to the chief lord.1 If the minor's tenant is of full age we must see to whom he ought to  pay relief, to the chief lord or to his warrantor, for homage may be taken at once  though the heir, his warrantor, is within age, and when it is taken relief ought to  follow forthwith;2 thus it is to be paid immediately to the chief lord. It seems,  however, according to some, that though relief follows homage it is not to be paid  before the warrantor reaches full age. 3Suppose the tenant of a tenant [C] makes this  agreement with his lord [B], that after his death his heir, if a minor, shall not be in  his [B's] wardship, but in that of his nearer kinsmen, and4 if he is of full age he shall  pay no relief.5 The mesne lord [B] then dies, leaving an heir within age,6 and when  he is in the wardship of his lord [A] that same lord claims the wardship of the heir  of the second tenant [C], if he is under age, or his relief if he is of full age. The  agreement is put forward by the kinsmen. The lord answers that the act of his tenant  could not take from him the wardship or relief due him by reason of the fact that the  heir of his immediate tenant is in his wardship. The rejoinder is made him that he  may claim no greater right in the aforesaid [wardship or relief] than he who is in his  wardship could were he of full age, for if he should make such claim the agreement  would bar him, which is true, [that is], that the chief lord may claim nothing. But we  must distinguish whether [or not], by force of such grant, any heir of him with whom  the agreement was made ever was7 in the wardship of his kinsmen when under age  or quit of relief when of full age. If so the agreement prevails, because of the seisin of  the ancestor who died seised of the acquitance, and because at his own death his lord  and feoffor [B] was not in seisin. But if the tenant has never been quit and the lord  dies seised, the chief lord will prevail over the kinsmen for no other reason than that  the heir of his [immediate] tenant [B], being within age, cannot answer to the charters  or reply to the agreement.
Whether relief ought to be given from socage and how much.
 We have spoken of the relief furnished from a military fee. Now we must see  whether a relief ought to be given from socage, since from that neither wardship  nor homage is due the chief lord, and where there is no wardship there is no relief,  but conversely. In truth, no wardship is due the chief lord from socage, but it  falls to the kinsmen, as was said above,8 nor is homage due,9