and doing all their service to the eldest or her husband,1 who shall answer for it to  the chief lord lest he be obliged to receive his service in fractions. [The chief lord,  not the eldest daughter or her husband, will also have the wardship and marriage  of the younger daughters, that the sheep be saved from the jaws of the wolves,  because of the expectation and possibility of succession, which might occur if they  should die within age through some machination.]2 These statements are true if  the several sisters hold of someone other than the lord king, for if they hold of  him in chief, then, the eldest being put aside, they shall all achieve and do homage  to him.3 [If] when they hold of someone other than the lord king each achieves de  facto to the chief lord, this may4 be set aside by the eldest daughter and her husband,  but what was done will always hold because the chief lord will not give up what  was bestowed upon him [since], whether they hold of the lord king or of another,  when homage has been done, whether before the third heir or after, reliefs and the  other services will at once be due.
[Homage].  5We must consider among other things what homage is, how it is entered into,  who is bound to take and who to do it, when, how often, and from what things.  And by what persons. How it is taken and by what words. And by what words the  oath of fealty ought to be sworn. And how and for how long homage continues  between lord and tenant, and when both die, or one of them, and it falls on both  sides or on one, dissolved by death, the obligation continues6 and the tenement is  raised again [with the homage]7 in the persons of heirs. And how, after it has  once been done, it is dissolved and totally extinguished because of the failure of  heirs or the felony of the lord or the tenant: of the lord, so that he loses his  dominium, so that he cannot be lord; of the tenant, so that the tenement must  revert to the lord according as the tenant holds it, in demesne or in service. Also  whether the lord can attorn his homage and service, or one of them, against the  will of his tenant. And what the law is if the lord refuses the homage of his tenant,  or after he has taken it does not acquit him of the service due his superior lord  but puts everything into his own purse.8
1. Glanvill, vii, 3: Tenentur autem postnatae filiae vel earum mariti servitium suum de suo tenemento capitali domino facere per manum primogenitae vel eius mariti.
2. Cal. Cl. Rolls (continuing 226, n. 11 supra): Et preterea cum primogenita sit heres omnium aliarum sororum si obierint sine herede de se, si ipsa habere posset custodiam sororum suarum vel puerorum suorum, hoc esset quasi committere agnum lupo devorandum.
3. Ibid.: ... in regno nostro Anglie semper talis fuit lex et consuetudo quod si quis teneret de nobis in capite et haberet filias heredes, ipso patre defuncto antecessores nostri et nos semper habuimus homagia de omnibus filiabus et singule earum tenent de nobis in hoc casu in capite; et si infra etatem fuerint, nos habemus custodiam earum et maritagium.
4. non deleted but remainder of sentence left unchanged; homage may be void because of error, supra 174, 207, infra 228, 233
5. New paragraph, probably written subsequently as an introduction to the portion on homage