caused to be delivered from our prison and custody to such a bishop, who claimed him  as a clerk, the same A., the clerk, by reason of the aforesaid action is drawing our  aforesaid bailiff into plea before you by authority of letters of the lord pope. Since this  is manifestly against our crown and dignity and also against our peace, that any bailiff  of ours because of his ministry, or for any act that pertains to the keeping of our peace  or the doing of justice, be drawn into plea in court christian, since we regard their acts  as ours in this connexion, we strictly forbid you to presume to hold that plea any  longer. Witness etc. And let a similar writ issue to the clerk who sues, who ought  rather to be arrested and put in prison.
Prohibition concerning one who said that he held by the law of England
[and] wished to prove in court christian that his children were legitimate, though in truth bastards.  There is also a writ of prohibition where one alleged that he held by the law of England,  against whom it was objected, after he had been disseised and had brought a  writ of novel disseisin to recover his seisin, that he could not recover because the  children, by reason of whom he ought to hold for his life, [were born before his marriage  to his wife], and he wished to prove them legitimate in court christian, which he  ought not to do. A prohibition issued in this form.
Writ in the above case.
 The king to such a bishop, greeting. It has been shown us on behalf of A. that when B.  in our court etc. recently arraigned an assise of novel disseisin against the same A.  with respect to a tenement in such a vill which the same B. said he held by the law of  England, the same A. by the judgment of our same court withdrew sine die against  the said B. because the children whom the said B. produced in our same court and  whom he had of his wife, such a one, whose inheritance that tenement was, and by  reason of whom the same B. claimed that tenement for his life by the law of England  according to the custom of our realm, were born before marriage contracted between  the same B. and such a one his wife, as was recognized in our same court by the admission  of the same B., and also by the presumption rising against him, from the fact  that when the same B. was earlier in our same court with the aforesaid woman, such a  one, whom he now calls his wife, when she was impleaded in our same