of B., whose heir he is, and which ought to revert to him as his escheat because of  the aforesaid felony. Or in which [A.] has no entry save through us who granted  him our term, that is, the year and day, and which ought to be [B.'s] escheat because  of the felony which such a one committed and of which he was convicted in our  court before our justices etc.;
Another writ on the same subject.
 or and in which he has no entry save through such a one to whom we committed  it to hold for a year and a day after such a one, accused of the death of such a one,  took to flight and was outlawed (or was arrested and hanged) and who held that  land of such a one, the father (or grandfather) of such a one [B], whose heir he is  and who then was under age and to whom that land ought to revert after the year  and day as his escheat. And unless he does so etc., summon etc. The form of this  writ may be found [in the roll] of Michaelmas term in the fifteenth year of king  Henry in the county of Kent, [the case] of William Musard.12<And note that the  king will never have the year and day of any land which cannot be an escheat,3  as where the felon held only for a term or for life or something that could not  descend to heirs.> And note that in every writ in which an escheat is claimed because  of the felony of another it is essential that it be expressly stated and of which he  was convicted, for the land will never revert to the chief lord unless the felon has  been convicted by one of the modes4 of conviction, as where he has been hanged,  or outlawed, or has confessed the felony and abjured the realm and the like. If  he dies before conviction, no matter how, [unless, conscious of his crime and fearful  of being hanged or of suffering some other punishment, he has killed himself; his  inheritance will then be the escheat of his lords.5 It ought to be otherwise if he kills  himself through madness or unwillingness to endure suffering,6 or dies by misadventure.]7  the inheritance will descend to his heirs,89because he who is guilty of  the crime having died, punishment is extinguished.10
Where one has made a gift, before conviction or afterwards.
 And so if he makes a gift, before the felony convicted or after, it is good if the felony  is not convicted, as above,11 but it will be revoked if he is convicted, [because]  conviction relates back to the time the felony was perpetrated.12 And just as a gift  made after a felony committed will not be valid, so a begetting after a felony will be  valueless with respect to succession, to both the paternal and maternal inheritance,  since he was begotten of the seed and blood of a felon. But if the felon has begotten  before the felony, he who is thus begotten will succeed to