substituted the aforesaid B. in place of the aforesaid C., who was dead, and caused  her to be called C. and to be raised as if she were the daughter and heir of the  aforesaid D., who1 is neither his daughter nor his heir but the daughter of such a  one, as it is said, and unless they do so2 etc. 3And what if the aforesaid substituted  B. has earlier done homage to the lord king or to another whose escheat the land  ought to be? Quaere whether the homage ought to be a bar. And in truth it ought  not, because of an error as to the person, for he took the homage of such a person  as the daughter and heir of such a one who was neither daughter nor heir. And he  took the homage from a tenement which she ought to hold of him, but she ought  to hold no tenement of him since she was not the daughter and heir of D., and  therefore the homage is void because of error, for one who errs does not consent.  4When a woman who claimed to be pregnant has been proved otherwise in a judicial  proceeding, or confesses that she is not pregnant, let the true heir then have this  writ directed to the chief lord for taking his homage.
When in a judicial proceeding a woman has been proved not to be pregnant or has confessed that she is not, a writ for giving seisin to the true heir.
 The king to such a chief lord, greeting. Know that A. who was the wife of B.  gave us and our council to understand that she was pregnant by the said B. her  husband, and since she said this to the disherison of C., brother and heir of the  same B. [to whom the land ought to descend by right of inheritance]5 if the aforesaid  A. had no issue by the said B., as the same C. said, on the plaint of the said C.  we caused her to be kept in custody until it could be learned in the due course of  nature whether she was pregnant or not. And after many inquiries we have at last  learned by the confession of the said A. publicly made in court before [our] justices  etc. ([or] through the lawful and responsible men and women by whom she was  examined in accordance with our order) that she was not pregnant, but was herself  deceived, believing herself to be pregnant though she was not. Therefore we order  you not to fail because of that deception to take the homage of the aforesaid C.,  who was pronounced in our court the lawful heir of the aforesaid B. according to  the custom of our realm, and to cause him without delay to have seisin of his  inheritance which he ought to hold of you.6 Witness etc.
The institution of heirs.
 When his tenant dies the chief lord ought first to seize into his hand his fee and the  tenement which is held immediately of him, and keep it there until it is clear whether  the deceased has an heir or not.7[I say this if he finds the possession vacant.8