having retained part of the inheritance, and the younger son [B] dies, leaving an heir  within age [C], and the wardship of the lands of the heir [C] of the younger son [B]  falls in the hands of the lords, because of the heir [A], with regard to having the  marriage of the heir [C] the rule of priority will be applied according to whether he  [B] was enfeoffed by his father and mother at one time or successively, for if they  enfeoffed him of their several fees at the same time, the chief lord of whose fee the  enfeoffing ancestors were themselves first enfeoffed will be preferred. But if they  enfeoffed him in successive stages, he will be preferred of whose fee the father and  mother made the first feoffment to the younger son.
To whom a marriage belongs in the case of socage.
 We must see to whom a marriage from socage belongs. It will belong to him to  whom the wardship of the lands and tenements [of the heir] will belong according to  local custom, either to the chief lord or to a nearer kinsman who may claim no right in  the inheritance, because of the suspicion of disherison, especially not to that kinsman  from whose side the inheritance descends, or who could claim some right in the  inheritance or be heir to the whole or a part.1 Thus a younger daughter ought not to  be in the wardship of an older daughter, or of her husband if she should be married.  And thus if one buys the wardship of lands and the marriage of daughters and makes  one of them his wife, suspicion at once arises and he loses the wardship of the body  and marriage of the others ipso jure, because of the suspicion; it will belong to the  relatives, as was said, [that is], the wardship of the body and the marriage. Suppose  that one is first enfeoffed of something to be held in socage and afterwards of [another  thing, by] the same person or another, to be held by military service, [or conversely.]  It is evident and it is true that he who made the feoffment by military  service must be preferred, because of the privilege of military tenure. If by such  feoffment the feoffee suffers damage with respect to the marriage of his heir, such  persons can only blame themselves. 2If when heirs are under the potestas of their  parents, to whom the marriage belongs by absolute right, the parents sell the  marriage of such heirs and they are not married by the purchaser during the life of  the vendor, immediately upon the vendor's death the marriage will belong to the  chief lord,34and thenceforth, if another marries off the heir, a purchaser, relative,  stranger,