several may be detainors of the seized thing after the disseisin,1 whether they begin  to possess immediately after it (no matter in what way) or after an interval,2 before  impetration or after,3 provided that if they begin to possess after impetration and  negligent prosecution4 they must be named in the writ, as though the thing had been  transferred to them before impetration, because a thing first made litigious by diligent  impetration may be made non-litigious by negligent prosecution. For both must  be diligent, at least until pledges for prosecuting are found, because from that time,  though the taking5 of the assise is deferred, the thing will be fully litigious.6[On this  there is more below in the portion on exceptions.]7
Against whom the assise does not lie.
 We have explained above against whom the assise lies. Now we must explain against  whom it does not lie. It is clear that it does not lie against one who did not commit the  injuria or disseisin, for he ought to be free of punishment who was free of fault,8  though he is sometimes bound to restore, though not to the penalty, except that for  wrongful detention, as one who was enfeoffed by the disseisor after a long interval, or  who, long after the disseisin, disseised the first disseisor, who could9 not be disseised  without judgment by the true lord, because long before the second disseisin he  [the lord] had lost his seisin by negligence, that is, both natural and civil, though he  [the second disseisor] could with impunity be ejected at once by his [the lord's] disseisor.  An heir is not liable for the act, that is, the disseisin, of his ancestor, [so far as  punishment for the disseisin is concerned, though he is bound to restore,] unless suit  has been begun against his ancestor,10 as will be explained elsewhere.11 Nor is a successor  liable for the act of his predecessor except as aforesaid, especially if his predecessor  is named in the writ by the name of his office or dignity; if by his own name  it is otherwise,12 because he will not answer under a different name.
If one commits a disseisin in the name of his lord; and that a lord may begin to possess by the act of his people.
 When someone, an abbot, prior, lord or any other person, begins to possess by the  act and injuria of his people, when he has avowed their acts, and being so seised dies  before restitution, quaere whether their successors or heirs are bound to restore,  since they can restore, though they are not held to a penalty as the ancestor or predecessor  was. An heir is bound to restore, [but by another writ, of entry,] and