A View of Ecclesiastical Benefices ca 1374 AD..
( Extracted from  The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe, first pub. ca 1580. Edited and corrected Rev Geo. Townsend , Pub Seeley, Burnside and Seeley, London 1843 The information in [ ] was validated to the List of Cardinals in Moreri`s Dictionary, the dates are of their appointment and death.)

A pound sterling consisted of twenty (20) shillings or 240 pence  A shilling was made up of twelve (12) pence. A florin was two shillings or twenty four pence. A medieval mark was two thirds of a pound, or 13 shillings and 4 pence (13s.4d  or 160 pence).

 The lord Francis [ Thebaldeschi ]of the title of St Sabine [ 1368- 1388], priest and cardinal of the holy church of Rome, doth hold and enjoy the deanery of the cathedral church of Lichfield, in the jurisdiction of Lichfield, which is worth five hundred marks by the year; and the prebend of Brewood, and the parsonage of Adbaston to the same deanery annexed, which prebend is worth by the year fourscore marks, and the parsonage twenty pounds; which deanery with the prebend and parsonage aforesaid, he hath holden and occupied for the space of three years. And one Master de Nigris, a stranger, as proctor to the said cardinal, doth hold and occupy the same deanery with other the premises with the appurtenances, by mania of proctor, during the years aforesaid; and bath taken up the fruits and profits, for the said cardinal, dwelling not in the realm.

Lord William [ Noellet  or de Nouveau ], cardinal of St Angelo [ a Frenchman, 1371-94 ], a stranger, doth hold the archdeaconry of Suffolk, by virtue of provision apostolical, from the feast of St. Nicholas last past he is not resident upon his said archdeaconry. And the said archdeaconry, together with the procurations due by reason of the visitation, is worth by year sixty-six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence. And Master John of Hellinington, etc., doth occupy the seal of the official of the said archdeaconry, &c.

Lord Reginald  [ des Ursins ] of St. Adrian, deacon-cardinal [ 1350-74] hath in the said county the parsonage of Godalming, worth by year forty pounds, and one Edward Tewaste doth farm the said parsonage for nine yearn past.

The lord Anglicus [ Angelic de  Grimoard de Grisac, a Frenchman, bishop of Avignon, priest cardinal of  St Peter ad Vincula, afterwards bishop of  Albano. 1366-87] of the holy church of Rome priest and cardinal, a stranger, was incumbent, end did hold In possession the deanery of the cathedral church of York, from the eleventh day of November, AD 1366 and it is yearly worth, according to the true value thereof, four hundred pounds; and Master John of Stoke, canon of the said church, doth occupy the said deanery and the profits of the same. in the name or by the authority of the said lord dean, &c. But the said dean was never resident upon the said deanery since he was admitted thereunto. Item, lord Hugh [ de St Martial, Frenchman, deacon cardinal  of St Mary in Porticu. 1361-1403]  of our lady In” ...  deacon and cardinal a stranger, doth possess the prebend of Driffield, in the said church of York, from the seventh day of June, A.D. 1363: from which day, &c. John of Gisbourne, and George Coupemanthorp, &c, do occupy the said prebend, worth by year one hundred pounds; the said lord Hugh is not resident upon the said prebend.

Item, Lord Simon [ de Langham, an Englishman, ex archbishop of Canterbury, cardinal of St Sixt 1368-76 ] of the title of St Sixt, priest and cardinal, &c., doth possess the prebend of Wistow in the said church of York, worth by year one hundred pounds; and the aforesaid Mater John of Stoke doth occupy the aforesaid prebend and the profits thereof, &c.; but the said lord Simon is not resident upon the said prebend.

Item, Lord Francis of the title of St. Sabine, priest and cardinal, a stranger, doth possess the prebend of Stransal, in the said church of York, worth by year one hundred marks. And Master William of Merfield, &c, doth occupy the said prebend, &c.; but the said lord Francis is not resident upon the said prebend.

Lord Peter [ Gomez d` Albornos, Spanish archbishop of Seville, cardinal of St Praxed   1361-74 ] of the title of St. Praxed, priest and cardinal, a stranger, doth hold the archdeaconry of York, worth by year one hundred pounds, and Master William of Mirfield, &c, for farmers.

The deanery of the cathedral church of Sarum, with churches and chapels underwritten to the same deanery annexed, doth remain in the hands of lord Reginald [ des Ursins 1350-74 ] of the title of St Adrian, deacon and cardinal and so hath remained these twenty-six years, who is never resident; his proctor is one Lawrence de Nigris, & stranger, and it is worth by year two hundred and fifty-tour pounds, twelve shillins, and four pence.

Richard, bishop, doth hold the vicarage of Meere, to the deanery annexed, and hath holden the same for nineteen years; worth by year forty pounds.

Robert Codford, the farmer of the church of Heightredbury, to the same annexed, worth by year fifty pounds.

The church of Stoning and the chapel of Rescomp, to the same deanery annexed, worth by year seventy marks.

The chapel of Herst to the same deanery annexed, worth by year forty pounds.

The chapel of Wokenhame, to the same deanery annexed, worth by year thirty-six pounds.

The chapel of Sandhuras, worth by year forty shillings.

The church of Godalining, to the same deanery annexed, in the diocese of Winchester, worth by year forty pounds.

The dignity of treasurer in the church of Sarum, with, church and chapels underwritten to the same annexed, is in the hands of lord John [ de Blausac, a Frenchman, bishop of Nismes, priest cardinal of St Mark 13612-79 ] of the title of ‘St. Mark, priest and cardinal and hath so continued twelve years, who was never resident in the same; worth by year one hundred and thirty-six pounds, thirteen shillings, and four-pence.

The church of Fighelden, to the same annexed, worth by year twenty-six pounds, thirteen shillings, and four-pence.

The church of Alwardbury with the chapel of Putton, worth by year ten pounds.

The prebend of Caine to the same treasurer annexed, worth by year one hundred pounds.

The archdeaconry of Berks, in the cathedral church of Salisbury, with the church of Morton to the same annexed, is in the hands of lord William [ d` Aigrefeuille, a Frenchman, priest cardinal of St Stephen in Coello Monte 1367-1401 ], of the title of St. Stephen, who was never resident in the same, worth by year eight score marks.

The archdeaconry of Dorset, in the church of Salisbury, with the church of Gissiche to the same annexed, in the hands of lord Robert [ de Geneve, a Frenchman, bishop of Cambray, afterwards Pope Clement  VII ] , of the title of the Twelve Apostles, priest and cardinal and is worth by year one hundred and three marks.

The prebend of Woodford and Willeford, in the church of Salisbury, is in the hand, of Robert, the cardinal aforesaid, and is worth, forty marks.

The prebend of Heyworth, in the church of Salisbury, is in the hands of the lord cardinal of Agrifolio [ de Aigrefeuille 1367-1401 ], who is never resident, worth by the year eighty pounds.

The prebend of Netherbanby and Beminster, in the church of Salisbury, one Hugh Pelegrine a stranger, did hold twenty years and more, and was never resident in the same: worth by the year eight score marks.

The church prebendary of Gillingham, in the nunnery [ should be monastery]  of Salisbury, lately holden of lord Richard, now bishop of Ely. is in the hands of the lord Peter [ Gomez d`Albornos 1371-74 ] of the title of St. Praxed, priest and cardinal,  worth by the year eighty pounds.

Lord William [ Judicus or de la Jugle, a Frenchman, and nephew  Clemment VI, deacon - cardinal of St Mary in  Cosmedin 1342-74 ], of the holy church of Rome cardinal, a stranger,” doth, hold the archdeaconry of Canterbury, and is not resident; the true value of all the yearly fruits, rents and profits, is worth seven hundred florins.

The lord cardinal of’  Canterbury [ Simon de Langham  1368-1376]  is archdeacon of Wells, and hath annexed to his archdeaconry the churchs, of Hewish, Berwes, and Southbrent, which are worth by year, with their procuration of visitations of the said archdeaconry, one hundred three score pound.

Item, The lord cardinal [ Simon de Langham 1368-76] is treasurer of the church of Wells, and hath the moiety of the church of Mertock annexed thereunto, worth by year sixty pounds.

Item, The lord cardinal of Agrifolio  [ d`Aigrefeulle 1367- 1401] is archdeacon of Taunton in the church of Wells, and is worth by year, with the procurations and the prebend of Mylverton to the same annexed, eighty pounds.

Note. Like matter is also found m the time of king Richard II, upon what occasion it is uncertain; but, as it seemeth by record of that lime, a new pope being come in place, he would take no knowledge of any matter done by his predecessors, that might any way abridge his commodity; and, therefore, this king was forced to begin anew, as may appear by this following.

Lord cardinal of Agrifolio [ d`Aigrefeulle 1367- 1401] ’ is prebendary of the prebend of Coringham, together with a portion of St. Mary of Stow to the same annexed; the fruits whereof, by common estimate, be worth by year one hundred and sixty five pounds; Master John, vicar of Coringham, and Master Robert, parson of Kettelthorpe, and W.Thurly, be farmers.

Lord cardinal Albanum  [ Angelic de  Grimoard de Grisac, a Frenchman, bishop of Avignon, priest cardinal of  St Peter ad Vincula, afterwards bishop of  Albano. 1366-87] is prebendary of the prebend of Sutton, the fruits whereof be commonly esteemed worth by year tour hundred marks. Roger Skyret of Buckingham, and William Bedetord of Sutton, do farm the same prebend. The lord cardinal Glandaven [ Bertrand Lagier ,  bishop of Glandeves  in Provence priest cardinal of St. Prisca 1371-1383 ] Is prebendary of the prebend of Nassington, worth by estimation, three hundred marks. Robert of Nassington, and John, son of Robert of Abbethorpe, do occupy the same prebend.

Lord cardinal Nonmacen [ John de Blausac, bishop of Nismes 1361-79 ]  is parson of Adderbury, worth, by estimation, one hundred pounds; Adam Robelyn, clerk, is his proctor, and occupieth the same.

Lord cardinal of St. ... [ Betrand Lagier 1371-83 ] is prebendary of Thame, worth yearly, by common estimation, two hundred marks; John Heyward and Thomas .... a layman, do occupy the same prebend.

Lord Peter de Yeverino [ Flandrin, a Frenchan of the diocese  of Viviers, deacon cardinal of St Eustace 1371-81 ], cardinal,” is prebendary of Aylesbury, worth yearly, by common estimation, eighty marks. Holy Duse of Aylesbury doth occupy the same prebend.

The cardinal of St. Angelo’ [ William Nolellet or de Nouveau  1371-84]  hath the archdeaconry of Suffolk, and is worth by year, by common estimation, a hundred marks,

Lord cardinal Neminacem,[ John de Blausac, bishop of Nismes 1361-79]  treasurer of the church of Sarum, hath the archdeaconry of Sarum, with the church of Figheldon to his dignity annexed, which is let to farm to Grace, late wife of Edmund Swayne, deceased, paying yearly fifty marks. He hath also, in the same archdeaconry and county, the said church nf Alwardbury, with the chapels of Putton and Farle to the same annexed, which is let to farm to the lord prior of the house of Ederose for the yearly rent of twenty-three pound.; he hath also the prebend of Calne in the said archdeaconry and county, worth by year one hundred pounds, and the farmer thereof is Raymund Pelegrine.

Lord cardinal of Agrifolio [ William d` Aigrefeuille 1367-1401 ]   hath the archdeaconry of Berks, worth by year one hundred and twenty marks, and rernaineth in his own hands. Item, He hath the prebend of Worth, worth by years hundred pounds; Raymond Peregrine is farmer there.

Lord cardinal Gebanen [ Robert de Geneve, bishop of Cambray, afterwards Clement VII 1371-94] hath the prebend of Woodford end Willeford In the county of Wiltshire, let to farm to John Bennet of Sarum, worth by year forty mark.

Lord Audomar de Rupy [ one time archdeacon of Canterbury, second to  William  Judicis. deprived in 1379 for taking part with the French ]  is archdeacon of Canterbury, to the which archdeacon belongs the church of Lymin within the same diocese, worth by year, after the taxation of the tenth, twenty pounds. The church of Tenham, worth by year after the said taxation, one hundred and thirty pounds, six shilling.,and eight-pence. The church of Hakington near Canterbury, worth by year twenty marks. The church of St. Clement in Sandwich, worth by year, after the taxation aforesaid, eight marks. The church of St. Mary in Sandwich, worth by year nine pounds, of the which the said archdeacon receiveth only six marks: the profits of all which premises Sir William Latimer, Knight, hath received, together with the profits arising out of the jurisdiction of the arch deaconry, worth by year twenty pounds.

Angelicus, [ Angelic de  Grimoard de Grisac, a Frenchman, bishop of Avignon, priest cardinal of  St Peter ad Vincula, afterwards bishop of  Albano. 1366-87]  of the church of Rome priest and cardinal, hath the deanery of the cathedral church, of York, worth by year three hundred and seventy-three pounds, six shillings and eight pence, and the prebend of Southcave, valued yearly at one hundred and sixty marks.

Lord cardinal Gebanen  [ Robert de Geneve, bishop of Cambray, afterwards Clement VII 1371-94]  doth hold the church of Wearmouth, and the archdeaconry of Durham, worth by year two hundred marks. And John of Chambre, and Thomas Harington, of Newcastle, be the farmers and proctors of the said cardinal.

Mortmain, Praemunire, Provisors.

Restraint on Rome . Letter of 1231

Modern definition of benefice.

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