Register of Bishop Thomas Milling

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The Cantbury and York Society.
GENERAL EDITOR: REV. F.N. DAVIS.

DIOCESE OF HEREFORD.
MYLLYNG.

CANTERBURY AND YORK SERIES.-VOL. XXVI.

Registrum Thome Myllyng,
EPISCOPI HEREFORDENSIS,
A.D. MCCCCLXXIV- MCCCCXCII.

EDITED BY
ARTHUR THOMAS BANNISTER, M.A.,
Canon of Hereford Cathedral,
and Master of St. Katherine's Hospital, Ledbury.

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

CORRIGENDA.

On page 67, foot-note, for "43b" read "42b."
On page 67, foot-note, for "48" read "43."
On page 85, line 9 (in margin) read "A.D. 1396."
On page 86, line 1 (in margin) for "A.D. 1482" read "A.D. 1396."
On page 86, line 14 (in margin) for "A.D. 1578" read "A.D. 1392."
On page 109, last line for "Monyngtone" read " Nonyngton."
On pages 113 to 120, line 1 (in margin) for "A.D. 1888" read "A.D. 1489."
On page 134, line 31, for "Thomas" read "John."
On page 190, line 1 (in margin) for "A.D. 1497" read "A.D. 1479."
On page 196, line 24 for "Cloue" read "Clone."

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INTRODUCTION.

Of the birth and parentage of Thomas Myllyng nothing is known. But his family would seem to have been of some importance, since in 1480 he grants a pension to an old servant pro bono et laudabili servicio ... tam carissimis parentibus nostris in nostra infancia quam eciam postea nobis impenso. [1] He had at least one brother, John, to whom in 1488 he grants three tenements in Monthalt at an annual rent of a red rose. [2] John's elder son, Thomas, was collated by the bishop to the prebend of Overhall in Ledbury, [3] and to the first portion in Bromyard. [4]

In or about 1447 the future bishop became a monk of S. Peter's, Westminster, and then proceeded to Gloucester hall, Oxford, [5] where he obtained the degree of D.D., and "attained good knowledge in the Greek language" (then a new study in England). [6] He must have returned to Westminster before 1457, since in that year an entry records the payment to him of vi s. viii d. pro labore suo in compilacione unius tabule in libraria. [7] In 1465 John Flete, the chronicler of the Abbey, resigned the office of prior; and Myllyng was elected in his place. Next year the abbot, George Norwich, who, in the four years since he had succeeded Kirton, had run the house into debt and wasted its revenues, was compelled to retire, taking 100 marks a year, and assigning the rest of the abbatial incomings for the payment of his debts. The duties of his office were handed over to three monks chosen by the senior brethren - Myllyng, William Chertsey, and John Esteney (who afterwards succeeded Myllyng as prior and abbot). They at once resumed the rebuilding of the nave, which, begun ninety years before, had through the abbot's mismanagement been practically suspended. Myllyng was appointed Custos Novi Operis, and energetically carried out the work. [8]


[1] See p. 58.
[2] See p. 107.
[3] See p. 194.
[4] See p. 197.
[5] Ant. Wood. Athen. Oxon. I. 662.
[6] Ferunt cum fuisse Graecae linguae peritissimum, et in omni melioris doctrinae genere bene versatum, multa eleganter scripsisse, quorum tamen adhuc nihil reperi. Pits. 916.
[7] Robinson and James' Manuscripts of West. Abbey. p. 104.
[8] For a detailed account of the building of the nave and Myllyng's part in it see Francis Bond, West. Abbey, pp. 114-126.

ii Introduction.

In 1469 Norwich died, and Myllyng (already abbot in all but the name) was formally elected to fill the vacancy. [1] Next year when, on the landing of Warwick and Queen Margaret, Edward IV fled abroad, his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, came secretly by water from the Tower, and took sanctuary in the abbey. [2] Here on Nov. 2 her elder son was born, and "was christened with small pomp like any poure man's child", the god-fathers being the abbot and prior. When the king returned, in April, 1471, he showed his gratitude by contributing afresh to the building of the nave, [4] making the abbot a privy councillor, and appointing him "chancellor to ye prince." [5] In the same year Myllyng is one of a council of 15, to administer the principality of Wales, the duchy of Cornwall, and the county of Chester, until the prince should reach the age of 14. [6]

It is still often asserted that Myllyng "befriended the printer, Caxton" [7] But Myllyng ceased to be abbot of Westminster in the summer of 1474, and Caxton, after long years of absence in the Low Countries, did not return to England until late in 1475, or early in 1476. [8] And the inscription on the tablet to Caxton's memory in St. Margaret's says that "A.D. 1477 or earlier he exercised the art in the abbey of Westminster". [9]

In 1474 Myllyng became bishop of Hereford, being consecrated in the lady chapel of the abbey on Aug. 21. [10] Throughout his episcopate the bishop was often absent from the diocese on public business; but in the earlier years he spent some time at Ludlow, where the Prince of Wales and his brother remained almost continuously until the king's death in 1482 under the guardianship of Lord Rivers, their maternal uncle, and bishop Alcock. In December, 1476, Myllyng went with his royal godson to Chester, ibidem aliquamdiu moraturus. [11] On his frequent visits, to London he resided,


[1] Temps. restored, April 7, 1470.
[2] Oct. 1, 1470.
[3] Holinshed. Chron. III, 300.
[4] In addition to previous gifts he now gave about £250 and 80 oaks; the queen added £170, and the little prince was to pay 20 marks a year.
[5] Patent Rolls.
[6] Ibid.
[7] E.g. by Phillott in the Dioc. Hist. of Hereford, p. 137.
[8] W. Blades, 1, 61, 66; Wyman and Bigmore, 1, 115.
[9] The erroneous connection of Caxton with Myllyng seems to be based on a mistake of Stow, who (Survey of London, 1598, p. 476) says of the Almonry, "therein Islip erected the first Presse of booke printing that ever was in England about the year 1471. William Caxton, cittizen of London, mercer, brought it into England, and was the first that practised it in the sayde abbey". The date, 1471, was apparently accepted without question, and the mistake as to the abbot's name (Islip was not elected until 1500) was alone corrected.
[10] Conge d'elire to the dean and chapter, June 26. The Syllabus of Rymer, and the Patent Rolls, give the date of the restoration of temporalities as Aug. 15; but the Register (p. 1) says: Ad temporalia admissus fuit tercio decimo die Maii.
[11] See p. 33. He is back in the diocese, at Whitbourne, on July 5, 1477.

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not at his house in Monthalt, but at Westminster [1] or at "Rederhithe" [2], or at "Bellasthens". [3]

As always, very many entries in the register deal with the business of collecting the tenths and subsidies. The notice of the great subsidy of £25,000, granted to the king in 1488, gives us the apportionment of that sum among the English dioceses (which I think has not been printed elsewhere). [4] Many of the clergy, neglecting to pay their share of the subsidy granted next year to the archbishop, were publicly excommunicated. [5] When the bishop went to Rome "on our ambassiat to our holy fadre the pope for certain matiers concernyng the wele of us and oure royme", he received a grant of 100 marks for his expenses; but it is to be obtained by a levy upon the collectors of the tenth in his own diocese. [6]

Necessarily the bishop relegated much of his diocesan work to others. It happened that, for the first two years or more of his episcopate, John Alcock, bishop of Rochester, was at Ludlow as tutor to the young prince Edward, and president of his council. He, therefore, was deputed to hold the ordinations for 1475 and 1476 in the chapel at Ludlow Castle. [7] In 1477 the bishop of Cloyne, [8] and in 1479 the bishop of Down and Connor [9] acted for the bishop of the diocese. In 1480 and 1482 he obtained the services of the bishop of St. David's. [10] In this latter year, however, he secured the help of a permanent suffragan, Richard Wycherley, episcopus Olonensis, for whom, in 1483, he obtained from the dean and chapter the mastership of S. Katherine's Hospital at Ledbury. [11] Thenceforward to Myllyng's death in 1492, all the ordinations were taken by the suffragan, usually at Ledbury, in the parish church, or in the chapel of St. Katherine's.

In spite of being so often absent in remotis, the bishop - or his agents - made some attempt to check abuses in the diocese. At least nine incumbents were deprived for immorality or for nonresidence and neglect of duty, [12] and thirteen aged incumbents


[1] In loco nostre mansionis apud Westmonasterium (pp. 96, 110, 111, 194).
[2] See pp. 60, 61, 62, 140.
[3] See p. 99. Once we read of him staying with a friend in "Westsmythfelde", and - it being August - transacting diocesan business in the garden, p. 193.
[4] See p. 118.
[5] See p. 140.
[6] See p. 110; and Mat. illust. the reign of Hen VII. II., 85, 128.
[7] See pp. 154-158.
[8] See pp. 137, 139.
[9] See p. 54.
[10] See pp. 141, 167, 182.
[11] Deed in the chapter archives, dated Sept. 7, 1483. On Nov. 11 in this same year bishop Wycherley obtained also the rectory of Donnington, some three miles from S. Katherine's. See p. 193.
[12] Meole Brace, p. 17; Stoke Bliss, p. 80; Wolferlow, p. 80; Stockton, pp. 100, 195; Burford, p. 185; Pyrton, p. 188; Eton Bishop, p. 194, and Aston, p. 200.

iv Introduction.

were retired on pensions of varying amounts. [1] In four cases of absence and neglect of duty the revenues of the parish were sequestrated. [2] In the dean's "peculiar" certain flagrant cases of open immorality had long gone unreproved, until the bishop sternly required action to be taken within 36 days. The dean's account how he dealt with the several cases, and the feeble excuses he accepted, show what need there was for resolute interference. [3] Only two cases of monastic wrong-doing are referred to in the register. The prior of Chirbury is accused of maladministration, bona ipsius domus alienando, impignorando, dissipando, dilapidando, et consumendo, and resigns rather than face an inquiry; [4] and a short entry records the deprivation of the prioress of Limebrook, no reason being given. [5] As was not uncommon in this wild border-land, churches had, from time to time, to be reconciled after bloodshed (including even the cathedral). [6] The clergy were equally immoral with their parishioners, and the cases of clerical crime in this register are more in number and worse in character than those are in previous records. There are convictions of clergy before secular courts for rape, [7] robbery, [8] burglary, [9] murder, [10] theft, [11] wounding, [12] and embezzlement. [13] In each case the convicts are duly claimed by the bishop, and after "purgation" released. [14] This clerical immunity (for the formalities of "purgation" - with the recurring names of those who may almost be called professional compurgators - were now little more than an assurance of immunity) was doubtless responsible for countless cases of crime. [15] Some clerical offenders, when reclaimed from the secular authorities, were apparently allowed to escape from the bishop's prison. For on Nov. 13, 1481, the bishop is pardoned "for all escapes of persons convicted of felony from his custody"; [16] and at the next appointment of


[1] Newland, p. 111; Eastham, p. 185; Cowarne, p. 187; Stottesdon, p. 188; Lydbury North, p. 190; Montgomery, 191; Rock, 192; Stockton, 192; Bromyard, 192; Tarrington, 192; Eastham, 194; and Aconbury, 198.
[2] Wolferlow, p. 70; Stoke Bliss, p. 80; Tiberton, 111; Pyrton, 143.
[3] See p. 35 sq. Two of the offenders had bought indulgences from the abbot of Abingdon. Another, John Devereux, may be the same John Devereux whom the king removed from the office of sheriff of the county in 1492; pp. 132 sq.
[4] See pp. 83, 123.
[5] See p. 112.
[6] See pp. 27, 39, 54, 137, 143.
[7] See pp. 14, 52.
[8] See pp. 14, 151.
[9] See p. 42.
[10] See p. 45.
[11] See p. 103.
[12] See p. 151.
[13] See p. 152.
[14] See pp. 14, 42, 52, 103, 151.
[15] On Jan. 5, 1475, in the city court of Hereford, five clerics are "presented" pro nyghtwalkyn cum gladiis. In 1478, at the same court, two chaplains are "presented" quod sunt communes pervigilantes per noctem, and three other clergy (including the vicar of All Saints', Hereford) "for holdyng comyn bawdry with", etc. A few years later the sub-prior of S. Guthlac's, Hereford, is "presented" for house-breaking, and a monk of the same house for night-walking. After these and the like instances of wrong-doing, it is something of a surprise to read of the vicar of Goodrich being deprived for hunting on Good Friday; p.126.
[16] Patent Rolls.

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the porter of the palace (who was also keeper of the bishop's prison) the new official pledges himself by four sureties in £100 to hold the prisoners safe in compedibus, collariis ferriis, armeboltis et neckcheynes, et aliis cathenarum et vinculorum generibus. (See p. 102).

No less than forty licences were granted by bishop Myllyng to the proctors or questores of religious houses to collect in the diocese; and now for the first time in our diocese the licence often was suas indulgencias exponendi. [1] There are an increasing number of dispensations obtained from Rome for marriages within the prohibited degrees - "prohibitions so ingeniously complicated that they might almost seem to have been framed for the sole purpose of enabling the Holy See to profit by their violation". [2]

In the fifteenth century, as now, one of the difficulties of a rural diocese was the poverty of the small and remote parishes. Myllyng solved the difficulty by uniting two neighbouring churches. [3] This union of parishes, however, then as now, sometimes led to disputes and complaints, calling for the intervention of the bishop. [4]

The bishop died at Hereford before Jan. 12, 1492, [5] and was buried in the chapel of St. John Baptist, Westminster. Camden says that his stone coffin was afterwards turned out, and may be seen on abbot Fascet's tomb, recognised by the Hereford badge - a cross-fleury. This statement has been repeated by later writers down to our own day. [6] Yet there is no evidence that a cross-fleury was ever a badge or emblem of Hereford. [7] Dart denies that the coffin is Myllyng's, and believes it to be that of abbot Crossley. [8]

The Myllyng register (13½in. by 9½in.) is bound up in an old binding with that of Stanbury. It consists of 75 folios, numbered; 18 folios of ordinations, not numbered; the register of Richard Jaquessone of 10 folios, numbered; and 4 tattered folios of Thomas


[1] E.g. pp. 75, 77. One of these sellers of indulgences was quidam Grecus, nobilis vir, begging apparently for no one but himself; p. 67. In one case (a licence to a "confessor") the bishop wisely stipulated that, if the penance imposed were "pecuniary", the amount should be paid to the fabric fund of the cathedral; p. 31.
[2] See pp, 6, 28, 31, 89, 131, 138.
[3] Little Cowarne with Ullingwick, p.39; Bold with Aston Botterell, p. 63; Kinsham with Byton, p. 66; Discoed with Norton, p.67; Leinthall Starkes with Wigmore, p. 67; Leinthall Earles with Aymestrey, p. 67; and Elton with Burrington, p. 67.
[4] See pp. 112, 130, 135.
[5] See p. 144.
[6] E.g. Francis Bond, West. Abbey (1909), p. 250.
[7] It is possible that Camden, mixing up the arms of S. Ethelbert with those of Edward the Confessor, imagined that the see of Hereford bore the latter - a cross-fleury between four martlets.
[8] Dart. West., I. 191. See also Neale, II. 185

vi Introduction.

Morton's register sede vacante. The writing is fairly good throughout, but many pages are stained and discoloured, so as in a few places to be illegible. On folio 43 a new scribe, Master [Reginald] Calle, announces his appointment, and the beginning of a new register. [1] In 1482 he is collated to the rectory of Bosbury, which he resigns in 1484 on his appointment to Eton Bishop; but, no reason being given, he is deprived next year. [2]


[1] See p. 67.
[2] P. 194.

Registrum reverendi in Christo patris et domini, domini Thome Myllyng, sacre theologie magistri, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, qui de ecclesia Westmonasteriensi, ubi abbas extitit, ad ecclesiam Herefordensem tunc vacantem per mortem Johannis Stanbury, ultimi episcopi ibidem, per illustrissimum principem, Edwardum quartum, Dei gracia Anglie et Francie regem, ad temporalia sua admissus fuit tercio decimo die Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC° septuagesimo quarto, et consecratus vicesimo primo die Augusti, anno Domini supradicto in capella beate Marie infra Westmonasterium per reverendum in Christo Thomam, episcopum Londoniensem, assidentibus ei reverendissimis in Christo patribus et dominis, dominis Ricardo Assavensi et Willelmo [1] Artfordensi episcopis.

A.D. 1474. Certificate from the bishop to the barons of the Exchequer that he has appointed the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester and the abbot and convent of Haughmond to collect the tenth which is to be paid in November, 1474, and November, 1475. The king's writ, received August 21, 1474, in addition to the usual exceptions, exempts the prebends of Coryngham and North Kelsey in Lincoln Cathedral, the church of Leveryngton in the diocese of Ely, the nunnery at Aymesbury, the colleges in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, S. Mary's college at Winchester, the monasteries of Syon and Shene, all houses of the Carthusians, especially that of the Salutation of the B.V.M., in the suburbs of London, and the monasteries of Edington and Begham.

{Fol. 4} CERTIFICATORIUM AD SCACCARIUM PRO DECIMIS COLLIGENDIS. [2]- {Fol. 5} Nomina domorum regularium et aliorum piorum locorum pauperum ecclesiasticorum Herefordensis diocesis quorum loci, beneficia, bona et possessiones per ruinas, incendia, hostilitates, discenciones intestinas, oppressiones potentum, et parochianorum paucitatem destructa, depauperata et nimium diminuta existunt, secuntur et sunt hec:- Monasterium de Wigmore, monasterium de Flaxley, monasterium de Dora, prioratus de Wormesley, prioratus de Monmouth,


[1] The bishop of Ardfert from 1462 to 1483 was John Pygge. Probably, therefore as Stubbs suggests (Reg. Sacr. Ang1., p. 92), "William" is a scribe's mistake for "John".
[2] In the usual form. Only the lists of exemptions are therefore printed.

2 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1474. prioratus de Chyrbury, prioratus de Clyfford, prioratus de Acornebury, prioratus de Lymbroke, prioratus nigrarum monialium de Brewode, prioratus albarum monialium de Brewode, prioratus de Wroxale, prioratus de Cokehyll, collegium vicariorum chori ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, prebenda de Hundreton in ecclesia predicta, prioratus Llanthonie prime in Wallia in temporalibus et spiritualibus in archidiaconatu Herefordie, prioratus de Bromefyld.

{Fol. 5b} Nomina beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum curatorum, taxatorum, et non appropriatorum, quorum verus valor annuus modernis temporibus infra summam duodecim marcarum existit vel ad summam duodecim marcarum se extendit et non ultra, in quibus beneficiorum ipsorum rectores sive vicarii ac alii eoruudem curati residenciam faciunt personalem, secuntur at sunt hec:-

In decanatu Herefordie.

Ecclesia de Etone, ecclesia de Thorcelstone, ecclesia de Dyndur alias Dynre, ecclesia de Hamptone episcopi alias Hamptone; vicaria de Nortone, vicaria de Madeley, vicaria omnium sanctorum Herefordie.

In decanatu de Westone.

Ecclesia sancti Nicholai de Suttone; vicaria de Dylwyn, de Piona regis, de Burghulle, de Wellyngtone, de Bodenham.

In decanatu de Webley.

Ecclesia de Strettone, de Credenhulle, de Byford, de Monyngtone, de Mockas, de Whytney, de Lettone, de Wynfretone, de Byshopstone, de Kynardesley.

In decanatu de Leominstre.

Ecclesia de Humbre, de Stratford, de Sarnesfeld, de Pudlestone, de Eya, de Monkelane et vicaria in eadem; vicaria de Aylmondestre, de Erleslane, de Wygmore.

In decanatu de Froma.

Ecclesia de Thornebury, de Sapy, de Teddesterne de la Mare, de Pencombe, de Whytburne; vicaria de Ledbury; ecclesia de Colewalle, de Ullyngwyke, de Stoke lacy, de Mounysley, de Cotyngtone, de Estnore, de Froma castri, de Yedven, de parva Markelle; vicaria de Ocle Pichard, de Bosebury, de Froma episcopi, de Strettone et Ashpertone.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 3

A.D. 1474.

In decanatu de Irchenfield.

Ecclesia de Stauntone, de sancta Keyna, de albo monasterio, de Petrestow; vicaria de Dukestone, de castro Godrici, de Brydestowe, de Home lacy, de Dewchurche 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 Blechedone, de Teyntone, de Tyburtone, de Brymmesbarow, de Rudford; vicaria de Churcham, de Longhope, de Tudenham.

ARCHIDIADONATUS SALOPIENSIS.

In decanatu de Lodelowe.

Ecclesia de Castro Ricardi, de Onybury; vicaria de Stauntone Lacy, de Stokesay, de Dudyllbury.

In decantu de Clone.

Ecclesia de Bramptone, de Hopesay, de Clongunford, de Lydom, de Moor, de Wentnor; vicaria de Lydbury north, de Castro episcopi, de Lentwardyn, de Clone.

In decanatu de Pontysbury.

Capella curata de Hanwood; vicaria de Moelbrace, de Alburbury.

In decanatu de Wenloke.

Ecclesia de Actone Scotte alias Actone in Longfeld, de Hope Bowdlers, de parva Wenloke, de Tugford; capella de Wylley; ecclesia de Madeley, de Borwardesley; vicaria de Etone.

In decanatu de Stottesdone.

Ecclesia de Whetehyll, de Astone Botrell, de Cleobury north, de Neenton, de Oldebury, de Sudbury, de Chettone sive Chettyntone; vicaria de Stottestone.

{Fol. 6} In decanatu de Boryford.

Ecclesia de Corneley, de Hoptone Wafre, de Neen Solers, de Stoketone, de Abbotley, de Estham, de Roke alias Aka; vicaria de Lynderych, de Temdbury. Porcio domini Ricardi Grubbe in ecclesia de Boreford quam nuper obtinuit dominus Johannes Mountfort. Porcio quondam Willelmi de Mortuo Mari in eadem.

4 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1474. Sept. 24.- Whitbourn. Commissions to the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester and the abbot and convent of Haughmond to levy the tenth mentioned above in the archdeaconries of Hereford and Shropshire respectively. [1]

Oct. 2.- The bishop grants a forty days' indulgence to contributors to the hospital of S. Giles in Hereford. [2]

{Fol. 6b} INDULGENCIA XL DIERUM PRO DOMO SANCTI EGIDII, CIVITATIS HEREFORDIE.- Secundo die mensis Octobris, et anno suprascripto concessa fuit indulgencia xl dierum omnibus, etc., contribuentibus ad subvencionem seu sustentacionem et relevamen pauperum debilium ac senio confractorum degencium in hospitali sive domo infirmorum sancti Egidii, civitatis Herefordie, ad beneplacitum domini duratura.

Notice to the Exchequer that the bishop has substituted the abbot and convent of Tintern for the prior and convent of Llanthony as collectors of the king's tenth.

EXONERACIO COLLECTORUM PRO DECIMA AD INSTANCIAM DOMINI REGIS.- Baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis Thomas, permissione divina Herefordensis episcopus, salutem in omnium salvatore. Vestris reverenciis intimamus per presentes [quod] quamvis alias priorem et conventum Lanthonie juxta Gloucestriam unius integre decime per clerum Cantuariensis provincie in ultima convocacione prelatorum in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, tercio die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo tercio inchoata et usque ad et in nonum diem mensis Aprilis extunc proximo sequentem et ab illo die usque ad et in quintum decimum diem mensis Decembris proximo sequentem de diebus in dies continuata domino regi concesse et ad certos terminos, prout in quodam brevi regio nobis aliter directo plenius continetur, solvende in decanatu et archidiaconatu Herefordie deputaverimus [collectores], prout certificatorio vobis inde aliter directo plenius contineri dinoscitur, ex certis tamen causis nos ad hoc moventibus dictum priorem et conventum a collecione huiusmodi quantum in nobis est exoneravimus, ac abbatem et conventum monasterii de Tyntarne, ecclesiam parochialem de


[1] In the usual form.
[2] To avoid repetition of a common form, all other indulgences have been placed in the appendix.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 5

A.D. 1474. Wollastone aliaque bona ecclesiastica at possessiones in diocese nostra Herefordensi in usus eciam suos proprios habentes, de eadem integra decima in decanatu et archidiacanatu predictis collectores deputavimus at assignavimus. Datum, etc.

{Fol. 7} Mandate to the archdeacons to summon the clergy to attend a convocation of the province of Canterbury to be held at S. Paul's Cathedral on Feb. 10.

COMMISSIO PRO CONVOCACIONE. [1]

A.D. 1475. Jan. 15.- Mandate to the clergy to receive with kindness the proctor of the hospital of S. Thomas the martyr, at Rome, when he comes to solicit alms.

LICENCIA PRO QUESTORI SANCTI THOME.- Thomas, etc., universis et singulis rectoribus, vicariis perpetuis, capellanis parochialibus et aliis quibuscumque per diocesim nostram constitutis salutem, etc. Vobis committimus et in virtute sancte obediencie firmiter injungendo mandamus quatenus, cum verus procurator sive nuncius hospitalis sancte Trinitatis et sancti Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana fundati, ad vos, ecclesias, capellas, sive loca vestra accesserit Christi fidelium elemosinas petiturus et collecturus, ipsum benigne et cum omni favore quo poteritis admittatis, ipsiusque negocia exponatis et indulgencias a sanctis patribus benefactoribus huiusmodi hospitalis provide concessas clero et populo per dictum procuratorem exponi permittatis, ipsumque pacificam audienciam in exposicione indulgenciarum huiusmodi habere faciatis, et quatinus quod per vos vel per procuratorem sive nuncium antedictum datum, legatum, collectum, aut assignatum fuerit, id eidem sine diminucione aliquali liberetis liberarive faciatis, presentibus per unum annum a data earundem continue numerandum tantummodo duraturis. Datum decimo quinto die mensis Januarii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo quarto.

A.D. 1474. {Fol. 7b} Dec. 31.- The bishop, at Coventry, wishing to be absent from the diocese, appoints Master Richard Rudhale, doctor of decrees, a canon of the cathedral, his vicar general. [1]


[1] In the often-given form.

6 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1475. Jan. 20.- The vicar general, by the authority of the Apostolic See, grants a dispensation to Ralph Bromwich and Isabella Monington, to marry, though related in the fourth degree.

{Fol. 8} DISPENSACIO IN QUARTO GRADU.- Ricardus Rudhale, decretorum doctor, vicarins generalis reverendi in Cristo patris, domini Thome, etc., universis et singulis Cristi fidelibus presentes litteras inspecturis vel audituris salutem, etc. Noverit universitas vestra nos nuper litteras reverendi in Cristo patris et domini, domini Philippi, miseracione divina episcopi Portuensis, eius vero sigillo sigillatas, non rasas, non abolitas, nec in aliqua sui parte suspectas cum reverencia qua decuit recepisse, quarum tenor sequitur in hec verba:- Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi vel eius vicario in spiritualibus Philippus, etc., episcopus Portuensis, salutem, etc. Sedis apostolice providencia circumspecta nonnunquam juris rigorem mansuetudine temperat, et quod sacrarum canonum prohibent instituta, de gracia benignitatis indulget prout, personarum et temporum qualitate pensata, id in Deo salubriter expedire cognoscit. Sane ex parte Radulphi Bromwych, laici, et Isabelle Monyngtone, mulieris, vestre diocesis, nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi ex certis racionabilibus causis desiderant invicem matrimonialiter copulari, set quia quarto consanguinitatis gradu invicem sunt conjuncti, desiderium eorum in hac parte adimplere non possint dispensacione apostolica super hoc non obtenta, quare supplicari fecerunt humiliter iidem, exposcentes eis super hiis per sedem predictam de opportune dispensacionis gracia misericorditer provideri. Nos igitur in hac parte supplicacionibus inclinati auctoritate domini pape cuius penitenciarie curam gerimus et de eius speciali mandato super hoc vive vocis oraculo nobis facto circumspeccioni vestre committimus [quatenus], si est ita, cum eisdem Radulpho et Isabelle quod, impedimento consanguinitatis huiusmodi non obstante, libere valeant inter se matrimonium contrahere, et in eo postquam contractum fuerit licite remanere misericorditer dispensetis, dummodo dicta mulier propter hoc ab aliquo rapta non fuerit, protem exinde suscipiendam legitimam decernentes. Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, sub sigillo officii penitenciarie, Id. Aprilis, pontificatus domini Sexti, pape quarto, anno tercio. Post quarum litterarum presentacionem et recepcionem fuimus pro parte dictorum Ricardi et Isabelle cum instancia requisiti ut ad earum litterarum execucionem procedere dignaremur. Nos igitur considerantes huiusmodi requisicionem fore justam et

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A.D. 1475. consonam racioni, visis eisdem litteris et plenarie intellectis, considerataque suggescione in ipsis contenta ac recepta [in] formacione plenaria, reperimus per indaginem juridicam suggescionem huiusmodi fore veram. Igitur cum dictis Radulpho et Isabella, servatis in hac parte servandis, auctoritate premissa, non obstante impedimento predicto, duximus dispensandum, et dispensavimus intuitu caritatis, prolem ex matrimonio predicto suscipiendam auctoritate predicta legitimam decernentes. Datum Herefordie, sub sigillo quo in hoc utimur officio, xx die mensis Januarii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxiiii.

Jan. 20.- Mandate to the incumbent at Sarnesfield to marry the above-named Ralph and Isabel after one proclamation of the banns.

DISPENSACIO PRO NON EDANTUR BANNA NISI UNA VICE.- Ricardus Rudhale, etc., vicarius generalis, etc., dilecto in Cristo divina celebranti in ecclesia parochiali de Sarnsfeld, salutem. Cum dilecti nobis in Cristo Radulphus Bromewich, de parochia sancti Petri, civitatis Herefordie, et Isabella Monyngton, parochiana vestra, adinvicem matrimonialiter copulari intendant, nullumque sit inter eos, ut informamur, impedimentum quominus inter eos matrimonium huiusmodi debite valeat solempnari, vobis igitur tenore presencium committimus et mandamus quatinus matrimonium huiusmodi inter dictos Radulphum et Isabellam in debita ecclesie forma solempnari per vos vel alium vice vestra non postponatur, dummodo banna super eodem matrimonio in facie ecclesie vestre rite tamen et legitime unica vice publice et solempniter edita sint et proclamata, aliis duobus vicibus non obstantibus, super quibus ex certis causis nos moventibus in hac parte dispensamus constitucione provinciali que sic incipit: Humana concupiscencia, et aliis in contrarium factis non obstantibus quibusbumque. Datum Herefordie, xx die Januarii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxx° quarto.

Jan. 14.- Licence to the bishop of Rochester to hold ordinations at Ludlow and elsewhere in the diocese of Hereford during the bishop's absence.

{Fol. 8b} LICENCIA AD CELEBRANDUM ORDINES.- Thomas, etc., venerabili fratri nostro, episcopo Roffensi, salutem et fraternam in Domino

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A.D. 1475. caritatem. Ut in ecclesia parochiali de Lodelowe ac aliis ecclesiis et capellis quibuscumque infra nostram diocesim ubilibet constitutis die sabbati quattuor temporum proxime futuro, videlicet decimo octavo die mensis Februarii proximo ac aliis a jure statutis temporibus congruis quibuscumque a jure permissis in nostra extra dictam nostram diocesim absencia ordines sacros et generales celebrare, ac quoscumque clericos, religiosos et seculares, nostrarum diocesis et jurisdiccionis et alterius cuiuscumque litteras dimissorias ac sufficientes titulos vobis exhibentes ad minores seu maiores convenientes sibi ordines suscipiendos, si reperti fuerint idonei, promovere licite valeatis, licenciam vobis concedimus tenore presencium specialem. Datum Coventrie, sub sigillo nostro ad causas quartodecimo die mensis Januarii, anno Domini supradicto.

Certificate to the archbishop that the clergy of the diocese have been duly cited to attend a convocation he had summoned.

CERTIFICATORIUM PRO CONVOCACIONE. [1]

Feb. 9.- Letters testifying that Robert Pers had been duly ordained priest.

LITERA TESTIMONIALIS DE ORDINIBUS.- Universis, etc., Thomas, etc. Noverit universitas vestra quod scrutato per nos registro reverendi, etc., Thome, quondam predecessoris nostri, invenimus in eodem quod idem predecessor noster in ecclesia parochiali de Ledbury, nostre diocesis, in sabbato iiii temporum, videlicet octavo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini M°CCCC°xxxvii°, celebrans ordines sacros et generales, Robertum Pers, Bathonensis et Wellensis diocesis, diaconum a diocesano suo dimissum, ad titulum prioris et conventus de Taunton in presbiterum ordinavit rite et canonice tunc et ibidem. In cuius scrutinii testimonium litteras nostras predicto Roberto Pers, fieri fecimus has patentes, sigillo nostro ad causas consignatas. Datum Londoniis, nono die Februarii, etc.


[1] In the usual form. No dates.

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A.D. 1475. Apr. 22.- The bishop, in reply to a mandate from the archbishop, informs him that he has appointed the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester to collect the subsidy, and encloses a list of priests and the sums due from them.

{Fol. 9b} CERTIFICATORIUM CANTUARIENSI ARCHIEPISCOPO DE QUODAM SUBSIDIO.- Reverendissimo, etc., Thome, Dei gracia tituli sancti Ciriaci, etc., Thomas, etc., omnimodam reverenciam et obedienciam tanto patri debitas. Litteras reverendi patris et domini T., primo die instantis mensis Aprilis vestrum mandatum reverendissimum in se continentes reverenter recepimus verborum qui sequitur sub tenore:- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., sub data apud Fulham, xxiii die mensis Marcii, anno Domini predicto. Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate pariter et vigore, dicte concessionis primitus facta publicacione, in nostris civitate et diocese debitam ac diligentem fecimus inquisicionem de premissis omnibus et singulis ad dictum subsidium et quamlibet partem eiusdem solvere debentibus ac de summis per eos et eorum quemlibet in ea parte solvendis, de locisque residenciarum suarum, per quam invenimus omnes et singulos, quorum nomina et cognomina ac loca ubi moram trahunt, una cum summis quas solvere debent, in scedula presentibus annexa conscribuntur, ad dictum subsidium solvere debere, collectoresque priorem et conventum Llanthonie juxta Gloucestriam, bona et possessiones ecclesiasticas in nostra diocese Herefordensi obtinentes, in decanatu Herefordie ac archidiaconatibus Herefordie et Salopiensi assignavimus, ordinavimus et deputavimus, quos eciam [1] quod de quibuscumque summis per eos collectis et levatis vobis ac vestro commissario in crastino Ascencionis Domini proximo futuro respondeant sub pena juris. Datum xxii die Aprilis, anno Domini suprascripto. Nomina presbiterum sequuntur.

In decanatu Herefordie.

Dominus Thomas Gunter, capellanus in ecclesia omnium sanctorum Herefordie, solvit vi s. viii d.

Dominus Willelmus Breware, capellanus in eadem ecclesia, xl d.

Dominus Hugo Bucknyll, capellanus in ecclesia sancti Petri, Herefordie, solvit vi s. viii d.

Dominus Ricardus Wulfe, capellanus in ecclesia sancti Nicholai, Herefordie, vi s. viii d.

Dominus Johannes ap Morgan, capellanus in ecclesia sancti Martini, Herefordie, vi s. viii d.


[1] Verb omitted.

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A.D. 1475.

In decanatu de Weston.

Dominus Thomas Jonnys, capellanns in ecclesia de Bodenham, vi s. viii d.

Dominus Johannes Aldeford, capellanus in ecclesia de Stokedyth.

Dominus Willelmus Parkare, capellanus in ecclesia de Westhyde.

Dominus Johannes Undyrwode, capellanus in ecclesia de Weston.

In decanatu de Webley.

Dominus Willelmus Kynardesley, capellanus in ecclesia, de Byford.

Magister Ricardus Nore, capellanus in ecclesia de Webley.

Dominus Thomas Lentalle, capellanus in eadem ecclesia.

Dominus Ricardus Morgan, capellanus in ecclesia de Vowchurch.

Dominus Ricardus ap Cadogan, capellanus in ecclesiis de Mychelchurch et Huntynton.

Dominus Galfridus Abbot, capellanus in ecclesia de Lynehalys.

{Fol. 10} In decanatu de Leominstre.

Dominus Ricardus Scotte, capellanus in ecclesia, de Hope undyr Dynmore.

Dominus Thomas Burgewyn, capellanus in capella de Mytylton.

Dominus Johannes Harper, capellanus in capella de Kymbolton.

Dominus Edmundus Rawlyns, capellanus in ecclesia de Brymfield.

Dominus Johannes Glovere, capellanus in ecclesia de Orleton.

Dominus Thomas Corbyn, capellanus in ecclesiis de Lucton et Eyton.

Dominus Robertus Howton, capellanus in ecclesia de Kyngyslane.

Magister Robertus Cleve, capellanus in ecclesia de Radenore veteri.

In decanatu de Froma.

Dominus Johannes Stonys, capellanus in eadem ecclesia.

Dominus Ricardus Smythe, capellanus in ecclesia de Prestemde.

In decanatu de Froma.

Dominus Johannes Gowych, capellanus in ecclesia de Ledbury.

Magister Johannes Hobart, capellanus in ecclesia de Bromyard.

Dominus Thomas Mylward, capellanus in eadem ecclesia.

Dominus Radulphus Hopewas, capellanus in ecclesia de Whytburne.

Dominus Johannes Breware, capellanus in ecclesia de Stoke Lacy.

Dominus Walterus Forest, capellanus in ecclesia de Cowarne.

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A.D. 1475.

In decanatu de Irchynfyld.

Dominus Robertus Chaundeler alias Mauncell, capellanus in ecclesia de Monmouth.

Dominus Johannes Saunde, capellanus in eadem.

Dominus Thomas ap Rees, capellanus in ecclesia de Byrchys sancti Thome.

Dominus Willelmus Cockys, capellanus in ecclesia de Balyngeham.

Dominus Johannes Strange, capellanus in ecclesia de Foy.

Dominus Willelmus ap Llewellyn, capellanus in ecclesia de Kyngys Capulle.

In decanatu de Foresta.

Dominus Johannes Rithyn, capellanus in ecclesia de Oxenhale.

Dominus Willelmus Odyngley, capellanus in ecclesia de Newent.

Dominus Lodowicus Hylle, capellanus in ecclesia de Dymmoke.

Dominns Willelmus Bukelande, capellanus in capella de Paunteley.

Dominus Hugo ap John, capellanus de Upledon.

Dominus Johannes Wyche, capellanus in capella de Hewelysfeld.

Dominus Johannes Parkare, capellanus in capella sancti Briowelli.

Dominus Thomas Marshalle, capellanus in eadem capella.

Dominus Johannes Peryn, capollanus in eadem capella.

Dominus Willelmus Naylere, capellanus in ecclesia de Lydney, iii s. xi d. et non ultra.

Dominus Ricardus Pademan, capellanus in eadem ecclesia, iiii s.

Dominus Clemens Wylton, capellanus in ecclesia de parva Dene.

Dominus Johannes Fawkenere, capellanus in ecclesia de Magna Dene.

Dominus Rogerus Watyr, capellanus in ecclesia de Newenham.

Dominus Thomas Polle, capellanus in ecclesia de Westbury.

Dominus Johannis Beke, capellanus in ecclesia de Mynstreworth, solvit xx s.

In decanatu de Rosse.

Dominus Philippus ap Eynon, capellanus in ecclesia de Newlond.

Dominus Matheus Webbe, capellanus in eadem.

Dominus Thomas Jurdayn, capellanus in eadem ecclesia.

Dominus Johannes Goodsonne, capellanus in eadem ecclesia.

Dominus Walterus Baldewyne, capellanus de Upton episcopi.

Dominus Ricardus Wroth de Weston.

Dominus Thomas Dorsett, frater ordinis predicatorum in eadem ecclesia.

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A.D. 1475. Dominus Ricardus Coppe, capellanus in ecclesia de Rosse.

Dominus Johannes Masone, capellanus in eadem.

Dominus Thomas Robertys, capellanus in ecclesia de Brompton.

ARCHIDIACONATUS SALOPIENSIS.

In decanatu de Lodelowe.

Dominus Walterus Rossgrove, capellanus in ecclesia de Lodelowe.

Dominus Walterus ap Rychard, dominus Johannes Hancokys, dominus Thomas Harrys, dominus Robertus Smythe, dominus Willelmus Watyrfalle, dominus Johannes Perys, dominus Ricardus Chaperd, dominus Johannes Glovere, capellani in eadem ecclesia.

Dominus Thomas Holmys, capellanus in ecclesia de Culmyntone.

Dominus Thomas Smyth, capellanus in ecclesia de Ludford.

Dominus Ricardus Symkyns, capellanus in hospitali sancti Johannis apud Lodelowe.

Dominus Ricardus Howlcare, capellanus in ecclesia de Ashford.

In decanatu de Pontysbury.

Dominus Willelmus ap Atha, capellanus in ecclesia de Pontysbury.

Dominus Johannes Apulby, dominus Johannes Gyttens, capellani in eadem.

Dominus Griffyth Goght, in ecclesia de Pulurbach.

Dominus Johannes ap Gryffyth, capellanus in ecclesia de Schrewardwyn.

Dominus Ricardus Duppa, capellanus in ecclesia de Worthyn.

Dominus Robertus Dackys, capellanus in ecclesia de Alberbury.

Dominus Johannes Smythe, capellanus in ecclesia de Mountgomery.

Dominus Johannes ap Howell, capellanus de Churstoc.

In decanatu de Boreford.

Dominus Johannes Decun, capellanus in ecclesia de Roke.

Dominus Johannes Moote, capellanus in eadem.

Dominus Willelmus Dobbys, capellanus in ecclesia de Cleobury Mortymer.

Dominus Johannis Petyshale, capellanus in ecclesia de Temdbury.

Dominus David Laveraus, capellanus in ecclesia de Bayton.

Dominus Ricardus Hylle, capellanus in ecclesia de Knyghtone, xiii s. iiii d.

Dominus Thomas Garyk alias Garew, capellanus in ecclesia de Estham.

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In decanatu de Wenloke.

{Fol. 10b} Dominus David ap Jevan Lloyd, capellanus in ecclesia de Hope Bowdelers.

In decanatu de Clonne.

Dominus Gryffyth ap Meredyth, capellanus in ecclesia de Clonne.

Dominus Willelmus ap Hoel, capellanus in eadem.

Dominus David ap Hew, capellanus in ecclesia de Watyrdene.

Dominus David Pengogh, capellanus in eadem.

Dominus Hoel ap Bedow, capellanus in ecclesia de Betus.

Dominus Lodowicus Hopkyn, capellanus in ecclesia de Maynston.

Dominus Johannes Lloyd, capellanus in ecclesia, de Lydbury.

Dominus Ricardus Ricardes, capellanus de Egedon.

Dominus Hugo ap Bedow, capellanus in ecclesia de Clunbury.

Dominus Rogerus Divram, capellanus in ecclesia de Brompton Bryan.

In decanatu de Stotteston.

Nihil.

Apr. 30.- Commission to the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester to collect in the archdeaconries of Hereford and Shropshire a subsidy granted to the archbishop at the last meeting of Convocation, and to be paid into the exchequer on the day after next Ascension day.

COMMISSIO PRO QUODAM SUBSIDIO COLLIGENDO. [1]

Apr. 25.- The bishop informs the Treasury that in accordance with the royal writ received on April 21st, he has commissioned the abbot and convent of Reading and the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury to collect a tenth and half a tenth in the archdeaconries of Hereford and Shropshire respectively. The former is in possession of the churches of Leominster and Eye, and the latter of the churches of Morville, Stottesdon, and Astley within the diocese. There are no untaxed benefices of the value of 12 marks from which the tenth is to be levied. The commission to the abbots follows. [1]

{Fol. 11} CERTIFICATORIUM PRO DECIMIS COLLIGENDIS. [1] - Nomina, domorum. regularium et aliorum piorum lodorum pauperum ecclesiasticorum in diocese Herefordensi, quorum loca, beneficia, bona, et possessiones per inundaciones aquarum, ruinas, incendia, hostilitates, discenciones intestinas, oppressiones potentum, et parochianorum


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1475. paucitatem destructa, depauperata et nimium diminuta existunt, sequuntur et sunt hec:- Monasterium de Wigmore, monasterium de Flaxley, monasterium de Dora, monasterium de Tyntarne, prioratus de Wormesley, prioratus de Monmouth, prioratus de Chyrbury, prioratus de Clyfford, prioratus de Acornebury, prioratus de Lymbroke, prioratus nigrarum monialium de Brewode, prioratus albarum monialium de Brewode, prioratus de Wroxale, prioratus de Cokehylle, prioratus Llanthonie prime in Wallia in temporalibus et spiritualibus in archidiaconatu Herefordie, collegium vicariorum chori ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, prebenda de Hundreton in ecclesia predicta, hospitale sancte Katerine in Ledbury, spiritualia et temporalia decani et capituli ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis in decanatu Foreste, spiritualia, et temporalia decani et capituli in archidiaconatu Salopiensi, spiritualia et temporalia hospitalis sancti Johannis in eodem archidiaconatu, prioratus de Bromfeld alias Brymfild.

Nomina beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum curatorum, taxatorum, et non appropriatorum, quorum verus valor annuus modernis temporibus infra summam duodecim marcarum existit vel ad summam xii marcarum se extendit et non ultra, in quibus beneficiorum ipsorum restores sive vicarii ac alii eorundem curati residenciam faciunt personalem, secuntur et sunt hec. [1]

June 27.- A purgation was held by the vicar general of one Gitto Glane, clerk, convicted by a secular court of rape and robbery at Stanton Lacy. As no witness appeared against him, though due notice of the proceedings had been published by the dean of Ludlow, he was acquitted and released.

{Fol. 13} PURGACIO CLERICI CONVICTI.- Reverendo, etc., Ricardo Rudhale, etc., vicario in spiritualibus generali, Willelmus Schery, decanus de Lodelowe, obedienciam et reverenciam tanto prehonorabili viro debitas. Mandatum vestrum nuper cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepi in hec verba:- Ricardus Rudhale, etc., decano decanatus de Ludlowe, salutem. Cum Gitto Glane, nuper de Stokesay, in comitatu Salopie, coram justiciariis domini nostri regis in villa de Lodelow, de et super eo quod ipse Gitto Glane, die Lune proximo post festum sancti Katerine, anno regni regis Edwardi


[1] The list of exemptions is identical with that given on fol 5b. except that under the deanery of Hereford it gives the prebend of Hunderton, and under Weobley Snodhill chapel, and omits from Frome deanery the vicarage of Ledbury and from the Forest deanery the church of Blaisdon.

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A.D. 1475. quarti post conquestum Anglie tercio decimo apud Staunton Lacy, in quamdam Agnetem Ockeley, insultum fecit et ipsam tunc et ibidem felonice rapuit et eandem contra suam voluntatem carnaliter cognovit, et eisdem die et loco predictam Agnetem quinque solidis in pecunia numerata felonice spoliavit vi et armis contra pacem domini nostri regis, nuper fuerit impetitus ac per judicium seculare in ea parte convictus ac dicto reverendo patri tanquam judici ordinario in hac parte competenti juxta privilegium clericale liberatus in foro ecclesiastico castigandus et prout decet judicandus, unde ex parte eiusdem Gitto nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut, {Fol. 13b} cum ipse dictorum criminum innocens existat, sicut asserit, et immunis, seque purgaturum de eisdem criminibus coram nobis sepius obtulisset, ad ipsius purgacionem et liberacionem juxta juris exigenciam procedere dignaremur, nos vero peticioni dicti Gitto annuentes justiciamque eidem facere cupientes, ut tenemur, ad ipsius purgacionem canonicum recipiendam, dum tamen aliud canonicum non obsistat, in forma juris duximus procedendum. Quocirca tibi committimus et mandamus quatinus in ecclesia parochiali de Lodelow ac in publico foro seu mercato eiusdem et in ecclesia parochiali de Staunton Lacy huiusmodi purgacionem et liberacionem prefati Gitto, vicesimo septimo die [mensis] instantis proximo jam futuro in aula palacii predicti reverendi patris Herefordensis coram nobis, si aliud canonicum non obsistat, admittendam et faciendam fore publices seu publicari facias, monens palam publice et in genere omnes et singulos quorum interest seu interesse poterit in hac parte et presertim dictam Agnetem Okeley, si eam noveris seu eam noscere citra poteris, quod compareant coram nobis dictis die et loco pro suo interesse, si sua interesse in hac parte putaverint, huiusmodi purgacioni et liberacioni objecturi causamque racionabilem si quam pro se habeant quare huiusmodi purgacio et a caceribus liberacio fieri non debeant dicturi et proposituri in forma juris. Et quid in premissis feceris nos dictis die et loco certifices per tuas litteras patentes harum seriem continentes autentice sigillatas. Datum Herefordie, sub sigillo quo utimur in hoc officio, decimo septimo die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCClxxv. Cuius quidem auctoritate mandati in ecclesia parochiali de Lodelowe die dominica videlicet decimo octavo die mensis antedicti, et die Lune proximo extant sequente in foro publico ibidem, et in die sabbato tunc immediate sequente in ecclesia parochiali de Staunton Lacy, purgacionem et liberacionem predicti

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A.D. 1475. Gitto, dicto vicesimo septimo die mensis Junii proximo futuro in aula palacii coram vobis admittendam et faciendam fore publicavi, omnesque et singulos quorum interest et prefatam Agnetem Ockeley, pro eo quod ipsam personaliter apprehendere non potui, publice monui quod compareant coram vobis die et loco suprascriptis et pro suo interesse, si sua interesse in ea parte putaverint, purgacioni et liberacioni huiusmodi objecturi causamque racionabilem, si quam pro se habeant quare huiusmodi purgacio et a caceribus liberacio fieri non debeant dicturi et proposituri. Sicque mandatum vestrum reverendum in omnibus juxta posse sum humiliter executus. In cuius rei, etc. Datum apud Lodelow, vicesimo sexto die mensis Junii predicti, anno Domini prescripto. Et est sciendum quod modo et forma premissis emanarunt littere monitorie Edwardo Jurdan, janitori palacii dicti reverendi patris apud Herefordiam ad publicandum et monendum modo et forma predictis in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordie ac in foro publico eiusdem, et certificatum est per mandatarium suprascriptum de debita execucione litterarum predictarum.

Advenienteque dicto vicesimo septimo die Junii coram prefato magistro Ricardo Rudhale, vicario generali, in aula palacii pro tribunali sedente comparuit personaliter sepefatus Gitto Glane, seque purgaturum de et super criminibus antedictis efficaciter obtulit, ac ipsum ad huiusmodi purgacionem fiendam admitti et recipi humiliter et instanter petiit, factisque adtunc preconisacionibus ac proclamacionibus publicis ex decreto judicis antedicti si quis vel qui contra huiusmodi purgacionem seu liberacionem pro eorum interesse objicere vel contradicere voluerint, etc., et nullo oppositore seu contradictore comparentibus, judex antedictus ad recepcionem purgacionis predicte procedendum fore decrevit ac ipsam purgacionem recepit, ipsumque Gitto de et super omnibus antedictis canonice et legitime fore purgatum pronunciavit ac eundem fame sue pristine restituit, ipsumque sic purgatum et restitutum a carceribus predictis liberandum fore pronunciavit et liberari fecit cum effectu. Nomina vero conpurgatorum predicti Gitto sequuntur et sunt hec:- Dominus Philippus Lesman, dominus Hugo Bukynhylle, dominus Rogerus Clone, dominus Johannes Kederik, dominus Willelmus Curche, dominus Ricardus Glaswas, {Fol. 14} capellani; Johannes Whittynton, Johannes Hoke, Ricardus Fynche, Johannes Godwyn, Henricus Garold, Thomas Kervere, litterati.

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A.D. 1475. June 5.- Licence to the proctors of the communities of Knaresborough and Thelisford to go through the Gloucestershire portion of the diocese.

LICENCIA CONCESSA QUESTORIBUS.- Item quinto decimo die mensis Julii, anno supradicto, apud Lodelow, dominus concessit licenciam nunciis seu procuratoribus domus sancti Roberti de Knarsiburgh, Eboracensis diocesis, et domus sancte Radegundis de Thelisford, Wygorniensis diocesis, eundi per suam diocesim infra comitatum Gloucestrie ad suum beneplacitum duraturam.

July 13.- The bishop deprives John Glovere of the vicarage of Meole Bracy on account of his immoral life.

PRIVACIO DOMINI JOHANNIS GLOVERE A VICARIA SUA DE MOELBRACE.- In Dei nomine, Amen. Auditis, visis, ac plene intellectis et discussis per nos, Thomam, etc., meritis et circumstanciis cuiusdam negocii privacionis, amocionis sive deposicionis tui, domini Johannis Glovere, vicarii perpetui ecclesie parochialis de Moelbrace, que coram nobis contra te ad meram anime tue correccionem et salutem ex officio nostro mero aliquamdiu vertebatur et adhuc indecisa pendet, servatoque per nos in hac parte et coram nobis debito et legitimo processu, ad nostre sentencie diffinitive prolacionem in dicto negocio ferendam decrevimus procedendum fore ac ad eam procedimus in hunc modum: Quia per acta, inactitata, deducta, proposita, producta, exhibita et precipue tua confessata, allegataque et probata in huiusmodi negocio coram nobis contra te, ad que nos referimus et pro hic insertis haberi volumus, in negocio memorato comperimus et evidenter invenimus te, dominum Johannem Glovere, vicarium antedictum, gravia crimina incontinencie, fornicacionis, et incestus cum quadam Agnete, quondam serviente tua, ex qua duas proles suscitasti, videlicet masculum et feminam, Margeria Browne de qua unam prolem suscitasti, Sibilla Gorewey, filiabus tuis spiritualibus, dampnabiliter commisisse et perpetrasse, atque dictas mulieres in fornicariis et incestuosis amplexibus per nonnulla tempora publice, notorie et adiu tenuisse et habuisse, ipsasque sumptibus et expensis dicta vicarie tue exhibuisse et invenisse, ac votum castitatis et continencie per te in hac parte emissum ac prestitum temere violasse, bonaque dicte vicarie tue circa earundem mulierum invencionem et exhibicionem miserabiliter et indebite consumpsisse, delapidasse et dissipasse,

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A.D. 1475. idcirco nos, Thomas antedictus, judicialiter et pro tribunali sedentes, investigato per nos toto processu in dicto negocio coram nobis contra te, dominum Johannem Glovere, ad meram anime tue correccionem et salutem ex officio nostro mero sic, ut prefertur, facto, habito et diligenter rimato, Christi nomine primitus invocato, ac ipsum solum Deum oculis nostris preponentes, de consilio jurisperitorum cum quibus communicaverimus nobis in hac parte assistencium, te dominum Johannem Glovere, vicarium antedictum, a vicaria tua, quam adhuc de facto in dicta ecclesia possides, occasione et pretextu premissorum privandum ab eademque amevendum fore decrevimus, et te ab ipsa vicaria privamus et ab eadem amovemus, atque realiter privatum et amotum pronunciamus et declaramus, dictamque vicariam fore vacantem decernimus per hanc nostram sentenciam diffinitivam, quam fecimus et promulgamus in hiis scriptis. Lata erat suprascripta sentencia in capella infra castrum de Lodelowe, tercio decimo die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto.

Sept. 12.- The bishop certifies that he has found in the register of his predecessor in the see a decision given by the latter in a dispute between the vicar of Ross and the parishioners of Weston. His award was that the vicar was not responsible for the payment of the deacon ministering in the chapel, that the fees paid to the vicar for the offices of the dead were to be the same as in the other parts of Ross, and that the death offerings were to be those usually paid by parishioners of Ross who were not burgesses of the town.

{Fol. 15} LITERA TESTIMONIALIS CUJUSDAM ARBITRII INTER VICARIUM DE ROSSE ET PAROCHIANOS CAPELLE DE WESTON.- Universis, etc., Thomas, etc. Noverit universitas vestra quod scrutato registro per nos reverendi, etc., Johannis, predecessoris nostri immediati, inter cetera in eodem contenta invenimus [1] quod idem noster predecessor quoddam tulit arbitrium, arbitramentum, sive amicabilem composicionem inter magistrum Johannem Temyse, in sacra theologia bacallarium, vicarium perpetuum ecclesie parochialis de Rosse ex parte una, et Johannem Knyght, Johannem Bolle, Johannem Hyldisley, Willelmum Hert, et Johannem Herdwicke, parochianos capelle de Weston a predicta ecclesia de Rosse dependentis se asserentes et nominantes parte ex altera, sub tenore verborum qui


[1] In the Stanbury Register, as we now have it, there is no entry referring to this matter.

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A.D. 1475. sequitur: In Dei nomine, Amen. Nos Johannes, divina permissione Herefordensis episcopus, arbiter, arbitrator seu amicabilis compositor concorditer et indifferenter assumptus et electus a dilecto nobis in Cristo, magistro Johanne Temyse, vicario ecclesie parochialis de Rosse, a qua capella de Weston dependere dinoscitur, ex parte una, et dilectis nobis Johanna Knyght, etc., parochianos dicte capelle de Weston se nuncupantibus nomine suo et eciam omnium et singulorum aliorum predicte capelle se parochianos asserencium ex parte altera, super lite seu controversia que inter eos vertebatur seu verti sperabatur super invencione diaconi in capella predicta ad expensas vicarii de Rosse antedicta, ut pretenditur, exhibendi, et super exequiis per presbiterum vice prefati vicarii ecclesie de Rosse ibidem ministrantem pro animabus inibi decedencium absque retribucione pecuniaria proinde recipienda libere dicendis, ac eciam super mortuariis recipiendis a quibuscumque personis conjugatis sive solutis infra limites pretensos dicte capelle de Weston morientibus et bona sive catalla, in quibuscumque animalibus seu rebus existerent, tempore mortis sue habentibus, visis utriusque partis et auditis ac intellectis hiis omnibus et que dare nobis in scriptis vel oretenus dicere voluerunt, et super hiis habito consilio plurium sapientum, ac utriusque partis investigata et considerata voluntate solempiii, ac matura per nos deliberacione prehabita, ex vigore dicti compromissi in nos facti, Dei nomine primitus invocato, pro bono pacis et concordie inter eos habende perpetuo laudamus, arbitramur, dicimus, et pronunciamus prefatum magistrum Johannem Temyse, vicarium antedictum, ad inveniendum seu exhibendum huiusmodi diaconum et capellanum supradictum non teneri, set ab onere invencionis seu exhibicionis predicti diaconi omnino liberum et immunem. Item laudamus, ut supra, ipsum vicarium, seu eius capellanum in dicta capella ministrantem, recipere debere pro exequiis dictis pro salute animarum ibidem decedencium, eorum corporibus presentibus, sicut ipse et predecessores sui ac predecessores in aliis partibus parochie dicta ecclesie de Rosse prelibata recipere consuevit et consueverunt similia temporibus suis successivis. Item laudamus, ut supra, quod predictus vicarius ecclesie de Rosse sepefata recipere debeat nomine mortuarii, a qualibet persona infra limites dicta capelle de Weston decedente sicut a ceteris parochianis suis qui ville de Rosse prenotata burgenses non existunt prius recipi fuerat consuetum. Latum et pronunciatum fuit predictum laudum sive arbitrium per dictum dominum episcopum

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A.D. 1475. in presencia parcium supradictarum in ecclesia parochiali de Bosebury, xix die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxvii. In cuius testimonium et fidem sigillum nostrum presentibus apposuimus. Datum apud Lodelowe, xii die mensis Septembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxv.

Aug. 1.- The commissioners appointed by the bishop to hold an inquiry as to the vacancy and disputed patronage of the church of Culmington forward their report and the evidence of the witnesses.

{Fol. 15b} CERTIFICATORIUM INQUISICIONIS JURIS PATRONUS ECCLESIE DE CULMYNTON.- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., vestri humiles et devoti Ricardus Jacqueson, in decretis bacallarius, canonicus ecclesie vestre cathedralis, et Thomas Morton, in utroque jure bacallarius, vestrique ad infrascripta commissarii sufficienter et legitime deputati, obedienciam, etc. Litteras reverende vestre commissionis nobis directas nuper cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepimus tenorem qui sequitur continentes:- Thomas, etc., Ricardo Jaqueson, etc., et Thome Morton, etc., salutem. Presentavit nobis discretus vir, dominus David ap Howell, capellanus, dominum Galfridum ap Howell, capellanum, ad ecclesiam parochialem de Culmynton, nostre Herefordensis diocesis, per liberam resignacionem domini Johannis Belynborowe alias Harrison, ultimi rectoris eiusdem, vacantem, et ad suam, ut asserit, presentacionem spectantem hac vice tantum virtute cuiusdam commissionis sibi facte per nobilem virum Johannem Talbot, nuper comitem Salopie, verum dicte ecclesie patronum. Ad inquirendum et fideliter inquiri faciendum in debita juris forma per viros fidedignos, clericos et laicos, noticiam et periciam in hac parte verisimiliter obtinentes, ad hoc vocatos in forma juris juratos et examinatos, vocatis primitus in specie et in genere in hac parte de jure vocandis, de et super vacacione prefate ecclesie, videlicet quomodo vacat et quando vacare incepit, ac de jure titulo et possessione nunc presentantis, ac quis sit verus patronus eiusdem et ultimo presentavit et hac vice habet jus presentandi ad eandem, et an aliquod impedimentum canonicum obviat huiusmodi presentanti seu presentato quominus idem presentatus ad ipsam ecclesiam admitti debeat et institui in eadem, ac de vita, ordinibus et conversacione eiusdem presentati, et an sit liber et legitimus, aut aliunde beneficiatus, atque de aliis articulis in hac parte debitis et requisitis, ceteraque omnia et

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A.D. 1475. singula faciendum, etc., vobis conjunctim et divisim, de quorum fidelitate, circumspeccione et industria plene in Domino confidimus, tenore presencium committimus vices nostras et plenam potestatem, mandantes quatinus de omni eo quod feceritis seu aliquis vestrum fecerit in premissis nos, cum per partem predicti domini Galfridi ap Howell fueritis super hoc congrue requisiti, debite certificetis per vestras litteras, etc. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Lodelowe, ultimo die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxv, etc. {Fol. 16} Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate et eciam ulterius de mandato vestro speciali viva vocis oraculo nobis postmodum facto, decimo primo die mensis [Julii], anno Domini suprascripto, in ecclesia parochiali de Culmynton in pleno loci capitulo, vocatis qui in hac parte fuerant vocandi, per discretos viros dominum Radulphum Phileppes de Bitterley, Johannem Dryvere de Onybury, Hugonem ap David de Castro Ricardi, ecclesiarum parochialium vicinarum rectores, Ricardum Langley de Dudylbury, Johannem Coly de Bromfild, ecclesiarum parochialium vicinarum vicarios, et Thomam Smythe, capelle de Ludford vicine capellanum parochialem, et eciam per laicos fidedignos, videlicet Johannem Baudewyn juniorem, Johannem Baudewyn seniorem de Duddilbury, Thomam Stanwardine, Edmundum Hodnet de Bitterley, Walterum Troyte et Johannem Pauntley de Culmynton, parochianos convicinos in forma juris juratos super articulis tam in dicta vestre commissionis litteris reverendis contentis quam super aliis in dicto mandato vestro nobis, ut prefertur, oretenus facto eciam nobis viva voce dictis et ministratis inquisicionem fecimus diligentem, prout in litteris presentibus annexis clausis et sigillatis liquido poterit apparere, et sic huiusmodi mandata vestra sumus humiliter executi. In quorum, etc. Datum quod sigillacionem primo die mensis Augusti, anno Domini prenotato. Sequitur examinacio.

Dominus Radulphus Philippes, rector ecclesie parochialis de Bitterley, juratus, etc., respondit quod Johannes, comes Salopie ultimo defunctus, erat verus patronus ecclesie de Culmynton predicta et quod ipse vivens posuit dominia de Corsham et Culmynton in manibus magistri Johannis Haywode, Johannis Fox, et discreti viri Thome Acton in modo feofamenti, ut est modus communis regni Anglie, et credit quod dicti feofati racione huiusmodi feofamenti hac vice sunt veri patroni dicte ecclesie de Culmynton, qui presentaverunt quemdam dominum Johannem Mountford ad memoratam ecclesiam, et licit quod quidam, cuius personam et

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A.D. 1475. nomen ignorat, dedit dicto Johanni, comiti, nomine prefati domini David, pro concessione juris patronatus predicto domino David hac vice tantum facienda, xx libras, et interrogatus quomodo hoc scivit respondit quod hoc audivit a circumspectis viris, Thoma Acton predicto et Waltero Brocton, de comitatu Salopie, qui scierunt et viderunt dictam pecuniam solutam et numeratam, et credit ipse deponens dictum dominum David satisfecisse de summa predicta, ac eciam quod predicta ecclesia de Culmynton non est pensionaria, porcionaria ac litigiosa, de quo noscit iste deponens, ut asserit, ac ulterius quod presentati habiles sunt et idonei ad beneficium ecclesiasticum obtinendum, tamen credit, ut asserit, prenominatum dominum Johannem Mountford magis idoneum et alibi fore beneficiatum.

Dominus Ricardus Langley supradictus, juratus, etc., respondit quod dictus comes, dum vixit, erat verus patronus sepefate ecclesie, et quod dicti feofati in dominio de Culmynton prelibata celebrant curias, et per hoc putat prefatos feofatos debere presentare ad ecclesiam predictam, et quod dictus David ap Howell aut alius eius nomine solvit dicto comiti dum vixit, ut est communis {Fol. 16b} fama, pro jure patronatus predicti dicto domino David ap Howell concedendo, sub colore tamen videlicet pro fabricacione sigilli armorum dicti comitis, xx libras, ita quod liceret sibi semel presentare ad prelibatam ecclesiam cum proximo vacaret, et dixit se nichil scire de meritis dicti domini Galfridi modo presentati, quia cum eo preantea nullo moda conversatus fuit, et dixit dictam ecclesiam porcionariam fore pluribus locis religiosis, dicit ulterius quod dictus dominus Johannes Belynborowe aliquid recepit a dicto domino Galfrido pro resignacione sua, prout laborat publica vox et fama in memorata parochia de Culmynton et aliis locis circumvicinis.

Dominus Johannes Dryvere prescriptus, juratus, etc., respondit quod patronatus dicte ecclesie de Culmynton pertinet ad dominum Talbot et ad heredes suos et ad nullum alium. Item dicit quod dictus dominus David dedit prescripto comiti pro prima et proxima vacacione ecclesie sepedicte xx libras, et inde laborat publica vox et fama; nescit tamen, ut dicit, an dicta ecclesia sit porcionaria, etc. De meritis, presentatorum nichil deponit, nec scit an aliquid datum fuerat ac promissum pro resignacione dicte ecclesie.

Dominus Hugo ap David, memoratus supra, juratus, etc.,

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A.D. 1475. respondit quod Johannes, nuper dictus comes Salopie, presentavit dominum Johannem Belynborwe ultimo ad ecclesiam de Culmynton prelibata, et quod heredes dicti domini sunt veri patroni ecclesie predicte, et asserit se vidisse quasdam litteras patentes sigillo dicti comitis ultimo defuncti sigillatas in quibus, ut videbatur, erat concessum jus patronatus ecclesie predicte domino David ap Howell pro una vacatione eiusdem, et dicit se nescire an huiusmodi concessio erat licita vel illicita, nec scit all ecclesia sit porcionaria, etc. Dicit se eciam ignorare an aliquid erat datum pro resignacione.

Dominus Johannis Coly, dicte ecclesie de Bromefyld vicarius, dicit quod dictus comes erat verus patronus et quod jam dicti feoffati sunt veri patroni, et dicit se nichil scire deponere de advocacione dicte ecclesie dicto domino David concessa, videlicet an sit licita vel illicita. Dicit ulterius famam publican laborare quod dictus dominus Galfridus aliquid dedit ultimo rectori prefate ecclesie de Culmynton pro resignacione eiusdem ad eius commodum facienda, et dicit dictam ecclesiam fore pencionariam pluribus locis religiosis. Dicit eciam presentatos habiles et idoneos set dictum dominum Johannem Mountford magis idoneum fore.

Dominus Thomas Smythe sepefatus, juratus, etc., concordat quoad jus patronatus cum proximo preconteste suo, et credit, ut quod dictus dominus David pecunias dedit predicto Johanni, comiti ultimo decesso, pro concessione juris patronatus prelibati. Nescit tamen inde clare deponere set quod fama publica laborat in pluribus locis Herefordensis diocesis, et nescit an ecclesia sit porcionaria ac litigiosa, et presentatos idoneos fore asserit opinione sua.

Johannes Baudewyn, junior, suprasciptus, juratus, etc., respondit quod comes Salopie, dum vixit, erat verus patronus ecclesie de Culmynton prenominata, et quod dictus dominus David hac vice est verus patronus eiusdem virtute cuiusdam commissionis sibi facte per prefatum comitem, et dicit quod prefatus dominus David dedit xx libras dicto comiti pro huiusmodi concessione. Dicit eciam iste deponens quod ipsemet erat mediator dicti domini David et habuit pro labore suo v nobilia, et dicebat se ignorare an dictus dominus Gralfridus aliquid dedit domino Johanni Belynborowe, ultimo rectori ecclesie prelibate, ad resignandum eandem. Dicit ulterius dictum dominum Galfridum bone et honeste fore conversacionis et idem affirmat de domino Johanna Mountford.

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A.D. 1475. Dicit eciam quod dictus comes parum ante obitum suum misit Mauricium Lodelowe et istummet deponentem ad prefatum Johannem Belyngborowe, ultimum rectorem ecclesie prenominate, ea intencione ut ipsam resignaret ad commodum dicti domini David, et dicit quod credit dictum comitem suam voluntatem in hac parte nunquam mutasse, dicit tamen se non fuisse cum dicto comite tempore obitus sui.

{Fol. 17} Edmundus Hodynet prescriptus respondit quod comes, etc., ut supra, et credit presentacionem factam de prefato domino Galfrido de jure fore admittendam. Dicit eciam pecunias fuisse datas sepefato comiti pro concessione juris patronatus prelibato domino David facta, videlicet xx libras, et credit ecclesiam porcionariam et presentatos fore habiles.

Johannes Bawdewyn, senior, de Dudilbury, juratus, etc., respondit de jure patronatus concordans cum preconteste suo et dixit quod Johannes Bawdewyn, junior, sibi dixit multociens quod recepit a dicto domino xx nobilia pro labore suo ad obtinendum jus patronatus predictum concedi modo quo supra dicto domino David, et eciam dicit dictus deponens se pluries audivisse dictum Johannem Bawdewyn, juniorem, dicentem se recepisse a sepefato domino David xx libras quas dictus Johannes Bawdewyn solvit dicto comiti, et sic, asseruit iste deponens, laborat publica vox et fama, et ad ilium finem ut dominus Galfridus antedictus, frater prefati domini David, presentari posset ad ecclesiam de Culmynton. Ulterius dicit iste deponens quod dictus dominus Galfridus multociens obtulit se sponte dicte ecclesie de Culmynton deserviturum, ita quod dictus dominus Johannes Belyngborowe, rector antedictus, omnes fructus dicte ecclesie reciperet et perciperet per terminum vita sue, si dictam ecclesiam sibi resignaret. Dicit eciam quod ecclesia est porcionaria, etc., et presentati bone et honeste conversacionis existunt.

Thomas Stanwardyne predictus, juratus, etc., respondit de jure patronatus quod comes Salopie fuit verus patronus ecclesie prenominate, et dicit se omnino ignorare an concessio juris facta dicto domino David ap Howell sit de jure valida vel non. Dicit ut credit, dictam concessionem factam fuisse pretextu pecunie, et dicit se audivisse quod comes jussit illam pecuniam iterum restitui dicto domino David a quo, ut credit iste deponens, ipsam recepit. Addit ulterius dictum comitem tempore concessionis

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A.D. 1475. huiusmodi fuisse virum habilem, probum et ingeniosum ad faciendum id quod ad hominem sensatum pertinet, de etate certa nichil deponit et dicit se penitus ignorare an aliquid datum erat ex parte dicti domini Galfridi pro resignacione dicte ecclesie de Culmynton, et credit presentatos idoneos fore, etc.

Walterus Troyte de Culmynton predicta juratus, etc., respondit de jure patronatus ut proxime supra. Dicit tamen quod modo nescit quis est verus patronus nisi fuerit prefatus dominus David ap Howell cui venditum erat jus patronatus predicte ecclesie pro hac vice pro xx libris, et dicit quod credit nullam simoniacam paccionem inter dictum dominum David, Johannem Belyngborowe, et dominum Galfridum ap Howell supra nominatum, credit eciam presentatos honeste fore conversacionis.

Johannes Pauntley, de memorata parochia de Culmynton, juratus, etc., respondit de jure patronatus ut precontestis suus immediatus, et jam credit sepedictos feoffatos veros esse patronos, eciam credit dictum dominum David ap Howell solvisse dicto comiti xx libras pro una presentacione prefate ecclesie eo animo ut ad illam presentaret fratrem suum, videlicet dominum Galfridum supernominatum. Et quoad famam et alia concordat cum precontestibus suis.

Et quoad vacacionem dicte ecclesie de Culmynton sepescripta prefati commissarii inquirere omiserunt eo quod manifesto constabat illam vacare per resignacionem domini Johannis Belyngborowe alias Harrison, ultimi rectoris ibidem, in manus reverendi patris, domini episcopi Herefordensis, factam et per ipsum admissam.

Nov. 4.- The bishop, in reply to interrogatories from the king, reports to the treasurer that the dean and chapter impropriated the church of Lydney in the year 1272, that a vicarage was then formed and endowed in the next year, that the dean and chapter pay the king £5 6s. 8d. and the vicar 26s. 8d. for each part of a tenth.

{Fol. 17b} CERTIFICATORIUM CUJUSDAM VICARIE.- Venerabilibus, etc., thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis Thomas, etc., salutem. Breve regium nobis directum nuper, videlicet vicesimo octavo mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxv, cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepimus sub eo qui sequitur

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A.D. 1475. verborum tenore:- Edwardus, etc., venerabili Thome, etc., salutem. Volentes cerbis de causis quod thesaurarius et barones de scaccario nostro per vos certiorarentur si decanus et capitulum ecclesie vestre cathedralis Herefordensis habeant et adiu est habuerint et tenuerint in proprios usus suos ecclesiam de Lydney cum capellis in decanatu de Foresta, vestre diocesis, et si sic, tunc a quo tempore ecclesiam illam sic habuerint et tenuerint, et si aliqua vicaria in ecclesia illa a tempore appropriacionis eiusdem fundata et dotata existat, et quantum dictum collegium pro porcione sua ac quantum dictus vicarius pro porcione sua in dicta ecclesia in singulis concessionibus decumarum nobis et progenitoribus hucusque concessarum de jure solvere debuerint sive consueverint, vobis mandamus quod, scrutatis registris et aliis evidenciis vestris premissa tangentibus, de eo quod inde inveneritis prefatis baronibus nostris apud Westmonasterium tam cicius [quam] poteritis distincte et aperte certificetis. Et habeatis ibi hoc breve. Teste Thoma Worswike, thesaurario, apud Westmonasterium, quarto die Octobris, anno regni nostri quinto decimo per barones. Vobis tenore presencium certificamus quod per registra predecessorum nostrorum ac alias nostras evidencias dicte ecclesie nostre cathedralis invenimus quod decanus et capitulum ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis habuerunt et tenuerunt ecclesiam de Lydney cum capellis suis in proprios usus suos ex concessione abbatis et conventus monachorum de Lyra et de concessione domini Johannis, quondam Herefordensis episcopi, [1] ab anno Domini millesimo CC°lxxii°, et vicaria perpetua in eadem ecclesia de Lydney a tempore appropriacionis eiusdem fuit fundata et dotata, videlicet a pridie non. Junii, anno Domini millesimo CC°lxxiii° per episcopum memoratum, et predictus decanus et capitulum, proprietarii ecclesie de Lydney antedicta, consueverunt solvere domino nostro regi et progenitoribus suis in singulis concessionibus decimarum eis concessarum pro decima porcionis sue pro prescripta ecclesia et capellis eiusdem


[1] The register of bishop John le Breton does not now exist, and no record of his concession or that of the abbot of Lyre is in the chapter archives. But I have found an abbreviated copy of the abbot's concession in Harl. MS 6203 as follows:- Omnibus, etc., frater R., humilis abbas Lyre et ejus loci conventus salutem. Noveritis nos, etc., concessisse deo et beate Marie et beato Ethelberto et decano et capitulo Herefordensi ecclesiam nostram de Lideneia cum omnibus pertinenciis in proprios usus convertendam perpetuo, salva competenti vicaria vicariis qui pro loco et tempore in ea ministrabunt. Retinemus autem nobis unam virgatam terre in villa de Nesse et dimidium virgate terre in villa de Lideneia et tenementum Hugonis Wyther apud sanctum Braviellum. Dat. MCCXIX. The church of Lydney thus acquired brought in to the chapter 60 marks a year (Capes, Chart. and Records, p. 95). William Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, had certain interests in the advowson, and received 36 marks from the chapter in 1270 pro jure suo ... relaxando (ibid. p. 125). In 1273, bishop John, in compliance with a mandate of the archbishop of Canterbury, appointed a commission to assign an adequate provision for the vicar of Lydaey (ibid. p. 133). But nothing further is recorded.

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A.D. 1475. quinque libras, sex solidos et octo denarios, licet modernis temporibus dicta ecclesia de Lydney cum capellis ultra onera supportanda vix valeat viginti marcas, et vicarius ecclesie predicte pro tempore existens solvere consuevit in huiusmodi concessionibus pro porcione sua viginti sex solidos et octo denarios. Et sic dictum mandatum regium juxta vim, formam et effectum ipsius, quatenus ad nos pertinet, diligenter sumus executi. In cuius, etc. Datum Londoniis, quarto die mensis Novembris, anno Domini prescripto.

A.D. 1476. Feb. 15.- Licence to the proctor of the hospital of the Trinity at Rome to beg through the whole diocese.

{Fol. 18b} LICENCIA PRO QUESTORE.- Quinto decimo die mensis et anni supradicti, Herefordie, Ricardus Rudhale, etc., dedit et concessit vero nuncio sive procuratori hospitalis sancte Trinitatis et sancti Thome martiris Cantuariensis in urbe Romana fundati licenciam generalem eundi per totam diocesim Herefordensem per suas litteras patentes forma consueta conscriptas per unum annum tantum duraturas a data earundem.

Mar. 2.- Commission to the bishop of Rochester to ordain on the appointed days during the bishop's absence, and to reconcile the church of Brampton Bryan, polluted by bloodshed.

COMMISSIO AD CONFERENDUM ORDINES ET AD RECONCILIANDUM ECCLESIAM DE BROMPTON BRYAN.- Item secundo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto, Londoniis, sub sigillo domini emanavit commissio reverendo in Cristo, etc., domino Johanni, Dei gracia Roffensi episcopo, ad conferendum ordines jam instanti tempore quattuor temporum, videlicet nono die mensis et anni prescripti, ac aliis temporibus anni statutis in absentia domini quibuscumque, necnon ad reconciliandum ecclesiam parochialem de Brompton Bryan, Herefordensis diocesis, injuriosa sanguinis effusione pollutam.

May 31.- The bishop appoints John Bayly, precentor of the Cathedral, his principal official and vicar general.

{Fol. 19b} COMMISSIO OFFICIALIS PRINCIPALIS.- Thomas, etc., magistro Johanni Bayly, in legibus baccallario precentorique ecclesie nostre

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A.D. 1476. cathedralis Herefordensis, salutem etc. Ad audiendum, procedendum, cognoscendum et consistoria celebrandum in omnibus et singulis causis et negociis eciam matrimonialibus et divorcii ac aliis quibuscumque causis, meris et mixtis, civilibus et criminalibus, ad forum et cognicionem ecclesiasticam nosque et jurisdiccionem nostram spectantibus, ex officio mero promotis sive ad partis instanciam motis seu movendis, easque eciam cum suis emergentibus, etc., fine canonico terminandum et exequendum, necnon ad inquirendum, corrigendum, puniendum et debite reformandum crimina et excessus, eciam si adulteria fuerint vel incestus seu maiora, quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum, ac penas, multas, et penitencias salutares juxta juris exigenciam et consuetudinem laudabilem in hac parte injungendum et infligendum, ac ultimo ad inquirendum de quibuscumque presbiteris et clericis concubinariis quascumque mulieres suspectas detinentibus seu eisdem qualitercumque adherentibus, seu alias criminosis vice et auctoritate nostris, ac quoscumque in hac parte culpabiles inveneris per suspencionis ab officio, excommunicacionis, privacionis et amocionis sentencias a beneficiis suis ecclesiasticis puniendum ac contra ipsos per quecumque juris remedia ad sentenciam diffinitivam legitime procedendum, tibi de cuius consciencie puritate, etc., plenam {Fol. 20} in Domino reportamus fiduciam, committimus vices nostras cum, etc., teque officialem nostrum principalem ordinamus et preficimus per presentes nostrum ad beneplacitum duraturas. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Raderhethe, juxta civitatem Londoniarum, ultimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo sexto, etc. Item dictis die et loco prefatus venerabilis pater, aliquamdiu moram extra suam diocesim Herefordensem tracturus, durante absentia antedictum discretum virum, magistrum Johannem Bayly, suum in spiritualibus creavit, constituit et ordinavit vicarium generalem, et eidem fecit commissionem in forma sub illo tenore verborum qui in principio huius registri inscribitur in quadam consimili commissione olim facta magistro Ricardo Rudhale. [1]

June 15.- The vicar general, as deputy of the Apostolic See, grants a dispensation to Thomas Pac and Joan Parsons to marry, though spiritually related, inasmuch as her father had been godfather to Thomas.

Johannes Bayly, etc., reverendi Thome, etc., in remotis agentis


[1] See p. 5.

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A.D. 1476. vicarius in spiritualibus generalis, universis, etc., salutem. Ad universitatis vestre noticiam deducimus et deduci volumus per presentes quod nos xv die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxvi° in ecclesia parochiali de Lodelowe cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepimus litteras venerabilis, etc., domini Philippi, divina miseracione episcopi Portuensis, sigillo penitenciarie domini nostri pape Sexti quarti sigillatas, sunas, integras, non viciatas, non rasas nec abolitas set omni suspicione sinistra carentes, quorum tenor de verbo ad verbum sequitur et est talis:- Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi, vel eius vicario Philippus, etc., salutem et sinceram in Domino caritatem. Sedis apostolice providencia circumspecta nonnumquam rigorem juris mansuetudine temporat et quod sacrorum canonum prohibent instituta de gracia benignitatis indulget, prout personarum et temporum qualitate pensata id in Deo salubriter expedire cognoscit. Sane ex parte Thome Pac, laici, et Johanne Parsons, mulieris, vestre diocesis, {Fol. 20b} nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi ex certis causis racionabiliter desiderant invicem matrimonialiter copulari, set quia carnalis pater dicta Johanne prefatum Thomam de sacro fonte baptismatis levavit, et huiusmodi impedimentum scientes sese pluries actu fornicario carnaliter cognoverunt et prolem procrearunt, desiderium in hac parte adimplere non possunt dispensacione apostolica super hoc non obtenta. Quare supplicari fecerunt humiliter iidem exponentes eis super hiis per eandem sedem de absolucionis debito beneficio et opportune dispensacionis gracia misericorditer provideri. Nos igitur cupientes ipsorum exponencium animarum providere saluti eorumque in hac parte supplicacionibus inclinati auctoritate domini pape cuius penitenciarie curam gerimus et de eius speciali et expresso mandato super hoc vive vocis oraculo nobis facto circumspeccioni vestre committimus quatinus, si ita est, ipsos exponentes a reatu incestus huiusmodi absolvatis et injuncta inde eorum cuilibet pro modo culpe penitencia salutari cum eisdem exponentibus quod, impedimento cognacionis spiritualis quod ex premissis provenit non obstante, possint matrimonium inter se libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum fuerit licite remanere misericorditer dispensetis, dummodo dicta mulier propter hoc ab aliquo rapta non fuerit, prolem susceptam et suscipiendam exinde legitimam decernentes. Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum, sub sigillo officii penitenciarie iii idus Januarii, pontificatus domini Sexti iiii anno quinto. Post quorum quidem litterarum presentacionem

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A.D. 1475. et recepcionem fuimus pro parte dictorum Thome et Johanne cum instancia requisiti ut ad earundem execucionem procedere dignaremur. Nos considerantes huiusmodi requisicionem fore justam et consonam racioni, visis eisdem litteris et plenarie intellectis considerataque suggescione in ipsis contenta ac recepta informacione plenaria, reperimus per indaginem juridicam huiusmodi suggescionem fore veram, igitur dictis Thoma et Johanna ab reatu incestus in forma ecclesie consueta absolutis, necnon injuncta eorum cuilibet pro modo culpe penitencia salutari et aliis, etc., cum eisdem Thoma et Johanna quod impedimento cognacionis spiritualis predicto non obstante matrimonium inter se libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum fuerit licite remanere auctoritate premissa nobis commissa duximus dispensandum, et dispensamus, prolem, etc. Datum apud Lodelowe predictam, die mense et anno superscriptis sub sigillo prefati venerabilis patris, episcopi Herefordensis, ad causas quo utimur in hoc officio.

Oct. 4.- Letters granted to Richard ap Griffith by the bishop certifying that he had received letters dimissory from the vicar general of his immediate predecessor, and was ordained deacon by the same bishop.

{Fol. 22} LITERE TESTIMONIALES DE LITTERIS DIMISSORIIS ET ORDINE DIACONATUS.- Dictis die mensis, anno Domini, et loco, predictus dominus sub sigillo suo ad causas fieri fecit Ricardo ap Griffith, Herefordensis diocesis, in forma consueta litteras testimoniales de litteris dimissoriis per magistrum Ricardum Rudhale, archidiaconum Herefordensem, vicarium bone memorie Johannis, predecessoris sui immediati, adtunc in remotis agentis, in spiritualibus generalem, eidem Ricardo concessis ac de ordine diaconatus per dictum Ricardum a prefato venerabili patre Johanne dum vixit suscepto, de quibus evidenter in registro eiusdem patet. [1]

Oct. 16.- Licence to John ap Roger, of the diocese of S. Asaph, to preach within the diocese of Hereford and to hear confessions in the deanery of Pontesbury.

LICENCIA AD PREDICANDUM ET AD AUDIENDUM CONFESSIONES.- Thomas, etc., domino Johanni ap Roger, capellano, Assavensis


[1] See Reg. Stanbury, p. 194.

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A.D. 1476. diocesis, salutem, etc. Quia secundum canonicas sancciones non debet sibi quisquam indifferenter predicacionis officium usurpare, nam secundum apostolum Quomodo predicabunt nisi mittantur? et ipsa veritas dicit, Rogate dominum messis ut mittat operarios in messem suam, verum tamen quia te moribus et sciencia idoneum reperimus ac eciam fidedignorum commendaris testimonio, ad predicandum verbum Dei officiumque predicacionis libere exequendum populo Dei et gregi nobis commisse congruis loco et tempore ubicumque infra nostram diocesim Herefordensem absque alieni juris prejudicio juxta formam constitucionum provincialium in hac parte rite editarum tibi committimus potestatem. Insuper ut quoscumque subditos nostros utriusque sexus, homines diaconatus de Pontisbury tibique peccata sua confiteri volentes, a peccatorum suorum maculis quo tibi confitebuntur licite absolvere valeas et eis pro commissis penitencias injungere salutares eciam in casibus nobis de jure specialiter reservatis, ita tamen quod penitencie huiusmodi, si pecuniarie sint, ad usum et fabricam ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis convertantur, oppressione plebis, perjuriis, injuriisque ecclesie nostre cathedrali aut persona nostre illatis seu inferendis omnino exceptis, tibi de cuius consciencie puritate et discrecione confidimus, plenam tenore presencium concedimus potestatem ad nostram ac commissarii nostri generalis beneplacitum duraturam. Datum apud Lodelowe, sub sigillo nostro ad causas xvi die mensis predicti.

Oct. 19.- The bishop, at the instance of Pope Sixtus, grants a dispensation to Richard Wallewyn and Margaret, widow of William Burley, to marry, though she has been the wife of his unde Fulk, and there are other impediments.

{Fol. 22b} DISPENSACIO IN SECUNDO GRADU AFFINITATIS.- Universis, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Ad universitatis vestre noticiam deducimus nos nuper cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepisse litteras sanctissimi, etc., Sixti, pape quarti, ipsius vera bulla plumbea more Romane curie bullatas, integras, etc., sub tenore qui sequitur:- Sixtus, episcopus, venerabili fratri nostro, episcopo Herefordensi, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem. Oblate nobis nuper pro parte dilecti filii Ricardi Wallewyn, laici, et Margarete, relicte quondam Willelmi Burley de Bromecroft, tue diocesis, peticionis series continebat quod ipsi ex certis causis ad id animos eorum moventibus desiderant invicem matrimonialiter copulari set quia

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A.D. 1476. dicta Margareta cum dilecto filio Fulcone de Springehaux alias Springhose, laico, dicte diocesis, matris eiusdem Ricardi fratre carnali, qui antequam cum ipsa Margareta contraheret cum quadam alia muliere tunc vivente matrimonium per verba de presenti contraxerat, necnon quamdami psius Margarete filiam de sacro fonte levaverat, eadem Margareta hoc minime ignorante, prius legaliter de facto contraxit illudque carnali copula consummavit, et deinde judicio ecclesie nullum inter eos fuisse matrimonium extitit declaratum secundi affinitatis gradus et publice honestatis justicie impedimentis ex premissis provenientibus obstantibus, desiderium eorum adimplere nequiverunt dispensacione apostolica super hoc non obtenta. Quare ex parte ipsorum Ricardi et Margareta nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut dicte Margarete super hoc de absolucionis beneficio ab excommunicacionis sentencia, quam propter premissa dinoscitur incurrisse, sibique et Ricardo prefato de opportune dispensacionis gracia, providere de benignitate apostolica dignaremur. Nos itaque huiusmodi supplicacionibus inclinati fraternitati tue committimus et mandamus quatinus dictam Margaretam si hoc humiliter petierit, ab excommunicacionis sentencia auctoritate nostra hac vice dumtaxat absolvas in forma ecclesie consueta, injunctis ei inter alia virtute juramenti per eam prestandi quod de cetero similia non committet nec ea committentibus prestabit auxilium, consilium vel favorem, et pro modo culpe penitencia salutari ac aliis que de jure fuerunt injungenda, et demum, si ita est dictaque Margareta propter hoc rapta non fuerit, cum eisdem Ricardo et Margareta ut, impedimentis que ex affinitate et publica honestate huiusmodi proveniunt non obstantibus, matrimonium se libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum fuerit remanere libere et licite valeant eadem auctoritate dispensas, prolem ex huiusmodi matrimonio suspiciendam legitimam nunciando. Datum Narme, anno incarnacionis dominice millesimo CCCC°lxxvi, pridie nonas Augusti, pontificatus nostri anno quinto. Post quarum litterarum presentacionem fuimus pro parte dicti Ricardi et Margarete cum instancia debite requisiti ut ad earundem execucionem et finalem expedicionem procedere dignaremur. Nos igitur considerantes requisicionem justam fore etc., predicta Margareta a sentencia excommunicacionis qua ligata fuit in forma ecclesie consueta absoluta, injunctisque ei, etc., cum prefatis Ricardo et Margarete quod secundi affinitatis gradus et publice honestatis impedimentis non obstantibus matrimonium inter se

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A.D. 1476. libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum fuerit licite remanere valeant auctoritate premissa nobis commissa duximus dispensandum et dispensamus intuitu caritatis, prolem, etc., In cuius, etc. Datum Lodelowe, decimo nono die mensis Octobris, anno Domini MCCCC°lxxvi, et nostre consecracionis tercio.

Oct. 31.- Licence to the proctors of S. Anthony's hospital, London, to visit the diocese.

{Fol. 23} Ultimo die mensis Octobris, anno et loco predictis dominus dedit et concessit veris procuratoribus domus sive hospitalis sancti Antonii in civitate Londoniarum fundate licenciam generalem eundi per totam suam diocesim Herefordensem per litteras suas patentes per unum annum tantummodo duraturas.

Dec. 11.- Verbal appointment of John Bayly to be vicar general during the absence of the bishop to accompany the Prince of Wales, his godson, to Chester.

{Fol. 23b} CREACIO VICARII GENERALIS IN SPIRITUALIBUS.- Dictis die et loco predictus venerabilis pater, episcopus Herefordensis, extra diocesim suam Herefordensem ad Cestriam cum clarissimo viro Edwardo, principe Wallie, primogenito filio Edwardi IIII, regis Anglie, cui dictus reverendus pater patrinus in baptismo extitit, itineraturus et ibidem aliquamdiu moraturus, sua durante absencia magistrum Johannem Bayly in legibus bacallarium, precentorem ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensem suum in spiritualibus vive vocis oraculo creavit, constituit et ordinavit vicarium generalem.

A.D. 1477. Aug. 2.- Margaret, widow of Fulk Springhouse, makes a vow and profession of perpetual chastity in the Carmelite priory at Ludlow.

{Fol. 25} [1] I, Margarete, late the wiffe of Fooke Sprynghouse, widow, and not wedded, promise and vow fro this time foreward to God, our lady, and all the sayntis off hevyn, in the presence of yow, reverend fader in Crist, Thomas, by the grace off God bischoppe off Hereford, my ordynary and diocesane, the purpose and vow off perpetual castite accordyng to the rule and ordinance off the


[1] A folio is probably missing here (before paging). For an entry begun on folio 24b is not continued on folio 25:- Thomas, etc., delecto in Cristo magistro Johanni ... And there is no entry between Jan. 16 (fol. 24b ad fin.) and June 24 (fol. 25 ad init.).

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A.D. 1477. blessid apostle saynt Pawle, in the name of the Fadre, Sonne, and Holy Goste, and in the confirmation off the wich purpose and vowe with myn nowne hande I put to the signe off the holy crosse. Et se subscripsit ad signum crucis inscriptum, et facta fuit ista professio in domo fratrum Carmelitarum apud Lodelowe, secundo die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto.

Aug. 13.- The dean reports to the bishop that at his earnest entreaty he has dealt with certain offenders against morality in the diocese. Their promises of amendment and of putting away their paramours are given in detail.

CERTIFICATORIUM CUJUSDAM MONICIONIS MISSE DECANO ECCLESIE CATHEDRALIS HEREFORDENSIS PRO CORRECCIONIBUS FACIENDIS.- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc. Ricardus Pede, decanus ecclesie vestre cathedralis Herefordensis obedienciam, etc. Litteras vestras reverendas nuper recepimus in hec verba:- Thomas, etc., Ricardo Pede, etc., salutem. Fama publica, ac nonnullorum fidedignorum clamore et relacione lacrymosa ac nimium scandalosa quos sine gravi scandalo et periculo dissimulari non possumus referentibus, ad nostram pervenit auditum quod quidam quorum nomina in scedula presentibus annexa constabunt nostre civitatis Herefordensis et diocesis vestreque jurisdiccioni peculiari, ut dicitur, subjecti, gravia crimina fornicacionis, adulterii, incestus, incontinencie et lenocinii, ut asseritur, commisissent et perpetrassent ac sic indies committere non formidant net verecundantur in animarum suarum grave periculum et aliorum exemplum perniciosum. Vos tamen verisimilem inde habentes noticiam huiusmodi personas et alias vestre jurisdiccionis subditas delinquentes debite punire, corrigere et reformare, [1] ymmo ipsorum crimina quasi conniventibus oculis pertransire impunita adiu permisistis, seu saltem plus debito distulistis sicut permittitis et differtis in presenti. Volentes igitur, prout tenemur, diligenter prospicere ut nostra civitas Herefordensis et diocesis malis purgentur hominibus ac ut dicere valeamus cum apostolo Paulo dicente, Munde sunt manus mee a sanguine omnium virorum, vos in Domino exhortantes primo secundo ac tercio peremptorie monemus, requirimus et mandamus quatinus citra decimum diem mensis Augusti proximo futurum in personis in scedula presentibus annexa inscriptis et aliis delinquentibus quibuscumque vobis subditis et subjectis


[1] Supply neglexistis.

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A.D. 1477. vestrum debitum reformacionis officium impenditis, ut de cetero tam pestiferus clamor in civitate et diocese nostris predictis de eis minima habeatur, scientes quod termino, predicto elapso ipsisque ex vestra negligencia incorrectis commanentibus negligenciam vestram juxta juris exigenciam in hac parte supplebimus justicia suadente. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitbourne nostro sub sigillo quinto die mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxvii°, etc. Quibus quidem litteris nos parere volentes, ut tenemur, omnes et singulas personas sexus masculini in scedula dictis litteris vestris annexa comprehensas ad certos dies et loca, quamvis non similia, ad personaliter comparendum coram nobis de et super criminibus illis nobis per litteras vestras patefactis reponsuras vocari et citari fecimus. Et primo nobilis vir, dominus Johannes Devereux, per nos allocutus de crimine adulterii cum Margeria Wynche conjugata, non negavit peccatum, ac per nos admonitus ut ipsam dimittat et a domo cohabitacionis sue expellat, respondit quod sic facere intendit in tempore brevi set in hoc instanti tempore autumnali non potest dimittere eam absque gravi dampno quia, ipsa est sibi hoc tempore saltem multum necessaria pro regimine domus et familie, hoc tempore functo statim post festum sancti Michaelis promisit {Fol. 26} eam expellere. Deinde examinavimus Rogerum Gibbis de crimine simili connnisso cum quadam Johanna quant nos nunquam prius nominatam cum eo audivimus quia ipsa non moratur infra jurisdiccionem nostram, qui quidem Johannes fatebatur crimen et dicit se correctum et emendatum virtute huius maxime indulgencie jam impetrate per abbatem Abendonie, et quod ex quo nunquam habuit actum carnalem cum ea, et nunquam de cetero habere intendit quia infra breve maritabitur. Et ex post Johannes Bochur per nos eciam impetitus de crimine consimili cum quadam Elisabet Purser fatebatur crimen set asserit se sufficienter correctum fuisse per nostrum subdecanum per medietatem unius anni preteriti, et illa mulier adstatim expulsa est a civitate Herefordie et Wigornie moratur. Et postea Johannes Stafford impetitus de crimine incestus quia cognovit quamdam Johannam, cuius filium ipse tenuit ad manus episcopi in confirmacione, quod crimen non negavit, sed dixit, prout nobis pluries dixit, quod ex quo genuit filiam ex ea nunquam habuit carnalem actum cum eadem, qui pro certo si sciremus contrarium expulsus fuisset a nobis. Et ulterius idem Johannes ad evitandam penitenciam publicam pro ipso crimine

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A.D. 1477. episcopo reservato de jure debitam asseruit se sufficienter munitum et ab omni et omnimoda pena quacumque exclusum pariter et excusatum virtute dicte indulgencie, et litteras exinde autenticas sigillatas nobis exhibuit quas sic et vobis, si placeat, exhibebit. Ac demum Georgius Milton de et super crimine adulterii similiter competitus cum Johanna Jordan multum admiratus est super hoc quod ipse esset citatus super crimine illo quod credidit penitus fuisse occultum actum, ad ultimum fatebatur se esse reum ad duos annos et ultra elapsos. Et ei injunximus inter cetera quod eam expelleret a domo sua et ipse respondit quod non audet propter displicenciam sue uxoris. Et quia ipse dicebat quod multum sperat in dominacione vestra injunximus quod statim post adventum vestrum Herefordie comparebit coram vobis ibidem facturus quod vobis placuerit. Et Henricus Studdeshille dixit quod fuit canonice correctus pro crimine cum ipsa Johanna commisso per magistrum Willelmum Pede, nuper subdecanum nostrum, cuius anime propicietur Deus. Verum, pater honorande, in hac parte debite et canonice hiis consideratis que de jure canonico considerari debent, non est nobis nec esse deberet tanta negligencia quantam nobis prius juxta sinistram informacionem vobis datam credebatis imputaudam. Non plura ad presens, set vos et vestros in corrigendo et reformando que corrigenda et reformanda sunt in vestra diocese dirigat et informet ipse Deus omnipotens, cui vos et nos sicuti ceteri huiusmodi seculi judices pro animabus nobis commissis respondere debeamus. In cuius, etc. Datum Herefordie, xiii die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxvii.

Oct. 22.- The proctor of the hospital of S. Wulstan, Worcester, is commended by the bishop to the clergy, who are asked to receive him kindly when he comes for alms.

{Fol. 26b} LICENCIA CONCESSA QUESTORI SANCTORUM WOLSTANI ET GODWALLI.- Thomas, etc., decanis ruralibus nostris ecclesiarumque rectoribus, etc., salutem, etc. Gratum impenditur obsequium Altissimo et acceptum dum operibus insistitur pietatis que graciam et misericordiam excitant Salvatoris. Hac nempe meditacione propensius excitati vobis universis et singulis firmiter injungimus et mandamus quatinus cum verus proctor sive nuncius hospitalis sanctorum Wolstani et Godwalli extra muros civitatis Wigornie ad vos, ecclesias aut loca vestra accesserit fidelium elimosinas petiturus ipsum ad hoc admittatis favorabiliter et benigne, privilegia

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A.D. 1477. et indulgencias eidem hospitali rite concessa clero et populo vobis commissis bona fide exponatis et eundem exponere permittatis, dictumque negocium efficaciter promoveatis verbo pariter et exemplo, {Fol. 27} mandantes et in virtute obediencie firmiter injungentes quatinus quicquid pia devocio fidelium in hac parte duxerit conferendum vel legandum id ipsis sine diminucione quacumque faciatis celeriter liberari, nichil vobis usurpantes sive detinentos de eisdem. Et ut mentes fidelium ad premissa exercenda per allectiva indulgenciarum munera propensius excitemus de Dei, etc., omnibus parochianis nostris et aliis, etc., qui ad dictum hospitalem aliqua de bonis a Deo sibi collatis grata contulerint etc. suhsidia caritatis, quadraginta dies indulgencie misericorditer in Domino concedimus per presentes per biennium a data earundem duraturas. Datum apud Whitbourne, etc., xxii mensis Octobris prescripto anno.

A.D. 1478. Mar. 31.- The bishop informs the archbishop that in accordance with his mandate he has cited his clergy to attend Convocation. [1]

May 25.- Report of the commissioners appointed to inquire as to the patronage of the chantry of S. Leonard of Pyrton, in the parish of Lydney.

{Fol. 27b} CERTIFICATORIUM INQUISICIONIS SUPER JURE PATRONATUS CANTARIE DE PYRTON.- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., vestri humiles et devoti in Christo, Edwardus Janyns, in decretis bacallarius, et Willelmus Sargent, decanus decanatus de Foresta, vestri ad infrascripta commissarii, obedienciam, etc. Litteras vestre reverende commissionis super cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepimus tenorem qui sequitur continentes:- Thomas, etc., ut in forma suprascripta pro ecclesia de Culmyntone. [2] Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate quintodecimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii°, in capella perpetue cantarie sancti Leonardi de Pyrton, infra parochiam de Lydney, in pleno loci capitulo, vocatis qui de jure fuerant vocandi, per discretos viros magistrum Thomam Stokis, vicarium perpetuum de Lydney, dominum Johannem Wadene, vicarium de Awre, magistrum Willelmum Went, curatum de Aylberton, dominum Willelmum Nailer de Lydney, dominum Johannem Horewode, curatum de Newenham, clericos, Willelmum Cooke, Ricardum Staunton, Walterum Berow,


[1] In the usual form.
[2] See p. 20.

38 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1478. Ricardum Winter, Johannem Tregas, et Ricardum Jay, laicos, dicti decanatus testes receptos, oneratos et in forma juris juratos. [1] In primis magister Thomas Stokis interrogatus de jure patronatus dicte perpetue cantarie de Pyrton, videlicet quis ultimo presentavit, dicit quod domina Elizabet, domina Latemere, ut credit, et ante ipsam pater eius, dominus Ricardus Beauchamp, comes Warwichie, et cum eius dicto laborat publica vox et fama. Item interrogatus de secundo articulo, videlicet quis sit verus patronus hac vice, dicit quod domina Elizabet, domina Latemere, si non sua negligencia per presentacionem suam alia vice, tempore ultime presentacionis dicte perpetue cantarie, factam Thome Wake, accolito, juste ideo jam a dicta cantaria privato et amoto, quia in ordine sacerdotis minime constituto secundum formam et exigenciam fundacionis et composicionis eiusdem cantarie, prout ex inspeccione eiusdem liquet manifeste, jus patronatus perdiderit seu amiserit, quia tunc devolvitur presentacio dicte ecclesie ad Willelmum Berkeley, dominum de Berkeley, hac vice tantum, quia dictus Thomas Wake, accolitus, inhabilis erat ad observandum statuta et ordinaciones fundacionis dicte cantarie, cum eiusdem statuta et ordinaciones requirant capellanum in ordine sacerdocii constitutum. Tercio interrogatus de possessione dicti Willelmi jam presentantis dicit quod nunquam fuit in possessione presentandi ad dictam cantariam de Pyrton, prout ipso audivit, set predicta Elisabet, domina Latymere, et predecessores sui semper fuerunt in possessione. Item interrogatus de vita et moribus jam presentati, videlicet domini Johannis Mawdeley, capellani, dicit ipsum honeste conversacionis et fame. Alii jurati separatim et singillatim omnes et singuli interrogati de singulis articulis pro se dicunt et concordant in omnibus tam clerici quam laici. Et sic de omnibus et singulis articulis in dictis vestre commissionis litteris contentis inquisicionem fecimus, etc. In quorum fidem et testimonium sigilla nostra, scilicet decantuum de Ross et de Foresta, presentibus sunt appensa. Datum xxv die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto.

May. 30.- The bishop blesses Philip, abbot of Dore, and receives his promise of obedience.

BENEDICCIO ABBATIS DE DORA.- Penultimo die mensis et anni predicti in quadam superiori capella infra manerium domini de


[1] Inquisicionem fecimus omitted.

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A.D. 1478. Whitbourne, dominus indutus pontificalibus solempniter benedixit Philippum, Dei gracia abbatem monasterii de Dora, Herefordensis diocesis, ordinis Cisterciensis. Et idem abbas fecit juramentum et promisit ibidem domino fidelitatem et obedienciam.

Aug. 16.- Reconciliation of King's Caple chapel, which had been polluted by the burial of John Clifton, once chaplain, an excommunicated person.

{Fol. 28b} MEMORANDUM DE RECONCILIACIONE CAPLLE DE KYNGISCAPLE POLLUTE PER SEPULTURAM CUJUSDAM EXCOMMUNICATI.- Memorandum quod xvi die mensis et anni sapradicti dominus Thomas, etc., reconciliavit capellam de Kyngiscaple, infra parochiam de Sellake alias Baysham, et cimiterium eiusdem capelle, pollutam per sepulturam corporis cuiusdam excommunicati in eadem, videlicet domini Johannis Clifton, capellani, dudum divina celebrantis in dicta capella, jamque in choro eiusdem sepulti, et ex mandato domini exhumati et extra septa capelle et cimiterii projecti. Et dominus pro huiusmodi actu reconciliacionis recepit integram procuracionem, videlicet c s., set ex misericordia revisit xxxiii s. iiii d. propter raritatem facti domino Thome More, vicario dicte parochialis ecclesie de Sellake, qui de suis propriis huiusmodi solvit procuracionem eo quod ipse dictum excommunicatum sepelivit.

Sept. 13.- Licence to William Taylor, hermit, to make a collection in the diocese of Hereford for S. Non's chapel, near S. David's, and his own dwelling.

{Fol. 29} Item tercio decimo die mensis Septembris, anno Domini supradicto apud Whitbourne dominus concessit Willelmo Tailour, heremite, ac procuratori capelle sancte Nonice, matris eximii confessoris sancti David, archiepiscopi, juxta Meneviam super litus maris situate, licenciam eundi per totam diocesim suam Herefordensem ad colligendum fidelium elimosinas pro reparacione, reedificacione sive sustentacione capelle antedicte et mansionis heremite eiusdem, cum indulgencia xl dierum, etc., per litteras suas patentes per biennium dumtaxat duraturas.

Sept. 28.- The church of Little Cowarne is united to that of Ullingswick, as its revenues are insufficient to support a priest.

ANNEXIO ECCLESIE DE PARVA COWARNE ECCLESIE PAROCHIALI DE ULLYNGEWYK.- Universis, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem, etc. Cum

40 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1478. per sacrorum canonum institute ecclesie quecumque infra nostram diocesim Herefordensem ubicumque situate nobisque immediate subdite et subjecte, ad Dei cultum et honorem erecte, edificate et dicate, ad nostram solummodo disposicionem et ordinacionem spectare debeant, et maxime que talis et tante sufficiencie prius fuerant quod ad sufficientem exhibicionem et congruam sustentacionem saltem unius idonei sacerdotis qui in eisdem in divinis officiis debite ministrare possit sufficientes extiterant, set nunc quidem hiis diebus, peccatis nostris exigentibus, quedam ecclesie ad tantam miseriam, paupertatem atque inopiam devenerunt quod nullam talem sacerdotem eciam miserrime viventem sustentare poterint, et sic adnunc quamplures ecclesie parochiales, ad Dei cultum et honorem, supra ut prefertur, erecte, quasi desolate inhonorifice deserviuntur et male tractantur a multis, ex quibus causis datur nobis et aliis episcopis catholicis a sacris canonibus quod in nostris diocesibus tales parochiales ecclesias, precipue quales sunt que non sufficiunt ad congruam et sufficientem exhibicionem et sustentacionem {Fol. 29b} unius idonei sacerdotis Deo et populo inibi servituri in divinis, aliis ecclesiis propinquioribus et vicinioribus subjici, conjungi, uniri et annecti faceremus. Hinc est quod universitati vestre tenore presencium innotescimus quod in dicta nostra diocese quedam est parochialis ecclesia que abolim constructa, ut a multis creditur, tempore primeve construccionis pro sustentacione unius idonei sacerdotis sufficiens videbatur, alias secundum sacros canones non fuisset dedicata, que quidem ecclesia, parva Cowarne vulgariter nuncupata, dicte nostre Herefordensis diocesis et nobis immediate subdita et subjecta, et de patronatu religiosorum virorum abbatis et conventus sancti Petri, Gloucestrie, etc., maxime propinqua et vicina ecclesie parochiali de Ullyngewyk, nostrarum collacionis, jurisdiccionis et Herefordensis diocesis, que propter exilitatem decumarum oblacionum et aliorum provencium modicitatem atque paupertatem ad exhibicionem et sustentacionem unius capellani qui in eadem divina celebrare et paucis parochianis ibidem degentibus sacramenta es sacramentalia ministrare possit non sufficit. Unde nos in huiusmodi ecclesiis sacrorum canonum precepta exequi etc. volentes, ex meris consensu, assensu et voluntate expressis dictorum abbatis et conventus, verorum antedicte ecclesie de parva Cowarne patronorum, nobis per suas litteras patentes declaratis, habitisque prius maturis atque solempnibus tractatibus in hac parte cum predilectis confratribus nostris, decano et capitulo ecclesie nostre

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A.D. 1478. cathedralis interesse habentibus, eorumque concilio, consensu et assensu obtentis, ex debito officii nostri pontificalis propter bonum utriusque ecclesie, necessitate cogente, predictam ecclesiam de parva Cowarne cum suis juribus et pertinenciis prefate ecclesie parochiali de Ullyngewike tenore presencium subjicimus, annectimus atque animus, in hiis scriptis decernentes quod et decrevimus volumusque et declaramus, quod de cetero dicte ecclesie parochiales de Ullyngewike et Cowarne parva sint et reputentur pro una ecclesia, et quod dominus Johannes Glovere, capellanus, rector modernus ecclesie de Ullyngewike et eius successores post eum omnes et singuli suis successivis temporibus per nos aut successores nostros in eadem instituendi racione, pretextu et virtute huiusmodi subjectionis, annexionis atque unionis sint de cetero rectores utriusque curam gerentes animarum, et quod inantea habeant, percipiant et in proprios usus ut rectores de Ullyngewike fideliter disponant omnes et omnimodas decumas tam maiores quam minores similiter cum omnibus oblacionibus et aliis proventibus quibuscumque, quocumque nomine censeantur, ex incolis seu parochianis infra precintum et limites supradicte parochie de parva Cowarne qualitercumque obvenientes, proveniontes et contingentes, quodque omnes et singuli incole seu habitatores infra precintum et limites dicte nuper parochie de Cowarne parva predicte ecclesie de Ullyngewike canonice unite diebus dominicis et festivis ad dictam ecclesiam parochialem de Ullyngwyke tanquam suam ecclesiam parochialem pro divinis officiis audiendis accedere et convenire debeant ac sacramenta ac sacramentalia a rectore ipsius ecclesie recipere debeant et a nullo alio absque eius consensu expresso, ibidemque cum decesserint sepeliantur. Et quia res semper transire debeat cum onere, volumus et ordinamus quod rector modernus ecclesie de Ullyngewike solvat et successores eius, etc. solvant annuatim priori sancti Gutlaci, Herefordie, singulis annis ad festum sancti Michaelis perpetuis futuris temporibus unam annuam pensionem sex solidorum et octo denariorum a dicta ecclesia de Cowarne parva ab antiquo debitam et solvi consuetam. In quorum, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitbourne, xxviii die mensis Septembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii°, etc.

42 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1478. May 2.- Mandate to the vicar of St. Peter's Hereford, and Edward Jordan, the palace janitor, to give public notice of the date of the purgation of Robert Moyle; and the dean of Ludlow and the same janitor to give a similar notice of the purgation of Walter Nortlache.

{Fol. 30b} PRO PURGACIONE CLERICI CONVICTI. [1]

May 24.- Commission to John Bayly and others to receive the purgation of Robert Moyle, a clerk convicted of burglary by the civil courts, and of Walter Nortlache, similarly found guilty of murder at Richard's Castle.

{Fol. 31} COMMISSIO AD RECIPIENDUM PURGACIONEM WALTERI NORTLACHE ET ROBERTI MOYLE, CLERICORUM CONVICTORUM.- Thomas, etc., magistris Johanni Bayly, in legibus baccalario precentorique ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis, Ricardo Jaquesson, in decretis baccallario, et Thome Norton, utriusque juris baccallario, canonicis nostre ecclesie antedicte, salutem, etc. Cum sacri canones et jura regni Anglie ac eius consuetudo laudabilis dictent libertatem ecclesiasticam inviolabiter observari et clericos, si qui coram judicibus secularibus convicti fuerint, coram ordinariis sive commissariis eorundem liberandos, etc., et quia, ut accepimus, quidam Walterus Northlache nuper de Brewarne, in comitatu Gloucestrie, monachus, coram justiciariis domini nostri regis nuper convictus de eo quod idem die dominica proximo, post festum assumpcionis beate Marie, virginis, anno regni Edwardi quarti post conquestum decimo sexto, vi et armis, videlicet gladiis, arcubus et sagittis, apud Richardescastell, in comitatu Herefordie, in quemdam Thomam Gely insultum fecit et ad tunc et ibidem dictum Thomam Jely felonice murdravit et interfecit contra pacem domini regis, ac Robertus Moyle de Whitney in marchia Wallie, scolaris, jam nuper coram Thome Bromewiche, armigero, civitatis nostre Herefordie maiore, per quemdam Sampsonem Chalonere, civem civitatis nostre Herefordie, in sua propria persona fuerit appellatus de eo quod idem Robertus et quidam Hugo Edwardis jam dudum de Whitney predicta in nocte quinti diei Januarii, anno regni regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum decimo septimo, vi et armis, videlicet gladiis, arcubus et sagittis, domum prefati Sampsonis apud Herefordiam felonice fregerunt et intraverunt, et duas togas coloris sanguensis et russett ad valenciam xl s,, quinque linthiamina ad


[1] In the usual form. All the particulars are repeated in the next entry.

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A.D. 1178. valenciam xx s., et unum par precularum de corali ad valenciam xl s. viii d. de bonis et catallis ante nominati Sampsonis tunc et ibidem inventa furati fuerint, ac per judicium seculare in ea parte convictus et culpabilis inventus in nostris carceribus detinetur, ac ex parte eorundem nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum quatinus super huiusmodi criminibus eis impositis purgacionem canonicam quam se prestare posse asserunt dignaremur judicare, et ulterius ad ipsorum a carceribus liberacionem procedere curaremus, vobis igitur de quorum fidelitate, etc., ad procedendum super purgacionem canonicam servatis in hac parte omnibus de jure servandis, et si in eventu de huiusmodi criminibus eis impositis canonice se purgaverint seu unus eorum se purgaverit juxta juris exigenciam plene liberandum eosdem, omniaque facienda, etc., vobis conjunctim et divisim tenore presencium committimus vices nostras cum, etc. Et quid feceritis, etc. Datum in manerio de Whitbourne, nostro sub sigillo ad causas xxiiii die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxviii°, et nostre consecracionis quarto.

May 29.- The purgation of the prisoners is adjourned to July 2nd, when they are acquitted and released from custody.

PURGACIO ROBERTI MOYLE.- Arta in aula palacii episcopi Herefordensis, xxix die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto coram Thome Morton, commissario domini Thome, etc. Quibus die et loco personaliter comparuit quidam Edwardus Jordan, janitor {Fol. 31b} palacii antedicti, nunciusque in hac parte specialiter deputatus, et asseruit se nono die dicti mensis Maii in publico mercato Herefordie circiter horam primam post nonam et decimo die eiusdem mensis in ecclesia parochiali sancti Petri, civitatis Herefordie, inter missarum solempnia virtute cuiusdam mandati prefati reverendi patris jam nuper sibi directi publicasse purgacionem, etc., Roberti Moyle de Whitney, scolaris, in carceribus predicti venerabilis patris detenti super crimine furti diffamati recipiendam, admittendam et faciendam fore in aula palacii predicti memorato xxix die si aliud canonicum non obsistat, seque eciam dicto x die monuisse publice et in genere omnes et singulos quorum interest et presertim quemdam Samsonem Chalonere per ipsum personaliter in predicta ecclesia inventum quod comparerent et compareret coram reverendo patre, etc., ut in mandato predicto. Quo certificato, facto et recepto coram commissario antedicto, personaliter comparuit memoratus Robertus Moyle et instanter petiit se

44 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1478. admitti ad suam purgacionem, factaque proclamacione prout moris est, comparuit personaliter quidam Johannes Chipnam, civis civitatis predicte, et vive vocis oraculo opposuit contra huiusmodi purgacionem et prenominatum Robertum ab eadem repelli petiit. Et habet terminum ad proponendum objecta in debita juris forma secundo die mensis Julii proximo futuro in eodem loco ad querendum advocatum et ad comparendum cum sufficiente consilio. Quo secundo die mensis Julii adveniente coram antedictis magistris Johanne Bayly, Ricardo Jacquessone, et Thoma Morton, prescriptis commissariis, opponens seu excipiens nec per se nec per procuratorem comparuit, prefatus Robertus personaliter comparuit, judices tum ex certis causis in hac parte eos juste moventibus continuarunt causam in eodem statu usque ad decimum diem mensis Novembris, adveniente quoque dicto decimo die mensis Novembris coram antedictis commissariis antedictus Robertus personaliter comparuit, prefatusque Johannes Chipnam non comparuit legitime vocatus et preconizatus, unde pars predicti Roberti accusavit contumaciam eiusdem Johannis et in pena contumacie sue petiit sibi terminum precludi, seque admittendum ad suam purgacionem canonicam non obstante reclamacione antedicta. Unde judices memorati pronunciaverunt prenotatum Johannem Chipnam contumacem et in penam contumacie sue precludebant sibi terminum, et facta proclamacione in genere ex decreto prescriptorum si quis vel qui contra huiusmodi purgacionem et a carceribus liberacionem pro eorum interesse objicere seu contradicere voluerint, nulloque oppositore sue contradictore comparente judices antedicti ad recepcionem purgacionis antedicte procedendum fore decreverunt ac ipsam purgacionem receperunt, ipsumque Robertum de et super crimine predicto canonice et legitime fore purgatum pronunciaverunt, et sue pristine fame, quatenus in eis fuit, restituerunt, ipsumque sic purgatum et restitutum a carceribuu predictis liberandum fore pronunciaverunt et liberari fecerunt cum effectu. Et sequuntur nomina compurgatorum:- Dominus Henricus Michell, vicarius perperpetuus de Malmysull Lacy, dominus Johannes Gozch, curatus sancti Martini, civitatis Herefordie, dominus Willelmus Curch, vicarius de Holmere, dominus Johannes Wolfe, curatus de Yasour, dominus Ricardus Fynch, dominus Henricus Garold, capellanus; dominus Johannes ap Jevan, rector de Byford, Willelmus Pynour, subdiaconus; Lodovicus ap Philipp, Henricus Whitney, Johannes Shereman, et Johannes Harryes, clerici tonsurati.

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A.D 1478. PURGACIO WALTERI NORLACHE.- Eisdem die et loco coram dicto magistro Thoma Morton prescriptus Edwardus Jordan, modo et forma predictis asseruit se undecimo die dicti mensis Maii, circiter horam septimam ante nonam apud Richardescastell coram rectore ibidem et pluribus parochianis ibidem adtunc existentibus in quodam loco vocato Tolleschope juxta cimiterium ibidem et in publico mercato de Lodelowe circiter horam primam post nonam publicasse purgacionem cuiusdam Walteri Norlache nuper de Brewarne, etc., in carceribus detenti super crimine homicidii, etc., admittendam fore, etc., ut in mandato, factisque proclamacionibus publicis de jure consuetis personaliter comparuit quedam Johanna Gely, quondam mater prescripti Ricardi Gely de quo in mandato, de parochia de Ricardescastell et vivo vocis oraculo opposuit et exceptit contra purgacionem predicti Walteri et eum ab eadem repelli instanter petiit. Et habet terminum ad proponendum in debita juris forma primo die mensis Julii proximo adtunc futuro in eodem loco, et ex benignitate judicantis terminum peremptorium ad querendum advocatum. Adveniente quoque dicto primo die mensis Julii loco prescripto coram prefatis magistris T. Bayley, R. Jaquesson, et T. Morton, comparuit antedictus Walterus Norlacche, comparuit eciam prefata Johanna Gely et {Fol. 32} causa continuatur usque ad decimum diem mensis Novembris ex tunc proximo futurum. Adveniente quoque dicto decimo die Novembris in aula palacii antedicti dictus Walterus personaliter comparuit coram prefatis magistris T. Bayly et T. Morton, dictaque Johanna Gely, legitime preconizata nullo modo comparuit, unde ad instantem peticionem memorati Walteri judices precludebant memorate Johanne terminum et facultatem opponendi. Et factis proclamacionibus prout supra proxime decreverunt, nullo oppositore comparente, ut supra in purgacione Roberti Moyle, etc. Et sequuntur nomina compurgatorum:- Dominus Philippus Lesman, rector ecclesie sancti Audoeni, civitatis Herefordie; dominus Henricus Michell, vicarius de Mamysullacy; dominus Willelmus Curch, vicarius de Holmere; dominus Johannes Wolfe, Henricus Whitney, Willelmus Pynour, Johannes Shereman, Edwardus Pentwyn, Lodowicus ap John, Johannes ap Jevan, Johannes Strange, Symon Catur.

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A.D. 1473. Dec. 1.- The bishop certifies the Exchequer that he has deputed the abbot and convent of S. Peter's, Gloucester, who hold the impropriate church of Churcham within the diocese, to collect the tenth mentioned in the king's writ on Nov. 22. A list of monasteries and churches exempt from the tenth follows.

CERTIFICATORIUM BARONIBUS SCACCAR1 DE DECIMIS. [1] - Nomina pauperum monialiam, aliorum pauperum et piorum locorum necnon quorumcumque religiosorum ac beneficiorum inofficiatorum et curatorum, taxatorum et nontaxatorum, quorum bona, beneficia et possessiones ecclesiastice a concessione, colleccione et solucione dicta integre decime et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem in brevi regio in litteris quibus annectitur hec scedula secundum tenorem contentum in eisdem ex causis in dicto brevi declaratis sunt excepta sequuntur et sunt hec:- Monasterium de Wygmore, monasterium de Flaxley, monasterium de Dora, monasterium de Tyntarne, {Fol. 32b} prioratus de Wormesley, prioratus Herefordie, prioratus de Chirbury, prioratus de Clifford, prioratus de Bromefeld alias Brymfild, prioratus Lanthonie in Wallia in temporalibus et spiritualibus in archidiaconatu Herefordie, prioratus de Acornebury, prioratus de Lymebroke, prioratus nigrarum monialium de Brewode, prioratus albarum monialium de Brewode, prioratus de Wroxhale, prioratus de Cokehill, collegium vicariorum chori, hospitale sancte Katerine de Ledbury, hospitale sancti Johannis Jerusolimitani, spiritualia et temporalia decani et capituli in decanatu de Foresta et in archidiaconatu Salopiensi. [2]

Dec. 28.- Mandate to the abbot and convent of S. Peter's, Gloucester, to collect the above-named tenth in the archdeaconries of Hereford and Shropshire. [3]

Oct. 31.- Letter from the bishop to the clergy desiring them to receive with favour the proctor of S. Anthony's hospital, who is about to collect alms in the diocese.

{Fol. 33} LITERA PRO QUESTORE SANCTI ANTONII.- Thomas, etc., abbatibus prioribus, archidiaconis, etc., salutem. Cum ad opera caritatis fideles Cristi nostros precipue subditos ex officii nostri debito excitare


[1] In the usual form.
[2] A list follows of churches having an income of not more than 12 marks, identical with the one given on page 2, except that Hugh Turnour holds Richard Grubbe's portion in Pontesbury church and John Andrew William Mortimer's portion in the same.
[3] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1478. teneamur, devocionem igitur vestram monemus attenciusque hortamur in Domino, etc., quatinus, cum verus procurator ac nuncius specialis domus sive hospitalis sancti Anthonii, Londoniis, cum sufficienti procuratorio seu eius in hac parte legitime substitutus ad vos, ecclesias seu loca vestra. Cristi fidelium elimosinas humiliter petiturus accesserit, eum benigne recipiatis ipsiusque negocia, parochianis vestris exponatis et indulgencias a sanctis patribus benefactoribus huiusmodi domus sive hospitalis perinde concessas, exponique per dictum procuratorem permittatis ac ipsum pacificam audienciam in exposicione huiusmodi indulgenciarum habere faciatis, et elemosinas ac alia dona fidelium ad opus eiusdem domus querere et colligere ac sic collecta sine diminucione aliqua secum portare favorabiliter permittatis, presentibus per unum annum a data earundem continue numerandum dumtaxat duraturis. Datum apud Whitbourne, nostro sub sigillo ad causas ultimo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii°, etc.

Dec. 23.- Licence to the proctor of the hospital of S. Thomas at Rome to collect alms in the diocese.

LICENCIA CONCESSA QUESTORI HOSPITALIS SANCTI THOME, MARTIRIS.- Item dictis die et loco dominus concessit vero procuratori hospitalis sancti Thome, martiris, in urbe Romana fundati licenciam eundi per suam diocesem Herefordensem per suas litteras patentes per unum annum tantummodo duraturas.

June 16.- Certificate of the enquiry held as to the vacancy and patronage of Little Marcle church. [1]

{Fol. 34} Edmundus Fysshe, vicarius ecclesie parochialis de Bosebury, secundus testis, productus, admissus, juratus of diligenter examinatus de et super vacacione dicte ecclesie, videlicet quomodo vacat et quando vacare incepit, dicit et concordat cum suo preconteste. Item interrogatus de jure, titulo et possessione nunc presentantis et quis sit verus patronus dicte ecclesie, dicit quod Johannes Barre, miles, et predecessores sui fuerunt in possessione presentandi per spacium clv annorum, dicit tamen quod quidam Johannes Solers et Johannes de Mawerdene et Isabella, uxor eiusdem, ante spacium cclxxxi annorum fuerunt in possessione presentandi et


[1] The first part of the document is missing, though the paging is continuous. It begins with the second witness.

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A.D. 1478. presentarunt in tempore sancti Thome de Cantulopo quemdam Bartholomeum de Gloucestria ad ecclesiam predictam, qui quidem Bartholomeus fuit canonice institutus in eadem, [1] set qualiter recesserunt ab huiusmodi possessione nescit deponere. Interrogatus quis hac vice habet jus presentandi dicit quod dominus Johannes Barre, miles, habet jus racione, diuturne possessionis, set quis est verus patronus eiusdem nescit deponere.

Dominus Galfridus Tempsett, rector ecclesie parochialis de Estnore, tercius testis, juratus, etc., de vacacione dicte parochialis ecclesie de parva Marcle, etc., dicit et concordat cum suo primo preconteste. Item interrogatus de jure presentantis, etc., dicit quod firmiter credit quod dominus Johannes Barre, miles, habet jus pro eo quod predictus Johannes et predecessores eius fuerunt in continua possessione presentandi per spacium clv annorum: Item interrogatus et diligenter examinatus quis ultimo presentavit, item an aliquod impedimentum obviat huiusmodi presentanti seu presentato quominus idem presentatus ad ipsam ecclesiam admitti debeat, concordat in omnibus cum suo primo preconteste. Item interrogatus de vita, ordinibus et conversacione eiusdem nunc presentati et an sit liber, legitimus aut aliunde beneficiatus, concordat eciam ut supra.

Dominus Henricus Dinys, capellanus cantarie beate Marie in ecclesia de Ledbury, testis quartus, etc., examinatus de et super primo interrogatorio et duobus sequentibus, videlicet quomodo dicta ecclesia de parva Marcle vacat et quando vacate incepit, item de titulo presentantis, concordat cum suo proximo preconteste, set quoad possessionem dicti patronatus dicit quod numquam audivit quod Johannes Barre et eius predecessores per spacium clv annorum erant in possessione eiusdem et quad idem Johannes est verus patronus eadem racione. Item interrogatus quis ultimo presentavit, item quis hac vice habet jus presentandi, concordat eciam in omnibus cum suo proximo preconteste. Item interrogatus an aliquod impedimentum obviat presentanti, etc., dicit quod nullum impedimentum novit. Item interrogatus de vita, etc., nunc presentati, videlicet Ricardi Thomys, concordat cum suo primo preconteste.

Dominus Walterus Edwyn, rector ecclesie parochialis de Mordiford, quintus testis, etc., interrogatus de et super vacacione, etc., concordat in hiis duobus interrogatoriis cum suo primo


[1] See Reg. Cantilupe, p. 291.

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AD. 1478. preconteste. Item interrogatus de jure, etc., presentantis, videlicet domini Johannis Barre, militis, et quis sit verus patronus, dicit quod dominus Johannes habet jus et titulum presentandi ex eo quod per spacium clv annorum, etc., et ultimo super huiusmodi titulo et diuturna possessione idem Johannes Barre presentavit dominum Johannem Elys, ultimum rectorem ibidem. Item interrogatus an aliquod impedimentum, etc., dicit quod nunquam audivit aliquod impedimentum, etc. Item interrogatus de vita, ordinibus et conversacione domini Ricardi Thomys et an sit liber et legitimus, dicit quod nunquam audivit contrarium et quod vita et conversacio eiusdem nunc presentati sunt laudabiles, et quod non est beneficiatus, etc.

Dominus Ricardus Kervere, vicarius perpetuus ecclesie parochialis de Preston, sextus testis productus, etc., examinatus de omnibus et singulis supradictis interrogatoriis, concordat uniformiter cum primo preconteste et dicit quod dictus Ricardus, ut credit, non est beneficiatus. Johannes Lucas, laicus de parochia de Ledbury, septimus testis juratus, etc., et examinatus de et super vacacione dicte ecclesie, videlicet quomodo vacat, dicit quod vacat per mortem domini Johannis Elys, ultimi rectoris ibidem. Item interrogatus quando vacare incepit, dicit in festo invencionis sancte crucis ultimo preterito. Item interrogatus quis sit verus patronus, etc., dicit quod credit dominum Johannem Barre, militem, esse verum {Fol. 34b} patronum quia per spacium clv annorum, etc. Et dicit eciam idem interrogatus quod nullum impedimentum novit, etc. Item interrogatus de vita et conversacione predicti domini Ricardi Thomys, etc., dicit quod nescit deponere. Dicit tamen quod fama laborat in partibus suis quod dictus dominus Ricardus est bone conversacionis et vite laudabilis et quod non est alibi beneficiatus.

Thomas Siblis, laicus de parva Marcle, octavus testis productus, etc., examinatus de et super vacacione dicte ecclesie concordat cum domino Johanne Tippett suo preconteste. Item interrogatus de jure, titulo et possessione predicti Johannis Barre nunc presentantis, et quis ultimo presentavit ad eandem, concordat cum eodem preconteste. Et licit idem deponens quod credit predictum Johannem Barre habere jus et titulum presentandi et ipsum esse patronum eiusdem.

Walterus Survyour, laicus de parochia de Ledbury, ix testis juratus, etc., examinatus de et super vacacione ecclesie predicte,

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A.D. 1478. etc., ad eandem, concordat in omnibus cum primo preconteste, superaddendo quod nunquam audivit quin Johannes Barre, miles, esset verus patronus dicte ecclesie de parva Marcle, et sic ipsum pro vero patrono vult reputare, ut dicit, quousque aliud in contrarium probetur. Item de omnibus aliis articulis supradictis concordat cum primo preconteste.

Ricardus Writere, laicus de parochia de Ledbury, decimus testis, etc., examinatus de omnibus et singulis articulis supradictis, dicit quod concordat cum Johanne Tippett, primo preconteste, et preserthn in possessione patronatus dicte ecclesie, affirmando ulterius quod Johannes Barre, miles, est verus patronus, etc.

Johannes Bennett, laicus de parochia de Ledbury, undecimus testis juratus, etc., de vacacione, etc., concordat cum domino Johanne Tippett. Item interrogatus de jure, etc., dicit quod Johannes Barre diu fuit in possessione presentandi et nunquam audivit alium se pretendentem patronum predicte ecclesie preter hoc quod quidam Johannes Chambur nunc pretendit se habere jus patronatus in eadem ecclesia. Item interrogatus an aliquod impedimentum, etc., dicit quod nullum impedimentum novit quin nunc presentatas ad ipsam ecclesiam admitti debeat. Item interrogatus de vita, etc., concordat cum Johanne Lucas suo preconteste et credit quod non est beneficiatus.

Thomas Mayow, laicus de parochia de Preston, duodecimus testis examinatus de et super vacacione ecclesie predicte, etc., concordat cum predicto Johanne Bennett, suo preconteste. Item interrogatus quis hac vice habet jus presentandi credit quod dominus Johannes Barre, quia per spacium clv amiorum, etc. Item interrogatus de vita, etc., nunc presentati concordat eciam cum Johanne Lucas preconteste suo. De quibus omnibus et singulis paternitatem vestram reverendam certificamus per presentes sigillo Johannis Bruer officialis antedicti sigillatas. Datum xviii die mensis Junii, anno Domini suprascripto.

A.D. 1479. Feb. 3.- Agreement between the priory of Llanthony by Gloucester and the vicar of the impropriate church of Awre to complete the ordination of the vicarage.

{Fol. 35} NOVA COMPOSICIO INTER PRIORATUM LLANTHONIE JUXTA GLOUCESTRIAM ET VICARIUM DE AWRE.- Universis, etc., Henricus,

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A.D. 1479, permissione divina prior monasterii seu prioratus beate Marie de Lanthonia juxta Gloucestriam et eiusdem loci conventus, salutem et fidem indubiam presentibus adhibere. Noverit universitas vestra quod nos perpetuam vicariam ecclesie parochialis de Awre, Herefordensis diocesis, nobis et monasterio nostro ab antiquo canonice incorporatam, appropriatam et unitam, nondum plene ordinatam, limitatam vel taxatam, et ideo sub forma que sequitur ex consensu et assensu unanimibus et expressis honesti viri, domini Johannis Wodyn, vicarii perpetui ibidem, de novo ordinandam duximus et taxandam. In primis volumus, taxamus et ordinamus quod vicarius dicte ecclesie qui pro tempore fuerit per nos diocesano loci presentandus habeat pro habitacione sua aulam, cameras et edificia in munso rectorie dicte ecclesie constructa cum gardino eisdem contiguo ex parte boreali vie communis ibidem, grangia tamen, area, gardino et crofto dicta ecclesie ex parte australi eiusdem vie, necnon una pastura vulgariter le hille nuncupata adjacente juxta communem viam ex parte orientali mansi vicarie ibidem, et uno prato vocato le hilmedowe predicte pasture contiguo, ac una acra prati in Westmere infra parochiam predictam nobis et successoribus nostris omnino reservatis; item habebit dictus vicarius et sui successores totam terram arabilem dicta ecclesie cum omnibus pratis, pascuis et pasturis, exceptis preexceptis, tam infra clausum quam extra, ad ipsam ecclesiam pertinentibus, ac eciam omnes decimas minores mercatorum mare transeuncium, que decime communi estimacione valent sex marcas, necnon oblaciones ad imaginem beate Marie, virginis, in porticu dicta ecclesie provenientes, qua per slmilem estimacionem ad duas marcas annuatim, ac alias oblaciones quascumque et mortuaria, tam viva quam mortua que nomine mortuarii venerint, exceptis vivis bobus et agnis que nobis et successoribus nostris reservantur et imperpetuum reservabuntur. Item predictus vicarius et successores sui omnes et singuli habebunt et percipient omnia alio, ad alteragium spectancia, que estimantur communi estimacione ad valorem decem marcarum annuatim preter dictas oblaciones in porticu predicta. Habebit eciam dictus vicarius, etc., decimas omnium molendinorum, silvicedii, et piscatorum in aqua Sabrine, waders vulgariter nuncupatorum, quo estimacione duarum marcarum existunt, ceteris proficuis omnibus et singulis sibi non assignatis nobis et successoribus nostris ac monasterio nostro remanentibus pro perpetuo in futurum. {Fol. 35b} Vicarius autem huiusmodi et successores sui cumin onera dicta

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A.D. 1479. ecclesie incumbencia, et omnia quo de jure vel consuetudine ad episcopum Herefordensem vel eius archidiaconum pertinere noscuntur, subibit et solvet et plenarie supportabit. Idem eciam vicarius et sui successores, cum decimam aut aliam prestacionem dicta ecclesie, que ad quadraginta libras taxatur, imponi contigerit, solvet medietatem dicta decime sive prestacionis, onus vero solucionis alterius medietatis dicte taxe ad nos et nostrum monasterium prefate ecclesie nostre pertinebit. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum presentibus apposuimus et sigillum reverendi, etc., Thome, Herefordensis episcopi, apponi procuravimus, quas registro nostro inseri et vicario ipsius ecclesie sic signatas fecimus liberari. Datum in capitulo nostro Llanthonie, tercio die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii°. Et nos Thomas, etc., quia prefatam ordinacionem congruam, et porcionem dicte vicarie assignatam sufficientem et competentem reputamus, premissa auctoritate episcopali confirmamus et ea sigilli nostri appensione fecimus communiri. Datum per nos in manerio nostro de Whitbourne quarto die eiusdem mensis Februarii, anno Domini supradicto et nostre consecracionis anno quinto.

Oct. 8.- Memorandum of the purgation of David Walshman of Diddlebury, a priest convicted of rape by the king's justices.

{Fol. 36b} PURGACIO DOMINI DAVID AP DAVID ALIAS DAVID WALSHEMAN.- Memorandum quod octavo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto in aula palacii episcopi Herefordensis coram magistris Roberto Jaffray, archidiacono Salopiensi, et Thoma Morton, utriusque juris baccallario, commissariis reverendi, etc., in hac parte specialiter deputatis, quidam dominus David Walsheman, nuper de Dodilbury, in comitatu Salopie, capellanus, alias dictus dominus David parochialis ecclesie de Dodilbury predicta, [cum] de eo quod ipse die Veneris proximo ante festum Pentecoste, anno regni regis Edwardi quarti xix apud Peton, in comitatu Salopie, [quando] Elenam Huddleston, filiam Johannis Huddleston de Peton, languentem in extremis juxta cure sue exigenciam visitasset, confessus fuisset et sacro viatico eam communicasset, idem David post visitacionem, confessionem et communicacionem [in] prefatam Elenam dictis die et anno apud Peton predictam vi et armis contra pacem regis felonice [insultum fecit] et eam contra voluntatem carnaliter cognovit, jam nuper, videlicet die Martis proximo post festum sancte Trinitatis, coram

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AD. 1479. Thoma Acton et sociis suis, justiciariis domini regis ad pacem in comitatu predicto conservandam, necnon ad diversas felonias, transgressiones et alia maleficia in eodem comitatu perpetrata audienda et terminanda assignatis, fuerit impetitus ac per judicium seculare in ea parte convictus, ac dicto venerabili patri ut judici ordinario liberatus, personaliter comparuit et quia, ut asseruit, dicti criminis fuit innocens et immunis, se ad purgacionem suam canonicam super eodem instanter petiit [offerre]. Unde facta adtunc proclamacione, prout moris est, ac premissis proclamacionibus in ecclesia de Dodilbury, in publicis mercatis de Lodelowe et civitatis Herefordie in hac parte requisitis, nulloque reclamatore comparente, commissarii antedicti purgacionem predictam domini David admiserunt, et eundem quatenus in eis fuit pristine fame restituerunt ac a carceribus prefati venerabilis patris liberarunt cum effectu. Et secuntur nomina, suorum compurgatorum:- Dominus Ricardus Langley, vicarius de Dodilbury, dominus Hugo Bokenbille, dominus Johannes ap Morgan, dominus Willelmus Fysher, dominus Willelmus Curch, dominus Johannes Gore, dominus Walterus Mille, dominus Thomas Gunter, dominus Thomas Walkere, dominus Ricardus Fynch, dominus Willelmus Pynour, dominus Ricardus Glaswas.

Oct. 8.- Certificate to the king of the contumacy of John Ryve of Monkland, and a request for his arrest.

CERTIFICATORIUM PRO LITERA SIGNIFICAVIT.- Excellentissimo, etc., Edwardo, regi, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem in eo per quem reges regnant et dominantur. Celsitudini vestre regie majestatis tenore presencium significamus eandemque certificamus quod quidam Johannes Ryve de Monkelone propter suas manifestas contumacias et offensas multipliciter contractas maioris excommunicacionis sentenciam ad instanciam Ricardi Marsch auctoritate nostra ordinaria innodatus atque sic pro excommunicato publice et solempniter denunciatus et declaratus in eadem sentencia per xl dies et amplius perseveravit et adhuc perseverat animo obstinato et indurato, claves sancte matris ecclesie nequitur contempnendo. Ne igitur qui nequam fuerat per sue inquitatis audaciam nequior efficiatur, excellencie vestre regie devotissime supplicamus quatinus pro ipsius Johannis corporis capcione juxta vestri regni Anglie consuetudinem hactenus usitatam scribere, et impendere auxilium

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A.D. 1479. brachii vestri secularis dignemini graciose, presertim cum sancta mater quod faciat in hac parte ulterius non habeat, ut quem Dei timor a malo non revocat, secularis saltem brachii disciplina coherceat a peccato. Et vestram diu conservet excellenciam ad populi sui felix robur et regimen per tempora diuturna Altissimus. Datum viii die mensis et anni supradicti apud Masyngton antedictam.

Oct. 31.- Licence to the proctor of S. Anthony's hospital, London, to collect alms in the diocese for a year.

{Fol. 37} LICENCIA CONCESSA PROCURATORI SANCTI ANTONII, LONDONIIS.- Item ultimo die mensis et anni antedicti apud Prestebury licenciavit procuratorem sive nuncium domus seu hospitalis sancti Antonii, Londoniis, per suas litteras patentes per unum annum dumtaxat duraturas ad eundum, querendum et coligendum Cristi fidelium elimosinas per totam suam diocesim Herefordensem.

Dec. 14.- Commission to the bishop of Down and Connor to reconcile the churchyard of Mitcheldean.

Item xiiii die mensis Decembris, anno Domini supradicto apud Prestebury dominus commisit venerabili in Cristo patri et domino, domino Ricardo, Dei gracia Dunnensi et Connorensi episcopo, potestatem specialem ad reconciliandum cimiterium ecclesie parochialis de Dean magna, Herefordensis diocesis, sanguinis effusione pollutum.

Dec. 14.- Certificate to the Exchequer that the priory of Monmouth is exempt from the tenth on account of the imprisonment of the prior. A notice to the collectors to the same effect follows.

Venerabilibus et discretis viris thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Breve regium ad nuper, videlicet xxiii die Novembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii°, cum ea qua debuit reverencia sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum accepimus:- Edwardus, etc, cuius tenor de verbo ad verbum plene patet in quodam nostro certificatorio de nominibus collectorum unius integre decime domino nostro regi in ultima convocatione prelatorum, etc., in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, x die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini supradicto inchoata, et usque, etc., concesse

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A.D. 1479. in decanatu et archidiaconatu nostris Horefordensi et Salopschire per nos deputatorum vobis transmisso de et sub data in manerio de Whitbourne nostro sub sigillo ad causas, primo die mensis Decembris, anno Domini supradicto. Cuius brevis auctoritate vestras reverencias certificamus quod prioratus de Monmouth in spiritualibus et temporalibus a concessione, levacione et solucione dicte integre decime et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem excusatur et exoneratur, eo quod Reginaldus Mathu, prior prioratus predicti ex post et citra ultimum diem penultime convocacionis, qui erat sextodecimo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxiii° et infra ultimum diem solucionis dicte integre decime in predicta ultima convocacione concesse per laicalem potestatem fuit accusatus et incarceratus prout in presenti incarceratus existit. Datum etc., xiiii die mensis et anni predicti ac loco predicto.

{Fol. 37b} Thomas, etc., abbati et conventui monasterii sancti Petri, Gloucestrie, unius integre decime in ultima convocacione, etc., domino nostro regi concesse in decanatu et archidiaconatibus nostris Herefordie et Salopschire per nos collectoribus deputatis salutem, etc. Excipimus a concessione, levacione et solucione dicte integre decime et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem spiritualia et temporalia prioris et conventus de Monmouth ubicumque infra nostram diocesim Herefordensem existencia. Vobis igitur mandamus quatinus de dictis priore et conventu eorumve spiritualibus et temporalibus occasione huiusmodi integre decime nil exigatis, levetis seu colligatis. Datum ut supra proximo.

Dec. 14.- Certificate to the Exchequer that the possessions of the Leominster priory and Reading abbey in the diocese are exempt from the same tenth on account of their depreciation by mischances.

Venerabilibus., etc, thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis apud Westmonasterium nos, Thomas, etc., tenore presencium certificamus quod prioratus Leoministrie necnon bona, beneficia, possessiones et temporalia religiosorum virorum prioris Leominstrie et abbatis de Radyngia et eorum utriusque tempore ultime concessionis decime per prelatos et clerum Cantuariensis provincie domino regi nunc in ultima convocacione eiusdem cleri in ecclesia cathedralis sancti Pauli, videlicet x die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii, inchoata et usque ad et in septimum diem mensis tunc proxime sequentis de diebus in dies

56 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1479. continuata et ex tunc usque ad et in vicesimum quartum diem eiusdem mensis Maii prorogata et ab illo die usque ad et in vicesimum sextum diem mensis Junii extunc proxime sequentem de dies et in dies continuata, et postea fuerunt et existunt nimium depauperata et destructa per casus fortuitos, eaque de causa juxta formam concessionis predicte a concessione, collecione et solucione decime predicte, etc., excipiuntur et excipi debent. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio de Prestebury, xviii die mensis et anni predicti.

A.D. 1480. Mar. 1.- The bishop, on a certificate of the contumacy of John Spenser, alias Decon, rector of Stockton, from the archdeacon of Shropshire, requests the king to employ the secular arm.

{Fol. 38} CERTIFICATORIUM AD CERTIFICANDUM EPISCOPO PRO EXCOMMUNICATO PER XL DIES UNDE SIGNIFICAVIT.- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., vester humilis et devotus filius, Robertus Geffrey, arcium magister, archidiaconus archidiaconatus Salopschire, obedienciam, etc. Noverit paternitas vestra quod dominus Johannes Spenser, alias dictus dominus Johannes Decon, rector ecclesie parochialis de Stokton, in comitatu Wygornie, archidiaconatus nostri vestreque Herefordensis diocesis, propter suas multiplicatas et excrescentes contumacias judicialiter contractas [sentencia excommunicacionis] per dominum Rogerum Clone, officialem, nostra auctoritate legitime procedente, innodatus et involutus existit et pro tali publice nunciatus et declaratus, quam sentenciam per xl dies et amplius animo sustinuit et adhuc sustinet indurato, claves sancte matris ecclesie nequiter contempnendo. Et quia vestrum est huiusmodi facinerosos excommunicatos infra diocesim vestram regie majestati significare pro eorum corporum capcione secundum jura regni Anglie, vestram igitur reverandam paternitatem duximus deprecandam quatinus ad ipsius excommunicati maliciam reprimendam pro ipsius corporis capcione, prout moris est, regie dignemini scribere majestati, ut quem timor Dei a malo non revocat ecclesie saltem coherceat severitas discipline. Et vestram paternitatem conservet in prosperis qui residet in altissimis. Datum sub sigillo archidiaconatus nostri xxvi die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxix°.

LITERA AD INVOCANDUM BRACHIUM REGALE QUANDO QUIS ANIMO INDURATO PRESTETERIT IN EXCOMMUNICACIONE XL DIES ET ULTRA.- Excellentissimo, etc., Edwardo, regi, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem.

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A.D. 1480. Celsitudini vestre tenore presencium intimamus et certificamus quod quidam Johannes Spenser, etc., propter suas manifestas multiplicatasque contumacias in non comparendo coram officiali venerabilis viri, archidiaconi predicti, judicialiter contractas sentencia maioris excommunicacionis per officialem antedictum innodatus et involutus extitit et in presenti existit, etc., in qua quidem sentencia idem dominus Johannes per xl dies perseveravit, etc., claves, etc. Cum igitur sancta mater ecclesia ulterius quid faciat in hac parte non habeat, vestre regie celsitudini humiliter supplicamus quatinus pro ipsius domini Johannis Decon corporis capcione scribore dignemini, ut quem timor Dei, etc. Valeat et crescat in Christo vestra illustrissima celsitudo. Datum in manerio de Prestbury, sub sigillo, primo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC° septuagesimo nono, etc.

Mar. 10.- The bishop recommends to the clergy of the deanery of the Forest the proctor of S. Mary's College of Battlefield, near Shrewsbury, who is about to gather alms for the fabric.

LICENCIA CONCESSA QUESTORI.- Thomas, etc., rectoribus, vicariis, ac capellanis curatis et non curatis per decanatum de Foresta constitutis salutem, etc. Cum ad opera caritatis fideles Cristi nostros precipue subditos excitare teneamur, devocionem igitur vestram monemus attencius et hortamur in Domino, vobis mandantes quatinus, cum Nicholaus Cristofyr, verus et legitimus proctor et nuncius magistri sive custodis et sociorum novi collegii sancte Marie Magdalene de Batelfelde juxta Salopiam, Lichfeldensis diocesis, seu eius in hac parte substitutus ad vos, ecclesias seu loca vestra Cristi fidelium elimosinas ad opus structure dicti collegii et fabrice novi operis eiusdem humiliter petiturus accesserit, ipsum benigne recipiatis et admittatis, indulgenciasque et privilegia dicto collegio et benefactoribus eiusdem concessa parochianis vestris exponatis seu exponi permittatis, ac ipsum procuratorem huiusmodi elemosinas querere et colligere ac sic collecta sine diminucione aliqua secum portare favorabiliter permittatis, premium ab Altissimo pro mercede recepturi, presentibus litteris nostris ad quartum decimum diem mensis Novembris a data presencium continue numerandum dumtaxat duraturis. Datum in manerio de Prestbury, nostro sub sigillo ad causas x die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxix°, etc.

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A.D. 1322. Grant by Margaret, daughter and heiress of Roger de Solers, to John de Freynes, of the manor of Neen Solers with the advowson.

IN VISITACIONE THOME, DEI GRACIA, ANNO SUE CONSECRACIONIS SEXTO.- Omnibus etc., Margareta, filia et heres Rogeri de Solers, salutem. Noveritis me concessisse, relaxasse, et remisisse et omnino quietum clamasse de me et heredibus meis Johanni de Freynes totum jus et clamium meum quod habui vel aliquo modo habere potero in omnibus illis terris et tenementis, boscis, pratis, pascuris, redditibus, releviis, homagiis, herietis, wardis et maritagiis, escaetis, curiarum sectis cum advocacione ecclesie parochialis de Nene Solers et capelle de Mulstone eidem ecclesie annexe, cum acciderit, cum omnibus aliis pertinenciis tam non nominatis quam nominatis, qua fuerunt dicti Rogeri, quondam patris mei, in eadem villa de Nene Solers, ita quod nec ego, prefata Margareta, nec heredes mei nec alius nomine nostro quicquid juris vel clamii in predictis terris, boscis, etc., exigere vel clamare poterimus in futuro. Volo insuper quod dictus Johannes et heredes sui de calumpniis quas erga eum tempore confeccionis presencium habui racione predictorum tenementorum de cetero sint quieti. Et ego, predicta Margareta, et heredes mei warrantizabimus predicto Johanni, heredibus et assignatibus suis omnia predicta, terras, tenementa, etc., contra omnes imperpetuum. In quorum, etc. Actum et datum apud Ledes, xxviii die mensis Februarii, anno regni Edwardi, filii Edwardi, xv, hiis testibus, Henrico Beaufiz, milite; Johanne Atriyore, Roberto Penywuyell, Johanne at pende, Sampsone et lese, Thoma de Bello, domino Johanne de Sapy, domino Hugone Godard, domino Waltero Hackett, domino Roberto Moryn, militibus, Waltero de Blunde, Ricardo le Poit, Willelmo de Langley, Waltero de Mayle et multis aliis.

A.D. 1480. Mar. 26.- The bishop grants his servant, Richard Sutton, a pension of 26s. 8d. and livery as a reward for the services rendered to his parents and himself.

{Fol. 39} Omnibus, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Sciatis nos pro bono et laudabili servicio per dilectum servientem nostrum, Ricardum Sutton, tam carissimis parentibus nostris in infancia nostra quam eciam postea nobis impenso et postea impendendo dedisse et concessisse eidem Ricardo ad terminum vite sue quoddam annuale regardum viginti sex solidorum et octo denariorum una cum una roba de secta valettorum nostrorum, precipiendum annuatim

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A.D. 1480. denobis ad festum natalis Domini per manus ballivi burgi nostri de Bromyord pro tempore existentis. In cuius, etc. Datum in palacio nostro Herefordie, xxvi die mensis Marcii, anno regni Edwardi quarti post conquestum vicesimo.

June 2.- Certificate from the register that Richard Wheler was ordained priest on March 28, 1467.

TRANSSUMPCIO LITERARUM ORDINUM RICARDI WHELER.- Universis, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Ad universitatis vestre noticiam deducimus per presentes quod, scrutato registro bone memorie Johannis Stanbury, predecessoris nostri immediati, invenimus in eodem quod sabbato sancto in vigilia Pasche, videlicet xxviii die mensis Marcii, anno Domino millesimo CCCC°lx° septimo in ecclesia nostra cathedrali Herefordensi per dictum reverendum patrem, ordines sacros et generales tunc et ibidem celebrantem, dilectus nobis in Cristo Ricardus Wheler, nostre Herefordensis diocesis, diaconus, ad titulum prioratus sancti Guthlaci, civitatis Herefordie, ad omnes sacros ordines sibi concessum, de quo reputavit se cententum, in presbiterum fuit ordinatus canonice atque rite. [1] In quorum, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitburne, ii die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxx°, etc.

June 16.- Licence to the vicar of S. Peter's, Hereford, to marry Thomas Monington, of Sarnesfield, and Joan Stocton, of S. Peter's parish, without the publishing of banns.

DISPENSACIO PRO NON EDANTUR BANNA.- Thomas, etc., Willelmo Bruer, vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis sancti Petri, civitatis Herefordie, salutem, etc. Ad solempnizandum publice matrimonium inter Thomam Monyngton de parochia de Sarnysfyld et Johannam Stocton, de parochia sancti Petri, civitatis nostre Herefordie, qui invicem matrimonialiter, ut dicitur, copulari desiderant, non premissa bannorum ediccione super huiusmodi matrimonio contrahendo nisi una soli tempore solemnizacionis matrimonii predicti facienda, si nullum aliud in ea parte canonicum obsistat, dum tamen per partes predictas congrue fueritis requisiti, vobis tenore presencium concedimus facultatem, ac cum vobis dictisque contrahere volentibus ac aliis quibuscumque solempnizacioni matrimonii antedicti


[1] See Reg. Stanbury. p. 159.

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A.D. 1480. interessentibus in premissis, quatenus de jure possimus, dispensamus, ita quod ecclesiis parochialibus dictorum Thome et Joanne prejudicium minima generetur. Datum apud Whitburne, nostro sub sigillo ad causas xvi die mensis Junii, anno Domini supradicto, etc.

A.D. 1481. Jan. 2.- Admittance of Ralph Hauyes as a notary.

{Fol. 40b} Secundo die mensis Januarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC° lxxx in loco habitacionis nostre de Redereth juxta Londonias, indiccione [2], pontificatus sacrissimi, etc., Sixti, divina providencia pape quarti, anno decimo, reverendus in Cristo pater admisit dominum Radulphum Hauyes, presbiterum, ad officium tabellionatus, prestito primitus juramento fidelitatis, ut evidenter in bulla nostre [1] delegacionis patet, presentibus tunc ibidem magistro Roberto Symkyns, decretorum doctore, et Willelmo Spekynton.

Jan. 22.- Thomas Hanney, on behalf of Thomas Chandler, exhibits to the bishop the pope's bull of dispensation for the deanery.

Vicesimo secundo die mensis et anni supradicti Johannes Hanney, serviens magistri Thome Chaundelere, exhibuit bullam dispensandi totaliter pro dignitate decanatus cathedralis Herefordensis in loco habitacionis nostre de Rederhithe.

Mar. 19.- Confirmation by the bishop of the election of John Blewett to be prior of Chirbury, and a commission to the rector of Montgomery and the vicar of Chirbury to instal him.

{Fol. 41} ARTICULUS IN NEGOCIO CONFIRMACIONIS ELECCIONIS PRIORIS DE CHIRBURY.- In Dei nomine, Amen. Comm vobis, reverendo etc., Thoma, Dei gracia episcopo Herefordensi, ego, Thomas Whatley, concanonicus et procurator capituli seu conventus prioratus de Chirbury, ordinis sancti Augustini, Herefordensis diocesis, dico, allego et in jure propono quod, dicto prioratu prioris solacio destituto, volentes de priore ecclesie viduate providere, vocatis omnibus qui voluerunt, debuerunt et potuerunt commode interesse, omnibus in capitulo congregatis, omnes et singuli quasi sancta spiritu ducti repente, nullo tractatu procedente, in Johannem Blewett, virum utique providum, honestum, litteratum, et de legitimo


[1] Sic.
[2] Number omitted.

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A.D. 1481. matrimonio procreatum, unanjmiter consenserunt, et confestim una voce simul in priorem dicti prioratus elegerunt. Quocirca peto ego, proctor antedictus, nomine procuratorio capituli seu conventus antedicti dictam eleccionem per vos, reverende in Cristo pater, divino spiramine celebratam pronunciari et confirmari, ceteraque peragere que vestro incumbunt officio pastorali in hac parte graciose cum favore intuitu caritatis. In cuius, etc. Datum in domo nostra capitulari quinto die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto.

CONFIRMACIO ELECCIONIS PREDICTE.- Thomas, etc., domino Johanni Blewett, canonico regulari prioratus de Chirbury, etc., expresse professo salutem, etc. Quia, eleccionem in prioratu de Chirbury de persona tua in priorem eiusdem prioratus nuper factam per diligentem inquisicionem coram nobis juxta juris exigenciam, servatis in ea parte servandis, habitam invenimus rite et canonice fore celebratam, nichilque canonicum circa personam tuam aut mores quominus huiusmodi eleccio de te, ut premittitur, canonice facta debeat confirmari, te eidem prioratui preficimus in priorem, regimenque et gubernacionem eiusdem tam in spiritualibus quam in temporalibus cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis committimus per presentes, dictam eleccionem, quatinus in nobis est, canonice confirmando, salvis nobis, etc. In cuius, etc. Datum in loco habitacionis nostre de Rederhythe, xix die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°xxx°, etc.

COMMISSIO AD INSTALLANDUM PRIOREM DE CHIRBURY.- Thomas, etc., domino Johanni Smyth, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Mountgomery, et vicario perpetuo de Chirbury, salutem, etc. Cum nos eleccionem de fratre Johanne Blewett, canonico regulari prioratus de Chirbury, per concanonicos eiusdem prioratus in priorem eiusdem tanquam rite et canonice celebratam confirmaverimus, justicia id suadente, vobis conjunctim et divisim committimus et mandamus quod circa installacionem eiusdem fratris Johannis Blewett faciatis quod juxta morem preteriti temporis de jule fuerit faciendum, confratribus et ceteris ipsius prioratus ministris vice nostra firmiter injungendo ut dicto fratri Johanni tanquam priori suo de cetero obediant et intendant. Datum nostro sub sigillo ad causas dictis die, loco et anno.

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A.D. 1481. Mar. 26.- Confirmation of the election of Thomas Chandler to the deanery of Hereford.

CONFIRMACIO ELECCIONIS MAGISTRI THOME CHAUNDELER IN DECANATUM ECCLESIE CATHEDRALIS HEREFORDENSIS.- Thomas, etc., magistro Thome Chaundelere,, sacre theologie professori, in ordine sacerdotali constituto, ac ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis canonico, in decanum decanatus eiusdem ecclesie per mortem magistri Ricardi Pede, ultimi possessoris eiusdem, vacantis canonice electo salutem, etc. Quia nos, investigato et rirnato processu eleccionis de te in decanum facte, ipsam invenimus rite recteque et canonice celebratam, eandem eleccionem, servatis in ea parte de jure requisitis, auctoritate nostra ordinaria et pontificali duximus confirmandam, prout tenore presencium confirmamus, et te in decanum dicte ecclesie jurumque et pertinencium suorum universorum jure eleccionis huiusmodi preficimus, curam, regimen et administracionem spiritualium et temporalium eiusdem decanatus, quatenus ad nos attinet, tibi in Domino committendo, juribus nostris episcopalibus ac ecclesie nostre cathedralis dignitate semper salvis. In cuius rei, etc. Datum in loco habitacionis nostre de Redereth, xxvi die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxi°, etc. Et scriptum fuit pro eius induccione presedenti et capitulo antedicte ecclesie die, loco et anno supradictis.

May 30.- Isabella Hyett's vow of chastity.

{Fol. 41b} EMISSIO VOTI CASTITATIS.- I, Isabelle, late the wife of Robert Hyatt, widowe and not wedded, promyse and vowe fro this tyme forward to God, our Lady, and all the sayntys of hevyn, in the presence of yow, reverent Fadre in Criste, Thomas, bi. the grace of God byshopp of Hereford, my ordinary and diocesane, the purpose and vowe of perpetual castitie acordyng to the rule and ordinaunce of the blessid apostill seynte Paule, in the name of the Fader, Sonne, and Holy Goste, Amen. In the confimacyon of the which purpose and vowe with myne nowne hande y put to the sygne of the holy crosse. Et se subscripsit ad signum crucis infrascripte. Et facta fuit ista professio in capella infra manerium nostrum de Whitburne, penultimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto.

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A.D. 1481. June 20.- Commissions to the abbot and convent of Wigmore and the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury to collect the king's tenth. A certificate of their appointment is sent to the Exchequer with a list of the religious houses exempt by reason of their poverty.

Vicesimo die mensis et anni Domini supradictorum directum fuit certificatorium baronibus scaccarii domini regis pro nominibus collectorum decime, etc.

Eodem die emanarunt commissiones et mandata ad dictam decimam colligendam venerabilibus viris abbati et conventui de Wigmore in comitatu Herefordie et abbati et conventui Salopie, in archidiaconatu Salopschire, etc., ut supra in primo libro.

Nomina pauperum monialium, aliorum pauperum et piorum locorum. In archidiaconatu Herefordie, prioratus de Clifford, prioratus de Chirbury, prioratus pauperum monialium de Acornebury, prioratus monialium de Lymbroke, prioratus nigrarum monialium de Brewode, prioratus albarum monialium de Brewode, collegium vicariorum chori ecclesie cathedralis, decanatus Herefordensis. [1]

June 17.- Commission to Richard Jaqueson and Thomas Morton to proceed with the business of the election of Cecilia Mason to be prioress of Aconbury.

Xvii die mensis Junii et anno Domini supradicto emanavit commissio magistris Ricardo Jaquessonne et Thome Morton conjunctim et divisim ad procedendum in quodam negocio eleccionis Cecilie Mason, commonialis prioratus de Acornebury, nostre Herefordensis diocesis.

Oct. 10.- The bishop unites the church of Bold to that of Aston Botterell, as its income cannot maintain a priest.

{Fol. 42} Universis, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Cum per sacrorum canonum instituta ecclesie quecumque infra nostram diocesim Herefordensem ubicumque situate nobis immediate subdite et subjecte ad Dei cultum et honorem erecte, edificate et dedicate, ad nostram solummodo disciplinam spectare debeant, et maxime qua talis et tante sufficiencie prius fuerint quod ad sufficientem exhibicionem


[1] A considerable space is here left blank, as if for entering further exemptions.

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A.D. 1481. et congruam sustentacionem saltem unius sacerdotis qui in eisdem in divinis officiis servire et debite ministrare possit sufficientes extiterant, set nunc quidem hiis diebus, peccatis excessibusque nostris exurgentibus, quedam ecclesie ad tantam exilitatem paupertatem et inopiam devenerunt quod nullum talem sacerdotem eciam miserime viventem sustentare poterint, et sic adnunc quamplures ecclesie parochiales, ad Dei cultum et honorem ut prefertur erecte, quasi desolate inhonorifice deseruntur et male tractantur a multis. Ex quibus causis datur nobis et aliis episcopis catholicis a sacris canonibus quod in nostris diocesibus tales ecclesias parochiales, precipue quales sunt que non sufficiunt ad congruam et sufficientem exhibicionem et sustentacionem unius ydonei sacerdotis Deo et populo inibi servituri in divinis, aliis ecclesiis propinquioribus et vicinioribus de et cum consensu et assensu verorum patronorum eiusdem subjici, annecti et uniri faceremus canonice atque rite. Hine est quod universitati vestre tenore presencium innotescimus quod in dicta nostra diocesi quedam est ecclesia parochialis que abolim constructa, ut a multis creditur, tempore primeve construccionis pro sustentacione unius sacerdotis sufficiens videbatur, aliter secundum canones sacros non fuisset dedicata, que quidem ecclesia Boolde vulgariter nuncupatur, dictaque in nostra situata diocesi ac nobis immediate subdita, et de patronatu religiosarum mulierum, priorisse et conventus albarum monialium de Brewode, Coventrensis et Lichfeldensis diocesis, maxime propinqua et vicina est ecclesie parochiali de Astone Botterell que propter illius exilitatem, tenuitatem decimarum, oblacionum, reddituum, fructuumque et provencium modicitatem et paupertatem, ad sufficientem sustentacionem unius capellani, qui in eadem divina celebrare [et] paucis parochianis ibidem degentibus sacramenta et sacramentalia possit ministrare, non sufficit. Unde nos in huiusmodi ecclesiis Deo dedicatis, nobis immediate subditis, sacrorum canonum precepts exequi et ea debite execucioni mandare pro posse volentes, juris ordine in omnibus observato, ex meris consensu et assensu ac voluntate expressis religiosarum mulierum priorisse et conventus albarum monialium de Brewode, verorum antedicte ecclesie de Boold patronorum, nobis per suas litteras patentes et autenticas declaratis, prout in eisdem plenius continetur, habitisque prius maturis et solempnibus tractatibus in hac parte cum predilectis confratribus nostris, decano et capitulo ecclesie nostre cathedralis Herefordensis interesse habentibus, eorumque

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A.D. 1480. consilio, consensu et assensu et voluntate obtentis, ex debito nostri officii pontificalis propter bonam curam utriusque ecclesie et utilitate cogente predictam ecclesiam de Boold cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis prefate ecclesie de Astone Boterell tenore presencium subjicimus, annectimus et unimus in hiis scriptis, volumusque et declaramus quod de cetero dicto ecclesie parochiales de Astone Boterell et Boold sint et reputentur pro una ecclesia et quod dominus Rogerus Gooddman, rector modernus antedicte ecclesie de Astone Botterell et eius successores post eum omnes et singuli suis successivis temporibus per nos aut successores nostros in eadem ecclesia de Astone Botterell instituendi pretextu et virtute huius subjeccionis, anneccionis, atque unionis sint de cetero rectores utriusque, curam exercentes animarum, et quod in antea habeant, percipiant et in suos proprios usus ut rectores de Astone Boterell fideliter disponant omnes et omnimodas decimas simul cum omnibus oblacionibus, redditibus, fructibus et aliis proventibus quibuscumque, quocumque nomine censeantur, ex incolis seu parochianis infra precinctum, limites et terminos supradicte jam dudum parochie de Boold obvenientibus, provenientibus et contingentibus, quodque omnes et singuli incole et habitatores infra precinctum, limites et terminos dicte parochie de Boold predicte ecclesie de Astone Boterell unite diebus dominicis, solempnibus et festivis ad dictam parochialem ecclesiam de Astone Boterell tanquam ad suam parochialem ecclesiam pro divinis officiis audiendis accessere et advenire debeant, ac sacra et sacramentalia a rectore ipsius, ipsorum proprio curato, recipere debeant et de nullo alio absque eius consensu expresso, ibique cum decesserint sepeliantur. Et quia res semper transire debeat cum suo onere volumus et ordinamus quod rector modernus antedictus ecclesie de Astone Botterell solvat et eius successores in eadem ecclesia omnes et singuli suis successivis temporibus solvant annuatim predictis priorisse et conventui albarum monialium de Brewode, singulis annis ad festum sancti Michaelis, archangeli, unam animam pensionem decem solidorum a dicta ecclesia, de Boold eisdem priorisse et conventui ab antiquo debitam et solvi consuetam. Et si contigerit dictam annuam pensionem decem solidorum in parte vel in toto a retro fore non solutam per unam mensam post festum sancti Michaelis, tunc volumus et ordinamus ex expresso assensu et consensu domini Rogeri Goodman, capellani, rectoris moderni ecclesie parochialis de Astone Boterell, se et suos successores omnes et

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A.D. 1480. singulos in eadem ecclesia quatenus in ipso est submittentis huic ordinacioni et decreto nostro in hac parte, quod liceat nobis et successoribus nostris, necnon officiali consistorii Herefordensis aut commissario generali episcopi Herefordensis pro tempore existentis, sine aliqua citacione, strepitu seu figura judicii, omnes et singulas decimas, oblaciones, fructus et proventus ecclesie parochialis de Astone Boterell sequestrare et sub arto et tuto facere custodiri, quousque dicte priorisse et conventui tam de dicta annua pensione quam de dampnis et expensis per eosdem priorissam et conventum factis integraliter fuerit satisfactum. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Whitburne, x die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxx, etc.

Apr. 22.- The bishop annexes the chapelries of Upper and Lower Kinsham to that of Byton, as their resources are insufficient to support a priest.

Memorandum quod xxii die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxx° in monasterio de Wigmore, Herefordensis diocesis, reverendus, etc. Thomas, etc., adtunc in cursu sue visitacionis trienalis existens, animarum parochianorum precipue sue diocesis periculis occurrere juxta officii sue debitum volens, ne lupus rapax gregem dominicum incidat, necnon propter quasdam alias causas veras et legitimas, de consensu omnium et singulorum quorum in hac parte interest seu intererit, ordinavit et decrevit quod parochiani et incole capellarum de Kyngisham inferiori et Kingisham superiori, dicte sue diocesis, qua propter earum exilitates, tenuitates decimarum, oblacionum et aliorum proventuum modicitates et paupertates, parochianorumque raritates et defectus, ad exhibicionem et sustentacionem unius ydonei sacerdotis qui in eisdem divina celebrare et paucis parochianis ibidem degentibus sacramenta et sacramentalia possit ministrare, non sufficiunt, et idcirco adui steterunt, prout in presenti inofficiate existunt, omnes parochiani earundem penitus neglecti ac deserti, diebus dominicis et solempnibus pro divinis audiendis et sacramentis et sacramentalibus omnibus et singulis eisdem parochianis ministrandis accederent et accedant ad ecclesiam sive capellam curatam de Buyton antedicta et quod curatus de Buytone qui pro tempore fuerit perpetuis futuris temporibus haberet et habeat curam animarum parochianorum omnium et singulorum capellarum de Kyngisham et Kyngisham predictis, hoc tamen proviso quod idem curatus in

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A.D. 1480. dictis capellis alternis diebus dominicis, videlicet uno die dominico in capella de Kyngisham superiori pro senibus et debilibus infra villulas sive hamelettas de Kyngisham et Kyngisham prescriptis constitutis et ad ecclesiam sive capellam curatam de Buytone memorata propter senium et debilitatem accedere non valentibus diceret et dicat memoriam misse de die vel unum evangelium et eisdem faceret et faciat, ministraret et ministret aquam et panem benedictum, ac eciam pro singulis septimanis futuris temporibus semel missam diceret et dicat in capella predicta ac eciam in festis dedicacionum earundem, quo si in die dominico vel alio solempni contigerint, tunc ordinavit et decrevit quod parochiani de Buytone antedicta pro divinis audiendis pergant ad capellas de Kyngisham et Kyngisham antedictis. Insuper ordinavit et decrevit quod in festo resurrecionis dominice dictas villulas sive hamelettas inhabitantes in dictis capellis communicaret et eorum confessiones in eisdem capellis singulis quadragesimis perpetuis futuris temporibus audiat. Preterea modo et forma prescriptis ordinavit et decrevit dominus de inhabitantibus villulas sive hamelettas capelle de Discote accessuris ad ecclesiam parochialem de Nortone, capelle de Lynthale Starkes ad ecclesiam parochialem de Wigmore, capelle de Lynthalle Erles ad ecclesiam parochialem de Ailemastre, et capelle de Elyntone sive Eltone ad ecclesiam parochialem de Borytone.

{Fol. 43} REGISTRUM THOME, DEI GRACIA HEREFORDENSIS EPISCOPI, PER MANUS MAGISTRI CALLE, JURIS CANONICI BACALLARII, INCHOATUM ET AD SUI EXECUCIONEM OFFICII PER DICTUM REVERENDUM EPISCOPUM ADMISSI, XV DIE MENSIS JULII ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCCLXXXI, ET SUE CONSECRACIONIS QUASI IN FINE ANNI SEPTIMI. [1]

A.D. 1481. July 15.- Licence to a Greek noble to collect alms in the diocese.

LICENCIA CONCESSA GRECO.- Item dictis die et anno in manerio de Whytburn dominus concessit cuidam Greco, nobili viro, licenciam eundi per suam diocesim Herefordensem per suas litteras forma consueta conscriptas et graciam sibi adquirendi aliquid per indulgencias suas intuitu caritatis per unam annum duraturas.


[1] There is a gap of more than a year in the Register here. The last entry on fol. 42 is dated April 22, 1480. Fol. 42b is blank; and fol. 43 begins with this new heading, by a new scribe. There are, however, some entries of 1481 on fol. 41.

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A.D. 1481. July 28.- Inquisition as to the disputed patronage of the chantry of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Dilwyn. The jury, intimidated by Sir Richard Delabere, one of the claimants, decline to give a verdict.

CERTIFICATORIUM INQUISICIONIS DE CANTARIA ALTARIS BEATE MARIE IN ECCLESIA PAROCHIALI DE DILWIN.- Reverendo, etc., vester humilis et devotus Ricardus Jaqueson in decretis bacalarius omnimodas reverencias, etc. Vestre reverende commissionis litteras cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepi tenorem qui sequitur continentes:- Thomas, etc., magistris Ricardo Jaqueson et Ricardo Judde, in utroque jure bacalariis, salutem, etc. Presentavit nobis strenuus vir, Ricardus Delabere, miles, dominum Thomam Leynthale, capellanum, ad cantariam altaris beate Marie, virginis, in ecclesia parochiali de Dilwyn fundatam, vacantam et ad eius presentacionem racione concessionis juris et tituli honesti viri, Philipi Lunteley, de Leominstre, cui Janyn Lunteley concessit advocacionem dicte cantarie, scilicet ad terminum vita sue, spectantem, ut dicit. Ad inquirendum igitur in forma juris si dicta cantaria vacat et vacet, quamdiu vacavit etc., ac si dicta cantaria ad collacionem nostram pertineat et de omnibus articulis, etc., vobis conjunction et divisim committimus potestatem. Et quod feceritis, etc. in cuius rei, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitborne, xxii die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC° ixxxi, etc. Quarum quidem litterarum vestrarum auctoritate, vocatis primitus et premunitis nobili viro, Ricardo Delabere, milite, Philippo Lunteley, Ricardo Bromwych, Willelmo Bartone, et domino Thoma Leynthale nominatim et in specie, ac aliis in genere quibuscumque jus seu interesse in dicto inquisicionis negocio se habere pretendentibus, necnon citatis personaliter et peremptorie nonnullis rectoribus [et] vicariis ecclesiarum vicinarum et aliis personis honestis laicis noticiam pleniorem super articulis in dictis vestre commissionis litteris verisimiliter optinentibus, xii die mensis Julii jam instantis in ecclesia de Dilwyn, pleno loci capitulo coram nobis pro tribunali sedentibus, supradicti Ricardus Delabere, miles, Philippus Lunteley, Ricardus Bromwich, Willelmus Barton et dominus Thomas Lenthale, et nonnulli de ecclesiarum rectoribus et vicariis vicinarum et laici supradicti ad numerum xxviii personaliter {Fol. 43b} comparuerunt, unde hincinde, per partes pretendentes jus et interesse in jure presentandi ad cantariam supradictam se habere propositis excepcionibus contra vicarios et laicos supradictos, de

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A.D. 1481. multitudine huiusmodi citatorum solum remansit numerus septenarius. Tandem factis nonnullis allegacionibus et altercacionibus inter partes de earum mutuo consensu concorditer electi et assumpti fuerunt domini Thomas Elliott, vicarius ecclesie de Erleslane, Johannes Godwyn, vicarius ecclesie de Pionia canonicorum, Henricus ap Howell, vicarius ecclesie de Kyngespeioyn, Ricardus Benet, vicarius ecclesie de Almaly, Thomas Dagger, vicarius ecclesie de Erdysley, Johannes Morganok, vicarius ecclesie de Leonhals, Hugo Baker, Johannes Dicon, Mauricius Delacourt, Willelmus Seyce, Johannes Mille, et Walterus Byrde, laicii, quibus presentibus et audientibus supradicti Ricardus Delabere, Philippus Lunteley et Willelmus Barton pro parte in judicio recognoverunt quod non erat necesse onerare huiusmodi inquisitos ad inquirendum super possessione presentandi ad cantariam predictam quia notorium erat et nullus vellet contradicere quin Walterus Brigge et Johanna nuper uxor eius et Ricardus Bromwich, jam maritus eiusdem Johanne, semper successive, ex quo capellani ad eandem capellam presentabantur, presentarunt. Et juratis huiusmodi nominatis, inquisitis super fundatione cantarie huiusmodi, et super eius ordinacione et jure presentandi ad eandem, necnon aliis articulis premissa concernentibus juxta dicte reverende vestre commissionis litterarum exigenciam, factisque allegacionibus et ostensis nonnullis instrumentis aliquamdiu communicarunt, et tandem de consensu ipsorum inquisitorum et parcium predictarum continuatum erat negocium inquisicionis huiusmodi per nos, commissarium vestrum, usque ad et in crastinum sancte Marie Magdalene proxime futurum in ecclesia parochiali de Burghulle. Quibus die et loco coram nobis comparentibus Ricardo Delabere, Philippe, et Ricardo Bromwych, et omnibus supra nominatis inquisitis, ac ipsis in partem secedentibus, dictus Ricardus Delabere terrores et verba comminatoria dictis inquisitis audientibus de jure suo pretense in hac parte, ut nobis videbatur; dissidens pertulit tunc ibidem, factaque longa expectacione per nos, commissarium vestrum, super assercione facienda per huiusmodi inquisitos de hiis super quibus erant jurati et onerati, tandem omnes et singuli apparuerunt et petierunt dilacionem ulteriorem super deposicione sua in hac parte facienda, fingentes materiem esse difficilem et gravem et se non magis scire veritatem super articulis supradictis quam ille qui nunquam novit materiem, et se indigere consilio jurisperitorum, volentes, ut asuerunt, quod partes predicte se ponerent judicio duorum jurisperitorum

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A.D. 1481. vel dominacionis vestre, quia eis impossibile erat causam terminare, et ista, dixerunt, ut nobis videbatur, ut sic evitare possent displicenciam militis supradicti. Unde nos, commissarius vester antedictus, propter premissa in negocio non ulterius processimus, ad ulteriora in eodem expedienda vestre reverende paternitati reservantes. In quorum, etc. Datum Herefordie, xxviii die mensis Julii, anno Domini dicta vestra commissione reverendo specificato.

Aug. 12.- Commission to Robert Richardson to take over clerks convicted by secular courts.

COMMISSIO AD VENDICANDUM CLERICOS CONVICTOS.- Item xii die mensis Augusti in manerio de Whitborne, anno Domini millesimo [CCCC°]lxxxi° et consecracionis septimo emanavit commissio domino Roberto Richardson, capellano, generaliter et specialiter facta ad vendicandum clericos convictos et convincendos a quibuscumque judicibus auctoritate nostra ad festum sancti Michaelis, archangeli, duratura.

Aug. 12.- Commission to Hugh Schoreley and another to sequestrate the fruits of the vicarage of Wolferlow on account of the vicar's neglect of his duties.

SEQUESTRACIO FRUCTUUM.- Memorandum quod emanavit commissio directa Hugoni Schoreley et Waltero Rufford ad recipiendum et colligendum omnes et singulos fructus et proventus porcionis vicarie perpetue de Wolfrelowe, nostre diocesis, propter inofficiacionem, negligenciam et incuriam vicarii eiusdem, ad providendum eidem ecclesie et parochianis eiusdem de omnibus eisdem necessariis de fructibus eidem vicarie provenientibus per vos sequestratis, die loco et anno proximo supradictis.

Sept. 21.- Thomas Simson devotes himself to a hermit's life and receives a hermit's dress from the bishop.

VOTUM HEREMITE.- Vicesimo primo die mensis Septembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxi°, Thomas, etc., universis, etc., salutem. Ad universitatis vestre noticiam deducimus per presentes quod die et anno ut supra in quadam capella infra manerium nostrum de Whitborne, dilecto filio Thome Simsone, non conjugato,

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A.D. 1481. dicte nostre diocesis, ad vitam solitariam aspiranti, habitum heremitice conversacionis congruum in nostra persona tradidimus simul et certam vivendi rectam tali habitui convenientem eidem indiximus, vota et promissa tali vite pertinenciet ab eodem recipientes. In quorum, etc. Datum loco, die et anno predictis et nostre consecracionis anno viii. Et in signum sue conversionis tempore sue recepcionis fecit tale signum +

Sept. 21.- The bishop consecrates two nuns by the laying on of hands.

CONSECRACIO MONIALIUM.- Item eisdem loco, die et anno proxime supradictis Thomas, etc., per sacrarum imposicionem manuum duas virgines moniales, unam videlicet Isabellam Gardenere, domus religionis ordinis beati Augustini de Acornebery, et alteram Julianam Barbour, domus religionis de Lymebroke eiusdem ordinis, officiis divinis suffragantibus, consecravit.

Sept. 20.- Certificate to the bishop by his commissioner that he has confirmed the election of Cecily Mason to be prioress of Aconbury in the place of the late Joan Draper, and has inducted and installed her.

{Fol. 44} CERTIFICATORIUM CONFIRMAOCIONIS ELECCIONIS PRIORISSE DE ACONBURY.- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., Ricardus Jaqueson, canonicus ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, omnimodas reverenciam et obedienciam, etc. Litteras vestras sive commissionem cum ea qua decet reverencia nuper recepi tenorem qui sequitur continentes:- Thomas, etc., magistris Ricardo Jacqueson in decretis bacallario et Thome Mortone in utroque juro baccallario salutem, etc. Fama publica referente ad nostrum nuper pervenit auditum quod bone memorie Johanna Draper, priorissa prioratus de Accornebury, sublata de medio, ipsius corpore tradito sepulture, et Cecilia Mason professa in priorissam dicti prioratus fuit et est canonice electa et celebrata. Ad cognoscendum in negocio confirmacionis dicte eleccionis cum omnibus et singulis suis emergentibus, etc., et si huiusmodi eleccio inventa fuerit per vos canonica, et rite, legitime et canonice facta, et nichil eidem persone electe aut eligentibus in hac parte obviaverit, juribus et judiciorum ordine servatis, ipsam confirmari decernendum et confirmandum, et, si res exegerit,

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A.D. 1481. infirmandum, curamque ac administracionem omnium rerum et bonorum dicti prioratus tam spiritualium quam temporalium juriumque omnium suorum et singulorum eidem Cecilie Mason in Domino committendum, ipsamque Ceciliam Mason in realem et corporalem possessionem prefati prioratus per vos induci et installari
[faciendum] ceteraque, etc., vobis, de quorum fidelitate confidimus, committimus vices nostras conjunctim et divisim cum potestate, etc. Et quid feceritis, etc. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitburne, xvi die mensis Junii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxi°, etc. Quarum quidem litterarum auctoritate ego, Ricardus Jaqueson antedictus, alio collega meo non valente, interea observatis de jure observandis, quia per acta, inactita, producta, exhibita, probata, et confessata inveni dictam eleccionem de prefata domina Cecilia Masone rite et canonice fuisse et esse factam et celebratam, cum nichil persone electe aut eligentibus in hac parte obviaverit, ideo Christi nomine primitus invocato, ipsam eleccionem justam et validam riteque et canonice fuisse et esse celebratam pronunciavi et declaravi et eandem confirmavi, administracionem omnium et singulorum bonorum, etc., prefate Cecilie committens, ipsamque installandam et in corporalem possessionem dicte prioratus inducendam juxta morem et consuetudinem in hac parte hactenus usitatum decrevi et pronunciavi. Et sic mandatum vestrum reverendum humiliter sum executus. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum officialitatis curie vestre Herefordensis presentibus apposui. Datum vicesimo die mensis Septembris, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxi°.

Discharge of the executors of Philip Vaughan, of Peterstow, from any further obligation to find a chaplain to celebrate at Peterstow.

Universis, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem ac fidem indubiam presentibus adhibere. Ad vestre universitatis noticiam presencium tenore deducimus et deduci volumus, quod quia Agnes, nuper uxor Philippi Vahan, et W. Vahan, de parochia de Peterstow infra manerium de Wilton, Herefordensis diocesis, executores testamenti dicti Philippi Vahan de Peterstow antedicta defuncti admissi, et jurati coram nobis in ecclesia parochiali de Whitborne tali die mensis Augusti, anno Domini, etc., personaliter comparentes sufficienter et legitime probaverunt se invenisse et exhibuisse unum idoneum sacerdotem, videlicet dominum Philippum ap Merick, capellanum, celebrantem in ecclesia de Peterstow pro animabus dicti Philippi

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A.D. 1481. et parentum suorum secundum omnem vim, formam et effectum testamenti dicti Philippi, prout eciam ex confessione judiciali et juramento prefati domini Philippi coram nobis judicialiter emissis accepimus, quem nos quoad premissa satis idoneum et discretum reputavimus et judicavimus, idcirco nos predictos Agnetem et W. ab exhibicione ulteriori alicuius alterius presbiteri, quantum tamen in nobis est, exoneramus et sic exonerates fuisse et esse declaramus per presentes sigillo nostro ad causas consignatos. Datum, etc.

Oct. 24.- Licence to the proctor of S. Anthony's hospital, London, to collect alms in the diocese.

{Fol. 44b} LICENCIA CONCESSA PROCURATORI SANCTI ANTONII, LONDONIIS.- Item xxiiii die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto apud Whitburne, dominus licenciavit procuratorem sive nuncium domus sive hospitalis sancti Antonii, Londoniis, per suas litteras patentes forma consueta conscriptas per unum annum duraturas [ad] eundum, querendum et colligendum elemosinas per totam suam diocesim Herefordensem sine impedimento ac earum diminucione aliqua.

Oct. 30.- The bishop requests the seneschal of Caus and Montgomery to arrest certain excommunicate persons.

SIGNIFICAVIT.- Item iii kal. mensis Novembris, anno Domini ut supra, dominus scripsit domino Edmundo Dudley, militi, dominiorum de Cawis et Montgomery in marchia Wallie senescallo, pro capcione corporum excommunicatorum, videlicet Deyoo ap Gwyllym, Heere de Forden infra parochiam de Chirbury, Katerine Bromelowe, domini Ricardi Enyon, capellani, Deyoo ap Thomas, Bedoe ap Jevan Dee, Johanne Clerke, Bedoe Dee alias ap David, et Gwinlyan, uxoris David Thomas de parochia de Curchstoke.

Nov. 6.- Licence to Walter Havarde and Joan Monnington to be married with a single publishing of banns.

DISPENSACIO UT NON EDANTUR BANNA NISI UNA VICE.- Item sexto die mensis Novembris, anno Domini ut supra, dominus dispensavit cum Waltero Havarde et Johanna Monyntone, quondam uxore Thome Monyntone, ut in ecclesia parochiali sancti Petri, in civitate Herefordie, non edantur, nisi unica vice tantum, banna.

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A.D. 1481. Dec. 13.- Licence to the proctor of the hospital of Burton Lazare to visit the diocese of Hereford.

LICENCIA QUESTORI CONCESSA.- Tercio decimo die Decembris, anno Domini ut supra, apud Whitburne dominus concessit licenciam Ricardo Osmundeshaw de Lichfeld, vero procuratori sive nuncio domus sive hospitalis de Burton sancti Lazari de Jerusalem in Anglia, Lincoliensis diocesis, eundi per suam diocesim, per annum duraturam, suas indulgencias exponere.

Dec. 15.- Certificate to the archbishop that his directions in regard to certain festivals have been observed.

Xv die mensis Decembris, anno Domini et loco quibus supra, dominus certificavit reverendissimum archiepiscopum Cantuariensem tenore qui sequitur, etc. [1] Quarum quidem litterarum vestrarum pariterque dicti consilii auctoritate et vigore decano ecclesie nostre cathedralis et archidiaconis Herefordie et Salopschire dedimus in mandatis firmiter injungentes predicta nostraque ordinaria auctoritate quatinus eadem festa sic ut prefertur singulis annis devote et solempniter celebrent et per suos decanatum et archidecanatus dicte nostre ecclesie cathedralis Herefordie et Salopschire modo premisso perpetuis temporibus futuris faciant devote et solempniter celebrari. Omnia et singula in vestris litteris reverendissimis contenta quantum ad nos attinet peregimus et per alios, ut premittur, effici mancipavimus, et mandatum vestrum modo et forma predictis sumus reverenter executi. Datum apud Whitburne, xv die mensis Decembris.

Dec. 14.- The bishop certifies the Exchequer that in obedience to a writ dated May 1, 21 Edw. IV, he has appointed on December 14 the abbot and convent of Wigmore to collect a tenth in the archdeaconry of Shropshire. [2] The usual list of exemptions follows.

{Fol. 45} Nomina pauperum monialium, aliorum pauperum et piorum locorum, necnon quorumcumque personarum ecclesiasticarum, ac beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, inofficiatorum ac curatorum, taxatorum et non taxatorum, infra archidiaconatum Salopschire, quorum bona, beneficia et possessiones a solucione decime sunt


[1] Sic. The opening of the letter, and the transcript of the archbishop's, are not given.
[2] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1481. excepta:- Videlicet prioratus de Chirbury. In decanatu de Ludlow: Ecclesia de Dudulbury. In decanatu de Clone: Ecclesia de Bromptone, de Lidom, de Moore, de Wentnore; vicaria de Clone, de Lydebury North, de Castro episcopi, de Lentwardene. Pontesbury: Capella curata de Hanwode; vicaria de Moelbrace, de Alburbury. Wenlock: Ecclesia de Acton Scote alias Acton in Longfeld, de Hope Bowdelers, de parva Wenloke, de Tugford, de Willey, de Maddeley, de Brewardisley; vicaria de Eltone, de Cardyngtone. Stottestone: Ecclesia de Astone Botrell, de Borewarton; vicaria de Bolde, de Doryntone, de Chelmersh, de Hyngeley, de Kynlett, de Neen Savage; ecclesia de Tasseley, de Dewkyshyll cum ecclesia de Mydyltone, de Uptone, de Glaseley, de Suddebury, de Midiltone, de Whetehylle, de Byllyngesly, de Chettone alias Chetyntone. Borefforde: Porcio magistri Hugonis Turnore in eadem, quondam Roberti de Lacy, porcio domini Johannis Andrew, quondam Willelmi de Mortuo mari; ecclesia de Cure Wyarde, de Yedvyn loches, de parva Sapy, de Shaddyrley, de Corneley, de Stanford, de Stocktone, de Hoptone Wafre; vicaria de Cleobury Mortymere, de Clifton, de parva Hereford.

A.D. 1482. Jan. 1.- The bishop's certificate to the king that he has granted his licence to Thomas Jakeson to sue his tenant, Richard Yonge, for the possession of a messuage in Hereford, in the king's courts.

Excellentissimo domino Edwardo, regi, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem, etc. Quia Thomas Jakeson in curia vestra coram justiciariis per breve vestrum de recto Ricardum Yonge de uno messuagio cum pertinenciis in suburbio civitatis Herefordie in comitatu Herefordie que de me tenet, mea licencia mediante, proponit implicitare, vestre celsitudini regie tenore presencium significo me curiam meam vobis inde hac vice remisisse, salvo michi jure dominii mei in casu consimili, cum acciderit. In cuius rei testimonium has litteras meas fieri feci patentes. Datum primo die mensis Januarii, anno regni vestri vicesimo primo.

{Fol. 45b} Feb. 22.- Licences to the proctors of Trinity hospital, Rome, of S. Wulstan's hospital, Worcester, and of S. Mary's hospital, London, to collect alms and set forth their indulgences.

LICENCIA EXPONENDI INDULGENCIAS.- Item xxii die Februarii anno supradicto reverendus pater apud Sugwas concessit procuratori

76 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1482. sive nuncio hospitalis sancte Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana fundati licenciam suas indulgencias exponendi per suam diocesim et sibi concessa intuitu caritatis colligendi et secum transferendi.

Item xxv die dicti mensis et anno [ut] supra reverendus pater apud Sugwas licenciavit procuratorem seu nuncium, sive substitutum eius, hospitalis sanctorum Wulstani et Godwalli, extra muros civitatis Wigornie per suas literas patentes sub forma consueta confectas, per unum annum duraturas querendi et colligendi Cristi fidelium elimosinas per suam diocesim.

Item xiiii die Marcii, anno Domini ut suprare verendus pater apud Sugwas licenciavit procuratorem hospitalis beate Marie de Bethelem, Londoniis, exponere suas indulgencias per decanatus de Foresta, in comitatu Gloucestrie, de Tenbury ac de Burford, in comitatu Wigornia, sub forma consueta.

A.D. 1475. Sept. 20.- Grant to Thomas Breynton of the office of subseneschal of the bishop in the counties of Hereford and Gloucester.

Omnibus, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Noverit universitas vestra nos commisisse dilecto nostro in Cristo, Thome Breyntone officium locumtenentis seneschalli nostri sive officium subseneschalli nostri omnium et singulorum dominiorum nostrorum cum omnibus suis pertinenciis in comitatibus Herefordie et Gloucestrie, dantes et concedentes eidem Thome Breyntone plenam potestatem tenendi omnes et singulas curias nostras quocumque nomine censeantur in dominiis nostris predictis, ac omnia et singula alia exercendi et expediendi que ad huiusmodi officium pertinere noscuntur, percipiendo a nobis vel receptore nostro qui pro tempore fuerit feoda et vadia sive stipendia dictum officium occupanti ab antiquo debita sive consueta, mandantes et districte precipientes prepositis et tenentibus nostris dominiorum predictorum quod prefato Thome Breyntone in hiis que ad huiusmodi suum officium spectant sive spectare debent de jure vel consuetudine sint attendentes, obedientes et auxiliantes, ut tenentur, presentibus ad nostrum beneplacitum tantummodo duraturis. In cuius rei, etc. {Fol. 46} Datum in palacio nostro Herefordie, vicesimo die mensis Septembris, anno regni regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum quartodecimo.

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A.D. 1482. Apr. 4.- Commission, afterwards revoked, to the chaplain of Westbury and others to administer the sequestrated revenues of the prebends of Childishall and Coldhall, and to provide for the services in Pontesbury church.

COMMISSIO ADMINISTRACIONIS FRUCTUUM.- Item quarto die Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxii°, reverendus pater commisit administracionem omnium fructuum sequestratorum de porcionibus seu prebendis de Childishall et Coldhall proveniencium quorumcumque domino David, capellano parochiali de Westbury, Hugoni Hare, Willelmo Lastheford, et Johanni Herryys de Pontesbury, reddituris racionem de administracione, cum opus fuerit, cum provisione cultus divini faciendi in ecclesia de Pontisbury, ut solitum fuit, duraturam in suo effectu donec aliter per dictum dominum fuerit provisum. Et revocatur per commissionem auctoritate episcopi.

May 25.- Licence to the proctor of Crowle to set forth his indulgences in the diocese.

Item xxv die mensis Maii, anno Domini ut proximo supra, reverendus pater licenciavit procuratorem de villa de parochia [1] de Crowle exponere suas indulgencias per totam diocesim suam sub forma consueta. Datum apud Whitburne.

May 26.- The bishop appoints Sir John Devereux his bailiff itinerant.

OFFICIUM BALLIVI ITINERANTIS.- Omnibus, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Sciatis nos dedisse et concessisse dilecto nobis in Cristo Johanni Devoreux, militi, officium ballivi itinerantis episcopatus nostri Herefordensis, habendum, tenendum et occupandum officium ballivi itinerantis per se vel per sufficientem deputatum suum quamdiu nobis placuerit, percipiendumque annuatim pro occupacione dicti officii vadia et feoda dicto officio ab antiquo debita et consueta. In cuius, etc. Datum apud Whitburne, xxvi die mensis Maii anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxii°.

June 1.- The commissary general is empowered to hear and decide the charge of perjury brought against William Strangford, vicar of Dilwyn.

COMMISSIO DE VICARIO DE DILWYN.- Primo die mensis Junii, anno et loco supradictis reverendus in Cristo pater commisit


[1] Sic.

78 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1482. causam terminandam suo commissario generali sub hac forma:- Thomas, etc., Thome Morton, commissario nostro generali salutem, etc. Ad procedendum, cognoscendum, diffiniendum, ac finaliter terminandum de et super crimine perjurii ac aliis criminibus et excessibus quibuscumque ex officio mero vestro vel ad instanciam partis cuiuscumque qualitercumque contra dominum Willelmum Strangford, vicarium perpetuum ecclesie de Dilwyn, moto vel movendo cum omnibus suis incidentibus, etc., ceteraque faciendum, etc., vobis, de cuius fidelitatis industria plene in Domino confidimus, committimus vices nostras etc. In cuius rei, etc.

June 3.- Licence to the proctor of the hospital of the Trinity, Rome, to collect alms in the diocese of Hereford.

Tercio die mensis Junii, anno et loco supradictis reverendus pater licenciavit procuratorem hospitalis sancte Trinitatis et sancti Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana fundati per suas litteras patentes in forma consueta confectas per unum annum dumtaxat duraturas ad eundum, querendum et colligendum Cristi fidelium elemosinas per suam diocesim Herefordensem.

A.D. 1479. Mar. 17.- The will of John Welyntone proved.

{Fol. 46b} TESTAMENTUM JOHANNIS WELYNGTON.- In Dei nomine, Amen, I, John Welyngton, the sone of Thomas Welyngton, the ivth day of October, the yere of our Lorde M°CCCC°lxxix°, in hole mynde, thys I make my testament and lasts wille. Fyrste, I bequethe my soule to allmyghty God and my body to be beryed in Seynt Mary chapel in the parochesse church of Welyngton. Item, I will that my feoffees make a state of all my parte of the manor of Welyngton whit the apportynans unto Anne, my wiffe, for the terms of her life, and after hur decesse to the heyres of my body lawfully begeton, yeff any suche heyres happe to be, and yeffe there bene none suche heyres of my body lawfully begeton, then I will that my sayd feoffees selle the reversion of my parte of the sayde manor of Welyngton, with the appurtenance and the money thereof, to be disposed for my soule and my auncetors by the advise of myne executors. Item, I will, yeff Anne, my wyffe, can be abulle with her friends to by the revercyon of my sayd parte of the manor of Welyngton, I will that sche have yt,

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A.D. 1479. paying xxv li. to myne executors at suche days as my wyffe con agree with myne executors. Item, I will that my feofees make sale of my londes and tenementa with the appurtenants called Fenmore, within the lordshyppe of Dilewyn, and all my londs and tenementa with the appurtenants late Hug Welyngton's, in Solers Dilewyn, and yff my cosyn John Welyngton, of Morton, preste, be disposed to by the said londes and tenementa whitin Dilewen and Solers Dilewyn, I will that my said cosyn pay there for xl marks and fynde a preste to syng for me and all my auncetors by one yere in the churche of Wellington. Item, I surrendre uppe all the custom londes, groves, and woddes within the lordshyppe of Canon Pewyn to the lordes honndes ther to the behofe of John Welyngton, my cousin, of Morton. Item, I will that all my goodes and my catell pay for my burying and pay all my dettes, and all the remanent therof I bequeath to Anne, my wyffe, to the sustenans of hur. Also I make my executors Simond Milborne and John Welyngton, of Morton. This wittenes the vicar of Burghulle, my goostely fader, William Harpere, the parson of Credenhulle, John Grows, Thomas Heryng, Roger Carles, and Walter Webbe. Item, I will that my seyd feoffees make a state of all my londs and tenementa within the lordshyp of Welyngton to Anne, my wyffe, for terme of hur lyffe, and aftur the decesse of hure the remaynder to the ryght heyres of Thomas Welyngton, my fader, that ys to witte, all the londes that descended to me by rygth of my fader in Welyngton, but that the londes the which descended to me by right of my moder in Welyngton, that is to say, all my parte of the manor of Welyngton, with the appertenants, to be disposed as it ys expressed in this my will afore. Item, I will that that xxv li. that Anne, my wyffe, shall pay for the revercyon of my parte of the manor of Welyngton, and the xl marks that John Welyngton, preste, schall pay for Fenmore and Solers Dilwyn, be disposed in this wise: a preste to syng for my souls yerly duryng this money in the churche of Welyngton.

Probatum fuit testamentum presens coram magistro Thoma Morton, utriusque juris baccallario, Thome, Dei gracia Herefordensis episcopi, commissario generali, per ipsumque approbatum et insinuatum in ecclesia cathedra Herefordensi, xvii die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxx°, commissaque administracio omnium bonorum dictum testamentum concernencium venerabili

80 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1479. et quam discreto viro Symoni Milbrone et Johanni Welyngton, seniori, executoribus suprascriptis in forma juris juratis ac admissis sponte per eosdem, quos quidem, venerabilem prescriptum Symonem et Johannem, executores antedictos, ab ulteriori compoto coram commissario nostro in hac parte reddendo, quatenus suum concernit officium, salvo jure cuiuscumque alterius, dimisit absolute per presentes. Datum sub sigillo officii sui die, mense et anno suprascriptis.

A.D. 1482. June 22.- Sequestration of the living of Stoke Bliss on account of the absence of the vicar from his cure.

{Fol. 47} SEQUESTRACIO VICARIE.- Xxii die mensis Junii, anno Domini ut supra, reverendus episcopus Herefordensis decrevit omnes fructus, redditus et proventus ecclesie parochialis de Stoke blese, sue diocesis, propter non residencism vicarii eiusdem ac inofficiacionem fore sequestrandos, commisitque custodiam eiusdem sequestri domino Hugoni Brey, capellano, et Ricardo Howell, servienti prioratus de Limbroke, ac quoque ad providendum dicte ecclesie sic inofficiate in divinis de fructibus eiusdem ecclesie, et requisiti reddant racionem administracionis sue.

July 29.- Deprivation of Richard Vaughan, vicar of Stoke Bliss, for non-residence, and of John Cleiton, vicar of Wolferlow.

SENTENCIA PRIVACIONIS VICARII DE STOKE BLESE.- Inl Dei nomine, Amen. Nos, Johannes Hervy, in decretis bacallarius, reverendi Thome, etc., commissarius ad infrascripta specialiter deputatus, auditis, visis et intellectis meritis cuiusdam cause sive negocii privacionis que coram magistro Willelmo Chapman, dicti reverendi episcopi commissario in hac parte specialiter usque ad istud presens actum sentenciandi alias deputato, aliquamdiu vertebatur et jam coram nobis vertitur contra et adversus quemdam dominum Ricardum Vawhan, vicarium perpetuum ecclesie parochialis de Stoke blese, ex mero nostro officio legitime procedentes, quia per acta, inactitata, producta et exhibita in dicta causa sive negocio coram nobis invenimus dictum dominum Ricardum Vauhan per dictum magistrum Willelmum, commissarium, fuisse et esse rite et legitime per certum et publicum citacionis edictum cum debitis dierum intersticiis infra spacium congruum et legale, pena

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A.D. 1482. juris in hac parte limitata, ad residendum ibidem monitum, citatum et evocatum in facie dicte ecclesie inter missarum solempnia cum maior affuerit in eadem populi multitudo, prout canonice dictaverint sancciones, prefatumque dominum Ricardum huiusmodi monicionibus, citacionibus et evocacionibus predictis non paruisse nec parere, ymmo cura parochianorum dicte ecclesie per eum contemptibiliter neglecta vagasse et vagare, suam presenciam a dicta ecclesia indebite subtraxisse et subtrahere in presenti nec aliquam causam quare ad ipsius Ricardi privacionem occasione premissa procedere deberemus nec debeamus allegasse seu allegare, ipsumque Ricardum habentem hos diem et locum ad audiendum sentenciam huiusmodi privacionis sue occasione prelibata in forma premissa citatum per nos, ut prefertur, contumaciter absentasse et absentare in presenti, Cristi igitur nomine invocato, causis superius diligenter visis, rimatis et examinatis per nos ex mero officio, ut premittitur, legitime procedentes, de jurisperitorum nobis assistencium consilio dictum dominum Ricardum Vawhan, vicarium perpetuum ecclesie de Stoke blese per hanc nostram sentenciam diffinitivam ab omni cura et regimine parochianorum dicte ecclesie et pertinenciis universis ad eandem ecclesiam quolibet spectantibus occasione premissa duximus absolvendum et privandum, absolvimus et privamus, ipsumque dominum Ricardum ab eisdem cura et regimine exuendum, amovendum et privandum fore pronunciamus, et ipsum sic exutum, amotum et privatum auctoritate dicti reverendi episcopi et ordinarii {Fol. 47b} qua fungor in hac parte decernimus, pronunciamus et declaramus sentencialiter et diffinitive in hiis scriptis, decernentes predictam ecclesiam de Stoke blese per hanc nostram sentenciam penitus esse vacantem. Lecta fuit et pronunciata ista sentencia per dictum Johannem Hervey, commissarium, etc., pro tribunali sedentem in ecclesia parochiali de Whitburne, vicesimo nono die mensis Julii, et anno proxime prenotato, presentibus tunc ibidem magistro Reginaldo Calle, in decretis bacallario, notarioque auctoritate pape et imperiali publico, ac eciam domino Ricardo Tat, curato eiusdem ecclesie ad premissa specialiter vocatis.

Eisdem die et loco ac anno per sentenciam diffinitivam, modo et forma ac ordine judiciario ut superius in proxime precedenti in omnibus observatis, quidam dominus Johannes Cleiton, vicarius perpetuus ecclesie parochialis de Wulfurlow per eundem judicem fuit judicialiter de ecclesia sua de Wulfurlow rite et legitime privatus.

82 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1482. Aug. 17.- The third portioner of Burford agrees with the parishioners of Boraston to allow them an annual sum, with glebe, towards the support of a priest for the chapel, from the tithes of the township, which are henceforward to be paid him without demur, as well as all arrears.

COMPOSICIO RECTORIS DE BURFORD CUM PAROCHIANIS DE BORASTON.- Memorandum quod xvii die mensis Augusti, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxii° in ecclesia parochiali de Whitburne composicio quedam personalis auctoritate episcopi mota inter magistrum Hugonem, rectorem et tercium porcionarium ecclesie parochialis de Burford, Herefordensis diocesis, et Thomam Peny, Thomam Poton, et Johannem Waytis de villa de Boraston subjecta matrici ecclesie de Burford predicta, aliosque parochianos eiusdem, super administracione sacramentalium et sacramentorum habenda in capella quadam in dicta villa de Borastone constructa ac eciam jure communi predicte ecclesie de Burford tanquam matrici subjecta, et super decimis in dicta villa de Borastone provenientibus solvendis restituendis, est hoc, quod prefatus rector de Burford percipiet omnimodos fructus aliaque omnia decimabilia proveniencia et excresencia dicta in villa de Borastone annuatim pacifice et integre, prout jus commune dictat, reddendo tamen ex parte dicti rectoris annuatim parochianis sepedictis viii s. et iiii d. termino vite sue ad duos anni terminos solvendos, videlicet in festo natalis Domini proxime futuro post datam presencium iiii s. et ii d., et in festo sancti Johannis Baptiste inde sequenti reliquos iiii s. et ii d., ac eciam quamdam glebam ad dictam capellam spectantem prefatis parochianis dimisit, pro servicio sacerdotis qui posset ministrare dictis parochianis sacramenta et sacramentalia ac eciam divina officia in dicta capella omnibus diebus dominicis et festis principalibus in exoneracionem dicti Ricardi durante vita sua, item quod dicti parochiani debent restituere omnes decimas integre prefato rectori eidem injuste subtractas.

Aug. 21.- Resignation of the rector of Neenton and appointment of a collector of the revenues of the vacant benefice.

RESIGNACIO RECTORIS DE NYNGTON.- Xxi die mensis Augusti, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxii°, in manerio episcopi vocato Whitburne, dominus Robertus Croll, rector ecclesie parochialis de Nyngton, ut asseruit, tunc in sacras et venerabiles domini Thome, etc., [curam suam] resignavit, et ipsam tam re quam verbo totaliter dimisit; quam quidem resignacionem dominus episcopus admisit.

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A.D. 1482. Eisdem die mensis, anno Domini et loco emanavit commissio domino Willelmo Colyns, ad colligendum fructus, decimas et proventus ad dictam ecclesiam de Nyngton vacantem qualitercumque pertinentes, et ad reddendum inde compotum pro loco et tempore opportunis.

Aug. 26.- Appointment of collectors of the revenues of the vacant living of Pixley.

COMMISSIO AD COLLIGENDUM FRUCTUS ECCLESIE PAROCHIALIS DE PIKISLEY.- Xxvi° die mensis Augusti, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxii° emanavit commissio domino Johanni Achermon et Roberto Hethe, ad colligendum fructus, decimas et proventus ad ecclesiam parochialem de Pikesley vacantem pertinentes, et ad reddendum compotum pro loco et tempore opportunis.

Sept. 26.- It having been reported to the bishop that the priory of Chirbury is being reduced to decay and ruin by the maladministration of the prior, he appoints a commission to enquire into the conduct of the prior and brethren.

{Fol. 48} COMMISSIO CIRCA PRIORATUM DE CHIRBURY.- Thomas, etc., Thome Morton, utriusque juris baccalario, ac domino Ricardo Lyngen, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Worthyn, salutem, etc. Quia fama publica referente ad nostrum jam nuper pervenit auditum quod domus sive prioratus de Chirbury, nostre diocesis, per incuriam et negligenciam dompni Johannis Blewet, ibidem prioris, bona ipsius domus alienando, impignorando, dissipando, dilapidando, et consumendo, ac domus et edificia notabilia eiusdem prioratus collabi permittendo, ad tantum decasum et ultimatam destruccionem incidi, [1] nisi celerius remedium provideatur salubre, deduci ex verisimili non dubitatur quod numerus fratrum diminuetur ibidem, et divina officia subtrahentur, ac hospitalitas debita non servabitur, cumque nos variis arduisque tam nostris quam ecclesie nostre pluribus prepediti negociis quominus predictam domum sive prioratum in capite et in membris jure nostro ordinario personaliter visitare valeamus, premissa conniventibus oculis pertransire nolentes, sicuti non debemus, ad visitandum nomine nostro dictum prioratum de Chirbury et diligenter inquirendum que circa personam, vitam et regimen dicti dompni Johannis Blewet, et conversacionem


[1] Sic. The whole sentence is confused.

84 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1482. fratrum aliorum ibidem degencium, ac eciam observancias regularum in eodem videritis inquirenda, et ulterius corrigendum et reformandum tam in capite quam in membris que reformacionis et correccionis officio noveritis indigere, et si personarum demerita et maxime ipsius domini Johannis Blewet id exegerint, eum et eas ab officiis et administracionibus suis suspendendum ac perpetuo amovendum, privandum et destiuendum, aliaque faciendum que circa premissa necessaria fuerunt seu quomodolibet oportuna, vobis conjunctim et tibi magistro Thome Morton divisim, de quorum discrecione, etc., tenore presencium committimus vices nostras cum, etc. In cuius rei, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitburn, xxv die mensis Septembris, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxii°, etc.

Sept. 30.- Licence to the proctors of the priory of Thelisford and of S. Clement's hospital, Leominster, [1] to collect alms in the diocese.

LICENCIA EXPONENDI INDULGENCIAS.- Ultimo die eiusdem mensis, anno et loco supradictis dictus reverendus pater concessit licenciam specialem sub forma communi Johanni Belue, procuratori domus sancte Radegunde de Thelisford, Wygorniensis diocesis, exponendi suas indulgencias per suam diocesim, Foresta de Deane excepta, et propterea, elimosinas subditorum eiusdem colligendi et quiete secum portandi.

Xvi die mensis Octobris, anno et loco supradictis reverendus pater concessit licenciam sub forma communi Johanni Glowcestre, procuratori domus sancti Clementis, burgi Leominstrie, Sarisburiensis diocesis, exponendi suas indulgencias per dimidiam partem sue diocesis que in suis litteris magis liquet.

Nov. 25.- Commission to the bishop of S. David's to hear suits and confer orders within the diocese of Hereford.

{Fol. 48b} COMMISSIO AD EPISCOPUM MENEVENSEM.- Septimo kal. Decembris, anno et loco supradictis reverendus pater reverendo episcopo Menevensi ad audiendum et cognoscendum in causis et negociis subditorum suorum ubicumque per diocesim suam Herefordensem, sede excepta, easque et ea terminandum et finiendum et exequendum, ita quod nullius sentencie sue execucio in dicta diocese aliquo modo fiat, declaretur, et publicetur, ac eciam ad celebrandum et conferendum sacros et generales ordines omnibus subditis suis et aliis habentibus tamen litteras dimissorias episcoporum


[1] I.e. Lyminster. in Sussex.

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A.D. 1482. suorum sufficientesque titulos, et [si] aliud canonicum non obsistat, specialem concessit potestatem suum ad beneplacitum per litteras patentes duraturas.

Dec. 14.- Licence to John Rowe to preach in the diocese.

LICENCIA PREDICANDI.- Xiiii die eiusdem mensis, anno et loco supradictis, etc., reverendus pater Johanni Rowe, arcium magistro, predicandi per totam diocesim suam specialem concessit licenciam quamdiu sibi placuerit duraturam.

Dec. 19.- Dispensation of Pope Boniface to Gloucester abbey, permitting the monks of that house to be ordained deacons at the age of eighteen, and priests at the age of twenty.

{Fol. 49} MONASTERIUM SANCTI PETRI, GLOUCESTRIE.- Bonifacius, episcopus, servus servorum Dei, dilectis filiis Waltero, abbati, et conventui monasterii sancti Petri, Gloucestrie, ordinis sancti Benedicti, Wigorniensis diocesis, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem. Exigit vestre devocionis integritas quam ad nos et Romanam geritis ecclesiam ut votis vestris, illis presertim que in domini cultus augmentum cedere dinoscuntur, quantum cum Deo possumus, favorabiliter annuamus. Sane peticio pro parte vestra nuper exhibita continebat quod tam propter mortalitatem pestis quam eciam propter alias diversas causas sepe contigit monasterium vestrum debito monachorum numero in sacerdocio consitutorum carere et propterea divinus cultus in ipso monasterio minus diligenter exercebatur, quare pro parte vestra fuit humiliter supplicatum ut yobis de speciali gracia concedere dignaremur quod monachi dicti monasterii qui nunc sunt et pro tempore fuerint, cum quilibet ipsorum in decimo octavo ad diaconatus, cum vero in vicesimo etatis sue annis fuerint constituti ad presbiteratus ordines se possint facere promoveri. Nos igitur cupientes cultum huiusmodi nostris temporibus adaugeri huiusmodi supplicacionibus inclinati tibi, fili abbas, et successoribus tuis, abbatibus dicti monasterii qui erunt pro tempore ut, quociens id videbitur expediens, dispensandi auctoritate apostolica cum monachis dicti monasterii qui regularem prius professionem emiserint ut quilibet videlicet eorum cum in decimo octavo ad diaconatus, cum vero in vicesimo sue etatis annis fuerit constitutus ad presbiteratus ordines huiusmodo a quocumque maluerit episcopo, catholico

86 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1482. antistite, graciam et communionem sedis apostolice habente, promoveri et in susceptis ordinibus licite ministrare possit, et huiusmodo antistiti ut diaconatus et presbiteratus ordines huiusmodi dictis monachis licite conferre valeat, quibuscumque constitucionibus apostolicis ac statutis et consuetudine monasterii et ordinis predictorum contrariis nequaquam obstantibus, auctoritate apostolica de speciali gracia tenore presencium licenciam elargimus. Nulli ergo omnino homini liceat hanc paginam nostre elargicionis infringere vel ei ausu temerario contraire. Si quis autem hoc attemptare presumpserit, indignacionem omnipotentis Dei et beatorum Petri et Pauli, apostolorum, se noverit incursurum. Datum Rome, sane apud sanctum Petrum, xiiii kal. Januarii, pontificatus nostri anno sexto.

A.D. 1478. July 20.- Licence to the abbot of Gloucester from Pope Boniface to wear a grey hood and grant permission to his monks to be ordained by any catholic bishop.

Bonifacius, etc., Waltero, abbati monasterii sancti Petri de Gloucestria, etc., salutem, etc. Sincere devocionis affectus quem ad nos et Romanam geris ecclesiam promeretur ut peticiones tuas, illas presertim que honorem et commodum tui monasterii et ipsius monachorum concernunt, ad exaudicionis graciam favorabiliter admittamus. Tuis igitur in hac parte supplicacionibus inclinati, ut tu et successores tui, abbates predicti tui monasterii, qui erunt pro tempore, almuciis grisiis, si aliqui abbates aliorum monasteriorum tui ordinis in partibus illis consistencium similibus almuciis utuntur, eciam uti valeatis, et nichilominus ut tu ac successores prefati predictis monachis eiusdem monasterii tui qui sunt et erunt pro tempore, dictum ordinem professis et alias ad hoc ydoneis dare possitis licenciam suscipiendi omnes sacros ordines a quocumque malueritis catholico antistite graciam et communionem apostolice sedis habente, diocesani loci seu cuiuscumque alterius licencia super hoc minime requisita, quibuscumque apostolicis vel aliis constitucionibus ac statutis et consuetudinibus monasterii tui et ordinis nequaquam obstantibus auctoritate apostolica tenore presencium de speciali gracia indulgemus. Nulli ergo, etc. Si quis, etc. [1] Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, xiii kal. Augusti, pontificatus nostri anno secundo.


[1] Ut supra.

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A. D. 1482. Dec. 28.- Grant by the bishop to Thomas Breynton of the wardship and marriage of the heir of Hugh Amondesham, his tenant by military service.

WARDA EPISCOPI.- Omnibus, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Noveritis nos dedisse, concessisse et confirmasse dilecto nobis Thome Breyntone, generoso, subseneschallo nostro, custodiam terrarum et heredis Hugonis Amondesham, qui de nobis tenuit per servicium militare, una cum maritagio eiusdem heredis, habendum et tenendum custodiam predictam eidem Thome Breyntone durante minore etate eiusdem gerendam cum maritagio eiusdem absque disparagacione. In cuius, etc. Datum vicesimo octavo die Decembris, anno regni regis Edwardi IIII post conquestum vicesimo secundo.

A.D. 1483. Jan 7.- Appointment of Richard Jacquessone to be principal official and vicar general.

{Fol. 49b} COMMISSIO OFFICIALIS PRINCIPALIS.- Thomas, etc., magistro Ricardo Jaquessone, in decretis bacallario, salutem, etc. Ad audiendum, procedendum, cognoscendum ac consistoria celebrandum in omnibus et singulis causis et negociis, eciam matrimonialibus et divorcii, et aliis quibuscumque inter quoscumque subditos et subjectos nostros per totam diocesim nostram Herefordensem motis seu movendis ac eciam de et super quibuscumque causis meris et mixtis, civilibus et criminalibus, ad forum et cognicionem ecclesiasticam nosque et jurisdiccionem nostram spectantibus ex officio mero sive ad parcium instanciam motis seu movendis, easque et ea cum emergentibus, incidentibus, dependentibus et connexis fine canonico terminandum et exequendum, necnon ad inquirendum, corrigendum, puniendum et debite reformandum crimina et excessus, eciam si adulteria fuerint vel incestus seu maiora, quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum, ac penas, multas, et penitencias salutares juxta juris exigenciam et consuetudinem laudabilem in hac parte debite injungendum et infligendum, et ulterius ad inquirendum de quibuscumque presbiteris et clericis concubinariis quascumque mulieres suspectas detinentibus seu eisdem qualitercumque adherentibus seu aliter criminosis vice et auctoritate nostris, ac quoscumque culpabiles in hac parte inveneris per suspensionis ab officio, excommunicacionis, privacionis et amocionis sentencias a beneficiis suis ecclesiasticis puniendum et contra ipsos per quecumque juris remedia ad sentenciam diffinitivam

88 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1483. inclusive legitime procedendum tibi, cuius fidelitatem, etc., committimus vices nostras cum cuiuslibet cohercionis et execucionis canonice potestate, teque officialem nostrum principalem ordinamus, deputamus et preficimus per presentes nostrum ad beneplacitum duraturas. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitburne, vii die mensis Januarii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxii, etc.

COMMISSIO VICARII GENERALIS.- Thomas, etc., magistro Ricardo Jaquessone, etc., salutem, etc. A nostris civitate et diocese Herefordensibus nos, exciti causis legitimis, absentare volentes, de vestris circumspeccione, fidelitate et industria plenam in Domino fiduciam obtinentes, vos in ipsis civitate et diocese, quousque declinaverimus personaliter ad easdem, nostrum deputamus, preficimus et creamus vicarium in spiritualibus generalem, dantes et concedentes vobis ex habundanti plenum et speciale mandatum omnes et singulas causas et querelas quorumcumque subditorum nostrorum [ad] audiendum, discuciendum et fine debito terminandum, ac super excessibus, defectibus, et criminibus subditorum nostrorum inquirendum eaque corrigendum et puniendum, juxta canonicas sancciones, purgacionesque clericorum convictorum recipiendum, presentaciones quarumcumque personarum ad quecumque beneficia ecclesiastica cum cura vel sine cura infra dictam nostram diocesim et de eadem vacancia vel vacatura, factas vel faciendas recipiendum, ac de ipsorum beneficiorum vacacionibus personarumque presentarum condicionibus ac totis articulis debitis et consuetis per vos vel alium seu alios inquirendum, ipsasque personas ad beneficia ad que sic presentate fuerint nomine nostro admittendum, et instituendum canonice in eisdem ac in corporalem possessionem beneficiorum huiusmodi induci faciendum, quoscumque huiusmodi
[beneficia cum] cura vel sine aura in dicta nostra diocese obtinentes a beneficiis sic obtentis, si opus fuerit et eorum demerita id exposcant, privandum et amovendum, ipsosque sic privatos et amotos palam et publice denunciandum, canonicamque obedienciam quibuscumque nostris subditis nomine nostro exigendum et recipiendum, ad audiendum eciam et examinandum ac plenarie discuciendum causas et negocia permutacionum nostra auctoritate expediendarum, ipsasque permutaciones approbandum et auctorisandum, ceteraque omnia et singula faciendum, exercendum et expediendum que ad officium vicarii generalis noscuntur quolibet pertinere et que in premissis aut eorum aliquo

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A.D. 1483. necessaria fuerint seu eciam oportuna, beneficiorum quorumcumque nostri patronatus collacionibus ex quacumque causa vacancium seu vacaturorum nobis specialiter reservatis, ad que omnia et singula, ut premittitur, facienda vobis vices nostras committimus cum cuiuslibet cohercionis, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitburne, vii die mensis Januarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxii°, etc.

July 28. - Licence to Sir Richard Delabere and Elizabeth Moryse to be married after their banns have been published twice in Kinnersley church.

Xxviii die mensis Julii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxiii°, reverendus pater concessit licenciam Ricardo Delabere, militi, et Elisabethe Moryse contrahendi matrimonium, et rectori ecclesie parochialis de Kynnersley id solemnisandi, bannis primitus publice in ecclesia bina vice editis.

Aug. 30.- Brother Robert Jordan is admitted a confessor in the diocese.

{Fol. 50} Penultimo die mensis Augusti, anno supradicto reverendus pater Robertum Jordane ordinis minorum electum in confessorem ydoneum in sua diocese exceptis causis sibi reservatis graciose admisit.

The bishop grants a licence to the proctor of S. Anthony's and to the proctors of S. Katherine's, Leominster, and S. Nonita's to collect alms.

LICENCIA PROCURATORIS.- Quintodecimo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto reverendus pater concessit litteras suas procuratori sancti Antonii consuetas.

Xx die, mense et anno prescriptis, reverendus pater concessit litteras suas procuratori sancta Katerine, virginis et martiris, in burgo Leominstre, ac eciam procuratori sancte Nonite, sancti Davidis matris.

A.D. 1479. Mar. 18.- Dispensation from the Apostolic See to Walter Vaughan, of Hergest, and Sibyl Baskerville to marry, although Sibyl was cousin in the third degree to his former wife Elizabeth.

DISPENSACIO.- Sixtus, episcopus, servus servorum Dei, venerabili fratri episcopo Herefordensi, salutem et apostolicam benediccionem.

90 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1479. Oblate nobis nuper pro parte dilecti filii Walteri Vaughan de Hargest, laici, et dilecte in Cristo filie Sibille Baskirvilde de Erdesley, mulieris, tue diocesis, peticionis series continebat quod ipsi ex racionabilibus causis desiderant invicem matrimonialiter copulari, sed quia tercio affinitatis gradu ex eo proveniente quod quondam Elisabet, dum vixit ipsius Walteri uxor, et prefata Sibilla tercio et tercio consanguinitatis gradibus se attingebaut, invicem sunt conjuncti, eorum in hac parte desiderium adimplere non possunt, dispensacione apostolica super hoc non obtenta. Quare pro parte eorundem Walteri et Sibille nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum quod super hoc ipsis de oportuna dispensacionis gracia providere de benignitate apostolica dignaremur. Nos itaque huiusmodi supplicacionibus inclinati fraternitati tue, de qua in hiis et aliis specialem in Domino fiduciam obtinemus, per apostolica scripta committimus et mandamus quatinus, si est ita dictaque Sibilla propter hoc rapta non fuerit, cum eisdem Waltero et Sibilla ut, affinitate huiusmodi non obstante, matrimonium libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum fuerit remanere licite valeant auctoritate nostra dispenses, prolem ex huiusmodi matrimonio suscipiendam legitimam nunciando. Datum Rome, apud sanctum Petrum, anno incarnacionis dominice millesimo CCCC°lxxix°, quinto decimo kal. Aprilis, pontificatus nostri anno nono.

A.D. 1484. June 3.- Licence to the proctor of the hospital of the Trinity, Rome, to collect alms in the diocese.

{Fol. 50b} LITERA PRO QUESTORE.- Iii die mensis Junii, anno Domini ut supra, Ricardus Jacquessone, in decretis baccallarius, reverendi episcopi antedicti vicarius generalis, litteras suo sigillo signatas Waltero Bathe, procuratori sive nuncio speciali hospitalis sancte Trinitatis et sancte Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana fundati ad petendum et colligendum, prout in forma communi continetur, benigne concessit. Eodem die litteras huiusmodi Johanni Whelare, eiusdem loci procuratori, graciose concessit similitor.

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A.D. 1431. Apr. 20.- Notification to the Exchequer that the bishop has appointed the abbot and convent of Tintern, who possess the church of Wollastone in the diocese, and the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury, who possess the church of Stottesdon, to collect the king's tenth in the archdeaconries of Hereford and Shropshire respectively. [1] A list of exempt benefices follows. [2]

In reply to a writ of Richard III, dated May 8, the bishop informs the Exchequer that the church of Alberbury has been appropriated by the college of All Souls, Oxford, and gives the amount at which it is assessed. The grant by Edward IV of the alien priory of Alberbury and other possessions precedes the certificate.

{Fol. 51} CERTIFICATORIUM PRO DECIMA COLLIGENDA.- Edwardus, rex, omnibus ad quos littera presentes pervenerint. Sciatis quod cum dilecti nobis custos et scolares collegii animarum omnium fidelium defunctorum in Oxonia nobis supplicaverint ut cum Henricus sextus, nuper de facto et non de jure rex Anglie, ad supplicacionem venerabilis patris Henrici Chichele, nuper Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, collegium predictum de uno custode et quadraginta scolaribus secundum ordinaciones et statuta ipsius archiepiscopi et successorum suorum regendum custubus et expensis ipsius tunc archiepiscopi erexerit, fuudaverit et stabiliri fecerit perpetuis temporibus duraturum ad studendum et orandum, prout in litteris ipsius nuper, ut predicitur, regis superinde consuetis ac ordinacionibus et statutis predictis plenius continetur, et collegium illud pro sustentacione dicti custodis et scolarium et successorum suorum de certis prioratibus alienigenis et aliis possessionibus dotaverit, videlicet prioratu de Romeney in comitatu Kantie ac rectoria de Upchirche in eodem comitatu, manerio de Wedone et Westone alias dicto Wedone Pynkney cum pertinenciis in comitatu Northantune, prioratu vocato Nova Abbacia juxta Alberbury, prioratu de sancto Claro et prioratu de Llangenyth in South Wallia cum advocacionibus ecclesiarum et singulis terris et tenementis cum suis pertinenciis eisdem prioratibus et cuilibet eorum pertinentibus et annexis, de quibus quidem prioratibus, rectoria et manerio cum pertinenciis predictus custos et collegium nuper fuerunt seisiti in jure eiusdem collegii in dominio suo ut de feodo, eademque prioratus, rectoria et manerium cum pertinenciis in manibus nostris ut veri et indubitati regis Anglie jam existant, nosque de


[1] In the usual form.
[2] Identical with the list on fol. 5b. except that John Cutler holds the portion in Burford held by Wm. de Mortuo mari, and Master Hugh Turner that of Robert de Lacy.

92 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1484. eisdem sumus seisiti jure corone nostre Anglie, per quod predicti custos et scolares de aliqua sustentacione per quam studium in universitate Oxonie exerceri et continuari possit juxta ordinaciones et statuta ac piam et devotam intencionem predicti nuper archiepiscopi omnino destituuntur, velimus eis super sustentacione sua ad predictum studium continuandum graciose subvenire, nos quia incrementum cleri regni nostri desiderantes in votis gerimus, nolentes quod tam pium opus sic iniciatum debite consummacionis fraudetur effectu volentesque quod ille possessiones, que ab olim spiritualibus personis collate fuerunt et per spirituales per nonnulla tempora occupate, ad suam naturam pristinam reverti valeant, prout decet, de gracia nostra, speciali et ut prefati custos et scolares studium in universitate predicta continuent et ad continuandum sufficient et pro salubri statu nostro et Cecilie, ducisse Eboracensis, matris nostre carissime, dum vixerimus, et pro animabus nostris cum ab hac luce migraverinous, necnon animabus nobilium progenitorum nostrorum et omnium defunctorum fidelium specialius deprecentur, concessimus, et per presentes concedimus predictis custodi et collegio animarum omnium fidelium defunctorum prioratum de Romeney ac rectoriam de Upchirche, etc., necnon manerium de Wedone et Westone alias dicto Westone Pynkeney, prioratum vocatum Novam Abbaciam juxta Alberbury, necnon prioratum de sancto Claro et de Llangenyth ac omnia maneria, ecclesias, porciones, pensiones et alia proficua eisdem manerio et prioratibus pertinencia, habendum et tenendum a iiii die Marcii proxime preterito eisdem custodi et collegio et successoribus suis in auxilium sustentacionis sue imperpetuum una cum exitibus et proficuis inde medio tempore perceptis, ac cum feodis militum, advocacionibus ecclesiarum, capellarum, et cantariarum eisdem pertinentibus, statuto de terris et tenementis ad mortuam manum non ponendis edito, aut eo quod expresso, mencio de certitudine et specialitate maneriorum, terrarum, tenementorum, ecclesiarum, porcionum, pensionum, et aliorum proficuum aut de vero valore annuo eorundem prioratuum, rectorie, manerii et ceterorum premissorum, nec de aliis donis et concessionibus eisdem custodi et collegio vel predecessoribus suis per nos ante hec tempora factis in presentibus factis non existit, aut eo quod prioratus et manerium predictum vel eorum aliquis vel aliquod ab olim data fuerint et collata ad hospitalitates et alia pietatis opera supportanda et sustinenda, aut aliquo statuto vel constitucione vel materia quacumque non obstante. In cuius

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A.D. 1484. rei, etc. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium, vicesimo sexto die Decembris, anno regni nostri primo.

Ricardus, rex, etc., Thome, etc., salutem. Volentes et decernentes quod thesaurarius et barones de scaccario nostro per vos certiorentur si custos et scolares collegii minium animarum in Oxonia habeant et teneant, adiu est haberent et tenerent in suos proprios usus ecclesiam de Alberbury, in archidiaconatu Salopschire necne, et si sic, a quo tempore ecclesiam illam habuerint et tenuerint, et si aliqua vicaria in eadem ecclesia a tempore appropriacionis eius fundata et dotata extiterit et existit in presenti, et ad quam summam et quantum dicti custos et scolares pro porcione sua in eadem ecclesia, et quantum dictus vicarius pro porcione sua in eadem ecclesia ad quamlibet integram decimam nobis et progentoribus {Fol. 51b} nostris hucusque concessam de jure solvere debuerunt sive consueverunt, vobis mandamus quod, scrutatis registris et aliis evidenciis vestris premissa tangentibus, de eo quod inde inveneritis prefatos thesaurarium et barones nostros apud Westmonasterium quam cicius poteritis et tandem a die sancti Trinitatis in xv dies distincte et apte certificetis. Et habeatis ibi tunc hoc breve. Teste Humfredo Starky, milite, apud Westmonasterium, viii die anno regni nostri primo, et per barones. Fitzherbert.

Venerabilibus et discretis viris, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Breve regium nobis super directum cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepimus presentibus annexum, cuius virtute scrutatis registro et aliis evidenciis nostris comperimus in eisdem quod custos et scolares collegii animarum omnium fidelium defunctorum in Oxonia tenent in proprios usus ecclesiam de Alberbury, et a xx die Februarii, anno Domini M°CCCC°xl tenuerunt et habuerunt, et quod dicta ecclesia de Alberbury taxatur ad xxv libras et quod custos et scolares predicti solvunt ad quamlibet integram decimam domino regi concessam l s., et porcio vicarii in eadem taxatur ad x marcas, et quod vicarius ibidem solvit, ut prefertur, ad quamlibet integram decimam domino regi concessam xiii s. iiii d., prout registra nostra et alie evidencie nostre inde faciunt mencionem. Datum, etc.

July 14.- Licence to the proctor of the college of S. Mary Magdalene by Shrewsbury to collect alms in the diocese.

LICENCIA COLLEGIO SANCTE MARIE MAGDALENE, SALOPIE.- Eodem die prefatus vicarius generalis concessit litteras licenciales

94 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1484. colligendi fidelium Cristi elimosinas per totam diocesim Herefordensem procuratori collegii beate Marie Magdalene juxta Salopiam, Coventrensis et Lichfeldensis diocesis, duraturas usque ad festum nativitatis Domini proxime futurum post datam presencium.

Oct. 12.- Certificate to the Exchequer that the prior of Clifford and vicar of Ledbury are exempted from the payment of the second and last tenth.

{Fol. 52b} Eisdem die et anno reverendus pater excepit priorem prioratus de Clifford et vicarium ecclesie parochialis de Ledbury a solucione secunde et ultime decime per suum certificatorium scaccarium domini regis propter legitimas causas in brevi regis expressas.

A.D. 1485. Jan. 10.- Certificate to the archbishop of the citation of the clergy of the diocese to attend Convocation.

CERTIFICATORIUM PRO CONVOCACIONE.- Decimoquinto die mensis Decembris et anno predicto apud Westmonasterium idem reverendus pater litteras domini episcopi Londoniensis pro convocacione prelatorum et cleri consuetas recepit, et xx die eiusdem mensis scripsit decano ecclesie sue cathedralis et archidiaconis suis pro execucione et certificato earundem, ac decimo die mensis Januarii proxime sequenti idem pater certificavit reverendissimum patrem, archiepiscopum Cantuariensem, tenore litterarum qui sequitur:- Reverendissimo, etc., T., archiepiscopo, etc., obedienciam, etc. Litteras reverendas, etc. Quarum auctoritate litterarum decanum ecclesie nostre cathedralis et canonicos eiusdem, archidiaconos nostros Herefordie et Salopschire, abbates et priores conventus sub se habentes, ceterosque ecclesiarum prelates, exemptos et non exemptos, ac clerum nostrarum civitatis et diocesis citari peremptorie et premuniri fecimus quod iidem decanus, abbates, et priores personaliter, dictumque capitulum per unum clerusque predictus per duos procuratores sufficienter compareant coram vobis vestrisve locum tenentibus die et loco in dicto mandato contentis cum continuacione, etc., ad tractandum eorumque sanum consilium impendendum faciendumque et recipiendum quod dictum mandatum requirit. Omnia eciam in dictis litteris contenta, quatenus nos, civitatem et diocesim nostras, et personas earundem concernunt, juxta ipsarum exigenciant et effectum sumus reverenter et debite executi, nominum cum expressions citatorum que sequuntur et

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A.D. 1485. sunt hec:- T. Chaundeler, sacre theologie professor, decanus ecclesie cathedralis; Robertus Geoffrey, arcium magister, archidiaconus Herefordie; T. Moortone, urtriusque juris bacallarius, archidiaconus Salopshire; T., abbas monasterii de Wigmore; W., abbas monasterii de Flaxley; Philippus, abbas monasterii de Dora; T., prior prioratus sancti Guthlaci, Herefordie; Reginaldus, prior de Monmouth; Johannes, prior de Wormesley; Johannes, prior de Clifford; T., prior de Wenlak; Johannes, prior de Chirbury. Datum, etc.

The bishop certifies the Exchequer that the church of Dorstone is appropriated to Clifford priory, but has failed to discover the amount at which the portions of the priory and the vicar are taxed, though according to an old entry in the registers the vicar is bound to support all burdens of the benefice.

CERTIFICATORIUM BREVIS REGII PRO ECCLESIA DE DORSTON ALIAS DORSYNGTON.- Venerabilibus, etc., thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini regis Thomas, etc., salutem, etc. Breve regium, etc. Cuius virtute brevis scrutatis registris et aliis evidenciis nostris comperimus quod prior et conventus de Clifford habent et tenent et adiu habuerunt et tenuerunt in suos proprios usus ecclesiam de Dorsyngtone alias Dorstone in Stradell, decanatus de Weobley, et quod vicaria in eadem ecclesia a tempore appropriacionis eiusdem fundata et dotata extitit et existit in presenti. Set quas summas et quantum dicti prior et conventus pro porcione sua in predicta ecclesia, et quantum vicarius ibidem pro porcione sua in eadem ad quamlibet integram decimam domino regi progenitoribusve suis hucusque concessam de jure solvere debuerint seu consueverint non invenimus. Inter cetera tamen, scrutato diligenter registro pie memorie domini Thome, episcopi Herefordensis, predecessoris nostri, [1] comperimus evidenter quod quidam dominus Johannes Hadderley, adtunc vicarius perpetuus dicte ecclesie de Dorstone et successores sui, quibus idem predecessor noster ex quodam decreto et ordinacione suis judicaliter factis in suo robore perpetuo duraturis porcionem eiusdem vicarii decrevit augmentari, solvent et supportabunt omnia onera ordinaria et extraordinaria eidem ecclesie de Dorstone incumbencia, prout clare liquet per processum quem xxii die mensis Februarii anno Domini supradicto prior tunc de Clifford juravit, tactis sacrosanctis


[1] See Reg. Spofford, v. 98.

96 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1485. evangeliis, extractum fuisse de registro dicti T. Spofford, episcopi quondam Herefordensis, per manus magistri Radulphi Hauyes, tunc vicarii ecclesie cathedralis, prout dixit sibi idem Radulphus.

Apr. 26.- The proctor of the hospital of S. Mary de Rouncival is licensed to collect alms in the diocese and recommended to the clergy.

Thomas, etc., rectoribus, vicariis, etc., salutem in eo per quem omnium peccatorum plena, fit remissio. Cum ad opus caritatis fideles Cristi, nostros precipue subditos, ex officii nostri debito excitare teneamur, devociones igitur vestras monemus attenciusque hortamur in domino virtute obediencie vestre quatinus cum Nicholas Skales, verus et legitimus procurator et nuncius specialis magistri et custodis domus sive hospitalis beate Marie Rownedevallie extra muros civitatis Londoniarum juxta Charyngcrosse, cum sufficienti procuratorio seu eius in hac parte legitime substituto ad vestras ecclesias seu loca vestra Cristi fidelium elimosinas humiliter petiturus accesserit, eum benigne recipiatis ipsiusque negocia, parochianis vestris exponatis et indulgencias a sanctis patribus benefactoribus huiusmodi domus seu hospitalis provide concessas exponere dictum procuratorem seu nuncium permittatis, ac ipsum pacifice audiendum in exposicione huiusmodi indulgenciarum faciatis, ac elimosinas ac alia dona fidelium ad opus eiusdem domus sive hospitalis querere, colligere, ac sic collectas sine diminucione aliqua facta portare favorabiliter permittatis, premium ab Altissimo recepturi, presentibus litteris nostris per unum annum a data earum continue numerandum dumtaxat duraturis. Datum in loco nostre mansionis apud Westmonasterium, nostro sigillo sigillatum, xxvi die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxv°, etc.

{Fol. 53} May 4.- Appointment of the prior and convent of Llanthony by Gloucester, who possess the churches of Awre and Kington, to collect a tenth, demanded by the king's writ received April 30, in the diocese of Hereford. Dated from the bishop's house, Westminster. [1]

May 7.- Certificate to the Exchequer of the appointment, [1] with a list of exempt churches and religious bodies attached. [2]

CERTIFCATORIUM BREVIS REGII AD SCACCARIUM PRO DECIMIS COLLIGENDIS.


[1] In the usual form.
[2] Identical with former lists.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 97

A.D. 1485. {Fol. 53b} May 13.- Licence to the proctor of S. Clement's on Bridgnorth bridge to collect in the diocese. [1]

May 15.- Certificate to the Exchequer of the revocation of the appointment of the prior and convent of Llanthony to collect a tenth granted to the king by a Convocation held in S. Paul's from Feb. 10 to March 11, 1484, and the substitution of the prior and convent of Monmouth and the prior and convent of Wenlock. [1]

May 31.- Mandate of the bishop to the seneschal of Goodrich castle to arrest John Malverne, of Llangarren, who has been excommunicated by the official at the instance of John Grey, and remains recalcitrant.

INVOCACIO BRACHII SECULARIS.- Decimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto, certificatum erat domino per magistrum Ricardum Jacquessone, officialem curie sue episcopalis Herefordensis, quod quidam Johannes Malverne de parochia de Langaran erat ad instanciam Johannis Grey vinculo maioris excommunicacionis innodatus per dictum officialem in dicta curia et sic stetit per xl dies et amplius. Idcirco dominus scripsit ultimo die eiusdem mensis seneschallo dominii de Godrich et Irchenfeld pro eius corporis capacione et incarceracione ut sequitur:- Thomas, etc., seneschallo dominiorum Godrich et Irchinfeld seu eius locum tenenti, aut magistro serviencium, necnon omnibus et singulis aliis officiariis inferioribus et ballivis dictorum dominiorum ubilibet constitutis, salutem, etc. Cum Johannes Malverne de parochia de Langaran infra dominium de Godrich predicta, nostre diocesis, propter suas contumacias in non parendo certis preceptis judicialiter rite et canonice per venerabilem virum Ricardum Jacquessone, curie sive consistorii nostri episcopalis officialem, in quadam causa fidei lesionis seu perjurii eidem Johanne Malverne factis ad instanciam Johannis Grey, armigeri, judicialiter contractas fuerit et sit maioris excommunicacionis innodatus sentencia et pro tali publice nunciatus et declaratus, in qua quidem excommunicacione per quadraginta dies et amplius perseveravit et adhuc perseverat animo pertinaciter indurato claves sancte matris ecclesie nequiter contempnendo, prout litteris suis nobis superinde transmissis liquet evidenter, cum igitur ecclesia non habeat quod facere debeat in hac parte, vobis juxta sancte matris ecclesie libertates necnon regni Anglie ac ipsorum dominiorum laudabiles consuetudines in hac parte


[1] In the usual form.

98 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1485. hactenus observatas mandamus quatinus precatum Johannem Malverne sic excommunicatum et rebellem capiatis et carcerali custodie mancipetis, ipsum ibidem tenendo quousque ipse reversus beneficium absolucionis in forma ecclesie meruerit obtinere, ut quem timor Dei non revocat saltem animadversio coherceat bracchii secularis. Datum nostro sub sigillo ultimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxv° et nostre consecracionis anno xl.

July 10.- The bishop writes to the archdeacons to collect the subsidies granted by Convocation to the archbishop and certain bishops for church purposes.

{Fol. 54} CONCESSIO SUBSIDII.- Quarto die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxv°, dominus recepit certas litteras reverendi in Cristo patris, Thome, episcopi Londoniensis, continentes in se concessionem subsidii caritatis in convocacione prelatorum et cleri Cantuariensis provincie in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, decimo die mensis Februarii ultimo preterito inchoata et usque ad undecimum diem mensis Marcii, de diebus in dies continue celebrata reverendo in Cristo patri, Thome, Cantuariensi archiepiscopo, concessi ad Dei laudem ac ecclesie Anglicane defensionem, levandi de personis ecclesiasticis quibuscumque, exemptis et non exemptis, secularibus et regularibus, pensionariis per provinciam Cantuarienseni existentibus, cuiuscumque dignitatis, status, gradus, sexus aut condicionis existant, qui occasione et pretextu alicuius resignacionis, cessionis seu dimissionis abbaciarum, prioratuum, officiariorum ecclesiasticorum, dignitatum, aut aliorum beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum quorumcumque, quocumque nomine censeantur, aliquam pensionem per locorum ordinarios sibi concessam, assignatam vel limitatam annuatim receperint, videlicet si huiusmodi pensio ad summam decem marcarum se extendit tunc solvent xiii s. iiii d., et si ad summam x librarum tunc solvent xx s., et sic ascendendo, necnon concessionem alterius subsidii dictis die et loco per eosdem concessam venerabilibus in Cristo patribus Thome, Londoniensi, Johanni Wigorniensi ac Johanni Lincolniensi episcopis ad Dei laudem et ecclesie Anglicane defensionem ac pro negociis ecclesie predicte exercendis et expediendis, de quibuscumque bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus dicte Cantuariensis provincie, exemptis et non exemptis, et eciam de bonis, etc., ecclesiasticis prioratuum alienigenarum quorumcumque existencium, videlicet unum denarium de qualibet libra valoris annui huiusmodi beneficiorum levandum,

Episcopi Herefordensis. 99

A.D. 1485. colligendum et solvendum eisdem eorumve commissario seu commissariis in festo sancti Martini in yeme proximo futuro in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis. Et decimo die mensis Julii dominus scripsit magistro Roberto Jeffrey, archidiacono Herefordie, et Thome Moretone, archidiacono Salopschire, pro execucione earundem, et ad certificandum eidem reverendo domino citra festum sancti Luce, evangeliste, proximo futurum.

Sept. 30.- The bishop, at his house at Bellasthens, in the diocese of London, receives a summons to a Parliament to be held on Nov. 7, dated Westminster, Sept. 15.

BREVE REGIUM PRO PARLIAMENTO. [1]

A.D. 1486. May 20.- The bishop's suffragan is granted the administration of the churches of Pixley and Aylton.

{Fol 55} PYXLEY.- Item vicesimo die mensis Maii, dominus concessit administracionem ecclesie de Pixley, vacantis, et ecclesie de Ayeltone, inofficiate dimisse negligencia incumbentis in eadem, sue diocesis, venerabili in Cristo patri, Ricardo, Dei gracia Olonensi episcopo, suffraganeo suo, beneplacitum suum duraturam.

May 23.- Licence to Thomas Rayon and Joan Tylman to marry after one publishing of banns.

Item vicesimo iii die apud Herefordiam, die [2] mense et anno predictis, dominus dedit licenciam Johanni Rayon pro solempnizacione matrimonii inter ipsum et Johannam Tylman, civitatis sue Herefordie, bannis semel editis, in capella vel oratorio, etc.

Apr. 11.- Philip Taylor takes his oath that he will not celebrate in the diocese after his first mass, nor wishes to receive any stipend there without the bishop's consent.

Xi die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini supradicto, apud Wigmore, Philippus Taylour, diaconus, coram domino ibidem prestitit juramentum ad sancta Dei evangelia quod non celebraret infra diocesim Herefordensem postquam missam suam primam celebraverit nec recipere voluit aliquod stipendium infra eandem diocesim quousque a domino habuerit licenciam.


[1] In the usual form.
[2] Sic.

100 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1486. June 5.- Sentence of deprivation prononnced against John Manuse, rector of Stockton, for non-residence.

{Fol. 55b} SENTENCIA PRIVACIONIS RECTORIS DE STOCKTON.- Ultimo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini supradicto, in ecclesia parochiali de Lynderugge per reverendum, etc., Thomam, etc., in visitacione trienuali ibidem personaliter exercita, dominus Johannes Manuse, rector ecclesie de Stockton, primo, secundo, tercio et peremptorie monitus fuit ad residenciam in sua ecclesia predicta infra xxx dies extunc proximo sequentes, sub pena privacionis, et in casu quo contra fecerit citatus est peremptorie ad comparendum coram dicto reverendo parte aut suo in hac parte deputato sive commissario in ecclesia parochiali de Whitburne septimo die, videlicet v die Junii, post lapsum dictorum dierum, causam, si quam pro se habeat, quare non debeat a dicta ecclesia sua privari dicturus et allegaturus. Quo die adveniente, videlicet quinto die dicti mensis, in dicta ecclesia, dicto domino Johanne, legitime premonito, non comparente, ideo dominus continuavit causam in eodem statu in quo usque in diem Jovis, videlicet viii diem dicti mensis, quo die dominus commisit potestatem magistro Thome, etc., ad procedendum in dicta causa juxta formam retroactam usque ad et in finalem expedicionem eiusdem. Qui quidem commissarius tulit sentenciam diffinitivam ut sequitur:- In Dei nomine, Amen. Nos, Thomas Mortone, utriusque juris baccallarius, reverendi, etc., Thome, etc., commissarius ad infrascripta specialiter deputatus, auditis, visis et intellectis meritis cuiusdam cause sive negocii privacionis que coram nobis aliquamdiu vertebatur et vertitur contra et adversus dominum Johannem Manuse, rectorem ecclesie parochialis de Stocktone, ex mero nostro officio legitime procedentes quia per acta, inactitata, probata et exhibita in dicta causa coram nobis invenimus dictum dominum Johannem per nos fuisse et esse rite et legitime per legitimum et publicum citacionis edictum cum debitis intersticiis dierum infra spacium congruum et legale sub pena juris in hac parte limitata ad residendum in dicta ecclesia, sua monitum, citatum et evocatum, prout canonice dictarunt sanctiones, prefatumque dominum Johannem huiusmodi monicionibus et evocacionibus nostris non paruisse nec parere, ymmo, cura parochiali dicte ecclesie contemptabiliter neglecta, vagasse et vagare, necnon suam presenciam a dicta cura indebite subtraxisse et subtrahere in presenti, nec aliquam causam quare ad ipsius domini Johannis privacionem occasione premissorum procedere

Episcopi Herefordensis. 101

A.D. 1486. non deberemus aut debeamus allegasse seu allegare, ipsumque dominum Johannem habentem hos diem et locum ad audiendum sentenciam huiusmodi privacionis sue occasione prelibata in forma, premissa citatum per nos ferri contumaciter absentasse et absentare, Cristi nomine primitus invocato, tanquam superius visis diligenter rimatis et examinatis per nos ex mero nostro officio legitime procedentes de jurisperitorum nobis assistencium consilio dictum dominum Johannem Manuse, rectorem antedictum, per hanc nostram sentenciam diffinitivam ab omni cura et regimine dicte ecclesie et parochianorum eiusdem cum suis pertinenciis occasione premissorum duximus absolvendum et privandum, absolvimus et privamus, ipsumque dominum Johannem ab eisdem cura et regimine exuendum, {Fol. 56} privandum et amovendum fore pronunciamus, et sic exutum, privatum et amotum auctoritate dicti reverendi patris decernimus, pronunciamus et declaramus finaliter et diffinitive in hiis scriptis.

July 8.- The bishop appoints William Lawrence to be porter of the palace, collector of certain rents, and keeper of the canonical residences.

OFFICIUM JANITORIS AD PORTAM PALACII SUI HEREFORDENSIS.- Omnibus, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Noverit universitas vestra quod nos concessimus Willelmo Laurence, uni valettorum nostrorum, pro bono servicio nobis impenso et imposterum impendendo officium janitoris ad portam palacii nostri Herefordie cum domibus eidem officio janitoris ab antiquo pertinentibus. Concessimus eciam eidem Willelmo in absencia nostra proficuum gardinorum nostrorum existencium infra dictum nostrum palacium et unam robam secta valettorum nostrorum in hospicio nostro. Concessimus insuper eidem Willelmo officium collectoris reddituum tenencium nostrorum in Herefordia dicto palacio nostro pertinencium. Necnon concessimus eidem Willelmo iiii quarteria et iiii truggas frumenti recipiendas annuatim de manerio nostro de Bertone ad festum sancti Michaelis, archangeli, tantum per manus ballivi seu firmarii ibidem pro tempore existentis, ac eciam plaustrata bosci pro focali suo percipienda annuatim in parco nostro de Sugwas ac unum plaustratum feni in parco nostro Tuppisley tempore congruo quo contigerit fenum ibidem in parco fieri. Et ulterius concessimus eidem Willelmo custodiam mansionum omnium canonicarum ecclesie nostre cathedralis tempore vacacionis earundem cum omnibus feodis et proficuis quibuscumque eisdem

102 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1486. pertinentibus, exceptis tamen mansione seu mansionibus quas vel quam in manibus nostris imposterum ad usum nostrum retinere voluerimus, habendum, tenendum et occupandum predicta officio janitoris et collectoris reddituum ac omnia et singula supraconcessa, exceptis preexceptis, cum omnibus feodis, proficuis et commodis quibuscumque dictis officiis pertinentibus et accidentibus, quamdiu in omnibus et singulis supraconcessis et specificatis se bene gesserit, percipiendo eidem Willelmo pro dicto officio collectoris bene et fideliter faciendo et exercendo quolibet anno xxvi s. viii d. de exitibus, proficuis et revencionibus tenementorum nostrorum predictorum. Et predictus Willelmus Laurence vult et concedit per presentes quod ipso et executores sui coram auditoribus nostris de exitibus, proficuis et revencionibus predictis annuatim racionalem compotum faciet, cum ad hoc per nos seu receptorem nostrum requisitus fuerit. Et insuper idem Willelmus vult et concedit quod ipse, durante termino quo occupaverit officia predicta, incarceratos et incarcerandos in gaola nostra ibidem fideliter et salvo custodiet, videlicet in compedibus collariis ferreis, armeboltis et neckcheynes, et aliis cathenarum et vinculorum generibus sub pena forisfacture omnium et singulorum supra eidem concessorum, et nos et successores nostros de quocumque escapio indempnes conservabit et illesos penes dominum regem et quoscumque suos officiarios sub pena C librarum monete usualis Anglie, pro quibus C libris nobis et successoribus nostris fideliter solvendis infra quindenam post huiusmodi escapium alicuius clerici seu alterius incarcerati seu incarcerandi in gaola nostra ibidem predictus Willelmus Laurence, Thomas Quarrell de Brayntone, Johannes Raubynge de Tuppisley, Johannes Halle de Cradeley, et Thomas Walker de Hereford obligant se, heredes et executores suos ac omnia bona sua ubicumque fuerint inventa ac quemlibet ipsorum per se et insolidum. Et si contingat aliquem superius obligatorum, Thome Quarrell, Johannis Raubynge, Johannis Halle, et Thome Walker, obire sive decedere, predictus Willelmus Laurence infra sex dies post obitum alicuius sic decedentis inveniet alium ad hoc sufficientem qui loco eiusdem sic decedentis erit obligatus, ut premittitur. Et ad omnia et singula bene et fideliter perimplenda et observanda predictus Willelmus obligat se sub pena forisfacture omnium et singulorum eidem supraconcessorum. In cuius, etc. Datum viii die mensis Julii, anno Domini supradicto.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 103

A.D. 1486. Aug. 1.- Custodians are appointed to receive the revenues of Wigmore abbey, sequestrated on the death of the abbot, John Lempstre.

{Fol. 56b} SEQUESTRACIO FRUCTUUM MONASTERII DE WIGMORE ET DEPUTACIO CUSTODIE.- Primo die mensis Augusti, anno supradicto dominus sequestravit fructus et proventus ac omnia bona monasterii sancti Jacobi de Wigmore, ordinis sancti Augustini, per mortem dompni Thome Lempstre, ultimi abbatis eiusdem, vacantis, deputavitque custodiam dicti sequestri magistro Thome Morton, utriusque juris baccallario, et Radulpho Hauyes, in decretis baccallario, ac dompnis Johanni Ludelow, priori, et Willelmo Worcetre, canonis regularibus eiusdem monasterii, conjunctim et duobus illorum divisim, cum potestate colligendi et recipiendi et in utilitatem prefati monasterii disponendi durante huiusmodi vacacione, proviso quod de eisdem cum fuerint vocati reddant raciocinium.

Aug. 18.- The bishop requests the seneschal of the demesnes of Goodrich and Archenfield and his officials to arrest John Malverne, of Llangarren, an excommunicated and contumacious person.

Xviii die mensis antedicti dominus scripsit litteras suas seneschallo dominiorum de Godriche et Irchenfield, necnon locum tenenti, constabulario, sergeant ac aliis officiariis et ballivis quibuscumque dictorum dominiorum, ad capiendum et incarcerandum Johannem Malverne, de parochia de Langaran, infra dictum dominium de Godriche, propter contumaciam suam excommunicatum in non parendo certis monicionibus judicialiter contractam in quodam mere ecclesiastico negocio inter magistrum Ricardum Jaquessone, officialem curie sive consistorii episcopalis Herefordensis, ex officio contra dictum Johannem agitato, qui quidem Johannes jam fere per biennium fuit [sentencia] maioris excommunicacionis innodatus et pro tali nunciatus, prout ex litteris autenticis dicti officialis eidem reverendo domino superinde transmissis evidet manifesto.

Aug. 16.- Roger Smyth and William Gough, clerks, both convicted of theft by secular judges, are pronounced by the bishop's commissioner to have proved their innocence, and are set free. Although the janitor of the palace had publicly notified the date and place of their purgation, no accuser appeared. The names of the jury of clerks follow.

MONICIO PURGACIONIS CLERICI CONVICTI.- Thomas, etc., Willelmo Laurence, janitori palacii nostri Herefordensis, salutem, etc. Cum

104 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1486. Rogerus Smyth, alias dictus Rogerus Dekon de Ludlow, coram Johanne Leightone, seneschallo dominii sive libertatis Willelmi, comitis Arundellie, de Strettynsdale, per quemdam Willelmum Jeley de Richardscastill, in sua propria persona fuerit appellatus de eo quod dictus Rogerus, die Jovis proximo ante festum Petitecoste, anno regni Ricardi tercii post conquestum secundo, apud Alvestrettone infra libertatem predictam quinque boves nigri coloris, precii v marcarum de bonis et catallis ipsius Willelmi Jeley ibidem inventos felonice furatus fuerat, per judicium seculare convictus nobisque, judici suo ordinario in hac parte competenti, juxta privilegium clericale liberatus in foro ecclesiastico castigandus et prout decet judicandus, unde ex parte eiusdem Rogeri nobis humiliter fuit supplicatum ut, cum ipse dicto crimine innocens existat et immunis, ut asserit, seque purgaturum canonice de eodem crimine obtulisset, ad ipsas purgacionem et a carceribus liberacionem juxta juris exigenciam procedere dignaremur. Nos vero peticioni ipsius Rogeri annuentes justiciamque eidem facere cupientes, ut tenemur, ad ipsius purgacionem canonicam recipiendam, dum tamen aliud canonicum non obsistat, in forma juris duximus procedendum. Quocirca tibi committimus et mandamus quatinus in ecclesia parochiali de Strettone, nostre diocesis, ac in publico foro seu mercato nostre civitatis Herefordie huiusmodi purgacionem et a carceribus liberacionem prefati Rogeri xvi die mensis Augusti proximo futuri in aula palacii nostri antedicti coram nobis vel commissario seu commissariis nostris in hac parte, si aliud canonicum non obsistat, admittendam et faciendam fore publicetis seu sic publicari facias, monens publice et in genere omnes et singulos quorum interest seu interesse poterit et presertim dictum Willelmum Jeley, si eum noveris seu citra noscere poteris, quod compareant coram nobis aut commissario, etc., dictis die et loco pro suo interesse, si sua interesse putaverint, huiusmodi purgacioni et liberacioni dicturi causam racionabilem, si quam pro se habeant, quare huiusmodi purgacio et a carceribus liberacio fieri non debeant et proposituri in forma juris. Et quid feceris, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitborne nostro sub sigillo viii die mensis Julii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxvi°, etc.

Eisdem die et loco emanavit mandatum domini dicto Willelmo Laurence et Hugoni Hoode, apparitori decanatus de Lempstir, in forma consimili sicut superius continetur ad publicandum in foro seu mercato de Herefordia et Lempstir ac in ecclesia parochiali

Episcopi Herefordensis. 105

A.D. 1486. de Shobdone purgacionem et a carceribus liberacionem cuiusdam domini Willelmi Gough, alias dicti Willelmi Jonys, capellani, nuper de Shobdone, nuper coram Humfrido Starkey, milite, et Thoma Tremayle, justiciariis domini regis, apud Herefordiam per quosdam Ricardum Orneway et Ricardum Boole, custodes bonorum et cattellorum ecclesie parochialis sancti Johannis Baptiste in Shobdone predicta, appellati et convicti ac carceribus domini episcopi mancupati de eo quod idem dominus Willelmus Gough, xxiiii die Julii, anno regni Ricardi III secundo vi et armis, videlicet gladiis, arcubus et sagittis, ecclesiam de Shobdone predicta fregit et intravit ac unum par vestimentorum precii xl s., unum calicem argenti et deauratum precii quinque marcarum, unum portiforium precii xl s., dimidiam partem paris vestimentorum precii iiii marcarum, et unam mappam precii vi s. viii d. de bonis et catallis ecclesie predicte in custodia dictorum Ricardi et Ricardi inventa felonice furatus fuit. Et emanavit huiusmodi commissio dictis Willelmo et Hugoni conjunctim et divisim, necnon ad citandum omnes et singulos in genere et dictos Ricardum et Ricardum in specie ad comparendum in palacio domini episcopi, Herefordie, pro suo interesse, si sua interesse putaverint, causamque, si quam pro se habeant, quare huiusmodi purgacio recepi dictaque liberacio fieri non debeant dicturi et allegaturi, etc.

Deinde dominus commisit potestatem per suas litteras patentes magistro Thome Mortone utriusque juris et Radulpho Hauyes in decretis bacallariis ad procedendum in dictis negociis conjunctim et divisim, prout jura volunt, ut sequitur:- Thomas etc., Thome Mortone et Radulpho Hauyes, salutem, etc., ut supra in forma communi.

Acta in aula palacii reverendi, etc., xvi die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto, coram Radulpho Hauyes, dicti reverendi patris commissario.

{Fol. 57} Xvi die mensis Augusti, anno Domini supradicto, etc. Quibus die et loco comparuit Willelmus Laurence, mandatarius dicti reverendi patris, et asseruit se xii die mensis predicti in publico mercato seu foro civitatis Herefordie et in ecclesia parochiali de Strettynsdale inter missarum solempnia virtute cuiusdam mandati per litteras patentes dicti reverendi patris x die eiusdem mensis Augusti publicasse purgacionem et a carceribus liberacionem cuiusdam Rogeri Smythe, alias Dekyn, nuper de Lodelow, in carceribus

106 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D 1486. dicti reverendi patris detenti super crimine furti recipiendam, admittendam, et faciendam fore in palacio dicti patris, videlicet xvi die mensis Augusti, ceteraque fecisse secundum tenorem dicti mandati. Et certificavit insuper quod citavit Willelmum Jeley de Richardscastyll apud Ludelowe dicto x die dicti mensis per ipsum ibidem personaliter inventum ad comparendum, etc. Quo facto comparuit coram commissario antedicto personaliter dicto xvi die memoratus Rogerus Smythe et obtulit se paratum ad purgandum se super crimine in dicto mandato specificato et instanter petiit admitti ad huiusmodi purgacionem, factisque proclamacionibus in genere, ut moris est, dictoque Willelmo Jeley preconizato in specie, nulloque oppositore seu reclamatore comparente judex antedictus ad recepicionem purgacionis huiusmodi decrevit fore procedendum, ac ipsum purgacionem dicti Rogeri super crimine predicto recepit, ipsumque de huiusmodi crimine canonice et legitime fore purgatum pronunciavit et sue pristine fame quantum in eo fuit restituit. Ac insuper ipsum sic purgatum et restitutum a carceribus fore liberandum decrevit et liberavit cum effectu. Nomina vero compurgatorum sequuntur et sunt hec:- Dominus Thomas Walker, dominus Johannes Kedricke, dominus Willelmus Traydewyne, dominus Johannes Gough, capellani deservientes in ecclesia sancti Petri, Herefordie; dominus Johannes Fret, vicarius de Holmer; dominus Philippus Brekenock, divina celebrans in ecclesia omnium sanctorum Herefordie; dominus Willelmus More, divina celebrans in ecclesia sancti Martini, Herefordie; dominus Thomas Longe, vicarius de Feltone; dominus David ap Res, divina celebrans in ecclesia sancti Nicholai, Herefordie; dominus Ricardus Glaswas, celebrans in ecclesia sancti Audoeni, Herefordie; Thomas Tomkins, Johannes Kedward, clerici tonsurati.

Eisdem die et loco comparuit dictus Willelmus Laurence et asseruit se virtute eiusdem mandati publicasse in publico mercato civitatis Herefordie, xii die mensis Augusti, et in mercato de Lempstir, xi die eiusdem mensis liberacionem purgacionemque domini Willelmi Gough, alias Jonys, et deinde comparuit Hugo Hode, mandatarius dicti reverendi patris, et asseruit se publicasse in ecclesia parochiali de Shobdone dictam purgacionem x die mensis predicti, ceteraque fecisse ut tenor dicti mandati exigit. Citaruntque omnes et singulos in genere, et dictus Hugo citavit Ricardum Orneway et Ricardum Boole in specie xiii die mensis predicti per ipsum personaliter apprehensos in ecclesia de Shobdone

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A.D. 1486. ad tempus, etc. Deinde proclamacione facta nulloque reclamatore comparente judex antedictus decrevit fore procedendum, et recepit purgacionem dicti Willelmi Gough, capellani, ceteraque fecit ut supra in consimili negocio. Nomina compurgatorum sequuntur:- Dominus Ricardus Glaswas, dominus Willelmus Gough, dominus Willelmus Traydewyne, dominus Johannes Gough, dominus Jacobus Clott, dominus David ap Howell, capellani; Johannes Kedward, Thomas Thomkyns, Rees ap David, Hugo ap David, Johannes Gronow, Thomas ap John, Galfridus ap John, tonsurati. Herefordensis diocesis.

Sept. 25.- Certain inhabitants of Bosbury obtain absolution from the bishop for an assault on the rector of Munsley, and are enjoined a pilgrimage to the shrine of S. Thomas.

{Fol. 57b} ABSOLUCIO A SENTENCIA EXCOMMUNICACIONIS.- Xxv die Septembris, anno Domini supradicto apud Whitborne comparuerunt personaliter coram domino Thomas Stevyns, senior, Johannes Stevyns, et Thomas Stevyns, junior, de parochia de Bosebury, et petierunt humiliter se absolvi a sentencia excommunicacionis quam merebant propter violentarum manuum injeccionem in dominum Thomam Bulkyll, capellanum, rectorem de Mounseley, nostre diocesis, qui quidem reverendus pater auctoritate sua ordinaria, prestita primitus caucione de parendo juri et stare mandatis ecclesie, absolvit eos in forma juris, et injunctum est eisdem pro culpa ut visitarent feretrum sancti Thome, confessoris, Herefordie, in festo eiusdem proximo futuro more peregrinorum, offerendo singuli eorum ibidem idem. Et dictus Johannes, Thomas, et Thomas fuerunt tenentes et de tenura hospitalis sancti Johannis infra parochiam predictam. Acta fuerunt hec presentibus tunc ibidem Johanne Shery, capellano, rectore de Tedesterne, Henrico Motone et me, Radulpho Hauyes, publico auctoritate apostolica notario.

A.D. 1488. Aug. 22.- The bishop, with the consent of the dean and chapter, grants to his brother, John Mylling, the three tenementa adjoining his house in the parish of S. Mary Monhalt for life, at the rent of a red rose, and the custody of the said dwelling house.

MYLLYNG.- Hec indentura facta, vicesimo secundo die Augusti, anno regni regis Edwardi IIII, post conquestum xviii inter Thomam, etc., ex parte una et predilectum Johannem Myllyng, fratrem suum,

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A.D. 1488. ex parte altera testatur quod prefatus episcopus tradidit, concessit, et ad firmam dimisit prefato Johanni tria tenementa situata et proxime adjacencia magno tenemento sive mansioni dicti episcopi in civitate Londoniarum, in parochia beate Marie, virginis, ibidem de Mountehaute, habendum et tenendum dicta tria tenementa cum eorum pertinenciis prefato Johanni Myllyng ad terminum vite sue, reddendo inde annuatim prefato episcopo et successoribus suis, durante termino predicto, unam rubeam rosana in festo sancti Johannis Baptiste, si petatur, pro omnibus serviciis. Et predictus Johannes Myllyng predicta tria tenementa cum pertinenciis in omnibus reparabit, manutenebit et sustentabit sumptibus suis propriis et expensis, et si idem Johannes super premunicione unius dimidii anni ex parte dicti domini sive successorum suorum sibi facta predicta tria tenementa cum necesse fuerit non reparabit, quod ex tunc bene licebit prefato episcopo et successoribus suis in tria tenementa reintrare et pristinum suum statum inde rehabere presentibus indenturis in aliquo non obstantibus. Et ulterius prefatus episcopus ordinavit et deputavit prefatum Johannem Myllyng, fratrem suum, custodem magni tenementi seu mansionis predicte cum pertinenciis, habendum custodiam tenementi predicti prefato Johanni, fratri suo, occupaturo per se vel suum sufficientem deputatum ad terminum vite sue, percipiendo inde annuatim in festo natalis Domini xiii s. d. pro custodia predicta solvendos per manus dicti domini et successorum suorum seu per manus receptoris, ballivi, seu aliorum firmariorum dicti domini sive aliorum occupatorum tenementi predicti pro tempore existencium, et nomine possessionis sive seisine dicti annualis redditus xiii s. iiii d. pro custodia predicta prefatus episcopus posuit prefatum Johannem Myllyng in possessionem per solucionere iiii d. Datum in manerio nostro de Whitborne die et anno predictis.

Et nos, decanus et capitulum ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis dictam cartam indentatam per dictum venerabilem patrem prefato Johanni Myllyng factam ac omnia et singula in eadem contenta et specificata, quantum in nobis est, ratificamus, approbamus et confirmamus per presentes. In cuius, etc. Datum Herefordie in domo capitulari nostra, vi die Septembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii° et anno predicti regis xviii.

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A.D. 1486. Oct. 14.- Licence to the proctors of S. Anthony and S. Mary, Roncival, to gather alms in the diocese of Hereford.

ROUNCEVALLE.- Xiiii die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto, dominus concessit, apud Whitborne, procuratoribus hospitalis sancti Anthonii, Londoniis, et hospitalis beate Marie de Rowncidevalle juxta Charyngcrosse, extra muros Londoniarum, ut possint colligere et humiliter petere elemosinas Cristi fidelium, etc., per unum annum integrum a data predicta dumtaxat duraturam.

Dec. 1.- Licence to John Browne and Elizabeth Watters, of Bishop's Frome, to marry after two publishing of banns.

{Fol. 58} DISPENSACIO SIVE LICENCIA PRO MATRIMONIO SOLEMNIZANDO BANNIS BINA VICE EDITIS.- Primo die mensis Decembris, anno Domini supradicto, dominus dedit licenciam specialem Johanni Browne et Elizabethe Watters, de Froma episcopi, ut possint obtinere solempnisacionem matrimonii inter eos, ut asserunt, initi et contracti fieri per quemcumque presbiterum ydoneum, bannis bina vice editis et tercia vice in facie ecclesie ubi solempnizari procuraverint.

A.D. 1487. Jan. 4.- A similar licence to John Breynton and Sibyl, widow of Richard Hakeluyt.

Eodem die [iiii die Jan.] dominus dedit licenciam Johanni Breyntone et Sibille, relicte Ricardi Hakeluyt, ut possint obtinere solempnisacionem matrimonii initi, etc., per quemcumque capellanum in capella sive ecclesia sue diocesis, bannis semel editis, etc.

{Fol. 58b} Jan. 13.- A summons received by the bishop to a convocation to be held at S. Paul's, on Feb. 13. [1]

Feb. 7.- The bishop concedes to the archbishop of Canterbury the next right of appointment to the prebend of Nonnington.

COMMISSIO.- Reverendo, etc., Johanni, Dei gracia Cantuariensi archiepiscopo, etc., Thomas, etc., omnimodam obedienciam, etc. Ad conferendum cuicumque persone ydoneo canonicatum in ecclesia nostra cathedrali Herefordensi et prebendam de Monyngtone in


[1] In the usual form.

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A.D. 1987. eadem cum per mortem, cessionem, dimissionem vel per aliam causam proximo vacaverit, ipsamque personam canonice instituendam in eadem, necnon ad inducendum inducive faciendum in corporalem eorundem canonicatus et prebende possessionem, salvo nobis et successoribus nostris antiquo jure nostre collacionis ad eosdem post dictam collacionem proximam, cum vacaverit, vobis committimus vices nostras per presentes. In cuius, etc. Datum in loco nostre mansionis apud Westmonasterium, vii die mensis Februarii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxvi, etc.

Feb. 12.- The bishop, proposing to be absent from England on an embassy, appoints Richard Jaqueson his vicar general.

AMBASIA.- Xii die mensis predicti, anno eodem, in loco predicto dominus a civitate et diocese suis Herefordensibus ac a regno Anglie in ambasia domini nostri regis, Henrici septimi, absentare debens et proponens, dilectum sibi in Cristo, magistro Ricardum Jaquesone, suum in spiritualibus vicarium generalem ordinavit, fecit et constituit ut in forma consueta.

Feb. 20.- He also empowers the archdeacons and Richard Jaqueson to exercise his rights of patronage during this proposed absence.

COMMISSIO AD CONFERENDUM BENEFICIA.- Thomas, etc., magistro Roberto Geffrey, Herefordensi, et Thome Mortone, Salopiensi archidiaconis, ac magistro Ricardo Jaquesone, ecclesie nostre cathedralis canonico, salutem, etc. A nostris civitate et diocese ac regno Anglie nos ex certis et legitimis [causis] absentare volens, de vestris circumspeccione, fidelitate et industria plenam in Domino fiduciam obtinentes, ad quecumque beneficia ecclesiastica, cum cura vel sine cura, sive sint ecclesie parochiales, vicarie perpetue, libere capelle, porciones, canonicatus sive prebende, personatus aut dignitates in ecclesiis cathedralibus seu collegiatis, nostrorum collacionis et patronatus, quocumque modo vacancia seu vacatura, necnon quorum collacio ad nos jure devoluta seu per lapsum temporis de jure seu consuetudine pertinet, vice et auctoritate nostris libere conferendum, ipsosque quibus huiusmodi collacio facta fuit in corporalem possessionem huiusmodi beneficii ecclesiastici cuiuscumque inducendum inducive faciendum, juramentumque canonice obediencie ab eisdem exigendum et prestari faciendum, ceteraque omnia faciendum, etc., vobis seu vestrum

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A.D. 1487. duobus conjunctim, huiusmodi nostra a dicto regno Anglie durante absencia committimus vices nostras per presentes. In cuius, etc. Datum in loco mansionis nostre apud Westmonasterium, xx die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxvi°, etc.

Dec. 12.- Assignment of a pension of 6 marks to Thomas Branston, formerly vicar of Newland.

{Fol. 59} ASSIGNACIO PENSIONIS.- Item eodem die assignata erat annua pensio vi marcarum sterlingorum apud Londonias in hospicio domini magistro Thome Bramston, arcium magistro, jam dudum vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis de Newlond, Herefordensis diocesis, solvenda eidem magistro Thome durante vita sua annuatim in festo annunciacionis beate Marie, virginis, et sancti Michaelis archangeli, vel infra mensem eorundem festorum per equales porciones per magistrum Edwardum Janyns, vicarum modernum in eadem ecclesia.

A.D. 1488. Apr. 10.- The administration of the revenues of the church of Tiberton is committed to certain of the parishioners.

{Fol. 59b} COMMISSIO ADMINISTRACIONIS FRUCTUUM.- X die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxviii°, apud Sugwas, dominus commisit admistracionem fruccuum, decimarum et oblacionum, etc., ecclesie parochialis de Tibretone, sue diocesis, negligencia rectoris inofficiate, Johanni Biford, seniori, Rogero Hemmyng, Ricardo Haneman, Johanni Roue, incolis ibidem ad beneplacitum suum tantummodo duraturam.

Apr. 10.- Commission to William Greneway and another to cite the prior of Flanesford to appear before the bishop.

Eisdem die et loco emanavit citacio Willelmo Greneway et Willelmo Gardenere ad citandum priorem de Flannisford ad comparendum coram domino apud Sugwas, xxii die dicti mensis certis articulis, etc., propositis responsurum.

May 22.- Licence to the collectors of the hospital of S. Thomas at Rome and S. Thomas Acon, of London, to gather alms in the diocese.

Item concessit litteras patentes questori hospitalis sancti Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana, et sancti Thome

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A.D. 1488. Acone, Londoniis, ad colligendum elemosinas Cristi fidelium, etc., per unum annum tantummodo duraturas.

July 31.- The bishop, with the consent of the parishioners of Leinthall Earles, gives his decision that the vicar of Aymestrey shall celebrate mass every Tuesday in the chapel of Leinthall Earles, and every Sunday say one gospel and bless water and bread for the sick and aged.

{Fol. 60} COMPOSICIO INTER VICARIUM DE AYMESTREE ET PAROCHIA DE LENTALL COMITIS.- Ultimo die mensis Julii, anno predicto apud Sugwas decretum et ordinatum erat de consensu vicarii et parochianorum de Lenthall Comitis, quod vicarius de Aylmestre omni septimana missam celebrabit vel celebrare faciet die Martis in capella de Leynthall Comitis, nisi illo die fuerit legitime impeditus vel dies festivus fuerit, et tunc alio die singulis septimanis ibidem celebrabit, insuper omni die dominica dicet unum evangelium et faciet aquam benedictam et panem benedictum pro infirmis et senio confractis in dicta villa de Leynthall degentibus, etc.

Nov. 18.- The bishop applies to the king for the arrest of Richard Ludlow and Richard Smyth, of Puddleston, who are contumacious after excommunication.

{Fol. 60b} Xviii die mensis Novembris, anno predicto apud Sugwas, dominus significavit regi quod quidam Ricardus Ludlowe et Ricardus Smythe de parochia de Pudleston fuerunt et sunt maioris excommunicacionis sentencia innodati et sic steterunt per quadraginta dies et amplius, et scripsit eidem pro eorum corporali capcione in forma cousueta.

Nov. 24.- The bishop notifies to the nuns the vacancy in their priory of Limebrook by the deprivation of Dame Emma Powes, alias Grey, the former prioress.

INTIMACIO VACACIONIS PRIORATUS DE LYMBROKE.- Xxiiii die mensis et anni predicti dominus intimavit monialibus de Lymbrook de vacacione prioratus ibidem per deprivacionem domino Emme Powes, alias Grey, nuper priorisse ibidem.

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A.D. 1448. Mar. 4.- The bishop of London enjoins the bishop to collect in his diocese two subsidies granted to the archbishop by Convocation.

{Fol. 61} COMMISSIO PRO SUBSIDIO.- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., Thomas, permissione divina episcopus Londoniensis, salutem, etc. Litteras reverendi, etc., Johannis, Dei gracia Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, etc., recepimus reverenter in hec verba:- Johannes, etc., venerabili fratri nostro, Thome, Londoniensi episcopo, salutem, etc. Cum prelati et clerus nostre provincie in ultima convocacione sive sacra sinodo nostra prelatorum et cleri in ecclesia cathedrali sancti Pauli, Londoniis, iiii die mensis Januarii ultimo preterito inchoata et usque et in penultimum diem mensis Februarii proximo sequentem de diebus in dies continuata congregati nobis ad Dei laudem et ecclesie Anglicane defensionem sub modis, etc., infrascriptis et non aliter duo subsidia concesserunt, primum videlicet in festo annunciacionis beate Marie, virginis, proximo futuro debitum, ac levandum, colligendum et nobis solvendum citra primum diem mensis Maii proximo tunc sequentem, ac secundum in festo sancti Michaelis, archangeli, tunc proxime sequenti debitum, et ante primum diem mensis Novembris levandum, etc., prout inferius continenur, in primis concesserunt nobis prelati et clerus antedicti in utroque subsidio de omnibus et singulis capellanis, regularibus et secularibus, exemptis et non exemptis, cuiuscumque ordinis, eciam mendicancium, status seu condicionis existentibus, stipendia annualia recipientibus ad summam xls. cum esculentis et poculentis, de singulis ipsorum iii s. iii d., et si recipiant annuatim stipendium ad summam septem marcarum, aut esculenta et poculenta cum stipendio quattuor marcarum seu equivalentarum de singulis ipsorum vi s. viii d. et non ultra, usque ad decem marcas. Et si recipiant summam decem marcarum tunc solvant x s. et non ultra usque ad xii marcas. Et si recipiant summam xii marcarum tunc solvant xiii s. iiii d. et non ultra ad decem libras. Et si decem libras recipiant tunc solvant xvi s. viii d., et sic ascendendo solvant pro rata, exceptis a concessione et solucione dicti subsidii vicariis choralibus et capellanis in ecclesia cathedrali et Domino tempore diurno ac media nocte in divinis laudabiliter ex ordinacionie ecclesie deservientibus, exceptis eciam capellanis pauperibus studentibus in universitate Oxonie et Cantabrigie, exceptis eciam quibuscumque religiosis in claustro aut studio sub regularis obediencie vinctibus et nullam pensionem ab extraneis recipientibus, exceptis eciam capellanis decrepitis et senio confractis aut nimia infirmitate laborantibus

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A.D. 1488. qui in divinis personaliter deservire nequiunt, in quibus stabitur certificatorium collectorum. Concesserunt eciam prelati et clerus nobis de omnibus et singulis capellanis et aliis personis, regularibus et secularibus, utriusque sexus, exemptis et non exemptis, cuiuscumque status, ordinis seu condicionis existentibus, recipientibus annuatim pensiones, porciones, subvenciones vel assignaciones quascumque a domibus religiosis imperpetuum vel ad tempus concessas, sive pensiones vel annuitates pro beneficiis ecclesiasticis, abbaciis sive prioratibus, titulisve veris ac pretensis, ab eis resignatis, renunciatis per locorum ordinarios limitatis ac alias qualitercumque eis vel aliis personis spiritualibus vel secularibus ad eorum usus concessas, si ad summam xl s. extendant, tunc solvant iii s. iiii d., et si [ad] summam septem marcarum tunc solvant vi s. iiii d., et si ad decem marcas tunc solvant xiii s. iiii d., et si ad decem libras tunc solvant xx s., et sic pro rata, ascendendo. Ulterius concesserunt prelati et clerus antedicti nobis de omnibus et singulis, regularibus et secularibus, exemptis et non exemptis, cuiuscumque status, ordinis seu condicionis existentibus, cantarias, hospitalia, liberas capellas sive ecclesias parochiales parochianos non habentes optinentibus, si huiusmodi cantarie, libere capelle, ecclesie, hospitalia seu denarii eciam per questores eorum adquisiti se extendant ad summam liii s. iiii d., solvant et quilibet predictorum solvat iii s. iiii d , et si ad summam septem marcarum, solvant vi s. viii d., si ad decem marcas, solvant x s., et si ad xii marcas tunc solvant xiii s. iiii d., si vero ad xx libras tunc solvant xx s., et sic deinceps dechnam partem beneficii sui huiusmodi, proviso quod ipsi hospitalarii solvant solummodo pro summa quam ipsi magistri hospitalium receperint de claro ultra exhibicionem pauperum in eisdem exhibitorum ac ultra onera ordinaria ipsis incumbencia et per ipsos supportata, exceptis a levacione, concessione, et solucione predictis hospitalibus nimia paupertate gravatis quibus stabitur certificatoriis collectorum. Concesserunt insuper prelati et clerus supradicti nobis quod singuli capellani habentes beneficia curata ad xii marcas vel infra et ad solucionem magni subsidii in hac presenti convocacione domino regi concessi per ordinarios suos minime asciti, quorum beneficiorum verus valor annuus modernis temporibus ad summam decem marcarum se extendit ac per locorum ordinarios collectoribus certificatur, solvant vi s. viii d., proviso quod si contingat capellanos antedictos sive clericos quoscumque, regulares sive seculares, ad solucionem dicti

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A.D. 1488. subsidii auctoritate et pretextu concessionis predicte solvere debentes, se ab una diocese ad aliam vel ab uno archidiaconatu ad alium transferre, sic quod difficile foret collectoribus dicti subsidii deputatis huiusmodi subsidia ab eis colligere, et collectores huiusmodi nobis de nominibus et cognominibus eorum et de locis a quibus et ad que, si hoc noverint, se transtulerint certificent, quod extunc collectores de summis contingentibus sic se transferentes omnino exonerentur, in quibus stabitur relacioni et juramento collectorum, proviso insuper et excepto quod omnes persone que ad magnum subidium domino nostro regi in hac convocacione concessam contribuunt vel qui ad solvendam quintam decimam, auxilium vel subsidium, quocumque nomine censeatur, cum laiciis onerantur, tunc pro rata summe sic solute seu solvende a concessione et solucione premissorum excusentur et exonerentur, proviso eciam quod nos nullam faciemus alienacionem alicuius concessionis predicte alicui persone seu personis occasione cuius alienacionis collectores subsidii ad scaccarium regis seu aliam curiam secularem ad calculum faciendum seu soluciones faciendas quoquomodo artentur, compellantur, vexentur ac alio modo turbentur. Item voluerunt, concesserunt et ordinaverunt quod singuli collectores dicte provincie Cantuariensis, in singulis archidiaconatibus et locis deputati, eisdem de nominibus omnium et singulorum presbiterorum et aliorum huiusmodi subsidia et aliquam partem eorundem solvere debencium, et de summis per eos solvendis ac tunc solutis, deque nominibus eorum qui pretextu impedimentorum predictorum ab huiusmodi solucionibus excusabuntur, nos ac nostrum sive nostros in hac parte commissarium seu commissarios modo et forma inferius descriptis per suas litteras patentes eorum sigillis sigillatas debite certificent. Ad predictas autem pecunias sub modis, formis, condicionibus et excepcionibus, ut premittur, concessis levandas et colligendas conceserunt, voluerunt et ordinaverunt prelati et clerus supradicti quod singuli episcopi provincie nostre habeant potestatem et auctoritatem in suis diocesibus clericos collectores ydoneos deputandi et ordinandi et eos sic deputatos et nominatos cohercendi et compellendi. Et pro laboribus et expensis dictorum collectorum concesserunt unicuique eorum unaquaque libra pecuniarum per eum in ea parte collectarum xii denarios. Concesserunt insuper prelati et clerus supradicti quod collectores utriusque subsidii de summis per eos receptis racionem reddens nobis sive nostro commissario, etc.,

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A.D. 1488. in predicta ecclesia sancti Pauli, et nobis ac nostro commissario, etc., easdem summas fideliter solvere teneantur, et per nos ac commissarium nostrum, etc., collectores huiusmodi exonerentur et acquietentur ibidem. Ulterius concesserunt et ordinaverunt prelati et clerus sepefati quod quilibet collector ad levandum et recipiendum dictum subsidium per cuiuslibet diocesis ordinarium {Fol. 61b} deputandus habeat auctoritate presentis convocacionis sufficientem potestatem personas quascumque ad huiusmodi subsidia obligatas non solventes et solvere recusantes seu ultra diem solucionis solvere differentes, debita monicione premissa, per censuras ecclesiasticas, fruccuum sequestraciones, et alia juris remodia efficaciter compellendi et cohercendi. Vestre fraternitati tenore presencium committimus et mandamus quatinus omnibus et singulis nostre Cantuariensis ecclesie suffraganeis infra nostram provinciam Camtuariensem constitutos, ac absencium episcoporum, si qui fuerint, vicariis spiritualibus in generalibus, litteris vestris patentibus horam seriem continentibus vice et auctoritate nostris injungatis, quibus nos eciam tenore presencium injungimus, quod ipsorum singuli per suas dioceses per huiusmodi collectores sic per eos deputandos debitam inquisicionem faciant de nominibus omnium et singulorum, eorum videlicet qui ad primi subsidii solucionem tenentur vel racione premissorum excusabuntur, citra primum diem mensis Maii jam proxime futurum, eorum veto qui ad secundi subsidii solucionem tenentur vel racione premissorum excusabuntur citra primum diem mensis Novembris proxime sequentem, ac de nominibus collectorum primi subsidii citra quintum decimum diem mensis Marcii jam instantem, et de nominibus collectorum secundi subsidii citra quintum decimum diem mensis Septembris extunc proxime sequentem, et insuper quod collectores omnes et singulos dictorum subsidiorum prout ad eorum quemlibet in ea parte attinet moneant, quos nos eciam tenore presencium sic monemus sub pena juris, quod iidem collectores de pecuniis per ipsorum quemlibet infra suam collectam receptis nobis et nostro commissario, etc., fideliter respondeant, racionem reddant, et cetera omnia faciant juxta vim, formam et effectum concessionum nobis, ut premittitur, desuper factarum. Vobis eciam, ut supra, injungimus quatinus pro civitate et diocese vestris, quatenus premissa vos concernunt, pari forma inquirentes certificare et monere curetis. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Lamehieth, quoad sigillacionem presencium primo die mensis Marcii predicti,

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A.D. 1488. anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo lxxxviiiv° et nostre translacionis anno tercio. Quarum quidem litterarum reverendissimarum vigore pariter et auctoritate vobis, reverende pater, tenore presencium injungimus quod premissa omnia et singula, juxta vim, formam et effectum concessionis predicte, quatenus ad vos spectat, debite et cum effectu exequi faciatis. Datum sub sigillo nostro in manerio nostro de Fulham, quarto die mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo M°CCCC°lxxxviii° prenotato et nostre consecracionis quadragesimo. Et decimo octavo mensis Marcii, dominus Herefordensis scripsit Roberto Geffrey, Herefordensi, et Thome Moretone, Salopshire, archidiacono pro execucione concessionum predictarum eidem reverendissimo patri, ut premittitur, factarum.

Mar. 14.- Certificate to the Exchequer that the bishop has appointed the prior and convent of Leominster to collect the first half of the great subsidy of £25,000, granted to the king by a Convocation. [1]

Mar. 18.- Appointment of the abbot and convent of Wigmore [2] to collect the first half of the subsidy in both archdeaconries.

{Fol. 62} CERTIFICATORIUM BREVIS REGII AD SCACCARIUM PRO MAGNO SUBSIDIO XXV MILLIUM LIBRARUM DOMINO REGI CONCESSO COLLIGENDO.

Mar. 15.- The bishop informs the archbishop that the archdeacons of Hereford and Shropshire have been instructed to collect the two subsidies granted him by Convocation. [1]

The grant to the king by Convocation of a subsidy of £25,000, in which the shares to be contributed by the various dioceses of the province are set forth.

{Fol. 62b} Nos prelati et clerus provincie Cantuariensis in hac sacra synodo sive convocacione prelatorum et cleri eiusdem in ecclesia sancti Pauli, Londoniis, xiiii die mensis Januarii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxviii° inchoata et celebrata et usque ad et in penultimum diem mensis Februarii extunc proxime sequentem de diebus in dies continuata congregati damus et concedimus excellentissimo principi, etc., Henrico, regi Anglie, etc., pro ecclesie


[1] In the usual form.
[2] Sic. There has been an erasure, and "abbot" and "Wigmore" have been filled in by another hand.

118 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1488. Anglicane et regni sui Anglie defensione unum subsidium xxv m. librarum ad duos huius anni terminos equaliter persolvendum, videlicet primam huiusmodi subsidii medietatem que ad xii m. cv librarum summam se extendit in festo annunciacionis beate Marie, virginis, proxime futuro debitam et ante primum diem mensis Maii extunc et immediate sequentem levandam, colligendam et dicto domino regi solvendam, et pereque secundum medietatem in festo sancti Michaelis, archangeli, mense Septembris proxime extunc sequenti debitam et ante primum diem mensis Novembris dictum festum sequentis levandam, etc., sub modo et forma sequentibus, videlicet de diocese Cantuariensi et ecclesia Cristi, Cantuariensis jurisdiccionis immediate, mccciiii li. v s. x d. ob., de diocese Eliensi cvlvii li. xix s. viii d., de diocese Norwicensi mcviixl li., de diocese Wintoniensi ml li., de diocese Sarisburiensi mcciii li. xv s. iii d., de diocese Cicestrensi ccccxx li., de diocese Roffensi cxxxii li. xviii s., de diocese Bathoniensi et Wellensi cv li., de jurisdiccione sancti Albani lxvi li. xiii s. iiii d., de diocese Exoniensi cccclvi li., de diocese Coventrensi et Lichfeldensi cvx li., de diocese Herefordensi ccxxiiii li , de diocesi Wygorniensi cvl li., de diocese Londoniensi cviiixlv li. vii s. iii d., de diocese Lincolniensi mciivicl li., de diocese Menevensi lxiii li., de diocese Assavensi xl li., de diocese Landavensi xiii li. vi s viii d. de episcopo Bangoriensi xv li. xii s. ii d. ob., que summe particulares in unum accumulate constituunt summam mxii cv librarum, ad cuius quidem subsidii prime medietatis huiusmodi citra xv diem mensis Marcii et secunde medietatis citra xv diem mensis Septembris proxime futurum, ut premittitur, levacionem, colleccionem, et solucionem singuli diocesani in suis diocesibus collectores deputabunt de quorum nominibus et summa per singulos eorum separatim colligenda, si que talis divisio summarum infra aliquam diocesam per ipsius diocesanum facta fuerit, thesaurarium et barones scaccarii domini nostri regis citra dies predictos respective certificare teneantur, cum eo tamen moderamine quod si aliquis collector huiusmodi summam sive quotam aliquam quascumque personas infra collectam suam contingentem levare nequierit et personas non solventes seu solvere recusantes ac summam ad quam solvendam persona huiusmodi auctoritate huius synodi tenetur thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis specialiter nominaverit, extunc a dicta summe levacione et solucione tam huiusmodi collectores sive collector et prefati prelati

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A.D. 1488. et clerus dicte Cantuariensis provincie penitus exonerentur et exoneretur, et contra sic non solventes per thesaurarium et barones de scaccario, sicut contra non solventes aliquam partem decime si que domino nostro regi concedetur, equo modo procedatur, super quibus certificatoriis cuiuslibet collectoris seu eius attornati desuper fidem facientis omnino stetur et absque aliqua ulteriori inquisicione seu dilacione fides plenaria indilate adhibeatur.

Nomina, omnium et singulorum una cum summis uniuscumque ex quibus dictam summam ducentarum et quater viginti librarum superius expressatam levabitis et colligetis sequuntur et sunt hec:-

Ex abbate Salopiensi, vi li. iii s. x d.
De abbate de Evisham, ii s. ix d. q.
Ex abbate de Hamond, lviii s. ix d. q.
De priore de Wenlok, xl li.
De abbate de Byldwas, xxx s. x d. q.
De priore de Momerfeld, x s.
De priore de Breconia, iiii s. q.
De abbati de Wigmore, viii li.
De priore Wigornie, iiii li. viii s. vi d. ob. q.
De decano ecclesie cathedralis, iiii li. xix s. vii d. ob. q.
De priore de Bromfeld, vi li. viii s. viii d. ob. q.
De precentore ibidem, iii li. iiii s. viii d. q.
De abbate Gloucestrie, xl li. x s. v d.
De archidiacono Herefordensi, xl s.
De abbate de Tinterne, xlvi s. viii d.
De archidiacono Salopshire, xx s.
De priore de Lemstre, xliii li. ii s. xi d. ob. q.
De cancellario Herefordensi, xl s.
De priore de Lanthonia juxta Gloucestriam, vii li. ii s. x d. ob. q.
De capitulo ecclesie cathedralis, xxxviii li.
De priore maioris Malverne v li. vii s. ob. q.
De collegio de Fodryngay pro Newent et aliis, x li. xii s. v d.
De priore Lanthonie in Wallia, xv li. iii s. iiii d. ob. q.
De collegio de Wyndsor, iii li. xxii d. ob.
De priore de Kylpeck, xxxviii s. i d. ob.
De elemosinaria Herefordensi, iii s.
De priore de Titley, xl s. v d.
De prebenda de Bertonsham, xxix s. x d.
De priore de Clifford, iiii li.
De priore de Monmouth, iiii li. iiii s. ix d.
De prebenda de Berton Colwall, xxvii viii p.
{Fol. 63} De abbate de Dora, iii li. v s. viii d.
De abbate de Flaxley, xxiii s. vi d.
De prebenda de Nortone, x d. ob. q.
De priore de Wormesley, liii s. iiiid.
De priore Herefordie, v li. ii s. x d. ob.
De ecclesia de Munslow, xxii s.

120 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1488.

De prebenda de Evythyngtone, xx s.
De ecclesia de Deane magna, xiii s. iii d.
De prebenda de Puttstone maiori viii s. xl d. ob.
De vicaria, de Lydney, xxvi s. vi d.
De prebenda de Hyntone, x s. viii d.
De tercia, porcione in - [1]
De prebenda de Huntyngdone, xviiii s. iiii d. ob. q.
De ecclesia de Radenore veteri, iii s. iiii d.
De prebenda de Gorewall, xi s. vii d. ob. q.
De ecclesia de Pembrigge, liii s. iiii d.
De prebenda de Coblyntone, xiii s. x d. ob. q.
De ecclesia, de Stokedith, xxxiii s. iiii d.
De prebenda de Hundretone, x s. ix d. ob. q.
De ecclesia de Monsley, viii s. viii d.
De ecclesia de Colwalle, xx s.
De prebenda de Prestone, viii s.
De porcione de Nethirhalle in ecclesia de Ledbury, xlix s. iiii d.
De prebenda de parva Wythintone, vii s.
De prebenda de Ovirbolynghope, xxiiii s. vi. d. ob.
De ecclesia de Rosse, iiii li.
De ecclesia de Bicknore Anglicane, xxxiii s. iiii d.
De prebenda de Warham, xiii s. viii d.
De vicaria de Marcel magna, xvii s.
De prebenda de Church Wethyngtone, viii s. i d. ob.
De prebenda de parva Pionia, ii s.
De prebenda de Welyntone, xxxiii s. iiii d.
De prebenda de magna Mortone, xl s.
De prebenda de parva Mortone, xx s.
De ecclesia de Staundone, xxix s. iiii d.
De vicaria de Weobley, x s.
De vicaria de Erysland, x s.
De vicaria de Lempster, viii s. iiii d.
De ecclesia de Moncklane, viii s. iiiid.
De ecclesia de Kyngstone, xl s.
De ecclesia de Radnore veteri, liii s. iiii d.
De ecclesia de Radnore nova, xx s.
De ecclesia de Kynnersley, vi s. viii d.

In archidiaconatu Salopshire.

De ecclesia de Russebury, xxvii s. iiiid.
De ecclesia de Stretton in le Dale, xxx s.
De ecclesia de Ludlow, xxvii s. viii d.
De ecclesia de Culmyntone, xx s.
De ecclesia de Bitterley, xlii s. viii d.
De ecclesia de Hopesay, xii s.
De vicaria de Lydbury north, ix s. iiii. d.
De ecclesia de Montgomery, v s.
De ecclesia de Westbury, xl s.
De porcione Roberti in ecclesia de Pontisbury, x s. viii d.
De porcione David in eadem, xxi s. iiii d.
De porcione Nicholai in eadem, xxi s. iiii d.
De ecclesia de Shrewardyne, x s.


[1] Leaf cut.

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A.D. 1489. Sept. 2.- Commission to the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury to collect the second half of the king's great subsidy. A list of the contributors follows, with the amounts due from them.

{Fol. 63b} Secundo die mensis Septembris, anno Domini supradicto, emanavit a domino quedam commissio venerabilibus viris abbati et conventui de Shrewisbury, ecclesias de Momerfeld et Stottesdone ac alia et beneficia et possessiones in usus proprios obtinentes ad colligendum et levandum secundam medietatem magni subsidii in ultima convocacione prelatorum et cleri, etc., domino nostro regi concessi, videlicet, ccxxiiii li. in diocese Herefordensi de bonis, possessionibus, et beneficiis ecclesiasticis eiusdem, debitam in festo sancti Michaelis, archangeli, proxime futuro et citra primum diem Novembris thesaurario et baronibus de scaccario domini nostri regis fidelitor persolvendam.

Nomina omnium et singulorum una cum surninis uniuscumque ex quibus summam ccxxiiii li. superius expressam colligent et levabunt dicti abbas et conventus sequuntur et sunt hec:-

Abbas de Wigmore, x li.
Prior Leominstrie, xliii li. ii s. xi d. ob. q.
Prior de Wenlok, xiiii li. xix s. iiii d.
Prior de Bromfeld, iiii li.
Prior de Wormesley, iiii s. iiii d.
Abbas de Tinterne, xlvi s. viii d.
Prior Herefordie, v li. ii s. x d. ob.
Prior Wigornie, iiii li. vii s. vi d. ob. q.
Prior de Clifford, xl s.
Prior de Breconia, iiii s. q.
Prior de Kylpeck, xxxviii s. i d. ob.
Prior Lanthonia prime, xv li. iiii s. iiii d. ob. q.
Prior minoris Malverne, ii s. iiii d.
Prior de Monnemouth, v li. iiii s. ix d. ob.
Abbas de gracia Dei, xvi s. ix d. ob.
Prior de Prene, x s.
Abbas Gloucestrie, xii li x s. v d.
Collegium de Wyndsor, iii li. xxii d. ob.
Prior Lanthonie juxta Gloucestriam, vii li. x d. ob.
Archidiaconus Herefordensis, xl s.
Prior maioris Malverne, vi li. ii s. x d. ob.
Collegium de Fodryngay, x li. xii s. v d. ob.
Prior de Momerfeld, xxxv s. xi d. q.
Decanus ecclesie cathedralis, iiii li. xix s. vii d. ob. q.
Abbas de Evesham, iis. ix d. q.
Abbas de Boldwas, xxx s. x d. q.
Precentor ibidem, xx s.
Abbas de Hamond, lviii s. ix d. q.
Archidiaconus Herefordensis, xl s.
Abbas Salopie, vi li. iii s. x d.
Archidiaconus Salopshire, xx s.

122 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1489.

Cancellarius Herefordensis, xl s.
Capitulum ecclesie cathedralis, xxxiiii li. iiis. v d. ob. q.
Prebendarius de Mortone, xl s.
Prebendarius de Bertonshomme, x s.
Prebendarius de Nortone, x d. ob. q.
Prebenda de Evythyngtone, iii s. iiii d.
Prebenda de Puttestone maiori, viii s. v d. ob.
Prebenda de Hyntone, iii s. iiii d.
Prebenda de Huntyngdone, xviiii s. iiii d. ob. q.
Prebenda de Gorewalle, xi s. vii d. ob. q.
Prebenda de Coblyntone, xiii s. x d. ob.
Prebenda de Hundretone, x s. ix d. ob. q.
Prebenda de Prestone, viii s.
Prebenda de parva Wythintone, vii s. xxiiiis. vi. d. ob.
Prebenda de Ovirbolynghope, xxiiiis. vi. d. ob.
Prebenda de Warham, xiii s. viii d.
Prebenda de Church Wethyntone, xiii s. i d. ob.
Prebenda de parva Pionia, ii s.
Prebenda de Berton Coiwalle, xxvii s. viii d.

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In archidiaconatu Herefordensi.

Ecclesia de Staundone, xx s.
Vicaria de Weobley, x s.
Vicaria de Erdeslane, vi s. viii d.
Vicaria de Lempster, x s.
Ecclesia de Moncklane, viii s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Kyngslane, xl s.
Ecclesia de Radnore veteri, iiii s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Radnore nova, xx s.
Ecclesia de Kynnersley, s.
Ecclesia de Lydney, xxvi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Deane magna, xs.
Tercia porcione in ecclesia de Bromyard, vix s.
Ecclesia de Bishopstone, vi s. viiid.
Ecclesia de Pembrigge, iiii s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Stokedith, xx s.
Ecclesia de Cradley, xii s. vii d.
Ecclesia de Monsley, viii s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Collwalle, viii s. viii.
Porcio de Nethirhalle in ecclesia de Ledbury, xxx s.
Ecclesia de Rosse, xx s.
Vicaria in eadem, xxvi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Bicknore Anglicana, xx s.
Vicaria de Nova terra, x s.
Vicaria de Marcle magna, x s.
Ecclesia de Whitney, x s.
Ecclesia de Mordiford, viii s. viii d.
Ecclesie de Brymmesbarow, viii s.
Vicaria de Mynstreworth, x s.
Ecclesia de Pencombe, vi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Strettone, viii s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Ullyngwick, x s.
Vicaria de Cowarne magna, vi s. viii d.
Vicaria de Wessebury, x s.
Vicaria de Presthemde, vi s. viii. d.
Vicaria de Kyngtone, vi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Monyngton, vi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Credynhill, vi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Yedvyn, vi s. viii d.
Vicaria sancti Petri, Herefordie, viii s. viii d.
Ecciesia omnium Sanctorum, Herefordie, viii s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Dyndore, vi s. viii d.

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A.D. 1489.

In archidiaconatu Salopshire.

Ecclesia de Russebury, xxvi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Stretton in le Dale, x s.
Ecclesia de Monslow, xxii s.
Ecclesia de Ludlow, xxvis. viii d.
Ecclesia de Culmyntone, xx s.
Ecclesia de Bitterley, xxx s.
Ecclesia de Hopesay, xii s.
Vicaria de Lydbury north, ix s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Westbury, xxx s.
Ecclesia de Montgomery, xl s.
Porcio Roberti in ecclesia de Pontisbury, x s. viii d.
Porcio David in eadem, xxi s.
Porcio Nicholai in eadem, xxi s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Shrewardyn, x s.
Ecclesie de Wynstanstow, xiii s. d.
Ecclesia de Worthyn, vii s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Castro Ricardi, xiii s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Rocke, x s.
Vicaria de Temdbury, vi s. viii d.
Vicaria de Stottesdone, viii s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Pullerbache, viii s. iiii d.
Ecclesia de Stocktone, viii s. iiii d.
Vicaria de Duttyn, vi s. viii d.
Vicaria de Chelmarsse, vi s. viiid.
Vicaria de Kynlet, vi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Chettone, viii s. iiii d.
Vicaria de Lyndrige, vi s. viii d.
Vicaria de Neen Savage vi s. viii d.
Ecclesia de Estham, vii s. viii d.
Vicaria de Wenlock, vi s. viii d.
Vicaria de Clongunford, vi s. viii d.

Sept. 19.- Licence to the proctor of S. Clement's hospital, Leominster, to solicit alms in the diocese.

Decimo nono die mensis Septembris, dominus dedit licenciam Johanni Gloucestrie, procuratori hospitalis sancti Clementis, burgi de Leominstre, ad querendum elimosinas Cristi fidelium in archidiaconatu Herefordensi ad opus dicti hospitalis.

Oct. 4.- The bishop accepts the resignation of John Bluet, prior of Chirbury, and on Jan. 4th appoints his successor.

PRIORATUS DE CHIRBURY.- Iiii die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto apud Whitborne, dominus admisit resignacionem sive dimissionem liberam domini Johannis Bluet, alias Leintwardyn, de prioratu suo de Chirbury, et decrevit dictum prioratum de pastoris solacio destitutum, et notificavit presidenti et capitulo eiusdem prioratus per litteras suas patentes. Et iiii die mensis Januarii extunc sequentis contulit dominus episcopus dictum prioratum de Chirbury domino Johanni, canonico regulari ibidem expresso professo, vacantem ut premittitur et ad collacionem domini

124 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1489. jure devolutionis hac vice spectantem, et instituit eundem, etc. Et scriptum fuit rectoribus de Worthyn et Westbury conjunctim et divisim ad inducendum eundem et ad recipiendum juramentum canonice obediencie primitus, ut moris est.

Oct. 20.- A. licence granted to Sir Thomas Cornewall, of Eye, and Elinor Mitton to marry after one publishing of banns.

{Fol. 64b} Vicesimo die mensis et anni predicti apud Whitborne dominus dedit licenciam specialem Thome Cornwall, militi, de parochia de Eye, et Elinore, filie Willelmi Mittone, ut matrimonium possit inter eos solempnizari, bannis saltem in facie ecclesie semel editis.

A.D. 1490. Feb. 6.- A licence granted to the collector of the hospital of S. Thomas at Rome.

{Fol. 65} LICENCIA QUESTORI SANCTI THOME.- Item sexto die mensis Februarii, dominus dedit litteras suss licenciales questori [hospitalis] sancti Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana fundati per unum annum tantummodo duraturas in forma consueta.

Feb. 6.- A marriage licence granted to Thomas Domylton and Katherine Skull.

DISPENSACIO.- Item eodem die dominus dispensavit cum Thoma Domyltone et Katerina Skull ut possint matrimonium inter eos, ut asseritur, contractum optinere solempnizari, bannis semel in facie ecclesie editis.

Mar. 20.- The Bishop assigns a pension of 5 marks to Cecily Mason, late prioress of Aconbury.

{Fol. 65b} ASSIGNACIO PENSIONIS ULTIME PRIORISSO DE ACORNEBURY.- Vicesimo die mensis Marcii, apud Whitborne, dominus assignavit domine Cecilie Mason, nuper priorisse de Acornbury, sue diocesis, annuam pensionem v marcarum et tantum in pane et potu quantum alie sorores et moniales ibidem percipiunt, solvendam sibi quoad vixerit per Isobellam Gardenere, priorissam modernam et sibi succedentes priorissas ibidem annuatim ad festa sancti Johannis Baptiste, Michaelis archangeli, natalis Domini, et annunciacionis beate Marie virginis de fructibus et proventibus dicti prioratus per equales porciones, etc.

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A.D. 1490. Mar. 6.- Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire as to the vacancy and patronage of the church of Goodrich.

{Fol. 66} Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., sui humiles et devoti Edwardus Janyns, decanus decanatus de Rosse et perpetuus vicarius ecclesie parochialis de Newland, et Thomas Stokis, capellanus in eadem ecclesia, commissarii vestri, etc., omnimodam obedienciam, etc. Litteras vestre commissionis nuper cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepimus in hec verba:- Thomas, etc., magistris Edwardo Janyns, etc., et Thome Stokes, etc., salutem. Presentarunt nobis venerabiles et religiosi viri prior et conventus prioratus beate Marie de Mounemouth dominum Johannem Gough, capellanum, ad vicariam perpetuam ecclesie parochialis de Godrich castell per mortem domini Willelmi Hauyes, ultimi vicarii, vacantem et ad ipsorum presentacionem, ut dicunt, spectantem. Nos de premissis ceterisque in hac parte requisitis cupientes fieri cerciores vobis conjunctim et divisim committimus et mandamus quatinus an dicta vicaria vacet, etc., ut supra anno Domini [M°CCCC°]lxxxi° in commissione inquisicionis cantarie beate Marie fundate in ecclesia de Dilwyn. [1] Datum nostro sub sigillo in manerio nostro de Whitborne, sexto die mensis Februarii, anno Domini CCCC°lxxxix° et nostre consecracionis anno xvi°. Cuius quidem commissionis reverende auctoritate dicti Edwardus et Thomas, commissarii antedicti, sex viros ecclesiasticos, videlicet doininum Johannem Skynnere, rectorem ecclesie de Bicknore Anglicana, dominum Philippum ap Meyrick, rectorem ecclesie de Whitchurch, dominos Ludowicum ap David, vicarium de Walford, Johannem Marys, vicarium de Mounemouth, Johannem Sant, vicarium de Dixtone, Thomam Morys, rectorem ecclesie de Stauntone, vestre diocesis et sex viros seculares de parochia de Godrich castell predicta, videlicet Johannem Ware, Johannem Fisher, Ricardum Taylour, Johannem Tomkyns, Willelmum Gardenere, et Johannem Hope, ad comparendum coram nobis [in] ecclesia parochiali de Mounemouth, xvii die mensis Februarii ultimo preterito per Johannem Hauyes, nuncium nostrum, citari fecimus. Quibus personaliter comparentibus, admissis, et in forma juris juratis ad dicendum meram et plenam veritatem quam sciverint super dictis articulis, presente tunc priore de Flanisford, priore vero de Mounemouth adtunc, ut dicebatur, in remotis agente, assumpto per nos in actorum huiusmodi inquisicionis scribam Thoma Goldsmyth de Mounemouth ad hoc primitus


[1] See p. 68.

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A.D. 1490. jurato, eos omnes et singulos secrete et singillatim in forma testium examinandorum, ut premittitur, juratos diligenter examinavimus, et primo Johannem Skynnere. Qui quidem Johannes admissus, juratus, et diligenter examinatus et primo interrogatus an dicta vicaria vacet, respondit quod sit per mortem domini Willelmi Hauyes et credit priorem de Mounemouth esse patronum dicte vicarie. Dixit eciam quod multociens audivit dictum dominum Willelmum Hauyes dicentem quod honorandus miles, dominus Talbot, adduxit eum ad reverendum, etc., Thomam Spofford, Herefordensem episcopum, ut expulso quodam domino Waltero ap Gwillim, adtunc dicte vicarie vicario, ipsum dominum Willelmum Hauyes instituerit in eadem, qui dictam vicariam demum obtinens postea dedit dicto Waltero ap Gwillim c s., ut in eadem pace remaneret. [1] Et ulterius interrogatus quis ultimo presentavit dixit se nescire, nec an unicus sit patronus vel an jus patronatus sit in plures divisum, asseruit tamen quod dicta ecclesia est litigiosa et quod presentatus est laudabilis vice et conversacionis et competentis sciencie. De aliis interrogatus nihil scit, ut dicit. Dominus Philippus ap Meredith admissus, etc., concordat in omnibus cum predicto domino Johanne Skynnere, addens causam quare dictus dominus Walterus expulsus fuit a dicta vicaria, videlicet quia nimium occupavit se in venando, in tantum quod quodam sancto die parascheves venabatur dum ecclesie interesset et divinis officiis vacaret. Dicit eciam quod venerabiles viri Johannes Barre, miles, et magister Johannes Whitby, capellanus reverendi, etc., Ricardi Beucham, episcopi Herefordensis, fuerunt arbitri inter dictum dominum Walterum ap Gwillim et dominum Willelmum Hauyes, et dicit ulterius quod dicta ecclesia est pensionaria et eciam porcionaria priori de Monmouth, quia vicarius deberet solvere annuatum x s. nomine porcionis, ut audivit a dicto domino Willelmo, pro qua pensione idem dominus Willelmus erat conventus coram Ricardo Pede, decretum doctore, ad instanciam cuisdam Jacobi Onbury, prioris dicti prioratus, set quia dicta vicaria erat nimis exilis et pauper dictus prior timens ne dictus dominus W. Hauyes dominum recommemoret pro augmentacione eiusdem vicarie cessavit a peticione huiusmodi pensionis. Dominus Lodowicus ap David, dominus Johannes Marys et dominus Johannes Sant examinati singillatim nichil speciale dixerunt, credunt tamen, ut asserunt, jus presentandi ad dictum priorem de Mounmouth et eius conventum


[1] There is no mention in the Spofford Register of this institution or payment.

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A.D. 1490. pertinere. Johannes Were et Johannes Fissher tunc dicunt quod credunt sepedictum priorem esse patronum supradicte vicarie. Idem dicunt Ricardus Taylour et Johannes Tomkyns, addentes quod Ricardus Horton, quondam prior de Mounmouth, presentavit dictum Walterum ap Gwillim vicariam predictam. Willelmus {Fol. 66b} Gardener et Johannes Hope nichil sciunt, ut dicunt, deponere. Et sic vestrum mandatum sumus quatenus in nobis est executi. In quorum, etc. Datum apud Newland quoad sigillacionem vi die mensis Marcii, anno Domini supradicto.

May 31.- Grant of the administration of the church of Tedstone Wafer to Sir John Mortimer, knt., and Richard Childe.

Ultimo die mensis et anni predicti apud Whitborne dominus commisit administracionem ecclesie parochialis de Teddesterne Wafre Jobanni Mortymer, militi, et domino Ricardo Childe, capellano, ad beneplacitum domini dumtaxat duraturam, proviso quod ecclesia predicta in omnibus laudabiliter deserviatur.

June 17.- The bishop appeals to the king to arrest Thomas Chalner, of Hereford, who has been excommunicated by the dean for non-appearance in a suit brought by Margery Jaqueson.

SIGNIFICAVIT.- Xvii die mensis Junii, anno et loco supradictis dominus decanus Herefordensis innotuit et intimavit domino quod quidam Johannes Chalnere, de parochia omnium sanctorum, Herefordie, fuit et est excommunicatus auctoritate sua et sic stetit per quadraginta dies et ultra propter suas manifestas et multiplicatas contumacias in non comparendo coram subdecano dicti decani in causa quadam mere spirituali et ecclesiastica ad instanciam Margerie Jaquesone coram eodem mota. Ideo supplicavit dominum ad scribendum regi pro eius corporis capcione, ut moris est. Et sic dominus significavit et intimavit domino regi, ut in forma consueta superius habetur.

July 3.- A marriage licence granted to James Carpenter, of Kinnersley, and Joan Nooke, of Norton, after one publication of banns.

Iii die mensis Julii apud Whitborne, anno Domini supradicto dominus dispensavit cum Jacobo Carpynter, de parochia de

128 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1490. Kynnarsley, et Johanna Nooke de Nortone, sue diocesis, ut matrimonium possint obtinere solempnisari inter eos in facie ecclesie bannis semel editis in ecclesiis suis parochialibus, etc.

Aug. 17.- Commission to sequestrate all the ecclesiastical property of Thomas Bulkyn, late rector of Munsley, till the dilapidations of the buildings of the rectory are made good.

COMMISSIO AD SEQUESTRANDUM BONA ET FRUCTUS PRO DILAPIDACIONE.- Xvii die mensis et anni predicti apud Whitborne, emanavit commissio per dominum ad peticionem domini Johannis Gough, rectoris de Monsley factam, magistris Hugoni et Ricardo Judde, canonicis residensiariis ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, ac domino Rogero Whitehouse, capellano, et Hugoni Carpenter, laico, ad omnes et [singulos] fructus ac alia bona ecclesiastica, ubicumque infra diocesim Herefordensem reperta fuerint, sequestranda cuiusdam domini Thome de Bulkyne, super rectoris de Monsley, jam defuncti, eaque sub salvo [sequestro] custodienda quousque de irreparacione et dilapidacione domorum, mansi rectoribus ibidem
[pertinentis], so aliarum edificiorum rectorie eiusdem per eos ad quos pertinet sufficienter satisfactum fuerit prefato Johanni Gough, rectori moderno.

June 23.- The bishop of London, on behalf of the archbishop, enjoins special prayers and services that the hostile intentions of the king's enemies may be averted and the peace of the realm preserved.

{Fol. 67} COMMISSIO PRO FACIENDIS PROCESSIONIBUS.- Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., Ricardus, Dei gracia Londoniensis episcopus, salutem, etc. Litteras reverendissimi, etc., Johannis, divina permissione archiepiscopi Cantuariensis, etc., ipsius sigillo oblongo in cera rubea impresso sigillatas noveritis nos cum ea qua decuit reverencia recipisse in hec verba:- Johannes, etc., reverendo confratri nostro Ricardo, episcopo Londoniensi, salutem, etc. Ex certis justis causis ecclesiam Cristi universalem, serenissimi domini nostri regis et regni sui prosperitatem, aerisque temperiem et nonnullas alias consideraciones immodice concernentibus, et presertim quia extere gentes vicinas regiones et huic regno Anglie quasi contiguas occupantes et inhabitantes bella subdole minantur et ad oppugnandum idem regnum et ipsius incolas et loca munita eidem pertinencia multa et quasi infinita bellica machinamenta adiu paraverunt, et de diebus in dies sic parare in presenti, ut

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A.D. 1490. dicitur, non desistunt, vobis tenore presencium committimus et mandamus firmiter injungentes quatinus omnibus et singulis suffraganeis nostris, etc., denuncietis eisdem districcius injungatis quod ipsorum singuli in ecclesiis suis cathedralibus et aliis ecclesiis conventualibus et collegiatis necnon parochialibus ecclesiis suarum civitatum et diocesum diebus dominicis et festivis subditos suos efficaciter moneant et inducant quod pre bono et felici statu universalis ecclesie ac serenissimi domini nostri regis et regni magnatum et procerum ac suorum subditorum tam infra quam extra regnum jam militancium votiva et optata expedicione, necnon regis et regni sui et tocius populi cristiani tranquillitate et pace cum omni cordis humilitate processiones ter vel saltem bis qualibet hebdomada, in civitatibus vero et burgis et locis celebrioribus bis vel semel adminus generales cum decantacione letanie et misse si fieri poterit, alioquin cum tribus collectis, prima videlicet pro statu ut premittitur universalis ecclesie, secunda pro regis et suorum subditorum felice expedicione, et tercia pro pace et tranquillitate ac divino presidio contra hostiles oppugnaciones, humiliter et devote faciant et observent, suppliciter deprecando ut omnipotens et misericors Deus eorum precibus inclinatus ecclesiam, dominum nostrum regem et regnum ac magnates procerosque protegat et defendat pacemque concedat a Cristi fidelibus diutissime affectatam. Vos eciam in civitate et diocese vestris Londoniensibus auctoritate vestra simili modo faciatis et per subditos vestros efficaciter faciatis observari. Et ut ad taliter supplicandum mentes fidelium propensius excitentur, de Dei omnipotentis inmensa misericordia et beatissime Marie, virginis, ac beatorum Petri et Pauli, apostolorum eius, necnon sanctorum Alphegi et Thome, martiris, patronorum nostrorum omniumque sanctorum meritis et precibus confidentes de peccatis penitentibus, confessis et contritis, premissa ut premittitur facientibus quadraginta dies indulgencie tociens quociens concedimus per presentes. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Lamehithe, xx die mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo quadragentesimo nonagesimo et nostre translacionis anno iiii. Quarum quidem litterarum vigore, etc., vobis, reverende pater, denunciamus et per presentes mandamus quatinus litteras reverendissimas predictas juxta omnem vim, formam et effectum earundem exequamini et eas, quatenus vos civitatem et diocesim vestras concernunt, execucioni demandari faciatis. Datum Londoniis, sub sigillo nostro, xxiii die Julii, anno

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A.D. 1490. Domini millesimo CCCC nonagesimo et nostre consecracionis primo.

Sept. 23.- Directions of the bishop to the rector of Eastham as to the services at Hanley, within his parish.

ORDINACIO PRO ESTHASI ET HANLEY.- Die sabbati, videlicet xxiiii die mensis Septembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC nonagesimo, ordinatum et decretum erat per dominum quod rector ecclesie parochialis de Estham omnibus dominicis et festivis celebrabit missam apud Hanley infra parochiam suam, ac eciam dicet vesperas ibidem omni die sabbati, et matutinas et vesperas, matutinas videlicet ante missam et vesperas post missam, omnibus diebus dominicis et festivis usque ad festum sancti Hillarii proxime futurum, et tunc dominus decrevit disponere et ordinare pro servicio ibidem exhibendo et faciendo imperpetuum. Cetera vero sacramenta idem rector ministrabit ibidem prout retroactis temporibus usitatum fuit.

Oct. 5.- Decision of the bishop in the dispute between the inhabitants of Huntsham and the vicar of Goodrich, providing for the saying of mass.

{Fol. 68} ORDINACIO PRO INHABITANTIBUS VILLULAM DE HONSOM.- Ordinacio facta per reverendum, etc., Thomam, etc., quinto die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxx° in manerio suo de Whitborne, super quadam lite per incolas sive inhabitantes villule de Honsom, infra parochiam de castro Godrici, de et super certis missis septimanatim in quadam capella apud Honsom per vicarium de parochia de castro Godrici, ut dicitur, celebrandis contra vicarium eundem mota, que quidem lis in hac parte, ut premittitur, per incolas dicte ville contra quemdam dominum Johannem Gough, vicarium modernum ibidem personaliter constitutum, se ordinacioni et statuto ac laudo dicti reverendi patris in hac parte nomine suo ac successorum suorum subjicientem, ac de unanimi consensu et assensu omnium inhabitancium et incolarum apud Honsom predictam se subjiciencium sponte et voluntarie huiusmodi decreto, ordinacioni et laudo in hac parte fiendo taliter quievit et sopita est. In primis quod dicti incole dabunt et contribuent aunuatim x s. legalis monete Anglie uni presbitero ad missam in dicta capella de Honsom omnibus diebus dominicis per totum annum celebandam. Et dictus Johannes

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A.D. MO. Gough, vicarius modernus, et omnes et singuli successores sui, solvet annuatim vi s. viii d. ad iiii anni terminos usuales equaliter dictis incolis per eosdem incolas de Honsom solvendos presbitero predicto dicenti missam ibidem dictis diebus dominicis, quem quidem presbiterum dicti incole de Honsom ordinabunt et providebunt omnino imposterum ad huiusmodi missam dicendam. Et ulterius ordinatum et decretum est per dictum reverendum patrem quod predictus Johannes Gough, vicarius qui nunc est, ac omnes et singuli successores sui, ultra hoc bis in septimana diebus feriatis imperpetuum in capella predicto celebrabit vel celebrari faciat seu celebrabunt, etc.

Oct. 16.- Dispensation to Fulk Walweyn and Joan Beynam to marry, although related in the fourth degree of consanguinity.

DISPENSACIO.- Universis, etc., Thomas, etc., salutem. Litteras reverendi, etc., Juliani miseracione divina episcopi Ostiensis, non abrasas, non cancellatas, etc., nuper recepimus in hec verba:- Venerabili, etc., Herefordensi episcopo, Julianus, etc. salutem, etc. Sedis apostolice providencia circumspecta nonnunquam rigorem juris mansuetudine temporat et quod sacrorum canonum instituta prohibent de gracia benignitatis indulget, prout personarum et temporum qualitate pensata id in Deo salubriter expedire cognoscit. Sane ex parte Fulconis Walweyn, laici, et Johanne Beynham, mulieris vestre diocesis nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi ex certis racionabilibus causis desiderant invicem matrimonialiter copulari sed quia quarto et quarto consanguinitatis gradibus invicem sunt conjuncti desiderium in hac parte adimplere non possunt, dispensacione apostolica super hoc non obtenta. Quare supplicari fecerunt humiliter iidem exponentes eis super hiis per eandem sedem de opportune dispensacionis gracia misericorditer provideri. Nos itaque eorum in hac parte supplicacionibus inclinati auctoritate domini pape, cuius penitenciarie curam gerimus, et de eius speciali mandato super hoc vive vocis oraculo nobis facto, circumspeccioni vestre committimus quatinus, si ita est, cum eisdem exponentibus quod impedimentis consanguinitatis huiusmodi non obstantibus possint inter se matrimonium libere contrahere et in eo postquam contractum fuerit licite remanere misericorditer dispensetis, dummodo dicta mulier propter hoc ab aliquo rapta non fuerit, prolem exinde suscipiendam legitimam decernentes. Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum, sub sigillo penitenciarie nonis Februarii, pontificatus domini

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A.D. 1490. Innocencii, pape viii anno quarto. Post quarum litterarum presentacionem fuimus pro parte dictorum Fulconis et Johanne cum {Fol. 68b} instancia requisiti ut ad earundem litterarum execucionem procedere dignaremur. Nos igitur considerantes huiusmodi requisicionem fore justam et consonam racioni, recepta informacione plenaria, reperimus per indaginem juridicam suggescionem huiusmodi fore veram. Igitur cum dictis Fulcone et Joanna auctoritate premissa non obstante impedimento predicto duximus dispensandum et dispensamus, prolem ex matrimonio, etc. Datum sub sigillo nostro in manerio nostro de Whitborne, xvi die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxxx°, etc.

Oct 14.- Licence to the collector of S. Anthony's hospital to collect alms in the diocese.

Xiiii die mensis et anni predicti, apud Whitborne, dominus concessit questori sancti Anthonii licenciam suam ad colligendum elimosinas Cristi fideliuna per totam diocesim, ut supra, per unum annum tantummodo.

Nov. 23.- Licence to marry to John Goodeman and Elizabeth, widow of William Mey, both of S. Peter's, Hereford, after one publishing of banns.

Xxiii die mensis predicti anno quo supra dominus dispensavit cum Johanne Goodeman, de parochia sancti Petri, in civitate Herefordie, et Elisabetha, nuper uxore Willelmi Mey, de eadem parochia, ut possint obtinere matrimonium inter eos, ut asseritur, contractum solempnisari in facie ecclesie, bannis saltem semel editis, ut moris est.

Jan. 6.- The king's commission (received by the bishop on Jan. 22), to administer the usual oath to the sheriff, Sir Thomas Monyngton. The form of oath follows.

{Fol. 69} Vicesimo secundo die mensis Januarii, anno predicto apud Whitborne, domiuus recepit litteras Domini nostri regis in hec verba:- Right reverend fader in God, right trusty and well beloved, we grete you welle, an in asmoch as this berar shall delyvre unto you oure write of dedimus potestatem to take the othe of oure trusty and welle lovyd knighte, Sir Thomas Monyngtone, to be

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A.D. 1490. shiref of our counte of Hereford, we wol and desire you to do as fare as in the same our write ys specified, and over this charge we charge you that ye take sufficient bondis of hyme and of other men of landis for hym to fynd sufficient surite in our Exchequier in the begynnyng of the nexte term for his profres, or and before ye delivere unto hym oure letters patent uppone the same, and that ye send in al haste to oure sayde Exchequier that same bonde that thus shal be made before you as oure especial truste ys in you. And where as at oure desire and instance ye have applied you to cause oure secretari to be elected dean of your cathedral church we gav you oure ryghte especial thankys. Yevyn under our signet at oure castel at Windesore the vith day of January. [1]

{Fol. 69b} Ye shal swere that wele and truly ye shall serve the kyng in the office of shereff of Herefordshire and doo the kynges profite in all thyngis that belongyth to you to do by way of your office as fer forth as ye can or may. Ye shall truly kepe the kynge's rygtes and all that belongyth to the Crowne. Ye shall not assente to decres, the lassynge, or to concelement of the kynges rightes or of his franchesyes, and where evyr ye shall have knowlech that the kyng or the rightes of his corone bene concelide or withdrawyn, be it in landes, rentes, franchesyes or sutes, or eny other thinges, ye shall do your trewe power and make hem to be restored to the kyng agayn. And if ye may not do hite ye shall certifye the kyng or summe of his counsell thereof, such as ye hold for certayn will say it unto kyng. Ye shall not respite the kynges dettes for any yefte or favour where ye may reyse them withoute greate greauvuns of the dettouris. Ye shall truly and ryght wysely trete the peple of oure shereffwyk and do ryghte as wele to pouer as to ryche in all that belongyth to your office. Ye shall do no wronge to any man for any yefte or good beheste or promisse of good, nor favour nor hate. Ye shall disturbe no manys ryghte. Ye shall trewly acquite at the Exchequer al tho[se] of whom ye shall enythyng receve of the kynges dettes. Ye shall no thynge take whereby the kyng may lose or whereby that ryghte may be destoobled, letted, or the kyngis dettes delayd. Ye shall treuly returne and treuly sine all the kynges writtes as ferforth an hit shalbe in yowre connyng. Ye shall none have to be your undre-sheriff or any of your sheryfs clerkes of the last yere past. Ye shall take no baylyf into your servyce but such as ye will answer


[1] The same writ in Latin follows.

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A.D. 1490. for. Ye shall make eche of your baylyfys to make such othe as ye make your self in that that belongith to ther occupation. Ye shal receve no wrytte by you or eny of youes unsealyd or any sealed under the seale of any justice, save of justice in eyre, justice assignid in the same shere wher ye be sheref in, or other justice havyng power and auctorite to make any writtis unto you bi the laws of the lande, or of the justice of Newgate. Ye shall make your baylyffs of the trew and sufficient men in the countrey. Also ye shall do all your power, peyne, and diligence to destrye and make to cesse all maner heresyes and errours commynly callyd Lollardys wyth in youre baillywike from tyme to tyme to all youre power, and assiste and to be helpyng to all ordinaries and commissaries of holy Church, and favour and menteyn them as oft timys as ye shalbe required by the sayd ordinaries and commissaries. Ye shall be dwellyng in yours owne proper person as within youre baillywike for the tyme ye shalbe in the same office. Ye shalnote lette youre sherefwike nor eny baylywike thereof to forme to any man. Ye shall trewly set and retorne resonable and due issues of them that be within your balywike after ther estate and ther havour, and make youre panellys youre selfe. And over that in eschuying and refraynyng of the manslawghtre and robires and other manifold grevous offences that byne done dayly, and namely by such as name them selfs soldeors and be othyr vagrantes, the wiche continuoly increce in nombre and multiple, so that the kyngis trew subjects may not suerly ryde nor goo to do such thyngis as they have to do, to ther intolerable hurt and hyndryng, ye shall trewly and effectually, with all dylygens possible to you, execute the statutes the whiche ye shall have knowledge of. These alle ye shall trewly kepe, as God help you and hys seyntes.

Nov. 5.- Precept from the king to Sir Thomas Devereux, late sheriff of Herefordshire, to surrender to the new sheriff everything belonging to the office.

Henricus, rex, etc., dilecto et fideli suo Johanni Deverex, militi, nuper vicecomiti nostro Herefordensi, salutem. Cum commiserimus dilecto et fideli nostro Thome Monyngtone, militi, comitatum nostrum Herefordie cum pertinentibus custodiendum quamdiu nobis placeurit, prout in litteris nostris patentibus sibi inde confectis plenius continetur, tibi precipimus quod eidem

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A.D. 1490. Thome comitatum nostrum predictum cum pertinentibus una cum rotulis, brevibus, memorandis et omnibus aliis ad officium vicecomitis predicti spectantibus que in custodia tua, existunt per indenturas inde inter te et prefatum Thomam conficiendas liberes. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, quinto die Novembris, anno regni nostri sexto.

Nov. 5.- General notice of the appointment of the sheriff, Sir Thomas Monington.

Henricus, etc., omnibus ad quos presentes littere pervenerint, salutem. Sciatis quod commisimus dilecto et fideli nostro Thome Monyngtone, militi, comitatum nostrum Herefordie cum pertinentibus custodiendum, etc., ita quod firmas debitas nobis reddat annuatim ac de debitis nostris et omnibus ad officium vicecomitis comitatus predicti spectantibus nobis respondent ad sacramentum [1] nostrum. In cuius, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, quinto die Novembris, anno regni nostri sexto.

Nov. 5.- Mandate from the king to the clergy and laity to obey and assist the new sheriff in all things belonging to his office.

Henricus, rex, etc., archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, ducibus, comitibus, baronibus, militibus, liberis hominibus et omnibus aliis de comitatu Herefordie, salutem. Cum commiserimus dilecto et fideli nostro Thome Monyngtone comitatum nostrum predictum custodiendum, quamdiu, etc., vobis mandamus quod eidem Thome tanquam vicecomiti nostro predicto in omnibus que ad officium illud pertinent intendentes sitis et respondentes. In cuius rei, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmonasterium, quinto die Novembris, anno regni nostri sexto.

March 16.- The bishop's regulations for divine service in the chapelry of Hanley till it be proved to be a parish church.

{Fol. 70} Ordinacio facta per dominum Thomam, episcopum Herefordensem modernum, xvi die mensis Marcii, anno predicto de quodam servicio divino exhibendo in ecclesia sive capella de Hanley per rectorem de Estham, presentibus adtunc eodem rectore at Johanne Hanly, inhabitante de villa de Hanley antedicta, sequitur et est talis:- Videlicet quod dictus rector ministrabit sacramenta et sacramentalia ibidem sicut antiquitus usitatum fuit, et precipue


[1] Sic ? for scaccarium.

136 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1490. diebus dominicis et festivis matutinas et missam in eadem capella de Hanley celebrabit seu celebrari faciet, vesperasque post missam eisdem diebus dicet, necnon vesperas singulis diebus sabbati et vigiliis omnium dierum festivorum dicet dicive faciet in eadem, premissa ordinacione duratura quousque dictus Johannes Hanley, assumens in se onus probandi prefatam ecclesiam de Hanley esse ecclesiam parochialem, id probaverit, videlicet infra quindenam post festum sancti Hillarii proxime futurum quod ipsa capella de Hanley sit ecclesia parochialis, per se distincta et divisa. Alioquin vult dictus dominus episcopus quod sint inhabitantes ibidem contenti cum servicio consueto, et donec aliter decreverit in premissis.

May 18.- A licence, in the usual form, to the collector for the hospital of S. Thomas of Canterbury at Rome.

Xviii die mensis Maii dominus concessit litteras consuetas questori [hospitalis] sancti Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana fundata.

May 11.- The archbishop, by the bishop of London, cites the bishop and his clergy to attend a convocation, which the king has directed him to summon, on June 21. [1]

A.D. 1491. June 27.- Oliver King resigns the deanery of Hereford.

{Fol. 70b} Vicesimo vii die mensis Junii, anno predicto apud Hoggestone, prope Londonias, exhibita erat domino per magistrum Thomam Bowde resignacio decanatus ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, de magistro Olivero Kynge, nuper in decanum sepefate ecclesie electo sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum:- In Dei nomine, Amen. Per presens instrumentum publicum cunctis appareat evidenter quod anno Domini millesimo CCCC nonagesimo primo, indiccione nona, pontificatus sacrissimi in Cristo patris et domini nostri, domini Innocencii, divina providencia pape octavi, anno septimo, mensis vero Junii die vicesimo quinto in ecclesia [2] ...

A.D. 1492 {Fol. 71} Jan. 4.- Appointment by the bishop of the prior and convent of Monmouth to collect in the diocese of Hereford a tenth, to be paid into the Exchequer on the Feast of the Purification. [3]


[1] In the usual form.
[2] The document is not resumed on fol. 71.
[3] In the usual form. The beginning of the document is omitted, and a page has evidently been lost.

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{Fol. 72} Registrum magistri Johannis Bayly, in legibus bacallarii, precentoris ecclesie cathedralis Herefordensis, reverendi in Cristo patris et domini Thome, Dei gracia Herefordensis Episcopi, in remotis agentis, vicarii in splritualibus generalis.

A.D. 1477. Mar. 6.- Licence for a year to the proctor of the hospital of Holy Trinity and S. Thomas the Martyr of Canterbury at Rome to collect the alms of the faithful in the diocese. [1]

{Fol. 72b} LICENCIA CONCESSA QUESTORI.

Apr. 2.- Commission to the bishop of Cloyne to reconcile the church and burying ground of Dorstone.

COMMISSIO AD RECONCILIANDUM ECCLESIAM PAROCHIALEM ET CIMITERIUM DE DORSTON.- Reverendo, etc., Thome Hartepyry, episcopo Clonensi, Johannes Bayly, etc., quicquid potest reverencie et honoris. Ad reconciliandum ecclesiam parochialem de Dorstone, et eiusdem ecclesie cimiterium nuper, ut recepimus, sanguinis effusione pollutum ceteraque omnia et singula faciendi et exercendi que ad huiusmodi reconciliacionis actum expediendum requiruntur paternitati vestre reverende, si onus huiusmodi subire vobis placeat, committimus tenore presencium potestatem. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum venerabilis patris, episcopi Herefordensis, ad causas quo utimur in hoc officio presentibus apposuimus Datum Herefordie, secundo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini suprascripto.

Apr. 5.- Commendatory letters granted to Richard Wroth, chaplain, by the vicar general.

{Fol. 73} LITTERA COMMENDATORIA.- Universis, etc., Johannes Bayly, etc., salutem in omnium salvatore et fidem indubiam presentibus adhibere. Condiciones et merita personarum infra diocesim Herefordensem conversancium oculis debite justicie intuentes illas presertim laudabilis testimonii commendacione prosequimur quibus ad id propria virtutum merita laudabiliter suffragantur. Vestre igitur universitati tenore presencium intimamus quod dominus Ricardus Wroth, capellanus, infra dictam diocesim Herefordensem oriundus, lator presencium et exhibitor, est integri status, bone fame, opinionis illese, et conversacionis honeste, ac in pacifica possessione celebrandi divina officia in predicta diocese, et ad omnes sacros


[1] In the usual form.

138 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1477. ordines per debita temporis insticia rite et canonice ordinatus, quantum informamur, non suspensus, non excommunicatus, nec aliquo alio crimine irretitus seu macula innodatus, et ita publice dictus, tentus, habitus, et reputatus, prout coram nobis sufficiens extitit facta fides, a prefataque diocese litteratorie licenciatus recessit cum gracia, si voluerit, redeundi, In cuius ut supra. Datum Herefordie, quinto die mensis et anni suprascripti.

Apr. 15.- Dispensation to William Pylsbury and Margaret Brasyer to marry, though related in the fourth degree of consanguinity.

DISPENSACIO IN QUARTO CONSANGUINITATIS GRADU.- Johannes Bayly, etc., universis, etc., salutem in auctore salutis. Ad universitatis vestre noticiam deducimus et deduci volumus per presentes, nos nuper cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepisse litteras venerabilis viri, Juliani, miseracione divina tituli sancti Petri ad vincula presbiteri cardinalis, sigillo officii penitenciarie domini nostri pape Sixti quarti sigillatas, sanas, integras, etc., quorum tenor de verbo ad verbum sequitur et est talis:- Venerabili, etc., episcopo Herefordensi vel eius vicario in spiritualibus generali. Julianus, etc., salutem, etc. Ex parte Willelmi Pyllesbury, laici, et Margarete Brasyer, mulieris, conjugum vestre diocesis, nobis oblata peticio continebat quod ipsi olim ignorantes alioquod impedimentum - [1] quominus possent invicem matrinionialiter copulari, matrimonium inter se - [1] de presenti publice contraxerunt illudque copula carnali consummarunt, postmodum vero ad eorum pervenit noticiam quod quarto et quarto consanguinitatis invicem gradibus sunt conjuncti. Unde quia, - [1] si divorcium fieret inter eos, gravia exinde scandala verisimiliter exoriri possent, supplicari fecerunt humiliter iidem conjuges eis super hiis per apostolicam sedem misericorditer provideri. Nos igitur cupientes ipsorum conjugum animarum providere saluti et huiusmodi scandalis obviare auctoritate domini pape, cuius penitenciarie curam gerimus, et de eius speciali mandato, etc., vestre circumspeccioni committimus quatinus, si ita est, cum ipsis conjugibus quod impedimento huiusmodi consanguinitatis non obstante possint inter eos sic contracto matrimonio licite remanere misericorditer dispensetis, dummodo dicta mulier propter hoc ab aliquo rapta non fuerit, prolem susceptam, si qua sit, et suscipiendam exinde legitimam decernentes. Datum Pedeluci,


[1] Obliterated by a stain.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 139

A.D. 1477. Interanensis diocesis, sub sigillo officii penitenciarie vii id. Octobris, pontificatus domini pape Sexti IIII anno sexto. Post quarum quidem litterarum presentacionem et recepcionem fuimus pro parte dictorum Willelmi et Margarete cum instancia requisiti ut ad earundem execucionem procedere dignaremur. Nos igitur considerantes requisicionem fore justam, etc., reperimus per indaginem juridicam huiusmodi suggescionem fore veram. Igitur cum dictis Willelmo et Margareta, servatis in hac parte de jure servandis, quod impedimento consanguinitatis non obstante possint matrimonio inter eos sic contracto licite remanere duximus dispensandum, prolem susceptam, eta. In cuius, etc. Datum in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, quintodecimo die mensis et anni supradicti.

Apr. 19.- License to the bishop of Cloyne to consecrate three professed nuns of Aconbury, also four altars and a great bell in S. Peter's, Hereford.

{Fol. 74} Item xix die mensis et anni predicti in ecclesia cathedrali antedicta prefatus vicarius generalis dedit reverendo, etc., Thome Hartepyry, Dei gracia episcopo Clonensi, per suas patentes litteras licenciam ad consecrandum Johannam Treggs, Elysabet Went, et Elysabet Jonnys, virgines sanctimoniales religiose domus seu prioratus de Acornebury in ordine sancti Benedicti ibidem expresse professas, necnon ad consecrandum quattuor altaria in ecclesia sancti Petri, civitatis Herefordie, et quandam magnam campanam pendentem in campanili eiusdem ecclesie.

A.D. 1479. Mar. 3.- The vicar general certifies that William Hamond has been ordained priest.

{Fol. 74b} Universis, etc., Johannes Bayly, etc. Ad universitatis vestre noticiam deducimus et deduci volumus per presentes, quod scrutato registro bone memorie Thome Spofford, quondam Herefordensis episcopi, inter cetera ibidem contenta invenimus in eodem quod in vigilia Pasche, videlicet penultimo die mensis Marcii, anno Domini M°CCCC°xxxvii° in ecclesia cathedrali Herefordensi, dilectus nobis Willelmus Hamond, Herefordensis diocesis, accolitus, ad titulum prioris et conventus [prioratus mai]oris Malvernie in subdiaconum per eundem venerabilem patrem fuit [ordinatus] canonice atque rite, consequenterque in eodem registro cognovimus quod die sabbati quattuor temporum in vigilia sancte Trinitatis, videlicet

140 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1479. xxv die mensis Maii, anno Domini supradicto in ecclesia parochiali de Whitborne, in diaconum fuit legitime ordinatus, subsequenterque in registro predicto reperimus quod die sabbati quattuor temporum in festo sancti Michaelis, archangeli, videlicet xxi die mensis Septembris, anno Domini prefato in ecclesia parochiali de Bromyard in presbiterum fuit ordinatus canonice atque rite. [1] In quorum, etc. Datum Herefordie, tercio die mensis anno Marcii, Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxviii°.

July 1.- Mandate to the bishop from the archbishop to denounce publicly as excommunicate certain clergy of the diocese who have neglected to pay their share of the subsidy voted by Convocation.

{Fol. 1} Johannes, permissione divina Cantuariensis archiepiscopus, etc., venerabili Thome, etc., salutem, etc. Cum dilectus nobis in Christo Thomas Cooke, legum doctor, nostre audiencie causarum et negociorum auditor, ac commissarius ad infrascripta sufficienter et legitime deputatus, auctoritate nostra et ex nostro speciali mandato procedens quosdam dominos David ap Hee de Waterden, David ap Meredyth de Bettus, Johannem ap Robert de Maynstone, Johannem ap Bedoo de Knyghtone, Willemum ap Howell, Ludowicum ap Hopkyn de Clonne, in decanatu de Clonne; Mattheum Wever, Thomam Wathan, Ludowicum Taylor de Pontysbury, Ricardum Browne de Pulliebache, Res Duppa [de] Churchestoke, Robertum Dackus de Alburbury, David ap Meredyth de Shrewardyne, Hugonem Gowgh de Buttyngtone, decanatus de Pontysbury; Hugonem Tyler de Ludlow, Hugonem Heske de Holgot, in decanatu de Wenlok; Willelmum Roocok, Thomam Grosby, Hugonem Clomptone, in decanatu de Ludlow; Johannem Andrew de Leominstre, fratrem Johannem, capellanum de Pembrugge, decanatus de Leominstre; Johannem Hyde de Rosse, decanatus de Rosse; Johannem Blomely de Newenham, Willelmum Grove, Thomam Hervy de Magna Deane, decanatus de Foresta, Herefordensis diocesis, nostre provincie Cantuariensis, capellanos, aliter propter contumacias suas in non solvendo subsidium nobis in ultimo, convocaciono nostra in ecclesia sancti Paul, Londoniis celebrata per vos ceterosque prelatos et clerum nostre provincie ad Dei laudem et ecclesie Anglicane defensionem concessum a celebracione divinorum suspensos, ad certos diem et locum competentes causam racionabilem, si quam


[1] See Reg. Spofford. pp. 326-328.

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A.D. 1479. pro se habent, quare excresentibus eorum contumaciis excommunicari non deberent in debita juris forma dicturos et allegaturos legitime et peremptorie citatos, preconisatos diuciusque expectatos et nullo modo comparentes pronunciaverit contumaces, ac ipsos in penas contumaciarum suarum huiusmodi excommunicaverit in scriptis, justicia, id poscente, vestram igitur fraternitatem requirimus et rogamus quatinus omnes et singulos capellanos sic, ut premittitur, auctoritate nostra excommunicatos fuisse et esse diebus et locis ad hoc aptis per quamlibet decanum decanatuum predictorum denunciari mandare curetis. Et quod feceritis, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Lamhithe, primo die mensis Julii, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxxviii°, et translacionis nostre anno secundo.

{Fol. 2} Registrum venerabilis viri magistri Ricardi Jaquesone, in decretis bacallarii, reverendi in Christo patris et domini, domini Thome, Dei gracia Herefordensis Episcopi, in remotis agentis, vicarii in spiritualibus generalis.

A.D. 1480. Dec. 15.- Commission to John Smythe to take charge of clergy convicted by secular judges.

Quinto decimo die mensis Decembris, anno Domini M°CCCC°lxxx° emanavit commissio directa domino Johanni Smythe, rectori ecclesie parochialis de Mountgomery ad vendicandum clericos convictos coram judice seculari, etc.

Dec. 20.- Commission to the bishop of S. David's by the vicar general to confer all the sacred orders in S. George's chapel, within the manor of Wynyord, in the diocese of Hereford.

COMMISSIO AD CONFERENDUM ORDINES.- Reverendo, etc., Roberto, Dei gracia Menevensi episcopo, Ricardus Jaqueson, canonicus ecclesie cathedralis Herefordenis, reverendi, etc., Thome, episcopi Herefordensis, in remotis agentis, vicarius in spiritualibus generalis, omnimodam reverenciam, etc. Ad conferendum vice et nomine dicti reverendi patris, episcopi Herefordensis, omnes ordines tam maiores quam minores et sacros die sabbati quattuor temporum proxime futuro in capella sancti Georgii, martiris, infra manerium de Wynyord, Herefordensis diocesis, situata quibuscumque personis ydoneis tam vestris quibuslibet quam eciam dicti reverendi patris

142 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1480. subditis et aliis quibuscumque si placuerit aliunde venientibus, dum tamen a diocesanis suis ob id se dimissos sufficienter ostenderint, et ordinari volentibus in ordinibus quos prius constabit illos non recepisse, vestre paternitati reverende licenciam et auctoritatem concedimus per presentes. Datum Herefordie, sub sigillo officialitatis curie sive consistorii episcopalis Herefordensis, quo in hoc nostro utimur officio xx die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo CCCC°lxxx°.

{Fol. 3} A blank page. In the margin "Dispensacio Henrici Whitney super defectum visus oculi".

A.D. 1483. Jan. 18.- The bishop appoints Richard Jaquesone his vicar general.

{Fol. 4b} COMMISSIO VICARII GENERALIS. [1]

Oct. 6.- Commission to a suffragan to consecrate a nun of Limebrook.

{Fol 6} COMMISSIO AD BENEDICENDUM MONIALEM.- Sexto die mensis Octobris, anno Domini supradicto, vicarius generalis commisit potestatem reverendo in Cristo patri et domino, domino Ricardo, Dei gracia, Olonensi [2] episcopo, ad consecrandum et velum consecracionis imponendum Elizabethe Wigmore, moniali professe prioratus monialium de Lymbroke.

Oct. 16.- A licence to the collectors of S. Anthony's, London, to beg for alms in the diocese.

Decimo sexto die mensis Octobris supradicti emanarunt littere questoribus sancti Antonii, Londoniis, ad colligendum Christi fidelium elimosinas per totam diocesim Herefordensem.

Oct. 30.- Commission to the vicar of Eye to take the custody of clerks convicted by the king's justices at Leominster.

COMMISSIO AD VENDICANDUM CLERICOS CONVICTOS CORAM JUDICIBUS SECULARIBUS.- Penultimo die mensis Octobris emanavit quedam commissio domino David ap Morgan, vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis


[1] In the form already given on p. 67.
[2] For this bishop, Richard Wycherley, "Olonensis", see Stubbs, Reg. Sacr. Angl., p. 200.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 143

A.D. 1483. de Eya ac decano decanatus de Lempstre, ad vendicandum clericos si qui coram justiciariis domini regis apud Leoministriam antedictam fuerint convincendi.

Nov. 12.- Commission to sequestrate the revenues of Pyrton chantry on account of the chaplain's neglect and absence.

SEQUESTRACIO OBVENCIONUM CANTARIE DE PYRTON.- Duodecimo die mensis Novembris, dictus vicarius generalis concessit domino Thome Grene, capellano, litteram sequestracionis ad sequestrandum fructus, obvenciones et emolumenta cantarie de Pyrtone, Herefordensis diocesis, pro absentia et incuria domini Johannis Mawdley, ultimi capellani eiusdem.

A.D. 1485. Jan. 31.- Licence to the collectors of S. Wulstan's hospital, Worcester, to solicit alms.

{Fol. 7} LITTERE QUESTORIBUS.- Ultimo die mensis Januarii, dictus vicarius generalis concessit questoribus hospitalis sanctorum confessorum Godwalli et Wulstani, in villa Wigornie fundati, litteras ad colligendum Christi fidelium elimosinas per totam diocesim Herefordensem.

Feb. 8.- The vicar general empowers a suffragan to reconcile the burying ground of Withington church.

COMMISSIO AD RECONCILIANDUM CIMITERIUM DE WITHINGTON.- Octavo die mensis Februarii, dictus vicarius generalis commisit potestatem reverendo, etc., Ricardo, Dei gracia Olonensi episcopo, ad reconciliandum aqua, cinere et vino cimiterium ecclesie parochialis de Withyngton humani seminis effusione pollutum.

May 10.- The same bishop is authorized by the vicar general to reconcile the cathedral at Hereford.

{Fol. 9} Decimo die mensis Maii, emanavit quedam commissio reverendo, etc., Ricardo, episcopo Olonensi, ad reconciliandum aqua, cinere [et] vino ecclesiam cathedralem Herefordensem humani sanguinis effusione pollutam.

144 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1485. May 18.- Licence to the collector of the hospital of the Trinity at Rome to visit the diocese.

Decimo octavo die mensis Maii, dictus vicarius in spiritualibus generalis concessit questori sancte Trinitatis et sancti Thome, martiris, in urbe Romana potestatem colligendi Christi fidelium elimosinas per totam diocesim Herfordensem.

May 20.- The dean and clergy of the Forest are enjoined to receive the collector of the college of S. Mary of Bethlehem by Bishopsgate.

Vicesimo die mensis Maii, emanarunt littere decano decanatus de Foresta, ac omnibus aliis curatis eiusdem decanatus ad recipiendum questorem beate Marie de Bethlehem juxta Bishopisgate, Londoniis.

Oct. 15.- Licence to the collectors of S. Anthony's hospital to visit the diocese.

Decimo quinto die mensis Octobris, dictus vicarius generalis concessit potestatem questoribus sancti Antonii ad colligendum Christi fidelium elimosinas per totam diocesim Herefordensem per unum annum tantum duraturam a data dicte concessionis.

Registrum venerabilis viri magistri Thome Mortone, in utroque jure bacallarii, archidiaconi Salopshire, sede episcopali Herefordensi post mortem bone memorie domini Thome Myllyng, episcopi Herefordensis, vacante, una cum magistro Roberto Shurborn, arcium magistro, cum illa clausula conjunctim et divisim, per reverendum in Christo patrem et dominum, dominum Johannem, miseracione divina Archiepiscopum Cantuariensem, tocius Anglie primatem et apostolice sedis legatum, vicarii in spiritualibus in civitate et diocese Herefordensi sufficienter et legitime deputati, incepit feliciter.

A.D. 1492. Jan. 12.- Appointment of Thomas Morton and Robert Shurburn by the archbishop to be vicars general of the diocese of Hereford during the vacancy of the see.

COMMISSIO DICTORUM VICARIORUM IN SPIRITUALIBUS GENERALIUM.- Johannes, etc., permissione divina Cantariensis archiepiscopus, etc., ad quem omnis et omnimoda jurisdiccio spiritualis et ecclesiastica, que ad episcopum Herefordensem pertinuit sede plena, ipsa sede jam vacante notorie dinoscitur pertinere, dilectis nobis in

Episcopi Herefordensis. 145

A.D. 1492. Christo magistris Thome Morton, archidiacono Salopschire, et Roberto Sherborn, in artibus magistro, salutem, etc. Cum omnis et omnimoda jurisdiccio ad episcopum Herefordensem qui pro tempore fuerit, nostre ecclesie Cantuariensis suffraganensem, sede Herefordensi plena spectans, ipsa sede jam per obitum bone memorie domini Thome Myllyng vacante ipsiusque jurisdiccionis exercicium ad nos nostre ecclesie Cantuariensis nomine de jure, prerogative, et consuetudine hactenus usitatis pertinere notorie dinoscuntur, nos de vestra fidelitate et circumspeccionis industria in hac parte confidentes vos vicarios, delegatos, et commissarios nostros in spiritualibus generales et custodes spiritualitatis civitatis et diocesis Herefordensis conjunctim et divisim preficimus, constituimus et eciam deputamus, omnemque et omnimodam jurisdiccionem spiritualem et ecclesiasticam competentem episcopo Herefordensi de consuetudine vel de jure sede plena ipsiusque jurisdiccionis exercicium vobis et cuilibet vestrum committimus per presentes. Ad inquirendum et inquiri faciendum super vacacionibus quorumcumque beneficiorum ibidem vacancium articulisque aliis consuetis et debitis in hac parte, ac presentatos et presentandos ad ecclesiastica beneficia quorum admissio et institucio ad Herefordensem episcopum sede plena ibidem pertinere poterunt admittendum et instituendum in eisdem ac in possessionem eorundem corporalem demandandum et faciendum induci, necnon ad sequestrandum per vos, vel alios per vos deputandos quoscumque fructus, redditus et proventus beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum seu alia que casu quocumque a jure, constitucione, vel consuetudine fuerint sequestranda et sequestrum huiusmodi custodiendum seu faciendum per alios custodiri, ad recipiendum eciam obediencie juramentum et obedienciam canonicam a quibuscumque subditis dictarum civitatis et diocesis seu aliis qui sede Herefordensi plena episcopo loci illius ad juramenti prestacionem vel obedienciam astringi debent, necnon ad visitandum ecclesiam cathedralem Herefordensem in personis, membris et rebus suis, omniaque et singula monasteria, abbachias et prioratus ac alia pia loca tam religiosa quadri hospitalia quecumque, clerumque et populum dictarum civitatis et diocesis, ad inquirendum eciam per vos, alium, vel alios, etc., super quorumcumque excessibus, culpis, criminibus seu delictis quibuscumque commissis seu committendis, dicte sedis vacacione durante, quorum inquisicio, visitacio, correccio et punicio ad forum ecclesie et

146 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1492. superstitem episcopum Herefordensem de jure vel consuetudine poterunt pertinere, ipsosque et ea, ibidem reperta, detecta et nunciata, corrigendum et canonice puniendum, negociaque permutacionum de beneficiis ecclesiasticis in civitate et diocese Herefordensi audiendum, examinandum, et discuciendum, earumque causas approbandum et permutaciones huiusmodi quoscumque auctorisandum, necnon negocia ipsarum permutacionum cum suis emergentibus, etc., finaliter expediendum, ad inhibendum insuper sub censuris ecclesiasticis quibuscumque omnibus et singulis decanis, capitulis et conventibus, archidiaconis, plebanis et aliis jurisdiccionem habentibus, ne quovismodo in prejudicium nostre visitacionis in dictis civitate et diocese aliqua attemptent aut faciant aliqualiter attemptari, testamenta eciam quorumcumque in dictis civitate et diocese decedencium quorum insinuacio et approbacio ad episcopum Herefordensem vel ad adios, decanum et capitulum seu conventum, archidiaconos, plebanos, et alios quoscumque sede plena debeant pertinere insinuandum et approbandum, administracionesque bonorum huiusmodi defunctorum et aliorum quorumcumque eciam ab intestato decedencium executoribus in huiusmodi testamentis nominatis seu aliis personis quibus de jure fuerit faciendum et vobis visum fuerit expedire in forma juris committendum, necnon compotum seu raciocinium dictorum administratorum sive executorum audiendum, discuciendum et eos a compoto sive raciocinio ulteriori acquietandum et finaliter liberandum, jurisdiccionemque quorumcumque inferiorum in dictis civitate et diocese pro tempore visitacionis nostre nomine nostro inibi exercendum, suspendendum eosque si oporteat compescendum, necnon clericos coram quibuscumque justiciariis seu judicibus secularibus in causas sanguinis vel super felonia quacumque in dictis civitate et diocese indictatos seu impetitos juxta immunitatem ecclesiasticam huiusmodi clericis vel ordini clericali hactenus indultam et concessam, per vos quociens opus fuerit vendicandum, exigendum, petendum, recipiendum et salvo custodiendum, ut est moris, ac eciam ad amovendum a beneficiis, officiis et administracionibus ecclesiasticis subditos dictarum civitatis et diocesis quos de jure noveritis amovendos, necnon dimittentes et recipientes ibidem beneficia ad firmam illicite canonice puniendum, litteras dimissorias et recominendaticias, ac commissionem et licenciam cuicumque episcopo catholico, sedis apostolice graciam et sui officii execucionem obtinenti, clericos tam regulares quam seculares quoscumque in civitate et diocese Herefordensi debitis temporibus

Episcopi Herefordensis. 147

A.D. 1492. ad omnes tam minores quam sacros ordines canonice ordinandi concedendum et faciendum, ordinandosque huiusmodi examinandum, recepiendum seu recipi et examinari faciendum, prout ad episcopum Herefordensem pertinuit sede plena, ad inquirendum seu inquiri faciendum de et super appropriacionibus quorumcumque beneficiorum seu quarumcumque porcionum vel pensionum dictarum civitatis et diocesis quibuscumque personis, monasteriis seu locis appropriatis nosque de nominibus porcionum seu pensionum ac personarum et locorum quibus ipsa beneficia, porciones seu pensiones {Fol. 1b} appropriantur et suggesionibus in ea parte deductis et causis appropriacionis huiusmodi certificandum, rectoresque et vicarios ecclesiarum parochialium ad personaliter residendum per quascumque censuras ecclesiasticas compellendum, omnemque et omnimodam jurisdiccionem spiritualem et ecclesiasticam ad episcopum Herefordensem sede plena et ad nos, ipsa sede vacante, spectantem, omnemque jurisdiccionem et possessionem nostram continuandum ac nomine nostro et ecclesie nostre defendendum, necnon omnia alia et singula emolumenta synodalia et ecclesiastica ad nos et ecclesiam nostram Cantuariensem racione vacacionis sedis Herefordensis qualitercumque spectancia petendum et recipiendum, et de receptis litteras solucionis faciendum, ac usurpata et attemptata in contrarium per quamcumque viam juris legitimam revocandum et reformandum, contra usurpatores, et attemptores, et transgressores huiusmodi procedendum, contradictoresque et rebelles per quascumque censuras canonice puniendum et compescendum, necnon omnia alia faciendum, etc., vobis de quorum fidelitate, etc., plenam tenore presencium conjunctim et divisim committimus potestatem. In cuius, etc. Datum in manerio nostro de Lamehithe, xii die mensis Januarii, anno Domini millesimo CCCC nonagesimo primo et nostre translacionis anno sexto.

Feb. 5.- Mandate from the vicars general to the prior and convent of S. Mary's, Worcester, to collect in the diocese of Hereford the subsidy granted to the archbishop by the Convocation vrorogued from June 21st to Nov. 8, 1491. [1]

COMMISSIO PRO SUBSIDIO COLLIGENDO ET DEPUTACIO COLLECTORUM EIUSDEM.

Feb. 12.- Commission to three beneficed clergy to receive into their custody clerks convicted by the secular courts within the diocese.

{Fol. 2b} Duodecimo die mensis Februarii, anno Domini supradicto


[1] In the usual form.

148 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1492. dictus vicarius in spiritualibus generalis commisit plenam potestatem discretis viris Philippo Lesman, rectori ecclesie parochialis sancti Audoeni, extra muros civitatis Herefordie, Johanni Maryes, vicario perpetuo ecclesie parochialis de Monnemouth, ac Ricardo Birley, vicario de Wigmore, capellanis, conjunctim et divisim ad vendicandum et juxta ecclesiasticas libertates petendum quoscumque clericos infra totam diocesim Herefordensem super quibuscumque criminibus, excessibus et delectis convictos sive convincendos coram judicibus secularibus quibuscumque, ipsosque recipiendum. et ad carceres huiusmodi clericis sic convictis deputatos et preparatos ducendum ducive faciendum.

Mar. 6.- Licences to the collectors of the hospitals of the Trinity in Rome and of S. Acone in London to visit the diocese.

Sexto die mensis Marcii, apud Herefordiam dictus vicarius concessit litteras consuetas Willelmo Barker, questori hospitalis sancte Trinitatis et sancti Thome, martiris Cantuariensis, in urbe Romana fundati ad colligendum Christi fidelium elimosinas ad opus et sustentacionem dicti hospitalis infra totam diocesim Herefordensem.

Et eodem die predictus concessit litteras suas questori domus sive hospitalis sancti Thome, martiris, dicti de Acone, in civitate Londoniarum fundati.

Mar. 14.- Appointment of collectors of the king's tenth, with a schedule of benefices exempt from payment.

Xiiii die mensis March, anno Domini millesimo CCCC nonagesimo
[primo] apud Herefordiam dictus custos spiritualitatis recepit breve regium pro decima domino nostro regi concessa in ultima convocacione colligenda, et solvenda ad festum sancti Georgii, martiris, proximo futurum sub modis, formis et condicionibus superius expressis in alio brevi regio supra in registro bone memorie Thome Millyng, nuper episcopi Herefordensis, pro consimili decima levanda et colligenda. Qui quidem custos religiosos viros abbatem conventum de Dora, Herefordensis diocesis, ecclesiam parachialem de Avynbury et alia bona, beneficia, et possessiones in suos proprios usus infra diocesim Herefordensem obtinentes infra decanatum et archidiaconatum Herefordensem,

Episcopi Herefordensis. 149

A.D. 1492. necnon priorem et conventum de Wenlock, diocesis antedicte, ecclesiam de Wenlock, etc., in suos usus proprios obtinentes, infra archidiaconatum Salopschire assignavit, deputavit collectores dicte decime et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem, mandavitque collectoribus quatinus dicto nostro domino regi de eadem integra decima ad dictum festum fideliter respondeant, ita tamen quod de locis, bonis, beneficiis et possessionibus ecclesiasticis inferius plenius descriptis que a solucione dicte decime et cuiuslibet partis eiusdem in concessione sui sunt exempta, prout per litteras dicti custodis baronibus scaccarii inde certificatum erat, nichil penitus exigant seu levent seu levari faciant.

{Fol. 3} Beneficia et posessiones pauperum religiosorum, pauperum monialium ac aliorium pauperum locorum a solucione decime antedicte etc., certificatorio ordinarii relicta, per nos exempta sequuntur et sunt hec:- Spiritualia et temporalia prioratus de Wormesley, prioratus de Monmouth, prioratus sancti Guthlaci, Herefordie, thesaurarii ecclesie cathedralis, monialium de Lymbroke, monialium de Aconbury, monialium de Brewode, Wroxhale et Cokehill, monasterii de Flaxley, hospitalis sancte Katerine de Ledbury, decani et capituli ecclesie cathedralis in archidiaconatu Salopschire et in decanatibus de Foresta et Irchynfeld, vicariorum chori in ecclesia cathedrali, monasterii de Dora, monasterii de Wigmore, infra archidiaconatum Herefordensem, prioratus de Wenlock, prioratus de Chirbury, prioratus de Bromfeld, prioratus de Clifford, prebenda de Welyntone in ecclesia cathedrali, prebenda de Hyntone.

Nomina beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum taxatorum a solucione dicte decime domino nostro regi concesse ex causis in concessione expressis excepta et certificatorio ordinarii relicta et preter specialiter excepta, in eadem concessione sequuntur et sunt hec:-

In decanatu Herefordie.

Ecclesie de Etone episcopi, de Thruckstone, de Hamptone episcopi alias Homptone, sancti Audoeni, Herefordie; vicarie sancti Petri, civitatis Herefordie, de Nortone, de Madley.

In decanatu de Westone.

Ecclesie sancti Nicholai de Suttone; vicarie de Dylwyn, de Piona regis, de Burghille, de Welyntone, de Bodynham.

150 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1492.

In decanatu de Weobly.

Ecclesie de Strettone, de Staundone, de Credynhill, de Biford, de Monyngton, de Mockas, de Letton, de Kynnardesley, de Bishopston, capella de Snodhill, cum porcionibus in ecclesiis de Fownehope et Welynton.

In decanatu de Lempster.

Ecclesie de Humbre, de Stratford, de Sarnesfeld, de Pudleston; vicarie de Eya, de Alymondestre, de Erdislane, de Presthemde, de Wigmore.

In decanatu de Froma.

Ecclesie de Thornbury, de Sapy, de Teddisterne de la mare, de Pencombe, de Whitbourne, de Monysly, de Cardynton, de Cradley, de Estnor, de Froma castri, de Yedvyn, de parva Markill, de Colwall, de Stoke Lacy; vicarie de Ledbury, de Okle pychard, de Bossebury, prima porcio in ecclesia de Bromyard.

In decanatu de Irchenfeld.

Ecclesie de sancta Keyna, de albo monasterio, sancti Duhricii; vicarie de Dukestone, de Castro Godrici, de Bridestow, de Home Lacy, de Dewchurch magna, de Baysham alias Sellack.

In decanatu de Rosse.

Ecclesie Bicknor Anglicane, de Lynton, de Mordiford, de Howcapull, de Aston.

In decanatu de Foresta.

Ecclesie de Brymsbarow, de Teynton, de Teburton, de Rudford, de Blechdone; vicarie de Churcham, de Longhope, de Tudenham.

ARCHIDIACONATUS SALOPSCHIRE.

In decanatu de Ludlow.

Ecclesie de Onibury, de Castro Ricardi, de Wynstanstow; vicarie de Staunton Lacy, de Stokesay, de Duddlebury.

In decanatu de Clone.

Ecclesie de Brompton, de Clongunford, de Lydom, de More, de Wentnor, de Hopesay; vicarie de Lidbury North, de Castro episcopi.

In decanatu de Pontesbury.

Capella curata de Hanwode; vicarie de Moelbrace, de Alburbury; ecclesie de Worthyn.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 151

A.D. 1492.

In decanatu de Wenlock.

Ecclesie de Acton Scot alias Acton in Longfeld, de Hope Bowdlers, de parva Wenlock, de Tugford, de Madeley, de Borewardisley; capella de Willey; vicarie de Eton, de Cardynton,

In decanatu de Stottesdon.

Ecclesie de Whethill, de Aston Bottrell, de Cleobury North, de Oldbury, de Sudbury, de Tasseley, de Chetton; vicaria de Stoddesdon.

In decanatu de Burford.

Ecclesie de Corneley, de Hopton Wafre, de Neen Solers, de Abbotley, de Tempdebury, de Aka alias Rock, de Estham; vicaria de Lyndrigge; porcio domini Johannis Cutler, in ecclesia de Burford, quondam Willelmi de Mortuo marl; porcio magistri Hugonis Turnor in eadem, quondam Roberti de Lacy.

The purgations of John Robartes, Thomas Robartes, and Rees Kynwyn, convicted clerks, are accepted, and they are liberated from custody.

{Fol 4} Memorandum de actis factis in aula palacii domini episcopi Herefordensis, xvi die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini M°CCCC°xcii, coram antedicto vicario in spiritualibus generali. Quibus die et loco personaliter comparuit quidam Willelmus Lawrens, janitor palacii nunciusque in hac parte specialiter deputatus, et asseruit se penultimo die Marcii, apud Leominstre, die Veneris in publico mercato ibidem et primo die Aprilis in publico mercato civitatis Herefordie, videlicet die sabbati, et in publico mercato Wigornie die Mercurii, videlicet vi die Aprilis antedicti, virtute cuiusdam mandati sibi a dicto vicario directi publicasse purgaciones et a carceribus liberaciones quorundam Thome Robartes, nuper de Leominstre, qui indictatus erat coram justiciariis domini regis de pace de eo quod x die Aprilis, anno regni regis Henrici septimi quarto vi et armis, videlicet gladiis et baculis, domum Ricardi Tiler apud Leominstre predictam fregit et ... [1] ac xiii s. in pecunia numerata de bonis et catallis dicti Ricardi tunc et ibidem inventos felonice furatus fuit contra pacem domini regis, etc., ... [1] Johannis Robartes qui antea indictatus fuit in curia de Wigornia quod ipse certis die et anno apud Eiton, infra dominium Wigornie ... equum ... coloris cum cella et freno precii viii s. furatus fuisset


[1] The numerous gaps are caused by the faded and torn condition of folio 4 of this register - the last of the volume.

152 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1492. contra pacem domini regis, in aula palacii antedicto xvi die Aprilis recipiendas [fore] et faciendas. Et judex ad tunc continuavit negocium in quo tunc erat usque ad crastinum inter horam septimam et ... comparuit personaliter dictus Johannes Robartes et petiit se admitti ad suam purgacionem factaque proclamacione per prefatum Willelmum ... nulloque reclamatore comparente judex admisit et recepit purgacionem prefati Johannis Robartes cum personis subscriptis, et sequuntur nomina compurgatorum, domini Thomas Burgwyne, Thomas Skalton, Willelmus Hyll, Galfridus ap Reynold, Edmundus Rawlyns, presbiteri; dominus David ap Watkyn, diaconus; Richard Barbur, Willemus Birles, Ricardus ap John, primam tonsuram habentes. Quo facto judex antedictus declaravit eum legitime purgatum et decrevit eum a carceribus liberandum. Et quoad purgacionem Thome Robertes continuavit eam usque in crastinum Ascencionis Dominice proxime adtunc, videlicet primum diem Junii. Quo die adveniente judex continuavit eam ad ... videlicet xxii diem Junii, quo die adveniente, etc., ad xviii diem Julii, [quo] die adveniente adhuc continuavit usque ad xxv diem Augusti ... ad iii diem Octobris, anno Domini prescripto. Quo die personaliter comparuit Thomas Robartes et petiit a judice, etc., factaque proclamacione nulloque reclamatore comparente judex admisit eum ad suam purgacionem, et purgavit se ... primam tonsuram habentes quorum nomina sequuntur et sunt hec:- Domini Morganus ap Howell, Hugo ap David, Thomas Jowre, Thomas Lawrens, Rogerus David, Johannes Wolfe, Hugo Jonys, Galfridus ap David presbiteri; Willelmus Brilles, Thomas Yarpoll, Galfridus Joh[nes], Petrus Loddynton, primam tonsuram habentes. Quo finito judex declaravit eundem Thomam Robartes fuisse legitime purgatum et decrevit eum fore a carceribus liberandum.

Item iii eodem die Octobris in aula palacii antedictus Willelmus Lawrens, janitor palacii comparuit et asseruit se ... apud Monmouth in publico mercato ibidem die sabbati, videlicet xv die {Fol. 4b} Septembris ultimi et ibidem publico proclamasse virtute cuiusdam mandati a vicario in spiritualibus generali purgacionem et a carceribus liberacionem cuiusdam Reesi Kynwyn nuper de [Cwm] howell in Marchia Wallie, qui indictatus erat coram maiore et sociis suis de Monmouth antedicta xiii die Februarii ultimi de et super eo quod ipse infra forestam de Deane magna in quodam loco vocato -ersforde, quendam Willelmum Locwode spoliasset xl s. legalis

Episcopi Herefordensis. 153

A.D. 1492. monete Anglie de bonis Thome ... de Monmouth, contra pacem domini regis, in aula palacii, iii die Octobris recipiendas, etc. Proclamacione facta, etc., nulloque, etc., dictus Rees Kynwyn personaliter comparens petiit a judice antedicto ut admitteret ipsum ad huiusmodi purgacionem suam, et judex admisit purgacionem dicti Rees Kynwyn, et decrevit eum legitime purgatum et a carceribus fore liberandum. Et nomina compurgatorum sequuntur:- Domini Morganus ap Howell, Hugo ap David, Thomas Gowere, Rogerus ap David, Johannes Wolfe, Hugo Jonis, presbiteri; Galfridus Johnes, Thomas Yarpoll, Willelmus Brylles, Johannes ap David, Lodowycus ap [Gythyn], David ap Owen, Petrus Loddyngton, primam tonsuram habentes.

154 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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 es 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.

ORDINES SACRI ET GENERALES CELEBRATI IN ECCLESIA PAROCHIALI DE WHYTBORNE, DIE SABBATI IIII TEMPORUM, VIDELICET VICESIMO QUARTO DIE MENSIS SEPTEMBRIS, ANNO DOMINI MILLESIMO CCCC°LXXIIII° PER REVERENDUM IN CHRISTO PATREM ET DOMINUM, DOMINUM THOMAM, DEI GRACIA EPISCOPUM HEREFORDENSEM, ET SUE CONSECRACIONIS ANNO PRIMO.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Dudyston, Edward Hyll, William Jonys, William Ockley, William Horsman, Maurice Clement.

SUBDEACONS.

John Richard, ti. the manors of Sir Thomas Cornewall, knt., Ashton, Stanage, Hampton Lovet, Tonake, and Laghton.
Richard Kervere, ti. the castle and demesne of Weobley belonging to Sir Walter Devereux, knt., and lord Ferrers.
David ap Roger, Cwmhir abbey.
William Ockley, Walter Horsman, office of subdeacon in the cathedral.

DEACONS.

John Gowych, Wormesley priory.
Richard Hoore, Thomas Strete, office of deacon in the cathedral.
James Bayly, S. Guthlac's priory by Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Roger Meredyth, Little Malvern priory.
Maurice David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abbey.
John Newman, Bath and Wells dioc., (l. d.), Bath priory.
Henry Brynles, office of vicar of the cathedral.
Henry Mymme, office of vicar of the cathedral, of the foundation of Wm. Homme.

ORDINATION IN CHURCH OF LUDLOW, FEB. 8, 1475, BY JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER.

ACOLYTES.

William Noke, John Typton, John Bury, John Hulle, William Wylkys, Richard Browne, John Longmon, Robert Merik, John Gowych, Robert Wynale, Walter Ordewe.
Thomas Radenore, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.
William Petifur, John Ogan, Fr, Min. of Hereford.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 155

SUBDEACONS.

Master Thomas Stokys, Winton. dioc., (l. d.), Wherwell (Horewell), monastery.
Robert Comber, office of subdeacon in cathedral.
Richard Waughan, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), demesnes of Thomas ap Rees ap Meredyth, lord of Towyn.
Thomas Walker, Cist. monk of Flaxley.

DEACONS.

John ap Richard, the manors of Ashton, Stanage, Hampton Lovet, Tonoke, Laghton, belonging to Sir Thomas Cornewayle, knt.
David ap Roger, Cwmhir abbey.
William Ockley, office of deacon in the cathedral.
John Griffyth, John Boteler, Wenlock priory.
Richard Kervere, the manors of Ashton, Stanage, Hampton Lovet,Tonoke, Laghton, belonging to Sir Thomas Cornewayle, knt.
Thomas Calner, Fr. Pr. of Hereford.

PRIESTS.

John Gowych, Wormesley priory.
James Bayly, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Thomas Walker, vicarage of Wychegose in the cathedral.
Richard Hore, vicarage of Kyngston in the cathedral.
Roger Diere, Limebrook priory.
James Schefyld, Richard Cambrige, Richard Wenlock, Ben. monks of Wenlock.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL OF LUDLOW CASTLE, MARCH 25, 1475, BY JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER.

ACOLYTE.

John Burton, of Wigmore.

SUBDEACON.

John Longemon, monastery of S. John Ev., Cold Norton.

DEACONS.

William Wilkys, guild of S. John Ev., Ludlow.
Richard Wawghan, S. David's dioc., (l. d ), demesnes of Thomas ap Rees, of Towyn.

PRIESTS.

John ap Richard, the manors of Ashton, etc., belonging to Sir Thos. Cornewayle, knt.
David ap Rees, Cwmhir abbey.

ORDINATION IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF LUDLOW, SEPT. 23, 1475.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Adamys, Henry Witney, Richard Byrley, John Ely, Hugh Redyng, Edmund Mason.
Ethelbert Michyn, Nicholas Hereford, [1] abbey of S. James, Wigmore monastery.
William Pembroke, Nicholas Hereford, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.

SUBDEACONS.

Walter Ordewyn, Flaxley abbey.
Richard Byrley, hosp. of S. John Ev., Ludlow.


[1] Probably a scribe's mistake for "Chaundeler", as in the
list of subdeacons at the next Ordination.

156 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

Thomas Edwards, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Whiteland (Alba landa) monastery, S. David's dioc.
William Jonys, Buildwas abbey.
John Hulle, S. Leonard's priory, Wormesley.
Thomas Warde, manors of Ashton, etc., belonging to Sir Thomas Cornewayle, knt.
David ap Thomas, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
John Gogh, Wormesley priory.
William Petifer, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

DEACON.

John David, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

PRIESTS.

William Noke, Netley monastery.
John Longemon, S. John's monastery, Cold Norton.
Richard Kervere, the manors of Ashton, etc., belonging to Sir Thos. Cornewayle, knt.
William Wilkys, guild of S. John Ev., Ludlow.
Richard Waughan, the manors of Thomas ap Rees, lord of Towyn.
James Wiswall, Leo de Ripa, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
William Wodebrigge, Fr. Aust. of Wodehouse.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL OF S. MARY MAGDALENE, IN LUDLOW CASTLE, DEC. 23, 1475, BY JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Longemon, Hugh ap Jonnys, John Wolfe, Thomas Edwards.

SUBDEACONS.

Geoffrey Jonnys, Chirbury priory.
Robert March, Dore abbey.
John Elys, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Thomas Drapere, Tintern abbey.
John Burton the demesnes of Brompton and Buyton, belonging to Sir John Harley, knt.
James Taylor, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Gaunt, Monmouth priory.
Thomas Radenor, Fr. Aust. of Ludlow.
Ethelbert Mychen, Nicholas Chaundeler, canons of Wigmore.

DEACONS.

John Hulle, John Gogh, Wormesley priory.
Richard Byrley, hosp. of S. John Ev., Ludlow.
Walter Jonnys, Buildwas abbey.
David ap Thomas, S. Guthlac's priory by Hereford.
Thomas Warde, the manors of Ashton, etc., belonging to Sir Thos. Cornewayle, knt.
Walter Ordewyn, Flaxley abbey.
William Pettifer, Fr. Min., Hereford.

PRIEST.

Walter Monmouth, Fr. Min., Hereford.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL OF LUDLOW CASTLE, MARCH 9, 1476, BY JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER.

ACOLYTES.

John Lippard, Willam March, William Doter, William Glasyer, John Taylor, William Lewis, Richard Fynch.
Nicholas Cawis, Richard ap Jevan, Lichfield dioc., (l. d.).
John Lidney, Cist. monk of Flaxley.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 157

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Draper, Flaxley abbey.
Thomas Edwards, dean and chapter.

DEACONS.

John Flys, S. Guthlac's pr. by Hereford.
Thomas Draper, Tintern abbey.
Robert March, Dore abbey.
John Burton, ti. Sir John Harley, knt., lord of Brompton and Bayton.
Geoffrey Jonnys, Chirbury priory.
Thomas Gaunt, Monmouth priory.
James Taylor, priory of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Walker, monk of Flaxley, presented by letter.

PRIESTS.

William ap Griffith, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), the patrimony of Roger Pulston, armiger.
David ap Howell, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Kymner monastery, Bangor dioc.
David ap Thomas, S. Guthlac's priory by Hereford.
Walter Ordewyn, Flaxley abbey.
Thomas Warde, the manors of Ashton, etc., belonging to Sir Thos. Cornewayle, knt.
John Gowich, Wormesley priory.
Walter Jonnys, Buildwas abbey.
Richard Birley, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL WITHIN LUDLOW CASTLE, ON THE VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 13, 1476, BY JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER.

ACOLYTES.

John ap Jenkyn, Richard Sawtre, Thomas Holiday, John Duppa.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Long, the demesne of Almeley, belonging to Simon Milburne, armiger.
John Taylor, the manors of Ashton, etc., belonging to Sir Thos. Cornewayle, knt.
William Jonny, alias Vlesscher, Wormesley priory.
John Bery, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Lippard, Cwmhir abbey, S. David's dioc.
Hugh ap Jevan, David ap Thomas, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), monastery of S. Mary of Kymner, Bangor dioc.

DEACONS.

William Bybby, Bangor diocese (l. d.), Bardsey monastery, same diocese.
William Brodehede, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Priestholme priory.

PRIESTS.

Richard Browne, Halesowen priory.
Thomas Draper, Tintern abbey.
John Foxhole, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.) Halesowen monastery.
John Philip, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), monastery of S. Ciriol, Prestholme.
Geoffrey Joonnys, Chirbury priory.
Thomas Gaunt, Monmouth priory.
Thomas Edwards, dean and chapter.
James Taylor, hosp. of S. John Bapt.

158 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL WITHIN LUDLOW CASTLE, JUNE 8, 1476, BY JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER

ACOLYTES.

Wilham Sprote, Thomas Drivere.

SUBDEACON.

John Hooke, Flaxley abbey.

DEACONS.

John Taylor, the manors of Ashton, &c., belonging to Sir Thos. Cornewayle, knt.
William Joonys, alias Vlescher, S. Leonard's priory, Wormesley.
Thomas Longe, the demesne of Almeley, belonging to Symon Milborne, armiger.
Richard Draper, Flaxley abbey.
David ap Thomas, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Kymner, Bangor dioc.
Hugh ap Jevan, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Kymner monastery.
John Lyppard, Cwmhir monastery, S. David's dioc.
John Bury, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

PRIESTS.

William Bybby, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Bordesley [1] monastery, same diocese.
William Faryngton, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Basingwerke monastery, S. Asaph dioc.
Roger Edmonds, Wenlock priory.
David ap Willim, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Whitland (Abba landa) mon., S. David's dioc.
Thomas Walker, monk of Flaxley.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, SEPT. 21, 1476.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Jamys, Landaff dioc., (l. d.), Thomas Whythcurch, John Draper, William Joynor.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Balkyn, Wormesley priory.
William Glasyer, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
William Crosby, Fr. Pr., Bristol.

DEACONS.

John Hooke, Flaxley abbey.
Thomas Hardyng, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Gregory ap Reynold, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Ruthin priory.
William Home, Flaxley abbey.
Robert March, Dore abbey.
John Bury, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Henry Morgan, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), ti. Morgan Gamage, lord of Coytiff, same dioc.
John Lyppard, Cwmhir monstery, S. David's dioc.
Thomas Lovet, demesne of Almeley, belonging to Symon Milborne.
William Brodehede, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Prestholme priory.
William Hulle, Fr. Pr., Gloucester.
Richard Theorsby, Fr. Order of the Trinity and Redemption of Captives of Thelisford, Worc. dioc.
John Myatt, Fr. Pr., Bristol.
Edmund Hanneley, Thomas Bulley, monks of Gloucester.


[1] A slip for Bardsey.

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ORDINATION IN WHITBURNE CHURCH, SEPT. 20, 1477.

TONSURED.

John Duppa, John Frette.

ACOLYTES.

Lewis Castell, John Duppa, John Janyns, John Woodreve, Hugh Walker, John Frette, Richard Blewett, William Alforce.

SUBDEACONS.

Maurice ap Jevan Loid, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir abbey.
Giles Bawyne, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Great Malvern priory.
Richard Pickesford, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), of S. John Ev., Haughmond.
Richard Blewett, office of subdeacon in cathedral.
Robert Wynale, Aconbury priory.
Richard Wynche, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Edward Hulle, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
Walter Marschall, Fr. Min., Hereford.

DEACONS.

John Brasier, Abergavenny priory.
Thomas Mymme, Reading abbey.
Edward Wayfote, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Great Malvern priory.
Robert Jordan, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Ethelbert Mychyn, Nicholas Chaundeler, canons of Wigmore.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Moor, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Thomas Drew, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Fortington priory, same dioc.
Thomas Hawkyns, ti. Master Richard Pede, dean of the cathedral.
Richard Childe, manors of Ashton, &c., belonging to Sir Thomas Cornewayle, knt.
John Waryng, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Whalley.
Geoffrey Benett, alias off the ley, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Bardsey monastery.
Thomas Kerver, vicarage in the cathedral.
John Fynch, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Cokehill nunnery.
Thomas Radenore, Fr. Aust. of Woodhouse

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, ON HOLY SATURDAY, MAR. 21, 1478.

ACOLYTES.

William Tredewyn, John Stokis.
Thomas Ross, monk of Dore.
Thomas Kingislane, canon of Wormesley priory.

SUBDEACONS.

John Frette, Wormesley priory.
Thomas Dryver, Aconbury priory.
Robert Boter, of the hosp. of S. John Ev., Ludlow.
John Lydney, monk of Flaxley.

DEACONS.

William Glasyer, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Edward Hille, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
Richard Judde, utriusque juris baccallarius, the college of vicars choral.
Richard Fynch, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.

PRIEST.

John Janyn, ti. Sir John Harley, knt., lord of Brampton Bryan.

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ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, MAY 26, 1478.

ACOLYTES.

John Skryven, John Lawton, canons of Wormesley.

SUBDEACONS.

William Celeby, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Semperingham, ord. of S. Gilbert.
Walter Willy, Monmouth priory.
Richard Smythe, Wenlock priory.
Edmund Mason, Chirbury priory.
John Duppa, ti. Sir Richard Corbett, knt., lord of Hopton.
Hugh Abbott, Wenlock priory
John Kyngeslane, canon of Wormesley.
Thomas Rosse, monk of Flaxley.

DEACONS.

John Frette, Wormesley priory.
John ap Thomas, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.). Usk priory.
Robert Boter, of the hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Peter Thorneton, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
John Lidney, monk of Flaxley.

PRIESTS.

Richard Judde, ulriusque juris bac., the college of vicars choral.
David ap Jevan ap Madoc ap Howell, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Ruthin priory, order of Bonhommes.
David ap Meredith ap Jevan ap Cygan, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), S. Peter's priory, Rnthin.
Edward Hille, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
Richard Fynch, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Maurice ap Jevan, S, David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. the precentor of Llandewy brevy church.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, DEC. 19, 1478.

TONSURED.

William Wotton, Thomas Pulton, of the hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Trewlove.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Trewlove, Magister William Porter, William Griffith, John Dundi, alias Walker, William Meredith.
William Wotton, Thomas Pulton, Fr. S. John's hosp., Ludlow.
Owen ap David, monk of Hereford.
John Prestemde, canon of Wigmore.

SUBDEACONS.

John Moris, alias Pardener, S. Mary's abbey, Halesowen.
William Aldesford, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Lewis Castle, ti. Sir John Harley, knt., lord of Liss.
Thomas Kenlesse, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Nicholas Chyrke, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern priory.
Robert Cam, alias Adyrley, York dioc., (l. d.), Great Malvern priory.
John Shoenecken, Fr. Min. of Hereford.

DEACONS.

Thomas Lokeare, Monmouth priory.
Edmund Mason, Chirbury priory.
John Duppa, ti. Sir Richard Corbett, knt., lord of Hopton.
Walter Willy, Monmouth priory.

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PRIESTS.

John Frette, Wormesley priory.
Robert Jordan, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Ethelbert Mychyn, canon of Wigmore.
Henry Hinton, monk of Leominster.

Memorandum that on May 23rd, 1479, the Bishop, in the chapel of Whitbourne Manor, ordained William Schyrley and John David acolytes.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, THE EVE OF TRINITY, JUNE 5, 1479.

ACOLYTES.

Matthew Moris, William Symoundis, John Annowille, John Goodner, John Theyry, John Tanner, Richard Knyght.
Nicholas Smyth, Hereford dioc., eo quod extitit ibidem domicilium per quindecim annos et ultra.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Trewlove, Wormesley priory.
William Schyrley, his benefice of Thruxton (Thurcleston).

DEACONS.

Lewis Castell, ti. Sir John Harley, lord of Liss, etc.
John Stery, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Dryvere, Aconbury nunnery.
Thomas Ross, monk of Dore.
Thomas Kyngslane, canon of Wormesley.

PRIESTS.

Hugh Abbott, Wenlock priory.
Nicholas Chyrke, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern priory.
Thomas Kenlesse, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Richard Smythe, Wenlock priory.

ORDINATION ON MARCH 18, [1] 1479, IN LYDNEY CHURCH.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Spyne, John Philpottys, Thomas Partrych, Edward Petewyn, Henry Taylor, Thomas Morgannok, Thomas Master, Thomas Hunte.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Chypenham, ti. Richard Gardener, warden of the college of vicars choral.
Robert Arnold, York dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
James Carewardyn, Dore abbey.

DEACON.

Thomas Trewlove, Wormesley priory.

PRIEST.

Thomas Dryver, Aconbury priory.


[1] Die sabbati quo in ecclesia Dei cantatur ad officium misse Scicientes.

162 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

ORDINATION ON HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1480, IN THE CATHEDRAL.

ACOLYTES.

William Watkyns, John Jordan, David ap Jevan ap Moris, S. Asaph dioc, (l. d.).
John Powell, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
James Byrch, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Richard Hoke, Fr. Ord. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

SUBDEACONS.

William Symonde, nunnery of S. Thomas the Martyr, Limebrook.
Matthew ap Morys, Cwmhir abbey.
Thomas Partrych, S. Mary's priory, Clifford.
Thomas Morgannok, S. Milburgh's priory, Wenlock.
Richard Poole, Cov. and Lich. dioc. (l. d.), Combermere abbey.
William Trodewyn, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Thomas Pulton, William Wutton, Fr. S. John Bapt., Ludlow;
John Lawton, canon of Wormesley.

DEACONS.

Master Thomas Chippenham, ti. Richard Gardener, warden of the college of vicars choral.
Robert Arnolde, York dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester, of the same dioc.
James Carwardyne, Dore abbey.
William Pembrok, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Dionisius Browne, Henry Russell, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Owen ap David, Fr. Fran., Hereford.

PRIESTS.

John Bedoo, arcium mag., All Souls' college, Oxford. [1]
Thomas Trewlove, Wormesley priory.
John Stery, priory of S. John Bapt.
John Waren, Fr. Franc., Hereford.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, MAY 27, 1480.

ACOLYTES.

John Bracy, John Holder.
Thomas Treve, Ely dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACON.

Richard Wilkys, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), church of Spetchbury.
Humphrey Donett, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Bruern abbey.
John Prestemde, canon of Wigmore.
James Byrche, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

DEACONS.

Thamas Morgannok, Wenlock priory.
Richard Pole, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Combermere abbey.
Matthew ap Moris, Cwmhir abbey.
William Trodewyn, S. Guthlac's priory, ord. of S. Benedict.
William Aysseley, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen abbey.
William Symmonde, Limebrook nunnery.
William Wutton, Fr. S. John Bapt., Ludlow.


[1] Per privilegium eidem collegio concessum sufficienter dimissus.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 163

PRIESTS.

Robert Arnolde, York dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
Thomas Sueite, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Cokehill nunnery.
Thomas Crosbye, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Great Malvern priory.
Dionisius Browne, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

ORDINATION IN WIGMORE MONASTERY, SEPT. 22, 1480.

ACOLYTES.

Leonard Bromwich, Philip Brekenok, William Rogers, John Baker, Hugh Turner.
Richard Goodeman, William Lemystre, William Mersher, Thomas Badneth, Edmund Clerk, Fr. Aust. of Wigmore.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Treve, Ely dioc., (l. d.), Aconbury priory.
John Philpottys, Thomas Master, Wormesley priory.
Thomas Hunte, priory of Llanthony in Wales.
John ap Howell, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.

DEACONS.

Thomas Partrych, Clifford priory.
William Meredith, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Thomas Okynham, a Benedictine of Leominster.
John Prestemde, Fr. Aust. of Wigmore.
Thomas Fulton, Fr. S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Morgannok, S. Milburgh's priory, Wenlock.
William Troedwyn, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Mathew ap Moris, Cwmhir abbey.
William Aisseley, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
Richard Yale, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir monastery.
Robert ap John, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), priory of Furgeyne.
Richard Johns, priory of S. John Ev., Carmarthen
Richard Hunte, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), church of Chetton.
Richard Bynsild, a Benedictine of Leominster.
William Pembroke, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN WHITBORNE CHURCH, THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, JUNE 16, 1481.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Tiler, Walter Waters, William Hoper, Hugh Clynton, John Rawlyns, Richard Niclys.
William Worcester, William Hodynton, John Cisetur, Thomas Norton, John Hardewik, John Stokis, monks of Worcester priory.

SUBDEACONS.

Henry Tailor, Dore abbey.
Cadwallader ap Jevan, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), John Good, John Tibe, Halesowen abbey.

DEACONS.

William Hill, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
David ap John ap Res, S. Mary's priory, Clifford.
Thomas Mildenham, S. Mary's priory, Worcester.
Dionisius Fyne, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

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PRIESTS.

Master Richard Ocle, in leg. bac. Worcester dioc., (l. d.), church of S. Mary Magdalene, in the suburbs of Worcester.
Robert Came, York dioc., (l. d.), Great Malvern priory.
John Hawkyns, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
Rees ap David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. John's priory, Brecon.
Richard Peytwyn, priory of Llanthony prima.
John Presthemde, canon of Wigmore.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE CHURCH, SEPT. 22, 1481.

ACOLYTES.

John Dier, David ap Howoll ap Morgan, Thomas Smith, Walter Garley, Elis ap Gryffyth.

SUBDEACONS.

Nicholas Cause, Cov. and Lich, dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Giles, same dioc.
Ralph Doran, S. Andrew's dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Halesowen.
Walter Waters, S. Mary's abbey, Dore.
Richard Annoyll, Wormesley priory.
John Wright, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Anne's monastery by Coventry, Carth. order.
Robert Unnewyn, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
John Respondi, Fr. Pr.
William Worcestre, William Hodynton, John Ciscetor, Thomas Norton, John Hardwycke, John Stokys, monks of Worcester priory (l. d.).

DEACONS.

Cadwallader ap Jevan, S. Asaph's dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
John Goode, Halesowen monastery.
John Mason, Flaxley monastery.
David ap Jevan, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida monastery.
Thomas Wenman, Worc. dioc., (l. d.). hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
John Teychy, Wormesley priory.
John Springold, John Grey, Fr. Pr.

PRIESTS.

John Witenton, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
David ap John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Clifford priory.
Humphrey Donett, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Bruern abbey.
Philip Brecknock, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
John David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Carmarthen priory.
William Hill, priory of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Lidney, monk of Flaxley.

ORDINATION IN WHITBOURNE CHURCH, DEC. 22, 1481.

ACOLYTES.

John Turford, John Tewe, Roger Brayund, John Antoni, John Acros, Thomas Alford, Thomas Moore, Walter Noke.
David Morys, Bangor dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

John Dier, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Tyler, Limebrook priory.
Walter Bolgay, Fr. Min.
Donatus, Fr. Aust.

DEACONS.

Richard Annoyll, Wormesley priory.
Ralph Doran, S. Andrew's dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.

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Nicholas Cause, Lich. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Giles.
John Wright, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Anne's priory by Coventry.
Walter Waters, Dore abbey.
Thomas ap Meredith, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Strata Marcella.

PRIESTS.

John Mason, Flaxley abbey.
Henry Taylor, Dore abbey.
Cadwallader ap Jevan, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida monastery.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, MARCH 2, 1482.

ACOLYTES.

William Mundys, Norw. dioc., (l. d.).
John Clone William Worlech, John Smythe, Morgan Clement, Morese ap Greffyth, Walter Hyll, John Rogers, John Tailor, Johu Warcome, John Chirbury.
William Rosse, Richard Albirtone, monks of Dore.
John Malvern, monk of Wormesley.

SUBDEACONS.

David ap Howell, Chirbury priory.
Owen ap Gwillim, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Talley.
David Morese, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Roger Brayne, Flaxley abbey.
William Worall, Halesowen monastery.
William Mondays, Norw. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
John Tewe, Wormesley priory.
Thomas Reskow, Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Combermere monastery.
Peter Cornelius, Fr, Pr.

DEACONS.

John Dyer, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Tyler, Limebrook priory.
William Schurley, Aconbury priory.
Richard Blewet, his office in the cathedral.
John ap Gwilim, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Clifford priory.
Walter Bolgay, Fr. Min.
John Lawton, monk of Wormesley.
Donatus, Fr. Aust.

PRIESTS.

Ralph Doran, S. Andrew's dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
John Wryte, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Anne's priory by Coventry.
Walter Waters, Dore abbey.
Nicholas Cause, Lich. dioc., (l. d.), S. Giles' priory.
Thomas Meredith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida monastery.
John Hyde, Flaxley abbey.
Thomas ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), his benefice of Llanvrenagh, same dioc.
Thomas London, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Haughmond monastery.
John Newton, monk of S. Guthlac's abbey.
Thomas Redyng, monk of Leominster priory.
John Otto, Fr. Min.
James Breton, Dionisius Fene, Fr. Pr.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, ON THE VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 16, 1482.

ACOLYTES.

John Enysburn, Richard Capull, Richard Bydyn, John Flemstede, Davyd ap Beynam, William Edward, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), William Ellysmere, Hugh Mason, John ap Harry, Nicholas Matthew.
Symon Gregory, Fr. Min.

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SUBDEACONS.

John Rogers, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Brocas, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Philip Robyns, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Tewkesbury.
Thomas ap David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley monastery.
William Warnecombe, Wormesley priory.
Morgan Clement, priory of Llanthony by Gloucester.
John Goldyng, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
Thomas ap Rogers, priory of S. John Ev., Brecon.
William Morgan, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), ad ti. -
William Hoper, office of subdeacon in the cathedral.
John Rawlin, Combermere monastery.
Walter Noke, Aconbury priory.
William Rosse, Richard Alberton, monks of Dore.

DEACONS.

Owen ap Gwillim, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley monastery.
David ap Mores, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), S. Guthlac's priory.
Roger Braynne, Flaxley abbey.
David ap Howell, Chirbury priory.
Thomas Reskow, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Combermere monastery.
John Tewe, Wormesley priory.
William Mundys, Norw. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
William Warrold, Halesowen monastery.

PRIESTS.

John ap Gwillim, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Clifford priory.
John Flemyng, Lich. and Cov. dioc., (l. d.) Halesowen monastery.
John Dyer, Aconbury priory.
John Good, Halesowen monastery.
Thomas Tyler, Limebrook priory.
William Ka, Worc, dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Cirencester.
Walter Bolgay, Fr. Min.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN OF THE BISHOP IN BROMYARD CHURCH, SEPT. 21, 1482.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Bowen, William Robyns.
John ap David, Bangor dioc., (l. d.).
William ap Jevan, David ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
William Dews, Thomas ap Howell, Richard Barker.
Alexander Ovyrtone, racione domicilii.
Walter Hoskyns, William Fyeney.
Dompinus Richard Wotton, Wormesley, priory.
Thomas Beley, John Braddwell, Wilham Pyriton, William Preston, monks of Tewkesbury (Twexbury).

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Capull, William Wulrugge S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
William Sheldorne, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
William Hellusmere, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Jordon, priory of Llanthony by Gloucester.
John Wellys, of Bengeworth, in the jurisdiction of Evesham (l. d.), priory of S. John Bapt.
Thomas Parks, of the same (l. d.), S. Anne' monastery, Coventry.
John Enysborne, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Chirbury, subdeacon's stall in the choir of the cathedral.
John Sternold, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
John Smythe, John Turford, Wormesley priory.

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Fr. Richard Newporte, Thomas Didbroke, Anthony Melton.
Fr. Richard Creke of Ludlow.
William Ledbury, monk of Pershore.

DEACONS.

Thomas Westwode, Halesowen monastery.
John Brocas, S. Guthlac's priory.
Thomas ap David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley monastery.
William Warnecumbe, Wormesley priory.
John Rogers, hosp. of S. John Bapt.
John Rawlyn, Combermere abbey.
Philip Robyns, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Tewkesbury.
Morgan Clement, priory of Llanthony by Gloucester.
Thomas ap Rogers, S. John's priory, Brecon.
William Birde, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's priory, Studley.
William Hoper, office of deacon in the cathedral.
Walter Nooke, Aconbury priory.
Richard Grace, John Beangworth, William Rosse, monks of Evesham.
Richard Albrighton, monk of Dore.
Walter Glouceter, monk of Gloucester.
John Norton, Thomas Sewdley, Richard Malvern, Richard Ketermestre, monks of Winchcombe.
Thomas Carpenter, Fr. Pr.

PRIESTS.

Robert Kempe, Norw. dioc., (l. d.), Shelton monastery.
Thomas Davys, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
Matthew ap John, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella monastery.
Owen ap Gwillim, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley monastery.
Richard Annoyll, John Fewe, Wormesley priory.
Thomas Reskow, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Combermere monastery.
David ap Howell, Chirbury priory.
John Newman, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Bruern monastery.
John Theychey, Wormesley priory.
William Warold, Halesowen monastery.
John Goldyng, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
Richard Crosby, York dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Mary Magdalene, Whiston.
John Woderoffe, John Blewet, office of priest in the cathedral.
Helyas Gens, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Winchcombe monastery.
Dompinus John Aston, of Tewkesbury.
Theodore Thoms, Fr. Min.
Nicholas Hunte, Fr. Carm.
Dompinus John Hunteley, William Marwent, monks of Gloucester.
Robert Yatton, of Evesham.
John Alathen, of Wormesley.
John ap Howell, of Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN PEMBRIDGE CHURCH, BY RICHARD, BISHOP OF S. DAVID'S, DEC. 21, 1482.

SUBDEACONS.

Hugh Mason, Aconbury priory.
John Jonys, Worc. dioc., (l. d.). Aconbury priory.
Maurice ap Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.) Talley monastery.
Thomas Moore, Limebrook priory.
John a Crosse, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
William Deyes, Guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John ap David, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury priory.
Walter Hoskyns, Thomas Pennocke, subdeacon's stall in the cathedral.
John Taylor, Aconbury priory.

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DEACONS.

Richard Capul, William Hellysmere, Chirbury priory.
John Cyrbury, subdeacon's stall in the cathedral.
William Wolrige, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Turford, Wormesley priory.
John Jordan, priory of Llanthony by Gloucester.
John Enysborne, S. Guthlac's priory.

PRIESTS.

Walter Warncombe, Wormesley priory.
Thomas ap Rogers, S. John's priory, Brecon.
John Rogers, hosp. of S. John Bapt.
John Rawlen, Combermere monastery.
Morgan Clement, Walter Nook, Aconbury priory.
Thomas ap David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Talley monastery.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, THE VIGIL OF EASTER, MARCH 29, 1483.

ACOLYTES.

William Davyes, Robert Cooke.
John Mason, James Brumwych, Roger Adams, William Moon, Roger Hay, John ap Thomas.
Dompinus Richard Deane, monk of Flaxley.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas John, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's monastery, ord. Tiron.
John Cloun, Wenlock priory.
Richard Badyn, Aconbury priory.
Walter Hill, Dore monastery.
Thomas Ashewode, Wombridge priory.
Nicholas Baker, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. John's priory, Carmarthen.
John Baker, Aconbury priory.
Alexander Overton, Flaxley monastery.
Hugh Clinton, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

DEACONS.

Hugh Leya, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), prior of S. Thomas the Martyr, Hereford.
John ap David, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury priory.
Maurice ap Gryffyth, S. David's dioc , (l. d.), Talley monastery.
John Jonys, Worc. dioc., (l. d.) Aconbury priory.
Hugh Mason, the same priory.

PRIESTS.

Master Richard Capull, Aust. priory, Hereford.
John Jordan, priory of Llanthony by Gloucester.
William Ellesmere, John Enysburne, Aust. priory, Hereford.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, SEPT. 20, 1483.

ACOLYTES.

William Yoppe, Thomas Acton, John Legge, John Merike, Hugh Smyth, John Love, John Shemster, Thomas Williams, Lewis ap Howell, Thomas Davy, Hugh Pembroke, Henry Reynolds.

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SUBDEACONS.

William Nassch, Halesowen monastery
William ap David, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Barker, Wenlock priory.
Thomas Flemstede, Flaxley abbey.
William Sprotte, hosp. of S. Kath. by the Tower of London.
Richard Tickis, hosp. of S. Giles, Shrewsbury, Lich. dioc.
Roger Weever, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
Roger Adams, Wormesley priory.
Richard Wilkys, S. David's dioc., priory of Hereford [1] Weste.
Richard Deane, monk of Flaxley, Cist. ord.
John Malvern, Richard Wutton, canons of Wormesley.

DEACONS.

Hugh Clunton, John Crosse, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Richard Bedyn, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Moore, Limebrook priory.
John Tailor, Aconbury priory.
Walter Hyll, Dore mon.
John Smythe, Wormesley priory.
William Burton, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), Whiston nunnery, Worc. dioc.
William Thomas, Landaff dioc., (l. d.), Usk priory.
John Clun, Wenlock priory.
Thomas Conysby, Fr. Aust. de conventu Odosii.

PRIESTS.

John ap David, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Chirbury priory.
Hugh Mason, Aconbury priory.
Maurice ap Griffyth, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Aconbury priory.
William Deios (Deyes), Guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
John Turford, Wormesley priory.
Alexander Overton, Flaxley abbey.
William Wulrugge, S. Guthlac's priory.
William Edward, Landaff dioc., (l. d.), Tintern monastery.
Richard Albertan, monk of Dore.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH BY THE SUFFRAGAN, [2] ON THE SATURDAY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF LENT, MARCH 13, 1484.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Townesende, John Hoper, John Googh, Roger Yonge, John Bygell, John Dore, William Cooke, Thomas ap David.
Edmund Frowceter, John Porter, arcium mag., Worc. dioc.
David Lloide, Worc. dioc.
Richard ap Thomas, Richard Lewis, John ap Howell, S. David's dioc., (l. d.).
William Smyth, York dioc., (l. d.).
David John, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Philip Newenham, Thomas Dere, Peter Norman, canons of Kingswood abbey.

SUBDEACONS.

Nicholas Mathewe, Robert Cooke, Thomas Williams, William More, John Brace, priory of the Holy Cross, Aconbury.
Lewis John, Flaxley abbey.
William Jeynkyn, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, Margam, Lland. dioc.
Thomas Aldforde priory of Llanthony by Gloucester.


[1] Sic.
[2] Ricardus, episcopus Olonensis.

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Geoffrey ap Rees ap David, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), ti. Sir John Harley, knt., of Liss. in co. Southampton.
John Lawe, York dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Mary, Magdalene, Whiston.
William Rogers, the guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Thomas Wodewarde, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
John Legge, Wenlock priory.
John Osburne, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), in leg. bac. S. Mark's priory by Bristol, Worc. dioc.
John Barton, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Oseney monastery, Linc. dioc.
John Heynys, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
Thomas Travys, Worc. dioc., Westwood monastery.
Simon Syngar, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
John Kynge, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Oswald, Gloucester.
John ap Harry, Dore mon.
William Yoppe, priory of S. Giles by Shrewsbury.
William Mason, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Hayles abbey.
William Smythe, Bath and Wells dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth priory.
David ap Eynon, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Richard Prichell, John Wode, David John, Fr. Min.
Philip Newenham, Thomas Dene, Peter Norman, Cist. canons of Kingswood.
Thomas Stauntone, John Stawnforde, monks of Gloucester abbey.

DEACONS.

Richard Asplyn, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), in jure civ. bac. hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
Henry Farley, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), in arte bac., the same hospital.
John Unwyn, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Kingswood monastery.
William Sprott, hosp. of S. Kath. by the Tower, London.
John Baker, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Flemstede, Flaxley abbey.
William ap David, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Love, Aconbury priory.
John Barker, Wenlock priory.
Roger Adams, Wormesley priory.
Roger Wever, hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
John Moris, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Grace Dieu monastery, same diocese.
Hugh Penbroke, Fr. Heremit. of Ludlow.
Thomas Hampton, Thomas Hereforde, Richard Standisse, monks of Gloucester abbey.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Slye, Linc. dioc. (l. d.), S. Andrew's priory.
Hugh Cluntone, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Clonne, Wenlock prfory.
William Yonge, Grace Dieu monastery, Lland. dioc.
Richard Wilkalys, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mark's priory, Bristol.
Richard Chaundeler, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), Winchester monastery.
William Elise, Worcester dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of S. Barth., Gloucester.
Nicholas Baker, S. David's, dioc., (l. d.), hosp. of S. John Ev., Carmarthen.
Stephen Vaghan, Thomas John, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Grace Dieu monastery.
John Taylor, Aconbury priory.
William Nasche, Halesowen monastery.
Thomas More, Limebrook priory.
John Crosse, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Henry Allardi, Fr. Pr., Brecon.
Wilham Sondell, Fr. Vict., Lland. dioc.
William Rosse, monk of Dore.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL BY THE SUFFRAGAN, SEPT. 18, 1484.

ACOLYTES.

William Hill, Edward Davy, Richard Caswell, John Semys, Richard William, Walter Hyll, Richard Scarlett, John Jonys, John Stalook, John ap David, Robert Butler, Thomas Watkins, John Lane.
John Worcestre, W. Jeffrey, Fr. of S. Guthlac's.
Richard Bawe, ord. Ben., Hereford.

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SUBDEACONS.

John Griffith, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Dogmael's monastery.
Philip Taylor, office of subdeacon in the choir of the cathedral.
Robert Tanner, alias Mym, Wormesley priory.
John Sutton, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Farewell priory.
John Batche, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Bugill, Dore monastery.
John Gowgh, S. Guthlac's priory.
Thomas Sandeley, Richard Malvern, monks of S. Kenelm's monastery, ord. Ben.

DEACONS.

Thomas Pennocke, office of deacon in the choir of the cathedral.
Thomas Acton, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
James Bromwych, S. Guthlac's priory.
Richard Baker, Cov. and Lich dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John Semestre, guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Richard ap Thomas, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
John Bounde, York dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory.

PRIESTS.

John Legge, S. Winifred's (sic) priory, Wenlock.
Richard Yong, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
John ap Harry, Dore monastery.
William Gayle, York dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John Haynnes, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's hosp., Gloucester.
Richard Tresham, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Bruern monastery.
Robert Wylcoke, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Great Malvern priory.
William Mason, Worc. dioc., (l. d ), Hayles monastery.
John Clerk, Worc. dioc., hosp. of S. John Bapt., Bristol.
David ap Yvor, S. Guthlac's priory.
Thomas Hampton, monk of S. Guthlac's priory.

ORDINATION IN THE CHAPEL OF S. KATHERINE'S HOSPITAL, BY THE SUFFRAGAN, THE SATURDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ADVENT, DEC. 17, 1485.

SUBDEACONS.

John Lane, S. Guthlac's priory.
Hugh ap Atha, his office of subdeacon in the cathedral.
Thomas Palmer, S. Guthlac's priory.

PRIESTS.

John Ward, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Pennock, Aconbury nunnery.
John Gough, John Baughe, S. Guthlac's priory.

ORDINATION IN THE CATHEDRAL BY THE SUFFRAGAN, FEB. 18, 1486.

ACOLYTES.

Christopher Pickburne, monk of Dore abbey.
William Hill, Thomas Tomkins, John Carter, James Bayly, James Nichol, John Whyttynge, John Maret.
Richard ap David, Thomas ap Meyrick, Lewis ap David, S. Asaph dioc.
Thomas Lemman, Linc. dioc. (l. d.).
William Fynymore, Worc. dioc., (l. d.).
Thomas Norse, Sarum dioc.

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SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Stele, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth priory.
Richard ap Meredith, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), S. Guthlac's priory.
Hugh Smethis, Richard Williams, S. Guthlac's priory.
William Hannow, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Hayles monastery.
Thomas Watkins, Aconbury priory.
Hugh Taylor, Wormesley priory.
Richard Grene, in medicinis bac., Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Whiston nunnery by Worcester.
John Walker.
George Bury, a moiety of the church of Okeford, Sarum diocese.
John Hoper, Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John Gervesse, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow
Richard Holte, professed bro. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Dompini William Monyngton, Thomas Worceter, monks of S. Peter's, Gloucester.
Richard Pershore, William Morse, monks of Dore.
William Geffrey, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

DEACONS.

John Lane, S. Guthlac's priory.
Richard Scarlet, Wormesley priory.
Hugh David, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Llantarnam monastery.
John ap Jevan ap Madock, Dore monastery.
John ap Merick, Chirbury priory.
Richard Prichell, Fr. Min., Bristol.
William Cornewall, Fr. Min., Gloucester.
Thomas Stauntone, monk of S. Peter's, Gloucester.
Richard Wotton, John Malverne, Wormesley priory.

PRIESTS.

William Preston, monk of Tewkesbury.
James Bromwich, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Jonyng, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Mark de Gaunt, by Bristol.
John Watkynson, York dioc., (l. d.), Nunkeeling monastery, same dioc.
John Semester, the Ludlow Guild.
Robert Corbet, S. Peter's monastery, Shrewsbury.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN IN S. KATHERINE'S HOSPITAL, LEDBURY, MARCH 11, 1486.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard ap David Llewellyn, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), S. Guthlac's priory.
Richard ap David, Strata Marcella monastery.
Lewis Glynne, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's monastery, in the island of the saints, called Gully.
Thomas Lemman, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.

DEACONS.

Richard Meredith, Bangor dioc., (l..d.), S. Guthlac's priory.
George Bury, a moiety of the church of Okeford Skelyng, Sarum dioc.
Richard Grene, in med. bac. Worc, dioc., (l. d.), priory of White Nuns, Whiston.
Thomas Steele, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth priory.
William Hannow, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Hayles monastery.

PRIEST.

John Lane, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.

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ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN, IN THE CATHEDRAL, ON THE SATURDAY IN PENTECOST WEEK, MAY 20, 1486.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Hereford, Worc. dioc., monk of Dore.
Roger Newton, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Grifin ap Walter, Geoffrey ap John, Walter Bucland, Roger Ireland.

SUBDEACONS.

Dompinus Christopher Picburne, Richard Amherley, Dore abbey.
James Bayley, William White, hosp. of S. John Ev., Ludlow.
Thomas Yonge, S. Guthlac's, Hereford.
William Evisham, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
John ap Thomas, Strata Florida monastery.
Roger Haye, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
William Hylle, Flaxley abbey.
John Stalcock, Aconbury priory.
John Hille, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Perdy, Aconbury priory.

DEACONS.

Hugh Smithis, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Gervesse, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Watkins, Aconbury priory.
Hugh Taylor, Wormesley priory.
William Huchyns, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Aug. priory near Bristol.
Richard Williams, Thomas Palmer, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Hoper, Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
Richard Holte, Fr. hosp. S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Wode, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Dompini Richard Pershore, William Dore, monks of Dore.

PRIESTS.

John ap Meryck, Chirbury priory.
Thomas Lemman, Linc. dioc., (l. d ), S. Oswald's priory, Gloucester.
Richard Scarlet, Wormesley priory.
William Nicoll, Llandaff dioc., Margam monastery.
Hugh ap David, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Llantarnam monastery.
John Brace, Aconbury priory.
John ap Jevan ap Madoc, Dore monastery.
John Raby, David John, Fr. Min., Hereford.

On the first Sunday in Advent, 1486, the Bishop ordained John Honybrigge an acolyte, in Whitbourne Chapel.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN, IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 22, 1487.

ACOLYTES.

John ap Richard, Bangor dioc., (l. d.).
John Lone, William Symonds, Hugh Mylys, Richard Mylgwyne, Roger Burghill.
Thomas Mathon, Walter Lygh, Richard Huksbury, Robert Cowley, William Besford, John Walcot, Ben. monks of Pershore.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Castilcombe, John Dursley, William Mynstirworth, Aust. monks of S. Mary's, Cirencester.
John Weddesbury, Thomas Stafford, Ben. monks of S. Mary's, Worcester.

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Richard Warwick, Fr, Carm., Ludlow.
William Lempster, Fr. Carm., Gloucester.
Humphrey Hakey, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
William Colyar, S. Mary's monastery, Halesowen.
Richard Barker, Whiston priory by Worcester.
Thomas Barbour, his portion in Pontesbury, called Childeshalle.
John Vaughan, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Oseney monastery.
Hugh Taylor, Limebrook priory.
Walter Morgan, office of subdeacon in the cathedral.
Thomas Tompkins, S. Guthlac's priory.
William Scaltow, Wenlock priory.
Thomas Were, Aconbury priory.

DEACONS.

John Maret, Aconbury priory.
Richard Wyntor, palmers of the B.V.M. and S. John Ev., Ludlow.
Thomas ap Morgan, Aconbury priory.
William Hille, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Webbe, Whiston priory of White Nuns, by Whiston.
John Wibe, S. Mary's monastery, Coventry, Worc. dioc., (l. d.).
John Lichefelde, S. Mary's monastery, Worcester.

PRIESTS.

Richard Bedyn, Aconbury priory.
Walter Bucland, S. Guthlac's priory.
Richard Deryndale, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
William Fynymore, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Oseney monastery.
James Nicholl, Monmouth priory.
John Stalcock, Aconbury priory.
Henry Lewis, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Valle Crucis monastery.
William Trulove, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Westwode priory, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.).
Thomas Pardy, Aconbury priory
John Duddeley, Thomas Hartilbury, Edmund Ledbury, Lawrence Clifforde, of S. Mary's monastery, Worcester.
Thomas Orleton, S. Victor's monastery, Wigmore.
Thomas Worceter, Thomas Staunton, S. Peter's monastery, Gloucester.
Richard Balle, Fr. Pr., Worcester.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAdAN, IN LEDBURY CHURCH, THE SATURDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN LENT, 1488.

ACOLYTES.

John Loowe, Thomas Tyler, Thomas ap Morgan, Richard Wynte, John Hely, Humphrey Haket, Walter ap Morgan.
William Saundirs, Fr. Carm.
Richard Todeman, Edmund Clerk, S. Victor's monastery, Wigmore.

SUBDEACONS.

Roger Irelande, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Crosby, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Whiston priory.
Humphrey Harpcote, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
Walter Bucland, S. Guthlac's priory.
Walter Walker, Wormesley priory.
John Honybrigge, office of subdeacon in the cathedral.
John Jonys, Aconbury priory.
William Ryltone, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

DEACONS.

William Hille, Flaxley monastery.
Richard Amburley, Dore monastery.

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Roger Haye, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Staltock, Thomas Pardy, Aconbury priory.
James Nicoll, Monmouth priory.
Maurice Tyndale, Malmesbury monastery.
John Hylle, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.

PRIESTS.

James Bayly, William White, hosp. of S. John Ev., Ludlow.
Walter Hoskyns, office of vicar in the choir of the cathedral.
Thomas Palmer, Thomas Yonge, S. Guthlac's priory.
Richard Woton, John Malverne, Wormesley priory.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, BY THE ABOVE-NAMED SUFFRAGAN, THE SATURDAY QUATTUOR TEMPORUM IN SEPTEMBER, 1488.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Frette, Lawrence Cockes, John Davies, John Treulove, William Gyne, Roger Homme, David Geffrey, Walter Lokiar, alias Norton.
William Churley, Dore monastery.
Richard Gregory, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.

SUBDEACONS.

John Ledbury, Dore monastery.
Richard Warwick, Fr. Carm., Ludlow.
Edward Haburley, Wenlock priory.
John Gam, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Griffith, Strata Florida monastery.
Richard Townseyend, Whiston nunnery by Worcester.
Thomas Harrey, Aconbury priory.
Roger Corveser, Halesowen monastery.
Roger Reynold, Aconbury priory.
John ap Phelpot, Grace Dieu monastery, S. David's dioc.
David Payne, Aconbury priory.

DEACONS.

Thomas Hereford, Dore monastery.
Roger Hogges, Thomas Lawrence, Richard ap John, Aconbury priory.
John Russell, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), priory of Little Malvern.

PRIESTS.

Richard Hayward, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Abergavenny priory.
John Wetherlock, Flaxley monastery.
Master William Gregge, Henry Whitford, Aconbury priory.
Maurice Weston, Chirbury priory.
William Lempster, Fr. Carm. of Ludlow.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN, IN THE CATHEDRAL, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1489.

ACOLYTES.

William Williams, John Gesard, Thomas Duke, Walter Eliott, Richard Rufford, Robert More, John Cle, William Vaghan, Thomas Ewes de Lowysley.
Dompinus Henry Brigge, S. Peter's monastery, Gloucester.

Quere pro ordinibus celebratis in vigilia Pasche, anno Domini CCCClxxxix, per dominum suffraganeum, ut supra secundo folio sequente ad hunc signum-o-o.

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SUBDEACONS.

William Tanke, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), guild of Palmers, Ludlow.
Richard Mailgwynne, Chirbury priory.
John Griffith, Strata Florida monastery.
Lawrence Bolton, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Wormesley priory.
Richard David, Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Margam priory.
Roger Bolde, William Gyne, Aconbury priory.
John Brugge, Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John Davyes, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Lewys, Strata Florida monastery.
Stephen ap Rees, Reading monastery.
William Coke, Flaxley monastery.
John Peter, Fr. Min., Hereford.
James Michael, Fr. Heremit., Ludlow.
Henry Brigge, John Whitby, S. Peter's monastery, Gloucester.

DEACONS.

Lawrence Cockes, Dore monastery.
Roger Reynold, David Payne, Aconbury priory.
John Cam, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Oswald Wynston, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood priory, same dioc.
Thomas Haukyns, hosp. of Dinmore.
Richard Townesyende, Whiston priory.
Roger Corveser, Halesowen monastery.
John Empton, Cwmhir monastery.
John Harrison, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Griffith.
John Nighton, Henry Standish, Fr. Min., Hereford.
Roger Compton, Ben. monk of S. Peter's monastery, Gloucester.

PRIESTS.

Edward Haburley, Wenlock priory.
Richard ap John, Richard Hogges, Aconbury priory.
Richard Taylor, Wormesley priory.
John Honybrugge, office of vicar in the cathedral.
John Balle, the lands of John Devereux, lord de Ferrers.

ORDINATION BY THE SUFFRAGAN IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 19, 1489.

ACOLYTES.

Richard Mathew, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
John Pounteney, John Nayler, Richard ap Jevan, Thomas Wilmot.

SUBDEACONS.

William Emley, Dore monastery.
John Tyler, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
William Turford, Limebrook priory.
Walter Norton, William Williams, Aconbury priory.

DEACONS.

John ap Thomas, Cwmhir monastery.
Hugh Milys, Wormesley priory.
Thomas Hope, office of subdeacon in the cathedral.

PRIESTS.

Roger Home, Whiston nunnery.
John Peter, Roger Newton, Fr. Min., Hereford.
John Ledbury, Dore monastery.

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William Symond, S. Guthlac's priory.
Richard Webb, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
John Gysarne, Wormesley priory.
William Powell, in leg. bac., Exeter dioc., (l. d.), his benefice at Plympton, same dioc.
Lawrence Cockis, Dore monastery.
John an Phelpot, Grace Dieu monastery, Llandaff dioc.
William Gyne, Aconbury priory.
Stephen ap Rees, Reading monastery.
John Griffith, John Lewys, Strata Florida monastery.
John Harrison, S. Guthlac's priory.
Lawrence Bolton, Wormesley priory.
John Davyes, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Thomas Haukyns, preceptory of Dinmore.
John Brugge, Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John Cle, Flaxley monastery.
Henry Standish, Fr Pr., Hereford.
Thomas Hereford, Dore monastery.
Dompini William Willersley, Walter Bewdley, Evesham monastery.

On Dec. 19, 1489, in S. Katherine's hosp., Ledbury, the Suffragan [1] ordained Thomas Janyns subdeacon, William Turford deacon, and David Knowysley priest.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, BY THE SUFFRAGAN, MARCH 27, 1490.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas ap Jevan ap Howell, David ap Jevan ap Griffith, Richard Huddes, James Fisher, John Deane, William Bayre, Thomas Grene, Richard Skynner, Thomas Moryes, Thomas Draper, Nicholas Baryn, Matthew Cheser.

SUBDEACONS.

Richard Kelsall, Cist. monk of Basingwerk.
William Lempster, Wigmore monastery.
Griffith ap Howell, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Valle Crucis monastery.
Maurice David Vaghan, Bangor dioc, (l. d.), Bethkelere priory.
William Smythe, in art. bac., the master of the college called Pembrokehalle, Cambridge.
David Adams, Cwmhir monastery.
Henry Hickes, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Hayles monastery.
Richard Lone, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), priory of Little Malvern.
Morris ap Howel, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abbey.
John Pounteney, Halesowen monastery.
John Holder, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Wormesley priory.
Owen ap Atha, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella abbey.

DEACONS.

Roger Homme, Whiston nunnery.
Richard Kery, Flaxley monastery.
William Williams, Aconbury priory
Thomas Holder, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Deerhurst priory.
John Wellys, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
John Toft, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), Syon priory, London dioc.
Walter Norton, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Bele, Little Malvern priory.


[1] He had been Master of St. Katherine's since 1483.

178 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

Thomas Janyns, Shrewsbury monastery, Cov. and Lich. dioc.
Robert Warter, York dioc., (l. d.), S. Anne's priory by Coventry.
William Restall, Little Malvern priory.
Walter Sugwas, Aconbury priory.
Geoffrey Jonys, Llandaft dioc., (l. d.), Margam monastery, same diocese.
Thomas Haynes, Dore monastery.
John Lewys, Fr. Min., Hereford.

PRIESTS.

John Ledbury, Dore monastery.
John Nighton, Fr. Min., Hereford.
William Saunders, Fr. Carm., Gloucester.
William Turford, Limebrook priory.
Hugh Mills, Wormesley priory.
Lewis ap Edenewed, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Wormesley priory.
John ap Thomas, Cwmhir monastery.
David Payne, Aconbury priory.

ORDINATION AT HEREFORD, BY THE SUFFRAGAN, ON THE VIGIL OF EASTER, 1489. [1]

ACOLYTES.

Richard Welle, Robert Wartir, York dioc., (l. d.).

SUBDEACONS.

David Knowysley, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Aconbury priory.
Richard Rufford, Aconbury priory.
Master Richard Fowell, Exeter dioc., (l. d.). Plympton priory.
John Clee, Flaxley monastery.
John Gesarne, Wormesley priory.

DEACONS.

Roger Bolde, Aconbury priory,
John Lewys, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Strata Florida monastery.
William Tanke, the palmers of Ludlow.
John Brugge, priory of Llanthony by Gloucester.
John Lumbard, office of vicar in the cathedral.

PRIESTS.

Richard Townesyende, Whiston priory.
Roger Reynold, Aconbury priory.

ORDINATION BY THE SUEFRAGAN IN LEDBURY CHURCH, JUNE 5, 1490.

ACOLYTES.

James Lye, Thomas ap Howell, John Davies.
John Thomas, Fr. Min., Hereford, presented by his superiors.

SUBDEACONS.

Thomas Kenwer, Tewkesbury monastery.
John Holder, Fr. Min., Wich.
Richard Matthew, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Henry Osborne, Richard Lenekys, John Maxfield, Fr. Pr., Worcester.
Humphrey Dawson, Fr. Min., Hereford.
David Morgan, Wormesley priory.


[1] This ordination is out of order, and should come after the one celebrated in March, 1488.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 179

Richard Skynner, Nicholas Baron, Thomas Wilmot, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Farnewell, Flaxley monastery.
Richard Laurence, Limebrook priory.
William Vaghan, Dinmore preceptory.

DEACONS.

Maurice ap Griffith Llandaff dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth priory.
Nicholas Barbour. in art bac., Worc. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Mark of Ghent, by Bristol.
Thomas Lawtharne, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood priory.
John Powunteneye, Halesowen monastery.
Robert Holiday, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Kingswood monastery.
Richard Lone, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern priory.
Richard Rufford, S. Guthlac's priory.
David Adams, Cwmhir abbey.
Henry Hooges, Oseney abbey.
Thomas Molle, Linc. dioc., (l. d.), Bradwell monastery, same dioc.
John Wakefeld, of Wich.
John Taylor, William Burche, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

PRIESTS.

Philip Gwillym, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Grace Dieu monastery, same dioc.
Thomas Janyns, Shrewsbury monastery.
Thomas Shotte, Worc. dioc.
Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
Robert Walker, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
William Lynley, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood nunnery.
Walter Norton, William Williams, Richard Carpenter, in leg bac., Aconbury priory.
William Restall, Worc. dioc., (l. d.) Great Malvern priory.
John Welles, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
John Holder, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Wormeley priory.
Roger Homme, Whiston monastery.
Richard Deane, Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
William Emley, Dore abbey.
John Apurley, Henry Bele, Robert Okynton, monks of Tewkesbury.
Richard Egge, John Ridley, Fr. Pr., Ludlow.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, BY THE SUFFRAGAN, DEC 18, 1490, IN THE 17TH YEAR OF HIS CONSECRATION.

ACOLYTES.

Hugh Davy, Thomas ap Jenkyn, David ap Watkyn, Edmund Taylor, Hugh Croke, John Harries, William Davies.
John Chene, York dioc., (l. d.).
William Davy, Llantarnam monastery, Llandaff dioc.

SUBDEACONS.

James Lilborne, Llantarnam monastery.
Walter Lane, Wormesley priory.
John Nayler, Tintern monastery, Llandaff dioc.
John Deane, S. Guthlac's priory.
James Lye, Dore monastery.
Matthew ap Mories, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Cwmhir monastery, same diocese.
William ap Willim, Cwmhir monastery.
Thomas ap Jevan ap Howell, Dore monastery.
Thomas Grene, John Davies, Aconbury priory
John Hopkyns, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
Thomas Pirke, Flaxley monastery.
Thomas Clerk, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
William Skynner, in art. bac., Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Frideswide's monastery, Oxford.

180 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

DEACONS.

John Grafton, Robert Asspertone, John Lee, Andrew Tewkesbury, John Grosewell, Ben. monks of Gloucester monastery.
John Noxfield, Fr. Pr., Worcester.
Richard Hopkyn, Cwmhir monastery.
Thomas Farnewell, Flaxley monastery.
Richard Skynner, Aconbury priory.
John White, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
Richard Frett, Wormesley priory.
William Vaghan, Dinmore priory.

PRIESTS.

Geoffrey ap Howell, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Valle Crucis monastery.
Thomas Wilmot, John Lumbard, Nicholas Baron, Aconbury priory.
John Lye, Thomas Godeale, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Wombridge priory, same dioc.
Richard Laurance, Limebrook priory.
David Morgan, Wormesley priory.
Wilham Brydon, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Anne's priory by Coventry.
Dompinus John Glastonbury, Leominster priory.
Dompinus Henry Brugge, Gloucester monastery.
Thomas Leomistre, Dore monastery.
John Clerk, Malachias, Fr. Pr., Worcester.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, BY THE SUFFRAGAN, ON SICIENTES SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1491.

ACOLYTES.

Roger Aubrey, John Moryce, Reginald Thatcher, Edward Gayner.

SUBDEACONS.

John Combe, Thomas Maisemore, John Bristowe, John Medilton, Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
Henry Norton, Strata Marcella monastery, ord. Aust.
William Meredith, Wigmore monastery.
Hugh ap David, Strata Marcella monastery.
Hugh Hill, Halesowen monastery.
John ap Hew, Lland dioc., (l. d.), Monmouth priory.
Richard Gough, Dore monastery.
John Hoore, S. Kath. hosp., Ledbury.
Owen ap Mathew, Strata Marcella monastery.
Robert Damport, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Edbury priory, same dioc.
Richard Wheler, of jurisdiction of Evesham, (l. d.), Studley priory, Worc. dioc.
John Deacon, of the same jurisdiction, Wroxall monastery.
John Stiche, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Thomas the Martyr by Stafford.
Thomas Weston, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Tewkesbury monastery.

DEACONS.

Richard Pensham, Thomas Aburton, Pershore monastery.
William Lemstre, Wigmore monastery.
William Henne, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Farewell (Faurwell) nunnery, same dioc.
Geoffrey Thonys, Banger dioc., (l. d.), Conway mon.
William Compton, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Anne's priory by Coventry.
Richard Pardew, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood nunnery.
James Lye, Dore monastery.
Hugh Croke, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Margam monastery.
John Heynys, Wormesley priory.
Richard Dyer, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mark's priory by Bristol.
William Payturynne, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Pinley monastery.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 181

Robert Withe, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood nunnery.
Thomas Daw, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), priory of S. Thomas by Stafford.
John Davies, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Ospryng, York dioc., (l. d.), S. Sepulchre's priory, Warwick.
Thomas Rondull, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood nunnery.
Philip ap Willim, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), Usk priory.
John Harryes, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
ThomasIhonys, Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John Nayler, Tintern monastery.
Thomas Grene, Aconbury priory
Richard Stonywell, Cov. and Lich dioc., (l. d.), Farewell monastery.
Robert Shale, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Studley priory.
Thomas Bayle, Bath and Wells dioc., (l. d.), Cerne monastery, same dioc.
John Porter, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern priory.
John Loowes, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Conway monastery.
Thomas Hope, office of deacon in the cathedral.

PRIESTS.

William Vaghan, the preceptor of Dinmore.
Thomas Farnewell, Flaxley monastery.
Matthew Morice, Cwmhir monastery.
John White, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John ap Morice, William ap Willim, Cwmhir monastery.
Owen a batte, S. David's dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella monastery.
Giles Elcock, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
Maurice ap David Vaghan, Bangor dioc., (l. d.), Bethgelert priory.
Richard Gyldern, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery.
John Shey, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Studley priory.
William Symonds, S. Guthlac's priory.
James Pery, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Westwood priory.
Walter Dolas, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), Kenilworth monastery, Worc. dioc.
Thomas Pershore, Pershore monastery.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH BY THE SUFFRAGAN, MAY 28, 1491.

ACOLYTES.

Nicholas Teele, Henry Braban, John Vaghan, Richard Curtees, John Broune.

SUBDEACONS.

Mathew Chesare, ti. the preceptor of Dinmore and Garway.
Reginald Tatcher, S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Thomas ap Howell, Lland. dioc., (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
Edward Gaynar, Flaxley monastery.
Thomas Dalby, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Studley monastery.

DEACONS.

Roger Awbrey, Llanthony by Gloucester priory.
Richard Webbe, Hailes abbey.
Thomas Pyrke, Flaxley monastery.
John Styche, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), S. Thomas' hosp., Stafford.
John Waren, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Little Malvern priory.
Edmund Taylor, Aconbury priory.
Owen ap Matthew, Strata Marcella monastery.
John ap Moryes, S. Asaph dioc., (l. d.), Strata Marcella monastery.
John Hore, S. Kath. hosp., Ledbury.
Henry Norton, Cist. of S. Asaph dioc.
Richard Matthew, Fr. Pr., Hereford.

182 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

PRIESTS.

Walter Lone, Wormesley priory.
Richard Skynner, Aconbury priory.
Thomas Clarke, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Dudston priory, same diocese.
Thomas Johnys, Llanthony by Gloucester priory.
Richard Dyer, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mark's priory, Bristol.
Richard Weler, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Studley monastery.
John Hopkins, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Duddeston priory (Doddistone).
James Eye, Dore monastery.
John Davys, Aconbury priory.
Richard Forthe, Lich. and Cov. dioc., (l. d.), Holland priory.
John Harryes, S. Giles' hosp., Shrewsbury.
Robert Shae, Lich. and Cov. dioc., (l. d.), Studley priory.
Richard Frate, Wormesley priory.

The Register of Richard Jaquesone, Vicar General.

ORDINATION BY ROBERT, BISHOP OF S. DAVIDS, IN THE CHAPEL OF S. GEORGE THE MARTYR, WITHIN THE MANOR OF WYNYORD, IN THE PARISH OF CHURCHAM, IN THE DIOCESE OF HEREFORD, MARCH 17, 1480.

ACOLYTE.

John Sherman.

SUBDEACONS.

Master David Clone, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Henry Whytney, Clifford priory.
Richard Knyght, Holy Trinity priory, Repton (Repyngdon), Cov. and Lich. dioc.
Hugh Turnor, Monmouth priory.
Robert Byde, Flaxley monastery.
Edward Peytwyn, Llanthony priory in Wales.

DEACONS.

Philip Brekenok, S. Guthlac's priory, Hereford.
Richard Spyne, Dore monastery.
Thomas Maister, Wormesley.
Thomas Hunte, Llanthony prima priory.
John Hyde, Flaxley monastery.

PRIESTS.

William Meredyth, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Phelpotes, Wormesley priory.
Thomas Treve, Ely dioc., (l. d.), Aconbury priory.

ORDINATION BY RICHARD, EPISCOPUS OLONENSIS, IN THE CATHEDRAL, APRIL 2, 1485, BEING HOLY SATURDAY, BY THE LICENCE OF THE VICAR GENERAL.

ACOLYTES.

William Wente, Maurice Clone, Thomas Yonge, John Walker, Thomas Pardy, Roger Wynne, Hugh Tayler, Richard Ambyrley, John Hylle, Roger Beynam, Hugh Bredone, Walter Maunsell.
Richard Pershore, William Dore, Cist. of Dore.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 183

SUBDEACONS.

John Preston, Worc. dioc, (l. d.), S. Barth. hosp., Gloucester.
William Brodey, Halesowen monastery.
Richard Caswall, his canonry and prebend of Garwey S. David's cathedral.
Richard Scarlet, Wormesley priory.
John ap Jevan ap Madocke, Dore monastery.

DEACONS.

John Barnard, arc. mag., Worc. dioc., (l. d.) Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
Edward Davis, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Llanthony priory by Gloucester.
John Bugyll, Dore monastery.
John Gough, S. Guthlac's priory.
John Ward, hosp. of S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Richard Mymme, Wormesley priory.
Juhu Bathe, S. Guthlac's priory.
Philip Taylor, office of vicar choral in the cathedral.
Robert Corbett, S. Peter's monastery, Shrewsbury.
John Bracy, priory of S. Cross, Aconbury.
Roger Nicholas, Fr. Pr., Hereford.
Richard Flaxley, Cist. monk of Flaxley abbey.

PRIESTS.

William Skynner, arc. mag., S. Frideswide's priory, Oxford, Linc. dioc.
Robert ap Rees, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), priory of Llanthony of Gloucester.
Thomas Lynall, Worc. dioc., (l. d.), Halesowen monastery, same diocese.

Register of Thomas Morton, Vicar Oeneral.

ORDINATION IN LEDBURY CHURCH, BY RICHARD, EPISCOPUS OLONENSIS, AUTHORIZED BY THE VICAR GENERAL, ON THE VIGIL OF TRINITY, JUNE 16, 1492.

SUBDEACONS.

Hugh Giles in jure bacallarius, John Jonys, Aconbury priory.
John Conope, Wormesley priory.
Thomas Nowale, ti. Sir [M.] Blount, knt., of Kinlet.
Miles Bacton, S. Guthlac's priory.

DEACONS.

John Moris, Aconbury priory.
John Vaghan, S. Guthlac's priory.
Richard Warham, Wenlock priory.

PRIESTS.

Edward Gaynar, Flaxley monastery.
David ap Watkin, Wormesley priory.
William Wever, college of S. John Ev.

ORDINATION BY RICHARD, EPISCOPUS OLONENSIS, IN LEDBURY CHURCH, SEPT. 22, 1492, BY THE LICENCE OF THE VICAR GENERAL.

ACOLYTES.

Thomas Taylor, William Browne, Walter Hauyes.
Walter Stradull, John Hoper, Fr. Aust. of Wormesley.

184 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

SUBDEACONS.

William Adies, John Baker, Aconbury priory.
Henry Braban, Dinmore priory.
Walter Newton, Dinmore priory.
Nicholas Smede, Cov. and Lich. dioc., (l. d.), S. Mary's mon., Hubdon, same dioc.
John Preston, York dioc., (l. d.), Aconbury priory.
Henry Conope, Wormesley priory.
John Williams, S. Kath. hosp., Ledbury.

DEACONS.

Hugh Gylis, in jure civ. bac., John Jonys, John Downe, Aconbury priory.
John Conhope, Wormesley priory.
John Bland, Chirbury priory.
Miles Bacton, S. Guthlac's priory.

PRIESTS.

Thomas Worthe, John Moris, Aconbury priory.
Richard Gurtes, S. Mary's priory, Malmesbury, [1] Worc. dioc.


[1] Sic. ? Malmesbury was an abbey, and not in Worc. dioc.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 185

INSTITUTIONS TO BENEFICES.

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

1474 Sep 27 Winforton. Walter Boleyn, chapl. The king. Res. of Richard ap David.
1475 Feb 11 Eastham. Thomas Harryson. [1] Sir Walter Devereux, knt., lord of Ferrers. Resignation of Richd. Sadeler. [6]
1475 Feb 28 Long Stanton. Thomas Adyrley. [1] President & chapter of Hereford. Res. of Richard Persoons.
1475 Mar 30 Shobdon (vic.). Richd. Dyer, [2] chapl. Abbey and conv. of Wigmore. Deprivation of Edm. Rawlings.
1475 Apr 7 Whitbourne. Master W.Tapman. The bishop. Res. of Master Robt.Cowper. [3]
1475 Apr 15 Whitchurch. Thomas Hyre. William, earl of Pembroke. Res. of John Webbe.
1475 Apr 21 Coddington (Cotyngton). Thomas Halle. The bishop. Res. of Richard Halle.
1475 May 21 Foy (vic.). Geoffrey Give. [4][2] Abbot and conv. of Gloucester.
1475 Jun 2 Brampton Bryan (Brompton). John Lloyd, chap1. [5][2] Sir John Bosewell, knt., preceptor of the hosp. of S. John the Bapt. in England, of Dinmore. Res. of Master David Robbyns.
1475 Jun 2 Neenton (Neynton). Thos. ap Meredith. [2] Sir Humph. Talbot, knt. Res. of Richard Stokys. [6]
1475 Jun 12 Mamble (Momyll) (vic.). Wm. Hill, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Walter Golde.
1475 Aug 12 Third portion in Burford. Hugh Turnour. Edm. Cornwayle. Deprivation of Richd. Grubbe.
1475 Aug 19 Hope Solers. Wm. Lewis, chapl. The bishop by lapse.
1475 Apr 6 Canonry and prebend of Gorwall. John Pykyng, master in arts. [7] The bishop. Death of Wm. de la Cova.
1475 Sep 8 Aylton. Hugh Serle, chapl. [6] The bishop, by lapse.
1475 Sep 9 Meole Brace. Owen ap Griffith. [8] Thos. Leominstre, abbot, and the conv. of Wigmore. Deprivation of John Glovere.
1475 Jul 7 Byford (ch. of S. John Bapt.). John Jevans, [8] Priory and conv. of S. John Ev., Brecon. Res. of Thomas Levynthall.


[1] By Richard Jaqueson, Bachelor in Decretals, commissiary of the vicar general.
[2] By Richard Rudhale, the vicar general.
[3] By his proctor, John Saundford, in the Carmelites church, Ludlow, in the presence of Symon Massyngham and John Combare, April 7.
[4] Who swore duly to pay a pension of 40s. to the chaplains of two chantries in the chapel of S. Katherine, within the Cathedral Close, due from the church of Foy, Thomas Morton, clerk, and Robert Apy.
[5] He swore "servare indempnes penes regem" the bishop and his agents for his admission on the preceptor's presentation.
[6] To whom the vicar general on June 5, 1475, granted a pension of 40s. from the benefice.
[7] In hospicio nostro Londoniis. The mandate to induct was issued Sept 5.
[8] In the chapel of Ludlow Castle.

186 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1475 Sep 27 Culmington. Geoffrey ap Howell, chapl. [1] David ap Howell, hac vice by grant of earl of Shrewsbury.
1475 Dec 2 Hopesay. [2] Wm. Moore, chapl. Edmund, lord of Arundel.
1475 Dec 19 Eye (vic.). David ap Morgan. Abbot and conv. of Reading. Res. of Thomas Seyre.
1476 Jan 23 Second portion in Burford. John Andrewe. Edmund Cornwayle. Res. of John Sydevyne.
1476 Jan 16 Greete (Greote). John Glovere. Thom. Lochard.
1476 Jan 12 Chantry of B.V.M. in Ledbury church. Henry David. Parishioners of Ledbury. [2] Death of John Smythe.
1476 Apr 21 Canonry and prebend of Hinton. Thomas Morton, utriusque juris bac. The bishop. Death of Master Robt. Dobbis.
1476 May 13 Blaisdon (Blachedon). William Barkeley. [4] Roger Cowley. Death of Thos. Baile.
1476 May 26 Tedstone Wafer. John Sebrome, [5] vic. of S. Peter's, Hereford. The bishop, hac vice.
1476 Jul 7 Letton. John Dyer, chapl. Richard Delabere, armiger. Death of Roger Aulward.
1476 Aug 3 Stanton, in the Forest. Nicholas Austeyn, chapl. John Lyttelton, [6] son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, knt.
1476 Aug 20 Little Marcle. John Elys, chapl. Sir John Beere, knt. Res. of Thomas Jordan.
1476 Aug 25 Eardisland (Eryslane) (vic.). Thomas Ellyottys. Priory and conv. of Shene.
1476 Aug 26 Upper Sapey. John Grene, chapl. Richard Croft.
1476 Sep 20 Minsterworth (vic.). John Faster. Prior and conv. of S. Oswald's, Gloucester. Res. of Philip Hoges.
1476 Sep 27 Canonry and prebend of Cublington (Cobleton). John Arundell, S. Theol. bac. The bishop. Res. of Simon Tarvere.
1476 Oct 2 Newland (vic.). Edwd. Janyns, in decr. bac. John, bishop of Llandaff. Res. of Thomas Brampston, mag. arcium.


[1] In the chapel of Ludlow Castle.
[2] A commission appointed Jan. 17 to assess the dilapidations left by the late rector, Wm. Taylor.
[3] Thomas Amonyngton, Richard Abrugge, Hugh Amelsham, Rowland Unett, Richard Prior, William Wattis, Robert Rawlyns, John Benette, Robert Bracy, Richard Whittare, John Motlowe, Walter Nasche, John Wisham, Walter Serviour, Thomas Cary, Richard Huntlowe, Thomas Nasche, Thomas Hebard, Richard Hill, John Lucas, William Meredith, John Grommage, Thomas Hebard, Nicholas Skynnere.
[4] A Cistercian monk of Flaxley Abbey, havtng a dispensation from the Apostolic See, by his proctor, John Prydde, vicar of Longhope.
[5] Who has a dispensation from the Apostolic See to hold more than one benefice.
[6] Hac vice by the grant of Joan, widow of Thomas Staunton.
[7] By his proctor, Master Robert Jeffray.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 187

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

1476 Oct 6 Whithourne. Wm. Wrixham, S. Theol., prof. The bishop. "Certo modo".
1476 Oct 8 Chancellorship in cathedral. John Arundell, S. Theol. bac. The bishop. Death of Simon Tarvere.
1476 Oct 14 Lydney (vic.). Thomas Stokys. Dean and chapter. Res. of Edward Banyns, in dec. bac.
1476 Oct 14 Llancaut. Thomas Holland. The bishop, by lapse.
1476 Nov 3 2nd or Childishalle portion of Pontesbury. Thomas Barbour, clerk. [1] John, lord of Dudley, and Elizabeth, his wife. "Certo modo".
1476 Nov 6 Brampton Bryan. Roger Dewraunt, chapl. Roger Multon, pri. of hosp. of S. John Bapt. in England.
1476 Nov 6 Upper Edvyn (Yedfen). Richard Boyys. The bishop, by lapse.
1476 Nov 16 Canonry and prebend de prato maiori. Wm. Vance, utriusque juris bac. The bishop. "Certo modo".
1476 Dec 21 Cowarne Magna (vic.). William Taylour, chapl. William, abbot, and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Richard Lyngen [2], from blindness and infirmity.
1476 Dec 22 Lugwardine (vic.). Geoff ap Howell, chapl. Dean and chapter. Res. of Adam Lloarght.
1477 Jan 16 Wolferlow (vic.). Roger Grene, chapl. Prioress and conv. of Aconbury. Res. of John Grene.
1477 Jun 24 Whitbourne Thomas Cooke, leg. doc. advocate of the Court of Canterbury. The bishop. Acceptance by Wm. Wrixham of S. Bennet's, London.
1477 Jul 3 Stockton. John Spencer, alias Decon, chapl. John Ardron, armiger. Death of Richd. Wodyrton.
1477 Aug 8 Knill. Maurice ap Rees, clerk. The bishop, by lapse.
1477 Aug 23 Sarnesfield. Richard Walkere, chapl. Thomas Monyngton, armiger. "Certo modo".
1477 Aug 19 Huntley. Thos. Feld, chapl. William, lord of Hastings. [3] Death of Thos. Went.
1477 Aug 22 Lydham (Lydom). John Meredith, chapl. Sir William Stanley, knt. [4] Death of Maurice ap Jevan.
1477 Oct 10 Norton (vic.). John Lippard. Abbot and conv. of ?. Res. of Thomas ap Richard.
1477 Oct 20 Norton (vic.). John Lippard. Thos. Leo[minstre], abbot, and the conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Thomas Wevere.
1477 Oct 18 Onibury. John Coly. Sir Richard Lodelowe, knt., [5] hac vice. Death of John Drivere, on Sept. 3rd.


[1] William of Atha and John Gittyns, chaplains, to induct.
[2] Who is granted a pension of 4 marks on Jan. 14.
[3] During the minority of John, earl of Shrewsbury.
[4] During the minarity of the earl of Worcester.
[5] By the grant of the duke of Suffolk, patron during the minority of the lord of Lovell.

188 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1477 Oct 27 Office of sacristan or treasurer in the cathedral. Adrian de Bardis, clerk. The bishop. Res. of Simon Massingham, alias Stalworth.
1478 Feb 1 Canonry and prebend of Huntingdon. Master Richard Marten. The bishop. Death of Robt. Tarry.
1478 Feb 1 Canonry and prebend of Putson maj. John Hervy, in art. bac. The bishop. Res. of Richard Marten.
1478 May 26 S. Leonard's chantry at Pyrton in Lydney. John Mawdeley, clerk. Elizabeth, lady Latymer. Deprivation of Thomas Wake, acolyte.
1478 May 27 Whitchurch (album monasterium). John ap Meuric, vic. of Peterstow. William, earl of Pembroke. [1] Res. of Thomas Hyre, on Apr. 18.
1478 May 30 Blaisdon (Blechedon). David ap Thomas. Roger Cowley. Res. of Master Thos. Harris.
1478 Jun 10 Peterstow. Thos. Rees, chapl. Reginald Grey, lord of Wilton.
1478 Aug 13 Edvyn Ralph (Rafe). Thomas Smythe, chapl. Sir Richard Crofte, knt., and Eleanor, his wife. Res. of Thomas Horrewode.
1478 Aug 18 Long Stanton. John Grene. Dean and chapter.
1478 Aug 29 Canonical residence. Richd. Jacquesson, in decr. bac. [2] The bishop. Death of Robt. Tarry, canon.
1478 Aug 29 Canonical residence. Ralph Barton, canon. The bishop. Res. of Richard Jaquessone, canon.
1478 Nov 19 Abenhall. Thomas Moore, chapl. Thomas Beynham, arm., lord of Abenhall, and Alice, his wife. Res. of William Jonnys.
1478 Dec 5 Stottesdon (vic.). Thomas Lilleshulle, monk of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury. [3] Thomas, abbot, and conv. of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury. Res. of William Kemsey. [4]
1478 Dec 15 Lindridge (vic.). Richard Marett, chapl. Robert, prior, and the conv. of Worcester cathedral church. Res. of Robert Harryson.
1478 Dec 23 Hopesay. Richard Wiche, chapl. William, earl of Arundel. Death of Wm. Moore.
1478 Jan 4 Neen Savage (vic.). Richard Rosse. Thomas Limstre, abbot, and the conv. of Wigmore.


[1] Who presents twice and the earl of Shrewsbury once. The inquiry was held by Thomas Moore, vicar of Sellack and dean of Archenfield, the jurors being Hugh, vicar of Dixton; William Haunyes, vicar of Goodrich; William, vicar of Bridstow; John Brace, rector of Llanwarne; William Phippes, vicar of Much Dewchurch; John Fermour, rector of Ganarew; John Strange, chaplain of King's Capel; David Tailour, Robert Tailour, John ap Jevan Goght, William Mason, David Gutla, Philip Jenyns, William Hopkyn, parishioners of Whitchurch. Held at Peterstow. The earl's father presented William Webbe to the living, being then lord of Goodrich.
[2] Et solvit feoda, videlicet pro sigillo vi s. viii d., et registrario pro scriptura ii s. Richard Gardyner to induct.
[3] By the dispensation of the Apostolic See.
[4] Who is granted a pension from the benefice of 4s. 8d.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 189

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

1479 Jan 14 Pembridge. Thomas Langton, in dec. doc. The king. Res. of Master Richd. Martyn.
1479 Feb 3 Bromfield (vic.). Robt. Richardison, chapl. The bishop, by lapse. "Certo modo".
1479 Feb 3 Lyonshall (Lynehalis) (vic.). Thomas Tannere, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Death of Thos. Llan.
1479 Feb 3 Yazor (Yauesor) (vic.). John Wolfe, chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony prima. Res. of Thomas Tannere.
1479 Feb 10 Canonry and prebend of Morton and Whaddon. Adrian de Bardis, clerk. The bishop. [1] Death of Walter Hunt.
1479 Jun 20 Little Marcle. Richard Thomys, chapl. [2] Sir John Barre, knt. Death of John Elys.
1479 Jun 20 Ledbury (vic.). Richd. Smythe, in decr. bac. Robt. Geoffrey, and portioner in Ledbury church. Death of Wm. Gody.
1479 Jul 22 Stoke Edith. John Wolf, chapl. Simon Milburne, armiger. [3] Death of Richd. Pennoke.
1479 Jul 24 Wheathill (Whethille). John Drew, chapl. Sir Humph. Talbot, knt. "Certo modo".
1479 Jul 30 Canonry and prebend prato maiore. Richard Cornwaile, clerk. The bishop. Death of Wm. Vance.
1479 Aug 8 Clun (vic.). Hugh Law, chapl. John Shrewsbury, prior, and conv. of Wenlock. Death of Henry ap David.
1479 Aug 9 Chelmarsh (vic.). John Foxhale, chapl. Thomas Leomister, abbot, and conv. of Wigmore. Death of James Bolton.
1479 Aug 14 Hopton. John Lloyd, chapl. Sir Wm. Stanley, knt. [4] Death of Wm. Mattis.
1479 Aug 15 Kempley (vic.). Wm. Forest, chapl. The bishop, by lapse. Death of John Berne.
1479 Aug 27 Donnington. John Wheich, chapl. The bishop, by lapse. Death of John Motelowe.
1479 Aug 31 Whitbourne. John Taylour, S. Theol. prof. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Cooke.
1479 Aug 31 Bucknell (Bokenhulle) (vic.). John Janyns, chapl. Thomas Lemistre, abbot, and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Hugh Lawe.
1479 Sep 6 Kentchurch (Kencurch) (vic.). Wm Lewin, chapl. William, abbot, and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of John Wheich.
1479 Sep 8 Precentorship in cathedral. Thomas Downe. The bishop. Death of John Bayly.
1479 Sep 17 Canonry and prebend of Ewythington. Richd Jaquessone in dec. bac. The bishop. Death of John Bayly.
1479 Sep 17 Wellington (vic.). William Stevens, chapl. Thos. Downe, preb. of Wellington. Death of John Danyell.


[1] At his house at Raderheth, near London.
[2] Edmund Fissch, dean of Fromo, certifies that he inducted him on June 22.
[3] By the grant of Sir John Devereux, knt., who had from the king the wardship of Alianora, daughter of Thomas Milewater, armiger.
[4] In right of his wife, Elizabeth, countess of Worcester.

190 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1479 Sep 17 Office of official. Richd. Jaquessone, in dec. bac. The bishop.
1479 Sep 23 Stoke Bliss (Blese) (vic.). Richard Vaghan, chapl. Joan Brigge, prioress, and conv. of Limebrook. Res. of Clement ap David.
1479 Sep 23 Canonry and prebend of Hunderton. Robt. Asshecombe, clerk. The bishop. Res. of Richard Jaquessone.
1479 Oct 22 Lindridge (vic.). John Bury, chapl. Robert, prior, and conv. of Worcester. Death of Richd. Marett.
1479 Oct 24 Munslow (Monyslowe). Wm. Tagg. chapl. Richd. Wallewayne, hac vice, in right of Margaret, his wife. Death of David ap Hoel.
1479 Oct 15 Canonry and prebend of Morton and Whaddon. Adrian de Bardis, clerk. The bishop. [1] Death of Walter Hunt.
1479 Oct 27 Canonry and prebend of Nonyngton. Walter Oadeby, in dec. doc. The bishop. Res. of David Hopton.
1479 Oct 28 Cardington (vic.). John Pemburton, chapl. Sir John Boswell, knt., preceptor of Dinmore and Quenington. Death of Wm. Bold.
1479 Oct 28 Whitbourne. Master Ralph Barton. [2] The bishop. Res. of John Taylour, sacr. theol prof.
1480 Feb 9 Precentorship of cathedral. Master Thomas Downe. [3] The bishop.
1480 Feb 13 Office of notary apostolic. David Persons, in utroque jure bac. The bishop.
1480 Mar 13 Broseley (Borwardisley). Thomas Ryall. The bishop, by lapse.
1480 Mar 27 Wellington (vic.). John Burghope. Thos. Downes, preb. of Wellington. Res. of William Stephyns.
1480 Apr 14 Canonical residence. Henry Edvyn. The bishop. Death of John Persons.
1480 Apr 15 Hom Lacy. John Gough. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of James Clotte.
1480 Apr 15 Mamble (Momele) (vic.). Robert Marchall. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of William Hulle.
1480 May 10 Billingsley. Richard Henstock. William Harwell, armiger. Res. of Richard Maynard.
1480 Jun 6 Office of penitenciary or bishop's preb. John Leche, in artibus. mag. The bishop. Death of John Haynes.
1480 Jul 14 Lydbury (vic.). Geoffrey Casteil. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Smiley. [4]
1480 Jul 14 Bromfield (vic.). John Hullyn, chapl.


[1] Who requests John, bishop of Worcester, to induct him into the parish church of Morton with the chapel Whaddon, which are within his diocese.
[2] Commission to Robert Richardson, chaplain, to induct.
[3] In the person of Thomas Carbery, vicar of the cathedral.
[4] On a pension.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 191

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

1480 Jul 23 Presteigne (Prestemd). Clement ap Griffith. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Death of Hugh Flecher.
1480 Aug 4 Creole. John Barred, chapl. Thomas Lockiard. Res. of John Glover.
1480 Aug 14 Chetton. Richd. Hunt, deac. Francis, lord of Lovell. Res. of William Conway.
1480 Aug 20 Canonry and prebend of Morton and Whaddon. Oliver Sompnour, in dec. bac. The bishop. Res. of Adrian de Bardis.
1480 Sep 6 Stanton Lacy (vic.). Richard Dodstone, chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony prima. Res. of Richard Housone.
1480 Sep 18 Canonry and prebend of Barton Colwall. David Hopton, in dec. bac. The bishop. Res. of Edmund Audele.
1480 Sep 25 Montgomery. John Smyth, chapl. Edward, eldest son of the king. Res. of John Bruge. [1]
1480 Sep 24 Greete (Greote). William Church. Thomas Lockord. Res. of John Barred.
1480 Sep 26 Edvyn Ralph (Yadefyn Raf). John Hervy, in jure can. bac. The bishop.
1480 Oct 20 Tarrington (vic.). John Barred. Prior and conv. of S. Mary's, Monmouth. Death of Walter ap Errard.
1480 Oct 23 Upton Bishop (vic.). William Tailour, chapl. Dean and chapter. Death of Thos. Harte.
1480 Dec 26 S. Mary's chantry, Dilwyn. John Coxtone, chapl. Richard Bromwich. Acceptance of the vicarage of Felton by Thos. Long.
1481 Jan 13 Canonry and prebend of Eigne (Yene). William Skyby, in artibus mag. The bishop. Res. of Oliver Kyng.
1481 Feb 25 Dorstone (vic.). Robert Waugham. Prior and conv. of Clifford. Death of Wm. Clerke.
1481 Feb 28 Tasley free chapel. Thomas Morton, utriusque jur. bac. The bishop, by lapse.
1481 Mar 3 Prebend of Hampton Bishop. John Burline, canon. The bishop. Res. of Robert Catesby.
1481 Mar 5 Chancellorship of cathedral. Ralph Hethcote. The bishop. Res. of John Arundell.
1481 Mar 19 Sutton by Shrewsbury free chapel. Richard Norton, leg. doc. Prior and conv. of Wenlock.
1481 Apr 8 Taynton. Richard Avenand. [2] Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Richard Phippes.
1481 Apr 24 2nd port. in Burford. John Cutler. The bishop, by lapse.
1481 Apr 25 Humber. John Tannere. Prior and conv. of S. John's, Brecon. Res. of William Shilling.
1481 Apr 26 Clifford (vic.). John ap Rees. Prior and conv. of Clifford.


[1] On a pension of 10 marks.
[2] By his proctor, John Rolues.

192 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1481 Jun 7 Badger (Baggesore) (vic.). Sw[an], John. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Res. of ? de la Pull.
1481 Jun 26 Much Cowarne (vic.). Thos. Clerk, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of William Taillour.
1481 Jun 26 Licence to preach in diocese. Thos. Chipnaham. The bishop.
1481 Jun 29 Much Marcle (vic.). Richard Rowus, in dec. bac. Prior and conv. of Jesus of Bethlehem. Death of Master James Verne.
1481 Jul 21 Onibury. Wm. Hylle, chapl. Francis Lovell, lord of Lovell, Holond, Burnell, Dayncourt, and Grey. Res. of John Coly.
1481 Jul 23 Oldbury. John, Dudston, chapl. [1] Thomas, abbot, and conv. of S. Peter's, Shrewsbury. Res. of John Brecon.
1481 Aug 3 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Dilwyn ch. Richard Davies, chapl. Richard Bromwich, in right of his wife Joan and of Thos. Lightfotte. Res. of John Coxton.
1481 Oct 4 Welsh Bicknor. Richard Kyngge. [2] The bishop, by lapse.
1481 Oct 30 Neenton. Robt. Knolle, chapl. The bishop, by lapse.
1481 Dec 10 Rock. John Spenser, chapl. Prior and conv. of Sheen. Res. of ? [3]
1481 Dec 10 Stockton. John Kynrede. John Ardron, arm. Res. of ? [3]
1482 Jan 21 Rushbury. Ralph Berwik. Francis, lord of Lovell. Death of John Smethcote.
1482 Jan 30 Ross (vic.). Thomas Mortone, utriusque juris bac. Hugh Ragon, rect. of Ross. Death of John Themyse.
1482 Jan 30 Bromyard (vic.). Wm. Bull, chapl. John Horby and Thos. Horewode, 1st and 2nd portioners, hac. vice. Res. of Richard Oldebury, [4] Jan. 26th.
1482 Feb 17 Canonical residence. Master John Sebrome. The bishop. Death of John apprickard.
1482 Mar 30 New Radnor. Thomas Waterville, chapl. Prince Edward, eldest son of the king. Res. of Master Robert Stirop.
1482 May 31 Stanford-on-Teme (super Temde). Roger Edmunds, chapl. Humphrey Salwey, armiger. Res. of ?
1482 Jun 5 Tarrington (Tadyntone) (vic.). John Phelpot. Prior and conv. of Monmouth. Res. of John Barrat. [5]
1482 Jun 21 Bedenbury (Bryddynbur.). John Lloyde, chapl. [4] Richard Hegekyns. Res. of ?
1482 Jun 24 Dymock (vic.). Thomas Haukyns. Master and fellows of the college of Fotheringhay. Res. of William Holme, in dec. bac.


[1] By his proctor, John Hubalde.
[2] Henry Jugge, chaplain of Lee, to induct.
[3] Name not given. A pension of 8 marks assigned him.
[4] A pension of 8 marks assigned him.
[5] A pension of 26s. 8d. assigned him.
[6] John Bedwere, a vicar choral, to induct.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 193

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

1482 Jul 15 Wentnor. David ap Jevan Lloyd. [1] Sir John Lingeyn, Isabel, his wife, Thomas Mitton, Thos. Leyghton, and John Newport, armigeri.
1482 Aug 9 Stoke Bliss (vic.). Matthew Clerke, chapl. Prioress and conv. of Limebrook. Deprivation of Richd. Vaghan.
1482 Aug 14 Brobury (Brokbury). Walter Hygins. The bishop. Res. of Lewis Jones, May 21.
1482 Aug 20 Canonry and prebend of Morton parva. Wm. Fitzherbert, leg. doc. The bishop. Res. [2] of William Wrexham, sac. pag. prof.
1482 Sep 18 Minsterworth (vic.). Wm. Rugge, chapl. Prior and conv. of S. Oswald's, Glouc. Death of ?
1482 Oct 26 Bromyard (vic.). Thomas Clerke, chapl. [3] John Hervy and Walter Catesby, 1st and 2nd portioners of Bromyard. Res. of William Bulle, Oct. 16.
1482 Nov 23 Kentchurch (Kynchurch). (Richd.) ap Howell. The bishop, by lapse.
1482 Nov 28 Little Marcle. William Lambe. Sir John Barre, knt. Res. of William Thommys, Nov. 21.
1482 Dec 8 Birley (Buerley) (vic.). Master John Jevan. The bishop, by lapse. Res. of William Hoper.
1482 Jan 7 Billingsley. Thomas Westwood. William Harwell, armiger. Res. of Richard Hinstokke.
1482 Dec 20 Bosbury (vic.). Master Reginald The bishop. Death of Edm. Fisshe.
1482 Dec 20 Much Cowerne (vic.). Roger Grene. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Thos. Clerke.
1483 Feb 14 Awre (vic.). Thomas Wyk. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester. Death of ?
1483 Aug 2 Stockton. John Manuse, chapl. John Arthern, arm.
1483 Sep 3 Monkland (Monklone). [4] Richd. Glowcestre. Richard Lentall. Res. of Master John Greneway, Aug. 18.
1483 Sep 1 Canonry and prebend of Gorwall. Richard Vaghan, in dec. bac. The bishop.
1483 Sep 19 How Caple. Master David Clun. Thos. Capull, arm. Res. of William Vaghan,Sept 3.
1483 Nov 11 Donnington. Richard, episcopus Olonensis. [5] Cristina Crunhale, hac vice. Death of John Whithin.


[1] By Hugh Newton, rector of Clungunford, the bishop's commissioner.
[2] "In quodam orto domus habitacionis venerabilis viri Johannis Fitzherbert, generosi, infra clausum prioratus sancti Bartholomei in Westsmythfelde" Aug. 20.
[3] Who resigned the vicarage of Much Cowarne the same day.
[4] Inquiry held by David ap Morgan, dean of Leominster; Richard Scott, curate of Hope; John Gough, curate of Middleton; Edmund Laysters, John Tannere, rectors of Puddlestone and Humber; Edm. Rawlyns and Richard Kervere, curates of Lucton and Orleton; Richard Adys, Thomas Smythe, John Davyes, John Coarne, Walter Quatte, Thomas Coarne, laymen of Monkland, were jurors.
[5] The bishop's suffragan, for whom see introductton, and p. 142n. Thomas Hombrestone, chaplain in Ledbury church, is to induct.

194 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1484 Jan 30 Bosbury (vic.). ?, chapl. The bishop. Res. of Reginald Calle, Jan. 9.
1484 Feb 9 Eton Bishop. Reginald Calle. Dean of Hereford.
1484 Mar 10 Stoke Lacy. James Bromwhich. The abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of Master John Vaughan.
1484 Jun 18 S. Michael's, Blaisdon (Bleyesdone). Wm. Martyn, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Flaxley.
1484 Jul 1 Hughley (vic.). Robert Onwyn. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of William Spencere.
1484 Jul 14 Mindtown (La Mende). Richard Butteler. Wm. de la Mende. Death of Wm. Yoppe.
1484 Aug 7 Minsterworth (vic.). Master Rowland Caple, chapl. Prior and conv. of S. Oswald's, Glouc. Death of John Huntley.
1484 Sep 18 Chantry of S. James, S. Anne, All Saints, in the burying ground of Newent church. [1] John Taylour, chapl. [2] Priory and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester. Death of Roger Bullesdon.
1485 Mar 1 3rd portion in Holgate. Roger Clone, chapl. The bishop. Res. of Master John Vaghan.
1485 Apr 30 Pembridge. Christopher Baynbryge. King Richard III. Res. of Thomas, bishop of Salisbury. [3]
1485 Jul 11 Fownhope (vic.). John Lewis, alias Sherman. Priory and conv. of Sheen. Death of Thos. Tyler.
1485 Sep 16 Canonry and prebend of Nonnington. Richard Fox, in leg. bac. The bishop. Res. of Walter Oudeby, in dec. bac. [4]
1485 Nov 11 Eton by Sugwas. [5] Edwd. Carwardyn. The bishop. Deprivation of Reginald Calle.
1485 Nov 27 [6] Pembridge. Henry Whitney, clerk. The king, racione comitatus marchie.
1485 Dec 16 Canonry and prebend of Gorwall. Thos. Chaundeler. The bishop. Death of Master John Vaughan.
1486 Jan 2 Canonry and prebend de prato maiori. Master Alex Kynge. The bishop. Res. of Thomas Chaundelere.
1486 Jan 19 Dixton (vic.). John Sant. Prior and conv. of Monmouth.
1486 Feb 27 Minsterworth (vic.). Wm. Jones, chapl. [7]
1486 Mar 3 Eastham. John Robynson. [8] Sir Edmund Cornewall, knt. Res. of William Towneley. [9]


[1] Founded for the souls of John Marcle, alias Davyes, Walter Marcle, and others.
[2] By his proctor, John Hebson.
[3] Thomas Langton, presented to Pembridge in 1479 (p. 189), obtained a papal Provision to hold it for life in commendam when made bishop of S. David's in 1483 (Patent Rolls). Now, when he is translated to Salisbury, he resigns it.
[4] Sept. 15, at the bishop's house at Westminster.
[5] Within the jurisdiction of the dean and chapter.
[6] Date of presentation.
[7] By his proctor, Randolph Hauyes.
[8] Certificate of his induction by William Rows, dean of Burford, March 7. He binds himself in the sum of 20s. to indemnify the bishop from all legal proceedings which may arise from his institution while living at Burford, and promises to obtain the obligation of a brother.
[9] On a pension of 40s per annum.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 195

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

1486 Mar 16 Canonry and prebend of Upper Preston. Thomas Yesham. The bishop. Res. of Robert Yesham.
1486 Apr 22 Preb. of Overhalle, in Ledbury church. Thomas Millynge. [1] The bishop. Death of Master Henry Ferrers.
1486 Apr 16 Leintwardine (vic.). ?, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1486 Apr 8 Priory of Limebrook. Emma Grey, alias Powys, nun. The bishop, by lapse. Res. of Joan Brugge, prioress.
1486 Apr 24 How Caple (Capull). Thomas Dryver, chapl. Thomas Capull.
1486 Apr 29 Kinlet (vic.). William Spencere, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Hugh Webbe.
1486 May 1 Cardington (vic.). Edmund Griffith. Sir Thos. Dockrow, knt., prec. of Dinmore and Garway. Res. of John Pemberton.
1486 May 3 Canonry and prebend of Watham. Henry Yedvyn, The bishop. Death of John Greneway. alias Meysey.
1486 May 23 Hughley (vic.). Ralph Grymshaw. The bishop, by lapse. Res. of William Spencere.
1486 May 23 Canonical residence. [2] Master John Hervy. The bishop. Res. of Ralph Barton.
1486 Jun 8 Shelsley (Sheldisley). Hugh Webbe, chapl. The bishop, by lapse. Res. of John Snell.
1486 Jun 12 Stockton. John Flemyng, in leg. bac. John Arthorne, arm., of Longels, Warw. Deprivation of John Manuse.
1486 Jun 14 Stanford on Teme (Tempde). Thos. Cartwright. Humphrey Salwey, armiger. Res. of Hugh Webbe, June 8.
1486 Jul 8 Hope Mansell (Melaysell). Thos. Flempsted, chapl. The bishop, by lapse. Death of Robt. Othour.
1486 Sep 10 Welsh Bicknor. Thomas Lokyer. The bishop, by lapse.
1486 Oct 26 Ganarew (Generew). Thomas Machyn, canon of Trentham priory. The bishop, by lapse.
1486 Nov 19 Canonry and prebend de parva Pionia. Ralph Hauyes, in dec. bac. The bishop.
1486 Dec 7 Chantry of S. Leonard, Pyrton. Thos. Davy, chapl. Feofees of Richard Nevile, [3] lord of Latemer. Res. of Thomas Grene.
1486 Dec 11 Tugford. Hugh Butler, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Shrewsbury. [4] Death of John Corveser.
1486 Dec 14 Office of treasurer or sacristan of cathedral. Robert Scherborne, in artibus mag. The bishop. Res. of Adrian de Bardis.


[1] Nepoti suo, seniori filio Johannis Myllyng.
[2] The bishop kept at least one canonical house for his own use: p. 102 ad init.
[3] John Wake, armiger, and William Crabbe, feofees of all his lands within the realm.
[4] The margin says: "Abbas Salopie non est patronus ecclesie de Tugford ut videre possis in registro subsequenter".

196 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

DATE. BENEFICE PRESENTEE. PATRON. CAUSE OF VACANCY.

1487 Jan 4 Preb. or port. of Coldhall in Pontesbury. David Perys, chapl. John Grey, lord of Powys. Death of ? [1]
1487 Sep 7 Lower Sapey. John Brasy, chapl. Sir Thos. Cokesey, knt.
1487 Oct 12 Canonry and prebend de prate minori. Walter Hylle, warden of college of S. Mary of Winton. The bishop. Death of Master Roger Griffith.
1487 Oct 16 Tugford. Richard Butler, chapl. The bishop. [2] Death of Hugh Butler.
1487 Nov 27 Minsterworth (vic.). Richard Capull, in dec. bac. Thomas, archbishop of York. [3] Res. of William Jonis.
1487 Dec 7 Broseley (Borwardesley). Thomas Poyner. The bishop, by lapse.
1487 Dec 12 Chancellorship of the cathedral. Sampson Aleyn. The bishop. Res. of Ralph Heithcote.
1488 Feb 20 Upton Bishop (vic.). Richard Spyne, chapl. Dean and chapter. Death of Robert Fauconer.
1488 Mar 5 Linton (vic.). Ralph Hauyes, in dec. bac. Prior and conv. of Sheen. Death of Thos. Smythe.
1488 Mar 10 Hopesay. Matthew Morse. Thomas, earl of Arundel. Res. of Master John Phelipps.
1488 Mar 10 Clun (Clone) (vic.). John Clone. Hugh Clone, by grant hac vice. Death of Hugh Law.
1488 Mar 13 S. Devereux (Sancti Dubricii). Thos. Chipham, in artibus mag. Thos. May, armiger, Roger Acton, and William Bevild.
1488 Mar 14 Bishopstone. Walter Waters. Feoffees of Joan Danyell. [4] Res. of John Gough.
1488 Jun 12 Canonry and prebend of Ralph Hauyes, in dec. bac. The bishop. Death of Wm. Skybi.
1488 Jun 19 Little Marcle. Thomas Yonge. Roger Bodenham. Res. of Walter Reynold.
1488 Jun 27 Lydney (vic.). Roger Brayne. [5] Dean and chapter. Acceptance of another benefice by Philip ap Eynon.
1488 Jul 15 Peterchurch (vic.). Walter Reynold, chapl. The bishop, by lapse. Res. of Philp Smyth.
1488 Jul 25 Bromsberrow (Brymmesbarow). Leonard Bromwyche, [6] chapl. The bishop. Acceptance, etc., by Richd. Lynton.
1488 Jul 27 Letton. John Love. Sir Richd. Delabere, knt. Res. of John Dyer.


[1] The margin says: "Cave quia non vacat, ut presumcio facta fuit".
[2] Quod episcopus Herefordensis est patronus ecclesie de Tugford vide in quodam libro statutorum cum munimentis in thesaurario ecclesie cathedralis cooperto albo coopertorio.
[3] Owing to the vacancy of the priory of S. Oswald, Gloucester.
[4] John Grey and Walter Motone.
[5] He took his oath to render an account of the revenues of the vicarage for the year and duly to pay his pension to Robert Waren, once vicar.
[6] The apparitor of Ludlow deanery is to cite Richard Lynton to show cause why he should not induct the said Leonard.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 197

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

1488 Sep 10 Canon Frome (vic.). John Dee, chapl. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester. Res. of John Typet.
1488 Oct 12 Sellack, alias Baysham (vic.). Thomas Pardy, chapl. [1] Dean and chapter. Res. of John Dyer.
1488 Nov 15 Dormington (vic.). John Menlove, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of John Underwode.
1488 Nov 12 Almeley (vic.). Wm Tofte, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Death of Richd. Benet.
1488 Dec 12 Chantry of B.V.M. in the church of Hampton Bishop. Richard Bluett. The bishop, by lapse. Death of Thos. Smythe.
1488 Dec 22 Greete. Robert Kent, sac. theol. prof. The bishop, by lapse.
1488 Dec 31 Confessor in the Hereford dioc. Robt. Mounemouth, warden of the Franciscans at Hereford. The bishop.
1489 Feb 15 S. Leonard's chantry in Pyrton. ? Richd. Neyylle, lord of Lathamere. Res. of Thomas Davyes.
1489 Mar 30 Clifton (vic.). John Bracy. [2] Prioress and conv. Limebrook. Death of Wm. Yatts.
1489 Apr 23 Pixley (Pykkesley). John Clee. The bishop, by lapse.
1489 Apr 2 Kingsland (Kyngslane). Wm. Grave, chapl. Cecily, duchess of York, illa vice. Death of Thos. Downe.
1489 Apr 3 Precentorship in cathedral. John Hervy. [3] The bishop. ? [4]
1489 Sep 24 Hope Bagot (Bagard). John Vaghan, arc. mag. Edward Hille. Death of Wm. Huchyns.
1489 Sep 24 First portion in Bromyard ch. Thomas Myllyng, junior. [5] The bishop. Res. of John Hervey.
1489 Oct 1 Bromsberrow (Brymmesbarow). John Foxall. John Bromwich. Res. of Richard Lyntone.
1489 Oct 16 Hughley (vic.). Thurstan Dale, chapl. The bishop, by lapse.
1489 Oct 17 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Weobley church. Henry Whitney, chapl. Thomas Barton, of Weobley. Death of Wm. Coly.
1489 Nov 2 S. Tirioc's chapel. Hugh David ap John. John ap Thomelyn. Death of Wm. Herbet.
1489 Dec 16 Little Marcle. Wm. Gyne, chapl. Roger Bodenham. Death of Thos. Yonge.
1489 Dec 22 Kempley (vic.). Roger Adams, chapl. Richd. ep. Olonensis, warden of S. Kath., Ledbury. Death of Wm. Forest.


[1] Robert John, curate of Hentland, to induct.
[2] At Ross during the bishop's visitation.
[3] Who exhibited a papal dispensation permitting him to hold three benefices, two with cures, and the third a dignity in a cathedral.
[4] The leaf has been cut.
[5] The bishop's nephew.

198 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1489 Dec 22 Chapel of S. Tirioc. John Gough. John ap Thomlyn. Res. of Hugh David ap John.
1490 Feb 7 Coreley (Corley). Philip Geffrey, chapl. William Wotley. Death of Richd. Meylerd.
1490 Mar 17 Priory of Aconbury. Isabel Gardyner. [1] The convent. Res. of Cecilia Mason on Mar. 14. [2]
1490 Mar 24 Goodrich (Godrich Castell). John Gough. Prior and conv. of Monmouth, on Feb. 6. Death of Wm. Hauyes.
1490 May 6 Almeley. John Taylour, chapl. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Res. of Wm. Toft.
1490 May 7 Lower Sapey. William Butteler, chapl. The bishop, by lapse. Res. of John Brace.
1490 May 16 Second port. in Burford church. John Heyley. The bishop, by lapse.
1490 May 23 2nd or Childishalle portion of Pontesbury ch. John Hervy, in dec. bac. John Grey, lord of Powys.
1490 Jul 6 Munsley. John Gough, chapl. Symon Milborne, armiger, hac vice. Death of Thos. Bulkyne.
1490 Jul 22 Evesbatch (Esbache). Thos. Alford, chapl. John Pembrugge. Res. of Richard Silvester.
1490 Aug 4 Mansell Gamage (vic.). Hugh Taylour, chapl. The bishop.
1490 Oct 27 Fownhope (vic.). Gilbert Mercer, in art. bac. Prior and conv. of Sheen. Death of John Sherman.
1490 Nov 2 Canonry and prebend of Gorwall. John Nans, jur. utr. doct. The bishop. Death of Master Thos. Chaundeler.
1490 Nov 2 Canonry and prebend of Putson min. Christopher Litton, clerk. The bishop. Res. of John Nans.
1490 Nov 7 Bucknall (Bokynhill) (vic.). David Adams. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Janyns.
1491 Feb 12 Westbury in Salop. Thomas Adirley. The grantees of Sir Richard Ludlowe, knt., and John, his son and heir. [3] Res. of Walter Wodyrton.
1491 Mar 23 Deanery of Hereford. Oliver Kynge, dec. doc. [4] The chapter. [5] Death of Master Chaundeler.
1491 Apr 4 Sidbury (Sudbury). Ralph Grymshawe. The bishop, by lapse
1491 May 8 Downton (vic.). John Gervasse, chapl. The bishop, by lapse.
1491 May 11 Middleton (Medyltone). Christopher Sherde. The bishop, by lapse.
1491 Jun 7 Lower Sapy. John Gesarde. The bishop, by lapse.
1491 Jun 8 Free chapel of Caus Castle (Cawys). Thomas Morton, archdeacon of Salop. The bishop, by lapse.


[1] Commissioner appointed, on whose report the bishop ratifies the election. March 20.
[2] On a pension of 3 marks and a nun's allowance of food and drink.
[3] David ap John, William ap John, William Wilkys, and Ll. ap John, for this turn only.
[4] The king's secretary, appointed at his request (p. 133). He resigns in the same year, and is made bishop of Exeter.
[5] Whose election is confirmed by the bishop.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 199

The Register of John Bayly, Vicar General.

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

1487 Feb 14 Stretton and Ashperton (vic.). Thomas ap Adam, chapl. Reginald Mathon, prior, and the conv. of S. Mary's, Monmouth. Death of Thos. Hardewik.
1487 Feb 25 Munsley (Monnesley). Thomas Balkyn, deacon. John Cromhale, for this turn. Death of Hugh ap Howell.
1487 Mar 12 Stokesay (vic.). Thomas Addurlay, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Haughmond. Res. of Philip Smith.
1487 Aug 13 Stanton in the Forest. Thos. Moris, chapl. [1] Hugh Hamesham, jure ux. Res. of Nicholas Austeyn.
1487 Apr 1 Dormington. John Underwode, chapl. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of William Taylour.
1487 Apr 17 Shrawardine. John Esshyng, chapl. William, earl of Arundel. Consec. of Wm. Dudley, bishop of Durham.
1487 Apr 24 Blaisdon (Blechedone). Thomas Rewys. William, abbot, and the conv. of Flaxley.
1487 May 1 Abynghall. William ap Jonys. Thomas Baynham, armiger. [2] Death of Walter Griffith.
1487 Dec 12 Chapel or chantry in Pyriton. Thomas Wake, acolyte. Elizabeth, lady Latymere. Death of Richd. Padmon.
1488 Mar 4 Eaton [under Heywood] (vic.). John Boteler, alias Stretton. John Shrewsbury, prior, and the conv. of Wenlock. Death of Maurice Taylour.
1488 Mar 9 Foy (vic.). David William ap Watkin. William, abbot, and the conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Lewe Geoffrey.

The Register of Richard Jaquessone, Vicar General.

1479 Oct 27 Cleobury Mortimer (vic.). John Tailor. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1479 Oct 30 Lyonshall (Leonhales) (vic.). John Morgannok. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Death of Thos. Tanner.
1479 Dec 9 Edwyn Ralph. William Hychecok. Sir Richard Crofte, knt. Death of Thos. Smythe.
1480 Jan 19 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Dilwyn ch. Thomas Longe. Joan Brugge. Res. of John Wolfe.
1480 Jan 28 S. Anne's chantry in Ledbury ch. John Sherman. Thomas Blonte, of Grendon. Death of Thos. Pontysbury.
1480 Feb 88 Hopesay. John Bygge. William, earl of Arundel. Death of John Wyche.
1480 Dec 30 Stoke Edith. Master Hugh Ragon. Simon Milborne, armiger. [3] Res. of John Wolfe.
1481 Feb 6 Crofte chapel. Walter Goolde. Sir Richard Crofte, knt. Death of John ap Richard.


[1] In the chapel of S. Mary Magdalene, within the Cathedral Close.
[2] Hac vice, in right of Alice, his wife.
[3] To whom the king had granted the wardship of Alianora, daughter and heiress of Thos. Milewater, armiger.

200 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1481 Feb 6 Aston in Wigmoresland. William Flynsham. Rowland Wigmore, arm., Wm. Eytche, Hugh Gogyn, clerk, Roger and Thomas Davyes. Deprivation of Wm. Huntygfeld.
1481 Feb 14 Bishopstone. John Gough. John Baskerville, in right, hac vice, of his wife, Alianora, daughter and heiress of Thos. Holcote. Res. of Hugh Ragon.
1481 Feb 19 Wigmore (vic.). John Burton. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore.
1481 Apr 23 Weobley. David Clone, in utr. jur. bac. Prior and conv. of Llanthony prima.
1484 Apr 22 S. Michael's, Stowe (vic.). John ap Gwillym. [1] Prior and conv. of Great Malvern. Death of Thos. Watkyns.
1484 Apr 25 Baysham, alias Sellack (vic.). John Dyer, chapl. Hebdomadary and the chapter of Hereford. Death of Thos. More.
1484 May 18 Whitney. James Estoun. Robert Whitney.
1484 Oct 1 S. Anne's chantry in Ledbury church. Edward Hylle. [2] Thomas Blounte, of Grendon. Res. of John Sheremon, Sept. 15.
1484 Nov 17 Stanton Lacy (vic.). Thomas Kenley. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester. Res. of William Dewe, Nov. 17.
1484 Nov 24 King's Pyon (vic.). Thos. Wysewall. Prior and conv. of Wormesley. Death of Richd. Howell.
1484 Dec 4 S. Leonard's chantry in Pyrton ch. Thomas Grene. The guardians of Richard Nevyle, lord of Latymer. [3] Deprivation of John Mawdley.
1484 Dec 14 Kington (vic.). Walter Mylle. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester. Death of David Jevans.
1484 Dec 20 Taynton. David Phippes. Abbot and conv. of S. Peter's, Glouc. Res. of Richard Avenand, Dec. 10.
1485 Mar 20 Moccas. Thomas Gerald. Henry Skudmore. Death of Walter Russell.
1485 May 12 Coreley. Richard Maylord. William Alen. [4] Death of John Whattlette.
1485 Aug 25 Bridstow (vic.). William Vaughan. Prior and conv. of Jesus of Bethlehem at Sheen.
1485 Sep 5 Ocle Pychard Thomas Hyutte. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Death of Wm. Gloucestre.
1485 Oct 5 Mitcheldean. Thomas More. Thomas Beynam, armiger. Death of Wm. Sergeant.
1485 Oct 11 Birley (Bureley) (vic.). John Rogers. [5] Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of John Yevons.


[1] William Mercer, vicar of Leintwardyne, to induct, there being no dean of Clun.
[2] The vicar of Ledbury to induct.
[3] William Catesby, pro corpore domini regis, armiger, and chancellor of the March, Thomas Lymricke, and John Wake, lords of Awre and Pyrton, during his minority. Master Thomas Stokis to induct.
[4] On a grant from the king, as guardian of the heir of John Broyne, of Coreley.
[5] William Gregg, notary apostolic, to induct.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 201

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

1485 Oct 18 Upton Bishop (vic.). John Jordan. Dean and chapter. Death of Wm. Taylor.
1485 Nov 4 Abenhall. John Strange. Thomas Beynham. Res of Thomas More.
1485 Nov 18 Morville (Momervylle) (vic.). Thomas Jonys. Abbot and conv. of Wigmore. Res. of Robert Marschald.
1485 Dec 2 Chantry in Newland ch. Thomas Stokis. Thomas Beynham, armiger. Res. of Philip Beynham.
1485 Dec 2 Lydney (vic.). Philip Beynham. Dean and chapter. Res. of Thomas Stokis.
1486 Jan 10 Dorstone (vic.). Thos. ap Gryffyth. Prior and conv. of Clifford. Death of Robt. Watham.
1486 Jan 16 Eye (vic.). John Coke. ? Death of David ap Morgan.

The Register of Thomas Morton, Vicar General.

1492 Jan 10 Ludlow. Robert Bedyl. John Devereux, lord Ferrer, of Chartley. Death of Wm. Baldrie.
1492 Feb 22 Cardiston free chapel. Robert Dackus. Joan, relict of John Burgh. Death of Richd. Wild.
1492 Mar 26 Whitburne. Ralph Hawyes, in dec. bac., canon of Hereford. [1] The king, from the vacancy of the see. Res. of Ralph Barton.
1492 Apr 13 Much Marcle (vic.). Henry Shane, in dec. bac. Prior and conv. of Sheen. Res. of Nicholas Rews, in dec. bac.
1492 May 12 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Weobley ch. Roger Barton. Thomas Barton. Death of Henry Whitney.
1492 Jun 2 Ditton (Duttyn) (vic.). John Alen. Prior and conv. of Wenlock. Death of Nich. Barton.
1492 Jun 25 Weobley (vic.). Maurice David, in art. bac. Prior and conv. of Llanthony by Gloucester. Res. of Robert Vobis, in dec. bac.
1492 Aug 2 Walford (vic.). Thomas Worthe. Robert Kent, precentor of cathedral. Death of Lewis Dee.
1492 Aug 11 Avenbury (vic.). Nich. Bar[nard]. Abbot and conv. of Dore. Res. of John Brewer.
1492 Aug 23 Chantry of S. Cross on Lydney church. Thomas Ryatt. Richd. Nevill, lord Latemer. Res. of Hugh Turnour.
1492 Aug 23 Colwall. Robert Asplin. The king, during the vacancy of the see. Death of Thos. Hall.
1492 Aug 31 ? Richard Frett. Abbot and conv. of Gloucester. Res. of Richard Asplin, in leg. bac.
1492 Oct 3 Credenhill. John Goghe. George Talbot, earl of Shrewsbury. Res. of William Harper.
1492 Oct 17 Stockton. Thomas Carpynter. John Ardron, generosus. Res. of John Jecson.
1492 Nov 4 Tretire (Retire). Roger Burghyll. James Skydmor. Res. of Thomas Wilmott.


[1] Vicar of S. Bapt. and S. Nicholas, called the Greyndour's chantry. Inducted by John Warde, curate of Whitborne, March 28.

202 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

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

1492 Nov 7 Diddlebury (vic.). John Botteler. Dean and chapter. Death of Richd. Longley.
1492 Nov 10 Munsley. John Jesope, sac. theol. bac. John Cromall. Res. of John Gage.
1492 Nov 24 Abenhall (Habunhalt). Thomas Pule. Thos. Beynham and Alice, his wife. Res. of John Sandon.
1492 Nov 26 Sellack (vic.). Thomas Were. Dean and chapter.
1492 Nov 26 Westbury (vic.). Thomas Smyth. Warden and college of vicars choral.
1492 Dec 11 Chantry of the B.V.M. in Weobley ch. John Garwey. Thomas Barton. Res. of Roger Boorton.
1492 Dec 12 Linton (vic.). James Nicholls. Prior and conv. of Sheen. Res. of Ralph Hauyes, in dec. bac. [1]

EXCHANGES.

DATE. EXCHANGE.

1476 Dec 22 Roger Whitehouse, vicar of Lindridge. Thomas Harryson, rector of Eastham; patron, Walter Devereux, lord Ferrars.
1478 Nov 4 William Townley, rector of Hanwell, with the chapelry of Braynford, patrons the abbot and convent of Westminster. Roger Whithouse, rector of Eastham, patron Sir Walter Devereux, knt., lord of Ferrer. On a commission from Thomas, bishop of London, dated Fulham, October 27.
1478 Jun 5 [2] Roger Clone, chaplain of the chantry in S. Katherine's chapel near the cathedral. John Lynke, rector of Pencombe; patrons, Joan Whitney, Walter Vaughan, Thomas Blonte, John Walwey of Longford, and Milo ap Harry, feoffees of the demesne of Pencombe, by the appointment of Robert Whitney.
1478 Jul 23 Richard Pede, dean of Hereford, and prebendary of Moreton Magna. Richard Marty, archdeacon of Hereford, prebendary of Huntington. The bishop permits the exchange of prebends, and, as the prebend of Moreton is the more valuable, ratifies an agreement by which the dean is to receive £10 a year from the archdeacon. Witnesses, Richard Wulf, public notary and writer to the bishop, Hugh Shurley, and John Bochour.
1489 Jul 18 Robert Keynell, decretorum doctor, rector of S. Botolph, London. John Pyking, canon and prebendary of Colwall. On a commission from the bishop of London.
1482 Jun 20 Master John Locke, vicar of ?, in the diocese of Salisbury, and the vicar of Ludlow; patron for this turn, John, lord de Ferrars. Master John Baudrey, vicar of Walden, in the diocese of London. A commission to John Lichfeld, vicar general during the vacancy of the see of London, to effect this.
1490 Feb 16 John Wolff, vicar of Yazor. John Gough, vicar of Hom Lacy; patrons, the abbot and convent of Gloucester. John Gough was admitted to Yazor on March 3rd.
1490 Oct 8 John Typhotte, vicar of Bishop's Frome. John Pynchware, vicar of Newbold Pacy. Commission to Robert, bishop of Worcester, to effect the exchange.
1487 Jan 25 Richard Whytehouse, vicar of Lindridge; patrons, Robert, the prior, and the convent of Worcester. Thomas Harryson, rector of Eastham.


[1] To whom the vicar general assigns a pension of 40s. from the benefice.
[2] Commission to the dean and chapter to effect the exchange.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 203

DATE. EXCHANGE.

1487 May 20 Master Nicholas [1] Rawys, vicar of Westbury, patrons the warden and college of vicars choral of the cathedral. William Berkeley, abbot of Flaxley, rector of Rodmarton, patron Thomas Whytingtone, armiger. On a commission from John, bishop of Worcester.

LETTERS DIMISSORY.

A.D. 1474. Oct. 7.- James Lokear, to all the orders.
A.D. 1475. Mar. 24.- William Noke, acolyte, to all the orders. [2]
May 28.- William Wyllys, subdeacon, to all the orders. [2]
Dec. 19.- William Corismore, acolyte, to all the orders. [2]
A.D. 1476. Feb. 7.- William Horne, of Taynton, acolyte, to all the orders. [2]
Mar. 28.- John Elys, deacon, to priest's orders. [2]
" 28.- Thomas Edwarde, subdeacon, to deacon's and priest's orders.
Oct. 13.- Thomas Ossecote, to all the orders.
" 16.- Hugh ap Jonnys, acolyte, to all the orders.
Dec. 11.- John Taylor and William Walleschere, alias Powys, deacons, to priest's orders.
" 13.- Thomas Whitchurch, acolyte, to all the orders. [2]
" 11.- Thomas Bulkyn and Robert Combere, subdeacons, to the other orders. [2]
" 17.- John Godwyn, having the first tonsure, to all the orders. [2]
" 18.- Richard Drapere, deacon, to priest's orders. [2]
" 19.- John Heske, deacon, to priest's orders. [2]
A.D. 1477. July 1.- Richard Gyngill, litterate, to the major and minor orders.
" 24.- Thomas Ryall, having the tonsure, to all the orders.
Sept. 2.- Edmund Hosyere and Thomas Lokeare, of Monmouth, having the tonsure, to all the orders.
Oct. 22.- John Wolff, acolyte, to all the major orders.
A.D. 1478. June 12.- Thomas Fox, master in arts, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
Sept. 16.- William Reynour, acolyte, to all the major orders.
" 18.- Thomas Kenles, litterate, John Storey, having the tonsure, Thomas Kekewich, acolyte, Edmund Mason, Richard Smythe, and John Duppa, subdeacons, to such orders as are mentioned in their letters.
A.D. 1479. Dec. 15.- William Shyrley, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
Jan. 20.- John Wellyngton, in leg. bac , to all the greater orders.
Feb. 3.- Hugh Walkere, acolyte, to all the orders.
Sept. 17.- Nicholas Chandeler, a native of the city of Hereford, canon of Wigmore abbey, deacon, to priest's orders.
A.D. 1480. Feb. 18.- John Gladwyn, acolyte, of Abberley (Abbottysley), to all the orders.
May 16.- John Conyngsby, having the first tonsure, to all the orders. [3]
" 30.- To one having the first tonsure, to all the orders. [4]
A.D. 1482. May 30.- Roger Brayne, deacon, to priest's orders.
Sept. 22.- William Robyns, acolyte, to all the orders.
Dec. 11.- Thomas Wey, acolyte.
A.D. 1484. June 10.- Thomas Flemstede, deacon, William Yoppe, subdeacon, Thomas Acton, acolyte, John ap Meryke, acolyte, John Warde, promoted to no order, James Bromwyche, acolyte, Robert Corbet, clerk, William More, subdeacon, John ap Harry, a subdeacon, who for two years had been of the diocese of Hereford.


[1] Also called William.
[2] By the vicar general.
[3] At Rock during his visitation.
[4] At Newent during his visitation.

204 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

A.D. 1486. Jan, 21.- Lewis ap David, of Chirbury, to all the orders.
Feb. 18.- John Whitynge, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 26.- Philip Taylour, deacon, to priest's orders.
May 10.- Master Richard Carpenter, in legibus bac., to all the orders.
Sept. 18.- John ap Thomas, subdeacon, to all the other orders.
" 19.- John Gervesse and John Hoper, of Newent, deacons, to priest's orders.
" 19.- Griffin ap Walter, acolyte, Thomas Yonge, subdeacon, Thomas Watkyns, deacon, Richard Williams, deacon, Hugh Taylour, deacon, to the orders they have not obtained.
" 29.- Richard Casewell and William White, subdeacons, John Doughti, acolyte.
Dec. 4.- William Asshehurst, to all the orders.
A.D. 1488. Feb. 20.- John Wethirloke, to all the orders.
Mar. 20.- Humphrey Haket, William Bowdeler, William Stalcock, John Steere, all the sacred orders.
" 31.- John Sterre and Walter Okiltone, to all the orders.
May 22.- John Harrison, Thomas Haukyns, and Richard Hogge, to all the orders.
Dec. 16.- Laurence Cocks, David Payne, John Carte, to all the orders. (Sugwas).
" 16.- John Corveser, subdeacon, to the orders he has not obtained.
" 1.- Thomas Hakelet, of Leominster.
" 8.- Richard Gardener, master of arts, to all the orders.
A.D. 1489. Feb. 16.- Walter Cateby, Walter Sugwas, and Richard Kyry, acolytes, to all the orders.
A.D. 1490. Jan. 22.- Hugh Hylle, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
" 26.- David Lewis, acolyte.
Sept. 17.- David Adams, deacon, William Williams, John Moryes, Matthew Moryes, having the tonsure, David ap Morgan, subdeacon, Thomas Wilmot, subdeacon, Richard Hopkyns, John Heynes, Nicholas Bacon, Thos. Pounteney, and William Frette, acolytes, to all the orders not yet received.
A.D. 1491. Mar. 28.- Hugh ap David, subdeacon, to all the orders.

Register of John Bayly, Vicar General.

A.D. 1487. Feb. 14.- Walter Walle, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 20.- Thomas Awnie, litterate, to all the orders.
" 23.- John Tiler, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
Mar. 17.- Richard Duddiston, acolyte, to the greater orders.
" 27.- Thomas Kervere, having the first tonsure, and Thomas Moore, litterate, to all the orders.
Apr. 3.- William Horsmon, subdeacon, to deacon's orders.
May 23.- John Draper, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 28.- John Brasier, acolyte, to all the orders.
Dec. 17.- Robert Wynale, subdeacon, John Woodreve, acolyte, Richard Norton, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
A.D. 1488. Jan. 3.- John Gregge, in artibus mag., Richard Dudde, in legibus bac., acolytes, to all the greater orders.
" 21.- John Morgan, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
Feb. 12.- Thomas Courte, litterate, Thomas Janyns, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 22.- John Moris, subdeacon, to deacon's and priest's orders.
" - John Hyde, having the first tonsure, John Stokys, acolyte, William Okeley, deacon, to the orders they have not yet obtained.

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Register of Richard Jaquesone, Vicar General.

A.D. 1480. Dec. 19.- Thomas Magister, subdeacon, to all the other orders.
A.D. 1481. Jan. 22.- David Clone, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.
Feb. 12.- William Symond, deacon, to priest's orders.
Mar. 5.- Henry Whitney, subdeacon, to all the orders.
Apr. 2.- Richard Knyght, subdeacon, to all the orders.
" 9.- William Hylle, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 17.- Robert Halle, having the first tonsure, to the lesser orders.
" 17.- Huga Turnour, subdeacon, to all the other orders.
" 17.- Thomas Hunte, deacon, to priest's orders.
A.D. 1484. Jan. 22.- Richard Tickis, subdeacon, to all the sacred orders.
Mar. 31.- Roger Yong, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 31.- John Baker, deacon, to priest's orders.
" 31.- William Rogers, subdeacon, to the other orders.
Apr. 1.- Nicholas Mathon, subdeacon, to the other orders.
" 13.- John Morise, acolyte, to all the orders.
" 14.- Roger Wevere and Lewis Jones, clerks, to the lesser and greater orders.
" 15.- William Glasier, deacon, to priest's orders.
" 15.- Walter Hoskyns, subdeacon, vicar choral in the cathedral, to the other orders.
" 15.- Richard Mymme, to all the orders.
" 16.- John Legge, subdeacon, to the other orders.
" 16.- John Baker, deacon, to priest's orders.
May 18.- David ap Eynon, subdeacon, to the other orders.
July 17.- Martin Eylond, to all the orders.
Nov. 24.- Robert Halle, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
A.D. 1485. Apr. 2.- William Brody, subdeacon, to the other orders.
May 27.- John Burgill and Roger Adams, deacons, to priest's orders.
" 27.- John Walker, acolyte, to all the orders.
Nov. 26.- Richard Holcote, acolyte, Fr. Aust. of the hosp. of the B.V.M. and S. John Bapt., Ludlow.
Dec. 12.- Thomas Pennocke, deacon, to priest's orders.
" 13.- Hugh Abatha, and Thomas Palmer, acolytes, to all the orders.
" 13.- John Bathe and John Gough, deacons, to priest's orders.
" 14.- Roger Bury and John Loone, acolytes, to all the orders.
A.D. 1486. Jan. 16.- William Gregge, having the first tonsure, to all the orders.

Register of Thomas Morton, Vicar General.

A.D. 1492. Mar. 6.- John Vaghan, acolyte, to all the sacred orders.
" 9.- David Vaghan, born in the dioc.
" 21.- Thomas Key, layman, to all the orders.
" 30.- Roger Eston, a native of the diocese, to all the orders.

206 Registrum Thome Myllyng.

INDULGENCES GRANTED FOR THE FOLLOWING GOOD WORK.

A.D. 1473. May 5.- The relief of the sick and needy in S. Bartholomew's hospital, Gloucester.
A.D. 1474. Oct. 2.- The relief of the sick and aged poor in the hospital of S. Giles's hospital.
" 8.- The building of a residence for the vicars choral on a site near the cathedral. [1]
Nov. 29.- The repair of the chapel and hospital of the B.V.M., S. Anne her mother, and S. Eligius, in the suburbs of Hereford, and the support of the sick and aged poor living there.
A.D. 1475. Nov. 5.- The repair of the church and belfry at Eastnor.
A.D. 1478. Jan. 15.- The relief of John Amarston, of Onibury, and his wife and children, reduced to poverty by the burning of his house, stock, and crops.
A.D. 1479. Mar. 22.- The repair of the chapel of S. Thomas the martyr, Monmouth.
A.D. 1480. Mar. 28.- The repair of the road leading to Leominster on Dinmore hill.
Apr. 22.- The repair of S. Anne's chapel by Wigmore.
May 12.- The repair of Bridgnorth bridge.
Sept. 6.- The visiting of the chapel of S. Katherine, in Crowle churchyard, in the diocese of Worcester, and subscribing to its maintenance.
A.D. 1481. June 18.- Prayers at or gifts of lights and ornaments to the altar of the Holy and undivided Trinity, on the north side of Bishop's Castle church.
Oct. 4.- Gifts towards the building of a chapel in the parish church of Lee, in honour of S. Simon, innocent and martyr.
" 4.- Gifts to the proctor of the hospital of the B.V.M. at Leominster for its restoration or the repair of the bridges and king's highway in Leominster.
A.D. 1482. Feb. 18.- The repair of the church of Langethe, in S. David's dioc.
" 22.- Charitable gifts to the collegiate church of Beverom. (?)
Nov. 28.- Gifts to the proctor of the hospital of the B.V.M. near Charing Cross, outside the walls of London.
A.D. 1484. Dec. 16.- Gifts to the building of a belfry for Lugwardine church.

LICENCES TO HAVE ORATORIES.

A.D. 1474. Dec. 12.- To the bishop's beloved daughter in Christ, M. Mey, anywhere within the diocese.
A.D. 1475. Mar. 1.- To Richard Henbarow, of Ross, and Elizabeth, his wife, in their house at Ross.
A.D. 1479. Aug. 5.- To Richard Paunton and Margaret, his wife, in their house at Bishop's Frome.
A.D. 1481. July 26.- To Edward Cleobury and Elizabeth, his wife, of Diddlebury, in their house within Ernystre Park.
" 26.- To Thomas Baynam, armiger, and Alice, his wife, of Abinghall, in their house there.
Nov. 15.- To John Leghton, armiger, of Stretton, in his house there.
" 15.- To Agnes Beaupre, of Ludlow, anywhere within the diocese.
A.D. 1482. Mar. 26.- To James Asche, of Bridstow, in a newly-constructed chapel within his manor.
A.D. 1484. Oct. 12.- To Henry Harper and his wife, in his house at Wistaston, in the parish of Marden.


[1] It is clear from this indulgence that the buildings of the College of Vicars Choral, for which Bishop Stanbury had given the site two years before, were not yet completed. See Reg. Stanbury. p. v.

Episcopi Herefordensis. 207

DISPENSATIONS FOR ABSENCE.

A.D. 1474. Oct. 1.- Hugh Tyler, rector of Ludlow, for two years.
A.D. 1476. Dec. 9.- Hugh Tyler, rector of Ludlow, for three years, to study in any university.
A.D. 1480. Apr. 25.- Hugh Tyler, rector of Ludlow, for three years' residence in any university.
June 5.- Master Richard Lyngen, rector of Worthyn, to study in any university.
July 5.- Thomas Clayton, vicar of Wolferlow, for study for a year.
" 14.- Thomas Roberts, chaplain of the chantry of S. Thomas, Ross, for a year, on account of the dis-repair of the chantry.
A.D. 1481. Sept. 21.- Thomas Robertes, chaplain of the chantry of the B.V.M. and S. Thomas, Ross, for a year's study at a university, while the chantry is repaired.
A.D. 1482. Sept. 22.- Thomas Robertes, chaplain of the chantry of the B.V.M. and S. Thomas the martyr, Ross, for study for one year, and to farm the chantry for the repair of the fabric.
" 30.- Thomas Hall, rector of Colwall, for study for one year in any English university.
A.D. 1486. June 12.- Master John Flemyng, rector of Stockton, for two years, for study.
A.D. 1490. Apr. 24.- Roger Brayne, vicar of Lydney, for study at an English university during the bishop's pleasure.

DISPENSATIONS FOR ILLEGITIMACY.

A.D. 1486. May 19.- John ap Thomas, scholar, de conjugato genitus et soluta, [1] at Hereford.
A.D. 1490. July 28.- Richard Hopkyn, scholar, de presbitero genitus et soluta. [1]


[1] On letters from Jahan, bishop of Ostia.

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