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Please record here excommunications of significance, that is, excommunications of laity who are officials or of the status of gentry or above and ecclesiastics who have degrees or who are of the status of vicars, rectors, priors and abbots or above.

  • Year and term (M1353); information; [link]
  • T1342 A: London. John Abel of London (qui tam) v. Master Richard de Warmynton commissary of the dean of Arches, London. John prosecuted a writ of contempt, damage and prejudice to the king and trespass to the said John committed by Master Peter Duraunt late commissary of the said Dean up to an inquest to be taken in favor of the king and John (Walter de Axe chaplain had drawn Abel into a plea in court Christian at London in 11 Edward III regarding a lay fee 32 feet long and 26 feet wide and Abel brought a writ of prohibition directed to Duraunt). Peter presented letters patent in the name of Robert, bishop of Chichester one of the vicars general of the archbishop of Canterbury testifying that John was excommunicated both ex officio and at the instance of Robert late rector of St Michael by Candlewickstreet, London, as was certified by his letters patent at the prosecution of Peter to the vicar by John de Sutton afterwards the commissary of the dean, so that the plea remained without day. And although the same John Abel was absolved from the excommunication levied on him both ex officio and ex parte and by suit of the king and of Abel he sought letters of absolution concerning those sentences to be made by the said Richard then commissary so that the same John by those letters could prosecute against the archbishop to have letters testimonial concerning the sentences, on which absolutions Abel exhibited public instruments before the said Richard so that he could prove the absolution, Richard would not issue the letters unless Abel was willing to stop prosecution of Peter. [1], [2], [3] rcp
  • M1356 A: Hertfordshire. Inquest taken at Ware before John atte Lee and his companions justices of the lord king [assigned to enforce] the ordinance and statute of laborers etc on Tuesday next before Easter in the 30th year by the oath of 12 jurors of the county of Herford. Who say on their oath that Robert Gerard vicar of the church of Aldebury and Richard de Fulham hermit in the 29th year of the reign of the now King Edward from day to day contemned and despised the lord king's statute and ordinance of laborers, articers and servants made by the same lord king and his council for the common utility of the realm of England, publicly preaching and pronouncing that there is no statute that would restrain laborers, artificers, and servants from taking as much for their labors and services as it pleases them to take and they can take at their will; and that if there should be any ordinance or statute that ordinance or statute would have been made falsely and wickedly; and they have pronounced that all makers and favorers of the same and those consenting to theexm and those executing or maintaining them or indicting such maner laborers, artificers, and servants or punishing those thus indicted and those restricting them by which the less can they take salaries albeit excessive at their will are excommunicated; and they have publicly and manifestly promulgated that the abovesaid ordinances and statutes are void and profane. Jury found them guilty only of publicly and manifestly promulgating that the ordinance and statute were wickedly made and were void and profane and that they wandered like vagabonds from place to place. Damages assessed at 10 ps. [4] rcp
  • H1360 A: Sussex. Rex v. Geoffrey Spede chaplain and Walter Caythorpe. The royal chapel of Bosham should be immune from the ordinary's jurisdiction, but they excommunicated John de Ounynge vicar in an attempt to exercise ordinary jurisdiction there. [5],[6], [7] rcp. See also [8], [9], [10], [11] rcp
  • T1360 A: Sussex. Rex v. Hugh de Ficullys Lumbard and Robert Hughprest de Ficullys. Simon Lillyng and Robert Daunsere were the deputies of the chief taxers and assessors of the tenth and fifteenth in Sussex (Richard de Hurst, John de Weynyld, Henry de Fauconer de Muchel Grove, and Thomas de Whelton) to levy and collect from the men of Apsele; they took certain of Hugh's animals for the 40d pertaining to him and wanted to detain them until they were satisfied of that sum. Hugh and Robert fulminated excommunications against the subtaxers and subcollectors openly and notoriously in front of the church. Plea of not guilty. [12] rcp