Hilary term in the [eighteenth] year of king Henry in the county of Norfolk, [the  case] of Cecilia de Stradesete and the Prior of the Hospital of Jerusalem.1 Nor would  such a donor [or his heir] if vouched to warranty be bound to warrant by reason  of such gift. To the same intent [in the roll] of Michaelmas term in the thirteenth and  the beginning of the fourteenth years of king Henry, at the beginning [of the roll].2
A gift made in free alms.
 A gift may also be made in free alms, as to churches, cathedral, conventual or  parochial, [and] to men of religion, sometimes in free and perpetual alms.3 The  donee is not then excused the performance of service. But if the gift is made in  free, pure and perpetual alms, he is excused.4 On this matter there is more below  [in the portion] on the assise.5 Special cases arise out of a gift of this kind. For  suppose one gives to some house of religion to hold6 in pure and perpetual alms,  quit of every secular service and exaction, as freely as any alms may most freely  and advantageously be given to any religious house land which was his escheat and  of his fee but which he never before held in demesne. If he who forfeited the  land did customs and services therefrom to some other, for which the house has no  acquitance, and if, when they are impleaded for that service, they vouch their  feoffor to warranty, he need not warrant (though it is true that one may give land  more freely than he himself held it) because he gave only what was his own, that  is, the land which was his escheat, remitting to them the service due himself. The  service owed another he could not take away or diminish by such gift unless he had  specifically taken it upon himself, with its warranty and defence, with the consent  of the other lord; what was his own he remitted for himself and his heirs, and,  so far as he and they are concerned, he made [a gift] in free and pure alms, but as  to others not at all.7 Suppose that one says, I give to such a one so much land as  freely as I held it on the day I made the gift, or as I ever most freely held it,  or as I or any of my ancestors ever most freely held it. We must then see whether  that land is free as against others or burdened, [and if burdened], by what services,  to whom, and from what time, and accordingly the donor, he who gave, may or  may not be bound.8 And that one may give land in free, pure and perpetual alms,  more freely