from the father's side or the mother's only, and [thus but] one chief lord. Now  we must consider the case where there are separate descending inheritances, from  the father's side and the mother's, which ought to be united in the person of one  heir, and where there is one chief lord of each inheritance of whom it is held by  military service. In that case, with respect to obtaining the marriage, it is important  [to see] whose fee is first so delivered that the heir is bound to homage to his lord,  for a chief lord may not and ought not to take the homage of any heir before the  inheritance has been so delivered that the heir and no other is bound to homage.  Nor may a chief lord claim from an heir of full age a relief or service or any kind before  he has taken his homage, when the inheritance has been delivered. Nor does the  wardship of the land of any heir within age, or his wardship and marriage, belong  to a lord before his fee has been so delivered that the homage of the heir's ancestor  no longer continues. The homage of ancestors may continue for their entire life,  [that is, the life of their heirs], if it was not withdrawn from him, as many be seen.  Suppose one holds of another for homage and by military service and grants to  his son that he hold the inheritance of him for life, or of the chief lords for life subject  to the condition that if the son dies in the father's lifetime the entire inheritance  revert to the father to hold as before; by such grant for his life,1 without condition  or subject to the condition, the homage is not altered but continues between the  father and his chief lord, because it was never withdrawn from him, nor was the  son, though heir, who held only2 for life, bound to homage. It would be otherwise  if the father had withdrawn from the inheritance and instituted his son heir.
When one's fee is
[so] delivered that the marriage of the heir belongs to the lord.  We must see how and when one's fee is delivered. It is clear that it is only delivered  when the heir is bound to homage without obstacle or mesne and that it will never  be delivered as long as the homage of his ancestor continues. For example, A. who  has an inheritance marries B. who has an inheritance and each of them has a  single chief lord. A common heir is born to them, a son or daughter, and A. dies