of the fee. And after inquiry has thus been made into all these matters let the  bodies of the slain be buried. If they are buried prior to the said inquest and the  coroners' view the entire township will be amerced.1
Of those who are drowned.
 If an inquest is to be made as to those who have been drowned or crushed by  misadventure, or have met untimely deaths in some other way, it ought to be  done in the same way. Inquiry must be made as to who were2 present when the said  persons were drowned, crushed, or died without warning, and then [Let the bodies  of those deceased, no matter how they died, be viewed, naked and uncovered, in  order to ascertain whether it is a matter of felony or misadventure,3 as that may be  inferred from external signs, as where open wounds are found or bruises which have  not broken the skin, as4 where they have been strangled, which may be inferred from  the mark of the impress of the rope around the neck. [If] by some wound discovered  on the body, the coroners ought to proceed to an inquest in the manner described  above5 and to make attachments of persons or6 property according as the malefactors  have or have not been found.]7 they ought to attach, until the coming of the  justices, all those who were of the company when the said misadventure occurred.  If there were none, then the finder. 8<Let the boats from which such persons have  been drowned be appraised, and any other things which are the cause of death and  are deodands for the king, [that is] if he has been drowned in fresh water, not in the  sea, where neither the ship nor, if the ship has broken up, its timber, will be deodands,  because all will belong to their owners, if they are alive, as their chattels.  Nor are there deodands arising from misadventure at sea, nor is there wreck, nor  is there a murder-fine as to those slain or drowned at sea.>9
 The coroners' official duty if treasure is reported found and the making of attachments  with respect thereto.10 They ought first to inquire of them [the inquest] who  are accused thereof, and if someone is found seised, [or if a presumption that he  has found treasure arises against someone because he has more than usual in the  way of food and richer apparel than before, as above,]11 he ought to be attached  by four or six pledges, or more if they can be secured.
Where there is rape of virgins.
 This is their official duty in connexion with the rape of virgins: if a man