The earliest evidence from Cambrai Cathedral records his appointment by procurator on 23 August 1504 to the non-resident canonicate, one of seven canonicates for priests, formerly held by Jean Jorland alias Corbye.(36) Despite his non-resident status, Crispijne was active at the cathedral intermittently until his death.
In 1521, he had made a pilgrimage to Rome, Padua and Loreto, and in 1523 he asked for four months' leave to visit the grotto of St Mary Magdalene.(43) From 4 August 1524 to 5 May 1525, Crispijne was maestro di cappella at the Santa Casa, Loreto, north-east of Rome; on 5 May, he was given an honorary canonicate there.(44) A fifteenth-century fragment from Cambrai containing part of an Office for St Mary Magdalene is presently in the archives of St Peter's, Rome (MS C 25).
Little is known about other benefices that Crispijne may have accumulated in the Low Countries, although on 12 May 1503 he lost a case concerning a canonicate at the church of St Pierre, Lille, at the High Court at Mechelen.(46) More important is some new evidence showing that Crispijne was to lead the chapel accompanying the young Charles V, King of Castile, to Spain along with Marbrianus de Orto.