinto die in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi mensis infrascripti publicari, preconizari, et moneri feci omnes et singulos quorum interest seu {Fol. 27b} interesse poterit in hac parte in genere palam, publice, et expresse, ac presertim in specie Walterum Newman, ipsum tamen personaliter invenire non potui, quod comparerent coram vobis die et loco in mandato vestro expressatis si sua in hac parte interesse putaverint, purgacioni seu liberacioni Willelmi Kemryche infra nominati objecturi, causamque racionabilem si quam habeant quare huiusmodi purgacio fieri non debeat dicturi et proposituri. Et sic mandatum vestrum quatenus potui reverenter et humiliter sum executus. In cuius rei testimonium, quia sigillum meum non est autenticum, sigillum venerabilis viri, magistri Johannis Assheby, commissarii domini episcopi supradicti presentibus apponi procuravi. Et nos commissarius antedictus ad requisitum et personalem rogatum dicti Edwardi, mandatarii, sigillum officii nostri presentibus apposuimus. Datum, etc.

A.D. 1457. Feb. 26.- Request to the bishop by the brethren of S. John's Hospital, Ludlow, to confirm the election of Thomas Otheley as their warden.

{Fol. 28} Venerabili, etc., Johanni, etc., sui humiles et devoti fratres Johannes Cotrelle et Willelmus Godstone, domes hospitalis sancte Trinitatis, beate Marie, et sancti Johannis Baptiste de Ludlowe

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A.D. 1457. reverencias, etc. Vacante domo dicti hospitalis per mortem bone mernorie fratris Johannis Thorpe, ultimi rectoris, custodis, sive magistri, die videlicet quarta mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo sexto, diem vicesimum sextum eiusdem mensis, anno quo supra, pro eleccione futuri rectoris, custodis, seu magistri in eodem hospitali facienda per nos ac fratrem Thomam Oteley, nostrum consuetum capitulum et capitulariter congregatos facientes, concorditer prefigentes et assignantes una cum prorogacione dierum extunc sequencium si oporteret, postmodum die et loco, videlicet vicesima sexta, anuo supradicto, in hospitali nostro prelibato ad eleccionem futuri rectoris, custodis seu magistri assignatis, convenientibus omnibus et singulis ac simul congregatis qui debuerant, voluerant et potuerant eleccioni huiusmodi interesse, videlicet nobis fratribus supradictis presentibus et plenum capitulum facientibus, regulam sancti Augustini in eodem hospitali expresse professis, in ordine sacerdotali et etate sufficienter et legitime constitutis, concurrentibus omnibus et singulis que de consuetudine hospitalis nostri in hac parte requirebantur et requirantur ac pariter observatis, statim et incontineter, nos, fratres Johannes et supradicti, subito et repente, nullo prorsus tractatu speciali prehabito, nulla instigacione humana precedente, et absque vicio quocumque, sancti Spiritus gracia ut firmiter credimus inspirati, uno impetu, uno spiritu, et una voce in prefatum Thomam Otheley, dicti nostri hospitalis confratrem, virum utique providum et discretum, litterarum sciencia, vita, et moribus pariter commendandum, in ordine sacerdatoli ut premittitur constitutum, liberum et de legitimo matrimonio procreatum, in spiritualibus et temporalibus quamplurimum circmspectum, valentem et scientem nostri hospitalis jura defendere et tueri, direximus vota nostra et ipsum concorditer in nostrum et nostri hospitalis rectorem custodemve elegimus seu magistrum. Ac confestim postea ipsam eleccionem fecimus alta voce publicari, eandemque sic ut premittitur de ipso celebratam et publicatam prefato electo nostro fecimus presentari, ipsum humiliter rogantes ut eidem eleccioni de se facte suum preberat assensum. Qui quidem electus post deliberacionem per ipsum in dicta parte habitam, nolens, ut dicebat, divine resistere voluntati, vicesimo sexto die mensis Februarii votis nostris annuit et eleccioni consenciit de se facte. Quare paternitati vestre reverende nos, fratres supradicti, voce unanimi supplicamus humiliter et devote quatinus eleccionem eandem confirmare, ipsumque electum in corporalem possessionem

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A.D. 1457. {Fol. 28b} domus sive hospitalis nostri predicti cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis inducere seu induci facere, si et quatenus ad vos premissa pertineant ac juribus et libertatibus dicti nostri hospitalis non obviant, favorabiliter impertiri dignemini graciose, ut Deo auctore nobis et hospitali nostro velut rector ydoneus, custos, seu magister preesse valeat et prodesse, nosque sub ipsius regimine possimus Deo salubriter militare. In quorum, etc. Datum in hospitali nostro predicto, etc.

Request to the bishop from the Duke of York, patron of S. John's Hospital, Ludlow, that he will confirm the choice of the brethren.

Reverendo, etc., Johanni, etc., Ricardus, dux Eboracensis, comes Ultonie, dominus de Wiggemore et de Clare, patronus et fundator hospitalis sancte Trinitatis, beate Marie, et sancti Johannis Baptiste de Ludlowe, reverencias, etc. Cum prioratus dicti hospitalis per mortem patris Johannis Thorpe, rectoris, etc., sit pastoris solacio destitutus, corporeque dicti Johannis ecclesiastice tradito sepulture confratres dicti hospitalis, vocatis vocandis et tempore prefixo per eosdem, processerunt ad eleccionem canonicam in eodem, fratremque Thomam Oteley, confratrem, etc., per communem assensum et consensum eligerunt, quapropter vestram paternitatem requirimus et rogamus quatinus eleccionem sic de dicto Thoma celebratam confirmare dignetur vestra paternitas, confirmacioneque sic per vos prius facta ipsi predicto Thome temporalia eidem prioratui spectancia, conferimus per presentes. Iu cuius, etc. Datum, etc.

Mar. 27.- Certificate of John Peers to the bishop's commissary that he has executed his mandate and given notice during mass in the church of the hospital of the date fixed for all rival candidates and opposers of the election to make known their objections.

Venerabili, etc., Ricardo Pede, canonico, etc., reverendi patris domini Johannis, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, ad infrascripta commissarii, vester humilis et devotus dominus Johannes Peers, capellanus, vester mandatarius, omnimodas reverencias, etc. Mandatum vestrum infrascriptum xxvii die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClvii recepi continens hunc tenorem:- Ricardus Pede, etc., domino Johanni Peers, capellano, salutem. Ex parte

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A.D. 1457. Thome Oteley, fratris hospitalis sancte Trinitatis, etc., de Ludlowe, etc., in rectorem sive magistrum electi, nobis extitit humiliter supplicatum ut eleccionem huiusmodi confirmare dignaremur. Nos vero ordinem {Fol. 29} juris et formam in premissis observare volentes tibi flrmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus coelectum, si quis fuerit, necnon oppositorem vel oppositores, si qui apparuerit vel apparuerint, qui contra eleccionem predictam aut electi seu eligencium huiusmodi personas opponere voluerint nominatim et in specie, necnon omnes et singulos in genere, in ecclesia hospitalis predicti, ubi eleccio memorata notorie fuerat celebrata, die dominica proxime futura vel alia die festivali publice cites et premunias, citarique et premuniri facias, ac proclamaciones in ea parte solitas facias peremptorie, quod compareant et quilibet eorum compareat coram nobis in ecclesia parochiali de Ledbury, die sabbati, videlicet secundo die mensis Aprilis proximo futuro, quem terminum, ponderatis in ea parte ponderandis, congruum et sufficientem reputamus, quicquid sibi competere contra eleccionem predictam, etc., putaverunt precise et peremptorie proposituri et probaturi, facturique ulterius et recepturi quod canonicis convenit institutis. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum Herefordie, xxii die mensis Marcii, anno Domini MCCCClvi. Cuius quidem auctoritate mandati vestri reverendi predicte xxvii die mensis Marcii, anne Domini supradicto in ecclesia dicti hospitalis personaliter existens intra missarum solempnia, convocatis eiusdem hospitalis confratribus, cum maior adesset populi multitudo, predictam mandatum publice proclamavi, nullumque coelectum, oppositorem vel oppositores, contradictores, reclamatores vel interruptores contra dictam eleccionem aut electi seu eligencium huiusmodi personas inveni, sed ut magis ydoneum et maxime discretum predictorum fratrem Thomam Oteley, per dictos confratres canonice electum in custodem, etc., dicti hospitalis unanimiter omnes predicarunt et assercione publica habilissimum judicarunt. Et sic mandatum vestrum reverendum in forma michi denunciata debite sum executus. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum discreti viri domini Johannis Atkyns, decani decanatus de Ludlowe, apponi procuravi. Et ego Johannes, decanus antedictus, ad specialem rogatum dicti domini Johannis Peers, sic certificantis, sigillum officii mei presentibus apposui. Datum, etc.

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A.D. 1457. Apr. 2.- The bishop, after excluding by decree the objections of all opposers, who, though cited, did not appear on the appointed day, formally confirms the election of Thomas Oteley, and directs his induction by John Peers.

Nos, Johannes, etc., in negocio confirmacionis eleccionis de persone fratris Thome Oteley in magistrum, etc., domus seu hospitalis sancte Trinitatis, etc., de Ludlowe, per mortem Johannis Thorpe vacantis, per fratres eiusdem domus unanimiter facte, omnes et singulos citatos, monitos, vocatos, et preconizatos, {Fol. 29b} atque sufficienter expectatos, et nullo modo comparentes pronunciamus contumacos, et in pena contumaciarum eorundem ipsis et eorum cuilibet, quicquid contra formam ipsius eleccionis facte de dicto Thoma in custodem, etc., dicte domus aut ipsius electi vel eligencium personas objiciendum, dicendum, seu proponendum habuerint viam precludimus per decretum.

In nomine Dei, Amen. Nos, Johannes, etc., in negocio confirmacionis eleccionis de fratre Thoma Oteley in custodem, etc., domus seu hospitalis sancte Trinitatis, etc., legitime facte, vocatis omnibus et singulis qui quicquid contra eleccionem, etc., dicere, objicere, vel proponere voluerint, ipsisque citatis, etc., et non comparentibus per decretum nostrum exclusis, as ipsa electione et electi persone ac meritis eligencium, necnon ceteris omnibus circumstanciis in hac parte debitis et requisitis examinatis, rimatis, et discussis per nos, episcopum antedictum, loci diocesanum et ordinarium, immeditato de jure peritorum nobis assidencium consilio, quia invenimus per deducta, allegata, et probata coram nobis in ipso eleccionis negocio dictam eleccionem fuisse et esse canonice, rite, et legitime de dicto fratre Thoma in custodem, etc., factam et celebratam, predictam eleccionem auctoritate nostra ordinaria confirmamus, approbamus, et certificamus in hiis scriptis, defectus si qui fuerint supplentes in Domino. Administracionem bonorum spiritualium eu temporalium eiusdem domus sibi committimus, decernentes eundem in realem et corporalem possessionem dicte domus cum suis juribus et pertinenciis fore inducendum, canonico obediencie juramento per ipsum prius prestito.

Johannes, etc., fratri Thome Oteley in magistrnm, rectorem sive custodem domus sive hospitalis sancte Trinitatis, etc., per {Fol. 30} fratres eiusdem facto legitime procedentes. Eleccionis forma tueque persone meritis ac zelo eligencium, etc., debite ponderatis, rimatis, et examinatis, invenimus dictam eleccionem de te fuisse et esse unanimiter,

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A.D. 1457. rite, et canonice per fratres eiusdem domus factam et celebratam, et illustri principi, domino Ricardo, duci Eboracensi, etc., expost, ut moris est, presentatam, prout per litteras patentes predicti ducis in ea parte directas plenius continetur. Predictam eleccionem de te in magistrum, etc., confirmamus, approbamus, et ratificamus, etc., decernimusque te in realem et corporalem possessionem domus seu hospitalis predicti cum, etc., per dominum Johannem Peers, capellanum gylde palmariorum de Ludlowe predicta, fore inducendum, canonice obediencie nobis et successoribus nostris a te debito prius a te prestito juramento corporali. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Ledbury, secundo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo septimo, etc.

May 12.- Resignation of the church of Stoke S. Milburgh by the vicar, William Grenehill.

Duodecimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo septimo, in ecclesia parochiali de Bosebury, dominus Willelmus Grenehille, vicarius perpetuus, ut asserit, ecclesie parochialis de Stoke Mylborgh, Herefordensis diocesis, ipsam vicariam suam cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis in sacras et venerabiles manus reverendi patris domini episcopi Herefordensis pure, sponte, simpliciter, et absolute resignavit, quam quidem resignacionem magister Ricardus Pede, dicti reverendi patris in ea parte comissarius, admisit, ipsamque vicariam vacare decrevit, etc.

Dec. 13.- Appointment of John ap Meredith ap Howell to hold the bishop's courts in his demesne of Teyretre, and act as his lieutenant there.

{Fol. 31b} Johannes, etc., Johanni ap Meredith ap Howell, salutem, etc. Ad nostras curias dominii nostri de Teyretre tenendas, et fidelitatem tenencium nostrorum ibidem recipiendam, omniaque alia et singula ad officium locum tenentis ibidem de jure et consuetudine nostri dominii predicti [spectancia] facienda, et expedienda tibi committimus potestatem, mandantes omnibus et singulis tenentibus nostris ibidem quod tibi sint obedientes et intendentes. Et te locum tenentem nostrum ad premissa facienda, preficimus et ordinamus per presentes ad nostrum placitum duraturas. Datum in palacio nostro Herefordie sub signeto nostro, xiii die tnensis Decembris, anno Domini, etc.

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A.D. 1457. Dec. 13.- The bishop ratifies the appointment of John Beyneham to be prior of Monmouth, and ordains a pension of £5 annually, to be paid to the late prior, James Onybury, or of £4 with food and drink, if he chooses to reside within the priory.

Johannes, etc., Johanni Beyneham, priori prioratus de Monmouth, nostre diocesis, ordinis sancti Benedicti, eiusdemque loci conventui, et presertim Jacobo Onybury, nuper priori prioratus predicti, salutem, etc. Illos quidem in ecclesia Dei operarios qui in curis sibi commissis diucius et secundum eorum posse utiliter laborarunt arbitramur condignis beneficiis consequi, et eorum necessitatibus paterna sollicitudine misericorditer providere. Sane affectans dilectus in Christo filius, frater Jacobus antedictus, nuper prior prioratus vestri, propter adversam sui corporis invalitudinem, impotenciam, et debilitatem regendi et gubernandi se ipsum et curam animarum subditorum suorum, a cura huiusmodi et regimine penitus exonerari, nobis humiliter supplicavit quatinus resignacionem suam sive cessionem de prioratu predicto admittere et de pensione congrua sibi pro victu et vestitu suis quoad vixerit necessariis, et secundum status sui decenciam competenti, de fructibus, redditibus, et proventibus prefati prioratus percipiandis providere et ordinare dignaremini. Nos igitur ipsius fratris Jacobi instancia sepius nobis facia devicti huiusmodi resignacionem suam, etc., sponte, absolute et simpliciter {Fol. 32} factam ex causis premissis et aliis legitimis per partem prefati fratris Jacobi coram nobis prius propositis et per nos, habita super hiis deliberacione matura, admissis et approbatis admisimus, et post hec te fratrem Johannem, priorem prioratus predicti ad nominacionem et presentacionem illustrissimi principis Henrici, regis, etc., de te factam, ad dictum prioratum sic vacantem admisimus, teque priorem canonice instituimus in eodem, etc. Volentes insuper pretextu premissorum pro sustentacione ipsius fratris Jacobi, quoad vixerit, honestius quo facultates dicte domus vestre suppetant, de fructibus et proventibus eiusdem eidem providere cum favore, Christi nomine primitus invocato, de vestro communi unanimique consensu juxta vestram submissionem nostris ordinacioni, laudo, decreto et arbitrio per nos faciendis, per Johannis Beyneham, prioris moderni, juramentum corporale ad sancta Dei evangelia per ipsum corporaliter tacta et osculata vallatam, ad ordinacionem huiusmodi seu provisionem prefati fratris Jacobi, nuper prioris, sic duximus procedendum. In Dei nomine, Amen. Nos Johannes, etc., in negocio ordinacionis, concessionis et assignacionis

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A.D. 1457. annue pensionis congrue et competentis pro victu et vestitu Jacobi Onybury, nuper prioris prioratus de Monmouth, etc., volumus, decernimus, ordinamus, statuimus, laudamus, abitramur, limitamus, et assignamus quod memoratus frater Jacobus habeat et percipiat singulis annis durante vita sua quinque libras, ad duos terminos anni, videlicet ad festa annunciacionis Dominice et sancti Michaelis per dictum Johannem priorem et suos successores in ipso prioratu priores fideliter solvendas per equales porciones. Et, si melius placuerit prefato fratri Jacobo Onibury in dicto prioratu {Fol. 32b} de Monmouth personaliter residere, volumus quod prefatus Jacobus pro omni tempore vite sue quo ibi personaliter resederit habeat unam competentem cameram infra dictum prioratum situatam ad commode inhabitandum et quod habeat esculenta et poculenta honesta et competencia et sibi in omnibus necessaria et unam annuam pensionem quattuor librarum ad terminos supradictos modo et forma predictis equaliter solvendas. Preterea nos, episcopus antedictus, te, Johannem Beyneham, priorem dicti prioratus et conventum eiusdem loci monemus primo, secundo, et tercio ac peremptorie quatinus huiusmodi provisionem, etc., huiusmodi annue pensionis quinque librarum aut quattuor librarum una cum camera et esculentis et poculentis prout supra, si ipse Jacobus eam voluerit, elegerit, et acceptaverit, per vos, priorem et conventum antedictum, et successores vestros annuatim solvende, etc., firmiter et inviolabiter observetis et observari faciatis, dictam pensionem etc., dicto Jacobo aut ipsius procuratori annuatim terminis prescriptis fideliter persolvendo seu alias debite satisfaciendo eidem pro eadem sub pena maioris excommunicacionis in vestras personas ac suspensionis et interdicti in prioratum vestrum predictum, necnon sub pena privacionis tui, Johannis prioris antedicti, amocionis ab eodem, et inhabilatacionis ad quodcumque beneficium ecclesiasticum, si juramentum tuum ad firmandum tuum consensum in huiusmodi annuarum pensionem ordinacione et assignacione judicialiter expressum coram nobis voluntarie et scienter per te prestitum violare et temere contravenire presumpseritis omni tempore quo ibidem prior extiteritis, ac eciam sub pena sequestracionis fructuum, reddituum et provencium eiusdem prioratus tociens quociens ordinacioni nostre predicte in parte vel in toto contraveneritis non immerito proferenda, promulganda et fulminanda. Quas quidem sentencias excommunicacionis, suspensionis ac interdicti, ac privacionis, amocionis et inhabilitacionis, necnon sequestracionis,

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A.D. 1457. mora, culpa, et dolo vestris precedentibus, exnunc prout extunc et extunc prout exnunc ferimus, promulgamus, et fulminamus in hiis scriptis, reservantes nichilominus nobis et successoribus nostris potestatem presentem ordinacionem nostram corrigendi, reformandi, et declarandi ac ad eam addendi, si opus fuerit, et de ea dimminuendi per presentes. In cuius, etc. Datum in palacio nostro Herefordie, xiii die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo septimo, etc.

Dec. 20.- Commission to Master John Bayly and others to demand convicted clerks from the lay authorities.

{Fol. 33} Vicesimo die mensis predicti emanavit commissio facta magistro Johanni Bayly, rectori ecclesie de Hamptone episcopi, dominis Johanni Graseley, vicario perpetuo ecclesie omnium sanctorum, Johanni Sebrond, vicario ecclesia sancti Petri, et Johanni Lynke, vicario altaris sancti Johannis Baptiste in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, ad vindicandum clericos convictos, etc.

A.D. 1458. Apr. 14.- Licence to the rector of Byford to preach in the diocese.

Quarto decimo die mensis predicti dominus concessit domino Johanni -, [1] rectori de Byford, licenciam predicandi per diocesim quamdiu dominus placuerit, etc.

May 17.- Grant by the bishop to Sir Walter Devereux of the wardenship of Malvern Chase.

{Fol. 33b} Omnibus ad quos, etc., Johannes, etc., salutem. Sciatis nos ob specialem affeccionem quam gerimus et habemus penes prehonorabilem virum et dilectum filium nostrum, Walterum Devereux, militem, dedisse et concessise predicto Waltero curam et custodiam chacie nostre sub montibus Malvernie, vocate Bysshopes Chace, nobis et ecclesie nostre Herefordensi spectantis et pertinentis, dantes et concedentes prefato Waltero plenam potestatem, quociens opus fuerit, omnes et singulos infra prefatam chaceam nostram qualitercumque delinquentes attachiandi, puniendi, et distringendi, attachiari, puniri, et distringi faciendi et mandandi, attachiamenta, districciones et alias quascumque penes occasione premissa levandi et levari {Fol. 34} faciendi, quociens eidem Waltero opportunum videbitur, ceteraque


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A.D. 1458. omnia et singula que ad custodiam dicte chacie nostre quovismodo pertinent faciendi, exercendi, et exequendi, percipiendo de nobis feodum huiusmodi officio ab antiquo debitum et consuetum, revocantos omnem et omnimodam potestatem quibuscumque personis et sub quibuscumque verborum formis ante datum presencium concessam seu attributam, et per presentes revocamus, promittentes nos ratum, gratum et firmum habituros quicquid dictus Walterus nomine nostro racionabiliter fecerit in premissis. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Bosebury, xvii die mensis anno Domini, etc.

Nov. 4.- Commission to Geoffrey, bishop of Kildare, to reconcile the churchyard of Titley, defiled by bloodshedding, and to give absolution to John Rode of Staunton, the author of the offence, after the imposition of due penance.

Johannes, etc., venerabili in Christo patri, Galfrido, Dei gracia Darensi episcopo, salutem in omnium Salvatore. Quia, ut certitudinaliter informamur, cimiterium ecclesie parochialis de Tytteley, nostre diocesis; per injuriosam sanguinis humani effusionem, per quemdam Johannem Rode, alias dictum Jenkyn Rode, de parochia de Stauntone, in dicto cimiterio nuper factam et perpetratam, violatum et polluturo existat, nosque variis et arduis prepediti negociis quominus singulis que racione officii nostri suscepti nostris humeris inherent vacare non possumus presenti, ad reconciliandum igitur et reformandum dictum cimiterium, prefatumque Johannem Rode, coram vobis de stando mandatis ecclesie juratum, debite absolvendum et penitenciam salutarem pro commissis suis huiusmodi injungendam, omniaque, etc., vobis, de cuius {Fol. 34b} discrecione ac consciencie puritate plenius confidimus, committimus potestatem per presentes. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio de Bosebury, quarto die mensis Novembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC quinquagesimo octavo, etc.

Sept. 20.- Grant by Richard, duke of York, of the chapel of Ludlow Castle to the hospital of S. John in Ludlow, on condition that intercessions for the souls of the duke and his kindred are continually offered.

{Fol. 35} Universis Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum indentatum pervenerit Ricardus, dux Eboracensis, comes Ultonie, dominus de Wiggemore et de Clare, salutem. Noverit universitas

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A.D. 1458. vestra nos, Ricardum predictum, verum patronum libere capelle nostre infra castrum nostrum de Ludlowe, in honore sancte Marie Magdalene constructe, perpendentes magistrum et fratres hospitalis sancti Johannis Baptiste juxta pontem de Ludlowe, propter diminucionem, ruinam et exilitatem reddituum, provencium et emolumentorum ad hospitale predictum spectancium, vergere ad talem inopiam quod numerus fratrum eiusdem ab antiquo consuetus subtrahitur in detrimentum dicti hospitalis et jacturam cultus divini manifestam, dedisse, concessise et hoc scripto indentato confirmasse dictum capellam intuitu caritatis cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis magistro dicti hospitalis et fratribus ibidem commorantibus et successoribus eorundem, uniendam, annectendam, et appropriandam sibi et dicto hospitali ac in suos proprios usus imperpetuum possidendam, habendum et tenendum predictam capellam cum suis, etc., predictis magistro et confratribus ac successoribus suis in pura et perpetua elemosina cum liberis ingressu et egressu per portas dicti castri nostri ad celebranda divina in capella predicta, sic tamen quod unus capellanorum hospitalis dominicis diebus, secundis, terciis, quintus feriis ac Sabbato in dicta capella sancte Marie Magdalene, quartaque et sexta feriis in capella sancti Petri in exteriori municione dicti castri situata septimanatim singulis {Fol 35b} annis sit cessante omni impedimento perpetuis futuris temporibus celebraturus effectualiterque et realiter, ut predicitur, missas celebret in eisdem, et quod cotidie immediate post missam dicat pro nobis et pro Cecilia, consorte nostra, filiis et filiabus necnon consanguineis nostris dum fuerimus in humanis, ac eciam pro successoribus nostris psalmum, Deus misereatur, cum suffrageis et collectis quo dicuntur secundum usum Sarisburiensem post primam cuiuslibet simplicis festi in fine psalmi, Levavi, se immediate post primam ablucionem manuum factam in missa, cum ab hac luce migraverimus dicat psalmum, De profundis, cum collectis, Absolve et Fiddium, pro nobis predictis et animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum, recitando expresse nomen moum nominaque Cecilie, consortis nostre, filiorum, filiarum, parentumque nostrorum in dicta collecta Absolve, et cotidie ante mortem nostram dicat dictum psalmum, De profundis, cum collectis predictis pro animabus parentum ac progenitorum nostrorum, et quod habeat memoriam in secretis misse pro nobis et singulis nostrum imperpetuum. Et nos, predictus Ricardus, et heredes nostri predictam capellam magistro fratribusque et successoribus suis in pura et perpetua, elemosina warrantizabimus et

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A.D. 1457. defendemus imperpetuum, salvis jure, auctoritate, et consensu diocesani loci, que de jure requiruntur in hac parte. In cuius, etc. Datum vicesimo die mensis Septembris, anno regni domini nostri regis Henrici sexti post conquestum Anglie tricesimo septimo.

A.D. 1458. Nov. 10.- Ratification by the bishop of the uniting of the free chapel in Ludlow Castle to the hospital of S. John.

Johannes, universis, etc., salutem. Peticio domini Thome Oteley, magistri sive custodis hospitalis sancti Johannis Baptiste juxta pontem de Ludlowe, nostre diocesis, nobis porrecta inter cetera continebat, quod cum dictum hospitale in redditibus, decimis, et aliis proventibus quibus ipsum hospitale in primeva fundacione eiusdem dotabatur in tantum excreverit, necnon per ruinam, aliaque infortuna, et exilitatem fructuum, reddituum, et emolumentorum tantam diminucionem hiis diebus paciatur quod ad talem inopiam et paupertatem decreverit quod numerus fratrum in eodem hospitali ministrature ab inicio ordinates subtrahitur, hospitalitas diminuitur pauperum peregrinorum et hospitum recepcio et sustentacio, ac domorum eiusdem hospitalis reparaciones omitti et postponi debebunt, in cultus divini et debite hospitalitatis subtraccionem, diminucionem et jacturam irrecuperabilem et detrimentum manifestum, {Fol. 36} nisi celorius congruum adhibeatur remedium. Que omnia, inclitus princeps, Ricardus, dux Eboracensis, fundator eiusdem hospitalis, corde prospiciens, in divini cultus augmentum et hospitalitatis recuperacionem et domorum eiusdem sustentacionem, liberam capellam infra castrum suum de Ludlowe constructam dicto hospitali canonice uniendam per suas litteras patentes sigillo suo magno sigillatas concessit et donavit ad Dei laudem et honorem graciose, quarum tenor sequitur in hec verba:- Universis, etc., ut supra; placeat paternitati vestre huiusmodi concessionem et donacionem sub modis et formis predictis factas ratas habere et confirmare, ac dictam capellam cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis predicto hospitali canonice unire et incorporare in subsidium et relevamen omnium gravaminum premissorum intuitu caritatis. Quia vero ex officii nostri debito tenemur hospitalibus et piis locis egentibus pro posse providere, veritate premissorum debita inquisicione prehabita, ac tam per litteras honorabiles predicti ducis quam per fidedignorum relaciones super veritate premissorum debite cerciorati, et ad supplicacionem predicti ducis, fundatoris,

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A.D. 1453. peticioni dictorum magistri et confratrum suorum inclinati, sciatis nos prefatas donacionem et concessionem sub modis et formis factas, quas racionabiles fore et licitas declaramus, ratas habere et gratas, ac eas ratificamus, approbamus, et confirmamus, ipsamque capellam predicto hospitali ac magistro et fratribus eiusdem et eorum suecessoribus ex consensu expresso venerabilium fratrum nostrorum, decani et capituli ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, unimus, annectimus, appropriamus et incorporamus in proprios usus temporibus perpetuis possidendam. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio de Bosebury, decimo die mensis Novembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo octavo, etc.

A.D. 1459. Commission to Richard Pede to receive the purgation of Maurice Taylour.

{Fol. 37} Emanavit commissio magistro Ricardo Pecle, decretorum doctori, officiali consistorii Herefordensis, ad recipiendum purgacionem Mauricii, clerici, de et super felonia convicti ac carceribus domini episcopi mancipati, ipsumque Mauricium, purgacione sua huiusmodi canonice admissa et recepta, carceribus predictis liberandum, omniaque alia et singula faciendum, etc., prout patet supra in commissione facta pro Willelmo Kemryche. [1]

Aug. 6.- The dean of Leominster certifies the commissary that he has published and notified to all concerned the day appointed for the purgation of Maurice Taylor, a clerk convicted by the justices of the theft of garments of the value of £3.

{Fol. 37b} Reverendo, etc., Johanni Pede, etc., reverendi, etc., Johannis, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, commissario ad infrascripta sufficienter et specialiter deputato Johannes Virre, in decretis baccallarius, decanus decanatus de Leominstria obedienciam, etc. Mandatum vestrum nuper cum debita reverencia recepi in hec verba,:- Ricardus Pede, etc., decano decanatus de Leominstria, salutem. Cum per partem Mauricii Taylour nuper de Leominstria, taylour, clerici, nuper de felonia convicti et carceribus dicti reverendi patris apud Herefordiam ea de causa mancipati predicto reverendo patri debita cum instancia quamsepius fuerit humiliter supplicatum quatinus prefatus reverendus pater dictum Mauricium ad purgacionem canonicam cum competenti numero clericorum et virorum


[1] See p. 35.

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A.D. 1459. litteratorum proborum dignaretur admittere graciose de et super eo quod predictus Mauricius falso, maliciose, et injuste, ut dicit, fuit et est coram justiciarii; domini nostri regis felonice indictatus de eo quod sepedictus Mauricius Taylour de Leominstria, taylour, die Martis proximo ante festum nativitatis beate Marie, virginis, anno regni regis Henrici sexti tricesimo septimo apud Leominstriam quondam Willelmum Taylour de Leominstria in pace Dei et domini regis existentem felonice spoliatus fuit de una toga de blakalive, una toga de murrey, una virga et dimidia, panni viridis, de uno pari caligarum de crymsyn, et una caleptra nigra vocata a felton hatte ibidem inventis ad valorem trium librarum de bonis et catallis dicti Willelmi, cumque dictus Mauricius coram dictis justiciariis personaliter constitutus et per eosdem allocutus qualiter se velit inde acquietare tunc dixit publice et expresse se nullo modo esse culpabilem, de eo tamen convictus extiterat, qui libertatem ecclesiasticam vendicans pro eo quod est clericus dictis carceribus, ut prefertur, fuit mancipatus et in eisdem adhuc remanet vinculatus, unde reverendus pater predicti Mauricii incarceracioni compaciens, ipsiusque supplicacionem juri canonico racionique et laudabili consuetudini ecclesie Anglicane reputans fore consonam, dictum Mauricium ad huiusmodi purgacionem cum duodecima manu clericorum et virorum proborum litteratorum admittendum fore decrevit, ac ipsius Mauricii purgacionis admissionem et, ea canonice facta et admissa, eiusdem Mauricii a suis carceribus liberacionem nobis specialiter commisit. Quare tibi committimus et mandamus quatinus ecclesia parochiali de Leominstria et in publico foro seu mercatu eiusdem huiusmodi purgacionem et liberacionem undecimo die Augusti, videlicet in crastino sancti Laurencii proxime futuro, in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi coram nobis et per nos auctoritate reverendi patris antedicti, si aliud canonicum non {Fol. 38} obsistat, admittendam et faciendam fore publices seu publicari facias, moneus palam, publice et in genere omnes et singulos quorum interest seu interesse poterit hac parte, et presertim prefatum Willelmum Taylour, si eum noveris seu noscere eum citra poteris, quod compareant coram nobis dictis die et loco pro suo interesse, si sua interesse in ea parte putaverint, huiusmodi purgacioni et liberacioni objecturi; causamque racionabilem si quam pro se habeant quare huiusmodi purgacio et liberacio fieri non debeant dicturi. Et quid feceris, etc. Datum apud Herefordiam sub sigillo officialitatis nostro predicte xviii mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo

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A.D. 1459. CCCC quinquagesimo mono. Cuius quidem auctoritate mandati in ecclesia parochiali de Leominstria die dominica, videlicet vicesimo primo die mensis Julii ultimo preterito, ac in die Veneris proximo extunc in foro publico ibidem purgacionem et liberacionem predicti Mauricii undecimo die mensis Augusti, etc., in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi coram vos et per vos admittendam et faciendam fore publicavi, omnesque et singulos quorum interest in genere et presertim prefatum Wiilelmum Taylour, pro eo quod ipsum personaliter apprehendere non potui, publice monui quod compareant coram vobis dictis die et loco, etc., purgacioni et liberanioni huiusmodi objecturi, causamque, etc. Sicque emandatum vestrum reverendum in omnibus juxta posse sum humiliter executus. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Leominstriam, sexto die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto.

Certificate by the deans of Weston and Ludlow and the palace porter that they have published a similar notice of the purgation in the Cathedral and in Ludlow.

Et est sciendum quod modo et forma premissis emanarunt littere monicionis decano decanatus de Ludlowe ac decano decanatus de Westone et Edwardo Jordane, janitori palacii domini episcopi apud Herefordiam, ad publicandum et monendum modo et forma predictis in ecclesiis cathedrali et parochiali de Ludlowe ac in foris seu mercatibus publicis ibidem. Et certificatum est per decanos et mandatarium suprascriptos de debita execucione litterarum predictarum.

Aug. 11.- Maurice Taylour clears himself and is released. The names of the jurors follow.

Advenientique dicto undecimo die Augusti, coram prefato magistro Ricardo Pede, commissario predicto, in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, in loco consistorii ibidem pro tribunali sedente comparuit personaliter predictus Taylour seque purgature de et super crimine antedicto efficaciter obtulit, ac ipsum ad huiusmodi purgacionem fiendam admitti et recepi humiliter et instanter petiit, factisque adtunc preconizacionibus ac proclamacionibus publicis ex decreto commissarii predicti, si quis vel qui contra huiusmodi purgacionem pro eorum interesse objicere seu contradicere voluerint, etc., et nullo oppositore seu contradictore apparente, commissarius

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A.D. 1459. {Fol. 38b} antedictus ad recepcionem purgacionis predicte procedendum fore decrevit ac ipsam purgacionem recepit, ipsumque Mauricium de et super crimine antedicto canonice et legitime fore purgatum pronunciavit, ac eundem fame sue pristine restituit, ipsumque sic purgatum et restitutum a carceribus predictis liberandum fore decrevit et liberari fecit cum effectu. Nomina vero compurgatorum predicti Mauricii sequuntur et sunt hec:-

Dominus Thomas Carpenter. Dominus Johannes Payne.
Dominus Rogerus Were. Dominus David ap Meyric.
Dominus Willelmus Panyers. Dominus Henricus Michelle.
Dominus Johannes Sambroke. Dominus Hugo Newtone.
Philippus Williamys, litteratus. Dominus Mauricius ap David.
Dominus Hugo Bokinhulle. Dominus Ricardus Boole, capellani.

A.D. 1460. May 31.- Commission to Richard Pede to confirm or annul the election of John Walker, a canon of Wigmore Abbey, to be prior of Wormesley, after the usual formalities.

{Fol. 39} Johannes, etc., venerabili confratri nostro, Ricardo Pede, etc., curie sive consistorii nostri Herefordensis officiali, salutem, etc. Ad examinandum processum sive decretum eleccionis de domino Johanne Walkere, canonico regulari monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wiggemore, ordinis sancti Augustini, nostre diocesis, in priorem domus sive prioratus de Wormysley solacio prioris destituti, per concanonicos et confratres eiusdem, ut dicit, electo, ipsamque eleccionem, vocatis per vos ac legitime premunitis omnibus de jure vocandis et premuniendis, confirmandam vel infirmandam, administracionemque bonorum spiritualium et temporalium domus sive prioratus predicti eidem electo et per vos confirmato committandam, ac eundem in prioratu predicto debite installandum seu installari faciendum, ceteraque, etc., vobis, de cuius circumspeccione, etc., committimus potestatem per presentes cum, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Bosebury sub sigillo nostro ad causas ultimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesinto CCCC sexagesimo, et nostre translacionis octavo.

Certificate of the vicar of Pyon that he has given notice in the church of Wormesley of the proposed confirmation of the election of the prior of Wormesley, and cited all who may have objections to allege them at the proper time and place.

Venerabili, etc., Ricardo Pede, etc., reverendi patris Johannis, etc., commissario ad infrascripta sufficienter deputato vester

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A.D. 1460. humilis et devotus dominus Henricus Powell, vicarius perpetuus ecclesie de Pionia regis obedienciam, etc. Mandatum vestrum venerabile nuper recepi sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Ricardus Pede dilectis nobis in Christo decano decanatus de Webbeley, et domino Henrico Powell, vicario, etc., salutem. Ex parte Johannis Walkere, canonici, etc., in priorem domus sive prioratus sancti Leonardi de Wormysley, ut asseritur, canonice electi, nobis extitit humiliter supplicatum ut eleccionem huiusmodi confirmare dignaremur. Nos vero juris ordinem in premissis observare volentes vobis et vestrum utrique conjunctim et divisim committimus et mandamus quatinus coelectum, si quis fuerit, necnon oppositorem seu oppositores, si quis seu si qui apparuerint, {Fol. 39b} qui contra eleccionem predictam aut electi seu eligencium huiusmodi personas opponere voluerint nominatim et in specie, necnon omnes et singulos in genere in ecclesia conventuali de Wormysley predicta, ubi eleccio memorata notorie fuerit celebrata, die dominica proxime futura publice citetis et premuniatis, citarique et premuniri faciatis, ac proclamaciones in ea parte fieri solitas faciatis peremptorie quod compareant et quilibet eorum compareat coram nobis in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, die Jovis, videlicet quinto die mensis Junii proxime futuro, quem terminum ponderatis in ea parte ponderandis congruum et sufficientem reputamus, quicquid sibi competere contra eleccionem predictam putaverint precise et peremptorie proposituri et probaturi, facturique ulterius et recepturi quod canonicis convenit institutis. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum Herefordie, ultimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo. Cuius auctoritate mandati vestri venerabilis, quia nullum coelectum inveni, nec oppositor seu contradictor in hac parte in specie aut nominatim apparuerit, idcirco omnes et singulos in genere in ecclesia conventuali de Wormysley, die dominica ultime preterita publice citavi et premunivi, etc., quod compareant et quilibet eorum compareat coram vobis in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, die Jovis proxime futura, videlicet quinto die instantis mensis Junii quicquid sibi competere contra eleccionem predictam, etc., putaverint precise et peremptorie proposituri, etc., facturique, etc. Et sic mandatum vestrum venerabile secundum formam et effectum eiusdem diligenter sum executus. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum venerabilis viri magistri Johannis Assheby, commissarii generalis domini episcopi Herefordensis, presentibus apponi procuravi. Et nos, commissarius antedictus, ad specialem et personalem rogatum dicti domini

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A.D. 1460. Henrici Powell, sigillum officii nostri presentibus apposuimus. Datum, etc.

The commissary confims the election, and directs the installation of the new prior.

In Dei nomine, Amen. Nos, Ricardus Pede, etc., reverendi Johannis, Dei gracia episcopi Herefordensis, ad infrascripta commissarius sufficienter et legitime deputatus, examinato per nos et rimato processu eleccionis de fratre Johanne Walkere, canonico {Fol. 40} monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wiggemore, in ordine sacerdotali constituto, ordinem et regulam sancti Augustini in eodem monasterio expresse professo, ac de legitimo matrimonio procreato, in priorem prioratus de Wormysley, ordinis predicti, per liberam resignacionem fratris Johannis ap Eynon, ultimi prioris ibidem, in sacras manus predicti reverendi patris factam et per nos eius auctoritate receptam vacantis, rite et canonice celebrate, juris ordine in omnibus observato, necnon aliis de jure requisitis coram nobis legitime probatis, quia invenimus ipsam eleccionem rite et canonice, ut est premissum, de te, dicto Johanne Walkere, fore factam, auctoritate reverendi patris antedicti nobis in hac parte, specialiter concessa tenore presencium confirmamus, teque per tuum abbatem in hac parte sufficienter et legitime licenciatum, in priorem memorati prioratus de Wormysley preficimus et creamus, ac curam et administracionem spiritualium et temporalium prefati prioratus de Wormysley tibi in Domino plenarie committentes defectus insuper, si qui fuerint, in forma vel processu eleccionis supplemus, teque in eodem prioratu installari et in realem ac corporalem possessionem bonorum et rerum ipsius prioratus per fratres Johannem ap Eynon et Johannem Dyvy, concanonicos et confratres domus sive prioratus predicti seu per eorum alterum induci mandandum fore eisdem conjunctim et divisim decrevimus per decretum.

Oct. 15.- The bishop, anticipating an attack from his enemies, appeals to the pope and the see of Canterbury for protection, and protests that his rule both at Hereford and Bangor has been blameless.

{Fol. 41} In Dei nomine, Amen. Coram vobis autentica persone, et testibus fidedignis ego, Johannes Stansbury, permissione divina ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis episcopus, nuper ecclesie cathedralis Bangorensis episcopus, dico, allego, et in hiis scriptis propono

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A.D. 1460. quod, licet ego, dictus Johannes, fuerim et sim a dicta ecclesia Bangorensi, quam per nonnulla tempora ut episcopus consecratus rexerimus, et nunc ad dictam ecclesiam Herefordensem auctoritate sedis apostolice rite, debite et canonice translatus, eandem ecclesiam Herefordensem et episcopatum eiusdem tum omnibus et singulis juribus episcopalibus et pertinenciis suis universis vi et auctoritate translacionis huiusmodi fuerim et sim canonice assecutus, ipsamque ecclesiam et episcopatum eiusdem per nonnulla tempora possederim et occupaverim et possideam in presenti, ipsosque ecclesiam et episcopatum tam in spiritualibus quam in temporalibus bene et laudabiliter rexerim et gubernaverim, ac bona eiusdem legitime administraverim, jurisdiccionem ecclesiasticam et spiritualem in et per totam diocesim Herefordensem rite et canonice exercuerim, et per alios officiales et commissarios sic regi, gubernari et exerceri fecerim, prout in presenti possideo, occupo, rego, guberno, exerceo et facio in presenti libere, pacifice, et quiete, fuerimque et sim integri status, bone fame, conversacionis honeste, ac opinionis illese, nulloque crimine seu nota infamie vel inobediencie dilapidacionisve {Fol. 41b} seu alienacionis illicite quomodocumque notatus, infamatus, irretitus seu respersus, non monitus, non citatus, non interdictus, non suspensus, non excommunicatus, nulloque sentencia juris aut hominis qualitercumque innodatus, metuens tamen ex quibusdam causis probabilibus et verisimilibus conjecturis mihi, ecclesie mee cathedrali predicte, episcopatui meo Herefordensi antedicto, juribusve seu possessionibus earundem per emulos meos grave prejudicium generari posse in futurum, ne quis vel qui quavis auctoritate, vice, nomine mandati seu colore in mei, Johannis, Herefordensis episcopi, ecclesieque seu episcopatus meorum, juriumve et possessionum mearum in eisdem dampnum et prejudicium quequam attemptet seu attemptent, faciat vel faciant aliqualiter attemptari, presertim monendo, citando, interdicendo, suspendendo, excommunicando, sequestrando, interloquendo, sinuando, spoliando, privando, deponendo, seu alias me in premissis seu aliquo eorum indebite et injuste inquietando, perturbando, molestando, impediendo, vel gravendo, ad sacrosanctam sedem apostolicam et dominum nostrum, dominum Pium, divina providencia, papam tercium, [1] directe et ad curiam Cantuariensem tuitorie provoco et provocando appello, ac apostolos peto primo, secundo, et tercio, instanter instantissime mihi dari, fieri et liberari cum effectu, subjiciens me, statum meum, dictam


[1] Sic. Should evidently be secundum.

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A.D. 1460. ecclesiam cathedralem et episcopatum eiusdem, necnon omnes et singulos mihi adherentes seu adherere volentes in hac parte proteccioni, defensioni, et tuicioni sedis et curie predictarum. Protestor insuper me, Johannem, episcopum antedictum, hanc provocacionem meam prosequi velle in eventu, ipsamque omnibus et singulis quorum interest intimare et notificare, ac eandem corrigere et reformare, eidemque addere et ab eadem detrahere, necnon et ipsam in formam competenciorem redigere juxta consilium juris peritorum pro loco et tempore opportunis.

Lecta fuit provocacio supradicta per reverendum patrem episcopum antedictum in ecclesia parochiali de Bosebury, quintodecimo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo, indiccione nona, pontificatus sacrissimi, etc., Pii, divina providencia, pape secundi anno tercio, presentibus tunc ibidem venerabili viro Ricardo Pede, decretorum doctore; domino Johanne Parsons, archidiacono Bangorensi; et magistro Willelmo Pede, Herefordensis diocesis, testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis, etc.

Dec. 31.- Whereas the Duke of York has presented Thomas Walford to the church of Kingsland, and a certain Thomas Downe claims to be already rector, the bishop commissions Richard Pede to examine the title of the latter, and if he fails to make it good, to institute Walford.

{Fol. 42b} Johannes, etc., Ricardo Pede, etc., nostri consistorii Herefordensis officiali, salutem, etc. Sciatis nos litteras nostras decano nostro decanatus de Leominstria super direxisse in hec verba:- Johannes, etc., decano decanatus de Leominstria, salutem, etc. Quia illustris princeps, Ricardus, dux Eboracensis, comes Ultonie, dominus de Wiggemore et de Clare, et locum tenens Hibernie, presentavit nobis dominum Thomam Walford ad ecclesiam parochialem de Kingesland, ut dicit, vacantem, verum quia, ut datur nobis intelligi, quidam dominus Thomas Downe, capellanus, dictam ecclesiam ut rector eiusdem occupat, saltem de facto, quare dummodo dicta ecclesia sit plena de jure vel de facto, citra remocionem eiusdem dictum dominum Thomam Walford ad dictam ecclesiam sic nobis presentatum admittere non poterimus nec debemus. Quare tibi committimus et mandamus quatinus dictum dominum Thomam Downe, dicte ecclesie possessorem pretensum,

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A.D. 1460. personaliter, si ita apprehendi poterit, seu eius procuratorem, si quem dimiserit, cites seu citari facias, alioquin publice citacionis edicto, litteris nostris huiusmodi in ecclesia predicta et aliis locis convicinis lectis ac in valvis eiusdem ecclesie fixis, quod compareat coram nobis seu commissario nostro in ecclesia nostra cathedrali Herefordensi in crastino conversionis sancti Pauli proxime futuro titulum, si quem habeat, in ecclesia predicta exhibiturus, causamque racionabilem, si quem pro se habeat, quare dictus Thomas Walford ad dictam ecclesiam per principem antedictum nobis, ut premittitur, presentatus admitti et rector in eadem institui non debeat allegaturus et propositurus forma juris, ulteriusque facturus, etc. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro ad causas in palacio nostro Herefordie ultimo die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo, etc. Ad recipiendum igitur litteras sen illa debita certificatoria decani decanatus antedicti de et super execucione litterarum nostrarum suprascriptarum modoque et forma eiusdem, ac eciam ad cognoscendum et procedendum ulterius in huiusmodi presentacionis causa seu negocio, ipsamque {Fol. 43} causam, quatenus ad nos attinet, discuciendum et finaliter terminandum, ad admittendum eciam prefatum Thomam Walford ad ecclesiam predictam, quatenus de jure fuit admittendus ad eandem, observatisque in hac parte observandis eundem Thomam rectorem ecclesie predicte canonice instituendum, ac eundem seu eius procuratorem suo nomine in corporalem possessionem, etc., inducendum, ceteraque faciendum, etc., vobis, de cuius circumspeccione ac consciencie puritate plenam in Domino fiduciam obtinemus, committimus vices nostras et plenariam potestatem, etc., vosque commissarium nostrum specialem ad premissa ordinamus per presentes, etc.

An undated grant by Roger Mortimer of rents and lands in Cleobury for the support of a chantry there.

Noverint universi presens scriptum inspecturi et audituri quod ego, Rogerus de Mortuo Mare, filius et heres quondam Radulphi de Mortuo Mare, dedi, concessi, et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo omnipotenti et beate Marie, et omnibus sanctis in liberam, puram et perpetuam elemosinam ob anima mee et anime domine Isabelle de Mortuo Mare et animarum antecessorum et successorum nostrorum salutem sex marcas annui redditus et unum burgagium in manerio nostro de Cleobury ad sustentacionem

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A.D. 1460. unius capellani divina, perpetue celebrantis in ecclesia de Cleobury pro anima mea et pro anima predicte Isabelle et animabus antecessorum, etc., subscripto modo, omni die dominica scilicet servicium de Trinitate, omni die sabbati de beata virgine Maria, et aliis diebus pro fidelibus Dei defunctis cum commendacione et vigilia mortuorum. Dictus vero capellanus ibidem Deo deserviturus dictas sex marcas redditus singulis annis recipiet de redditu meo in valle [1] de Cleobury, de terra videlicet quam Rogerus de Momelle quondam tenuit viginti et duos solidos, de terra, autem quam Robertus de Mora tenuit decem solidos, de terra quam Adam de Bello Loco tenuit septemdecim solidos, et octo denarios, de terra quam Reginaldus de Wodehouse tenuit sex solidos et octo denarios, de terra quam Willelmus de la Wodehouse tenuit quinque solidos et octo denarios, de terra quam Ernaldus le Bedelle tenuit sex solidos, et de terra quam Willelmus de Preseley tenuit duodecim solidos sterlingorum, ad duos anni terminos, scilicet ad festum sancti Martini quadraginta solidos, et ad nativitatem sancti Johannis quadraginta solidos, et illud burgagium quod fuit quondam Ade, fullonis, in villa de Cleobury, tenendum et habendum Deo et beate Marie et omnibus sanctis imperpetuum libere {Fol. 43b} quiete, et pacifice in liberam, puram, et perpetuam elemosinam. Predictus vero capellanus, [in] dicto loco Deo et beate Marie et omnibus sanctis dicto modo ministraturus pro me et heredibus meis, episcopo vel eius presentabitur perpetuo cum ipsum precedentem capellanum aut decedendo aut habitum alium sumendo aut officium illud relinquendo mutari contigerit. Et si forte contingat, quod absit, quod liberi tenentes prenominati in predicti redditus solucione aliquo tempore deficiant, volo et concedo pro me et heredibus meis quod capellanus qui pro tempore fuerit recursum habeat ad nos ad districcionem faciendam pro prescripto redditu quoadusque plenarie solvatur. Ego autem, predictus Rogerus, et heredes mei nominatam donacionem, concessionem, et carte mee confirmacionem, predictas sex marcas redditus et burgagium predictum in liberam, puram et perpetuam elemosinam Deo et beate Marie et omnibus sanctis contra omnes gentes imperpetuum warrantizabimus. Et si ego Rogerus de Mortuo Mare vel heredes mei in presentacione, sustentacione predicti capellani et observacione, et predicti redditus atque burgagii warrantizacione negligentes seu contradicentes aliquo tempore inveniamur, concedo iterum pro


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1480. me et heredibus meis quod loci diocesanus aut eius officialis ad illam dicti capellani presentacionem, etc., nos compellat per censuram ecclesiasticam. Renuncio eciam pro me et heredibus meis impetratis et impetrandis et omni remedio juris civilis et canonici, et maxime regis prohibicioni et omnibus litteris regiis, et omni auxilio per quod possint infirmari vel impediri, salva semper presentacione nostra. In cuius, etc., hiis testibus, Henrico de Mortuo Mare, Briano de Bromptone, Johanne de Lyngeyne, Rudulpho de Arras, Simone de Bureley, Roberto Corbet, Henrico de Bulhanytone, clerico, Rudulpho Lawe, Nicholao de Hyntes, et multis aliis.

A.D. 1458. July 8.- The bishop, acting as arbitrator of the dispute between the parishioners of Presteigne and the abbey of Wigmore, decides that the vicar ought to find a sacristan or deacon for the church, and that the abbot and convent of Wigmore are for ever free from that duty.

{Fol. 44} Universis sancte matris ecclesie filiis, etc., Johannes, etc., salutem, etc. Cum nuper discordie et dissensionis materia inter parochianos ecclesie parochialis de Presthemede ex parte una et religiosos viros abbatem et conventum monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wigmore, proprietarios ecclesie predicte, ex parte altera de et super jure inveniendi seu exhibendi unum sacristam sive unum diaconum in dicta ecclesia deserviturum ac bona ipsius ecclesie servaturum exorta fuisset, tandemque per amicabilem personarum intervencionem in nos tanquam in arbitrum, arbitratorem seu amicabilem compositorem in huiusmodi causa per partes predictas unanimiter compromissum fuerit, unde nos huiusmodi discordie et dissensioni atque liti finem impendere volentes, visis, auditis, et plenius intellectis utriusque partis racionibus, et presertim quibusdam litteris composicionis inter dictos religiosos viros et perpetuum vicarium ecclesie predicte tempore appropriacionis eiusdem inite atque facte, quia per ipsas litteras inter cetera pleniter concepimus, quod, si aliquis sacrista sive diaconus in ipsa ecclesia de Presthemede deserviturus inveniri debeat, eius invencio seu exhibicio ad ipsius ecclesie vicarium perpetuum pertinere et spectare debebit, ideo nos, arbiter, arbitrator seu amicabilis compositor antedictus, laudamus, arbitramur, volumus, et ordinamus, et declaramus quod predicti religiosi viri, proprietarii dicte ecclesie de Presthemede, ab omni huiusmodi sacriste et diaconi invencione et exhibicione sint liberi et immunes tempore pro perpetuo. In cuius, etc. Datum

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A.D. 1458. Herefordie, octavo die mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo octavo, etc.

Commission to the dean of Wenlock and others to collect the revenues of Middleton chapel and provide for service there till Easter.

{Fol. 45} Memorandum quod emanavit commissio directa decano decanatus de Wenlok, Thome Horde, et Johanni Lawley ad recipiendum et colligendum omnes et singulos fructus et proventus ecclesie sive capelle de Mitteltone vacantis et inofficiate existentis, necnon ad faciendum dicte ecclesie sive capelle in divinis officiis debite deserviri, prout fructus et proventus huiusmodi extendunt, usque ad festum Pasche proxime futurum.

A.D. 1461. Certificate to the Exchequer of the appointment of the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester and the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury to levy the tenth granted by the clergy to King Edward, July 15, 1461. A schedule of exempted benefices follows.

{Fol. 45b} Venerabilibus, etc., thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis Johannes, etc., salutem. Breve regium nuper directum cum ea qua decuit reverencia, quarto die mensis Septembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo primo recepimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- Edwardus, rex, etc., Johanni, etc. Cum vos ceterique prelati et clerus Cantuariensis provincie in ultima convocacione in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, die Martis, videlicet sexto die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo inchoata et usque ad et in quintumdecimum diem mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo primo de diebus in dies coutinuata attendentes uberiores favores et gracias quos nos ex illa innata et eximia pietate nostra viris ecclesiasticis graciose impendemus, ut firmiter sperabatis, advertentes preterea urgentes necessitates, illa insuper plurima varia huic regno nostro ab hostibus imminencia pericula, concesseritis nobis in defensionem
[regni] ecclesieque Anglicane ac in relevamen huiusmodi necessitatum unam integram decimam de quibuscumque possessionibus ecclesiasticis, etc., levandam et solvendam ad terminos infrascriptos, videlicet unam medietatem dicte decime solvendam ad festum Annunciacionis beate Marie, virginis, quod erat anno Domini millesimo CCCClxii incipiente, et alteram ad festum sancti Martini in Yeme extunc proxime sequens, salvis [et] exceptis infrascriptis

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A.D. 1461. a concessione, levacione, et solucione dicte decime beneficiis, bonis, et possessionibus pauperum religiosorum et pauperum monialium necnon personarum ecclesiasticarum quorum monasteria, prioratus, loca, bona et possessiones per inundaciones aquarum, incendia, ruinas, guerras, aliosve casus destructa seu nimium diminuta existunt, exceptis eciam beneficiis ecclesiasticis que ob sui exilitatem inofficiata existunt, illis eciam beneficiis curatis, taxatis et non taxatis, nec ad decimam solvere consuetis, non appropriatis dumtaxat exceptis quorum verus valor annuus modernis temporibus infra summam duodecim marcarum existit, seu annuatim ad summam duodecim marcarum se extendit et non ultra, in quibus rectores seu vicarii seu alii quocumque nomine censeantur curati residenciam faciunt personalem vel alias si ab eisdem absentes fuerint et in aliqua universitate dicti regni sufficienter licenciati effectualiter {Fol. 46} insistant studio litterarum, exceptis eciam prebenda de Coryngham in ecclesia cathedrali Lincolniensi, et ecclesia parochiali de Lyveringtone, Eliensis diocesis, quarum fructus et proventus in tanto decreverunt quod ad decimam antiquitus taxatam et onera eis incumbencia supportanda non sufficiunt, voluerunt tamen prelati et clerus antedicti quod secundum valorem viginti librarum decima dicte prebende et ecclesie antedicte secundum valorem quadraginta librarum persolvatur de eisdem, de quibus beneficiis, bonis et possessionibus omnibus et singulis, ut premittitur, exceptis locorum ordinarii nos, seu thesaurarium et barones scaccarii nostri certificaverint, quorum litteris in ea parte faciendis stetur omnino et fides plenaria adhibeatur, etc., exceptis eciam bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus ecclesiasticis omnium et singulorum collegiorum in universitatibus Oxonie et Cantebrigie existencium, et collegii prope Wyntoniam de fundacione Willelmi Wikham, quondam episcopi Wyntoniensis, exceptis eciam bonis, etc., religiosarum personarum domus sancti Salvatoris, et sanctarum Marie, virginis, et Birgitte de Syon, ordinis sancti Augustini, sancti Salvatoris nuncupati, et religiosorum virorum domus Jesu de Bethlehem de Shene ac domus salutacionis beate Marie in suburbiis civitatis Londoniarum, ordinis Cartusiensis, ac religiosorum virorum de Edyndene, Sarisburiensis diocesis, exceptis eciam bonis, etc., rectorum, vicariorum et aliorum virorum ecclesiasticorum beneficiatorum qui post diem dicte concessionis de quacumque felonia seu transgressione indictati, accusati, aut incarcerate fuerint, ita tamen quod se indictari, etc., in fraudem solucionis huiusmodi non procuraverint, ac eciam quos deinceps

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A.D. 1461. usque ad terminum ultimo solucionis dicte decime fiende de felonia seu transgressione indictari, etc., contigerit, sic tamen si indictatorum vel indictandorum, etc., ordinarii de ipsorum vel eorum alicuius conversacionis honeste et bone opinionis fama, presertim super articulo super quo indictati, etc., fuerint, per litteras suas testimoniales gratis in ea parte concedendas, nos [seu) thesaurarium et barones in scaccario nostro et dicte decime collectores certificaverint citra, terminos limitatos ad solucionem dicte decime, quorum litteris certificatoriis in ea parte stetur omnino sic quod a rectoribus, vicariis, et beneficiatis huiusmodi sic certificatis nichil de dicta decima quovismodo levetur aut virtute predicte concessionis {Fol. 46b} exigatur, exceptis eciam bonis, etc., venerabilium virorum dominorum decani et capituli ecclesie cathedralis Londoniarum ac omnium et singulorum rectorum, vicariorum et aliorum curatorum, quocumque nomine censeantur, civitatis Londoniarum ac in suburbiis eiusdem constitutorum, proviso nichilominus et excepto quod nulle persone ecclesiastice pro bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus, pro et de quibus dicta, decima solvi debeat, nec ipsarum personarum ecclesiasticarum firmarii pro bonis, etc., earum vel fructibus et proventibus huiusmodi sibi ad firmam dimissis cum laicis ad quintamdecimam vel aliquam aliam contribucionem per viros seculares factam vel faciendam solvere teneantur, etc., quod si secus attemptatum fuerit tunc huiusmodi persone et earum firmarii a solucione dicte decime et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem excusentur, et quod super hoc ad earum exoneracionem habeant brevia nostra de scaccario nostro absque difficultate tociens quociens justum fuerit, proviso insuper et excepto quod in eventu quo aliquis collector ad levandum dictam decimam deputandus nos seu thesaurarium et barones scaccarii certificet per fidem et juramenta sua quod ipse predictam decimam de prioratibus alienigenis seu aliis personis ecclesiasticis quibus nos per litteras nostras patentes concessimus quod ad solucionem decime huiusmodi minime solvere tenerentur, aut aliis possessionibus superius non exceptis in quarumcumque personarum manibus, eciam si in manibus nostris existant, levare non possit aut quomodolibet impeditus fuerit, quod tunc collector ille a colleccione decime predicte eiusque partis de bonis, etc., talibus taliter exoneretur et in scaccario nostro penitus acquietetur, et levacio et percepcio huiusmodi ad nos et ministros nostros extunc pertineant, proviso eciam et excepto quod nos pro spiritualibus et temporalibus cathedralium et ecclesiarum conventualium regulariumve aliarum

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A.D. 1461. ecclesiarum in manibus nostris seu firmariorum aut deputatorum nostrorum tempore solucionis et collecionis dicta decime existencium collectoribus eisdem satisfaciemus, seu alias eosdem in scaccario nostro exonerabimus totaliter sine mora, et quod nullus successor in eisdem cathedralibus seu aliis ecclesiis supradictis ad solucionem dicte decime oneretur aut pro eadem inquietetur, proviso insuper et excepto quod postquam ordinarius loci ubi decima huiusmodi colligenda erit aliquam personam regularem infra suam diocesim ad colleccionem decime deputaverit et de ipsius nomine thesaurarium et barones in scaccario nostro certificaverit, aliam personam ad {Fol. 47} colleccionem dicte decime preter illam regularem personam sic per ordinarium loci certificatum nullatenus onerare seu certificare teneatur, litteris de exoneracione levacionis et colleccionis dicte decime cuicumque persone spirituali infra provinciam Cantuariensem per litteras nostras patentes de exoneracione huiusmodi eis factis seu imposterum faiendis non obstantibus quibuscumque: vobis mandamus quod aliquos viros fidedignos de clero vestre diocesis, pro quibus respondere volueritis, ad dictam integram decimam vobis ad festa predicta solvendam in eadem diocese vestra juxta formam concessionis predicte levandam et colligendam, prout moris est, assignari et deputari faciatis, ita quod de eadem decima ad eadem festa fideliter respondeatur, thesaurarium et barones de scaccario nostro de nominibus illorum quos ad hoc deputaveritis crastino sancti Michaelis proxime futuro ad ultimum distincte et apte certificantes. Et hoc sicut, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium vicesimo octavo die Julii, anno regni nostri primo. Cuius brevis auctoritate vestris reverenciis intimamus quod religiosos viros priorem et conventum Llanthonie juxta Gloucestriam, ecclesialem parochialem de Kyngtone, aliaque bona et possessiones ecclesiastica infra diocesim nostram Herefordensem in usus suos proprios obtinentes, in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordie, ac abbatem et conventum Salopie, ecclesiam parochialem de Stottesdone ac alia, etc., infra diocesim nostram in usus eciam proprios habentes, in archidiaconatu Salopschire dicte integre decime, et utriusque medietatis eiusdem de quibuscumque beneficiis, etc., infra decanatum et archidiaconatus predictos levande et solvende ad festa predicta sub modis, formis, et excepcionibus partim in dicta brevi partimque in cedula presentibus annexa specificatis assignavimus et deputavimus collectores. Mandavimus collectoribus predictis una cum tenore brevis regii antedicti quatinus dictum breve regium

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A.D. 1461. juxta ipsius vim, formam et effectum debite exequantur, ita quod domino nostro regi de decima predicta in scaccario suo ad festa predicta respondeant, etc. Certificamus insuper reverenciis vestris, sicut collectoribus ibidem predictis certificavimus, quod beneficia curata, non taxata, quorum verus valor annuus modernis temporibus ultra summam duodecim marcarum se extendit nec eciam infra dictam summam, quin in illis rectores et vicarii aut alii curati residenciam faciunt personalem, de quibus dicta decima levari debeat, in diocese nostra non habentur. Datum sub sigillo nostro ad causas in manerio nostro de Bosebury, etc.

{Fol. 47b} Beneficia et possessiones ecclesiastice pauperum religiosorum, pauperum monialium et aliorum pauperum et piorum locorum Herefordensis diocesis a solucione decime et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem ultimo domino nostro regi concesse [excepta] et certificatorio ordinarii relicta sequuntur et sunt hec:-

Spiritualia et temporalia prioris et conventus de Wormysley, prioris et conventus de Monmouth, prioris et conventus de Bromfeld, prioris et conventus de Chirbury, abbatis et conventus de Dora, hospitalis sancte Katerine de Ledbury, hospitalis de Dynmore, hospitalis sancti Bartholomei, Gloucestrie, prioris et conventus de Clifford, priorisse et conventus de Acornebury, priorisse et conventus de Lynbroke, nigrarum monialium de Brewode, albarum monialium de Wroxhale, monialium de Cokehylle.

Nomina beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum taxatorum Herefordensis diocesis a concessione, levacione et solucione decime domino regi concesse ex causis in concessione eiusdem expressatis exceptorum et certificatorio ordinarii cui standum est relictorum et preter specialiter exceptorum in eadem concessione sequuntur et sunt hec:-

In decanatu Herefordie.

Ecclesia de Etone, de Thruclestone, de Dyndure alias Dunre, de Hamptone episcopi alias Hamptone, sancti Martini, Herefordie, cum capella omnium sanctorum, vicaria de Nortone, de Madley, sancti Petri, Herefordie, omnium sanctorum, Herefordie.

In decanatu de Westone.

Ecclesia sancti Nicholai de Suttone, vicaria de Dylwyn, de Pionia regis, de Burghulle, de Welyntone, de Bodenham.

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A.D. 1461. Indecanatu de Webbeley.

Ecclesia de Strettone, de Credenhulle, de Byford, de Monytone, de Mockas, de Whitney, de Lettone, de Wynfretone, de Bysshopesstone, de Kynardesleye, vicaria de Webbeley.

In decanatu Leominstrie.

Ecclesia de Humbre, de Stratford, de Sarnsfeld, de Pudlestone, vicaria de Leoministria, de Eya, de Monkeland, de Presthemede, de Aylmondestre, de Erdesland, de Wygmore.

In decanatu de Froma.

Ecclesia de Thornbury, de Sapy, de Teddesterne de la mare, de Whitborne, de Pencombe, de Collwalle, de Ullyngwik, de Stoke Lacy, de Mounysley, de Cotyntone, de Estnore, de Froma castri, de Yedven, de parva Markelle, vicaria de Froma episcopi, de Ocle Pichard, de Strettone et Ashpertone, de Ledbury, de Bosebury.

{Fol. 48} In decanatu de Irchynfeld.

Ecclesia de Stauntone, de sancta Keyna, de Albo monasterio, de Peterstowe, de Dukestone, vicaria Castri Godrici, de Brydestowe, de Home Lacy, de Dewchurch magna, de Sellak, alias Baysham.

In decanatu de Rosse.

Ecclesia de Mordyford, de How Capulle, de Astone, vicaria de Uptone episcopi, de Lyntone, de Markelle magna.

In decanatu de Foresta.

Ecclesia de Teyntone, de Tiburtone, de Westbury, de Brymmesbarowe, de Rudford, vicaria de Churcham, de Longhope, de Tudenham.

In decanatu de Ludlowe.

Ecclesia de Castro Ricardi, de Onybury, vicaria de Stauntone Lacy, de Stokesay, de Dodylbury.

In decanatu de Clone.

Ecclesia de Bromptone, de Hopesay, de Clongunford, de Lydom, de Moore, de Wentnor, vicaria de Lidbury North, de Castro episcopi, de Leyntwardyne, de Clone.

In decanatu de Pontisbury.

Ecclesia de Montgomery, capella curata de Hanwode, capella de Shrewardyne, vicaria de Moelbrace, de Alburbury.

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A.D. 1461. In decanatu de Wenlok.

Ecclesia de Actone Scotte, alias Actone in Longfeld, de Hope Bowdlers, de parva Wenlok, de Tugford, de Madeley, de Borwardesleye, capella de Wylley, vicaria de Etone.

In decanatu de Stottesdone.

Ecclesia de Whetehylle, de Astone Botrelle, de Cleobury North, de Neentone, de Oldebury, de Sudbury, de Chettone, vicaria de Stottesdone.

In decanatu de Burford.

Ecclesia de Corneley, de Hoptone Wafre, de Neen Solers, de Stoktone, de Abbotley, de Estham, de Rooke alias Aka, porcio Roberti Lacy in ecclesia de Burford, quam nuper obtinuit dominus Mokhale, porcio quondam Willelmi de Mortuo Mari in eadem ecclesia, vicaria de Temdbury, vicaria de Lyndrugge.

Jan. 16.- The bishop appoints Hugh Ragon receiver general of his estates.

{Fol. 48b} Universis pateat per presentes quod nos, Johannes, etc. ordinamus et constituimus dilectum nobis in Christo Hugonem Ragon, canonicum ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, de cuius fidelitate, etc., supervisorem omnum dominiorum et maneriorum nostrorum in comitatibus Herefordie, Salopschire, Gloucestrie, Wygornie, Wiltonie, ac villarum nostrarum de Teyretriff in Marchia Wallie, et generalem receptorem omnium et singulorum denariorum, debitorum et debendorum provencium de dictis dominiis et maneriis cum administracione earundem, dantes et concedentes eidem plenariam potestatem recipiendi, ministrandi, et disponendi eosdem ad usum et utilitatem nostros, acquietancias, etc., nostro nomine faciendi pariter et expediendi, ad nostrum beneplacitum tantummodo duraturam, volentes insuper et mandantes quod omnes et singuli dictorum nostrorum dominiorum servientes, firmarii, ballivi, prepositi, et forestarii, custodesque warenarum et silvarum nostrarum predicto Hugoni quoad premissa intendentes sint et respondentes, ratum, gratum et firmum habitnri quicquid idem Hugo nomine nostro fecerit in premissis. In cuius, etc. Datum xvi die mensis Januarii, anno Domini CCCC sexagesimo primo, etc.

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A.D. 1461. Letter requesting the pardon of a monk who has lapsed and afterwards repented.

Venerabili confratri debita recommendacione premissa. Ex intemerate justicie sumus astricti statuto errantes in viam veritatis reducere ao delinquentibus veniam et misericordiam humiliter postulantibus, quantum in nobis est, favorabiliter impertiri. Hinc est quod nuper confrater vester Thomas, professus monachus, spiritu nephando seductus qui in claustri excubiis toto suo tempore militari Domino solempniter vovit, prevalente tamen in eo seculari et carnali desiderio, proprio professionis loco dimisso et relicta Jerosolima, abiit cum filiis perdicionis in Egiptum, fusis tamen ex parte eiusdem Thome nobis precibus cum lacrimis ut pro restitucione ac admissione eiusdem preces et litteras mittere dignaremur, nos igitur illud vicium ex lapsu fragilitatis humane et non ex atroci frontis audacia processisse considerantes precibusque eiusdem Thome inclinati rogamus et ortamur ut misericordia dignemini temperare rigorem ut, sicut injuncto humani generis obediens periit, sic se gracia Dei vocante proprie mantis conversione salvetur. Et vestram confraternitatem venerabilem conservet in prosperis clemencia Salvatoris.

Jan. 31.- An indulgence granted to all who succour John Taylour, of Coreley, who has been impoverished by fire.

Ultimo die mensis Januarii, anno domini supradicto, dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie contribuentibus ad subsidium et relevamen cuiusdam Johannis Taylour de Corley, nuper per incendium depauperatum, etc. Et emanarunt littere per unum annum durature.

{Fol. 49} Mar. 6.- Johanna Sergeant takes a vow of perpetual widowhood.

Sexto die Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, Joanna Sergeant vovit castitatem, et professa est, prout sequitur in forma:- I, Johanne Sergeant, now late wyfe of Thomas Sergeant, whose soul God assoyle, of my free will and good deliberation, vow and promitte to our Lord God and his moder, seynt Mary and all the seyntes of hevyn, in to your holy hands, my gostly fadur, John, by the grace of God bysshop of Hereford, from this day forward to my lyves end to kepe and observe clene chastite and

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A.D. 1461. continence of my body of trew wydewhode from all men ertheley, and in trew signe, tokene, and confirmacion hereof, I signe with myne owne hand this byll of my profession and vow with this holy +

Mar. 2.- Lease to Thomas Martyn and Walter Sewy of the floodgates of the millpond at Ross and the right to take eels there for 96 years.

Hec indenture testatur quod Johannes, episcopus Herefordensis, concessit, tradidit et dimisit Thome Martyn de Rosse et Waltero Sewy de eadem lez flodeyates de stagno molendinorum de Rosse una cum tota captura anguillarum ad dictas lez flodeyates, habendum et tenendum prefatis Thome et Waltero a festo annunciacionis beate Marie, virginis, proxime futuro ad finem termini nonaginta et sex annorum extunc proxime sequencium et complendorum, reddendo inde annuatim prefato Johanni, episcopo, et successoribus suis tres solidos et quattuor denarios sterlingorum ad festa Michaelis et annunciacionis beate Marie per equales porciones. Et predicti Walterus et Thomas ac assignati sui facient et supportabunt quascumque reparaciones tam de predictis lez flodeyates quam de le stanke ibidem tociens quociens opus fuerit sumptibus suis propriis et expensis, excepto quod predictus Johannes, episcopus, et successores sui invenient et liberari facient prefatis firmariis ac assignatis suis totum et sufficiens meremium ac lapides sufficientes de bosco ibidem vocato le Bysshopeswode per et ad huiusmodi reparaciones ibidem faciendas, saltem super cariacione et sumptibus predictorum firmariorum, et quod nullo modo licebit prefato Johanni, episcopo, seu successoribus suis nec alicui ballivo vel servienti eorum durante le valsone tyme ibidem ponere aliqua recia vel alia ingenia aut instrumenta piscandi in aliquo loco propinquo coram predictis lez flodeyates per quod aliquod detrimentum, perdicio vel prejudicium eisdem firmariis de eorum piscatura et captura anguillarum ad dictas lez flodeyates deveniri poterit. Et predicti Thomas et Walterus et assignati sui predictis lez flodeyates et le stanke in omnibus suis locis bene et competenter reparatas in fine termini predicti dimittant. In cuius rei, etc. Proviso semper quod non licebit prefatis firmariis aliquos alios pisces ibidem capere preter anguillas tantum. Datum secundo die Marcii, anno regni regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum primo.

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A.D. 1461. Mar. 9.- Licence to Edward Redyng, a monk, to preach in the diocese in English or Latin.

{Fol. 50} Nono die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, dominus concessit Edwardo Redyng, monacho, in theologia, baccalario, licenciam predicandi et verbum Dei proponendi in lingua Latina seu vulgari per totam diocesim Herefordensem.

Mar. 13.- An indulgence granted to contributors to the building of a house for the vicar of All Saints, Hereford.

Item xiii die mensis predicti dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie omnibus et singulis subditis suis, de peccatis, etc., qui ad construccionem et edificacionem novi mansi sive habitacionis, super quodam fundo dilecto filio suo, domino Johanni Graseley, vicario perpetuo ecclesie omnium sanctorum civitatis Herefordensis qui nunc est et successoribus suis, omnibus et singulis eiusdem ecclesie vicariis, ad inhabitandum et pro perpetuo possidendum noviter concesso et acquisito, de bonis sibi a Deo collatis contulerint subsidia caritatis, seu alias ad huiusmodi pie devocionis opus manus qualitercumque porrexerint adjutrices.

A.D. 1462. June 25.- The bishop, with the consent of the vicar of Cleobury Mortimer, assigns a pension of five marks from the revenues of the vicarage to Adam Smale.

{Fol. 51} Vicesimo quinto die dicte mensis, anno Domini supradicto, de voluntate, consensu et assensu expressis domini Johannis Tandy, vicarii perpetui ecclesie parochialis de Clybery Mortymer, dominus assignavit magistro Ade Smale alias Langrodys quandam annualem pensionem quinque marcarum solvendam de fructibus et proventibus dicte vicarie per prefatum Johannem Tandy, seu successores suos ad quattuor anni terminos, videlicet ad festa sancte Michaelis, nativitatis Domini, annuncionis dominice, et nativitatis sancti Johannis Baptiste per equales porciones durante vita dicti magistri Adam. Ad que omnia et singula fideliter perimplenda idem dominus corporale prestitit juramentum.

June 29.- Commission to John Greneway to receive the purgation of Henry Ward and Edward, his son, from the charge of polluting the church of Byford by their violence.

Vicesimo nono die dicti mensis, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit commissio magistro Johanni Greneway, commissario

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A.D. 1462. generali, ad recipiendam purgacionem Henrici Warde et Edwardi, filii eiusdem super eo quod per manus sacrilegas et violentes ipsorum ecclesia parochialis de Biford extitit polluta, etc.

A.D. 1463. {Fol. 51b} Jan. 24.- Certificate of the bishop to the Exchequer that he has appointed the prior and convent of Great Malvern, in the archdeaconry of Hereford, where they hold the church of Peterchurch, and the abbot and convent of Haughmond, in the archdeaconry of Shropshire, where they hold the church of Stokesay, to collect the king's two half-tenths, in accordance with his writ received on January 15. [1]

Mar. 7.- The bishop refuses to confirm the pretended election of John ap Richard to the deanery of Hereford, and declares the decree electing him false and invalid. The votes of the majority of the chapter given for James Goldwell had been set aside by lay influence and oppression, and a public inquiry held in the Cathedral on February 7 revealed other irregularities.

{Fol. 52b} Universis, etc., Johannes, etc., salutem et fidem indubiam presentibus adhibere. Universitati vestre notum facimus per presentes quod nos in negocio inquisicionis et examinacionis pretense eleccionis de domino Johanne ap Richard, capellano, in decanum ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, ut pretendebatur, facte, prout in quodam pretenso decreto sub sigillo communi capituli nostre ecclesie Herefordensis sigillato et per partem dicti domini Johannis nobis presentato, legitime procedentes processimus in hunc modum:- In Dei nomine, Amen. Nos, Johannes, etc., in causa seu negocio inquisicionis et examinacionis cuiusdam pretense eleccionis, ut pretenditur licet nimis vere, de domino Johanne ap Richard in decanum ecclesie nostre Herefordensis legitime procedentes, dicto domino Johanne, electo pretenso, nominatim et in specie, eiusque electoribus ac omnibus aliis et singulis quorum interest in hac parte in genere publice citacionis edicto citatis, monitis et vocatis, dictoque Johanne, pretenso electo, personaliter comparente, decretum huiusmodi eleccionis nobis sub sigillo communi capituli sigillatum per partem dicti Johannis nuper exhibitum fecimus publice et intelligibiliter legi, publicari et exponi coram nobis judicialiter pro tribunali sedentibus, per quas quidem lecturam et exposicionem pretensi decreti satis clare intelleximus dictam pretensam eleccionem, si quomodo propter inferius notata eleccio


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1463. dici debeat, fuisse et esse factam, quin verius acceptatam, contra formas concilii generalis in ea parte canonice edictas, prout patet expresse et manifeste per seriem atque tenorem predicti pretensi decreti, cumque coram nobis, ut premittitur, judicialiter sedentibus et ulterius in huiusmodi negocio procedere volentibus per partem quorundam fratrum nostrorum nominibus suis et nomine maioris partis tocius capituli palam et publice in scriptis fuit objectum quod dictum decretum pretensum fuit et est falsum et falso fabricatum, scilicet in ea parte ubi narratur in eodem quod omnes et singuli canonicii die mensis Junii ultimo preterito capitulariter congregati commiserunt vices suas unanimiter domino Willelmo Middelham ad eligendum vice sua et vice omnium canonicorum ibi tunc presencium dictum dominum Johannem ap Richard in decanum ecclesie nostre antedicte, et in ea parte decretum est omnino falsum ubi narratur quod dictus dominus Willelmus Myddelham fecit eleccionem in scriptis de dicto domino Johanne ap Richard sub forma verborum in ipso falso decreto contenta, et quod in ea parte dictum decretum falsum dici debet ubi narratur in fine quod omnes et singuli canonici dicte ecclesie in huiusmodi eleccione sunt unanimes et concordes, quodque unanimiter et concorditer vota sua in ipsum Johannem direxerunt, et in testimonium premissorum sigillum eorum dicto pretenso decreto apponi fecerunt, unde nos in huiusmodi inquisicionis negocio legitime procedentes testes nonnullos fidedignos premissorum omnium et singulorum conscios atque certos fratres nostros, videlicet canonicos ac alios viros litteratos dicto xiiii die Junii ab hora novena ante prandium usque ad horam quartam et fere quintam post praudium eiusdem diei in domo capitulari una cum dicto domiuo Willelmo Myddelham continue intereuntes coram nobis pro tribunali sedentibus productos, admissos, et in forma juris juratos in presencia dicti domini Johannis ap Richard de et super veritate premissorum, tam in dicto pretenso decreto contentorum quam eciam per partem dicti capituli, ut premittitur, objectorum, debite et diligenter examinavimus et eorum dicta in scripta redacta debite et rite publicavimus in presencia partis Johannis, pretensi electi, quibus sic publicatis et nichil per aliquam partem contra ipsorum testium personas seu eorum dicta proposito vel objecto, quia per huiusmodi examinacionem testium constat nobis satis evidenter quod huiusmodi decretum fuit et est quasi in omni sui parte falsum pro eo maxime et ex eo quod omnes et singuli cauonici in domo capitulari

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A.D. 1463. ecclesie nostre dicto xiiii die capitulariter congregati per presidentem ipsius capituli adtunc presentem interrogati per quam viam sive formam ad eleccionem futuri decani procedere intenderent, quasi omnes et saltim major pars tocius capituli in duplo dixerunt palam et expresse quod per viam et formam scrutinii procedere vellent, et ad statim tres scrutatores, videlicet magistri Ricardus Rudhale, Johannes Grene, et Johannes Bayly, nominati et electi fuerunt per capitulum ad scrutandum vota sua et vota omnium et singulorum, et dicti scrutatores dimittentes se ad unum angulum capituli scrutati fuerunt vota sua et vota singulorum et in ipso actu taliter processerunt quod vota sua et fratrum suorum publicaverunt et collacionem fieri fecerunt per dictum Johannem Bayly, et ex mandato capituli idem Johannes Bayly eleccionem in eodem de discreto viro, Jacobo Goldwell, legum doctore, in ipso scrutinio per maiorem partem tocius capituli nominato fecisset nisi per impressionem laicalis potencie horribiliter impeditus fuisset, nos igitur Johannes, episcopus antedictus, et in huiusmodi inquisicionis negocio judex ordinarius, per tenorem predicti pretensi decreti bene, ut supra dicitur, intelligentes, et perspicue concipientes quod eleccio de dicto domino Johanne ap Richard ut in ipso decreto pretenditur facta propter premissa, si eleccio quovismodo dici debeat, facta fuerat ymmo verius acceptata preter et contra formas concilii generalis, qua propter et ideo decani eleccionem pretensam nullam et invalidam fuisse et esse pronunciamus et declaramus in hiis scriptis. Et insuper nos, episcopus supradictus, judex in hac parte ordinarius, tam ex officio nostro ordinario mero quam ad peticionem partis dictorum fratrum nostrorum quorum interest maxima in hac parte, congruum remedium apponere volentes, ne per falsitatem huiusmodi impunitam atque velatam ceteri ad huiusmodi falsitatis scrupulum audacius inclinentur, et ne ipsa dignitas decanatus per longiorem moram in spiritualibus et temporalibus maiorem paciatur lesionem, Christi nomine primitus invocato, predictum pretensum decretum nobis per partem dicti {Fol. 53} Johannis ap Richard, ut premittitur, presentatum cuius teuor sequitur in hec verba:- Reverendo Johanni, etc., sui humiles et devoti presidens capituli et capitulum ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis omnimodam reverenciam, etc. Scimus namque quod diuturnis ecclesiarum dignitatum electivarum vacacionibus nonnulla et quamplurima pericula incommodaque et discrimina tam circa spiritualia quam circa temporalia eisdem ecclesiis et dignitatibus plurima

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A.D. 1463. contingere dinoscuntur. Qua propter, vacante nuper decanatu ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, qua dignitas electiva eciam major post pontificalem dignitatem in eadem ecclesia notorie esse dinoscitur, per mortem naturalem bone memorie magistri Johannis Berowe, ultimi decani, qui sexto die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxii diem suum clausit extremum, ipsiusque corpore reverenter ut decuit ecclesiastice tradito sepulture nos, Johannes Asscheby, presidens capituli, et capitulum ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, xxiiii die mensis Aprilis antedicti in domo capitulari capitulariter congregati et capitulum eiusdem ecclesie tunc facientes, ne decanatus ipsius ecclesie sue vacacionis incommoda diucius deploraret, ad statuendum, prefigendum et assignandum certos diem et locum compententes pro futuri decani eleccione celebranda ceteraque faciendo, etc., insimul tractantes, tandem de unanimi nostro consilio quartumdecimum diem mensis Junii proxime extunc sequentis cum continuacione et prorogacione dierum pro eleccione futuri decani in domo capitulari celebranda ceteraque, etc., usque ad finalem expedicionem negocii eleccionis nobiscum metipsis et aliis concanonicis et confratribus nostris absentibus, jus et voces in huiusmodi eleccionis negocio habentibus, statuimus, prefiximus et ordinavimus, volentes, consencientes et decernentes, sicuti realiter decrevimus, quod omnes et singuli confratres et concanonici nostri et dicte ecclesie Herefordensis tunc absentes et qui in dicta eleccione de jure vel consuetudine interesse comode vellent et possent et deberent, ad eosdem quartodecimum diem mensis Junii, et domum capitularem etc., vocarentur et premunirentur, facturi in omnibus quod qualitas negocii eleccionis huiusmodi exigebat, etc. Quo quidem xiiii die prefati mensis Junii, missa de sancto Spiritu ad summum altare prefate ecclesie solempniter decantata, ad et in dictam domum capitularem personaliter accessimus, atque ibidem, ympno, Veni creator Spiritus, solempniter ac devote decantato, ac dictis quibusdam oracionibus in ea parte consuetis, ac publice proposito verbo Dei per venerabilem virum Johannem Temys, perpetuum vicarium de Rosse, omnibusque aliis tam clericis quam laicis in multitudine copiosa ibidem existentibus postea a dicta domo recedentibus et exclusis, convenientibusque tunc in ipsa domo capitulari omnibus canonicis suhscriptis, videlicet magistro Johanna Clone, canonico residenciario et prebendario de Hyntone in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, pro tunc ebdomodario; domino Willelmo Middelham, precentore et prebendario prebende de

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A.D. 1463. Bolynghope in eadem; magistro Ricardo Rudhale, archidiacono Herfordensi prebendario prebende de Huntyntone in eadem; magistro Johanne Assheby, cancellario et prebendario prebende de Coblyntone in eadem; domino Johanne ap Richard, thesaurario in eadem; magistro Johanne Grene, canonico residenciario et prebendario prebende de Colwalle in eadem; magistro Roberto Jurdan, canonico residenciario et prebendario prebende de Bertrysham in eadem; magistro Roberto Tarre, canonico residenciario et prebendario prebende de Hundertone in eadem; magistro Roberto Geffrey, canonico residenciario et prebendario prebende de Prestone in eadem; magistro Johanne Bayly, penitenciario et prebendario prebende Episcopi in eadem; domino Hugone Ragon, canonico et prebendario prebende de Wythyntone in eadem; domino Ricardo Home, canonico et prebendario prebende de Nortone in eadem; domino Johanne Parsones, canonico ac prebendario de Ewidyngtone in eadem; magistro Simone Taurer, canonico ac prebendario prebende de Warham in eadem; magistro Johanne Grenewey, canonico et prebendario prebende de Prato maiori in eadem, personaliter, ac quibusdam aliis canonicis in eadem eciam prebendatis, videlicet magistro Vincentio Clement, canonico et prebendario prebende de Puttestone in eadem per magistrum Johanne Bayly supradictum, procuratorem suum; magistro Johanne Stokys, canonico et prebendario prebende de Ynceburwe in eadem per magistrum Aschby supradictum, procuratorem suum; magistro Johanne Suttone, canonico et prebendario prebende de parva Pyonia in eadem per dominum Johannem Parsones antedictum, procuratorem suum; Roberto Staunebury, canonico et prebendario prebende de Bertone Colwalle in eadem per magistrum Simonem Taurer antedictum, {Fol. 53b} procuratorem suum; magistro Thoma Yon, canonico et prebendario prebende de Prato minori in eadem per magistrum Robertum Jurdan predictum, procuratorem suum; magistro Willelmo Trokull, canonico et prebendario prebende de Pottestone minori in eadem per magistrum Johannem Clone, procuratorem suum; magistro Johanne Home, canonico et prebendario prebende de Nonyngtone in eadem per eundem magistrum Johannem Clone, procuratorum suum; magistro Willelmo Saundres, canonico et prebendario prebende de parva Mortone in eadem per dominum Johannem Parsones, procuratorem suum; legitime sufficienter ac litteratorie constitutos, comparentibus, exhibitisque tunc et perlectis quibusdam litteris citatoriis juxta vim formam effectum decreti superius annotati,

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A.D. 1463. per quas apparuit quosdam alios canonicos dicte ecclesie prebendatos, videlicet magistrum Ricardum Pede, canonicum et prebendarium prebende de Mortone magna in eadem ecclesia; magistrum Jacobum Goldwelle, canonicum et prebendarium prebende de Welyntone in eadem; magistrum Willelmum Dorset, canonicum et prebendarium prebende de Church Wythyntone in eadem; magistrum Ricardum Hewes, canonicum et prebendarium prebende in Yengne in eadem; ac Robertum Catesby, canonicum et prebendarium prebende de Hamptone in eadem, nominatim et in specie in stallis suis in dicta ecclesia cathedrali, prout de consuetudine hactenus usitata fieri consuevit, citacionibus ibidem publice ad modum edicti fixis, legitime et peremptorie citatos fuisse, quos omnes et singulos mandavimus et fecimus alta et inteligibili voce ad ostium prefate domus capitularis apertum per Ricardum Russelle, vergiferum, publice preconizari, quos sic citatos et preconizatos nullo modo comparentes magister Johannes Clone, concanonicus noster predictus, protunc presidens capituli, nomine suo ac vice omnium nostrum, confratrum et concanicorum suorum, tunc ibidem comparencium, de nostris consensu et expresso mandato pronunciavit et reputavit in ea parte contumaces, et in pena contumaciarum suarum huiusmodi decrevit ulterius fore procedendum in eleccionis negocio memorato, ipsorum sic citatorum et non comparencium contumaciis seu absenciis non obstantibus; quibus sic peractis et constitutione concilii generalis, Quia propter, per magistrum Ricardum Rudhale, archidiaconum antedictum, coram nobis ibidem ad tunc distincte et aperte perlecta et exposita, presidens antedictus vice sua ac vice, nomine, et mandato ac voluntate et consensu omnium nostrum, concanicorum et confratrum, ut prefertur, comparencium et capitulum ecclesie Herefordensis tunc faciencium, palam et publice monuit omnes suspensos, excommunicatos et interdictos, si qui essent ibi adtunc inter nos, et alios quoscumque qui de jure vel consuetudine interesse in dicto eleccionis negocio non deberent, quod recederent de capitulo nostro, ipsum et nos, confratres suos, ad quos jus eligendi pertinuit, libere eligere permittentes, protestabatur insuper palam et publice quod non esset sue nec aliorum concanonicorum suorum voluntas aut intencio tales, si qui essent, quod absit, presentes, admittere tanquam in ipsa eleccione jus habentes, aut procedere seu eligere cum eisdem, ymmo voluit et expresse dixit quod voces talium, si qui reperiantur imposterum interfuisse, nulli prestent suffragium nec alicui afferant

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A.D. 1463. nocumentum, set omnino pro non receptis sive pro non licitis haberentur. Qua quidem protestacione facta, habitis inter nos quibusdam tractatibus, et nobis litigantibus et discordantibus super variis et certis personis in nostrum decanum eligendis in concordiam reductis, nos et singuli concanonici prefato domino Willelmo Myddelham, precentori in eadem ecclesia, ad eligendum nomine suo et nostro et nomine omnium et singulorum in huiusmodi eleccione jus et voces habencium venerabilem virum dominum Johannem ap Richarde, thesaurarium antedictum, tunc presentem, in decanum ecclesie Herefordensis et nostrum unanimiter voces nostros commisimus, dictusque Willelmus Middelham statim et incontinenter de eodem eleccionem fecit ipsumque elegit publice et in communi, ut sequitur:- In Dei nomine, Amen. Ego Willelmus Middelham, precentor et canonicus ecclesie Herefordensis, vice et nomine meis et tocius capituli ac omnium et singulorum in huiusmodi eleccione jus habencium ex potestate michi in hac parte tradita et concessa magistrum Johannem ap Richarde, thesaurarium in eadem ecclesia, nomino et eligo in decanum ecclesie cathedralis predicte et eadem ecclesie de eodem provideo. Et ad statim post premissa nos omnes et singuli canonici antedicti, Te Deum laudamus, una cum vicariis et clericis ipsius ecclesie solempniter decantantes dictum electum nostrum ad maius altare dicte ecclesie duci fecimus, et ibidem super ipso electo nostro ante dictum altare genuflectanti certis oracionibus super electas personas dici consuetis solempniter dictis prefatam nostram eleccionem et eius formam per venerabilem virum magistrum Ricardum Rudhale, archidiaconum Herefordensem, clero et populo in magna multitudine ibidem congregatis mandavimus et fecimus in vulgari publicari, ac postea, videlicet xviii die mensis Junii antedicti, nos, Johannes Clone, presidens antedictus et capitulum eiusdem ecclesie Herefordensis capitulariter congregati {Fol. 54} et capitulum facientes eligimus et constituimus magistros Ricardum Rudhale, Robertum Tarre, et Johannem Grene, confratres nostros, conjunctim et divisim nostros procuratores ad petendum vice eorundem et nostrum omnium et singulorum consensum dicti electi prefate eleccioni de ipso facte, qui quidem nos, Ricardus Rudhale et Robertus Tarre, onus execucionis huiusmodi constitucionis in nos assumentes, domino Johanni ap Richarde antedicto in capella beate Marie infra ecclesiam cathedralem Herefordensem vicesimo primo die eiusdem mensis Junii existenti dictam nostram eleccionem et eius formam, pro eo quod ipso electus noster personaliter interfuit

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A.D. 1963. omni actui eiusdem, vive vocis oraculo notificamus et intimamus, et eundem electum nostrum nomine nostro ac nomine procuratorio capituli predicti diligenter requisivimus ut huiusmodi eleccioni de se suos consessum et assensum preberet ac intuitu caritatis consentiret, ipseque dominus Johannes, electus noster, dixit quod vellet in hac parte deliberare usque post nonam eiusdem diei, deinde post nonam eiusdem diei quasi hora secunda prefatus Johannes in navi ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis a nobis Ricardo Rudhale et Roberto Tarre, procuratoribus capituli antedicti, personaliter repertus ac ad consenciendum huiusmodi eleccioni de ipso in hac parte celebrate requisitus ad tunc et ibidem, qui quidem dominus Johannes sic pluries et sepius eorum precibus exoratus, nolens divine in ea parte resistere voluntati, humili et submissa voce respondit prout sequitur:- In nomine Dei, Amen. Ad honorem domini nostri, Jesu Christi, gloriose virginis Marie, sancti Ethelberti, martyris, et sancti Thome, confessoris, in quorum honore hec ecclesia Herefordensis construitur et fundatur, ac omnium sanctorum meos consensum et assensum presto eleccionique mee consencio. Vobis igitur, reverendo patri et domino, domino Johanni, Dei gracia Herefordensi episcopo, humiliter supplicamus et a vobis humiliter petimus cum effectu quatinus pericula et incommoda racione diuturne vacacionis dicti decanatus prefate ecclesie verisimiliter obventura considerare, dictamque eleccionem nostram de prefato venerabili viro, domino Johanne ap Richarde, canonice celebratam confirmare, ac cetera omnia facere que vobis et officio vestro in hac parte pertinere dinoscuntur dignemini cum favore graciose. Et ut vobis ceterisque omnibus quorum interest in hac parte constet veraciter nos omnes concanonicos superius nominatos, ut prefertur, comparentes fuisse et esse unanimos in premissis atque in eundem dominum Johannem vota nostra unanimiter et concorditer direxisse, presens nostre eleccionis decretum in fidem et testimonium premissorum sigillo communi ecclesie Herefordensis antedicte mandavimus et fecimus communiri, presentibus tunc ibidem magistro Johanne ap Howell, magistro Philippo Dunwalle, magistro Willelmo Jones, notariis publicis Landavensis diocesis, et domino Johanne Dore, testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. Datum quoad sigillacionem in domo nostra capitulari Herefordie, vicesimo sexto die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxii. Quem tenorem habemus et habere volumus hic pro lecto nullum, invalidum, atque falsum fuisse et esse decrevimus fore

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A.D. 1463. pronunciandum et declarandum, ac ipsum decretum sic nullum, invalidum, atque falsum ex causis predictis legitime probatis fuisse et esse pronunciamus et declaramus sentencialiter in hiis scriptis, ipsosque canonicos prefatum Johannem ap Richarde taliter contra formam consilii generalis eligentes omnimoda potestate decanum decanatum dicte nostre ecclesie cathedralis vacantem hac vice eligendi propta causas predictas decrevimus fore privandos et privamus in hiis scriptis, et omnem potestatem ad dictum decanatum nunc vacantem de decano hac vice providendum et ordinandum propter causas et raciones prescriptas et ex jure devolucionis ad nos fuisse et esse canonico devolutam pronunciamus et declaramus eciam in hiis scriptis. Acta, etc., sunt hec omnia et singula prout subscribuntur et recitantur sub anno Domini predicto, indiccione decima, pontificatus sacrissimi in Christo patris et domini, domini Pii, divina providencia pape secundi, anno quinto, diebus septimo et ultimo mensis Marcii, in ecclesia nostra cathedrali Herefordensi ac in ecclesia parochiali de Wyteborne, hiis testibus domino R. Home, dicte nostre ecclesie canonico, domino Thoma ap Adam, ac domino Thoma, curato Wyteborne, Rogero Blount, armigero, et Johanne Parker, valetto domini regis et multis aliis.

Johannes, permissione divina Herefordensis episcopus, dilecto nobis in Christo filio, Edwardo Jurdan salutem, etc. Cum nuper vacante decanatu ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis per mortem magistri Johannis Berewe, ultimi decani eiusdem, canonici dicte ecclesie nostre vacacioni huiusmodi de decano providere intendentes die Lune, videlicet quarto decimo die mensis Junii ultimo preterito, pro eleccione futuri decani celebranda per ipsos prefixo et assignato, quamdam eleccionem pretensam de domino Johanne ap Richarde, capellano, tunc, ut asseritur, factam nobis sub certis modis et formis in eorum litteris patentibus sigillo suo communi sigillatis huiusmodi eleccionem et formam eiusdem continentibus nobis eciam transmissis expressius contentis et declaratis presentaverint, eleccioneque huiusmodi non dum confirmata neque infirmata seu cassata, set non ex culpa nostra dilata, dignitas ipsa decanalis adhuc vacare dinoscitur in grave dampnum et nocumentum ecclesie nostre et dignitatis predicte, cureque animarum ad decanum spectancium, ac bonorum eiusdem detrimentum, dispendium pariter et neglectum, unde nos huiusmodi vacacioni dampnose ex jure et officio nostro ordinario providere volentes, ut tenemur, ad inquirendum igitur et examinandum ipsam eleccionom et ad confirmandum seu

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A.D. 1463. {Fol. 54b} infirmandum vel cassandum eandem, prout jus exigit et qualitas huiusmodi negocii requirit, diem Lune, videlicet septimum diem mensis Februarii proximo futurum, in ecclesia nostra cathedrali prefiximus et assignavimus, et decrevimus insuper dictum dominum Johannem ap Richarde, electum pretensum et ipsius electores necnon omnes et singulos quorum interest in hac parte canonice fore citandos, vocandos et monendos ut dictis die et loco coram nobis legitime compareant jus suum et interesse, si sua interesse in hac parte putaverint, proposituri, dicturi et allegaturi in forma juris. Tibi igitur committimus et mandavimus quatinus dictum dominum Johannem ap Richarde personaliter, si personaliter apprehendi potent et tutus ad eam accessus haberi valeat, alioquin publice citacionis edicto ipsiusque electores ac alios, etc., cites peremptorie et moneas, presenti mandato nostro janue dicte ecclesie nostre palam et publice affixo, quem et quos nos presencium tenore sic citamus et monemus quod compareant coram nobis die et loco predictis suum jus, etc., proposituri, et ulterius facturi et recepturi quod est justum. Causa vero nostre peremptorie citacionis et termini abbreviacionis est ne dicta dignitas decanalis propter longiorem moram in spiritualibus et temporalibus graviorem paciatur lesionem. Et quid feceris, etc. Datum Herefordie, sub sigillo nostro ad causas xxix die mensis Januarii, anno Domini MCCClxii, etc.

The formal appeal to the bishop by the party in the chapter opposed to the election of John ap Richard to declare it null and void on the grounds already given.

In Dei nomine, Amen. Coram vobis venerabili patre, Johanne, etc., judice in hac parte jure ordinario, pars ... [1] nominibus suis et maioris partis tocius capituli, coram vobis in judicio ponit, exceptit, et objiciendo objicit contra quoddam decretum pretensum super eleccione Johannis ap Richarde in decanum ecclesie vestre antedicte nunc decani solacio viduate, et contra contenta in eodem et sigillacionem eiusdem, eo quod dictum decretum est omnino falsum, in ea parte maxime ubi narratur quod omnes et singuli concanonici in dicto capitulo xiiii die mensis Junii ultimo preterito commiserunt voces suas domino Willelmo Middelham ad eligendum vice sua et vice omnium concanonicorum dictum dominum


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A.D. 1463. Johannem ap Richarde in decanum, cum contraria sit veritas quod omnes et singuli canonici ecclesie vestre dicto xiiii die Junii capitulariter congregati per presidentem ipsius capituli pro tempore tunc presentem interrogati per quam viam sive formam in huiusmodi eleccione futuri decani procedere intenderent concorditer convenerunt quod per formam scrutinii tantum procedere vellent et adstatim per presidentem et capitulum tres scrutatores, videlicet magistri Ricardus Rudhale, Johannes Grene, et Johannes Bayly, nominati, electi et assumpti fuerunt, qui vero scrutatores huiusmodi officium in se assumentes statim diverterunt se ad partem capituli et primo sua, deinde fratrum suorum vota, scrutati fuerunt et eorum dicta in scriptis redacta mox publicarunt seu publicari fecerunt, atque collacionem fieri per dictum magistrum Johannem Bayly, per que quidem vota sic publicata satis expresse constabat omnibus canonicis et aliis testibus tunc ibidem presentibus et ea audientibus quod maior pars tocius capituli nominavit in decanum discretum virum Jacobum Goldwelle, legum doctorem, et ipsum Jacobum dictus Johannes Bayly, vice sua, et vice omnium canonicorum in ipsum Jacobum consenciencium in decanum eligisset, ni per impressionem potencie laicalis per dictum Ricardum Rudhale invocate horribiliter impeditus fuisset, et isto modo et non alio prefatus dominus ap Richarde per potenciam laicalem, ut premittitur, ductus fuerat ad summum altare cum psalmo sive ympno, Te Deum laudanum, per ministros ecclesie decantato, nondum aliter quovismodo electus. Et eciam dicto pretenso decreto nulla est fides adhibenda propter sigillacionem communis sigilli capituli eidem appositi, quia illud sigillum quod juxta statuta, dicte ecclesie vestre in quadam cista tribus clavibus ferata, [1] quarum trium una remanere debet penes decanum et alie due penes duos clavigeros remanere debebunt, et nulla scriptura, cum ipso sigillo est sigillanda nisi prius in capitulo publice legatur ante sigillacionem, et eciam post sigillacionem est ipsa scriptura, iterato in capitulo publice legenda, huiusmodi decreto pretenso per magistrum Johannem Assheby, tunc alterum duorum clavigerorum, vi et metu inductum et contra ipsius liberam voluntatem fuit appositum ac preter nec contra statuta et ordinaciones ecclesie vestre antedicte. Que omnia et singula supradicta fuerunt et sunt vera, publica, notoria et manifesta, et super eisdem in civitate Herefordensi et in comitatu ac aliis locis convicinis laborarunt et laborant publica vox et fama.


[1] Supply custodiendum est.

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A.D. 1463. Quare, probatis in hac parte probandis, petit pars antedicta predictum pretensum decretum nullum, invalidum atque falsum fuisse et esse per vos, reverende pater, et vestram sentenciam diffinitivam decerni, pronunciari et declarari, et quod procedatur in hoc negocio summarie et de plano absque strepitu et figura judicii juxta novellas constituciones, Dispendiosam et Sepe in elementinis.

Mar. 14.- Collation of Richard Pede to the deanery, etc., now in the patronage of the bishop, who issues a mandate to the president and chapter to install his nominee.

Johannes, etc., magistro Ricardo Pede, decretorum doctori ac ecclesie nostre Herefordensis canonico, salutem, etc. Vacante nuper decanatu ecclesie nostre antedicte per mortem magistri Thome Berwe, ultimi decani ibidem, canonici ecclesie nostre quandam eleccionem pretensam de domino Johanne ap Richarde, capellano, contra formam consilii generalis attemptatam in scriptis sigillo eorum communi sigillatis nobis presentarunt, qua quidem eleccione pretensa propter causam predictam et propter alias causas racionabiles coram nobis in judicio legitime probatas cassa, nulla, invalida, atque falsa per nos judicialiter pronunciata et declarata, predicto decanatui sic vacanti, et ex causis predictis ad nostram provisionem jure devolucionis hac vice spectanti, de persona tua providemus, teque decanum ecclesie nostre antedicte preficimus, creamus et ordinamus, curam et administracionem bonorum spiritualium ad dictum decanatum spectancium, quantum ad nos pertinet, tibi plenarie committentes, juribus, dignitate et consuetudinibus nostris episcopalibus in ecclesia nostra antedicta in omnibus semper salvis. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whiteborne, xiiii die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxii, etc. Et dictus magister Ricardus Pede, xx die dicti mensis canonicam fecit obedienciam et juramentum prestitit canonice obediencie dicto domino Johanni, episcopo, in domo residencie magistri Roberti Geffery, canonici residenciarii ecclesie cathedralis antedicte.

Johannes, etc., presidenti et capitulo ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, salutem, etc. Quia, decanatui dicte ecclesie nunc vacanti de venerabili confratre nostro magistro Ricardo Pede, etc., jure ad nos devoluto providimus, et ipsum in decanatu eiusdem ecclesie prefecimus et ordinavimus, vobis igitur mandamus, firmiter injungentes quatinus dictum magstrum Ricardum in decanum

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A.D. 1463. vestrum admittatis et quod circa installacionem ipsius faciatis et exequamini juxta morem preteriti temporis quod justum fuerit sine mora. Datum, etc.

July 28.- Mandate from the bishop of London to the bishop enjoining him to appoint collectors of the subsidy granted to the archbishop and the bishop of Exeter, chancellor of England, by Convocation the same month. William Middelham, the precentor, and Richard Rudhale, archdeacon of Hereford, are selected.

{Fol. 56} Reverendo, etc., Johanni, etc. Thomas, permissione divina episcopus Londoniensis, salutem, etc. Litteras reverendi, etc., Thome, Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., xxvi die instantis mensis Julii, cum ea qua decuit reverencia, recepimus in hec verba:- Thomas, archiepiscopus, etc., confratri nostro Thome, Dei gracia episcopo Londoniensi, salutem, etc. Cum clerus nostre provincie in ultima, convocacione nostra in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, die Mercurii, videlicet vi die mensis Juni, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxiii inchoata et usqe ad et in xxiii diem eiusdem de diebus in dies continuata nobis et confratri nostro Georgio, Dei gracia Exoniensi episcopo, cancellario Anglie, quoddam caritativum subsidium levandum et solvendum in festo nativitatis beate Marie proxime futuro sub modis, formis, condiccionibus et excepcionibus infrascriptis concesserit, cuius concessionis tenor sequitur in hec verba:- Hoc scriptum indentatum factum xx die Julii, anno Domini MCCCClxiii inter Thomam, archiepiscopum, etc., reverendumque, etc., Georgium, episcopum Exoniensem, etc., ex parte una et magistrum Johannem Stokis, procuratorem cleri Cantuariensis provincie per eundem clerum etc., electum, et eundem clerum ex altera testatur, quod dictus clerus reverendissimo et reverendo patribus concessit ad Dei laudem et ecclesie reformacionem sub modis, etc., quoddam caritativum subsidium levandum, etc. In primis dictus clerus concessit dictis patribus de omnibus et singulis capellanis regularibus et secularibus, personis exemptis et non exemptis, cuiuscumque ordinis, status et condicionis existentibus, et stipendia annualia recipientibus ad summam quinque librarum aut victum et vestitum summam iiii marcarum vel equivalenciam, de singulis eorum vi s. viii d. et non ultra usque ad decem signatas. Et si recipiant summam x marcarum, tunc solvant xiii s. iiii d. et non ultra usque ad x libras. Et si x libras, tunc solvant xx s. et non ultra, et sic ascendendo, exceptis a

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A.D. 1463. concessione, levacione et solucione dicti subsidii vicariis choralibus in ecclesiis cathedralibus et collegiatis existentibus et Deo temporibus nocturno et diurno in divinis laudabiliter deservientibus, dum tamen ultra x marcas non recipiant, in quibus stabitur certificatoriis diocesanorum: exceptis eciam a concessione, etc., pauperibus capellanis in universitatibus Oxonie et Cantabrigie studentibus: exceptis eciam a levacione, etc., omnibus capellanis qui infra annum ante diem dicte concessionis de quacumque felonia seu transgressione aut quocumque crimine indictati, accusati aut incarcerati fuerint, ac eciam quos deinceps usque ad terminum ultime solucionis dicti subsidii fiende de felonia, etc., indictari, accusari ac incarcerari contingat, in quibus stabitur certificatoriis diocesanorum: exceptis eciam a concessione capellanis decrepitis et senio confractis qui in divinis deservire nequeunt, in quibus stabitur, etc. Item dictus clerus concessit eisdem patribus de omnibus et singulis regularibus et secularibus personis, etc., recipientibus pensiones per ordinarios locorum limitatas seu alias qualitercumque eis vel aliis personis ad eorum usus concessas pro beneficiis ab eisdem resignatis seu pro beneficiis ab eis nondum assecutis set pro jure et titulo suis in eisdem beneficiis suis provisis competentibus seu competituris ab eis renunciatis et remissis; si ad summam c s., tunc solvant vi s. viii d. et non ultra usque ad decem marcas, et si x marcas, tunc solvant xiii s. iiii d. et non ultra usque ad x libras, et si x libras, tunc solvant xx s. et non ultra, et sic ascendendo. Item concessum est dictis patribus per dictum clerum {Fol. 56b} de omnibus et singulis regularibus et secularibus, etc., cantarias seu liberas capellas et hospitalia obtinentibus, si huiusmodi libere capelle et hospitaliaet denarii per questores adquisiti extendant ad summam c solidorum, vi s. viii d. et non ultra usque ad x marcas, et si ad summam x marcarum, xiii s. iiii d. et non ultra usque ad x li, et si ad summam x li, xx s. et non ultra, et sic ascendendo exceptis a concessione, etc., hospitalaribus nimia paupertate gravatis, proviso quod ipsi hospitalarii solvant solomodo per summam quam magistri hospitalarium recipiant de claro ultra exhibicionem pauperum in eisdem exhibitorum et onera eis incumbencia ac per eos supportata, in quo stabit, etc. Proviso insuper et excepto quod omnes persone predicte qui decimam solvunt domino regi vel qui solvendo xv seu quodcumque alium auxilium cum laicis onerantur, a levacione, etc., premissis omnino exonerentur, ita tamen quod si dicti magistri hospitalium seu liberarum capellarum solvant x, xv sive quodcumque

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A.D. 1463. auxilium domino regi cum laicis, tunc soluta sive solvenda per eos premissis concessis allocentur seu defalcentur. Proviso quod nec reverendissimus et reverendus patres nec eorum alter faciant seu faciat alienacionem alicuius concessionis predicta alicui persone seu personis, occasione cuius alienacionis collectores subsidii premissi ad scaccarium domini regis seu aliam curiam secularem ad calculum faciendum quovismodo arctentur, compellantur, vexentur, aut alio modo turbentur. Proviso eciam quod si contingit capellanos antedictos sive clericos quoscumque ad contribuciones predictas occasione et auctoritate concessionis predicte solvere debentes se ab una diocese ad aliam vel ab uno archidiaconatu ad alium transferre sic quod difficile foret seu erit collectoribus huiusmodi subsidia ab eis colligerie seu levare, et dicti collectores dictos patres de nominibus et cognominibus eorundem et de locis ad que se transtulerint certificent, quod extunc dicti collectores de summis contingentibus sic se transferentes omnino exonerentur, in quibus stabitur juramento collectorum. Proviso insuper quod collectores huiusmodi habeant pro expensis et laboribus suis de singulis libris per eosdem collectis xii d. Proviso eciam quod presens convocacio dicta concessione facta premissisque omnibus et singulis per reverendissimum, etc., Thomam, Cantuariensem archiepiscopum, admissis et acceptis confestim omnino dissolvatur, alioquin dicte concessiones pro nullo habeantur. Vestre igitur fraternati tenore presencium committimus et mandamus quatinus omnibus et singulis nostre Cantuariensis ecclesie suffraganeis ac absencium episcoporum, si qui sint, vicariis in spiritualibus generalibus litteris vestris harum seriem continentibus vice et auctoritate nostris injungatis quod ipsi et ipsorum singuli pro suis diocesibus collectores, pro quibus respondere voluerint, ad colligendum et levandum dictum subsidium nobis et confratri nostro Georgio, Exoniensi episcopo, concessum deputent, et tam de eorum collectoribus et locorum atque personarum nominibus de quibus huiusmodi subsidium debet levari nos et dictum confratrem nostrum citra festum sancti Augustini, episcopi, proxime futurum certificent, et cetera peragant que, etc., et contradictores, etc., ita quod nobis et confratri nostro de subsidio huiusmodi in festo nativitatis beate Marie debite respondeatur. Vobis insuper ut supra injungimus quatinus pro civitate et diocese vestris, quatenus premissa, vos concernunt, eadem debite faciatis. Datum in manerio nostro de Lambethe, xxiiii die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto et nostre translacionis anno ix.

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A.D. 1463. Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate pariter et vigore vobis, reverendo patri, reverencia qua decet mandamus quatinus litteras reverendas predictas juxta vim, formam et effectum earundem exequi
[curetis] et execucioni debite demandari faciatis. Datum xxviii die mensis predicti anno Domini supradicto et nostre consecracionis {Fol. 57} anno xiiii. Quarum vero litterarum auctoritate et vigore dominus venerabiles confratres suos dominum Willelmum Middelham, precentorem in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, in archidiaconatu Salopschire, et magistrum Ricardum Rudhale, archidiaconum Herefordensem, in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordie collectores dicti subsidii prefecit et ordinavit, ac de eorum nominibus prefatos reverendissimum et reverendum patres reddidit cerciores.

A.D. 1464. Jan. 3.- Dispensation granted to Simon Milborne and Jane Baskervine to marry without publication of banns.

{Fol. 57b} Universis, etc., Johannes, etc., salutem et fidem indubiam presentibus adhibere. Quia nobilis vir, Symon Milburne, armiger, et nobilis mulier, Johanna Baskirvile, matrimonium verum et licitum contraxerant et illud in facie ecclesie, ut moris est et juris, solempnizari obtinere intendunt, verum quia bannorum eddiciones ante huiusmodi matrimonii solempnizacionem tum propter brevitatem temporis tum propter alias causas racionabiles nobis per eos expressius declaratas commode fieri non poterunt, nobis humiliter supplicarunt quatinus cum eis, cum sint nobiles, super huiusmodi bannorum ediccionibus dispensare, necnon et ydoneo sacerdoti quem ad hoc duxerint eligendum ad solempnizandum huiusmodi matrimonium licenciam concedere dignaremur. Unde nos huiusmodi supplicacionibus annuentes cum eis super premissis dispensavimus prout dispensamus in hiis scriptis ac plenam et liberam licenciam cuicumque sacerdoti huiusmodi matrimonium solempnizare volenti ad illud solempnizandum et interessendum concedimus graciose. In cuius, etc. Datum Herefordie, tercio die mensis Januarii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo tercio, et nostre translacionis anno undecimo.

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A.D. 1464. Jan. 7.- Certificate [1] of the appointment of the abbot and convent of Tintern and the prior and convent of Worcester to collect in the diocese of Hereford a tenth granted to the king by a Convocation which sat from July 6 to July 20. The former hold the church of Wollaston and the latter that of Lindridge within the diocese. A list [2] of excepted benefices, convents, and persons follows.

Nomina virorum ecclesiasticorum beneficiatorum nostre Herefordensis diocesis qui infra annum ante diem dicte concessionis incarcerati fuerunt, et ea de causa a concessione, levacione, et {Fol. 60} solucione dicte decime et utriusque medietatis eiusdem juxta formam concessionis predicte merito exceptorum sequuntur et sunt hec:- Magister Johannes Baily, precentor ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, ac canonicus et residenciarius in eadem, magister Robertus Geffrey, thesaurarius ecclesie predicte ac canonicus et prebendarius prebende de Prestone in eadem, residenciariusque ibidem, magister Johannes Grene, canonicus in ecclesia predicta et prebendarius prebende de Bolynghope in eadem, residenciariusque ibidem, et dominus Johannes Homme, canonicus in ecclesia predicta ac prebendarius prebende de Monyngtone in eadem, ac magister sive custos domus elemosinarie civitatis Herefordie.

Feb. 8.- Mandate to the vicar of Ross publicly to admonish the despoilers of the bishop's timber in Teddyswood to make compensation within 15 days, and unless this is done to pronounce them excommunicate.

Johannes, etc., vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis de Rosse, nostre diocesis, salutem. Quia, ut concipimus et lamentabiliter referre possumus quod nonnulli filii et subditi nostri nobis et ecclesie nostre ingrati atque malevoli, maligno spiritu, ut creditur, ducti, quam plures graves injurias et offensas in nemore seu silva nostro vocato Teddiswode perpetraruut, magnas quercus, arbores, et maremia ibidem, que inter cetera inter jocalia ecclesie debent connumerari ad et circa refecciones et reparaciones dicte ecclesie nostre maneriorumque, domorum, et habitacionum nostrorum conservanda et expendenda, temere et violenter succiderunt, prostraverunt, projecerunt, et abduxerunt, et pro eorum libito de eisdem perperam disposuerunt, prout indies disponunt, in nostrum et ecclesie nostre Herefordensis, eorum matricis ecclesie, grave dampnum atque dispendium irrecuperabile, et nostrorum sic delinquencium


[1] Identical in form with the certificate given on p. 61 sq.
[2] Also identical except the list of persons here given.

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A.D. 1464, animarum peritulum valde grave aliorumque Christi fidelium exemplum perniciosum, quas quidem injurias et offensas propter curam animarum ipsorum delinquencium in Christo nobis injunctam impunitas relinquere non valentes, et ut ceteri huiusmodi injurias et offensas in dicto nemore taliter committere de cetero forcius pertimescant, tibi committimus et in virtute sancte obediencie firmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus diebus dominicis et festis proximis post recepcionem presencium, in ecclesia de Rosse predicta, intra missarum solempnia dum maior in eadem affuerit populi multitudo, palam, publice et in genere moneas et, quantum in te est, effectualiter inducas primo, secundo, et tercio et peremptorie omnes et singulos huiusmodi quercuum, arborum et meremiorum succisores, prostratores, projectores, abductores et temerarios eorundem dispositores cum suis in ea parte consiliariis, auxiliariis et fautoribus universis, quos eciam nos tenore presencium sic monemus, quod infra quindecim dies a tempore monicionem tuarum, ymmo verius nostrarum, continue numerandos de et pro huiusmodi injuriis et offensis in succidendo, etc., nobis dicte ecclesie nostre nomine debite satisfaciant sub pena maioris excommunicacionis, quam in omnes huiusmodi delinquentes, suis mora dolo, culpa, et offensa precedentibus, nunc prout extunc et extunc prout nunc ferimus et promulgamus in hiis scriptis quibus vero quindecim diebus totaliter effluxis ipsos delinquentes omnes et singulos qui juxta, formam et effectum monicionum tuarum de injuriis et offensis predictis in succidendo, etc., nequiter commissis, necnon circa premissa consensum, consilium, auxilium seu favorem perperam exhibentes nobis dicte ecclesie nostre nomine non satisfecerunt cum effectu dictum maioris excommunicacionis sentenciam sic per nos latam dampnabiliter incurrisse et sic excommunicatos fuisse et esse diebus dominicis et festivis horisque et loco supradictis, campanis pulsatis, candelis accensis et extinctis ac in ipsorum vituperium in terram projectis, cruceque manu reverenter erecta, publice, solempniter et in genere denuncies seu per alium sic facias denunciari, ab huiusmodi denunciacione non cessando quousque aliud a nobis super hiis habueris in mandatis, eciam ex parte nostra nunciando quod absolucionem huiusmodi excommunicatorum a sentencia memorata ex ... [1] abundanti et ad cautelam nobis specialiter duximus reservandam. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitborne, sub sigillo nostro ad causas octavo die mensis Februarii,


[1] Erased.

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A.D. 1464. anno Domini millesimo CCCClxiii, etc. Et sub eadem forma emanarunt alie moniciones eciam directe ecclesiarum curatis de Dymmok, Marcle magna, Newent, Lyntone, et Deane magna.

Mar. 27.- An indulgence granted to all who assist Giles Cirkwey and Richard, his son, who have been ruined by fire.

{Fol. 60b} Vicesimo septimo die mensis predicti dominus concessit quadraginta dies indulgencie cunctis fidelibus, de peccatis etc., qui ad sustentacionem, subsidium, et relevamen Egidii Cirkwey et Ricardi filii eiusdem, qui per incendium in bonis, rebus et facultatibus suis dampnum irrecuparabile, nisi eis per fidelium elemosinas succuratur, sunt perpessi, caritatis subsidia contulerint, premissa indulgencia per unum annum a die concessionis tantummodo duratura.

Apr. 8.- A similar indulgence granted to contributors to the repair of Lugg bridge.

Octavo die mensis predicti anno Domini suprascripto apud Herefordiam dominus concessit omnibus et singulis subditis suis ac aliis quorum diocesani hanc indulgenciam ratificarent aliquod caritatis subsidium ad reparacionem cuiusdam pontis per unum milliare a civitate Herefordie distantis, vulgariter dicti Lugbrugge, conferentibus quadraginta dies indulgencie de penitencia eis injuncta, dicta concessione per biennium a data eiusdem tantummodo duratura.

Apr. 9.- Memorandum of the penance imposed on Richard Walweyne, who had obstructed the vicar of Much Marcle in the execution of the bishop's mandate, [1] but afterwards submitted himself to the discipline of the church.

Memorandum quod Ricardus Walweyne, armiger, de parochia de Marcle magna, execucionem mandati cuius tenor de verbo ad verbum in prima parte [2] istius folii inseritur, vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis de Marcle predicta directi, traditi et ab eo recepti, ipsamque exequi volenti prout ei mandabatur in eodem nequiter impedivit, unde reverendus, etc., Johannes, etc., predictum Ricardum {Fol. 61} ad comparendum coram se in ecclesia parochiali de Whitborne tercio decimo die mensis supradicti super premissis de justicia


[1] In regard to Teddiswode.
[2] See p. 87.

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A.D. 1464. responsurum et juri per omnia pariturum citari fecit. Interim tamen ante adventum diei huiusmodi ad quem citatus extiterat, videlicet nono die mensis suprascripti, in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi coram dicto reverendo patre tunc ibidem quasi pro tribunali sedente prefatus Ricardus Walweyne personaliter comparens, premissa sibi ex ipsius voluntate expressa ad tunc objecta sponte fatebatur, se super hoc judicio et correccioni ipsius reverendi in Christo patris humiliter submittendo. Quibus vero confessione et submissione sic factis ac prestito per eundem de parendo juri et perimplendo penitenciam sibi in hac parte inflictendam ac non impediendo decetero execucionem alicuius mandati liciti cuiusvis judicis ecclesiastici tactis per ipsum sacrosanctis Dei evangeliis juramento corporali, reverendus in Christo pater penitenciam sibi injunxit salutarem, scilicet ut nudus caput, tibias et pedes, et absque cinctorio circa corporis sui medium die dominica secunda post octavas Pasche extunc proxime sequentes cereum ponderis unius libre cere cum lumine accensum in manu sua deferens processionem circa ecclesiam parochialem predictam more solito solempniter ordinatam humiliter antecedat, ipsum cereum post huiusmodi processionem completam ad manus sacerdotis tunc ibidem humiliter offerens, et devote ac modo et forma consimilibus penitenciam agat in ecclesia cathedrali memorata die dominica extunc proxime subsequenti, hiisque peractis dictum Ricardum a sentencia maioris excommunicacionis, qua propter impedimentum huiusmodi a constitucione provinciali que sic incipit, Accidit novitate perversa, proinde lata ipso facto erat obvolutus, in forma juris duxit absolvendum et realiter absolvit eundem. Presentibus tunc ibidem venerabilibus viris Ricardo Pede, decretorum doctore, decano; Johanne Baily in legibus baccallario, precentore; Roberto Jordane, Roberto Tarry, et Johanne Persones, canonicis ecclesie cathedralis antedicte.

Commission to John Greneway and another to inquire into the value of the vicarage of Dilwyn, as to the smallness of which the vicar has formally complained.

Vicesimo die mensis Aprilis, apud Whitborne ad instanciam et peticionem domini Willelmi Strangford, vicarii perpetui ecclesie parochialis de Dilewyn de et super nimia exilitate porcionis vicarie sue huiusmodi pertinentis emanavit commissio venerabilibus et discretis viris Johanne Grenewey, commissario domini episcopi

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A.D. 1461. Herefordensis generali, et Willelmo Rawlyns, decretis bacallario, ad inquirendum de et super annuo valore dictarum ecclesie et vicarie Dilewyn predicta, vocatis primitus religiosis viris priore et conventu de Wormesley ipsius ecclesie proprietariis, et ad certificandum dominum circa festum corporis Christi de omni et quod per huiusmodi inquisicionem fuerit inventum.

Apr. 26.- An indulgence granted to contributors to the repair of Boultibrooke bridge.

{Fol. 62b} Vicesimo sexto die predicti mensis dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie cunctis subditis suis et aliis quorum diocesani, etc., qui ad reparacionem seu construccionem cuiusdam pontis, communiter dicti Boultybrokes brygge, aliquod conferrent subsidium caritatis seu aliter manus ad id porrigerent adjutrices, predicta concessione per unum annum duratura, etc.

Apr. 28.- A similar indulgence granted to persons devoutly visiting Montgomery church, on the feasts of the Holy Cross, and subscribing to the lights, vestments, and other necessaries.

Item vicesimo octavo die mensis predicti dominus concessit xl dies [indulgencie] cunctis subditis suis, etc., qui ad parochialem ecclesiam de Mountgomery, Herefordensis diocesis, in festivitatibus invencionis et exaltacionis sancte crucis ac ipsius ecclesie dedicacionis festo causa devocionis, oracionis seu perigrinacionis accesserint, vel ibi divinum officium seu verbum exhortacionis audierint pia mente, vel in oblacionum libamine Dominum honoraverint, seu aliter ad sustentacionem luminarium coram ymagine Crucifixi in ecclesia predicta vel ad vestimenta seu alia ipsius ecclesie necessaria manus porrexerint adjutrices, tociens quociens premissa fecerint, etc., concessione cunctis extunc futuris temporibus duratura.

Apr. 28.- Licence to Roger Griffith to preach throughout the diocese, with the grant of an indulgence to all who attend his sermons.

Item eodem die dominus concessit Rogero Griffith, arcium magistro, licenciam et potestatem predicandi verbum Dei clero et populo per totam diocesim suam Herefordensem quamdiu sibi placuerit et dictus Rogerus se in premissis bene et laudabiliter

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A.D. 1464. gesserit, ac eciam concessit omnibus eundem Rogerum in predicacione huiusmodi devote audientibus xl dies indulgencie quociens id duxerit faciendum.

May 5.- A commission issued to John Grenewey to assess the dilapidations to buildings belonging to the precentorship, left unrepaired by the late William Middleham.

Quinto die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto dominus concessit magistro Johanni Baily, precentori ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, ad eius instanciam et peticionem litteras seu mandatum directas magistro Johanni Grenewey, cominissario predicti domini generali, ad inquirendum de et super defectibus in cancellis edificiis et aliis dicte precentorie spectantibus per incuriam et negligenciam domini Willelmi Middleham, predecessoris immediati predicti Johannis, mortis sue tempore ut dicebatur relictis incorrectis, quorum reparacio ad predictum dominum Willelmum dum vixerit de jure et consuetudine, ut asserebatur, pertinuit, ipsoque negocio inquisicionis expedito ad certiorandum domino, etc.

May 5.- Appointment of Reginald Vaughan to be constable of the castle of Bishop's Castle.

Eodem die dominus ordinavit et constituit Reginaldum ap Sir Griffith Vaghan constabularium suum castri sui de Bysshopescastelle, ipsa ordinacione ad beneplacitum ordinantis tantummodo duratura.

May 7.- Grant of an indulgence to contributors to the repair of a bridge and chapel at Ludlow.

{Fol. 63} Septimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto, apud Whitborne, dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie conferentibus subsidium caritatis ad fabricam, confeccionem seu reparacionem pontis de Temede apud Ludlowe, Herefordensis diocesis, et capelle sancte Katerine, virginis et martyris, super eundem constitute, aut sustentacionem capellani divina in eadem celebrantis, premissa concessione per biennium tantummodo duratura.

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A.D. 1464. Apr. 5.- The bishop of London, on behalf of the archbishop, forwards to the bishop letters from Pope Pius II, in which he earnestly urges all Christians to join or assist the Crusade he proposes to head against the Turks. The advance of the latter and their conquests and cruelty menace all Christian rulers and peoples.

Reverendo, etc., Johanni, etc., Thomas, divina permissione episcopus Londoniensis, salutem, etc. Litteras reverendi, etc., Thome, Dei gracia archiepiscopi Cantuariensis, etc., tercio die mensis Marcii ultimo preterito tenorem quarundam litterarum sanctissimi, etc., Pii, divina providencia pape secundi, in se continentes cum ea qua decuit reverencia recipimus in hec verba:- Thomas, etc., confratri nostro Thome, eadem gracia Londoniensi episcopo, salutem et fraternam in Domino caritatem. Litteras sancti, etc., Pii, divina providencia pape secundi, eius vera bulla plumbea more Romane curie bullatas nuper cum omnimoda humilitate, reverencia et honors recepimus in hec verba:- [1]

{Fol. 66b} Nos igitur prefatis sanctissimi in Christo patris mandatis obedire volentes vestre fraternitati tenore presencium committimus et mandamus quatinus veras copias litterarum prefatarum apostolicarum omnibus et singulis confratribus et coepiscopis nostris, Cantuariensis ecclesie suffraganeis et eorum, siqui absentes fuerint, vicariis in spiritualibus generalibus cum omni celeritate qua poteritis transmittatis, monentes eosdem omnes et singulos vice et auctoritate nostris quod in singulis cathedralibus ecclesiis suis prefatas litteras cum omnimoda devocione et diligencia quibus poterint, cantata primitus missa solenni speciali ac convocato populo subjecto, secundum vim, formam et effectum earundem publicent et declarant, ac solennes processiones in circuitu ecclesiarum suarum huiusmodi faciant, populumque huiusmodi ut ipsi ad defensionem catholice fidei et sancte legis evangelice juxta possibilitatem suam tam sanctam tamque piam expedicionem modis quibus possunt quam celerrime adjuvare et promovere festinent, benigno et devoto spiritu exhortentur, vosque monemus quatinus prefatas litteras in ecclesia vestra, etc., publicetis processionesque, etc., faciatis. Datum in manerio nostro de Lamehithe, duodecimo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxiii et nostre translacionis anno x.

Quarum quidem litterarum reverendissimarum auctoritate vobis, reverends pater, mandamus quatinus omnia et singula in ipsis litteris


[1] Printed in Wilkins' Concilia, III, p. 587 sq.

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A.D. 1464. apostolicis et dicti reverendissimi patris contenta quatenus vos civitatemque et diocesim vestras concernunt juxta formam et tenorem earundem exequi et execucioni debito demandare absque mora non differatis. Datum sub sigillo nostro Londoniis, quinto die Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxiiii, nostraque consecracionis xviii.

July 9.- Commission to the dean of Ludlow to hold an inquiry as to dilapidations at Stanton Lacy.

Nono die mensis Julii, anno Domini proximo supradicto emanavit commissio decano decanatus de Lodelowe ad inquirendum de et super defectibus mansi vicarie de Stauntone Lacy, Herefordensis diocesis, ad instanciam et peticionem domini Willelmi Mattes, capellani, vicarii ibidem, etc.

July 15.- An indulgence granted to benefactors of S. Michael's hospital near Monmouth.

Quintodecimo die mensis predicti apud Monnemouth dominus concessit quadraginta dies indulgencie cunctis suis subditis subsidia conferentibus hospitali sancti Michaelis, archangeli, prope ripam Waie quasi per spacium unius milliaris a villa de Monnemouth predicts infra diocesim Herefordensem fundato ob relevamen pauperum et infirmorum, dicta concessione ad beneplacitum concedentis tantum duratura.

The commissioners appointed to inquire into an alleged pollution of the close of the Cathedral, report to the bishop the particulars of an affray that took place in the precincts on July 5, when Richard Bolyon wounded Richard Nest, carpenter. The latter had pursued a chorister into the house of Thomas Downe, Bolyon's master.

{Fol. 67} Reverendo, etc., Johanni, etc., vestri humiles et devoti Ricardus, decanus ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, ac Johannes Baily, eiusdem ecclesie precentor, vestri in hac parte commissarii specialiter deputati, obedienciam et reverenciam tanto patri debitam cum honore. Litteras vestras reverandas nuper recepimus tenore subsequenti:- Johannes, etc., Ricardo Pede, decano, etc., ac Johanni Baily, etc., officiali nostro curie sive consistorii nostri, salutem. Quia fama publica referente ad nostrum pervenit auditum quod

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A.D. 1464. cimiterium nostre cathedralis predicte per injuriosam humani sanguinis effusionem pollutum existit, ad inquirendum igitur in forma juris de et super pollucione huiusmodi de omni violencia ea occasione in eodem facta, necnon de personis dictam nephariam violenciam temere committentibus modoque et forma eiusdem, ceterisque articulis hac parte consuetis et debitis, vocatis in hac parte jure vocandis, vobis tenore presencium committimus vices nostras cum, etc. Et quid, etc. Datum Herefordie sub sigillo nostro ad causas, decimo octavo die mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo quarto, etc. Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate nos, commissarii antedicti, die sabbati ultimo preterito in ecclesia cathedrali predicta in loco consistoriali ibidem pro tribunali sedentes ac de et super contentis in litteris vestris cognoscere volentes fecimus Ricardum Bolyon et Ricardum Neste, ut actores huiusmodi pollucionis nominatos et publice infamatos, ac alios ut in testes coram nobis judicialiter evocari. Quibus personaliter comparentibus, in defectu testium sufficiencium dictas partes principales primo et principaliter, mediis eorum juramentis, decrevimus fore examinandas et examinavimus in forma juris, vocatis primitus in hac parte de jure vocandis. Quarum parcium dicta et deposiciones una cum dictis et deposicionibus Ricardi, diaconi, testis unici in hac parte admissi, jurati et examinati, vestre dominacioni transmittimus per presentes sigillo officialis consistorii vestri signatas atque clausas. Dicta et deposiciones Ricardi Bolyon et Ricardi Neste necnon dicti Ricardi, diaconi, sequuntur et sunt hec:- Ricardus Bolyon, actor et auctor huius sceleris detestandi, et in defectu testium sufficiencium in hac parte requisitus, fama publica, in hac parte laborante, debite atque rite juratus et examinatus dicit quod quinto die Julii, anno millesimo CCCClxiiii, ipse existens in servicio magistri sui audivit rumorem in aula magistri sui inter quendam Ricardum Neste fugantem Willelmum Bruer, choristam, de cimiterio in aulam magistri, in quam aulam vidit dictum Ricardum Neste intrantem et exeuntem et quod dictus Willelmus, chorista, claudebat portam post ipsum, et facto intervallo aliquali deponens volens exire super negocio magistri sui reperiebat dictum Ricardum stantem extus eandem portam in cimiterio, et ipse deponens interrogabat ipsum ad quod ibidem staret; et ipse Ricardus Neste dixit quod verberaret dictum Willelmum, choristam, licet esset in presencia ipsius deponentis et magistri sui. Et tunc ipse deponens

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A.D. 1464. dixit ei quod recederet. Et tunc ipse Ricardus Neste minatus est percutare deponentem pugno et cum hoc ipse deponens cepit extrahere fixorium. Et tunc dictus Ricardus Neste accepit lapidem et projecit eum in dictum deponentem. Et tunc ipse deponens, ut dicit, evasit ictum lapidis defendendo cum fixorio. Et tunc Ricardus Neste volens [eras] accipere secundum lapidem. Et ipse deponens insequebatur eum cum fixorio extracto et percuciebat eum cum fixorio super humerum in cimiterio juxta murum lapideum ex parte occidentali dicte porte, et cuspis fixorii infixit caput eius et parvus sanguis emanavit et stillavit descendendo, per collum ipsius aperte. Et tunc ipse deponens dimisit eum et recessit ad {Fol. 67b} domum magistri sui ut dixit, etc. Ricardus Neste tanquam persona principalis et actor, ut dicitur, juratus et examinatus dicit quod nullo modo percussit Willelmum Bruer, choristam, sed dicit quod persequebatur eum usque ad portam domini Thome Downe animo insolente, non vero violente, nec infra portam intravit nisi cum uno pede, cui adtunc occurrebat Ricardus Bolyon et vocavit ipsum, Ricardum Neste, adstatim filium adulterum dicendo, cur persequeris puerum magistri mei? Tunc ipse deponens voluit accipere lapidem, et ipse dictus Ricardus Bolyon percussiebat eum in dorso cum suo fixorio, unde cecidit in terram et in resurgendo percussiebat bis in capite cum suo fixorio ad sanguinis effusionem et postea recessit, etc. Ricardus Smythe, diaconus in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, testis productus juratus et examinatus, dicit quod ipsemet stetit in porticu magistri Johannis Clone et vidit Willelmum Bruer, choristam, fugientem et Ricardum Neste ipsum insequentem usque ad portam domini Thome Downe, sed non vidit quod intravit portam, sed vidit Ricardum Bolyon insequentem ipsum Ricardum Neste cum fixorio extracto, et dictus Ricardus Neste quasi cecidit et in resurgendo dictus Ricardus Bolyon percussit ipsum super dorso [1] cum fixorio suo et deinde super humerum, [1] cum quo ictu cuspis fixorii tetigit caput dicti Ricardi Neste usque ad sanguinis effusionem, et deinde separati fuerunt per deponentem et alios, etc. Willelmus Bruer, chorista, interrogatus dicit quod Ricardus Neste, carpentarius, percussit eum bis, semel stando, alia vice incurrendo, apud portam domini Thome Downe.


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1464. July 31.- The bishop reconciles the burying ground of the Cathedral, and imposes appropriate penances on the offenders, whose quarrels have polluted it with bloodshed, and who are compelled to take part in the ceremony.

Memorandum quod penultimo die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto, reverendus, etc., Johannes, etc., cimiterium ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis injuriosa sanguinis effusione per quosdam Ricardum Bolion, familiarem et domesticum domini Thome Downe, canonici residenciarii ecclesie cathedralis predicte, ac Ricardum Neste, incolam civitatis Herefordie, pollutum seu violatum reconciliavit sumptibus et expensis decani et capituli ecclesie memorate, ipsis violatoribus juxta expressam recognicionem eorundem decani et capituli existentem in hac parte non solvendo. [1] Verum tamen priusquam dictus reverendus pater ad officium reconciliacionis cimiterii predicti processit, mandavit supradictis Ricardo Bolion et Ricardo Neste ut seipsos ad vestes suas lineas illico denudarent et se paratos efficerent ad portandum aquam ad opus huiusmodi reconciliacionis consecrandam et ad hoc maxima necessariam. Qui quidem Ricardus Bolion et Ricardus Neste post consecracionem aque et ceterarum in hac parte requisitarum de jure juxta mandatum huiusmodi, vestimentis suis lineis, videlicet camisiis et femoralibus, solummodo induti redierunt et ad preceptum reverendi patris antedicti totam aquam in ipso cimiterio tunc aspersam in quibusdam vasis inter se adinvicem partim in manibus et partim humeris circumtulerunt humiliter et cum omni mansuetudine, ut apparebat. Ac demum, reconciliacione cimiterii predicti canonice celebrata memoratus reverendus pater in navi ecclesie cathedralis pro tribunali sedens et in negocio correccionis ipsorum Ricardi Bolion et Ricardi Neste occasione pollucionis cimiterii predicti auctoritate ordinaria per viam notorii summarie et de plano procedere intendens, ipsos ad presenciam suam reverendam judicialiter fecit evocari. Quibus, videlicet Ricardo Bolion et Ricardo Neste, coram dicto reverendo patre ibidem personaliter comparentibus ac prestitis per eosdem ad mandatum prefati reverendi patris juramentis ad sancta Dei evangelia per eosdem sponte et corporaliter tacta de parendo juri et ecclesie ac ipsius reverendi patris mandatis et injuncionibus, prescriptus reverendus in Christo pater mandavit et injunxit eidem Ricardo Bolion sub debito juramenti sui huiusmodi quod in die dominica proxime extunc sequenti


[1] Sic.

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A.D. 1464. vestimentis suis exutus, camisia et toga dumtaxat exceptis, armicudium cum quo prefatum Ricardum Neste noscitur usque ad sanguinis effusionem percusisse sursum in manu sua gestans processionem circa ecclesiam cathedralem sepedictam more solito solempniter ordinatam antecederet humiliter et devote dictum armicudium ad feretrum sancti Thome, episcopi et confessoris, in eadem ecclesia tempore antiphone ibidem solite decantari publice et liberaliter offerendo. Necnon prefato Ricardo Neste sub debito sacramenti sui in hac parte superius, ut prefertur, prestiti injungendo mandavit quod die, loco et tempore supradictis ac modo consimili quo Ricardo Bolion incedere mandabatur, quandam solidam massam {Fol. 68} cere similitudinem et quantitatem lapidis cum quo dicebatur prefatum Ricardum incussisse humiliter offeret et devote. Et ideo tam levis penitencia publica ipsis est injuncta ob consideracionem humilitatis ipsorum sacrilegorum circa officium reconciliacionis cimiterii sepedicti impense et exhibite, retenta tamen facultate injungendi eisdem asperiorem penitenciam publicam pro excessibus suis huiusmodi, si ipsam penitenciam superius injunctam non curarent adimplere. Insuper injunctum extitit violatoribus supradictis per prefatum reverendum patrem sub debito sacramentorum supradictorum cum ad pinguiorem fortunam pervenirent quod effectualiter satisfacerent decano et capitulo ecclesie cathedralis de sumptibus suis et expensis quos ipsi circa procuracionem domini munus reconciliacionis huiusmodi impendentis exposuisse constaret. Presentibus et circumstantibus tunc et ibidem tempore processus huiusmodi in navi ecclesie sepedicte habiti et exerciti magistro Ricardo Pede, decano; magistro Johanne Baily, precentore; et magistris Johanne Grene, Ricardo Rudhale, Roberto Jordane, Roberto Tarry, Roberto Geffrey, ac Johanne Greneway, necnon dominis Johanne Persones et Hugone Ragone ac eciam Edmundo Audeley, ipsius ecclesie cathedralis canonicis, et premissa fieri videntibus et audientibus nulloque modo contradicentibus sed ea ut apparuit tacite approbantibus, ac eciam presenciam suam circa predicta adhibentibus clericis et ministris ecclesie sepedicte, necnon honorabili Jacobo Meye, maiore, multisque magnatibus de comparibus suis ac civibus et aliis incolis plurimis civitatis Herefordie antedicte.

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A.D. 1461. Aug. 1.- Commission to the dean of Stottesdon to collect the income of the vacant church of Billingsley.

Primo die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto apud Bosebury emanavit commissio decano et apparitori decanatus de Stottesdone, Herefordensis diocesis, colligendum fructus, decimas et proventus ad ecclesiam parochialem Billingesley vacantem qualitercumque pertinentes, et ad reddendum inde compotum pro loco et tempore opportunis.

Aug 1.- Grant of an indulgence to contributors to the repair of a bridge over the Severn at Bewdley.

Item eisdem die et loco dominus concessit quadraginta dies indulgencie cunctis subditis et parochianis suis qui de bonis sibi a Deo collatis conferrent caritatis subsidia construccionem et refeccionem pontis constructi ultra Sabrinam ad opus transeuncium apud Beaudeley, Herefordensis diocesis.

{Fol. 69b} Aug. 31.- The resignation of John Walkere, prior of Wormesley priory, tendered by him in person in the chapter house et Hereford, is accepted by the bishop. [1]

Oct. 6.- Admonition to the vicar of Stokesay to make good dilapidations of his chancel and vicarage house.

Item sexto die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto emanarunt littere monitorie et patentes sub sigillo domini ad causas directe domino Roberto, vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis de Stoke Saye, Herefordensis diocesis, ad reparandum seu reficiendum cancellum ecclesie predicte et domos vicarie ibidem que ut dicebatur ruinositatem et deformitatem notariam paciebantur, infra duos menses a tempore huius monicionis sibi continue numerandos sub pena sequestracionis fruccuum et obvencionum predicte ecclesie et vicarie qualitercumque pertinencium qui ad refeccionem huiusmodi defeccuum poterunt sufficere.


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1464. Oct. 12.- Commission to William Hemmyng and David Stevenes to conduct the purgation of John Roche, a clerk convicted of theft by the king's justices, and in case he can prove his innocence to set him at liberty.

Johannes, etc., magistris Willelmo Hemmyng et David Stevenes salutem, etc. Cum sacri canones et jura regni Anglie et eius consuetudo laudabilis dictent libertatem ecclesiasticam inviolabiliter observari et clericos, si coram judicibus secularibus convincantur, coram ordinariis seu commissariis eorundem liberandos esse pariter et tradendos, et quia, ut accepimus, quidam Johannes Roche, alias dictus Taillour, nuper de Dymmoke, in comitatu Gloucestrie, taillour, coram justiciariis domini nostri regis nuper convictus, de et super eo quod idem Johannes simul cum aliis venit apud Gorsteley, in comitatu Herefordie, die Lune proximo post festum sancte Katerine, anno regni regis Henrici sexti post conquestum tricesimo octavo et ibidem xx quarteria frumenti precii sex marcarum, x quarteria ordei precii xxxiii s. iiii d. et unum sparrum precii xl s., de bonis et catallis Thome Brugge tunc et ibidem inventa felonice furatus {Fol. 70} fuit, in nostris carceribus Herefordie detinetur, ac ex parte eiusdem nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum quatinus super huiusmodi crimine ei ut prefertur imposite sibi purgacionem canonicam, quam se prestare posse asserit, dignaremur indicere, et ulterius in forma juris ad ipsius liberacionem procedere curaremus, vobis conjunctim et divisim, de quorum fidelitate, etc., factis primitus proclamacionibus publicis in hac parte consuetis in ecclesiis et mercatis et aliis locis ubi dictus Johannes fuit conversatus, et presertim ubi dictum crimen sibi impositum extiterat, ad procedendum super purgacione ipsius et indicendum eidem purgacionem canonicam, servatis in hac parte omnibus de jure servandis et vocatis vocandis, et si in eventu de huiusmodi crimine canonice se purgaverit juxta exigenciam plene liberandum eundem a carceribus nostris omniaque alia, etc., committimus vices nostras cum, etc. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum apud Bosebury, sub sigillo nostro ad causas duodecimo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo quarto, etc.

Oct. 18.- Foundation of a chantry in Lugwardine church by William Stourtone, clerk, whose regulations the bishop approves on October 20.

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quorum noticiam presentes littere pervenerint Willelmus Stourtone, clericus, salutem in omnium

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A.D. 1464. Salvatore. Inter singula pietatis opera divineque majestatis obsequia corruscant missarum solempnia ut Lucifer inter stellas, cum in hiis ad remissionem peccaminum patri immoletur filius nomine redemcionis salutaris hostia per quam non solum vivis meritum set et ab Altissimo cui soli competit medicinum prestare post mortem impetrantur suffragia resolutis. Hinc est quod ego, prefatus Willelmus Stourtone, premissa diligenter attendens tam de licencia metuendissimi principis et domini nostri, domini Edwardi, regis, etc., quam consensu et auctoritate reverendi, etc., Johannis, etc., loci diocesani, ac aliorum quorum de jure regni aut alias de consuetudine eiusdem consensus requiritur in hac parte prius habitis, et obtentis, in honore sancte et individue Trinitatis ac beatissime Marie, virginis, matris Jesu Christi, et sancte Anne, genetricis eiusdem, omniumque sanctorum, ad divini cultus augmentum meique superstitis et aliorum infrascriptorum vivencium bonum statum et gracie incrementum, ac mei defuncti anime mee et parentum meorum ac ceterorum subscriptorum defunctorum suffragium perpetuum ac refrigium et quietem, cantariam perpetuam de uno capellano ad altare sancte Trinitatis, beatissime Marie, sancteque Anne, et omnium sanctorum in ecclesia parochiali de Lugwardyne cunctis futuris temporibus divina celebraturo facio, erigo, fundo, et stabilio per presentes, ad cuius capellani ac successorum suorum canonice intrancium sustentacionem certa terras et tenementa, prata, pascua, et pasturas cum suis pertinenciis, de quibus licencia regia supradicta fit mencio specialis, huiusmodi cantarie habenda et tenenda in perpetuum sub modis et formis subsequentibus do, approprio, et concedo eciam per presentes. In primis volo, ordino, et concedo quod ordinacio, nominacio, admissio, presentacio, collacio, et institucio capellani in ipsa cantaria celebraturi post obitum mei, dicti Willelmi Stourtone, pro perpetuo spectet et spectare debeat ad reverendum, etc., etc., Johannem, Dei gracia episcopum Herefordensem et ipsius successores, dicti loci episcopos, temporibus suis successores in perpetuum pleno jure, et nominetur vulgariter "William Stourtone's Chauntrie", ita quod Thomas Adies sit primus capellanus per predictum reverendum patrem in dicta cantaria canonice instituendus et ad mandatum dicti reverendi patris per vicarium perpetuum ipsius ecclesie de Lugwardine in corporalem possessionem dicte cantarie cum suis juribus et pertinenciis realiter iuducendus, ita quod ante huiusmodi induccionem sic quoquo modo faciendam idem Thomas Adies,

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A.D. 1464. capellanus, juret ad sancta Dei evangelia per ipsum corporaliter {Fol. 70b} tacta coram dicto reverendo patre de pleno et fideliter observando modum et formam huiusmodi ordinacionis mee inferius plenius descripte pro omni tempore quo capellanus ibidem extiterit. Et simili modo volo et ordino quod omnes capellani post ipsum in dicta cantaria, per me seu per prefatum reverendum patrem et ipsius successores de cetero ordinandi, preficiendi, et instituendi in eadem modo simili per predicte ecclesie vicarium in possessionem ipsius cantarie inducantur ac consimile juramentum coram me vivente et me defuncto coram episcopis supradictis seu eorum vicariis generalibus immediate post eorum instituciones et ante quamcumque induccionem prestent omnino corporale suis successivis temporibus. Item volo, statuo, et dispono quod predictus Thomas, capellanus, per dictum reverendum patrem juxta voluntatem mei sepefati Willelmi Stourtone, in dicta cantaria canonice instituendum singulis diebus ad predictum altare in dicta ecclesia de Lugwardyne divina celebret, videlicet singulis diebus dominicis missam de Jesu cuius officium incipit, In nomine Jesu, aut de die, singulis diebus Lune dicat missam pro defunctis aut de die, pro bono statu Cristianissimi principis regis Edwardi quarti, Walteri Devereux, militis, domini Ferrers, et Anne uxoris eiusdem, dicti Willelmi Stourtone, et pro animabus Ricardi Wallewayne et Johanne, uxoris sue, et pro animabus omnium fidelium defunctorem, singulis diebus Mercurii dicat missam cuius officium incipit Salus populi, vel de die aut prout dispositus fuerit, et quod ad celebrandum, quatenus humana fragilitas permittit, se virtuose et canonice disponat. Item volo, ordino, et dispono quod predictus Thomas Adies, capellanus, et omnes successores sui, dicte cantarie capellani, habeat et habeant eorum singuli unam tabulam supra medium altaris supradicti remanentem in qua quidem tabula nomina subscripta, cum textualibus litteris scripta, ad orandum pro eisdem ad quamlibet missam inibi temporibus futuris celebrandam publice scribantur et notentur, videlicet pro bono statu et prospera felicitate Edwardi guarti, regis Anglie, Walteri Devereux, militis, domini Ferrers, et Anne uxoris eius, Johannis Walford et Isabelle, uxoris sue, Willelmi Stourtone, pro anima Ricardi Walleweyne et Johanne, uxoris eius, e animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum. Item volo, ordino, et statuo quod prefatus Thomas Adies, capellanus, pro tempore suo et eciam successores sui pro temporibus teneatur et teneantur eorum singuli singulis annis in

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A.D. 1461. festo Vitalis, martyris, in capella antedicta obitum prefati Willelmi Stourtone, dicte cantarie fundatoris, et parentum suorum, necnon obitum Ricardi Walleweyne et Johanne uxoris eius, Johannis Walford et Isabelle, uxoris eius, faciant celebrari, quinque solidos et decem denarios sterlingorum in ipso obitu inter vicarium ac clericum et pulsatores et in cereis ac inter Christi pauperes ipsius parochie ipso die distribuendo, ita quod dictus vicarius si interfuerit habeat octo denarios, videlicet pro exequiis et missa quattuor denarios, et pro inveniendo duos cereos et pro oblacione quattuor denarios, et clerico ecclesie ibidem duos denarios, et pulsatoribus sero et in die ad missam obitus duodecim denarios, residuo vero dictorum quinque solidorum Christi pauperibus ipsius parochie discrete erogando. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod dictus Thomas Adies, capellanus, et omnes et singuli successores sui singulis diebus dominicis solempnibus et festivis matutinis, vesperis primis et secundis in choro atque missis principalibus ad summum altare ibidem celebrandis superpellicio indutus intersit, et sic intersint omnes et singuli successores sui in eadem, et quod singulis diebus profestis predictis Thomas Adies pro tempore suo et omnes successores sui missas in dicta capella ad predictum altare dicere et celebrare teneantur et teneatur quilibet eorum. Item volo et ordino quod prenominatus Thomas Adies et successores sui pro temporibus suis domos, et edificia ipsius cantarie bene et competenter reparabunt et manutenebunt. Item volo, ordino, et statuo quod nec predictus Thomas Adies, capellanus, nec successores sui huiusmodi domos, edificia, terras arabiles, prata, pascua et pasturas ullo modo alienet seu alienent, vel alicui in grave dampnum seu nocumentum ipsius cantarie ad firmam tradat seu tradant, seu alias concedat aut concedant, sub pena privacionis eiusdem absque restitucione de gracia ad eandem. Item volo et ordino quod dictus Thomas Adies, capellanus, ac omnes et singuli {Fol. 71} successores sui, continuam teneatur et teneantur residenciam, salvo tempore subscripto ei et eis indulto, et hoc sub pena privacionis cantarie predicte. Item volo et ordino quod si predictus Thomas Adies aut aliquis successoribus suis fuerit aut sit communis venator seu alias notorie criminosus, postquam fuerit per reverendum patrem, episcopum Herefordensem pro tempere existentem, canonice monitus ut desistat et non destiterit, quod tunc per ipsum episcopum amoveatur et privetur eadem et alteri conferatur per eundem. Item volo, ordino, atque consencio quod

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A.D. 1469. sepedictus Thomas Adies, capellanus, et quilibet de successoribus suis habeat et habere libere valeat singulis annis quattuor ebdomadas ad sui recreacionem seu peregrinacionem, continue vel utiliter ad sui libitum, prout melius placebit eisdem, salvo michi Willelmo Stourtone hanc meam ordinacionem et voluntatem jure et potestate corrigendi et mutandi et ad eandem addendi seu subtrahendi ab eadem, si michi de cetero de consilio peritorum hoc visum fuerit faciendum. In cuius testimonium, etc., sigillum officialis consistorii Herefordensis presentibus apponi procuravi. Et nos Johannes Bailey, officialis consistorii predicti, ad personalem et specialem rogatum supradicti Willelmi Stourtone sigillum officialitatis consistorii antedicti presentibus apposuimus. Datum apud Herefordiam decimo octavo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo quarto. Et nos, Johannes, etc., considerantes quod dies et actus hominum indesinenter labuntur et nimia velocitate transcurrunt, quapropter quod divino intuitu ad honorem Dei omnipotentis et divini cultus augmentum pia fidelium devocio contulerit provida est sollicitudine observandum et cartarum munimine confirmandum, unde nos favore volentes prosequi graciose predictam donacionem, appropriacionem, et ordinacionem factas in forma supradicta ad honorem Dei et ecclesie utilitatem auctoritate nostra ordinaria confirmamus, approbamus, et quantum in nobis est stabilimus pro perpetuo presencium per tenorem. In cuius rei, etc. Datum quoad confirmacionem nostram, Johannis episcopi antedicti, apud Bosebury, vicesimo die mensis Octobris supradicti et anno prelibato, etc.

Nov. 13.- The bishop confirms the election of John Seys to be prior of Wormesley.

{Fol. 72} Johannes, etc., universis, etc., salutem, etc. Noverit universitas vestra quod nos in quodam negocio examinacionis eleccionis de fratre, Johanni Seys, canonico regulari religiose domus sive prioratus de Wormesley, ordinis sancti Augustini sub regula sancti Victoris, nostra Herefordensis diocesis, in priorem eiusdem prioratus electo legitime procedentes, servatis in hac parte servandis, sentenciam {Fol. 72b} confirmatoriam diffinitivam seu decretum nostrum tulimus in hec verba:- In Dei nomine, Amen. Nos, Johannes, etc., in negocio examinacionis eleccionis, etc., legitime procedentes, quia per actus et inactitatus in ipsa eleccione et circa eam productos et exhibitos coram nobis in hac parte invenimus dictam eleccionem canonice

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A.D. 1464. celebratam, igitur nos, Johannes, antedictus episcopus, eleccionem huiusmodi de prefato fratre Johanne sic, ut prefertur, in priorem prioratus de Wormesley prelibata factam canonice et juxta formam juris celebratam auctoritate nostra ordinaria et diocesana confirmamus, colladaumus, et approbamus, ipsumque fratrem Johannem Seys, priorem prioratus de Wormesley, canonice instituimus et eidem prioratui de fratre Johanne providemus, administracionemque bonorum spiritualium et temporalium ipsius prioratus cum juribus, etc., ac curam animarum omnium et singulorum eiusdem prioratus, memorato fratri Johanni Seys committimus, ipsumque Johannem in corporalem possessionem prioratus predicti cum juribus, etc., canonice inducendum et realiter induci ac installari in eodem decernimus in hiis scriptis. In quorum, etc. Datum Herefordie, tercio decimo die mensis Novembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxiiii, etc. Et eisdem die et loco scriptum fuit decano decanatus loci ad installandum priorem antedictum, etc., recepto tamen primitus ab eodem juramento canonice obediencie in forma consueta.

Sept. 16.- The vicar of Dilwyn requests and obtains an inquiry as to the amount of his portion as vicar.

{Fol. 73b} Sextodecimo die mensis Septembris, anno supradicto emanavit commissio ad instanciam Willelmi Strangford, vicarii perpetui ecclesie parochialis de Dilewyne, directa magistris Johanni Grenewey, commissario generali, et Willelmo Rawlyns, vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis de Welingtone, ad inquirendum in forma juris, vocatis primitus quorum [interest], de et super vero valore annuo porcionis predicti vicarii de Dilewyne ad effectum augmentacionis eiusdem secundum juris exigenciam faciende, si nimis asset exilis, et certificandum de inventis in huiusmodi inquisicione pro loco et tempore opportunis.

A.D. 1465. Aug. 3.- Joanna, relict of Robert Grendour, varies and corrects the rules of the chantry and school at Newland in accordance with powers reserved to her as foundress. [1]

{Fol. 74} Universis, etc., Johanna, nuper relicta Roberti Greindour, armigeri, defuncti, modo vero uxor Johannis Barre, militis, salutem in auctore salutis. Cum inter singula, opera pietatis missarum


[1] See p. 21 sq.

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A.D. 1465. solempnia, etc., [1] hinc est quod ego, Johanna premissa, ingenti meditacione pensans tam de licencia metuendissimi principis Henrici sexti quam de consensu et assensu reverendi, etc., Thome, Herefordensis episcopi, in honore sanctissime et individue Trinitatis, etc., ad cultus divini augmentum animarumque parentum meorum perpetuum suffragium, cantariam perpetuam de uno capellano, in arte grammaticali competenter erudito, ad altare sancti Johannis Baptiste et sancti Nicholai in ecclesia parochiali omnium sanctorum de Newelond, etc., quam cantariam Roberti Greindour cunctis futuris temporibus nuncupari volui et decrevi, nuper erexi, feci, fundavi et stabilivi. Post cuius quidem cantarie ereccionem et fundacionem dominus Johannes Clifford in sacerdocio constitutus ad presentacionem mei, prefate Johanne, per dominum episcopum antedictum anno Domini millesimo CCCCxl sexto ad dictam cantariam fuit admissus et primus capellanus in eadem canonice institutus, qui ad observandum omnia et singula in fundacione dicta cantarie per me statuta ad sancta Dei evangelia prestitit corporale juramentum. Quarum quidem fundacionis et ordinacionis data est, apud Newlond, vicesimo primo die mensis anno Domini millesimo CCCCxl quinto, etc. In quibus fundacione et ordinacione easdem reformandi, corrigendi, declarandi, interpretandi, seu mutandi, eisdemque addendi, vita michi comite, potestatem plenariam reservavi, prout ex tenore earundem liquet. Cuius potestatis pretextu postmodum tempore domini Willelmi Cobirley, capellani, successoris dicti Johannis Clifford, dictam ordinacionem quoad quedam in ipsa statuta ex certis causis racionabilibus me ad hoc moventibus duxi reformandam, consimili potestate de qua supra, michi, dum in rebus agerem humanis, nichilominus reservata, prout ex tenore reformacionis huiusmodi cuius data est, apud Newlond, mensis Januarii die vicesimo anno Domini millesimo CCCCliii, etc., apparet evidenter. Verum quia juxta canonicas sancciones non debet reprehensibile judicari si juxta varietatem temporum statuta quoque varientur humana, presertim cum urgens necessitas vel evidens utilitas id exposcat, quoniam ipso Deus ex hiis quo in veteri testamento statuerat nonnulla mutavit in novo, igitur ego, prefata Johanna, necessitate et utilitate michi in hac parte notorie suadentibus, reformacionem huiusmodi predicte ordinacionis cantarie prelibate jam secundo quoad quedam in eadem contenta moderari et reformare, prout sequitur, censui et decrevi. In primis volo et constituo quod


[1] As on p. 21.

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A.D. 1465. Willelmus Philippes, capellanus modernus cantarie predicte, et singuli successores sui, capellani in eadem, informent, doceant, et gubernent, vel exhibeant suis propriis sumptibus et expensis unum scholarem sive litteratum sciencia grammaticali competenter eruditum in quodam manso vocato Blakebroke juxta ecclesiam de Newlond pro habitacione capellani cantarie predicte pro tempore existentis per me properpetuo deputato vice et loco suis ad informandum, docendum et gubernandum quoscumque ad villam de Newlond causa {Fol. 74b} erudicionis venientes, as ingulis qui alphabeta, matutinas et psalteria addiscunt quattuor denarios ad manus, et de singulis aliis grammaticam addiscentibus octo denarios ad manus quolibet anni termino pro stipendio capiendo. Item volo, ordino, et constituo quod regimen et doctrina dictarum scholarum nullo tempore anni cessabunt nisi a sabbato ante dominicam in ramis palmarum, etc., [1] et quod idem Willelmus Philippes et successores sui faciant omnes scholares suos instructos vel scientes quolibet die ante horam novenam et ante exitum eorum ad prandium dicere hunc psalmum, Deus misereatur nostri, et oracionem dominicam in honore Domini nostri, Jesu Christi, cum salutacione angelica ad laudem beatissime Virginis, matris sue, et pro anima Roberti, nuper viri mei, et pro bono statu meo dum vixero et anima mea cum ab hac luce migravero, et pro animis omnium fidelium defunctorum, et quod eciam faciant predictos scholares, ut predicitur, scientes quolibet die post nonam et ante eorum exitum ad cenam dicere genibus flexis hanc antiphonam, Sancta Maria, virgo, intercede, etc. [1] Et quandocumque cantaria predicta per mortem Willelmi Philippes, etc., seu alia causa legitima vacare contigerit, infra tres menses post vacacionem huiusmodi, etc., ego prefata Johanna, durante vita mea, et post decessum meum, nepos predicti Roberti Greindour, videlicet Willelmus Walweyne durante vita sua, et post decessum eius heredes corpore suo legitime procreati, et hutusmodi exitu deficiente abbas monasterii de Flaxeley qui pro tempore fuerit habeam, habeat et habeant jus presentandi, etc. Et si ego, et heredes mei, etc., infra tres menses superius assignatos ad eandem cantariam presentare neglexerimus, extunc presentacio ad cantariam huiusmodi priori et conventui de Llanthonia juxta Gloucestriam, dummodo infra mensem extunc sequentem capellanum, prout superius expressatur, presentent, competat illa vice, salvo tamen jure mei, etc. Item volo et ordino quod prefatus Willelmus Phillippes et singuli


[1] As on p. 23.

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A.D. 1465. successores sui orent specialiter pro bono et salubri statu mei, {Fol. 75} prefate Johanne, et pro bono statu Johannis Barre, militis, mariti mei, Willelmi Walleweine, nepotis Roberti Greindour, Johannis Tiptot, comitis Wigornie, dum vixerimus, et pro animabus nostris cum ab hac Luce migraverimus, et animabus Roberti Greindour, domine Elizabethe, nuper comitisse Wigornie, filie predicti Roberti et mei, prefate Johanne, Johannis Greindour patris, militis, et Marione, matris eiusdem Roberti, et Isabelle quo fuit uxor eiusdem Johannis, Thome Rigge, armigeri, patris et Katerine, uxoris eius, matris mei, et domine Johanne Lichefeld, Reginaldi West, nuper domini la Warre, Johannis Bittone, militis, senioris, et domine Hawisie, quondam uxoris eius, Johannis Bittone, militis, junioris, avi mei, predicte Johanne, et domine Isabelle uxoris eius, domine Alicie Scurye, Johannis Sergeaunt, Walteri Hurst et Johanne uxoris eius, ac animabus consanguineorum, amicorum et benefactorum eiusdem Roberti et mei, Johanne antedicte, et illorum qui manus adjutrices ad cantariam illam sustentandum porrexerint in futuro, necnon animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum, et quod missam celebrent cotidie pro eisdem, si ad hoc dispositi fuerint. Idem volo et ordino quod Willelmus Philippes et singuli successores sui cum primo ecclesiam introierint ad monumentum predicti Roberti accedant et dicant hunc psalmum, De profundis clamavi, etc., cum collecta, Inclina Domine aurem tuam, pro anima eiusdem Roberti, et deinde alta voce ac intelligibili ac in vulgari lingua dicant clausulam subsequentem:- Anime Roberti Greindour, Johanne uxoris sue, et anime omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Jesu Christi in pace requiescant. Item volo et ordino quod predictus Willelmus Philippes et successores sui celebrent continue missam ad altare predictum, proviso semper quod {Fol. 75b} in festo sancti Edmundi regis, etc., etc. [1] Volo insuper et ordino quod predictus Willelmus Philippes, etc., qualibet die in introitu misse sue ibidem in publica cleri et populi audiencia dicant voce submissa sub istis verbis: For the good state of Sir John Barre, knight, and Dame Jane his Wife, William Walleweine, John, erle of Worcetre, and specialle for the soule of Robert Greindour and Dame Isabelle, Elizabeth, late countesse of Worcetre, his doghtre, and for the soule of John Greindour, etc., and for the soules of al the kynred and good frendes of the seide Dame Jane and Robert Greindour, and for the lifes and soules of al the


[1] As on p. 25.

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A.D. 1465. good helpers of this chauntrie and for al cristien soules, Pater noster, Ave Maria. Et deinde dicant hunc psalmum, etc. [1] Item statuo et ordino quod non liceat predicto Willelmo Philippes nec alicui successorum suorum curam animarum extra ecclesiam de Newlond voluntarie officiare vel alicui officio vel servicio infra vel extra eandem ecclesiam deservire ita quod ab observacione ordinacionis nostre supra cantariam predictam superius et inferius expressate quoquo modo impediatur ultra unam septimanam continuam vel unum mensem discontinuum in quolibet anno, quod si secus factum fuerit per predictum Willelmum seu aliquem successorum suorum, extunc cantaria vacet ipso facto, proviso tamen quod possint et valeant, quandocumque vicario ecclesie parochialis de Newlond necessario absente vel legitime impedito, vices predicti vicarii in omnibus ipsum contingentibus ad ipsius rogatum sive interpellacionem libere adimplere. Item volo et statuo quod predictus Willelmus et successores sui habitant in manso antedicto, Blakebroke commnniter nuncupato, et non alibi, quod si aliter fecerint, cantaria vacet ipso facto, et ulterius dictum mansum et domos ac clausuras ibidem bene et competenter reparent et manuteneant quociens et quando necesse fuerit sumptibus suis propriis, in quo si per duos menses continuos a tempore monicionis eis per eorum ordinarium canonice facte reperti fuerint culpabiles et nimium negligentes, extunc cantaria vacet ipso facto. Volo insuper et ordino quod liceat Willelmo Philippes et successoribus suis per sex septimanas continuas vel discontinuas in anno se absentare ex causa recreacionis vel alia causa honesta, quandocumque idem capellanus predictum tempus duxerit eligendum, dummodo predicta scola, bene et diligenter interim gubernetur et {Fol. 76} custodiatur, ita quod in nullo festo principali se absentet nisi causa peregrinacionis seu alia causa racionabili, proviso semper quod tempore absencie sue dicant pro animabus supradictis omnia obsequia supradicta, si potuerint. Item statuo quod predicti, etc., visitentur, etc., et quod si super crimine incontinencie, etc. [2] Item volo quod predicti omnia vestimenta, etc. [2] Et si propter senectutem, {Fol. 76b} etc., proviso semper quod si aliquis heredum, etc. [3] Item volo et constituo quod non liceat prefato Willelmo aut alicui successorum suorum aliqua messuagia, terras seu tenementa cantarie predicte alicui tradere, concedere, dimittere, seu statum facere ultra terminum vite unius, duarum, vel trium personarum, vel quadraginta annorum


[1] As on p. 27.
[2] As on p. 28.
[3] As on p. 29.

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A.D. 1465. tantum per indenturas faciendum, et quod illi manuteneant, etc. Predicta autem statuta corrigendi, etc., michi reservo, etc. Datum apud Newlond predictam tercio die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo quarto, anno vero regni domini nostri regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum quinto. Et ego prefatus Willelmus Philippes, capellanus cantarie predicte, auditis et plene intellectis omnibus et singulis supradictis, plena eciam et matura deliberacione prehabita, omnibus et singulis que in hac parte requiruntur concurrentibus, premissa omnia et singula, quantum in me, certifico, confirmo, et approbo, meque et omnes successores meos ad conservacionem omnium et singulorum premissorum obligo cunctis temporibus futuris et teneri fateor ad premissa. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum dicte cantarie presentibus similiter apposui. Et ego vero Ricardus Dobyns, vicarius {Fol. 77} ecclesie de Newlond ad premissa consencio, etc. Et nos, Johannes, episcopus, etc., laudabile propositum, etc., approbamus, etc. [1] Datum Herefordie, octavo die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCC sexagesimo quinto et nostre translacionis anno tercio decimo.

Nov. 16.- Commission to the dean of Weston to assess the dilapidations of the rectory of Sutton S. Nicholas.

{Fol. 77b} Vicesimo sexto die mensis Novembris, anno Domini supradicto, ad peticionem domini Rogeri Bithewey, rectoris ecclesie parochialis de Suttone sancti Nicholai, Herefordensis diocesis, [commissio fuit] facta decano decanatus de Westone ad inquirendum in forma juris de defectibus quos dominus Walterus ap Willym, nuper rector ecclesie huiusmodi et dicti domini Rogeri in eadem predecessor immediatus, in cancello ibidem, ac domibus, edificiis et clausuris mansi rectoris ecclesie predicte, quorum defeccuum reparacio ad ipsum dominum Walterum, dum vixit, pertinuit, mortis sue tempore dimisit incorrectos, ut asserebatur, et de inventis in hac parte per inquisicionem huiusmodi debite certificandum, etc.

A.D. 1466. Jan. 2.- Appointment of John Devereux to be bailiff of the liberty of the bishop's temporalities.

{Fol. 78} Omnibus, etc., Johannes, etc., salutem. Sciat universitas vestra quod nos ordinavimus, constituimus et fecimus, prout in


[1] As on p. 32.

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A.D. 1466. hiis scriptis ordinamus, etc., dilectum nobis filium, Johannem Devereux, armigerum, ballivum nostrum de libertate seu franchesia temporalium episcopatus nostri Herefordensis, vulgariter nuncupatum, the byshoppes baily errant, ad faciendum, exercendum et expediendum bene et fideliter omnia et singula ad officium ballivi nostri ab antiquo spectancia, necnon reddendum plenum et fidelem compotum annis singulis coram auditoribus nostris de receptis per eum pro nobis seu nomine nostro racione officii sui huiusmodi nos quovismodo contingentibus, et ipsa sic recepta nobis integraliter persolvendum, ac domino nostro regi de debitis ad ipsum infra huiusmodi libertatem nostram qualitercumque pertinentibus et per dictum ballivum nostrum aut per alium seu per alios nomine suo levatis et receptis fideliter respondendum, et nos in ea parte indempnes conservandum, prout ad premissa bene et fideliter perimplenda idem Johannes Devereux tactis sacrosanctis evangeliis Dei coram nobis corporale prestitit juramentum, recipiendo de nobis annuatim nomine feodi seu stipendii pro fideli exercicio officii sui centum solidos bone et legalis monete Anglie solvendos ad duos anni terminos usuales durante termino quo ipsum Johannem continget huiusmodi officium ex hac concessione nostra tenere et occupare. Quod quidem officium sibi quamdiu nobis placuerit duximus concedendum presenti scripto concessionis nostre, ultra beneplacitum nostrum minime valiture. Quocirca vobis omnibus et singulis subditis et tenentibus nostris firmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus eidem Johanni Devereux in hiis que debitam execucionem officii sui concernunt sitis attendentes et auxiliantes debite, ut tenemini. In quorum, etc. Datum in manerio de Bosebury, secundo die mensis Januarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClx, quinto, et anno regni regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum quinto.

Jan. 30.- Mandate to all persons with a cure to publish in their churches the indulgences granted to benefactors of S. John's hospital, Ludlow, if requested by the prior of the hospital to do so.

{Fol. 78b} Eodem die supradicto reverendus pater mandavit per litteras suas sigillo suo ad causas sigillatas universis et singulis ecclesiarum curatis per diocesim suam firmiter injungendo quatinus ad congruam requisicionem prioris hospitalis sancti Johannis Baptiste de Ludlowe, Herefordensis diocesis, publicarent in ecclesiis suis clero et populo

112 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1466. indulgencias concessas olim a sanctis patribus visitatoribus et benefactoribus dicti hospitalis, ac ulterius idem reverendus pater concessit quadraginta dies indulgenciarum dictum hospitale pie et ex causa devocionis visitantibus et eidem caritatis subsidia conferentibus, legantibus aut quovismodo assignantibus, et ea sic fieri procurantibus, tociens quociens premissa aut ipsorum aliquod duxerint faciendum, una cum ratificacione et confirmacione omnium indulgenciarum prius rite concessarum et extunc legitime concedendarum.

Feb. 28.- Commission to the bishop of Kildare to reconcile the burying ground at Mansel Lacy.

Eodem die emanavit commissio directa reverendo in Christo patri et domino, domino Galfrido, Dei gracia Darensi episcopo, ad reconciliandum cimiterium ecclesie parochialis de Maunshul Lacy per injuriosam humani sanguinis effusionem pollutum.

Mar. 1.- Grant of the administration of the goods of Richard Dorling, of Cleobury Mortimer, to his widow and another.

Primo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, commissa fuit administracio bonorum Ricardi Dorling de parochia de Cleobury Mortymer, Herefordensis diocesis, ab intestato decedentis, Johanna, relicte eiusdem, et Willelmo Budde, de eodem parochia.

Mar. 3.- Grant of an indulgence to helpers of the restoration of the church and belfry of Yarkhill.

{Fol. 79} Eisdem die et loco [1] dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie cuilibet subditorum suorum et aliorum quorum diocesani, etc., qui ad reparacionem ecclesie parochialis et campanilis de Yarkhulle pias elemosinas et grata subsidia erogaverit, dicta concessione post annum continue numerandum a data eiusdem minime valitura.

Mar. 4.- Commission to John Grenewey to assess the dilapidations at Stretton in the Dale.

Quarto die mensis supradicti, anno Domini et loco prelibatis ad supplicacionem domini Willelmi Hugyns, rectoris ecclesie parochialis


[1] I.e., Bosbury.

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A.D. 1436. de Stratton in le Dale, emanavit commissio directa magistro Johanni Greneway, commissario domini generali, ad inquirendum de defectibus cancelli dicte ecclesie et domorum habitacionis predicti rectoris ibidem per incuriam magistri David Halliwelle, nuper rectoris ecclesie antedicte, et ipsius domini Willelmi predecessoris immediati, incorrectis, ut dicitur, dimissis, cum certis circumstanciis huiusmodi negocium tangentibus, et certificandum dominum de eo quod faceret in ea parte.

Mar. 30.- Richard Pede is empowered to hear and decide the nullity suit brought by Matilda Swinfen against Richard Grenewey.

{Fol. 79b} Antepenultimo die mensis Marcii, reverendus pater, episcopus Herefordensis, commisit vices suas per litteras suas patentes sigillo suo ad causas sigillatas magistro Ricardo Pede, decano ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, ad cognoscendum et procedendum in quadam causa divorcii seu nullitatis matrimonii qua inter Matildam Swynfen, mulierem Wygorniensis diocesis, partem actricem pretensam ex parte una, et Ricardum Greneway, virum Herefordensis diocesis, partem ream pretensam ex altera, verti sperabatur, ac ipsam divorcii causam cum suis causis emergentibus incidentibus et connexis universis debito modo canonice finiendum et terminandum, ceteraque faciendum, etc.

Aug. 14.- Commission to Thomas Watkyns to hear and decide the nullity suit pending between Edward Bilmore, of Winchcombe, and Alice, daughter of William Childe, of Knill.

{Fol. 82} Quartodecimo die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto apud Herefordiam emanavit commissio directa, magistro Thome Watkyns, in decretis bacallario, ad cognoscendum et procedendum in quadam causa divorcii seu nullitatis matrimonii qua inter Edwardum Bilmore de Wynchcome, Wygorniensis diocesis, partem actricem ex parte una, et Aliciam, filiam Willelmi Childe, de parochia de Knylle, Herefordensis diocesis, partem ream ex altera, verti sperabatur, ac ipsam causam, etc. Ista commissio ordine date debuit registrari supra folio proximo, ante admissionem ad vicariam de Awre supradicta in folio memoratam.

114 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1466. Oct. 23.- Commission to Walter Ekley to hear a similar case between John Cockes and Isabella Carpenter, both of Leominster.

{Fol. 82b} Vicesimo tercio die mensis predicti emanavit commissio directa magistro Waltero Ekley, notario publico, ad cognoscendum et procedendum in quadam causa divorcii seu nullitatis matrimonii quo inter Johannem Cockes, super de Leomstre, et Isabellam Carpenter, de eadem, verti sperabatur, ipsamque causam cum suis articulis emergentibus, etc., terminandum.

Dec. 5.- Grant of an indulgence to those who help to provide a chalice and other ornaments for divine service, in the chapel of Ashford.

Quinto die mensis Decembris, anno Domini supradicto, concessa erat indulgencia xl dierum cuilibet conferenti subsidium et elemosinas capelle de Assheford, Herefordensis diocesis, calice et ceteris ornamentis ecclesiasticis ad divinum cultum inibi necessariis quam multum indigenti, pro calice et huiusmodi ornamentis de novo emendis in ipsa capella perpetuo remansuris, et pro eo quod incole ibidem ad predicta facienda facultatibus sunt minus sufficientes, predicta concessione indulgenciarum post annum minime valitura.

A.D. 1467. Feb. 6.- Brother Oliver Standich is admitted to the office of penitentiary in the diocese.

{Fol. 83b} Sexto die mensis predicti anno Domini supradicto frater Oliverus Standiche, ordinis fratrum minorum, sacre theologie professor, presentatus domino per litteras fratris Thome, fratrum minorum in Anglia provincialis ministri, ipsius sigillo ut apparuit fideliter consignatas, ad audiendum confessiones subditorum domini predicti in diocese sua Herefordensi juxta constitucionem, dudum de sepultura, etc., admissus fuit ad huiusmodi penitenciarii officium exercendum in diocese predicta secundum formam et effectum constitucionis predicte et non aliter.

Oct. 28.- Grant of the administration of the goods of Richard Hide, late rector of Ribbesford, to Geoffrey Scarlette and John Lincolle, of Bewdley.

{Fol. 85} Vicesimo octavo die mensis proxime suprascripti apud Bosebury commissa fuit Galfrido Scarlette et Johanni Lincolle de Beaudeley,

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A.D. 1467. Herefordensis diocesis, libera of plena, administracio bonorum domini Ricardi Hide, nuper rectoris ecclesie parochialis de Ribbesford dicte diocesis, defuncti et ab intestato decedentis, prestito primitus per eosdem juramento corporali quod in ea parte requirebatur, et dimissi sunt a compoto inde reddendo, et date sunt eis littere acquietancie, quantum ad illud officium pertinet.

Dec. 23.- The bishop delegates to the bishop of Ardfert his commission from Philip, cardinal priest of S. Lawrence, to authorise a marriage between Meredith alias Edmund Glase, of the diocese of Ardfert, and Margaret Grene. The latter had been godmother to Meredith's illegitimate son, and on this ground a doubt as to the legality of the match had been cast.

{Fol. 85b} Venerabili, etc., Johanni, Dei gracia Artfertensi episcopo, Johannes, etc., fraternam in Domino caritatem. Litteras prehonorabilis patris et domini, domini Philippi, miseracione divina tituli sancti Laurencii in Lucina presbiteri cardinalis nuper recipimus in hec verba:- Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi vel eius vicario in spiritualibus generali Philippus, etc., salutem et sinceram in Domino caritatem. Ex parte Meredith alias Edmundi Glase, laici vestre diocesis, et Margarete, relicte quondam Jacobi Grene, mulieris Morinensis diocesis, nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi ex certis racionabilibus causis desiderant invicem matrimonialiter copulari. Sed quia dictus Meredith alias Edmundus olim quandam mulierem solutam meretricem actu fornicario carnaliter cognovit, que quidem mulier vulgo concepit puerum cui nullum verum patrem assignavit, quem dicta Margareta pietate mota de sacro fonte levavit, cum autem dicta Margareta ex parte dicti Meredith alias Edmundi ut dictum puerum de sacro fonte levaret, ut prefertur, non rogata, fuerit, nichilominus a nonnullis simplicibus et juris ignaris ac ipsorum exponencium forsan emulis asseritur inter ipsos exponentes compaternitatem intervenisse et invicem matrimonium licite contrahere non posse, ad ora igitur talium et aliorum sibi super hiis in futuro forsan obloqui volencium emulorum obstruenda, fecerint supplicari humiliter dicti exponentes eis super hiis per sedem apostolicam misericorditer provideri, nos igitur auctoritate domini pape, cuius penitenciarie curam gerimus, circumspeccioni vestre committimus quatinus, si vocatis vocandis vobis constiterit quod dictus puer dubie ex Meredith alias Edmundo et meretrice prefatis genitus aut natus sit,

116 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1467. et de aliis expositis super quibus vestram conscienciam oneramus, declaretis inter eos nullum compaternitatis seu cognacionis spiritualis impedimentum intervenisse premissorum occasione, sed ipsos exponentes, premissis non obstantibus et alio eis non obstante canonico, matrimonium inter se libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum fuerit licite remanere posse. Datum Rome apud sanctum Marcum sub sigillo officii penitenciarie, ii nonas Maii pontificatus domini Pauli II anno secundo. Unde nos ex diversis {Fol. 86} causis impediti, et maxime propter locorum distanciam, cum qualitas huiusmodi negocii cognicionem et parcium vocacionem requirat, quominus debite execucioni predictarum litterarum attendere valeamus, vestre paternitati et discrecioni execucionem et expedicionem predictarum litterarum in Domino committimus per presentas. Datum Herefordie, sub sigillo nostro ad causas xxiii die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxvii, etc.

A.D. 1468. Jan 7.- Deprivation of Robert Pery, rector of Cleobury North, for non-residence.

In Dei nomine, Amen. Cum nos Johannes, etc., legitime procedentes dominum Robertum Pery, rectorem ecclesie parochialis de Cleobury North, se pretendentem, quia a dicta ecclesia sua pretensa per medietatem unius anni se indebite absentavit, primo secundo et tercio ac peremptorie publice in dicta ecclesia moneri fecerimus quatinus infra mensem a tempore monicionis huiusmodi sibi facte continue numerandum ad dictam parochialem ecclesiam personaliter rediens residenciam inibi faceret secundum canonum exigenciam, cumque dictus Robertus sic monitus eciam per nonnullos dies ultra dictum mensem totaliter elapsum expectatus premissa facere non curavit, igitur nos, Johannes, episcopus antedictus, prefatum dominum Robertum predicta ecclesia parochiali de Cleobury North cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis occasione premissorum privamus et destituimus canonice de eadem in hiis scriptis, decernentes predictam ecclesiam per hanc nostre privacionis sentenciam penitus esse vacantem. Lecta et pronunciata fuit ista sentencia per reverendum patrem, Johannem, etc., pro tribunali sedentem capella infra manerium de Whitborne situata, septimo die mensis Januarii, anno Domini proximo supradicto, presentibus tunc ibidem discretis viris domino Johanne Persons, archidiacono Bangoriensi, et magistro Thoma Mason, in decretis

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A.D. 1468. baccalario, rectore ecclesie parochialis de Whitborne, testibus adhibitis ad premissa et specialiter rogatis.

Oct. 23.- A dispensation granted to Richard Browne and Joan Fisshare for their marriage, though related in the third and fourth degrees.

{Fol. 87} Vicesimo tercio die mensis supradicti anno Domini et loco proximo suprascriptis dominus virtute quarundam litterarum reverendissimi in Christo patris et domini, domini Philippi, miseracione divina tituli sancti Laurencii in Lucina presbiteri cardinalis, et penitenciarii sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini, domini Pauli, divina providencia pape ii, sibi in hac parte directarum dispensavit cum Ricardo Browne, laico, et Johanna Fisshare, muliere, Herefordensis diocesis, tercio et quarto consanguinitatis gradibus invicem conjunctis, quod impedimento consanguinitatis huiusmodi non obstante possent matrimonium inter se libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum esset licite remanere, prolem exinde suscipiendam decernens legitimam.

Dec. 10.- Certificate to the Exchequer that the abbot and convent of S. Winifred, Shrewsbury, have been deputed to collect a tenth in the archdeaconry of Salop, and the prior and convent of Llanthony the first half of the same tenth, and the abbot and convent of Dore the second half, in the archdeaconry of Hereford. The king's writ, dated 16th October, was received by the bishop on December 9th, 1468.

{Fol. 87b} [1] Et memorandum quod bona, beneficia et possessiones que alias erant excepta a concessione, levacione et solucione decime, ut supra patet in hoc registro in ultimo certificatorio facto de eisdem ad presens similiter fuerunt excepta preter ecclesias de Whitborne et Mordiford que de huiusmodi decima onerabantur.

Appointment of John Bromehill, rector of Ludlow, to collect in the diocese a subsidy granted by Convocation on May 12, 1468, and pay it over to the archbishop.

Item deputatus fuit per dominum auctoritate commissionis et mandati reverendi, etc., Thome, Dei gracia tituli sancti Ciriaci in terminis sacrosancte Romane ecclesie presbiteri cardinalis, Cantuariensis


[1] The first part of the certificate is in the usual form.

118 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1468. archiepiscopi, etc., facti et sibi directi per episcopum Londoniensem, dominus Johannes Bromehille, rector ecclesie parochialis de Ludlowe, ad petendum et levandum quoddam subsidium in convocacione, etc., in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, die Jovis, videlicet xii die mensis Maii, anno Domini MCCCC sexagesimo octavo, inchoata et usque ad et in tercium diem mensis Junii extunc sequentis de diebus in dies continue celebrata, predicto reverendo, etc., archiepiscopo ad opus domini nostri regis, etc., concessum. Et mandatum fuit firmiter prefato domino Johanni Bromehille, collectori huiusmodi, quod supradicto domino archiepiscopo aut suis auditoribus in ea parte deputandis in dicta ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli de pecuniis per ipsum levatis citra festum concepcionis beate Marie, virginis, extunc proxime sequens vel in eo debite responderet, et huiusmodi pecunias per eum receptas fideliter redderet et persolveret. Necnon dominus certificavit prefatum reverendum patrem per suas litteras patentes sigillo suo ad causas communitas de nomine predicti collectoris, prout sibi datum fuit in mandatis. Et memorandum quod littere commissionis domino in hac parte directe una cum brevi de quo supra fit mencio remanent simul cum aliis pluribus instrumentis et litteris in registraria domini apud Whitburne.

A.D. 1469. Feb. 28.- John Cornewe and John Breche abjure in the church of Lydney twelve heretical articles of belief. The next day Richard Atcombe purges himslf from the charge of like heresies.

{Fol. 88} Articuli abjurati per Johannem Cornewe et Johannem Breche, de parochia de Lidney, Herefordensis diocesis, in ecclesia de Lidney predicta vicesimo octavo die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxix sequuntur et sunt tales:- Quod in sacramento altaris non est verum corpus Christi. Item quod quis potest adeo bene confiteri peccata sua laico sive proprie consciencie sicut presbitero. Item quod sancti in celo glorificati non sunt honorandi nec ipsorum ymagines adorande. Item quod peregrinaciones ad sepulchra et reliquias sanctorum non sunt meritorie. Item quod decime personales non sunt debite ex institucione divina. Item quod non est jejunandum quia Deus jejunium non indixit nec precepit. Item quod non est feriandum ad honorem Dei nec sanctorum et quod prelati ecclesie non possunt festivitates populo indicere. Item quod non est locus purgatorii ad expiacionem animarum post earum egressum a corporibus humanis, set

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A.D. 1469. statim procedunt ad gloriam vel penam. Item quod indulgencie a prelatis ecclesiasticis concesse utpote a papa, cardinalibus, et aliis non prosunt aliquibus. Item quod censure ecclesiastice nullum habent effectum, et potestates clavium non sunt alicuius valoris, et Deus nunquam aliquem excommunicavit. Item quod homines in die extremi judicii non resurgent cum suis corporibus. Item quod oracio in lingua dicenti eam non intellecta sibi non prodest. Item quod apud Hailes non est verus sanguis Christi set brutorum. Item quod mulieres in edicione partus non debent invocare auxilium a beata Maria, virgine, nec ab aliquo alio sancto. Item quod viri ecclesiastici ex mera invidia prohibent laicos habere sacram scripturam in linguam Anglicanam translatam. Item quod solempnitates facto circa matrimonium in ecclesia non sunt necessarie, set possunt licite omitti, si avaricia sacerdotum hoc permitteret. Item quod ita bene potest quis baptizari in fossa sicut in fonte baptismali. Item quod auctoritas veteris testamenti preferenda et melior est novo testamento. Insuper predicti Johannes Cornewe et Johannes Breche preter articulos supradictos abjurarunt omnem aliam heresim.

Memorandum quod Ricardus Atcombe de Ailburtone diffamatus super assercione, credulitate et doctrina primi et duodecimi articulorum suprascriptorum coram domino pridie qua huiusmodi articuli abjurabantur, ut suprascribitur, mense, anno Domini et loco supramemoratis, sua octava manu inde canonice se purgavit et ob id dimissus est ab instancia judicii.

A.D. 1472. May 21.- Thomas Tymbre, of Lydney, abjures similar opinions in the presence of the bishop in his chapel at Whitborne.

Vicesimo primo die mensis Maii, anno Domini MCCCClxxii in capella manerio de Whitborne, coram domino tunc et ibidem pro tribunali sedente quidam Thomas Tymbre de Lidney, Herefordensis diocesis, de et super heretica pravitate publice notatus personaliter constitutus, interrogatus super diversis articulis heresim continentibus et contra ipsum concludentibus respondit se tenuisse quod ymagines sanctorum non sunt venerande, peregrinaciones ad sepulchra et reliquias sanctorum non sunt fiende, et quod licitum est laicis habere libros sacre scripture in lingua Anglicana translatos et ipsos legere, sed invidia virorum ecclesiasticorum hoc fieri prohibet, ad demum tunc et ibidem, postquam predicta per ipsum

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A.D. 1472. confessata a predicto domino fuerunt declarata heretica, statim idem Thomas sponte, ut videbatur, huiusmodi articulos confessatos et aliam speciem heresis quamcumque abjuravit sub eo qui sequitur tenore:- Ego Thomas Tymbre, laicus de Lidney, volo et desidero esse filius ecclesie, cognoscens bene quod erravi docens et tenens articulos supradictos, et nunc recedam a predictis articulis et revertar iterum ad ecclesie unitatem et veram doctrinam eiusdem, cum valde libero corde et fideli ac sana mente et non ficta coram vobis domino meo, episcopo Herefordensi, et vobis omnibus aliis hic presentibus, et in vestra presencia hic juro per hec sancta evangelia per me corporaliter tacta quod ab isto tempore inantea predictas conclusiones et articulos per me doctos et sustentatos, que et qui sunt erronei et falsi et pro hereticis dampnati, nec aliquem alium errorem nec heresim nec conclusionem aut opinionem contrariam determinacioni ecclesie iniquam predicabo, docebo, aut obstinate tenebo vel defendam. Item juro quod exnunc de cetero nec favebo, succurram nec consilium dabo occulte vel in aperto alicui qui docebit aut predicabit predictas conclusiones per me dictas et sustentatas aut aliquem vel aliquam alium seu aliam errorem, heresim, vel opinionem qui vel que est contra determinacionem ecclesie. Item non excitabo nec monebo vias, colores, aut causam qui poterunt excitare homines ad tenendum prefatas erroneas conclusiones. Et si cognovero in futuro aliquem qui tenebit aut docebit conclusiones antedictas aut alios errores, hereses, seu opiniones determinacioni ecclesie repugnantes, ut predicitur, id notificabo predicto domino meo episcopo aut loci ordinario quam cito potuero, ac humiliter et veraciter perficiam talem convenientem penitenciam qualem prefatus dominus meus episcopus injunget pro huiusmodi offensis, sic me Deus adjuvet et hec sancta evangelia. Et est advertendum quod dictus Thomas in vulgari lingua prefatum, tenorem juramenti huiusmodi per omnia, proferebat, presentibus tunc et ibidem me, Ricardo Jacqueson, notario publico, predicti domini episcopi actorum scriba; magistro Willelmo Chapmon, canonico Herefordensi; domino Edwardo Janyns, vicario ecclesie de Lidney; Johanne Holond et Willelmo Wisam, presbiteris, et multis aliis testibus premissa vocatis.

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A.D. 1472. May 21.- A similar abjuration by Walter Griffith, of Lydney.

Insuper supradictis die, mense, anno Domini, et loco coram domino prelibato Walterus Griffith de Lidney predicta personaliter constitutus interrogatusque fatebatur se articulos suprascriptos, videlicet quos predictus Thomas Timbre, ut supra scribitur, tenebat, prout juxta ipsius confessionem apparebit, et eciam subsequentes, scilicet quod nullus oraret nisi solum ad Deum et sanctam Mariam, item quod non est locus purgatorius ad animas expiandas post mortem corporum in quibus erant, set statim transeunt ad gloriam vel penam eternam: Item quod indulgencie prelatorum ecclesie nichil valent: Item quod confessio facta sacerdoti in foro anime non est tanti valoris quanti presbiteri ipsam fore predicant: Item quod nullus dies festivus debet celebrari nisi solummodo dies dominica, tenuisse et asseruisse, ac penitens, ut videbatur, de premissis huiusmodi articulis et omnem aliam heresim in forma juramenti proxime suprascripti ad sancti Dei evangelia abjuravit, solo nomine Thome Timbre in nomen Walteri Griffith transmutato et articulis hic suprascriptis in tenore juramenti ipsius Walteri una cum articulis in forma juramenti supradicti Thome descriptis plenarie comprehensis, et sic postmodum ab excommunicacione juris absolvebatur.

A.D. 1470. June 19.- Grant of adminstration of the will of John Parker, of Thornbury, to his widow.

{Fol. 89} Decimo nono die mensis Junii, anno Domini supradicto, in ecclesia collegiata de Bromyard approbatum fuit per dominum tunc ibidem pro tribunali sedentem testamentum Johannis Parkere dicti de Nethewode de parochia, de Thornbury, defuncti. Et commissa fuit bonorum eiusdem administracio Isabelle, relicte ipsius Johannis et testamenti sui executrici, in forma juris jurata et admissa sponte per eandem, et a compoto, etc.

July 7.- The bishop invokes the aid of the king's secular arm against Philip Pigge, a recalcitrant.

Septimo die mensis Julii, anuo Domini supradicto, apud Whitburne, dominus scripsit domino nostro regi pro auxilio brachii secularis habendo contra Philippum Pigge, de parochia de Mora, Herefordensis diocesis, eo quod ipse Philippus, excommunicatus per officialem domini ad instanciam Taillour et sic publice denunciatus per annum et ultra non curat reconciliari.

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A.D. 1470. Sept. 3.- The bishop appoints Sir Richard Corbet constable of Bishop's Castle.

{Fol. 90} Eisdem die, etc., dominus ordinavit et constituit dominum Ricardum Corbet, militem, constabularium castri sui vocati Bysshopescastel, in comitatu Salopie, ac eciam receptorem denariorum domini tam in ipso comitatu quam in Marchia Wallie eidem comitatui adjuncta, huiusmodi ordinacione et constitucione ad beneplacitum duraturis, et superinde emanarunt littere patentes in forma consueta.

Sept. 22.- Richard Rudhale and John Bayley are constituted the bishop's vicars general.

Vicesimo secundo die mensis supradicti, etc., dominus ordinavit, fecit, et constituit magistrum Ricardum Rudhale, decretorum doctorem, et ipso absente, eius absentia durante, magistrum Johannem Bayly, in legibus baccallarium, suos vicarios in spiritualibus generales quousque ad diocesem Herefordensem personaliter declinaverit, dans et concedens eisdem potestatem exercendi et expediendi omnia et singula, que de jure et consuetudine ad officium vicarii huiusmodi pertinere noscuntur.

A.D. 1472. Apr. 21.- An indulgence granted to those who help to restore the church at Bromyard, with the belfry and bells, which have been destroyed by lightning.

{Fol. 91} Vicesimo primo die mensis Aprilis, etc., concesse fuerunt per dominum xl dies indulgencie cunctis subditis suis et aliis quorum, etc., beneficia conferentibus ad refeccionem ecclesie et campanalis de Bromyard, ac ad empcionem campanarum ibidem, que quidem ecclesia et campanile ac campane ibidem prius existencia ictu fulminis fuerunt combusta.

Apr. 21.- Appointment of John Lyland to the office of public apparitor of the diocese.

Eisdem die, mense, anno Domini et loco [1] dominus contulit Johanni Lyland, domicello et serventi suo, officium generalis apparitoris diocesis Herefordensis cum juribus et emolumentis huiusmodi officio ab antiquo spectantibus.


[1] The manor of Whitborne.

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A.D. 1472. Quere supra in quarto folio precedente abjuracionem Walteri Griffith et Thome Tymbre, de parochia de Lydney, super heresi publice diffamatorum, que secundum rectum ordinem annorum et cursum temporis hic debuit inactitari, set superius scribitur quia alia heretica ab aliis personis abjurata ibidem annotantur, ut patet.

May 31 & June 1.- John Shipmon, John Crispe, William Floure, Richard Dryvere, and Richard Floure, all of Lydney, abjure all heresy, and especially the reading of the gospels in English.

{Fol. 91b} Penultimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto, in ecclesia parochiali de Lydney, Herefordensis diocesis, coram domino pro tribunali sedente quidam Johannes Shipmon, de parochia ibidem, de et super heresi publice infamatus et ob citatus personaliter comparuit, interrogatusque respondit quod habuit evangelium Mathei in linguam Anglicanam translatum et ipsum vicario ibidem tradidit, ac lecture huiusmodi libri et aliorum in occultis conventiculis interfuisse se fatebatur, necnon tenuisse quod ymagines sanctorum non sunt honorande, seque credidisse ulterius asseruit ipsas ymagines solummodo factas fuisse ex cupiditate virorum ecclesiasticorum, et tamen si in hoc errasset paratus erat, ut asseruit, illud emendare et correccioni ecclesie supponere. Unde dominus, abjurata primitus per dictum Johannem heresi predicta ac omni alia specie heretice pravitatis, ac prestito ulterius juramento de parendo juri, ipsum a sentencia excommunicacionis, qua ea occasione erat innodatus, absolvi fecit tunc et ibidem.

Die Lune, videlicet primo die mensis Junii, anno supradicto, in ecclesia parochiali de Lydney, coram domino pro tribunali tunc ibidem sedente Johannes Crispe, de parochia de Lydney predicta, de heresi suspectus, ut dicebatur, personaliter comparuit, qui confessus se habuisse quendam libellum in vulgari communiter dictum libellum mandatorum quedam erronea et perversa in se continentem, necnon interfuisse in domo Walteri Griffith ad lecturam ibidem semel, set asserens se non recolere que materia tunc ibidem legebatur, omnem heresim abjuravit, prestito primitus ab eodem ulterius juramento corporali de parendo mandatis ecclesie, et sic absolutus est a sentencia excommunicacionis maioris qua ea occasione astringebatur. Insuper Willelmus Floure de Tirtone in parochia predicts, similem per omnia emisit confessionem, hoc excepto quod

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A.D. 1472. predictus Walterus Griffith, tempore quo huiusmodi confitens lecture in domo dicti Walteri interfuisse se asseruit, idem Walterus quendam librum sacre scripture in linguam Anglicanam translatum ad tunc ibidem legebat, abjuravit heresim et juratus ulterius de parendo mandatis ecclesie absolvebatur a sentencia excommunicacionis maioris quam ipso facto incurrebat pretextu premissorum.

Supradictis die et loco Ricardus Drivere de Pirtone, in parochia de Lydney supradicta, diffamatus publice de heresi, personaliter comparens sponte omnem speciem heresis in judicio abjuravit, et similiter abjuravit quidam Ricardus Floure, de dicto crimine notatus, qui fatebatur se multociens audivisse supradictum Walterum Griffith, evangelia in Anglicum redacta legentem et affuisse occultis conventiculis in domo dicti Walteri et alibi. Qui quidem Ricardus Drivere et Ricardus Floure, jurati de parendo mandatis ecclesie, absolvebantur ab excommunicacione maiori qua occasione predicta ipso facto involvebantur.

June 1.- John Hill canonically purges himself of the charge of heresy.

Supradictis die et loco Johannes Hille de Ailbertone, in parochia de Lydney supradicta, de heresi publice infamatus, ut dicebatur, sua septima manu de huiusmodi crimine se purgavit et dimissus fuit ab impeticione officii domini episcopi.

June 1 & 2.- Abjuration by Alice Shipmon, John Bochour, and Margaret Floure, of Lydney, Richard Fysshe and Nicholas Gwillim, of Wollaston, of their heresy.

Suprascripta insuper die Lune, in domo vicarii de Lydney, Alicia, uxor Johannis Shipmon, de parochia ibidem, coram domino personaliter constituta, interrogata asseruit quod affuit in domo supradicti Walteri Griffith quando Thomas Pakker de Walford exposuit publice decem mandata et xii articulos fidei, et quod comedit lacticinia in die cinerum et diebus tribus extunc proxime sequentibus, delude sponte, ut apparuit, abjuravit heresim de qua publice infamabatur, ut a pluribus dicebatur, et jurata ulterius de parendo juri et mandatis ecclesie absolvebatur ab excommunicacione, etc.

Die vero Lune supradicta, in ecclesia parochiali de Lydney, coram domino judicialiter sedente quidam Johannes Bochour de

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A.D. 1472. parochia ibidem de heresi publice, ut dicebatur, notatus et suspectus, personaliter comparuit, qui interrogatus fatebatur se tenuisse quod ymagines sanctorum non sunt venerande nec peregrinaciones ad loca sancta alicuius sunt valoris, et credidit, ut asseruit, istas opiniones esse quia sic cavebatur, prout dixit se intelligere in libello mandatorum in Anglicam linguam translato, quem ipse et complices sui penes so detinebant perantea. Quibus sic factis, ut prefertur, idem Johannes juxta consilium domini abjuravit sponte, ut videbatur, huiusmodi opiniones et omnem aliam heresim, et juratus, etc., absolvebatur, etc.

Die Martis, videlicet secundo die Junii, anno Domini et loco suprascriptis, Margareta Floure, conjugata, de parochia de Lydney, de heresi publice, ut dicebatur, infamata, coram domino tunc ibidem judicialiter sedente personaliter comparens abjuravit omnem heresim, et absoluta est in forma ecclesie ab excommunicacione si qua forte incurrebat occasione premissorum.

Item predictis die et loco quidam Ricardus Fysshe, de parochia de Wollastone, Herefordensis diocesis, et Nicholaus Gwylim de eadem, coram domino personaliter comparentes fatebantur se interfuisse conventiculis occultis in quibus perversa et erronea dogmatizabantur et legebantur, et abjurata heresi per eosdem ad cautelam absoluti sunt a sentencia, etc., si qua, etc,

June 16.- Deprivation of the rector of Upper Sapy for nonresidence.

Sextodecimo die mensis supradicti, anno Domini prelibato, apud Whitborne, dominus sentencia diffinitiva quam in scriptis tulit privavit magistrum Hugonem Turnour, rectorem ecclesie parochialis de Sapey superiori se pretendentem, dicta ecclesia, sua pretensa, quia legitime monitus infra terminum competentem sibi prefixum, nec diu extunc postea, in dicta ecclesia noluit residere personaliter, seu causam racionabilem seu legitimam quamcumque quare inibi non resideat non allegavit.

A.D. 1474. Apr. 5.- Thomas Packere, of Walford, accused of heresies and failing to obey the bishop's injunctions and citations, is pronounced excommunicate in Ross church. [1]

In Dei nomine, Amen. Auditis, visis, et intellectis meritis cuiusdam cause heretice pravitatis quo coram nobis Johanne, permissione


[1] This entry is an unpaged half-sheet inserted between folios 91 and 92.

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A.D. 1474. divina Herefordensi episcopo, ex nostro legitime procedente aliquamdiu vertebatur et adhuc indecisa pendet contra Thomam Packere de Walford, nostre Herefordensis diocesis, quia nos in dicto negocio heretice pravitatis per nos et certos commissarios nostros in ea parte sufficienter deputatos legitime procedentes invenimus prefatum Thomam Packare ex confessione sua propria sponte sine aliqua coaccione coram commissariis judicialiter emissa, prout ex inspeccione actorum judicialium coram ipsis latorum et inactitatorum comperimus evidenter nonnullos hereses et errores contra veram fidem catholicam et apostolicam ac determinacionem sacrosancte Romane ecclesie contrarios et repugnantes tenuisse et asseruisse, et presertim contra veritatem sacramenti altaris, contra sacramentum penitencie no contra veneracionem imaginum et picturarum sanctorum in ecclesia aliter senciisse et sentire et asserere non metuisse quam dicta Romana, ecclesia docet et observat, ac postmodum predictum Thomam Packere, ut videbatur, volentem canonicam sequi doctrinam et ab omni heretica pravitate recedere ac ad unitatem ecclesie spontanea et propria voluntate, redire, necnon heresim, opiniones et errores quoscumque fidei catholice et determinacioni ecclesie repugnantes extunc se nolle decetero tenere asserentem et defendentem dixisse, et jurasse ad sacrosancta Dei evangelia per ipsum corporaliter tacta, ulteriusque juramento solempni ad hoc specialiter prestito promisisse penitenciam publicam canonicam et si quam sibi pro commissis suis huiusmodi injungeremus se velle libenter facere juravisse, ipsumque prefatum Thomam Packer postea contra juramentum suum huiusmodi certam publicam penitenciam, quam in hac parte convenientem reputavimus, sibi injunctam se agere nolle publice et expresse contumaciter in judicio coram nobis asseruisse, et quia per premissa dictum Thomam non vere conversum invenimus set in suis heresibus et falsis opinionibus predictis pertinaciter indurantem, tamen ad convincendum ipsius maliciam, juris rigorem cum mansuetudine misericordie temperantes, sepefatum Thomam Packare ad alias certos diem et locum competentes, cum ipsius persona per certum nuncium nostrum, licet exactissima diligencia requisita, eius propter dolosam et fraudulentem latitacionem et occultacionem, prout verisimiliter valuimus suspicari, corporaliter et personaliter non poterat inveniri, publice citacionis edicto visitacione nostra ordinaria in ecclesia parochiali de Walford antedicta, cuius idem Thomas Packere parochianus existit, publice proposito monuimus,

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A.D. 1474. citavimus, et evocavimus dicturum causam racionabilem si quam pro se haberet quare pro heretico dampnari, pronunciari et convinci non deberet, quibus die et loco predictus Thomas Packere sic citatus, licet plures nuncios nobis miserit pro litteris salve conduccionis, videlicet de libere veniendo et recedendo a judicio a nobis concedendis et per nos denegatis sicuti de jure denegari debuerunt, publice vocatus et diu expectatus nullo modo comparuit, ipsum contumacem pronunciavimus, decernentes in negocio predicto ulterius juxta juris exigenciam fore procedendum. Idcirco nos, judex antedictus, premissorum occasione et pretextu ex consilio jurisperitorum nobis in hac parte assistencium, dicti Thome absenciam seu contumaciam presencia replentes ad nostram sentenciam diffinitivam in dicta causa procedimus et eam ferimus in hunc modum:- Christi nomine primitus invocato nos, Johannes, episcopus antedictus, memoratum Thomam Packere, hereticum necnon heresium et errorum damnatorum doctorem perversum et perverse dogmatizacionis auctorem et fautorem dampnamus, et ob id excommunicatum fuisse et esse, ac contra ipsum tanquam contra verum hereticum ad omnem alium juris effectum, qui ex actis et inactitatis necnon et confessis coram nobis et commissariis predictis sequi poterit, fore procedendum pronunciamus, decernimus, et declaramus per hanc nostram diffinitivam sentenciam quam ferimus in hiis scriptis. Dicta, recitata, lecta et pronunciata erat suprascripta sentencia per reverendum patrem pro tribunali sedentem in ecclesia parochiali de Rosse quinto die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxxiiii et translacionis dicti patris anno vicesimo secundo, presentibus hiis ibidem me Thoma Mortone, clerico, dicti reverendi patris registrario et scriba per ipsum in hac parte assumpto, necnon magistris Willelmo Chapmon et Ricardo Jacquesone, notario publico, et pluribus aliis clericis et litteratis dicte Herefordensis diocesis premissa, et in eisdem vocatis et admissis.

A.D. 1472. June 17.- Thomas Packare abjures his heresies, and on June 25 the bishop removes his excommunication, provided he publicly recants and does penance.

{Fol. 92} In Dei nomine, Amen. Coram nobis venerabilibus viris magistris Ricardo Pede, Johanne Bayly, et Ricardo Rudhale, reverendi, etc., Johannis, episcopi, etc., curam anime mee gerentis, commissariis in hac parte sufficienter deputatis, ego Thomas

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A.D. 1472. Packere, conjugatus, parochianus ecclesie parochialis de Walford, senciens, intelligens et perpendens quod ante hec tempora nonnullos articulos et opiniones fidei catholice et determinacioni sancte matris ecclesie Romane repugnantes tenui et asserui, neeuon de veritate sacramenti altaris, an erat corpus. Christi dubitavi, et de veneracione ymaginum et picturarum sanctorum in ecclesia aliter sencii sentireque et asserere non metui quam sacrosancta Romana ecclesia docet et observat, librosque et libellos ac alios tractatus sacre scripture in linguam vulgarem, scilicet Anglicanam translatos hereses et errores continentes penes me retinui, et eos sepius legi, et eciam lecture una cum aliis in occultis conventiculis interfui, ac ea occasione coram vobis, dicti reverendi patris commissariis, personaliter constitutus in judicio jamque satis sufficienter informatus vestram catholicam et apostolicam fidem agnoscens veraciter scio opiniones et articulos supradictos ac libros, libellos seu tractatus huiusmodi contra sacrosancte matris ecclesie determinacionem de sacra scriptura in linguam Anglicanam temere translatos fuisse et esse hereticos, falsos, et erroneos et adversus doctrinam sancte Romano ecclesie procedentes, volensque adnunc canonicam sequi doctrinam et ab omni heretica pravitate recedere et ad veritatem ecclesie spontanea et propria voluntate redire, attendens quod ecclesia nulli gremium claudit redire volenti puro corde profiteor et detestor meos heresim, opiniones et errores in premissis, ac articulos et errores supradictos fateor esse perversos, hereticos, falsos, erroneos ac determinacioni sancte Romane ecclesie contrarios, et quia per predicta, que tenui, sencii et asserui, exhibui me corruptum et infidelem, ut decetero incorruptum et fidelem me ostendam ac ne ficte et simulate reversus existimer, catholicam fidem et doctrinam apostolicam me fideliter servaturum promitto, omnemque heresim ac errorem et hereticam pravitatem, doctrinam et opinionem quamcumque adversus catholicam fidem et determinacionem ecclesie Romane se extollentem, et presertim articulos supradictos abjuro, et per hunc librum juro quod decetero non tenebo neque asseram neque senciam in illis aliter quam Romana ecclesia docet, intelligit et observat, non ero hereticorum aut de heresi suspectorum receptor, fautor, consiliarius nec defensor, nec eis credam aut scienter associabor nec familiaritatem aut consilium impendam seu favorem, dona seu munera eis non mittam nec eis quoquo modo conciliabor, libros sive quaternos vel rotulos hereses seu errores continentes per me seu per aliquos alios scriptos penes

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A.D. 1472. me non retinebo, et quos in aliorum manibus esse me scire continget predicto reverendo patri aut vobis, commissariis suis aut uni vestrum quam ipsius seu vestrum unius presenciam commode accedere valeo absque dolo, fraude vel malo ingenio quocumque liberabo, et alios penes alias personas intimabo, sic me Deus adjuvet et hec sancta evangelia. Et juro ad eadem quod quamcumque penitenciam canonicam et salutarem per dictum reverendum patrem michi pro commissis huiusmodi injungendam humiliter et devote admittam, perficiam et effectualiter perimplebo. Facta fuit abjuracio prescripta per dictum Thomam Packere coram commissariis supradictis in domo capitulari ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, septimodecimo die mensis Junii, anno Domini MCCCC septuagesimo secundo, in presencia mei, Ricardi Jaquesone, notarii domini Johannis, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, registrarii et in hac parte actorum scribe assumpti, necnon venerabilium, nobilium et honestorum magistrorum Roberti Tarry, Johannis Heynes, Hugonis Ragon, canonicorum ecclesie predicte; fratris Ricardi Went, ordinis fratrum predicatorum, et fratris Ricardi Radenore, ordinis minorum, theologie professorum; Johannis Devereux, militis: Georgii Monyngtone, maioris civitatis Herefordie; Henrici ap Griffith, armigeri, et aliorum quam plurium tam clericorum quam laicorum testium ad premissa vocatorum.

In Dei nomine Amen. Cum nuper dilecti in Christo filii et confratres nostri Ricardus Pede, decretorum doctor, decanus, Johannes Bayly, in legibus bacallarius, precentor ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, et Ricardus Rudhale, decretorum doctor, archidiaconus Herefordensis in ecclesia nostra antedicta, in negocio heretice pravitatis contra te, Thomam Packere de Walford, nostre diocesis, nostre commissionis auctoritate et vigore legitime procedentes invenissent te, dictum Thomam heretica et erronea duxisse et tenuisse, videlicet quod ymagines sanctorum non sunt a Christianis venerande, item to dubitasse de veritate sacramenti altaris et sacramenti penitencie, item te libros et libellos et alios tractatus sacre scripture in linguam vulgarem, scilicet Anglicariam translatos hereses et errores continentes penes temetipsum retinuisse et eas sepius legisse eorumque lecture una cum aliis in occultis conventiculis interfuisse, ac te velle, sicut tunc asseruisti, ex puro corde et non ficto ad sanam doctrinam et unitatem ecclesie redire, et ideo abjuratis per te primitus articulis supradictis et omni alia specie heretice pravitatis ac proposita caucione de parendo juri, ab

130 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1472. excommunicacionis sentencia in qua ea occasione perstitisti ligatus absolvissent et sacramentis ecclesie restituissent, salva nobis et reservata potestate injungendi tibi penitenciam salutarem pro commissis tuis huiusmodi, sicut commissarii nostri a nobis in mandatis habuerunt, et quia tu in Deum et sacrosanctam Romanam ecclesiam in hac parte temere deliquisti in partem penitencie tue nos, Johannes, permissione divina Herefordensis episcopus, injungimus tibi quod heretica et erronea supradicta per te prius docta et affirmata in ecclesia parochiali de Rosse, uno die dominico vel alio festo solempni expresso revoces intra missarum solempnia, cum maior affuerit populi multitudo, et palam fatearis te alias in judicio coram commissariis nostris supradictis ipsa revocasse, illaque et omnem aliam heresim in forma ecclesie abjurasse, necnon ipsa determinata per ecclesiam contra articulos tunc ibidem publice recites effectualiter sine fraude, sicque facias alio die dominico aut alio festivo in ecclesia, parochiali de Walford. Item tibi injungimus quod tu exutus vestimenta tua, camisia braccis et toga dumtaxat {Fol. 92b} exceptis, fasticulum focalium sive ticionum super humerum tuum sinistrum bajulans, cereumque cere ponderis unius libre in manu sua dextera gerens ardentem, quodam die dominico processionem in dicta ecclesia nostra cathedrali Herefordensi publice antecedas et devote, ipsaque processione finita dictum cereum ad summum altare in dicta ecclesia nostra humiliter offeras ad honorem eucharistie in missis ibidem cotidie celebrandis dum duraverit accendendum, et quod similiter publicam penitenciam simili modo et die consimili in ecclesia parochiali de Dean magna, nostre diocesis, insuper quod pari modo diebus dominicis excepta, bajulacione fasticuli, semel in utraque ecclesiarum de Rosse et Walford publicam penitenciam et quamlibet eius partem ad presens propter demerita tua huiusmodi injungimus et eam te peragere volumus et districte mandamus tibi sub pena juris quod illam agas per hoc nostrum decretum quod fecimus in hiis scriptis, reservata tamen nobis potestate injungendi tibi aliam penitenciam pro tuis commissis quando hoc nobis visum fuerit faciendum. Hoc decretum injunccionis penitencie tulit dominus Johannes, episcopus supradictus, pro tribunali sedens in capella infra manerium suum de Whitburne, xxv die mensis Junii, anno Domini MCCCClxxii, suprascripto Thoma Packere tunc ibidem presente, in presencia mei Ricardi Jacquesone, notarii, etc., una cum presencia magistri Willelmi Chapmone, canonici Herefordensis, dominorum Willelmi Thouneley

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A.D. 1472. et Radulphi Hopewas, presbiterum Herefordensis diocesis, ac Johannis Holand, armigeri, et Ricardi Bromptone, domicelli, testium ad premissa et in eisdem rogatorum et adhibitorum.

Sept. 20.- Grant of an indulgence for the repair of the bridge and road at Gloucester.

Eisdem die et loco [1] dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie cuilibet subditorum suorum et eciam aliorum, etc., de peccatis, etc., qui ad reparacionem pontis et strati, Gloucestrie, contulerint subsidia caritatis, dicta concessione per biennium tantummodo duratura.

Sept. 14.- The bishop accepts the resignation of John Geffrey of the church of Worthen.

Quartodecimo die mensis Septembris, anno Domini supradicto, apud Bosebury, dominus admisit quandam resignacionem magistri Johannis Jeffrey, rectoris ecclesie parochialis de Worthyn, de dicta sua ecclesia factam in manus domini prout per instrumentum publicum superinde confectum apparere videbatur.

A.D. 1473. May 7.- Commission to the rector of Chetton to decide a suit of divorce or nullity brought by Joan, daughter of Roger Huggyns, against William Hareley alias Awyne, both of Morville.

{Fol. 93} Johannes, etc., magistro Willelmo Conwey, in decretis bacallario, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Chettone, salutem, etc. Ad audiendum, cognoscendum, et procedendum in quadam causa divorcii seu nullitatis matrimonii que verti speratur inter Johannam, filiam Rogeri Hugyns, de parochia de Momerfield, ex parte una, et Willelmum Hareley, alias Awyne, de eadem parochia, ex parte altera, ipsamque causam cum suis incidentibus, etc., fine canonico terminandum tibi, de cuius pericia, ete., plena in Domino confidimus, vices nostras committimus per presentes cum canonica potestate exequendi que decreveris in hac parte. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitborne, vii die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxxiii, et nostre translacionis anno vicesimo primo.


[1] Bosbury.

132 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1473. Aug. 14 - Confirmation of the election of Joan Draper, a nun of Limebrook, to be prioress of Aconbury.

{Fol. 93b} Universis, etc., Johannes, etc., salutem, etc. Universitatis vestre noticie deducimus per presentes quod nos in quodam negocio confirmatorio eleccionis de religiosa muliere, domina Johanna Drapere, moniali prioratus de Lymebroke, ordinis sancti Augustini, nostre Herefordensis diocesis, in priorissam religiose domus sive prioratus de Acornbury, eiusdem ordinis et nostre diocesis antedicte, per canonicam remocionem sive destitucionem domino Agnetis Kyng, ultime priorisse ibidem, vacantis, facto et celebrate, servatis omnibus et singulis in hac parte de jure requisitis, solum Deum pro oculis habentes, eius nomine invocato ad prolacionem sentencie nostre diffinitive in negocio processimus et ipsam tulimus sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- In Dei nomine, Amen. Auditis plenius et intellectis per nos, Johannem, episcopum, etc, meritis et circumstanciis negocii confirmatorii cuiusdam eleccionis de religiosa muliere, domina Johanna Drapere, moniali, etc., in priorissam religiose domus sive prioratus de Acornbury, etc., facto et celebrate, quia per acta et inactitata deductaque producta exhibita et probata coram nobis in negocio antedicto invenimus et manifeste comperimus eleccionem huiusmodi de predicta domina Johanna celebratam fuisse et esse canonicam et canonice et legitime celebratam, eamque justam, validam et canonicam pronunciamus et declaramus, ac eciam confirmandam fore decernimus et confirmamus per hanc nostram sentenciam diffinitivam, quam fecimus in hiis scriptis, curamque et administracionem spiritualium et temporalium dicti prioratus de Acorneburi prefate Johanne committimus, et eandem in realem et corporalem possessionem eiusdem prioratus inducendam et installandam fore decernimus eciam in hiis scriptis, recepto demum a prefata domina Johanna ad sancta Dei evangelia per ipsam corporaliter tacta juramento canonice obediencie, ut est moris. In cuius, etc. Datum Herefordie, xiiii° die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxxiii, etc. Et eisdem die et loco emanavit mandatum decano ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, huiusmodi mandatum voluntarie et gratanter acceptanti, ad inducendum et installandum, etc., necnon ad certificandum de induccione, etc.

A.D. 1474. {Fol. 95} Mar. 5.- An indulgence granted to contributors to the repair of Sheldesley Goldyn church. [1]


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1474. Apr. 73.- Indulgences granted for the repair of the chapel of S. Michael in Tretire and of the road between Ross and Wilton Castle.

Tercio decimo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxxiiii, apud Herefordiam, dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie omnibus suis subditis qui aliquid subsidii dederint ad reparacionem et sustentacionem capelle sancti Michaelis, in parochia de Retyre, per litteras suas patentes forma et modo consuetis conscriptas.

Item dictis die, mense et anno consimilis indulgencia erat concessa omnibus qui aliquid contulerint ad refeccionem publice vie sive strata inter villam de Rosse et castellum de Wiltone.

Apr. 30.- An indulgence granted to all who pray in Kington church for the soul of Thomas ap Roger, whose body is buried in the chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

{Fol. 95b} Ultimo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini suprascripto, apud Prestemde, dominus concessit xl dies indulgencie omnibus dicentibus oracionem Dominicam et salutacionem angelicam in ecclesia parochiali de Kyngtone, pro anima Thome ap Roger alias Procere, cuius corpus et ossa sepeliuntur et requiescunt in capella beate Marie, virginis, situata infra dictam ecclesiam de Kyngtone, etc.

Apr. 30.- A licence granted to Elen, widow of the above Thomas ap Roger, to have mass celebrated in the chapel of Nash, in Presteigne.

Item dictis die, mense, anno et loco dominus dedit licenciam Elene ap Roger alias Procere, ut possit facere missam et alia divina officia celebrari in capella de Nasche, situata infra limites ecclesie parochialis de Prestemde, Herefordensis diocesis, quandocumque et quamdiu ipsam ibidem morari contigerit.

134 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

{Fol. 96} Registrum magistri Ricardi Pede, decretorum doctoris, canonici ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, reverendi in Christo patris et domini, domini Johannis, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, in remotis agentis, vicarii in spiritualibus generalis, anno Domini CCCC quinquagesimo septimo. [1]

A.D. 1460. Oct. 22.- The vicar general receives the purgation of Robert Walker and Perin Daumpount, and releases them from the bishop's prison.

{Fol. 98} Vicesimo secundo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto, coram magistro Ricardo Pede, decretorum doctore, vicario in spiritualibus generali ac eiusdem reverendi patris episcopi Herefordensis commissario ad infrascripta sufficienter et legitime deputato, in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi pro tribunali sedente personaliter comparuerunt Robertus Walker et Perinus Daumpount alias dictus Botelere, objectisque adtunc eisdem Roberto et Perino per prefatum magistrum Ricardum Pede criminibus prefati Robertus et Perinus predicta crimina constanter negarunt seque ad purgandum super eisdem obtulerunt, factaque ibidem proclamacione, ut est moris, vocatisque vocandis, et nullo contradictore sive oppositore comparente, prefatus magister Ricardus ad recepcionem purgacionum predictorum Roberti et Perini processit ac ipsas purgaciones canonice recepit in forma juris. Ipsos Robertum et Perinum de et super criminibus predictis canonice fore purgatos pronunciavit et declaravit ac ipsos fame sue pristine restituit, necnon et eosdem carceribus dicti reverendi patris realiter liberavit cum effectu auctoritate commissionis sibi facte, etc.

A.D. 1462. Apr. 30.- Papal letter authorizing the bishop to grant to William Pede the office of a public notary.

{Fol. 98b} Pius, episcopus, servus servorum Dei, venerabili fratri, episcopo Herefordensi, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem. Ne contractuum memoria deperiret inventum est tabellionatus officium quo contractus legitimi ad cautelam presencium et memoriam futurorum manu publica notarentur, unde interdum apostolica sedes predictum officium personis que ad illud reperiuntur ydonee concedere consuevit, ut illud prudenter et fideliter ubilibet exequantur et ad


[1] The entries, extending from 1457-1464, are almost entirely institutions, which will be found under that head.

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A.D. 1462. eas cum necesse fuerit in hiis que ad officium ipsum pertinent fiducialiter recurratur. Hinc est quod nos dilecti filii Willelmi Pede, presbiteri Herefordensis diocesis, supplicacionibus inclinati fraternitati tue, de qua in hiis fiduciam gerimus in Domino specialem, concedendi auctoritate nostra predictum officium eidem presbitero in piis et ecclesiasticis causis dumtaxat exercendum, si ipsum post diligentem examinacionem ad illud ydoneum reppereris, juramento prius ab eo juxta formam presentibus annotatam recepto, plenam et liberam concedimus tenore presencium facultatem. Forma autem juramenti quod ipse presbiter prestabit talis est:- Ego Willelmus Pede, presbiter Herefordensis diocesis, ab hac hora inantea fidelis et obediens ero beate Petro et sancta Romane ecclesie ac domino meo, domino Pio, pape ii, et successoribus suis, Romanis pontificibus, canonice intrantibus. Non [ero] in auxilio, consilio, consensu vel facto ut vitam perdant aut membrum vel capiantur mala capcione. Consilium quod michi per se vel litteras aut nuncium magnifestabunt ad eorum dampnum scienter nemini pandam. Si vero ad mei noticiam aliquid devenire contingat quod in periculum Romani pontificis aut ecclesie Romane vergeret aut grave dampnum, illud pro posse impediam, et si hoc impedire non possem, procurabo bona fide id ad noticiam domini pape perferri. Papatum Romanum et regalia sancti Petri ac jura ipsius ecclesie specialiter, si qua eadem ecclesia in civitate vel terra de qua sum oriundus habeat, adjutor eis ero ad defendendum et retinendum seu recuperandum contra omnes homines. Tabellionatus {Fol. 99} officium fideliter exercebo, contractus in quibus exigitur consensus parcium faciam, nil addendo vel minuendo sine voluntate parcium quod substanciam contractus immutet. Si vero in conficiendo aliquod instrumentum unius solius partis sit requirenda voluntas, hoc ipsum faciam ut scilicet nil addam vel minuam quod immutet facti substanciam contra voluntatem ipsius. Instrumentum non conficiam de aliquo contractu in quo sciam intervenire seu intercedere vim vel fraudem. Contractus in prothocollum redigam et postquam in prothocollum redegere maliciose non differam contra voluntatem illius vel illorum quorum vel cuius est contractus super eo conficere publicum instrumentum, salvo meo justo et consueto salario, sic me Deus adjuvet et hec Dei sancta evangelia. Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, anno incarnacionis dominice millesimo CCCC sexagesimo secundo, pridie kal. Maii, pontificatus nostri anno quarto

136 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1461. An undated extract from the will of John Halle relating to the sum bequeathed to the parish of Rock.

{Fol. 100b} Copia voluntatis magistri Johannis Halle, de pecuniis legatis ecclesie parochialis de Rok. Lego, et ordino sex libras et tres decim solidos et iiii d, monete imponende in quadam cista ad hoc deputanda et perpetuo remanenda et expectanda in ecclesia parochiali de Rok, in comitatu Wigornie, ea intencione ut pauperes ipsius parochie, cum eis necessarium fuerit, habeant certam summam inde ex mutuo ad solvendnm redditum suum vel quindecimam cum acciderit, ita quod non excedant summam xiii. s. iiii d. sed quod quilibet pauper tenens de illa parochia qui tantam summam vel minorom ex mutuo de illa cista desiderat habere prius impignoret custodibus dicte ciste bovem vel equum, vaccam vel aliam rem excedentem predictam summam, et quod custodes predicti habeant possessionem dicti pignoris antequam tradant pecuniam sic mutuatam, et tunc rehabeant ad commodum suum interim inde faciendum si animal fuerit impignoratum usque ad diem solucionis, et si mortua res fuerit impignorata remaneat semper in custodia dictorum custodum usque ad diem solucionis. Et si debitores non solvant in die limitato vel ante, volo quod custodes vendant pignus et reponant precium in cista, predicta resolvendo debitoribus quicquid residuum fuerit de precio pignoris post solucionem summe mutuate. Et volo quod dies solucionis ad maximum non excedat tres menses. Et volo quod quicumque dicte parochie receperit aliquam summam de custodibus dicte ciste quod jurent tactis sacrosanctis evangeliis ut in die solucionis summam sic receptam fideliter resolvant. Et volo et ordino quod iconimi sive custodes bonorum ecclesie parochialis predicte qui pro tempore fuerint una cum discretissimo et fidelissimo viro ipsius parochie sint custodes ciste predicte in qua dicta summa erit reponenda. Et volo quod dicta cista ferrata sit cum tribus ferris et quod quilibet custos habeant unam clavem dicte ciste et quod nulla summa de dicta cista liberetur sine consensu omnium custodum. Et volo et ordino quod dicti custodes coram curato et maiori ac seniori parte parochianorum jurent, tactis sacrosanctis evangeliis, quod bene et fideliter custodient et gubernabunt dictam summam sic in predicta cista reponendam et ipsam disponent secundum formam predictam.

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ORDINATION LISTS.

To abbreviate, the name of the diocese is omitted for Hereford candidates, the titles are shortened, e.g. titulum patrimonii to ti. pa., ti. pensionis to ti. p., papal provision to pap. prov., and the friars are entered as Fr. Min. (ordinis minorum), Fr. Pr. (ordinis predicatorum), Fr. Aust. and Fr. Carm. (Augustinians and Carmelites). The Bishop of Hereford ordains if no bishop is mentioned.

ORDINATION BY JOHN, BISHOP OF HEREFORD, IN THE CHURCH OF CHIRBURY PRIORY, ON THE VIGIL OF THE HOLY TRINITY, 1453.

ACOLYTES.

John London.
John Lylleshille, John Clebury, Thomas Wenlocke, Richard Wenlocke, of Wenlock pr.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard ap David Lloyd, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Richard Pennok, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Asteley, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Haughmond abb.
Edward Smythe, Buildwas abb.
John Griffith, Fr. Aust. of Shrewsbury.

DEACONS.

Richard Tommys, Monmouth pr.
John Ruscok, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Bayly, Dore abb.
Hugh of Jerarth, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), master of S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Sawndere, Great Malvern pr.
Henry Smythe, Dore abb.
John Parewode alias Smythe, Worc dioc., (l. d.), S. Augustine's abb., Bristol.
John ap Meredith, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abb.
John, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Thomas Aleyn, Fr Aust. of Shrewsbury.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 16, 1454.

ACOLYTES.

John ap Rees, Henry ap Thomas, William Wevere, Richard Deryne, Thomas Hope, Thomas Holand.
Philip ap Gwylym, Lland. dioc., (l. d.).
William Forbour, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

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SUBDEACONS.

James Webbeley, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.
Thomas Benestone, John Dursley, Walter Forest, monks of Gloucester abb., ord. Ben.
John Bytterley, William Brystowe, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.

DEACONS.

John Ady, Flaxley abb.
John Stok, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of S. John Bapt. outside the east gate of Oxford.
Thomas Irelond, Llanthony pr , Worc. dioc.
Thomas Conyngesby, monk of Gloucester abb.
Richard Johns, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Herdewicke, Great Malvern pr.
Henry Smythe, Chirbury pr.
William Elmeley, John Streynsham, Thomas Markhulle, John Radnore, John Stauntone, monks of Gloncester abb.
Richard Woodward, monk of Flaxley, Cist. ord.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL OF S. MARY MAGDALEN, NEAR THE CLOISTER OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, DEC. 21, 1454.

ACOLYTES.

John Wolfe, Richard Crylle, Richard Bakere, John Sherry.
Walter Deveros, York dioc., (l. d.).
Philip David, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
William Newlond, Aust. canon of S. Oswald's, Gloucester, lit. di. of the archbishop of York.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Holand, Hereford Cathedral.
Thomas ap Adam, Dore abb.
John Sant, Landaff dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth pr.
William Forbour, Fr. Pr of Hereford.
William Newlond, Aust. canon of S. Oswald's, Glouc., lit. di. of archbshop of York.

DEACONS.

Lambert Dire, Roland Rolands, Arnold Arnsbergh, Fr. Min of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

John Ady, Flaxley abb.
Thomas Irelond, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
Cornelius Denison (Dionisii), Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 20, 1455.

ACOLYTES.

Stephen Webbe alias ap David Gogh, John ap Richard, Thomas ap Morgan.
Hugh John, David William, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Walter Hereford, monk of Dore abb.

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SUBDEACONS.

Richard Bakere, Monmouth pr.
Lewis ap Jankyn ap Jevan Vaghan, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Margam abb.
Richard Longeley, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Walter Deveros, York dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony pr., Gloucester.
John Seys, Aust. canon of Wormesley.

DEACONS.

John Sant, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth pr.
Lewis ap Jankyn ap Jevan Vaghan, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's abb Margam.
David ap Griffith ap Jevan Muryk, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Margam abb.
John Shery, Hereford Cathedral.
John Bytterley, Fr. Min of Hereford.
William Forbour, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
William Newlond, canon of S. Oswald's, Gloucester, York dioc, (l. d.).

PRIESTS.

Richard Crylle, Hereford Cathedral.
John Pope, a pension of 100s. granted him by William Wigmore, armiger, from the manor of Kingshemd.
Henry ap Thomas, Aconbury pr.
Philip ap Gwillym, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Abergavenny pr.
William ap John ap Thomlyn, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Valle Crucis abb.
John Sutton, Friar Carm. of Gloucester.
Richard Jones, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
Robert Bromyord, monk of Great Malvern pr.

ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL, NEAR THE CLOISTER OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, DEC. 21, 1455.

ACOLYTES.

William Walkere, Richard Whelere, John Griffith, Walter Bolett, John Verne, John Payne, John Lloyd, Richard Marshe, Thomas Clerke.
Philip Morgan, William Rysseby, Thomas Etone, monks of Dore abb.
Lewis Deco, Hugh Longe, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
John Davy, David Lewis, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
John Heobone, canon of Wormesley.

SUBDEACONS.

Stephen ap David, Cwmhir abb.
Walter Hereford, monk of Dore abb., Cist. ord.
Philip David, Peter de Nussia, Fr. Min of Gloucester.
Richard Bartone, monk of Gloucester, Ben. ord.

DEACONS.

Richard Baker, Monmouth pr.
Richard Longley, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Walter Deveros, York dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
Arnald de Petres, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
John Seys, canon of Wormesley.
Thomas Benesone, John Dursley, Walter Forest, monks of Gloucester abb.

PRIESTS.

John Sant, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth pr.
Patrick Convey, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

140 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

ORDINATION BY GEOFFREY, BISHOP OF KILDARE, IN ST. DAVID'S CHAPEL WITHIN THE CLOISTER OF THE PREACHING FRIARS OF HEREFORD, MARCH 13, 1455, BEING THE SATURDAY ON WHICH SCICIENTES IS SUNG.

ACOLYTES.

John Abbot, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
Richard Wallewayne, John Donne, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

SUBDEACONS.

Walter Bolette, Wormesley pr.
John Payne, the master of S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Griffith, Dore abb.
Thomas Clerke, Llanthony prima pr.
John Heobone, canon of Wormesley pr.
Philip Morgan, Thomas Etone, William Rysseby, monks of Dore abb.
John Davy, David Lewys, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Lewis Lee.

PRIEST.

John Seys, canon of Wormesley pr.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH ON THE VIGIL OF THE TRINITY, 1456.

ACOLYTES.

William Pede, Thomas Halle, John Harryes, Richard Bonde, John Andrew, Thomas Cowrte, Roger Godeman, Richard Yvy, Triamoure Fletchere, Geoffrey Moore, Lewis ap John.
Richard Lewys, John Stowelle, Fr. Pr. of Gloucester.
William Steward, Fr Herem. of Wodehouse.
John Monmouth, John Alyntone, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.
Edmund Rede, Fr. Min. of Gloucester.

SUBDEACONS.

William Dydbroke, John Monmouth, John Alyntone, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.
John Loffe, Edmund Rede, Fr. Min. of Gloucester.

DEACONS.

John Griffith, Dore abb.
Thomas Clerke, Llanthony prima pr.
Walter Bolette, Wormesley pr.
Philip Morgan, monk of Dore abb.
John Cleobury, monk of Wenlock pr., Clun ord.
Maurice ap Llewellyn, St. David's dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida abb.
Robert Stephenys, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Bartholomew's hosp., Gloucester.

PRIESTS.

Richard Bakere, Monmouth pr.
Geoffrey ap Jevan, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abb.
Walter Deveros, York dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony by Gloucester pr.
John Shery, Hereford Cathedral.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 141

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT, 18, 1456.

ACOLYTES.

David ap Howell, Thomas Mendepace, Hugh ap Deyo.
Adam ap Lloarth, Llandaff dioc.
John Ludlowe, Richard Malvern, William Lemstere, canons of Wigmore abb.

SUBDEACONS.

John Ferne, the guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Hoptone, Wenlock pr.
Triomoure Fletchere, Aconbury pr.
Richard Deryn, Hereford Cathedral.
Adam Lloarth, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Hereford Cathedral.
Thomas Mendepace, Wenlock pr.
William Brugge, Fr. Herem, of Wodehouse.
John Ludlow, Richard Malvern, William Lemstere, canons of Wigmore abb.

DEACONS.

Roger Godwyn, John Payne, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Griffith, Fr. Carm. of Shrewsbury.
James Webbeley, Fr. Herem. of Ludlow.
Thomas Etone, William Rysseby, monks of Dore abb.

PRIESTS.

John Griffith, Dore abb.
Walter Bolette, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Clerke, Llanthony prima pr.
Thomas Cantrecely, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Noke, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Richard Longeley, the guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Cleobury, monk of Wenlock pr.
William Newlond, York dioc., (l. d.), canon of S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, APRIL 2, 1457, BEING SCICIENTES SATURDAY.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Jackessone, John Nowell, John Baret, Maurice ap Rees, Hugh ap Richard, Richard Clement, Philip ap Eynon, John Brewere, Roger Bythewey, Roger ap John, Lewis Hopkyn, William Syrell, John Hille, Henry Rugge, Richard Phelpotte, John Lewys.

SUBDEACONS.

John Andrewe, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Halle, Reading abb.
John Meredilh, Wormesley pr.
Geoffrey ap Howell, Cwmhir abb.
John Londone, Hereford Cathedral.
Thomas Courte, Wenlock pr.
Roger Godeman, ti. John Harley, armiger, lord of Buyton.
Lewis Kery, Cwmhir abb.
William Jones, bac. in legibus, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Thomas Morgan, Wormesley pr.
Richard Bonde, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
William Davyes, the guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Richard Greve, S. John's hosp., Ludlow,
Robert Harewode, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.
Maurice de Castro, Fr. Pr. of Hertford.

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DEACONS.

William Singere, Thomas Mendpace, Wenlock pr.
John Ferne, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Hoptone, Wenlock pr.

PRIESTS.

John Payne, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Triamoure Fletchere, Aconbury pr.
William Sharpe, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
Richard Jones, Fr. Min. of Carnarvon.
ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, JUNE 6, 1457.

ACOLYTES.

William Smythe, William Heynys, Maurice ap John, John Tannere, Richard Birde, John Fawkenere, William Coppe, William Sergeaunt, Roger Penrey, William Cocke, Maurice ap Yvore, Thomas Adyce, Richard Aldeford.

SUBDEACONS.

Lewis ap Hopkyn, Chirbury abb.
Richard Marshe, Hereford Cathedral.
Maurice ap Rees Gogh, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. Bro. William Dawney, preceptor of hosp, of Dinmore and Gareway.
Hugh ap Richard, Strata Marcella abb.
Richard Clement, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Richard Wallewayne, John Donne, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

DEACONS.

Thomas Morgan, Wormesley pr.
Lewis Kery, Cwmhir abb.
Richard Deryn, John London, the Cathedral.
Richard Bonde, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Meredith, Wormesley pr.
Richard Greve, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Thomas Halle, Reading abb.
David Talley, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley abb.
Robert Harewode, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.
John Ludlowe, William Lemstere, Aust. canons of Wigmore.
Henry Broun, David Lewys, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

William Jones, in leg. bac., S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Thomas Hereford, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), pr. of S. John Evang., Brecon.
John Alyntone, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.

ORDINATION IN BOSBURY CHURCH ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, MAY 27, 1458.

ACOLYTES.

Geoffrey ap Gwillym, Richard Boole, David Camarone, John Bradwardyn, Robert Vaghan, John Gwyn, Thomas Rogere, John Abyndon, John Heeth.
Owen David, monk of Cwmhir, Cist. ord.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 143

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Gardynere, Hereford Cathedral.
William Cocke, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Lewis ap Jenkyn, Strata Marcella abb.
Nicholas Payne, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern pr.
John Fawconere, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
Philip ap Eynon, Hereford Cathedral.
William Webbe, Haughmond abb.
Hugh ap David, Chirbury pr.
John Brewere, Hereford Cathedral.

DEACONS.

Henry Nicholl, Dore abb.
William Heynes, Wenlock pr.
Roger Penry, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern pr.
John Burghope, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Maurice ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.
John Wolfe, Wormesley pr.
William Steward, Fr. Herem. of Woodhouse.
Richard Malverne, Aust. canon of Wigmore.
William Amburley, John Browne.
John Kervere, canons of Llanthony in Wales.
Maurice de Castro, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Richard Birde, Whitton nunnery, Worc. dioc.
Thomas Wyntour, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Caerleon abb.
Roger Bythewey, S. John's hosp., Dymock.
David Parke, S. David's dioc., (l. d.) Talley abb.
Henry Rugge, Flaxley abb.
Arnald de Thenis, [1] Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Henry Norden, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
John Ludlowe, William Lemstere, canons of Wigmore.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 1458.

ACOLYTES.

John Bryan, Edmund Rawlyns, Hugo Perkys, William ap Rees, Geoffrey Taylour.
Thomas York, monk of Dore abb.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Bele, Little Malvern pr.
Geoffrey ap Gwyllym, Cwmhir abb.
John Abyndon, William Sergeant, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Lloyd, Wormesley pr.

DEACONS.

Lewis ap Jenkyn, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abb.
John Faukenere, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
Richard Gardenere, Hereford Cathedral.
William Cocke, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Hugh ap David, Chirbury pr.
William Webbe, John Brewere, Hereford Cathedral.
William Didbroke, Fr. Carm., Gloucester.


[1] Called Arnald de Petres on p. 139.

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PRIESTS.

Henry Michell, Dore abb.
John Andrew, Wormesley pr.
John Burghope, S, Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Maurice ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.
John Wolfe, Wormesley pr.
Roger Penrey, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern pr.
William Syrell, his own benefice.
Henry Broun, Fr. Min. of Hereford
John Monmouth, William Tauntone, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.
Pbilip Morgan, Thomas Etone, monks of Dore.
William Amburley, John Browne, canon of Llanthony in Wales.

ORDINATION IN HEREFORD CATHEDRAL BY GEOFFREY, BISHOP OF KILDARE, ON MARCH 10, 1458.

ACOLYTES.

William Shillyng, Thomas Brayne, David Taylour, Philip Lloarth, John Swaynstone.
William Godstone, Fr. Aust, of Ludlow.

SUBDEACONS.

Roger Sayer, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Feld, Wormesley pr.
David ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Robert Vaughan, Clifford pr.
Thomas Tannere, office of sacristan of Cleobury Mortimer.
John David ap Jenkyn, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), mon. of S. Mary and S. Dogmael.
Hugh Perkys, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Edmund Rawlyns, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
William Shillyng, Wormesley pr
William Browne, S. John's pr., Ludlow.
Edward Janyns, Monmouth pr.
John Teylowe, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.

DEACONS.

William Gunter, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Usk pr.
Maurice ap David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
Griffith ap David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida abb.
Richard ap Harry ap David, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Conway mon.
William Vyllour, Wormesley pr.
Edward Davy, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), church of Llanlovell.
John Lloyd, Wormesley pr.
John Coterel, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.
John Davy, Cist. monk of Strata Florida.

PRIESTS.

John ap Meredith, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida abb.
Richard Bole, Dore abb.
David ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
Peter de Trevereux, Fr. Min.
Owyn ap David, Cist. monk of Cwmhir abb.
Lewis ap Meredith, Cist. monk of Whitland.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 145

ORDINATION IN HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, 1459.

ACOLYTES.

John Stratford, Worcester dioc., (l. d.).
John ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Henry Mathew, Richard Sewall, George Milleward, Thomas Bytone, Thomas Horewode, Philip Williamys, William Felde.
Walter Cheylmershe, Fr. Herem. of Wodehouse.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Newtone, York dioc., (l. d.), mon. de Novo loco, same dioc.
Lewis ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony prima pr.
Walter Sergeant, Monmouth pr.
Hugh Thomas, Liandaff dioc., (l. d.), Abergavenny pr.

DEACONS.

Walter Brome, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Kemelle, Worcester dioc., (l. d.). Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
Robert Vaghan, Clifford pr.
William Broune, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
John Tannere, [1] sacristan of Cleobury Mortimer.
Roger Sayere, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Patrick White, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

William Villour, William Shyllyng, Wormesley pr.
David ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
John Davy ap Jankyn, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's pr.
Hugh Perkys, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Edward Janyns, Monmouth pr.
Hugh ap David, Chirbury pr.
Cedric Hughes, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
John Davy, Cist. monk of Strata Florida.
John Heobone, Fr. Aust. of Wormesley.

ORDINATION IN HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, 1460.

ACOLYTES.

Walter Tyrone, Richard Bragot, Hugh Clone, Richard Hidale, John Hide, David Harryes, Thomas Tylere, John ap David, Thomas Sorviour.
Matthew Mitteltone, Thomas Whateley, canons of Chirbury abb.

SUBDEACONS.

John Arundell, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), church of Howarth.
Matthew Jones, Dore abb.
Geoffrey Taylour, dean and chapter.
Thomas Wayne, Wormesley pr.
Hugh Leomstere, monk of Worcester mon. (l. d.).
Matthew Mitteltone, Thomas Whateley, canons of Chirbury pr.

DEACONS.

John Hawthorne, Little Malvern pr.
Adam Llowarth, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), dean and chapter.


[1] Called Thomas Tannere on p. 144.

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Rees ap Grono, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley abb.
Richard Scott, Wormesley pr.
John Hereford, Thomas Swaynsham, William Dene, monks of Worcester pr.
William Upton, monk of Evesham.

PRIESTS.

John Walter, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), vic. chor. in coll. ch. of Abergwilly.
Thomas Harewode, portion in Bromyard.
Thomas Carpenter, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Cokehill nunnery.
John Marys, Monmouth pr.
William John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. Griffin Nicholas, armiger, and his demesne of Emlyn Uchcinche.
John ap Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony prima pr.
Maurice ap John ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of Dynmore.
William Syntone, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Wormesley pr.
John ap Llewellyn Lloyd, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. Jankyn ap Madoc ap Rees and his demesne of Sloghe.
John Worstroppe, Nicholas Faber, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
Robert Aylesbury, Richard Mystone.
John Teukysbury, monks of Worcester pr., (l. d).
Richard Lenche, John Newlond, Nicholas Halys, monks of Evesham.
Richard Malvern, canon of Wigmore.

ORDINATION IN HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, DEC. 20, 1460.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Jordan, William Bokeland, Hugh Waterdene, Thomas Masone, John Clerke, Geoffrey ap Howell, Hugh Matthew, Thomas ap Rys, Edward Haseley.
John ap Morgan, S. David's dioc.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Lydom, Aconbury nunnery.
John ap David Lloyd, Chirbury pr.
Geoffrey Rogere, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Grace Dieu mon.
Thomas David, Dore abb.
Thomas Sorviour, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Griffin ap Oweyn, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), pr. of S. Mark de Gauntes, Bristol.
John ap Morgan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley abb.
Hugh ap Meredith, Chirbury pr.
John Alcetre, Fr Aust. of Ludlow.
Richard Bromfeld, John Arundel, Ben. monks of Gloucester.
Thomas Monmouth, John Monmowth, John Akyll, Cist. monks of Tintern.

DEACONS.

John Walkere, Wormesley pr.
John Newent, Thomas Branche, Robert Tewkysbury, monks of Gloucester.
Thomas Brayne, Wormesley pr.
Matthew Jones, Dore abb.
Thomas Lyncoln, York dioc., (l. d.), S. Mark's mon., Bristol.
Thomas Oldbury, Ben. monk of Gloucester.
Matthew Mitteltone, Thomas Whateley, canons of Chirbury.

ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL, BY THE CLOISTER OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, FEB. 28, 1461.

ACOLYTES.

Walter Reynold, John Tandy.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 147

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Roggers, Dore abb.
David ap Howell ap David, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
John Gwynne, Dore abb.
Thomas Jordan, dean and chapter.
David ap Howell, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.

DEACONS.

Geoffrey Rozgere, Llandaff dioc. (l. d.), Grace Dieu mon.
Richard Lydom, Aconbury nunnery
John ap Morgan, S. David's dioc. (l. d.), Talley abb.
Griffyn ap Oweyn, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Mark de Gauntes, Bristol.
Thomas David, Dore abb.
Philip Meredith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Frideswide's mon., Oxford.
Hngh ap Meredith, Chirbury pr.
Thomas Sorviour, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Owen John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's pr.

ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL, BY THE CLOISTER OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, ON SCICIENTES, 1461.

ACOLYTES.

John Crateford, Richard Wolfe.

SUBDEACONS.

Master Richard Jackessone, dean and chapter.
John Tandy, Wenlock pr.
Edward Haseley, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.

DEACONS.

Thomas Rogers, monk of Dore abb.
Thomas Jordan, dean and chapter.
John Wynne, Dore abb.

PRIESTS.

Griffin ap Oweyn, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), pr. of S. Mark de Gauntes, Bristol.
Geoffrey Roggere, Lland. dioc., (l. d.) Grace Dieu mon.
Thomas David, Dore abb.
John ap Morgan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley abb,

ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL ON THE VIGIL OF EASTER, 1461.

ACOLYTES.

William Tarry, John Birde.

SUBDEACONS.

Howell ap Meredith, Cwmhir abb.
John Crateford, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Bridgnorth.
John Chamberleyn, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
William Stokes, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Richard Glassewas, dean and chapter.

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DEACONS.

Richard Jackessone, dean and chapter.
John Tandy, Wenlock pr.
John North, Worc dioc., (l. d.), mon. of the Trinity, Cirencester.
John Salle, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's pr., Kingswood.
Edward Haseley, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
David ap Howell ap David, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
David ap David Lloyd, Chirbury pr.
David ap Howell, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.

PRIESTS.

John Wodewalle, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Hugh ap Meredith, Chirbury pr.
John ap Deyo, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abb.
Thomas Sorviour, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Wynne, Dore abb.
William Wayte, S. Andrew's dioc., (l. d.), S. Frideswide's mon., Oxford.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, 1461.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Lugwardyne, Robert Brythere, John Motelowe.

SUBDEACONS.

William Buckland, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
Thomas ap Meredith, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Shrewsbury.
Philip ap Griffith, Dore abb.
William Felde, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
William Browne, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.

DEACONS.

William Stokys, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
William Coppe, Poulton pr., Sar. dioc.
John Crateford, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Bridgnorth.
John Chamburleyn, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Howell ap Meredith, Cwmhir abb.
Richard Glassewas, dean and chapter.
Henry Werle, John de Nusia, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Richard Bromfield, John Arundell, Ben. monks of Gloucester abb.

PRIESTS.

Richard Jackessone, Richard Marshe, dean and chapter.
John North, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Cirencester abb.
John Salle, Cov. and Lich. dioc. (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Kingswood.
Edward Haseley, the guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John ap David Lloyd, Chirbury pr.
Thomas Roggers, Dore abb.
Richard Lydom.
Aconbury nunnery.
Lewis Yonge, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida abb.
John Walkere, Wormesley pr.
David Lewis, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Peter Maysmore, John Newent, Thomas Braynche, Robert Tewkysbury, Ben. monks of Gloucester.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 149

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 19, 1461.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Malpace, Henry Atkyns, William Moretone, John Sydwyne, Thomas Moretone, Thomas Peytwyne.
John White, Fr. Pr. of Hereford
John de Bonna, John Wiggemore, Fr. Min of Hereford.

SUBDEACONS.

Walter ap Reynald, Clifford pr.
Walter Cheylmershe, Fr. Aust. of Wodehouse.

DEACONS.

William Buckland, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester, et domus eiusdem de Dudstone.
Philip ap Griffith, S, David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Thomas ap Meredith, S. John's hosp., Shrewsbury.
William Feld, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Tedric Faber. Fr. Pr of Hereford
Thomas de Bonna, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Walter Coppe, Poulton pr.
John Crateford, hosp. S. John Rapt., Bridgnorth.
David ap Howell, Llandaff dioc., (l. d ), Dore abb.
John Chamberleyn, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Thomas Jordane, dean and chapter.
Howell ap Meredith, Cwmhir abb.
John Stowell, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
Edmund Redyng, Ben. of Leominster pr.
Thomas Yorke, Cist. of Dore abb.
Richard Bridstowe, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN ST. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL, BY THE CATHEDRAL CLOISTER, MARCH 13, 1462.

ACOLYTES.

William Mercer, Richard Smythe, John Chalonere, Matthew Worthyn, Robert Dawkins, Griffin ap Llewellyn, Owen ap Grono, David ap Howell, John Thomas, Hugh ap Howell, Griffin ap Meredith, Morgan Webbe.
David Powys, Bangor dioc.
Robert Burton, William Knyght, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

SUBDEACONS.

John Hide, Polesworth pr.
John Sydwyn alias Clerk, ti. Richard Actone, armiger, and his manors of Sutton parva and Crome.
Thomas Etone, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Henry Edkynnys, Winchcombe abb.
David Taylor, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Moryce, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony prima pr.
John Wigmore, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

DEACON.

Walter Reynald, Clifford pr.

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PRIESTS.

William Rowlonde, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
John Gamitfelde, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL ON THE VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 17, 1462.

ACOLYTES.

Gwydo ap Howel, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Richard Monemoth, ord. Fr.

SUBDEACONS.

William Hill de Evesham, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Cokehill nunnery.
Griffith ap Meredith, Chirbury pr.
John Bridde, Flaxley abb.
Owen ap Grono, Chirbury pr.
David Herry, Hugh ap Howell, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Robert Burtone, William Knyght, ord. Fr.

DEACONS.

John Hyde, Polesworth pr.
David Powys, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.
Henry Edkynnys, Winchcombe abb.
Thomas Etone, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Matthew ap David, Chirbury pr.
Thomas Moryce, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony prima pr.
David Taylour, Wormesley pr.
John Wyte, John Mylle, ord. Fr.
John Wigmore, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

John Sidwyn alias Clerk, ti. Richard Actone's manors of Sutton and Crome.
William Feld, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Walter Reynold, Clifford pr.
Robert Ellysmere, ord. Fr.

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, JUNE 11, 1462,

ACOLYTES.

William Lynyng, Ralph Phipps, Walter Bythewey, Richard Cartere.
Thomas ap Howel, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

Griffith ap Llewelyn, Chirbury pr.
John Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Wormesley pr.
Rees ap John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida abb.
William Mortone, office of sacristan of Wigmore abb.
Morgan Webbe, Hereford pr.
Thomas Masone, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Richard Carter, Wenlock pr.
John Gough, Dore abb.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 151

DEACONS.

David Herry, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Owen ap Grono, Chirbury pr.
John Brydde, Flaxley abb.
Hugh ap Howell. S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Griffin ap Meredith, Chirbury pr.
Geoffrey le Dekyn, dean and chapter.
Hugh ap Madoc, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cornbury mon.
Reginald Marteley, Aconbury nunnery.
Walter Chilmersh, Fr. Aust.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Walkere, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Henry Edkynnys, Winchcombe abb.
Thomas Moryce, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony prima pr.
Thomas Etone, S. John's pr., Ludlow.
Matthew ap David, Chirbury pr.
David Powys, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.
David Taylour, Wormesley pr.
John Hyde, Polesworth pr.
William Tyler, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), ad ti.
John Teylow, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH, MARCH 5, 1463.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Kydford, Richard Moore, Thomas Ayleman, William Massey, William Philipps.
John ap David, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

John Boole, Cwmhir abb.
Richard Lynke, Aconbury nunnery.
William Hooper, ti. Sir James Baskerfel and his demesne of Eardisley.
Henry Lewys alias Mathew, S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.
William ap Howell, Chirbury pr.
John Hyde, Oseney abb.

DEACONS.

Lewys ap Howell, St. David's dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida abb.
William Jolyman, York dioc., (l. d.), Bolton in Craven pr.
Thomas Hooper, S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.
David ap Howel, Chirbury pr.

PRIEST.

Thomas Guntere. S. David's dioc., (l. d.), pr. of S. John Evang., Brecon.

ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL BY THE CATHEDRAL ON THE VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 9, 1463.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Maret, Richard Hygyns.

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SUBDEACONS.

Richard ap Philip ap Richard, S. David's dioc. (l..d.), Llanthony prima pr.
Richard Hygyns, dean and chapter.
Thomas Bodelich, Great Malvern pr.
John Dyer, Dore abb.
William Massy, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.

DEACONS.

John Swaynstone, dean and chapter.
John Boole, Cwmhir abb.
Richard Lynk, Aconbury nunnery.
John Hyde, Oseney abb.
Henry Lewys alias Mathew, S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.
William ap Howel, Chirbury pr.
William Hooper, ti. Sir James Baskerville and his manor of Eardisley.

PRIESTS.

Richard Gardyner, dean and chapter.
Thomas ap Howel, John Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
William Mercer, ti. 100s. in the demesne of Brampton Brian.
John William, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Margam abb.
John ap Llewellyn alias Nant, Geoffrey Brian, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 24, 1463.

ACOLYTES.

John Travays, Giles Hale, Maurice Gethyn, John Godfrey.

SUBDEACONS.

Lewis ap Oweyn, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), the archdeacon of Brecon.
Thomas Malpas, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Richard Moore, Richard Bragot, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Thomas Lewys, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of the Trinity, Bridgnorth.
John Trevays, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Thomas Hervey, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Bartholomew's hosp., Gloucester.
John Motelow, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.

DEACONS.

William Moretone, office of sacristan of Wigmore.
William Tyryn, Aconbury nunnery.
Matthew Clerk, Cwmhir abb.
Thomas Camden, Fr. Aust.
John Uptone, Thomas Hartpury, Thomas Rosse, William Bentham, John Hertlond, Henry Astone, ord. of S. Benedict, Gloucester.

PRIESTS.

Richard ap Philip ap Richard, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony prima pr.
Thomas Bodelyche, Little Malvern pr.
Henry Lewis alias Mathew, S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.
Hugh ap Madoc, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
Thomas Howel, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Neath mon.
John Newent, Philip Monemouth, Fr. Aust. of S. Peter's, Gloucester.
John Malverne, Ben. of S. Peter's, Gloucester.

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ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, DEC. 17, 1463.

ACOLYTES.

Robert Howtone, Thomas Smythe, Henry Davye,, David ap Howell, John Smythe, John Kyngtone.
John Best, Roger Dawnant, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Smythe, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Robert Dackys, New College of S. Mary Magdalene, Battlefield.
Richard Marret, pension of 100s. from Wigmore abb.
Thomas Smythe, office of subdeacon in the Cathedral. [1]
Maurice Gethen, Cwmhir abb.
Henry ap Howell, Dore abb., his letters to remain with the registrar until the title is corrected.
William Castone, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

DEACONS.

Richard Moore, S. Katherine's hosp.. Ledbury.
Thomas Malpas, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Richard Hugyns, office of deacon in the Cathedral.
Thomas Hervy, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Thomas Tecklo, Peter Beket, Fr Min. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Adam Lloarth, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), office of vicar choral in Cathedral.
William Mortone, office of sacristan of Wigmore abb.
John Dyer, ad ti. -.
Ralph Nabas, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Richard Byers, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

ORDINATION IN A CHAPEL WITHIN THE MANOR OF WHITBORNE, FEB. 25, 1464.

ACOLYTES.

John William, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.).
Richard ap John.
Owen ap Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
John Topcliffe, London dioc.

SUBDEACONS.

David ap Hoelle, Chirbury pr.
Philip John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. Thomas Paunceforte and his demesne of Harsfeld.

DEACONS.

Robert Dakcus, the New College of S. Mary, Battlefield.
Maurice Gethyn, Cwmhir abb.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Malpas, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Richard More, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Peter Huse, Lincoln dioc., (l. d.), Aconbury nunnery.
Thomas Hervey, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.


[1] Dispensation to be promoted to the two orders on the same
day, that the Cathedral may not be without a subdeacon.

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ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL, BY THE PALACE AT HEREFORD, THE VIGIL OF EASTER, 1464.

ACOLYTES.

Hugh ap John. Richard Wheler.
William Smythe, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Grace, Chirbury pr,
William Tylere, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Augustine's mon. by Bristol.
Robert Howtone, Dore abb.

DEACONS.

John William, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Grace Dieu mon.
David ap Hoelle, Chirbury pr.
Owen ap Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Richard Marette, a pension of 100s granted by Wigmore abb, from their Ratlinghope demesne.
Lewis ap Owen S. David's dioc., (l. d.), the archdeacon of Brecon.
John Topclief, London dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
John Brecknocke, Fr. Pr. of Hereford, presented by William Bromyard. [1]

PRIESTS.

Maurice Gethin, Matthew Clerk, Cwmhir abb.
Edward John, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Usk nunnery.

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, MAY 16, 1464.

ACOLYTE.

Richard Nodertone.

SUBDEACONS.

William Smythe.
Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Rees ap David Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), mon of S.S. Mary and Dogmael in Remmeys.
Henry Davyes, Dore abb.

DEACONS.

Richard Smythe, hosp of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Richard Grace, Chirbury pr.
Robert Howtone, Dore abb.
William Tylere, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Augustine's mon., Bristol.

PRIESTS.

John Alcetre, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.
John Williams, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Grace Dieu mon.
Lewis ap Owen, St. David's dioc., (l. d.), archdeaconry of Brecon.
Owen ap Griffith. S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
William Lowry, Carlisle dioc., (l. d.), S. Patrick's pr., Lambly.
Robert Dackus, the chapel or college of Battlefield, Cov. and Lich. dioc.
David ap Hoel, Chirbury pr.
Richard Marette, a pension of 100s. by Wigmore abb. from the demesne of Ratlinghope.


[1] Ad tunc, ut asserit, gerentis vicem prioris ibidem, tunc absentis.

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ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 22, 1464.

ACOLYTES.

James Asshe, James Stanwev, John an Rees. Roger Ware, John Barbour.
Judocus Conwards, Fr. Pred. of Brecon, by letters from the prior.

SUBDEACONS.

John Broke, arcium mag., Oseney abb.
John Chalonere, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.

DEACONS.

David ap Howell, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Henry Davyes, Dore abb.
John Esshe, Philip Picard, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Nicholas Lodelowe, Thomas Wenloke, Cluniac monks of Wenlock.

PRIESTS.

Richard Grace, Chirbury pr.
William Tilere, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Augustine's mon. by Bristol.
Robert Howtone, Dore abb.
Richard Smythe, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN WEOBLEY CHURCH, VIGIL, OF TRINITY, JUNE 8, 1465.

ACOLYTES.

Hugh Lynke, David ap Meredith, Thomas Gittones, Richard Wyche.
Richard Otlee, William Egerley, Fr. Herem. of Shrewsbury, presented by prior.

SUBDEACONS.

David ap Jevan, Chirbury pr.
John Barbour, Flaxley abb.
John Best, Roger Dawnant, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

DEACONS.

Richard Davies, Chirbury pr.
Lewis Geffrey, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Basingwerk abb.
Geoffrey ap David, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), ti. Geoffrey Keffyn, armiger, of Oswestry.
Roger Whitehouse, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), ti. Richard Crofte, armiger, on the manor of Croft.
John ap Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Aconbury nunnery.

PRIESTS.

Richard Staltoke, Dore abb.
Thomas Richards, hosp. of S. Giles by Shrewsbury.
John Griffith, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abb.
John Davy, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Usk pr.

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH, SEPT. 21, 1465.

ACOLYTES.

Nobilis vir Edmund Tucket alias dictns de Audeley.
David Reynolds, Hugh Brey, Thomas Wevere, Hugh Wynnestone.

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SUBDEACONS.

Richard Wyche, hosp. of S. John Bapt Ludlow.
John Norhander, Cov. and Lich dioc., (l. d.), Haughmond abb.
John Alkerige, Hugh Fletchere, Monmouth pr.

DEACONS.

David ap Jevan, Chirbury pr.
William Rawlyns, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Lilleshall abb.

PRIESTS.

Peter Beket, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Nicholas Legge, Thomas Wenloke, Clun. monks of Wenlock.
John Sharpe, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern pr.
Richard Davyes, Chirbury pr.
John ap Rees, S. David's dioc, (l. d.), Aconbury pr.
John Trevaice, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Roger Whitehouse, ti. Croft Castle, by Richard Crofte, armiger.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, DEC. 21, 1465.

ACOLYTES.

Rees ap Rees, Lewis ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Hugo Davy, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), William Vaghan.
Cornelius Dowdal, Fr. Pr.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Okley, ti. William Actone.
David Redergh, ti. demesne of Brampton Brian, granted him by the lord.
Lewis Monmouth, William Newporte, John Edwardse, Fr, Carm. of Gloucester, presented by the prior, David Boys.

DEACONS.

Hugh Symond, Hugh Peitwyne, canons of Llanthony in Wales.
David Wyche, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
John Norhandre, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Haughmond abb.

PRIESTS.

William Rawlins, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Lilleshall abb.
Thomas Shippiere, Winton dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of S. Cross, Winchester.
Thomas Elies, Fr. Pr.
Philip Pykard, Fr. Min.

ORDINATION IN BOSBURY CHURCH, MARCH 16, 1466.

ACOLYTES.

Guy Clintone, John Dursley, David Morgan, Walter Baytone, John Palmer, Roger Blithure.
David ap Jevan ap Griffith, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.).
John Prestone, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.

SUBDEACONS.

Hugh Davy, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Usk nunnery.
Richard ap Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.

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David Cauntone, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's mon.
Hugh Wynstone, Dore abb.
Lewis ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Carmarthen pr.
Richard Whelere, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Prestone, Fr. Carm of Gloucester.
Cadoc Gunrard, Cornelius Dowdale, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
Robert Burtone, Fr. Aust.

DEACONS.

John Barbour, Flaxley abb.
Richard Okeley, ti. William Actone, lord of Acton Scot.
Lewis Monmouthe, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL ON THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE PASSION, WHEN SCICIENTES IS SUNG, MARCH 22, 1466.

SUBDEACONS.

Guy Clintone, Little Malvern pr.
John Tipette, Wormesley pr.

DEACONS.

Richard ap Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Lewis ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Carmarthen pr.
David Cauntone, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's mon.
Hugh Winstone, Dore abb.
Richard Whelere, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
Roger Dawnant, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Richard Dorstone, Thomas Stokley, monks of Dore.

PRIEST.

Thomas Buildwas, monk of Dore abb.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL OF S. KATHERINE BY THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE, THE VIGIL OF EASTER, 1466.

SUBDEACON.

Edmund Audeley, his prebend of Barton Colwall.

DEACON.

Richard Davy, Cov. and Lich. diocese (l. d.), S. Ann's pr., Coventry.

PRIESTS.

John Pattishale, Wormesley pr.
Richard ap Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Lewis ap Jevan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Carmarthen pr.
David Cauntone, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's mon.
Hugh Winstone, Dore abb.

ORDINATION IN BOSBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 21, 1466.

ACOLYTES.

John Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
John Grene, Thomas Trigge, Walter Yonge, David Chirbury (disp. for illeg. "natus inter presbiterum et solutam").

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DEACONS.

John Tippet, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Wevere, ti. Croft Castle by Richard Crofte, armiger,
John Alkerige, Monmouth pr.
John Mutelowe.
Geoffrey Gregorie, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's mon. in the island of All Saints, Gully.

PRIESTS.

William Egerley, Fr. Aust.
Maurice David, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Valle Crucis abb.
Richard Wiche, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Barbour, Flaxley abb.

ORDINATION IN BOSBURY CHURCH ON DEC. 20, 1466.

ACOLYTES.

Matthew ap Jevan Gethyn, David an Hoene.
John Monmouthe, canon of Wormesley pr.
William Worcetre, Fr. Aust.

SUBDEACONS.

John Abbot, brother of S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
John Hugyns, canon of Wormesley.
John ap David, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d. of James Stanley, cust. spiritualitatis), S. Mary's mon., Kymmere.
Reginald ap David. S. Asaph dioc., (l. d. eiusdem), Strata Marcella abb.
David Chirbury, Chirbury pr.
John Tylere, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.

DEACONS.

Guy Clintone, Little Malvern pr.
Thomas Russelle, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.

PRIESTS.

Edward ap John, S. Asaph dioc.(l. d. custodis), Wenlock pr.
Thomas Wevere, ti. demesne of Croft.
Henry London, monk of Leominster pr.
Thomas Tecklowe, Fr. Min of Hereford.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, FEB. 20, 1467.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Barette, William Irelond, John Gittyn, Hugh Mories, William Parkere, William Jordan.

SUBDEACONS.

John Dursley, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Monmouthe, canon of Wormesley pr.

DEACON.

John Hugyns, canon of Wormesley pr.

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PRIESTS.

John Richard, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. John Walbief, armiger, patron of Llanhamlech church.
Guy Clintone, Little Malvern pr.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, THE VIGIL OF EASTER, MARCH 28, 1467.

ACOLYTES.

Henry ap John, Thomas Done.
David ap Gwillym, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

Hngh Mories, Wormesley pr.
Hugh Borey, Limebrook pr.
John Clement, Norwich dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Coggeshall.
William Vaghan, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John ap Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's mon.
Matthew ap Jevan Gethyn, Oseney abb.
Richard Hidehale, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.

DEACONS.

Thomas Smythe, vicar choral in the Cathedral.
David Chirbury, Chirbury pr.
John Dorsley, S, Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
David Redergh, ti. demesne of Brampton Brian.

PRIESTS.

Bernard de Castro, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Richard Whelere, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, MAY 23, 1467.

ACOLYTES.

Roger Durant, Thomas Webbe, Roger Burtone, Henry Hopkins.
William Spencere, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.).
William Worcetre, Walter Yemester, canons of Wigmore.

SUBDEACONS.

David ap Eyneon, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.
William Parkere, Wormesley pr.

DEACONS.

Hoel ap Madoc, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Kymmere.
Hugh Mories, Wormesley pr.
Matthew ap Jevan Gethyn, Oseney abb.
John ap Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's mon.

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PRIESTS.

John Glovere, Wormesley pr.
Master William Walkere, All Souls College, Oxford.
Thomas Smythe, vicar choral in Cathedral.
John Tippet, Wormesley pr.
John Dursley, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
David ap Jevan, Chirbury pr.
John Lloyd, canon of Wormesley.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 19, 1467.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Egendone, Edmund Hailewyne.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Bote, York dioc., (l. d.), subdeacon's vicarage in Cathedral.
Master Thomas Mortone, in leg. bac. his church of Castle Frome.
Walter Baytone, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
William Worcetre, William Leomestre, John Yeomester, canons of Wigmore.

DEACONS.

William Parkere, Wormesley pr.
David ap Eigneon, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.
Richard Hidehale, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Abbot, confrater of hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Wyndham, Fr. Aust. of Woodhouse.

PRIESTS.

John Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's mon.
David Chirbury, Chirbury pr.
John Clement, Norwich dioc., Coggeshall mon.
Hugh Mories, Wormesley pr.
William Newport, Fr. Carm. of Gloucester.
Thomas Webbeley, confrater of S. John's hosp., Ludlow.

ORDINATION DEC. 19, 1467.

ACOLYTES.

John Wattes, John Stones, John Undirwood, John Tewe, John Spyne.
Lewis ap Adam, John ap Jevan, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.).
Thomas Temple, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Webbe, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Thomas Eggyntone, hosp. of S. James, Bridgnorth.
Thomas Barette, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Roger Durant. ad. ti. -.
William Irelond, S. Barth. hosp., Shrewsbury.
Richard ap Gwillym, S. David's dioc., Dore abb.
Henry ap John, Wormesley pr.
William Bakere, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
Thomas Webbeley, confrater hosp. S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
William Worcetre, Fr. Aust of Wodehouse.

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DEACONS.

Geoffrey Gillesfeld, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abb.
Hugh Brey, Limebrook pr.

PRIESTS.

David Rethergh, ti. John Harley, armiger, lord of Brampton Brian.
William Parkere, Wormesley pr.
Richard Hidehale, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Russelle, Fr. Herem. of Ludlow.
John Wyndham, Fr. Herem. of Wodehouse.
William London, monk of Leominster pr.
James Dyer, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, MARCH 12, 1468.

ACOLYTE.

Henry Brynles.

SUBDEACONS.

David ap Meredith, hosp. of S. Giles, Shrewsbury.
Roger Ware, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Stones, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Donne, ti. John Harley, lord of Brampton Bryan.
Philip Tew, hosp. of S. Giles, Shrewsbury.

DEACONS.

Richard Bragot, vicar choral in Cathedral.
Richard ap Gwillym, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Henry ap John, S. Leonard's pr., Wormesley.
Walter Baytone, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Barette, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Thomas Webbe, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Roger Durant, Limebrook pr.
Thomas Bote, York dioc., (l. d.), vicar choral in Cathedral.
William Worcetre, Fr Herem. of Woodhouse.
William Worcetre, Walter Leomistre, John Yemostere, canons of Wigmore.

PRIESTS.

David ap Eynon, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.
Griffin Gullesfeld, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abb.
William Hille, Westwood nunnery.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL THE VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 10, 1468.

ACOLYTE.

John Tannere.

SUBDEACONS.

John Undirwode, Llanthony prima pr.
Hugh Lynke, S. Katherine s hosp., Ledbury.
Henry Brynles, vicar choral in the Cathedral.

162 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

DEACONS.

Philip Tewe, hosp. of S. Giles, Shrewsbury.
William Vaghan, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
David Jhones, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
William Irelond, his church of Rudford
David ap Meredith, hosp. of S. Giles, Shrewsbury.
Thomas Donne, ti. John Harley, armiger, lord of Brampton Bryan.

PRIESTS.

Hugh Brey, Limebrook pr.
Richard Bragot, vic. presbiteral in Cathedral.
Henry ap John, John Stones, Wormesley pr.
Richard ap Gwillym, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
William Worcetre, canon of Wigmore.

ORDINATION IN BOSBURY CHURCH, DEC. 17, 1468.

ACOLYTES.

William Bukenhille, David ap David, Richard Kervere, John Carpenter, Richard Bilmore, Richard Symkyns.

SUBDEACONS.

Lewis ap Howelle, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Roger Blithere, S. Leonard's pr., Wormesley.
John Tannere, Llanthony in Wales pr.
Richard Bakere, S. Oswald's hosp. near Worcester.
Henry Hopkes, hosp of S. James, Bridgnorth.

DEACONS.

Peter Bor, John Pasthowe, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
John Hugyns, Wormesley pr.
John Spyne, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
Richard Gwynne, Dore abb.

PRIESTS.

Henry White, monk of priory of S. John Evang., Brecon.
John Undirwode, Llanthony prima pr.
Roger Ware, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
David ap Meredith, hosp. of S. Giles, Shrewsbury.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, FEB. 23, 1469.

ACOLYTES.

William Waterfalle, Fulk Gierce, Maurice ap John, William West, Richard Smith, Nicholas Gregge.
Lewis ap Grono, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
John Marche, Fr. Aust. of Woodhouse.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Maillard, S. Barth. hosp.,.Gloucester.
William West, subdeacon's vicarage in the Cathedral.
Geoffrey ap Llewelyn Owen, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's mon.
Lewis ap Hoel, St. David's dioc., (l. d.), pr. of S. Thomas the Martyr, Hereford.
Hugh Shermon, Aconbury nunnery.

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DEACONS.

Roger Blythere, Wormesley pr.
John Tannere, Llanthony prima pr.
John Bucknalle, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of the Trinity, Bridgnorth.
John Pertone, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Wenlock pr.

PRIESTS.

John Spyne, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
William Worcetre, Fr. Aust. of Woodhouse.
Thomas Stokley, Richard Dorstone, Cist. monks of Dore.

ORDINATION IN BROMYARD CHURCH, MAY 27, 1469.

ACOLYTES.

John Hogges, Thomas ap Rees ap Llewelyn, John Bettyrtone.
John More, Fr. Aust. of Shrewsbury.

SUBDEACONS.

Master William Forest, Wormesley pr.
Fulk Gers, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Richard Smyth, ti. John Lingen, lord of Lingen.
Roger Burtone.
Richard Wolfe, Whiston by Worcester nunnery.
John Appulby, Halesowen mon.
John Werre, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Combermere mon.
William Walkere, Fr. Carm of Ludlow.

DEACONS.

Richard Mayllard, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Richard Bakere, hosp. of S. Oswald by Worcester.
Thomas Lyncolne, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.
John Barette, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.

PRIESTS.

Nicholas Gregge, S. Mary's pr., Abergavenny.
John Pertone, Cov. and Lich. dioc, (l. d.), Wenlock pr.
Thomas Webbe, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
Lewis ap David Henry, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Bethpeylard pr.

ORDINATION IN BOSBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 20, 1469.

ACOLYTES.

Philip Adams, Richard Vaghan, John Bowyer, Richard Keyselle, James Taylour, Thomas Brilley, John More, Richard ap Griffith, William Fisshere.

SUBDEACONS.

John Andrew, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
John Shroesbury, Henry Singere, monks of Wenlock.
John Hogge, Flaxley abb.
Ethelbert Loverick, Oseney abb.
Walter Mories, Monmouth pr.

164 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

DEACONS.

Thomas Masone, Llandaft dioc., (l. d.), Usk pr.
Fulk Giers, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Richard Smith, ti. John Lyngen, lord of Lingen, to all orders.
John Werre, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Combermere mon.
William Forest, Wormesley pr.
John Appulby, Haughmond abb.
David ap Hoel, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. Henry, lord of Pennalth.

PRIESTS.

John Barette, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.
Hugh Hay, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Thomas Barette, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Richard Maillard, S. Barth. hosp., Ludlow.
David William, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Kedwelly pr.
Henry Thomas, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Chepstow (Strigullie) pr.
Richard Bakere, hosp. of S. Oswald by Worcester.
John Mereylle, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Cokehill pr.
John Stiltone, Sarum dioc., (l. d.), ad. ti. de Middeltone.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, DEC. 22, 1469.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas ap Hoel, Thomas Reignoldes, William Kynnardesley, Richard Meole, John Spensere, John Hullyn, Hugh ap John Gogh.
Rees ap Morgan ap Reon, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

William Fisshere, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
Richard Keyselle, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Thomas Smythe, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
David ap Hoel, Cwmhir abb.
Richard ap Griffith, S, Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Warde, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp. "inter pontes", Gloucester.

DEACONS.

Richard Wolfe, Whiston nunnery.
David Hoel, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Chepstow pr.
Roger Bartone, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Ethelbert Loveryche, Oseney mon., Oxford.
Walter Mories, Monmouth pr.
John Shroesbury, Henry Wenlock, Clun. monks of Wenlock.

PRIESTS.

Fulk Giers, hosp. of S. John's Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Moris, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern pr.
Thomas Appulby, Halesowen mon.
David ap Hoel, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. Henry, lord of Pennalth.
John Werre, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Combermere mon.
Lewis Thomas, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
Richard Smyth, ti. the lord of Lingen.
William Forest, Wormesley pr.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 165

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL ON EASTER SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1470.

ACOLYTES.

Henry Mymme, John Coke.

SUBDEACONS.

William Chippe, hosp. of S. Oswald by Worcester.
Lewis John, rect. of Cusop (Cuyshope).
William Holden, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Cockersand mon.
Richard Walkere, Fineshead (Fynneshed) pr.

DEACONS.

Richard Malett, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Kingswood mon.
Helias Gernette, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Thomas of Holand.
William Fisshere, William Kynnardesley, S. Guthlac's pr.
John Andrew, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

William Broketone, arcium mag. S. Frydeswyde's pr., Oxford.
Richard ap Griffith, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford,
Lewis ap Adam, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony prima pr.
Thomas Newman, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood pr.
Richard Wolfe, Whiston nunnery.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, JUNE 16, 1470.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Erleslone, Richard Bailey, John Pattishale, Thomas Kemptone, John Hullyn.

SUBDEACONS.

Hugh Huntlowe, Richard Bilmore, John Strange, Wormesley pr.
Hugh ap John Gogh, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella mon.
Maurice ap John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir mon.
Roger Wilkes, hosp. of S. James, Bridgnorth.
William Wrangford, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth hosp., Gloucester.
Henry Mymme, vicar subdeacon choral in the Cathedral.
Thomas ap Rees, Dore abb.
Clement ap Griffith, Limebrook pr.
Richard Meole, Haughmond mon.

DEACONS.

Henry Brynles, vicar subdeacon choral in the Cathedral.
Henry Hopkes, hosp. of S. James, Bridgnorth.
Thomas Smythe, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
David ap David, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella mon.
William Chippe, S. Oswald's hosp by Worcester.
William Holden, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Cockersand mon.
Richard Halle, Cwmhir mon.
Richard Walkere, Fineshead mon
Richard Keysall, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John More, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.

166 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

PRIESTS.

Richard Hugyns, vicar choral (priests) in the Cathedral.
Helias Garnet, Cov, and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Thomas of Holand.
Roger Burtone, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
William Kynnardesley, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
Richard Mallet, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Kingswood mon.
John Shroesbury, Henry Wenlock, monks of Wenlock.
John Abbot, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, EASTER SATURDAY, APRIL, 13, 1471.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Hore, Thomas ap John, William Kedward, John Shermon, Richard More, Richard Hall.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Lokier, Whiston nunnery.
John Draper, Dore abb.
John Gwynne, Cwmhir abb.
William Whelere, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Bettertone, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Oseney mon.

DEACONS.

Thomas Sandy, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Edmund Hailewyn, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Straunge, Wormesley pr.
David ap Hoel, Cwmhir mon.
Hugh ap John Gogh, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella mon.
John Hullyn, Chirbury pr.
Lawrence ap Hoel, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Abergavenny pr.
Philip Dumbletone, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.

PRIESTS.

William Fisshere, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
Thomas Smythe, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
David Grace, Fr. Pr. of Worcester.
Peter Bore, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Walter Bayly, canon of Wigmore.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, SEPT. 21, 1471.

ACOLYTES.

John ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
John Smythe, Richard Taylor, Richard Bromptone, Walter Deukestone, John Sextone, William Baret, John Lyntone.

SUBDEACONS.

John Patteshale, Aconbury nunnery.
John Hore, dean and chapter.
William Waterfall, Wormesley pr.
Richard Bayly, hosp. of S. James, Bridgnorth.
Thomas ap John, Dore abb.
John Garford, Wormesley pr.
Thomas More, John Benet, Fr. Pr. of Worcester.
John Woodwarde, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

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DEACONS.

Master Edmund Audeley, canon and prebendary of Barton Colwall.
William West, vicar choral (deacons) in the Cathedral.
John Gwynne, Cwmhir abb.
Maurice ap John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
Thomas Lockyere, Whiston nunnery.
William Jordan, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
James Neysshe, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen mon.
John Taylour, ti. Sir Humphrey Blunt, knt.
John Hawkys, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen mon.
Richard Pyry, Brewood nunnery.
John Bettertone, Oseney mon.
Thomas Kempton, John Draper, Dore abb.
William Chestre, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.

PRIESTS.

Hugh ap John Gogh S. Asaph dioc., (l. d. from Richard Stanley, cust. spir.), Cwmhir abb.
John Hullyn, Chirbury pr.
William Chippe, S. Oswald's pr. by Worcester.
Richard Holle, Cwmhir abb.
John Alkerige, Monmouth pr.
Philip Dumbletone, S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.
John Straunge, Wormesley pr.
Richard Keyselle, S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
David ap Hoell, Cwmhir abb.
William Harryes, Clifford pr.
Edmund Haylewynne, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
David ap David ap Meuric, Lland. dioc., Grace Dieu mon.
Thomas Sandy, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Thomas Shellisley, John Stratford, monks of Worcester pr.
John Hanley, monk of Leominster pr.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, FEB. 22, 1472.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Adereley, David Rogers, Richard Honnessone, Richard Morgan, John Peryn, Roger Waterere, Lewis Hille, John ap Rees, John ap Meredith, David ap Richard.
John Edward, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

John Griffith, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
David Menavon, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d. from James Stanley, cust. spir.), Strata Marcella abb.
John Smythe, Chirbury pr.
William ap Rees ap John ap Howel, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Carmarthen pr.
John Sexton, ti. Walter Wigmore, armiger.
Richard ap John, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Thomas Halle, Little Malvern pr.

DEACONS.

William Waterfalle, Wormesley pr.
John Lewis, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Patteshale, Aconbury pr.
John Garford, canon of Wormesley.

168 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

PRIESTS.

Thomas ap John, John Drapere, Dore abb.
Thomas Kemptone, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Maurice ap John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
Thomas Lokier, Whiston nunnery.
Richard Bilmore, Wormesley pr.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, MARCH 14, BEING SCICIENTES SATURDAY, 1472.

ACOLYTES.

Geoffrey Johnes, John Williams, John Coke, William ap John, John Mothewey, Thomas Hoskyns, Thomas Pattishale, Edward Carewardyne.

SUBDEACONS.

Lewis Hille, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
David ap Richard, John ap Rees, Dore abb.
Roger Waterere, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
John Spencere, Wormesley pr.
Richard Hannessone, Wenlock pr.

DEACONS.

Thomas Hoelle, Little Malvern pr.
John Smythe, Chirbury pr.
John Griffith, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Richard ap John, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Sexten, ti. Walter Wigmore, armiger.
William ap Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Carmarthen pr.
David Menavon, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella mon.

PRIESTS.

John Pattishale, Aconbury nunnery.
William Waterfalle, Wormesley pr.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, EASTER SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1472.

ACOLYTES.

Walter Monmouth, Walter Gloucetre, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

DEACONS.

John ap Rees, Dore abb.
Lewis Hille, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
Richard Hannessone, Wenlock pr.

PRIESTS.

James Whelere, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
John Smyth, Chirbury pr.
William ap Rees, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. John Evang., Carmarthen.
John Andrewes, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Thomas Aylmon, canon of Llanthony prima.
John Garford, canon of Wormesley.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 169

ORDINATION IN WHITHORNE CHURCH, MAY 23, 1472, THE SATURDAY IN WHITSUN WEEK.

ACOLYTES.

Ralph Hauyes, John Wyche, Reginald Beaupre, Thomas Gerald, William Lawys, Thomas Smyth, Thomas Ware.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard ap William, Chirbury pr.
William Jonys, S. Guthlac's pr.. Hereford.
Thomas Addurley, John ap Gwillym, Cwmhir abb.
John Peryn, Flaxley abb.
Richard Lyntone, Dinmore pr.
John Roke, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), S. Frideswyde's pr., Oxford.

DEACONS.

Roger Waterere, Llanthony pr. by Gloucester.
John Spencere, Wormesley pr.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Halle, Little Malvern pr.
John Sexten, ti. Walter Wigmore, armiger.
Richard Hannesone, Wenlock pr.
Richard ap John, S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury.
John Lewys, Wormesley pr.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, SEPT. 19, 1472.

ACOLYTES.

David ap Jevan. S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Richard Skay, Worc. dioc., (l. d.).
James Bayly, Hugh Johu, Lewis Mathew, Walter Mill, Richard ap Reignald, Master John Bruere, Robert Comber.

SUBDEACONS.

Ralph Hauyes, vicar choral (priests) in the Cathedral.
Walter Myll, vicar choral (subdeacons) in the Cathedral.
Master John Bruere, vicar choral (priests) in the Cathedral, by disp.
William Lawys, S. Barth. hosp. Gloucester.
Richard Skay, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Duddeston hosp.
Walter Duddestone, Chirbury pr.

DEACONS.

John Monmouth, canon of Wormesley.
Richard ap William, Chirbury pr.
John Peryn, Flaxley abb.
David ap Richard, Dore abb.
Richard Lyntone, Dinmore hosp.
Richard Bayly, hosp. of S. James, Bridgnorth.
John ap Gwillym, Thomas Addurley, Cwmhir mon.
Master John, rect. of Stowe S. Edward, (l. d.).
John Coppe, Worc. dioc., (l. d.).
William Jonys, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
Henry Mymme, vicar choral (deacons).
William Jacob, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Duddeston hosp.

170 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

PRIESTS.

William Chestre, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.
John Parcare, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Studley mon.
John ap Rees, Dore abb.
Roger Waterere, Flaxley abb.
William West, William Jordan, vicars choral (priests) in the Cathedral.

ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL BY THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE, MARCH 13, 1473, BY JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER, LICENSED BY THE VICAR GENERAL.

ACOLYTES.

John Howell, Thomas Greot.

SUBDEACON.

John Brawnebone, Cist. monk of Llantarnam mon.

DEACONS.

Walter Monmouth, Fr. Min. of Hereford.
Walter Mille, vicar choral (priests) in the Cathedral.

PRIESTS.

Master John Bruere, Ralph Hawyes, vicar choral (priests) in the Cathedral.
Lewis Hille, S. Katherine's hosp. in Ledbury.
David ap Richard, Dore abb.

ORDINATION IN S. KATHERINE'S CHAPEL, HEREFORD, THE SATURDAY IN PENTECOST WEEK, JUNE 12, 1473.

ACOLYTES.

John Maunsyll, William Jonys, William Brewere, Roger Meredith, John Abbott, Lewis ap Morgan.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Patteshalle, Wormesley pr.
William Brewere, vicar choral (subdeacons) in the Cathedral.
John Davyd, Walter Gloucetre, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

DEACONS.

John Beaupre, Whiston nunnery by Worcester.
Thomas ap Robert, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Dore abb.
Richard ap Reginald, Chirbury pr.
Lewis ap Matthew, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury pr.

PRIESTS.

John Griffith, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Wiche, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Walter Mille, vicar choral (priests) in the Cathedral.
David Menavon, S. Asaph dioc. (l. d.), Strata Marcella mon.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 171

ORDINATION IN BOSBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 16, 1473.

ACOLYTES.

Hugh ap John, William Churche, Richard Rosse, Thomas Warde, Richard Childe, William Crompe, James Vaghan.

SUBDEACONS.

John Maunsel, Wormesley pr.
John Abbot, Oseney mon.
Lewis ap Morgan, Dore abb.
Thomas Walker, S. Oswald's pr., Gloucester.
William Jonys, S. Frideswyde's pr.
John Cassy, William Harley, Fr. Aust. of Wyche, presented by letter.
William Wodbrugge, Fr. Aust. of Woodhouse.

DEACONS.

Thomas Patteshale, Wormesley pr.
Thomas Heynes, of the exempt jurisdiction of Evesham abb. (l. d. of the abbot), Pinley nunnery.
Thomas Hincke, Fr. Aust. of Wyche.

PRIESTS.

John Bryd, Durham dioc., (l. d.), his free chapel "quinque villatarum", S. Asaph dioc.
Hugh Fissher, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Merevale mon.
John Overtone, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Whiston nunnery.
Richard Arundell, William Arthur, John Martyn, Thomas Went, monks of Gloucester abb.
John Inkbergh, monk of Evesham.
John Rendulle, Fr. Aust. of Wyche.
Edward Prestone, John Tewkesbury, monks of Hales.
John Monmouth, canon of Wormesley.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL OF S. THOMAS THE CONFESSOR, IN THE CATHEDRAL, EASTER SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1474.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Judde, John Hoke, John Philipps, Richard Taylour, John Wellyngtone, Richard Dyer, John Gregge, bach. arcium, Thomas Bolkyn, Master Nicholas Rudhale, in legibus bac., John Huntyngtone.
John ap David S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
Thomas Flaxleye, Cist. monk of Flaxley.

SUBDEACONS.

John Gowzch, Wormesley pr.
Roger Meredith, Little Malvern pr.
James Bayly, S. Guthlac's pr., Hereford.
John Hancoks, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Abergavenny.
Richard ap Ken ap Jevan, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Basingwerk mon.

DEACONS.

William ap Rees, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Abergavenny.
John Holbek, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Oseney mon.

172 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

Maurice David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abb.
William Huchecokys, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood mon.
John Newman, Bath and Wells dioc., (l. d.), Bath mon.
Richard ap David, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Abergavenny mon.
Richard Scheremythe, Fr. Pr. of Ludlow.
James Wisewalle, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Master David Robbyn, jur. civ. bac., benefice of Brampton Bryan.
John Jonnys, S. Frideswyde's mon., Oxford.
John Anwritell, Wormesley mon.
Thomas Patishale, Wormesley pr.
Richard Rosse, William Crumpe, William Curche, Dore mon.
David ap Gwillym, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. John Evang., Brecon.
John Harrys, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.
(Margin) Noverint universi per presentes me Johannem Assheley -.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 173

INSTITUTIONS AND COLLATIONS.

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

1453 Mar 1 Canonry and prebend of Ewithington. John Barbour, clerk. The bishop. Res. of John Caraunt.
1453 Mar 4 Much Marcle (vic.). Wm. Corse, chapl. John Bokyngham, prior of Sheen.
1453 May 12 Dorstone (vic.). William Clerke. Prior and conv. of Clifford. Res. of John Ekley.
1453 Jun 17 Shobdon (vic.). Clement ap David, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1453 Jul 4 Bacton (vic.). John Snell, chapl. The bishop (by six months' lapse).
1453 Aug 8 Hughley (vic.). Richd. Marchalle, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1453 Jul 11 Lancant. Richd. ap Thomas, clerk. John, viscount Beamount. [1]
1454 Aug 15 Westbury (vic.). Walter Llewellyn. Warden and college of vicars choral, Hereford. Death of William Walkere.
1454 Oct 4 Credenhill. William Harper, chapl. The bishop, by lapse.
1454 Oct 4 Bucknell (Bokenhulle). Maurice Knyghtone, chapl. The bishop, by lapse.
1454 Oct 24 Stretton Dale. Richard Morys. William, earl of Arundel.
1454 Oct 26 Ross. Master Robert Jordan. The bishop. Res. of Richard Roderham.
1454 Oct 1(6) Canonry and prebend of Huntingdon. Master Richard Rudhale. The bishop. Res. of Richard Roderham.
1454 Oct 29 Hampton Bishop. Master John Bayly, The bishop. Res. of Robert Jordan.
1454 Oct 29 Thornbury. Hugh Byspham. Duke of York, earl of Ulster, lord of Wigmore and Clare.
1455 Jan 18 Abenhall. John Skynnere. John, earl of Worcester, lord of Abenhall. Death of John Astone.
1455 Mar 13 Worthen. John Wodurtone. Humphrey, duke of Buckingham. [2] Death of Roger Skulle.
1455 Aug 19 Cradley. William Chapman, chapl. The bishop. Res. of Maurice Trevenaunt. [3]
1455 Aug 20 Cleobury Richd. Saddelere, chapl. [4] Margery Persale, wife of Richard. Res of William Webbe. [5]


[1] Lord of Chepstow and Teddenham, great chamberlain of England.
[2] Earl of Hereford, Stafford, and Nottingham.
[3] On a pension of 100s.
[4] John Greneway, the official of the archdeacon of Shropshire institutes after an inquest.
[5] On account of bodily infirmity. He receives a pension of 100s.

174 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1455 Oct 29 Canonry and prebend of Ewythyngton. John Parsons, chapl. The bishop. Death of John Barbour.
1455 Aug 21 Eardisley (vic.). John Danyll,chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony. Deprivation of ?, last vicar.
1455 Sep 3 Montgomery. Lewis Subdone, chapl. Duke of York. Death of John Skynnere.
1455 Sep 23 Chantry in Lydney church. William Lynsey, chapl. Margaret, countess of Shrewsbury. Death of John Granger.
1450 [1] Mar 20 Kinlet. John Tyler, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1450 Apr 19 Byford. John Heryman. Prior and conv. of S. John the Evang. of Brecon. Res. of John Baker.
1450 Apr 25 Kentchurch. William ap Howell ap Adam. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Glouc. Death of Howel ap Philippe ap Jevan.
1450 May 2 How Caple (Capulle). Thomas Bayly, chapl. Thomas Capulle of How Caple. Res. of Richard Fulchere.
1456 Feb 24 Stretford Richard Taylour, chapl. Sir John Barre, knt., John Chabnor, and Hugh Shelwike. [2] Death of John Dylwyn.
1456 Mar 9 Churcham (vic.). John Byke, vicar. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Glouc. Res. of Andrew Radeford.
1456 Apr 8 Chantry of S. Cross in Lydney church. John Bocelle. [3] Margaret, countess of Shrewsbury.
1456 Apr 11 Sutton S. Nicholas. Walter ap Gwylym. Thomas Walwayne, armiger, of Lugwardine. Res. of Roger Carwardyne.
1456 Aug 13 Eastnor. James Vaghan. The bishop. Res. of James Verne.
1456 Aug 29 Almeley (vic.). Richard Pennoke, chapl. ? Res. of Thomas Bedyn.
1456 Sep 5 Bredwardine (vic.). Matthew Masone, chapl. Abbot and convent of Wigmore. Death of Walter Russell.
1456 Sep 22 Stanton Lacy (vic.). William Shery, chapl. Edward, earl of March. [4] Res. of William Baxtere [5]
1456 Oct 31 Kington (vic.). Edmund Benne, chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Glouc. Death of John Stede.
1456 Nov 3 Chapel of Beckbury. Edward Curteys, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of John Bonamy.
1456 Nov 11 Foy (vic.). John ap Howell. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Edmund Benne.
1456 Nov 27 Neen Solers. John Taptone, arcium magister. Duke of York, lord of Wigmore. Death of Wm. Eggeltone.


[1] Sic. This date is clearly given twice over, fol. 22b. It would seem that these four institutions of 1450 had been omitted to the Beauchamp Register, and were inserted on a blank page here.
[2] Guardians of the heir of Sir Kynard de la Bere.
[3] By his proctor, Sir Robert Wareyne.
[4] In virtue of a grant of the presentation on the next vacancy by John, the prior, and the convent of Llanthony prima, dated Sept 4.
[5] On a pension of 7 marks.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 175

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

1457 Jan 13 Hope Mansel (Maloyselle). John Colv, chapl. Prior and conv. of Monmouth. Death of Richd. Seycille.
1457 Feb 6 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Weston. [1] William Syrelle, clerk. Thomas Walwayne, of Much Marcle. Death of John Smythe.
1457 May 23 [2] Ullingswick. John Glovere. The bishop. Res. of Hugh Boore.
1457 Jul 1 Mamble (Momulle) (vic.). John Joseph, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Walter Baxtere.
1457 Sep 1 Bitterley. John Wane, chapl. John, earl of Shrewsbury. Death of John Lye.
1457 Sep 23 Cardiston free chapel. Thos. Littestere, [3] Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. [4] Res. of Master Lawrence Roche.
1457 Sep 23 Dymock (vic.). John Brere, chapl. Dean and fellows of S. Mary's college. Death of Lewis Pleyule.
1458 Apr 13 Stoke Bliss (Blece) (vic.). John Maritone, chapl. Prioress and conv. of Limebrook. Death of John Whitford.
1458 Apr 15 Edvyn (Yedven). Roger Grene, chapl. Richard Crofte, armiger. Res. of John Grene.
1458 Apr 27 Thornbury. Wm. Hethe, chapl. Richard, duke of York. Death of Hugh Cariour.
1458 May 1 Wentnor. John Wodstone, chapl. Humphrey, duke of Buckingham. Res. of Brother Robt. Toppyng.
1458 May 31 Canonry and prebend of Gorwall. Master Thomas Mannyng, the king's secretary. The bishop. Death of Thos. Moredone.
1458 Sep 27 Neen Solers. William Reux, chapl. Richard, duke of York. Res. of Master John Taptone.
1458 Nov 4 Bosbury (vic.). Lewis Banne, rect. of Winforton. The bishop. Res. of Richard Oldbury.
1458 Nov 4 Vicarage of Bromyard. Richard Oldbury. The bishop (for this turn. [5] Death of Thos. Horsnet.
1458 Nov 25 Canonry and prebend of Moreton Magna. Richd. Pede, doct. decretorum. The bishop.
1458 Dec 7 Canonry and prebend of Horton. Robert Dobbys. The bishop.
1459 Apr 24 Chantry [6] called Richard Fulchery's in Westbury church. Wm. Sergeaunt, chapl. The bishop.
1459 May 31 Kempley (vic.). Roger Penrey, chapl. John Vaughan, master of S. Kath. hosp. Ledbury.


[1] The dean of Weston to induct.
[2] Date of grant of pension of 40s. to Hugh Boore.
[3] By his proctor, David ap Meredith.
[4] On nomination of Sir John Burgh of Walesborg (sic) and Cardeston.
[5] By the grant of John Clone and Thomas Horswode, holders of the 2nd and 3rd portions in that church.
[6] Founded at the altar of SS. Nicholas, confessor, and Thomas the Martyr, by Richard Coppe, executor of the will of Richard Fulcher, chaplain. The vicar of Westbury to induct, but this is not to be a precedent to the prejudice of the dean's office.

176 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1459 May 22 Canonry and prebend of Gorwall. Master John Grene. The bishop.
1459 Apr 19 Canonry and prebend of Barton. Master Thomas Mannynge. The bishop. Promotion of John Arundell to bishopric of Chichester.
1459 Jun 4 Staunton Long (vic.). Richard Persone. Dean and chapter.
1459 Jun 20 Stoke S. Milborough (vic.). Walter Browne. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of William Aburley.
1459 Jun 26 Knill. John Rogerys, chapl. William Knylle, armiger. Res. of Walter Browne.
1459 Jul 20 Robt. Greyndor's chantry, Newland. Edward Janyns, chapl. Sir John Barre, knt. Res. of Richard Derynge.
1459 Aug 1 Wheathill (Whetehille). Wm. Huntyngfeld, chapl. Humphrey Talbot. Death of Reginald Lye.
1459 Aug 1 [1] Canonry and prebend of Hampton. Robert Catsby, chapl. The bishop. Res. of John Grene.
1459 Aug 24 Canonry and prebend of Norton. Richard Homme, chapl. The bishop. Death of Master Symon Alcock.
1460 Mar 5 Canonry and prebend of Hinton. John Clone. The bishop. Res. of Robert Dobbys.
1460 Mar 1 Kingsland. Thomas Downe, chapl. The king. Death of Walter Johns.
1460 Mar 15 Canonry and prebend de pratum maius. Hugh Ragon. The bishop. Res. of John Clone.
1460 Jun 4 Badger (Baggessore). Thomas Clerke, chapl. The bishop (for this turn).
1460 Jun 10 Lyonshall (Leonhalys) (vic.). Henry Wrytere. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Death of John Walkere.
1460 Jun 14 Abberley (Abbotley). Richard Richards, chapl. The king. Death of Nich. Colman.
1460 Jul 6 Chancellorship in the cathedral. Master John Assheby. The bishop. Death of John Dylewe.
1460 Jul 6 Treasurership of the cathedral. Master Rd. Pede, doc. decretorum. The bishop. [2] Res. of John Assheby.
1460 Jul 6 Canonical residence. Richard Pede. The bishop. Death of John Dylewe.
1460 Jul 7 Prebend of the Penitenciary. Master John Bayly, canon of cathedral. The bishop. Death of John Dylewe.
1460 Aug 13 Canonical residence. Robert Jeffrey. The bishop. Res. of Richard Pede.
1460 Oct 4 Little Wenlock. John Hoptone, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of John Charles.
1460 Nov 28 Wistanstow. Wm. Shery, chapl. William Ludlowe, armiger. Death of John Gosenelle.


[1] Space left for day of the month to be filled in.
[2] Per viam commende ad sex menses.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 177

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

1460 Dec 30 Ditton (Duttone) (vic.). Richard Fowler, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of John Hoptone.
1460 Dec 31 Meole Brace (vic.). John Clone, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of William Shery.
1461 Feb 19 2nd portion in Burford. Walter Smythe, chapl. Thomas Cornwayle, armiger. Death of Thos. Mockhale.
1461 Feb 21 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Weston. [1] William ap Richard alias Newtone. Thos. Bromwyche, armiger. Death of Wm. Sirell.
1461 Feb 26 Clifford (vic.). Robert Vaghan, chapl. Prior and conv. of Clifford. Res. of ap Griffith.
1461 Mar 4 Roger Mortimer's chantry in Cleobury church. William Dobbys. The bishop, by lapse.
1461 Apr 16 Tasley. John Drygone, master of arts. The bishop.
1461 May 7 Cleobury North. Hugh Wevere, chapl. Margery, relict of Richd. Teasdale.
1461 May 15 Tasley. Richard Oweyn, chapl. Margaret, countess of Shrewsbury. [2] Res. of John Brigone.
1461 May 1 Rushbury. John Redhode. John, lord of Lovel Darnel and Holand. Death of Master John Bromptone.
1461 Aug 13 Canonry and prebend of Warham. Master Symon Tawer. The bishop. Death of David Blodwell.
1461 Sep 22 How Caple (Capulle). John ap Howell, chapl. Thomas Bromwich, jun., and Richard Scudamore. [3]
1461 Oct 16 Sapey. Hugh Turnour. The bishop, by lapse.
1461 Nov 20 Canonry and prebend of Wellington. James Goldwelle, doc. of decrees. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Lewesham.
1461 Sep 26 Chantry of S. Ann in Ledbury church. John Burghope. The bishop, by lapse. Death of John Cleobury.
1462 Feb 10 Dymock. Roger Sayere, chapl. Master and fellows of coll. of Fotheringay. Res. of John Brere.
1462 Mar 5 Richard's Castle. [4] Henry Smythe. Roger Corbet, of Moreton, armiger, and Elizabeth, his wife. Death of Wm. Lloyd alias Montgomery. [5]
1462 Apr 3 Wigmore (vic.). Thomas Clarke, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1462 Apr 3 Bredwardine (vic.). John Persyvale, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Sir Mathew.


[1] In deanery of Weston.
[2] As guardian of the land of Lord de Lisle.
[3] Feofees of the demesne of How Coyle.
[4] Inquest held by Thomas Watkins, dean of Clun; jurors, Hugh Newton, rector of Clungunford, John Done, David ap Meyric, Roger Asshelle, vicars of Leintwardine, Bucknell, and Bourton, Maurice Duy and Hugh Law, curates of Clunbury and Clun, Sir Geoffrey ap Gwyllym of Clun; and the following laymen: John Fylly, Roger Beckley, Thomas Fowler, Thomas Smallbache, John Perkys, and John Rogers.
[5] He had been presented by Sir Walter Lacy, knt.

178 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1462 Apr 6 Mamble (Momele) (vic.). Walter Goold. Abbey and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Joseph.
1462 Apr 13 Canonry and prebend of Barton (Bertone). Robert Stanbury, clerk. The bishop. Late Master Thos. Manning's.
1462 Apr 13 Canonry and prebend of Withington parva. Hugh Ragon. The bishop. Death of Master John Berew.
1462 Apr 14 Canonry and prebend de prato minori. Master John Grenewey. The bishop. Res. of Hugh Ragon.
1462 May 25 Cleobury North. Thomas Harryson. Margery, relict of Richd. Pecasale. Vac. by Richard Foldre.
1462 May 25 Abdon (Abtone). William Webbe. The bishop, by lapse. Death of Walter William.
1462 May 29 Eastham. Richard Sadeler. The bishop, by lapse. Death of Wm. Hill.
1462 Jun 16 Sutton St. Nicholas. Roger Bithewey. Fulk Wallewayne. Death of Walter ap Gwillim.
1462 May 2 Richard's Castle. Hugh ap David. Walter Deyereux, lord de Ferrerys. [1]
1462 Jun 20 Stockton (Stoctone). Edmund Benne. Walter Arthorne, armiger.
1462 Jun 27 Collington. Thos. Horwodde. [2] John Mortymer.
1462 Jun 27 Upper Edvyn. Thos. Horewodde. The bishop, by lapse.
1462 Dec 15 Chetton. David ap Meredith. Sir John Lovell, knt., lord of Lovell, Holand, and Burnell. Res. of John Cowpere.
1462 Feb 11 Foy (vic.). John Brace. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of John ap Howell alias Fermour.
1462 Mar 19 Prebend or portion of Overhall in Ledbury sub Malvern. John ap Richard, chapl. The bishop. Res. of Richard Pede.
1462 Mar 19 Treasurership of cathedral. Master Robert Geffrey. The bishop. Death of John ap Richarde.
1463 Jul 13 Mansel Lacy (Mansehille) (vic.). Richard Michel, chapl. Prioress and conv. of Aconbury. Death of Richd. Pepandre.
1463 Aug 15 Longhope (vic.). John Bridde, chapl. Prior and conv. of Monmouth. Death of John Bodenham.
1463 Aug 18 Wheathill (?) (Wheteley). Master Adam Smale. Humphrey Talbot. Res. of William Huntyngfield.
1463 Oct 3 Tibberton (Forest deanery). John Travays, subdeacon. Ralph, lord de Sudeley, and John, lord de Beauchamp. Death of Robert Marnare.
1463 Oct 3 Coreley. John Watlet. John Bruyne, sen., armiger. Res. of John Coly.
1463 Oct 19 Weobley (vic.). Thomas Gough. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Res. of Philip Percevale.


[1] In virtue of a grant of the demesne and advowson from King Edward IV.
[2] By his proctor, William Jonys.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 179

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

1463 Dec 4 Canonry and prebend of Bullinghope. John Grene, canon. The bishop. Death of Wm. Middelham.
1463 Dec 4 Canonry and prebend of Gorwall. Hugh Ragon, canon. The bishop. Res. of John Grene.
1463 Dec 7 Chantry of Robt. Greyndour in Newland church. (A space left for name). John Barre. [1] Res. of John Janyns.
1463 Dec 21 Canonry and prebend of Withington parva. John ap Richarde. The bishop. Res. of Hugh Ragone.
1463 Dec 23 Precentorship in cathedral. John Baily, [2] bach. in legibus. The bishop. Death of Wm. Middelham.
1463 Dec 26 Hampton Bishop. John Clone. The bishop. Res. of John Baily, Dec 23.
1464 Jan 1 Colwall. Richard Jaxone, bach. in decretis. The bishop. Res. of Master John Clone, Dec. 26.
1464 Feb 7 Minsterworth (vic.). Philip Hogges, chapl. Prior and conv. of S. Oswald, Glouc. [3] Death of Thos. Gyles.
1464 Feb 9 Silvington. Ralph Philippe, chapl. William Twynyho, armiger.
1464 Feb 17 Westbury in the Forest (Wessebury) (vic.). John Dyny, chapl. Warden and college of vicars choral of cathedral. Res. of Walter Llewellyn.
1464 Mar 30 Bedstone. Maurice Duer, chapl. The bishop, by lapse.
1464 Apr 3 Kempley (vic.). Thos. Balle, chapl. Master John Vaughan, master of S. Kath. hosp, Ledbury. Res. of Roger Penry.
1464 Apr 13 Canonry and prebend Episcopi. Thomas Downe, chapl. The bishop. Res. of John Baily.
1464 Apr 6 [4] Whitchurch. Roger ap Jevan Griffith. Sir William Herbert, lord of Pembroke, ut asseruit.
1464 Apr 18 Canonical residence or manse. Thomas Downe, prebendary. The bishop. Vac. by John Baily. [5]
1464 Apr 24 Priorship of Monmouth priory. Thomas de Lighe, monk of Great Malvern. [6] The king, as duke of Lancaster, at Malvern, April 23. Res. of John Beynham. [7]
1464 Apr 24 Stanton Lacy (vic.). William Mattes, chapl. Priory and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Death of Wm. Shery.


[1] Richard Dobyns, vicar of Newland, to induct.
[2] Who resigns the prebend Episcopi on January 19.
[3] Diocesis Eboracensis (sic).
[4] Date of commission to the dean of Archenfield to inquire.
[5] Who obtains a house with the office of precentor.
[6] By licence of Richard, prior of Great Malvern, April 23. To be inducted by the dean of Archenfield.
[7] In the presence of Thomas Eckeley, public notary, Thomas Carpenter, chaplain, and Richard Bratfot, subdeacon.

180 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1464 Apr 25 Deanery, prebend, or portion in Pontesbury church. William Tetley. [1] Richard Gray, lord of Powys. Death of Thos. Massy.
1464 Apr 28 Hopton chapel in Cloneslonde. Roger Goodmon, chapl. Roger Corbette, lord of Moertone, and Elizabeth, his wife, in Shropshire. Res. of William Mattes.
1464 Jun 8 Canonry and prebend of Barton Colwall. Edmund Audeloy in his absence. The bishop. Death of Robt. Stanbury.
1464 Jul 16 [2] Chapel of S. Tirioc. William Herbert, a native of Usk. John Thomlyn.
1464 Aug 6 First or free portion in Pontesbury. Richard Salter, bac. in legibus. [3] Sir Richard Graye, lord of Powys. Res. of John Ketley.
1464 Aug 16 Canonry and prebend of Cublington. Master Simon Tawere, bach. in decretis. The bishop. Death of John Assheby.
1464 Aug 16 The chancellorship. Master Robert Geffrey. The bishop. Death of John Assheby.
1464 Aug 22 Canonry and prebend of Warham. Master John Baily, bac. in legibus. The bishop. Res. of Simon Tawere.
1464 Aug 22 The treasurership or office of sacristan. Master John Arundel. The bishop. Res. of Robert Geffrey. [4]
1464 Aug 16 Canonical residence. Hugh Ragone. The bishop. Death of John Assheby.
1464 Oct 10 Mindtown (Meonde) (vic.). David ap Meredith Lloide. The bishop, by lapse.
1464 Oct 24 Canonical residence. [5] Thomas Downe, the penitentiary. The bishop. Res. of John Baily.
1464 Oct 30 Cleobury North. [6] Richard Langeley, chapl. Margery, relict of Richard Peshale, lady of Cleobury. Res. of Thomas Harryson.
1464 Nov 10 Hope Solers. Wm. Tailour. Wm. Whityngtone, armiger.
1465 Mar 15 English Bicknor. John ap Howelle. Feoffees [7] to the use of lady de Ferrer's. Res. of Master John Vaghan.
1465 Mar 21 Shrawardine chapel (Shirwardyne). William Dudley. William, earl of Arundel. Res. of John Homme.
1465 Feb 14 Tasley. John Broune. Thos. Talbot, lord Lisle. Res. of Richd. Owine.


[1] By his proctor, ? fitz John, a regular canon, appointed under the seal of the archdeacon of Gloucester.
[2] Date of commission to the dean of the Forest, John ap Hoel, and David Stevyns, bac. ut utroque jure, to inquire: issued at Raglan.
[3] His oath-taking is reserved, "propter defectum evangeliorum tempora admissionis predicte apud Wigorniam."
[4] Made on August 16 "in parlura infra mansum quem Robertus Jordane canonicus inhabitat non louge ab ecclesia cathedrialis."
[5] Granted because a doubt had been raised whether there had been a real vacancy.
[6] As was afterwards intimated to Richard Jaxone, notary, the bishop's scribe.
[7] Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, Richard, bishop of Salisbury, and John Dyve.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 181

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

1465 Jun 13 Prebend of Lower Hall in Ledbury church. Robert Geffrey, arcium mag. The bishop. Res. of Brother Walter Hunt.
1465 Jun 13 Canonry and prebend of Moreton and Whaddon. Bro. Walter Hunt, sacre theol. prof. [1] The bishop.
1465 Jun 16 [2] Hampton Bishop. Hugh Ragone, rect. of Bishopston and Eton. The bishop. Death Master John Clone.
1465 Jun 16 Bromfield (vic.). John Coly. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester.
1465 Jul 15 Stoke S. Milburgh (vic.). John Flammestede. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Death of Walter Broune.
1465 Jul 17 Sheldesley. John Snell. Richard Waleys, armiger.
1465 Jul 17 Pudlestone. John Andreux alias Dier. John Devereux, armiger. Res. of William Huntingfield.
1465 Aug 3 Bedstone. Thos. ap Meredith. John Woode, armiger, and Elizabeth, his wife. Res. of Maurice Duer.
1465 Aug 16 Yazor (Yasore) (vic.). John Clement. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Res. of John Lloide.
1465 Aug 16 Canonical residence. John ap Richard, canon. The bishop. Death of John Clone.
1465 Aug 21 Aston Ingham (Inghen). John Vaghan. William Walleweine, armiger.
1465 Aug 30 Hope Mansell (Maleyselle). Robert Otter. Prior and conv. of Monmouth. Death of Wm. Hobies.
1465 Sep 18 Hampton Bishop. Hugh Ragoune. The bishop. [3]
1465 Sep 11 Eton by Sugwas. Richard Dean. The bishop. Res. of Hugh Ragoune.
1465 Oct 5 Canonry and prebend of Hinton. Master Robert Dobbis. The bishop. Death of John Clone.
1465 Oct 5 Byford. Richard Benette. Prior and conv. of Brecon. Death of John Harymon.
1465 Oct 7 Humber. William Shilling. Prior and conv. of Brecon. Death of Sir Henry.
1465 Oct 12 Stretton in le Dale. William Hugyns. William, earl of Arundel. Res. of Master David Holywelle.
1465 Nov 7 Priorship of Monmouth priory. Reginald Mathon, monk of Great Malvern. King Edward, as duke of Lancaster. Death of Thos. Lighe.
1465 Nov 16 Rushbury. [4] John Smethcote. Johanna, lady de Lovelle. Res. of John Redhode.
1465 Nov 19 Bodenham. Walter Yong. Prior and conv. of Brecon. [4b] Death of Walter Wottone.


[1] At Leominster in his absence.
[2] Date of grant; institution deferred.
[3] Who collated on June 16.
[4] Commission to Edward Janyns, vicar of Diddlebury to institute, etc.
[4b] William Rawlyns, vicar of Wellington, to induct.

182 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1465 Nov 27 Hopton. Thomas Harrisone, chapl. Sir Roger Corbette, jure uxoris. Res. of Roger Goodmon.
1466 Jan 19 First portion or prebend in Bromyard church. Wm. Chapman, chapl. The bishop. Death of Humph. Everetone.
1466 Jan 19 Worthen. Master John Geoffrey. The feoffees of the castle and demesne of Caus. [1] Death of John Wodertone.
1466 Jan 23 Norton by Presteigne Geoffrey Clastone. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Richd. Badlond.
1466 Feb 14 Wentnor. John Lloide, chapl. The feoffees of Humphrey, late duke of Buckingham. [1] Death of John Wodertone
1466 Feb 28 Hope Bowdler. John Boteler, chapl. Lord de la Zouche.
1466 Mar 2 Portion [2] in Pontesbury church. Robert Overtone, chapl. William Ludlowe, armiger. Death of John Wodertone.
1466 Mar 3 Ross. Hugh Ragoun. [3] The bishop. Death of Master Robt. Jordan.
1466 Mar 16 Kington (vic.). David Yevans. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Glouc.
1466 Mar 23 Leintwardine (vic.). William Mercere, chapl. Abbot and convent of Wigmore. Death of John Don.
1466 Mar 27 Hampton Bishop. Richard Jaxone, bach. in decretis. The bishop. Res. of Hugh Ragoun.
1466 Apr 1 Canonry and prebend of Bartonsham. John Persons, archdeacon of Bangor. The bishop. Death of Robt. Jordane.
1466 Apr 2 Canonry and prebend of Ewythyngton. Master John Baily, the precentor. The bishop. Res. of John Persons. [4]
1466 Apr 3 Canonry and prebend of Warham. Master John Grenewey. The bishop. Res. of John Baily. [5]
1466 Apr 8 Canonry and prebend de prato min. Master William Rawlyns, bach. The bishop. Res. of John Grenewey.
1466 Apr 8 First portion in Burford church. Philip Percyvale, chapl. Sir Walter Devereux, lord de Ferrers. [6] Death of Master Wm. Brewster.
1466 Apr 9 Knill. John Bole. Wm. Knylle, lord of Knill. Death of John Rogers.
1466 Apr 12 Colwall. Thomas Halle. The bishop. Res. of Richard Jaxone. [7]
1466 Apr 21 Leominster (vic.). John Scotte, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Reading. Death of Thos. Virre.


[1] John Bouchure, lord Barnes, Sir Thomas Burghe. knt., and John Hetone, armiger.
[2] Libera, ut dicitur.
[3] After formally resigning the cure of Hampton Bishop in the great chamber at Bosbury.
[4] In the parlura of the same house.
[5] Circa tercium horam dici coram episcopo personaliter constituto.
[6] In right of his demesne at Richard's Castle.
[7] March 30, in the great hall of the residence of Master John Grene, canon, in qua reverendus episcopus Herefordensis hospicium suum tunc temporis fovebat.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 183

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

1466 Apr 24 Chetton. William Conwey, chapl. Sir William Stanley, knt., and Jane, lady Lovelle. Res. of David Morgan.
1466 Jun 4 Lydney. Edward Janyns. Dean and chapter. Res. of Robert Warenne. [1]
1466 Jun 4 Robt. Greindour's chantry in Newland. Philip ap Eynon. Sir John Barre, knt., jure uxoris. Death of Wm. Philipps.
1466 Aug 12 Portion or prebend in Holdgate church. William Tagge. Sir Wm. Stanley and Joan, his wife. [2] Res. of Thomas Rigby.
1466 Aug 36 Awre (vic.). John Wadene. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Glouc. Res. of John Achurley.
1466 Sep 2 Chelmarsh (vic.). Bro. Wm. Shrewsbury, canon of Wigmore. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Removal [3] of Thos. London.
1466 Sep 23 Chantry newly founded in Dilwyn. Thomas Golofre. [4] William Smethcote and Walter Brugge.
1466 Sep 33 Wellington (vic.). John Danyel, vicar of Eardisley. Walter Petwynne, preb. of Wellington. Res. of Master Wm. Rawlyns.
1466 Oct 10 Rudford. Thomas Trelond. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester.
1466 Oct 15 Eardisley. Thomas Peggote, bach. in decretis. ? Res. of John Danyel on Sept. 30.
1466 Oct 2 Canonry and prebend of Norton. Richard Hyde. The bishop. Death of Richd. Homme.
1466 Oct 29 Wolferlow. David Hore. Death of Richd. Parkere.
1467 Jan 1 Canonry and prebend of Inkberrow (Intbarowe). Robert Geffrey, the chancellor. The bishop. Death of John Stokes.
1466 Jan 5 Canonry and prebend of Preston. Master Thomas Saint Just, [5] the king's chaplain. The bishop.
1466 Jan 1 Chantry of the B.V.M. and S. Thomas the Martyr in Ross church. John Hide, chapl. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Milly. [6]
1466 Jan 13 Peterchurch, in valle de Stradhulle. Geoffrey ap Hoel. Prior and conv. of Great Malvern. Res. of Philip Smith.
1466 Jan 31 Knill. Geoffrey Glascomb. Wm. Knill, [6b] arm. Death of John Boele.


[1] Tendered by his proctor, Martin Cotington, of Lydney, in bassa camera of the deanery, May 16. John Drovere, vicar of Thornbury, John Edy, vicar of Tidrington, and Walter Eckley, rector of New Radnor, are also appointed his proctors.
[2] Lady of Lovell Bournell and Holland.
[3] Destitucio.
[4] The vicar of Almeley to induct.
[5] By his proctor, John Mellor, notary public.
[6] By his proctor, John Powys, notary. He receives a pension of 40s.
[6b] Viva voce et personaliter.

184 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1467 Feb 3 Norton by Presteigne (vic.). John Topcliffe, bac. in decretis. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1467 Feb 13 Castle Frome. Master Thos. Moreton, bac. in legibus. Roger Monington and John Unette, jure uxorum. Res. of Richard Homme.
1467 Feb 21 Little Marcle. Thomas Jordane. Sir John Barre, knt. Res. of John Rignold. [1]
1467 Feb 24 Canonry and prebend de prato maiori. Master Ralph Bartone. The bishop. Death of Wm. Rawlyns.
1467 Mar 3 Hanwood. Matthew ap David. Thos. Mathurst, Robt. Foxe, and Joanna Cotene.
1467 Mar 4 Stanton Lacy (vic.). Philip Phillips. Prior and conv. of Llanthony prima. Res. of William Mattis, Feb 4.
1467 Mar 9 Stanton by Pembridge. William Carpenter. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Jevans.
1467 Mar 11 Chantry of the Holy Cross in Lydney ch. William Naylor. Elizabeth, widow of Geo. Nevylle, lord Latomere. Death of Thos. King.
1467 Mar 12 Cleobury Robert Pery. Margery Pershale. Res. of Richard Langley.
1467 Mar 12 Bredwardine (vic.). John Lloide. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Removal [2] of John Persyvale.
1467 Apr 4 Caynham (vic.). Thomas Etone. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Wm. Stevyns.
1467 Apr 10 Stoke Edith, chantry of B.V.M., S. Ann, S. Margaret, and S. Katherine. John Aldeford. Dean and chapter. Res. of John Sanbroke.
1467 Apr 16 Stockton. Richard Brace. Walter Arderne of Logge. Res. of Edmund Benne.
1467 Apr 17 Bredenbury. Thomas ap Adam. John Atkyns.
1467 May 4 Stretton by Sugwas. Henry Pigge alias ap Thomas. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Res. of John Were alias Pritfote.
1467 May 20 Lindridge (Lindriche) (vic.). Roger Whitehouse. Prior and conv. of Worcester Cath. Res. of Richard Hille. [3]
1467 May 22 Neen Savage (Neone) (vic.). Adam Smale alias Longerodis. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1467 Jul 14 Neen Savage (vic.). Richard Marettes. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Adam Smale.
1467 Jul 30 Billingsley. Richard Mulere. The bishop, by lapse.
1467 Sep 14 Bishop's Castle (vic.). William Downe. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of John Aderley.
1467 Sep 22 Canonry and prebend of Preston. Geoffrey Castello. The bishop. Death of Thos. Seint Just.


[1] A pension of 6s. 8d. assigned to him from the benefice 8th April, 1467.
[2] Canonica destitucio.
[3] A pension of 5 marks assigned him.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 185

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

1467 Oct 21 [1] Ribbesford. David Gibbes. Wm. Herbert, lord Herbert and Pembroke. [2] Death of Richd. Hide.
1467 Nov 1 Canonry and prebend of Norton. Master William Bagart, bac. in decretis. The bishop. Death of Richd. Hide.
1467 Nov 25 Norton by Presteigne (vic.). Thomas Wevere, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Richd. Topclief.
1467 Nov 17 Munsley. Hugh ap Howell. Simon Milborne, armiger. Res. of William ap Howell.
1468 Jan 7 Cleobury North. Thomas Holme, of Cov. and Lich. dioc. Margery Pesale. Deprivation of Robert Pery.
1468 Jan 22 Commissary General. John Bayly, precentor. The bishop.
1468 Jan 28 Rudford. William Irelonde, subdeacon. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Thomas Irelonde.
1468 Jan 30 Pudlestone (Pudlistone). Edmund Lastres. John Devereux. Res. of John Dyere, alias Andreux.
1468 Feb 19 Tenbury (Temdbury) (vic.). Humphrey Hulot. Prior and conv. of Sheen. Death of John Hoptone.
1468 Mar 29 Stanton Lacy (vic.). John Jordane. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Res. of John Baret.
1468 Apr 26 Yazor (vic.). Thomas Tannere. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales.
1468 Apr 29 Canonry and prebend of Preston. Master Robert Isham. The bishop. Res. of Geoffrey Castelle.
1468 Jun 30 Eardisley (vic.). Thomas Daggere. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Res. of Master Thos. Pygot.
1468 Aug 19 Hughley (Huly). William Yoppe. John Gathacre.
1468 Aug 29 Chantry of the B.V.M in Dilwyn church. John Bridde. [3] Walter Brugge and William Smethcote. Res. of Thomas Golofre.
1468 Oct 28 Stokesay (vic.). Thomas Wilkes. Abbot and conv. of Haughmond. Res. of Robert Deydos.
1468 Jan 6 Silvington. Sir Hugh. William Twynyho. Adm. of Ralph Philippes to Stanton.
1468 Jan 6 Wheathill (Whethulle). Walter Baytone. Sir Humph. Talbot, knt. Res. of Master Adam Smale.
1468 Dec 23 Foy (vic.). Thomas Hyrehire. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of John Brace.
1468 Feb 23 Portion or prebend of Overhalle in Ledbury church. Henry Ferrets. The bishop. Res. of John ap Richard.


[1] Date of commission to the official of the archdeacon of Shropshire to enquire, etc.
[2] In right of a grant from the king of the wardship of Thomas Talbot, viscount Lisle, a minor.
[3] By his proctor, William Strangford, priest.

186 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1469 May 25 Canonry and prebend of Moreton. William Gifford, sacr. theol. prof. The bishop. Res. of Master David Husbond.
1469 Jul 13 Chantry of B.V.M. and S. Thomas the Martyr, in Ross ch. Thos. Cotyngham. The bishop. "Certo modo".
1469 Jun 9 Kentchurch (Llankeyne alias S. Keyne). William Bilt. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of William ap Hoel ap Adam.
1468 Dec 14 Woolstaston (Wolstanstone). David ap Hoelle. The bishop, by lapse.
1469 Aug 29 Tedstone Delamere (Tedstarne Delamare). John Shery. John Wisham. Deprivation of Thos. Mote.
1469 Sep 20 Tasley. Henry Key, arcium mag. John, earl of Shrewsbury. Res. of John Browne.
1469 Sep 9 Mitcheldean (Dean magna). William Sergeant. Thomas Beynam, armiger. Death of Geoffrey, bishop of Kildare.
1469 Oct 22 Dormington (vic.). William Taillour. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of Richd. Casnelle.
1469 Oct 30 Rd. Fulcher's chantry [1] in Westbury church. Walter Reignold. The bishop. Res. of William Sergeant.
1469 Nov 7 Bitterley. Ralph Philips. John, earl of Shrewsbury, lord Talbot, Furnivale, Verdon, and Strange. Depriv. of John Hampsterley.
1470 Jan 16 Cusop (Cuyshope). Lewis Jhones, clerk. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Death of David ap Llewellyn ap Rees.
1470 Mar 3 Cardington (vic.). William Bolde. Brother John Langfrothir. [2] Death of Wm. Litrell.
1470 Apr 11 Canonry and prebend of the penitenciary. Master John Heynes, bach. in decretis. The bishop. Death of Walter Peytwynne.
1470 Apr 13 Canonical residence. Master Richard Jakessone, bac in decretis. The bishop. Death of Walter Petwynne.
1470 May 2 Hope Bagot (Bagart). William Huchyn. The bishop, by lapse.
1470 Jun 13 Bishop's Frome. John Tippet, chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony in Wales. Death of Thos. Brugge.
1470 Jun 13 Hughley (vic.). William Spencer, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1470 Jun 15 Birley (Burely). John Andrews, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Wm. Dean.


[1] At the altar of S. Nicholas, conf., and S. Thomas the Martyr. John Dyvy, vicar of Westbury, to induct.
[2] Prior of hosp. of S. of John of Jerusalem in Anglia.

Episcopi Herefordensis. l87

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

1470 Jul 9 Free chapel of Snodhill. Master Richard Jakessone, the bishop's registrar. The bishop, by lapse. Death of David ap Rees.
1470 Jul 12 Greete (Greote). Roger Ware. Thomas Lochard. Res. of John Verne.
1471 Mar 9 Evesbache (Esbache). John Bartone. [1] The bishop, by lapse. Res. of Symon Fawere.
1471 Jun 20 Stoke Milburgh. Fulk Giers. [2] Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of John Flamstede.
1471 Jul 17 Free chapel of Cardiston. Richd. Wilde, vicar of Alberbury. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Thomas Lystre.
1471 Jul 24 Ludlow. William Bilte. The king, as earl of March. Res. of John Bromhille.
1471 Jul 25 Coddington (Cotyntone). Richard Halle. The bishop. Death of Richd. Awehard.
1471 Jul 25 Kempley (vic.). Hugh Barone, bac. in decretis. The bishop, by lapse. Death of Thos. Ball.
1471 Jul 27 Bosbury (vic.). William Harper. The bishop. Depriv. of Wm. Edingley.
1471 Jul 27 Stoke Edith. Richard Pennok, Richard, duke of Gloucester. Death of Richd. Taylour.
1471 Aug 17 Chantry of S. Thomas in Ross church. Hugh Perkis. The bishop. Depriv. of Thos. Cotyngham.
1471 Sep 12 Almeley (vic.). Richard Benette. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Res. of Richard Pennok.
1471 Sep 15 Munslow (Monslowe). David ap Howel, rector of More. Margaret, relict of William Burley. Death of Wm. Honsome.
1471 Sep 18 Canonry and prebend of Bartonsham. William Chapmon, chap. to the bishop. The bishop. Death of John Persons.
1471 Oct 1 Portion or preb. of Goldhalle in Pontesbury. [3] Thomas Danet, theol. prof. [4] The king. [5] Death of John Gomond.
1471 Oct 4 Stokesay (vic.). Philip Sely. Abbot and conv. of Haughmond. Res. of Thomas Wilkes.
1471 Oct 29 Lugwardine (vic.). Adam ap Lowargh. Dean and chapter. Death of Wm. Stourtone.
1471 Oct 31 More. David ap Howel, junior. John Brugge de Legh, armiger. Res. of David ap Howell, senior.
1471 Nov 9 Tibberton. John Aylond The king, as duke of Lancaster. Death of John Traveys.
1471 Dec 14 Kentchurch (Kayntchurch). John Withe, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester.
1472 Feb 1 English Bicknor. John Skynnere. Sir Walter Devereux, knt., lord Ferrers. Res. of John ap Howell.
1472 Feb 21 Bucknell (Bokenhulle). Hugh Lawe. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of David ap Meyrik.


[1] Apud Londinium dominus contulit, ut michi dictum fuit.
[2] Instituted in Eton church in Longfield valley.
[3] By the vicar general.
[4] By his proctor, John Grey.
[5] As guardian of the heir of John, earl of Worcester.

188 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1472 Mar 2 Silvington. Walter Baytone, rect. of Wheathill. William Twyneowe.
1472 Mar 12 Edvin Ralph (Yedfen Raffe). Thos. Horewode, rect. of Collington. Sir Richard Crofte, knt. Res. of Roger Grene on Mar 3.
1472 Mar 24 Archdeaconry of Shropshire. Robert Geffrey. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Yeen.
1472 Mar 24 Chancellorship. Thomas Yeen. [1] The bishop. Res. of Robert Geffrey.
1472 Mar 31 Canonry and prebend of Bullinghope. Richard Rudhale, archdeacon of Hereford. The bishop. Death of John Grene.
1472 Apr 3 Canonry and prebend of Huntington. Robt. Tarry, canon. The bishop. Res. of Richard Rudhale.
1472 Apr 9 Canonry and prebend of Hunderton. Richd. Jackessone, in decret. bac. The bishop. Res. of Robert Tarry.
1472 Apr 22 Abenhall. Walter Griffith. Sir John Barre, jure uxoris. [2] Res. of John Skynnere.
1472 Jun 9 Welsh Bicknor. John Goodsone. Prior and conv. of Monmouth.
1472 Aug 1 New Radnor (vic.). Robert Stirope. The king. Death of Walter Ekkeley.
1472 Aug 18 Ocle Pychard (vic.). William Glovere. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of John Pychere.
1472 Aug 20 Badger free chapel (Baggesore). Robt. de la Pulle. [4] Prior and conv. of Wenlock.
1472 Sep 20 Ludlow. Hugh Tyler. Sir Walter Devereux, lord Ferrers. Death of Wm. Biellt.
1472 Mar 3 Bosbury (vic.). Edmund Fysshe. The bishop. Res. of William Harpere. [5]
1472 Nov 11 Canonry and prebend of Moreton parva. Master Wm. Wrixham. sac. theol. prof. The bishop. Res. of Master Wm. Gyfford.
1472 Nov 24 Chancellorship. Mast. Simon Tawre, in decretis bac. The bishop. Death of Master Thos. Yeone.
1472 Nov 28 Canonry and prebend de prato min. Master Richard Martyn, in dec. bac. The bishop. Death of Thos. Yeone.
1473 May 4 Chelmarsh (Cheylmarsh) (vic.). James Bottone. The nishop [6] for that turn. Res. of William Shroesbury, a canon regular.
1473 May 10 Brampton Bryan. Master David Robyn, clerk. Bro. John Bosewell, preceptor of hosp. of Dynmore. Res. of John Grene.
1473 Jun 4 Bromesberrow (Brymmesbergh). Richard Lyntone. John Bromwyche, arm., and Sir Wm. Bott, chapl. Death of Richd. Elkyne.


[1] By his proctor, Roger Godwyn.
[2] Sue racione dotis tercia vice patroni.
[3] Racione comitatns sui marchie.
[4] By his proctor, John Waters.
[5] Per recessum Willelmi Harpere obtinentis se in beneficio consimilem curam habente intilulari.
[6] Juxta statutum Laterancensis concilii.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 189

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

1473 Jun 13 Neenton. Richard Stokys, chapl. Sir Humph. Talbot, knt. Res. of Nicholas Latewaite.
1473 Jun 18 Stanford. Richard Symkyns, chapl. Sir Humph. Sallewey, knt. Death of Thos. Combey.
1473 Jul 17 Weobley (vic.). John ap Richard, sacerdos. Prior and conv. of Llanthony prima. Res. of Master Lewys Jonys.
1473 Aug 30 Westbury (vic). Nicholas Rewys, in decretis bac. The vicars choral of the cathedral. Res. of John Dyvy.
1473 Oct 15 Hopton in Clonys londe. William Mattys. Sir William Stanley, knt., jure uxoris. Res. of Thomas Harryson.
1473 Nov 8 How Caple. William Vaghan. [1] Thos. Caple, armiger. Res. of Hugh Lloyd alias ap John.
1474 Mar 10 Canonry and prebend de prato min. Roger Griffith, arcium mag. The bishop. Res. of Richard Martin.
1474 Mar 10 Canonry and prebend of Putson min. Master Richard Martyn, in dec. bac. The bishop.
1474 Mar 23 Lancaut. William, abbot of S. Mary's, Flaxley. [2] The bishop, by lapse.
1474 Apr 20 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Dilwyn. [3] William Hopere, chapl. Walter Brigge. Res. of John Bridde.

Register of Richard Pede, Vicar General.

1457 Aug 15 Edvin (Yeddefen). John Grene, chapl. Richard Croft, armiger.
1457 Aug 18 Cleobury North. Richd. Fowler, rect. of Stockton. Margaret Peshale. Res. of Richard Sadeler.
1457 Aug 18 Stockton. Richard Sadeler, rect. of Cleobury. Walter Arthorne, armiger. Res. of Richard Fowler.
1457 Oct 2 Yarkhill (vic.). John Roger. Master or warden of S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury. Res. of Humph. Nowell.
1457 Oct 10 Hope Mansell (Maloysell). William Hobbyes. Prior and conv. of Monmouth. Res. of John Coly.
1457 Oct 16 Silvington. Wm. Huntyngton. William Tynyogh, armiger. Death of Hugh Jones.
1457 Oct 30 Chantry of S. John Bapt. and S. Nicholas in Newland. Richard Deryn. Sir John Barre, knt., jure uxoris. Death of Wm. Coburley.
1457 Nov 14 Bredenbury free chapel. Philip Longe. John Attekynnys. Res. of Richard Mortimere.
1457 Dec 22 Munsley. James Clote. Symon Milburne. Death of Thos. Nasshe.
1458 Jan 16 Hampton Wafer free chapel. Philip Longe. Hugh Mortymere. Res. of Richard Mortymere.


[1] By Richard Rudhale, in the bishop's demesne.
[2] By dispensation from the Apostolic See. Institution at Flaxley.
[3] Sir John Danyell and Sir John Bridde to induct.

190 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

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

1458 Feb 18 English Bicknor. John Vychan, in decretis bac. Feoffees [1] of Elizabeth, lady Ferrars. Death of Sir John.
1458 Jun 28 Dormington (vic.). Richard Castelle. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester.
1458 Jun 17 Pulverbatch free chapel. Philip Botelere. [2] John Buttelere, lord of Pulverbatch. Res. of Thomas Janynse.
1458 Jul 22 Much Marcle (vic.). James Verne, in decretis bac. Prior and conv. of Bethlehem. Death of Wm. Corse.
1458 Jul 28 Clifford (vic.). John ap Griffyth, chapl. Prior and conv. of Clifford. Res. of Richd. Silvestre.
1458 Sep 15 3rd portion in Burford church. Richard Grubbe, chapl. Thomas Cornewayle, armiger, lord of Burford. Res. of John Monford.
1458 Oct 20 Chantry of the Holy Cross in Lydney church. Thos. Kyng, chapl. Margaret, countess of Shrewsbury. Res. of John Bodulle.
1458 Nov 28 Stoke Bliss (vic.). Clement ap David, chapl. Prioress and conv. of Limebrook. Res. of John Maritone.
1458 Dec 2 Ross (vic.). John Thamyes, in sacr. theol. bac. Robt. Jurdan, rector of Ross. Death of Richd. Lye.
1458 Dec 12 Neen (vic.). Hugh Webbe. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of William Rewys.
1459 Jan 31 Shobdon (vic.). Geoffrey Glascum. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Clement ap David.
1459 Feb 23 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Ledbury coll. church. Hugh de Ledbury. The parishioners of the church. [3] Death of Thos. Webbe.
1459 Mar 5 Winforton. Richard ap David. Richard, duke of York, lord of Wigmore and Clare. Res. of Lewis Ban.
1459 Aug 13 Wollaston. Robert Prince. Abbot and conv. of Tintern.
1459 Aug 30 Kington (vic.). John ap Howell, chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Glouc. Res. of Edmund Benne.
1459 Oct 27 Chantry in Stoke Edith church. [4] John Sanbroke, clerk. Dean and chapter. Death of John Lyngen.
1459 Dec 17 Bishop's Castle (vic.). John Adirley, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of John Cradock.
1460 Feb 20 Rudford. Bro. Simon London, a monk. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of last rector.
1460 Apr 3 Ditton (Duttone) (vic.). John Hopton. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Death of Richd. Lye.
1460 May 2 Meole Brace (Bracy) (vic.). William Sher, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of William Phileppes.
1460 Jul 31 Whitney. Henry Writere, chapl. Eustace Whyteney.


[1] The archbishop of Canterbury, Richard, bishop of Salisbury, Sir John Fortiscew, chief justice.
[2] By his proctor, Robert Nevelle.
[3] Maculin Walwayne, John Walwayne, William Skydmore, and other parishioners.
[4] At the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary, S. Ann her mother, S. Katherine, and S. Margaret.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 191

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

1460 Aug 9 Aston Botterell. Roger Gudeman, chapl. John Boterell, lord of Haston Boterel. Res. of John Carpenter.
1460 Aug 11 Greet (Grute). John Jevan, in decretis bac. William Lodlowe, armiger.
1460 Oct 3 Lyonshall (Leonhalis) (vic.). Thom. ap John, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Res. of Henry Writere.
1460 Oct 10 Oldbury. Mast. John Brigyn. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury. Death of Hugh Grene.
1460 Nov 14 Yazor (vic.). John Lloyde, chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony prima.
1460 Nov 11 Cleobury Mortimer. John Tandy, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Adam Smale.
1462 Jan 19 Aston Ingham (Ingayne). Henry Smythe, chapl. Sir John Barre, knt., jure uxoris. Death of John Gutta.
1462 Sep 1 Shobdon. Edmund Raulyns, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Geoffrey Glascoumbe.
1462 Sep 21 Bitterley. John Hampsterley, chapl. King Edward. [1] Deprivation of John Banne. [2]
1462 Sep 27 Yarkhill (Yarkhulle) (vic.). Thomas Morgan, chapl. Master John Vaghan, warden of S. Kath. hosp, Ledbury. Death of John Lone.
1462 Nov 20 Churcham (vic.). William Freeman, chapl. [3] Prior and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of John Byke.
1462 Dec 29 Mitcheldean. Master Richard Martyn. [4] Thomas Beynon, armiger. Death of Master Giles Whytyntone.
1464 Feb 9 Chantry of the Trinity in Lugwardine. Thos. Adies, chapl. Thomas Stourton, vicar of Lugwarwardine. [5]
1464 Feb 19 Wenlock (vic.). Richard Owen, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of John Browne.
1464 Mar 5 Diddlebury (Dodilbury) (vic.). Edward Janyns, chapl. Dean and chapter. Res. of John Atkyns
1464 Mar 12 Whitney. Thom. ap Rees, chapl. Eustace Whitney, armiger. Death of Henry Skryvenere.
1465 Apr 26 Holme Lacy (vic.). Wm. Felde, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of Wm. Andrews.
1465 May 20 Church of S. Dubricius, Whitchurch. John Webbe, chapl. Sir Wm. Herbert, lord Herbert and Pembroke. [6] Res. of Roger ap Jevan.
1466 Jun 23 Diddlebury (vic.). Richard Longley. Dean and chapter. Res. of Edward Janyns.
1465 Jun 9 Byford. John Clemens. Prior and conv. of S. John's, Brecon. Res. of Richd. Benet.


[1] During the minority of the earl of Shrewsbury.
[2] Propter non residenciam et inofficiacionem ecclesie.
[3] By his proctor, John Rowles.
[4] In the person of William Philippes, his lay proctor.
[5] Who had lately founded the chantry.
[6] Racione sui dominii Pembrochie.

192 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

EXCHANGES.

DATE. BENEFICEA. BENEFICEB. NOTES.

1453 Oct 31 Lawrence Roche, prebendary of the prebend or free portion called Goldhalle, in the collegiate church of Pontesbury, patron John, earl of Worcester, lord of Tiptot and Powys, son of John, late lord of Tiptot. John Gomond, canon and prebendary of the canonry and prebend entitled S. Gabriel's, in the free royal chapel of S. Mary s, Shrewsbury, belonging directly to the Roman Court. Effected by John Launcelle, dean of the said chapel, on a commission dated Northampton, from the bishop. John Assheby, treasurer of the cathedral, the bishop's commissary, directs John Grover, a chaplain of Pontesbury, to induct John Gomond, in the person of his proctor, David ap Meredith, on Nov. 14.
1454 Dec 10 Geoffrey, bishop of Kildare, rector of S. Margaret s, Lothbury, patrons the abbess and convent of Barking. Richard Egges, rector of S. Mary's, Pembridge, patron the duke of York. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of London.
1451 Jan 20 William Bayly, rector of Stoke Lacy, patrons the abbot and convent of S. Peter's, Gloucester. William Townley, rector of Mathon, patron the abbot and convent of S. Edberga of Pershore.
1460 Jul 28 Gervase Temseter, rector of Hanwell, patron the abbot and convent of Westminster. John Vaghan, rector of Eastnor, patron the bishop. Effected by Richard Pede, vicar general, on a commission from Thomas, bishop of London. He reserves pensions or portions due from Eastnor to the portioners of Ledbury.
1461 Jun 18 John Chaloner, rector of Tedstone Delamere, patron Richard Wisham, armiger. John Mote, rector of Upper Whitlev, patron the Lady Jocosa Beauchamp, on the commission of John, bishop of Worcester.
1463 Jan 3 John Bromehille, rector of Old Radnor, patron king Edward, "racione comitatus marchie". John ap Richard, rector of the parish church of Ludlow, patron Sir Walter Devereux, lord de Ferrers.
1454 Aug 2 Lewis Banne, vicar of Bosbury. William Odinglay, rector of S. Nicholas, Worcester, in the gift of John, bishop of Worcester. On a commission dated Aug. 1, from the same bishop. William Chapemon, rector of Cradley, is to induct to Bosbury.
1454 Oct 7 Master James Goldwelle, canon and prebendary of Wellington in Hereford Cathedral. Walter Peitewyn, canon and prebendary of Farryng in Chichester Cathedral. Effected by John, bishop of Chichester. His certificate is received at Bosbury on Nov. 2.
1454 Nov 5 Master Lewis Subdon, rector of Montgomery, patron the king, in right of his march. John Brugge, rector of S. Martin's, Oxford. Effected by John, bishop of Lincoln.
1454 Nov 10 John Maret, rector of Arley (Areley), patron John Grene, rector of Martley. Richard Richards, rector of Abberley (Abbotley), patron Richard, earl of Warwick and Salisbury. On a commission from John, bishop of Worcester.
1466 Oct 7 James Clotte, rector of Munsley, patron John Cromehale. William Feeld, vicar of Homme Lacy, patrons the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester.
1468 Jul 20 Walter Petwynne, prebendary of Wellington. Thomas Downe, prebendary of the penitenciary, or bishop's vicar.
1471 Jan 24 John Andrews, vicar of Birley, patrons the abbot and convent of Wigmore. Roger Ware, rector of Greet, patron Thomas Lochard.
1473 Feb 11 John Vaghan, rector of Hanwell with the chapelry of Braynford, patrons the abbot and convent of Westminster. William Towneley, rector of Stoke Lacy. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of London.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 193

The Register of Richard Pede, Vicar General.

DATE. BENEFICEA. BENFICEB. NOTES.

1459 Sept 26 [1] William Haliwell, rector of S. Nicholas by Guildford, patron Master Gilbert Kymes, doctor in medicine, dean of Salisbury. Richard Nores, bac. in decrees, rector of Stretton in le dale.
1462 Oct 9 Matthew Leyghtone, vicar of Stretton, patrons the prior and convent of Monmouth. Thomas Hardewik, vicar of Longney, in the diocese of Worcester.
1464 Jan 26 Master Richard Martyn, by his proctor, William Sergeant, rector of Mitcheldean, patron Thomas Beynham. Master Geoffrey Hereford, sacre pagine professor, by his proctor, Bro. John Hart, rector of Pembridge, patron King Edward.

LETTERS DIMISSORY.

A.D. 1453. Mar. 10.- Walter Baldwyn, having the first tonsure, to all the sacred orders.
Dec. 14.- John Bysshetone, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
A.D. 1454. Mar. 14.- William Wevere, acolyte, to all the sacred orders. [2]
" 17.- Henry ap Thomas, acolyte, to all the sacred orders. [2]
" 18.- Thomas Crylle, acolyte, to all the sacred orders. [2]
" 18.- Thomas Holand, subdeacon, to deacon's and priest's orders. [2]
" 22.- John Bloke, to all the orders. [2]
A.D. 1450. [3] May 27.- John Noke, to all the orders. [2]
" 27.- Bro. John Seys, a canon of Wormesley, to all the orders. [2]
A.D. 1456. July 31.- John Wevere, to all the orders he has not attained to. [2]
A.D. 1457. Jan. 7.- Hugh Duppa, to all the sacred orders.
" 30.- Richard Greve, Thomas Cowrte, Roger Godeman, William Davies, acolytes, to all the orders.
Dec. 14.- Henry Michell, William Syrell, and Thomas Adys, acolytes, to all the orders.
" 14.- Richard Marsh, subdeacon, to deacon's and priest's orders.
" 14.- Thomas Morgan, deacon, to priest's orders.
A.D. 1458. Feb. 15.- John Burghope and Thomas Prowtyne, acolytes, to all the sacred orders. [4]
Apr. 15.- Philip ap Eynon, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
A.D. 1464. Jan. 5.- Roger Griffith, master of arts, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
Mar. 25.- John Daley, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
May 9.- Robert Kegewyn and John Kegewyn, to all the orders not received.
Aug. 7.- Walter ap Huy, having the first tonsure, to all the orders. At Alcester.
Sept. 22.- John Broke, master of arts, subdeacon, to deacon's and priest's orders.
A.D. 1465. Sept. 16.- Thomas Wevere, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
" 18.- Richard Merymone, a native of Monmouth.
A.D. 1466. Jan. 30.- John Glovere, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
Apr. 23.- William Grove, acolyte, to all the orders.
May 30.- Richard More, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
" 30.- Richard Okley, deacon, to priest's orders.
Sept. 23.- Thomas Yong, acolyte, to all the orders.
Dec 16.- William Hille, acolyte, to all the orders.


[1] Date of the commission of William, bishop of Winchester, from Wolvesey.
[2] From Robert Tarry, vicar general.
[3] Sic.
[4] From Richard Pede, vicar general.

194 Registrum Johannis Stanbury.

A.D. 1467. Mar. 12.- John Smythe, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
" 16.- John Gittyns, acolyte, to all the orders.
May 9.- Hugh Moryes, subdeacon, to the other orders.
" 11.- Walter Bassette, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
A.D. 1468. Feb. 26.- Philip Dumbletone, to all the orders not received.
May 6.- Walter Baytone, deacon, to priest's orders.
" 8.- Thomas Webbe, deacon, to priest's orders.
Sept. 6.- Master Thomas Moreton, in legibus bac., subdeacon, to deacon's and priest's orders.
Oct. 13.- John Powys, having the first tonsure, to all the sacred orders.
Dec. 16.- James Cheyney, litterate, to all the orders.
A.D. 1469. Feb. 7.- David Shawe, litterate, to all the orders.
" 19.- Thomas Mannyng, deacon, to priest's orders, at Bosbury.
" 23.- John Hogges, deacon, to priest's orders, at Flaxley.
Mar. 12.- Richard ap Griffith, subdeacon, William Kynnardesly, acolyte, Hugh Hontlowe, litterate, and Ethelbert Loveriche, deacon, to all orders not received. [1]
" 15.- Clement ap Griffith, acolyte, to all the orders. [1]
A.D. 1470. Mar. 31.- Richard Walkere, acolyte, to all the orders. [1]
A.D. 1471. Dec. 9.- Richard Bilmore, subdeacon, to the other orders. [1]
" 11.- John Lewys, acolyte, to all the sacred orders. [1]
A.D. 1472. Mar. 12.- Walter Duddestone, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 31.- Roger Goodmon, to all the orders.
May 15.- John Gittyns, clerk, to all the orders.
Sept. 4.- Richard Lyngen, litterate, to all the orders.
A.D. 1473. Feb 3.- John Lyntone, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
Mar. 3.- John Peryn, deacon, to priest's orders.
" 5.- John Gruffyn alias Guttyn, and John Boteler, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
" 5.- Lewis ap Morgan, subdeacon, to priest's orders.

The Register of Richard Pede, Vicar General.

A.D. 1464. Dec. 15.- John Patteshale, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 17.- Richard Skalcoke, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 18.- Thomas Buytone, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 20.- John Chalonere, subdeacon, to the other orders.
A.D. 1468. June 1.- John Underwode, subdeacon, to the other orders; granted by Robert Geffrey, vicar general.
" 9.- Roger Durant and Roger Ware, subdeacons, to the other orders.
A.D. 1470. Apr. 21.- William Woseley, litterate, to all the orders.
A.D. 1472. May 23.- Thomas Ware, acolyte, to all the orders.
Sept. 19.- John Hertlaunde, litterate, to all the orders.


[1] From the vicar general, Richard Rudhale, in the bishop's absence.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 195

LICENCES FOR ABSENCE.

A.D. 1451. May 17.- William Taylor, rector of Hopesay, to study for two years.
A.D. 1453. Apr. 28.- The rector of Pembridge, for two years.
A.D. 1454. Aug. 16.- William West, rector of Whitney, to study in the University of Oxford for two years.
A.D. 1455. - [1] - Lewis Subdone, rector of Montgomery, to study at any place of learning in England for two years.
A.D. 1468. Oct 20.- Edward Janyns, vicar of Lydney, for a year, but to reside at Christmas, Easter till the 4th day of Easter week, and Pentecost.

DISPENSATION FOR ILLEGITIMACY.

A.D. 1473. Aug 18.- John Maunsil, scholar, de soluto genitus et soluta (Hereford).

LICENCES FOR ORATORIES.

A.D. 1453. May 24.- John Blount, armiger, and Katherine, his wife, in their manor of Sodington in Mamble.
A.D. 1465. Mar. 3.- John Persons, in his house within the parish of S. John the Baptist, Hereford, "quociens et quamdiu uxor ipsius jacere contingat in puerperio".
" 10.- John Pauntone, sen., of Bishop's Frome, to have mass celebrated in the presence of Matilda, his wife, John, their son, and Margaret, his wife.
" 13.- Richard Grene of Hereford, lately mayor of the city.
A.D. 1468. Feb. 7.- Margaret, relict of John Vintenere, of S. Peter's, Hereford, in her own house.
A.D. 1471. Sept. 3.- Sir Walter Devereux, knt., in his castle of Lyonshall (Leonhales), or elsewhere.


[1] The entry breaks off at the bottom of folio 16, and is not continued on folio 17.

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