one church, which is vacant, quaere if one of them ought to be preferred, or if all  ought to present together and agree, or if some ought to be preferred to the others  by reason of seniority or because they are a majority. It is clear that all must present  together and agree on [one] clerk,1 otherwise the bishop will appoint, whether they are  of full age or not, unless, when they are of full age, the inheritance is partitioned and  divided or it has otherwise been agreed among them. Nor, if each of them should wish  to present his clerk separately, will there be any place for the bishop's discretion,  because he could not receive a clerk on the presentation of one co-heir without prejudice  to the other. He could choose, however, if one who had the entire right of  presentation presented two clerks or several, at the same time or different times.  With respect to one vacancy and one presentation to one church several may be  plaintiffs, and for different reasons. Two or more may claim the presentation by the  assise by reason of succession or on their own presentation; one or more by reason  of dower or some other way of holding for life, according to the different kinds of  presenting, by writ of quare impedit or quare non permittit, because she has some part  of the vill in which the church in question is situated and ought to present in turn  and successively,2 and for many other reasons. All of these claims must at the outset  be carefully investigated3 in order, so that, examination having been made, it may  be known to whom the action belongs and to whom it does not. In the letters to be  sent to the bishop mention must be made of what was done with respect to each,4  [as] by this writ, given as an example.
Writ sent to the bishop.
 The king to the bishop, such a one, greeting. Know that such a one in our court etc.  recovered his seisin against such a one by the assise of darrein presentment etc. Know  also that when A. B. and C. were summoned before our same justices etc. to hear the  aforesaid assise, that is, who as patron etc., the aforesaid A. and B. appeared and  consented to the presentation (or gave their assent or acknowledged etc. to such  a one his presentation to the same church) and the aforesaid C. acknowledged before  the same justices that he claims no right in that presentation except as the procurator  of such persons for making a presentation when the aforesaid church happens to be  vacant. And therefore we order you, on the presentation of such persons and notwithstanding  the claim of such a one, to appoint a suitable parson etc. In the aforesaid  form and manner