as those by which the men aforesaid hold, not in villeinage,1[nor are they bondsmen,2  nor were they such at the Conquest as the class first mentioned was,] but  under an agreement made with their lords,3 so that some of them have their charters  and some have not; according to some, those ejected from such tenements will  recover their seisin by the assise of novel disseisin.4 And since they have novel  disseisin their heirs will have mortdancestor.5
Free men in the manor of the lord king.
 6There are also other kinds of men in the manors [of] the lord king's demesnes, who  like men elsewhere hold freely, in free socage or by military service,7 by virtue of a  new feoffment made since the Conquest.
Free men under the potestas of lords.
 8Under the potestas of lords are free men held as bondsmen, who sometimes assert  their liberty9 [and] who, since they are free, may be called statuservi, for the same  reason that bondsmen, when they are fugitives and beyond the potestas of their  lords, may be called statuliberi. Of these more will be said below.10