puts in more beasts than is permitted, sometimes more than is expedient. If more  than is permitted, as where he is granted common for a certain number of beasts, or  for beasts of a certain kind, or as many as is proper for so large a tenement in that  same vill, and he puts in more, or those of a different kind, against the will of him  whose estate it is, and the other cannot at once resist, his choice of two remedies is  available to him; novel disseisin for the portion by which he who has the common  exceeds the due number or kind, since he thus appropriates the lord's tenement  against his will, as though he had no common at all and had attempted to put in his  beasts by force against the will of the lord, and also another remedy, that by another  writ the excess be reduced to proper number and due measure.1 For admeasurement,  according to the innate significance of the word, means simply to the measure, the  word reduction being understood. Others, those who only have common in that  land, have no remedy other than admeasurement.2 If he has more beasts than is  expedient, admeasurement lies, as where one is granted common for beasts of all  kinds, without limit of number, and similar grants are made to others successively,  (either for a certain number or without limit) and one puts in so many that the  pasture does not suffice for all; a remedy lies by which what is in excess and is harmful  is reduced to proper measure, by this writ directed to the sheriff.
Writ as to why one has surcharged, to the sheriff for execution.
 3 The king to the sheriff, greeting. Such a one [A.] has complained to us that such a  one [B.] has wrongfully overburdened his common pasture in such a vill, having in it  more animals and beasts than he ought to have and than it is proper for him to have.  Therefore we order you rightfully and without delay to cause that pasture to be  so admeasured that the aforesaid [B.] has no more animals and beasts there than he  ought to and is entitled to have, according to the free tenement he has in that same  vill, and that the aforesaid [A.] have there as many animals and beasts as he ought  to and is entitled to have. Lest we hear further etc.
The duty of the sheriff in the writ of admeasurement.
 The duty of the sheriff is this: having received the writ, let him go in his own person  to the place in which the common is claimed and there cause the hundred to be assembled  and all those whom the admeasurement touches. Then in the presence of  both