1 In all assises and juries generally, if, when the parties are present in court, another  day is given before the taking without essoin, and the tenant agrees that whether he  comes or does not the assise or the jury may be taken by default, if the assise or  jury finds for the demandant, let the court not proceed to judgment precisely on that  day, but let another be given, at which, if the tenant does not appear, let the land  then be seized into the hand of the lord king for the second default, and let him be  summoned to appear at another day to hear his judgment, on which day, whether he  comes or not, the demandant will recover his seisin. If it has been further agreed  that the assise be taken and judgment rendered on the first day and the first default,  then let that be done, as agreed, and no other day will be awaited. Since this assise  involves seisin and right, so that if the tenement is proved to be lay fee it cannot  subsequently be considered free alms, nor conversely, quaere whether a conviction  ought to lie if the twelve jurors swear falsely. And that it ought to lie, if it is taken in  the manner of an assise, is proved in the roll of the eyre of the abbot of Reading and  Martin of Pateshull in the fifth year of king Henry in the county of Gloucester, an  assise [beginning] whether one hide of land, near the beginning [of the roll].2 To  the same intent [in the roll] of Hilary term in the twelfth year of king Henry in the  county of Buckingham, an assise [beginning] whether two virgates of land.3  [This is true unless it is sought a long time after the taking of the assise, [as in the  case] in the county of Gloucester, because after a long interval of time the judgment  passes over into the authority of res judicata.4 The length of time is not defined, but  in that eyre a conviction sought after a lapse of sixteen years was not granted.]5
We must see what and how much the plaintiff has put in his view.
 When any one of the aforesaid assises is taken in the manner of an assise, the justices  must see and carefully investigate what and how much the plaintiff has put in his  view, because beyond what is brought before the court the power of a justice does  not extend, nor the oath of a juror, because, though the plaintiff has been disseised of  a larger amount, [if] he does not put the whole in his view, as to the remander the  justice cannot judge nor the juror swear, because he swears only as to that which the  plaintiff shows him. Therefore if they extend their oath further, there will be no  place for a conviction, since the oath is a nullity, but an assise of novel disseisin will  lie, against the jurors only, not against him who took what was adjudged. But if they  have given the plaintiff the whole of what he put in his view, and the