Durham Cathedral Muniments: Papalia
Introduction
Arrangement
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-PAP
Title: Durham Cathedral Muniments: Papalia
Dates of creation: 1163-1509
Extent: 3 original boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: documents issued by the pope relating to the monastic community, with some associated material; some now missing.
Language: Latin.

Accession details

Placed in the University's care by the Dean and Chapter of Durham in 1948.

Arrangement

The numbering system reflects the medieval organisation of the documents in boxes with four compartments: the first number is the compartment, the second the box, and the final one the number in the sequence (thus 3.2.Pap.5 is the fifth document in the third compartment of the second box). The numbers were assigned and amended in the Repertorium Magnum, and some duplications and confusion may have crept in, which is noted below.

Bibliography

Brentano, Robert, York metropolitan jurisdiction and papal judges delegate (1279-96) (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1959).
Jaffé, Philipp Regesta pontificum romanorum ab condita ecclesia ad annum post Christum datum MCXCVIII, second ed. under direction of W. Wattenbach, (Leipzig, 1885-8).
Holtzmann, Walther Papsturkunden in England 3 vols. (Berlin and Göttingen, 1930-52).
Calendar of entries in the papal registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland: papal letters (1198-1492) edd. W.H. Bliss and J.A. Twemlow (1893-1960) [cited as CPL ].

Catalogue

Papalia
Box 1
1.1.Pap.1
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet.f.28v
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.7v
Exemplification of statements therein, 1444: Reg.IV f.14r
Copy: 2.2.Arch.Dunelm.19
14th Century abridgement: Misc.Ch.1443
14th Century abridgement: Misc.Ch.1444
Copy: Misc.Ch.1449
1.1.Pap.2
Never existed: a mistaken reference written against the second part of the description of 1.1.Pap.1.
1.1.Pap.3
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.28r
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.116r
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.153r
1.1.Pap.4
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f28v
Cartulary copy: Cart.II f.118v
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.153r
1.1.Pap.5
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.II f.107v
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.153r
1.1.Pap.6
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.28r
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.111r
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.153v
1.1.Pap.7
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.153v
1.1.Pap.8
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.154r
1.1.Pap.9
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.154r
1.1.Pap.10
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III (1st part) f.42v
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.154v
1.1.Pap.11   9 Kal. June 7 [Celestine III] [24 May 1197]
Mandate of Pope Celestine [III] to the bishop and archdeacon of Durham, ordering them not to do anything in prejudice of the liberties and possessions of the church of Durham, as confirmed by papal indult.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
1.1.Pap.12
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.27r
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.13r
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.2r
Copy: 2.2.Arch Dunelm.19
Copy: Misc.Ch.1451
1.1.Pap.13
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.13v
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.27v (incomplete)
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.2v
1.1.Pap.14
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.15r
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.3r
Copy, includes full lists of witnesses: 1.1.Arch.Northumb. no.[6]
Exemplification of two extracts, 1419: Misc.Charter 6815
1.1.Pap.15
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. ff.22v-23r
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.5r
1.1.Pap.16
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.34r-v
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.24r
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.5r
Exemplification in part, 1444: Reg.IV, f.14v
Copy: 1.1.Arch. Northumb.No.[6]
Copy: Misc.Ch.1444
1.1.Pap.17
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.23r
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.5v
Exemplification, c.1200, copied Cart.III f.65r: 1.1.Archiep.12
Copy: Misc.Ch.1446
1.1.Pap.18
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet.f.24r
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.34v (incomplete)
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.3v
Abridged, but with full witness list: 1.1.Arch.Northumb.No.[6]
1.1.Pap.19
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.34r
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.23r
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.5v
Copy: Misc.Ch.1445
1.1.Pap.20
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.21v
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.5v
1.1.Pap.21
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.21r
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.33v
1.1.Pap.22
Bull of Pope Alexander III for the church of Allerton.
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.23r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.33v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.81r
1.1.Pap.23
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.22r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.34r
1.1.Pap.24
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.21r
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f.40r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.156v
Copy: 1.1. Arch. Northumb. No.[6]
1.1.Pap.25
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.34r
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.23v
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f.9r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.157r
14th century copy, imperfect: 3.13.Pont.7
1.1.Pap.26   Kal. June [1 June 1163]
Confirmation by Pope Alexander [III] to Hugh of Morwick of the vill of Preston, belonging to him by hereditary right.
Date: Tours.
[1163 being the only year in which this pope was at Tours in June - cf Jaffé sub anno].
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.1.Pap.27
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.II f.105v
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.157v
1.1.Pap.28   12 Kal. February [21 January 1166 x 1178]
Confirmation, by Pope Alexander [III] to Master Richard [of Coldingham], of the church of [Bishop] Middleham.
Date: Anagni.
[After 1162, for a result of Prior Germanus' action (3.12.Spec.16), but Alexander III not in Italy in January untill 1166. Before 1178, see Holtzmann II no.165. Alexander in Anagni in January in 1174, 1176 & 1178, see Jaffé sub anno].
Seal: No bulla, doubled silk cord through turn-up.
1.1.Pap.29
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.12v
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.27r (end of bull only)
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.6r
1.1.Pap.30   [early 13th cent]
Roll containing list of papal bulls and charters of archbishops of York from Gregory VII to Honorius III and from Thomas I (an abstract of 1.1.Archiep.1 ) to Walter Gray. [A second roll is mentioned in the Magnum Repertorium: it may be the one now catalogued as Miscellaneous Charter no.7174].
Parchment    1 membrane
1.1.Pap.31   [late 13th cent., with later additions.]
Roll containing catalogue of papal confirmations, the earliest in date being one of Calixtus II, the latest ones of Martin IV.
Parchment    2 membranes
2.1.Pap.1
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.18v
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.7.r
2.1.Pap.2
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.30v
2.1.Pap.3
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.19r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f. 6r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.158v
Abridged, but with full witness list: 1.1. Arch. Northumb No.[6]
2.1.Pap.4
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.121r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.159v
2.1.Pap.5   4 Ides March, 8 [Honorius III] [12 March 1224]
Indult from Pope Honorius [III] to the prior and convent of Durham that whereas they are bound to pay pensions to a number of clerks of the papal chamber pending provision of a benefice, they shall not be bound to continue to pay them to clerks who refuse a benefice when offered.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap. 6
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f.51v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.155r
Copy: 1.1. Arch. Northumb. No.[6].
2.1.Pap. 7
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f. 36v
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f. 125r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f. 155r
2.1.Pap. 8
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f. 9v
2.1. PAP. 9
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f. 37v
Cartulary copy: Cart. I. f. 10r
Copy: 1.1. Arch. Northumb. No.[6]
2.1.Pap. 10
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f. 36v
Cartulary copy: Cart. I. f. 10r
2.1.Pap. 11
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f. 37r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f. 10r
Exemplification 1476: Loc. III No.49
2.1.Pap. 12
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f. 35v
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.10v
2.1.Pap. 13
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I. f.10v
Exemplification 1476: Loc. III No. 49
2.1.Pap.14   Ides February, 7 [Honorius III] [13 February 1223]
Mandate of Pope Honorius [III] to the dean and G[odard] the penitentiary and J[ohn] le Romeyn canons of York, on complaint from the prior and convent of Durham, to cause to be restored any possessions and goods of the church of Durham which they may find to have been wrongfully alienated.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn up.
2.1.Pap. 15
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.155v
Printed: Brentano, York metropolitan jurisdiction, Appx. I., p. 182.
2.1.Pap. 16
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.156r
2.1.Pap. 17   3 Nones April 7 [Honorius III] [3 April 1223]
Mandate of Pope Honorius [III] to the abbots of Rievaulx and Byland and the prior of Newburgh to hear an appeal made by the prior and convent of Durham in a case against J. rector of Embleton concerning tithes.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap.18   11 Kal. January, 11 [Honorius III] [22 December 1226]
Mandate of Pope Honorius [III] to the archbishop of York ordering him within two months of receipt of the mandate to examine the election of master W [William Scot] archdeacon of Worcester to the see of Durham, which he has delayed to do; or else to send the form and process of the election to the pope.
Date: Lateran.
[note on dorse recording quashing of election and translation of Richard Poore].
Seal: No bulla
2.1.Pap. 19
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f. 37r
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f. 127r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f. 156v
Cartulary copy: Chamberlain's Cartulary f.4r
2.1.Pap. 20
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f. 36r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f. 11r
Copy: 1.1. Arch. Northumb. No. [6]
2.1.Pap. 21
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f. 158r
2.1.Pap. 22
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f. 30r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f. 158r
2.1.Pap. 23   4 Ides April 3 [Gregory IX] [10 April 1229]
Mandate of Pope Gregory [IX] to the bishop, dean, and archdeacon of Durham ordering them to urge the prior and convent of Durham, to whom the pope has sent letters, to receive Roger the priest, bearer of this mandate, as a monk.
Date: Perugia.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
2.1.Pap. 24
Bull of Gregory IX over the agreement between the church of Allerton and the hospital.
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.82r
2.1.Pap. 25   7 Ides May 3 [Gregory IX] [9 May 1229]
Mandate of Pope Gregory [IX] to the bishop, dean, and archdeacon of Durham ordering them to hear a case in which Roger a poor priest (or Roger Poor, Priest?) complains that although he has long served the prior and convent of Durham they will not give him the reward promised him.
Date: Perugia.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap. 26
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.160v (marked F3)
2.1.Pap. 27   2 Ides May 2 [Gregory IX] [14 May 1228]
Bull of Pope Gregory [IX] addressed to[Richard Poore] bishop of Salisbury, providing him to the see of Durham, the election of W [William Scot] archdeacon of Worcester having been quashed.
Date: Spoleto.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap.28
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.160r
2.1.Pap.29   16 Kal. January 1 [Gregory IX] [17 December 1227]
Mandate of Pope Gregory [IX] to the archbishop of York concerning the case of the election of the archdeacon of Worcester to the see of Durham and its opposition by the King of England.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap.30
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.160r
2.1.Pap.31
Missing.
Exemplification 1253: 2.1 Archiep 4
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.11r
Exemplification in part, 1444: Reg IV. f.14v
2.1.Pap.32
Missing.
Exemplification 1259, copied Cart. III (1st part) f.42v: 1.1. Archiep. 21a and 21b.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III (1st part) f.42r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.160r
2.1.Pap.33   3 Ides October, 13 [Gregory IX] [13 October 1239]
Indult of Pope Gregory [IX] to the prior and convent of Durham, valid for three years, granting that they cannot be cited to answer for their goods further than two days' journey by virtue of papal letters unless those letters make mention of this indult.
Date: Anagni.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap.34
Missing.
Copy: 4.1.Spec.56
2.1.Pap.35
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.160v
2.1.Pap.36
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.161r
2.1.Pap.37
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.II f.23r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.161r
2.1.Pap.38   Kal. February 13 [Gregory IX] [1 February 1240]
Mandate of Pope Gregory [IX] to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Lincoln ordering them to cause the expenses incurred by the chapter of Durham in prosecuting the business of their election of Thomas [of Melsonby] prior of Durham, [to the see] to be repaid to them out of the goods of the bishopric of Durham, when a new bishop has been provided for.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap.39
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.11v
Copy: 2.2. Archid. Dunelm. 19
2.1.Pap.40
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.161v
2.1.Pap.41
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.31v
2.1.Pap.42   Nones May 11 [Gregory IX] [7 May 1237]
Indult of Pope Gregory [IX] to the prior and convent of Durham, releasing them from obedience to letters of provision lacking express mention of this indult.
Date: Viterbo.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap.43   6 Kal. June 3 [Gregory X] [27 May 1274]
Mandate of Pope Gregory [X] to the abbot of St. Mary's York ordering him to hear a case between the prior and convent of Durham and John of Bradley (de Bredeleya) and Simon of Fishburn (de Fisciburne), laymen of Durham diocese, who, the prior and convent complain, are doing them injury by unjust exactions.
Date: Lyons.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.1.Pap.44
Missing.
Cartulary note only, not transcript: Cart.III f.162r
2.1.Pap.45   3 Nones January, 2 [Gregory X] [3 January 1274]
Bull of Pope Gregory [X] authorizing the prior of Durham to absolve monks who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on one another, keeping property, disobeying the prior, or conspiracy, certain of whom have nonetheless celebrated divine service and received holy orders: except those guilty of gross violence, who are to be sent to the Holy See to obtain absolution.
Date: Lyons.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.1
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.31r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.8v in part
Exemplification of extracts, 1444: Reg. IV f.14v
Abridged, but with full item list: 1.1. Arch. Northumb. No.[6]
3.1.Pap.2
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet.f.35r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.9r
3.1.Pap.3
Missing.
Cf. also duplicate and triplicate of this document.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.34v
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.9v
Exemplification in part, 1444: Reg. IV f.14v
3.1.Pap.3 duplicate
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.34v
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.31r
Exemplification in part, 1444: Reg. IV f.14v
14th century copy: 3. 13 Pont. 7
14th century copy: 2. 2 Arch. Dunelm. No. 19
15th century copy: 1.1. Arch Northumb. No.[6]
15th century copy: Loc. XXXVII No.107
3.1.Pap.3 triplicate
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.35r
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.31v
3.1.Pap.4
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.162v (note, not transcript)
3.1.Pap.5   [17 July 1211]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [III] to the abbots of Jervaulx and St. Agatha [Easby] and the official of the archdeaconry of Richmond to hear and decide a case between the prior and convent of Durham against the archdeacon of Durham and others who have, the prior and convent claim, injured them over certain legacies left by P[hilip of Poitou] late bishop of Durham in his will.
Date: Lateran, 16 Kal. August, Pont.14.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Calendar: Letters of Pope Innocent III concerning England and Wales, ed C.R. Cheney and M. Cheney (Oxford 1967), no.894.
3.1.Pap.6
Bulll of Innocent III over confirmation of an agreement between the prior and convent of Durham and the prior and convent of Guisborough over the chapels of Deighton and Worsall.
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.34r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.88v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.162v
3.1.Pap.7
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.163r
3.1.Pap.8   9 Kal. May, 2[Innocent III] [23 April 1199]
Confirmation by Pope Innocent [III] to the prior and convent of Durham of the church of Elvet, granted to them by H [Hugh of Le Puiset] late bishop of Durham.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.9
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.33v
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f.51v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.163r
Copy: 1.1. Arch Northumb. No.[6]
3.1.Pap.10
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.40r
3.1.Pap.11
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.163v
3.1.Pap.12
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet.f.33v
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f.36v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.163v
3.1.Pap.13
Delegation for Allerton hospital.
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III (1st part) f.36r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.164r
3.1.Pap.14   8 Kal. December, 5 [Innocent III] [24 November 1202]
Confirmation by Pope Innocent [III] to Master W [William] of Harpham (Arpen), clerk, of the chapel of Blacktoft, bestowed upon him by the prior and convent of Durham.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, silk cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.15   12 Kal. May, 3 [Innocent IV] [20 April 1246]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [IV] to the dean and treasurer of York, on complaint from the prior and convent of Durham, ordering them to protect the church of Durham from any who molest it contrary to papal privileges:
to be valid for three years.
Date: Lyons.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.16   17 Kal. October, 3 [Innocent IV] [15 September 1245]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [IV] to the chancellor of Amiens and John de Ascaria canon of St. Mary Magdeburg, not to proceed in a case between the prior and convent of Durham and Master Stephen canon of Furnes in the diocese of Therouanne, who obtained letters of provision from G [Gregory IX] the pope's predecessor, if those letters do not mention an indult granted before they were obtained, whereby letters of provision were not to be binding unless such mention were made.
Date: Lyons.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.17   2 Kal. December, 6 [Innocent IV] [30 November 1248]
Indult of Pope Innocent [IV] to the prior and convent of Durham that they cannot be summoned before a judge more than two days' journey from their monastery by virtue of papal letters unless those letters make mention of this indult.
Date: Lyons.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.18
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.165r
3.1.Pap.19   18 Kal. July, 4 [Innocent IV] [14 June 1247]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [IV] to the abbot of Blanchland ordering him to hear a case between the prior and convent of Durham and Stephen Anibaldi, clerk, concerning an annual pension, which case was last committed to John de Ascaria canon of St. Mary Magdeburg, living in Paris, and Andrew de Ferentini canon of St. Omer in the diocese of Therouanne.
Date: Lyons.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Recited in DCD Loc.III:22.
3.1.Pap.20
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.12v
Exemplification in part, 1444: Reg. IV f.15r
3.1.Pap.21
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.14v
3.1.Pap.22   5 Kal. February, 6 [Innocent IV] [28 January 1249]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [IV] to the abbots of Byland and Coverham and the prior of St. Martin's Richmond, to recover for the prior and convent of Durham property let to farm for long periods by them or their predecessors, to the detriment of their church.
Date: Lyons.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.23
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.165v
3.1.Pap.24
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III (1st part) f.41v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.166r
3.1.Pap.25
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.166r (note, not transcript)
3.1.Pap.26   7 Kal. February, 11 [Innocent IV] [26 January 1254]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [IV] to the prior of Merton and Master William of Lichfield canon of [St. Paul's] London ordering them to hear a case in which the prior and convent of Durham claim that John Maunsel, provost of Beverley, is unjustly occupying the church of Howden, which is by papal dispensation appropriated to them.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.1.Pap.27
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I. f.15r
3.1.Pap.28
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.14r
3.1.Pap.29
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.13v
Copy: Durham Cathedral MS B.IV.26 f.68r
3.1.Pap.30
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.12v
4.1.Pap.1   16 Kal. May, 1 [Innocent V] [16 April, 1276]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [V] to the scolasticus of Durham ordering him within three months of receipt of the mandate to proceed in a case brought before him, by papal authority, by the prior and convent of Durham against the prior and convent of Drax concerning tithes and other property in which he has for a year and more failed to proceed: otherwise the archdeacon of York is ordered to deal with the case.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.2
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III (1st part) f.37r
Copy: Reg. II f.159r
Rough copy: 3.4.Ebor.28
Copy: Loc. III No.8
Copy: Misc. Ch. 5652
4.1.Pap.3
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.166v
4.1.Pap.4   8 Kal. June, 2 [Innocent VII] [25 May, 1406]
Faculty from Pope Innocent [VII] to Thomas [Langley], elect of Durham, to obtain consecration from two or three catholic bishops.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.5
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.167r
4.1.Pap.6
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.39v
4.1.Pap.7
No copy exists.
Noted: Cart. III f.168v, where reference to copy of 4.1.Pap.8 in Cart. I is added: (the two bulls were evidently similar, if not identical).
4.1.Pap.8
Missing.
See also 4.1.Pap.7.
Cartulary copy: Cart.Vet. f.16v
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.15r (where alterations of text are made, perhaps from 4.1.Pap.7)
Exemplification, unattested, 15th century: Loc. XXXVII no. 105
Exemplification of extracts, 1419: Misc. Ch. 6815
Mutilated original: Corpus Christi Coll. Cambridge - (see Holtzmann II, 273-4).
4.1.Pap.9
Missing.
Cartulary note, not transcript: Cart. III f.168v
4.1.Pap.10   3 Kal. May, 1 [Alexander IV] [29 April, 1255]
Faculty from Pope Alexander [IV] to the bishop of Hereford to obtain a loan up to 500 marks sterling in the Roman Curia on behalf of the prior and convent of Durham.
Date: Naples.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.11   3 Kal. November, 2 [Alexander IV] [30 October, 1256]
Bull of Pope Alexander [IV] addressed to the prior and convent of Durham, releasing them from a bond of 300 marks sterling in which the bishop of Hereford has in error bound them to Hugh and Dulcus de Burgo, merchants of Florence, having first bound them in 500 marks sterling to Christopher Tholomei, Peter Scotti, and Reginald Ranerii, merchants of Sienna.
Date: Anagni.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Discussed in W.E. Lunt, Financial Relations of the Papacy with England to 1327, (Cambridge, Mass., 1939), p.272.
4.1.Pap.12   Nones January, 3 [Alexander IV] [5 January 1257]
Mandate of Pope Alexander [IV] to the prior of Holy Trinity, the chancellor and James [son of] Nicholas, canon of York, to hear an appeal by the prior and convent of Durham against Master R [Robert de St. Agatha] archdeacon of Northumberland who has, they complain, exacted procurations from them for the chapel of Ancroft belonging to their church of [Holy] Island, which has hitherto never been done time out of mind.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.13   10 Kal. May, 5[Alexander IV] [22 April, 1259]
Bull of Pope Alexander [IV] authorizing the prior of Durham to absolve monks who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on one another, keeping property, disobeying the prior, or conspiracy, certain of whom have nonetheless celebrated divine service and received holy orders; except those guilty of gross violence, who are to be sent to the Holy See to obtain absolution.
Date: Anagni.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.14   7 Kal. Mrch, 7 [Alexander IV] [23 February, 1261]
Mandate of Pope Alexander [IV] to the abbots of Blanchland and Newminster and the dean of York ordering them to send to the pope transcripts under their seals of certain papal privilages, indulgences, and letters of confirmation which the prior and convent of Durham wish to have renewed but dare not send to the Holy See for inspection.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.15
Missing.
Unless this bull was a duplicate of No.16, no copy exists.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.169r? (if the reference and rubric there given are correct: but unless No. 15 and No. 16 were duplicates, the text is that of 4.1.Pap.16)
1.4.Pap.16   12 Kal. November, 2 [Alexander IV] [12 October, 1256]
Mandate of Pope Alexander [IV] to the prior of Holy Trinity, the chancellor and James [son of] Nicholas, canon of York, to hear an appeal by the prior and convent of Durham against Master R [Robert de St. Agatha] archdeacon of Northumberland who has, they complain, exacted and extorted procurations from them for the chapel of Ancroft belonging to their church of [Holy] Island, which has hitherto never been done time out of mind.
Date: Anagni.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.16 is endorsed "duplicate" [but probably not: see different descriptions for 15 & 16 in Magnum]
4.1.Pap.17
Missing.
Cartulary note, not transcript: Cart.III f.169v
4.1.Pap.18a   4 Nones October, 2 [Alexander IV] [4 October, 1256]
Mandate of Pope Alexander [IV] to the bishop of Ely, the abbot of St. Agatha [Easby] and the archdeacon of Richmond, ordering them to protect the prior and convent of Durham from injury contrary to papal indults: to be valid for five years.
Date: Anagni.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.18B
Duplicate of 4.1.Pap.18a.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.19   5 Kal. April, 7 [Alexander IV] [28 March, 1261]
Mandate of Pope Alexander [IV] to the prior of Brinkburn ordering him to protect the prior and convent of Durham from injury contrary to papal indults: to be valid for three years.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.1.Pap.20
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f.67r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.169v
Copy: 1.1. Arch. Northumb. No.[6]
4.1.Pap.21
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. II f.182r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.170r
4.1.Pap.22
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.37v
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f. 16v
Exemplification 1436: Misc. Ch. 680
4.1.Pap.23
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f. 33r
4.1.Pap.24
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.17r
Discussed in: Brentano, York Metropolitan Jurisdiction , p.153.
4.1.Pap.25
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.170r
4.1.Pap.26
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Misc.Ch.7177, f.27r
Cartulary copy: Cart. Vet. f.14v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.116v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.171r
Copy: 3.3.Ebor.42
4.1.Pap.27
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Memo - Cart. I. f.20v foot
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.171v-172r
Copy: Loc. I No.29
4.1.Pap.28   15 Kal. December, 1 [Nicholas III] [17 November, 1278]
Mandate of Pope Nicholas [III] to the prior of Durham ordering him to hear a case between the prior and convent of Carlisle and Richard of Witton rector of Sowerby and Robert de Molecastre, Hamund Culli, Gilbert called prepositus, Robert called Crakeschelde, Gilbert called filius Sutoris, and Richard called Allisey, laymen of the dioceses of York and Carlisle concerning tithes etc.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Printed: Brentano, York Metropolitan Jurisdiction, App.V, p.199-200.
4.1.Pap.29   6 Ides April, 1 [Nicholas IV] [8 April, 1288]
Mandate of Pope Nicholas [IV] to the abbot of Blanchland ordering him to hear a case between the prior and convent of Durham and Master Robert Avenel canon of Howden, Thomas de Levesham rector of Stanhope, and Henry de Insula layman and others, executors of the will of Robert [of Holy Island] late bishop of Durham, concerning sums of money and other things owed by the bishop to the prior and convent.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Copy: DCD Loc.VI:15 m.1.
4.1.Pap.30
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.174r
4.1.Pap.31   1450, 3 Kal. February 4 [Nicholas V] [30 January 1451]
Bull of Pope Nicholas [V] confirming the confirmation by his predecessor Eugenius IV to the prior and convent of Durham of the priory and barony of Coldingham with all its possessions and rights as granted by kings of Scotland and earls of Dunbar etc., and annulling anything done in prejudice of that confirmation by any authority or by pretext of the erection of any university, chapter, or episcopal see: with mandate to the archbishop of York and the bishops of Durham and Glasgow to act as executors of the bull.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Transferred from Misc. Ch. 6816 on 16 September 1959.
Box 2
1.2.Pap.1   7 Kal. July, 1 [Urban IV] [25 June, 1262]
Mandate of Pope Urban [IV] to the abbot of Blanchland and the magister scolarum of Durham, ordering them to hear a case between the prior and convent of Durham and Nicholas of Marton clerk, David de Lardener layman, and certain others of the cities and dioceses of Carlisle, Durham and York concerning lands etc:
Date: Viterbo.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
[For a mandate at one time considered a duplicate of this, see 1.2.Pap.3 ]
1.2.Pap.2   10 Kal. April, 1 [Urban IV] [23 March, 1262]
Bull of Pope Urban [IV] authorizing the prior of Durham to absolve monks who have incurred excommunications by laying violent hands on one another, keeping property, disobeying the prior, or by conspiracy, certain of whom have nonetheless celebrated divine service and received holy orders; except those guilty of gross violence, who are to be sent to the Holy See to obtain absolution.
Date: Viterbo.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes through turn-up.
1.2.Pap.3   7 Kal. July, 1 [Urban IV] [25 June, 1262]
Mandate of Pope Urban [IV] to the abbot of Blanchland and the magister scolarum of Durham, ordering them to hear a case between the prior and convent of Durham and Nicholas of Marton clerk, David de Lardener layman, and certain others of the cities and dioceses of Durham, Lincoln and York concerning lands etc:
Date: Viterbo.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
[Formerly misidentified as a duplicate of 1.2.Pap.1 : correct reference restored 30 June, 1959]
1.2.Pap.4
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.17r
1.2.Pap.5a   Nones, May, 2 [Urban IV] [7 May, 1263]
Indult of Pope Urban [IV] to the prior and chapter of Durham granting that they cannot be cited outside the diocese of Durham by virtue of papal letters not making mention of this indult: to be valid for five years.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.5b
Duplicate of 1.2.Pap.5a
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.6   4 Nones May, 2 [Urban IV] [4 May, 1263]
Indult of Pope Urban [IV] to the prior and chapter of Durham that the vicarages of their appropriated churches cannot be augmented without a papal mandate mentioning this indult.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: No bulla.
1.2.Pap.7   12 Kal. July, 2 [Urban IV] [20 June, 1263]
Mandate of Pope Urban [IV] to the abbot of Thornton to protect the persons and goods of the prior and chapter of Durham against molestation contrary to papal indults: to be valid for three years.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.8   10 Kal. June, 2 [Urban IV] [23 May, 1263]
Indult of Pope Urban [IV] to the prior and chapter of Durham that they may confer benefices in their collation and present to churches in their presentation, in spite of any inhibitions and reservations by pretext of papal letters of provision, unless those letters mention this indult: to be valid for five years.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.9   6 Kal. June, 2 [Urban IV] [27 May, 1263]
Indult of Pope Urban [IV] to the prior and convent of Durham that no one sent from the Holy See, unless a legate, shall exact from them as procuration or other subsidy any sum exceeding 20 shillings Tournois, nor can they be compelled to pay such a sum by papal letters which do not mention this indult: to be valid for five years.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.10   Nones May, 2 [Urban IV] [7 May, 1263]
Indult of Pope Urban [IV] to the prior and chapter of Durham that benefices to which they have the collation or presentation cannot be conferred by papal letters or letters of papal legates, nor can they be forced by such letters to receive or provide anyone with a pension or a benifice, unless those letters make mention of this indult: to be valid for five years.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.11
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.175v
1.2.Pap.12
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.175v
1.2.Pap.13
Missing.
No copy exists in Cartulary I or III
1.2.Pap.14
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.18v
1.2.Pap.15   Nones, January, 6 [Urban V or VI] [5 January 1368 or 1384]
Mandate of Pope Urban [V or VI] to the abbot of Newminster to publish in churches a monition to all who are concealing and withholding tithes etc:, the property of the prior and chapter of Durham, to restore them within a certain time; and then to publish a general sentence of excommunication of those who fail to do so.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Cancelled by two slashes.
on dorse: memorandum concerning delivery of a copy to the abbot of Newminster.
15th century attribution to Urban V.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.16
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.I f.36v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.176r
1.2.Pap.17
Missing (apparently identical with 1.2.Pap.20 ).
Calendared at 2.4.Ebor.3a.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.27r
The following contain copies of this and/or of 1.2.Pap.20: 2.5. Ebor. Nos. 3 (dupl.), 12, 13, 14 (2 documents);
3.5. Ebor. No. 27;
4.5. Ebor. Nos. 4(dupl.), 5, 6;
1.6. Ebor. Nos. 3, 14, 15 (4 times), 16, 17(dupl., 3 times in each);
2.6. Ebor. No. 13;
3.6. Ebor. No. 1;
4.6. Ebor. Nos. 4, 5, 7;
Loc. III No. 232
Loc. V. No. 72
Misc. Ch. 5825 (4 times)
Misc. Ch. 5853
Misc. Ch. 7091.
1.2.Pap.18
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.18v
Copy of 3.2.Archiep.5 below: Cart. III, part ii f.7r
Copy of 3.2.Archiep.5 below: Reg. II f.223r
Exemplification by Henry VIII, 1537: 3.5.Reg.18
Exemplification by archbishop of York, 1382, copied as indicated above: 3.2.Archiep.5
1.2.Pap.19   5 Ides September, 4[Urban VI] [9 September 1381]
Mandate of Pope Urban [VI] to the chapter of Durham to receive as their bishop John Fordham, elect of Durham and formerly canon of Lincoln, whom the pope has provided to the see.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.2.Pap.20
Missing (apparently identical with 1.2.Pap.17 ).
Calendared at 2.4.Ebor.3a.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.27r
The following contain copies of this and/or of 1.2.Pap.17: 2.5. Ebor. Nos. 3(dupl.), 12, 13, 14 (2 documents);
3.5. Ebor. No. 27;
4.5. Ebor. Nos. 4(dupl.), 5, 6;
1.6. Ebor. Nos. 3, 14, 15 (4 times), 16, 17(dupl., 3 times in each);
2.6. Ebor. No. 13;
3.6. Ebor. No. 1;
4.6. Ebor. Nos. 4, 5, 7;
Loc. III No. 232
Loc. V. No. 72
Misc. Ch. 5825 (4 times)
Misc. Ch. 5853
Misc. Ch. 7091.
1.2.Pap.21   3 Nones April, 10 [Urban VI] [3 April 1388]
Mandate of Pope Urban [VI] to the chapter of Durham to receive as their bishop Walter [Skirlawe], formerly bishop of Bath and Wells, whom the pope has translated to the see of Durham.
Date: Perugia.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
1.2.Pap.22
Missing.
Cartulary copy: see;-
Cart. III f. 177v
1.2.Pap.23
Missing.
See 1.2.Pap.24*
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f. 35v
Copies: Loc. VII Nos. 78, 78*, 78**
1.2.Pap.24
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.178r
1.2.Pap.24*   1 February, Indiction 5, 1308 [1307]
Exemplification of the following bull:
Notarial sign: Elias of Cowton
Witnesses: John of Layton, Robert of Guisborough, monks of Durham; Alan de Glaphon, donzel.
Date: Bordeaux.
   8 Kal. November, 1[Clement V] [25 October 1306]
Bull of Pope Clement [V] to Richard de Hoton prior of Durham revoking a previous bull which removed him from the administration of the church of Durham and committed it to Antony [Bek] patriarch of Jerusalem and bishop of Durham, and restoring him to the administration of that church.
Date: Pessac, near Bordeaux.
1.2.Pap.25   5 Ides January, 1 [Clement VI] [9 January 1343]
Mandate of Pope Clement [VI] to the prior of Durham to cause to be revoked anything done to the prejudice of Robert of Killerby (Kildesby), master (commonly called keeper) of the poor hospital of St. Thomas, Bolton, in the diocese of Durham, at present at the Holy See, since his departure for the Holy See on pilgrimage and on his own business.
Date: Avignon.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
2.2.Pap.1   10 Kal. April, 1 [John XXI] [23 March, 1277]
Bull of Pope John [XXI] addressed to the prior and convent of Durham inhibiting anyone from taking and detaining as pledges monks, conversi, animals and other goods of the monastery without authority as has been done by certain clerks and laymen in dispute with the prior and convent who claim this to be a custom.
Date: Viterbo.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
2.2.Pap.2
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f. 179v
Exemplification, 1323: 1.1. Arch. Dunelm. 5
Copy: 2.2. Arch. Dunelm. 9
2.2.Pap.3
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.180v
2.2.Pap.4   4 Nones November, 7 [ John XXII] [2 November, 1322]
Mandate of Pope John [XXII] to the prior of Blyth and the dean and archdeacon of Southwell to hear a case between the prior and chapter of Durham and Master Ralph of Holbeach canon of Lichfield, who, they complain, has laid upon them and their church sentences of excommunication, suspension, and interdict, although he has no jurisdiction over them, ordinary or delegated.
Date: Avignon.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
2.2.Pap.5   4 Nones November, 7 [John XXII] [2 November, 1322]
Mandate of Pope John [XXII] to the dean of York to hear a case between the prior and chapter of Durham and the prior of Nocton (Augustinian, diocese of Lincoln), who, they complain, has laid upon them and their church sentences of excommunication, suspension, and interdict, although he has no jurisdiction over them, ordinary or delegated.
Date: Avignon.
Seal: No bulla
2.2.Pap.6
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.182v
2.2.Pap.7
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.183v
2.2.Pap.8
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.22r
Copy of exemplification, 1498: Misc. Ch. 5821
2.2.Pap.9
Missing.
Exemplification 1425, (cancelled): Loc. III No. 21
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.20v
2.2.Pap.10
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.20r
2.2.Pap.11
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.40r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.184r
3.2.Pap.1
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.34v
3.2.Pap.2
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.184v
3.2.Pap.3
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.184v
3.2.Pap.4   7 Kal. February, 8 [Boniface VIII] [26 January, 1302]
Mandate of Pope Boniface [VIII] to the abbot of Whitby ordering him to declare excommunicate John called Samson, knight, Robert of Nunwick,Robert calld Moke and William called Wadester, laymen of the diocese of York, if, as complained of by the prior and chapter of Durham, they violently imprisoned Geoffrey of Burdon, monk of Durham; with absolution reserved to the Holy See.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.2.Pap.5   7 Kal. February 8, [Boniface VIII] [26 January 1302]
Mandate of Pope Boniface [VIII] to the abbot of Whitby to declare excommicate Philip Darci, knight, of Lincoln diocese, if, according to the prior and chapter of Durham's complaint, he violently imprisoned John of Barnard Castle and Roger of Greatham, monks of Durham; absolution reserved to the Holy See.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
3.2.Pap.6   7 Kal. February, 8 [Boniface VIII] [26 January, 1302]
Mandate of Pope Boniface [VIII] to the abbot of Whitby ordering him to declare excommunicate William called Lohüsser, layman of the diocese of Durham, if, as complained of by the prior and chapter of Durham, he laid violent hands on John of Pontefract, monk of Durham, the prior and chapter being unable safely to meet him within the city and diocese of Durham for fear of his power: with absolution reserved to the Holy See.
Date: Lateran.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.2.Pap.7
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.185v
3.2.Pap.8
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.17v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.186r
Early 14th century transcript: Misc. Ch. 7140
3.2.Pap.9   8 Ides June, 9 [Boniface VIII] [6 June 1303]
Mandate of Pope Boniface [VIII] to the prior of Tynemouth ordering him to declare excommunicate John called le Hunter layman of the diocese of Durham, if, as complained of by the prior and convent of Durham, he laid violent hands on brother Richard Kellawe, subprior of Durham, when spoiling him of a horse belonging to that church, with absolution reserved to the Holy See: and also to hear and determine the rest of the case.
Date: Anagni.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
3.2.Pap.10
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.28r
Exemplification, copied in Cart. I f.29v: Loc. III. No. 233
Damaged copy: 1.6.Ebor.7.
3.2.Pap.11   6 Kal. November, 7 [Boniface IX] [27 October, 1396]
Bull of Pope Boniface [IX] addressed to John Ripon, monk of Durham and papal chaplain, granting that he may receive and hold a benefice with or without cure of souls.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes through turn-up.
3.2.Pap.12
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.20r
Cartulary note, not transcript: Cart. III f.187r
3.2.Pap.13
Missing.
Cartulary note, not transcript: Cart. III f.187r
3.2.Pap.14   4 December 1425
Exemplification, by order of the commissary-general of the bishop of Durham, at the request of John Fishburn, proctor of the prior and chapter of Durham and monk of Durham, of the following bull:
Notarial signs of: Robert Berall, registrar; Thomas of Ryhall.
Witnesses: Thomas Tange, notary; Robert Middleham and William Snayth, proctors of the court.
Date: Galilee, Durham.
Seal: No seal; cancelled by slashing.
Duplicates, sealed and uncancelled: DCD Misc. Ch. 7064; 4.6.Ebor.3.
   12 Kal. May 8, [Boniface IX] [20 April 1397]
Bull of Pope Boniface [IX] granting exception from personal appearance at synods, visitations, or convocations before the archbishop of York or the bishop of Lincoln, to the priors of Durham and Durham College Oxford, for the churches of Frampton, Bossall, Ruddington and Fishlake, annexed to Durham College, if represented by proctor(s).
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
3.2.Pap.15   [20 April 1397]
Bull of Pope Boniface [IX] addressed to the prior of Durham, annulling a bull, if any appears, whereby John Ripon, monk of Durham, claims to be a papal chaplain, and a bull whereby the pope lately granted him licence to receive and hold a benefice with or without care of souls; and ordering the prior to remove him from any benefice received and compel him to return to the cloister if he has left it.
Date: St. Peters, Rome, 12 Kal. May. 8 [Boniface IX] .
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Recited in DCD Loc.I:37.
3.2.Pap.16   Ides November, 2 [Boniface IX] [13 November, 1390]
Mandate of Pope Boniface [IX] to the dean of Chester-le-Street ordering him to examine witnesses and make transcripts of letters and instruments in a case being heard at the Roman Curia before Master Antony de Ponto, papal chaplain and auditor, between the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York and Roger White, vicar of Middleton concerning an annual pension and tithes.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.Subscription of the auditor on dorse, with trace of his seal.
3.2.Pap.17
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.188r-v
3.2.Pap.18
Copies of Indult of Pope Boniface [IX] and Mandate of Pope Boniface [IX] as notified in 1.3.Pap.26
3.2.Pap.19
Missing.
Copy: 3.2.Pap.18
Copy: Exemplification 1.3.Pap.26
Exemplification: 4.6.Ebor.3
No copy in Cartulary I or III, despite note "Cart. I f.34" in Repertorium Magnum.
3.2.Pap.20
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.19r
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.189*r
Exemplification in part, 1444: Reg. IV f.15r
3.2.Pap.21   16 Kal. January, 2 [Boniface IX] [17 December 1390]
Indulgence of Pope Boniface [IX] granting release of two years and eighty days to penitents who visit the priory church of Finchale on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and assist its upkeep.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, turn from turn-up.
Medieval reference 3.1.Finc.30
4.2.Pap.1
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.189*v
Copy: Misc. Ch. 1447
Copy: Misc. Ch. 5820/11
4.2.Pap.2   None June, 2 [Martin IV] [5 July, 1282]
Mandate of Pope Martin [IV] to the abbots of [Bury] St. Edmunds and Furness and dean of [St. Pauls], London on petition from the prior and convent of Carlisle, order of St. Benedict [sic], ordering them to secure observance of a sentence of excommunication laid by the succentor of Durham upon Master Thomas Abberbury, official of York, who had by inhibitions impeded the progress of a case concerning property between the prior and convent of Carlisle and Geoffrey Laurence and Thomas de Lacton, laymen of the diocese of Carlisle, which was being prosecuted before the succentor of Durham as deputy for the prior of Durham, the papal judge delegate.
Date: [Orvieto].
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Printed: Brentano, York Metropolitan Jurisdiction, App.V, p.206-7.
4.2.Pap.3
Missing.
Copy: Loc. III No. 11
Exemplification 1444: Misc. Ch. 5639
Draft of above: Loc. IX No. 65
Copy: Misc. Ch. 5637 (5)
No copy exists in Cartulary I or III.
4.2.Pap.4   6 Ides January, 3 Martin IV [8 January, 1284]
Mandate of Pope Martin IV to the subprior of Durham ordering him to hear a case between Master Adam of Filby canon of Lichfield and Master Robert Avenel clerk, Guichard de Charron knight, and others, executors of the will of Robert [of Holy Island] late bishop of Durham, who, Master Adam complains, refuse to pay him money and other things owed him by the bishop and directed in his will to be paid, although there is enough belonging to the bishop to pay the debt.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: Bulla of Martin IV, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up (G&B No. 3680a)
4.2.Pap.5
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.190v
4.2.Pap.6
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.190v
4.2.Pap.7
Missing.
For an original bull which for a time incorrectly bore this reference, see 4.2.Pap.10.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.191a
4.2.Pap.8   Nones July, 1 [Martin IV] [7 July 1281]
Bull of Pope Martin [IV] authorizing the prior of Durham to absolve monks who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on one another, keeping property, disobeying the prior, or by conspiracy, certain of whom have nonetheless celebrated divine service and received holy orders; except those guilty of gross violence, who are to be sent to the Holy See to obtain absolution.
Date: Orvieto.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
4.2.Pap.9
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.18v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.191v
4.2.Pap.10   Kal. December, 4 [Martin IV] [1 December 1284]
Mandate of Pope Martin [IV] to the prior of Tynemouth ordering him to hear a case between the prior and chapter of Durham and Adam master of Brampton [sic], vicar of Auckland, who, they complain, has done them injury concerning tithes and other things.
Date: Perugia.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Formerly misidentified as 4.2.Pap.7 : correct reference restored 30 June 1959.
4.2.Pap.11
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.192r
4.2.Pap.12
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.31r
4.2.Pap.13
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.192r
Cf. also: Reg. III f.191r
4.2.Pap.14
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.193v
Box 3
1.3.Pap.1
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.41v
Copy: Durham Cathedral MS. B.IV.26 f.68v
1.3.Pap.2a   1432, 9 Kal. August, 2 [Eugenius IV] [24 July 1432]
Mandate of Pope Eugenius [IV] to the prior of Durham and the treasurer of York ordering them to hear the case of the appeal, or of the voidance of the appeal, of John Walkington formerly master or keeper of the chapel or hospital of SS. Edmund and Cuthbert, Gateshead, who, according to a petition of Thomas [Langley], bishop of Durham, appealed to the Holy See against a sentence of deprivation pronounced against him by the bishop on account of his failure to maintain the buildings, which appeal the bishop says is void because not prosecuted within a year.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
1.3.Pap.2b
Duplicate of 1.3.Pap.2a.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
Transferred from Miscellaneous Charter No. 6099 on 27 June 1959.
1.3.Pap.3
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.194r
Copy of exemplification, 1445: Reg. IV f.24r
1.3.Pap.4
Missing.
Cartulary copy (incomplete): Cart. III f.195r
1.3.Pap.5   1432, 4 Nones July, 2 [Eugenius IV] [4 July 1432]
Mandate of Pope Eugenius [IV] to the prior of Durham ordering him to hear the case of the appeal, or of the voidance of the appeal, of Robert Bamburgh, vicar of Eglingham, who, according to a petition of the inhabitants of Brandon and Brampton, appealed to the Holy See against certain sequestrations made by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham in the course of a suit brought before the official of Durham by the inhabitants against the vicar in order to compel him to fulfil his obligation of providing a priest for the chapel at Brandon; which appeal the inhabitants say is void because not prosecuted within a year.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.6
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.195v
1.3.Pap.7
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. I f.41v
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.196r
1.3.Pap.8a   1437, Prid. Ides February, 7 [Eugenius IV] [12 February 1438]
Mandate of Pope Eugenius [IV] to the chapter of Durham ordering them to receive as their bishop Robert [Neville] lately bishop of Salisbury, whom the pope has translated to the see of Durham, vacant by the death of Thomas [Langley] late bishop.
Date: Ferrara.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.8b   1437, Prid. Ides February, 7 [Eugenius IV] [12 February 1438]
Mandate of Pope Eugenius [IV] to the people of the city and diocese of Durham ordering them to receive as their bishop Robert [Neville] lately bishop of Salisbury, whom the pope has translated to the see of Durham, vacant by the death of Thomas [Langley] late bishop.
Date: Ferrara,.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.8c   1437, Prid. Ides February, 7 [Eugenius IV] [12 February 1438]
Mandate of Pope Eugenius [IV] to the vassals of the church of Durham ordering them to receive as their bishop Robert [Neville] lately bishop of Salisbury, whom the pope has translated to the see of Durham, vacant by the death of Thomas [Langley] late bishop.
Date: Ferrara,.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.9
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.196v
1.3.Pap.10
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.197r
1.3.Pap.11   1435, 6 Ides October, 5 [Eugenius IV] [10 October 1435]
Mandate of Pope Eugenius [IV] to the archbishop of York and the bishop of Lichfield, on petition from John [Wessington] prior of Durham that persons unknown of Brownmosse, Lytheker, Balgroweker and Swinbridge in the diocese of York are concealing and withholding property belonging to the priory of Lytham which is annexed to the priory of Durham, to publish a monition to all such persons to restore the property within a certain time, and if it is not done to publish a sentence of general excommunication.
Date: Florence.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.12
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.197r
1.3.Pap.13   1455, 11 Kal. January, 1 [Calixtus III] [22 December 1455]
Confirmation by Pope Calixtus [III] to the prior and convent of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert Durham of all liberties and immunities granted them by papal privileges and other indults, all liberties and exemptions granted them by kings, princes, and others, and all property belonging to the monastery.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.14
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.200v
Exemplification by Henry VIII, 1537: 3.5.Reg.19
1.3.Pap.15
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.201r
1.3.Pap.16
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.201v
1.3.Pap.17
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.202r
1.3.Pap.18
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart. III f.202r
1.3.Pap.19
Missing.
Cartulary copy: Cart.III f.202v
1.3.Pap.20
Missing.
No copy exists in Cartulary I or III.
1.3.Pap.21   1509, 3 Ides June, 6 [Julius II] [11 June 1509]
Mandate of Pope Julius [II] to the chapter of Durham ordering them to receive as their bishop Thomas [Ruthall] elect of Durham, whom the pope has provided to that see, vacant by the pope's translation of Christopher [Bainbridge], lately bishop of Durham, to the see of York.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.22   [1476, Prid. Kal. August*], 5[Sixtus IV] [31 July, 1476] [*date defaced, but cf. endorsement and CPL ]
Mandate of Pope Sixtus [IV] to the clergy of the city and diocese of Durham ordering them to receive as their bishop William [Dudley] elect of Durham, whom the pope has provided to that see, vacant by the pope's translation of Laurence [Booth], lately bishop of Durham, to the see of York.
Date: Narni.
Seal: No bulla, hemp cord, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.23   1484, 4 Kal. April, 13 [Sixtus IV] [29 March 1484]
Bull of Pope Sixtus [IV] addressed to Master John Shirwood archdeacon of Richmond, papal notary, informing him that the pope intends to provide him to the see of Durham, and absolving him from any ecclesiastical sentences or censures under which he may lie, lest they invalidate his provision.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
1.3.Pap.24   13 Kal. August, 1[Alexander V] [20 July 1409]
Copy [15th cent.] of:
Indult of Pope Alexander [V] to Thomas [of Spofforth], abbot of St. Mary's York, that he and his successors may grant dispensation to monks of insufficient age that they may receive holy orders after attaining their twenty-second year.
Date: Pisa.
1.3.Pap.25   1463, 17 Kal. August, 5 [Pius II] [16 July 1463]
Copy [15th cent.] of:
Dispensation of Pope Pius [II] to Richard Langcake, canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Carlisle, that he may receive and hold together with his canon's portion in that church any ecclesiastical benefice.
Date: Tivoli.
Paper
As Reg.IV f.167v
Langcake was presented by the prior and convent to their church of Bedlington (Northumb.) on 5 September 1466, see Reg.IV f.167r-v.
1.3.Pap.26   14 May 1404
Notification, by Clement, bishop of Telese, to ordinaries in England and especially the archbishop of York and the bishop of Lincoln, etc. of the following indult and mandate:
Monition and mandate to obey, commission to all to help implement them etc.
Notarial sign: Conrad Lambertus, Cologne diocese.
Witnesses: Luke Kell..., Wladislaw diocese; Peter Australis, Padua diocese
Date: Rome.
Seal: Seal on doubled cord through 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.
   6 Ides April 15 [Boniface IX] [8 April 1404]
Indult of Pope Boniface [IX] to the scholars of Durham College Oxford to sell, rent or farm the revenues from churches etc. annexed to the College, without the ordinary's licence.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
   6 Ides April 15 [Boniface IX] [8 April 1404]
Mandate of Pope Boniface [IX] to the bishop of Telese and the abbots of St. Mary's York and of Oseney, to implement his indult to the scholars of Durham College, Oxford.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
1.3.Pap.27   14 March 1445 [1446] and 10 April 1446
[1]. Appeal to the Holy See, by Nicholas of Otterburn, canon of Glasgow, official of St. Andrews and proctor of James [Kennedy] bishop of St. Andrews, against the sentence of Thomas, abbot of Newbattle, judge-delegate in a case betwen the prior and convent of Durham and the bishop of St. Andrews over the presentation of suitable persons to churches in St. Andrews diocese.
Witnesses: abbot of Newbattle; Master Alexander of Castlecary, and Master Robert of Lauder, canons of Glasgow; Master Hubert Hering, vicar of Inverwick; William Arons and Thomas of Kirkcaldy, notaries.
Notarial sign: Thomas Layner, St. Andrews diocese
Date: Edinburgh.
[2]. Apostolos, by Thomas, abbot of Newbattle
Seal: on doubled strip through turn-ups of both documents, G&B No. 3676
1.3.Pap.28   1452, Prid. Kal. December, 6 [Nicholas V] [30 November 1452]
Indult to Pope Nicholas [V] to William Seton, monk of Durham, to choose a confessor to give him absolution and, once only, to give him plenary remission at the hour of death; with certain conditions.
(Form of absolution on dorse)
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up
1.3.Pap.29   1502, 5 Kal. July 10 [Alexander VI] [27 June 1502]
Mandate of Pope Alexander [VI] to the chapter of Durham ordering them to receive as their bishop William [Senhouse] lately bishop of Carlisle, whom the pope has translated to the see of Durham, vacant by the pope's translation of Richard [Fox] lately bishop of Durham to the see of Winchester.
Cancelled (?) by four slashes.
Date: St. Peters, Rome.
Seal: No bulla, 2 pairs of holes in turn-up.