first, in his wife's lifetime. A's inheritance is now so delivered that the wardship of  the land and of the heir belongs to his lord and the heir is bound to homage and  accordingly his lord has the marriage. Suppose that B. the wife dies first; the result  seems the same as in the preceding case, that the fee of the lord of whom she held is  delivered and that the wardship of the land and of the heir and the marriage belong  to him. But that is not so, because the homage of the said A., done to the chief lord  in the name of his wife, still continues; that is not dissolved during A's life since  he is entitled to hold his wife's inheritance for his life by the law of England. Thus  while A's homage continues his heir will remain in his potestas and he will not be  bound to homage to the chief lord while his father lives, since one may not at the  same time take two homages from two persons from one tenement.1 What was been  said is applicable in the case of a common heir. If there are different [fathers] it  will be otherwise, as where a man first marries a woman having an inheritance and  after an heir is born the husband dies; the inheritance is not delivered, the wife  being still alive, nor is the marriage. If she afterwards marries a second husband,  or several in succession, the wardship or marriage will never be delivered in her  lifetime or in those of her husbands, as was said above. If she dies and he [her  second husband] marries again, the position is still the same with respect to the  inheritance of his first wife. But when he dies the inheritance will be delivered to  the heir of the first husband. 2A husband or wife may predecease one another by a  greater or lesser time, or by a very small period of time, an hour or a moment, and  that lord must always be preferred whose fee is first delivered. But suppose he  cannot establish which of them died first; recourse must then be had to the more  ancient fee or feoffment, without regard to priority of delivery.
When there are several chief lords, both on the father's side and the mother's.
 When there are several chief lords on the side of the father's inheritance and the  mother's, and before both inheritances have been united in the person of the one  heir one is delivered, with respect to the part delivered that lord must be preferred  who is the first feoffor and liege lord, he to whom the ancestor who died did ligeance.  In the same way when the inheritances of both the father and mother, one or  several, are united in the person of the one heir, that lord must still be preferred  who first enfeoffed by military service, all the others being completely excluded,  though there are an infinite number of feoffments. Several chief lords who have  enfeoffed by military service may have right in the marriage